TV highlights: ‘Duck Dynasty’ returns for Season 4

August 13, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS

Hank’s still having terrible post-surgical issues on “Royal Pains” (USA at 9), and he has a strong disagreement with Jeremiah over how he should be treated. Later, Divya helps Evan get ready for an upcoming debate, but she’s suspicious over tweets from the debate's moderator.

A mystery challenge on “MasterChef” (Fox at 9) uses T-bone steaks, and later, they must make a delicious poultry-themed dish or they could face elimination.

It’s Josh vs. Josh on “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” (Bravo at 9) as they fight over a listing. Elsewhere, Madison deals with business involving a pair of twins in Malibu.

RETURNING SHOW: The third-season finale of “Duck Dynasty” (A&E at 10) shattered ratings records for A&E this past spring, and now, the Robertsons are back as they continue with their multimillion-dollar duck calls in Monroe, La., while also being bona fide celebrities. In the one-hour Season 4 premiere, Willie, Jase and Jep set up a surprise vow renewal ceremony for Phil and Kay’s 49th wedding anniversary, and Uncle Si is tasked to distract the happy couple.

The contestants throw a surprise engagement party for “Top Chef Masters” (Bravo at 10) host Curtis Stone, which means his fiancee, actress Lindsay Price, also pays a visit for the show. Plus, a challenge involves the chefs making their own versions of curry.

Marco discovers information about Sonya and Hank’s past on “The Bridge” (FX at 10), while Sonya bonds with a key witness during an investigation.

Elka decides to follow her acting dreams and auditions for a local play on “Hot in Cleveland” (TV Land at 10), while Joy tells a lie that results in her having to host a traditional Indian dinner party.

Dr. Dani gets a tough new patient on “Necessary Roughness” (USA at 10) when a championship boxer (guest star Pooch Hall) can only focus on getting back in the ring. Meanwhile, Abby comes to the V3 agency, but no one knows where her true allegiance falls.

Haskell, already Holly’s tenant, also becomes her assistant on “The Exes” (TV Land at 10:30), while a furious Stuart searches for someone who insulted his practice on the Internet.

Daymon “Daym” Patterson heads to San Francisco on “Best Daym Takeout” (Travel at 10) to discover some of the best takeout Northern California has to offer.

— Emily Yahr

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