Wednesday TV: More Cringe Comedy

ImSorryThe familiar comic face of Andrea Savage, most recently seen as President Laura Montez on “Veep,” writes and stars in the comedy “I’m Sorry” (truTV, 10 and 10:30 p.m.) that benefits from the use of a lot of other familiar comedy faces, including

Jason Mantzoukas, Tom Everett Scott and in the initial episode alone Judy Greer, Judith Light and June Squibb. In future episodes, her divorced parents are played by Martin Mull and Kathy Baker. But the initial episode is obsessed with sex and body parts with a plot that’s also familiar: rumors that one of the moms used to be a porn star.

Savage’s character spends most of the time saying the wrong thing, and I kept whether it would work better if it was Larry David saying these things. But I’m not so sure. Tonight’s second episode is about race.

Network summer series concentrate on disaster, for whatever reason. On “Salvation” (CBS, 9 p.m.), an asteroid is on its way. Charlie Rowe plays an MIT grad student discovers the impending collision and joins forces with a tech billionaire (Santiago Cabrera) and a Pentagon official (Jennifer Finnigan) to stop it before it hits in 186 days. But of course there’s a conspiracy.

Peyton Manning hosts The 25th ESPYS (ABC, 8 p.m.), taking advantage of the All-Star break to honor athletes in every field. Michelle Obama will honor Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

The concluding chapter of “The Defiant Ones” (HBO, 9 p.m.) shows the rise of Eminem and Beats Electronics.

Season seven of “Suits” (USA, 9 p.m.) begins, with Mike returning to the firm as Harvey takes charge.

The new series “Nature’s Great Race” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) follows animal migrations. First off: elephants.

Aasif Mandvi guest stars on a new “Younger” (TV Land, 10 p.m.) that largely takes place at a women’s retreat.

Odd examples of ocean mating are featured on “Big Pacific” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings).

A 78-year-old blues guitarist doesn’t sound like a stretch on “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

Great to see the dour bully Cody running for his life on “Big Brother” (CBS, 8 p.m.), where his only hope is the veto competition.

Cooks take on lamb on “MasterChef” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

Koen’s power grows as “Cleverman” (Sundance, 10 p.m.).

“The Carmichael Show” (NBC, 9 p.m.) takes on Nekeisha’s drinking.

Rappers Tyga and Ty Dolla $ign are customers on “Tanked: Sea-lebrity Edition” (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.).

“Hood Adjacent with James Davis” (Comedy Central, 9 p.m.) visits Pomona College.

Two episodes of “Amazing Space” (DIY, 9 and 9:30 p.m.) reorganize homes in Connecticut.

Debra Messing and Brendan Fraser pop up on “Nightcap” (Pop, 8 p.m.).

On “All That Jazz” (TLC, 9 p.m.), she approaches her 16th birthday.

“Emogenius” (GSN, 9 and 9:30 p.m.) is a new game show in which contestants have to solve emojis.

A Miami mother is victim on “The Perfect Murder” (Investigation Discovery, 9 p.m.).

“Little Women: LA” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.) begin Part 1 of their little reunion.

Jenna Dewan Tatum, Emily VanCamp and Pauly D all get readings on “Hollywood Teen Medium” (E!, 9 p.m.).

The Hitchcock salute on Turner Classic Movies continues with “Rebecca” (8 p.m.), “Foreign Correspondent” (10:30 p.m.), “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” (12:45 a.m.), “Suspicion” (2:30 a.m.) and “Saboteur” (4:15 a.m.).

With the MLB All-Star Game completed, here’s the AAA All-Star Game (MLB, 9 p.m.).

NBA’s Summer League begins playoffs with New Orleans at Atlanta (NBA, 4 p.m.), Denver at Houston (ESPNU, 4:30 p.m.), Washington at Miami (NBA, 6 p.m.), Golden State at Minnesota (ESPN2, 6:30 p.m.), Utah at Phoenix (NBA, 8 p.m.), Sacramento at Milwaukee (ESPN2, 8:30 p.m.), Chicago at Portland (NBA, 10 p.m.) and Los Angeles at Philadelphia (ESPN2, 10:30 p.m.).

Wimbledon (ESPN, ESPN2, 8 a.m.) has the men’s quarterfinals.

In soccer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, it’s Panama vs. Nicaragua (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.) and U.S. vs Martinique (Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m.).

Stage 11 of the Tour de France (NBC Sports, 8 a.m.) travels from Eymet to Pau.

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Judd Apatow, Charlie Wilson. The Talk: Alyson Hannifin, Jarett Wieselman, Scott Wolf. Harry Connick: Derek Hough, Keith Powers, Michelle Buteau (rerun). Ellen DeGeneres: Adam Sandler, Meghan Trainor (rerun). Wendy Williams: Billy Ray Cyrus, Jeremiah Bullfrog. The Real: Tiffany Aliche, Deon Cole (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: John Oliver, Mike Birbiglia, Michael Showalter. Jimmy Kimmel: Adam Carola, Jacob Battalion, the Kills. Jimmy Fallon: Amy Poehler, Zendaya, Imagine Dragons (rerun). Seth Meyers: Andy Cohen, Patty Jenkins, Rakesh Satyal, Eric Moore (rerun). James Corden: Anne Hathaway, Armie Hammer, Rob Delaney, 6lack (rerun). Carson Daly: Jason Silva, the Buttertones, Ghost Brothers (rerun). Trevor Noah: James Davis. Conan O’Brien: Marisa Tomei, Gabrielle Union, Jackie Kashian.

 

This entry was posted in What's On TV. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.