Wednesday TV: ‘The Power of The Dog’

The documentary “Adrienne” (HBO, 8 p.m.) looks at the life of Adrienne Shelly, a young actress who became writer and director of the movie “Waitress” who was a murder victim at 40 in 2006. It’s directed by her widower Andy Ostroy. 

A COVID-era project that resulted in an album now becomes a TV special as well as the Pretenders lead singer takes on a venerable songbook in “Tomorrow is a Long Time: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan” (AXStv, 8 p.m.).

The rebooted family science fiction saga “Lost in Space” (Netflix, streaming) returns for its fourth and final season, with the kids separated from the parents on two different planets.

The anime series set in a prison, “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” (Netflix, streaming) returns for its fifth season.

Candymaker Jackie Sorkin returns for a four-part series “Candified: Home for the Holidays” (Hulu, streaming). 

Embezzlement at a Texas fruitcake factory is the focus of the new documentary “Fruitcake Fraud” (Discovery+, streaming). 

The hidden camera series “Random Acts” (BYUtv, 7 p.m.) brings out a special Christmas episode. 

“Match Made in Mistletoe” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.) is a made-for-tv romance involving an interior decorator and the ambassador who hires her. Natalie Lisinska and Damon Runyon star. 

There’s even a Christmas episode of “World’s Funniest Animals” (CW, 9 p.m.) — and it’s only Dec. 1.

Michael Bolton and Jesse McCartney sing with the final two costumed celebs of Group A on “The Masked Singer” (Fox, 8 p.m.). 

“Survivor” (CBS, 8 p.m.) is down to seven and alliances are crumbling as another new twist is thrown in. 

An historic forest in the south of England that was the former hunting ground of King William the Conqueror is the subject of “The Crown’s Ancient Forest” (Smithsonian, 8 p.m.).

The final episode of “The Sinner” (USA, 10 p.m.) wraps up the four-season story of Bill Pullman’s Det. Harry Ambrose. 

Dean’s older brother Bruce returns home from Vietnam for Christmas on “The Wonder Years” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.).

“The Conners” (ABC, 9 p.m.) welcomes Louise into the house. 

A new season begins for what might be the most dangerous show on TV, “Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller” (National Geographic, 9 p.m.) on which the journalist inserts herself into operators of the black market.

“The Real Housewives of Orange County” (Bravo, 9 p.m.) returns for its 16th season, with Heather returning to the series after a five year absence. 

They’re buying Christmas gifts on “Home Economics” (ABC, 9:30 p.m.). 

On “A Million Little Things” (ABC, 10 p.m.), Rome and Regina reunite after months apart. 

Adam is accepted into NYU on “The Goldbergs” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

The avatar-powered singing competition “Alter Ego” (Fox, 9 p.m.) wraps up its semifinals. 

“Jay Leno’s Garage” (CNBC, 10 p.m.) welcomes Steve-O.

Erin hires a pet psychic to ensure her dog will accept the new baby on “The Bradshaw Bunch” (E!, 9 p.m.). 

“Clash of the Cover Bands” (E!, 9:30 p.m.) pits a Depeche Mode cover band to one covering Poison. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci joins Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta for the revival of their town hall “Coronavirus: Facts and Fear” (CNN, 9 p.m.

“Portals of Hell” (Travel, 10 p.m.) sounds like another unappealing travel destination.

“CSI: Vegas” (CBS, 10 p.m.) looks into the world of sideshow performers. 

Hattie continues her search for a manager on “Twenties” (BET, 10 p.m.).

“Hard Knocks in Season: The Indianapolis Colts” (HBO, 10 p.m.) follows the team’s season as they prepare for facing Tampa Bay. 

Ingrid Bergman is the star this month on Turner Classic Movies, with her films every Wednesday night, starting with “Gaslight” (8 p.m.), “Casablanca” (10 p.m.), “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (midnight), “Saratoga Trunk” (2:15 a.m.) and “Rage in Heaven” (4:45 a.m.). During the day are the films of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers with “Flying Down to Rio” (6 a.m.), “The Gay Divorcee” (8 a.m.), “Roberta” (10 a.m.), “Follow the Fleet” (11:45 a.m.), “Shall We Dance” (1:45 p.m.), “The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle” (4 p.m.) and “The Barkleys of Broadway” (6 p.m.). 

Basketball includes Philadelphia at Boston (NBA, 7:30 p.m.) and Sacramento at Clippers (NBA, 10:30 p.m.). 

Hockey has Philadelphia at New York (NHL, 7 p.m.) and Pittsburgh at Edmonton (TNT, 10 p.m.).

Men’s college hoops include Central Michigan at Xavier (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.), Wagner at Seton Hall (Fox Sports 2, 7 p.m.), Louisville at Michigan State (ESPN, 7:15 p.m.), Nebraska at NC State (ESPNU, 7:15 p.m.), Tech at Maryland (ESPN2, 7:15 p.m.), Texas Tech at Providence (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m.), Wisconsin at Georgia Tech (ESPN2, 9:15 p.m.) and Michigan at North Carolina (ESPN, 9:15 p.m.). 

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Rita Moreno, Nicholas Braun, Jake Cohen. The View: Rita Moreno. The Talk: Bradley Whitford. Ellen DeGeneres: Wanda Sykes. Drew Barrymore: Dionne Warwick, Sutton Foster, Vanesa Lachey. Kelly Clarkson: Diego Boneta, Benny Blanco, Matty Matheson, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Kristin Chenoweth, Jay Leno. Tamron Hall: Marisol Nichols, Bexy Cameron. Wendy Williams: Cheryl Burke, Leah Remini, Michelle Visage. The Real: Andy Cohen, Kirk Franklin. 

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Javier Bardem, Gangs of Youth. Jimmy Kimmel: Ken Jeong, Maya Erskine, Anna Konkel. Jimmy Fallon: Seth Rogen, Machine Gun Kelly, Macklemore with Windser. Seth Meyers: Taylor Swift, Aisling Bea, Elmo Lovano (rerun). James Corden: Octavia Spencer, Max Greenfield, Travis. Trevor Noah: Ryan Busse, Scottie Pippen. 

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