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‘The World’s Wildest Commercials’

It’s late August and the fall season of new shows is still a few weeks away. New programming is pretty scarce, so you might want to check out this special that looks at “wild commercials” from all over the world. Hosted by Chris Parnell (“Suburgatory”). 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, on ABC (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff

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Also on Thursday

“Foyle’s War,” 8 p.m. (KCTS): Newly retired Foyle takes on a case that will shatter his personal world.

“Defiance,” 8 p.m. (Syfy): Nolan tries to save Tommy and stop Irisa before the plan is activated; tensions rise between Amanda and Stahma.

“Project Runway,” 9 p.m. (Lifetime): The designers must impress the judges by creating unconventional wedding dresses.

“Welcome to Sweden,” 9:01 p.m. (NBC): Bruce returns to New York to help Amy Poehler solve her financial problems; Emma has trouble dealing with an ex-boyfriend; Viveka and Emma have a girls’ night out.

“Married,” 10 p.m. (FX): AJ and Lina encourage Russ to consider a shady real-estate deal; Jess’ boss puts her in an uncompromising position.

“The Honorable Woman,” 10 p.m. (Sundance): As their captivity continues, a secret is revealed that will bond Atika and Nessa forever; an academic uncovers corruption that could have far reaching consequences.

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