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‘Welcome to Sweden’

Based on actual events in the life of star Greg Poehler (brother to “Parks & Recreation” star Amy), this new comedy follows a New Yorker who moves to Sweden with his girlfriend. The series was shot on location in Stockholm, and co-stars Patrick Duffy and Illeana Douglas. And yes, Amy will make a guest appearance (as will Aubrey Plaza, Will Ferrell and Gene Simmons). Series premiere, 9:01 p.m. Thursday, July 10, on NBC (

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“MLB Baseball,” 7 p.m. (ROOT): Minnesota Twins at Seattle Mariners (Live).

“Hell’s Kitchen,” 8 p.m. (Fox): The remaining contestants use leftovers to create a dish; Better Homes & Gardens Editor Laurie Buckle chooses which dish will be featured in the magazine; the contestants face elimination.

“Defiance,” 8 p.m. (Syfy): A badly shaken Pottinger orders Nolan to hunt down and destroy those responsible for the attack on his caravan; a vengeful Datak is determined to reclaim control over the family business.

“Rookie Blue,” 9 p.m. (ABC): After tracking a gun found at a frat house, Division 15 goes undercover at a bar that is supplying illegal firearms; Dov becomes suspicious of Chris’ behavior; Andy helps Sam with a missing-person case.

“Rectify,” 9 p.m. (Sundance): Daniel enjoys a taste of anonymity in Atlanta; Amantha considers a depressing new plan; Teddy reaches out to an unlikely friend.

“House Hunters International,” 10:30 p.m. (HGTV): Corporate lawyer Emerald gives up a stable job in Perth to pursue a dream in Paris with friend and fellow foodie Wallis.

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