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Snowfall starts to get high, though we hear doing that off your own supply is a no-no

Emily Rios (Photo: FX/Prashant Gupta)
Emily Rios (Photo: FX/Prashant Gupta)

Here’s what up in the world of TV for Wednesday, July 19. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

Snowfall (FX, 10 p.m.): Things are starting to get a little hairier on FX’s new period piece about the rise of crack. Franklin decides to enlist some assistance to get back his stolen property, and Teddy gets a surprise visit right in the middle of a weapon deal. Oh, and don’t even get Kyle Fowle started on the damn fool plans Gustavo, Lucia, and Pedro are cooking up.


Regular coverage

Friends From College (Netflix)
Kingdom (Audience, 8 p.m.)
Broadchurch (BBC America, 10 p.m.)

Wild card

Lip Sync Battle (Spike, 10 p.m.): Someday, when we are very old, we will look back on the important turning points in our lives. Those moments when we came to a crossroads, weighed our options, and then boldly took the road less traveled. And there will likely never be a road less traveled in the history of the planet than the third-season finale of Lip Sync Battle, which for reasons passing understanding has chosen to devote the precious airtime of its season-three finale to a showdown between Nina Agdal, who is apparently a relatively well-known model, and… David Spade. Do you want to watch David Spade lip sync? You do not want to watch David Spade lip sync. No one wants to watch David Spade lip sync. Not even David Spade. We fear that even by mentioning his name multiple times in a row we have somehow summoned him, Candyman-style, to this installment of What’s On Tonight. So even though you should probably just check out another episode of truTV’s quite funny new comedy I’m Sorry (10 p.m.), if you are one of those souls hell-bent on taking detours into the sparsely populated byways of American culture, then rest assured, you will find no path more strenuously avoided than the tumbleweed-strewn wasteland of tonight’s Lip Sync Battle.