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    Episodes

    SHO, 10:00PM ET >> Description

    The Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy-nominated sitcom returns for its fifth and final season, which picks up the story several months after the Season 4 finale. Matt's (Matt LeBlanc) game show is a huge hit, but his acting career seems to have been forgotten altogether. Meanwhile, Sean and Beverly (Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig) are dismayed that Sean's bitter and humor-challenged ex-partner is now holding the reins of their comedy series "The Opposite of Us."
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    Steve Harvey's FUNDERDOME

    ABC, 9:00PM ET >> Description

    Some youngsters are notorious for not wanting to eat certain food, but a very youthful contestant in this new episode has gone way beyond that. Hailing from Colorado, she's invented a means of separating different parts of a meal on the same plate. Two Wisconsin men introduce their gym-in-a-box concept, while a New Jersey inventor presents a "sleepover kit" for children. Also, a Kansas woman unveils her odor-eliminating "StinkBoss."
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    The $100,000 Pyramid

    ABC, 10:00PM ET >> Description

    Ubiquitous actor Richard Kind, whose recent credits have run the gamut from "Gotham" to "I'm Dying Up Here" and "Red Oaks," challenges "Saturday Night Live" alum Rachel Dratch -- the voice of "Imaginary Mary" not long ago -- in the first contest of this new episode of the game-show revival. Then, it's actress and comedian Margaret Cho ("Drop Dead Diva") against actor Michael Rapaport ("Justified"). Michael Strahan is the host.
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    The Strain

    FX, 10:00PM ET >> Description

    As a desperate Eichhorst (Richard Sammel) approaches, Quinlan and Fet (Rupert Penry-Jones, Kevin Durand) scramble to figure out how to get the nuclear bomb back to New York in the new episode "Tainted Love." Elsewhere, the smitten Zack (Max Charles) tries to learn more about the object of his affections, only to makes a shattering discovery.
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    Ballers

    HBO, 10:15PM ET >> Description

    Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) starts to ponder his place, if any, in the big picture as he faces new challenges to get Wayne (Steve Guttenberg) on board to finance his Vegas initiative in the new episode "Make Believe." Trying to lance a long-festering feud between Coach Berg and Larry (Peter Berg, Dule Hill), Julie (Jazmyn Simon) talks Charles (Omar Benson Miller) into inviting both men over for a home-cooked meal. Donovan W. Carter and Rob Corddry also star.
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    Dice

    SHO, 10:30PM ET >> Description

    Andrew Dice Clay turns a Frank Capra classic on its head as his caustic sitcom begins Season 2 with "It's a Miserable Life," which finds Dice's old rabbi placing a curse on him. As a result, Dice is forced to live his life as if "The Diceman" never had existed. Among other complications, that means he must win the heart of Carmen (Natasha Leggero) all over again, since she doesn't recognize him. Kevin Corrigan also stars.
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    Insecure

    HBO, 10:45PM ET >> Description

    Issa (Issa Rae) butts heads with Frieda (Lisa Joyce) at a work retreat while the former is trying to build a roster in the new episode "Hella Shook." Elsewhere, Molly's (Yvonne Orji) day takes a completely unexpected turn at the vow renewal ceremony of her parents, while Lawrence (Jay Ellis) comes across some news about Issa.
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    Shutter Island

    IFC, 4:00PM ET >> Description

    The implausible escape of a brilliant murderess brings U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner (Mark Ruffalo) to Ashecliffe Hospital, a fortress-like insane asylum located on a remote, windswept island. The woman appears to have vanished from a locked room, and there are hints of terrible deeds committed within the hospital walls. As the investigation deepens, Teddy realizes he will have to confront his own dark fears if he hopes to make it off the island alive.
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    Jaws

    ENCRA, 4:53PM ET >> Description

    When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and grizzled ship captain Quint (Robert Shaw) offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs. nature.
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    Brave

    DISNEY, 5:20PM ET >> Description

    Merida (Kelly Macdonald), the impetuous but courageous daughter of Scottish King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), is a skilled archer who wants to carve out her own path in life. Her defiance of an age-old tradition angers the Highland lords and leads to chaos in the kingdom. Merida seeks help from an eccentric witch (Julie Walters), who grants her an ill-fated wish. Now, Merida must discover the true meaning of courage and undo a beastly curse before its too late.
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    Blood Diamond

    HDNETMV, 5:30PM ET >> Description

    As civil war rages through 1990s Sierra Leone, two men, a white South African mercenary (Leonardo DiCaprio) and a black Mende fisherman (Djimon Hounsou), become joined in a common quest to recover a rare gem that has the power to transform their lives. With the help of an American journalist (Jennifer Connelly), the men embark on a hazardous trek through rebel territory to achieve their goal.
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    Seven Pounds

    ENCRBL, 6:54PM ET >> Description

    A life-shattering secret torments Ben Thomas (Will Smith). In order to find redemption, he sets out to change the lives of seven strangers. Over the course of his journey, he meets and falls in love with a cardiac patient named Emily (Rosario Dawson), and in so doing, complicates his mission.
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    Step Brothers

    STZC, 7:20PM ET >> Description

    Brennan Huff (Will Ferrell) and Dale Doback (John C. Reilly) have one thing in common: they are both lazy, unemployed leeches who still live with their parents. When Brennans mother and Dales father marry and move in together, it turns the overgrown boys world upside down. Their insane rivalry and narcissism pull the new family apart, forcing them to work together to reunite their parents.
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    Despicable Me

    FREEFORM, 8:55PM ET >> Description

    A man who delights in all things wicked, supervillain Gru (Steve Carell) hatches a plan to steal the moon. Surrounded by an army of little yellow minions and his impenetrable arsenal of weapons and war machines, Gru makes ready to vanquish all who stand in his way. But nothing in his calculations and groundwork has prepared him for his greatest challenge: three adorable orphan girls (Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher) who want to make him their dad.
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    Walk the Line

    STZCI, 9:00PM ET >> Description

    The rise of country music legend Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) begins with his days as a boy growing up on the family farm, where he struggles under the scorn of his father (Robert Patrick). As the years pass, Cash ends up in Memphis, Tenn., with his wife, Vivian (Ginnifer Goodwin), and breaks into the music scene after finding his trademark sound. While on tour, Cash meets the love of his life, singer June Carter (Reese Witherspoon), but Cashs volatile lifestyle threatens to keep them apart.
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    Brokeback Mountain

    FLIX, 9:00PM ET >> Description

    In 1963, rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) and ranch hand Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) are hired by rancher Joe Aguirre (Randy Quaid) as sheep herders in Wyoming. One night on Brokeback Mountain, Jack makes a drunken pass at Ennis that is eventually reciprocated. Though Ennis marries his longtime sweetheart, Alma (Michelle Williams), and Jack marries a fellow rodeo rider (Anne Hathaway), the two men keep up their tortured and sporadic affair over the course of 20 years.
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    The Blind Side

    MTV, 9:02PM ET >> Description

    Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), a homeless black teen, has drifted in and out of the school system for years. Then Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) and her husband, Sean (Tim McGraw), take him in. The Tuohys eventually become Michaels legal guardians, transforming both his life and theirs. Michaels tremendous size and protective instincts make him a formidable force on the gridiron, and with help from his new family and devoted tutor, he realizes his potential as a student and football player.
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    The Martian

    MAX, 10:25PM ET >> Description

    When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission.
  • Auto racing
    2:30-P NBCSN ABC Supply 500
    Baseball
    10:00-A ESPN2 Venezuela vs. Canada
    11:00-A ESPN Fairfield (Conn.) vs. Lufkin (Texas)
    12:00-P ESPN2 Junior League World Series, Final: Teams TBA
    1:30-P TBS New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
    2:00-P ESPN Japan vs. Asia-Pacific
    7:00-P ESPN St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates
    Basketball
    3:00-P NBATV Minnesota Lynx at New York Liberty
    5:00-P NBATV Washington Mystics at Indiana Fever
    Football
    4:00-P NFLNET Atlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers
    11:00-P NFLNET New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Chargers
    Golf
    7:00-A GOLF Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play, Final
    12:30-P GOLF Day 3
    4:00-P GOLF Champions: Dick's Sporting Goods Open, Final Round
    Soccer
    8:25-A NBCSN Huddersfield Town FC vs. Newcastle United FC
    9:30-A FS1 SC Freiburg vs. Eintracht Frankfurt
    10:55-A NBCSN Tottenham Hotspur FC vs. Chelsea FC
    12:00-P FS1 Borussia M├â┬Ânchengladbach vs. FC Koln
    12:30-A (8/21) FS1 Minnesota United FC at Seattle Sounders FC
    Tennis
    2:00-P ESPN2 Western & Southern Open, Women's Final
    4:00-P ESPN2 Western & Southern Open, Men's Final