The Meltdown With Jonah And Kumail (Comedy Central, 12:30 a.m.): Every Wednesday night, A.V. Club coverboys Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani (along with producer Emily V. Gordon) bring the good people of Los Angles the best in alt-comedy from the back of a comic-book store. They’ve selfishly confined this tradition to the West Coast—until this very night, thanks to Comedy Central’s filmed version of The Meltdown With Jonah And Kumail. Enjoy stand-up from the likes of David Koechner, Neal Brennan, Moshe Kasher, and Steve Agee! Thrill to behind-the-scenes moments you’d never get to see at the live show (unless you’re director Lance Bangs)! Then come back to The A.V. Club to dissect the premiere with Kayla Upadhyaya!
Soundclash (VH1, 9 p.m.): “Imagine the pulsating energy of the music festival experience, combined with the rush of seeing your favorite band perform their biggest hits live.” So a musical festival, basically? We’re all jumped-up about live performances being translated to TV today, so we’ll let this one slide. In the meantime, someone tell Soundclash producers Questlove and Diplo that the show’s marketing copy should be a little less obvious.
BAPs (Lifetime, 10 p.m.): It’s not the Halle Berry movie with a similar title, but this docuseries about self-identified “black American princesses and princes” is airing on the same night as Halle Berry’s sci-fi show—so clearly someone’s trying to draw a connection between BAPs and B*A*P*S.
Through The Wormhole With Morgan Freeman (Science, 10 p.m.): “When did time begin?” asks the latest episode of Cosmos, But With The Voice Of God. We can’t say for sure, but we can say this is where the fifth season of this show ends.
TV CLUB CLASSIC
Lost (1 p.m.): Myles McNutt has an important message at the top of his “Hearts And Minds” and “Special” review: “The hatch is not the hatch yet.” Readers who’ve seen all of Lost before, make of that what you will. Readers who are just watching the show for the first time: Hey! What’s that? Over there! [What’s On Tonight runs away.]
Six Feet Under (3 p.m.): Happy birthday, David Fisher! Perhaps a little celebration can take your mind off of your recent trauma? If not, John Teti could use the excuse to eat a whole bunch of cake.
ELSEWHERE IN TV CLUB
Inventory collects a number of “Shame MacGuffins,” those pesky, plot-driving objects that could be mighty humiliating if they fell into the wrong hands. For instance, a certain angry letter addressed to a certain Mr. Burns. What’s his first name? We… don’t… know…
WHAT ELSE IS ON
King Of The Hill (Adult Swim, 8 p.m.): Cotton crashes Thanksgiving at the Hill house, and What’s On Tonight can’t see what the big deal is—Toby Huss characters are allowed to crash family gatherings at our place whenever they want.
Bring It! (Lifetime, 9 p.m.): In an attempt to outdo Abby Lee Miller and her Dance Moms, Dianna Williams and her Dancing Dolls put their combativeness right there in the title.
Cousins Undercover (HGTV, 8 p.m.): Speaking of right there in the title: “A Specialist Dedicated To Helping Sick Children Gets The Entire First Floor Overhaul Of Her Dreams.” Way to blow the surprise, Cousins Undercover!
Eyes Wide Shut (Sundance, 6:30 p.m.): Stanley Kubrick’s final film may take up 210 minutes of cable airtime, but it took much, much longer to make, so it’s all a wash, really.
Mama (Cinemax, 8:15 p.m.): Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau are terrorized by a g-
g-g-g-g-g-g-g-ghost in this 2013 horrorshow produced by G-
g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-Guillermo Del Toro!
Soccer: Toronto vs. Tottenham (ESPN 2, 7 p.m.): Anticipating heavy international-football withdrawal post-World Cup, the MLS thoughtfully scheduled a series of friendlies with European clubs. And now you too can work the phrase “friendlies” into your everyday conversations!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Tyrant: After five episodes, Tyrant is being cut loose from the TV Club rotation. Swing by the big farewell to Abbudin, and then offer some moral support for Dennis Perkins in the wake of this five-week ordeal.