Wednesday TV: Boba Fett Gets Own Show

The armored bounty hunter Boba Felt has appeared in the “Star Wars” world as far back as the 1978 holiday special, “The Empire Strikes Back” and “The Return of the Jedi.” He’s popped up in sequels and side projects ever since, especially in “The Mandalorian,” the hit on Disney+, where his own show finally appears.

“The Book of Boba Fett” (Disney+, streaming) stars Temuera Morrison in the role previously played by Jeremy Bulloch and Daniel Logan, among others. Like Morrison, Ming-Na Wen reprises her role as Fennec Stand from “The Mandalorian.” Together they’ll busy themselves taking over the territory once controlled by Jabba the Hutt. But don’t be surprised to see Baby Yoda pop up before the seven-episode first season is over. First season directors include Robert Rodriguez and Jon Favreau; Jennifer Beals, David Pasquesi and Sophie Thatcher are part of the cast.

From Ron Howard comes the lurid documentary series “Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer” (Netflix, streaming) which looks at a number of the uglier crimes of the late 70s, starting with headless bodies found in a Times Square hotel. 

The documentary “Madden” (Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m.) which just premiered days ago, is rerun to mark the death of the football icon Tuesday at 85.

Public television calls an “Earth Emergency” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings), about environmental feedback loops amplifying global warming. Richard Gere narrates. 

The new true crime documentary series “Calls from the Inside” (Investigation Discovery, 9 p.m.) uses recorded prison phone calls to frame its murder investigations. 

“Married at First Sight” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.) has a matchmaking special in advance of next week’s 14th season premiere. 

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