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Saturday, August 23



    Is this deliberately bleak show from X-Files writer-producer Glen Morgan about aliens? Ghosts? A cabal of eternal life-seeking organ-pipe manufacturers?

  • Doctor Who

    Peter Capaldi begins his tenure as the Twelfth Doctor, still won’t accept HMOs.

  • Hell on Wheels

    Frustrated with the way things are going, Cullen takes railroad matters into his own hands.

  • Outlander

    Jamie helps Claire tend to a sickly child.

Sunday, August 24

  • 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

    There are plenty of reasons to watch the annual two hours that MTV actually devotes to music, but this year's got one really big one, and it rhymes with Schmeeyoncé.

Monday, August 25

  • The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

    Will Breaking Bad go out in a blaze of bullets and glory by claiming another best-drama statuette? Is it flat circle — er, time — for Matthew McConaughey to neutralize Emmy magnet Bryan Cranston? Can Amy Poehler snap her winless streak and snag a comedy trophy?

  • America's Next Top Model

    In last week's season premiere, ''22 toochers and boochers made the first cut as they bowled their fate.''

Tuesday, August 26


    Chelsea Lately

    Handler's live farewell show will feature Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, and a lot of nervous E! execs.

  • Tosh.0

    All of today's hippest videos, cool memes, and totally awesome content from a 39-year-old man at Viacom.

  • Tyrant

    Barry is troubled when he receives some bad news.

Wednesday, August 27

  • Franklin & Bash

    Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar are as smirkily charming as ever on the light lawmedy, now in its fourth season.

Thursday, August 28

  • Married

    Lina encourages Russ to consider a real estate deal, even though it seems shady.

  • Rush

    Rush treats a musician and gets introduced to a hallucinogenic drug.

  • Snack-Off

    The contestants try to create the ultimate hangover cure.

Friday, August 29

  • Jonah From Tonga

    Jonah butts heads with his dad when he visits for Father's Day.

  • American Masters—Dorothea LangeL Grab a Hunk of Lightning

    Narrated and directed by the famous photographer's granddaughter, the doc mixes personal memories with never-before-seen film and photos.

  • Donut Showdown

    So sad, all this donut-on- donut violence.

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