What to watch on Wednesday, August 26...
Katrina 10 Years Later: Through Hell in High Water
An examination of Hurricane Katrina’s impact on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region, including the stories and perspectives of the people who survived the storm and have had to rebuild their communities over the ensuing decade. Wendell Pierce is among those offering reflections.
The restaurant takeover challenge tasks the top six cooks with creating appetizers and entrees for diners in downtown L.A. A pasta-preparing pressure test awaits the losing team.
8pm, ABC Family
Young & Hungry
Gabi has designs on a cute guy in “Young & Back to Normal,” but first she decides to fix up Josh with her neighbor to protect his feelings. Meanwhile, Elliot enlists Yolanda to host bingo at Alan’s bar, but he omits a key detail about the gig.
8:30pm, ABC Family
Kevin From Work
Kevin and Patti offer their expertise to Ricky and Audrey, respectively, after the latter two get dinged in their performance reviews. (Professional Tip No. 1: Throw around words like “respectively” as often as possible, even when you don’t really have to.) Meanwhile in “All About Work From Work,” Kevin’s busy schedule leads Brian to begin hanging with Roxie.
SERIES PREMIERE, 9pm & 9:30pm, NBC
The Carmichael Show
This sitcom stars comedian Jerrod Carmichael as a fictionalized version of himself, who in the pilot moves in with his girlfriend but hesitates to inform his parents. Then in “Protest,” community activism sparks tension within the family. (Like its immediate predecessor in this timeslot, the show will air back-to-back episodes over three weeks. So goes the circle of summer burnoff TV life.)
Molly’s walloped by the one-two punch of a near-death experience and a haunting, unshakeable vision in “Don’t Shoot the Messenger,” although she knew what she was getting into when she scarfed those hot dog/pizza things from Pizza Hut. Meanwhile, Shepherd’s allegiance to the Global Space Commission comes into question.
MID-SEASON FINALE, 9pm, USA
Jessica and Louis circle the wagons against Hardman and Soloff’s takeover attempt in “Faith.” Mike and Harvey have problems of their own as they each confront past demons and future plans.
SEASON 1 FINALE, 10pm, USA
One of Elliot’s old hacks comes back to bite him in the rump, as “eps1.9_zer0-day.avi” marks the last time I’ll have to type out one of these weird-ass titles until next summer. But Mr. Robot and Tyrell are conspicuously absent from the season-concluding adventures... OR ARE THEY?! No, really, I'm asking. I have no idea.
10pm, Comedy Central
Key & Peele
A tickle game crosses the line, a writers’ room brainstorms ideas for Gremlins 2, and an office janitor causes a ruckus in “Hollywood Sequel Doctor.” Other sketches find Keegan and Jordan discussing Africa at a party, and two thugs suspecting a rat is in their midst.
10pm, TV Land
The Jim Gaffigan Show
Jim books a long-awaited spot on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and now the hard part is figuring out what song he wants to lip sync. But Jeannie only adds to his stress in “My Friend the Priest,” when she invites the titular man of the cloth to the show.
10:30pm, TV Land
Kenny’s corpse turns up, forcing Buddy to face Alexa, Schmidt, and the police in “The Body of Kenny Compels You.” That’s not the only sticky situation he finds himself in either, thanks to a blackmailing shutterbug.
11pm, TV Land
It’s Holly to the rescue when Phil makes a hash of his first date with a movie star. Meanwhile in “10 Things They Hate About You,” Stuart and Haskell compete to see who can gain the largest Twitter following. (Conveniently, that leads me to Professional Tip No. 2: cat Vines. Nothing but cat Vines.)
– Jeffrey Tambor, Al Madrigal, and Ashley Monroe on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Miley Cyrus, Ali Wentworth, and Andy Grammer on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC