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Thursday, July 31


    The Honorable Woman

    ''Who do you trust?'' intones Maggie Gyllenhaal's British-born, Israeli-passport-carrying businesswoman Nessa Stein at the start of this stylish, complex thriller. It's a good question...

  • The Quest

    A dozen fantasy-loving contestants are transported to a Dungeons & Dragons-esque fictional land where they are given a series of tests, such as, in the premiere, firing arrows at dummies while mud rains down on their heads.

Friday, August 01

  • Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

    Can you overdose on savory chicken sopas, tricolor cannelloni, and fresh seafood cioppino? Let's see!

  • Redwood Kings

    Twins Ron and John Daniels turn wood into art. Stop sniggering!

  • David Tutera's CELEBrations

    We're not saying Sisyphus had it easy. But Tutera's tasks on his new show will include organizing Lil' Kim's baby shower.

Saturday, August 02


    Hell on Wheels

    Former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon continues to navigate his way around the menacing Swede, and tycoon Doc Durant finds a new foe in Wyoming governor John Campbell.

Sunday, August 03

  • The Last Ship

    The ship picks up a distress call near Jamaica. Maybe someone ran out of Red Stripe.

  • Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge

    Challenge not accepted.

  • Ray Donovan

    Abby meets a new friend at the gun range. Mr. Glock?

  • Halt and Catch Fire

    The debut season of the computer drama ends with Gordon and Joe preparing to ship the Giant.

Monday, August 04


    The Awesomes

    Seth Meyers' cheeky, geeky labor of love pokes at the psychology of superhero rivalries and supervillain origins.

  • Bachelor in Paradise

    Ex-contestants are brought together for a big coed mixer in Mexico. Finally, payback for the Alamo!

  • Partners

    There's plenty of throwback appeal to this sitcom about two desperate lawyers starting a new firm, and it's thanks to the chemistry between Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer.

  • Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words

    This insightful doc about the disgraced president proves once and for all that he did not kill Zoe Barnes.

  • Jersey Belle

    The network's latest reality show centers on a PR woman from New Jersey who moves to Alabama for love.

Tuesday, August 05

  • CMA Music Festival

    The annual Nashville shindig has a heavy-duty pickup truck's worth of talent this year.

  • Face Off

    This week, the competitors must create ''ancient aliens.'' You just can't make this stuff up!

  • Rizzoli & Isles

    Rizzoli and Isles race to find a witness who saw something awful at a nightclub.

  • Nathan for You

    The comedian/business guru helps a dating site lure more users.

Wednesday, August 06

  • Altman

    The film dives into the director's attitude toward the movie industry and boasts clips of his iconoclastic work.

  • My Grandmother's Ravioli

    Mo Rocca will stop talking just long enough to put food in his mouth.

  • Taxi Brooklyn

    The cops look for a woman who disposes of her lovers in bad ways.

  • Top Chef Duels

    The spin-off begins with Richard Blais versus Marcel Vigneron. Even yummier: host Curtis Stone.

  • The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail

    Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani showcase L.A.'s finest stand-up comics, a.k.a. former New Yorkers.

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