What to Watch Today

Chicago Crossover Begins, Riverdale Returns, Lucy Hale Serves Life Sentence and More

On TV this Wednesday: Hard Sun and Life Sentence get underway, Riverdale heads up to the lake and Chicago P.D. walks the beat for the 100th time (and kicks off a crossover).

Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are, as always and forever, Eastern:

  • Hulu
    Hard Sun

    Series premiere: In this new drama from Luther‘s Neil Cross, a wholesome-yet-corrupt cop (Across the Universe‘s Jim Sturgess) and a difficult-yet-incorruptible colleague (Clash of the Titans’ Agyness Deyn) must work together to survive as the world edges toward a cataclysmic natural disaster.

  • The CW

    A weekend at the lake house gets dark when Jughead decides to multitask and press Veronica about what she knows; when Josie reveals a secret to Kevin, there’s serious fallout. (Read our Season 2 report card.)

  • Fox
    The X-Files

    Mulder and Scully suspect dark forces are involved when animals brutally attack a little boy in Connecticut.

  • Freeform

    Zoey and Luca try to get a project done; Sky and Jazz struggle to date. (Check out the show’s TVLine Mixtape.)

  • The CW
    Life Sentence

    Series premiere: Stella (Pretty Little Liars‘ Lucy Hale) gets the best possible news — after eight years with a terminal cancer diagnosis, she’s been cured! — but then must face the consequences of her many “live like you were dying” decisions. Dylan Walsh (Nip/Tuck), Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush) and Jayson Blair (The New Normal) co-star. (Read a preview.)

  • Sundance TV
    Hap and Leonard: The Two-Bear Mambo

    Season premiere: Season 3 finds the guys battling a corrupt sheriff and an impending storm as they search for a missing African-American woman in a Klan-infested Texas community.

  • OWN
    If Loving You Is Wrong

    Season 5 finale: We’re not exactly sure what the official synopsis (“The sins of the neighborhood come to a head in catastrophic events across the city”) means, but it scares the bejesus out of us, anyway.

  • NBC
    Chicago P.D.

    Episode 100: In the start of a P.D./Fire crossover, Intelligence asks Firehouse 51 to help as they investigate bombings targeting the media. (Watch a sneak preview.)

  • CBS
    Criminal Minds

    The BAU, with Barnes tagging along, look into a quadruple homicide of a group of roommates. (Let this be a lesson, people: Do your dishes!) (Watch a sneak preview.)

  • ABC
    Designated Survivor

    The president and Russia must work together (imagine!) when a missile bringing water to stranded astronauts is hacked. (Watch Kim Raver’s debut.)