What to Watch: 04/26/2016

It’s a relatively quiet Wednesday, but we’ve got some great comedies, the second part of a thrilling mini-series, cooking shows, and the going-away party for one of the critical surprises of 2015-16 season.

JASON’S PICK:
The Night Manager [AMC, 10p]
It’s last week’s top reviewed show. The dark war mini-series inspired by a 1993 John Le Carre novel set up the intrigue in its first episode, and boasts terrific lead performances by Hugh Laurie and Tom Middleston. Check that out here (no log-in required) to be ready for tonight.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
Fresh Off the Boat [ABC, 8p]
Evan wants to open a bank account but doesn’t know if he should use his American or Chinese name. Jessica and Louis chime in and their flashbacks include how they met!

NAVANI’S PICK:
Chopped Junior [Food, 8p]
Because watching little kids play nice in stressful cooking competitions give me hope about the world we live in.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • It’s not THE most success story (outside of the A-lister from the original theatrical who occasionally drops in), but Limitless has received above average reviews for its quirky, clever sci-fi-infused action. Its finale airs tonight on CBS.
  • On The Real O’Neals, Kenny’s the lead in a musical, but it’s opposite the ex-girlfriend to whom he came out.
  • Another double-shot of New Girl goes all 80s comedy, featuring a road trip and a bachelor party
  • Finally, tonight on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, soulful crooner D’Angelo will pay tribute to Prince.

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