TV This Week Aug. 3 - 9: ‘Outlander’ on Starz

Caitriona Balfe in “Outlander” on Starz.
A World War II nurse (Caitriona Balfe) gets sent back in time in “Outlander” on Starz.
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Are you ready for some preseason football? The Buffalo Bills battle the New York Giants in this year’s “Hall of Fame Game” in Canton, Ohio. 5 p.m. NBC

Some wild critters are becoming increasingly citified, as you’ll see in the new nature series “Urban Jungle.” 8, 9 and 10 p.m. National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild

Our favorite Belgian detective (David Suchet) tackles one more case before signing off on an all-too-short season of “Poirot” on “Masterpiece Mystery!” 9 p.m. KOCE



Also-rans from “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” are looking to hook up in the new spinoff “Bachelor in Paradise.” 8 p.m. ABC

They all scream for ice cream as they vie for the title “King of Cones” in this new culinary competition. 8 p.m. Food Network

Unlikely as it seems, “Partners” is what Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer are in this new sitcom about a mismatched pair of Chicago lawyers. 9 and 9:30 p.m. FX

“Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words” uses those infamous, secretly recorded White House tapes to paint an intimate portrait of the 37th president. 9 p.m. HBO

“POV” presents “15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story,” about a Florida youngster sentenced to life in prison for his role in an armed robbery. 10 p.m. KOCE

A New Jersey gal is Alabama-bound in the new reality series “Jersey Belle.” 10 p.m. Bravo



Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood bring the twang on this year’s edition of the “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock.” 8 p.m. ABC

“Nick News With Linda Ellerbee” looks at the challenges faced by deaf children in “Now Hear This! What If You Were Deaf?” 8 p.m. Nickelodeon

Hooray for — hic! — Hollywood! Tales of Tinseltown are tipsily retold on a new “Drunk History.” With Jack Black as Orson Welles. 10 p.m. Comedy Central


“MASH. “Nashville.” “The Player.” “Gosford Park.” The late filmmaker with one of the most impressive resumes in moviedom is remembered in “Altman.” 8 p.m. Epix

Rachel McAdams researches her family history on a new “Who Do You Think You Are?” Let’s hope she remembered to bring her “notebook.” 9 p.m. TLC

Ladies night! Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Pink, Gwen Stefani and Christina Aguilera are featured on “The Fabulous Life Of...” 9 p.m. VH1

The knives are out as contestants from “Top Chef” and “Top Chef Masters” face off in the new spinoff “Top Chef Duels” hosted by Curtis Stone. 10 p.m. Bravo



Patrick Duffy and Illeana Douglas guest star as Bruce’s (Greg Poehler) parents on a new “Welcome to Sweden.” 9 p.m. NBC

They’ll pull this car over right now! Moms and dads defend their child-rearing choices in the new reality series “Extreme Guide to Parenting.” 9:30 p.m. Bravo

Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci are the music duo better known as “Garfunkel and Oates.” If you like “Flight of the Conchords” and/or “Broad City,” you’ll like this new comedy series. 10 p.m. IFC

“Super Size Me’s” Morgan Spurlock surveys the “7 Deadly Sins” — gluttony, sloth, envy, pride, wrath, greed and lust — in this new series. 11 p.m. Showtime


Formula One racing’s James Hunt and his rival Niki Lauda leave it all on the track in Ron Howard’s 2013 sports bio-pic “Rush.” “Thor’s” Chris Hemsworth stars. 8 p.m. Cinemax

The special “Dick Cavett’s Watergate” retraces that early 1970s political scandal via archival interviews with guests on Cavett’s late-night talk show. 9 p.m. KOCE

Lesbians discuss the discrimination that they face in the deeply conservative Magnolia State in the documentary “L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin.” 9 p.m. Showtime

That ‘70s movie: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence star in David O. Russell’s 2013 caper “American Hustle.” 9 p.m. Starz

“The Knick” is the nickname of the Knickerbocker, a hospital in turn-of-the-last-century New York City in this new series from Steven Soderbergh and starring Clive Owen. 10 p.m. Cinemax


“Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight” in the latest TV movie based on the American Doll toy franchise. Erin Pitt and Melora Hardin star. 7 p.m. Disney Channel

A World War II-era British nurse (Caitriona Balfe) does the old Highland fling in 18th century Scotland in the new fantasy-drama “Outlander” based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon. 9 p.m. Starz

Coffee, tea or Paula Patton? The “Precious” costar plays a flight attendant looking for love in the 2013 romantic comedy “Baggage Claim.” Derek Luke and Taye Diggs also star. 8:15 p.m. HBO

Vanessa Marcil and “Desperate Housewives’” James Denton meet cute in Puerto Rico in the new made-for-cable fable “Stranded in Paradise.” 9 p.m. Hallmark

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