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Sharknado week sends Syfy into a shark-fueled Frenzy

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Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Wednesday, August 15. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

Frenzy (Syfy, 9 p.m.): It’s an open question as to whether anyone still cares about the Sharknado franchise. But since the low-rent series of TV movies is coming to a close on Sunday night with The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time, Syfy is giving it a weeklong send-off with a collection of fin-themed entertainment for your edification. Sure, there’s some of the usual Syfy dreck on the list (Nightmare Shark, 6-Headed Shark Attack), but tonight there’s Frenzy, in which a woman survives a plane crash in the middle of the ocean, only to have to fight off a herd of hungry sharks upon splashdown. Fingers crossed for some bloody silliness.


Regular coverage

Castle Rock (Hulu)
The Sinner (USA, 10 p.m.)

Wild card

Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party (VH1, 9 p.m.): If a convicted criminal and Snoop Dogg can come together, break bread, and heal the suppurating wound of race relations in America, surely there’s a path to salvation. Just kidding, this show is ridiculous, but it’s also kind of fun to watch sometimes, like a much dumber Dinner For Five. Tonight features appearances by Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, and Jussie Smollett.

Alex McLevy is a writer and editor at The A.V. Club, and would kindly appreciate additional videos of robots failing to accomplish basic tasks.

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