What to watch on Wednesday, August 12...
SERIES PREMIERE, 8pm & 8:30pm, ABC Family
Kevin From Work
In the opener of this comedy, the titular Kevin writes a love letter to colleague Audrey as he prepares to move abroad for work, but then must scramble to keep it out of her hands when his new job falls through. After he totally fails to do so, the two keep their distance in “Gossip From Work.”
The team challenge centers on vegetarian creations, while the pressure test goes in the opposite direction and asks the chef to cook with cuts of animal head. But can they all resist the temptation to act out Hamlet’s “Alas, poor Yorick” spiel?
9pm, Food Network
The five-episode special edition “Camp Cutthroat” gathers former competitors for a series of al fresco challenges in a summer camp-themed setting. The first outing includes blindfolded cooking, inclement weather, and a dude in a bear suit.
As Jessica contains the fallout from the kerfuffle between Harvey and Louis, Donna tries to play peacemaker between the two. Meanwhile in “Mea Culpa,” Mike must figure out how to decline his promotion without raising red flags, since his first approach—yelling “SMOKE BOMB!” and running out of the room—did not go over as well as hoped.
9pm & 9:30pm, NBC
Ashleigh and Samir get their Encyclopedia Brown on when Principal Taylor loses Supervisor Dalton’s pooch in “Ain’t Nothin’ but a Hound Dog.” Elsewhere, Craig invites Jimmy to move into Ben’s room, hoping it’ll make the latter clean up his slovenly act. Then in “Love the One You’re With,” Craig puts together a teachers’ night out in an effort to spend time with Victoria, while an existential crisis spurs Jimmy to try documentary filmmaking.
In the wake of a raid on the hybrid compound, Lucy must save her son while JD must save his daughter. Not concerned with offspring-rescuing in “Arms and the Humanich” is Lucy, whose threat to humans escalates.
10pm, Comedy Central
Key & Peele
Sketches in “The Job Interview” include a daytime TV judge’s new show, a military project, a woman introducing her betrothed to her parents, and the valets’ appraisal of Val Kilmer.
Allsafe is controlled in “eps1.7_wh1ter0se.m4v,” while the Dark Army is prepared to meet Elliot. In plot descriptions I at least sorta understand, Tyrell and Joanna’s plan is activated.
10pm, TV Land
The Jim Gaffigan Show
Jim inadvertently switches his daughter’s school application with his son’s drawing in “Super Great Daddy Day,” which turns her school interview into a tense affair. The same thing nearly happened to me in graduate school when I mixed up my entrance exam results with a crayon sketch of a tugboat.
10:30pm, TV Land
Buddy’s attempts to help Alexa outrun her past leave them both deep in the soup in “Ex Communication.” Meanwhile, Dora reacts poorly to word of her ex-fiancé’s new engagement.
11pm, TV Land
“Haskell Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” finds Phil and Stuart down one roommate after a fight. It’s up to Holly to help them all patch things up, mostly because the show doesn’t have the budget for another permanent apartment set.
– Jason Segel, Ruby Rose, and Jason Isbell on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Andrea Savage, Alonzo Bodden, and Rory Albanese on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Sir Ben Kingsley, Henry Cavil, and Reba McEntire on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Denis Leary and Alex Morgan on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Connie Britton, Rita Ora, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35am, NBC
– Neil Patrick Harris and Craig Robinson on The Late Late Show with James Corden, 12:37am, CBS