On TV tonight
Wild Arabia, 8 p.m., Animal Planet If you're already tired of Shark Week, you can check out the denizens of the desert in this special. Also, you can explore the oil economy a little bit, which is obviously why you're watching Animal Planet.
SEASON PREMIERE Barter Kings, 10 p.m., A&E This season Steve and Antonio continue to trade things without using any cash. That will be a useful skill once the oil economy falls apart.
SEASON PREMIERE Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Cincinnati Bengals, 10 p.m., HBO This behind-the-scenes show is an annual sign the NFL is almost back. The premiere is like Groundhog Day, except it actually signifies something.
SERIES PREMIERE The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man, 10 p.m., History Shelby Stanga from Ax Men gets his own show. First thing he's got to do is replace his houseboat, which was destroyed by a hurricane. Gripping.
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