TV highlights: ‘The Pitch’ returns to AMC

August 14, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS

Michael’s mission could be in trouble when an old friend goes digging into secrets from his past on “Burn Notice” (USA at 9 p.m.); meanwhile, Fiona’s boyfriend is targeted by a gang member, so Sam and Jesse jump in to help.

Designer June Ambrose is a guest judge on “Project Runway” (Lifetime at 9) as the contestants are split into teams and must make clothes inspired from a variety of retailers.

SERIES PREMIERE: It’s one of the biggest divides: people who read the owner’s manual and people who think they can figure everything out themselves. “Owner’s Manual” (AMC at 10, 10:30) pits two of those opposites against each other and sees which one (rule book vs. instincts) has better success operating technology. First up: flying a stunt plane over the ocean, and driving a locomotive.

Bello sets a war in motion with another strike against the cartel on “Graceland” (USA at 10), and Charlie meets an unusual ally while she’s looking for Odin.

Contestants on “Hollywood Game Night” (NBC at 10) must show off their musical skills, as famous players include Molly Shannon, Aubrey Plaza, Kristin Chenoweth and Wilmer Valderrama.

Anne Burrell auditions four chefs to run Abigaile Restaurant in California, an eatery described as a “beach-side gastrobrewery with a punk-rock attitude,” on “Chef Wanted With Anne Burrell” (Food Network at 10).

The gang on “Sullivan & Sons” (TBS at 10) winds up in a big prank war, and in much-less-fun news, Susan helps Carol with an audit.

“Panic 9-1-1” (A&E at 10), which features dramatic reenactments of emergency calls, shows what happens when two teens are caught in a collapsing cave.

Three wannabe food titans compete on “Supermarket Superstar” (Lifetime at 10:30), as they pitch product ideas in the hope that it could be sold in a grocery store chain; this week, an unemployed mom and injured stunt man share their potential plans.

With a movie about the Apple co-founder’s life — starring Ashton Kutcher — on the horizon, E! airs “Pop Culture Innovators: Steve Jobs” (at 10).

RETURNING SHOW: “The Pitch” (AMC at 11) is back following advertising agencies getting ready to try to land big campaigns. In the opener, two agencies compete for a new client, the moving company College Hunks Hauling Junk.

— Emily Yahr

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