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Friday's Highlights: 'Tanked' on Animal Planet

August 18, 2011 |  8:05 pm

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TV listings for the week of Aug. 14 - 20 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv)

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This week's TV Movies


Tanked

SWIMMING WITH SHARKS:
The new unscripted series “Tanked” is centered on a Las Vegas family business that builds aquariums inside restaurants, casinos and churches, at 9 p.m. on Animal Planet. 

SERIES

Jurassic CSI: In this new episode Phil Manning uses advanced science, ultrasound and finite element analysis to investigate whether there are bigger dinosaurs out there waiting to be unearthed (5 and 8 p.m. National Geographic). 

Flashpoint: Spike (Sergio Di Zio) must leave his dying father's bedside when the team faces its biggest bomb threat yet. Mark Ellis, the show's creator and co-executive producer, guest stars as a possible suspect in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). 

Paranormal Challenge: Investigators from Ghost Bros. compete against Paranormal Hot Squad at La Purisima Mission, in Lompoc (9 p.m. Travel). 

Strike Back: As Scott and Stonebridge (Sullivan Stapleton, Philip Winchester) search the hotel for a scientist with information about weapons of mass destruction, they discover the terrorists doing the same in this new episode (10 p.m. Cinemax). 

Torchwood: Miracle Day: Her efforts to protect her family take Gwen (Eve Myles) on a frightening journey spanning miles and years — decades, in fact — as the history of the Miracle comes to light in this new episode (10 p.m. Starz). 

SPECIALS

The NFL and L.A.: The new special looks at the prospects for professional football returning to Los Angeles (10:30 p.m. Fox). 

MOVIES

Kaboom: This trippy 2010 dramedy directed by Gregg Araki stars Thomas Dekker as a college student of “undeclared” sexual orientation who has a variety of weird dreams and weirder experiences (10 p.m. Showtime). 

SPORTS

Little League baseball: World Series: Canada vs. Saudi Arabia (10 a.m. ESPN); Cumberland (R.I.) vs. Huntington Beach (Noon ESPN); La Grange (Ky.) vs. Clinton County (Pa.) (2 p.m. ESPN2); Netherlands vs. Venezuela (5 p.m. ESPN). 

Tennis: U.S. Open Series: Western and Southern Open, Quarterfinals (10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ESPN2). 

Baseball: The Dodgers visit the Colorado Rockies (5:30 p.m. FS Prime); the Baltimore Orioles visit the Angels (7 p.m. FSN). 

Photo: Chris Cardamone / Animal Planet

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