Tuesday TV: ‘Take the Money and Run,’ Best Docs

The latest summer reality show comes in the form of a caper. Pairs of people are given a suitcase of $10,000 (and a getaway car and a phone) that they need to hide in one hour. Then they are interrogated by a pair of actual police investigators who try to get the information within 48 hours. If they do, the cash is theirs. If they don’t those who hid the cash get it.

The biggest question for viewers of “Take the Money and Run” (ABC, 9 p.m.) may be who to root for. The first caper in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced series is San Francisco. It seems a little more brainy than “Wipeout” (ABC, 8 p.m.), but so is just about everything.

Also new tonight, the competition series “Born to Dance” (BET, 10 p.m.) features Laurieann Gibson mentoring aspiring dancers to win a $50,000 prize and a chance to dance for her client, Lady Gaga.

The five part series “50 Documentaries to See Before You Die” (Current, 9 p.m.), filmmaker Morgan Spurlock doesn’t actually show the documentaries he thinks are best. Instead, he shows little excerpts of the choices in the countdown, pausing to update the stories that were featured in the film. Among them tonight is one of the players from the videogame film “King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.”

An actual documentary on tonight in full is “Steam of Life,” by Joonas Berghall and Mika Hotakainen, about the world of the sauna among a dozen men in Finland, tonight on “P.O.V.” (PBS, 10 p.m.).

It follows a “Live from Lincoln Center” (PBS, 8 p.m.) that’s not really live, but taped from the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. Check local listings.

Shark Week looks at a series of shark attacks off the coast of South Africa in 1957 in “Killer Sharks” (Discovery, 9 p.m.). It plays alongside “Top Five Eaten Alive” (Discovery, 8 p.m.) and “Great White Invasion” (Discovery, 10 p.m.).

Speaking of peril in the water, the conclusion of “Moby Dick” (Encore, 8 p.m.) is mostly taken up with Ahab’s battle with the Great White Whale, enhanced by modern effects.

Adding a little estrogen to the world of “American Pickers” (Lifetime, 8 and 9 p.m.) are Tanya McQueen and Tracy Hutson, traveling the country for discards they can buy and exploit on a new series called “Picker Sisters” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.).

Pests never look forward to the return of “Billy the Exterminator” (A&E, 9 p.m.), following Billy Bretherton’s pest control business in Louisiana.

Eliza Dushku and Matt Bomer reunite on a new episode of “White Collar” (USA, 10 p.m.)

Emily is so stressed out, she has to be hospitalized on “Pretty Little Liars” (ABC Family, 8 p.m.).

No chef has ever been this pervasive on television, with Gordon Ramsay holding court on “Hell’s Kitchen” (Fox, 8 p.m.), “Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares” (BBC America, 8 p.m.), “MasterChef” (Fox, 9 p.m.) and “Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape” (BBC America, 9 and 10 p.m.).

Best sequel ever? “The Godfather, Part II” (AMC, 8 p.m.).

The beguiling Paulette Goddard (listed as the gamin in one of her early films with Chaplin) is the star of the day on Turner Classic Movies with “The Great Dictator” (8 p.m.), “Reap the Wild Wind” (10:15 p.m.), “An Ideal Husband” (12:30 a.m.), “The Women” (2:15 a.m.) and “Pot O’ Gold” (4:30 a.m.).

Daytime Talk

Regis and Kelly: Cory Monteith, Ashley Hebert. The View: Deborah Gibson, Tiffany. The Talk: Lisa Kudrow, Ricky Schroder. Ellen DeGeneres: Julianna Marguilies, Kevin Nealon (rerun). Wendy Williams: Ruby Dee, Kristian Alfonso (rerun).

Late Talk

David Letterman: Ricky Gervais, Cat Deeley, Explosions in the Sky. Jay Leno: Katie Holmes, Novak Djokovic, Mat Kearney. Jimmy Kimmel: Hank Azaria, Jim Sturgess, Gavin DeGraw. Jimmy Fallon: Danny McBride, Dianna Agron, Sergio Mendes. Craig Ferguson: Kristen Bell, Eddie Izzard, Jean Reno. Tavis Smiley: Innocence Project, part 2 (rerun). Carson Daly: Dave Zirin, Dan Harmon, Mini Mansions (rerun). Jon Stewart: Jason Bateman. Stephen Colbert: Al Hunt. Conan O’Brien: Shaquille O’Neal, Olivia Wilde, Seether. George Lopez: Kathy Griffin, Tom Felton, Lavell Crawford, 2cellos. Chelsea Handler: Martha Plimpton, Joe Matarese, Sarah Colonna, Ross Mathews.

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