LIer Frank Mirando finalist on 'MasterChef'
GOING FOR BROKER.Frank Mirando, 28, a stockbroker born and raised in Holbrook (not Holtsville, as the Fox official bio states), has been named one of four finalists on Gordon Ramsay's "MasterChef." He and his fellow competitors cook for chefs Daniel Boulud, Alain Ducasse and Guy Savoy on tomorrow's episode at 9 p.m. before heading into the two-part finale Sept. 4 and 10. Like many a good Italian boy, "I started at a young age in the kitchen with my mother," Mirando tells Newsday, "learning how to make simple pasta sauces like crab marinara. It's just grown from there."
PREMIERES. The Duggar family returns with the season premiere of "19 Kids and Counting" Tuesday at 9 p.m. on TLC. Then, lively conjoined twins Abby and Brittany Hensel, 22, the subject of a TLC documentary in 2006, star in the new series "Abby & Brittany," with episodes at 10 and 10:30 p.m. . . . Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott help homeowners with "Buying and Selling," starting Wednesday night at 9 on HGTV . . . and Thursday night at 11, Showtime's male-escort series "Gigolos" begins season three.
RECAPS. Toledo, Ohio, police sergeant Kevin Braun won "The Glass House" . . . Clemenza Caserta of Staten Island was cut from "Hell's Kitchen" . . . Audrey Case and George Lawrence II are off "So You Think You Can Dance" . . . "Big Brother" evicted Ashley Iocco and 2006 "Big Brother: All-Stars" champ "Boogie" Mike Malin, and "Bachelor Pad" booted Michael Stagliano and Erica Rose . . . Thierry Rautureau was eliminated on "Top Chef Masters" . . . "Stars Earn Stripes" dismissed actor Terry Crews . . . and Joe Castro walked off the set and disqualified himself on "Face Off."