Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Wednesday

Dolly Wells (left)  and Emily Mortimer.
Dolly Wells (left) and Emily Mortimer. (Mischa Richter)

Doll & Em 10 and 10:30 p.m., HBO

The final two episodes of this six-parter premiere tonight. The whole thing has been somewhat predictable, as Doll becomes her actress friend Em’s assistant, slowly making Em’s life hell — with a bit of “All About Eve” thrown in. But there are pleasures to be had in the performances by Dolly Wells and Emily Mortimer, who is far less irritating here than she is in “The Newsroom.” Also, the “Episodes”-like satire of Hollywood is a lot of fun.

Down East Dickering 10 p.m., History

Are you tired of Southie accents on reality TV? Ayuh. So here are some Maine sounds for what ails you. This new series follows the folks in Maine who scour the classifieds in Uncle Henry’s magazine for used goods — scrap metal, tractor and auto parts — then dicker over the prices. A glance at the History website reveals lots of “Duck Dynasty”-style beardage.


Naked and Afraid 8 p.m., Discovery

™ Richard Hatch.

Deadwood 8 p.m., HBO Signature

You’d be justified in watching the pilot episode.

The Waltons 8 p.m., Hallmark

An Ike episode. Jump on it, people.

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