What's on your HDTV: 'Hard Knocks', 'Black Jesus', 'The Knick' and Shark Week

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What's on your HDTV: 'Hard Knocks', 'Black Jesus', 'The Knick' and Shark Week

Beyond the summer TV shows already running (VH1's Dating Naked is exactly what you'd expect, The Leftovers and The Strain are improving and FX has two good comedies in Married and You're the Worst), and Discovery kicking off Shark Week on Sunday night, there are a few new shows this week worth mentioning. Steven Soderbergh and Clive Owen bring The Knick to Cinemax, which puts a twist on the usual doctor drama by transferring the scene back to 1900. Starz is ready with "Scotland's Answer to Game of Thrones" aka Outlander, a book adaptation about a British Army nurse who time travels from 1945 to 1743. Fans of Grand Theft Auto and The Boondocks should keep an eye out for Black Jesus on Adult Swim, which is created by Aaron Macgruder and stars Gerald "Slink" Johnson (aka Lamar from GTA V and the guy in this Everest College parody). On Blu-ray, Baltimore documentary 12 O'Clock Boys Bill Murray's The Man Who Knew Too Little and cult classic Phantom of the Paradise are probably more worth your time than Divergent or Need for Speed. Check after the break for a list of what's new this week plus a few trailers, and drop a note in the comments if you see any highlights we've missed.

Blu-ray, Streaming movies & Games

  • Divergent
  • Oculus
  • The Man Who Knew Too Little
  • Need for Speed
  • 12 O'Clock Boys
  • The Full Monty
  • Phantom of the Paradise
  • The Swapper (PS4, PS3)
  • Road Not Taken (PS4)
  • Sacred 3 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)


  • Switched at Birth, ABC Family, 8PM
  • Running Wild with Bear Grylls, NBC, 8PM
  • WWE Raw, USA, 8PM
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway?, CW, 8PM
  • Partners (series premiere), FX, 9 & 9:30PM
  • Nixon by Nixon - In His Own Words, HBO, 9PM
  • American Ninja Warrior, NBC, 9PM
  • The Fosters, ABC Family, 9PM
  • Major Crimes, TNT, 9PM
  • Anger Management, FX, 10 & 10:30PM
  • Idris Elba: the King of Speed, BBC America, 10PM
  • Under the Dome, CBS, 10PM
  • Murder in the First, TNT, 10PM
  • Teen Wolf, MTV, 10PM
  • Longmire (season finale), A&E, 10PM


  • Country Music Awards Music Festival, ABC, 8PM
  • Food Fighters, NBC, 8PM
  • Pretty Little Liars, ABC Family, 8PM
  • Face Off, Syfy, 9PM
  • Matador, El Rey, 9PM
  • Rizzoli & Isles, TNT, 9PM
  • Chasing Life, ABC Family, 9PM
  • Royal Pains , USA, 9PM
  • Deadliest Catch, Discovery, 9PM
  • Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons (season premiere), HBO, 10PM
  • The Wil Wheaton Project, Syfy, 10PM
  • Finding Carter, MTV, 10PM
  • Drunk History, Comedy Central, 10PM
  • Perception, TNT, 10PM
  • Tyrant, FX, 10PM
  • Covert Affairs, USA, 10PM
  • Nathan for You, Comedy Central, 10:30PM
  • Sullivan & Son, TBS, 10PM


  • Penn & Teller: Fool Us, CW, 8PM
  • Altman, Epix, 8PM
  • Unsung: Hi Five, TV One, 8PM
  • Big Brother, CBS, 8PM
  • Young & Hungry, ABC Family, 8PM
  • So You Think You Can Dance, Fox, 8PM
  • Mystery Girls, ABC Family, 8:30PM
  • 60 Minutes Sports, Showtime, 9PM
  • Suits, USA, 9PM
  • Dual Survival, Discovery, 9PM
  • Extant, CBS, 10PM
  • Sex in the Wild: Dolphins (season finale), PBS, 10PM
  • The Bridge, FX, 10PM
  • Wilfred, FXX, 10PM
  • Taxi Brooklyn, NBC, 10PM
  • Motive, ABC, 10PM
  • Virgin Territory, MTV, 11PM
  • The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Comedy Central, 12:30AM


  • The Quest, ABC, 8PM
  • Defiance, Syfy, 8PM
  • Rush, USA, 9PM
  • Dating Naked, VH1, 9PM
  • Mythbusters, Discovery, 9PM
  • Welcome to Sweden, NBC, 9PM
  • Rectify, Sundance TV, 9PM
  • Big Brother, CBS, 9PM
  • Dominion, Syfy, 9PM
  • The Sixties (season finale), CNN, 9PM
  • Working the Engels, NBC, 9:30PM
  • Gang Related, Fox, 9PM
  • Married, FX, 10PM
  • Satisfaction, USA, 10PM
  • Ridiculousness, MTV, 10PM
  • NY Med, ABC, 10PM
  • Last Comic Standing, NBC, 10PM
  • Garfunkel & Oates (series premiere), IFC, 10PM
  • You're The Worst, FX, 10:30PM
  • Black Jesus (series premiere), Cartoon Network, 11PM
  • Seven Deadly Sins (series premiere), Showtime, 11PM


  • Masters of Illusion, CW, 8PM
  • WWE SmackDown, Syfy, 8PM
  • Cold Justice, TNT, 9PM
  • L Word Mississippi, Showtime, 9PM
  • Almighty Johnsons, Syfy, 10PM
  • Jonah from Tonga (series premiere), HBO, 10PM
  • The Knick (series premiere), Cinemax, 10PM


  • Cedar Cove, Hallmark, 8PM
  • Hell on Wheels, AMC, 9PM
  • Outlander (series premiere), Starz, 9PM
  • Stranded in Paradise, Hallmark, 9PM


  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series @ Watkins Glen, ESPN, 1PM
  • Shark Week: Air Jaws, Discovery, 8PM
  • Sunday Night Baseball, ESPN, 8PM
  • Teen Choice Awards 2014, Fox, 8PM
  • Wipeout, ABC, 8PM
  • Big Brother, CBS, 8PM
  • Shark Week: Shark of Darkness, Discovery, 9PM
  • Ray Donovan, Showtime, 9PM
  • Reckless, CBS, 9PM
  • True Blood, HBO, 9PM
  • The Last Ship, TNT, 9PM
  • The Musketeers, BBC America, 9PM
  • Rising Star, ABC, 9PM
  • Manhattan, WGN, 10PM
  • The Lottery, Lifetime, 10PM
  • The Strain, FX, 10PM
  • Masters of Sex, Showtime, 10PM
  • The Leftovers, HBO, 10PM
  • Falling Skies, TNT, 10PM
  • The Hunt, History, 10PM
  • Reckless, CBS, 10PM
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, HBO, 11PM
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