What to Watch Wednesday: The Carmichael Show won't hold back
Plus: 'Mob Wives' comes to an end
Your daily guide to the most interesting stuff happening on TV and streaming. All times Eastern.
PICK OF THE NIGHT
The Carmichael Show
NBC, 10 p.m.
Jerrod Carmichael’s sitcom doesn’t shy away from the Big Issues, which is one of the reasons we like it so much. Another reason? It’s funny! Like the Norman Lear shows it’s inspired by, the episodes frequently find its characters tackling hot-button topics, like privilege or Black Lives Matter; this season will include an episode all about Bill Cosby. Tuesday’s season 2 premiere, however, covers “cheating.” For more on the show’s upcoming season, check out our interview with Carmichael himself here.
VH1, 8 p.m.
The longrunnng reality show reaches its conclusion tonight, complete with an emotional appearance from the late Angela “Big Ang” Raiola in her final scenes.
A&E, 9 p.m.
This insane restaurant is in the midst of a massive nationwide expansion, so it’s officially no longer just a Boston problem. May as well start watching the show now to prepare for what’s to come.
NOT THE O.J. ONE
ABC, 10 p.m.
The critically acclaimed second season comes to a dramatic end tonight. All hail Regina King!
WGN America, 10 p.m.
The year is 1857. In Washington, a white abolitionist lawyer looks for justice, while in Georgia his plantation-owner brother runs for Senate. And somewhere in between, the Underground Railroad is operating in the shadows. That’s a compelling enough backdrop as it is, but the real bread and butter of this intriguing new historical drama is the stories of the slaves themselves: The meek Rosalee (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) wants to give her son a better life, the daring Noah (Aldis Hodge) is planning a group escape, and the sly Cato (Alano Miller) just wants to help himself. Also: Christopher Meloni plays a mysterious figure who could be either a Railroad ally or a slaver. And if all that’s not enough for you, well, the show kicks off with a cool chase scene set to a Kanye West song. What other show can satisfy your fix for Kanye and Meloni?