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Weekend TV: 'Shark Week' kicks off Sunday on Discovery

August 1, 2013

YellowBrix

Aug. 01--It's a big weekend for TV. Big food, big stars-to-be, big challenges both for models and those charged with saving the world -- and great big sharks.

Young Hollywood

Hollywood honors the stars of tomorrow at the "15th Annual Young Hollywood Awards," airing at 7 p.m. Thursday on CW, channel 19, cable 12.

This year, the honorees include Kit Harington for Actor of the Year, Lucy Hale for Crossover of the Year, Tatiana Maslany for Breakthrough Performance-Female, Liam James for Breakthrough Performance-Male, Kelly Osbourne for Style Icon and AnnaSophia Robb for Superstar of Tomorrow-Female.

Aspen eats

Be prepared for food like a gut-busting 30-ounce steak or succulent Duck a la Plancha in the season premiere of "Chuck's Eat Street" at 9 p.m. Thursday on Cooking Channel, cable 232. The setting is Aspen, Colo., and chefs there are serving up dishes that are larger than life including one special crepe dessert titled The Schokolade Palatschinken. Enjoy.

Model mixer

"America's Next Top Model" moves from a female-only show to both male and female aspiring models in the new season premiering at 7 p.m. Friday on CW, channel 19, cable 12. The two-part season premiere launches with contestants walking in their first runway show, doing a photo shoot on the streets of Los Angeles and posing while the public votes on them. One model struggles with staying or leaving the competition, and the judges with host Tyra Banks use social media scores to help them decide who makes the top 16 finalists.

Saluting Eileen Brennan

You might want to catch "Private Benjamin," airing at 9 p.m. Friday on Encore, cable 200. Over the weekend, the film's star Eileen Brennan died at age 80. She will be remembered for being a powerhouse in any role she committed to, and her Capt. Doreen Lewis in this film was one of her best.

Brennan started her career on Broadway and then headed to Hollywood. She earned an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress for the role of the tough and tyrannical officer in charge of a bunch of recruits, including a spoiled brat widow (played by Goldie Hawn).

Zero Hour

Hank, Beck, Arron and the Shepherds know it's now or never to find Rachel and stop "Mother"/Lynch's plan before it's too late in the series finale of "Zero Hour." It airs at 8 p.m. Saturday on ABC, channel 8.

When the team unlocks the doors to New Jerusalem, what they find is unimaginable, and it's up to Hank Galliston (Anthony Edwards) to save the world.

Shark!

All things shark take over the Discovery channel with the 26th annual "Shark Week" starting Sunday on cable 30.

There are new shows every night Sunday through Friday (see Sunday's Tulsa World Scene section for the descriptions) focusing on ancient sharks, new shark research, survivors, sharks who have moved inland to rivers, a shark cam that provides a shark's-eye view of its prey and much more. It's going to be "jawesome." The week is also filled with favorite shows from past Shark Weeks. So be there at 7 p.m. Sunday for "Air Jaws: Beyond the Breach" and more.

Are you ready for some football?

Sunday's your night with the Hall of Fame game between the Miami Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys live from Canton, Ohio. The game airs at 7 p.m. on NBC, channel 2, cable 9.

AugustFest

Angela Lansbury hosts "Downton Abbey Revisited," airing at 7 p.m. Sunday on PBS, part of OETA's fundraising AugustFest airing through Aug. 11 on channel 11. The special includes the greatest moments from seasons one, two and three, along with behind-the-scenes interviews with the producers and favorite cast members. The third season debuts in January 2014.

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