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Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV Wednesday


Rogue 9 p.m., DirecTV

Netflix and Hulu have begun to release original scripted programming, and now DirecTV is joining the club. Thandie Newton (pictured) stars as an Oakland undercover detective in “Rogue,” the satellite provider’s new series. She is pretty good at keeping a balance between her work and her suburban home life. But when her son is killed in a drive-by shooting, she is troubled by the possibility that his death is connected to her job. So she goes deeper undercover into the local mob to find out whodunit. Sex, drugs, and violence ensue.

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The Middle 8 p.m., Channel 5

I saw a commercial for this episode, and I thought it was a commercial for “The Bachelor.” And it was, sort of. Wednesday’s episode is about how Frankie becomes depressed after watching the season finale of “The Bachelor.” Well played, ABC. While “The Bachelor” isn’t on right now, still the “Middle” plot line about it acts as a nice plastic-fantastic synergistic plug. Pictured: Neil Flynn and Eden Sher.

The Americans 10 p.m., FX

Felicity gone wild.

Forever Young 10 p.m., TV Land

Juniors and seniors live together and act sophomoric.

Nashville 10 p.m., Channel 5

More Sue.

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