Wednesday TV: ‘All-American’ Makes Debut

AllAmerican2The new “All-American” (CW, 9 p.m.) seems at first to be an agreeable “O.C.”-like high school yarn, but with elements of race and “Friday Night Lights.” Daniel Ezra stars as a promising player from South Crenshaw High who transfers to Beverly Hills High School for better opportunity. Taye Diggs, Cody Christian, Samantha Logan and Monet Mazur round out the cast.

It’s another show in part from Greg Berlanti, it at least seems to have some semblance to actual school live — more than the garish murder mysteries played out by 20 year olds on “Riverdale” (CW, 8 p.m.), also returning tonight.

“July 22” (Netflix, streaming) is a day Norwegians remember because of a deadly bombing and terror attack at a kids’ camp near Oslo in 2011 that killed 77. Written and directed by Paul Greengrass (“Jason Bourne,” “Captain Phillips”), its all-Norwegian cast includes Anderson Danielson Lie and Jon Oigarden

Also online today is a Brazilian series about a TV reporter using risky methods to report on gang wars and police corruption along the Amazon. “Blood Pact” (Netflix, streaming) starts Guilherme Fontes and Ravel Cabral.

With hurricanes barreling in, here’s a two hour report on volcanos in Africa on “Nova” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

Mummified victims found in the walls of an old house requires the crew from “Criminal Minds” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

Cookie and Lucious push to get back in the music business on “Empire” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

Things seemed stacked on the Goliath side of “Survivor” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

On “Chicago Med” (NBC, 8 p.m.), Natalie and Ethan aren’t sure what to make of the new third-year medical student.

Erica gets a job at a karaoke bar on “The Goldbergs” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

Cordelia warns the others about her vision on “American Horror Story” (FX, 10 p.m).

Cassie hopes to go legit with a new business venture on “Star” (Fox. 9 p.m.).

Katie’s mom visits on “American Housewife” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.).

On “Chicago Fire” (NBC, 8 p.m.), Foster gives out some advice to Cruz.

Jay’s closet company merges with a hipper outfit on “Modern Family” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

“SEAL Team” (CBS, 9 p.m.) travels to Saudi Arabia.

They’re getting colonoscopies on “Single Parents” (ABC, 9:30 p.m.).

The surviving pals have a ticket for Bruins Fantasy Camp on “A Million Little Things” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

A crazy party doesn’t settle things on “Are You the One?” (MTV, 10 p.m.).

Politics messes up a kidnapping case on “Chicago P.D.” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

The star of Turner Classic Movies; Monster Night is Christopher Lee in “The Devil’s Bride” (8 p.m.), “Horror of Dracula” (10 p.m.), “Dracula, Prince of Darkness” (11:30 p.m.), “Horror Hotel” (1:15 a.m.), “The Face of Fu Manchu” (2:45 a.m.) and “Rasputin, the Mad Monk” (4:30 a.m.).

Hockey has a Stanley Cup rematch of Vegas at Washington (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.).

Preseason basketball has Indiana at Chicago (ESPN, 8 p.m.) and Lakers at Golden State (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.).

In soccer’s Concacaf Women’s Championship, it’s Panama vs. Mexico (Fox Spots 2, 5 p.m.) and U.S. vs. Trinidad and Tobago (Fox Sports 2, 7:30 p.m.).

Women’s college volleyball includes Penn State at Purdue (ESPNU, 7 p.m.) and Georgia at LSU (ESPNU, 9 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Amanda Peet, Taye Diggs, Mike Posner. The View: Yvette Nicole Brown. The Talk: Ron Livingston, Scott Evans, Sheila E. Ellen DeGeneres: Melissa McCarthy, Billie Ellish. Wendy Williams: Dr. Mehmet Oz. The Real: Tamela and David Mann.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Tiffany Haddish, Iain Ermitage (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Jamie Lee Curtis, Rod Stewart. Jimmy Fallon: Timothy Chalet, Amanda Sternberg, Guy Raz, Ella Mai. Seth Meyers: Anna Kendrick, Natasha Rothwell (rerun). Natasha Rothwell (rerun). James Corden: Joe Manganiello, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Why Don’t We (rerun). Carson Daly: Romany Malco, the Record Company, Hannah Marks. Trevor Noah: John Cena.

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