Wednesday TV: ‘I Feel Bad’ Debuts

I Feel Bad - Season PilotThe first of the new fall TV shows is here and it’s not great. “I Feel Bad” (NBC, 10 p.m.) seems more conventional than it ought to be since it’s co-produced by Amy Poehler. Despite a strong lead in Sarayu Blue, the harried household ploy has beyond the the required number of crude jokes as if to fulfill some sort of network quota for middle school jokes. The main joke in the pilot is that she fears she’s becoming like her mother, and there’s a lot of slapping of the backside.  The parents temporarily move in for episode two at 10:30 p.m.

There is a group of vaguely familiar younger comics at her workplace, as if to lure a millennium audience, but mostly they are objects of ridicule.

Public television looks inward in the new “The Amazing Human Body” (PBS, 8 p.m.) which begins by showing how life begins in a single cell. In a second episode at 9, the ways the body survives is examined.

A $1 million winner is named on the season finale of “America’s Got Talent” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

“MasterChef” (Fox, 8 p.m.) crowns a new winner from among its three finalists as well, to close the ninth season.

All women reboots get a sendup on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (FXX, 10 p.m.) in which Dee tries to recreate the show’s notorious Wade Boggs challenge en route to a West Coast women’s march.

Marin’s past is unraveled in the season two finale of “The Sinner” (USA, 10 p.m.).

I’ll bet the “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.) has a lot to say this week.

A power of veto competition is planned on “Big Brother” (CBS, 8 p.m.) where Sam and JC are up for eviction.

Ryan makes a bold move on the fourth season finale on “Black Ink Crew: Chicago” (VH1, 8 p.m.), which comes alongside the seventh season premiere of the original “Black Ink Crew” (VH1, 9 p.m.), which is expanding with a shop in New Orleans.

Joanna and Billy discover a massive dumpsite on “Burden of Truth” (CW, 8 p.m.).

On “Suits” (USA, 9 p.m.), Harvey and Zane can’t stay on the sidelines.

Are we still on board for episode two of “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” (FX, 10 p.m.)?

On “Teen Mom” (MTV, 9 p.m.), Mackenzie’s mom is diagnosed with stage four cancer.

“Total Divas” (E!, 9 p.m.) returns for its eighth season with a round of women’s matches at WrestleMania.

For the new “Big Food Truck Trip” (Food, 10 p.m.), Andrew Zimmern samples the best food trucks in Birmingham and gives the best one a $10,000 tip.

The month-long salute to Dean Martin on Turner Classic Movies continues with “Ocean’s Eleven” (8 p.m.), “Robin and the 7 Hoods” (10:15 p.m.), “4 for Texas” (12:30 a.m.), “Marriage on the Rocks” (2:45 a.m.) and “Kiss Me, Stupid” (4:45 a.m.).

Earlier in the day, it’s all about rolling down the river, with “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” (6 a.m.), “The Adventures of Mark Twain” (8 a.m.), “Show Boat” (10:30 a.m.), “Riverboat Rhythm” (12:30 a.m.), “Riverboat Rhythm” (12:30 p.m.), “Lazy River” (2 p.m.), “The Big Sky” (3:30 p.m.) and “The River” (6 p.m.).

Baseball includes St. Louis at Atlanta (MLB, noon), Boston at Yankees (ESPN, 7 p.m.) and Colorado at Dodgers (ESPN, 10 p.m.).

Preseason hockey includes Boston vs. Calgary (NBC Sports, 7:30 p.m.), Pittsburgh at Detroit (NHL, 7:30 p.m.) and Calgary at Vancouver (NHL, 10 p.m.).

Women’s college volleyball includes Texas at Kansas State (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Alabama at Missouri (ESPNU, 9 p.m.) and UCLA at Southern California (ESPNU, 11 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Chrissy Teigen, Taran Killam. The Talk: Milo Ventimiglia, Josh McBride. Steve Harvey: Dr. Drew Pinsky, Shan Boodram, Howie Mandel. Ellen DeGeneres: Penelope Cruz, Carrie Underwood, Kalen Allen. Wendy Williams: Macy Gray, Suze Orman.

Late Talk 

Stephen Colbert: Jane Fonda, Willie Nelson. Jimmy Kimmel: Peter Dinklage, Issa Rae, Ann Wilson. Jimmy Fallon: Kevin Hart, Robert Irwin. Seth Meyers: Matthew McConaughey, Taran Killam, Lady Antebellum, Sean Kinney. James Corden: Kaley Cuoco, Joel McHale, Gaz Coombes. Carson Daly: Penn Badgley, the Record Company, Suki Waterhouse, Abra. Trevor Noah: Eli Saslow, Derek Black. Conan O’Brien: Fred Armisen, Alice Eve, Jonathan Wilson.

 

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