Wednesday TV: ‘Mama Drama,’ Desperate Landscape

There’s no shortage of people to dislike on reality TV. And here’s 10 more of them.

The new “Mama Drama” (VH1, 11 p.m.) features five mother-daughter combinations. The girls act too old and, possibily worse, the women all act a little too young. So they all go to Vegas together to party and see if they can all live together. Sounds like “Bad Girls Club,” junior and senior division. And it comes from “Jersey Shore” creator SallyAnn Salsano.

For the third week in a row, the Top 20 perform on “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox, 8 p.m.). For the first time, two of them are eliminated.

Four advance to the Top 24 from the 12 who performed Tuesday on “America’s Got Talent” (NBC, 9 p.m.).

The first power of veto competition of the season on “Big Brother” (CBS, 8 p.m.) may affect the first two houseguests nominated for eviction, Frank and Kara.

A first season winner is named on “Around the World in 80 Plates” (Bravo, 10 p.m.) in a final Los Angeles competition presided over by Wolfgang Puck. It’s down to two chefs from that city, Liz Garrett and Avery Pursell, as well as Steve “Nookie” Postal of Cambridge, Mass.

One show tonight looks for “America’s Most Desperate Landscape” (DIY, 9 p.m.) and finds it in Derby, Conn. Its homeowners are then given a lavish makeover, or at least less desperate.

Because the flashbacks have filled in the story throughout the run of “Inside Men” (BBC America, 10 p.m.), you may think you know where the story of a big heist at a counting house is going. But there’s still a twist to be made before the series concludes.

James Bond comes in the form of Roger Moore in “Octopussy” (Encore, 8 p.m.) and Pierce Brosnan in “The World is Not Enough” (TV Guide Network, 8 p.m.).

Did a woman poison her mates? A new “Final Witness” (ABC, 10 p.m.) tries to find out.

The “Beverly Hills Nannies” (BC Family, 9 p.m.) who were banding together in last week’s premiere are now turning into adversaries.

A shark jumps the gun on shark week and appears on “Diamond Divers” (Spike, 10 p.m.).

Hank helps a country club manager with a memory problem on a new “Royal Pains” (USA, 9 pm.).

Evil may be in the mind of the beholder, but where exactly? They seek to find out “Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman” (Science, 10 p.m.).

A new edition of “Virgin Diaries” (TLC, 10 p.m.) features more late bloomers.

Those who lost luggage in Toronto may want to see if people are bidding on it on “Baggage Baddles” (Travel, 10 p.m.).

Ohio is the stop for the “Haunted Collector” (Syfy, 8 p.m.). Virginia’s Sweet Briar College is featured on “School Spirits” (Syfy, 10 p.m.).

“Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America” (Travel, 9 p.m.) focuses on California.

Can little girls throw beads? We ma find out at the Miss Mardi Gras pageant on “Toddlers & Tiaras” (TLC, 9 p.m.).

When a family associate is murdered, suspicions are aroused on “Dallas” (TNT, 9 p.m.).

Both a ’77 Trans Am and a ’67 Cadillac qualify as “Fast N’ Loud” (Discovery, 10 p.m.).

Mayte goes on her first blind date on “Hollywood Exes” (VH1, 9 p.m.).

Joel Mchale hosts a new episode of “The Soup” (E!, 10 p.m.).

An estate sale in Pensacola, FLa., is featured on “Picked Off” (History, 10 p.m.).

There may not be more bleeps per half hour than “The Franchise: A Season with the Miami Marlins” (Showtime, 10 p.m.).

The documentary that premiered earlier this week, “Birders: The Central Park Effect” (HGO2, 8 p.m.) plays opposite the Steve Martin-Jack Black-Owen Wilson film about competitive bird watchers, “The Big Year” (HBO, 8 p.m.).

A memorial tribute to Andy Griffith on Turner Classic Movies includes his films “A Face in the Crowd” (8 p.m.), “No Time for Sergeants” (10:15 p.m.), “Hearts of the West” (12:30 a.m.) and “Onionhead” (2:15 a.m.).

Mets at Nationals (ESPN, 7 p.m.) gets a national TV audience.

In soccer, it’s Seattle vs. Chelsea (ESPN2, 9:30 p.m.) in a World Football Challenge. It’s followed by major league soccer, Dallas at San Jose (NBC Sports, 11 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: Jesse Metcalfe, Victor Cruz, Josh Groban. The View: Jeff Daniels, Carol Alt, Beverly Johnson, Paul Williams. The Talk: Noah Wyle, David Myers, Alan Thicke. Ellen DeGeneres: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloe Grace Moretz, Flo Rida, Alison Sweeney (rerun).

Late Talk

David Letterman: Kyra Sedgwick, Red Wanting Blue. Jay Leno: Newt Gingrich, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, MGK. Jimmy Kimmel: Kate Beckinsale, Rubblebucket. Jimmy Fallon: Jeff Daniels, Jenna Bush Hager, Jeff Musial. Craig Ferguson: Ray Romano, Trampled By Turtles. Tavis Smiley: Dwight Henry. Carson Daly: Dr. Drew Pinsky, Jonah Lehrer, Bombay Bicycle Club (rerun). Jon Stewart: Sigourney Weaver. Stephen Colbert: Mayor Annise D. Parker. Conan O’Brien: Bryan Cranston, Walk the Moon. Chelsea Handler: Lionel Richie, Michael Yo, Arden Myrin, Matt Braunger.

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