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TV This Week August 19 - 25: 'Copper' on BBC America

August 17, 2012|By Matthew Cooper
  • Tom Weston-Jones in "Copper"
Tom Weston-Jones in "Copper" (George Kraychyk / BBC America )

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This week's TV Movies


You got nuthin' on me, "Copper." Tom Weston-Jones, above, is the long arm of the law in this new police procedural set way back in 1860s New York City. "The Bourne Identity's" Franka Potente also stars. (BBC America, 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m.)

Gentlemen, start your ovens: Kicking off in Long Beach, and set to end 3,000-plus miles away in Maine, "The Great Food Truck Race" is on once again. Tyler Florence hosts a third season of this culinary competition. (Food, 10 p.m.)


Leo and Kate steaming up those windows in "Titanic," Rachel and Ryan canoodling in "The Notebook" and George and J.Lo sharing trunk space in "Out of Sight" — see which ones made the list in the new special "Sexiest Movie Scenes." (TV Guide, 9 p.m.)


Celebrity do-gooders Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus are among this year's nominees at the "VH1 Do Something Awards." "New Girl's" Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield and Lamorne Morris serve as masters of ceremonies. (VH1, 9 p.m.)


When life hands you Jack Lemmon… make movies! A daylong salute includes the late, great everyman actor in Billy Wilder's 1960 satire "The Apartment" and Blake Edwards' 1962 drama "Days of Wine and Roses." (TCM, 2:45 and 11 p.m.)


Are you smarter than a Sunday school teacher? Know the difference between Noah's ark from the Ark of the Covenant? Scripture-savvy teams compete in "The American Bible Challenge," a new quiz show hosted by Jeff Foxworthy. (GSN, 5 and 8 p.m.)


Student bodies: Fashionably clad undergrads vie to become "America's Next Top Model" when the reality series returns with its first-ever "College Edition." Supermodel Rob Evans joins Tyra Banks and Kelly Cutrone at the judges' table. (KTLA, 8 p.m.)


First comes love, then comes marriage … then comes the "Fatal Honeymoon." Billy Miller and Amber Clayton, below, star in this fact-based, made-for-cable 2012 thriller. Harvey Keitel ("Thelma & Louise") also stars. (Lifetime, 8 p.m.)

Sardonic, much? In the new special "Larry Wilmore's Race, Religion & Sex," the "Daily Show" correspondent tackles that trio of oft-taboo topics in taped segments, street interviews and a good old-fashioned town-hall meeting. (Showtime, 11 p.m.)

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