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TV Junkie: Wednesday

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So the producers called SAG's bluff and told them to go do their strike vote - not much new to report on there.

What there is to report on is the fact that ABC's "Wipeout" continues to get strong ratings after coming in as TV's most highly watchedsummer premiere. I guess the majority of the American public were not privy to Spike's "Most Extreme Elimination Challenge" and thus don't have the sense to turn their noses up at ABC's offering.

There's so very little to watch tonight. It's strange to think that between now and July 27th (the season premiere of AMC's "Mad Men"), the only thing we're waiting for is the July 15th series premiere of G4's "Hurl!" Yes, the reality show in which contestants force feed themselves vast quantities of questionable substances and then subject themselves to various stomach turning abuses. It's a metaphor for these times.

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8:00pm So You Think You Can Dance FOX - The top 14 performers compete in this 2-hour episode.

8:00pm U.S. Olympic Trials USA - Swimming

8:00pm The Baby Borrowers NBC - The teen couples face the first evaluation of their baby-parenting skills. Taking care of a baby ain't no joke kids.

9:00pm Nova scienceNOW PBS/KCET - Topics: Personal Genome; Digital Art Authentication; Carbon Sequestration

10:00pm Shear Genius BRAVO - Jaclyn Smith hosts and the "Real Housewives of Orange County" are clients for the elimination challenge.

10:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - Stars of "The Wackness''; Internet phenomena explained.

Pic from "Hurl!" courtesy of G4