Sunday TV: Teen Choice, Shark Week

Sarah-Hyland-and-Tyler-PoseyThe 2014 “Teen Choice Awards” (Fox, 8 p.m) has already had more slime than Nickelodeon’s Kid Choice Awards. In fact, the spectacular water main break at the UCLA campus caused the event to be moved from the Pauley Pavilion to the Shrine Auditorium in L.A.

Tyler Posey and Sarah Hyland, pictured here, co-host the event, which showers stars like Taylor Swift, Ansel Elgort and Victoria Justice with adoration and formally issues them a surfboard. Justin Bieber is among the nominees for “Choice Twit,” for example, but it’s not what you think. It’s among their social media awards (there is a “Choice Viner” as well).

Performers include Demi Lovato, Rita Ora, Jason Derulo, Magic and Rixton.

The 27th Shark Week begins tonight with the first of what will be 13 new specials, in search of a supposed megashark named Colossus on “Air Jaws: Fin of Fury” (Discovery, 8 p.m.). A similarly possible nonexistent monster shark is featured in “Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine” (Discovery, 9 p.m.). The first night is capped by the network’s own pop-up talk show, “Shark After Dark” (Discovery, 11 p.m.) with Josh Wolf.

It’s probably no “Big Brother After Dark” (TV Guide Network, midnight), the freewheeling, unscripted, real time peek into the confines of “Big Brother” (CBS, 9 p.m.). Which has nothing to do with sharks.

However, the competing Nat Geo Wild is having its own SharkFest in the wake of the other, so they present their own “Shark Kill Zone” (Nat Geo Wild, 8 p.m.).

The new “Fat Guys in the Woods” (Weather Channel, 10 p.m.) means what it says: regular guys trying to survive in the wild, with the help of a coach named Creek Stewart.

Kevin looks for his father, who escaped from the mental hospital, on “The Leftovers” (HBO, 10 p.m.)

Dr. Masters has to figure out what to do when he loses his OB-Gyn practice on “Masters of Sex” (Showtime, 10 p.m.).

The subway starts to be affected on “The Strain” (FX, 10 p.m.).

Ready to binge watch “Breaking Bad” (AMC, 5 p.m.)? They’re rerunning every episode, eight hours each Sunday into the fall.

Sting sings songs from his upcoming Broadway musical “The Last Ship” on a repeat of “Great Performances” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

The first responders’ party is still driving people crazy on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” (Bravo, 8 p.m.).

With more questions being raised about botched episodes, it’s timely to take in a couple episodes of “Life and Death Row” (National Geographic Channel, 8, 9 and 10 p.m.).

Abby gets closer to her cop friend on “Ray Donovan” (Showtime, 11 p.m.).

They’ve rescued restaurants, hotels, beauty salons and bars. Isn’t about time for a “Bar Rescue” (Spike, 10 p.m.)? Mixed martial arts stars (a pair of oxymorons if I ever heard of one) try to fix up failing gyms on the new series. (Hint: wipe down the sweat on the machines).

Sunday night baseball has Nationals at Braves (ESPN, 8 p.m.).

A full day of Carole Lombard on Turner Classic Movies includes “Virtue” (6 a.m.), “No More Orchids” (7:30 a.m.), “In Name Only” (9 a.m.), “Lady by Choice” (11 a.m.), “Twentieth Century” (12:30 p.m.), “The Gay Bride” (2:15 p.m.), “Made for Each Other” (4 p.m.), the original “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” (6 p.m.), “To Be or Not to Be” (8 p.m.), “True Confession” (10 p.m.), “Nothing Sacred” (11:45 p.m.), “Vigil in the Night” (1:15 a.m.) and “Fools for Scandal” (3 a.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: Retired Gen. Carter Ham. CBS: Sen. Jack Reed, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. NBC: Sen. Dick Durbin, Reps. Peter King and Donna Edwards. CNN: Sen. John McCain, former National Security Adviser Retired Gen. James Jones, Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad. Fox News: Sens. Lindsey Graham, Ben Cardin and Chris Coons. former Michigan Gov. John Engler.

 

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