TV highlights: ‘Garfunkel and Oates’ premieres on IFC


'Garfunkel and Oates': Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci star as themselves and also their musical comedy alter-egos. (Darren Michaels/IFC)
August 6

Rather than your typical prime-time sitcom fare, local ABC and NBC affiliates (WJLA on Channel 7 and WRC on Channel 4, respectively) are opting for “NFL Preseason Football” with NBC broadcasting the New England Patriots vs. the Washington Redskins game live (7:30 p.m.) and ABC picking up the San Francisco 49ers against the Baltimore Ravens (7:30).

Pushed back to make room for CNN’s Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 coverage, “The Sixties” (CNN at 9) remarks on how the achievements of feminism, civil rights and other major social movements shaped the decade. Gloria Steinem, Robert Kennedy Jr., Cecile Richards and more comment.

The designers have to use Marie Claire magazines from 20 years ago as inspiration for creating looks that they think will be fashionable 20 years from now on “Project Runway” (Lifetime at 9).

Javier zeros in on a deal with the district attorney’s office just as the Metas start to solve the mystery behind Salazar’s death on “Gang Related” (Fox at 9).

Anthony Bourdain is left in the pricey city of San Francisco with just $20 to find the best meat deal in town on “The Layover with Anthony Bourdain” (Travel Channel at 9).

SERIES PREMIERE: “Extreme Guide to Parenting” (Bravo at 9:30) looks into the homes of families who raise their children in diverse, experimental ways. In the premiere, we meet Shira, who has an all-natural approach to parenting her kids, and Scout and Bill, who are overprotective of their daughter.

SERIES PREMIERE: “Garfunkel and Oates” (IFC at 10), which centers on a goofy female folk and comedy duo trying to make it big in Hollywood, opens with Riki (played by Riki Lindhome) and Kate (Kate Micucci) performing a social experiment to see if men are more attracted to women who don’t speak.

SERIES PREMIERE: Hosted by Morgan Spurlock of “Super Size Me” fame, the seven-part docu-series “7 Deadly Sins” (Showtime at 11) explores each forbidden trait. The first one up is gluttony, and we’re introduced to a 700-pound entertainer and the owner of the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas.

Actor Will Arnett comes to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC at 11:35), and rapper T.I. performs.

Actors Jason Segel and Liv Tyler are on this repeat of “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), with a musical performance from Trampled by Turtles.

Actors Mickey Rourke and Jordana Brewster stop by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), with musical guest Banks.

Rachel Lubitz

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