TV This Week Sept. 7 - 13: ‘Boardwalk Empire’ on HBO

Steve Buscemi in “Boardwalk Empire” on HBO.
Nucky (Steve Buscemi) is back in business on the return of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”
(Macall B. Polay / HBO)

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This week’s TV Movies




Once upon a time — OK, it was the 1970s — Saturday-morning cartoons were both entertaining and educational, as recalled in “The ABC’s of Schoolhouse Rock.” 7 p.m. ABC

Sir Thomas More will likely be spinning in his grave as a dozen or so industrious types will try to build a “Utopia” in the middle of nowhere in this new unscripted series. 8 p.m. Fox; also Tue., Fri.


Ron Burgundy, we presume: Will Ferrell is back as the obtuse newscaster in the so-so 2013 sequel “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” 8 p.m. Epix

“9/10: The Final Hours” replays the day before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. 8 p.m. National Geographic Channel

We’re up all night to get Nucky (Steve Buscemi) when the Prohibition-era crime drama “Boardwalk Empire” uncorks its fifth and final season. Michael Kenneth Williams also stars. 9 p.m. HBO

A mom and medium from Upstate New York wants you to believe there are “Angels Among Us” in this new reality series. 10 and 10:30 p.m. TLC


And long before Steve Buscemi played an Atlantic City crime boss, he was an actual New York City firefighter, which makes him the ideal candidate to host the documentary “A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY.” 9 p.m. HBO

The impact of Alzheimer’s disease on several generations of the same family is explored on a new “POV.” 10 p.m. KOCE

Online daters take their relationships to the next level by sharing extremely close quarters in the new reality series “Love Prison.” 10 p.m. A&E



An unsung heroine of WWII — a young Muslim woman working for British intelligence in Paris — finally gets her due in “Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story.” 8 p.m. KOCE

Duran Duran, KISS, Miranda Lambert, Jennifer Lopez and Usher performing on a new “Fashion Rocks” hosted by Ryan Seacrest? That sounds stylish. 9 p.m. CBS

“Robin Williams Remembered — A Pioneers of Television Special” pays tribute to the beloved actor-comedian who died in August. 9 p.m. KOCE

At least two of the Ten Commandments are being broken in Tyler Perry’s new drama “If Loving You Is Wrong.” 9 and 10 p.m. OWN

A new “Frontline” follows health officials as they try to combat the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa. 10 p.m. KOCE

Vengeance is Jax Teller’s (Charlie Hunnam) as “Sons of Anarchy” comes roaring back for its seventh and final season. 10 p.m. FX



The Gordon Ramsay-hosted culinary competition “Hell’s Kitchen” fires up the burners for another season with 18 fresh contestants. 8 p.m. Fox

“Nova” makes the scientific case for immunization programs in the new episode “Vaccines — Calling the Shots.” 9 p.m. KOCE

The 2014 doc “I Am Evel Knievel” salutes the motorcycle stuntman famous for his death-defying leaps. 11 p.m. Spike TV


The 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is commemorated in “Rebuilding the World Trade Center.” 6 p.m. History Channel

Former athletes who’ve since let themselves go will try to shape up on a new cycle of “The Biggest Loser.” 8 p.m. NBC

There’s no place like “Haven.” The other Stephen King-inspired supernatural drama set in a small town in Maine is back for a fifth season. With Emily Rose. 10 p.m. Syfy


The 19th-century painter whose portrait of his dear old mum made him a household name is profiled in “James McNeill Whistler and the Case for Beauty.” And HRH Charles, Prince of Wales, celebrates some of his aristocratic ancestors’ artistic proclivities in the 2013 doc “Royal Paintbox.” 9 and 10 p.m. KOCE

Your humble host pulls double duty with the season premiere of “Real Time With Bill Maher” followed by the stand-up special “Bill Maher: Live From D.C.” 9 and 10 p.m. HBO

Watch out, “The Walking Dead.” There’s a new zombie drama in town, and its name is “Z Nation.” Tom Everett Scott, DJ Qualls and “Lost’s” Harold Perrineau star. 10 p.m. Syfy


Kindly stand and remove your hats as John Lithgow, Jordin Sparks, et al., celebrate the 200th anniversary of our national anthem on a new “Great Performances.” 8 p.m. KOCE

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey plays an AIDS patient who goes rogue to supply himself and others with much-needed medication in the 2013 drama “Dallas Buyers Club.” 8 p.m. HBO

“Six Feet Under’s” Lauren Ambrose will make her stand at “Deliverance Creek” in this Civil War-era revenge tale. Skeet Ulrich also stars. 8 and 10 p.m. Lifetime

The fact-based 2013 drama “Fruitvale Station” tracks the final hours of a young, unarmed African American man who was shot and killed by a police officer at a BART stop in Oakland in 2009. With Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer. 8 p.m. Showtime 

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