Wednesday TV: ‘Hap and Leonard’ Return

HapAndLeonard“Greenleaf” (OWN, 10 p.m.), the Oprah Winfrey produced soap about a big church family in Memphis,   in which she sometimes appears as a  bartender, returns for a second season. But when it comes to sophomore seasons, I’m much more interested in the return of the bayou bedlam on “Hap and Leonard” (Sundance, 10 p.m.), the underrated series that’s fueled by the personality of its stars James Purefoy and Michael K. Williams. Based on characters from Joe R. Lansdale’s books, season two takes up (and is subtitled after) his second novel Mucho Mojo. Brian Dennehy is part of the case, as are Irma P. Hall, Dohn Norwood, Tiffany Mack and Cranston Johnson. Sadly gone, though: Christina Hendricks’ Trudy.

Another milestone tonight is the last episode ever of “Workaholics” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.). The longest running live action scripted series for the network wraps up after seven seasons and making stars out of Adam Devine if not his compatriots Anders Holm and Blake Anderson. Accordingly, for their final episode, they become party legends when an energy drink company hires them to throw big ragers.

Ending its first season with no where near the success of “Empire,” is “Star” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

But the TV adaptation of “Lethal Weapon” (Fox, 8 p.m.) ends its first season as one of the network’s few success stories.

David goes back to where it all started on “Legion” (FX, 10 p.m.).

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.) looks deeply into the deep state.

A new discovery within the conspiracy is found on “Designated Survivor” (ABC, 10 p.m.), too.

It’s super early for a tribal swap on “Survivor” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

Dre considers paternity leave on “Blackish” (ABC, 9:30 p.m.).

Tatum O’Neal guest stars on “Criminal Minds” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

A two hour episode recaps the audition process on “The Voice” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

“Expedition Unknown” (Travel, 9 p.m.) looks for the lost treasure of King John.

Oliver gets closer to the truth about Prometheus on “Arrow” (The CW, 8 p.m.).

The “Black Ink Crew” (VH1, 8 p.m.) goes to Puerto Rico.

“Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” (CBS, 10 p.m.) has a case in Italy.

Erica starts to get acceptance letters from college on “The Goldbergs” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

Maya has a fender bender on “Speechless” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.).

Wale and T.I. are recruited to be part of “Hip Hop Squares” (VH1, 9 p.m.); then Master P and Romeo compete on a second episode at 9:30.

Kale refuses to plead guilty in “Time: The Kalief Browder Story” (Spike, 10 p.m.).

“UConn: The March to Madness” (HBO, 10 p.m.) steps it up.

“Major Crimes” (TNT, 9 p.m.) wonders how a body got up a tree.

Mitchell knocks over the ashes of Cam’s pig on “Modern Family” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

On “So Cosmo” (E!, 9 p.m.), a hurricane imperils a photo shoot in the Bahamas.

“The 100” (The CW, 9 p.m.), which may also have a viewership near to that number, somehow has been renewed for a fifth season.

There’s a battle of the bands on “The Quad” (BET, 10 p.m.).

“Bakers vs. Fakers” (Food, 10 p.m.) reaches its first season finale.

Things get desperate on “Are You the One?” (MTV, 9 p.m.).

A handful of recently conserved films are part of what Turner Classic Movies is calling “The Nitrate Picture Show,” “Annie Get Your Gun” (8 p.m.), “Blight Spirit” (10 p.m.), “The Fallen Idol” (midnight), “Nothing Sacred” (2 a.m.), “Les Audits” (3:30 a.m.).

Two more play-in games before the madness: North Carolina Central vs. UC Davis (truTV, 6:40 p.m.) and Providence vs. Southern California (truTV, 9:30 p.m.).

In first round NIT action, it’s South Dakota at Iowa (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Akron at Houston (ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.), Texas-Arlington at BYU (ESPN2, 9 p.m.) and UC Irvine at Illinois State (ESPNU, 9:30 p.m.).

NBA games include Portland at San Antonio (ESPN, 8 p.m.) and Milwaukee at Clippers (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.).

Hockey has Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (NBC Sports, 7:30 p.m.) and St. Louis at Anaheim (NBC Sports, 10 p.m.).

Spring baseball has Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh (MLB, 1 p.m.) and Angels vs. San Francisco (MLB, 4 p.m.).

Second round play in the World Baseball Classic has Israel vs. Japan (MLB, 6 a.m.) and U.S. vs. Venezuela (MLB, 9 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: Ice Cube, Marc Santa Maria, Jason Silva. The Talk: Julianne Hough, Derek Hough, Nancy O’Dell. Harry Connick: Ray Liotta, Josh Henderson. Ellen DeGeneres: Mindy Kaling, Michael Pena. Wendy Williams: Lee Daniels, Jude Demorest, Brittany O’Grady, Ryan Destiny. The Real: Denise Boutte, Michelle Williams.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Jessica Lange, Bassem Youssef, Judy Gold. Jimmy Kimmel: Matthew Perry, Michael Pena, Paul Shaffer with Jenny Lewis & Shaggy. Jimmy Fallon: Ice, Rachel Maddow, Khalid. Seth Meyers: Keri Russell, Peter Krause, J.D. Vance, Nicko McBrain. James Corden: Reese Witherspoon, Tony Goldwyn, Andy Shauf. Carson Daly: David Morrissey, Strawberry Girls, Katherine Ryan (rerun). Trevor Noah: Jesse Williams. Conan O’Brien: Adam Sandler, Dana White, Seaton Smith.

 

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