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Thursday’s TV highlights

SERIES

Monster Moves: This new episode looks back to the 1960s when 20 of Egypt’s finest ancient temples were moved back from the rising flood waters of the River Nile (5 and 8 p.m. National Geographic).

Extreme Cuisine With Jeff Corwin: In the season premiere Jeff Corwin travels to New Zealand, a country known for adventure, and meets the Maori tribes; looks for green finned eels in the Waitomo caves and dives for pahua and monster crawfish on the south island (8 p.m. Food).

Rookie Blue: Division 15 starts a citywide search for an abducted 9-year-old girl after Chris and Gail’s (Travis Milne, Charlotte Sullivan) investigation into a highway accident turns up a significant license plate in this new episode (9 p.m. ABC).

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The Real Housewives of D.C.: Michaele and Tareq join Stacie and her husband in Europe, and the two couples begin to bond in this new episode (9 p.m. Bravo).

Pitchmen: Season 2 of this unscripted series follows Anthony “Sully” Sullivan as he holds “pitch-a-thons” around the country to give inventors a chance to catch his eye with simple solutions to common problems (9 p.m. Discovery).

NightlinePrime — Secrets of Your Mind: Why We Do What We Do: This new four-part limited series follows West Virginia neurosurgeon Dr. Julian Bailes as he examines the processes of the human brain (10 p.m. ABC).

Futurama: A revolutionary invention allows the crew members to exchange minds in this new episode of the animated science fiction series (10 p.m. Comedy Central).

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Jersey Shore: The plan was to set half the show’s second season in Miami’s trendy South Beach, then bring the gang back to New Jersey, but the cameras got enough footage for an entire Miami season, beginning with this new episode (10 p.m. MTV).

SPORTS

Baseball: The San Diego Padres visit the Chicago Cubs (11 a.m. WGN A); the Angels visit the Boston Red Sox (4 p.m. FSN); the Colorado Rockies visit the Dodgers (7 p.m. FS Prime)

NFL preseason football: The New England Patriots visit the Atlanta Falcons (5 p.m. Fox).

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