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Minneapolis native Don Benjamin is among the contestants on “America’s Next Top Model.”

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TV picks for Aug. 2-4:  "America's NExt Top Model,” Carrie Underwood, "Secret Millionaire”

  • August 1, 2013 - 1:58 PM

Where the boys are

The guys get into the action for the 20th cycle of “America’s Next Top Model” (7 p.m. Friday, WUCW, Ch. 23). For the first time, eight females will compete alongside eight males, including Minneapolis native Don Benjamin. Maybe the gender balance will lead to the winner becoming an actual “top model.”

Carrie on

“The NFL Football Hall of Fame Game” (7 p.m. Sunday, KARE, Ch. 11) between the Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins in Canton, Ohio, may not mean squat, but even non-sports fans may want to check out the new opening credits, which feature Carrie Underwood showing Faith Hill there’s more than one way to belt out the theme song.

Up in the air

Take a look at Minnesota from an entirely new viewpoint when “Aerial America” (7 p.m. Sunday, Smithsonian) brings its highflying cameras to our state. Ideal watching for those who always get the aisle seats on airplanes.

Salt of the earth

Anne Beiler, founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, scours Baltimore to find people worthy of financial help in a new episode of “Secret Millionaire” (7 p.m. Sunday, KSTP, Ch. 5). Personally, I’d be satisfied if Beiler could just arrange for a larger size of complimentary snacks on my next flight.

Neal Justin

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