Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Wednesday

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Mixology 9:30 p.m., ABC

From the writers of “The Hangover” and producer Ryan Seacrest, among others, comes this shockingly unfunny new sitcom about 10 characters looking for love. The first couple of episodes of “Mixology” reveal 10 actors searching for the comedy in stock characters and bad jokes. The conceit is that we watch a disparate group of singles over the course of cruising one night in a bar. But most of what’s actually funny happens in the flashbacks that flesh out how the characters became who they are — the wannabe player, the nervous bride-to-be, the single mom, etc.

The Americans 10 p.m., FX


Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) and Philip (Matthew Rhys) return for another season of the nail-biting period espionage drama as the undercover KGB agents begin to realize what the spying life will really mean for their very American children. The first season of this Cold War drama featured some superb performances, including great work by the two leads, and fans will be happy to hear that Margo Martindale will return for several episodes as their supervisor Claudia.

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Survivor: Cagayan 8 p.m., CBS

No quarter.

American Idol 8 p.m., Fox

The song remains the same.


Nashville 10 p.m., ABC

Going to California.