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TV This Week for July 29th - Aug. 4th: 'Marley' on VH1

July 27, 2012|By Matthew Cooper
  • The 2012 documentary "Marley" airs at 9 p.m. Saturday, August 4th, on VH1.
The 2012 documentary "Marley" airs at 9 p.m. Saturday, August… (Adrian Boot )

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This week's TV Movies


SUNDAY

He was fast and furious long before "The Fast and the Furious." Three-time Formula One champ Ayrton Senna, who died behind the wheel at the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994, is saluted in the gripping 2010 documentary "Senna." (ESPN2, 7 and 9 p.m.)

Up close and personal: Two teenage Navajo track stars share their stories in "Up Heartbreak Hill" on a new "POV," and Olympic weightlifter Cheryl Haworth is profiled in "Strong!" on a new "Independent Lens." (KOCE, 10:30 and 11:30 p.m.)

MONDAY

Christie Brinkley joins a bevy of gracefully aging beauties — including Carol Alt, Jerry Hall, Beverly Johnson, Paulina Porizkova, Isabella Rossellini and Cheryl Tiegs — in the documentary "About Face: Supermodels Then and Now." (HBO, 9 p.m.)

TUESDAY

Not to be confused with the football-themed 1983 drama starring Tom Cruise, the new unscripted series "All the Right Moves" follows four TV dance-show veterans as they try to get their fledgling dance company off on the right foot. (Oxygen, 9 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY

Using high-tech gadgets to battle aliens, crooks and other nefarious types? It's every young boy's dream — at least, it was ours. Get a sneak peek at "Ben 10: Omniverse," the latest iteration of the hit animated series, set to premiere this fall. (Cartoon, 8:30 p.m.)

THURSDAY

A planned remake starring Johnny Depp is reportedly a nonstarter — but why mess with perfection? William Powell and Myrna Loy are crime-solving sophisticates Nick and Nora Charles in the witty 1934 mystery-comedy "The Thin Man." (TCM, 8 p.m.)

FRIDAY

Paintings by Cézanne, Picasso, van Gogh, et al.? Ceramics and sculptures from around the world? All part of "The Barnes Collection" and among the many works of art surveyed in this tour of the famed Philadelphia museum's new digs. (KOCE, 9 p.m.)

SATURDAY

Rastaman vibration: Bob Marley, the socially conscious singer-songwriter who almost single-handedly brought reggae music to the world stage, is seen in previously unreleased footage and remembered by family and friends in the 2012 doc "Marley." (VH1, 9 p.m.)

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