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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Wednesday, July 29. All times are Eastern.


Top pick

Lucha Underground (El Rey, 8 p.m.): Maybe you’ve missed it, but Lucha Underground has been one of the best shows on television since October. No, that’s not a mistake—it’s not just one of the best wrestling shows on television, it’s great narrative television, period. The culmination of 37 episodes of Lucha Underground is the three-hour Ultima Lucha event, and it all begins tonight, with hour one. Need a little nudge in the direction of Lucha Underground (and the beautiful scenery chewing of heel authority figure Dario Cueto)? Then treat yourself to a highlight reel of “37 Hours Of Lucha Underground In 37 Minutes” and prepare to be in awe:

Also noted

Key & Peele (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.): Upon the news breaking of this current season of Key & Peele being its last, most fans of the show probably crawled into the fetal position, vowing never to be seen or heard from again. For the rest of us, we obviously need to laugh through our tears, because, in the immortal (yep) words of Lenny Kravitz, it ain’t over ‘til it’s over. LaToya Ferguson promises not to make any Lenny Kravitz references in her actual review, but then again, LaToya Ferguson isn’t very trustworthy.

Regular coverage

WWE NXT (WWE Network, 8 p.m.)

Deutschland 83 (Sundance, 11 p.m.)

Mr. Robot (USA, 10 p.m.)

Elsewhere in TV Club

Fresh off his latest round of sweater-fondling, Erik Adams has a pre-air review of Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp to share with all of us. Adams says the first day of camp “is as sweet as” as the last, so now we know who to direct our heckles at in case of disagreement.

Dennis Perkins just can’t get enough of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and who can blame him? So to satisfy his comedic cravings, he’s got a 100 Episodes piece for us, all about how Sunny’s “wheel of awfulness spins cruelty into comic gold.” We’re not exactly sure it’s so much the wheel of awfulness as it is the implication. Convince us, Dennis (either Dennis will do).

What else is on?

Teen Titans Go! (Cartoon Network, 6 p.m.): The episode “More Of The Same” asks the simple question: “Can the Titans master the four New Year’s traditions in order to break the cycle of bad years?” Knowing these Titans’ track records, probably not. It will probably end terribly for all of them. We. Can’t. Wait.


We Bare Bears (Cartoon Network, 6:30 p.m.): The week-long premiere of We Bare Bears continues with “Chloe,” where the Bears decide to “jazz” up Chloe’s report on them “with exaggerated ‘facts’ about themselves and their lifestyle.” Chloe will probably fail her presentation (and class), no big deal.

Melissa & Joey (ABC Family, 8 p.m.): “Mel is called a hypocrite by a voter who catches her chowing down on a unhealthy burger after she launches a nutritious-eating campaign.” For those of you who have never seen Melissa & Joey, this is funny because Mel has always been a hypocrite, from the series’ pilot. Funny, right? Melissa & Joey is ending.


Big Brother (CBS, 8 p.m.): “The Power of Veto competition is held.” See, we want to include Big Brother on What’s On Tonight every Wednesday, but this is all it ever gives us. Probably because it’s really a shell company for some nefarious government organization.

MasterChef (Fox, 8 p.m): No food puns this go-around. Instead, “Family Reunion” sees the Top 10 cooks prepare food for VIP diners who turn out to be—SPIT TAKE—“their own family members”?!? Whaaaa?!? MasterChef—you still got it.


America’s Got Talent (NBC, 8 p.m.): There have been 10 years of America’s Got Talent, and that’s worthy of a two-hour special, right? Right. It’s a clip show! 10 years of America’s Got Talent means 10 years of top series moments to revisit. Past winners and “fan-favorite” performers (also known as losers) will be there, as well as Piers Morgan. Good luck.

Life On The Reef (PBS, 8 p.m.): In Life On The Reef, it’s springtime, and that means “corals spawn; sea birds nest; and thousands of baby turtles crowd the beaches.” Again, Life On The Reef sounds pretty awesome.


The Game (BET, 9 p.m.): After nine seasons, The Game is ending. For real this time! And it’s with a two-episode, 90-minute series finale. What do we know about it? Well, former leads Pooch Hall and Tia Mowry will be returning, but to be perfectly honest, we thought they were still on the show. Remember when The CW cancelled it after three seasons?

Extant (CBS, 9 p.m.): “Molly discovers Ethan is alive and sets out to get her son back.” We guess you could say that Ethan isn’t extinct, he’s extant. Extant!


Home Free (Fox, 9 p.m): “With five days to renovate a home, some contestants impress host Mike Holmes with their skills. Others, however, crack under the pressure.” That’s something to watch, we suppose.

Little Women: LA (Lifetime, 9 p.m.): “Season 3 begins with the ladies going on a wine safari tour that quickly turns sour.” We’ll check back next week and see if Little Women: LA’s episode descriptions learn anything from this “wine”/“sour” debacle.


Player Gets Played (Oxygen, 9 p.m.): “A woman launches a cross-country search for answers when it’s discovered her seemingly perfect boyfriend may be unfaithful.” That sounds healthy.

Leah Remini: It’s All Relative (TLC, 9 p.m.): “Angelo makes a commercial for the diner after Leah learns about his previous one that featured zombies.” If this episode doesn’t devolve into a half-hour zombies or vampires argument, then is it really all relative? Think about that. (Actually, don’t think about that, because it makes no sense.) Then, in the next episode—it’s two back-to-back!—“the family’s plans for a surprise party [for George] go awry.” Come on, Leah Remini: It’s All Relative! Please let that be because the zombies or vampires argument is spanning two episodes.


Celebrity Wife Swap (ABC, 10 p.m.): “The wives of Sean Lowe and Jason Mesnick, former cast members on The Bachelor, swap places.” All of those words in that order mean something to someone out there.

The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land, 10 p.m.): Jim’s anniversary plans are “marred” (“marred” is the word the episode description uses!) by constant interruptions from Daniel, Dave, Dave’s new girlfriend (we have no character name, so we’re going to call her Dakota), and her “jealous ex” (who we’re calling Dante). Hopefully, the conflict is resolved by Jim permanently removing all of these people from his life. Just do it, Jim.


Last Comic Standing (VH1, 10 p.m.): It’s part two of the invitational round. There’s still a lot of standing left to do.

Impastor (TV Land, 10:30 p.m.): “Buddy holds a Sunday service, but Schmidt is livid following his unorthodox approach.” Go figure! Also, the episode is titled “Bird Of Pray.” You know what? Just watch the pilot for The WB’s Birds Of Prey instead.


The Exes (TV Land, 11 p.m.): The Exes is also on tonight.

Watchmen (Syfy, 8 p.m.): Behold, the the last superhero movie Zack Snyder ever made! Ever.


Sports, sports, all type of sports

MLB Baseball: Angels at Astros (ESPN, 8 p.m.)

MLB Baseball: Nationals at Marlins (FSN, 7 p.m.)

MLS Soccer All-Star Game: MLS All-Stars vs. Tottenham (FS1, 9 p.m.)

Special Olympics World Games LA 2015 (ESPN, 7 p.m.)

Ring Of Honor (Destination America, 11 p.m.) (new time)

Impact Wrestling (Destination America, 9 p.m.)

In case you missed it

Another Period: LaToya Ferguson can’t believe you missed Lillian’s birthday!