A selective critical checklist of notable Wednesday TV:

BH90210 (9/8c, Fox): It’s hard to get more meta than BH2010, a show about a show attempting a reboot that is itself an amusingly self-aware attempt at a reunion/reboot. In the season finale (already?), the cast awaits word about whether Fox will pick the show up after the problem-plagued production of the fictional reboot pilot. And given how the ratings have dropped in the weeks following the actual show’s promising premiere, it’s fair to assume the real actors playing heightened versions of themselves are also in anxious limbo wondering if they’ll get a second summer to devote to this bizarre lark. Among the plotlines as the soap-within-a-soap wraps, Gabrielle (Carteris) introduces her (fake actor) husband to current love interest Christine (Elias), while her co-stars all also have (scripted) relationship issues. The only way this could get weirder is if they all wake up next summer on Love Island.

In a sign that the official fall season is soon to begin, many more summer series are signing off, including The CW’s buddy-cop import Bulletproof (8/7c), in which the mysterious truth about Pike’s ( Ashley Walters) father, Director-General Ronald Pike Sr. (Clarke Peters), comes to light amid general mayhem; Hulu’s misbegotten twist on Four Weddings and a Funeral, which jumps forward a year after Maya ( Nathalie Emmanuel) and Ainsley (Rebecca Rittenhouse) severed their friendship, when another wedding could force a happy ending (what are the odds?); OWN’s Queen Sugar (9/8c), which brings the Bordelon family back together after numerous trials and tribulations; NBC’s terrific musical competition Songland (9/8c), which brings Ryan Tedder and OneRepublic into the studio to hear pitches from songwriters, one of whose songs will be adapted and recorded by the group; IFC’s rollicking parody Sherman’s Showcase (10/9c), in which Sherman ( Bashir Salahuddin) finds himself in an alarming alternate universe where Ray J is hosting the Showcase; and FX’s drug drama Snowfall (10/9c), which is promising a new path for Franklin ( Damson Idris) as South Central changes forever.

9/11: Control the Skies (11/10c, National Geographic Channel): In one of the more unusual and fascinating tales of heroism as we mark the 18 th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, this uplifting documentary visits the remote outpost of Gander, Newfoundland, where a sleepy but expansive airport – once a major refueling stop in the early days of transcontinental air travel – was suddenly a …read more

Source:: Daily Times


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Worth Watching: ‘BH90210’ and Other Finales, Remembering 9/11, ‘NFL: The Grind’

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