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Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Wednesday

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Kirstie  10 p.m., TV Land

Kirstie Alley (above) reunites with her “Cheers” costar Rhea Perlman for this new sitcom, which finds them playing boozy Broadway diva Madison Banks and her put-upon assistant Thelma Katz, respectively. Michael Richards (“Seinfeld”) pops up as Madison’s shifty chauffeur, Frank. The three comedy all-stars are joined by Eric Peterson (an actual Broadway vet who played the title role in “Shrek the Musical”) as Arlo, the son Madison gave up for adoption 26 years ago. We’d have high hopes, but the advance clips are not encouraging, so we’re going with low expectations instead.

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State of Play: Trophy Kids  9 p.m., HBO

This new four-part series examining the sports world kicks off with an installment about the breed of parents who are obsessively competitive on their children’s behalf. Each episode will include a brief overview of the topic, a 40-minute documentary, and then a 20-minute round-table discussion with participants and guest experts moderated by co-executive producer Peter Berg (“Friday Night Lights,” “On Freddie Roach”).

Christmas in Rockefeller Center  8 p.m., NBC

Rocking around the Christmas tree with Kelly Clarkson, Jewel, and Mary J. Blige.

Saturday Night Live Christmas  9 p.m., NBC

The skits that keep on giving.

Revealing  9 p.m., Sundance

Brutal beauty.

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