The candid cameras keep rolling on "Would You Fall for That?" (9 p.m., ABC). The series moves on from the ethical dilemmas posed on "What Would You Do?" and puts strangers into rather outlandish situations to prove points about human nature, basic behavior and the way we are "hardwired" to perceive (and fail to see) activities and objects right before our eyes.
One segment shows how willing participants insist on "seeing" things that are no longer there. Another tests a psychological theory called "Foot in the Door," which claims that once you ask someone to do a small task, you can get that person to engage in increasingly outrage-
ous activities. Scott, a "bird-watcher," stops strangers in Central Park and tells them he's sighted a very rare species, which is actually a fake bird he's wired to a branch in a nearby tree. Once he's hooked strangers with his story, he gets his flock to engage in one strange act after another to get the attention of the rare bird.
Another segment tests
people's reaction to that morning newspaper staple, the daily horoscope. How willing are a random group of people to believe an astrologer's prediction, no matter how generic or, in this case, based on a horoscope from a 60-year-old paper?
---The Netflix streaming service launches another exclusive series, this one an Austral-
ian acquisition and aimed squarely at the Disney audience for teen hijinks, magic and comedy.
"Mako Mermaids" follows a group of teen mermaids who somehow "walk" into contem-
porary Australian society and discover a teen merman with a backstory as shrouded in mystery and magic as their own. The series is a spinoff of the popular teen fantasy/comedy "H2O: Just Add Water."
---Dancers and choreographers, past and present and from various continents and traditions, extol a Massachusetts arts center on "Dancing at Jacob's Pillow" on "Great Performances" (9 p.m., PBS, TV-PG).
Archival footage documents the creation of the center by dance pioneer Ted Shawn. The late Ballets Russes dancer Frederic Franklin recalls learning body-strengthening techniques from Joseph Pilates, whose name is now rather famous. Franklin died in May, just short of his 99th birthday.
Choreographers Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor and Judith Jamison discuss the importance of Jacob's Pillow, as does renowned ballerina Suzanne Farrell, who served as a vessel and muse for New York City Ballet choreographer George Balanchine and who now passes along their techniques to younger dancers.
---"The Rickey Smiley Show" (9 p.m., TV One) enters its second season.
---Slob and Kimmie renew their vows on "Warlocks Rising" (9 p.m., Discovery, TV-14).
---Disc jockeys descend on the hotel on "Magic City" (9 p.m., Starz, TV-MA).
---Pete and his team create a leafy sanctuary for special needs children on an extra episode of "Treehouse Masters" (10 p.m., Animal Planet).
A doctor tries to civilize a boy raised by wolves in the 1970 drama "The Wild Child" (12:15 a.m., TCM), directed by Francois Truffaut.
---Snoop Lion, Thomas Dale, Kerri Kenney-Silver and James Davis appear on "Chelsea Lately" (11 p.m., E!, r).
---Adam Sandler and Joseph Arthur appear on "Late Show With David Letterman" (11:35 p.m., CBS, r).
---Jay Leno welcomes Katy Perry, Cris Collinsworth and Kacey Musgraves on "The Tonight Show" (11:35 p.m., NBC).
---Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dean Norris and Empire of the Sun appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (11:35 p.m., ABC, r).
---Liev Schreiber, Anthony
Anderson and Imagine Dragons appear on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (12:35 a.m., NBC).
---Craig Ferguson hosts Lisa Kudrow and Michael McDonald on "The Late Late Show" (12:35 a.m., CBS).
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