Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Wednesday

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Ray Donovan 8 p.m., Showtime

Jon Voight walks away with this new series as the thug father from hell, who has come to Los Angeles from jail in Walpole to stir up trouble with his three sons. Before getting on the plane, though, he kills a Boston priest. And on the plane — I loved this slimeball moment — he winks lustily at a woman breast-feeding her baby. Voight’s character is from Southie, and he pulls off the accent nicely by underplaying it. Showtime is reairing “Ray Donovan” a lot this week, hoping to draw in viewers for a heated-up summer ride.


With Six You Get Eggroll 8 p.m., TCM

In its day — 1968 — this movie was a little bit modern, since it’s about a blended family. Doris Day and Brian Keith (above) star as a widow with three sons and a widower with a daughter. This group must somehow form a family, that’s the way they all became the . . . Yup, it’s just like “The Brady Bunch,” which premiered the following year. George Carlin is in the cast, as well as Barbara Hershey. This was Doris Day’s last film, by the way.

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Donut Showdown 11 p.m., Cooking Channel

I already feel my eyes glazing over.

The American Baking Competition 9 p.m., CBS


A joint elimination.

Dig Wars 10 p.m., Travel

Eh. I prefer peace.

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