Wednesday TV: Pines, Ever Wayward

WaywardPines“Wayward Pines” (Fox, 9 p.m.) winds its way back for a second season. Produced by M. Night Shyamalan, it told the story in Blake Crouch’s series of books in season one, so it retells the story on its own now, with a substantially different cast.  Matt Dillon is gone now, replaced by Jason Patric as a newcomer who has to go through all the same things: What is this place? How do I get out of here? (You don’t). Instead of a weird mystery tension, though, it’s quite dull and repetitive.

Meanwhile, a number of network series end their seasons, none more prominently than “Nashville” (ABC, 10 p.m.), a beloved series not only because it showcased country music, but because it was one of the only hour-long family dramas on TV (that is to say: one that didn’t involve blood).

They try to tie up some storylines in the finale titled, a little peevishly, “Maybe You’ll Appreciate Me Someday.”

Also showing its last episode is the wrong-headed and short-lived medical drama, “Heartbeat” (NBC, 8 p.m.), amid a hospital lockdown.

A big confrontation with Damien Darhk concludes the fourth season of “Arrow” (The CW, 8 p.m.).

“Rosewood” (Fox, 8 p.m.) ends its first season with hints of romance between its main characters. Iwill be back for a second season.

Brad Garrett guest stars on the 17th season finale of “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC, 9 p.m.).

An even bigger guest star is on the 11th season finale of “Supernatural” (The CW, 9 p.m.), God.

A murder investigation hits close to home on the third season finale of “Chicago P.D.” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

The two episodes that will end the short season of “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” (CBS, 9 and 10 p.m.) are set in Spain, with the running of the bulls, and Haiti, where a girl is kidnapped.

Finales happen online too, with the last of the first season of the cult drama “The Path” (Hulu, streaming). I keep forgetting these presented new episodes each week, instead of the whole season at once.

And it’s the finale tonight, also, for “Rogue” (DirecTV, 9 p.m.).

On a new episode of “The Americans” (FX, 10 p.m.), Elizabeth completes her assignment.

The Olympic gymnast trains for this summer’s games in Brazil on the series “Douglas Family Gold” (Oxygen, 10 p.m.).

The three night run of “The Price is Right Primetime Special” (CBS, 8 p.m.) ends with former players of “The Amazing Race” doing Plinko and the like.

More big questions on “Genius by Stephen Hawking” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) – Why people exist, and at 10 p.m., where the universe came from.

On “Royal Pains” (USA, 10 p.m.), there’s a cyber attack on the Hamptons.

“The Real Housewives of New York City” (Bravo, 9 p.m.) are off to the Berkshires.

The description for a new episode of “Little Women: LA” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.) indicates that tonight’s drama includes Terra cleaning out her shoe closet.

“Little Women: NY” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.), meanwhile, is the second show in as many days about little people at pumpkin patches.

“American Pickers” (History, 9 p.m.) try to get good things from the first Dr. Pepper bottling plant.

“Lopez” (TVLand, 10 p.m.), agrees to be roasted.

Jayne Mansfield is celebrated on Turner Classic Movies with “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?” (8 p.m.), “The Girl Can’t Help It” (9:45 p.m.), “Illegal” (11:30 p.m.) and “The George Raft Story” (1:15 a.m.).

NBA playoffs have Toronto at Cleveland (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.) in game 6.

The Stanley Cup playoffs have St. Louis at San Jose (NBC Sports, 9 p.m.), also in Game 6.

Baseball has Cubs at St. Louis (MLB, 1:30 p.m.) and Toronto at Yankees (MLB, 7 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: Stephen Amell, Dr. Joel Furhman, Seal. The View: L.A. Reid, Boy George. The Talk: Mark Feuerstein, Katherine Schwarzenegger. Ellen DeGeneres: Hillary Clinton, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones. Wendy Williams: Boy George, Nina Terrero. The Real: Caprise O’Bryant.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: James McAvoy, Nick Swardson, Brian Greene. Jimmy Kimmel: Donald Trump, Belly. Jimmy Fallon: Adam Sandler, Karlie Kloss, Anderson Park and the Free Nationals with T.I. Seth Meyers: David Spade, Marcia Clark, Noah Hawley, Tim Alexander. James Corden: Anna Paquin, John Cena, Fleur East. Carson Daly: Flula Borg, Dave Giuntoli, the Thermals, Yvonne Strahovski. Tavis Smiley: Lynn Vavreck, Paul Pierson. Trevor Noah: Corey Pegues. Larry Wilmore: Arianna Huffington. Conan O’Brien: Colin Farrell, Ibiza Schlesinger, Declan McKenna.

 

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