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tv31It’s a perfect way to spend a summer night: Gather your favorite picnic items and kick back and watch the Vienna Philharmonic performing an open-air concert from Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder is featured, playing Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor. 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, on KCTS.

fear-the-walking-dead_0“What was that sound? This highly anticipated companion series to the “The Walking Dead” is set in L.A. just as the outbreak is beginning. Robert Kirkman and Greg Nicotero (who produce the original series) are executive producers here, so you can expect suspense, gore and … zombies. The human cast features Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Nick Clark and Ruben Blades. Series premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, on AMC.

‘Documentary Now!’

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Fred Armisen and Bill Hader star in this new parody series that takes aim at famous documentaries. Tonight’s premiere is called “Sandy Passage” and riffs on David and Albert Maysles’ 1976 film “Grey Gardens.” And for an added bonus, it’s narrated by Dame Helen Mirren! Series premiere, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, on IFC.

‘The Returned’

Season two. This fall (eeeeek).

‘Project Runway’

Project-Runway-14_Group_Comp_v1_HIRES_blogIt’s hard to believe that this is season 14 for this addictive sartorial contest. In tonight’s unconventional challenge, the designers must incorporate greeting cards into their designs. Can they “make it work”? You’ll have to tune in to find out. 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, on Lifetime.

‘The Daily Show’

4a163213db2c138b6d436edb7fa4421dAnother late-night comedy milestone is here. After 16 years, the final episode of this comedy/news program with Jon Stewart in the anchor chair will be “supersized” — running 50 minutes) and more than likely feature some surprise guests. 11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, on Comedy Central.

‘Playing House’

playinghouse1Many thanks to the USA Network for bringing this fun comedy back for a second season. The main reason to tune in is the great banter and chemistry between Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair, who play best friends trying help each other cope with everyday life. It doesn’t hurt that the great comic supporting cast includes Keegan-Michael Key, Jane Kaczmarek, Zach Woods and Brad Morris. Season premiere, 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, on USA.

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