Wednesday TV: New Comedy ‘Florida Girls’

pop-tv-florida-girlsPop, the U.S. home of Canada’s “Schitt’s Creek,” brings another comedy about poverty level living. “Florida Girls” (Pop, 10 and 10:30p.m.) celebrates the life of 20-something girls struggling to survive in the gritty beach settings based on Clearwater. Laura Chinn, a former writer on “The Mick” recalls her own growing up in a place where young women couldn’t afford to finish their tattoos and took jobs as bar mermaids in shady theme bars. Chinn also stars alongside Melanie Field, Laci Mosley and Patty Guggenheim.

A third season of “Snowfall” (FX, 10 p.m.) begins amid the crack epidemic of 1984. Damson Idris stars as the rising drug dealer in gritty Los Angeles.

From the same era (and that of “Stranger Things” for that matter) is “Battle of the 80s Supercars with David Hasselhoff” (History, 8 p.m.), in which the Hoff gets to race Erik Estrada.

“Harlots” (Hulu, streaming) is back for its third season, with Jessica Brown Findlay’s character Charlotte rising in the organization.

The second half of “I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter” (HBO, 8 p.m.) may be more intriguing than the first, with all manner of reasons for her behavior, urging a boyfriend’s suicide via texts. Among them, drugs, gaining attention, and TV’s “Glee.” The concluding half also has the verdict, which viewers have presumably forgotten.

The world champion U.S. women’s soccer team is feted with a Ticker Tape Parade (Fox Sports 2, ESPNU, 9:30 a.m.) from New York. Then they fly to Los Angeles where there will be more celebrations amid the 2019 ESPY Awards (ABC, 8 p.m.), hosted by Tracy Morgan.

Among the familiar faces in the new sitcom “Family Reunion” (Netflix, streaming) are Tia Mowry and Loretta Devine. Its about a young family that relocates from Seattle to small town Georgia, to be closer to be extended kin.

An Aunt Lydia backstory is featured on a new episode of “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu, streaming).

On “Younger” (TV Land, 10 p.m.), Maggie looks into alternative approaches to healing.

The final 16 face an Italian themed challenge on “MasterChef” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

“Hubble’s Amazing Journey” (National Geographic, 8 p.m.) looks at the telescope’s bumpy ride.

On its third consecutive night, “Scream: The TV Series” (VH1, 9 p.m.) end its season.

“Love Island” (CBS, 8 p.m.) is paired with “Big Brother” (CBS, 9 p.m.) for the first time.

A look inside Spain’s most popular kids band in the early 80s comes in the imported documentary “Parchís: El documental” (Netflix, streaming).

The three-night “American Experience” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) titled “Chasing the Moon” ends with Neil Armstrong’s famous steps. It’s preceded by a report on efforts to return to the moon on “Nova” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings).

“Jane the Virgin” (CW, 9 p.m.) begins to write her book.

The literal honeymoon is over on “Married at First Sight” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.).

Ickier than this, or even “Are You the One?” (MTV, 9 p.m.) is the new “Marrying Millions” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.) about inappropriate coupling, like the 21 year old adjusting to a 61 year old partner.

On “Grown-ish” (Freeform, 8 p.m.), Vivek is accused of cultural appropriation.

Shaunie is robbed on “Basketball Wives” (VH1, 8 p.m.).

The crew on “Southern Charm” (Bravo, 9 p.m.) travels to Colorado.

Byron and Rachel have a date night on “Just Roll with It” (Disney, 8 p.m.).

“Krypton” (Syfy, 10 p.m.) sees a hostage negotiation.

A young mother need’s Cassie’s help on “The InBetween” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

To celebrate the new book “Dynamic Dames: 50 Leading Ladies Who Made History,” Turner Classic Movies has a number of its featured subjects in some of their most celebrated roles, with Norma Shearer in “The Divorcee” (8 p.m.), Bette Davis in “Ex-Lady” (9:45 p.m.), Greta Garbo in “Queen Christina” (11 p.m.), Audrey Hepburn in “The Nun’s Story” (1 a.m.), Ingrid Bergman in “Gaslight” (3:45 a.m.) and Bonita Granville in “Nancy Drew: Detective” (5:45 a.m.).

During the day on TCM, it’s mostly about the beach in the summer with “Beach Party” (8:30 a.m.), “Where the Boys Are” (10:15 a.m.), “For Those Who Think Young” (noon), “Palm Springs Weekend” (1:45 p.m.), “A Summer Place” (3:30 p.m.) and “Splendor in the Grass” (5:45 p.m.).

NBA summer league games are Detroit vs. Philadelphia (NBA, 3 p.m.), Dallas vs. Croatia (ESPNU, 3:30 p.m.), Chicago vs. Charlotte (NBA, 5 p.m.), Brooklyn vs. Orlando (ESPNU, 5:30 p.m.), Miami vs. Minnesota (NBA, 7 p.m.), New Orleans vs. Cleveland (ESPN2, 7:30 p.m.), Phoenix vs. San Antonio (NBA, 9 p.m.), New York vs. Lakers (ESPN2, 9:30 p.m.), Milwaukee vs. China (NBA, 11 p.m.) and Denver vs. Golden State (ESPNU, 11:30 p.m.).

Wimbledon (ESPN, ESPN2, 8 p.m.) has the men’s quarterfinals.

In soccer’s Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals, it’s Senegal vs. Benin (beIN Sports, noon) and Nigeria vs. South Africa (beIN Sports, 3 p.m.).

WNBA has Connecticut at Atlanta (NBA, 11 a.m.) and Nigeria vs. South Africa (beIN Sports, 3 p.m.).

The only baseball today is the AAA All-Star Game (MLB, 9 p.m.).

Stage 5 of the Tour de France (NBC Sports, 7:30 p.m.) runs from Saint-Dié-des-Vosges to Colmar.

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, James TW. The View: Ellie Kemper. The Talk: Molly Shannon. Ellen DeGeneres: David Spade, Sara Bareilles, Kalen Allen (rerun). Wendy Williams: Abby Lee Miller.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Dax Shepard, Prett Bharara, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Jon Stewart (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Seth Rogen, Dave Bautista, Jaden Smith. Jimmy Fallon: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Willie Nelson, Adam Devine (rerun). Seth Meyers: Terry Crews, Anthony Jeselnik, Jon Wursfer (rerun). James Corden: Karlie Kloss, Max Minghella, Sean Paul and J Balvin (rerun). Carson Daly: Machine Gun Kelly, Parquet Courts, Karley Sciortino (rerun). Conan O’Brien: Adam Scott.

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