Also On Wednesday: Kroll Comedy Rolls

krollshow_rev2Not since Dave Chappelle has a comedy star come so fully formed on Comedy Central as Nick Kroll.

The premiere episode of his “Kroll Show” (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.) fairly bursts with funny ideas and characters. Known for comedy roles in shows from “The League” to “Community,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Portlandia,” Kroll is not only familiar, he’s also gained a ton of friends in the comedy world such that each episode is filled with names like Ed Helms, Fred Armisen, Andy Milonakis, John Mulaney and Jenny Slate

Directed by the indispensable Jonathan Krisel, also of “Portlandia,” it moves from one world into the next, with the first packed episode introducing both the Bravo-style reality show about a couple of annoying women named Liz with a publicity firm called PubLIZity, to an over-the-top DiGrassi parody “Wheels Ontario” that lampoons a whole country.

Next to the returning “Workaholics” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.), it’s almost classy. But that may be misleading.

Too soon for Gloria’s baby to be born on “Modern Family” (ABC, 9 p.m.)? Hope it doesn’t happen during Manny’s 14th birthday party.

San Diego is the first stop on the co-headlining tour of Rayna and Juliette on “Nashville” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

“Supernatural” (The CW, 9 p.m.) is back with its first new episode in six weeks. “American Horror Story” (FX, 10 p.m.) has been here all along and is in its second to last episode of the season.

A news anchor dies during a live broadcast on “CSI” (CBS, 10 p.m.). Michelle Trachtenberg guest stars as kidnapping occurs on “Criminal Minds” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

“Baggage Battles” (Travel, 9 p.m.) is not what I’ll be wanting to watch on a night of travels.

Joy gets a job as a movie extra on a new “Hot in Cleveland” (TV Land, 10 p.m.).

As if to herald the impending hockey season: Paul Newman’s 1977 “Slap Shot” (Flix, 8 p.m.).

I’m sure there’s still some Golden Globes dish to impart on “The Soup” (E!, 10 p.m.) or “Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings” (E!, 10:30 p.m.).

Three cooks with limited budgets are ordered to whip up a dinner party on the new “Bobby’s Dinner Battle” (Food Network, 10 p.m.), hosted by Bobby Flay.

Part two of the demanding Restaurant Wars heats up on “Top Chef” (Bravo, 10 p.m.).

The month-long Wednesday night salute to Loretta Young on Turner Classic Movies continues into the early 1930s with “A Man’s Castle” (8 p.m.), “Suez” (9:15 p.m.), “Kentucky” (11 p.m.), “The Life of Jimmy Dolan” (12:45 a.m.), “Beau Ideal” (2:30 a.m.) and “Big Business Girl” (4 a.m.).

NBA games include Houston at Dallas (ESPN, 8 p.m.) and Miami at Golden State (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball ncludes North Carolina State at Maryland (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Pittsburgh at Villanova (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), West Virginia at Iowa State (ESPN2, 9 p.m.), Kansas State at TCU (ESPNU, 9 p.m.) and Saint Mary’s at Brigham Young (ESPNU, 8 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly & Michael: Ryan Seacrest. The View: Gayle King, Clare Bowen. The Talk: Ted Danson, Dr. Ian Smith. Ellen DeGeneres: Jennifer Lopez, Kyle Chandler, Phillip Phillips.

Late Talk

David Letterman: Kim & Kourtney Kardashian, Buddy Guy. Jay Leno: Mark Wahlberg, Ali Wentworth, JJamz. Jimmy Kimmel: Ray Romano, Amy Brenneman, Phillip Phillips. Jimmy Fallon: Jeremy Renner, Hoda Kotb, Jessie Ware. Craig Ferguson: Don Cheadle, DJ Qualls. Carson Daly: Deepak & Gotham Chopra, Tig Notaro, Milo Greene (rerun). Tavis Smiley: Leymah Gbowee. Jon Stewart: Jessica Chastain. Stephen Colbert: Tom Brokaw. Conan O’Brien: Mario Cotillard, Jim Jeffries, Trampled by Turtles. Chelsea Handler: Jason Clarke, Josh Wolf, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Matt Braunger.

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