Wednesday TV: Travel’s Ghostly Turn

spookySad to see the Travel Channel turn into the Haunted House Network. Their latest in the field is the dubiously titled “Paranormal Caught on Camera” (Travel, 10 p.m.) — which is almost certainly a false statement.

“Whether you believe or not, this is undeniably a powerhouse entertainment category,” Travel Channel General Manager Jane Latman told skeptical reporters at the TV Critics Association winter press tour Tuesday. Travel Channel, she said, now embraces “the unknown, the unexpected and the unexplained, including the paranormal. In fact, our number one series, ‘Ghost Adventures’ is now breaking network rating records in its tenth year.”

The channel has also rebranded to the degree that they have “scared away our vowels” in the logo, becoming TRVL. To do so they’ve come up with content that is largely BLLSHT.

JB Smoove is added to the dim lights on the panel for “The Masked Singer” (Fox, 9 p.m.). Did I mention that talk show host and “Hairspray” star Ricky Lake was the latest to be revealed last week, and immediately told the TCA after removing her Raven headpiece,  “I’m always up for trying new things.”

After 29 days, it’s already the finale on “Celebrity Big Brother” (CBS, 9 p.m.), where Ricky Williams is the only man left, against four women, Tamar Braxton, Lolo Jones, Kandi Burruss and Dina Lohan. The final head of household competition will be held, with all remaining houseguest except the HoH automatically nominated; the final HoH will then choose two of the three nominees and cast the sole vote to evict. Then there will be a reunion and the needy celebrity winner will get a check.

New online from Jordan Peele and the “Key & Peele” writer Charlie Sanders is “Weird City” (YouTube Premium, streaming), an anthology story about a divided, dystopian society, with an array of stars that include Rosario Dawson, Steven Yeun, Awkwafina and LaVar Burton.

A new “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.) will likely comment on the political crisis in Virginia.

Ewan McGregor narrates a report on the relationship of Vikings to the natural world on a new “Nature” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings).

Samantha and Scottie confront one another on “Suits” (USA, 10 p.m.).

Willy Wonka is the inspiration on “Project Runway All Stars” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.); brides are the models for the makeup artists competing on “American Beauty Star” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.).

The final round of auditions on “The World’s Best” (CBS, 8 p.m.) brings a master ventriloquist, hair-hanging aerialists, a family rock band and a slackfline daredevil from China.

It’s Valentine’s Day on “The Goldbergs” (ABC, 8 p.m.) and “Single Parents” (ABC, 9:30 p.m.).

Jimmy gives Gretchen a unique gift on “You’re the Worst” (FXX, 10 p.m.).

On a new “Schitt’s Creek” (Pop, 10 p.m.) Johnny talks to Stevie about workplace behavior

Behind your pork is a brain, according to the special “Amazing Pigs” (Smithsonian, 8 p.m.).

A look at Idi Amin concludes the series “Dictators Playbook” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings).

“Nova” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) examines the rise of private rockets.

Dr. Bekker tries to mend things with Dr. Rhodes on “Chicago Med” (NBC, 8 p.m.), there’s a bus accident on “Chicago Fire” (NBC, 9 p.m.) and they shut down a gun manufacturer on “Chicago P.D.” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

There’s a group showdown at Jennifer’s anniversary party on the season finale of  “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

Julia drinks Schnapps on “The Magicians” (Syfy, 9 p.m.).

A Los Angeles restaurant and karaoke bar gets revived by “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell & Back” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

There’s a whiskey showdown on “Moonshiners” (Discovery, 8 p.m.).

On “Deadly Class” (Syfy, 10 p.m.), Marcus overdoses.

Jason Alexander, Niecy Nash, Judah Friedlander, Constance Zimmer, Michael Che and Erika Christensen play “Match Game” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

Lorenzo Ball, T-Pain, Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes compete on “Drop the Mic” (TNT, 10 p.m.), just before “Snoop Dogg Presents the Joker’s Wild” (TNT, 10:30 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies has two David Lean best picture winners, “Lawrence of Arabia” (8 p.m.) and “The Bridge Over the River Kwai” (midnight), then a couple films with singing cowboys, “Under the Western Stars” (3 a.m.) and “The Cowboy and the Lady” (4:15 a.m.).During the day, it’s al Oscar-nominated silent films, “The Racket” (6 a.m.), “Two Arabian Knights” (7:30 a.m.), “A Woman of Affairs” (9:15 a.m.), “Our Dancing Daughters” (11:15 a.m.), “The Divine Lady” (1 p.m) “Sadie Thompson” (3 p.m.), “The Crowd” (4:45 p.m.) and “Speedy” (6:30 p.m.).

NBA action includes Houston at Minnesota (ESPN, 8 p.m.) and Golden State at Portland (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.).

Hockey has Edmonton at Pittsburgh (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Providence at Villanova (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.), Saint Louis at George Washington (CBS Sports, 6:30 p.m.), Clemson at Miami (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Clemson at Miami (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Richmond at VCU (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), South Florida at Central Florida (ESPNews, 7 p.m.), Creighton at Xavier (CBS Sports, 8:30 p.m.), Georgetown at Seton Hall (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m.), Texas Tech at Oklahoma State (ESPN2, 9 p.m.), Vanderbilt at Florida (ESPNU, 9 p.m.), Boise State at Fresno State (CBS Sports, 10:30 p.m.) and USC at Stanford (ESPNU, 11 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Kelsey Grammar, Lana Condor. The View: Rebel Wilson. The Talk: Josh Groban. Ellen DeGeneres: Jennifer Lopez. Wendy Williams: Russell Hornsby, Margaret Josephs, Michael Rapaport. The Real: Devon Franklin.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Trevor Noah, Natasha Lyonne, the Marcus King Band. Jimmy Kimmel: Jennifer Lopez, jessica Rothe, Josh Groban. Jimmy Fallon: Steve Martin, Martin Short, Tim Tebow, Avril Lavigne. Seth Meyers: Will Forte, Second Chance Theatre. James Corden: Courteney Cox, Nick Kroll, Betty Who. Carson Daly: Matt Walsh, the Record Company, Mark McKenna. Trevor Noah: RaMell Ross. Conan O’Brien: Jay Baruchel.

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