TV This Week: July 28 - August 3: ‘Unforgettable” on CBS

Poppy Montgomery in “Unforgettable” on CBS.
“Unforgettable” returns on CBS. With Poppy Montgomery.
(Giovanni Rufino / CBS)

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This week’s TV Movies  




Wasn’t there a show with Poppy Montgomery as a detective with a mind like a steel something-or-other? Oh, yeah, “Unforgettable.” The once-canceled police procedural returns for a second season. 9 p.m. CBS

You can wear a wire, then testify in court, go into witness protection and spend the rest of your life looking over your shoulder. Or you can play it safe and go “Inside the American Mob” via this new docu-series. 9 and 10 p.m. Nat Geo



Mama’s got a camera: Filmmaker Nina Davenport documents her own epic journey into single motherhood in “First Comes Love.” 9 p.m. HBO

Autism is seen from the unique viewpoints of three autistic people — a child, a teen and an adult — on a new “POV.” 10 p.m. KOCE

You’re invited into “The Writers’ Room” — but don’t touch their doughnuts — in this new behind-the-scenes look at such top-notch TV shows as “New Girl,” “Breaking Bad” and “Game of Thrones.” 10 p.m. Sundance


It’s all about thinking locally, seasonally and sustainably in the 2012 documentary “Eating Alabama,” while the global impact of biotechnology is detailed in 2011’s “Bitter Seeds.” 8 and 9 p.m. KLCS

You might opt to be set adrift on an ice floe rather than spend your declining years in an assisted-living facility after you watch an exposé about that multi-billion-dollar industry on a new “Frontline.” 10 p.m. KOCE

Cow-mageddon? A bevy of bovines tying up traffic on a Georgia highway is just one of the “Epic Spills” in this special. 10 p.m. Travel



They done good: “American Idol’s” Jennifer Hudson and “Modern Family’s” Jesse Tyler Ferguson are among those saluted for their activism at this year’s “VH1 Do Something Awards.” 8 p.m. VH1

The next “Hunger Games” movie doesn’t hit theaters till November. So if you absolutely have to watch people running around in a forest trying to hunt each other down, there’s the new reality competition “Capture.” 9 p.m. KTLA

Before German scientist Werner von Braun helped America win the space race, he designed Hitler’s dreaded V2 rockets, as seen on the finale of “Nazi Mega Weapons.” 10 p.m. KOCE

Funny foodie Daymon Patterson will have his order to go, and yes, he would like fries with that, in the new series “Best Daym Takeout.” 10 and 10:30 p.m. Travel


Don’t bogart that Bogart! Turner Classic Movies’ annual “Summer Under the Stars” kicks off with a batch of Bogie’s best, including the tough guy opposite real-life ladylove Lauren Bacall in 1946’s “The Big Sleep.” 5 p.m. TCM

L.A. hosts its last “X Games” before that extreme-sports competition decamps for Austin, Texas in 2014. How not rad is that? 6 p.m. ESPN

See the superstars of tomorrow – before they eventually resort to face lifts, lipo, hair plugs, etc. — in  “2013 Young Hollywood Awards.” 8 p.m. KTLA


Tan, rested and ready for his close-up: “Our Nixon” uses archival footage and rare home movies to craft a new portrait of the 37th U.S. president. 9 p.m. CNN

The fussin’ and feudin’ continue for the descendants of America’s most famous rival clans in the new unscripted series “Hatfields & McCoys: White Lightning.” 10 p.m. History


“America’s Next Top Model” goes coed! Hunky guys compete against the usual assortment of lovely ladies when the reality series returns. 8 p.m. KTLA

OMG! Miley Cyrus is, like, totally a private detective who goes “So Undercover” at a college sorority in this 2012 comedy. 9 p.m. ABC Family

The music of Wagner and Verdi fills the Viennese night when Lorin Maazel leads the Vienna Philharmonic in an open-air concert on a new “Great Performances.” 9 p.m. KOCE

Boston bookmakers scrap over turf on the mean streets of Beantown in the new reality series “Saint Hoods.” 10 p.m. Discovery

Tiara not included: A former beauty queen runs a boutique for young pageant hopefuls in the new reality series “Obsessed With the Dress.” 10 p.m. WE


Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and other imaginary figures — sorry, kids — unite to save the world in the animated 2012 tale “Rise of the Guardians.” 8 p.m. HBO

An assistant DA is in a real bind when her own father becomes the prime suspect in “The Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer” in this new thriller. 8 p.m. Lifetime

If at first you don’t conceive: A childless couple’s prayers are magically answered in the 2012 fantasy “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” Jennifer Garner stars. 9 p.m. Starz

So they think they can dance, and that dancing will save their Miami neighborhood from redevelopment, in the 2012 franchise entry “Step Up Revolution.” 9 p.m. Showtime

The medium is the message in the new unscripted series “Psychic Tia.” 10 and 10:30 p.m. A&E

Gerard Butler is the chairman of the board in the 2012 surfing flick “Chasing Mavericks.” Elisabeth Shue also stars. 10 p.m. Cinemax

The true-crime series “Deadly Affairs” is back for a second season with host Susan Lucci. 10 p.m. Investigation Discovery

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