TV highlights: ‘CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock’ airs on ABC

August 11, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS

Using footage from Nashville’s annual CMA Music Festival in June, “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” (ABC at 8 p.m.) airs three hours of performances from artists including Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Lenny Kravitz, Kelly Clarkson and more. Little Big Town hosts the special, which also features behind-the-scenes interviews and a cameo from the cast of “Duck Dynasty.”

A new show for the kids starts Monday. “Paw Patrol” (Nickelodeon at 8:30), a computer-animated preschool series, is about a group of six adorable rescue dogs led by a tech-savvy young boy.

RETURNING SHOW: The third season of “The Real Housewives of Miami” (Bravo at 9) kicks off with a major feud between Adriana and Lea; long story short, Adriana thinks Lea has been spreading rumors about her past. Later, Lisa tries to get the group of friends to mend fences, but it just makes things worse.

RETURNING SHOW: Anthony Melchiorri continues his work fixing hotels on “Hotel Impossible” (Travel Channel at 9), and Season 3 starts in Baltimore at the Abacrombie Inn, a bed and breakfast that has faltered under its current owners. Despite finding dirty furniture and spoiled food, Melchiorri makes it his mission to return the inn to its former glory days.

The title of the documentary “Americans in Bed” (HBO at 9) is quite literal, as director Philippa Robinson conducts interviews with various subjects while they are actually in their beds. The film talks to a wide cross section of couples (all ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, etc.) about their thoughts on love, sex and marriage. Included: newlyweds, along with a pair who have been together for 71 years.

A teenage prostitute is killed on “Major Crimes” (TNT at 9), and when the killer turns out to be completely devoid of remorse, the team suspects he is part of a larger crime ring. Later, the detectives run into issues with the judge assigned to the case.

FINALE WATCH: The Secret Service agents-turned- investigators wrap up the first season of “King & Maxwell” (TNT at 10) as Michelle considers returning to Secret Service duty, which could ruin her partnership with Sean.

— Emily Yahr

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