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WAIT, DOES IT FEEL COLD TO YOU? Only if you're watching Hallmark Channel and/or Hallmark Movie Channel, where it's Christmas in July all weekend. Highlights include author Debbie Macomber's holiday triple feature starting with "Mrs. Miracle" (Saturday at midnight, Sunday at 4 p.m., Hallmark). Or woof it up with titles like "A Dog Named Christmas" (Saturday night at 10, Sunday at 8a.m., HMC). Full lineups at hallmarkchannel.com.
'30 FOR 30' FOR MSG ESPN's acclaimed sports-doc series hits syndication locally this summer on MSG. "The House of Steinbrenner" (Sunday at 10 p.m., MSG) launches a weekly run that continues with next Sunday's "Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?" See msg.com.
UNSCRIPTED OVERLOAD Among the week's more intriguing iterations: "Going Deep With David Rees" (Monday at 10 and 10:30 p.m., NatGeo) gets goofy exploring weird ways to make ice or tie your shoes, while "Chopped" (Tuesday at 10p.m., Food) launches its teen tournament with kale chips and French fries. Also arriving: John Walsh's new fugitive track-down "The Hunt" (Sunday at 9 p.m., CNN); the "Mrs." pageant circuit in "Game of Crowns" (Sunday at 9p.m., Bravo); Brooklyn cooking in G. Garvin's "Underground BBQ Challenge" (Tuesday at 9 p.m., Travel), and the celebreality duo "#CandidlyNicole" as in Richie and "LeAnn & Eddie" as in Rimes and Cibrian (Thursday at 10 and 10:30 p.m., VH1). On channels with limited availability (check with your TV provider): Watch a "Jersey Shore" family in "The Sorrentinos" (Tuesday at 10 p.m., TVGN), or gifted children in "Young Marvels" (Wednesday at 10p.m., Ovation), including 12-year-old cellist Charlie Zandieh of Muttontown.
NAIVE OR NAUGHTY? They promise serious docu-series treatment in "Virgin Territory" (Wednesday at 11 p.m., MTV), chronicling 15 young men and women whose commitment to remaining chaste is challenged by hormones. On the other end of the spectrum, "Dating Naked" (Thursday at 9 p.m., VH1) promises a man and a woman who date two naked suitors and each other in "an exotic locale." Preview at datingnaked.vh1.com.
SPORTS AWARDS Drake hosts this year's "ESPY Awards" (Wednesday 9-11:30p.m., ESPN; countdown from 7 p.m., post-show at 11:30), live from Los Angeles. A night later from L.A. comes this: Michael Strahan heading the first "Kids Choice Sports Awards" (Thursday 8-9:30p.m., Nickelodeon), with music from Florida Georgia Line and Pharrell Williams (doing "Happy"). More at nick.com/sports.
AWARDS EN ESPANOL "Premios Juventud" (Thursday 8-11 p.m., Univision/41), the annual honors for youth faves live from Miami. Enrique Iglesias performs "Bailando," with more sounds from Gente de Zona, Descemer Bueno, Gerardo Ortiz, El Dasa and Austin Mahone. See which TV, film, music and sports stars are nominated at premiosjuventud.com.
NOW ON-DEMAND The new Roger Ebert biopic "Life Itself" isn't playing just in theaters, it's also on your TV. Check your TV provider's on-demand menu. (Optimum has it for $6.95; DirecTV charges $7.99.)