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Scott D. Pierce
Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

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WIPEOUT - ABC's hit summer series "Wipeout," returns for Season Three on TUESDAY, JUNE 22 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). Contestants will compete in the world's largest extreme obstacle course, providing the biggest spills and spectacular wipeouts ever seen on television. (ABC/JEFF SAMARIPA)
Thursday on TV: “Wipeout” is just plain crazy

The appeal of Wipeout (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) is no secret. It’s ridiculous.

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This adaptation of Japanese game shows features people who look like fools as they attempt to conquer bizarre obstacles.

Tonight’s obstacles include the Trippity Skippity Flippity Doo. ‘Nuff said.

Elsewhere on TV ...

Project Runway (7 and 11:02 p.m., Lifetime): Contestants have to create looks that include a bow tie.

Big Brother (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The head of household competition.

Motive (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): An art collector is killed.

And the Winner Is … (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The last episode of this little-watched game show.

Rookie Blue (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): There’s a robbery on a casino-bound bus.

Sullivan & Son (8 and 10 p.m., TBS): Ok Cha injures her leg in a car accident.

Hollywood Game Night (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Celebrities play parlor games.

Sharkpocalypse (10 p.m., Discovery) and Alien Monster Sharks (11 p.m., Discovery): Shark Week continues.

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