Wednesday TV: Awkwafina’s Own Show

AwkwafinaHot on the heels for her Golden Globe Award (for a film that wasn’t a comedy), Awkwafina stars in her own autobiographical series, “Awkwafina is from Nora from Queens” (Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, 10:30 p.m.) that presents a fictionalized account of her upbringing in an outerburough. She brings with her quite a distinguished cast, from Tony-winning BD Wong to “SNL” cast member Bowen Yang. But the scene stealer may be Lori Tan Chinn as a sly grandmother.

A timely new documentary series “Pandemic: How to Prevent and Outbreak” (Netflix, streaming) looks at heroes fighting influenza on the front lines, in six episodes.

The Impeachment Trial (CSPAN, CNN, MSNBC, 1 p.m.) continues; or maybe it’s still continuing from last night.

“Expedition with Steve Backshall” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings) attempts to kayak across the world’s largest fjord in Greenland.

Emilio sees an opportunity in catering on the side on “Party of Five” (Freeform, 9 p.m.).

“Chicago Med” deals with a school bus crash; “Chicago Fire” (NBC, 9 p.m.) is hindered by false alarms from a private school; “Chicago P.D.” (NBC, 10 p.m.) brings down a group of dirty cops.

Davia’s attempt to reach her students goes wrong on “Good Trouble” (Freeform, 10 p.m.).

Not only did I meet the Utah family being helped tonight on “Supernanny” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.) last week at press tour, I took a picture of them.

“Riverdale” (CW, 8 p.m.) prepares for the championship football game.

It’s game night on “The Goldbergs” (ABC, 8 p.m.) and Adam tries to get a lesson in being cool.

“Schooled” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.) struggles with the dress code.

Staffers enjoy a Saturday off on “Criminal Minds” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

On “Modern Family” (ABC, 9 p.m.), an old neighbor turned tech hero comes back for a visit.

Alice needs more tacos on “The Magicians” (Syfy, 10 p.m.).

On “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” (BET, 10 p.m.), Gary’s secrets are revealed.

Dee befriends the owner of a male strip club on “Stumptown” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

“Nancy Drew” (CW, 9 p.m.) tries to clear Carson’s name.

Bjorn faces a hard decision on “Vikings” (History, 10 p.m.).

Angie decides its time for Graham to meet his dad on “Single Parents” (ABC, 9:30 p.m.).

“S.W.A.T” (CBS, 10 p.m.) rallies to support Street as he tries to extract his brother from a drug ring.

Receptions come to a close on “Married at First Sight” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.).

The title “My 600-lb. Life” (TLC, 8 p.m.) shortchanges JT, who weighs nearly 900. As for the “1000-lb Sisters” (TLC, 10 p.m.) they check in with their doctor.

The CEO of Dippin’ Dots is the “Undercover Boss” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

The beach vacation of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” (Bravo, 8 p.m.) goes awry when Jennifer loses control.

Turner Classic Movies’ month-long Wednesday night look at last century’s Roaring ‘20s looks at speakeasies and nightclubs of the era tonight with “Incendiary Blonde” (8 p.m.), “Busy Malone” (10 p.m.), “Robin and the 7 Hoods” (11:45 p.m.), “Pete Kelly’s Blues” (2 a.m.) and “Love Me or Leave Me” (4 a.m.).

Earlier is a salute to Conrad Veidt, born this day in 1893 in Berlin, with “Nazi Agent” (6 a.m.), “A Woman’s Face” (7:30 a.m.), “Above Suspicion” (9:30 a.m.), “Whistling in the Dark” (11:15 a.m.), “The Spy in Black” (12:45 p.m.), “Escape” (2:15 p.m.), “Casablanca” (4 p.m.) and “All Through the Night” (6 p.m.).

Basketball includes Philadelphia at Toronto (ESPN, 7 p.m.) and San Antonio at New Orleans (ESPN, 9:30 p.m.).

Hockey has Detroit at Minnesota (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.).

Men’s college hoops includes Georgetown at Xavier (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.), St. Bonaventure at Dayton (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), South Carolina at Auburn (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Syracuse at Notre Dame (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Cincinnati at Temple (ESPNews, 7 p.m.), Providence at Seton Hall (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m.), Memphis at Tulsa (ESPNU, 9 p.m.), Creighton at DePaul (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.) and UNLV at Nevada (CBS Sports, 11 p.m.).

In tennis, second round play continues in the Australian Open (Tennis, 7 p.m.; ESPN2, 9 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Blair Underwood. The View: Patrick Stewart. The Talk: Ashley Tisdale. Ellen DeGeneres: Colin Farrell, Nikkie de Jager, Michael Kiwanuka. Kelly Clarkson: Jeff Goldblum, Ilana Glazer. Tamron Hall: Matthew Knowles (rerun). Wendy Williams: Tia Carrere. The Real: Finesse Mitchell.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: John Mulaney, Fortune Feimster. Jimmy Kimmel: Colin Farrell, Dave Salmoni, the Weeknd. Jimmy Fallon: Halsey, Leslie Jones, Claire Saffitz. Seth Meyers: Terry Crews, Philip Rucker, Carol Leonnig, Adam Marcello. James Corden: Charlie Hunnam, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Elbow. Lilly Singh: Abigail Spencer, Rodrigo Santoro, Michael Palascak. Trevor Noah: Kim Ghattas. David Spade: Jessimae Peluso, Josh Wolf, Arielle Vandenberg. Conan O’Brien: Steve Buscemi.

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