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Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Wednesday, May 1. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

Riverdale (The CW, 8 p.m.): One might wish many things of Riverdale, but there’s one thing almost no one would wish, and that is less Riverdale. The moments that make this show engaging and fun, even when it’s a mess, are the moments that you might call extra. Take the mourning cheerleading uniforms, for example, or either of the musicals. Hell, take a look at the outfits above—prom ensembles—and wish anything else of this show if you can.


This is how Riverdale does prom:

Last week’s episode was a standout, and Charles Bramesco can hardly stand the wait.

Regular coverage

Jane The Virgin (The CW, 9 p.m.)
Modern Family (ABC, 9 p.m.)
What We Do In The Shadows (FX, 10 p.m.)


Wild card

Best Room Wins (Bravo, 10 p.m., series premiere): This is a certain kind of show, distilled to its essence. In Best Room Wins, two interior designers compete to create the luxurious room of a client’s dreams on a very limited budget. Then, the best room wins. Enjoy. The next time we need a total mental vacation, we sure will.


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