Saturday, Aug. 11
Summer Olympics, 8 p.m., NBC
Tonight, Track and field, finals: men's 4x100m relay, men's 5000m, men's javelin, women's 4x400m relay, women's 800m, women's high jump; diving: men's platform final; volleyball: women's final. My 11-year-old is obsessed with the divers jumping into the hot tub after each dive, and emerging with the ShamWow. He keeps asking, ‘hy?’ and I keep saying, ‘because it is there.’
Ed Sullivan’s Top Performers, 1966-69, 9 p.m., PBS (check listings)
“Performers from the Beatles to the Rolling Stones perform hits from the 1960s.” Make your kids watch this with you. They will die.
Hustle & Flow, 8:30 p.m., Oxygen
It’s hard out there for a pimp.