TV This Week July 20 - 26: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

Jennifer Lawrence in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is back in action in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
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This week’s TV Movies




Warren Beatty, Joe Montana and others who’ve made the Golden State that much more golden are feted at “The 7th Annual California Hall of Fame Presentation.” 7 p.m. KLCS

A teenage girl is caught in a tangled web of dubious sexual-assault allegations and further skulduggery in the TV movie “Guilty at 17.” 7 p.m. Lifetime

It’s the special NASA doesn’t want you to see, “Aliens on the Moon: The Truth Exposed.” Actually, we don’t imagine NASA really cares if you watch it or not. 9 p.m. Syfy


In a world where infertility rules, “The Lottery” may well decide the fate of the human race in this new dystopian drama. With Marley Shelton and Martin Donovan. 10 p.m. Lifetime

MONDAY“Prince George Turns One!” Did you get him anything? Us neither. But you can see what Britain’s royal baby and his proud parents have been up to in this new special. 8:30 p.m. E!

Gordon Ramsay is less than enchanted with a hotel in Las Cruces, N.M., on the season premiere of “Hotel Hell.” 9 p.m. Fox

A win in the war on terror or entrapment? An FBI operation that ensnared four Muslim men in an economically struggling small town is examined in the 2014 exposé “The Newburgh Sting.” 9 p.m. HBO

A Russian teen relocates to Denmark to pursue his ballroom-dancing dreams in “Dance for Me” on a new “POV.” 10 p.m. KOCE


Amateur and professional chefs throw down in the new culinary competition “Food Fighters” hosted by “Man v. Food’s” Adam Richman. 8 p.m. NBC

The gangster they called “Scarface,” but never to his face, is profiled in “Al Capone: Icon.” 8 p.m. KOCE


Quoth the raven: Baltimore! The city where Edgar Allan Poe breathed his last is the setting for a new edition of “Drunk History.” 10 p.m. Comedy Central


Alt-rock’s Fall Out Boy, rap music’s T.I. and trip-hop’s London Grammar share the stage on the premiere of the concert series “SoundClash.” 9 p.m. VH1

“Sex and the City’s” Cynthia Nixon is latest celebrity shaking the old family tree on the return of the genealogy series “Who Do You Think You Are?” 9 p.m. TLC

African Americans who identify acronymically as “BAPs” — for “black American princesses and princes” — are featured in this new reality series set in St. Louis. 10 p.m. Lifetime

Looking for late-night laughs? Look no further than the alt-comedy showcase “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail.” 12:30 a.m. Comedy Central


He was Spartacus! And Vincent van Gogh, Doc Holliday, et al., he’ll tell you all about it in the documentary “Kirk Douglas: Before I Forget.” 7 p.m. Turner Classic Movies


It ain’t over till it’s over, and until it is, “Doomsday Preppers” will keep on doing what they do as the series returns. 8 and 9 p.m. National Geographic

Heidi Klum and company are back for another go-round of the fashion-competition “Project Runway.” 9 p.m. Lifetime

A wilderness guide goes native to learn survival secrets of indigenous peoples in the new series “Survive the Tribe.” 10 p.m. National Geographic

A popular British TV personality crosses the pond to host the new weekly chat show “Undone With Amanda de Cadenet.” 10:30 p.m. Lifetime


Scott Turow, the late Ray Bradbury and others weigh in on the future of books — are those still a thing? — in the 2013 documentary “Out of Print” narrated by Meryl Streep. 8:30 p.m. KCET

A desperate housewife (Kathryn Hahn) is lookin’ forward to a little “Afternoon Delight” in this 2013 comedy-drama. Josh Radnor, Juno Temple and Jane Lynch also star. 9 p.m. Starz

An outsider artist from Nebraska and his magical creations are featured in the documentary “Emery Blagdon and His Healing Machine.” 10:30 p.m. KOCE


See how technological innovations like tanks, airships, submarines and chemical weapons brought new terrors to the battlefield in “World War I: The First Modern War.” 8, 9, 10 and 11 p.m. History Channel

A teen (Freya Tingley) gets into trouble playing “The Choking Game” in this new TV movie. “Frasier’s” Peri Gilpin also stars. 8 p.m. Lifetime

The name’s Danger, “Henry Danger.” A youngster (Jace Norman) lands his dream job as a superhero’s sidekick in this new sitcom. 8 p.m. Nickelodeon

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… “Phineas and Ferb.” The animated duo offers its own take on the “Star Wars” saga. 9 p.m. Disney Channel

Jennifer Lawrence is too hot to handle for Panem’s powers-that-be in the 2013 franchise entry “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Donald Sutherland, Josh Hutcherson and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman also star. 9 p.m. Epix

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water … “Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark.” Christopher Judge, Elisabeth Röhm and Debbie Gibson star in this new made-for-cable creature feature. 9 p.m. Syfy