Sunday, Aug. 21: ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Series ‘House of the Dragon’ Premieres on HBO

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Sunday, Aug. 21

House of the Dragon
HBO, 9pm
New Series!

The dragons are back! Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, this highly anticipated prequel series is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and tells the story of House Targaryen.

Summer Under the Stars: Clint Eastwood
TCM, beginning at 6am
Catch a Classic!

Clint Eastwood fans, Turner Classic Movies is going ahead and making your day with a lineup of 11 films starring, and in some cases also directed by, the iconic actor/filmmaker. The schedule offers an interesting mix of the famous with the obscure, starting out with some of Eastwood’s earlier film appearances in supporting roles, including the 1956 Ginger Rogers and Carol Channing-led comedy The First Traveling Saleslady and the 1958 war film Lafayette Escadrille starring Tab Hunter. More familiar titles to fans featured today include the TCM premiere of the action/thriller The Gauntlet (1977), also directed by Eastwood and costarring his longtime companion Sondra Locke. There will also be some Westerns, naturally — Hang ’Em High (1968) and The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976, also directed by Eastwood) — as well as Magnum Force (1973), the second Dirty Harry thriller; Coogan’s Bluff (1968), the crime thriller that marked the first collaboration between Eastwood and director Don Siegel (Dirty Harry); Every Which Way but Loose (1978), the action/comedy that first paired Eastwood’s trucker character with a pet orangutan named Clyde; and more.

NASCAR Cup Series: Go Bowling at The Glen
USA Network, 3pm Live

Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney and other top Cup Series drivers battle for 90 laps around the 2.454-mile road course at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York.

MLB Little League Classic: Boston vs. Baltimore
ESPN, 7pm Live

The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles play in the Little League Classic at Muncy Bank Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

The Engagement Plot
UPtv, 7pm
Original Film!

After getting her heart broken on The Price of Love, a wildly popular reality dating show that matches 20-something female contestants with a young, financially successful bachelor, teacher Hanna (Rachel Boston) returns to her small Colorado town in hopes of moving on to better things. But this quiet life is rudely interrupted when Will (Trevor Donovan), the man who crushed her hopes on national television, unexpectedly shows up, hat in hand, with an outrageous literal marriage proposal.

Celebrity Family Feud: “The Sharks vs. The Talk and Natasha Leggero vs. Lauren Ash”
ABC, 8pm

Hosted by Steve Harvey, the first game has the Sharks from ABC’s Shark Tank face off against the hosts from CBS’ The Talk to see who will come out on top and win the grand prize for their selected charities. In the next game, comedians Natasha Leggero and Lauren Ash go head-to-head.

NFL Preseason Football: Baltimore at Arizona
FOX, 8pm Live

Week 2 of the NFL preseason continues tonight on FOX as the Baltimore Ravens visit the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium.

90 Day Fiancé
TLC, 8pm
Season Finale!

The cast of 90 Day Fiancé Season 9 comes together to relive their biggest moments and hash out unresolved dramas in the two-hour season finale.

The $100,000 Pyramid
ABC, 9pm

Disney+’s Big Shot actress Yvette Nicole Brown plays against comedian Pete Holmes. Then, actor and comedian Jo Koy (Easter Sunday) competes against Boyz II Men’s Wanya Morris.

My Life as a Rolling Stone: “Ronnie Wood”
EPIX, 9pm

In this episode of the docuseries that explores iconic band the Rolling Stones through the lens of its members, multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Ronnie Wood talks exclusively about his career in music and his life as a Stone, with all the exhilarating highs, and sometimes-dangerous lows, that came with it.

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
Original Film!

A chef from Atlanta trying to cope with a personal and professional setback travels to Hawaii, where she meets a handsome, reclusive surf instructor whose lessons help her find solid ground again. Lacey Chabert and Ektor Rivera star.

Killer ’90s: The Killer Nanny
Investigation Discovery, 9pm

The murder trial of British au pair Louise Woodward was televised live in the U.K., transfixing viewers and splitting public opinion about her guilt or innocence. Twenty-five years later, evidence is reexamined with unprecedented access to witnesses, the defense team, the prosecution and members of the jury who decided her fate.

Ghosts of Devil’s Perch
Travel Channel, 9pm; also streams on discovery+
New Series!

A mystery is buried beneath the streets of Butte, Montana, and the spirits tethered to the greed and vice of the historic mountain mining town’s past, which led some to brand it “the Devil’s Perch,” are rising to the surface with clues. With the town now intent on rebuilding its image, it seems every renovation project is digging up a paranormal nightmare, with residents and businesses reporting terrifying ghostly encounters. In an unlikely partnership, Mayor J.P. Gallagher and Sheriff Ed Lester have called in an elite team of paranormal experts — investigator Dave Schrader, tech expert K.D. Stafford and psychic medium Cindy Kaza — to help. This series chronicles their encounters.

Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story
TV One, 9pm
Original Film!

Chaz Lamar Shepherd (Luke Cage, The Game) stars as Marvin Sapp in this biopic about the famed gospel singer-songwriter/preacher. The film chronicles Sapp’s Michigan upbringing, his battle against alcohol abuse as a teen, his relationship with his late wife, MaLinda Prince Sapp (Ambre Anderson), and his rise in the music industry and growth in his faith. Sapp himself serves as an executive producer.

The Final Straw: “The Monster Crash”
ABC, 10pm

Hosted by Janelle James, four teams of contestants compete in an epic battle against gravity and physics as they attempt to remove items from towering, themed stacks. In Round 1, a pair of brothers is determined to whisk away the competition as they take on a team of best friends on the western stack. In Round 2, a new couple attempts to avoid striking out against a married couple who is set on making their dreams come true on the birthday stack. The winners from each round face off against the mad science stack to earn a shot at The Mega Stack for a chance to win the grand prize of $250,000.

United Shades of America
CNN, 10pm
Season Finale!

Season 7 of comedian/political provocateur W. Kamau Bell’s docuseries that explores issues of race and class across the country concludes with “Hawaii for Hawaiians.” On his second trip to Hawaii, Bell learns how an exploitative tourism industry has left local Hawaiians protesting to get their jobs back, competing with tourists for space in the water and struggling for housing. The host explores how the state can sustain its tourism industry while also supporting its local population.

Flatbush Misdemeanors
Showtime, 10:35pm
Season Finale!

The comedy series starring Dan Perlman and Kevin Iso as fictionalized versions of themselves finishes its second season with “Memento Mori.”

Monday, Aug. 22

Acorn TV
New Series!

This U.K. drama is about Anne Williams (Maxine Peake), who lost her 15-year-old son Kevin in the Hillsborough disaster — he was one of 96 fans who lost their lives at the 1989 FA Cup semifinal between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. Anne refused to believe the verdict of accidental death and was determined to discover the truth of what happened in the disaster, spending the next 24 years tirelessly tracking down witnesses, enlisting political support and campaigning for new inquests for Kevin and the other victims. All episodes are available today.

William Holden Icon-a-thon
MOVIES!, beginning at 1:15pm
Catch a Classic!

William Franklin Beedle Jr. became best known under his professional name, William Holden, becoming one of the top box office draws of the 1950s and still highly regarded for his acclaimed body of work. You’ll see five of Holden’s memorable films starting this afternoon and into the later evening as MOVIES! celebrates the iconic star: Apartment for Peggy, a 1948 comedy/drama also featuring Jeanne Crain and Edmund Gwenn; Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955), the Best Picture Oscar-nominated romantic drama costarring Best Actress Oscar nominee Jennifer Jones, and with an Oscar-winning title song; Picnic, another Best Picture Oscar-nominated 1955 drama, an adaptation of William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play that also stars Kim Novak; The Lion (1962), an adventure film shot on location in Kenya and Uganda; and Satan Never Sleeps (1962), a war drama that was the final film directed by Leo McCarey.

NFL Preseason Football: Atlanta at N.Y. Jets
ESPN, 8pm Live

A preseason edition of Monday Night Football has the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium to take on the N.Y. Jets.

American Ninja Warrior: “National Finals 2”
NBC, 8pm

The finals continue in Las Vegas, where the ninjas face super-sized obstacles in Stages 1 and 2 during timed runs. The ninjas who advance to Stage 2 must complete a six-obstacle course, including the new Hornet’s Nest challenge, to advance to Stage 3 of the national finals.

Inside the Factory: “Pasta”
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm

Witness the extraordinary technology and organization that turns semolina and water into 1,100 tons of pasta a day. Join our hosts as they mass-produce spaghetti, jar pesto sauce and discover where our passion for Italian food began.

Bobby and Sophie on the Coast
Food Network, 9pm
New Series!

Hit the road with Bobby Flay and his daughter, Sophie, as they set off on an incredible food tour across the sunny California coastline to explore the Los Angeles spots, old and new, that are part of the city’s exploding food scene. From glamorous Hollywood establishments to downtown L.A.’s hot new eateries to fresh seafood in sunny beach towns, Bobby and Sophie give us a front-row seat as they share what they enjoy most, tracking down and trying the most extraordinary eats around.

Beat Shazam: “Who’s Gonna Get That Money?”
FOX, 9pm

Longtime besties, golf buddies and a team of acrobatic aerialists compete for the $1 million prize in the new episode “Who’s Gonna Get That Money?”

Running Wild With Bear Grylls: The Challenge
Nat Geo, beginning at 9pm; all six Season 7 episodes currently streaming on Disney+
Season Finale!

Season 7 of Bear Grylls’ celebrity wilderness survival series concludes with back-to-back hourlong episodes. First, Anthony Anderson joins Bear in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where the actor is challenged to survive using just a rope and compass. Then, Bear puts Rob Riggle through survival tests in the Great Basin Desert to prepare the comedian/actor for his latest movie role.

Fatal Attraction
TV One, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Season 13 of this true-crime docuseries that explores what happens when relationships end up in murder begins with “A Fight for Life.” When a 35-year-old woman is found stabbed to death near the East River in Brooklyn, police initially suspect a random murder. But as they dig into the case, they discover she had been keeping a life-altering secret — and she wasn’t the only one.

Claim to Fame: “Spot the Difference”
ABC, 10pm

With only six contestants remaining, the competition is stiff, and loyalties are tested. This week’s challenge is centered on a mock estate sale, where the contestants must spot the difference when certain items, many of which are clues, are swapped around. Some new rule changes throw the group, and the eliminated contestant goes out with a bang.

ATL Homicide
TV One, 10pm
Season Premiere!

David Quinn and Vince Velazquez, veteran homicide detectives of the Atlanta Police Department, return for a fourth season of their series in which they share some of the grittiest stories of their careers. The season begins with the episode “Heather Camp & Nicole Sartell.” While working a homicide at an abandoned home, Quinn and Vince discover a second body hidden inside a closet, and their investigation quickly leads them on the hunt for a suspect known as “Murder Man.”

Tuesday, Aug. 23

Only Murders in the Building
Season Finale!

The comedy/mystery series led by Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez concludes its second season. Described as “the true crown jewel of our slate” by Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment, the popular and acclaimed show has been renewed for Season 3.

Summer Under the Stars: Mickey Rooney
TCM, beginning at 6am
Catch a Classic!

Joseph Yule Jr. embarked upon his acting career in the late 1920s under the name Mickey Rooney, and for nearly 90 years that name appeared across film, stage and television in hundreds of projects that delighted, and still continue to entertain, scores of audiences. Today’s Summer Under the Stars 12-movie lineup dedicated to Rooney gives a small, yet fun and varied, sampling of what he accomplished during just about the first 25 years of his career. Among the highlights: National Velvet (1944), the beloved horse-racing drama costarring a young Elizabeth Taylor in one of her early roles; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939), with Rooney as Mark Twain’s title character; Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (1939), an entry in the popular Andy Hardy comedy franchise with which Rooney is most identified; Boys Town (1938), the biographical drama led by Spencer Tracy; some of Rooney’s onscreen pairings with Judy Garland: Strike Up the Band (1940) and Girl Crazy (1943); and more.

Holly Hobbie
BYUtv, 7pm
Season Premiere!

This family series that follows the titular aspiring singer-songwriter (Ruby Jay) who isn’t afraid to fight for causes she believes in, even if it ruffles feathers, makes its Season 5 primetime broadcast premiere tonight, with new episodes premiering weekly (all of Season 5 is available for streaming at and via the BYUtv app).

Cinderella: The Reunion, a Special Edition of 20/20
ABC, 8pm

The 25th anniversary celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella will feature members of its all-star cast, including Brandy, Whoopi Goldberg, Jason Alexander, Victor Garber, Paolo Montalban and Bernadette Peters. The reunion special will include interviews with the cast and rare behind-the-scenes footage with Whitney Houston as it celebrates America’s first Black Cinderella (Brandy) and Fairy Godmother (Houston).

America’s Got Talent: “Qualifiers 3”
NBC, 8pm Live

More performers take the stage live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium as judging is turned over to the viewing audience to vote their favorite performer into the final round. Viewers can vote by using the AGT official app or going to Results air tomorrow night.

Motherland: Fort Salem
Freeform, 10pm
Series Finale!

The supernatural drama about witches in an alternate America comes to an end with “Revolution Part 2.” In a climactic battle, the Unit and their allies join forces to fight the Camarilla. Meanwhile, Alder (Lyne Renée) races across the world to find the final piece of the First Song.

Password: “J.B. Smoove & Jimmy Fallon”
NBC, 10pm

A new episode of this revival of the iconic game show premieres tonight as the series settles into its Tuesday-only time slot following two weeks that also featured Wednesday premieres. Jimmy Fallon is an executive producer and part of the celebrity/contestant duos who try to guess mystery words for cash prizes in each hourlong episode. Tonight’s installment finds actor J.B. Smoove joining Fallon in the competition. Actress Keke Palmer hosts.

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Lost Ollie
New Series!

This four-episode family series based on William Joyce’s children’s book Ollie’s Odyssey combines live action and computer animation to tell the story of lost toy Ollie (voice of Jonathan Groff), who searches for the boy who lost much more than a best friend. The series is directed by Oscar winner Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Rise of the Guardians), and also features Mary J. Blige, Tim Blake Nelson, Gina Rodriguez and Jake Johnson.

New Series!

This heartfelt comedy created and executive produced by comedians Mo Amer and Ramy Youssef follows Mo Najjar (played by Amer) as he straddles the line between two cultures, three languages and a ton of BS. Mo is a Palestinian refugee constantly living one step away from asylum on his path to U.S. citizenship when he and his family — including his sister, his older brother, and his resilient and spiritual mother — flee to Houston. Laughing the pain away, Mo learns to adapt to his new world even as getting ahead in life comes with several setbacks.

Queer Eye: Brazil
New Series!

This latest international edition of the popular Queer Eye lifestyle and fashion makeover reality series follows Brazil’s “Fab Five” — Fred Nicácio (well-being expert), Guto Requena (design), Rica Benozzati (style), Luca Scarpelli (culture) and Yohan Nicolas (beauty) — as they transform aspects of men’s lives.

Running With the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee

He’s the original computer genius gone rogue, inventor of one of the most successful (and most hated) pieces of software of all time: McAfee Antivirus. At his peak, John McAfee was worth $100 million. But when his neighbor was murdered, McAfee went on the run — and invited a film crew with him. With access to hundreds of hours of never-before-broadcast footage of McAfee as he was pursued by the authorities, this documentary is the definitive story of a larger-than-life character, a man who ran for president, escaped from prison multiple times and claimed to have hacked the world.

Selling the OC
New Series!

This spinoff of Netflix’s hit docusoap Selling Sunset follows a fresh set of Realtors who compete to establish themselves at The Oppenheim Group’s second office, in Newport Beach on California’s Orange County coast.

Summer Under the Stars: Jacqueline Bisset
TCM, beginning at 6am
Catch a Classic!

Lovely and talented British star Winifred Jacqueline Fraser Bisset — better known simply as Jacqueline Bisset — makes her Summer Under the Stars debut on Turner Classic Movies with a day featuring 12 of her films. Among these are four titles making their TCM debuts: the 1975 horror/mystery The Spiral Staircase, costarring Christopher Plummer; the 1976 crime thriller St. Ives, led by Charles Bronson; Believe in Me, a 1971 romantic drama; and The Grasshopper (1970), a drama costarring Jim Brown and Joseph Cotten. Other highlights during today’s lineup are the Steve McQueen-led action classic Bullitt (1968); The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972), the Western led by Paul Newman; and The Deep (1977), an adventure film based on Jaws author Peter Benchley’s novel about underwater treasure hunters, costarring Nick Nolte and Robert Shaw.

Music’s Greatest Mysteries
AXS TV, 8pm
New Episodes!

The investigative series that looks into some of the myths and legends surrounding music lore returns with six new episodes beginning with tonight’s entry, which explores the dark details of the death of Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones, the spooky similarities between Ray Parker Jr.’s “Ghostbusters” song and the Huey Lewis hit “I Want a New Drug,” and whether or not President Donald Trump’s Secret Service investigated Eminem.

Mysteries Decoded
The CW, 8pm
Season Finale!

“Phoenix Lights” brings the second season of this investigative documentary series to a close. Jennifer Marshall, a Navy veteran and private investigator, will dive deeper into the mystery of one of the most mysterious UFO events in U.S. history.

MasterChef: Back to Win: “Gas Station Gourmet/Winner’s Mystery Box — Gerron Hurt”
FOX, 8pm

Two new episodes of MasterChef: Back to Win air tonight. In “Gas Station Gourmet” 10 chefs are tasked with elevating traditional gas station and road-trip snacks into gourmet dishes. Then in “Winner’s Mystery Box — Gerron Hurt,” the remaining nine chefs are faced with a Mystery Box challenge from Season 9 winner Gerron Hurt. With no more immunity pins up for grabs, each contestant must create a dish that packs heat using an assortment of chilis and peppers.

In With the Old
Magnolia Network, 8pm; also streams on discovery+
Season Premiere!

Season 2 again follows designers, builders and old-home enthusiasts in small towns and big cities across America as they reimagine and transform abandoned structures by preserving their historical integrity while giving them new purpose. In the premiere episode, designer Christina Salway and her husband, John Moskowitz, restore a former poet laureate’s breathtaking home on the coast of Maine with the help of their son, dog, locals and friends.

America’s Got Talent: “Qualifiers 3 Results”
NBC, 8pm Live

Find out which two acts from last night’s live qualifiers are moving on to the final round of the competition.

Supersenses: “Invisible World”
Smithsonian Channel, 8pm

Beyond our scope of perception is an invisible world of sights, sounds and odors that animals rely on in order to survive. See how animals use chemical, ultraviolet, low-frequency and other invisible signals to hunt, mate and more.

Katrina Babies
HBO, 9pm

This documentary is directed by first-time filmmaker and New Orleans native Edward Buckles Jr. The director, who himself was 13 years old when Hurricane Katrina hit the area in 2005, spent seven years documenting the stories of his peers who survived the devastating storm as children, using his community’s tradition of oral storytelling to open a door for healing and to capture the strength and spirit of his city.

Farmhouse Fixer
HGTV, 9pm
Season Premiere!

Former New Kids on the Block singer Jonathan Knight and designer Kristina Crestin return for Season 2 of this home renovation series. The duo renovate old properties into exquisite modern homes while maintaining the original charm. The premiere finds Knight and Crestin working with a family relocating from the West Coast after buying a 1798 farmhouse in New Hampshire.

In Pursuit With John Walsh
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
Season Premiere!

John Walsh and his son, Callahan Walsh, return for a fourth season of shining the light on violent fugitives. In the season premiere, after a corrections officer and devoted mother goes missing, her son’s father, William Strand, becomes the prime suspect, and John joins the hunt to bring him in. Then, investigators say an unidentified serial sexual predator terrorized women in central Florida for years until breakthrough DNA technology appears to link Leslie Lagrotta to the assaults. Callahan is on the ground in Orlando to help authorities track the suspect. The episode is immediately followed by an hourlong in-studio special, In Pursuit: Hot on the Trail, in which the Walshes take a deep dive into cases and give real-time updates.

Welcome to Wrexham
FX, 10pm
New Series!

In 2020, Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) and Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) formed The R.R. McReynolds Company and purchased the struggling fifth-tier English soccer club Wrexham AFC. This docuseries tracks their crash course in football club ownership, and the inextricably connected fates of a team and a town counting on two actors to bring some serious hope and change to a community that could use it.

Thursday, Aug. 25

Carl Weber’s The Black Hamptons
New Series!

Based on the novel by bestselling author Carl Weber (The Family Business), who serves as showrunner, executive producer and writer, this limited-series family drama is set in the quaint town of Sag Harbor on New York’s Long Island, an area known as “the Black Hamptons.” It follows the brewing feud between the Brittons and the Johnsons, in which the difference between old money and new money is very apparent. The series not only features the glitz and gloss of the Black elite, but also exposes the secrets of wealth and prestige. With a mix of legacy families, their friends, wannabes and thirsty developers, drama can never be too far behind. Lamman Rucker, Vanessa Bell Calloway and Elise Neal lead the cast. All four episodes drop today.

House of Ho
Season Premiere!

The reality series that chronicles the lavish lifestyle, strong values and multigenerational clash of the Ho family, Vietnamese immigrants who achieved the American dream and built a multimillion-dollar real estate and banking empire, returns for Season 2. New to the cast this year are single roommates Bella Ho and Kim Ho (Washington and Judy’s cousins), independent-minded Vanessa Kon and Tammy Gee (Nate’s sisters), and their respective partners. The first three episodes drop today; another three episodes follow on Sept. 1, with the season’s final four episodes available Sept. 8.

New Series!

This eight-episode limited series explores the tumultuous ups and downs of Mike Tyson’s boxing career and personal life. From being a beloved global athlete to a pariah and back again, the drama covers all aspects of Tyson’s dynamic and controversial story. Focusing a lens on the notorious boxer, Mike examines class, race, fame, misogyny, the media and the American dream. Trevante Rhodes stars as the title character. Episodes are available Thursdays beginning today.

Star Trek: Lower Decks
Season Premiere!

The half-hour animated comedy entry in the Star Trek franchise returns for Season 3, which challenges the ensigns of the USS Cerritos in hilarious ways they never could imagine, starting with a shocking resolution to Season 2’s epic cliffhanger finale. Episodes are available Thursdays beginning today.

The End Is Nye
New Series!

This fun and informative series is hosted and executive produced by famed “Science Guy” Bill Nye. In each of the six 45-minute episodes (all are available today), Nye is placed into one of the most epic global disasters imaginable, natural and unnatural, and then demystifies it for the audience by using science to show how we can survive, mitigate and even prevent such a catastrophe. While the installments present mystery, terror and thrills, they also offer hope and a way forward through a scientific blueprint for surviving anything that comes our way. Seth MacFarlane, who also helped bring the revival of Cosmos to television, is an executive producer here, and the longtime science advocate will make a brief cameo in each episode.

Everything I Know About Love
New Series!

Set in a 2012 London house-share inhabited by four girls — childhood best friends and the series’ central focus, Maggie (Emma Appleton) and Birdy (Bel Powley), along with their mates from university, Amara (Aliyah Odoffin) and Nell (Marli Siu) — this seven-episode comedy/drama offers an unflinching deep dive into bad dates, heartaches and humiliations, and begs the question: Can platonic love survive romantic love as we grow up? The series is based on Dolly Alderton’s memoir, and the author is creator, writer and executive producer.

Summer Under the Stars: Gilbert Roland
TCM, beginning at 6am
Catch a Classic!

When Mexican-born Luis Antonio Dámaso de Alonso found his way to Hollywood in his late teens and began appearing as an extra in silent films, he chose his screen name — Gilbert Roland — by combining the names of his favorite actors, John Gilbert and Ruth Roland. He went on to become at least as famous a movie star as they were, often as a “Latin lover” character early on, but also in more substantive later roles during his seven-decade career. Roland gets his first Summer Under the Stars salute on Turner Classic Movies today with a 14-film lineup of titles that begins with the 1930 drama Men of the North. The day also includes the 1952 drama The Bad and the Beautiful, which earned the actor a Golden Globe nomination; some of his notable adventure films, like 1953’s Beneath the 12-Mile Reef and Thunder Bay; two of the series of Westerns in which Roland famously portrayed the Cisco Kid, both making their TCM premieres: Beauty and the Bandit (1946) and Robin Hood of Monterey (1947); and more.

NFL Preseason Football
NFL Network & Prime Video, beginning at 8pm Live

Week 3 of the NFL preseason includes the Green Bay Packers at the Kansas City Chiefs on NFL Network and the San Francisco 49ers at the Houston Texans on Prime Video.

Secrets Exposed
LMN, 8pm

In this premiere movie, single mom Joanna is looking forward to surprising her daughter, Lizzie, at college. But when she arrives on campus, Joanna is shocked to learn Lizzie is missing. As Joanna searches her daughter’s room, she learns Lizzie has a mysterious job to help pay for school. Will Joanna be able to figure out the puzzle in time to save her daughter?

No Demo Reno: “New Space for Newlyweds”
HGTV, 9pm

Jenn Todryk helps a newlywed couple who recently moved into the house she’s owned for 10 years and want a space they can make a future in. Then, Jenn takes on her toughest client and job yet: her 3-year-old daughter Vivienne’s bedroom.

Bargain Mansions
Magnolia Network, 9pm
Season Premiere!

For home restoration expert Tamara Day, the bigger the home, the bigger the challenge. This series follows the Kansas City, Missouri, native as she restores neglected large homes and brings them back to life for new families to love.

Little Demon
FXX, 10pm
New Series!

In this new animated comedy, a reluctant mother (voice of Aubrey Plaza) and her Antichrist daughter (voice of Lucy DeVito) attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware, but are constantly thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan (voice of Danny DeVito), who yearns for custody of his daughter’s soul.

Fright Club: “The Nightmare Shift”
Travel Channel, 10pm

Jack Osbourne and the Ghost Brothers get the full breakdown on a security guard’s encounter with a ghost; a skinwalker howls in the dark; and a poltergeist pesters employees at a haunted pizzeria.

Friday, Aug. 26

Apple TV+
Season Premiere!

The epic series set in a postapocalyptic world and led by Jason Momoa returns for its eight-episode third and final season, with new installments available Fridays beginning today. “We are thrilled to share this epic final chapter of See,” says showrunner and executive producer Jonathan Tropper. “[It] delivers all the intense drama, riveting action and heartfelt emotion fans have come to expect, as well as what we think is a deeply satisfying conclusion to our story.”

Diary of an Old Home
Magnolia Network on discovery+
New Series!

Homeowners offer an intimate look at the original features and modern renovations that make their old homes unique. They also share their passion for understanding and preserving their properties’ distinct histories.

Rental Redo
Magnolia Network on discovery+
New Series!

Designer Keyanna Bowen has a passion for renovating rental properties, and in this series, she shows you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make a big impact as she reveals cost-saving tips while updating rentals to help tenants feel more at home.

Loving Adults
Original Film!

In this twisty Danish thriller where nothing is what it seems, Christian (Dar Salim) and Leonora (Sonja Richter) are living the perfect life with their son, who has just been declared healthy after a long-term severe illness. Their future finally seems bright, until Leonora is blindsided by the realization that Christian might leave her for a younger woman (Sus Wilkins) and decides that, by any means necessary, she will refuse to be the woman who got left behind.

Me Time
Original Film!

Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg headline this comedy in which Hart plays a stay-at-home dad who finds himself, for the first time in years, with a little “me time” while his wife and kids are away. He reconnects with his former best friend (Wahlberg) for a wild weekend that nearly upends his life. Regina Hall also stars.

Prime Video
Original Film!

Thirteen-year-old Sam Cleary (Javon “Wanna” Walton) suspects that his mysterious and reclusive neighbor, Mr. Smith (Sylvester Stallone), is actually a legend hiding in plain sight. Twenty-five years ago, Granite City’s super-powered vigilante, Samaritan, was reported dead after a fiery warehouse battle with his rival, Nemesis. Most believe Samaritan perished in the fire, but some in the city, like Sam, have hope that he is still alive. With crime on the rise and the city on the brink of chaos, Sam makes it his mission to coax his neighbor out of hiding to save the city from ruin.

Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby
Prime Video

Following its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in June, this documentary begins streaming exclusively on Prime. Director Karam Gill’s film chronicles the meteoric and transformational journey of Grammy-winning rapper Lil Baby (born Dominique Armani Jones) from local Atlanta hustler to one of hip-hop’s biggest stars and one of pop culture’s most important voices for change.

Alfred Hitchcock Icon-a-thon
MOVIES!, beginning at 11am
Catch a Classic!

Take a seat (and prepare to be on the edge of it) as MOVIES! presents four classics from the legendary Master of Suspense, director Alfred Hitchcock, made during his Hollywood filmmaking heyday in the 1940s and ’50s. Up first is Lifeboat (1944), a survival drama set entirely aboard the titular craft that is carrying survivors of a torpedoed ship. Hitchcock received a Best Director Oscar nomination for the film, whose cast is led by Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak and Mary Anderson. Following that is The Wrong Man (1956), a rare film from Hitch in that it is a docudrama largely taken from a real-life incident about an innocent man (Henry Fonda) wrongly charged with a crime. Vera Miles costars. Next is 1951’s Strangers on a Train, a thrilling adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel in which pro tennis player Guy Haines (Farley Granger) has the bad luck of sitting next to a man named Bruno Antony (Robert Walker in a memorably chilling performance) on a train and getting drawn into his deranged and murderous orbit. Finally, Grace Kelly, Ray Milland and Robert Cummings lead Dial M for Murder (1954), in which a former tennis star plots to have his adulterous wife killed.

Secret Celebrity Renovation: “Utkarsh Ambudkar”
CBS, 8pm

Utkarsh Ambudkar (Ghosts) returns home to Gaithersburg, Maryland, to help renovate his parents’ home and create a backyard oasis and more for them to enjoy with their large extended family.

Dying for a Family
LMN, 8pm

Life with the latest foster family seems good for teenage siblings Darcie and Hannah. But when Hannah disappears without a trace, it’s left to younger sister Darcie to solve the mystery and save the family from dark truths that threaten to destroy everything.

NFL Preseason Football: Seattle at Dallas
NFL Network, 8pm Live

The Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys finish their preseason slate with this Week 3 tune-up game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

ONE on Prime Video: Moraes vs. Johnson II
Prime Video, beginning at 8pm live

Prime Video airs the first martial arts event under its new exclusive U.S. streaming agreement with ONE Championship, held at Singapore Indoor Stadium. The lead card features MMA atomweights Itsuki Hirata and Lin Heqin, as well as Muay Thai catchweights Diandra Martin and Amber Kitchen. Ahead of the main card, fans will get to see ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao defend his title against Liam Harrison in the co-main event. The main card will showcase a ONE Flyweight World Championship rematch between reigning champ Adriano Moraes and Demetrious Johnson.

My Lottery Dream Home: “Blended Bliss in New Hampshire”
HGTV, 9pm

Becky has been busily raising her three kids in Burlington, Massachusetts, but after her $2 million lottery win, she’s ready for a change of pace. She’s ready to move in with her fiancé Greg, so she’s buying their dream home just across the border in New Hampshire. David Bromstad shows them some adorable homes in various stages of needing renovations. Since Greg is a professional handyman, will they choose a real DIY project or something move-in ready where they can relax together?

César Millán: Better Human Better Dog: “Avocado Aggression” & “Unleash the Hulk”
Nat Geo, beginning at 9pm; episodes encore tomorrow, Aug. 27, on Nat Geo Wild, beginning at 10pm
Season Finale!

Season 2 of canine behavior expert César Millán’s series concludes with back-to-back hourlong episodes. In “Avocado Aggression,” César rehabs a Doberman that can’t stop scanning for threats — and finding them in his own home in the form of a packmate, leading to violent fights between the brothers. Then, in “Unleash the Hulk,” César sets out to help a confused and aggressive young bulldog named Jaxx, who has been keeping his family prisoner in their own home.

Great Performances: “Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2022”
PBS, 9pm

The Vienna Philharmonic performs its annual summer night concert at Austria’s Schönbrunn Palace, with cellist Gautier Capuçon under the direction of guest conductor Andris Nelsons.

Saturday, Aug. 27

Summer Under the Stars: Marilyn Monroe
TCM, beginning at 6am
Catch a Classic!

This month marks the 60th anniversary of the all-too-soon passing of actress Norma Jeane Mortenson — best known as legendary screen star Marilyn Monroe — who died at age 36 on Aug. 4, 1962. So it is especially fitting that the icon makes her return to Turner Classic Movies’ annual August Summer Under the Stars event. Today’s lineup includes 12 titles that show how Monroe will live forever thanks to her mesmerizing presence on the big screen. It kicks off with Ladies of the Chorus, a 1949 musical featuring Monroe in her first starring role, followed by another of her early appearances, in the drama The Asphalt Jungle (1950), which helped critics and audiences begin to really take notice of her. Among the other highlights today are The Seven Year Itch (1955), the romantic comedy that earned Monroe a BAFTA Award nomination as “the Girl” and gave us the iconic scene of her standing over a subway grate as her white dress billows up; Bus Stop (1956), the comedy/drama with a Golden Globe-nominated performance from Monroe; Billy Wilder’s famed comedy Some Like It Hot (1959), boasting a Golden Globe-winning performance from the actress; and the romantic comedy The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), the first movie produced by the star’s company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, in which she delivered another BAFTA-nominated performance.

College Football
ESPN & FOX, beginning at 12:30pm Live

Early season action has Nebraska vs. Northwestern in the Aer Lingus College Football Classic in Ireland (FOX), Stephen F. Austin State vs. Jacksonville State in the FCS Kickoff in Montgomery, Alabama (ESPN), and Howard vs. Alabama State in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge in Atlanta (ESPN).

NFL Preseason Football
NFL Network, beginning at 3pm Live

A trio of Week 3 preseason contests on NFL Network has the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Atlanta Falcons, the L.A. Rams at the Cincinnati Bengals and the Minnesota Vikings at the Denver Broncos.

NASCAR Cup Series: Coke Zero Sugar 400
NBC, 7pm Live

The Cup Series playoff field will be set following tonight’s regular-season finale at the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

Game, Set, Love
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
Original Film!

Former pro tennis player Taylor reluctantly agrees to coach her former doubles partner Ashley and Ashley’s new partner, Will. He desperately needs to repair his reputation and career, and while Taylor and Will clash at first, she’s surprised to discover a different side to him. Stars Davida Williams, Richard Harmon and Tracy Austin.

Help! I Wrecked My House
HGTV, 9pm
Season Premiere!

California-based designer and builder and former Hidden Potential host Jasmine Roth is back for Season 3 of this series featuring her fixing major home renovation disasters. The 10-episode season begins with Roth helping a homeowner struggling to renovate his father’s 1960s-style childhood home. Burnout and an unreliable contractor necessitate a rescue operation. Roth steps in to revamp unfinished rooms and transform the home into a mid century masterpiece.

Living With a Serial Killer
Oxygen, 9pm
Season Finale!

Season 2 of this true-crime docuseries concludes with “Anthony Sowell.” It chronicles how East Cleveland is shattered when the bodies of 11 murdered women are found in a house of horrors. As the crimes become public, the killer’s sister faces death threats and reminders of a childhood spent with a young man who turned into a monster.

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