What’s on your HDTV: ‘Hard Knocks’, ‘Black Jesus’, ‘The Knick’ and Shark Week

By Richard Lawler

Beyond the summer TV shows already running (VH1’s Naked Dating is exactly what you’d expect, The Leftovers and The Strain are improving and FX has two good comedies in Married and You’re the Worst), and Discovery kicking off Shark Week on Sunday night, there are a few new shows this week worth mentioning. Steven Soderbergh and Clive Owen bring The Knick to Cinemax, which puts a twist on the usual doctor drama by transferring the scene back to 1900. Starz is ready with “Scotland’s Answer to Game of Thrones” aka Outlander, a book adaptation about a British Army nurse who time travels from 1945 to 1743. Fans of Grand Theft Auto and The Boondocks should keep an eye out for Black Jesus on Adult Swim, which is created by Aaron Macgruder and stars Gerald “Slink” Johnson (aka Lamar from GTA V and the guy in this Everest College parody). On Blu-ray, Baltimore documentary 12 O’Clock Boys Bill Murray’s The Man Who Knew Too Little and cult classic Phantom of the Paradise are probably more worth your time than Divergent or Need for Speed. Check after the break for a list of what’s new this week plus a few trailers, and drop a note in the comments if you see any highlights we’ve missed.

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: What’s on your HDTV: ‘Hard Knocks’, ‘Black Jesus’, ‘The Knick’ and Shark Week

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