Wednesday TV: No Denial for the Nile

RiversOfLifeThe new three-part series “Rivers of Life” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings) looks at the wildlife, people and scenery alongside three major waterways in the world, starting with the Nile. Next up: the Mississippi and the Amazon.

And do you think sidewalks are slow now? What about “When Whales Walked” (Smithsonian, PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings)? The two hour special, subtitled “Journeys in Deep Time” has an unusual public TV/cable double premiere.

In the new coming-of-age film “Beats” (Netflix, streaming), Anthony Anderson plays a Chicago high school security guard who tries to start a musical project with a student (Khalil Everage). Uno Aruba and Emayatzy Corinealdi also star.

The new documentary “The Edge of Democracy” (Netflix, streaming) looks at political turmoil in Brazil, including interviews with at least two past presidents.

Need another “NCIS” spinoff? The latest spinoff, “NCIS: The Cases They Can’t Forget” (CBS, 9 p.m.) looks at actual cases that have been  investigated by the agency, hosted by an actor from the fictional series, Rocky Carroll.

The modern-day Western “Yellowstone” (Paramount, 10 p.m.) returns for its second season, with Kevin Costner’s cowboy-hatted rancher giving over the operation to his son (Luke Grimes).

“Basketball Wives” (VH1, 8 p.m.) returns for an eighth season, while Tami Roman has her own spinoff special, “Tami Ever After” (VH1, 9 p.m.), as she prepares for her wedding to Reggie Youngblood.

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.) is back with a new episode.

Whammy avoidance is the point of the revived “Press Your Luck” (ABC, 8 p.m.), the latest entry into a gameshow-jammed summer network schedule that also has “Ellen’s Game of Games” (NBC, 8 and 9 p.m.) and “Card Sharks” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

The spirit of a dead boy needs the help of Cassie on “The InBetween” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

“MasterChef” (Fox, 8 p.m.) marks its 10th anniversary with a pool party and the Top 18 have to cook for it.

The final five transport eggs in the Netherlands on “The Amazing Race” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

On “Grown-ish” (Freeform, 8 p.m.), Zoey considers getting a job.

The latest new sitcom on the Disney Channel is “Just Roll With It” (Disney Channel, 8 p.m.).

The live patrolling on cable hits comes to network TV in “First Responders Live” (Fox, 9 p.m.), where there are a lot more commercials.

Police UFO files are supposedly uncovered in “UFOS: The Lost Evidence” (Travel, 9 p.m.).

Mateo’s treatment might be a problem on “Jane the Virgin” (CW, 9 p.m.).

A cosmic beast encounters the space crew on “Archer” (FXX, 10 p.m.).

“Southern Charm” (Bravo, 9 p.m.) has a boys’ trip.

A Wisconsin home is saved from flood waters on “Homestead Rescue” (Discovery, 10 p.m.).

Adam Strange and Seg avoid a bounty hunter on “Krypton” (Syfy, 10 p.m.), which returned for its second season last week.

Returning last week for its sixth season was “Younger” (TV Land, 10 pm.), on which Lauren throws a gender reveal party for Clare’s baby.

More is learned about baby Nichole on “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu, streaming).

Chris Parnell, Whitney Cummings, Jane Krakowski, Tony Rock, Rob Riggle and Sarah Chalke play the “Match Game” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

Jane Powell is star of the month on Turner Classic Movies, featured tonight in the musicals “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” (8 p.m.), “Hit the Deck” (10 p.m.), “Three Sailors and a Girl” (midnight), “Athena” (2 a.m.) and “Deep in My Heart” (3:45 a.m.).

During the day are stories of delinquents: “Off the Record” (6 a.m.), “Are These Our Children?” (7:15 a.m.), “Boy of the Streets” (8:45 a.m.), “Boys’ Ranch” (10:15 a.m.), “Youth Runs Wild” (noon), “Boy Slaves” (1:15 p.m.), “The Young Stranger” (2:30 p.m.), “Lord Jeff” (4 p.m.), “The Beloved Brat” (5:30 p.m.) and “Bright Road” (6:45 p.m.).

Baseball includes Tampa Bay at Yankees (MLB, 1 p.m.), Milwaukee at San Diego (MLB, 4 p.m.), Mets at Atlanta (MLB, 7 p.m.) and San Francisco at Dodgers (ESPN, 10 p.m.).

Women’s soccer world cup games have Japan vs. England (Fox Sports 1, 3 p.m.) opposite Scotland vs. Argentina (Fox Sports 2, 3 p.m.).

In the men’s soccer Concacaf Gold Cup, it’s Cuba vs. Martinique (Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.) and Mexico vs. Canada (Fox Sports 1, 10:30 p.m.). In the UEFA U-21 it’s Spain vs. Belgium (ESPNU, 12:30 p.m.).

In the college baseball world series, Louisville vs. Auburn (ESPN, noon) resumes play, followed by Vanderbilt vs. Mississippi State (ESPN, 2 p.m.) and Texas Tech vs. Florida State (ESPN, 7 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Keri Russell, Kim Raver, Jorge Cruise, Mark Consuelos. The View: Howie Mandel. The Talk: Christina Applegate. Wendy Williams: Jeremy Parsons (rerun). The Real: Keshia Knight Pullman, April Ryan (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Ice Cube, Tig Notaro. Jimmy Kimmel: Miles Teller, Ayesha Curry, Hollywood Vampires. Jimmy Fallon: Michael Strahan, Nikki & Brie Bella, Sleater-Kinney. Seth Meyers: Amy Poehler, Dr. Ruth Wertheimer, Phillip “Fish” Fisher (rerun). James Corden: Ian McKellen, Louis Tomlinson, Simon Pegg. Carson Daly: Killer Mike, Lucy Dacus, Shane West (rerun). Trevor Noah: Arturo Castro. Conan O’Brien: Bill Burr (rerun).

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