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TV This Week for August 7th - 13th

August 6, 2011 |  8:00 pm

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This week's TV Movies


Wasteland, comma, teenage: A recently deceased teen helps a still-living teen win the title of prom queen in the made-for-cable fable “Teen Spirit.” And there'll be lots of lively teens, and some stuffy old grown-ups, on hand for the pop-culture awards ceremony “Teen Choice 2011.” (ABC Family, 7 and 9 p.m.; Fox, 8 p.m.)

Celebs like Samuel L. Jackson and cerebral types like Professor Stephen Hawking team up to tackle the big questions — is there a God, are we alone in the universe, how will it all end, etc. — in the new series “Curiosity.” (Animal Planet, Discovery, TLC, 8 p.m.)


Evildoers, beware! The Vig ilante Spider, Dark Guardian and a veritable army of self-appointed, budget-costumed “Superheroes” are  out to keep the streets of America's major cities safe from your nefarious schemes in this new documentary. (HBO, 9 p.m.)


 There never was a Rough Rider rougher than the one called “Teddy.” The life and times of our country's 26th and perhaps most macho president are recounted in the documentary “Theodore Roosevelt: A Cowboy's Ride to the White House.” (KCET, 9 p.m.)


With a two-night event, the curtain closes on another season of the terpsichorean talent competition “So You Think You Can Dance.” That means just four more hours of hot-stuff hoofers, gushing judges… and dishy hostess Cat Deeley (above). (Fox, 8 p.m.; also Thu.)


Immigrants, some advice: Assimilate, but don't overdo it. Ethnicity, with a schmear of eccentricity, might just be your passport to the new American dream — a reality show like the Brooklyn-set “Jersey Shore” knock-off “Russian Dolls.” (Lifetime, 10:32 p.m.)


In olden times, we all sang along with Mitch Miller (if you don't know who that is, ask your parents, or grandparents). But now the solo spotlight is preferred, and for those with pipes for it there's “Karaoke Battle USA,” hosted by Joey Fatone. (ABC, 9 p.m.)


It's hard out here for a celebrity. At least you might think so after watching this new episode of the unscripted series “Celebrity Close Calls” that recalls a high-speed, head-on collision involving Scott Baio, Pam Grier stopping a mugging, Morgan Fairchild being kidnapped and Greg Louganis' suicide attempt. (Biography, 8 p.m.)

Photo credit: Mathieu Young / Fox