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The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

TNT | 9:00 pm
The movie version of the classic 1960s TV series lacks the Robert Vaughn-David McCallum chemistry as Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer assume the roles of reluctant spy partners Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, but director Guy Ritchie gets the atmosphere of the time right as the agents launch a Cold War pursuit of the masterminds behind a global nuclear threat. Alicia Vikander plays a scientist’s daughter who could help the duo in their mission. Hugh Grant also stars […]

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Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet

ANIMAL | 9:00 pm
Dr. Jeff Young and his committed staff at Planned Pethood Plus open Season 4 with their facility bustling as usual. At the top of the priority list is a distressed Labrador retriever, who ill-advisedly consumed a tool belt. Now he has both leather and metal bits in his stomach. Meanwhile, a tiny pregnant dog faces life-threatening complications in delivery and a cat that was missing 18 months returns home with a broken leg. […]

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Halt and Catch Fire

AMC | 9:00 pm
Joe and Gordon (Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy) discuss the future of their joint venture Comet, while Gordon’s ex, Donna (Kerry Bishe), takes a long-overdue vacation in the new episode "Who Needs a Guy." Elsewhere, Cameron (Mackenzie Davis) feels challenged, and not altogether in a positive way, by a new collaborator, while Bos and Diane (Tony Huss, Annabeth Gish) make a choice that could be life-altering for them. […]

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All Nighter

STARZ | 8:00 pm
A strong cast headed by Oscar winner J.K. Simmons somewhat buoys this uneven 2017 comedy about a workaholic businessman (Simmons) who recruits his daughter’s awkward and still-depressed ex-boyfriend (Emile Hirsch) to help search when his daughter disappears in Los Angeles. Kristen Schaal, Taran Killam, Jon Daly, Hunter Parrish and Analeigh Tipton co-star in the film, which got a very brief theatrical release before going to home video. […]

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Saturday Night Live

NBC | 11:29 pm
A summer of political developments undoubtedly filled the coffers of this show’s writers and performers — and though "Weekend Update" got a primetime run, it’s business for real as the late-night staple debuts its 43rd season. Ryan Gosling, whose movie "Blade Runner 2049" is about to open, returns as guest host — with Jay-Z, riding high on the success of his album "4:44," as the musical guest. Emmy winner Alec Baldwin is expected to return as President Donald Trump. […]

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American Beauty

Starz EST | 9:29 pm
Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is a gainfully employed suburban husband and father. Fed up with his boring, stagnant existence, he quits his job and decides to reinvent himself as a pot-smoking, responsibility-shirking teenager. What follows is at once cynical, hysterical, and, eventually, tragically uplifting. […]

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Seven Pounds

Starz in Black | 9:00 pm
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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Concussion

Encore Black | 9:00 pm
While conducting an autopsy on former NFL football player Mike Webster (David Morse), forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers neurological deterioration that is similar to Alzheimers disease. Omalu names the disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy and publishes his findings in a medical journal. As other athletes face the same diagnosis, the crusading doctor embarks on a mission to raise public awareness about the dangers of football-related head trauma. […]

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Bad Moms

Showtime | 8:00 pm
Amy (Mila Kunis) has a great husband, overachieving children, beautiful home and successful career. Unfortunately, shes also overworked, exhausted and ready to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other stressed-out mothers (Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn) to get away from daily life and conventional responsibilities. As the gals go wild with their newfound freedom, they set themselves up for the ultimate showdown with PTA queen bee Gwendolyn and her clique of seemingly perfect moms. […]

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

RetroPlex | 7:00 pm
Science fiction adventure about a group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a "sunburn" from its bright lights to prove it. Roy refuses to accept an explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his life to pursue the truth about UFOs. […]