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The photogenic preppers of “Doomsday Castle.”

Rich Addicks • National Geographic Channels,

TV picks for Aug. 13: 'Doomsday Castle' and more

  • August 12, 2013 - 3:47 PM

Domestic disturbance

Linda Ellerbee continues her quest to make the world safer for kids with “Family Secrets: When Violence Hits Home” (7 p.m., Nick), in which young people share their stories about Mommy and Daddy almost killing each other.

Just a fantasy

“Face Off” (8 p.m., Syfy) opens its fifth season with eight newcomers taking on eight former contestants, all of whom are hoping to create the new Chewbacca. The winner gets a one-way ticket to next year’s Comic-Con.

Have fun storming the castle

A very photogenic, very paranoid family prepares for the end of the world in “Doomsday Castle” (9 p.m., NGC). I spent an evening with the clan last week and while they made great cocktail company, I don’t think I’d want to share a medieval tower with them.

Neal Justin

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