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Thursday TV Picks: 'Big Brother' on CBS
TV picks for Thursday, July 12, 2012, include "Big Brother"on CBS; "Duets" on ABC; and "Burn Notice" on USA.
Tonight in Prime Time
Julie Chen and that house full of strangers (12 new houseguests and four returnees from previous seasons) are back in what the network is calling a "supersized" season of the long-running reality competition. Season premiere, 9 p.m. Thursday on CBS (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff
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Also on Thursday
"Duets," 8 p.m. (ABC): The celebrity singers choose songs that best showcase their duet partners' talent.
"The Choice," 8:58 p.m. (Fox): Actor Dean Cain, model Tyson Beckford, professional football player Ndamukong Suh and Dr. Robert Nettles look for love.
"Burn Notice," 9 p.m. (USA): Sam is kidnapped while in the Everglades; Fiona is in trouble with some dangerous inmates.
"Rock Center with Brian Williams," 10 p.m. (NBC): Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' divorce; a former air conditioner repairman becomes a respected rebel commander in Syria; Costa Concordia shipwreck survivors.
"POV," 10 p.m. (KCTS): "Guilty Pleasures": The global phenomenon of romance novels.
"Top Spot," 10 p.m. (Travel): The Scarpino family is taking a dream vacation in Miami. With a $2500 budget and one day to decide, they will take a whirlwind tour of three amazing locations.
The New York Times