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We wake from American Horror Story’s nightmare in Roanoke

American Horror Story (Photo: FX)
American Horror Story (Photo: FX)

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Wednesday, November 16. All times are Eastern.

Top picks

The Art Of More (Crackle, 3 a.m.): This posh Crackle series set in the art world drops all 10 of its second season episodes tonight, and it’s supposedly even bigger than the first season: The “characters’ attempts to achieve power, revenge and greater levels of success only create complexities that will find them becoming more like the frauds and forgeries that they are attempting to sell.” We’ll see how Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth, and Cary Elwes duke this out.


American Horror Story (FX, 10 p.m.): Do you want to know what’s happening in “Chapter 10” of American Horror Story: Roanoke? So do we: “The season finale of American Horror Story: 6.” That’s all we’ve got. The true nightmare is trying to get any information about this episode. Luckily, Emily L. Stephens exists to write about said season finale, which sounds like the most pleasant of dreams to us.

You’re The Worst (FXX, 10/10:37 p.m.): You’re The Worst goes back-to-back in its season finale with “You Knew It Was A Snake” and “No Longer Just Us.” In the former, “the three couples engage in day-long fights.” But who knew it was a snake? That’s for you to watch and see, obviously. Then, in the final episode of You’re The Worst season three, “Jimmy and Gretchen investigate a murder site.” Is it possibly connected to the American Horror Story season finale? Vikram Murthi is 100-percent sure it is not, but the rest of us are willing to assume otherwise.


Premieres and finales

Ice (Audience Network, 8 p.m.): The Audience Network is getting into the diamond business, with the Antoine Fuqua-executive produced drama Ice. “Jake (Cam Gigandet) and Freddy (Jeremy Sisto) are half-brothers brought together by their father Isaac (Raymond J. Barry), the patriarch behind G&G Diamonds and their uncle Cam (Ray Winstone). After wildcard Freddy kills a prominent diamond dealer, his brother Jake must bail him out and save the family business from a crime lord of the Los Angeles Diamond trade (Judith Shekoni).” Cam Gigandet and Jeremy Sisto as diamond-dealing brothers? You had us at “trying to pronounce ‘Gigandet’ and then moving on,” Ice. Plus, Donald Sutherland apparently plays “a ruthless Afrikaner diamond merchant,” which is… amazing.


Undercover (BBC America, 8/9/10 p.m.): If you like British TV and political thrillers, then get ready for the (three-episode) series premiere of British political thriller, Undercover. The six-part series and two-night event from writer Peter Moffat stars Sophie Okonedo as Maya, “a spirited and passionate barrister, who is about to become the first black Director Of Public Prosecutions, the highest-ranking public prosecutor role in England,” only to discover a “web of lies” from her husband Nick (Adrian Lester) that threatens to destroy everything.

Total Divas (E!, 8 p.m.): Somehow, Total Divas enters its sixth season tonight. And despite major plot points like Brie Bella retiring from professional wrestling, nothing can prepare us for this: “Trinity deals with a hair emergency.” Retroactively cancel WrestleMania, folks.


Nightcap (Pop TV, 8/8:30 p.m.): Pop TV’s newest comedy is a “fake late night show,” and if you’re thinking, “Doesn’t Comedy Bang! Bang! have that covered?”, don’t forget that Comedy Bang! Bang! will soon be gone. Nightcap follows “late-night TV talent booker (Ali Wentworth) who deals with A-list celebrities, and has set a number of big-name guests to appear.” Presumably, it’s The Larry Sanders Show meets Head Case, which is actually a decent enough pitch.

Chicago P.D. (NBC, 9/10 p.m.): Finally, NBC gives the people what they want: two back-to-back new episodes of Chicago P.D. The first is about a serial rapist, and the second is about a war on the Chicago P.D. So it’s not going to be a fun back-to-back situation. Honestly, maybe this isn’t exactly what the people want. But the episodes do set up Antonio’s (Jon Seda) transfer over to Chicago Justice, so you certainly can’t miss that.


Wahlburgers (A&E, 10/10:30 p.m.): You know who can cook? The Wahlbergs. They have a burger place, and the burger place’s show is now in its seventh season. How is it going to kick off this new season? By inducing Entourage-related PTSD, of course: “Mark introduces Drama to an up and coming Boston rapper.” Then, the second episode is all about the Wahlburgers empire expanding, but is that really what the world needs?

Regular coverage

Survivor (CBS, 8 p.m.)

Arrow (The CW, 8 p.m.)

Frequency (The CW, 9 p.m.)

Modern Family (ABC, 9 p.m.)

Black-ish (ABC, 9:30 p.m)

Designated Survivor (ABC, 10 p.m.)

South Park (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.)

Stan Against Evil (IFC, 10/10:30 p.m.)

Rectify (Sundance TV, 10 p.m.)

Streaming pick

Supernatural, “Croatoan” (Amazon Video/Google Play/iTunes/Netflix/Vudu): Remember when Supernatural’s age wasn’t in the double digits? Few people do. But in honor of American Horror Story getting out of Roanoke—not that we expect many people to make it out alive—we figured we’d take a blast to the past with a second-season Supernatural episode. Yes, pretend we need a reason to suggest a second-season Supernatural episode.


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