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TV Highlights: Emmy nominations; ‘Project Runway’ returns


Doesn’t it seem as if awards season just finished? It’s starting up again with the Emmy Award nominations, airing on all the broadcast morning shows at 8:30 a.m.

Newlyweds tackle the “Wipeout” (ABC at 8 p.m.) challenge, as couples kick off their marriages with a quick trip around the crazy obstacle course.

RETURNING SHOW: “Project Runway” (Lifetime at 9) rolls on with Season 12, as the contestants are greeted on an airport runway with a parachute and told to create an amazing outfit out of the material.

Michael has a tough time working with Fiona as old feelings start to emerge when the duo must work together on “Burn Notice” (USA at 9), while Barry asks for help tracking down an ex-girlfriend.

The final four chefs have a tough challenge ahead on “Hell’s Kitchen” (Fox at 9), as they must use their senses — smell, taste, sight — to figure out what Chef Ramsay put into a dish, and then make it themselves.

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn host the twelfth season of “Project Runway,” which airs Thursday, July 18, at 9 p.m. on Lifetime. (Barbara Nitke)

FINALE WATCH: On the Season 1 finale of “House of Curves” (WE tv at 10), Kenyatta Jones continues to run her plus-size fashion line in Atlanta, but she and the team are on the verge of getting a major deal in New York City.

FINALE WATCH: The first year of “Showville” (AMC at 10) wraps up as a community participates in a talent show in Hugo, Okla.

Johnny get a chance to show off his unusual underwater skills on “Graceland” (USA at 10) when Mike needs his help for a case; later, Charlie tries to cover up mistakes from a bust gone wrong.

Andy and Marlo stumble upon some contaminated street drugs during a routine investigation on “Rookie Blue” (ABC at 10), and later, Marlo shares a secret.

A group of celebs competes in a party atmosphere on “Hollywood Game Night” (NBC at 10), and contestants include Valerie Bertinelli, Rob Riggle, Matthew Morrison and Cheryl Hines, along with former and current NBC stars Sarah Chalke and Yvette Nicole Brown.

Actor Liev Schreiber, comedian Adam Newman and musical group Cold War Kids are guests on “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35).

“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35) hosts actor Anthony Hopkins, comedian Amy Schumer and a performance by Robert Randolph and the Family Band.

— Emily Yahr



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