Wednesday TV: ‘Mr. Mercedes’ Drives Up

mr-mercedes-promo-shotThe estimable Brendan Gleeson portrays the grizzled Irish detective who is obsessed with investigating a killer called “Mr. Mercedes” (DirecTV, 8 p.m.) The cast includes Holland Taylor, Kelly Lynch and Mary-Louise Parker and is run by TV vet David E. Kelley. Other literary lights, from A.M. Homes to Dennis Lehane, are individual writer

Peter Stormare and Johan Glans star as another pair of detectives in the new “Swedish Dicks” (Pop, 8 p.m.) except that they were once an stuntman and a DJ.

For those who never signed up for Amazon Prime, the great family series “Transparent” (Sundance, 10 p.m.) comes to cable, from the beginning, with stellar performances from Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Jay Duplass and Amy Landecker.

It’s the last episode ever for “The Carmichael Show” (NBC, 10:30 p.m.), a comedy with a good cast and intent, despite its occasional sidetracking. It didn’t get renewed, though, and after three seasons this is it.

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.) talks to Kurdish women who have perfected a work-life balance.

“America’s Got Talent” (NBC, 8 p.m.) recaps the season’s action so far. Arguably the biggest name to come out of “America’s Got Talent” is someone who didn’t win — young opera singer Jackie Evancho, whose life is chronicled in a special tonight, “Growing Up Evancho” (TLC, 10 p.m.).

Now comes the crush of the salutes to Princess Diana, who died 20 years ago this month. The four-hour, two night “The Story of Diana” (ABC, 9 p.m.) begins on network TV, produced in part with People magazine, who have printed an edition or two in her memory. It concludes tomorrow.

Liza starts dreaming of Charles on “Younger” (TV Land, 10 p.m.).

Last year’s winner Shaun O’Neale helps out on “MasterChef” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

Mike tries to help a struggling family on “Suits” (USA, 9 p.m.).

On “Odd Mom Out” (Bravo, 10 p.m.) Candice returns home from the cruise murder trial.

Franklin seeks Jerome’s advice on “Snowfall” (FX, 10 p.m.), which just has been renewed for a second season.

The power of veto competition is held on “Big Brother” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

With the fast food chain expanding due to the show’s success, “The Wahlburgers” (A&E, 9 p.m.) starts its eighth season.

Ellie makes a breakthrough on “Broadchurch” (BBC, 10 p.m.).

Jillian confronts Liam about his secret on “Salvation” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

A final round of auditions are held on “Signed” (VH1, 9 p.m.).

Somebody at Fox said there may be yet another series in the works for the host of “The F Word with Gordon Ramsay” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

The gullible on “Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry” (E!, 9 p.m.) include Kim Zoiciak-Biermann, Jaleel White, Peter Facinelli.

“Hood Adjacent with James Davis” (Comedy Central, 9 p.m.) looks at the whitest corners of the U.S.

On “I Am Jazz” (TLC, 9 p.m.), Jazz gets a final consult and debates Tomi Lauren.

Grace’s Kung Fu is tested against a restauranteur on “Blood Drive” (Syfy, 10 p.m.).

Look at me, I’m watching Sandra Dee all day on Turner Classic Movies with “Until They Sail” (6 a.m.), “Doctor, You’ve Got to Be Kidding!” (8 a.m.), “The Wild and the Innocent” (10 a.m.), “The Reluctant Debutante” (noon), “A Summer Place” (1:45 p.m.), “Gidget” (4 p.m.), “Imitation of Life” (5:45 p.m.), “That Funny Feeling” (8 p.m.), “The Restless Years” (10 p.m.), “Romanoff and Juliet” (midnight), “Tammy Tell Me True” (2 a.m.) and “The Dunwich Horror” (4 a.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Brie Larson, Rick Fox, Eva Longoria. The View: Jessica Alba, will.i.am, Gary Vaynerchuk (rerun). The Talk: Lisa Kudrow, Jason Kennedy (rerun). Harry Connick: Malin Ackerman, Clive Standen (rerun). Ellen DeGeneres: Kerry Washington, Scott Speedman, Florida Georgia Line, Backstreet Boys (rerun). Wendy Williams: Harry Connick Jr., David Burtka (rerun). The Real: Cornelius Smith Jr. (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Robert Pattinson, David Tennant, Niecy Nash. Jimmy Kimmel: Jim Parsons, Damson Idris, the War on Drugs. Jimmy Fallon: Brie Larson, Marlon Wayans, Brett Eldredge. Seth Meyers: Colin Jost, Michael Che, Brian Knappenberger, Vanzella Joy. James Corden: Maya Rudolph, Elizabeth Olsen, James Blunt. Carson Daly: Joseph Fiennes, No Parents, Chris Shiflett, Eugene Mirman (rerun). Conan O’Brien: Wesley Snipes, Louie Anderson, Drew Lynch.

 

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