What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Schitt’s Creek’ and ‘Wayne’ | Modern Society of USA

What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Schitt’s Creek’ and ‘Wayne’

What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Schitt’s Creek’ and ‘Wayne’

“Schitt’s Creek” returns for its fifth season with a special two-episode premiere, and all 10 episodes of YouTube’s original series “Wayne” are available to stream.

SCHITT’S CREEK 10 p.m. on Pop. When we last saw the Roses, they seemed to be actually liking Schitt’s Creek, the small town that the formerly wealthy family landed in after being defrauded by their business manager. They were still living in adjoining rooms at the Rosebud Motel, which the patriarch, Johnny, now co-owns with Stevie, and visiting Twyla at the Café Tropical, but over all, things were looking up. David and Alexis found love, and Moira even seems to have gotten her acting career somewhat back on track. On Wednesday, the comedy, created by the father-and-son team Eugene and Dan Levy, returns for its fifth season with a special two-episode premiere, reuniting fans with an uncharacteristically happy Rose clan.

EQUUS: STORY OF THE HORSE 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Dogs might be considered man’s best friend, but horses and humans have a long and storied history. The anthropologist Niobe Thompson takes a deep dive into the species’ origins, emotional intelligence and connection with humans in this special two-part “Nature” series on PBS, which was filmed over 18 months across three continents.

WAYNE on YouTube Premium. Described by YouTube as an “action comedy and a punk-rock teen romance,” this original series follows 16-year-old Wayne (Mark McKenna) as he travels from Boston to Florida on a dirt bike to retrieve a stolen 1978 Trans Am his ailing father wanted to leave him after his death. But before he sets off, he grabs a pair of nunchucks and his new crush, Del (Ciara Bravo), whose meathead brothers eventually come looking for them.

SEX EDUCATION on Netflix. If you’re in the mood for more teenage angst, check out this new comedy starring Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield as a very open sex therapist and her teenage son, Otis, who discovers he has a surprising talent for helping his peers navigate the awkward obstacles that come with dating and having sex for the first time. With help from his best friend, Eric (Ncuti Gatwa), who’s gay, and his crush, Maeve (Emma Mackey), Otis turns his skill into a side hustle, charging sexually frustrated “clients” for his guidance, despite having his own set of intimate issues. In his review for The New York Times, James Poniewozik named the show a Critic’s Pick, and called it “a little bit ‘Masters of Sex,’ a little bit ‘Doogie Howser, XXX.’ But it blooms, over eight episodes, into a smart, sensitive look at teens finding their place and figuring out the owner’s manuals for their bodies.”

AMERICAN GANGSTER (2007) stream on Netflix; rent on Amazon Prime, Vudu, YouTube, iTunes and Google Play. This Ridley Scott-directed cat-and-mouse crime drama follows the story of Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington), a heroin smuggler who ran the Harlem crime scene in the late 1960s and early ’70s, and the New Jersey detective, Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe), who tries to take him down.

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