The second season of “grown-ish” debuts on Freeform. And the acclaimed sophomore season of “Atlanta” is now available to stream on Hulu.
What’s on TV
GROWN-ISH 8 p.m. on Freeform. When this spinoff of Kenya Barris’s “black-ish” debuted at the beginning of last year, James Poniewozik wrote in his review for The New York Times that the series — which follows Yara Shahidi’s character, Zoey, as she goes off to college — “just needs a semester or two away from home.” The spinoff, like its lead character, was still finding its own voice, a coarser one than its parent program thanks to being on cable and about college students. Zoey returns to school for her sophomore year in the show’s second season, which debuts with two new episodes Wednesday night. In the new season, Zoey moves into an off-campus apartment, rekindles a romance and navigates a social sphere defined by hashtags and status updates.
MYTHBUSTERS JR. 9 p.m. on Science Channel. Adam Savage’s rise to fame was marked by explosions. As the bubblier half of the hosting team behind “Mythbusters,” Savage has been seen testing such questions as whether a bullet fired through a plane window can cause explosive decompression and whether using a cellphone at a gas station can cause a caller to go up in flames. He returns in this spinoff series, which features Savage alongside a panel of children working to test the veracity of yet more myths.
LONE SURVIVOR (2013) 7:25 p.m. and 9:44 p.m. on FXM. Peter Berg’s terse adaptation of a 2007 war memoir by Marcus Luttrell casts Mark Wahlberg as a Navy SEAL dropped by helicopter into a morally complicated combat situation in Afghanistan. His fellow SEALs are played by Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster and Emile Hirsch. In his review for The Times, A. O. Scott wrote that “Lone Survivor” is “a modest, competent, effective movie, concerned above all with doing the job of explaining how the job was done.”
ATLANTA on Hulu. Actors from Donald Glover’s surreal comedy series were peppered throughout some of the most talked-about movies of 2018: Lakeith Stanfield led the absurdist satire “Sorry to Bother You”; Zazie Beetz played opposite Ryan Reynolds in “Deadpool 2”; and Brian Tyree Henry delivered a memorable monologue in “If Beale Street Could Talk.” So those who have yet to dive into “Atlanta” may find more familiar faces here than they would have earlier in the year, when the second season aired. That season — which is now available to stream on Hulu — has what The Times called one of the most memorable TV episodes of 2018, in which Glover, in whiteface, plays the eccentric owner of an eerie mansion. “The storytelling in ‘Atlanta’ is dreamlike, which is another way of saying that it’s unusually realistic,” Poniewozik wrote in his review of the second season for The Times. “As in life, weird or comical developments don’t announce themselves before they happen: They just start happening, and your consciousness has to catch up.”