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Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010

Being Human9/8c BBC America Containing a werewolf is no easy task, even when it wants to be contained. George learns this firsthand when he downs heavy tranquilizers and locks himself in a custom cage on the night of a full moon. It seems to work — at first. But then he starts to notice some unforeseen consequences. Meanwhile, Annie meets a fellow ghost who says he can help her keep death at bay, and Mitchell falls in deeper with the vampires.Read on for previews of Gymnastics, Pit Boss, Class, Boxing, Inglourious Basterds, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and CNN Heroes: Coming Back From Katrina.

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Being Human
9/8c BBC America
Containing a werewolf is no easy task, even when it wants to be contained. George learns this firsthand when he downs heavy tranquilizers and locks himself in a custom cage on the night of a full moon. It seems to work — at first. But then he starts to notice some unforeseen consequences. Meanwhile, Annie meets a fellow ghost who says he can help her keep death at bay, and Mitchell falls in deeper with the vampires. — Karen Andzejewicz
Gymnastics
8/7c NBC
The Visa Championships are the national championships, and most of the big names of U.S. gymnastics, including Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson, Shannon Miller and Mary Lou Retton, have won this event. One of this year's top contenders is not only the defending champion in this event, but also the current World all-around champ: Bridget Sloan. Among those she'll be up against are World silver medalist Rebecca Bross, and 2008 Olympic teammate Alicia Sacramone. — Dave Roeder

Pit Boss
10/9c Animal Planet
Shorty's frantic schedule as both pit bull rescuer and owner of a talent agency may be catching up with him. Severe back pain sends him to a doctor, who prescribes more exercise and less stress. This advice might be hard for Shorty to follow, since his staff will be raising money by participating in a human auction — with themselves as the prizes — at the upcoming Pet Expo. — Rhoda Charles

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
8/7c HBO
Just when you thought the universe was safe from Decepticons, along comes the 2009 sequel to the 2007 hit, the second in the "Transformers" trilogy. Once again directed by Michael Bay, the story picks up two years later as Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) gets ready to head off to college, but his pursuit of higher education is interrupted when an ancient Decepticon named The Fallen returns to Earth looking for revenge. The film is rated PG-13, and also stars Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel. — Joe Friedrich
Inglourious Basterds
8/7c Showtime
Quentin Tarantino was nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, and this slam-bang WWII adventure was up for Best Picture. Brad Pitt gives a commanding performance as Lt. Aldo Raine, an U.S. military officer who spearheads a bushwhacking guerrilla squad of Jewish-American soldiers who are in the take-no-prisoners, "killin' Nazi business." Christoph Waltz won Best Supporting Actor for his role as a ruthless S.S. officer. The 2009 film is rated R for sexual situations, strong language and violence. — Ray Stackhouse
Class
9/8c Hallmark
Justin Bruening and Jodi Lyn O'Keefe star in tonight's original movie as a snobbish law student and a struggling single mom, respectively, who are thrown together for a law-school assignment. While they work together to find a job for Kylie (O'Keefe), their differences threaten to sink the project. But they soon realize they may have more in common than they think. — Brie Hearn
Boxing
10:30/9:30c HBO
In a matchup of two of boxing's best light heavyweights, champion Jean Pascal (25-1, 16 KOs) defends his crown against Chad Dawson (29-0, 17 KOs) in Montreal. The undefeated Dawson may be the favorite coming into this fight but has spend the last couple of years fighting older guys. He could have his work cut out for him against the speedy Pascal. The Haitian-born champ is coming off a one-sided dismantling of former title holder Adrian Diaconu in December. — Dave Roeder
CNN Heroes: Coming Back From Katrina
7:30/6:30c CNN
Five years after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, all still is not well. Yet, as Anderson Cooper shows here, there is much good work being done by honest-to-goodness heroes, some of whom have been singled out for praise by the annual "CNN Heroes" program and others who've yet to receive acclaim. Among the featured folks: 2008 honoree Liz McCartney, who's rebuilding homes with the St. Bernard Project. — Jeff Gemmill