Reality Check: LI's Christopher Palu to compete on 'Project Runway All Stars'
LONG ISLANDER COMINGS AND GOINGS. Fashion designer Christopher Palu, who grew up in Brooklyn but lives in Massapequa, will be one of the new "Project Runway All Stars" when that third edition premieres Oct. 24 on Lifetime. Old Brookville restaurateur Willie Degel returns for season four of the hidden-camera series "Restaurant Stakeout" Wednesday at 9 p.m. on Food. And in less happy news, Amanda Zuckerman, 28, a Port Washington native who's now a real estate agent in Boynton Beach, Fla., was booted off "Big Brother" by a 3-2 vote.
FINALES. It's down to stay-at-home mom Natasha Crnjac, 26, and Astoria, Queens, restaurant manager Luca Manfè, 31, in Wednesday's season-four finale of Gordon Ramsay's amateur-chef competition "MasterChef," at 9 p.m. on Fox.
PREMIERES. Two fundamentalist pastors work to keep alive the tradition of snake handling in National Geographic's new "Snake Salvation," hatching with back-to-back premieres tomorrow at 9 and 9:30 p.m. . . . "The X Factor" returns for season three with a two-night premiere Wednesday from 8-9 p.m. and Thursday from 8-10 p.m. on Fox . . . Wednesday at 10:30, two security experts help restaurants cut down on stolen wares on Food's new "Thieves, Inc." . . . Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett is back for season two of her family-life reality show "Kendra on Top," Friday at 10 p.m. on WE . . . One of the first reality shows is back from the dead on a new network, as Spike takes over "Cops" from Fox for season 26, debuting Saturday at 8 p.m.
RECAPS.Sarina is the first dancer eliminated on "Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition" season two . . . "America's Got Talent" picked the rest of its 12 finalists: acrobatic teams Chicago Boyz and the KriStef Brothers; dancers D'Angelo and Amanda and Kenichi Ebina; pianist Branden James; and singer-songwriter Jimmy Rose. . . . Karen Batts of Queens is off "Project Runway." . . . "Face Off" cut Adolfo Barreto Rivera . . . and neither Jeremy Rohmer nor Kanani Andaluz will be "America's Next Top Model."