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7 shows for your radar this week (Aug. 7-13)

7 shows for your radar this week (Aug. 7-13)


A TV critic Gail Pennington is in Los Angeles for the TV Critics Association summer press tour, but she left you this list of seven shows worth your attention this week.

"Mr. Mercedes," 7 p.m. Wednesday on the Audience Network

DirecTV and AT&T U-verse subscribers get exclusive access to this David E. Kelley adaptation of the 2014 Stephen King thriller. Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway, Kelly Lynch and Mary Louise-Parker star.

"The Story of Diana," 8 p.m. Wednesday on ABC

A two-part special, concluding Thursday, revisits the life of the late Princess Diana.

"Swedish Dicks," 7 p.m. Wednesdsay on Pop

Peter Stormare and Johan Glans are a former stuntman and a Swedish disc jockey who team up to start a detective agency in a comedy with Keanu Reeves.

"Atypical," Friday on Netflix

Jennifer Jason Leigh is the mother of a teen (Keir Gilchrist) with autism in a comedy from producers of "The Goldbergs." Also Friday, Netflix launches the British comedy "White Gold," set in the 1980s.

"Rescue Dog to Super Dog," 9 p.m. Saturday on Animal Planet

Shelter dogs are trained as support for people who need them in a reality series sure to choke us up.

"Get Shorty," 9 p.m. Sunday on Epix

Elmore Leonard's dark and funny crime novel, which became a movie in 1995, is the inspiration (if not the literal source) for a dramedy about a criminal trying to score in Hollywood. Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd star.

"Guy's Family Road Trip," 9 p.m. Sunday on Food

Guy Fieri, who knows how to get the most out of his Food Network contract, takes his wife and two sons on a vacation in which they'll probably eat a lot.

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Gail Pennington is the television critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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