Wednesday TV: New Netflix Film ‘Passing’

Rebecca Hall wrote, produced and directed “Passing” (Netflix, streaming), a film based on a 1929 novel about two mixed-race friends who meet later in life, with one retaining an African American identity and the other choosing to “pass” for white. Tessa Thompson, André Holland, Ruth Negga and Alexander Skarsgård also star.

The children’s book “Clifford the Big Red Dog” (Paramount+, streaming) turns into a live action family film (with a CGI dog), streaming on the same day it opens in theaters.

Luke Bryan hosts the 55th Annual Country Music Association Awards (ABC, 8 p.m.). Eric Church and Chris Stapleton lead nominations with five each. Performers include Jason Aldean with Carrie Underwood, Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, Luke Combs, Jennifer Hudson, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, Brothers Osborne, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band. 

“Gentefied” (Netflix, streaming) is a new bilingual series that follows three Mexican American cousins trying to find the American dream through a neighborhood taco shop. 

The new nature series “Animal” (Netflix, streaming) features narrators that include Bryan Cranston, Rebel Wilson, Rashida Jones and Uzo Aduba.

The first half of a two part episode on “Nature” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings) about the wildlife high in the Rocky Mountains.

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