“Pure Evel: American Legend,” a documentary (airing tonight on Discovery) about Evel Knievel, will attempt to figure out what made the legendary motorcycle jumper tick. To mark the occasion, let’s rev up our engines and look at five other TV shows (not named “Sons of Anarchy”) that featured motorcycles.
v “Then Came Bronson” (1969-70): In this short-lived series, Michael Parks played a newspaperman who takes to the open road on his Harley-Davidson Sportster to ponder the meaning of life after the suicide of his best friend.
v “Happy Days” (1974-84): The world’s nicest juvenile delinquent, Arthur Fonzarelli, aka The Fonz (Henry Winkler), rode a Triumph TBS Trophy.
v “CHiPs” (1977-83): Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada were Jon and Ponch, two members of the elite, motorycle-riding California Highway Patrol.
v “Street Hawk” (1985): Rex Smith starred in this action drama as an ex-motorcycle cop who was injured on the job. A scientist agreed to heal his injuries if he would become the test pilot for his “Street Hawk” cycle — a futuristic vehicle that traveled 300 mph and could leap through the air, among other benefits.
v “Crossroads” (1992-93): Robert Urich played a New York prosecutor who put his career on hold to hit the road on his vintage motorcycle with his troubled teen son on back in an effort to straighten out the boy.
“The Voice” (8 p.m., NBC): Let the battle rounds begin! Yes, it’s time to put up or shut up as “The Voice” moves into its next phase in the search for a superstar singer. Ryan Tedder, Cher, Ed Sheeran and Miguel arrive to help prep the contestants.
“Bones” (8 p.m., Fox): On “Bones,” Brennan and Booth (Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz) start to plan their wedding. Pinch us. Is this really going to happen?
“Hostages” (10 p.m., CBS): Ellen and Brian attempt to escape with their kids. They’re successful, and the series ends early. Just kidding!
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Movies available Tuesday on DVD and through digital providers include:
“Anger Management: Volume Two”: Starring Charlie Sheen and Selma Blair.
“The Colony”: Starring Laurence Fishburne and Bill Paxton.
“The Heat” (R): Starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.
“A Hijacking”(R): Starring Johan Philip Asbaei and Soren Malling.
“Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain” (R): Starring Kevin Hart.
“Pacific Rim” (PG-13): Starring Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba.
“Plush” (R): Starring Emily Browning and Cam Giganet.
Psychic art event
Storm on the Valley Art Festival, featuring Darleen Storm, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in Tiffany’s Banquet Center, 601 Bedford Road. Storm will use her psychic ability along with her paintings to gain insight on attendees‘ lives.
Admission is free.
Call 330-448-0778 for more information.