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Originally published Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 6:15 AM

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Aug. 17 TV Picks: ‘The Great Food Truck Race’ Season 5

TV picks for Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, include “The Great Food Truck Race” on Food Network, “Being Poirot” on KCTS and “Falling Skies” on TNT.


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‘The Great Food Truck Race’

It’s Season 5 of this fun, mobile culinary competition. Eight new teams start in Santa Barbara, Calif., and head across the country in hopes of winning the grand prize ($50,000 and a new food truck). Tyler Florence is the host. Season premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, on the Food Network.

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff

dknoop@seattletimes.com or on Twitter @dougknoop

Also on Sunday

“MLB Baseball,” 10 a.m. (ROOT): Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers (Live).

“American Ninja Warrior,” 7 p.m. (NBC): The top 30 competitors tackle the Miami finals course.

“Big Brother,” 8:01 p.m. (CBS): The two new heads of households move into their rooms and nominate two house guests for elimination; battle of the block competition.

“Being Poirot,” 9 p.m. (KCTS): After 25 years of playing the character, David Suchet attempts to unravel the mysterious appeal of detective Hercule Poirot; behind-the-scenes and on-set footage of the final show; host Stanley Tucci.

“The Harvey Girls” (1946), 9 p.m. (TCM): A mail-order bride stops in a frontier gambler’s town to work as a waitress.

“Falling Skies,” 10:01 p.m. (TNT): Tom and a team follow the Volm to a supply cache in search of equipment; Maggie and Ben grow closer as he teaches her about her new skills; Pope and Sara continue to clash.

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