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Wednesday TV Picks: ‘Big Brother’ season premiere

TV Picks for Wednesday, June 26, 2013, include the season premiere of “Big Brother” on CBS, “MasterChef” on Fox and “Necessary Roughness” on USA.

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‘Big Brother’

CBS and host Julie Chen are promising us the “wildest season ever” for the 15th (!) edition of this long-running reality show that puts a group of strangers into a house and follows their every move for most of the summer. Oh, dear. Season premiere, 8 p.m. Wednesday on CBS (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff or on Twitter @dougknoop

Also on Wednesday

“MLB Baseball,” 12:30 p.m. (ROOT): Pittsburgh Pirates at Seattle Mariners (Live).

“Rebecca” (1940), 7:30 p.m. (TCM): A British gentleman’s innocent bride grapples with intrusive reminders of his deceased wife.

“MasterChef,” 8 p.m. (Fox): The contestants must think on their feet when a mystery-box challenge includes an unexpected ingredient; season three winner Christine Ha has a surprise for the home cooks; contestants prepare macaroons in a pressure test.

“How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life),” 9:31 p.m. (ABC): Polly helps Natalie get into a Magnet program; Elaine takes a part in Max’s play reading.

“King of the Grill,” 10 p.m. (Discovery): Ritch Robin owns Gator Pit of Texas and has a reputation for building the baddest and biggest barbecue grills in the world.

“Necessary Roughness,” 10:01 p.m. (USA): Dani helps a basketball player; Connor battles with a rival management company.

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