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Originally published Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 5:32 AM

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Wednesday TV Picks: ‘Spell-Mageddon’ on ABC Family

TV picks for Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, include “Spell-Mageddon” on ABC Family, “Broadchurch” on BBC America and “Camp” on NBC.

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This loud competition series feels like a cross between a spelling bee and the show “Wipeout.” Contestants have to face obstacles (the premiere episode featured something called the “Splash Chamber”) before remembering to spell each word. Hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro. 9 p.m. Wednesday on ABC Family. (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff or on Twitter @dougknoop

Also on Wednesday

“Broadchurch,” 7 p.m. (BBC America): Fingerprints at the murder scene lead Hardy and Miller to a surprising suspect; Steve Connelly has a message for Beth.

“Born Yesterday” (1950), 8 p.m. (TCM): A scrap-metal tycoon pays a Washington newsman to make his girlfriend couth.

“Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy,” 9 p.m. (History): Larry discovers how terriers have combated New York City’s rat problem; the best place to live the good Russian life; Larry brings his basketball skills to Harlem’s Rucker Park.

“Love Thy Neighbor,” 9 p.m. (OWN): After being accused of infidelity, Danny fears for his safety.

“Camp,” 10:01 p.m. (NBC): Mack offers to host a wedding for Grace’s dads; Roger throws a bachelor party in an effort to attract more gay people to Ridgefield; Sarah suffers the social consequences of the scandal; Kip decides to pursue Marina.

“Necessary Roughness,” 10:01 p.m. (USA): Dr. Dani searches for her missing client; the V3 scandal comes to a head; TK may be benched for the big game; Nico has a surprise visitor.

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