Saturday, December 16, 2017
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On TV this week, July 30-Aug. 3

On TV this week

MONDAY

Summer Olympics, 8 p.m., NBC We'll be keeping you up to speed on the primetime events, so tonight we have the men's gymnastics team final, some swimming and some synchronized diving. Just don't read the Interwebs before watching TV.

SERIES PREMIERE Off the Hook: Extreme Catches, 9 p.m., Discovery Pro wrestler Showtime Eric Young wants to be a pro fisherman, so he gets his own reality show where he kayaks rapids and fishes for sharks with pantyhose. You know, normal weekend-type stuff.

Miss Advised, 10 p.m., Bravo Julia has a hard time writing her column. Do what we do and just make it up.

Perception, 10 p.m., TNT Somebody involved in a murder leaves a message in a newspaper. He figured no one would read it there.

TUESDAY

Summer Olympics, 8 p.m., NBC More Michael Phelps, which will be fun to watch while waiting for the women's gymnastics team final. There's a reason they show that last, y'know.

SERIES PREMIERE Design Star All Stars, 9 p.m., HGTV David Bromstad, who won the first season of Design Star, hosts this spinoff that features people who didn't win from past seasons, which you would think precludes them from being called all-stars.

SERIES PREMIERE All the Right Moves, 9 p.m., Oxygen Choreographer Travis Wall tries to launch a new dance company called Shaping Sound. Having a reality show about it is a good first step.

Trust Us With Your Life, 9:30 p.m., ABC David Hasselhoff takes a turn letting the improv troupe act out his life stories. Place your bets on there being a cheeseburger involved.

Savage Migration, 10 p.m., Animal Planet Animals cross the Serengeti in this wildlife special. We always have to turn this one off when some water buffalo calf gets munched by a cheetah.

WEDNESDAY

Summer Olympics, 8 p.m., NBC More swimming and diving, plus the men's all-around gymnastics final and women's beach volleyball, which we'll all watch because it's the U.S. vs Austria.

America's Lost Treasures, 9 p.m., NatGeo We head to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia to find a letter seal for Robert Morris and copy letters to help us find a treasure buried by the nation's forefathers. Wait, no, that was Nicolas Cage.

SEASON FINALE Diamond Divers, 10 p.m., Spike The American crew take out a new boat after a storm destroyed their old one. That would have been a pretty good sign to give up for a while.

Restaurant: Impossible, 10 p.m., Food Why is it these restaurant owners never want to follow the host's advice on shows like this? Don't they ever watch old episodes before the crew show up?

Final Witness, 10 p.m., ABC A mother investigates gang rivalries and contract killings to find out why her son was killed. Those questions may have just been answered.

THURSDAY

Summer Olympics, 8 p.m., NBC There's so much hype about Michael Phelps taking on Ryan Lochte in tonight's 200-meter individual medley, it may as well be a boxing match. Underwater.

SERIES PREMIERE Natural Born Sellers, 9 p.m., HGTV A couple and their twin daughters all sell real estate. No one told them twins standing in the hallways of old houses are disconcerting to some.

Anger Management, 9: 30 p.m., FX Upon his release, an inmate from a prison therapy group shows up at Charlie's door. He wants to know why he doesn't pitch in the California Penal League anymore.

Suits, 10 p.m., USA Harvey asks an old coworker for help with a lawsuit pending against his firm. Yeah, we'd go asking friends for work, too.

FRIDAY

Summer Olympics, 8 p.m., NBC We get lots of swimming from both men and women, but then the U.S. plays Serbia in women's volleyball. Finally, what we've all been looking forward to: men's trampoline.

Undercover Boss, 8 p.m., CBS If your workplace makes and tests golf equipment all the time, what do the employees do during offsite business meetings? Forget that, what about vacations?

Common Law, 10 p.m., USA Wes admits to Travis he keeps having dreams about Dr. Ryan. Don't worry, man, we were fans of Flash Forward, too.

Doug Stanhope: Before Turning the Gun on Himself, 10 p.m., Showtime If Dane Cook's so-called jokes offended you, you may want to find something else to do when Stanhope is on.

— Joshua Gillin [email protected]

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