TV This Week, Aug. 5-11: 'Freaky Friday,' 'Lodge 49' and more

TV This Week, Aug. 5-11: 'Freaky Friday,' 'Lodge 49' and more
The body-swap comedy “Freaky Friday” gets a musical makeover on the Disney Channel. With Heidi Blickenstaff, left, and Cozi Zuehlsdorff. (David Bukach / Disney Channel)



“The History of Comedy” salutes Phil Hartman, John Belushi and other dearly departed funny folks in the new episode “Gone Too Soon.” 7 and 10 p.m. CNN

Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, et al., bring the twang in the new special “iHeartCountry Festival.” Candace Cameron Bure and deejay Bobby Bones cohost from Austin. 8 p.m. Fox

Identical twins inadvertently weave a tangled web when they trade identities in the new thriller “A Sister’s Secret.” With Margaret Anne Florence and Paula Abdul. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Kim and kompany are back for a 15th season of their reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” 9 p.m. E!

Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay help select the next “Food Network Star” in the culinary competition’s season finale. 9 p.m. Food Network

Welcome back to “Chesapeake Shores.” The family drama starring Meghan Ory and Jesse Metcalfe launches a third season. 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel

Beavers and bison and bears, oh my! The four-night event series “Yellowstone Live” surveys the flora, fauna and geological wonders of the beloved natural park. 9 p.m. National Geographic Channel; also Mon.-Wed.

Only the strong will survive the “Ultimate Ninja Challenge” in this new outdoor adventure series. 10 p.m. Discovery Channel


Becca makes her selection on the three-hour season finale of “The Bachelorette.” Chris Harrison hosts. 8 p.m. ABC

The new exposé “Sugar Town” looks into the shooting of a young African American man while in police custody in New Iberia, La., in 2014. 8 p.m. Investigation Discovery

Chuck is gone but Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) lives on in a fourth season of the “Breaking Bad” spinoff/prequel “Better Call Saul.” 9 p.m. AMC

“Kids Baking Championship” kicks off a fifth season. Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman host. 9 p.m. Food Network

“POV” presents “Still Tomorrow,” a new documentary profiling Yu Xiuhua, a 39-year-old Chinese poet whose struggles with cerebral palsy inform her work. 10 p.m. KOCE


A surfer dude named Dud (Wyatt Russell) joins a musty old fraternal order in “Lodge 49,” a whimsical new comedy-drama set in Long Beach. With Brent Jennings and Sonya Cassidy. 10 p.m. AMC

A New York baker puts her kooky creations on display in the new series “Reality Cupcakes.” 10 and 10:30 p.m. Food Network


“Sliders’ ” Jerry O’Connell is “Carter,” a former TV detective who tries his hand at actual sleuthing in this new comedy-mystery series. 7 and 10 p.m. WGN America

The reality series “Bachelor in Paradise” is back for another summer of sexy shenanigans. Chris Harrison hosts. 8 p.m. ABC

The intrepid Rosey Alvero is your guide to the best Southern California has to offer in her new local travelogue “SoCal Wanderer.” 8 p.m. KCET

Chef Marcus Samuelsson visits Miami’s Haitian community on a new “No Passport Required.” 9 p.m. KOCE

The special-effects makeup competition “Face Off” airs its series finale. 9 p.m. Syfy

“Castaways” from different walks of life try to survive on a string of remote islands in the Pacific in this new competition series. Pro tip: If you see something that looks like a smoke monster … run! 10 p.m. ABC

“Frontline” revisits the infamous neo-Nazi and white supremacist rally in Virginia in 2017 in the new episode “Documenting Hate: Charlottesville.” 10 p.m. KOCE

Speaking of castaways, the “Lost”-like sitcom “Wrecked” is back for a third season. 10 p.m. TBS


Country cuties Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett cohost the annual music showcase “CMA Fest 2018.” From Nashville. 8 p.m. ABC

A new episode of “Wonders of Mexico” surveys the flora, fauna and geological wonders of our southern neighbor’s mountainous regions. 9 p.m. KOCE

Golden girl: Annette Bening portrays a late-in-life Gloria Grahame in the 2017 bio-drama “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.” Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Walters and Jamie Bell also star. 9 p.m. Starz


“When the Beat Drops,” troupes of gay black men from across the South do battle on the dance floor in this lively 2018 documentary directed by Jamal Sims. 8 p.m. Logo

A mini-marathon of Walter Matthau flicks includes the actor opposite Robert Shaw in director Joseph Sargent’s crackerjack 1974 subway-hijacking thriller “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three.” Part of Turner Classic Movies’ annual “Summer Under the Stars” series. 9:15 p.m. TCM


It’s “All About the Washingtons” in this new family sitcom starring Run-DMC rapper Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons and wife Justine Simmons. Any time, Netflix

The new standup special “Demetri Martin: The Overthinker” finds the quirky comic cracking wise on a variety of offbeat topics. Any time, Netflix

“Downton Abbey’s” Lily James plays an up-and-coming writer in post-WWII London in director Mike Newell’s romantic 2018 period drama “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.” Any time, Netflix

Hell hath no fury like a formerly overweight high-schooler (Debby Ryan) in the campy new series “Insatiable.” Alyssa Milano also stars. Any time, Netflix

A British family has more than a few skeletons in its closet in “Ordeal By Innocence,” a new limited series adapted from the Agatha Christie novel. Bill Nighy, Matthew Goode and Catherine Keener star. Any time, Amazon

Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff follow in the footsteps of Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan as well as Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster in a new musical remake of the mother-daughter body-swap comedy “Freaky Friday.” 8 p.m. Disney Channel

Sweet home Chicago: Renée Fleming, Michelle Williams, the Handsome Family, John Prine, Lupe Fiasco and others take part in a musical salute to the Windy City on a new “Great Performances.” 10 p.m. KOCE

Old punk rockers never die, they just take a crack at stand-up comedy, as in the new special “Henry Rollins: Keep Talking, Pal.” 10 p.m. Showtime



He’s no David Suchet, but director and star Kenneth Branagh takes a stab at playing Belgian super-sleuth Hercule Poirot anyway in a star-studded 2018 remake of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit “Murder on the Orient Express.” With Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and “Star Wars’ ” Daisy Ridley. 8 and 11:55 p.m. HBO

Big wheel keep on turnin’, “Empire’s” Taraji P. Henson keep on burnin’ as the titular Boston hit woman “Proud Mary” in this 2018 crime tale. With Danny Glover 8 p.m. Starz

Ahoy, matey! Real-life marrieds Alexa and PenaVega find “Love at Sea” in this new TV movie. 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel

The new documentary special “I Am Paul Walker” finds friends, family members and costars remembering the dearly departed costar of the “Fast and the Furious” action-movie franchise. 9 p.m. Paramount Network

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