TV This Week: Aug. 4 - 10: ‘The White Queen’ on Starz

Rebecca Ferguson  in “The White Queen” on Starz
Rebecca Ferguson stars in the new historical series “The White Queen” on Starz.
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Are you ready for some — preseason — football? The Cowboys and the Dolphins meet in the “Hall of Fame Game” in Canton, Ohio. 5 p.m. NBC

The captain (Denzel Washington) has turned on the fasten-seatbelt sign — and he’s not kidding — in Robert Zemeckis’ 2012 plane-crash drama, “Flight.” John Goodman and Don Cheadle also star. 8 p.m. Epix


Y’all come down to “The Shed” and they’ll fix you up a plate in this new docu-series series about family-run barbecue joint in Mississippi. 10 p.m. Food; also Mon., 10 p.m.

More aliens? Well, that’s great, man, that’s the third-season finale of the science fiction drama “Falling Skies.” Noah Wyle, Will Patton and Moon Bloodgood star. 10 p.m. TNT

This year’s “Shark Week” includes a nightly talk show: “Shark After Dark,” a sort of “Watch What Happens Live” but with more shark, less snark. 11 p.m. Discovery


Desiree gets her man on the season finale of “The Bachelorette.” 8 p.m. ABC

Stef and Lena (Teri Polo, Sherri Saum) tie the knot on the season finale of “The Fosters.” Stephen Collins, Annie Potts and Lorraine Toussaint guest star. 9 p.m. ABC Family

If they gave out Oscars to casting directors, the late Marion Dougherty would’ve had a shelf full. Her praises are sung by Martin Scorsese and others in the documentary “Casting By.” 9 p.m. HBO



Katarina Witt, two-time Olympic champion figure skater for the now-defunct East Germany, is profiled on a new “Nine for IX.” 5 p.m. ESPN, 10 p.m. ESPN2

“Sarah Brightman: Dreamchaser in Concert” features the “Phantom” songstress in an all-new concert special. 7 p.m. KOCE

Camels and falcons and geckos, oh my! Just some of the fauna found in the flora-deprived Arabian desert and in the new special “Wild Arabia.” 8 p.m. Animal Planet

A breakout star from “Ax Men” flies off the handle in his own spin-off “The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man.” 10 and 10:31 p.m. History

The curious case of a Maine woman who combined the latest fitness craze with the world’s oldest profession is examined in “Sex, Lies and Zumba.” 10 p.m. TLC

“Dance Moms’?” Abby Lee Miller visits the “Double Divas” in a crossover appearance on the return of this docu-soap set in a bra boutique. 10 and 10:30 p.m. Lifetime


“The Twitter Revolution” will be televised in this special that includes an interview with social-media mogul and company founder Jack Dorsey. 6, 7, 9 and 10 p.m. CNBC


Thankyouverymuch! The King is seen and heard in a 1973 concert in “Elvis, Aloha From Hawaii.” 9 p.m. KOCE

There’s rather a spot of bother in a seaside British town in the imported mystery-drama “Broadchurch.” David Tennant (“Doctor Who”) stars. 7 and 10 p.m. BBC America

Don’t have a cow! A ranching family in rural Virginia wrangles over cattle, chores, etc., in the new docu-series “Family Beef.” 9 and 9:30 p.m. Nat Geo

Mothers-turned-managers help and/or hinder their teen daughters’ showbiz ambitions in the docu-special “Raising Fame.” 9:30 p.m. TLC


The winner is … revealed when the singing competition “The Winner Is …" wraps its freshman season. 9 p.m. NBC

They’re back! Extraterrestrials return to finish what they started in New Mexico in 1947 in the TV movie “Invasion Roswell.” Greg Evigan and Denise Crosby star. 9 p.m. Syfy

Hear frantic callers freak out while emergency operators try to talk them through traumatic situations in the new series “Panic 9-1-1.” 10 p.m. A&E


Despite his particular set of skills, Liam Neeson gets taken too in the 2012 action sequel “Taken 2.” Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace also star. 8:30 p.m. Cinemax; also Sat., 10 p.m.

It’s adios, Miami, when “Magic City” ends its second season. Jeffrey Deam Morgan, Danny Huston and Olga Kurylenko star. 9 p.m. Starz

Go commando! The action drama “Strike Back” is back for a third season. 10 p.m. Cinemax


What, no dragons? Rebecca Ferguson is “The White Queen” in this new series set in 15th century England. James Frain (“The Tudors”) and Janet McTeer also star. 8 p.m. Starz

They’ve been workin’ on the railroad: The frontier-era drama “Hell on Wheels” rolls back into town for a third season. Anson Mount stars. 9 p.m. AMC

Love and chalk dust are in the air for Eric Mabius and Virginia Williams in the made-for-cable fable “Reading, Writing & Romance.” Martin Mull, Stefanie Powers and Meredith Baxter also star. 9 p.m. Hallmark

Let the browser beware: “Curb Your Enthusiasm’s” Larry David is out for revenge in the new TV movie “Clear History.” With Jon Hamm and Kate Hudson. 9 p.m. HBO

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