Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Wednesday

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Nova: Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday?  9 p.m., Channel 2

It seems likely that most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about asteroids unless Bruce Willis is trying to save Earth from being hit by one — perhaps while Aerosmith performs a terrible ballad. But occasionally, a large one makes some kind of news — like the recent asteroid that exploded over Siberia injuring more than 1,000 people and doing damage in six cities — and we’re reminded that those suckers can be truly devastating. (Just ask T. Rex and his buddies.) But there is also a group of people less concerned about an extinction-level event and more interested in mining asteroids — that don’t, you know, wipe us out — for their precious and lucrative elemental contents, like iron, nickel, and platinum.

South Park  10 p.m., Comedy Central

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Black Friday is dark and full of terrors, and the kids in “South Park” know it. Thus we get this “Game of Thrones” parody paired with the absurdity of post-Thanksgiving shopping hell. Winter is coming and it’s not going to be pretty with 80 percent off gaming consoles.

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Arrow  8 p.m., the CW

Killer “Queen”?

Inside the NFL  9 p.m., Showtime

Week 12. How’s your team doing?

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Key & Peele  10:30 p.m., Comedy Central

Funny & funnier.