TV This Week, Aug. 2 -8: ‘The Daily Show With Jon Stewart’ and more

Jon Stewart is set to depart Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”

Jon Stewart is set to depart Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”

(Brad Barket / AP)

Customized TV Listings are available here:

Click here to download

TV listings for the week of Aug. 2 - 8, 2015 in PDF format

This week’s TV Movies



All heck breaks loose when Haylie Duff finds out about “His Secret Family” in this new TV movie. 7 p.m. Lifetime

Love is in the air — or maybe that’s just pollen — on the return of the reality spin-off “Bachelor in Paradise” hosted by Chris Harrison. 8 p.m. ABC; also Mon.

Therapist, heal thyself: Victoria Pratt stars in the new thriller “Patient Killer.” 9 p.m. Lifetime


J.K. Rowling, “Who Do You Think You Are?” The “Harry Potter” authoress is up next on the genealogy series. 9 p.m. TLC


The new documentary “Toe Tag Parole: To Live and Die on Yard A” spotlights efforts to improve the lives of lifers in one California prison. 9 p.m. HBO

Not cool: A Portlandian discovers that his newly separated mom and his best bud have been hooking up in the new sitcom “Significant Mother.” With Krista Allen. 9:30 p.m. KTLA

Tribal peoples hold fast to their musical traditions during the ongoing conflict in Sudan in the documentary “Beats of the Antonov” on a new “POV.” 10 p.m. KOCE


Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and Carrie Underwood bring the twang for this year’s edition of the “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock.” 8 p.m. ABC

A new “Nick News With Linda Ellerbee” looks at alternative methods for disciplining problem students. 8 p.m. Nickelodeon


The docu-special “JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness” recalls how President Lyndon B. Johnson worked to bring to fruition the civil-rights agenda of his slain predecessor. 9 p.m. KOCE

“It Takes a Sister,” and that would be “Flavor of Love’s” Nikki “Hoopz” Alexander, in this new series. 9 and 9:30 p.m. Oxygen

David Ogden Stiers (“MASH”) guest stars on a very special “Rizzoli & Isles.” 9 p.m. TNT

The new sports doc “Back on Board: Greg Louganis” gets up close and personal with the Olympic diver. 10 p.m. HBO

Oh, baby! The sitcom “Playing House” is back for a second season. With Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair. 10 and 10:30 p.m. USA


Fashion! Turn to the left! “America’s Next Top Model” is back for another go-round. With Tyra Banks, Miss J and Kelly Cutrone. 8 p.m. KTLA

“Melissa & Joey,” we hardly knew ye. This sitcom starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence ends its four-season run. 8 p.m. ABC Family


And here’s to you, “Mr. Robinson.” “The Office’s” Craig Robinson is a substitute teacher by day and the leader of a funk band by night in this new sitcom. 9 and 9:30 p.m. NBC

A shady character with a briefcase full of cash wants to make you “A Wicked Offer” you’d be better off refusing in this new reality series. 9 p.m. KTLA

Young folks pound the pavement seeking gainful employment in the new unscripted series “Job or No Job.” 9 p.m. ABC Family

Hooray for Hollywood? Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack and Robert Pattinson star in David Cronenberg’s dark 2014 fable “Maps to the Stars.” 10 p.m. Cinemax


The leading Republican presidential candidates meet in Cleveland for a “Republican Debate.” 2; 5:30 and 10 p.m. Fox News

Fashion! Turn to the right! “Project Runway” is also back for another go-round. With Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. 9 p.m. Lifetime

The new docu-series “Behind Bars: Rookie Year” follows newbie corrections officers at a New Mexico prison. 10 p.m. A&E

“Broad City” besties Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer face off in a new “Lip Sync Battle.” 10 p.m. Spike

Real-life women recount their romantic misadventures in “3 Bad Dates, 1 Soulmate.” 10 p.m. TLC

Anybody here seen my old friend Jon? The comic/commentator signs off for the last time on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.” 11 p.m. Comedy Central


Joaquin Phoenix is in over his fuzzy head in Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2014 adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s stoner-noir tale “Inherent Vice.” Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Martin Short and Reese Witherspoon also star. 7:25 p.m. Cinemax; also Sat., 10 p.m.

“Captain America’s” Chris Evans puts the moves on Michelle Monaghan in the 2014 rom-com “Playing It Cool.” 9 p.m. Starz

Robert Patrick, Alan Tudyck, Jason Lee, Faizon Love and Katee Sackhoff all want Milo Ventimiglia to “Tell” them where the loot is in this darkly-comic 2014 crime drama. 10:15 p.m. Epix

Social-media snark-attacks and Internet imbroglios are distilled for your delectation in the new series “The Comment Section.” Stand-up comic Michael Kosta hosts. 10:30 p.m. E!


You can’t tell the combatants without a scorecard in Peter Jackson’s 2014 franchise-closer “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” With Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett and the late, great Christopher Lee. 2:30 and 8 p.m. HBO

Veteran green-screen jockeys Johnny Mountain and Jillian Barberie help choose “America’s Next Weatherman” — or weatherwoman — in this new series. 11 p.m. TBS

Get our daily Entertainment newsletter