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There are multiple competitions on TV tonight, and none of them mean much of anything. We've got:
• "Battle of the Network Stars"
• "Big Brother"
• "Boy Band"
• "The Gong Show"
• "Hollywood Game Night"
• An NBA summer league game between the Jazz and the Celtics
They're all important to the people involved. Well, some of the people involved.
But to the rest of us?
Not so much.
Tonight on TV ...
• "Boy Band" (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Six hopefuls perform; the architects decide who to send home.
• "Hollywood Game Night" (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Celebrity guests include Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Nico Santos, Cheri Oteri, Natalie Morales and Ne-Yo.
• "Beat Shazam" (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Jamie Foxx hosts.
• NBA summer league (7 p.m., Ch. 14 and NBATV): Utah Jazz vs. Boston Celtics
• "Big Brother" (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A house guest is evicted.
• "Battle of the Network Stars" (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Celebrity contestants include Joanna Krupa, Nick Lachey, Vanessa Lachey, Gilles Marini, Jack Osbourne, Keegan Allen, Traci Bingham, Rosa Blasi, Brant Daugherty and Galen Gering.
• "Love Connection" (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Andy Cohen hosts.
• "The Mist" (8 p.m., Spike): Connor locks Mia, Jonah and Kevin in the basement; Jay tries to convince Alex he didn't rape her.
• "Zoo" (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Logan and Jackson find a link between hybrid attacks.
• "The Gong Show" (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Tommy Maitland hosts; Dana Carvey, Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson are this week's judges.
• "The Night Shift" (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Drew and Paul try to save a patient's severed hand; TC and Amira treat a Syrian child.
• "Nashville" (10 p.m., CMT): Scarlett confronts a journalist; Deacon feels pressure to move on from Rayna.
• "Queen of the South" (11 p.m., USA): Teresa, James and Guero travel to Bolivia in search of a new supplier.