TV picks: Wednesday, Aug. 22

Jay talks with his team about salvaging a shelving unit in a church on "Abandoned."
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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

“Royal Pains”
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


Local politicians pressure DOJ to investigate Ramarley Graham…

On what would have been his 21st birthday, Ramarley Graham's mother joined elected leaders to ask the U.S. Department of Justice investigate his death.


Muslim leaders welcome NYPD surveillance changes with degree…

Leaders and advocates praise the NYPD's move to shut down a unit tied to its Muslim surveillance program but say there's more left to do.


PHOTOS: More than $12 million in heroin, crystal…

Authorities seized more than 44 pounds of heroin and 17 pounds of crystal meth from two stash houses this week during a Manhattan drug bust.


How to donate during the blood drive at…

The Metro-North Railroad and New York Blood Center are hosting a blood drive at Grand Central Terminal Thursday.

Going Out

Tasty chicken and waffles in NYC

Try some soul food goodness around the city.


'Dexter' star Jennifer Carpenter moves into producing role

The actress who played the title character's sister in "Dexter" is teaming up with producer George Stelzner to adapt Erika Hayasaki's book "The Death Class:…

The Word

Wahlburgers announce North America domination

Tuesday was a huge day for Donnie Wahlberg.


Becoming friends with New York City's oldest known…

"The Life and Times of Richard Musto" tells the story, through a poem, of the oldest known homeless man in New York City.


Flyers, Rangers meet in playoffs for 11th time

The Flyers and Rangers will start a new chapter in a historic rivalry.


Masahiro Tanaka dominates Cubs over eight shutout innings

Masahiro Tanaka certainly had no-hit caliber stuff Wednesday as he allowed just two bunt singles.


MLB Power Rankings: A's are baseball's best, Brewers…

MLB Power Rankings: A's are baseball's best, Brewers and Braves right behind


Jets make Chris Johnson signing official

The Jets got their big-play threat as running back Chris Johnson signed a multi-year contract with the team on Wednesday.


5 surprising facts about Google Glass

Your sex life could get more interesting.


Cognitive skills begin to drop at age 24

But the news isn't all that bad.


How to get a job at a startup:…

We talked to Tarek Pertew, one of the co-founders behind Uncubed, about how to get your dream job at a startup.


The 'smartest' summer camps across the country

See a list of summer camps across the country that emphasis learning, while still being fun.