Padma LakshMi in all her long-limbed glory hops back aboard Top Chef. And just in time: We were beginning to think the only show we were going to be able to watch was the so-bad-it’s-compelling The Starter Wife (why, Judy Davis, why?). Tonight on Top Chef, the new gang (whom we’re so not in love with just yet) must cater a high-end gourmet barbecue. Is there really such a thing? And are we the only ones who are already tired of BBQ’s? Who’s ready for September?
[Top Chef, Bravo, 10 p.m.]