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Thursday, Aug. 25: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars

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Thursday, Aug. 25

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars
Logo, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Ginger Minj FTW! Ten more members of Drag Race royalty — including the deliciously John Waters-esque Ginger — vie for the show’s top crown. Only this time around, Mama Ru won’t be doing the eliminating, and it will be up to the queens to vote each other off, Survivor-style.

NFL Preseason: Atlanta at Miami
NBC, 8pm Live
The Atlanta Falcons take on the Miami Dolphins in this Week 3 preseason game held at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., which will be the site of the 2017 Pro Bowl.

AXS TV Concerts Hosted by Mark Cuban: “Bret Michaels”
AXS TV, 9pm
The rocker most famous as the lead singer for Poison performs tonight.

Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders: Making the Team
CMT, 9pm
Season Premiere!
In the world of professional cheerleading, no squad is as iconic as the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. And in Season 11, a new crop of wannabes compete with veteran cheerleaders for the right to wear the coveted hot pants and go-go boots.

I Love Kellie Pickler
CMT, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Country cutie Kellie Pickler returns for all-new adventures with her hilarious friends and family and polar-opposite husband, Kyle.

Friday, Aug. 26

Original Film!
This ensemble comedy film follows a group of 20-somethings on a crazy adventure to the biggest EDM festival in America. Sarah Hyland, Graham Phillips and Ione Skye are among the cast.

“Star Trek: The Next Generation” Season 7 Marathon
BBC America, beginning at 8am
BBC America airs a marathon of episodes from the seventh and final season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton and Denise Crosby star.

NFL Preseason: Cleveland at Tampa Bay
CBS, 8pm Live
The Cleveland Browns and new quarterback Robert Griffin III visit Raymond James Stadium for a preseason matchup against new head coach Dirk Koetter and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Bring It: “Scholarship Dreams and Dating Nightmares”
Lifetime, 9pm
The dancers compete for a coveted scholarship at a local university plus a spot on their elite dance squad. Coach D has her work cut out for her as she trains the battle squad to dance on a college level, with many Dolls failing to make the grade. Meanwhile, Tina and Rittany decide to sign Selena and Mimi up on a dating website and send them on blind dates.

Killjoys: “Johnny Be Good”
Syfy, 9pm
Dutch and Johnny are at odds when Pawter’s plans to free Old Town from Jelco’s control results in Dutch being seized by an angry mob.

College Football: Cal vs. Hawaii
ESPN, 10pm Live
The Cal Golden Bears and Hawaii Rainbow Warriors kick off the 2016 college football season at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Dark Matter: “Going Out Fighting”
Syfy, 10pm
The crew must pull off a dangerous op inside the headquarters of Dwarf Star Technologies in a desperate bid to save their ailing leader.

Saturday, Aug. 27

NASCAR Xfinity Series: Road America 180
NBCSN, 3pm Live
The rising stars of the NASCAR Xfinity Series take on the 4.05-mile, 14-turn road course at Elkhart Lake, Wis., for the Road America 180.

Major League Baseball
FS1, beginning at 4pm Live
A Saturday MLB doubleheader on FS1 has the Chicago Cubs at the L.A. Dodgers, followed by the L.A. Angels at the Detroit Tigers.

NFL Preseason: Tennessee at Oakland
CBS, 8pm Live
This NFL preseason matchup has Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans visiting Derek Carr and the Raiders at Oakland Coliseum.

UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Condit
FOX, 8pm Live
Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg call the action when welterweights Demain Maia and Carlos Condit face off in the headline fight at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C.

Unwanted Guest
Lifetime, 8pm
It’s winter break, but co-eds Amy and Christine feel anything but joyful. A classmate is found dead on campus and police have no suspects, so, with Amy having nowhere to go during this emotional time, Christine invites her friend home for the holidays. Though Christine’s family is taken with their guest, accidents begin to happen as the cops trace the campus killer’s path … straight to Christine’s house. Can she protect her family from the nightmare she brought home? Beth Littleford (Crazy, Stupid, Love), Ted King (General Hospital) and Kate Mansi (Days of Our Lives) star.

Summer of Dreams
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
Eighties pop star Deborah Gibson stars as Debbie Taylor, a former 1980s pop star who is determined to kick-start her career and return to the Billboard charts. But as she’s poised for a comeback, her music label drops her, and the cash-strapped singer flees New York and heads to her sister’s small town to recoup and regroup. There, she reluctantly accepts a job as a substitute music teacher, meets a group of teenage misfits and a charming guidance counselor (Robert Gant), and changes their perspectives on music, life and love.