Olympics, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. to midnight, 12:30-5 a.m., NBC.
This should be one
of the biggest days for NBC, with swimming events concluding and
track-and-field just getting started. In primetime, the latter
includes gold medals for women's 100-meter and heptathlon and men's
long-jump and 10,000 meter.
That will be
tape-delayed, but there's lots of live coverage on cable. Golf starts
at 6:30 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Network at 9, USA at 10 (with beach
volleyball), MSNBC at noon (with men's soccer) and CNBC at 5. Bravo
starts bronze-medal tennis at 11 a.m. ET; the women's gold match is
at 5 p.m.
“Boston EMS,” 10 p.m., ABC.
Two TV staples,
crime and medicine, combine in a non-fiction hour. In a tough
Dorchester neighborhood, an ambulance crew finds two gunshot victims
on a snowy street.
There are personal
moments for the responders. Beth Rimas, whose son suffers from
febrile seizures, comforts a young woman whose 2-year-old has that
affliction. And waiting for the bomb squad to assess a package at a
daycare, Ed Hassan discusses what he saw at the Boston Marathon
ALTERNATIVE: “The Night Manager,” 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., AMC.
Once a Britsh
soldier, Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) has found obscurity as a
hotel's night manager. Then he keeps crossing paths with Richard
Roper (Hugh Laurie), a slick businnessman who has lethal henchmen, a
gorgeous mistress, an imposing island estate and a thriving business
in illegal arms.
Based on a John le
Carre novel, this is a smart and involving story worth recording, It
has seven Emmy nominations, including ones for Hiddleston, Laurie,
Olivia Colman and best mini-series.
all day, BBC America. Here's the second half of a two-day marathon.
Movie” (2015), 10 a.m., HBO; and “The Good Dinosaur” (2012),
10:12 a.m., Starz. While their parents stare at the Olympics, kids
can have some animated fun.
“Hotel Hell,” 8
and 9 p.m., Fox. In the first rerun, Gordon Ramsay visits an
Austrian-style inn in Southbridge, Mass.; in the second, he's at a
lakeside spot in Chelan, Wash.
“Rush Hour,” 8
p.m., CBS. In the show's second-to-last episode, a mystery person
keeps humiliating prominent people.
(2015), 8 and 11:30 p.m., HBO. Moving from Ireland to the U.S. in the
1950s, a young woman finds loneliness, good-hearted people and a
well-meaning guy. The result is boosted by the subtle perfection of
Saoirse Ronan's performance and Nick Hornby's script. Hornby's own
novels have become “About a Boy,” “High Fidelity” and “Fever
Pitch”; now he skillfully adapts a Colm Toibin novel. The result
brought Oscar nominations for Ronan, Hornby and best picture.
“Dr. Ken,” 8:31
p.m., ABC. In a rerun, Ken's dad visits; he's not a jolly guy.
“In an Instant,”
9 p.m., ABC. A decade ago, Danelle Ballengee was a peak athlete at
35, a two-time world champion of “adventure racing.” Then she
slipped on ice, fell 60 feet and shattered her pelvis. Her dog
comforted her for two days, then managed to lead rescuers back to
her. Here's a shortened version of the film that ran earlier this
summer, mixing re-enactments and first-person accounts.
10 p.m., Viceland. This network (formerly H2, a History offshoot)
often focuses on alternative-lifestyle subjects; tonight, it has
“Weediquette” from 7-10 p.m. Afterward, however, it pauses to
show this quietly brilliant movie.