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TV This Week, July 31-Aug. 6: 'The Bandit,' the Olympics and more

 

SUNDAY

The new sports doc “Kerri Walsh Jennings: Gold Within” gets up close and personal with the beach-volleyball star as she preps for her fifth Olympics. 1 p.m. NBC

Beauty and the beast: Victoria Justice and the WWE’s John Cena co-host “Teen Choice 2016.” Scheduled performers include Justin Timberlake, Charlie Puth and Serayah. 8 p.m. Fox

Gary Busey and former supermodel Cheryl Tiegs join in the sharknanigans in the campy new franchise entry “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens.” Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and David Hasselhoff also star. 8 p.m. Syfy

Something’s fishy, and it’s the seafood-centric second-season premiere of “Food Paradise International.” 8 p.m. Travel Channel

A brand new “Food Network Star” will be revealed in the season finale of this culinary talent search. 9 p.m. Food Network

The insults endeth here on the finale of the comic-versus-comic competition “Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle.” 10 p.m. Comedy Central

MONDAY

Jo Jo makes her selection on the 12th-season finale of “The Bachelorette.” The traditional “After the Final Rose” special follows. 8 and 10 p.m. ABC

Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi inquires why some pony up big bucks in support of presidential candidates in the new documentary “Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?” 9 p.m. HBO

The documentary “I Am JFK Jr.” remembers the scion of the American political dynasty who perished in a small-plane crash in 1999. 9 p.m. Spike

Pop music’s Nick Jonas goes “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” then “Dancing With the Stars’” Julianne Hough does likewise in the celebrity outdoor-adventure series’ two-night third-season premiere. 10 p.m. NBC; also Tue.

Noted nonagenarian fashionista Iris Apfel is profiled in Albert Maysles’ 2015 doc “Iris” airing on “POV.” 10 p.m. KOCE

TUESDAY

“The Bachelor” spinoff “Bachelor in Paradise” is back for a third season, while the similarly tropical dating show “Coupled” ends its first. 8 p.m. ABC; 8 p.m. Fox

The ghosts of Olympics past are revisited in the documentary “The Nazi Games — Berlin 1936.” Then, a new edtion of “American Experience” recalls the U.S. men’s rowing team that took home the gold at those very same games. 8 and 9 p.m. KOCE

Lauren Conrad and her reality-TV costars reunite to reminisce in the new 10th-anniversary special “The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now.” 9 p.m. MTV

She’s a knockout: Olympic boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields is profiled in the documentary “T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold” on a new “Independent Lens.” 10 p.m. KOCE

WEDNESDAY

Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town and Florida Georgia Line bring the twang on this summer’s edition of “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock.” Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett and Rascal Flatts also perform. 8 p.m. ABC

The new documentary “Koko — The Gorilla Who Talks” begins with the great ape who learned a rudimentary form of sign language — and hopefully doesn’t end with Charlton Heston on his knees before a half-buried Statue of Liberty. 8 p.m. KOCE

Shut up, Wesley! “Star Trek: TNG’s” Wil Wheaton joins in the shenanigans on a new “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” 9 p.m. KTLA

The plastic surgeons from “Botched” offer their services to individuals suffering from injuries and deformities in the new spin-off “Botched by Nature.” 9 and 10 p.m. E!

Boo! “Ghost Hunters” and “Paranormal Witness” are back with new episodes. 9 and 10 p.m. Syfy

Scientists work to prevent the kind of “going viral” that nobody wants to see in the new docu-special “Spillover – Zika, Ebola & Beyond.” 10 p.m. KOCE

It’s smooch first, ask questions later for the previously unacquainted singles in the new reality series “Love at First Kiss.” 10 p.m. TLC

THURSDAY

Sprinter Usain Bolt and swimmers Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky are among the athletes profiled in a “Rio Olympics Preview Special.” Bob Costas hosts. 8 p.m. NBC

Girls just want to have fun! Cyndi Lauper, Sheryl Crow, Celine Dion and Ariana Grande perform on the season finale of the nostalgia-fueled music series “Greatest Hits.” 9 p.m. ABC

A river runs through it… but for how much longer? The new documentary “Killing the Colorado” sounds the alarm about a potential man-made disaster that could affect the water supply for the entire western United States. 9 p.m. Disovery Channel

FRIDAY

Stars including Jeff Bridges and Rachel McAdams lend their voices to a new animated adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved 1942 fable “The Little Prince.” Any time, Netflix

Get up close and personal with local athletes headed to the games in Rio in the new special “Southern California’s Dream Team.” Fred Roggin hosts. 7 p.m. NBC

Are you ready for some samba? Athletes from around the world take part in the opening ceremonies of the “2016 Rio Olympics” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Bob Costas hosts. 7:30 p.m. NBC

It’s a purr-fect 10: Counterprogramming never looked so cute as in the new special “Kitten Summer Games.” Beth Stern hosts. 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

SATURDAY

Charles Schulz’s beloved cartoon characters get a completely unnecessary computer-animated makeover in 2015’s “The Peanuts Movie.” 7 p.m. HBO

Gridiron greats Brett Favre and Kenny Stabler are among the inductees at the “2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony” in Canton, Ohio. 4 p.m. ESPN, 8 p.m. ESPN2

She pledged wrong in the new thriller “Sorority Nightmare.” With Sierra McCormick and Cassidy Gifford. 8 p.m. Lifetime

It’s the time of the season for a royal romance in the new TV movie “My Summer Prince.” With Taylor Cole and Jack Turner. 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel

The cheesy 2015 creature feature “Lavalantula” begets a sequel, “2 Lava 2 Lantula.” With Steve Guttenberg and Michael Winslow. 9 and 11 p.m. Syfy

10-4, good buddies: Burt Reynolds remembers his close friend and “Smokey and the Bandit” director Hal Needham in the new 2016 documentary “The Bandit.” 10 p.m. CMT

Grammy winner and former Fugees front-woman Lauryn Hill holds court on a new episode of the concert series “Austin City Limits.” Midnight KOCE


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