Critic’s corner

By Matthew Gilbert
Globe Staff / August 11, 2011

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Russian Dolls 10:30 p.m., Lifetime

Brighton Beach, here is your “Real Housewives’’ series. At last, the Russian community of Brooklyn gets a cartoon of its very own. Congratulations. There will be borscht, there will be plastic surgery and bleached hair, there will be techno music and vodka, and there will be Rasputin, a Russian supper club. There will be lots of woman-on-woman conflict. Naturally, Brighton Beach community leaders are attacking the show and its stereotypes, thereby providing lots of free publicity.

Burn Notice 9 p.m., USA

Gavin Rossdale, husband of Gwen Stefani and ex beau of singer Peter “Marilyn’’ Robinson, guest stars as Fiona’s ex, a bad guy who makes her a job offer. Will Fiona help him pull off a heist in order to get information that will help Michael? I’m thinking yes. Things you learn from Wikipedia: Rossdale’s half brother, David Rossdale, is the Bishop of Grimsby.

Project Runway 9 p.m., Lifetime

Judge Kim Kardashian. All sit.

Wilfred 10 p.m., FX

“Mr. Ed,’’ with a bong.

Rookie Blue 10 p.m., Channel 5

The precinct is quarantined. The bigyawnic plague.