Thursday TV Picks: MTV's 'Awkward.'
TV picks for Thursday, July 26, 2012, include "Awkward." on MTV; "Project Runway" on Lifetime; and PBS' "POV: Up Heartbreak Hill" on KCTS.
Tonight in Prime Time
This adorable little show, now humming along in its second season, is a pleasant respite from MTV's slew of reality show hot-tub high jinks. Ashley Rickards stars as Jenna Hamilton, a high schooler dealing with all the horrors of that phase of life: nutty parents; two maybe, maybe-not boyfriends; and enough quirky schoolmates to fill a 1980s John Hughes movie. 10:30 p.m. Thursday on MTV (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff
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Also on Thursday
"MLB Baseball," 7 p.m. (ROOT): Kansas City Royals at Seattle Mariners (Live).
"Open Water" (2003), 8:45 p.m. (IFC): Scuba divers struggle to survive in shark-infested waters.
"Project Runway," 9 p.m. (Lifetime): Designers compete.
"Rock Center with Brian Williams," 10 p.m. (NBC): Danny Boyle, Opening Ceremony director for the London Olympic Games; Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones.
"POV," 10 p.m. (KCTS): "Up Heartbreak Hill": Two high school track stars are reluctant to leave their families and their homes on the New Mexico Navajo reservation.
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