TV highlights: 2013 Young Hollywood Awards on CW

July 31, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS

SERIES PREMIERE: There’s a lot of pressure on “Please Like Me,” a new comedy based on awkward things that happen to 25-year-old Australian comedian Josh Thomas — not only is it the debut, but it also launches a brand-new channel, Pivot. In case you missed it, Pivot — available in the Washington area on DirecTV channel 267, and Dish Network channel 197 — targets millennials, ages 18 to 34.

Aisha Tyler hosts the 2013 Young Hollywood Awards (CW at 8), which salutes celebs with honors including Female Superstar of Tomorrow (AnnaSophia Robb), Crossover of the Year (Lucy Hale), Most Anticipated Tour (Selena Gomez) and Breakout Artist (Austin Mahone).

“Our Nixon” (CNN at 9), a documentary that looks at Richard Nixon’s presidency from the view of his top aides through Super 8mm footage, is reviewed by Hank Stuever on page C1.

The designers on “Project Runway” (Lifetime at 9) head to Coney Island to play carnival games, but not for fun — they must use materials involved for a later challenge; later, Kelly Osbourne serves as a guest judge.

RETURNING SHOW: High school pals from New York get together to play pranks on unsuspecting people on Season 3 of “Impractical Jokers” (truTV at 10).

This week’s players on “Hollywood Game Night” (NBC at 10) include Anthony Anderson, Stacy Kiebler, Patricia Heaton and Rose Byrne, with challenges that involve figuring out various cat-themed movie scenes.

A cold case is reopened on “Rookie Blue” (ABC at 10) after bones are found in a ravine. Police think they may be connected to an investigation from 15 years ago.

Oprah Winfrey makes her second-ever visit to “The Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35) — the last time was December 2005. But don’t worry — she and Dave have patched up their differences, as the two recently did an interview that aired on OWN. Oh, and poor Paul Rudd shows up, but he probably will be overshadowed.

“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35) hosts actor Casey Affleck, actress Allison Janney and singer Sammy Hagar.

Actress-singer Selena Gomez, actor Ben Stein and the band Palma Violets are on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35).

Emily Yahr

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