Thursday, September 3, 2015

Remote Possibilities: On TV Wednesday

A few ideas for what to watch (or feed your DVR).

Remote Possibilities: On TV Wednesday

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys play Russian spies living undercover in Reagan-era Washington, D.C., in FX´s "The Americans"
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys play Russian spies living undercover in Reagan-era Washington, D.C., in FX's "The Americans" FX

After tonight, there are only two more episodes this season of “The Americans” (10 p.m., FX) which makes me sadder than I care to think about.

Will Russian spies Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) reach some kind of detente in their own Cold War before the season ends? I hope so, because their arranged marriage was a lot more interesting  than any TV divorce could be. First, though, Elizabeth takes on a mission for which she'll need her estranged husband's help. That mission, as always, will require at least one or two great wigs.

You may also want to check out:

-- “Suburgatory” (8 and 8:30 p.m., 6 ABC), which ends its season with back-to-back episodes in which George (Jeremy Sisto) decides to sell the house and Tessa (Jane Levy) is decidedly not happy.

--  “American Idol” (8 p.m., Fox 29). The Top 5  compete and for the first time, I think it’s safe to say that the next “American Idol” will definitely be female.

-- "Southland" (10 p.m., TNT), which heads into its season (and quite possibly its series) finale tonight.




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