TV This Weekend

Tyson vs Jaws and "Safety Suite" Time on Big Brother

ALSO: NBA Basketball, We Hunt Together, Surviving Jeffrey Epstein, PGA Championship, and more.
  • Mike Tyson stars in Rumble on the Reef, Julie Chen Moonves hosts Big Brother. (Photos: Discovery/CBS)
    Mike Tyson stars in Rumble on the Reef, Julie Chen Moonves hosts Big Brother. (Photos: Discovery/CBS)

    A world champion boxer who's been known to use his own chompers in the ring faces his most formidible competitor yet, while Big Brother promises to reveal more details about this season's first big new twist. Also this weekend: Hallmark looks for romance on an island off the coast of Washington State, Showtime brings the British sensation We Hunt Together to the U.S., and HBO drops the curtain on Season 1 of Perry Mason. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:

    SATURDAY AUGUST 8

    SPORTS: TNT has a triple-header for NBA Basketball fans, with back-to-back-to-back games between the L. A. Clippers and the Portland Blazers, the Utah Jazz and the Denver Nuggets, and the L.A. Lakers and the Indiana Pacers. The games begin at 1:00 PM ET/ 10 AM PT on TNT

    CABLE PREMIERE: HBO's big Saturday night movie premiere this week is Richard Jewell. Clint Eastwood's 2019 film tells the true story of security guard Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) who went from hero to suspect after finding a bomb at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Watch the trailer. 8:00 PM ET on HBO

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Seattle interior designer Lily (Morgan Kohan) escapes to her Aunt's island Bed and Breakfast in Love on Harbor Island, where she quickly falls in love with hunky dog rescuer and seaplane pilot Marcus (Marcus Rosner). Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Hallmark Channel

    DOCUSERIES: Two of Jodi Arias' fellow prisoners recount their experiences in lockdown with the convicted killer in Jodi Arias: Cellmate Secrets. The two-hour special begins at 10:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    NEW EPISODE: A one-time skeptic becomes a believer after encountering a spectral bride on his balcony on Hotel Paranormal. Meanwhile, a man battles the ghost of a serial killer. 10:00 PM ET on Travel Channel

    SUNDAY AUGUST 9

    SHARK WEEK KICKOFF: Boxing legend Mike Tyson helps Discovery launch its 32nd annual summer Shark Week with Tyson vs Jaws: Rumble on the Reef. The special will show Tyson learning what it takes to take on a shark and knock him out. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Discovery

    NEW EPISODE: What new surprises does Big Brother have in store for its sixteen all-star houseguests? We should learn more about this season's mysterious "Safety Suite" as the show returns following Wednesday night's well-received live premiere. 10:00 PM ET on CBS

    SERIES PREMIERE: The British series We Hunt Together follows detectives Lola Franks (Eve Myles) and Jackson Mendy (Babou Ceesay) as they pursue a pair of killers. Watch the trailer. 10:00 PM ET on Showtime

    DOCUSERIES PREMIERE: The two-night four-hour limited series Surviving Jeffrey Epstein gives the notorious abuser's victims a chance to tell their stories. Read our review. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    SPORTS: The 2020 PGA Championship comes to a close today, with CBS presenting the final round live from San Francisco. 3:00 PM ET on CBS

    SEASON FINALE: The trial draws to a close on the season finale of Perry Mason, as Mason (Matthew Rhys) and his team endeavor to wrap up any loose ends. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    NEW EPISODE: Following last week's impressive return, Wynonna Earp (Melanie Scrofano) teams up with a new demon when she finds herself in hot water with the law. 10:00 PM ET PM on Syfy

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Shark Week, CBS, Discovery Channel, Big Brother, Mike Tyson