While TV shows are finishing up their seasons, Netflix emerges as the one serving up new premieres. Today marks the release of their latest big movie, “Triple Frontier,” from J.C. Chandor. However, that’s not to say there aren’t plenty of other options on terrestrial television tonight. Check out what programming is new this Wednesday and let us know what you decide to watch.
PICK OF THE DAY
“Triple Frontier” (Netflix)
Director J.C Chandor moves from the bros of Wall Street to the bros of war. He has also enlisted Mark Boal, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “The Hurt Locker,” to pen the script. Five veterans may have gotten out of the war, but they’re coming back for one last score. The group reunites to pull off a heist, stealing from a South American drug lord. The star-studded cast includes Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal as the crew. With a cast like that, this could end up being a fun heist movie to curl up to at home.
There are no new shows premiering tonight. However, there are some exciting returning series and season finales. Read on and enjoy.
A&E sees a pair of shows returning for their new seasons tonight. At 9 p.m. ET, “Zombie House Flippers” returns for their third season. The show follows a crew of renovators who swoop in on dilapidated properties and restore them to glory, for a nifty profit. In the season premiere, they find an old run down house next to a new school that they take on as a project. Immediately following, at 10 p.m. ET, is the premiere of “Tiny House Nation” Season Five. The revolution of people downsizing their homes continues. This season, host John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin travel to Atlanta to spotlight a couple getting married, moving to Maine and downsizing all in the same month.
A winner will be crowned tonight. “The World’s Best,” CBS’ new talent competition, airs its season finale tonight at 9 p.m. ET. Judges RuPaul Charles, Faith Hill and Drew Barrymore will narrow down the last eight contestants until a winner is chosen. The remaining contestants hail from across the world, including Kazakhstan, Germany, South Korea, India, China and more. Acts range from ventriloquy, kung fu, acapella and puppetry. James Corden hosts as the show crowns its first winner.
Not in the mood for reality competition? There’s another reality show ending tonight. “Family by the Ton” finishes its second season at 10 p.m. ET on TLC. The show follows The Anderson family, who vow to go through their weight loss journey together. Cousins Naomi, Drew and Chitoka started the journey weighting nearly 2,000 lbs collectively. The second season finale finds many of them making strides both medically and romantically. All of this takes place around family member Shavonne’s bariatric surgery.
MOVIES ON TV
Not watching “Triple Frontier” tonight on Netflix? Plenty of TV channels offer varied movies for counter-programming. For those looking to go to the prestige route, buckle in for a full night with “The Godfather Part II” on AMC at 8 p.m. ET. The Best Picture winning sequel never gets old, and possibly even bests the beloved original in the series.
For those looking for a G-rated masterpiece rather than an R-rated one, look no further than Freeform. The channel airs “Ratatouille” at 8:30 p.m. ET. Perhaps the best Pixar of them all, the film follows a rat with a passion for cooking who finds himself in Paris.
Lastly, if neither of those tickle your fancy, maybe you’re in the mood for a romantic comedy. Combine that with some early millennium nostalgia, and “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” hits the spot just right. The Kate Hudson/Matthew McConaughey charmer begins at 8 p.m. ET on Showtime.
Not interested in any of the above options? Well there are plenty more new episodes to choose from. See below for what else is new tonight.
- “The Goldbergs” (ABC) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Schooled” (ABC) at 8:30 p.m. ET
- “Modern Family” (ABC) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Single Parents” (ABC) at 9:30 p.m. ET
- “Whiskey Cavalier” (ABC) at 10 p.m. ET
- “Survivor” (CBS) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Empire” (FOX) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Star” (FOX) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Riverdale” (CW) at 8 p.m. ET
- “All American” (CW) at 9 p.m. ET
- “The Real Housewives of New York City” (Bravo) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Moonshiners” (Discovery) at 8 p.m. & 9 p.m. ET
- “Botched” (E!) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Guy’s Grocery Games” (Food Network) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Property Brothers” (HGTV) at 9 p.m. ET
- “House Hunters International” (HGTV) at 10:30 p.m. ET
- “Forged in Fire” (History) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Forged in Fire: Cutting Deeper” (History) at 10 p.m. ET
- “Documentary Now!” (ID) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Project Runway All Stars” (Lifetime) at 8 p.m. & 9 p.m. ET
- “American Beauty Star” (Lifetime) at 10 p.m. ET
- “Ridiculousness” (MTV) at 8 p.m. ET
- “The Challenge” (MTV) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Sinkholes: Swallowed Alive” (Science) at 10 p.m. ET
- “The Magicians” (Syfy) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Deadly Class” (Syfy) at 10 p.m. ET
- “My 600-Lb. Life” (TLC) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild” (TNT) at 10:30 p.m. ET
- “Mysteries at the Museum” (Travel Channel) at 8 p.m. ET
- “Beyond the Unknown” (Travel Channel) at 9 p.m. ET
- “Paranormal Caught on Camera” (Travel Channel) at 10 p.m. ET
- “Black Ink Crew” (VH1) at 9 p.m. ET