'3' STRIKES OUT. After just two episodes, CBS has canceled the reality dating show "3," about a trio of women who move in together in Chicago, behave nicely and are emotionally supportive of other's dating ventures. The show debuted July 26 with CBS' lowest rating ever for a new series, according to industry website TheWrap.com.
WHAT A CROCADILLY. Pregnant "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi says she wants to write a children's book. Polizzi, 24, who is credited with the novels "A Shore Thing" and "Gorilla Beach," told The Hollywood Reporter, "I'd love to do a children's book about Crocadilly, since I'm having a kid," referring to her beloved crocodile doll. "I would also like to write a book like Jenny McCarthy did about being pregnant and telling it how it is," she added, "but in a Snooki-ism kind of way."
PREMIERES. A&E's "Shipping Wars" keeps on truckin' to season two, starting Tuesday with back-to-back episodes at 9 and 9:30 p.m. . . . At 10 p.m. on HBO, it's "Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins," the seventh edition of the "Hard Knocks" franchise . . . "Auction Hunters" returns from hiatus for the final 10 episodes of its 26-episode season three, Wednesday at 10 p.m. on Spike . . . On Travel, the new "All You Can Meat," a search for the country's best brisket, pulled pork, ribs, etc., premieres with back-to-back episodes at 10 and 10:30 p.m. Sunday with host Chuey Martinez.
RECAPS. "Big Brother" evicted no one last week and changed the show midstream in order to let the "coaches" join the competition . . . On "Bachelor Pad," twins Brittany and Erica Taltos, competing as a single "super fan," quit the show, and Ryan Hoag was eliminated . . . Debbie Gold is off "Top Chef Masters" . . . "Project Runway" cut Raul Osorio . . . and Mike was removed from "The Glass House."