Wednesday TV: Astrology’s Latin Liberace

MuchoMuchoWalter Mercado became a worldwide phenomenon when he began his over-the-top horoscope readings dressed in glittery capes and jewelry worthy of Liberace. Born in Puerto Rico, soon he was seen in dozens of other countries, even jumping onto the psychic hotline phenomenon. Yet he created a mystery when he suddenly disappeared without a word. The filmmakers behind “Mucho Much Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado” (Netflix, streaming) not only find the flamboyant personality, but share why he vanished as they tell his history and join him for a gala Miami museum opening celebrating his style. Among the other Latin stars who take part, it’s fun to see Lin-Manuel Miranda, so soon after everyone has seen “Hamilton” (Disney+, streaming), gushing over his home island’s icon.

The new six-part limited series “Stateless” (Netflix, streaming) about four strangers who come together at an immigration detention center in Australia, has a pretty strong cast with Cate Blanchett, Dominic West, Yvonne Starhovski and Jai Courtney.

Would that Phil Keoghan would be off an another “Amazing Race” (which they’ve held back until fall). But he’s back to host the new competition “Tough as Nails” (CBS, 8 p.m.) which pits contestants against one another on workplace tasks.

Major League Soccer was to return with a 54-match competition from a bubble at Walt Disney World, minus fans. And while it’s still scheduled to begin with Inter Miami vs. Orlando City (ESPN, 8 p.m.), a second game between Chicago Fire and Nashville was canceled after the latter team foudnd 10 players and staff testing positive for the cornonavirus.

The future of the U.S. relationship with the superpower is explored in “China: Power and Prosperity” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings).

Get a glimpse of the upcoming prequel offshoot series on tonight’s “The 100” (CW, 8 p.m.), exploring the run up of the nuclear disaster that destroyed Earth.

On “American Soul” (BET, 10 p.m.), Don has problems at home.

The new variation “The First 48: Squad Stories: Miami” (A&E, 10 p.m.) concentrates on the Florida city.

Lots of medical procedures planned for tonight’s episode of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

Maybe “Ultimate Tag” (Fox, 9 p.m.) would be better if it added lava.

Continuing to live out of moving boxes is part of the problem on “Hot Mess House” (HGTV, 8 p.m.).

“Married at First Sight” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.) has a matchmaking special, before a look at the upcoming 11th season at 9 p.m.

Bishop and Pike are still seeking a lead in Cyprus on “Bulletproof” (CW, 9 p.m.).

Penn and Teller pop up on “Expedition Unknown” (Discovery, 9 p.m.).

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (ABC, 10 p.m.) are stuck in 1982.

There’s a PR crisis in the White House on “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” (BET, 9 p.m.) too.

“Bigfoot is Real” (Travel, 10 p.m.), they say, although it is clearly not.

Turner Classic Movies continues its Wednesday night feel good movies with the comedies “Harvey” (8 p.m.), “Bringing Up Baby” (10 p.m.), “A Night at the Opera” (midnight), “The Producers” (1:45 a.m.), “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town” (3:30 a.m.) and “Ninotchka” (5:30 a.m.). Earlier today, it’s all Vincent Price with “House of Wax” (6:30 a.m.), “The Bat” (8:15 a.m.), “The Trouble With Girls” (9:45 a.m.), “The Long Night” (11:45 a.m.), “The Tree Musketeers” (1:30 p.m.), “The Bride” (3:45 p.m.) and “House on Haunted Hill” (5:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Adam Scott, Gabby Barrett, Val Chmerkovskiy, Jenna Johnson. The View: Stacey Abrams (rerun). The Talk: Clint Black, Phil Keoghan. Ellen DeGeneres: Riz Ahmed, Jay Sean. Kelly Clarkson: Jordan Karcher, Pierce Brosnan, Mickey Sumner, Emmanuel Kelly, Elizabeth Ries. Tamron Hall: Frankie Grande (rerun). Wendy Williams: Elizabeth Wagmeister, Melissa Garcia (rerun). The Real: Rico Rodriguez, Amanda Seales (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Kumail Nanjiani, Andra Day, Elmo (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Amy Schumer, Jaime Harrison, Billy Eichner. Jimmy Fallon: Mike D & Ad-Rock, Anna Kendrick, John Prine (rerun). Seth Meyers: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Leslie Jones (rerun). James Corden: Jeff Goldblum, James Blake (rerun). Lilly Singh: Abigail Spencer, Rodrigo Santoro, Michael Palasack (rerun). Conan O’Brien: Lisa Kudrow.

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