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Wednesday, Aug. 2

The Sinner
USA Network, 10pm
New Series!
Jessica Biel (7th Heaven) executive produces and stars in this eight-episode event series based on Petra Hammesfahr’s page-turner. Biel plays Cora Tannetti, a small-town mom whose life revolves around her job and her family, until a day at the beach goes very, very wrong. There’s no question that Cora’s now a murderer — but why? Figuring it out becomes the job of Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman), a world-weary cop with secrets of his own.

An Inconvenient Special
MTV, 7:30pm
Former Vice President Al Gore, rapper Fat Joe, DJ Steve Aoki and 17-year-old activist Delaney Reynolds are joining forces with MTV for an upcoming special to start a dialogue about climate change. The televised town hall, shot in MTV’s Times Square studio, is meant to open a conversation with young people about the effect of climate change as witnessed by Gore in his upcoming documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. The event will be moderated by MTV News correspondent Gaby Wilson.

MasterChef: “Holy Cannoli”
FOX, 8pm
The MasterChef kitchen is transformed into a full dining room, filled with purveyors of fresh local ingredients. The home cooks must split into two teams and prepare dishes using the guests’ own ingredients. Then, in the pressure test, the losing team cooks the classic Italian dessert, the cannoli.

America’s Got Talent: “Best of Auditions”
NBC, 8pm
Judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel revisit some of the biggest, best and most show-stopping moments from the Season 12 auditions.

Trailer Park Shark
Syfy, 8pm
Original Film!
Syfy’s weeklong lead-up to the premiere of Sharknado 5 continues with this movie, in which a tropical storm floods a trailer park and forces a hungry shark upriver. Sharknado star Tara Reid also appears here, with Thomas Ian Nicholas and Dennis Haskins.

The Carmichael Show: “Low Expectations”
NBC, 9pm
When Bobby (Lil Rel Howery) suffers an on-the-job injury that spurs him to want to go to college, Maxine (Amber Stevens West) defends his decision to the disapproving Carmichaels, but struggles herself once he declares what career he’d like to pursue.

Suits: “Divide and Conquer”
USA Network, 9pm
Harvey (Gabriel Macht), Louis (Rick Hoffman) and Donna (Sarah Rafferty) must get on the same page — and fast — when Bratton Gould comes after PSL for poaching an attorney. Meanwhile, Mike (Patrick J. Adams) and Rachel (Meghan Markle) struggle to make time for their wedding plans.

Salvation
CBS, beginning at 9pm
Tonight features two back-to-back new episodes of Salvation. In “The Human Strain,” Darius (Santiago Cabrera) must reveal one of his most closely guarded secrets to prove that he’s not a traitor. Then in “Keeping the Faith,” Darius is forced to reckon with his past while trying to discover who killed his best friend, Lazlo (guest star Aaron Poole).

The Lowe Files
A&E, 10pm
New Series!
Actor Rob Lowe and his two sons, Matthew and John Owen, travel around America exploring infamous unsolved mysteries. Lowe has had this curiosity for the unknown since childhood and apparently passed it down to his sons. (We’re glad Lowe also passed down his famous good looks and legendary charm.) In the first episode, the Lowes visit Preston Castle, a condemned boys reformatory that is said to house angry, vengeful spirits. Along with Rob’s personal shaman, the three attempt to draw out the spirit of a murder victim.

Darkness
Discovery Channel, 10pm
New Series!
Survival goes next-gen in this visceral new series. Each week, three strangers replicate actual training used by NASA and the U.S. military as they try to survive, problem-solve and then escape from a zero-light location. The survivalists test themselves in locations ranging from a system of prehistoric caves, tunnels formed by volcanic lava, unused silver mines and even an abandoned nuclear fallout shelter.

Baroness Von Sketch Show
IFC, 10pm
New Series!
IFC has acquired this female-led Canadian sketch comedy series, with episodes starting tonight. In the premiere episode, sketches include ad execs struggling with a campaign to market women’s soap; the difficulty of writing a sympathy card; and how far is “too far” at the cottage?

Thursday, Aug. 3

Boy Band: “Break Up Week!”
ABC, 8pm Live
The remaining 11 boy band hopefuls pull at America’s heartstrings as they take on iconic songs about breaking up.

NFL Preseason: Hall of Fame Game: Dallas vs. Arizona
NBC, 8pm Live
The 2017 NFL preseason begins on a Thursday night as the Dallas Cowboys face the Arizona Cardinals in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on NBC. Previously, the game was held on Sunday, the day following the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony.

Toxic Shark
Syfy, 8pm
Original Film!
A tropical singles retreat takes a terrifying turn when guests realize a poisonous shark is infesting the surrounding water. Not only does this toxic shark rip apart its victims, but it also uses projectile acid to hunt in and out of the water.

Small Town, Big Mayor
UP TV, 9:30pm
New Series!
The town of D’Lo, Miss., consists of one town hall, one masonic lodge, 240 cows, three swimming holes, 74 rocking chairs, three churches, a bona fide World War II veteran, 456 bighearted residents and a passionate mayor. Mayor John Henry Berry has a 95-point plan to revitalize his beloved community, and each episode of this docuseries tackles a different point on his plan including legalizing golf carts, going green, putting the town on Kickstarter, building a library and launching a recruitment drive to find new volunteer firemen.

The Gong Show
ABC, 10pm

Tonight’s celebrity judges are Megan Fox, Andy Samberg and Maya Rudolph.

The Guest Book
TBS, 10pm
New Series!
Writer/producer Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl, Raising Hope) turned his penchant for writing absurd, fictitious stories in the guest books at cabins he rented into this 10-episode comedy anthology series. The series centers on the small town of Mount Trace, where vacationers who stay at Froggy Cottage find themselves embroiled in scandalous scenarios. Comedy all-stars and favorites from Garcia’s past comedies appear in recurring and guest roles.

Zoo: “Oz Is Oz”
CBS, 10pm
In the new episode “Oz Is Oz,” Mitch (Billy Burke) seeks to rescue Clementine (Gracie Dzienny) from her captors.

What Would Diplo Do?
Viceland, 10pm
New Series!
Almost 15 years after playing an aspiring director on Dawson’s Creek, James Van Der Beek finally gets to work on the other side of the camera as showrunner and star of Viceland’s first fully scripted series, a mockumentary about the exploits of DJ and producer Diplo. “The real-life Diplo is incredibly smart, and confident enough in his talent that he’s allergic to taking himself too seriously [versus this version],” explains Van Der Beek (who previously spoofed himself on Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23). “For our fake Diplo, we kept the musical genius part but gave him a million other blind spots … like recognizing reality and one-on-one human interaction.”

Darkness
Discovery Channel, 10pm
Tonight, three more brave participants undertake an extreme survival experience that mirrors zero-light training used by NASA and the U.S. military. Additional episodes of the extreme survival series will air on Discovery this later this year.

Friday, Aug. 4

Icarus
Netflix

In this bold documentary, director Bryan Fogel, who is also an amateur bike racer, seeks to investigate doping in sports by doping himself. Fogel observes the changes in his performance, and also sees if he can evade detection. In the process, he is connected to renegade Russian scientist Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, whom allegations place at the center of Russia’s state-sponsored Olympic doping program.

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
Netflix
New Series!

Catch up with the gang of Camp Firewood in 1991, 10 years after the ’80s-set original 2001 cult film. The eight-part limited series stars much of the original cast — including Amy Poehler, Christopher Meloni, David Hyde Pierce, Elizabeth Banks, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Ian Black and more — as well as newcomers such as Mark Feuerstein, Dax Shepard, Alyssa Milano and Adam Scott.

“Star Trek: The Original Series” Marathon
BBC America, beginning at 12pm

Journey through the final frontier on the Starship Enterprise with a marathon of the 1960s Star Trek series featuring episodes from Seasons 2 and 3.

WE Day
CBS, 8pm

This special recognizes inspiring young Americans whose work has created change in their communities and around the world. Selena Gomez cohosts the celebration, and the one-hour broadcast features a star-studded lineup of speakers and performers including Alessia Cara, James Franco, Josh Gad, Tyrese Gibson, Evan Goldberg, Alicia Keys, DJ Khaled, Demi Lovato, Seth Rogen, Hannah Simone, Lilly Singh, Stomp, Oprah Winfrey and Miss Piggy.

Killjoys: “Necropolis Now”
Syfy, 8pm

As Johnny (Aaron Ashmore) faces off with someone from his past, Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) faces her own personal hell.

Dark Matter: “Built, Not Born”
Syfy, 9pm

A distress call from the Android’s (Zoie Palmer) friend Victor leads to answers about Two’s (Melissa O’Neil) past.

Wynonna Earp: “Forever Mine Nevermind”
Syfy, 10pm
Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano) asks Doc (Tim Rozon) to make an impossible choice. Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley) makes a new friend — and is terrorized by an old one.

Million Dollar Matchmaker
WE tv, 10pm
Season Premiere!
This season, Patti Stanger, the world’s favorite love guru, has upped her matchmaking game, taking over the west wing of the exclusive Luxe Hotel tucked away in the hills of Bel Air. Each week, two of her hardest-to-match clients will check in for a weeklong stay in an elegant boutique hotel, hoping to leave with the love of their life. Unbeknownst to them, Patti’s eyes and ears are everywhere as her clients enjoy the hotel, digging deep to figure out why they are still single, and learning a few “love lessons” from Patti to ensure they’re truly ready for “the one.” Tonight’s season premiere features The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise alums Daniel Maguire and Vinny Ventiera.

Saturday, Aug. 5

“Sniper” Marathon
Sony Movie Channel, 10am
It’s a Sniper summer with a marathon of six Sniper films, beginning with 1993’s Sniper (starring Tom Berenger and Billy Zane) followed by Sniper 2, Sniper 3, Sniper: Reloaded, Sniper: Legacy and Sniper: Ghost Shooter. And, if you don’t have an entire day to devote to all things Sniper, the films will show as double features on Monday nights throughout the month, starting Aug. 13.

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: “Discordant Harmony”
Discovery Family Channel, 11:30am
Midseason Premiere!

William Shatner and Felicia Day lend their voices to MLP’s Season 7 midseason premiere.

Doubt
CBS, beginning at 8pm
Two new episodes of Doubt air back-to-back tonight. In “Finally,” Albert (Dulé Hill) and Sadie (Katherine Heigl) struggle to rebuild broken trust and do their best in Billy’s (Steven Pasquale) trial as the prosecution lays out a devastating case. Then in “I’m In If You Are,” Billy upends his case when he chooses to go against Sadie and Albert’s advice and decides to testify in his trial.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony
ESPN & NFL Network, 7pm Live
ESPN and NFL Network present the induction ceremony for the 2017 class of enshrinees to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Entering the pantheon of football greats are Morten Andersen, Terrell Davis, Kenny Easley, Jason Taylor, LaDainian Tomlinson, Kurt Warner, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn: “The Wonderful Wizard of Quads”
Nickelodeon, 8pm

When Dawn doesn’t get the part of Dorothy in a performance of The Wizard of Oz, she goes on a mission to prove that she deserves the role. Gabby Douglas, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Jade Pettyjohn guest-star in this 60-minute episode.

Empire of the Sharks
Syfy, 8pm
Original Film!
Set in a future where most of Earth is covered by water and the only land left is controlled by a warlord who rules with an army of hyper-intelligent sharks, unlucky humans are used as shark food. But when two friends risk their lives to rescue a prisoner, those imprisoned decide to rise against their captor and his legion of bloodthirsty sharks.

The Essentials: “Singin’ in the Rain”
TCM, 8pm
Tina Fey is back as host for what is often hailed as the greatest film musical ever. In addition to starring in Singin’ in the Rain, Gene Kelly co-directed the film with Stanley Donen. The picture came in 10th at the box office in 1952 and only scored two Oscar nominations, but it earned a reputation as one of MGM’s greatest creations.

Turn: Washington’s Spies: “Reckoning”
AMC, 9pm
Washington heads south to lay siege on Yorktown, Abe volunteers for the Continental Army and Peggy goes into labor.

Love at the Shore
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
When Jenna (Amanda Righetti), a single mom and author, plans a summer trip to the shore with her kids, she never expects to share a duplex with a carefree surfer (Peter Porte). What she discovers is that first impressions are not always what they seem.

Sunday, Aug. 6

American Grit: “Cena Says/Who’s Got Grit?”
FOX, 8pm
Season Finale!
After WWE Superstar John Cena sits down with the remaining contestants and shares personal information about himself, they are blindsided in the challenge when they must recall everything John told them in order to win. After a series of surprising eliminations, the final three face off in the ultimate challenge, and one person will walk away with the $250,000 grand prize.

Sharknado 5: Global Swarming
Syfy, 8pm
Original Film!
The wild film franchise is back for its latest installment. This time, the film globe-trots across several international film locations as Fin (Ian Ziering) and his bionic wife, April (Tara Reid), spring into action when their young son gets trapped in a traveling Sharknado and is transported all over the world. As usual, expect many famous cameo appearances along with returning stars Cassie Scerbo, Masiela Lusha and Cody Linley.

Candy Crush: “We’re Gonna Crush It”
CBS, 9pm
Teams play blindfolded for a chance to earn an advantage in this new episode of the Candy Crush game show. Mario Lopez hosts.

Life of Kylie
E!, 9pm
New Series!

There’s never been a family in history that has spawned so many TV shows about themselves, but America continues to be fascinated by them. E!’s newest series follows Kylie Jenner as she navigates her unique life as an entrepreneur, fashion designer, author, television star, style icon and CEO/founder of Kylie Cosmetics.

Chesapeake Shores
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Season Premiere!
The breezy summer series returns and in the season opener, “Secrets, Lies and School Supplies,” the lanterns aren’t the only flame glowing as Abby (Meghan Ory) and Trace (Jesse Metcalfe) try to reignite their romance. As Abby and the rest of the O’Briens prepare for the town’s annual lantern festival, Trace must return to Nashville to face a mistake from his past. Meanwhile, Mick (Treat Williams) takes his granddaughters back-to-school shopping while covertly working on a business deal that is guaranteed to cause family conflict.

Garage Sale Mystery: The Beach Murder
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
Original Film!

Jennifer Shannon (Lori Loughlin) knows to snap up a weathered ’60s surfboard on behalf of her client Anne Winters (Chiara Zanni), whose entrepreneur husband Steve (David Paetkau) hits the waves every chance he gets. When Steve’s wetsuited body is discovered on a secluded beach, circumstances indicate an accidental drowning, but Jennifer suggests a different cause of death: murder.

Ray Donovan
Showtime, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Susan Sarandon joins the series as Samantha Winslow, an entertainment powerhouse who seeks Ray’s (Liev Schreiber) help with her own unwieldy fixers and a mercurial young client (Banshee’s Lili Simmons) threatening to derail a billion-dollar film franchise. Plus, Mickey (Jon Voight) moves back in with Ray and Abby (Paula Malcomson), swearing he’s through with crime.

Monday, Aug. 7

Vera
Acorn TV
Season Premiere!

Two-time Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn is back for Season 7 as DCI Vera Stanhope with four new feature-length installments available today: Natural Selection, Dark Angel, Broken Promise and The Blanket Mire. Between Blethyn’s embodiment of the cantankerous but brilliant Vera and the gorgeously windswept countryside of northeast England, this one is a sure hit for fans of British detective dramas.

“Star Trek: Voyager” Marathon
BBC America, 12pm

BBC America presents a marathon of Star Trek: Voyager episodes from Season 6, which aired from 1999-2000.

The Bachelorette
ABC, 8pm
Season Finale!
Will personal trainer Peter propose? Will Eric from Baltimore finally manage to connect with Rachel? Or will Bryan from Miami ignore his overbearing mother and win Rachel’s heart?

So You Think You Can Dance
FOX, 8pm Live
Tonight, the dance competition expands its episodes to two-hour live broadcasts. After this season’s top 10 dancers are revealed, they will perform with their all-star partners for the first time in hopes of impressing America and judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Vanessa Hudgens.

Preacher: “Holes”
AMC, 9pm
Jesse (Dominic Cooper) investigates a fresh clue about God. Meanwhile, Tulip (Ruth Negga) makes friends with a new neighbor, and we get a glimpse into Cassidy’s (Joseph Gilgun) past relationship with Denis (Ronald Guttman).

Man v. Food
Travel Channel, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Food lover, actor and restaurant business veteran Casey Webb takes over as host as the hit series returns for a new season. Webb hits the road in search of hometown hot spots with the spiciest, largest and most amazing dishes on their menus.

Brillo Box (3¢ Off)
HBO, 10pm
In 1969, the film’s director Lisanne Skyler’s parents bought an Andy Warhol Brillo Box for $1,000. An exact replica of the popular Brillo soap pad product package, Warhol’s Brillo Boxes were, at first, dismissed by the art world — but in 2010, the same sculpture sold for over $3 million at a record-breaking Christie’s auction. Blending humorous family narrative with pop art history, Brillo Box (3¢ Off) follows an Andy Warhol sculpture as it makes its way from a New York family’s living room to the contemporary global art market, exploring the ephemeral nature of art and value and the decisions that shape family history.

Midnight, Texas: “Lemuel, Unchained”
NBC, 10pm
A deadly nest of vampires arrives in Midnight, and it turns out they’re old friends of Lem’s (Peter Mensah) who are eager to reunite. Manfred (François Arnaud) suspects there’s more to their arrival and joins forces with Olivia (Arielle Kebbel) to uncover the real story, while Creek (Sarah Ramos) prepares for the worst.

Tuesday, Aug. 8

Difficult People
Hulu
Season Premiere!
Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner are back as best friends who are still their own worst enemies. In Season 3, Julie (Klausner) embarks on a quest for happiness, while Billy (Eichner) begins to sour on New York, just as he begins to fall for his first real boyfriend (John Cho). Marilyn (Andrea Martin) lands a book deal, and Arthur (James Urbaniak) is forced to commute to the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre in Jupiter, Fla., where PBS has moved all its productions.

America’s Got Talent: “Judge Cuts 4”
NBC, 8pm
Music superstar Seal joins the judges panel and gets the special power of the Golden Buzzer in this last chance for contestants to impress the judges before going live for America’s vote starting next week.

Mysterious Wilds of India
Animal Planet, 9pm
This two-hour special shows how an amazing array of wild animals live, survive and sometimes thrive in the country of India, which is also crowded with humans.

Face Off: Divide & Conquer: “Amusing Aliens”
Syfy, 9pm
Legendary movie makeup special effects artist Rick Baker guest-judges the competitors’ alien creations, which are inspired by real recordings from space.

Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
HBO, 10pm
Season Premiere!
HBO’s Hard Knocks NFL training camp reality series is back for a five-episode 12th season, this time following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs finished 9-7 and were out of the playoffs in 2016, but won six of their last eight games and saw quarterback Jameis Winston continue to rise.

World of Dance
NBC, 10pm
Season Finale!
Find out who wins the inaugural season of Jennifer Lopez’s dance competition series.

Shooter: “The Dark End of the Street”
USA Network, 10pm
Bob Lee (Ryan Phillippe) and Isaac (Omar Epps) learn the world’s greatest assassin is in the United States. Flashbacks to a mission in Afghanistan reveal his identity: Solotov (Josh Stewart). Nadine (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) comes to Texas with suspicions of a conspiracy.

Wednesday, Aug. 9

Mr. Mercedes
Audience Network, 8pm
New Series!
Unlike the horror tomes Stephen King is best known for, Mr. Mercedes marks the author’s first foray into the hard-boiled detective genre. After a masked madman plows a stolen Mercedes through a crowd, the story leaps ahead to find the case’s lead investigator, Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson), run down by booze and haunted by his inability to catch “Mr. Mercedes.” The killer crashes back into Hodges’s world with a series of taunts, leading him into a cat-and-mouse tale that extends to a lonely salesman (Harry Treadaway), a computer-savvy local teen (Jharrel Jerome) and the sister (Mary-Louise Parker) of the vehicle’s owner.

MasterChef: “The MasterChef Returns”
FOX, 8pm
Last season’s winner, Shaun O’Neale, returns to the MasterChef kitchen to choose ingredients from his new cookbook to be part of the mystery box challenge.

America’s Got Talent: “Road to Finals”
NBC, 8pm
Before the live shows begin next week, relive the best moments from the season so far, including the Golden Buzzer saves.

India: Nature’s Wonderland, Part 1
PBS, 8pm
Join wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin, actor Freida Pinto and mountaineer Jon Gupta as they explore India’s natural wonders. From tigers and gibbons to elephants and rhinos, and the sacred Ganges to tea plantations, experience the subcontinent’s marvels. In this episode, witness a ritual tiger dance and see lions, elephants and India’s only ape — the hoolock gibbon. Then climb to the Himalayas where the Ganges River begins. Part 2 airs next week.

Swedish Dicks
Pop, 8pm
New Series!
In Pop’s new Scandinavian import, Swedish Dicks, Peter Stormare stars as Ingmar, a down-on-his-luck stuntman turned private investigator languishing in the City of Angels. Hilarity ensues when one of Ingmar’s jobs brings him into contact with Axel (Johan Glans), a buffoonish DJ and fellow Swede, and the two decide to team up. The series also features Keanu Reeves (John Wick) in a recurring role as an antagonist from Ingmar’s past, and Traci Lords (Cry-Baby) as Jane McKinney, a rival PI.

The Story of Diana, Part 1
ABC, 9pm
This two-part documentary from ABC and People magazine explores the remarkable chapters of Princess Diana’s life, reminding the world why they fell in love with her, as well as introducing her to a whole new generation.

Snowfall: “A Long Time Coming”
FX, 10pm
In the new episode “A Long Time Coming,” Franklin (Damson Idris) turns to Jerome (Amin Joseph) for guidance, resulting in an unexpected encounter. Also, Teddy (Carter Hudson) contemplates a different future for his family.

The Carmichael Show
NBC, beginning at 10pm
Series Finale!
The comedy ends after three seasons tonight with back-to-back airings of its final two episodes. In “Three Year Anniversary,” the family disapproves of the unique way that Jerrod (Jerrod Carmichael) and Maxine (Amber Stevens West) celebrated their dating anniversary, causing the couple to explore their potential inabilities to meet each other’s expectations. Then, in “Gold Diggers,” a debate about the effects of money uncovers something about Maxine’s financial situation that Jerrod never knew and doesn’t know if he can handle.

Thursday, Aug. 10

Golf: PGA Championship, First Round
TNT, 1pm Live
Golf’s final major of the year is at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., where top players Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Jason Day and 2016 tournament champion Jimmy Walker compete for the Wanamaker Trophy. TNT and CBS share tournament coverage through Sunday.

The Story of Diana, Part 2
ABC, 9pm
Part 2 of ABC’s and People magazine’s collaboration about the beloved Princess Diana, whose tragic death at age 36 shocked the world, airs tonight.

Whose Line Is It Anyway?: “Tony Cavalero”
The CW, 9pm
School of Rock star Tony Cavalero joins host Aisha Tyler and cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, as well as guest comedian Greg Proops, in a series of spontaneous improv games that are prompted by random ideas supplied by the studio audience.

First in Human
Discovery Channel, 9pm
New Series!
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) narrates this three-part docuseries (airing Thursdays) from director John Hoffman (The Alzheimer’s Project) that offers an exclusive look inside the National Institutes of Health’s Building 10, the world’s largest research hospital. Follow the stories of four patients and their doctors as the patients undergo experimental treatments for a variety of serious illnesses, resting their hopes for a cure on the brilliant minds at Building 10.

Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition
NBC, 9pm
Colin Jost and Michael Che bring their popular Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” segment to primetime for a series of four half-hour primetime summer specials. Additional SNL cast members will also make appearances.

Zoo: “Wham, Bam, Thank You Sam”
CBS, 10pm
In the new episode “Wham, Bam, Thank You Sam,” the team sets out on a rescue mission for Abe (Nonso Anozie) and Dariela’s (Alyssa Diaz) son, Isaac (guest star Jesse Muhoozi). Then, in search of information on a new hybrid, Mitch (Billy Burke) and Jamie (Kristen Connolly) travel to California, where they cross paths with a familiar face from their past.

The Night Shift: “Keep the Faith”
NBC, 10pm
When protestors descend on a funeral for a dear member of the night shift family, multiple veterans are injured and brought to San Antonio Memorial for treatment.

The Guest Book: “Story Three”
TBS, 10:30pm
The Guest Book comes from Emmy-winning creator Greg Garcia (Raising Hope, My Name Is Earl) and his obsession with writing fictitious stories in the guest books of various rental cabins to freak out the next renters. In tonight’s episode, Phyllis (Michaela Watkins) and her husband’s weekend retreat with his boss (David Zayas) and the boss’ much younger wife becomes unbearable for Phyllis, until she finds an unlikely escape by helping a stranger, Marcia (Stephnie Weir), run away from a plural marriage.

Friday, Aug. 11

Atypical
Netflix
New Series!
Jennifer Jason Leigh and Keir Gilchrist play mother and son in this comedy series that is a coming-of-age story told from the point of view of Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum. When Sam decides it is time for him to date, find a girlfriend and hopefully love, it sets his mother, Elsa, off on her own life-changing path as her son seeks more independence.

Naked
Netflix
Original Film!
Marlon Wayans stars in this romantic comedy as a man who is all set to marry the woman of his dreams — but he can’t quite get to the altar. Every time he comes close, he finds himself waking up naked in his hotel elevator, forced to relive the beginning of his wedding day over and over.

Golf: PGA Championship, Second Round
TNT, 1pm Live
TNT has second-round coverage of golf’s PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C.

Killjoys: “The Wolf You Feed”
Syfy, 8pm
Desperate for an advantage, Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) goes AWOL and risks a dangerous procedure that connects her to Aneela’s (also played by John-Kamen) memories.

Bering Sea Gold
Discovery Channel, 9pm
Season Premiere!
The Alaskan gold-mining crews of Discovery’s hit series return for another season tonight. With livelihoods at stake, Shawn Pomrenke and his crew focus on building a mega-dredge that dwarfs anything on the Bering Sea — a risk that could catapult his operation to success, or sink the entire business before it even gets started.

Dark Matter: “The Dwarf Star Conspiracy”
Syfy, 9pm
One of the Android’s (Zoie Palmer) newly discovered memories leads the crew to a suspicious Dwarf Star facility on Nova 17.

Wynonna Earp: “I See a Darkness”
Syfy, 10pm
The team may not be able to save one of their own after a run-in with the Widows.

“DuckTales” Movie Marathon
Disney XD, 12am (late-night)
Original Film!
The new animated adventures of our favorite feathered adventurers kick off with a one-hour movie (appropriately titled Woo-oo!) that will repeat for 24 consecutive hours. The series’ voice cast includes David Tennant (Doctor Who) as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi (Community) as Huey, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Dewey, Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) as Louie, Kate Micucci (Garfunkel and Oates) as Webby Vanderquack and Beck Bennett (Saturday Night Live) as Launchpad McQuack. Additional episodes of the series will debut Sept. 23.

Saturday, Aug. 12

Major League Baseball: Boston at N.Y. Yankees
FS1, 4pm Live
AL East rivals meet at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, N.Y., as the Boston Red Sox take on the Yankees in Game 2 of a three-game series.

Doubt
CBS, beginning at 8pm
Series Finale!
The final new episodes of Doubt air back-to-back tonight. In “Running Out of Time,” Sadie (Katherine Heigl) gives her closing argument in Billy’s (Steven Pasquale) trial and the jury begins deliberations. Then in the series finale “The Return,” the jury delivers their verdict in Billy’s trial, and Sadie learns of a secret that might have impacted his case.

The Essentials: “The Quiet Man”
TCM, 8pm
William Friedkin takes his turn hosting The Essentials, beginning with The Quiet Man. Legendary director John Ford won an Oscar for this film, which stars John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. The movie is known for the lush photography of the Irish countryside and the long, semi-comic, climactic fistfight.

Turn: Washington’s Spies
AMC, 9pm
Series Finale!
Although the Revolutionary War is nearly won, the series finale of Turn: Washington’s Spies will still feature plenty of drama. The driving story of the last episode is the fate of the show’s true-life characters. Foremost: the unsung heroes of George Washington’s (Ian Kahn) personal spy cell the Culper Ring, including Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell), Ben Tallmadge (Seth Numrich) and Anna Strong (Heather Lind).

Summer in the Vineyard
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
In this sequel to Autumn in the Vineyard, Frankie (Rachael Leigh Cook) and Nate (Brendan Penny) are now a couple and are gearing up for Summer Fest, the town’s largest event. They can’t wait to reveal their new wine and put the vineyard on the map. But when an issue with the wine puts things in jeopardy, both the relationship and the partnership will be put to the test.

Orphan Black
BBC America, 10pm
Series Finale
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Learn the fate of Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Helena and their Leda clone sisters (Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany plays them all) in the series finale of BBC America’s sci-fi thriller.