As slow-moving and annoying as it can be, there’s no doubting the star power behind “The Morning Show” (Apple TV+, streaming), returning for its third season with Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Juliana Marguiles and Billy Crudup all back in the fold. Joining them this time is Jon Hamm as an Elon Musk-like billionaire, as well as Tig Notaro and Stephen Fry. Storylines this time include a hacking that shuts down the network.
Zakiya Davila Harris adapts her own bestseller “The Other Black Girl” (Hulu, streaming) with Sinclair Daniel playing a Black editorial assistant in an all white publishing house who gets an ally who may not actually be one. It looks like “Get Out” had too much of an influence, from the overheated horror touches to the nonstop multi aggressions.
From France comes the new dramatic series “Class Act” (Netflix, streaming) about a big name businessman and politician there in the 1980s, Bernard Tapie, portrayed by Laurent Lafitte.
A new six-episode series “Animals Up Close with Bertie Gregory” (Disney+, streaming), features the nature cinematographer capturing life from all over the world, using new technology.
“Marvel Studios Assembled” (Disney+, streaming) looks behind the scenes of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” released last May.
One of the first Black supermodels is profiled in the documentary “Donyale Luna: Supermodel” (HBO, 9 p.m.).
Islands from the Galapagos to Antarctica are the focus of “Evolution Earth” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings).
“America’s Got Talent” (NBC, 8 p.m.) has some results to report from last night’s performances.
Barry returns on a new episode of “Archer” (FXX, 10 p.m.).
“America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings) goes to Arkansas.
A human trafficking sting in Kansas City closes the sixth season of “To Catch a Smuggler” (National Geographic, 9 p.m.).
“Caught in the Net” (Investigation Discovery, 10 p.m.) returns for a second season. It’s not about fishing, it’s about crime.
Nobody was kicked out last week due to a last-minute superpower, so I’m thinking there may be a double ouster this week on “Big Brother” (CBS, 8 p.m.). For now, Red and Cam are on the chopping block and there’s a power of veto competition to play.
“MasterChef” (Fox, 8 p.m.) reaches semi-finals on another two-hour episode.
Reginald accidentally loses Cora’s family bible on the first of three new episodes of “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” (BET, 9 p.m.).
“The Real Housewives of Miami” (Bravo, 9 p.m.) head to the Bahamas.
Cousin Trina pays a surprise visit on “The Ms. Pat Show” (BET, 10:30 p.m.).
“Expedition X” (Discovery, 9 p.m.) goes to Utah. They hardly need a reason.
A robotic dog is used on “Expedition Bigfoot” (Discovery, 10 p.m.). Which may be scarier than a Yeti.
The all-star invitational on “Guy’s Grocery Games” (Food, 9 p.m.) has its finale.
Candidate Mike Pence holds court in a NewsNation Town Hall (NewsNation, 9 p.m.).
The Month-long Wednesday night salute to Dirk Bogarde continues with his Army films, “The Password is Courage” (8 p.m.), “A Bridge Too Far” (10:15 p.m.), “Damn the Defiant!” (1:30 a.m.), “Night Ambush” (3:30 a.m.) and “Libel” (5:15 a.m.).
During the day are the films of Claudette Colbert, born this day in 1903, with “I Cover the Waterfront” (6 a.m.), “Without Reservations” (7:15 a.m.), “The Secret Heart” (9 a.m.), “Three Came Home” (10:45 a.m.), “The Secret Fury” (12:45 a.m.), “Boom Town” (2:15 p.m.), “It’s a Wonderful World” (4:30 p.m.) and “Imitation is Life” (6 p.m.).
Baseball includes Tampa Bay at Minnesota (MLB, 1 p.m.).
Women’s college volleyball has Kentucky at Louisville (ESPN, 8 p.m.) and Wisconsin at Marquette (Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.).
WNBA action has Minnesota at Connecticut (ESPN2, 8 p.m.) and Chicago at Las Vegas (ESPN, 10 p.m.).
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos: Josh Duhamel, Carrie Ann Inaba, Blue Man Group. The Talk: Derek Hough, Asher Grodman, crew of the Artemis II (rerun). Drew Barrymore: Allison Williams, Aisha Tyler (rerun). Kelly Clarkson: Marlon Wayans, Priah Ferguson (rerun). Jennifer Hudson: Issa Rae, Bill Bellamy (rerun). Tamron Hall: Cedric the entertainer, Roy Wood Jr.
All reruns due to the writers’ strike: Stephen Colbert: Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney, James Taylor. Jimmy Kimmel: Al Pacino, Florence Pugh, Nicky Jam with Daddy Yankee. Jimmy Fallon: Marlon Wayans, Natasha Lyonne, Dove Cameron. Seth Meyers: Paul Bettany, Lily Collins. James Corden: Aaron Paul, Will Arnott, Jonas Brothers.