TV picks for Aug. 25:  "American Hustle,” Emmy Awards, "Animal Fight Night”

  • Updated: August 24, 2014 - 2:00 PM
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“American Hustle” stars Amy Adams and Christian Bale as scammers trying to fool an undercover agent.

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A delicate balance

“The 66th Emmy Awards” will largely be about who comes out on top in one of the most competitive years in recent history. But it will also be interesting to see how producers will pay tribute to Robin Williams and others without turning it into a maudlin affair, which is what happened in 2013. Seth Meyers and company have their work cut out for them. 7 p.m. KARE, Ch. 11

Animal behavior

Emmy nominees will most likely be all smiles and hugs, so if you’re looking for a bloodbath, switch over to “Animal Fight Night,” two hours of eagles, leopards, goats, coyotes and crabs going at it. If you want the same thing at the Emmys, encourage next year’s producers to seat Charlie Sheen and Chuck Lorre next to each other. 8 p.m. National Geographic Wild

Scam artists

I finally got around to seeing “American Hustle” and am now a full-fledged member of the Christian Bale Fan Club. I also enjoyed the hit-packed soundtrack that took me back to my youth. It’s a little bit long, but well worth sticking it out for the ending. If you still haven’t caught it, it’s time for you to do the “Hustle.” 8 p.m. Starz

Neal Justin



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