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TV This Week for August 5 - 11: 'Army Wives'

August 01, 2012|By Matthew Cooper
  • "Army Wives" with Kelli Williams, left, and Catherine Bell.
"Army Wives" with Kelli Williams, left, and Catherine Bell. (Angeline Herron / Lifetime )

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This week's TV Movies



Fort Marshall, the fictional military base that serves as the setting for the drama "Army Wives," is celebrating its 100th anniversary. By some coincidence, the show itself hits the 100-episode mark. With Kelli Williams and Catherine Bell. (Lifetime, 10 p.m.)

An "Escape From Los Angeles" can be as easy as a drive down the 5 to San Diego or up the 15 to Las Vegas. But for three intrepid teams on "The Great Escape," it'll mean navigating a labyrinth of tunnels beneath our fair city in this new episode of the reality competition. (TNT, 10 p.m.)


Speaking of L.A., when it comes to being able to eat globally, locally, we think we have it made. Then along comes Andrew Zimmern to test our taste buds with culinary creations inspired by his own world travels on a new "Bizarre Foods America." (Travel, 9 p.m.)


As fans of "Law & Order: SVU" are well aware, "sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous." But do the punishments always fit the crimes? One particularly problematic case is examined on a new "Our America With Lisa Ling." (OWN, 10 p.m.)


In the reality-TV game, you haven't really arrived until you get your very own spinoff. Pint-sized pageant queen Alana Thompson of "Toddlers and Tiaras" gets hers with the new six-part series "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." (TLC, 10 and 10:30 p.m.)


Dear Earth: Enough already. Sincerely, Mars. The special "Martian Mega Rover" details the design and construction of Curiosity, NASA and JPL's latest science lab on wheels, coming soon to a red planet near you. (National Geographic, 10 p.m.)


Bravo! A venerable classical music venue in the Massachusetts countryside is in the spotlight in "Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration" on a new "Great Performances." Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Emanuel Ax and singer James Taylor join in the festivities. (KOCE, 9 p.m.)


Leonardo DiCaprio, below, is legendary FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, and Armie Hammer is his life partner in crime-fighting Clyde Tolson, in director Clint Eastwood's lugubrious 2011 bio-pic "J. Edgar." (HBO, 8 p.m.)

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