Wednesday TV: ‘Sharknado’ Invades D.C.

sharknado3Talk about extreme weather.

Oh, hell yes, it’s “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No” (Syfy, 9 p.m.), the over the top shlock franchise that tries to top itself each time out. This time the swarm of sharks come out of a storm over Washington, D.C., so the nation’s familiar monuments crumble during the proceedings, just as the head of the Statue of Liberty rolled in “Sharknado 2.”

The all-cheese cast of Ian Ziering and Tara Reid are joined by David Hasselhoff and Bo Derek an a number of notorious politicians making cameos from Michele Bachmann to Anthony Weiner may be as scary as the computer generated fish. Marc Cuban is the president and Ann Coulter the vice president. But if this thing were up to date, Trump would take on a Tiger Shark in the finale. Well there’s always “Sharknado 4.”

I was miffed I didn’t score an advance copy, but now I can join everybody else and tweet it live. Which is fully half the fun.

Speaking of schlock on purpose, the unasked for sequel “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser” (Crackle, streaming) also debuts, complete with both David Spade and his mullet. Joining him are Christopher Walken, Brittany Daniel, Dennis Miller and Adam Beach. 4

On the latest feel-good home repair series, “Home Free” (Fox, 9 p.m.), eight couples are led to believe they’re competing in their renovations so one of them can win a redone house for free. But the secret is that the couple eliminated each week gets the house they just worked on.

Jose Antonio Vargas’ documentary “White People” (MTV, 8 p.m.) takes a look at race and white privilege among young people.

On the new “Twinning” (VH1, 10 p.m.), 12 sets of identical twins compete for big prize money (a total of $222,222.22) while proving their bonds. It’s accompanied by a new season of “Dating Naked” (VH1, 10 p.m.), in which participants don’t have to worry about what to wear on their first date.

A new season of “Last Comic Standing” (NBC, 9 p.m.) is enhanced by the addition to Norm Macdonald to the judges panel of Keenan Ivory Wayans and Roseanne Barr.

Speaking of politics, the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling star Tigre Uno expresses his thoughts on Donald Trump in an interview from Tijuana on “Impact Wrestling” (Destination America, 9 p.m.).

How can there still be 10 contestants left on “MasterChef”? (Fox, 8 p.m.)? They make a lot of steaks tonight.

“Life on the Reef” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings) is a three part series examining the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, starting with the humpback whale.

Perhaps you haven’t digested the last one. But here’s “The Next Great Burger” (Esquire, 10 p.m.).

A message in the alien DNA is not good on “Extant” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

On “I Am Jazz” (TLC, 10 p.m.), Jazz feels she has to explain that no, she isn’t the musical form.

“Big Brother” (CBS, 8 p.m.) throws its power of veto competition.

The D.C. Sniper case is revisited on “Monster in My Family” (Lifetime Movie Channel, 9 p.m.).

Joan Collins is guest programmer on Turner Classic Movies. Her Choices: “Gilda” (8 p.m.), “Boom Town” (10:15 p.m.), “The Women” (12:30 a.m.) and “The Opposite Sex” (3 a.m.).

Baseball includes Dodgers at Atlanta (MLB, 12:10 p.m.) and Baltimore at Yankees (ESPN, 7 p.m.).

It’s U.S. vs. Jamaica (Fox Sports 1, Univision, 6 p.m.) in the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer semifinals, followed by Mexico vs. Panama (Fox Sports 2, Univision, 9 p.m.).

In WNBA action, it’s New York at Los Angeles (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

The Tour de France (NBC Sports network, 8 a.m.) reaches stage 17 through the southern Alps and the Pan American Games (ESPN2, 7 p.m.) continues in Toronto.

Daytime Talk

Kelly & Michael: Katie Holmes, Jane Krakowski, MKTO. The View: Norm Macdonald, Little Anthony and the Imperials. The Talk: Kristin Chenoweth, Curtis Stone. Ellen DeGeneres: Amy Schumer, Mark Ronson with Mystikal (rerun). Wendy Williams: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid. Meredith Vieira: Kelsey Grammer, La La Anthony, Christopher Manzo, Michael Clayton (rerun). Queen Latifah: Terry Bradshaw, Maria Bello (rerun).

Late Talk

Jimmy Fallon: Norm Macdonald, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Jeremih with Flo Rida. Jimmy Kimmel: Ed Helms, Brie Larson, Joss Stone. Seth Meyers: Cara Delevingne, Neon Trees, David Lovering. James Corden: Denis Leary, Kristin Chenoweth, American Authors. Carson Daly: Rob Corddry, Hidden Ritual, Michael Johnson (rerun). Tavis Smiley: J. Cole. Jon Stewart: Jake Gyllenhaal. Conan O’Brien: Mindy Kaling, Brent Morin, Purity Ring (rerun).

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