SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA (TLC)
If their well-timed bons mots don’t get you, then their charm and passion for all things bridal will.
MY CAT FROM HELL
This tattooed guitarist can solve any pet parent’s feline problem in the most soothing and empathetic manner possible.
HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO (TLC)
The self-confidence, big personalities and strong family ties between matriarch June, daughters Honey Boo Boo, Jessica, Anna and Lauryn, and husband Sugar Bear transcend the redneck humor.
HOW IT’S MADE
The randomness of the objects makes it fascinating: “In this episode: recreational trailers, slippers, motorcycle helmets.” Must watch TV.
The guys called in to authenticate things. Rick’s group of buddies includes Danny Koker of Count’s Kustoms. The gregarious car and motorcycle expert now has his own spinoff, Counting Cars.
GIULIANA AND BILL
Giuliana’s breast cancer, mastectomy, miscarriage and a happy end with the birth of a son via surrogate made for emotionally charged TV.
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Fox)
Between the bleeps, Ramsay delivers smart advice infused with his passion for food. Why do people resist?
Unlikely TV stars, the Robertson clan’s warm charisma shines through the camouflage. And hey, they’re happy guys.
Abby Lee Miller
However fans see her — loud and abusive, or passionate and dedicated — Miller and her tiny dancers draw dedicated fans and strong ratings.
AMERICAN RESTORATION (History)
The guy who could restore anything on Pawn Stars got a spinoff in 2010. Dale and his team perform mechanical miracles on long-forgotten technology that others might junk.