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Reality Check: Dog guru gets CBS show

'DOG' DAYS OF SUMMER. Comedian and Manhattan dog guru Justin Silver, whose Funny for Fido nonprofit raises money for homeless animals, is getting a CBS reality series in which he helps urban owners deal with troublesome pets, and vice versa. "Dogs in the City" bows May 30.

PREMIERES. The host of "Top Gear" has three days to learn how to operate heavy machinery and other specialized vehicles in the new "Richard Hammond's Crash Course," premiering tonight at 10 on BBC America. The two-hour opener of "Top Gear" season 18 precedes it at 8 p.m. . . . Former Amish learn how to navigate modern life in National Geographic's new "Amish Out of Order," debuting at 10 p.m. Tuesday . . . Season two of "Moonshiners" takes off on Discovery on Wednesday night at 10. . . . On Friday come back-to-back CMT premieres: "Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country" (9 p.m.) sees the former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star, recently separated from actor husband Peter Facinelli, living on a farm with the couple's three daughters. Then Season 13 winner of "The Bachelor" and Season Eight "Dancing With the Stars" contestant Melissa Rycroft and her husband Tye Strickland balance a long-distance relationship on "Melissa & Tye" (9:30 p.m.).

RECAPS.Jay Byars said bye-bye to "Survivor: One World" . . . Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy are off "Dancing With the Stars" . . . Christine Pickler will not be the "Biggest Loser" nor will AzMarie Livingston be "America's Next Top Model" . . . "Fashion Star" cut Edmond Newton . . . and the outraged "American Idol" judges used this season's single save to rescue finalist Jessica Sanchez following the much-praised singer's unexpected last-place standing in home-viewer votes.


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