On TV this Wednesday: The Conners and the Johnsons return to a COVID world, The Goldbergs parodies the cult classic Airplane!, and David Letterman interviews Dave Chappelle. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
What to Watch Today
ABC Comedies Return, CMT Awards, Letterman and More
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman
Season 3 premiere (all four episodes): Interviewees include Kim Kardashian West, Robert Downey Jr., Dave Chappelle and Lizzo. (Watch trailer.)
In the film adaptation, a newlywed (Downton Abbey‘s Lily James) moves into her husband’s estate, where she must reckon with a sinister housekeeper and the shadow of his late wife; Armie Hammer (Call Me by Your Name) and Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale) co-star.
CMT Music Awards
Ashley McBryde, Caylee Hammack, Dan + Shay, Gabby Barrett, HARDY, Ingrid Andress, Jimmie Allen + Noah Cyrus, Kelsea Ballerini + Halsey, Kane Brown, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs + Brooks & Dunn, Maren Morris, Mickey Guyton, Morgan Wallen (yes, that Morgan Wallen), Riley Green, Sam Hunt, Shania Twain and Travis Denning perform; McBryde, Brown and Sarah Hyland host.
Season 8 premiere (two episodes): First up, the 1980-something comedy pays homage to Airplane! Then at 8:30 pm, high school senior Adam grapples with his new “cool kid” status. (Recast alert!)
New night and time! A patient service coordinator and her husband, a deputy sheriff, take on… The Wall.
From Succession EP Adam McKay comes this documentary about the contested outcome of the 2000 presidential election.
American Ninja Warrior
New night and time! Jessie Graff, Najee Richardson, Joe Moravsky and Meagan Martin face up to 10 obstacles as the semifinals wind down.
Season 7 premiere: First responder Bow discovers that someone is breaking quarantine lockdown rules. (Another spinoff on the way?)
♦ ON THIS DATE IN TV HISTORY ♦
On Oct. 21, 2012, Colin O’Donoghue made his
Once Upon a Time debut as Captain Hook.