Semi-Pro

(HBO, Sunday, 9 p.m.)

Jackie Moon is a one-hit wonder who uses the profits from the success of his chart-topping song Love Me Sexy to achieve his dream of owning a basketball team. But Jackie's franchise, the Flint Michigan Tropics, is the worst team in the league and in danger of folding when the ABA announces its plans to merge with the NBA. If they want to survive, Jackie and the Tropics must now do the seemingly impossible — to win.

The film stars Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Andre Benjamin and Maura Tierney.

Hachiko: A Dog's Story

(HBO, Wednesday, 9 p.m.)

Professor Parker Wilson, a distinguished scholar discovers a lost Akita puppy on his way home from work. Despite initial objections from Wilson's wife, Cate, Hachi endears himself into the Wilson family and grows to be Parker's loyal companion. As their bond grows deeper, a beautiful relationship unfolds embodying the true spirit of family and loyalty, while inspiring the hearts of an entire town.

Starring Richard Gere and Joan Allen.

The Ugly Truth

(HBO, Thursday, 9 p.m.)

Abby, a successful morning show producer, is looking for a lot in a man. Mike, her obnoxious TV star, knows men only want one thing. Determined to prove that she's not romantically challenged, Abby takes Mike's advice during a promising new romance, but the unexpected results will stun everyone.

The comedy stars Gerard Butler, Katherine Heigl, Eric Winter and John Michael Higgins.