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When “Top Gear” returns to History for a new season on Tues (9pm ET/PT), it won't just have to keep the interest of fans who have been around for three previous seasons. It also has to contend with the UK version of the program, which just wrapped Season 20 on BBC America. We chatted with Russ McCarroll, History's vp of development and programming, about what's ahead for Season 4 of the US version (Hint: homemade convertibles, jet boats and a review of the brand new Corvette Stingray). The premise of the show, a coproduction between History and BBC Worldwide, is simple: 3 hosts testing some of the most amazing vehicles on the planet in creative ways. So, how do you keep it fresh? “The most creative people in terms of cars are our three guys. They are all constantly trying to figure out ways to one-up what they did before, so really on some level, it comes down to me trying to pull them back a little so they don't do something to really hurt themselves,” McCarroll explained. It also helps that hosts– Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood –have become better friends over time, the exec prod said. “They've become more natural, and they enjoy spending time together more and more every year.” As for the British version, McCarroll said there isn't as much crossover as one might think, with it being more of a magazine-style show vs History's contained, episodic program. My big question: will the anonymous racecar driver known as The Stig return? “The Stig is in and out of the show. We've talked about trying to use him a little bit more,” McCarroll said. “The thing that's very different about the US version vs the UK version is that we actually have a professional racecar driver as part of our team,” in Foust. C'mon, Tanner is really The Stig, right? “I can tell you one thing for sure,” McCarroll began (my pulse quickens… he's going to tell me!), “There are about two people who know who The Stig are, and they are certainly smart enough not to share that information with me.” Darn. — Amy Maclean

“Glickman,” Sun, 11:15a, HBO. [Full Disclosure: The subject of this documentary was a distant cousin of your reviewer.] This film about athlete, sportscaster and mentor Marty Glickman is a gem. In truth, recounting Glickman's interesting life, from the '36 Olympics to HBO's earliest days, would be enough to make a very good doc. James Freedman and Martin Scorsese do much more, enhancing Glickman's story with stellar interviews, vintage footage and apposite graphics. They also emphasize Glickman's heartfelt conviction that pure athletic competition breeds harmony. I never met Marty Glickman; wish I had. — “Cracked,” premiere, Fri, 10p ET, Reelz. A standard police procedural with a twist–quirky Det. Aidan Black ( David Sutcliffe) works cases involving people with psychiatric issues and his partner, Daniella Ridley ( Stefanie von Pfetten), is a forensic psychiatrist, not a police officer. The partners' influence on each other makes “Cracked” worth a try. — “Cold Justice,” premiere, Tues, 10p, TNT. This docu-drama from Dick Wolf tells us a murder is committed in the US every 36 minutes. Many go unsolved, particularly in small towns with limited police resources. Enter a big-time prosecutor and a CSI veteran to solve long-cold cases. — “Killer Reality,” Sat, 10p, Lifetime. A silly horror film, but strong spoof of reality TV and much chemistry between Parker Young and Annie Ilonzeh. — Seth Arenstein

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