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Around the remote: HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects’ makes debut

Amy Adams from HBO’s “Sharp Objects” attends a screening and conversation at the 92nd Street Y on June 28 in New York. (Charles Sykes / AP)
Amy Adams from HBO’s “Sharp Objects” attends a screening and conversation at the 92nd Street Y on June 28 in New York. (Charles Sykes / AP)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “Sharp Objects” – Amy Adams stars in what should be one of the summer’s buzziest shows – a miniseries adaptation of the novel by Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”). Adams plays a newspaper reporter who returns to her small hometown to cover the murder of a young girl and the disappearance of another. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallie (“Big Little Lies”), “Sharp Objects” moves at a frustratingly sluggish pace at times, but remains a must-see. (9 p.m. Sunday, HBO).

Other bets

SUNDAY: Expect jaws to drop and pulses to race during “Evel Live.” It’s a special, during which motorsports star Travis Pastrana will honor legendary daredevil Evel Knievel by attempting three of his most dangerous motorcycle-jumping feats in Las Vegas. (8 p.m., History Channel).

SUNDAY: The march through time continues with “The 2000s,” a documentary series that looks back on the first decade of this century. Included: technological advances like the iPhone, President George W. Bush’s war on terror, Barack Obama’s historic election victory, the financial crisis and hip-hop’s rising influence. (9 p.m., CNN).

MONDAY: We are fairly certain you can’t gain any extra calories just from watching a new season of “Ridiculous Cakes.” But, please, don’t take our word for it. (10 p.m., Food Network).

TUESDAY: “The Outpost” is a new fantasy-adventure series that follows Talon (Jessica Green), the lone survivor of a race called “Blackbloods.” Years after her entire village was destroyed by mercenaries, she travels to a lawless fortress as she tracks the killers of her family. (9 p.m., The CW).

TUESDAY: In “No Passport Required,” chef Marcus Samuelsson takes viewers on a culinary journey across the U.S. to explore and celebrate the wide-ranging diversity of immigrant traditions and cuisines woven into American food and culture. (8 p.m., KSPS; 9 p.m., KCDT).

WEDNESDAY: Funny man Kevin Hart is our host for “TKO: Total Knockout,” which sounds like a human demolition derby. As contestants race through an obstacle course, other players fire “over-the-top projectiles” in an attempt to knock them off. (9 p.m., CBS).

THURSDAY: As Season 1 of “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” continues, a mysterious man might be the key for Tandy to finally clear her father’s name. Unfortunately, getting answers won’t be easy because the man has been in a catatonic state for almost a decade. (8 p.m., Freeform).

FRIDAY: Brace yourself for more decadent delights. “Sugar Rush” is a fast-paced new competition that challenges bakers to create treats that look beautiful and taste amazing – all against the clock. (Netflix).

FRIDAY: Muggles rejoice. The “Harry Potter Wizarding Weekend” is about to take flight. All eight Harry Potter films will air through Sunday, starting with “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” (8 p.m., USA and Syfy).

SATURDAY: Emma Stone and Steve Carell shine in “Battle of the Sexes.” The film recalls the legendary 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs that became a huge televised spectacle and a major statement for women’s equality. (8 p.m., HBO).

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