TV This Week, Aug. 9-15: ‘The Theory of Everything’ on HBO

Eddie Redmayne portrays Stephen Hawking in 2014’s “The Theory of Everything” on HBO.

Eddie Redmayne portrays Stephen Hawking in 2014’s “The Theory of Everything" on HBO.

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This week’s TV Movies



Are you ready for some pre-season football? The Steelers play the Vikings in the “Hall of Fame Game” in Canton, Ohio. 5 p.m. NBC

Did her sister kill their mother? Find out in the new thriller “Fatal Memories.” “Chasing Life’s” Italia Ricci stars. 7 p.m. Lifetime

Spacious skies, amber waves of grain, etc.? All on display in a sea-to-shining-sea survey of “America the Beautiful.” Robert Redford narrates. 7 and 7:30 p.m. Travel Channel


A young gymnast recovering from a car crash takes a detour into the world of hip-hop dance in the fact-based TV movie “Full Out.” With Ana Golja and Jennifer Beals. 8 p.m. NBC

Given that last Sunday’s episode kicked things up a notch, we’re withholding final judgment on the second season of “True Detective” until tonight’s finale. With Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughn. 9 p.m. HBO

Alfre Woodard, “Who Do You Think You Are?” The Emmy-winning actress explores her family history in this episode. 9 p.m. TLC


“Style Unzipped” explores the origins of such iconic wearables as the bikini. 7 and 7:30 p.m. FYI

“Saturday Night Live’s” David Spade and Adam Sandler, et al., salute a fallen comedy comrade in the new documentary “I Am Chris Farley.” 9 p.m. Spike TV

Women vie for the affection of rap music’s Jayceon Taylor, a.k.a. “The Game,” in the new series “She’s Got Game.” 9 p.m. VH1

Michelle Rodriguez goes “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” — fast and furiously, one assumes — on a new episode of the adventure series. 10 p.m. NBC


The transgender-themed documentary series “Becoming Us” ends its first season. 10 p.m. ABC Family


“Bad Girls Club: Back for More” is the latest iteration of the reality series about misbehaving misses. 8 p.m. Oxygen

Aspiring real estate pros and would-be web moguls learn the ropes in, respectively, the new unscripted series “Next Step Realty: NYC” and “Startup U.” 9 and 10 p.m. ABC Family

The mani-pedis come with a side of sass in the new Miami-set reality series “Boss Nails.” 9 p.m. Oxygen

Are you ready for some contract negotiations? Reps for NFL hopefuls try to seal their clients’ deals in the new unscripted series “The Agent.” 10 p.m. Esquire Network


“Kevin From Work” is a romantically challenged cubicle farmer in this new sitcom. With Noah Reid and Amy Sedaris. 8 and 8:30 p.m. ABC Family


If it’s deep-fried and/or on a stick, your host will sample it in the new reality series “Carnival Cravings With Anthony Anderson.” 10 p.m. Food Network

Eat locally: Santa Monica and Huntington Beach are among the first stops in the new series “Beach Eats U.S.A.” 10:30 p.m. Food Network


The new special “Lindsay and Paris: Scandalous It Girls” surveys the lives, loves and, ahem, romantic misadventures of Ms. Lohan and Ms. Hilton. 8 p.m. Reelz

The doctor (Jason O’Mara) is out on the freshman-season finale of “Complications.” 9 p.m. USA

Funny fellows: “Conan’s” Andy Richter and “Party Down’s” Ken Marino guest star on a new episode of “Maron.” 10 p.m. IFC

Rap music’s Iggy Azalea challenges her fiancé, NBA player Nick Young, in an all-new “Lip Sync Battle.” 10 p.m. Spike TV

“Reno 911!'s” Tom Lennon joins in the shenanigans on a new “Comedy Bang! Bang!” 10:37 p.m. IFC

“The Guild’s” Felicia Day plays team leader on a new episode of “Geeks Who Drink.” 11 p.m. Syfy


You’ll get the jokes, eventually, in the new stand-up special “Demetri Martin: Live (At the Time).” Anytime, Netflix

Max out on the Marx brothers with the madcap 1930s-era comedies “Monkey Business,” “Horse Feathers,” “Duck Soup,” “A Night at the Opera” and “A Day at the Races.” 5, 6:30, 7:45, 9 and 11 p.m. TCM

A hard-knock life indeed: Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and Quvenzhané Wallis star in the underwhelming 2014 update of the hit musical “Annie.” Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale also star. 8 p.m. Starz

Pack a parka, the docu-series “Edge of Alaska” is back with new episodes. 9 p.m. Discovery Channel


Fire up the TARDIS! Two modern-era “Doctor Who” episodes are augmented with bonus footage for your “Who"-viewing pleasure. 8 and 9:15 p.m. BBC America

Adam and Jamie set their sights on the impossible shots made by hitmen in the movies on a new “MythBusters.” 8 p.m. Discovery Channel

Golden boy: Eddie Redmayne won an Oscar for his portrayal of physicist Stephen Hawking in the 2014 bio-drama “The Theory of Everything.” With Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson and David Thewlis. 8 p.m. HBO

A rich old man, and she won’t have to worry, she’ll dress up all in lace and go in style in the new TV movie “Sugarbabies.” With Alyson Stoner and Tiera Skovbye. 8 p.m. Lifetime

The New York-set drug-biz drama “Power” ends its second season. 9 p.m. Starz

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