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TV briefs: ‘Alone’ on History, ‘Paw Star Game’ on Hallmark and ‘Top Chef’ on Bravo

On your own: The History cable channel’s new series, “Alone,” is a 10-episode series that places 10 hardcore survivalists alone in the Vancouver Island wilderness — no camera crew, no teams, no producers — on a single mission to stay alive. At stake is $500,000 awarded to the person who can last the longest.

Carrying only what they can fit in a backpack, the survivalists are completely separated from one another in harsh, unforgiving terrain to hunt, build shelters and fend off predators. They will face extreme isolation and psychological distress as they plunge into the unknown, self-documenting their experience.

The series will debut in the summer.

Play ball!: Star players will take the field for the “Paw Star Game,” a Hallmark Channel special airing at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 12.

TV personality, author and animal advocate Beth Stern will host baseball’s newest tradition along with play-by-play announcers John Sterling, radio voice of the New York Yankees, and award-winning reporter, sports analyst and commentator Mary Carillo.

As the kittens take the field to swat balls and catch line drives, they will be cheered on by celebrities including Ed Asner, Maria Menounos, Mario Lopez, Al Roker, Heather McDonald, Tricia Helfer, Deidre Hall, Dawn Olivieri and Camren Bicondova.

On the road: Bravo’s Emmy and James Beard Award-winning “Top Chef” embarks on a gastronomic road trip through California for season 13.

Returning to San Francisco and Los Angeles where the series began, the culinary competition also will make stops in San Diego, Santa Barbara, Oakland and the Greater Palm Springs area.

Set to premiere this fall, cheftestants will battle it out in iconic destinations across the Golden State to see if they have what it takes to earn the title and culinary bragging rights.

Production begins this spring with host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio as well as judges Gail Simmons and Richard Blais. The competition also will feature California-based chefs, culinary stars and celebrities as guest judges throughout the season.

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