Wednesday TV: The Beginnings of Crack

Snowfall-FXHow did crack become an epidemic in U.S. cities in the 80s? A new series produced in part by John Singleton recreates the era in a new series called “Snowfall” (FX 10 p.m.). It stars Damson Idris as an entrepreneur looking for something new, Sergio Peris-Mencheta as a Mexican wrestler mixed up with a crime family, and Carter Hudson as a CIA operative looking for a way to fund Nicaraguan Contras.

On the second episode of this season’s “Broadchurch” (BBC America, 10 p.m.), news of the attack spreads across town.

“Great Yellowstone Thaw” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) ends its three episode run with summer’s soaring temperatures.

Liza faces more fallout with Kelsey on “Younger” (TV Land, 10 p.m.).

“Blood Drive” (Syfy, 10 p.m.) takes a detour to an asylum.

Sonja remains at odds with Luann on “The Real Housewives of new York City” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

A Facebook message leads to the unearthing of a family secret on “The Carmichael Show” (NBC, 9 p.m.).

“Little Women: LA” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.) ends its sixth season.

The power of veto competition is held on “Big Brother” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

There’s more medical issues on “I Am Jazz” (TLC, 9 p.m.).

“Hood Adjacent with James Davis” (Comedy Central, 9 p.m.) looks at black activism.

There’s more old people doing stuff on “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

The search for food is what motivates oceanic creatures on “Big Pacific” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings).

On the season finale of “Brother vs. Brother” (HGTV, 9 p.m.) we find out which one wins the Texas beachfront flip competition.

Josh Gates picks his top adventures over the years on “Expedition Unknown” (Travel, 9 p.m.).

Jalen Rose, Sherri Shepherd, Chris Kattan and Kelly Osbourne try to guess Jennifer Lopez’s stunt double on “To Tell the Truth” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

It’s Taye Diggs vs. Ne-Yo on “Lip Sync Battle” (Spike, 9 and 9:30 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies celebrates 50 years of Alfred Hitchcock Wednesdays and Thursdays this month, starting with some silent movies from 1927, “The Ring” (8 p.m.), “Downhill” (9:45 pm.), “The Lodger” (1:45 a.m.) and “The Manxman” (3:30 a.m.) as well as a couple of talkies, the 1928 comedy “The Farmer’s Wife” (11:45 p.m.) and the 1929 suspense film “Blackmail” (5 a.m.).

Wimbledon (ESPN, 7 a.m., noon) has second round play.

Baseball includes Mets at Nationals (ESPN, 7 p.m.).

Stage 5 of the Tour de France (NBC Sports, 7:30 a.m.) travels from Vittel to La Pinche de Belles Filles.

Daytime Talk

Kelly and Ryan: Ronda Rousey, Omari Hardwick, Jerry O’Connell. The View: Mayim Bialik (rerun). The Talk: Mary McCormack, Jessica St. clair, Lennon Parham, La La Anthony. Harry Connick: Eric Dane, Rumer Willis (rerun). Ellen DeGeneres: Dax Shepard, Ryan Leaf, Rag’n’Bone Man (rerun). Wendy Williams: Ali Wentworth (rerun). The Real: Tahj Mowry (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Seth Rogen, Kumail Nanjiani, Paul Shaffer (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Casey Afleck, Allison Tolman, Chris Charpentier, Lindsay Eli (Rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Chris Rock, Andy Cohen, Phoenix (rerun). Seth Meyers: Chris Evans, Mandy Patinkin, Michelle Branch, Jonathan Mover (rerun). James Corden: Gillian Jacobs, Jerrod Carmichael, Lea Michele (rerun). Carson Daly: Ron Funches, Summer Moon, Kevin Delaney (rerun). Conan O’Brien: Wanda Sykes, Mr. T, Dead Man Winter (rerun).


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