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Aasif Mandvi in HBO's

Aasif Mandvi in HBO's "The Brink." Credit: HBO / Merie W. Wallace

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Two new series speak of the dead: "The Last Goodbye"" (Saturday night at 10 and 10:30 p.m., LMN), where Rebecca Rosen helps resolve unfinished business, and "Monica the Medium" (Tuesday at 8 p.m., ABC Family), featuring a Penn State student.

 

Aporkalypse!

 

It's back! Sportsman Channel goes full boar for four hours, starting with a whole hog cooking special from "MeatEater" (Saturday at 4 p.m.). Stay tuned to go pig-hunting from a helicopter with "PigMan:The Series" (Saturdayat 6 p.m.). More pork at thesportsmanchannel.com

 

Tig time

 

Comic Tig Notaro got serious in acclaimed series "Transparent" (Season 1 now on Amazon Instant Video). But she's back for laughs Saturday in the documentary "Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro" (9:40 a.m., Showtime Women; also Friday at 2 and 8:30 p.m., Showtime Women), where she stages impromptu standup in fans' homes, backyards and barns. There's also her new hour Boston concert "Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted" (10 p.m. Saturday, HBO; also Friday at 8 p.m. on HBO2). Cool trailer at hbo.com/comedy

 

Great moments in TV scheduling

 

Or not. After new TV movie "TheUnauthorized Full House Story" (Saturday night at 8, Lifetime), you can change channels to catch two episodes of the '80s familycom it studies, "Full House" (Saturday night at 10 and 10:30, Nick at Nite). Of course, then you'd miss the movie's follow-up docu-hour "Beyondthe Headlines: Full House" (10 p.m., Lifetime). Thank goodness that hour repeats at the same time Sunday night -- but then it's up against Nick at Nite's 8:30-11 p.m. marathon! "Unauthorized" preview at mylifetime.com

 

Europe vs. USA, cinema-style

 

It's women this weekend on Summer Under the Stars, when Turner Classic Movies' daily film festivals pinpoint what made a studio-era movie star on the continent vs. the continental U.S. of A. Saturday, exotic Marlene Dietrich moves from her gritty star-making German movie "The Blue Angel" (9:15 a.m.), through the German-set docudrama "Judgment at Nuremberg" (4:45 p.m.), into the elegant train-trip romance "Shanghai Express" (10:15 p.m.). Sunday, it's plucky Debbie Reynolds, giving it her go-getting all with American icons Frank Sinatra in "The Tender Trap" (12:15 p.m.), Gene Kelly in "Singin' in the Rain" (8 p.m.) and Dick Van Dyke in "Divorce, American Style" (10 p.m.) -- that last one directed by just-passed comedy king Bud Yorkin ("All in the Family"). Tune in later this week for more stars imported from Europe, specifically Sweden: Greta Garbo all day Wednesday, Ingrid Bergman all day Friday. Full lineups, lots more at summer.tcm.com

 

Season finales

 

Wrapping their first seasons: "Ballers" and "The Brink" (Sunday at 10 and 10:30 p.m., HBO), plus standout cyberthriller "Mr. Robot" (Wednesday at 10 p.m., USA). Season 5 concludes on "Suits" (Wednesday at 9 p.m., USA; after marathon Saturday 6 a.m.- Sunday 6 a.m., Cloo).

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