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Thursday's TV highlights

August 18, 2011

SERIES

Burn Notice: Jesse and Fiona (Coby Bell, Gabrielle Anwar) take on a surveillance job for a pharmaceutical company that may not be what it seems in this new episode (9 p.m. USA).

Rookie Blue: Gail and Dov work with Swarerk to protect an informant from a gang in this new episode (10 p.m. ABC).

Beyond Scared Straight: In 1978, the documentary "Scared Straight!" followed a group of young delinquents as they met inmates of a New Jersey prison. This series, returning tonight for a second season, follows 21st century teens of both genders through similar sessions (10 p.m. A&E).

Suits: Eric Close guest stars in this new episode as a Boston lawyer who's never lost a case and who's not above employing some shady tactics (10 p.m. USA).

Russian Dolls: Anna is excited about putting on her own fashion show, but she manages to alienate all her friends in the process in this new episode (10:32 p.m. Lifetime).

SPECIALS

The 2011 VH1 Do Something Awards: Jane Lynch returns to host this awards special, which honors young people for their achievements in community service (9 and 11 p.m. VH1).

SPORTS

Tennis: U.S. Open Series: Western and Southern Open (8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ESPN2).

Little League baseball: World Series: Chinese Taipei vs. Mexico (10 a.m. ESPN); Billings (Mont.) vs. Rapid City (S.D.) (noon ESPN); Aruba vs. Japan (2 p.m. ESPN2); Warner Robins (Ga.) vs. Lafayette (La.) (5 p.m. ESPN).

Baseball: The Dodgers visit the Milwaukee Brewers (11 a.m. FS Prime and MLB); the Rangers visit the Angels (7 p.m. FSN).

CFL Football: The Saskatchewan Roughriders visit the Toronto Argonauts (4:30 p.m. NFL).

NFL exhibition football: The Philadelphia Eagles visit the Pittsburgh Steelers (5 p.m. Fox); the New England Patriots visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Tape) (8 p.m. NFL).

Soccer: The D.C. United visit the Chicago Fire (6 p.m. ESPN2).

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