The Week’s guide to what’s worth watching

What's worth watching on TV this week

Nick Nolte: No Exit

The eccentric actor is both the subject and the creator of this unconventional documentary, in which he plays the roles of a dapper, dogged interviewer as well as his own disheveled, disjointed self. Fellow actors, such as Ben Stiller, and directors Alan Rudolph and Paul Mazursky offer insights into his colorful career, but it’s Nolte himself who holds the spotlight as he spoofs his scruffy persona. Monday, Aug. 2, at 8 p.m., Sundance Channel

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The title of this documentary refers to a street intersection in Fort Pierce, Fla., that encapsulates the debate over abortion in America: A pro-life organization and an abortion clinic sit across the street from each other. The Oscar-nominated makers of Jesus Camp follow clinic patients and staff, as well as the activists who remonstrate with them, capturing raw emotions on both sides of the issue. Monday, Aug. 2, at 9 p.m., HBO

Warehouse 13

This comedy-drama series revolves around a secret storehouse of supernatural objects. Its sister Syfy series Eureka is set in a futuristic community of technological wonders. This week the two shows cross over: When one of Eureka’s less-competent scientists unleashes a computer virus, there’s a breakout of potentially deadly anomalies in the town. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 9 p.m.; concludes on Eureka, Friday, Aug. 6, at 9 p.m, Syfy

Michel Legrand & Friends: 50 Years of Music and Movies

Quincy Jones, Sting, Dionne Warwick, and George Benson perform musical tributes to the veteran film composer whose Oscar-winning scores include Summer of ’42 and the original Thomas Crown Affair. Jon Voight and Jennifer O’Neill host the event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Thursday, Aug. 5, at 8 p.m., PBS; check local listings

And Man Created Dog

Dogs are the most diverse mammal species on the planet, and this special traces man’s relationship with man’s best friend back 100,000 years. It shows how the animals have been bred over millennia for a bewildering variety of specialized tasks—including sled racing and skydiving—but doesn’t overlook the health problems selective breeding can cause. Sunday, Aug. 8, at 9 p.m., National Geographic Channel

Other highlights

Aftermath With William Shatner

Shatner’s new interview series follows up with notorious newsmakers. In the debut, he talks to 1980s “subway vigilante” Bernhard Goetz. Monday, Aug. 2, at 10 p.m., Bio

18 to Life

This romantic comedy series from Canada rewrites Romeo and Juliet: When two 18-year-old next-door neighbors elope, it forces their feuding families to get along. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 9 p.m., CW

Dark Blue

Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) joins the cast of this drama about undercover cops as it begins its second season. Dylan McDermott stars. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 9 p.m., TNT

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