Reality TV premieres include 'Kim of Queens,' 'Tattoos after Dark'
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This week, it's all about the premieres, with at least 15 new and returning reality shows making their series or season debuts:
WEDNESDAY. It's back-to-back-to-back episodes with the one-hour season-five premiere of TLC's "My Strange Addiction" at 9 p.m., followed by two half-hour episodes . . . Abby Lee Miller and the "Dance Moms" are back for season four at 9 p.m. on Lifetime. Then at 10, "Kim of Queens" finds Georgia pageant coach Kim Gravel and her company Pageant Place trying to whip young beauty queens into shape. . . . Also at 10 and 11 p.m., on Oxygen, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy returns to host season three of the tattooing competition "Best Ink," and the new "Tattoos After Dark" gives us after-hour antics at Los Angeles' Ink Kandy and House of Ink parlors.
THURSDAY. The culinary competition "The Taste" comes up with a second course, at 8 p.m. on ABC, with Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson and Ludo Lefebvre back as coaches and Marcus Samuelsson joining them. . . . At 9 p.m. on Animal Planet, gun-shop owner Jim West is back for a second season of helping keep his state "Wild West Alaska." It's followed at 10 by the new "Cold River Cash," in which fishermen try to nab some of the $40 million worth of eels caught annually in Maine . . . and at 10:30, fitness trainers Katrina Dawn and Karena Hodgson star in Bravo's new "Toned Up."
SATURDAY. It's true: The "MythBusters" are back for a 14th edition, at 8 p.m. on Discovery . . . and on National Geographic Wild, veterinarian "The Incredible Dr. Pol" begins his fifth rounds at 9 p.m.
SUNDAY. Six New York City career women are the anti-"Real Housewives" on Bravo's new "Blood, Sweat & Heels" at 9 p.m. . . . and at 10 p.m. on History, treasure hunters try to break "The Curse of Oak Island."
RECAPS. The country quintet Home Free won season four of NBC's a cappella competition "The Sing-Off."