Wednesday TV: Blondes on Parade, ‘Top Chef’ in Texas

Blondes battle it out all month on Turner Classic Movies, starting tonight with Marilyn Monroe in “Niagara” (8 p.m.) and “Some Like It Hot” (9:45 p.m.); Jayne Mansfield in “The Girl Can’t Help It” and “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?” (2 a.m.) and Betsy Drake in “Room for One More” (3:45 a.m.).

After weeks of waiting, viewers finally get to cast votes for the first time on “The X Factor” (Fox, 8 p.m.). All 12 finalists sing on the live two hour show; one will be cut Thursday, in the first elimination show of the season.

A new season starts for “Top Chef” (Bravo, 10 p.m.), this time in Texas. The field is Texas sized – with 29 hopefuls – but 13 will be cut by the end of tonight’s ninth season premiere.

Sarah Jessica Parker is not only a producer of “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist” (Bravo, 9 p.m.); she’s also a guest judge tonight, inwhich projects are based on children’s art.

The rapper Game enlists ladies for his video on “America’s Next Top Model” (The CW, 9 p.m.).

The merge comes on “Survivor: South Pacific” (CBS, 8 p.m.) and Ozzie, the first contestant to volunteer to be sent to Redemption Island has to fight to be part of it.

Jay gets salsa lessons on a new “Modern Family” (ABC, 9 p.m.), with help from a couple played by Chazz Palmeri and Jennifer Tilly.

Brian Greene examines space as a flexible material on his new series” The Fabric of the Cosmos” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings). Then follows a hastily-produced portrait of the late technology whiz, “Steve Jobs: One Last Thing” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings).

The “Animal House” episode of “Nature” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings) isn’t about toga parties. It’s about animals who build their own homes. But not a “Road House” (AMC, 8 and 10:30 p.m.).

A new “Up All Night” (NBC, 8 p.m.), with Blythe Danner and Richard Schiff playing Amy’s parents, is accompanied by a rerun at 8:30 p.m..

What you didn’t have enough of Grant and Jason on Halloween’s six hour live special? If not, the “Ghost Hunters” (Syfy, 9 p.m.) visit the Missouri State Penitentiary looking for the supernatural.

It’s still Halloween on the second part of a disturbing episode of “American Horror Story” (FX, 10 p.m.). But it’s always Halloween there. And always disturbing.

Daytime Talk

Regis and Kelly: Billy Bob Thornton, Miranda Lambert. The View: Ben Stiller, Mindy Kaling. The Talk: Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Baker, Nene Leakes, Kym Douglas. Wendy Williams: Taraji P. Henson, Tyrese.

Late Talk

David Letterman: Condoleezza Rice, Amy Sedaris. Jay Leno: Taylor Lautner, Martha Stewart, Daughtry. Jimmy Kimmel: Ellen DeGeneres, Gabourey Sidibe, Chris Isaak. Jimmy Fallon: Billy Bob Thornton, Taraji P. Henson, Dave Stewart. Craig Ferguson: Ted Danson, Bitsie Tulloch. Tavis Smiley: Juan Gonzalez. Carson Daly:Wiz Khalifa,.Tom Brokaw Stephen Colbert: Michael Pollan. Conan O’Brien: Matthew Broderick, Paul Simon. Chelsea Handler: Stephen Dorff, Moshe Kasher, Fortune Feimster, Josh Wolf.

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