Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Thursday night


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Sharknado 9 p.m., Syfy

Is this some kind of shipper name because there are people out there rooting for a hookup between a shark and a tornado? No, my expectations are too low. As the Syfy logo says, “Imagine Greater.” This is a classic about how a tornado draws hundreds of man-eating sharks out of the water and hurls them at the people of Los Angeles. A statement about the movie industry? Tara Reid and Ian Ziering star, of course.

Summer Camp 8 p.m., USA

A TV law of motion: To every scripted action (NBC’s “Camp”), there is an equal and opposite reality reaction. This new show has adults going to camp in California and playing old-fashioned summer camp games (Color War!) for $250,000.

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