Saturday, Aug. 8
Jodi Arias: Cellmate Secrets
Seven years after being convicted of first-degree murder, new disturbing information comes to light about Jodi Arias and the murder of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander as her former cellmates and closest confidants give firsthand accounts of their time behind bars with the murderess. In an exclusive double interview, Tracy Brown and Donavan Bering reveal details and shocking information that they heard directly from Arias, including a bombshell new theory about the night of Alexander’s murder.
Summer Under the Stars: “Charlie Chaplin”
TCM, beginning at 6am
Catch a Classic!
Brilliant comic actor/filmmaker/composer Charlie Chaplin may be most associated with his legendary work in the silent film era, but his career also encompassed classics of the sound era. Today’s lineup of films is a nice mix of both, including very early appearances of Chaplin as his famed “Little Tramp” character in titles like 1914’s The Knockout and Mabel’s Married Life. The day also includes essential silent and sound classics like The Gold Rush (1925), City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936), The Great Dictator (1940) and Limelight (1952).
TNT & ESPN, beginning at 1pm Live
TNT and ESPN combine to televise four games on the NBA’s Saturday schedule, with the L.A. Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers, the Utah Jazz vs. the Denver Nuggets and the L.A. Lakers vs. the Indiana Pacers on TNT. The primetime game on ESPN has the Milwaukee Bucks vs. the Dallas Mavericks.
NASCAR Cup Series: FireKeepers Casino 400
NBCSN, 4pm Live
The NASCAR Cup Series is at Michigan International Speedway for a pair of 312-mile races beginning with today’s FireKeepers Casino 400 on NBCSN. The second race is Sunday, also on NBCSN.
License to Kill
World-renowned plastic surgeon and certified expert for the California Medical Board Dr. Terry Dubrow (Botched) returns as host and executive producer to guide viewers through shocking stories of crimes made by medical professionals. Each one-hour episode is told from the perspective of victims, families, colleagues, and law enforcement, and exposes what happens when the hands that should heal are used to cause harm on vulnerable patients seeking medical attention.
BBC America, 8pm
Fly over Africa on the wings of birds and see this most animal-packed continent through fresh eyes. Among other highlights in this episode, fly with eagles through the mist-filled Victoria Falls and dive for fish in the mighty Zambezi River; circle with vultures high above the Serengeti as they watch the drama of the massive wildebeest migration below; and more.
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
Based on the disturbing murder trial that captivated the nation, this film tells the story of Jodi Arias (Tania Raymonde), a seductive 28-year-old found guilty of killing her former lover, Travis Alexander (Jesse Lee Soffer), who was found nude in his home shower with a slit throat, 27 additional stab wounds and a bullet to the head. Jodi pleaded not guilty and contended she killed Alexander in self-defense.
Love on Harbor Island
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
When Seattle interior designer Lily Summers (Morgan Kohan) returns to her hometown to help her Aunt Maggie (Brenda Matthews) run her bed and breakfast by the marina, she meets a handsome seaplane pilot (Marcus Rosner) whose life’s work delivering rescue dogs helps Lily discover that home really is where the heart is.
Sunday, Aug. 9
Summer Under the Stars: “Goldie Hawn”
TCM, beginning at 6am
Catch a Classic!
First-time SUTS honoree Goldie Hawn may almost seem to some too “modern” to be featured in this month’s celebration, until you see that her work in today’s schedule of films absolutely is in the “classic” category. As you would expect for the brilliant comedic performer, the brunt of the lineup includes Hawn comedies like her Best Supporting Actress Oscar-winning performance in Cactus Flower (1969); Protocol and Swing Shift (both 1984); Foul Play (1978); Seems Like Old Times (1980); and the network premiere of The First Wives Club (1996). But you’ll also see her dramatic side in the network premiere of Crisscross (1992).
NBA Basketball: San Antonio vs. New Orleans
ABC, 3pm Live
DeMar DeRozan and the San Antonio Spurs face Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans at the Disney ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla.
Golf: PGA Championship: Final Round
CBS, 3pm Live
The final round of the PGA Championship tees off at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.
NASCAR Cup Series: Consumers Energy 400
NBCSN, 4:30pm Live
Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski and other top NASCAR Cup Series stars race in the 312-mile Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
Major League Baseball: Chicago Cubs at St. Louis
ESPN, 7pm Live
NL Central rivals take to the field at Busch Stadium in St. Louis as the Chicago Cubs face the Cardinals on Sunday Night Baseball.
Surviving Jeffrey Epstein
Following the impact of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly, the network continues to raise the voices of survivors with Surviving Jeffrey Epstein, in line with Lifetime’s Stop Violence Against Women initiative to provide a platform and resources for women. The four-part, two-night documentary investigates the billionaire New York financier who is alleged to have used his connections to the rich and famous to shield his predatory behavior with young girls. Revealing how Epstein set up a pseudosexual Ponzi scheme to bring in underaged girls, the doc delves into the aftermath the survivors are experiencing with no justice to be served.
Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Walt Disney”
Walt Disney was the father of movie-length animation who also reinvented the amusement park and created some of the most loved and recognized characters in the world, including Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. But Disney’s easy smile hid a world of trauma and obsession. On Dec. 15, 1966, Disney’s death at the age of 65 in a Burbank hospital shocked the world. The cause reported was cardiac arrest brought on by lung cancer, but Disney died five weeks after the initial diagnosis, so renowned medical examiner and forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter is seeking answers to understand what happened to this pop culture pioneer.
Tyson vs. Jaws: Rumble on the Reef
Discovery Channel, 9pm
Shark Week is officially on, and Discovery’s 32nd annual event has a big surprise. It’s been a while since heavyweight champ Mike Tyson went head-to-head, but he’s making his comeback with the most unlikely training partner — one of the ocean’s top apex predators, the tiger shark. Famed announcer Michael Buffer will be calling the shots as these two heavyweights square off underwater, all in the name of research.
Earth, air, water and fire are essential elements in life. But what happens when these natural elements turn on humanity? This series examines the catastrophic threat natural phenomena can pose around the world.
Very Scary People: “Robert Durst: World’s Worst Fugitive”
This episode looks at the strange case of millionaire Robert Durst, who lived under a cloud of suspicion after his first wife went missing in 1982, a case that went cold. Years later, Durst was charged with murder and went on the run after his neighbor’s dismembered body was found. He ultimately stood trial and confessed to the killing, claiming it was done accidentally and in self-defense, and was acquitted. But when Durst’s friend and confidante, Susan Berman, was shot dead in her home, he was again put on trial, with prosecutors asserting that Durst killed Berman because of what she knew about his wife’s disappearance decades earlier.
Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans) ushers in 1970 in Venice, while the team gets together to investigate a murder in Oxford.
Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Dick Clark”
On the morning of April 18, 2012, entertainment luminary Dick Clark died suddenly from a massive heart attack following a routine operation on his prostate. As host of the legendary show American Bandstand for nearly 40 years, Clark was a familiar face in millions of American homes and helped to shape modern pop music. Dr. Michael Hunter analyzes key moments from Clark’s life and medical history to explain why Clark died shortly after what should have been a simple procedure.
The Alienist: Angel of Darkness
Two back-to-back episodes conclude TNT’s eight-episode season that has seen the team led down a sinister path as they searched for the kidnapped infant daughter of the Spanish Consular.
Race in America: A Movement Not a Moment
This special brings home the defining issues of our time — race and equality — in an intimate roundtable discussion. This open dialogue features 10 outspoken Bravolebrities, Black and white, who share their perspectives on race relations today and how we can move forward with hope.
Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Billy Mays”
In 2009, America’s most famous TV pitchman unexpectedly died at his Florida home at just 50 years old. Billy Mays made his fortune pitching innovative products, and at his height he was on TV more than any other celebrity while revolutionizing the world of home shopping in the 1990s. Despite his wholesome man-in-the-street image, Mays’ death was as controversial as it was surprising. Dr. Michael Hunter uncovers some hidden truths about the life and death of Billy Mays.
We Hunt Together
This is a gripping twist on a classic cat-and-mouse story that explores the intoxication of sexual attraction and the dangerous power of emotional manipulation. As two conflicted detectives (Eve Myles and Babou Ceesay) track down a pair of deadly killers (Hermione Corfield and Dipo Ola), the series reveals how finding a volatile form of solace in another can have dire consequences.
Monday, Aug. 10
Summer Under the Stars: “Norma Shearer”
TCM, beginning at 6am
Catch a Classic!
It’s an extra-special remembrance of today’s SUTS honoree, Oscar-winning actress Norma Shearer, as today also marks the 118th anniversary of her birth (she was born Aug. 10, 1902; died June 12, 1983). The day includes Shearer’s Best Actress Oscar-winning performance in The Divorcee (1930), as well as her Best Actress Oscar-nominated performances in A Free Soul (1931), The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934), Romeo and Juliet (1936) and Marie Antoinette (1938). Among other classics, you’ll also see Shearer headlining a heavy-hitting all-female cast that also includes Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell in The Women (1939).
ESPN & TNT, beginning at 6:30pm Live
ESPN and TNT split an NBA primetime doubleheader with the Toronto Raptors vs. the Milwaukee Bucks on ESPN, followed by the Denver Nuggets vs. the L.A. Lakers on TNT.
Shark Week 2020
Discovery Channel, beginning at 8pm
Day 2 of Shark Week 2020 features three hourlong premiere specials: Abandoned Waters, about how the COVID-19 crisis has given researchers a chance to study great whites in Australia in an unprecedented way; ShaqAttack, with the return of Shaquille O’Neal to Shark Week; and Jaws Awakens, about the search for the largest male great white in the world.
The Titan Games: “The Titan Games Championship”
Titans from the Central, West and Eastern divisions have advanced to the Championship. Those six elite Titans return for the final rounds of competition. The top two men and women will advance to compete on Mount Olympus one last time. In the end, one man and one woman will be crowned Titan Champions.
Botched: “Hopeful Transformations”
A Scarlett Johansson lookalike wants the doctors to give her a flawless booty, while Dr. Terry Dubrow helps a mom with creaseless breasts get the reduction she’s tried to achieve for 20 years. Meanwhile, a woman whose face is destroyed from a motorcycle crash hopes surgery with Dr. Paul Nassif will ease the emotional pain.
Love It or List It
HGTV’s smash hit series, starring designer Hilary Farr and real estate expert David Visentin, returns with fresh episodes. Filled with Hilary and David’s sharp wit, funny banter and clever, competitive barbs, each episode will culminate with families answering the series’ highly anticipated question: Are you going to love it or list it?
10 Things You Don’t Know
Every week of this fun, new half-hour series will highlight a celebrity and count down the 10 most unique, unbelievable and surprising facts you don’t know about that person. From Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lopez and Tiffany Haddish to Will Smith, Lady Gaga, Keanu Reeves and more, the series will uncover all the hysterical, outrageous, only-in-Hollywood scoop that proves stars really are just like us.
Into the Unknown: “The Mojave Sandman”
Travel Channel, 11pm
In the haunting and inhospitable desert of Southern California, Cliff Simon is in search of the infamous Mojave Sandman. Sightings of a hairy, ape-like creature here have made headlines for decades. But while Simon is determined to make a contribution to the ongoing investigation, he increasingly has the feeling that he’s the one being tracked.