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The Weeks guide to what’s worth watching

The best programs on TV this week

POV: High Tech, Low Life
Totalitarians, take heed. Worldwide, the Internet is giving birth to a new breed of citizen journalist who risks it all to challenge the suspect narratives of state-run media. This engaging documentary follows two such men in China: a former vegetable seller who becomes a roving muckraker, and a defiant 50-something blogger who goes to inventive extremes to avoid censors. Monday, July 22, at 10 p.m., PBS; check local listings

Web Therapy
Lisa Kudrow returns for a third season in the improv comedy series she created about self-obsessed Internet therapist Fiona Wallice. As Kudrow’s Fiona dispenses impatient advice via webcam to guest stars who’ll include Meg Ryan and fellow Friends alum Matt LeBlanc, she’ll be battling a rival service launched by her mother (Lily Tomlin) and getting to know the woman her former husband has become since gender-reassignment surgery (Chelsea Handler). Tuesday, July 23, at 10 p.m., Showtime

Great Performances: Dancing at Jacob’s Pillow
For eight decades and counting, a farm in Massachusetts known as Jacob’s Pillow has been a prime incubator of modern dance. This one-hour special, narrated by choreographer Bill T. Jones, weaves the history of dance in America with the story of the cultural mecca that choreographer Ted Shawn brought to life when he purchased the abandoned farm in 1930. Friday, July 26, at 9 p.m., PBS; check local listings

Animation Domination High-Def
Move over, Family Guy and The Simpsons. The network that brought animation back to prime-time 24 years ago has put together a block of 15-minute shows that give a more outré twist to cartoon entertainment. Among the series that will run back-to-back: Axe Cop, based on a graphic novel, and High School USA!, a spoof on teen dramas from the creators of NBC’s Community. Saturday, July 27, at 11 p.m., Fox

Unforgettable
CBS evidently couldn’t forget this previously canceled detective series. Poppy Montgomery returns as Carrie Wells, a Queens, N.Y., homicide detective who has a photographic memory. The Walking Dead’s Dallas Roberts joins the cast as a detective in the NYPD’s major crimes unit, and Andrew McCarthy guest stars in the season’s first episode as a real estate mogul stung by his daughter’s kidnapping. Sunday, July 28, at 9 p.m., CBS

Other highlights

Breaking Pointe
The elite dance company Ballet West is preparing a production of Cinderella as a new season begins for this dramatic behind-the-scenes docuseries. Monday, July 22, at 9 p.m., CW

Who Do You Think You Are?
This onetime NBCseries, in which celebrities get expert help in tracing their family trees, has just found new life on cable. Up for a roots tour this week: pop star Kelly Clarkson. Tuesday, July 23, at 9 p.m., TLC

Top Chef Masters
Culinary stars including Bryan Voltaggio, David Burke, and Jennifer Jasinski face off in the fifth season of Top Chef’s masters-level cook-off. Wednesday, July 24, at 10 p.m., Bravo

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