TV This Week for July 14 - 20: 'The Newsroom' on HBO

 TV This Week for July 14 - 20: 'The Newsroom' on HBO
The drama "The Newsroom" returns for a new season on HBO. With John Gallagher Jr. and Emily Mortimer. (Melissa Moseley / HBO)

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"Secrets of Chatsworth" is not an exposé about shady dealings in the far reaches of the San Fernando Valley, but rather a tour of the stately home of Britain's 12th Duke of Devonshire from whence the local 'burb takes its name. 8 p.m. KOCE

To use "Aaron Sorkin" and "dialogue-driven" in the same sentence is redundant, we know, but here goes: Aaron Sorkin's dialogue-driven drama "The Newsroom" is back for a second season. Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterson, Emily Mortimer and Olivia Munn star. 10 p.m. HBO

"Adam Richman's Fandemonium" gets you up-close and personal with NASCAR acolytes, Renaissance Fair re-enactors and others for whom pastimes have become obsessions. 10 and 10:30 p.m. Travel


Kesha and Pitbull perform while swim-suited revelers wave their hands in the air like they just don't care at "The iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party." 8 p.m. KTLA

Kids! I don't know what's wrong with these kids today! If that's your attitude, you'll change your tune when you meet the selfless youngsters profiled on a new "Nick News With Linda Ellerbee" or the three Santa Clarita teens sharing their hopes and fears on a new "POV." 8:30 p.m. Nickelodeon, 10 p.m. KOCE


Joe Buck and Tim McCarver call the action as baseball's best take the field at the "2013 MLB All-Star Game." 4:30 p.m. Fox

Pioneering female sports reporters who braved men's locker rooms, battled the old-boy network and refused to be sidelined get their due on a new "Nine for IX." 5, 6 and 7 p.m. ESPN, 8 p.m. ESPN2

"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Hopefully, Wayne Brady, Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie will have that sorted out when the improv-comedy series starts over with new host Aisha Tyler. 8 and 8:30 p.m. KTLA

Make sure those i's are dotted and the t's crossed on that marriage license, lest you end up "Nearlyweds" like the three couples in this made-for-cable fable. Danielle Panabaker and Naomi Judd star. 8 p.m. Hallmark

Piper Perabo is back as a smart and sexy CIA agent on the season premiere of "Covert Affairs." Followed by the return of "Suits," the dramedy about two lawyers that isn't "Franklin & Bash." 9 and 10 p.m. USA



"Mad Men's" Jon Hamm will man the podium as host of the "2013 ESPYs" honoring top athletes from across the sports world. 6 p.m. ESPN

"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" again. Pre-tween pageant queen Alana Thompson and her kinfolk return in new episodes of this "Toddlers & Tiaras" spin-off. 9 and 9:30 p.m. TLC

If you hear a voice in your head telling you to pull some ill-advised prank in a very public place, maybe you've gone crazy. Or maybe, just maybe, you're a contestant on the new hidden-camera show "Deal With It." 10:30 p.m. TBS


The three-part series "Nazi Mega Weapons" begins with a survey of the miles of defensive structures erected to protect Hitler's "Fortress Europe" from Allied invasion during WWII. 8 p.m. KOCE

Here's a sobering thought: After 200-plus interventions and a laudable success rate, the addiction-themed reality series "Intervention" airs its final episode. 9 p.m. A&E

Hostess with the most-est Heidi Klum and mentor with the mentor-est Tim Gunn are back on the return of "Project Runway." 9 p.m. Lifetime

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, thankfully, because a massive sandstorm is set to decimate Sin City in the new disaster flick "Blast Vegas." Frankie Muniz and Barry Bostwick star. 9 p.m. Syfy


Singing, dancing and surfing ensue when teens hit the beach in the aptly-titled TV movie "Teen Beach Movie." And Dove Cameron plays the dual role of the titular twins in the new sitcom "Liv & Maddie." 8 and 9:45 p.m. Disney

"The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain" follows a Canadian repertory-theatre company as it prepares for an annual celebration of the works of irascible Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. 9 p.m. KOCE

The cultural traditions and contemporary challenges of South Dakota's Oglala Lakota tribe are detailed in "Bridge the Gap to Pine Ridge." 10 p.m. KOCE

Where are they now? Catch up with former sitcom stars, reality show also-rans and assorted one-hit wonders in the new series "Miss U Much." 10 p.m. VH1


She'll be the judge of that: Andie MacDowell plays a small-town jurist balancing work, family and romance in the TV movie "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove." 8 and 10 p.m. Hallmark

Jeremy Renner picks up where Matt Damon left off in 2012's "The Bourne Legacy," the fourth entry in the action franchise based on the Robert Ludlum novels. Edward Norton and Rachel Weisz also star. 8 p.m. HBO

"Party Down's" Lizzy Caplan plays a bookstore manager suffering the slings and arrows of romantic misfortune in the bittersweet 2012 indie fable "Save the Date." Alison Brie also stars. 8 p.m. Showtime

Not guilty by reason of insanity? A criminal psychologist probes the tortured psyche of a death-row inmate in the new thriller "The Toyman Killer." 10 p.m. Lifetime