Dirk Langeveld is filling in for Elissa Bass while she is on vacation. She will resume this column on Aug. 28.
Wipeout, 8 p.m., ABC
As always, I have to give deference to one of Elissa’s favorites while I’m filling in for her. Tonight, former winners team up with “memorable losers” to face challenges dubbed “Mash-Mallows” and “Grin and Bear It.” Please be grizzlies, please be grizzlies…
The Next, 9 p.m., CW
Another late summer premiere and another reality show, this one having musicians travel around the country to coach people who are shooting for a recording contract. Gloria Estefan and Nelly pay a visit in this episode.
Burn Notice, 9 p.m., USA
Good to see that this is still on. Tonight, “Fiona must break into a guarded safe in order to help a CIA asset who’s in over her head with a black market businessman. Elsewhere, Sam and Jesse track a skilled sniper and look for answers at a mercenary training camp.”