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Wednesday's Highlights: 'Top Chef' on Bravo

August 31, 2010 |  8:13 pm
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The chefs prepare food for astronauts on space missions in a new episode of “Top Chef” at 10 p.m. on Bravo. With Padma Lakshmi and Buzz Aldrin.


Great Performances: Renée Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky perform in Russia, in this new episode (8 p.m. KCET).

Changing Lanes: This new, unscripted series goes in search of the next stock-car racing star, with 30 contestants — mostly women and minorities — competing by demonstrating their skill on the track and professionalism off it (8 p.m. BET).

Plain Jane: In the season finale Louise helps a woman who lost 100 pounds (9 p.m. KTLA).

Man v. Food: In Syracuse, N.Y., Adam tries a “pork-sket sandwich” at Dinosaur Bar-B-Q in this new episode (9 p.m. Travel).

Surviving the Cut: As part of their grueling 12-week recon course, Marines are pushed to the point of unconsciousness in the pool, then must wrestle their 90-pound packs in the pounding surf of the Pacific (10 p.m. Discovery).

Food Wars: Host Camille Ford wades into a heated rivalry in Pueblo, Colo., as she tries to decide which eatery — Gray’s Coors Tavern or the Sunset Inn — serves the better Slopper (a cheeseburger smothered with spicy green chili) in this new episode (10 p.m. Travel).


Boxer-Fiorina California Senate Debate: The nominees for the U.S. Senate seat meet at St. Mary’s College (7 p.m. Fox).

CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock: This new special offers highlights of the annual four-day event from Nashville, which featured more than 100 hours of live music. Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and Reba McEntire are featured (8 p.m. ABC).

A Surprise in Texas: The Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition: This special introduces viewers to highly respected competition — think “American Idol” with pianists rather than singers — with 29 of the world’s best young pianists from 14 countries in Fort Worth for a once-in-a-lifetime shot at the gold medal (9:30 p.m. KCET).


Baseball: The Pittsburgh Pirates visit the Chicago Cubs (11 a.m. WGN A); the Philadelphia Phillies visit the Dodgers (Noon FS Prime); the Angels visit the Seattle Mariners (7 p.m. FSN).

Photo: David Giesbrecht Bravo