Wednesday TV: The Dawn of Flubber

absentmindedprofessorTurner Classic Movies’ month-long Wednesday night salute to Fred MacMurray concludes with the 1961 “The Absent Minded Professor” (8 p.m.), in which a substance called Flubber is invented. The film, nominated for three Academy Awards, is followed by similar Disney far in “The Shaggy Dog” (10 p.m.), in which Tommy Kirk turns into a sheepdog, before moving into three Westerns from the 1950s, “Good Day for a Hanging” (midnight), “Face of a Fugitive” (1:45 a.m.) and “Callaway Went Thataway” (3:15 a.m.).

The season picks up on “Suits” (USA, 10 p.m.) where Mike has at last been picked up for fraud.

A new season starts for “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan” (Travel Channel, 10 p.m.) in which the former star of “Lost” goes to Mozambique to find a whale shark.

“Nature” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings) has been on a long time, but has to try on some sexy titles to lure viewers. Tonight’s is “Born Hustlers: Sex, Lies & Dirty Tricks” is about animals. Leave it to public television to make it dull.

Those who passed auditions head for Hollywood on tonight’s “American Idol” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

In what must be now his third current reality show “Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers” (Cooking, 10 p.m.) conentrates on his kitchen skills.

A fashion blogger is sought on “Younger” (TV Land, 10 p.m.).

The history of a Philadelphia dance show from the 1980s, “Dancin,’” is recounted in the documentary “Saturday Morning Fever” (Fuse, 11 p.m.).

“This is Exile: Diaries of Child Refugees” (Pivot, 7 p.m.) follows the youngest of the Syrian refugees.

“Nova” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) looks at the deadly earthquake last spring in Nepal.

DNA testing is the next step on the case on “American Crime” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

“Finding my Father” (Oxygen, 9 p.m.) finds its first season finale.

There may be more little people willing to be in reality shows than you first realized. Following the original “Little Women,” set in L.A., a new spin-off premieres in the South, “Little Women: Atlanta” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.).

A series of highway truck stop murders gets “Criminal Minds” (CBS, 9 p.m.) in action.

NBA action includes Houston at San Antonio (ESPN, 8 p.m.) and Dallas at Golden State (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.).

Men’s college hoops includes Texas A&M at Arkansas (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), DePaul at Butler (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), St. John’s at Seton Hall (Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.), Tulsa at Houston (ESPNews, 8 p.m.), Stetson at Marquette (Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m.), Baylor at Oklahoma State (ESPNU, 9 p.m.), Loyola at Wichita State (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.), Boise State at UNLV (CBS Sports, 11 p.m.). and California at Utah (ESPNU, 11 p.m.).

The Australian Open (EPSN2, 9:30 p.m.) reaches the women’s semifinals.

Daytime Talk

Kelly & Michael: Chris Pine, Lily James, Shawn Hook. The View: Donald Rumsfeld, David Zinczenko. The Talk: Carol Burnett, Jaymes Vaughan, Chi-Lan Lieu. Ellen DeGeneres: Jack Black, Olivia Munn, Bob Moses. Wendy Williams: Wayne Brady, Dr. Doris Day. The Real: Marlon Wayans. Meredith Vieira: Tia Mowry, Lisa Edelstein (rerun).

Daytime Talk

Stephen Colbert: Chris Pine, Danielle Brooks, Jonah Reider, Baauer. Jimmy Kimmel: Shaquille O’Neal, Alison Brie, Banners. Jimmy Fallon: Natalie Portman, John Oliver, Sia. Seth Meyers: Sen. John Mccain, J.B. Smoove, Lukas Graham, Janet Weiss. James Corden: Anthony Mackie, Rainn Wilson, Justin Bieber (rerun). Carson Daly: Michaela Watkins, Metz, Lightning Bolt (rerun). Tavis Smiley: Marvin Kalb, Dayo Okeniyi. Trevor Noah: Jerry Seinfeld. Larry Wilmore: Brandon Marshall. Conan O’Brien: Carol Burnett, Eric Andre, Brad Wenzel.

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