Wednesday TV: A Boy and His Vacuums

MyKidsObsession-678x381The oddities of adults have long been exploited on reality TV. Now they’re going after children. “My Kid’s Obsession” (TLC, 10 p.m.) examines some unusual collections, such as a Wisconsin boy who has an array of electric fans, an Iowa boy who has amassed vacuum cleaners, and an Oklahoma girl with a group of cockroaches.

Premiering tonight is “My Crazy Sex” (Lifetime Movie Network, 10 p.m.) about unusual situations when people had sex.

Archeologists who hope to uncover more of Egypt’s history and preserve it in an effort to also bring tourists back are the focus of the special “Egypt’s Treasure Guardians” (PBS, 10 p.m.).

Bowl games move to primetime with Indiana vs. Utah (Fox, 8:30 p.m.) in the Foster Farms Bowl. Other bowl games include Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern (ESPN, 2 p.m.) in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, West Virginia vs. Miami (ESPN, 5:30 p.m.) in the Russell Athletic Bowl and Texas A&M vs. Kansas State (ESPN, 9 p.m.) in the Texas Bowl.

“Duck Dynasty” (A&E, 9 p.m.), we learned this week, is no dynasty at all. It’s most popular in rural Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana and least popular in the Northeast U.S.

On “Expedition Unknown” (Travel, 9 p.m.), Josh Gates tries to help scientists aiming to bring the woolly mammoth back to life.

The “White House Concert Special” (BET, 11 p.m.) with Usher, Jill Scott, Common, the Roots, Bell Biv DeVoe, Busta Rhymes, Janelle Monae, De La Soul, Yoanda Adams, Michelle Williams and KiKi Sheard gets a replay.

A 23 year old is on his way to having “My 600-lb Life” (TLC, 7 p.m.) but a 51-year-old woman at 8:30 p.m. is almost at 700.

“Cutthroat Kitchen” (Food, 8 p.m.) has its redemption episode.

The CEO of fashion retailer New York & Company becomes “Undercover Boss” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

“Alaskan Bush People” (Discovery, 9 p.m.) aren’t having an easy time in the wilderness.

“Cooks vs. Cons” (Food, 9 p.m.) do lunchboxes.

Young people join communes on “True Life” (MTV, 11 p.m.).

Ragnar and Ivar plot against the Saxons on “Vikings” (History, 9 p.m.).

Ben is pressured to complete a project on “Incorporated” (Syfy, 10 p.m.).

A housemate on “Real World Seattle: Bad Blood” (MTV, 10 p.m.) finds out she’s pregnant.

“Finding Bigfoot: Further Evidence” (Animal Planet, 10 p.m.) seems the perfect show for the age of fake news.

English actor Roland Young is featured tonight on Turner Classic Movies in the comedies “Pleasure Cruise” (8 p.m.), “Wedding Rehearsal” (9:30 p.m.), “The Man Who Could Work Miracles” (11 p.m.), “Topper” (12:30 a.m.) and “The Young in Heart” (2:15 a.m.) and the mystery “And Then There Were None” (4 a.m.).

Hockey includes Philadelphia at St. Louis (NBC Sports Network, 8 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Houston at Connecticut (ESPN2, 3 p.m.), Wake Forest at Florida State (ESPN2, 5 p.m.), DePaul at Villanova (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.), Monmouth at North Carolina (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), South Florida at East Carolina (ESPNews, 7 p.m.), Seton Hall at Creighton (Fox Sports 2, 8 p.m.), Georgetown at Marquette (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m.), UCLA at Oregon (ESPN2, 9 p.m.), Cincinnati at Temple (ESPNU, 9 p.m.) and UNLV at Colorado State (ESPNU, 11 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: Sarah Jessica Parker, Sullivan Stapleton, Jared Padalecki, Richard Curtis (rerun). The View: DJ Khaled (rerun). The Talk: Kenny Chesney, Cameron Mathieson (rerun). Harry Connick: Sofia Vergara, Jessie Graff, Gabourey Sidibe. Ellen DeGeneres: Tom Hanks (rerun). Wendy Williams: Lisa Rinna (rerun). The Real: Miss Quad, Evelyn Lozada (rerun).

Late Talk

All reruns: Stephen Colbert: Neil Patrick Harris, Megan Mullally. Jimmy Kimmel: Casey Affleck, Laurie Hernandez, Garth Brooks. Jimmy Fallon: Jade Law, Sterling K. Brown, Macklemore with Ariana Deboo. Seth Meyers: Michael Moore, Rita Ora, Kacey Musgraves, Abe Cunningham. James Corden: Joel Kinnaman, Constance Zimmer, Ingrid Michaelson. Carson Daly: Matt Lanter, DIIV, Paul Schrader. Tavis Smiley: Joshua Bell.

 

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