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What To Watch Wednesday: Pledge allegiance to The Americans

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Your daily guide to the most interesting stuff happening on TV and streaming. All times Eastern.

PICK OF THE NIGHT

The Americans

FX, 10 p.m.

If you’re not yet watching The Americans, one of the best shows on TV, you have about eight hours to catch up. Sounds impossible, time-wise, but you’ll want to find a way, because as our review will tell you, this upcoming fourth season is one of the show’s best so far. Plus, little Paige plays a big role this year — check out our interview with Holly Taylor to learn all about it.

IRONIC TITLE ALERT

Happy Valley

Netflix, streaming

Not to be confused with the Penn State documentary of the same name on Netflix, this British police-drama import made waves here in America a couple years ago thanks to its suspenseful first season. Starring Sarah Lancashire and Siobahn Finneran, season 2 looks to up the ante when police sergeant Catherine Cawood (Lancashire) is tasked with looking into a human trafficking operation. As Netflix might say, this will appeal to fans of Dark British Mysteries Featuring Murder.

WITHOUT A PADDLE

Schitt’s Creek

Pop, 8 p.m.

Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, together again. What more could you need to know? Okay, fine, I’ll give you a little more: The fish-out-of-water scripted comedy also stars Levy’s son, Daniel. There!

YEE-HAW

Nashville

ABC, 10 p.m.

Get out your finest jug of moonshine, country fans: The spring premiere features guest stars Jay DeMarcus (of Rascal Flatts) and singer-songwriter Jim Laurderdale as themselves. Why, you ask? Deacon and Rayna’s big wedding is tonight, natch.

CBS: SPIN-OFF

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

CBS, 10 p.m.

Joe Mantegna of the original Criminal Minds will be in the premiere of this spin-off procedural, which will count among its regular cast another network favorite: Gary Sinise (CSI: NY). It’s like a CBS fever dream!

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