What's On Tonight: Get Shorty offers an alternative avenue into the movie business

Here’s what’s up in the world of television for Sunday, August 13. All times are Eastern.

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Get Shorty (Epix, 8 p.m.): This adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s successful novel (and subsequent movie) is a based-on more than a blueprint. Chris O’Dowd takes over the John Travolta part, as his Miles Daly (instead of Chili Palmer) is the mobster who wants to get into the movie business after finding a valuable (albeit bloodstained) script. Our own Scott Von Doviak found it entertaining...

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