Sunday, August 17th
The Great Food Truck Race, season premiere at 9pm on Food
– The Great Food Truck Race is back for round four and our longest route ever! This season features over 4,000 miles of breakdowns, obstacles and challenges. We’ve got eight brand-new teams of dreamers: they all have heart, they all have skills, and all they need is a truck. Each week, the teams will roll into a new city and spend a frantic weekend cooking and selling, scheming and strategizing. The last team standing wins $50,000 and their food truck — a business that will change their lives forever.
Monday, August 18th
Dora and Friends: Into the City!, series premiere at 8pm on Nickelodeon
– Together, all for one! Get ready for big adventures with Dora and Friends: Into the City! Dora’s moved to a beautiful pan-Latino metropolis by the sea called Playa Verde, entered a diverse new school, and is busier than ever. She’s also found a new group of friends–Alana, Emma, Naiya, Kate, and Pablo–with a shared passion for learning and exploring who join her on new pop/rock-infused adventures in the city. But this is no ordinary city. Down side streets, in the park, even under the school, there are portals to magical worlds filled with surprises, obstacles and villains waiting to test our friends with curricular challenges and exciting emotional stakes. Armed with an ancient magical charm bracelet, a trusted Map App, and the strength that comes from working with bright, funny, and loving friends, Dora invites preschoolers to join her in saving the day, solving problems, speaking Spanish, and giving back to the community.
Dallas, midseason premiere at 9pm on TNT
Tuesday, August 19th
A Young Doctor’s Notebook, season premiere at 10pm on Ovation
– Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Million Dollar Arm) and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Kill Your Darlings) return for Season Two of A Young Doctor’s Notebook, the critically-acclaimed black comedy series based on the memoirs of a young doctor’s life in a remote village in early 20th century Russia. Season Two picks up in 1935 with the older doctor returning to his former infirmary to collect the pieces of his shattered life. Reliving his battle with morphine addiction, and his doomed romantic choices, Hamm’s character watches his younger self struggle to survive against the backdrop of the Bolshevik Revolution. Based on a collection of short stories by celebrated Russian playwright Mikhail Bulgakov.
Wizard Wars, series premiere at 10pm on Syfy
– Penn & Teller headline this competition series, which takes viewers behind the scenes of magic by challenging a new team of magicians each week to create the most jaw-dropping illusions using an array of random objects and transforming them into eye-popping miracles. The winning team of challengers in the first round then take on the expert “home team” of world-renowned wizards: Two-time World Championship of Magic winner Gregory Wilson; Wynn Resort resident magician Shimshi; YouTube sensation Justin Flom, and internationally renowned mentalist Angela Funovits. Judges on the show include the aforementioned Penn & Teller, Jason Latimer and Christen Gerhart.
Wednesday, August 20th
Preachers of LA, season premiere at 10pm on Oxygen
– Known for their fiery sermons, community outreach and passionate followings, pastors have become iconic, beloved, and sometimes polarizing figures in modern culture. Yet, few people have access to these larger-than-life men away from the pulpit. Until now. We’re thrilled to introduce Preachers of L.A, a rare glimpse into the lives of six high-profile pastors from Los Angeles. From pro skateboarder Pastor Jay Haizlip to Grace Jones’ brother Bishop Noel Jones to Bishop Clarence McClendon, who reaches 250 million homes via international broadcast each week, Preachers of L.A. will explore the human side of these ambitious and very powerful men of faith.
Epic Ink, series premiere at 10:30pm on A&E
Meet Chris, 51, and his out-of-this-world team of tattoo artist at Area-51 Tattoo as they bring comics, cartoons and fantasy to life in eye-popping ink. Chris-51 tattoos a rabid fan with Raphael from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Heather crafts an epic portrait of Sloth and Chuck from The Goonies and Chris Jones brands a Schwarzenegger devotee with the ultimate homage to Ah-nold.
Friday, August 22nd
BoJack Horseman, streaming on Netflix
– Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the ’90s … 20 years later. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show “Horsin’ Around,” but today he’s washed up, living in a Hollywood bachelor pad, complaining about everything, and sometimes wearing colorful sweaters. Set in an L.A. where humans and anthropomorphic animal-people coexist, BoJack Horseman is about one man (well, horse-man) who peaked too early and must figure out what to do next.
Saturday, August 23rd
Intruders, series premiere at 10pm on BBC America
– From writer and executive producer Glen Morgan (The X-Files), Intruders is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. A contemporary, chilling, paranormal tale set in the moody Pacific Northwest, the eight part series spins a fascinating and complex web of drama. As strange, apparently unrelated events start happening, multiple story-lines – a missing wife, an assassin covering his crimes, a child on the run – begin to intertwine to reveal a conspiracy that will forever change our understanding of human nature.
Doctor Who, 2-hour season premiere at 8pm on BBC America
– The Doctor is an alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who travels through all of time and space in his TARDIS. His current travel companion is Clara Oswald, though he has a long list of friends and companions who have shared journeys with him. Instead of dying, the Doctor is able to “regenerate” into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration. Eleven actors, plus John Hurt, have played the Doctor thus far.