Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Wednesday, June 15. All times are Eastern.
Another Period (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.): Another Period is coming back, and it’s coming back hard. (Sorry.) The second season premiere of Comedy Central’s 20th-century farce returns tonight (as do LaToya Ferguson’s weekly reviews) with “Tubman.” No, not some other Tubman: “In the Season 2 premiere, Lillian and Beatrice get advice from Harriet Tubman on how to make a name for themselves. Meanwhile, Peepers fills a new servant position; and Chair welcomes baby Kermit into the world.” This is just what summer television needs—Another Period, making its heavy presence known. (Not sorry.)
The People’s Couch (Bravo, 10 p.m.): A “special presentation” of The People’s Couch, only with kids this time: “A special edition features children reviewing popular shows in Britain.” See? Just like we said. Clearly, The People’s Couch realizes that every show (everything, in general) should just have kids take over all the roles. Another Period: Before The Period. Casual Kids. Wait, no, this is going in a very bad direction…
AFI Lifetime Achievement Award (TNT, 10 p.m.): Tonight, it’s the 44th AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, “A Tribute To John Williams.” Understandable, since three of the film scores listed on AFI’s 100 Years Of Film Scores (which includes 25 film scores) are from John Williams. Star Wars, the Indiana Jones series, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan—the list goes on and on. That’s exactly what you’d want and need out of a lifetime achievement award recipient. So it all works out! There, we course-corrected from the kids thing.
Premieres and finales
In A Perfect World (Showtime, 8 p.m.): Are you more in the mood for a documentary this Wednesday night? Showtime actually has you covered on that one:
[In A Perfect World] explores the dynamics of what it is to be a man raised by a single mother told through the lens of the director’s own relationship with her solo-parented son. Features interviews with men of diverse backgrounds and ages, sharing painfully personal anecdotes in the wake of emotionally turbulent and unsettling periods of their youth. This story is both a deeply personal and introspective portrait of a modern family, as well as a probing cinematic essay examining one of society’s major ailments.
You know, light Wednesday night viewing.
Skin Wars: Fresh Paint (GSN, 9 p.m.): No longer a special, Skin Wars: Fresh Paint is now officially a spinoff series. So, yay? A reminder: “Skin Wars: Fresh Paint features three of Skin Wars top former contestants who mentor six new, highly accomplished artists each week. These artists are at the top of their game in their own disciplines, but will leave their creative comfort zones to compete in body painting for the first time, attempting to win the $10,000 prize at the end of each show and become a Skin Wars: Fresh Paint Champion.”
Kingdom (DirecTV, 9 p.m.)
Wayward Pines (Fox, 9 p.m.)
Human Giant, “Lil’ 9/11” (Funny Or Die: Parts 1 and 2): Funny Or Die specifically only has the “Lil’ 9/11” parts of this episode, but that’s really the intent of this whole pick anyway. In conclusion: Kids really should take over all the roles… but at the same time, they definitely should not.