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5 Shows After Dark: New Ways to Embarrass Yourself on TV! Excellent!

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | June 4, 2013 |

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | June 4, 2013 |

“So You Think You Can Dance” on Fox at 8:00pm ET.

“Bang Goes the Theory” on BBCA at 9:00pm ET. Second season premiere. As much as I understand that shows like this and “Mythbusters” occasionally skimp on the science or don’t thoroughly test their hypotheses in such a way that a definitive conclusion can be drawn, I do appreciate that there are some shows on TV demonstrating the fun kind of science. That there are very few scientists whose jobs actually look like this all the time, we can gloss over. I mean, most professions are misrepresented by TV, why leave the science and engineering fields out of the fun?

“America’s Got Talent” on NBC at 9:01pm ET. Two hour eighth season premiere.

“Exit” on SyFy at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. This is a new competitive reality series where contestants have to attempt to escape a series of four rooms rigged with obstacles and puzzles. It’s based on a Japanese series called “Dero!” which is apparently where the competitive reality series people are getting all their best ideas from lately.

“Inside Amy Schumer” on Comedy Central at 10:30pm ET.

Genevieve Burgess is pretty sure that the people who come up with competitive reality series are all sadists, no matter what nationality they are.

Genevieve Burgess is a Features Contributor for Pajiba. You can follow Genevieve Burgess on Twitter.