Monday TV: The Notorious ‘RBG’ on CNN

RBGThe popular theatrical documentary on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “RBG” (CNN, 8 p.m.) finds its widest audience yet on a cable news network, capping the national holiday. The story of the rise of the justice by filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen is also one about the triumph of women in the field of law

Another documentary tonight follows Mariela Mora Quintana, a Cuban woman in her 30s yearns for a better life, though her husband is content to stay on “Voices of the Sea,” a film by Kim Hopkins making its debut on “POV” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings).

After becoming the longest running show on Cartoon Network – 10 years – the imaginative and fanciful “Adventure Time” (Cartoon Network, 6 p.m.), the training ground for a number of other creative cartoonists, will present its final episode in a one hour finale.

Ernie prepares for the Sovereign Protector Ceremony on “Lodge 49” (AMC, 10 p.m.).

On a three hour (!) “Bachelor in Paradise” (ABC, 8 p.m.) a couple splits up and each splits the South of the Border vacation spot.

Kim drives a hard bargain on “Better Call Saul” (AMC, 9 p.m.).

There’s a second night of the Las Vegas Finals on “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

The final four perform on “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

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Sunday TV: Some More College Football

LSUPrime time college football doesn’t stop this weekend with Miami vs. LSU (ABC, 7:30 p.m.). Other college football today — unusual for a Sunday — includes Prairie View A&M vs. North Carolina Central (ESPN2, noon) and Washington vs. Auburn (ESPNU, 7 p.m.).

So much happened last episode of “Big Brother” (CBS, 8 p.m.) with the return of Scottie to the house that there wasn’t time to show the head of household competition. The winner shows up tonight to nominate two more for eviction.

If you haven’t heard, the documentary series “America to Me” (Starz, 10 p.m.) is very good.

Molly unloads on her shrink on “Insecure” (HBO, 10:30 p.m.).

“60 Minutes” (CBS, 7 p.m.) looks at the Facebook data scandal.

Contessa struggles with being a stay at home mom on the sixth season premiere of “Married to Medicine” (Bravo, 8 p.m.).

“Power” (Starz, 8 p.m.) reacts to the big death on last week’s episode.

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Saturday TV: John McCain’s Memorial

Joint Efforts Supports Dignified TransferThere will be far less soaring gospel singing at the John McCain Memorial (CSPAN, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, 10 p.m.) than there was at Aretha Franklin’s epic-length home going Friday. But there will be twice as many Presidents — Barack Obama and George W. Bush at the National Cathedral (while Bill Clinton spoke at Aretha’s funeral). It can’t possibly be as long as the Detroit event. But at least it will be widely televised (Aretha’s was largely online). And Neil Simon and Robin Leach won’t have TV funerals at all apparently.

A news special “John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls” (CNN, 9 p.m.) quotes the late senator’s favorite author in the title, Ernest Hemingway.

But here’s a sweet way to remember the senator: a replay of the October 2002 “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) that he hosted, when the White Stripes were musical guest.

College football comes from out of nowhere to completely takeover the full day of programming including just about all of prime time, with Louisville vs. Alabama (ABC, 8 p.m.), Michigan at Notre Dame (NBC, 7:30 p.m.) and Akron at Nebraska (Fox, 8 p.m.). Plus there are dozens of other games on cable, listed below. But isn’t this weird: A whole Saturday night without one scripted offering, new or in rerun?

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Friday TV: Jack Ryan and ‘Ozark’

JackRyanIn his popular series of books, the hero was a unwilling hero who was pulled out of the office into action. A passel of stars have played him in movies as well known as “The Hunt for Red October,” “Patriot Games” and “Clear and Present Danger,”  so why not get the actual guy from “The Office”? John Krasinski plays a convincing analyst who is roped into action in a fairly well put together eight-episode series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” (Netflix, streaming). It’s a younger than usual Ryan, near the start of his CIA career, but set in the present. But that means he tools around the (actual) D.C. streets on his bike (though it makes CIA headquarters in McLean look like it’s near downtown). With action quickly exported. It looks like it will fit the bill for action fans.

It gets online competition from from the second season of “Ozark” (Netflix, streaming), which owes a lot of its appeal to its leads Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, still trying to stay one step ahead of the cartels swarming towards their family in Missouri. The cast only gets stronger in season two with the addition of Janet McTeer as a heavy cartel legal rep.

A cultural moment is captured in the gospel and star-tinged Aretha Franklin Funeral (MSNBC, Fox News, online) most of the day, from 10 a.m.

“American Masters” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) takes a look at Eva Hesse, the German-born New York artist who died at 34 in 1970.

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Thursday TV: Following the Money

OneDollarOn the latest original online series “One Dollar” (CBS All Access, streaming), a number of characters in a small rustbelt town are connected by a single dollar bill in a mystery meant to show class and cultural division in present day America. The ensemble cast includes Leslie Odom Jr., Philip Ettinger, Chris Denham and Gracie Lawrence.

The new “Pretty Little Mamas” (MTV, 9 p.m.) follows young women who like to party.

A profile of the recently deceased senators appears on “John McCain: American Maverick” (History, 10 p.m.).

“The Great Food Truck Race” (Food, 9 p.m.) picks a winner from the final two, as the race circles back to Los Angeles.

Whoever is voted off of “Big Brother” (CBS, 9 p.m.) tonight has a chance to battle back into the house with three previous evictees.

There’s a load of preseason football with Cleveland at Detroit (NFL, 7 p.m.), Washington at Baltimore (NBC, 7:30 p.m.) and Denver at Arizona (NFL, 10 p.m.).

College football begins with games that include UCF at Connecticut (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Northwestern at Purdue (ESPN, 8 p.m.), Missouri State at Oklahoma State (Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.) and Wake Forest at Tulane (CBS Sports, 8 p.m.).

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Wednesday TV: Ancient Invisible Cities

AncientCitiesAnybody can go visit the remains of ancient visible cities. A new public television series explores “Ancient Invisible Cities” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) examining places like Istanbul, Cairo, and in tonight’s premiere, Athens, to find their hidden secrets. Professor Darius Arya uses 3D scanning to reveal ancient treasures.

On the first of tonight’s two episodes of “Alone Together” (Freeform, 8 p.m.), Esther and Benji reconnect at Jeff’s birthday party after a three-month split. Then, on the second season finale at 8:30 p.m., they mess up Jeff’s couples retreat.

Ambrose zeroes in a new suspect on “The Sinner” (USA, 10 p.m.).

More eliminations come on “America’s Got Talent” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

The deepest cuts of the season are promised on “World of Dance” (NBC, 9 p.m.).

The hapless opposition has both its members on the block as the power of veto competition starts on “Big Brother” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

On “Suits” (USA, 9 p.m.), Donna’s agreement forces Harvey to help David Fox.

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Tuesday TV: Chatting at the Barbershop

cq5dam.web.1200.675-3Jon Stewart pontificating at 11 p.m. may be the fondest dream of late night fans. It happens tonight as part of the premiere of “The Shop” (HBO, 11 p.m.), a new show from LeBron James that hopes to extend the kind of conversations that happen in neighborhood barber shops into a talk series.

Also stopping in for a cut are Snoop Dogg, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara, NBA star Draymond Green and WNBA MVP Candace Parker. The occasional show will be shot in various barbershops around the country.

Ava DuVernay created “August 28: A Day in the Life of a People” (OWN, 7 p.m.) as a short film for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture, where it’s been showing since the museum opened in 2016.

It makes its TV debut on the network of another museum benefactor, Oprah Winfrey, on the very day it concerns – a significant one in African-American history on which Emmett Till was lynched in 1955, Martin Luther King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech at the 1963 March on Washington, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for president. It stars Don Cheadle, Regina King, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo and Michael Ealy.

“Younger” (TV Land, 10 p.m.) reaches its season finale with Liza evaluating her options.

Also reaching the end of its seasons are “Hit the Floor” (BET, 10 p.m.) and “Chrisley Knows Best” (USA, 10:30 p.m.).

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Monday TV: Deteriorating Iraq

POVIn the documentary “ Nowhere to Hide,” young medic Nori Sharif tracks dramatic changes in central Iraq over five years, following the withdrawal of the U.S. in 2011. Where once he documented the injuries of the war wounded that he treated, he began documenting his own flight from the perilous region. The film by Zaradasht Ahmed makes its premiere on “POV” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings)

Dud and Ernie go looking for Larry on “Lodge 49” (AMC, 10 p.m.) and Liz spends her day off by going to work.

Jimmy embarks on a new endeavor on “Better Call Saul” (AMC, 9 p.m.).

The trial of George Zimmerman begins on “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” (BET, 10 p.m.).

It’s Las Vegas finals night on “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

More angst bubbles up on “Bachelor in Paradise” (ABC, 8 p.m.), which, with the constant additions, is increasingly resembling “Temptation Island.”

The summer’s worst network show, “The Proposal” (ABC, 10 p.m.), has its finale.

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Sunday: Peek Into Oak Park High School

AMericaToMeEven at the best intentioned integrated high school, attitudes on race persist institutionally. That may be why the administration and researchers at suburban Chicago’s Oak Park and River Forest High School didn’t want to participate in “America to Me” (Starz, 10 p.m.) a 10-part documentary series from Steve James of “Hoop Dreams” fame.

The students that do agree to have documentary crews follow them tell friends it will be like “Jersey Shore” or “Cheaters.” Instead, it’s an insightful and sometimes heartbreaking look at the divisions that begins with national attention the school got when white students were upset they couldn’t go to a Black Lives Matter assembly.

Coincidentally, the premiere of “America to Me” which borrows its title from a Langston Hughes poem, comes opposite the first season finale of Sacha Baron Cohen’s similarly named “Who is America?” (Showtime, 10 p.m.), which still has some Sarah Palin footage to show.

The answers may all be solved on the finale of “Sharp Objects” (HBO, 9 p.m.), the network’s slick looking summer mystery. Or maybe they’ll just rely on the flashbacks some more.

Penn Badgely stars as a stalker on the new series “You” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.), getting a full episode sneak peak tonight before its Sept. 9 premiere.

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Saturday: Carroll Baker, ‘Giant’ to ‘Star 80′

CarrolBakerThe wide-ranging career of Carroll Baker, still kicking at 87, is featured on Turner Classic Movies all day, with “Easy to Love” (6 a.m.), “The Miracle” (8 a.m.), “Giant” (10:30 a.m.), “Cheyenne Autumn” (2:15 p.m.), “The Carpetbaggers” (5:15 p.m.), “Baby Doll” (8 p.m.) pictured above, “Bridge to the Sun” (10 p.m.), “Sylvia” (midnight), “Something Wild” (2:15 a.m.) and “Star 80” (4:15 a.m.).

Summer is winding down and so perhaps are the summer romances on Hallmark. On its latest made for TV flick “Season for Love” (Hallmark, 9 p.m.)  Autumn Reeser stars as a celebrity chef who returns to her hometown and enters its local BBQ cookoff to find the judge is an ex. With Tyler Dawson and Marc Blucas.

Also new is the TV movie “Killer Night Shift” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.) in which a pregnant woman is threatened by a home care nurse who is also a baby stealer. With Christie Burson, Cynthia Evans and Vanessa Reseland.

“Katie’s New Face: A Family’s Journey” (National Geographic, 9 p.m.) follows the case of a young face transplant recipient.

Preseason football has Kansas City at Chicago (NFL, 1 p.m.), Tennessee at Pittsburgh (NFL, 4 p.m.), Baltimore at Miami (ABC, 7 p.m.) and New Orleans at Los Angeles (CBS, 8 p.m.).

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