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What to Watch Wednesday: Bill Simmons opens up shop at HBO

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PICK OF THE NIGHT

Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons

HBO, 10 p.m.

Whether or not you like sports, you may very well like Bill Simmons. And even if you do like sports, you may very well hate Bill Simmons. Or maybe, just maybe, you don’t know who this guy is at all. Well, I’ll go out on a limb and say that no matter which above camp you’re in, you’ll at least be intrigued by what his new sports and culture talk show on HBO will be like. Plus: His ol’ Boston buddy Ben Affleck will be a guest, as will NBA dude Charles Barkley — so that’s something!

FULL COURT PRESS

Serena

Epix, 8 p.m.

Get set to see an ace documentary that serves up a profile of Serena Williams, who plays tennis.

FOOD FIGHT

Masterchef

Fox, 8 p.m.

Tonight, the chefs are tasked with making food for a very important wedding. At the end of the ceremony, Gordon Ramsay will turn to the guests and tell them, “Eat now or forever hold your peas.”

SERIES DEBUT

American Gothic

CBS, 10 p.m.

When a distinguished Bostonian (Jamey Sheridan) suffers a stress-induced heart attack, is a long-unsolved serial killer case or the return of his MIA son (Banshee‘s Antony Starr) to blame? And will CBS’ big upper-crust summer potboiler keep you hooked the way Revenge did all those years ago? Find out tonight!

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