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‘The Quest’

Proceed with caution, ye reality-television viewers. Although this new competition series comes from the producers of “The Lord of the Rings” franchise and “The Amazing Race,” I sense a disturbingly high cheese factor here. Twelve contestants will enter the world of Everealm (“a world of magic and malevolence”), to engage in “epic challenges” as they try to emerge as a “real-life hero.” Don’t say you haven’t been warned. 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, on ABC (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff

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Also on Thursday

“MLB Baseball,” 4 p.m. (ROOT): Seattle Mariners at Cleveland Indians (Live).

“Defiance,” 8 p.m. (Syfy): Datak is framed for a bizarre murder and turns to an unlikely ally for help; Irisa discovers more about her destiny after encountering a mysterious stranger.

“Project Runway,” 9 p.m. (Lifetime): An afternoon at the movie theater becomes a challenge where the designers must create fashionable looks out of items found in a theater or film set.

“Welcome to Sweden,” 9:01 p.m. (NBC): Bruce looks for work in Sweden and ends up with a job that does not match his skill set; Gene Simmons, one of Bruce’s former clients, needs Bruce’s help with a problem.

“Vera,” 10 p.m. (KCTS): DCI Vera Stanhope investigates the mysterious death of pensioner Margaret Kraszewski.

“Beat Bobby Flay,” 10 p.m. (Food): Crab Claw King Andy Saint-Ange challenges tattooed butcher Bruce Kalman to win a chance to take down Flay; with “Chopped” judges Scott Conant and Geoffrey Zakarian.

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