Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Wednesday, August 6. All times are Eastern.
So You Think You Can Dance (FOX, 8 p.m.): After weeks of trimming the rhythmically-gifted fat, it’s finally time for the Top 10 to perform. You know what that means: The All-Stars are back! And by “All-Stars,” of course we mean Twitch. Sure, another two dancers will be eliminated by the end of the night, but Twitch is back! That’s cause for celebration.
Who Do You Think You Are? (TLC, 9 p.m.): If you care about celebrity family trees and making non-stop Mean Girls quotes to no one in particular, then tonight’s Rachel McAdams-centric Who Do You Think You Are? is probably the show for you. If you’re more into making The Hot Chick jokes, then it’s probably still the show for you, but it’s also important to note that you have a very specific sense of humor.
BAPs (Lifetime, 10 p.m.): Two episodes in, and it looks like Halle Berry still has absolutely nothing to do with this reality show. Perhaps tonight’s third episode will be the one to break the streak, but if not, Halle Berry will still be making an appearance on at least one Wednesday night television show.
Extant (CBS, 10 p.m.)
The Bridge (FX, 10 p.m.)
Wilfred (FXX, 10 p.m.)
TV CLUB CLASSIC
Lost (Classic) (1:00 p.m.): Myles McNutt continues his stroll down Lost memory lane with “…In Translation” and “Numbers.” For those new to Lost, all you need to know about these episodes going in is that one of them features Bill Murray, and the other is a shot-for-shot remake of a CBS procedural that ran for six seasons. It’s things like this that made Lost such a divisive series.
ELSEWHERE IN TV CLUB
In TV Club 10, Alasdair Wilkins takes on Enterprise, the Star Trek prequel
series that featured that song from The Calling (remember The Calling?) in its promotional commercials. There was more to the show than just its advertisements though, and Alasdair is here to tell us all why.
WHAT ELSE IS ON
Grindhouse Presents: Planet Terror (IFC, 7 p.m.): If you’re in the mood for a zombie outbreak on a Wednesday night, then the Robert Rodriguez-written and directed half of Grindhouse might be right up your alley.
Shanghai Knights (CMT, 8 p.m.): In case you forgot about the sequel to the 2000 Jackie Chan/Owen Wilson Western comedy, Shanghai Noon, CMT is going out of its way to remind all of us. How could anyone ever forget with a trailer like this:
Also, which would win in a fight: the Shanghai… movies or the Rush Hour movies?
Suits (USA, 9 p.m.): Part of the episode description for this one is “Mike and Rachel work closely together,” which isn’t so much a description as it is a statement of fact for the majority of the series. If next week’s description includes “Harvey and Jessica devise a plan,” there might actually be a hidden message that Suits is trying to relay via its episode descriptions.
Graceland (USA, 10 p.m.): Meanwhile, on USA’s grittier serial, “Charlie tries to bond with a bank robber,” which is most certainly not something she does on a weekly basis.
Hot In Cleveland (TV Land, 10 p.m.): Last week’s episode featured an animated Steven Tyler as a magical genie and had an even more terrifying depiction of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory than the actual thing. There’s no way this week’s or any other episode could top that. You just needed to be made aware.
Big Smo (A&E, 10:39 p.m.): Who even knew that this show was still on? Smo knew, that’s who.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Nathan For You: John Teti goes deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole that is Nathan Fielder’s mind, with the double dose of “Daddy’s Watching” and “Party Planner.”