TV This Week, Aug. 23-29: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ on AMC

Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis in “Fear the Walking Dead” on AMC.

Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis in the new “Walking Dead” spin-off “Fear the Walking Dead” on AMC.

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This week’s TV Movies



Terminally ill children share their stories in “Before I Go: Living With Dying” on a new “Nick News With Linda Ellerbee.” 8 p.m. Nickelodeon

L.A. gets zombie-fied — which is like “gentrified,” but with zombies — in the new “Walking Dead” spin-off “Fear the Walking Dead.” Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis star. 9 p.m. AMC

Get your kicks when the latest running of “The Great Food Truck Race” follows Route 66 from Santa Monica all the way to Chicago. Tyler Florence hosts. 9 p.m. Food Network


Bryan Cranston, “Who Do You Think You Are?” The “Breaking Bad” and “Malcolm in the Middle” star researches his family history in a new episode of the celebrity genealogy series. 9 p.m. TLC

Here comes the story of the hurricane in the new special “Katrina: 10 Years After the Storm With Robin Roberts.” 10 p.m. ABC

Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi are back, as British and “Vicious” as ever, in a new season of this imported sitcom. 10:30 p.m. KOCE


The teen-themed drama “Switched at Birth” returns for a fourth season. With Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc, Lea Thompson and Constance Marie. 8 p.m. ABC Family

Those hoping for a “Hansel and Gretel"-type scenario will likely be disappointed in the new culinary challenge “Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off.” 8 p.m. Food Network

The soapy drama “Devious Maids” wraps its third season. 9 p.m. Lifetime

“X-Men’s” James Marsden goes “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” through Utah’s Rattlesnake Canyon on a new episode of the outdoor-adventure series. 10 p.m. NBC


See how one Baltimore twentysomething’s wanderlust eventually led to him taking up arms in the recent revolution in Libya in the documentary “Point & Shoot” on a new episode of “POV.” 10 p.m. KOCE


We hope you’ve saved room, because we’ll be stopping at “A Few Good Pie Places” and “A Few Great Bakeries” in these two new specials. 8 and 9 p.m. KOCE

“Monica the Medium” is just your average college student who can communicate with the dead, which could come in handy in history class, in this new unscripted series. 8 p.m. ABC Family

Quien es mas macho: Jeff Fahey, Esai Morales or Danny Trejo? All three of these tough hombres are set to join the cast of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” in the action-horror drama’s second season. 9 p.m. El Rey Network

Is this some kind of bust? Edward Burns and Michael Rapaport play cops trying to put the kibosh on vice in 1960s-era New York City in the new crime drama “Public Morals.” Elizabeth Masucci also stars. 10 p.m. TNT


The 2014 documentary “Jesus Town, USA” takes a backstage look at one Oklahoma town’s annual passion play. 7:30 p.m. Showtime


The hurricane that ravaged New Orleans and the Gulf Coast is also recalled in the new special “Katrina 10 Years Later: Through Hell in High Water.” Jeff Johnson hosts. 8 p.m. BET

Stand-up comic Jerrod Carmichael gets his own sitcom, conveniently titled “The Carmichael Show.” With Amber Stevens West, Loretta Devine and “In Living Color’s” David Alan Grier. 9 and 9:30 p.m. NBC

The TAPS team finds spirits — and perhaps, spirits — when they visit a purportedly haunted distillery in Kentucky in the season premiere of “Ghost Hunters.” 9 p.m. Syfy


What makes Stacy London run? Find out when your hostess with the mostest is profiled on a special episode of her makeover series “Love, Lust or Run.” 9 p.m. TLC

The new unscripted series “Power and Ice” salutes the utility workers who keep the lights on in the most remote parts of Alaska. 10 p.m. History Channel


It’s the DEA versus cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel in the new 1980s-set crime drama “Narcos.” With Wagner Moura, Pedro Pascal, Boyd Holbrook and Ana de la Reguera. Anytime, Netflix

The vampire strikes back in 2014’s “Dracula Untold.” Luke Evans (“The Hobbit”) portrays Vlad the Impaler in this reimagined origin story. 8:25 p.m. Cinemax; also Sat., 10 p.m.

Zubin Mehta and the Vienna Philharmonic play works by Richard Strauss, et al., in an outdoor concert in the Austrian capital on a new “Great Performances.” 9 p.m. KOCE


Did the CIA help smuggle cocaine into the U.S. and then use the profits to fund insurgents in Nicaragua in the 1980s? The late investigative reporter Gary Webb thought so, and his tragic tale is retold in the fact-based 2014 drama “Kill the Messenger.” Jeremy Renner stars. 8 p.m. HBO

The contractor they hired to renovate the house they just bought might just be a killer in the new thriller “Fatal Flip.” With Dominique Swain and Tatyana Ali. 8 p.m. Lifetime

“Hannibal,” we hardly knew ye. This bloody good show starring Mads Mikkelsen as the cannibalistic Dr. Lecter ends its three-season run. Hugh Dancy and Gillian Anderson also star. 10 p.m. NBC

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