Using the latest technologies, this two-part Nature series will take us inside the animal to present an innovative and revolutionary look at the bioengineering of “how animals work,” at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Sean Bean returns to Masterpiece Classic as British soldier-hero Richard Sharpe, a rough diamond who has risen through the ranks of the army. “Sharpe’s Challenge” and “Sharpe’s Peril” air back-to-back starting at 6 p.m. Sunday/
Mormons, a four-hour exploration into the richness, the complexities and the controversies of the Mormons’ story as told through interviews with members of the church, leading writers and historians, and supporters and critics of the Mormon faith. See part one on Monday at 8 p.m. and part two on Tuesday at 8 p.m.
NOVA examines how a simple instrument, the telescope, has fundamentally changed our understanding of our place in the universe at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Two and a half millennia ago, a new religion was born in northern India, generated from the ideas of a single man, Buddha. Award-winning filmmaker David Grubin tells the story of the Buddha’s life, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Beginning at a small, off-Broadway theater, a group of talented young artists produced an original musical that some have called a modern day West Side Story. Great Performances follows the cast and creative team as they embark on the greatest adventure of their young careers at 9 p.m. Wednesday.
The ever-evolving Wilco returns to Austin City Limits, performing classics and cuts from Sky Blue Sky at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.
Host Evan Smith talks with Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards on Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The pilot episode of Haunted Texas at 7:30 p.m. Thrusday is a half-hour real life adventure that uses in-depth historical research along with technology to explore the unexplained from the past to the present.
American Experience: Eyes on the Prize features black college students who took a leadership role in the civil rights movement as lunch counter sit-ins spread across the South 8 p.m. Thursday.
Nashville band of brothers, Kings of Leon, rocks the Austin City Limits studio in support and psychedelic innovator Roky Erickson demonstrates why he’s a Texas rock & roll legend with songs from the length and breadth of his 40-year career at 7 p.m. Saturday.