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TV This Week for August 22nd - 28th

August 20, 2010 |  9:21 am
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This week's TV Movies

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SUNDAY

After the return of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” the new docu-series “The Spin Crowd” tags along behind PR-meisters Jonathan Cheban and Simon Huck for an inside look at the Hollywood hype machine. (E!, 10 and 10:30 p.m.)

MONDAY

Filmmaker-muckraker Spike Lee revisits post-Katrina New Orleans, finding still more muck to be raked — and signs of hope — in the two-part exposé “If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise.” Concludes Tuesday. (HBO, 9 p.m.)

TUESDAY

Who's your favorite Founding Father? How about Thomas Jefferson? After all, he wrote the Declaration of Independence, was our third president, and signed the check for the Louisiana Purchase. He's profiled in “Jefferson.” (History, 8 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY

High water wasn't the only thing that made New Orleans a living hell in the days after Katrina. Allegations of misconduct — and murder — made against some of the city's police officers are probed on “Frontline.” (KCET, 9 p.m.)

THURSDAY

'Scuse me while I kiss the sky: The greatest player to ever strap on a Stratocaster, with guitars and charisma to burn, is profiled in his own words in “Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child” on “Biography.” (Bio, 6 and 10 p.m.)

FRIDAY

Picking up where the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove” left off, the new series “Blood Dolphins” charts ongoing efforts to halt the senseless slaughter of these highly intelligent sea mammals. (Animal Planet, 11 p.m.)

SATURDAY

Rachel McAdams is “The Time Traveler's Wife” in this 2009 fantasy-romance, and Eric Bana is the time traveler, which makes him the time traveler's wife's husband. That is, when he can find the time. (HBO, 8 p.m.)

HE'LL GET YOUR GOAT

George Clooney is a former member of a super-secret unit of American soldiers trained to use their psychic abilities – or so he claims – in the mind-bending 2009 action-comedy “The Men Who Stare at Goats.” (Starz, 9 p.m. Sat.)

GIRLS OF THE WORLD

Last year's winner, Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela, will help crown her successor at “The 2010 Miss Universe Pageant” in Las Vegas. Natalie Morales and Poison frontman Bret Michaels host. (NBC, 9 p.m. Mon.)

IT'S WHAT'S FOR BREAKFAST

The new special “Cereal: Beyond the Bowl” explains how grains are not just a great way to start your day but are in fact the very foodstuffs upon which our civilization was founded. (Discovery, 8 p.m. Thu.)

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