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It’s time to get Full Frontal all up in Cleveland

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Wednesday, July 20. All times are Eastern.


Top picks

Let’s just get all this politics stuff out of the way:

  • ABC News Special: Your Voice, Your Vote: The 2016 Republican Convention (ABC, 10 p.m.)
  • CBS News Special: 2016 Republican Convention (CBS, 10 p.m.)
  • NBC News Special: 2016 Republican Convention (NBC, 10 p.m.)

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS, 10:30 p.m.): Ooh, Full Frontal on a Wednesday night? What did we ever do to deserve “A Very Special Full Frontal Special”? Oh yeah, that whole Republican National Convention in Cleveland thing. You win some, you lose some, after all.

Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO, 11 p.m.): Bill Maher is covering the Republican National Convention too… from Los Angeles. No, not Los Angeles, Ohio—Los Angeles, California. And no, we’re not going to tell him. “Panelists for the July 20 show are documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, political correspondent Joy Reid, and advice columnist Dan Savage.” As far as we can tell, none of them are from Cleveland, so for something about the RNC in Cleveland, this really isn’t covering the RNC in Cleveland.

Premieres and finales

American Gothic (CBS, 9 p.m.): A new episode of CBS’ American Gothic takes place at a “special time” tonight. It’s “The Artist In His Museum,” in which “Cam’s hallucinations make him question his own participation in a gruesome crime. Also, Madeline receives a cryptic message and leaves town to confront the sender.” Well, all right. That Bones-esque episode title didn’t really imply that synopsis, now did it?

EJNYC (E!, 9 p.m.): We still no idea what this show is, but it’s ending its first season tonight. Let’s keep the mystery alive.

Watch What Happens Live: The Bravos (Bravo, 10 p.m.): Who’s going to win “Biggest Bravoholic”? Or “Jumpsuit Achievement”? Or “The Queen Of Shade”? That last one probably won’t go to your friendly neighborhood What’s On Tonight contributor, which means The Bravos is a sham of an award show, but still, if you have nothing better to do, you might as well tune in.


Lucha Underground (El Rey, 8 p.m.): Lucha Underground ends its second season—and Ultima Lucha Dos—tonight with two hours of lucha libre, mythical creatures, and Dario Cueto. Everything is wrestling! We know you’re all excited! Tell ’em, Dario Cueto:

[Note: El Rey, like The A.V. Club, is owned by Univision Communications.]

Regular coverage

Steven Universe (Cartoon Network, 7 p.m.)

Wayward Pines (Fox, 9 p.m.)

Mr. Robot (USA, 10 p.m.)

Streaming pick

Johnny Bravo, “Red Faced In The White House” (DailyMotion/Amazon Video): Hey, Johnny Bravo—what do you know about American politics?