Ace of Cakes
10/9c Food Network
Season 9 opens with the 100th episode of the series, an hour-long installment featuring a retrospective with the Charm City Cakes staff looking back at the most memorable moments in the show's history, from the most over-the-top confections to the biggest "caketastrophes." It's definitely been a roller-coaster ride for the crew, so it's fitting that this week also finds them constructing a complex roller-coaster cake that proves to be quite a challenge.
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The most anticipated event of the Games is this evening, with Kim Yu-Na of South Korea the favorite in the women's figure-skating final. She is coached by two-time silver medalist Brian Orser. The U.S. champ is Rachael Flatt, who has a skating great in her corner as well in 1976 gold-medal winner Dorothy Hamill. She "has been working on the finesse of my skating," says Flatt. Contenders also include Japan's Mao Asada; Canada's Joannie Rochette, who gave an emotional performance in Tuesday's short program just two days after the death of her mother; and American Mirai Nagasu. U.S. jumpers may not be favored in freestyle skiing's aerials final, but they do have two capable contenders in Jeret "Speedy" Peterson and Ryan St. Onge, who has not fared well since winning the 2009 World Championships. Also in prime time is Nordic combined's individual large-hill final, with Bill Demong (U.S.) the reigning world champ. On MSNBC, the U.S. faces Canada in the gold-medal game in women's hockey.
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Big Brother 11
8 pm/ET CBS
The theme for the 11th edition of the summer reality series is high school. No, the 12 houseguests aren't teens, but the dozen participants are divided into one of four cliques (popular, athletes, brainiacs, off-beats) that anyone familiar with high school will instantly recognize. The four groups will compete against one another for food, prizes and safety from eviction. In addition, a 13th mystery player will soon join the fun. Let the games begin!
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9 pm/ET USA
Dealing with a host of problems is nothing new for Michael. But it seems to be coming at him from all sides these days, with old foes able to track him down now that he's lost protection from those that burned him, and with the cops sniffing around him. His latest foe is a repeat customer, the arms dealer (The Shield's Jay Karnes) who blackmailed Michael's ex last season. Now he's kidnapped Nate and is forcing Michael to help him pull off a heist. If that weren't enough, Paxson is still hot on Michael's tail.
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