Wednesday TV: Another ‘Amazing Race’

You're in Our Race NowSeason 31 (!) of “The Amazing Race” (CBS, 9 p.m.) finally makes it to the air, nine months after shooting wrapped — and 14 months since the last season finale. The 11 teams are comprised solely of previously competitors on any one of the three leading CBS reality competitions — “Survivor” (CBS, 8 p.m.), “Big Brother” and this one. Some have competed in more than one of those shows, such as Rachel Reilly, who returns to play with her sister. Other vaguely familiar names (and I watch these shows) I could only pick out Rupert and his wife from “Survivor”; You Tubers Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl, and “Big Brother” women Janelle Pierzina and Nicole Franzel (on separate teams). Host Phil Keoghan kicks it all off in Hermosa Beach, Calif. and they promptly go to Japan. The premiere, originally planned for next month, was moved up after the failure of “Million Dollar Mile” in this time slot, moved to Saturdays after just two episodes.

Whatever happened at Coachella this year, Beyoncé wasn’t there. But she was there last year. And only now is she releasing her performance there saluting historically black colleges and backstage planning for it. It’s called “Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé” (Netflix, streaming) and like each week’s episode of “Game of Thrones,” it hasn’t been seen by anybody before today’s debut.

Patrick Stewart narrates the new “Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings), which begins with an episode about the development of the telescope.

“The Magicians” (Syfy, 9 p.m.) has its season finale and its episode description is no more helpful than it’s ever been: “Quentin and Josh get cake.”

Feds close in on “Empire” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

A trip to Australia warrants another “Conan Without Borders” (TBS, 10 p.m.).

“Riverdale” (CW, 8 p.m.) is infested with tainted fizzle rocks.

Noah’s father returns on “Star” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

“Jane the Virgin” (CW, 9 p.m.) turns to Petra for answers.

Day-Glo Doug makes an appearance on “Happy!” (Syfy, 10 p.m.).

“SEAL Team” (CBS, 10 p.m.) seeks vengeance on a bomb attack.

Will’s former boss is interrogated on “Whiskey Cavalier” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

There’s one more night in the Berkshires for “The Real Housewives of New York” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

Mona tries to get more info on Nolan’s murder on “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” (Freeform, 8 p.m.).

Fan dedications on Turner Classic Movies continue with “The Thin Man” (8 p.m.), “A Guy Named Joe” (9:45 p.m.) and “Gentleman’s Agreement” (midnight), which is followed by two other Gregory Peck flicks, “The Purple Plain” (2:15 a.m.) and “The Stalking Moon” (4:15 a.m.). Earlier in the day, everything is set in Egypt: “The Barbarian” (6 a.m.); “The Four Feathers” (7:30 a.m.); the musical “Cairo” (9:30 a.m.); “Caesar and Cleopatra” (11:15 a.m.); “Egypt by Three” (1:30 p.m.); “Cairo” (3 p.m.), a crime picture; “Land of the Pharaohs” (4:45 p.m.) and “Valley of the Kings” (6:30 p.m.).

NBA playoffs continue with Indiana at Boston (TNT, 7 p.m.), Detroit at Milwaukee (NBA, 8 p.m.) and Utah at Houston (TNT, 9:30 p.m.).

Stanley Cup Playoffs continue as well with Boston at Toronto (NBC Sports, 7 p.m.), Nashville at Dallas (USA, 8 p.m.) and Calgary at Colorado (NBC Sports, 10 p.m.).

Baseball includes Mets at Philadelphia (MLB, 1 p.m.), Cincinnati at Dodgers (MLB, 4 p.m.), Boston at Yankees (ESPN, 6:30 p.m.) and Houston at Oakland (MLB, 10 p.m.).

College softball includes Florida at Florida State (ESPNews, 7 p.m.).

Women’s college lacrosse has Princeton at Penn (ESPNU, 6 p.m.) and Maryland at Georgetown (Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Taylor Schilling, Tracy Pollan. The View: Stacey Abrams (rerun). The Talk: Chrissy Metz. Ellen DeGeneres: Dax Shephard, Brit Marling, Ian Alexander. Wendy Williams: Gary Owen. The Real: Nicole Ari Parker.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: James Spader, Anna Palmer, Jake Sherman, the Lumineers. Jimmy Kimmel: Gina Rodriguez, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Rufus Du Sol. Jimmy Fallon: Kate Beckinsale, Ralph Macho, Rudy Francisco. Seth Meyers: Hank Azaria, Melissa Numero, Brandon Maxwell. James Corden: Seth MacFarlane, Linda Cardellini, the 1975. Carson Daly: Machine Gun Kelly, Parquet Courts, Karley Sciortino (rerun). Trevor Noah: Lupita Nyong’o (rerun). Conan O’Brien: Jim Jeffries.

 

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