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AIR DATE: WEDNESDAY 9/9

Tyra Banks knows how to keep her show fresh in short order: Cycle 13's contestants all stand at 5-foot-7 or under. As always, they all have big personalities — including Bianca, who whines about her makeup in the first challenge. (Too bad the loosest cannon exits for "personal issues" midway through the opener.) Of course, no one can match the fierceness of Banks, who has mastered the art of tough love. (CW, 8 P.M.)

-- MARA REINSTEIN