On TV this Wednesday: The Americans comes to an end (for now), Melissa Leo returns to Wayward Pines and cable nets celebrate the late Muhammad Ali. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:
The Americans Finale, CMT Awards, Pains No. 100 and More
CMT Music Awards
Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton and Luke Bryan are scheduled to perform; Erin Andrews (DWTS) and Houston Texan J.J. Watt host.
Ben’s sample inadvertently becomes a couple’s pick when he visits a sperm bank to help Tucker hook up with a nurse.
Nurse Pam (Melissa Leo) returns and instantly becomes a threat; flashbacks reveal how Jason came to power in Wayward Pines. (See exclusive photos.)
Marc anticipates quality time with his wild, sober friend Bobby Mendez (Joey Diaz, My Name Is Earl).
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
This 2013 TV-movie documents the Supreme Court’s decision in Ali’s landmark 1971 case for being a conscientious objector to fighting in the Vietnam War; Frank Langella (The Americans), Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon) and Ed Begley Jr. (Better Call Saul) star.
I Am the Greatest: The Adventures of Muhammad Ali
Through 4:30 am | The basic cabler honors the late boxer with every episode of this short-lived Saturday morning cartoon from 1977.
The Night Shift
Season 3 premiere (Part 2 of 2): Drew and Syd deal with the ramifications of the OR shooting, Scott and T.C. attempt to save a mother and her son.
Episode 100: Hank works his first ER shift in years; Jeremiah bonds with a patient; Divya grows concerned for Lena.
Kono heads into The Zone for answers regarding his new powers; Aunty Linda learns there is a new Cleverman. (Already renewed.)