Wednesday TV: ‘M*A*S*H’ in Afghanistan

68_WhiskeyFrom Ron Howard and Brian Grazer comes the new “68 Whiskey” (Paramount, 10 p.m.) about a group of Army medics in Afghanistan. Based on an Israeli TV premise, it attempts a “M*A*S*H” vibe along with the drama. Its cast includes Sam Keeley, Jeremy Tardy and Gage Golightly.

Weird to have a straight up adventure travel show on public television, but the new “Expedition with Steve Backshall” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings) tries to navigate previously unexplored spots on the globe, beginning with a desert canna in Oman.

Show biz dogs get their due in the awards season’s only canine competition, “The CW Dog Honors” (CW, 8 p.m.). Probably disqualified: the competitors on “America’s Top Dog” (A&E, 9 p.m.).

Murray gets a second 50th birthday party on “The Goldbergs” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

“Flirty Dancing” (Fox, 8 p.m.) is the first of the reality shows to mix the arts with romance; “The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart,” comes this spring.

“The Magicians” (Syfy, 10 p.m.) returns for its fifth season, with Penny and Julia going stargazing.

Pest control causes an evacuation on “Chicago Fire” (NBC, 9 p.m.); on “Black Ink Crew Chicago” (VH1, 8 p.m.) Charmaine prepares for her mother’s funeral; there’s a major accident at O’Hare on “Chicago Med” (NBC, 8 p.m.), and vandalism causes some consternation in a tony neighborhood on “Chicago P.D.” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.) returns for a new season.

An ostrich lays its first egg on “Alaska Bush People” (Discovery, 8 p.m.).

The final two couples get hitched on “Married at First Sight” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.).

“Nature” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings) looks at African hippos. David Attenborough narrates.

A gym owner becomes “Undercover Boss” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

“In Pursuit with John Walsh” (Investigation Discovery, 10 p.m.) returns for a second season.

On “Schooled” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.), Ronnie dreams of being in a boy band.

Julia looks for more info about her mom on “Almost Family” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

“Criminal Minds” (CBS, 9 p.m.) investigate random fatal explosions in Kentucky and Tennessee.

Phil checks up on his dad on “Modern Family” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

“NOVA” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) recalls when Jupiter crashed into the solar system.

Emilio negotiates a business deal on the new “Party of Five” (Freeform, 9 p.m.).

“Nancy Drew” (CW, 9 p.m.) tries to bring the serial killer to justice.

There’s a surprise house guest on “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” (BET, 9 p.m.).

On “Single Parents” (ABC, 9:30 p.m.), Pete the parrot is left at school over a three day weekend.

Alice is stuck in a love triangle on “Good Trouble” (Freeform, 10 p.m.).

“S.W.A.T.” (CBS, 10 p.m.) goes after a crew targeting casinos.

Dee tries to find another veteran’s birth parents on “Stumptown” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

“1,000-lb Sisters” (TLC, 10 p.m.) start their diet regimen, or try to.

Andy’s secret is revealed on “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” (BET, 10 p.m.).

On “Vikings” (History, 10 p.m.), Bjorn returns to Kattegat.

Turner Classic Movies continues to celebrate the Roaring ‘20s of last century with “The Wet Parade” (8 p.m.), “Once Upon a Time in America” (10:15 p.m.), “The Purple Gang” (2:15 a.m.) and “The Secret Six” (4 a.m.). Earlier are some epic-length films: “Noah’s Ark” (6 a.m.), “Rasputin and the Empress” (7:45 a.m.), “The Big Sky” (9:45 a.m.), “Doctor Zhivago” (noon), “The Last Days of Pompeii” (3:30 p.m.) and “How the West Was Won” (5:15 p.m.).

NBA action includes Brooklyn at Philadelphia (ESPN, 7 p.m.) and Portland at Houston (ESPN, 9:30 p.m.).

Hockey has Philadelphia at St. Louis (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.).

Men’s college hoops include Saint Francis at Fairleigh Dickinson (ESPNU, 5 p.m.), Seton Hall at Butler (Fox Sports 1,6:30 p.m.), Virginia at Florida State (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Creighton at Georgetown (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), Tennessee at Georgia (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), St. John’s at Providence (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m.), Auburn at Alabama (ESPN2, 9 p.m.), Wichita State at Temple (EPSNU, 9 p.m.) and SMU at Houston (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Renee Zellweger, Finn Wolfhard. The View: Michael Bloomberg. The Talk: Andy Grammar, Brigitte Nielsen. Ellen DeGeneres: Chris Martin, Coldplay, Zach Woods. Kelly Clarkson: Jerry Springer, Lauren Ash, Mirna Valerio. Tamron Hall: Kandi Burruss. Wendy Williams: Robin Roberts. The Real: Jo Frost.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Andrew Yang, Abby McEnany. Jimmy Kimmel: Charlize Theron, Brian Cox, Todd Glass. Jimmy Fallon: Robert Downey Jr., Aidy Bryant, Little Big Town. Seth Meyers: Billy Porter, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Caitlyn Smith. James Corden: January Jones, John Cena, Raanan Hershberg. Trevor Noah: Yara Shahidi. David Spade: Greg Fitzsimmons, Jameela Jamil, Fortune Feimster. Conan O’Brien: Larry David. Lilly Singh: Cameron Monaghan.

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