"Property Wars"

"Property Wars"

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Watch: The battle for cheap homes at auction on 'Property Wars'

It's a fight to snap up cheap real estate on the Discovery show

Well, for all those who bought into "Property Wars," why not up the ante with bigger buys? That's the focus of "Property Wars" (airing tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET on Discovery), as Scott Menaged, Doug Hopkins and the other grabby guys stand around outside foreclosed properties and yell bids over the phone. Hey, reality TV can't all be glamorous!

There is a big surprise at the auction in Phoenix during this episode, as a new team from Los Angeles is in town to stake their claim. New buyer Christina heads to the first house of the day where she is challenged by John’s veteran knowledge. Next the buyers move to Fountain Hills, where Doug and Ed battle it out. At the last house, Christina and Scott square off, as he hopes to prove that it takes more than pretty looks to succeed in Phoenix.

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'Inside: Secret America' tackles bath salts, sex slaves and guns
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'Inside: Secret America' tackles bath salts, sex slaves and guns

Two reporters go undercover to explore dangerous worlds

If you weren't paranoid about what your neighbors were up to already, "Inside: Secret America" promises to do the trick. National Geographic Channel teams with investigative journalists Mariana van Zeller and Darren Foster to take viewers along as they infiltrate the nation’s most controversial subcultures. "Inside: Secret America" premieres Wednesday, July 10, at 10:00 PM ET. 

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"America's Next Top Model"

 "America's Next Top Model"

Credit: The CW

'America's Next Top Model' returns with a two-hour premiere this August

The 20th cycle will be the first ever guys and girls edition
"RuPaul's Drag Race" may have wrapped up another season, but never fear. "America's Next Top Model" is set to return for a 20th cycle (not season, people, cycle) on the CW Fri. Aug. 2 at 8:00 p.m. This cycle will be the first ever featuring both male and female contestants. How that will play out is still unclear, but it should make for some potential sexy time back at the model apartments, right? 
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"Top Chef Masters"

 "Top Chef Masters"

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Bravo's 'Top Chef Masters' to whip up new twists this July

Sous chefs will be influencing the game to punish or please their bosses
Ready for good eats? Or at least looking at good eats? “Top Chef Masters” is returning for a fifth season with 13 award-winning chefs (some of whom you're sure to recognize) competing for the title of ‘Top Chef Master’ and $100,000 for their charity. The new season premieres Wednesday, July 24 at 10 p.m. ET. 
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"America's Got Talent"

 "America's Got Talent"

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What did you think of Heidi Klum and Mel B on 'America's Got Talent'?

The new judges show spunk, humor at the judges' table

Last night Heidi Klum and Mel B took their places at the judges' table of "America's Got Talent," and while the focus was theoretically on the performers, the good news is that the new kids blended in seamlessly. Of course, both have plenty of experience offering criticism. Mel B was a judge on the Australian version of "The X Factor," and we all know Klum as both a host and judge of "Project Runway."

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"Pretty Wicked Moms"

 "Pretty Wicked Moms"

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'Pretty Wicked Moms' proves that mean girls grow up but don't change

These women spend more time on their hair than their kids

Okay, Lifetime, you win. Somehow you've found women more vile, more petulant, and possibly dumber than most of the women in "The Real Housewives" franchise. Congratulations. I think "Pretty Wicked Moms" may be a sign of the coming Rapture, or maybe just confirmation that at least some of the mean girls we all remember from high school didn't change or mature in any way unless you count their breast implants. In the past, these horrible women with perfect hair would have faded into obscurity, cursed to recycle the same tired, childish arguments at their local country club or Mommy & Me yoga classes. These days, they get their own TV shows. Lucky us.

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"So You Think You Can Dance"

 "So You Think You Can Dance"

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'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: It's off to Memphis

Wayne Brady joins the judges' panel for auditions in Tennessee

Man, these auditions just keep going and going, don't they? This week, "So You Think You Can Dance" heads to Memphis, where there are many good dancers, a few great ones, and a lot of crazy people. The good news is that we don't spend much time with the nuts, but see them in a montage of suckitude. Thus, we get to indulge briefly in their delusions, but don't get so fully doused in them we feel the lingering side effects of depression and possible mental illness. Yay?

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"The Real Housewives of Orange County"

 "The Real Housewives of Orange County"

Credit: Bravo

'Real Housewives of Orange County': What's the big deal about strippers?

Lydia and Heather are terrified by the idea of naked people

This week's episode of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" was memorable for a lot of reasons. One, Gretchen threatened to unleash the wrath of "furry" on Vicki, which was almost cute. Two, there were more penis jokes than usual (thanks, bachelorette party favors!). Finally, we also discovered a new theme that appears to be running through the "Real Houswives" franchise: a fear of strippers.

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"Anna Nicole"

 "Anna Nicole"

Credit: Lifetime

Watch: 'American Psycho' director tackles a sad and soapy 'Anna Nicole'

This quick clip promises stripping, clown make-up and more

There are so many reasons to find "Anna Nicole" depressing before you've even watched it. First, the trailer is set to the saddest rendition of the song "Fame" you've ever heard. Then, the Lifetime movie is directed by "American Psycho"'s Mary Harron, who definitely classes up the joint but whom you'd hope would have better things to do. I hope this is her "Star 80," but given that it's Lifetime, there's a better chance of this being akin to Lindsay Lohan's "Liz & Dick."

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"Mistresses"

 "Mistresses"

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'Mistresses' is soapy, sexy, and predictable summer fun

The sex is a little shocking but the plot lines sure aren't

When "Mistresses" started, I had looked away from my computer screen for about a second. "The Bachelorette" had just wrapped up with that disastrous "rap" video, and I couldn't stand to watch the carnage after a certain point. But when I turned back, I momentarily wondered why my Slingbox was suddenly feeding me soft porn. After all, I sure as hell had no intention of paying extra for it.

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