Critic’s corner: May 2

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Zack Stone Is Gonna Be Famous 10:30 p.m., MTV

Twist! MTV, the home of “Jersey Shore” and its spinoffs, the network that brought you “Rich Girls” and “The Hills,” is premiering a satire of reality TV on Thursday night. Comic Bo Burnham’s Zack Stone just graduated from high school and, like too many people, he desperately wants to be famous. So he’s using his savings to make an “EdTV”-like series about himself. He pays a crew to follow him, and he tries to trump up his dull life to make it look dramatic. Some of his contemporaries, including a pretty girl, go out of their way to appear on screen, while his entire family dodges him.

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