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TV This Week for July 25th – 31st

July 23, 2010 | 12:43 pm
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This week's TV Movies

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Suit up, light up, drink up and then sign up for a fourth season of “Mad Men,” the stylish Emmy-winning drama set at a 1960s-era Manhattan advertising agency. With Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss. (AMC, 10 p.m.)


So near “the happiest place on Earth” and yet so far: Children of the O.C.'s working poor, whose parents can't afford a fixed address, are profiled in the documentary “Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County.” (HBO, 9 p.m.)


In “Breakthrough With Tony Robbins,” the motivational speaker/self-help author invites you to sit down on the couch to watch his new reality series in hopes that you'll then get up off that couch and get on with your life. (NBC, 8 p.m.)


When Macca met Obama: The former Beatle receives the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song and rocks the president's residence in the new special “Paul McCartney: In Performance at the White House.” (KCET, 8 and 9:30 p.m.)


After the return of “Project Runway,” “On the Road With Austin & Santino” details the adventures of Messrs. Rice and Scarlett, onetime contestants on the aforementioned design competition. (Lifetime, 9 and 10:30 p.m.)


Virginia Woolf famously recommended “a room of one's own,” and now “iCarly” has got hers: A bedroom fit for our Web-casting tween queen (Miranda Cosgrove) and revealed to her young fans for the first time ever. (Nickelodeon, 8 p.m.)


If 1983's “The Big Chill” had been a murder-mystery instead of a comedy-drama, the result might have been something like the new made-for-TV thriller “Lies Between Friends.” Gabrielle Anwar and Craig Sheffer star. (Hallmark, 9 p.m.)


National Geographic Channel revisits the “Writing the Dead Sea Scrolls” and seeks “The Truth Behind the Devil's Bible” in a pair of new specials. Read between the lines at your own risk. (6 and 9 p.m. Tue., 7 and 10 p.m. Fri., respectively)


It's the end of the world as they know it for seven strangers tasked with surviving a simulated viral outbreak and rebuilding civilization on the second-season premiere of the reality series “The Colony.” (Discovery, 10 p.m. Tue.)


There'll be thrills, chills and spills — and lots of replays of same — as the 16th edition of the extreme-sports competition known as the “X Games” kicks off in downtown Los Angeles. (ESPN, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thu.)