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Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Wednesday


Wilfred 10 and 10:30 p.m., FXX

This strange show, one of my favorites, returns for its fourth and final season with back-to-back episodes. I’m so glad they’re not going to drag this one out for too many years. The series began as a laugh riot with lots of special guest stars, and it evolved into the more poignant story of a man, Elijah Wood’s Ryan, dealing with difficult psychological issues. Jason Gann is perfect as the dog that Ryan sees as a man in a dog suit; he drops lots of in-jokes for dog owners. My only regret about the show is that Gann was never nominated for a comedy Emmy; he truly deserves one.

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Big Brother 8 p.m., CBS

Could this year’s “Big Brother” possibly be worse than last year’s racially offensive season? CBS is probably hoping it won’t be, I mean will be, I mean won’t be. This year’s 16 houseguests will debase themselves in an urban tree house-themed home fitted with 76 HD cameras and more than 100 microphones. Clearly, the NSA has nothing on CBS. The winner, I mean loser, I mean winner will receive $500,000. Pictured: host Julie Chen.

Best Bars in America 10 p.m., Esquire

I love a good juice bar!

Duck Dynasty 10 p.m., A&E

A bunch of fowl wise-quackers.

Untying the Knot 10 p.m., Bravo

They say “I don’t.”

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