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TV picks for July 22-26

  • Article by: NEAL JUSTIN
  • Star Tribune
  • July 21, 2012 - 4:14 PM
Sunday

Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen and Demi Lovato are among those appearing on "Teen Choice 2012" (7 p.m., KMSP, Ch. 9), much to the chagrin of No Doubt's Gwen Stefani, to whom the youngsters secretly refer as "Grandma."

Monday

Minnesotan Ryan Hoag, a former NFL player, will be among the competitors on the new season of "The Bachelor Pad" (7 p.m., KSTP, Ch. 5). He first appeared on "The Bachelorette" in 2008, but this time out he may be more interested in charity than affairs of the heart. Hoag, a dean at Roosevelt High School, has said that if he wins the $250,000 prize, he'll donate a portion to Minneapolis' Upstream Arts, which works to enhance the lives of people with disabilities.

Tuesday

Vito Corleone wasn't just a great movie character; he was also a major historical character. So the argument goes in "The Godfather Legacy" (8 p.m., History), a documentary in which scholars, law enforcement agents and former Mafia members debate such important issues as whether one should really leave the gun and take the cannoli.

Wednesday

Green Bay and Minneapolis are back at war -- and this time it's serious. In the latest edition of "Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America" (8 p.m., Travel), the world-famous eater pits a prime-rib sandwich from Packer Country against a fish taco torta from Tilia in south Minneapolis. May the best bites win.

Thursday

Reality shows almost never lead to real romance, but that isn't stopping TV networks from developing more and more dating shows. The latest twist: "3" (9 p.m., WCCO, Ch. 4), in which three women compete for suitors' hearts somewhere in Chicago.

NEAL JUSTIN

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