Sunday TV Picks: 'Insane Coaster Wars' on Travel
TV picks for Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, include "Insane Coaster Wars" on Travel; gymnastics, track and field, diving and beach volleyball at the "XXX Summer Olympics" on NBC; and "Breaking Bad" on AMC.
Tonight in Prime Time
'Insane Coaster Wars'
Summer wouldn't be complete without a ride on a roller coaster. So jump in, lock the safety bar into place and get ready for virtual rides on the Top Thrill Dragster in Cedar Point, Ohio; the Desperado in Nevada; Bizarro at Six Flags in New England; and the Xcelerator at Knott's Berry Farm in California. Oh, and keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times. 9 p.m. Sunday on Travel (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff
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Also on Sunday
"Mr. Skeffington" (1944), 6:30 p.m. (TCM): Two world wars pass before a socialite appreciates the Wall Street tycoon she married but never loved.
"XXX Summer Olympics," 7 p.m. (NBC): From London. Gymnastics finals: men's floor exercise, men's pommel horse, women's vault. Track and field finals: men's 100m, women's 400m, women's triple jump. Diving: women's springboard final. Beach volleyball: quarterfinals.
"Cupcake Wars," 8 p.m. (Food): Honoring animal-conservation group Wild-
Aid at a celebrity gala.
"True Blood," 9 p.m. (HBO): Eric plots his escape; Sookie gets a clue about her parents' murder; Andy and Jason search for leads; Alcide recalls his pack induction; Arlene is caught is Terry and Patrick's crossfire.
"The Great Escape," 10 p.m. (TNT): Three teams must navigate an underground maze of corridors in the underbelly of Los Angeles.
"Breaking Bad," 10 p.m. (AMC): Walt celebrates a birthday; Skyler contemplates her options; Walt and Jesse's plan is complicated by an associate.
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