What to Watch Today

Amazing Race Host Gets Tough as Nails, Stateless Makes Stateside Debut, 100 Prequel and More

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On TV this Wednesday: The Amazing Race‘s Phil Keoghan launches a new reality competition, Yvonne Strahovski leads Cate Blanchett’s Stateless and The 100 sets up a potential prequel series. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Netflix
    Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado

    This documentary chronicles the life of the gender non-conforming astrologer and TV personality who vanished at the peak of his fame; interview subjects include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Eugenio Derbez and Raul De Molina.

  • Netflix

    Stateside miniseries premiere (all six episodes): Four strangers’ lives collide at an immigration detention center in the middle of the Australian desert, including an airline hostess (The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Yvonne Strahovski) attempting to escape the clutches of a dangerous cult (led by The Affair‘s Dominic West and series co-creator Cate Blanchett). (Watch trailer.)

  • The CW
    The 100

    In this backdoor pilot for a potential prequel series, a trip to the past reveals the nuclear apocalypse that destroyed the Earth, as Clarke confronts a new adversary. (Read preview.)

  • MTV
    The Challenge

    One player’s political maneuvering comes back to haunt them, while another takes a major risk to save a friend. (Fall behind? Read Episode 14 recap.)

  • CBS
    Tough as Nails

    Series premiere (two episodes): Working-class Americans — including a welder, firefighter, farmer and roofer— are tested for their physical and mental toughness in challenges at real-world job sites; The Amazing Race‘s Phil Keoghan hosts. (Game On! returns next Wednesday at 9 pm.)

  • The CW

    Bishop and Pike find an ally in an unexpected place; Tanner tries to remain one step ahead of Eleanor, who is looking into Bishop’s identity.

  • BET
    The Oval

    Hunter and Victoria work together to solve a PR crisis before it jeopardizes all that they have built.

  • truTV
    At Home With Amy Sedaris

    Amy hosts a game day party, which is derailed by murder; Bridget Everett (Inside Amy Schumer), Rachel Dratch and Darrell Hammond (SNL) guest-star.

  • ABC
    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Stranded with Deke in 1982, Mack returns to his childhood home to process his parents’ death. (Is S.H.I.E.L.D. one of 2020’s best shows so far?)

  • E!
    The Soup

    New time slot alert! After a months-long hiatus, the recently revived pop-culture clip show returns with host Jade Catta-Preta.