Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Thursday

Cynthia Nixon

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Cynthia Nixon

The OUT List 9:30 p.m., HBO

It is stunning, how quickly people in Hollywood have decided that coming out is no longer a kiss of career death. This documentary, part of a series including “The Black List” and “The Latino List” from director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, features celebrities talking about leading an “out” life. It airs on the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, and in anticipation of the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage and equality. Among the names: Cynthia Nixon, Suze Orman, Wanda Sykes, and, of course, Ellen DeGeneres and Neil Patrick Harris.


Independence Day-Saster 9 p.m., Syfy

Oh Syfy, I love you forever for this. Best movie title ever. In this particular exercise in the channel’s brand of sci-fi crazy, an alien invasion cripples our military and a pair of unlikely heroes must save the planet. Sounds like Will Smith’s “Independence Day” — and I’m hoping it’s a full-on sendup. Local native Tom Everett Scott and Ryan Merriman star.

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Funniest Commercials 8 p.m., truTV

Ad hawk.

Wilfred 10 and 10:30 p.m., FX


I chase these tales.

Wipeout 8 p.m., ABC

Sugar Smacks? I’m afraid I’m a Corn Flake.

Matthew Gilbert can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.
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