TV picks: Tuesday, June 12

Trapper Felides, left, and his students prepare for a show at The Apollo on "The Next Big Thing: NY."

“The Next Big Thing: NY”
REALITY. The title of this new reality series refers to performance coach Trapper Felides shaping bright young stars. But considering the reality TV trend focused on delusional stage parents, we’re guessing it’s a bossy mom who’s going to break out on this show.
Series premiere, 11 p.m., Oxygen

“Dance Moms”
REALITY. See above.
9 p.m., Lifetime

MINISERIES. David Morrissey will soon step into the iconic role of The Governor on Season 3 of “The Walking Dead.” But acquainted with the actor now in the British miniseries “Thorne,” a taut thriller in which he plays a brooding detective whose skills are tested by a twisted serial killer.
8 p.m., Encore

“Barter Kings”
REALITY. Who needs cash when you — or these guys, at least — can trade for pretty much everything they want and/or need?
Series premiere, 9 p.m., A&E

“Franklin & Bash”
DRAMA. Jane Seymour guest stars as Bash’s indecisive mom, who arrives with some news.
10 p.m., TNT


'Five Star': A coming-of-age story about Brooklyn's gang…

'Five Star' tells a coming-of-age story about Brooklyn's gang culture at the Tribeca Film Festival.


New statue of Penn State's Paterno set for…

By David DeKokHARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Fundraising for a new statue depicting Joe Paterno "as the man he was and not Joe the football coach"…


NYPD detective shoots partner: DA

A New York City Police detective was arrested early Thursday and charged with driving under the influence while on the clock.


Judge strikes down NY limits on donations to…

A federal judge on Thursday reluctantly struck down New York's limits on donations to independent political action committees as unconstitutional, potentially ushering in a new…


Championship of Collegiate a Cappella: Students who are…

Tickets to this Saturday’s International Championship of Collegiate a Cappella reportedly sold out within 11 hours of going on sale.


M.I.A. talks 'Matangi,' divinity, spontaneity and holograms

"There’s pressure for me to become a theatrical production like 'Glee,' or something" says M.I.A., "It’s like, 'the pressure’s on, bitches.'"


Tribeca: 'Goodbye to All That' star Paul Schneider…

Paul Schneider talks about his new film "Goodbye to All That," not acting too much and how he'd rather indulge in simple pleasures than play the scene.

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Taylor Swift battles paparazzi daily at Tribeca penthouse

We're entranced by these photos of poor Taylor Swift leaving her Tribeca apartment.


Rangers unlikely to change lineup, Steve Mason in…

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault wouldn't say much, but don't expect any lineup changes.


Jason Collins named to Time's 100 Most Influential…

Jason Collins was named to the list after coming out as the first openly gay player to appear in an NBA game.


Nets excited for Brooklyn fans to bring the…

Kevin Garnett has definitely used profanity while trash talking or in practices, but never to describe an entire borough.


Rangers turn up shot blocking in Game 3…

Game 3 of the Rangers-Flyers opneing round series was not a return to John Tortorella hockey.


New study: Inside the wage gap between boys…

According to a new study, there's a wage gap between boys and girls, with boys earning more allowance for less chores.


From Apple TV to Fire TV, big changes…

Apple is set to launch a new generation of it's Apple TV, which grossed over $1 billion in 2013. But competition from Amazon and Google looms.


Katy Perry releases a new Claire’s collection

Katy Perry expands her empire by releasing an accessories collection at Claire's.


MAC & Proenza Schouler collection unveiled

MAC Cosmetics is releasing a new collection with Proenza Schouler.