Wednesday TV: New ‘Dave’ and ‘Twenties’

daveThere’s a goofy charm very much like the central figure of “Dave” (FXX, 10 p.m.). The new series written and starring Dave Burd concerns his nerdy hip hop persona Lil’ Dicky, a neurotic white dude trying to break into the biz by getting the rap star GaTa to drop a rhyme on his new single (and dropping his bar mitzvah money on the deal). In a second episode, he books his first live show in the worst possible place.

Lena Waithe’s new series “Twenties” (BET, 10 p.m.) looks at her early life in L.A., trying to catch a break and hanging out with her girlfriends. Monica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore and Gabrielle Graham star. Probably better than “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” (BET, 9 p.m.).

Romans sacrificed fish into volcanoes in the old days, today TV might be sacrificing a circus performer with the much-hyped “Volcano Live! With Nik Wallenda” (ABC, 8 p.m.) in which he takes a (probably very slow) walk across an 1,800 foot wire over Nicaragua’s active Masaya Volcano.

In the new series “Tournament of Champions” (Food, 10 p.m.), 16 chefs compete in an arena. Drawback: Guy Fieri hosts.

An escaped murderer threatens members of “Chicago Med” (NBC, 8 p.m.); Biden starts dieting on “Chicago Fire” (NBC, 9 p.m.); on “Chicago P.D.” (NBC, 10 p.m.), an armed robbery turned into a homicide.

Not enough Chicago on the schedule? Well, there’s the season premiere of “The Deed: Chicago” (CNBC, 10 p.m.) with Sean Conlon helping property developers in trouble.

“Nancy Drew” (CW, 9 p.m.) turns to supernatural sources to find clues.

Late night, the highlight is the one show that has both Hillary Clinton and Iggy Pop — who are both the same age, at 72 is “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC, 11:35 p.m.).

“Survivor” (CBS, 8 p.m.) offers a grueling opportunity to those on the Edge of Extinction.

Sky’s suspension upsets the “Black Ink Crew” (VH1, 8 p.m.).

Season one winner T-Pain returns to “The Masked Singer” (Fox, 8 p.m.), where last week, the Mouse was unveiled to be 79-year-old Dionne Warwick.

“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” (Bravo, 8 p.m.) begin their reunion episodes.

The revived “Party of Five” (Freeform, 8:30 p.m.) ends its first season with a 90-minute episode.

“America’s Top Dog” (A&E, 9 p.m.) pits young pups against old canines.

Hannah invites an old friend to the “Summer House” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

“LEGO Masters” (Fox, 9 p.m.) have to make have to build whole city blocks.

A relationship expert gets caught in the crossfire on “Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.).

“SEAL Team” (CBS, 9 p.m.) looks into a team mistake that led to a mission failure.

Callie deals with a moral dilemma on “Good Trouble” (Freeform, 10 p.m.).

“S.W.A.T.” (CBS, 10 p.m.) looks for links between victims of a gunman targeting women.

Dee has flashbacks of Afghanistan on “Stumptown” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

“The Magicians” (Syfy, 10 p.m.) announced this week that this would be its last season, so there’s only a handful of episodes left. Alas, no more pithy episode descriptions like this actual one for tonight: “Julia does a thing.”

“Vice News Tonight” (Vice TV, 8 p.m.) begins its fifth season on a new network.

Grandma is featured on tonight’s “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens” (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.).

Super Tuesday results may still be rolling in for a new episode of “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ (TBS, 10:30 p.m.).

On “Riverdale” (CW, 8 p.m.), Archie should give up his music career.

Turner Classic Movies’ star of the month is the wide-mouthed comic actor Joe E. Brown. A survey of his films Wednesday nights this month begin with “The Circus Clown” (8 p.m.), “The Tenderfoot” (9:15 p.m.), “Bright Lights” (10:30 p.m.), “Pin-Up Girl” (midnight), “On with the Show” (1:30 a.m.) and “Sally” (3:30 a.m.).

During the day on TCM are an array of darker Bette Davis films with “Satan Met a Lady” (6 a.m.), “Deception” (7:30 a.m.), “A Stolen Life” (9:30 a.m.), “The Letter” (11:30 a.m.), “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” (1:15 p.m.), “The Nanny” (3:45 p.m.) and “Dead Ringer” (5:45 p.m.).

NBA action includes Indiana at Milwaukee (ESPN, 7 p.m.) and New Orleans at Dallas (ESPN, 9:30 p.m.).

Hockey has Philadelphia at Washington (NBC Sports, 7 pm.) and Anaheim at Colorado (NBC Sports, 9:30 p.m.).

Spring baseball features St. Louis vs. Mets (ESPN, 1 p.m.) and San Francisco vs. Dodgers (MLB, 8 p.m.).

Men’s college hoops includes Xavier at Providence (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.), Texas A&M at Auburn (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Florida at Georgia (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), St. John’s at Butler (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), Villanova at Seton Hall (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m.), Dayton at Rhode Island (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.), Florida State at Notre Dame (ESPN2, 9 p.m.) and Kansas State at Oklahoma State (ESPNU, 9 p.m.).

Women’s games include Fresno State vs. Wyoming (CBS, 11 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Tom Select. The View: Jason Biggs. The Talk: Ed Asner, Brandy & Ray J. Ellen DeGeneres: David Beckham, Usher, Justin Bieber. Kelly Clarkson: Eugene Levy, Alyson Hannigan. Tamron Hall: Kandi Burruss, Jennifer Hyman, Blaire Walsh (rerun). Wendy Williams: Foodgod, Brittney Levine. The Real: Sherry Cola, Cierra Ramirez.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Chris Hayes, David Chang. Jimmy Kimmel: Elle Fanning, Dave “Lil Dicky” Burd, Local Natives. Jimmy Fallon: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Noah Schnapp, Jane Birkin, Iggy Pop. Seth Meyers: Ty Burrell, Susie Essman, Glen Sobel. James Corden: Usher, Judy Greer, Javier Hernández. Lilly Singh: Jo Koy, Erinn Hayes. Trevor Noah: Judith Heumann. David Spade: Greg Fitzsimmons, Beth Stelling, Moshe Kasher. Conan O’Brien: America Ferrera.

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