On TV Wednesday, Jan. 7

On TV tonight

SERIES PREMIERE 13 — Fear is Real, 8 p.m., The CW Sam Raimi produced this game show where 13 people end up in a "haunted" house trying to win $66,666. The trailer for The Unborn during the breaks is what's really scary.

SERIES PREMIERE American Greed, 9 p.m., CNBC When a series of St. Pete Times stories shed light on the questionable real-estate dealings of Matthew B. Cox, it led to a federal investigation and his arrest. Tonight, CNBC tries to untangle his twisted web of deceit that scammed as much as $12 million.

People's Choice Awards, 9 p.m., CBS We've always imagined that whenever an actor like Harrison Ford receives a People's Choice Award statuette, he offers it as a tip to his next pizza deliveryman.

SEASON PREMIERE Damages, 10 p.m., FX Now that she's toppled billionaire Arthur Frobisher, Patty decides to delve into her new charitable foundation. It's not like she has anything to brag about, though — toppling billionaires these days is easier than brushing your teeth. We did it twice on the way to work this morning.

SEASON PREMIERE The Real World: Brooklyn, 10 p.m., MTV We'll just say this with a straight face: The Real World is now old enough to drink. The 21st edition kicks off with eight strangers, not seven, living in a house in the hipster haven of Brooklyn. Over/under on the number of gushing references to TV on the Radio throughout the season: 54.

SERIES PREMIERE Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns, 10 p.m., TBS Leroy Brown opens a retirement home, likely for all the story ideas Tyler Perry still has yet to bring to the screen.

— Jay Cridlin cridlin@tampabay.com and Joshua Gillin jgillin@tampabay.com

On TV Wednesday, Jan. 7 01/06/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 9:25am]

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