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Thursday, July 28: Ripper Street Season 4

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Thursday, July 28

Ripper Street
BBC America, 10pm
Season Premiere!
BBC America’s critically acclaimed drama Ripper Street returns for Season 4 tonight, as Detective Inspector Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) and Detective Inspector Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn) continue their descent into the shadowy, often-violent lives of the men and women of Whitechapel in late Victorian London.

Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle
Comedy Central, 10pm
This bracket-style insult-comedy event features the world’s most venomous comedians in one-on-one standoffs, with an all-star panel of judges deciding their tournament fate. Roast Battle is led by Roastmaster General Jeff Ross and referee/comedian Brian Moses and will be filmed in four nights at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal.

Queen of the South: “El Engaño Como la Regla”
USA Network, 10pm
Camila, riddled with debt and short on supply, grows desperate and ponders giving Teresa up. Meanwhile, Brenda’s burgeoning drug enterprise creates a rift between her and Tony.

Friday, July 29

Home: Adventures With Tip & Oh
New Series!
The animated adventures continue for the heroes of DreamWorks Animation’s Home. After alien Oh befriends teen girl Tip, he moves in with her and her human family, and the duo navigate their crazily combined cultures. Netflix has revealed that the series will feature original musical numbers and, in casting news, Rachel Crow takes over Rihanna’s role as Tip and Mark Whitten (Rolling High) will lend his voice to Oh, a role originated by Jim Parsons.

Masters of Illusion: “Money Matters, Separation Anxiety and One Ninja Turtle”
The CW, 8pm
This week, magicians Nathan Burton, Bill Cook, Chipper Lowell, Titou, Greg Gleason, Greg Frewin and Jason Bishop wow the live studio audience with their incredible illusions, thrilling escapes, perplexing mind magic and hilarious comedy routines.

The Fifth Musketeer
TCM, 8pm
Every Friday this month TCM has showcased the work of screen great Olivia de Havilland (she turned 100 July 1!). TCM host Robert Osborne tells that he first met her in 1976 when a scheduled one-hour interview turned into four hours and a long-lasting friendship. Tonight we see TMC’s Star of the Month in a lesser-known film that is rarely shown, The 5th Musketeer (1979). “The night she celebrated her 80th birthday in Paris in 1996, Olivia told me she’d just made a vow to live to be 100. And she’s done it,” Osborne said. In a more recent chat, she told him, “I’ve changed my goal. I’ve decided I want to live to be at least 110.”

Killjoys: “Meet the Parents”
Syfy, 9pm
Johnny escorts Pawter home for a chilly family reunion while D’av experiences surprising side effects from Khlyen’s Red 17 experiments.

Dark Matter: “We Voted Not to Space You”
Syfy, 10pm
The Android goes undercover to help the Raza crew track down a dangerous but familiar foe.

Saturday, July 30

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen
Food Network, 10:30am
Season Premiere!
Country music superstar and best-selling cookbook author Trisha Yearwood returns for an eighth season of creating food and fun memories with her family and friends.

Stride Gum Presents Heaven Sent
FOX, 8pm Live
Skydiver and precision flyer Luke Aikins will jump from an airplane at 25,000 feet with no parachute or wingsuit — nothing but the clothes on his back. We hope the clothes on Aikins’ back are parachute pants and a jet pack, and we plan on watching this death-defying stunt through our fingers.

Watters’ World
Fox News Channel, 8pm
In this series of monthly specials, Jesse Watters takes a comedic look at the latest headlines surrounding the 2016 presidential election. Tonight, Jesse recaps the highlights of the Republican and Democratic conventions.

Killer Coach
Lifetime, 8pm
To quote an astute copy editor: “I think this film was originally titled Mother, May I Sleep With Danger My Swim Coach?” Same thing — just ask star swimmer Samantha Morgan (Javicia Leslie) who feels pushed to the brink by her head coach and her determined mom Gina (Keesha Sharp, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story). Gina brings in handsome new assistant coach Bryce (Tom Maden, Scream: The TV Series) to ensure her daughter’s success, but when the pair’s relationship crosses the line, Sam tries to end things and learns just how dangerous her new coach can be.

Rush Hour: “Knock, Knock … House Creeping!”
CBS, 9pm
In “Knock, Knock … House Creeping!” Capt. Cole (Wendie Malick) enlists the help of Detectives Carter (Justin Hires) and Lee (Jon Foo) as she fears the return of a serial killer when a young woman’s recent disappearance from a believed-haunted hotel mirrors a series of chilling unsolved cases from five years ago.

For Love & Honor
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
A by-the-book Army veteran takes over as commandant at an ailing military academy, instantly squaring off with the school’s free-thinking dean of academics. But when they must join forces to put the school back in tip-top shape, sparks fly as they attempt to save the town’s longtime centerpiece. Stars James Denton, Natalie Brown and Rebecca Liddiard.

The American West: “The Last Vendetta”
AMC, 10pm
Season Finale!
Wyatt Earp abandons the law in search of justice. Jesse James is confronted by the Ford brothers. Sitting Bull is accused of inciting rebellion.

Sunday, July 31


Giada in Italy
Food Network, 12pm
Season Premiere!
As Season 2 begins, Giada De Laurentiis arrives in Florence and heads straight to the local market to introduce you to the local cuisine. Then she prepares a Tuscan-style lunch to share with American visitors.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Pennsylvania 400
NBCSN, 1:30pm Live
Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano, Chase Elliott and other top Sprint Cup drivers head to Pocono Raceway in Long Pond for the Pennsylvania 400.

Teen Choice 2016
FOX, 8pm Live
WWE superstar John Cena and Victoria Justice, star of FOX’s upcoming The Rocky Horror Picture Show, host the awards that honors the year’s biggest stars in film, TV, music, fashion and pop culture, as chosen by teens. Justin Timberlake will be recognized with the Decade Award, Charlie Puth will perform his hit single “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” Empire’s Serayah will perform, and more!

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens
Syfy, 8pm
Original Film!
It’s back! Syfy’s annual film franchise that takes over social media each July returns for its fourth installment, set five years after the events of the third film. Fin (Ian Ziering) and his family have been Sharknado-free, but now new disasters are being whipped up in places — and ways — least expected. Tara Reid, David Hasselhoff and Ryan Newman all return as well, with new cast members including Gary Busey, Cheryl Tiegs and Tommy Davidson. Cameos from celebs who may end up being shark bait include Stacey Dash, David Faustino, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Patti Stanger, Vince Neil, Wayne Newton, members of USA Network’s Chrisley family and plenty more.

Preacher: “Call and Response”
AMC, 9pm
Season Finale!
Preacher’s Rev. Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) has a lot of things. A mean right hook. A mysterious archenemy named Carlos. A crazy ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga). A vampire best friend, Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun). The entire county of Annville relying on him for their spiritual salvation. A saint-demon hybrid with the power of God inside him. And two desperate angels, DeBlanc (Anatol Yusef) and Fiore (Tom Brooke), on his tail. But what he doesn’t have is a master plan — until tonight’s season finale. “So far, Jesse’s been hobbled by the conflict between his desire to save his town and his desire to be his badass true self,” executive producer Sam Catlin says. “He’s been, in many ways, more pensive than active. But by the finale, Jesse gets a clear mission with a clear course of action. He becomes much more the character that we know from the comic book.” Prior to the finale’s end, Jesse’s relationship with the skulking mystery cowboy shown in flashbacks to the old American West will be revealed — as well as who Carlos is and what he did to Jesse and Tulip.

The Hunt: “Nowhere to Hide — Plains”
BBC America, 9pm
The open arenas of grassland and desert make up about half of all land on Earth. This episode reveals how predators such as cheetahs, bald eagles and lions try to maintain an element of surprise in the vast open vistas where they can easily see their prey — and their prey can see them.

Food Network Star
Food Network, 9pm
Season Finale!
After 10 hard weeks of baking, frying and even a little crying, the three remaining wannabe celebrity chefs review their finished pilots with Bobby and Giada to find out which one has the stuff for TV and who’s going home like a doggy bag.

BrainDead: “Notes Toward a Post-Reagan Theory of Party Alliance, Tribalism, and Loyalty: Past as Prologue”
CBS, 10pm
In this new episode, Laurel (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Gareth (Aaron Tveit) are drawn unexpectedly closer as the bug infestation continues to take over Washington, D.C. Also, when the CDC has its funding temporarily cut, Luke (Danny Pino) attempts to reach a compromise to have the money reinstated, but Red’s (Tony Shalhoub) political machinations undermine him at every turn.

Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour: “Remember the Alamo?”
History, 10pm
Forget test-driving a state-of-the-art Mars rover at NASA’s Johnson Space Center; the real excitement on the father-son road-trip reality show happens in tonight’s episode, when Jack and Ozzy Osbourne revisit the Alamo, site of one of the rock legend’s most infamous brushes with the law.

Van Helsing
Syfy, 10pm
Series Preview!
A commercial-free look at Syfy’s upcoming original series. Van Helsing centers on Vanessa Helsing, the daughter of famous vampire hunter and Dracula nemesis Abraham Van Helsing. She is resurrected five years in the future to learn that vampires have taken over the world, and that she possesses unique power over them. She is humanity’s last hope to lead an offensive to take back what has been lost. Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe and Christopher Heyerdahl star.

Monday, Aug. 1


Summer Under the Stars
TCM, 6am
TCM’s annual programming event that airs movies featuring a specific star every day this month begins today with movies starring Edward G. Robinson.

Disney XD, 11am
New Series!
In this animated series, 12-year-old Danny creates a time machine lunchbox, and when he meets and befriends a fearless worm (with titanium-enforced abs) from the future, the duo have adventures through space and time. In the series premiere, Danny’s favorite cereal is sold out, so he and Future-Worm travel to the past to investigate. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation) lend their voices to the episode.

The Simpsons
FXX, beginning at 6pm
Catch 12 classic episodes of The Simpsons tonight on FXX, featuring old favorites like “Krusty Gets Busted,” “Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish,” “Flaming Moe’s” and “Radioactive Man.”

The Bachelorette
ABC, 8pm
Season Finale!
JoJo will bestow her final rose upon either ex-footballer Jordan or swimmer Robby.

The CW, 8pm
Before Season 2 of Supergirl premieres on The CW on Oct. 10, catch encores of Season 1 episodes that originally aired on sister network CBS. Every Monday until the new season premieres, check out back-to-back episodes that explain how Kara Zor-El (Superman’s cousin) embraced her superhuman abilities and became the hero she was always meant to be.

Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?
HBO, 9pm
Writer, journalist and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi (yep, she’s the daughter of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi) tackles issues related to campaign finance.

Devious Maids: “Much Ado About Buffing”
Lifetime, 9pm
Marisol (Ana Ortiz) learns a secret from Genevieve’s (Susan Lucci) past that may aid in finding Peri’s (Mariana Klaveno) killer. While helping Rosie (Dania Ramirez) investigate The Circle, Zoila (Judy Reyes) struggles to balance her love life and her demanding new boss. Danni (Sol Rodriguez) appears to be warming up to Carmen (Roselyn Sanchez) — but appearances aren’t everything. When Miguel (Alejandro Vera) begins acting out at school, Rosie gets help from Spence (Grant Show).

The Making of the Mob: Chicago: “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre”
AMC, 10pm
When Capone uses the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre to assert his power over his enemies, President Hoover takes notice.

UnREAL: “Espionage”
Lifetime, 10pm
Coleman (Michael Rady) tries to get Rachel (Shiri Appleby) to help him destroy Quinn (Constance Zimmer) and bring down Everlasting, but Rachel has another plan. Quinn, meanwhile, gets some news that changes her perspective, not only on the show, but also on her life. Darius (B.J. Britt) and Jay (Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman) team up to secure their ideal final two contestants, but their alliance is quickly tested.

Running Wild With Bear Grylls
NBC, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Season 3 finds wilderness expert Bear Grylls guiding celebrities such as Courteney Cox, Shaquille O’Neal, Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, Nick Jonas, Marshawn Lynch and Lindsey Vonn through the great outdoors. The new season kicks off with a two-night event featuring Hough and Jonas.

POV: “Iris”
PBS, 10pm
Meet Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who’s had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. Albert Maysles’ film shows a woman with an inspirational enthusiasm for fashion, art and people.


Tuesday, Aug. 2

Bachelor in Paradise
ABC, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Is your favorite beach-bound this season? Host Chris Harrison is joined in the BIP Mexican idyll by Ben Higgins rejects Haley and Emily Ferguson, Leah Block, Amanda Stanton, Lace Morris, Jubilee Sharpe and Izzy Goodkind, plus Carly Waddell (Chris Soules’ season) and Sarah Herron (Sean Lowe’s season). The beefcake the ladies can choose from includes Kaitlyn Bristowe reject Jared Haibon, Andi Dorfman’s former fiancé Josh Murray, Bachelorette double castoff Nick Viall, and JoJo Fletcher also-rans Evan Bass, Vinny Ventiera and Grant Kemp. Let the love games begin!

Coupled: “Coupled Up, Pt. 1/Coupled Up, Pt. 2”
FOX, 8pm
Season Finale!
In the two-hour season finale of the dating series from reality TV mega-producer Mark Burnett, the guys and girls receive visits from family members and must answer serious questions about their relationships, leading many to contemplate whether their island romances can survive in the real world. Then they must decide whether they’re leaving Anguilla “coupled” or going home alone.

America’s Got Talent: “Live Show 2”
NBC, 8pm Live
For the first time, three Golden Buzzers go head-to-head in one live show. Sal Valentinetti, Calysta Bevier and Dorothy Williams are back to win America’s vote for a coveted spot in the semifinals as 12 compete in the second live show of the season. The live results air tomorrow night.

The Nazi Games — Berlin 1936
PBS, 8pm
See how the Nazis and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) turned, to their mutual advantage, a relatively small, elitist sports event into an epic global and mass media spectacle that continues to this day.

Zoo: “Jamie’s Got a Gun”
CBS, 9pm
In the new episode “Jamie’s Got a Gun,” Mitch (Billy Burke) digs into Jackson’s (James Wolk) past to get the answers they need to make the cure. Also, the rest of the team hunts for evidence related to the triple helix inside a quaint English town.

The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now
MTV, 9pm
It’s been 10 years since Lauren Conrad, Kristin Cavallari, Whitney Port, Audrina Patridge and Brody Jenner were drama-infused 20-somethings. Now, catch up with the crew and see what they’ve been up to, from running fashion empires to marriage and parenthood. No word yet whether Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt or other hangers-on like Lo Bosworth and Justin “Justin Bobby” Brescia will make an appearance, but we bet there will be a lot of meaningful looks and angst-y music.

American Experience: “The Boys of ’36”
PBS, 9pm
Explore the thrilling story of the American rowing team that triumphed at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. Inspired by the bestseller The Boys in the Boat, the film follows the underdog team that took the nation by storm when they captured gold.

Animal Kingdom: “Judas Kiss”
TNT, 9pm
While the Codys go after the biggest score of their lives, the cops put J (Finn Cole) in an impossible position. Catherine (Daniella Alonso) triggers Smurf’s (Ellen Barkin) suspicions when she comes over to make amends. Smurf sends Pope (Shawn Hatosy) to investigate.

Feed the Beast: “Fire”
AMC, 10pm
Season Finale!
To settle Dion’s (Jim Sturgess) debt, Tommy (David Schwimmer) makes a bold offer to the Tooth Fairy (Michael Gladis). Meanwhile, TJ (Elijah Jacob) tries to piece together his memories to figure out the disturbing truth about Rie’s death.

Independent Lens: “T-Rex — Her Fight for Gold”
PBS, 10pm
Meet Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, who rose from the streets of Flint, Mich., and in 2012, at age 17, won an Olympic gold medal for women’s boxing. In this coming-of-age story, life outside the ring may be an even tougher fight.

Guy Fieri’s Cuban Adventure
Travel Channel, 11pm
Guy Fieri takes his Food Network series Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on a historic trip to Havana, Cuba, and his adventures are chronicled in this behind-the-scenes special. As Guy explores the emerging restaurant scene in Cuba’s capital city, he pays homage to the country’s most famous chef, and cooks his trademark coffee lobster and a regional pork plate. He also visits a Soviet-era spot serving authentic Russian ravioli and rich chicken Kiev, and then spends time at a cigar-lovers’ haven that serves specialties like drunk chicken and pork with plantains.


Wednesday, Aug. 3

Beat Bugs
New Series!
This animated children’s series is inspired by the music of the Beatles, incorporating songs from the Lennon/McCartney Northern Songs’ catalog to tell uplifting and life-affirming stories. For the series, international music artists Eddie Vedder, Pink, James Bay, Sia, The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, Chris Cornell, Regina Spektor and James Corden each record their own rendition of an iconic Beatles tune.

CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock
ABC, 8pm
The CMA Music Festival is a country music lover’s dream, featuring a who’s who of superstars including Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Steven Tyler, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Hank Williams Jr. and Chris Young.

Hollywood Medium: Tyler’s Top Ten
E!, 8pm
Hollywood’s most sought-after medium — 20-year-old Tyler Henry — counts down his top 10 readings with his celebrity clientele from Season 1 in this new special. Plus, see never-before-seen footage and an in-depth interview with Tyler, where he reveals more about his process and what he sees while delivering his clients’ messages.

Koko — The Gorilla Who Talks
PBS, 8pm
This incredible documentary features four decades of footage of Koko the gorilla and examines the unique relationship between this incredible primate and animal psychologist Penny Patterson. The relationship that began through Patterson’s Ph.D. research has changed concepts of human-animal communication and turned Koko into the face of gorilla conservation — and a worldwide celebrity.

Botched by Nature
E!, 9pm
New Series!
The famous doctor duo — Dr. Paul Nassif and Dr. Terry Dubrow — are taking their Botched show on the road and heading cross-country to change the lives of those who have been living with a genetic deformity or the consequences of a traumatic incident. The new one-hour, eight-episode series follows the nationwide pursuit of these plastic surgeons to transform the lives of patients who are willing to share their powerful stories with the world.

The Night Shift: “Between a Rock and a Hard Place/Trust Issues”
NBC, 9pm
In “Between a Rock and a Hard Place,” TC (Eoin Macken) and Paul (Robert Bailey, Jr.) pull out all the stops when a crane collapses on a worker at a busy construction site. As Paul works tirelessly to save the victim, an observer falls into a gravel pit, which TC throws himself into in an attempt to save the man before he’s swallowed by the shifting gravel. Then, in “Trust Issues,” TC initiates a bar brawl, landing him and Drew (Brendan Fehr) in jail for the night. While behind bars, Drew and TC’s relationship reaches a breaking point.

NOVA: “Roman Catacomb Mystery”
PBS, 9pm
Get a glimpse into the daily life and health of Roman citizens during the heyday of the Roman Empire.

Ghost Hunters
Syfy, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Syfy’s longest-running unscripted series starts its 11th season tonight. In each episode, Jason Hawes and his team, TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society), investigate reports of paranormal activity around the country.

Suits: “Turn”
USA Network, 9pm
Mike contemplates a deal that could reduce his sentence; Jessica and Louis take differing approaches to dealing with their new tenants; Rachel begins representing a death row inmate.

American Gothic: “The Gross Clinic”
CBS, 10pm
A major revelation about the Silver Bells murders turns everyone’s world in the Hawthorne family upside-down in the new episode “The Gross Clinic.” Christina (Catalina Sandino Moreno) loses trust in Garrett (Antony Starr), Alison’s (Juliet Rylance) mayoral campaign sinks, Cam’s (Justin Chatwin) sobriety is tested and Tessa (Megan Ketch) witnesses disturbing new behavior in Jack (Gabriel Bateman).

Spillover — Zika, Ebola & Beyond
PBS, 10pm
Scientists trace spillover disease outbreaks such as the Zika and Ebola viruses, which make the jump from animals to humans.

Paranormal Witness
Syfy, 10pm
Season Premiere!
The show that features shocking firsthand accounts of frightening supernatural experiences returns for a new season. In tonight’s episode, “Voodoo Preacher,” writer Jenny Scott follows in the footsteps of Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird), who once traveled to Alabama to research the story of an enigmatic preacher accused of murder.

Love at First Kiss
TLC, 10pm
New Series!
From the producers of The Bachelor, this new series breaks love-seekers’ boundaries by having them lock lips with a total stranger — and no introduction first — to find out if one kiss could lead to everlasting love. So basically every weekend at your local nightclub … only a show.

Mr. Robot: “eps2.3_logic-b0mb.hc”
USA Network, 10pm
Elliot can’t quit the game as it proves bigger than expected; Dom and the FBI go to China to investigate five/nine; Darlene calls on Angela for help.

Thursday, Aug. 4

Home Free: “Overnight Success/Dream Come True”
FOX, 8pm
Season Finale!
The final two contestants compete to win the ultimate dream home for their personal heroes. In tonight’s two-hour finale, cohosts Mike Holmes and Tim Tebow announce the winner.

The Simpsons
FXX, beginning at 8pm
FXX airs eight episodes of The Simpsons tonight with episodes featuring Brazil or the Olympics. The stunt begins with “Blame It on Lisa,” in which the Simpsons go to Rio de Janeiro. The 2002 episode sparked controversy in Brazil for its depiction of Rio as a crime-infested and poverty-stricken city. Following that episode is “You Don’t Have to Live Like a Referee,” in which Homer is selected as a referee for the World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil.

Killing the Colorado
Discovery Channel, 9pm
Six award-winning filmmakers — Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Barbara Kopple, Alan and Susan Raymond, and Jesse Moss — worked together on this documentary that looks at the multiple reasons behind the water problems facing the western United States, and searches for solutions.

Ripper Street: “The Strangers’ Home, Part 2”
BBC America, 10pm
In this new episode, Detective Inspector Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn) continues to investigate the mysterious murder of a young Indian-born lawyer. However, things get tricky for Drake and his men when it becomes clear that their investigation is stepping on Special Branch’s toes.

Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ’N Out
MTV, 10pm
Season Premiere!
After three seasons on MTV2, the hip-hop-flavored improvisational comedy series returns to MTV, where it all began. This season, new cast members and hilarious comedy veterans are captained by celebrities including Tyga, Iggy Azalea, Timbaland, Bella Thorne, Travis Scott, Keke Palmer, Chris Paul, Erykah Badu, Tip “T.I.” Harris, 2 Chainz, Waka Flocka and Omarion.

MTV’s Joking Off
MTV, 10:30pm
Season Premiere!
In Season 3 of the fast-paced comedy competition, hilarious comedians flex their funny bones against social media and the internet by roasting terrible tweets, viral videos, and Instagram photos.

Kingin’ With Tyga
MTV, 11pm
Season Premiere!
Rap superstar Tyga describes his lifestyle as “kingin’,” and this season, the self-made millionaire further builds his hip-hop empire by traveling the world — from Los Angeles to Australia to Dubai — recording music, performing and flexing his spending power. When money is no object, Tyga is “kingin’” — including installing a private fast-food restaurant in his L.A. mansion and buying himself a jaguar as a guard animal.

Friday, Aug. 5

The Little Prince
Airing on Netflix the same day it debuts in select theaters around the country, this animated film is based on one of the most beloved stories of all time, and features the voice work of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard, James Franco and Ricky Gervais.

Rio Olympics: Opening Ceremony
NBC, 7:30pm
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro officially begin tonight with the always-spectacular opening ceremony, which includes the Parade of Nations and the lighting of the Olympic cauldron. Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira and Hoda Kotb host NBC’s telecast. The networks of NBCUniversal air Rio Games competition and programming through Aug. 21.

Kitten Summer Games
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Beth Stern hosts an all-new sporty special celebrating the nation’s most athletic and adoptable kittens. Announcers Mary Carillo and David Frei call the action as cat-letes compete in gymnastic disciplines like balance beam, uneven bars, rings and floor exercise; track and field, where competitions will be waged in de-CAT-lon, pole vault and high jump; and frisky sports like volleyball, tennis and wrestling. If we aren’t treated to a kitten named “Tabby Douglas,” we’re boycotting.

Killjoys: “I Love Lucy”
Syfy, 9pm
Dutch’s search for the mysterious green plasma puts the team at the mercy of an eccentric galactic collector.

Dark Matter: “We Should Have Seen This Coming”
Syfy, 10pm
Strapped for cash, the crew of the Raza follow Nyx’s lead on an op, only to find out their target is a personal one.

Saturday, Aug. 6
Major League Baseball: Boston at L.A. Dodgers
FS1, 4pm Live
FS1 airs an MLB interleague matchup featuring the Boston Red Sox visiting the L.A. Dodgers for Game 2 of a three-game series.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony
ESPN & NFL Network, 7pm Live
ESPN and NFL Network present the induction ceremony for the 2016 class of enshrinees to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Entering the pantheon of football greats are Brett Favre, Kevin Greene, Marvin Harrison, Orlando Pace, Ken Stabler, Dick Stanfel, coach Tony Dungy and owner Edward DeBartolo Jr.

Rush Hour: “O Hostage! My Hostage!”
CBS, 8pm
In the new episode “O Hostage! My Hostage,” Detectives Carter (Justin Hires) and Lee (Jon Foo) discover that a hostage situation at a concert hall is more than a robbery gone wrong.

My Summer Prince
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
When a hard-partying prince finds himself in hot water, the royal family hires a PR consultant to clean up his royal mess. But when the consultant falls ill, her assistant steps in to revamp the naughty prince’s image. Starring Taylor Cole, Jack Turner and Lauren Holly.

2 Lava 2 Lantula
Syfy, 9pm
Original Film!
In this sequel to last year’s Lavalantula, Police Academy alums Steve Guttenberg, Michael Winslow and Marion Ramsey take on Round 2 of the fiery arachnids — including the new “Gargantulantula.”

The Bandit
CMT, 10pm
Original Film!
This enthralling documentary tells the tale of ’70s superstar Burt Reynolds, his best friend, roommate and stunt double Hal Needham, and the making of their unlikely smash hit Smokey and the Bandit. The film features new interviews with Reynolds, rare archive material — including footage from Reynolds’ personal collection — and candid interviews with the late Needham.