Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Wednesday

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Legit 10 p.m., FXX

In its second season, this comedy isn’t shying away from topics that push boundaries and occasionally veer into dramatic territory. Expect to see Steve (Dan Bakkedahl) struggle with his alcoholism, Jim (Jim Jeffries) try to jump-start his career and date a woman with troublesome opinions on race, and Billy (DJ Qualls) continue to deal with his MD but not be defined by it. Also on the docket are guest-starring turns by Carrie Fisher, John Ratzenberger, and Dr. Drew. Speaking to reporters at the recent Television Critics Association press tour, executive producer Peter O’Fallon said that “Legit” tries to bring something fresh to television comedy, especially when it comes to the bad behavior of its characters. “A lot of comedies, people do terrible things and nothing ever happens to them,” said O’Fallon. “In our show, particularly this season, you’ll see in a big way that things happen and then they have to deal with it.”

Karolina Wojtasik


Bring It! 10 p.m., Lifetime

The competitive world of hip-hop majorettes gets the reality show treatment in this new, exclamatory series. Lifetime follows the Dancing Dolls, a highly decorated dance team of girls ages 7-17 from Mississippi trained under the watchful eye of Dianna “Miss D” Williams.

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Mixology 9:30 p.m., ABC

Toxic cocktail.

The Americans 10 p.m., FX


Cold War heating up.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 11:35 p.m., NBC

From A to B with Annette Bening and the Avett Brothers.

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