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Wednesday, Aug. 29
Ancient Invisible Cities
Professor Darius Arya explores the hidden secrets of three of the most fascinating cities of the ancient world: Cairo, Athens and Istanbul. 3D scans allow us to view the architectural jewels of these cities as they’ve never been seen before.
— PBS (@PBS) August 29, 2018
Castle Rock: “Past Perfect”
That hamlet of horror, Castle Rock, Maine, welcomes some newcomers unafraid to set up shop in the creepy town. At the same time, lawyer and native son Henry Deaver (André Holland) gets a clue in the mystery he’s been chasing.
Tennis: US Open: Second Round
ESPN, 12pm Live
Second-round action from the US Open begins today at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y.
MasterChef: “American Heroes/Waste Not Want Not”
Gordon Ramsay is best known for his big potty mouth, but this week, his big heart is on the front burner. Ramsay and his fellow judges direct the remaining home cooks to prepare dishes for the heroic first responders who battled Southern California’s devastating Thomas Fire.
This 2015 entry in The Fast and the Furious action films is the final appearance in the series for star Paul Walker, who died in a car crash in 2013. In Furious 7, Dom (Vin Diesel), Brian (Walker) and the rest of the “family” must deal with Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), who won’t rest until he exacts revenge from Dom and his family.
Melissa McCarthy stars in this 2015 comedy as Susan Cooper, an unassuming team player at the CIA. For years, she has been the voice behind agents and their successes. When top agents are compromised, she steps up to go deep undercover in a world of arms dealers in an attempt to prevent a global crisis.
World of Dance: “The Cut 2”
The acts face the deepest and most intense cut of the season with judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, Ne-Yo and host/mentor Jenna Dewan. The judges will score each act’s performance based on their artistry, precision and athleticism. Only the top three highest-scoring acts from each division will move on to the divisional final.
Suits: “Sour Grapes”
USA Network, 9pm
Donna’s (Sarah Rafferty) agreement forces Harvey (Gabriel Macht) to help David Fox (David Alpay). Alex (Dulé Hill) comes to Zane’s (Wendell Pierce) aid on a personal venture.
Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Retired detective Joe Kenda is back to recount more true murder cases from his personal investigative experience. In each case, Kenda offers details beginning from when he got the homicide call to when the case was closed.
The Sinner: “Part V”
USA Network, 10pm
As Ambrose (Bill Pullman) zeroes in on a new suspect, a rift develops between him and Heather (Natalie Paul).
Thursday, Aug. 30
CBS All Access
The 10-episode first season of this mystery drama is set in a small Rust Belt town in post-recession America, where a one-dollar bill changing hands connects a group of characters involved in a shocking multiple murder. The path of the bill and point of view in each episode paint a picture of a modern American town with deep class and cultural divides that spill out into the open as secrets get revealed. John Carroll Lynch and Nathaniel Martello-White are among the cast members.
Straight Outta Compton
From the streets of Compton, Calif., came a rap group that revolutionized music and pop culture as a whole. In the mid 1980s, N.W.A. became the world’s most dangerous group in the eyes of many and ignited a social revolution. O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell star in this 2015 movie chronicling N.W.A.’s rise.
ESPN & FS1, 8pm Live
Big Ten foes clash tonight at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind., as the Northwestern Wildcats visit the Purdue Boilermakers on ESPN. On FS1, the Missouri State Bears take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla.
“The Simpsons” Marathon
FXX, beginning at 8pm
Worst episodes ever! FXX airs The Simpsons episodes featuring Jeff Albertson, better known as Comic Book Guy, including “Three Men and a Comic Book” (1991), “Radioactive Man” (1995), “My Big Fat Geek Wedding” (2004), “Husbands and Knives” (2007) and “Homer the Whopper” (2009).
Take Two: “Stillwater/Family Ties”
In the first of back-to-back episodes, Sam (Rachel Bilson) and Eddie (Eddie Cibrian) travel to wine country to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a wheelchair-bound woman, but soon discover that this is no ordinary case. Then, when Detective Christine Rollins (Aliyah O’Brien) gets a frantic call from her younger brother asking for help, she assumes he’s in legal trouble, but when he doesn’t meet her as planned, she turns to Sam and Eddie to find him.
MTV’s Pretty Little Mamas
This new docuseries follows a 20-something group of San Diego friends as they juggle luxurious lives and young motherhood.
Queen of the South: “Diez de Copas”
USA Network, 9pm
Upstart “queenpin” Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga) may be destined to become la reina del sur, but Camila Vargas (Veronica Falcón) still rules on Season 3. The drug drama’s boss rival Teresa hunts for a mole inside her own operation tonight.
Nightwatch Nation: “Ready for Anything”
EMT workers on overnight shifts face fresh challenges each time they clock in. Tonight, firefighters search for victims at the scene of a fire in Tucson, Ariz., and, in Yonkers, N.Y., first responders treat a man who fell from a fire escape.
The Grand Hustle: “Lights, Camera, Hustle”
There’s a good reason the word “hustle” is in the title of this reality series. The remaining eight contestants vying for a job (with a six-figure salary) in rapper Tip “T.I.” Harris’s empire have quite the to-do list tonight: shoot, edit and present a music video in just 24 hours!
Snowfall: “The World Is Yours”
Nothing personal, just business. Young streetwise dealer Franklin (Damson Idris) schools an employee who steps out of line on this week’s episode of the gritty drama.
Shooter: “Family Fire”
USA Network, 10pm
Bob Lee (Ryan Phillippe) uses Harris (Jesse Bradford) to help him get payback for Earl’s death. Nadine (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) and Isaac (Omar Epps) try to convert Atlas recruits to their cause. Julie (Shantel VanSanten) experiments with putting life with Bob Lee in the rearview.
Beat Bobby Flay: “Fit to Flay”
Food Network, 11pm
Bobby Flay aims to defend his culinary rep by going up against restaurateur Nate Appleman and Italian native Silvia Barban in a cookoff. On hand to bust his chops and root for the challengers: celeb chef Scott Conant and actress Jane Seymour.
Friday, Aug. 31
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
John Krasinski stars as venerable action hero Jack Ryan in this modern reinvention of the legendary Tom Clancy character. In the eight-episode first season — all of which is available today — Ryan discovers unusual bank transactions that link terrorist sleeper cells and is pulled into a global manhunt for a new terrorist who is bent on creating worldwide chaos.
The new season continues to follow Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman), his wife, Wendy (Laura Linney), and their family as they navigate the murky waters of life within a dangerous drug cartel. With Del out, the crime syndicate sends their ruthless attorney Helen Pierce (new series regular Janet McTeer) to town to shake things up just as the Byrdes are finally settling in.
TKO: Total Knock Out: “Bring It On, Porkchop!”
A former Army Reserve captain, a construction worker, a longshoreman, a mini-horse breeder and a youth basketball coach take on the obstacle course tonight.
Breaking Big: “Gretchen Carlson”
See how former FOX News anchor Gretchen Carlson — a Miss America winner and Stanford graduate — found the strength to sue her employers for sexual harassment and became an advocate for working women everywhere.
This riveting docuseries about everyday folks who exposed the wrongdoings of the rich and powerful comes to a close with a look at a biofuel company that scammed investors.
ESPN & FS1, 9pm Live
Expect a raucous crowd tonight at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison as the Wisconsin Badgers host the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on ESPN. The San Diego State Aztecs head up the West Coast to take on the Stanford Cardinal on FS1.
American Masters: “Eva Hesse”
Discover the story of an artist whose groundbreaking work changed the course of art history. The 1960s creative communities in New York and Germany were never the same after her short but highly influential career.
Wynonna Earp: “I Fall to Pieces”
Lady Luck seems to have abandoned Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano) and Nicole (Katherine Barrell) when an errand for Nedley (Greg Lawson) goes terribly wrong. Meanwhile, Mama (Valerie Planche) discovers Doc’s (Tim Rozon) secret.
Mad Dog Made: “Bomb Squad”
Discovery Channel, 10pm
Things that make you go boom! A former Marine comes to famed weapons maker Kevin “Mad Dog” McClung to create a kit to disarm — not set off — some explosive mines. Can the team (safely) pull off the task?
Killjoys: “O Mother, Where Art Thou?”
Team Awesome Force is down a member, and the remaining interplanetary bounty hunters decide to follow the altered memory in Dutch’s (Hannah John-Kamen) mind on a mission concerning an unstoppable assassin.
Saturday, Sept. 1
Labor Day Weekend Comedy Movie Marathon
IFC, beginning at 6am
Celebrate the Labor Day holiday with your favorite comedies all weekend long. Enjoy classic films, starting with Elf and continuing with many more, including Billy Madison, There’s Something About Mary, Airplane! and Wayne’s World.
ABC, CBS, ESPN, FOX & NBC, beginning at 12pm Live
It’s the first full Saturday of the college football season, and there’s no shortage of great matchups: Oregon State at Ohio State (ABC), Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech (ESPN), Florida Atlantic at Oklahoma (FOX), Austin Peay at Georgia (ESPN), Washington vs. Auburn (ABC), Tennessee vs. West Virginia (CBS), North Carolina at California (FOX), Cincinnati at UCLA (ESPN), Michigan at Notre Dame (NBC), Louisville vs. Alabama (ABC) and BYU at Arizona (ESPN).
My Cat From Hell
Animal Planet, 8pm
Jackson Galaxy is back traveling the country to get up close and personal with all-new families with all-new stories as he tries to rehabilitate felines with behavioral issues and the cat owners who don’t understand them. One of the stories this season finds Jackson facing one of his greatest cat challenges when an old friend and animal welfare expert enlists his help to create a community movement and to recruit a new generation of volunteers to save feral cats in Philadelphia.
Pink Collar Crimes: “The Queen of Coupons”
The outrageous true crime series about felonious females continues tonight with “The Queen of Coupons.” A housewife takes couponing to a whole new level when she orchestrates the largest and most lucrative fake coupon scam in U.S. history.
I’ll Be Watching
After narrowly escaping the clutches of a deadly stalker, a beautiful young woman (Janel Parrish) flees to a remote, anonymous town where she rebuilds her life and finds the man of her dreams — until the man of her nightmares tracks her down. Also stars Rob Estes and Michael Welch star. Based on the novel The Purple Rose by Christi R. Walsh.
Fatal Vows: “The Bad Apple”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Francis “Nicky” Nicolosi and his devout new wife Eleanor are living out the perfect retirement. But when one is found dead in an apple orchard, police discover that there’s more to this seemingly frail and religious couple than anyone imagined.
Sunday, Sept. 2
Verizon IndyCar Series: Grand Prix of Portland
NBCSN, 3pm Live
After an 11-year absence, IndyCar racing is back in Oregon for the Grand Prix of Portland, contested on the 12-turn road course at Portland International Raceway. Scott Dixon, Alexander Rossi, Josef Newgarden, Will Power and Ryan Hunter-Reay look to come out with a win in the season’s penultimate race.
Snapped: Notorious: “The BTK Serial Killer”
Over the course of 17 years, the infamous “BTK Killer” Dennis Rader murdered 10 people and ridiculed police and press. In an exclusive interview, Rader speaks about what drove him to murder and the secrets he kept hidden for 30 years. This two-hour special also includes interviews with the journalists he tormented years ago.
College Football: Miami vs. LSU
ABC, 7:30pm Live
Enjoy some Sunday night college football before the NFL takes over next week. In one of the season’s biggest nonconference matchups, the Miami Hurricanes play the LSU Tigers in the AdvoCare Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Married to Medicine
They have the healing touch — at least when it comes to romance. On Season 6 of this docuseries about MDs, both Dr. Jacqueline Walters and Dr. Simone Whitmore have patched things up with their husbands. Now if they could just get along with the women in their social circle …
Major League Baseball: L.A. Angels at Houston
ESPN, 8pm Live
Sunday Night Baseball heads to Minute Maid Park in Houston as the L.A. Angels visit the Astros in the finale of a four-game series.
OBJECTified: “Jaclyn Smith”
FOX News Channel, 8pm
We’ve seen Pamela Anderson dissect her first Playboy cover and Kris Jenner wax nostalgic about her kids’ baby clothes. Now the series that showcases celebs’ prized possessions asks Jaclyn Smith to share her treasures. Among them? A cherished statue created by her late Charlie’s Angels costar Farrah Fawcett, an antique bed frame — purchased with her first paycheck — and a pair of old ballet slippers representing her early love for dance.
Angela’s perfect-seeming life gets derailed when her ex-boyfriend reappears and they begin a steamy affair. Although he initially seems like the sweet man she once loved, she soon discovers that something sinister lurks beneath the surface, and her fiancé, friends and career are all in jeopardy. Stars Linsey Godfrey and Tilky Jones.
Fear the Walking Dead: “Weak”
Things on Fear the Walking Dead are about to heat up — literally. For a weakened Althea, a.k.a. AI (Maggie Grace), and distraught June (Jenna Elfman), who’ve been separated from the rest of the apocalypse survivors in the wake of a hurricane, undead walkers may be the least of their worries. On tonight’s episode, directed by cast member Colman Domingo (the mysterious Victor Strand), food, water and medicine are in short supply. Oh, and Althea is about to be struck by an intense fever.
Monday, Sept. 3
Major League Baseball
ESPN, beginning at 1pm Live
ESPN has a Labor Day doubleheader of MLB games with the Boston Red Sox at the Atlanta Braves and the N.Y. Yankees at the Oakland A’s.
Cartoon Network, 6pm
The acclaimed, fan-favorite animated series comes to an end tonight as beloved characters Finn (Jeremy Shada), Jake (John DiMaggio), Princess Bubblegum (Hynden Walch) and more say farewell.
College Football: Virginia Tech at Florida State
ESPN, 8pm Live
College football gets a rare Monday night primetime game on ESPN as the Virginia Tech Hokies visit the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee.
So You Think You Can Dance: “Top 4 Perform”
FOX, 8pm Live
No one will be eliminated this week, but the competition is fiercer than ever as the final four fight to be named “America’s Favorite Dancer.”
His Perfect Obsession
Seventeen-year-old Abigail Jones lost her eyesight 11 months ago, and after the sudden death of her great-aunt, Abigail and her mother Allison return to her mom’s hometown for the funeral. While there, Allison meets Bart, her aunt’s strange (and psychotic) accountant who carries a long obsession for Allison, and Abigail must use her newly acute senses to save her mother and herself from Bart. Stars Arianne Zucker and Ali Skovbye.
Elementary: “The Geek Interpreter”
In the new episode “The Geek Interpreter,” Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) race to locate a missing woman when Harlan Emple (guest star Rich Sommer), Holmes’ friend and “Irregulars” mathematics expert, becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance.
CMT Crossroads: Meghan Trainor and Brett Eldredge
CMT closes out the summer with an all-new Crossroads mashup featuring Grammy Award-winning pop superstar Meghan Trainor and platinum-selling singer/songwriter Brett Eldredge. The one-hour special features hits including Trainor’s “All About That Bass” and current single “Let You Be Right.” The two friends also collaborate on Eldredge’s “Drunk on Your Love,” “Wanna Be That Song,” “Haven’t Met You” and the classic Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton duet “Islands in the Stream.”
Food Network, 10pm
When carb-loving comedian Tom Papa isn’t doing standup, he is probably eating, thinking about or making bread (his specialty is sourdough). In this new show he takes his passion for baked goods to the next level. In his mission to find the country’s best breads and pastries, Tom hits cities from coast to coast to shine a light on how local bakeries make life a little sweeter.
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Sisterhood gets sinister in this six-part series — which boasts Khloé Kardashian, one of America’s most well-known sisters, as an executive producer — that goes inside the most shocking crimes ever committed by the unlikeliest of pairs. Each hourlong episode investigates how and why this pair, bonded by blood, descended into darkness. In the premiere, religion and violence collide in small-town Oregon when a coldblooded murder occurs in a devout prayer group, shocking the community.
POV: “Voices of the Sea”
Follow a 30-something Cuban mother of four longing for a better life. The tension between wife and husband — one desperate to leave, the other content to stay — builds into a family drama after the woman’s brother and the couple’s neighbors escape.
Tuesday, Sept. 4
E!, 7pm & 11pm
The E! news team welcomes back Giuliana Rancic as she returns to her familiar role. Beginning tonight she will be cohosting the show with Jason Kennedy.
This two-week event takes you inside New York’s Fashion Week. The series follows nine high-profile supermodels — Daniela Braga, Olivia Culpo, Hannah Ferguson, Ping Hue, Nadine Leopold, Caroline Lowe, Ashley Moore, Shanina Shaik and Devon Windsor — as they prepare for the fall fashion season, navigate the cutthroat world of high fashion, and juggle relationships, friendships and hardships.
The Bobby Brown Story
BET had a critical and popular hit on its hands with last year’s biopic miniseries The New Edition Story, which chronicled the rise and fall of the famed R&B group. Now, the network narrows its focus even further with a two-night miniseries that looks at the life of one of the most renowned members of that group, Bobby Brown. Woody McClain reprises his role as Brown, from the earlier miniseries, with other notable casting including Gabrielle Dennis as Whitney Houston and Donshea Hopkins as Bobbi Kristina Brown. Part 2 airs tomorrow night.
Castaways: “A Cry for Help”
Matt finds two other castaways, Sawyer and Richard, on another part of the island. The three must figure out how to split their resources evenly. Tim feels guilt as he decides whether to stay in a new camp or return to his injured friend, Krichelle.
The next chapter in Kurt Sutter’s award-winning Sons of Anarchy saga is set in a post-Jax Teller world, where Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (JD Pardo) is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the California/Mexico border. EZ must carve out his new identity in a town where he was once the golden boy with the American dream in his grasp.
Making It: “Happily Ever Crafter”
On the season finale, the last three makers must create use their crafting skills to create a beautiful wedding experience for one happy couple, whose ceremony will be officiated by none other than host Nick Offerman!
Ex Libris — The New York Public Library
Go inside one of the great knowledge institutions of the world. The New York Public Library is accessible and open to everyone, and exemplifies the deeply rooted American belief in the individual’s right to know and be informed.
Wrecked: “Last Meal”
This season, the gang finds themselves shipwrecked on a mysterious billionaire’s private island, where they’re forced to hunt each other to the death in a basic-cable battle royale. In tonight’s episode, on the eve of the hunt, Martha offers the survivors one last meal of their choosing — as long as they can all decide together.
USA Network, 10pm
Based on the popular movie franchise, this thrilling series revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal during America’s Purge. As the clock winds down, each character is forced to reckon with their past and determine if they will be purging or purged upon.
Wednesday, Sept. 5
Born This Way: “Our Best Friend’s Wedding”
In the two-hour Season 4 finale, as Cristina and Angel’s wedding date quickly approaches, a nervous Cristina reaffirms her commitment to Angel by surprising him with a gift, while Angel takes lessons on being a good husband and prepares to move in with Cristina.
Back to School Just for Laughs
The CW, 9pm
While performing at the Montreal Just for Laughs festival, comedians including John Mulaney, Dave Chappelle, Jon Stewart and Eric Andre share their hilarious educational experiences.
Ancient Invisible Cities: “Cairo”
See how 3D scanning can be used to explore Egypt’s ancient treasures, including the Great Pyramid of Giza and the first pyramid ever built, a hidden Roman fortress, and a well deep in the rock below the Arab citadel of Saladin.
Suits: “Coral Gables”
USA Network, 9pm
Harvey (Gabriel Macht) helps Samantha (Katherine Heigl) settle an old score. Louis (Rick Hoffman) faces a hurdle on the path to fatherhood.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
At the end of Season 12, Dennis (Glenn Howerton) moved to North Dakota to be a dad, so while the gang might be without him for most of Season 13, you can still expect Charlie (Charlie Day), Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dee (Kaitlin Olson) and Frank (Danny DeVito) to go all out celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl victory.
The Sinner: “Part VI”
USA Network, 10pm
Vera (Carrie Coon) reveals Mosswood’s past to Ambrose (Bill Pullman), leading to a turn in Julian’s (Elisha Henig) case.
Thursday, Sept. 6
Tennis: US Open: Women’s Semifinals
ESPN, 7pm Live
The US Open women’s singles semifinal matches take place tonight at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y.
NFL Football: Atlanta at Philadelphia
NBC, 8:15pm Live
The 2018 NFL regular season kicks off tonight at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Super Bowl LII champion Philadelphia Eagles, as they take on the Atlanta Falcons. The Eagles narrowly beat the Falcons 15-10 in an NFC divisional playoff game last season.
Tonight’s celebrity panelists are Mario Cantone, Sandra Bernhard, Oliver Hudson, Caroline Rhea, Adam Rodriguez and Eva Marcille.
Food Network, 9pm
Tyler Florence brings together five of a city’s most talented chefs to battle it out in a restaurant they’ve never cooked in before. Through a game of chance, two of these local chefs become the judges and the other three compete to become the hometown champ.
Queen of the South: “Justicia”
USA Network, 9pm
Teresa (Alice Braga) tries to free a friend from his cage and comes face-to-face with her sworn enemy.
Take Two: “It Takes a Thief”
When a priceless painting is stolen in a daring heist, Sam (Rachel Bilson) and Eddie (Eddie Cibrian) are hired to try to recover it before it goes up for auction in the new episode “It Takes a Thief.”
Jordin Sparks: A Baby Story
This one-hour special follows singer Jordin Sparks and her husband Dana Isaiah as they adjust to newlywed life, balance their successful careers and prepare for the birth of their son.
Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty
In Season 2, supermodel Rachel Hunter embarks on a search throughout the Americas for the secrets to lasting beauty and a complete sense of well-being. From the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru to the body-conscious beaches of Miami and beyond, she explores landscapes as varied and diverse as the people and cultures that inhabit them.
Shooter: “Patron Saint”
USA Network, 10pm
As Bob Lee (Ryan Phillippe) finds himself torn between justice and family, Atlas pivots to a new game plan. Isaac (Omar Epps) and Nadine (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) investigate an overlooked Jack Long thread. Harris (Jesse Bradford) meets with a powerful ally.
Friday, Sept. 7
Marvel’s Iron Fist
As the martial arts character from the Marvel comics (Finn Jones) embarks on his second season, he faces two new villains: Davos/Steel Serpent (Sacha Dhawan) and Mary Walker/Typhoid Mary (Alice Eve).
Sierra Burgess Is a Loser
This original film is a modern rom-com retelling of the classic Cyrano de Bergerac story, set in high school. The story centers on the titular Sierra (Shannon Purser), an intelligent teen who does not fall into the shallow definition of “high school pretty” but, in a case of mistaken identity that results in unexpected romance, must team with the popular girl (Kristine Froseth) in order to win her crush.
Tennis: US Open: Men’s Semifinals
ESPN, 4pm Live
The US Open men’s singles semifinal matches take place today at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y.
Stand Up to Cancer
Various Networks, 8pm Live
The entertainment community again comes together for the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s (EIF) sixth biennial televised fundraising special aimed toward making an impact on groundbreaking cancer research. Actor Bradley Cooper returns as a co-executive producer of the event, now marking 10 years since its first telecast. The special will be simulcast on broadcast networks ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, and across many cable networks, standard and premium.
American Masters: “Elizabeth Murray”
Take an intimate look at artist Elizabeth Murray. This film, featuring Meryl Streep, chronicles Murray’s remarkable journey from an impoverished child to an artistic maverick and reconsiders her place in contemporary art history.
The Killer Closer: “The Last Straw”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
LAPD homicide detective Lindy Gligorijevic investigates when a man calls 911 after shooting his girlfriend. Following an hours-long standoff and an attempt to rescue the victim, Gligorijevic must prove the shooter had intent to kill.
American Masters: “Andrew Wyeth”
Uncover the hidden depths and complex inner life of the iconic artist Andrew Wyeth. With his life’s work as a background, examine his wide range of influences, including modern artists, war, film and the African-American community.
Saturday, Sept. 8
ABC, CBS, ESPN, FOX & NBC, beginning at 12pm Live
Week 2 of the college football season features Mississippi State at Kansas State (ESPN), UCLA at Oklahoma (FOX), Colorado at Nebraska (ABC), Georgia at South Carolina (CBS), Ball State at Notre Dame (NBC), Iowa State at Iowa (FOX), Clemson at Texas A&M (ESPN), Penn State at Pittsburgh (ABC), USC at Stanford (FOX) and Michigan State at Arizona State (ESPN).
Tennis: US Open: Women’s Final
ESPN, 4pm Live
The US Open women’s singles champion is crowned today at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y.
Her Boyfriend’s Secret
When home renovator Melissa Davis strikes up a relationship with her client, she believes she’s found the guy of her dreams. But when his ex appears with a grave warning, Melissa discovers that her dream man has a dark secret that he’ll kill to protect. Stars Kelly Sullivan, Maiara Walsh and Mark Famiglietti.
Bake It Like Buddy
Discovery Family, 9pm
“Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro hosts this brand-new competition series featuring America’s best baking families. Each week, two talented duos face off against each other in a fun head-to-head bake-off at Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, N.J. The contestants will have four hours to create a cake masterpiece before it will be judged on design, flavor, technique, finish and interpretation of the week’s theme — which will range from unicorns to sci-fi, 3D to Halloween, and more — by Buddy, his family and his staff. At stake is the chance to win a cash prize, professional baking supplies and bragging rights.
Wedding of Dreams
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Debbie Gibson, a pop sensation herself back in the ’80s, appropriately plays a former pop star named Debbie in this latest of Hallmark’s many wedding-themed romantic comedies. This Debbie has left the glitz and glam of her singing career to teach music at a high school and is set to marry her boyfriend, Noah (Robert Gant). But when she’s asked to sing her new single on a hit TV show, Debbie wows the audience and is invited to sing in the show’s finale — just three days before her wedding. Noah wonders if Debbie’s heart is still with him or with her music.
John Ritter: Behind Closed Doors
REELZ Channel, 9pm
Through personal stories told by his closest friends and costars — including his Three’s Company costars Suzanne Somers and Joyce DeWitt, along with Henry Winkler, Peter Bogdanovich, Jimmy Kimmel and Kaley Cuoco — this special reveals intimate details of beloved comedic actor John Ritter. The program explores Ritter’s undeniable talent, his legacy of laughter and his family’s determination to save lives by raising awareness of the condition that caused his death from an undiagnosed aortic aneurysm at age 54.