SATURDAY, AUG. 22
“The Unauthorized Full House Story” (Lifetime at 8) Recommended only for late-’80s/ early-’90s nostalgia masochists, this movie is about what it was (maybe) like behind the scenes of the beloved sitcom. Supply your own “Have mercy!” joke.
“Blunt Talk” (Starz at 9) From Seth McFarlane (“Ted”), a half-hour comedy about exuberantly inept British newsman Walter Blunt (Patrick Stewart), who is hired by an American cable news channel for a new show (Piers Morgan, anyone?) and runs into immediate problems. Jacki Weaver (“Silver Linings Playbook”) co-stars.
“Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted” (HBO at 10) Stand-up special taped in Boston in May. Yes, it’s true, she did just have a special on Showtime. Why, yes indeed, she does have a special on Netflix, too. Somebody really likes her.