Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Wednesday

From left: Jon Stewart, Don Rickles, and Jerry Seinfeld.

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From left: Jon Stewart, Don Rickles, and Jerry Seinfeld.

One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles 9 p.m., Spike

They all show up to pay homage to insult comic Don Rickles — Robert De Niro, Jon Stewart, Martin Scorsese, Johnny Depp, Jimmy Kimmel, Bob Newhart, Ray Romano, Jerry Seinfeld, David Letterman, and token women Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The zinger included in the commercial is promising: With Rickles in the audience, Scorsese says, “If I’d been directing this, I don’t think I would have gone for the open casket.”

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The Normal Heart 6:45 p.m., HBO

Matt Bomer, best known for “White Collar” and “Magic Mike,” is great as one of the dying in this adaptation of Larry Kramer’s 1985 AIDS play. Bomer’s beauty adds to his performance because it fades so suddenly, as his cheeks become hollow and his jaw protrudes. He does the weight-loss trick that defined Matthew McConaughey in “The Dallas Buyers Club,” but Bomer also acts behind his emaciated look, something I missed in McConaughey’s Oscar-winning turn. Pictured (from left): Bomer and Mark Ruffalo.

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Catfish: The TV Show 10 p.m., MTV

“Music producer” seeks dupe for online fun.

World Music Awards 9 p.m., NBC

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Miley high club.

Captain Phillips 9 p.m., Starz

Catchphrase: “I’m the captain now.” Make it a thing.

Matthew Gilbert can be reached at gilbert@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.
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