TV picks: Wednesday, Aug. 22
REALITY. Condemned buildings are treasure troves for Sellersville, P.A.-based Jay Chaikin and his team of scavengers, who find interesting architecture and design pieces buried beneath the dirt and dust and refurbish them to make a ton of cash. He uncovers pieces of Americana at an abandoned barn, house and mill in Maryland and at Philadelphia’s historic Church of the Nativity tonight.
Series premiere, 9 p.m., Nat Geo
“Top Chef Masters”
REALITY. The chefs bare all — all of their skills, that is — when challenged to prepare a brunch for Playmate Holly Madison.
10 p.m., Bravo
DRAMA. Gary Cole, everyone’s go-to guest star, appears as an ailing polo team owner who becomes in need of HankMed’s services when he won’t stop playing during a Hamptons tournament.
9 p.m., USA