MASTER 'CHEF' JUNIOR. "Top Chef" judge Gail Simmons welcomed daughter Dahlia Rae Abrams on Dec. 29, her representative told People magazine. This is a first child for the food writer, 37, and husband Jeremy Abrams, founder of the music-industry consultant company Audiostiles.com. The couple married in 2008.

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DON'T THEY THINK NEW YORK CAN DANCE? Head to Philadelphia if you plan on auditioning for season 11 of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" -- apparently that's the closest its casting people dare venture to the land of Juilliard, the High School of Performing Arts, etc. Time and place: Jan. 20, at the Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.

PREMIERES. Juan Pablo Galavis is the first Hispanic star of "The Bachelor," as season 18 launches Monday night at 8 on ABC . . . At 9 p.m., Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri return for season three of "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off," with contestants including Florence Henderson, Penn Jillette, Chris Kattan and former "Bachelor" Jake Pavelka . . . Tuesday at 8 p.m., 16 of the baddest are back in Oxygen's "Bad Girls All Star Battle" season two . . . At 9 p.m. on History, Danny "The Count" Koker returns for a third season of customizing and "Counting Cars" . . . Opposite it on TLC, the new "My 600-lb Life" follows the struggles of eight severely obese individuals. Following at 10 p.m. is TLC's new "Escaping the Prophet," about a former member of the Mormon Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) who helps others escape the controversial sect . . . Wednesday at 10 p.m., it's the 29th edition of MTV's "The Real World," titled "Real World Ex-plosion" . . . Thursday at 10 p.m. on History, cutthroat competition for ginseng harvesting creates "Appalachian Outlaws" . . . Then on Sunday at 10 p.m., mail-order brides on 90-day visas must marry or leave the country in TLC's "90 Day Fiancé."