ARTS ON TELE­VI­SION

A sam­pling of fine arts on tele­vi­sion the week of Oct. 4-10

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SUN­DAY, OCT. 4 Ova­tion, 8- 8:30 p.m.

The new re­al­ity se­ries “Art Break­ers” fol­lows two art deal­ers (and for­mer soror­ity sis­ters) who use their ex­pe­ri­ence and knowl­edge to cu­rate their high-pro­file clients’ col­lec­tions.

WETA, 11 p.m.-12 a.m.

“Amer­ica in Prime­time” ex­plores the evo­lu­tion of TV’s “in­de­pen­dent woman” archetype, fea­tur­ing in­ter­views with Shonda Rhimes, San­dra Oh, Roseanne Barr, James L. Brooks, Mary Tyler Moore, Candice Bergen and oth­ers.

MON­DAY, OCT. 5

ABC, 8-10 p.m.

A “Danc­ing With the Stars” con­tes­tant is elim­i­nated af­ter the fourth week of per­for­mances.

WED­NES­DAY, OCT. 7

GSN, 8-9 p.m.

The “Steam­punk’d” de­sign­ers work to avoid be­ing elim­i­nated be­fore the fi­nale, build­ing steam-pow­ered ve­hi­cles and de­sign­ing garages.

THURS­DAY, OCT. 8

MPT, 8:30-9 p.m.

This week’s “Art­works” fo­cuses on pho­tog­ra­phers, fea­tur­ing seg­ments on time­lapse na­ture pho­tog­ra­pher Justin Ma­jeczky; Syd Moen’s 3-D pho­tog­ra­phy pro­ject, “Small Planet”; Dorothea Lange’s grand­daugh­ter Dyanna Tay­lor; and more.

Life­time, 9-10 p.m.

The re­main­ing “Pro­ject Run­way” de­sign­ers give makeovers to “real women” from the show’s crew.

FRI­DAY, OCT. 9

MPT, 9-10 p.m.

Per­cus­sion­ist Sheila E. hosts “Unity: The

Latin Trib­ute to Michael Jack­son,” a trib­ute to the late King of Pop fea­tur­ing artists such as Jon Secada, Jen­nifer Peña and Ju­dith Hill per­form­ing new ar­range­ments of sev­eral of Jack­son’s most pop­u­lar songs, in­clud­ing “I Want You Back,” “Smooth Crim­i­nal” and “Bil­lie Jean.”

MPT, 10-11:30 p.m.

“Amer­i­can Mas­ters” chron­i­cles the life and legacy of “Amer­ica’s Shake­speare” — Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-win­ning play­wright Au­gust Wil­son (1945-2005). The spe­cial in­cludes in­ter­views with Wil­son’s friends and fam­ily, as well as ac­tors Phyli­cia Rashad, Vi­ola Davis, James Earl Jones, Lau­rence Fish­burne and Charles Dut­ton.

DAVID COOPER

Au­gust Wil­son’s life is chron­i­cled in “Amer­i­canMasters.”

— Lau­ren McEwen

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