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Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV Wednesday


Jesus Town, USA 7:30 p.m., Showtime

This documentary sounds entertaining in a “Waiting for Guffman” way. It’s about the people in a small Oklahoma town who stage an annual passion play in a reproduction of Jerusalem. The man who has played Jesus for eight years retires, and his replacement, a kid named Zack, has a secret — no, it’s not that he’s gay — that could jeopardize the production. Let’s just say monotheism isn’t on his spiritual priority list.

Lachey’s Bar 10:30 p.m., A&E

This reality show chronicles the efforts by Nick and Drew Lachey to open a bar in Cincinnati. Interestingly, Nick Lachey (right, with Drew) is currently making news in Ohio, where he’s part of a group of investors who bankrolled the successful effort to get the legalization of recreational marijuana on the fall ballot. The vote has become controversial, not just because of those against legalization, but because the amendment would restrict marijuana growing to 10 specific sites that are controlled by Lachey and the other investors in the ballot effort. Even those for recreational weed may not vote for it, to fight against the amendment’s monopolistic tendencies. Coming soon from Lachey and A&E: “420 Degrees”?


Little Women: LA 9 p.m., Lifetime

By Louisa May Upspeak.

Big Brother 8 p.m., CBS

By George Snorewell.

MythBusters 8 p.m., Science Channel

Broseph Campbell.

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