TV This Week July 27 - Aug. 2: 'The Honorable Woman' on Sundance

TV This Week July 27 - Aug. 2: 'The Honorable Woman' on Sundance
An Aristocrat (Maggie Gyllenhaal) gets into Middle East politics in "The Honorable Woman" on Sundance. (Des Willie / Sundance Channel)

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Fission impossible? Not for scientists working on the first atomic bomb at a secret lab in Los Alamos, N.M., during WWII in the new drama "Manhattan." Ashley Zukerman, David Harbour and Daniel Stern star. 6, 7:10 and 9 p.m. WGN America; 8 p.m. KTLA


This Belgian doesn't waffle: Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) is back on the case on a new "Masterpiece Mystery!" 9 p.m. KOCE


It's kill or be kilt when "Bannockburn: The Real Bravehearts" recalls a key battle in the First War of Scottish Independence. 9 p.m. National Geographic

Some like it cold, but others, not so much, in two new series "Ice Lake Rebels" and "Escaping Alaska." 10 p.m. Animal Planet; 10 p.m. TLC


"Running Wild With Bear Grylls" has the outdoorsman paired with stars like Zac Efron and Channing Tatum for a series of one-on-one adventures. 8 p.m. NBC

Tinseltown's freshest faces are ready for their respective close-ups at the "2014 Young Hollywood Awards." 8 p.m. KTLA

Andi gets her man on the season finale of "The Bachelorette" followed by the "After the Final Rose" special. 8 and 10 p.m. ABC

The new series "Eating America With Anthony Anderson" sends the former "Law & Order" star on a tasty tour of food festivals far and wide. 9 p.m. Food Network

The 2014 documentary "Love Child" details the tragic consequences of one Korean couple's shared addiction to an online role-playing game. 9 p.m. HBO

Survivors of the 2008 earthquake that wiped the city of Beichuan, China, off the map share their stories in "Fallen City," a new documentary on "POV." 10 p.m. KOCE


Experts weigh in on the escalating crisis in Iraq on a new "Frontline." 10 p.m. KOCE

A new "Drunk History" recalls a time in 1851 when a congressman reached across the aisle to beat the living daylights out of a political rival. 10 p.m. Comedy Central

Pintsized powerhouse Asia Monet Ray of "Dance Moms" fame gets her own reality series, "Raising Asia." 10 p.m. Lifetime


Would-be Houdinis try to pull the wool over the eyes of two of magic's biggest stars in the new series "Penn & Teller: Fool Us." 8 p.m. KTLA

The sharknanigans continue in the 2014 sequel "Sharknado 2: The Second One." Ian Ziering and Tara Reid star. 9 p.m. Syfy

Indie rockers Grouplove, English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and Aussie chanteuse Sia make beautiful music together on a new "SoundClash." 9 p.m. VH1

They're not bad, they're just drawn that way: Betty White and company get animated on "Hot in Cleveland." 10 p.m. TV Land


Reality TV meets Middle Earth in "The Quest." It's kind of like "Game of Thrones," without the beheading and bloodletting. 8 p.m. ABC

"Our America With Lisa Ling" ends its run after five seasons. 10 p.m. OWN

Maggie Gyllenhaal is "The Honorable Woman" — or is she? — in this eight-part thriller about a British aristocrat caught up in Middle East politics. 10 p.m. Sundance Channel


"The Killing" won't end till you've watched every last episode of the procedural drama's fourth and final season. With Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman. Anytime, Netflix

Gustavo Dudamel leads the L.A. Phil in Verdi's Requiem in a 2013 Hollywood Bowl concert on "Great Performances." 9 p.m. KOCE

"Gravity Falls," the wacky animated series featuring the voices of Jason Ritter and Kristen Schaal, is back with new episodes. 9 p.m. Disney Channel

"David Bowie: Five Years" salutes the venerable British rocker who practically invented the concept of rock-star reinvention. 9 p.m. Showtime

Full-figured gals get the wedding dresses of their dreams in the series "Curvy Brides." 10 p.m. TLC


They've been workin' on the railroad and they're still at it on the fourth-season premiere of the frontier drama "Hell on Wheels." With Anson Mount and Colm Meaney. 9 p.m. AMC

"The Great Martian War" of 1913-17? Never happened, except in the world of this faux documentary. 9 p.m. BBC America

What do you get when you cross a shark with an octopus and a pterodactyl with a barracuda? "Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda." Robert Carradine stars. 9 p.m. Syfy

Three adventurous teens will be "The Kings of Summer" in this 2013 coming-of-age tale. With Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally. 9 p.m. Showtime