Aug. 21: On Invitation Only: Reba McEntire, the country music superstar, performs some of her greatest hits and offers a preview of her newest album, Keep On Loving You. 9 p.m., CMT.
Aug. 22: Many parents of high school seniors will surely relate to Acceptance. It's a comedic film starring Joan Cusack as a mother willing to do almost anything to get her daughter (Mae Whitman) into a top-notch college. 9 p.m., Lifetime.
Aug 23: Even if your general inclination is to write off beauty pageants as vapid, pointless TV, the runway has provided some jaw-dropping moments the past few years. So you might want to watch The Miss Universe Pageant to be up to speed for the water-cooler conversation Monday. Billy Bush is hosting. 9 p.m., NBC.
Aug. 23: OK, if there ain't no way you're watching Miss Universe, you might be up for the New York Yankees vs. the Boston Red Sox on Sunday Night Baseball. The season's winding down, and the Sox need to stay in the playoff race. 8 p.m., ESPN.