Must See HDTV (August 5th - 11th)

It's time. After a long wait, AMC's Breaking Bad is back and kicking off its final half-season Sunday night. That's not all however, as a flood of Blu-ray discs come to shelves including Disney classics Robin Hood, Oliver and Company and Sword in the Stone, the infamous bomb Ishtar, Wing Commander, Action Jackson and more. HBO is also kicking off its annual Hard Knocks series, this time focusing on the Cincinnati Bengals. Look below for the highlights this week, followed after the break by our weekly listing of what to look out for in TV, Blu-ray and videogames.

Breaking Bad
What else is there to say? If you're somehow not watching one of the best shows on TV right now, the first half of season five has just been added to Netflix streaming, so you've got all week to binge-watch and get up to date. There will only be a few more episodes before we say good bye to Walt, Jesse and the rest, so enjoy it. After the episode is over though, the network likely hopes you'll stick around for a new cop show it's debuting, Low Winter Sun -- check out a preview embedded after the break.
(August 11th, AMC, 9PM)

If the plot of director Joseph Kosinski's previous effort Tron: Legacy didn't grab you then Oblivion may be another disappointment, but there's one key feature on this Blu-ray that the other film didn't have: a music-only version of the film. With fantastic special effects and a soundtrack courtesy of M83, you can enjoy Tom Cruise's post-apocalypse adventures without little things like dialogue getting in your way.
($19.99 on Amazon)

Blu-ray & Games

  • Oblivion

  • Ishtar

  • Mud

  • On The Road

  • Robin Hood (40th Anniversary Edition)

  • Oliver & Company (25th Anniversary Edition)

  • The Sword in the Stone (50th Anniversary Edition)

  • The Place Beyond the Pines

  • Swamp Thing (1982)

  • Lucas

  • Wing Commander

  • The Pick-Up Artist

  • Silver Streak

  • Stuck On You

  • Passenger 57

  • The Pagemaster

  • Action Jackson

  • Aftershock

  • Tomboy

  • Antiviral

  • The Earrings of Madame de... (Criterion)

  • Battlestar Galactica (35th Anniversary)

  • A Boy and His Dog (Collector's Edition)

  • The Borgias (S3)

  • Strike Back (S2)

  • Tales of Xillia (PS3)


  • American Ninja Warrior, NBC, 8PM

  • The Bachelorette (season finale), ABC, 8PM

  • WWE Raw, USA, 8PM

  • Switched at Birth, ABC Family, 8PM

  • Top Gear, BBC America, 8:30PM

  • Return of Jaws, Discovery, 9PM

  • Casting By, HBO, 9PM

  • Breaking Pointe, CW, 9PM

  • Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls, NBC, 9PM

  • Major Crimes, TNT, 9PM

  • The Fosters (summer finale), ABC Family, 9PM

  • Voodoo Shark, Discovery, 10PM

  • Dangerman: The Incredible Mr. Goodwin (season finale), BBC America, 10PM

  • Siberia, NBC, 10PM

  • Under the Dome, CBS, 10PM

  • King & Maxwell, TNT, 10PM

  • Teen Wolf, MTV, 10PM

  • Mistresses, ABC, 10PM

  • Longmire, A&E, 10PM

  • Shark After Dark Live, Discovery, 11PM


  • 9 for IX: The Diplomat, ESPN, 8PM

  • Whose Line Is It Anyway?, CW, 8PM

  • Pretty Little Liars, ABC Family, 8PM

  • So You Think You Can Dance, Fox, 8PM

  • I Escaped Jaws, Discovery, 9PM


  • Rizzoli & Isles, TNT, 9PM

  • Face Off, Syfy, 9PM

  • Bang Goes The Theory, BBC America, 9, 9:40 & 10:20PM

  • America's Got Talent, NBC, 9PM

  • Twisted, ABC Family, 9PM

  • Covert Affairs, USA, 9PM

  • Capture, The CW, 9PM

  • Hard Knocks (season premiere), HBO, 10PM

  • Spawn of Jaws, Discovery, 10PM

  • The Profit, CNBC, 10PM

  • Suits, USA, 10PM

  • Drunk History, Comedy Central, 10PM

  • Catfish, MTV, 10PM

  • Perception, TNT, 10PM

  • The Vineyard, ABC Family, 10PM

  • The Jeselnik Offensive, Comedy Central, 10:30PM

  • Shark After Dark Live, Discovery, 11PM

  • Nikki & Sara Live, MTV, 11PM

  • Web Therapy, Showtime, 11PM


  • WWE Main Event, Ion, 8PM

  • Melissa & Joey, ABC Family, 8PM

  • Baby Daddy, ABC Family, 8:30PM

  • Law & Order: UK (season premiere), BBC America, 9PM

  • Top Ten Sharkdown, Discovery, 9PM

  • 60 Minutes Sports, Showtime, 9PM

  • Spell-mageddon, ABC Family, 9PM

  • Franklin & Bash, TNT, 9PM

  • Royal Pains, USA, 9PM

  • Broadchurch (series premiere), BBC America, 10PM

  • Great White Serial Killer, Discovery, 10PM

  • Joe Rogan Questions Everything, Syfy, 10PM

  • The Bridge, FX, 10PM

  • Camp, NBC, 10PM

  • Fight Master: Bellator MMA, Spike, 10PM

  • Futurama, Comedy Central, 10PM

  • Necessary Roughness, USA, 10PM

  • The Real World / Road Rules Challenge, MTV, 10PM

  • Deal With It, TBS, 10:30PM

  • Shark After Dark Live, Discovery, 11PM


  • Monday Night Football: Bengals/Falcons preseason, ESPN, 8PM

  • Wipeout, ABC, 8PM

  • Invasion Roswell, Syfy, 9PM

  • Sharkpocalypse, Discovery, 9PM

  • Burn Notice, USA, 9PM

  • Motive, ABC, 9PM

  • Anger Management, FX, 9:30PM

  • Alien Monster Sharks, Discovery, 9PM

  • Hatfields & McCoys, History, 10PM

  • Wilfred, FX, 10PM

  • Hollywood Game Night, NBC, 10PM

  • Rookie Blue, ABC, 10PM

  • Graceland, USA, 10PM

  • Sullivan & Son, TBS, 10PM

  • Shark After Dark Live, Discovery, 11PM

  • Childrens Hospital, Comedy Central, 11:59PM


  • WWE SmackDown, Syfy, 8PM

  • Great White Gauntlet, Discovery, 8PM

  • Magic City (season finale), Starz, 9PM

  • Strike Back (season premiere), Cinemax, 10PM

  • The White Queen (series premiere), Starz, 10PM

  • Comedy Bang! Bang!, IFC, 10PM

  • King, Reelzchannel, 10PM

  • Continuum, Syfy, 10PM

  • Saint Hoods, Discovery, 10PM

  • Shark After Dark Live, Discovery, 11PM

  • John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, Comedy Central, 11PM


  • Primeval: New World (season finale), Syfy, 5, 6, 7, 8 ,9 & 10PM

  • Cedar Cove, Hallmark Channel, 8PM

  • Clear History, HBO, 9PM

  • Hell on Wheels (season premiere), AMC, 9PM

  • Being Human, BBC America, 10PM

  • Do No Harm, NBC, 10PM

  • Axe Cop, Fox, 11PM

  • High School USA!, Fox, 11:15PM


  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series @ Watkins Glen, ESPN, 1PM

  • Teen Choice Awards 2013, Fox, 8PM

  • Rays/Dodgers Sunday Night Baseball, ESPN, 8PM

  • Breaking Bad (summer premiere), AMC, 9PM

  • Unforgettable, CBS, 9PM

  • Whodunnit?, ABC, 9PM

  • Dexter, Showtime, 9PM

  • True Blood, HBO, 9PM

  • Low Winter Sun (series premiere), AMC, 10PM

  • The Newsroom, HBO, 10PM

  • Copper, BBC America, 10PM

  • Crossing Lines, NBC, 10PM

  • Ray Donovan, Showtime, 10PM

  • Talking Bad, AMC, 11PM

  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force (season premiere), Comedy Central, 11PM