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Wednesday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

Cheer Perfection 10 p.m., TLC

The makers of “Toddlers & Tiaras” and “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” have more tricks up their sleeves. (By the way, “tricks” is my code word for repulsive entertainment.) This new series follows an Arkansas youth cheerleading team as they are bullied and manipulated by their competitive coach and their competitive moms. (And by “competitive,” I mean self-serving and pathetic.) In the premiere, we get to hear the coach yelling, “If you fall again, I’m going to replace you.” (And by “we,” I mean anyone but me.)

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