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What to Watch on Wednesday: ‘Carmichael Show’ is a keeper

(L-R): Jerrod Carmichael as Jerrod, Amber West as Maxine, David Alan Grier as Joe Carmichael and Loretta Devine as Cynthia Carmichael in “The Carmichael Show” on NBC.
(L-R): Jerrod Carmichael as Jerrod, Amber West as Maxine, David Alan Grier as Joe Carmichael and Loretta Devine as Cynthia Carmichael in “The Carmichael Show” on NBC. Chris Haston/NBC

The Carmichael Show (9 p.m., NBC) – This is one new summer sitcom that I’m hoping gets picked up for a longer run. Comic Jerrod Carmichael plays a young man balancing his life between his girlfriend and his overbearing and opinionated parents (hilariously played by David Alan Grier and Loretta Devine). In the first episode, Jerrod is nervous to tell his parents he’s moving in with his girlfriend, but she insists. The second episode is the real winner, though. A police shooting and a #blacklivesmatter protest interrupt Jerrod’s birthday, when his girlfriend and mom opt for protesting over celebrating.

Extant (9 p.m., CBS) - After a near-death experience, Molly has a terrifying vision. Also, Shepherd’s loyalty to the Global Space Commission is questioned.

Mr. Robot (10 p.m., USA) - In the Season 1 finale, one of Elliot’s hacks comes back to haunt him, and Mr. Robot and Tyrell are missing. UPDATE: USA has postponed tonight’s finale due to the events in Virginia today. It will air on Sept. 2. From USA: “The previously filmed season finale of Mr. Robot contains a graphic scene similar in nature to today’s tragic events in Virginia. Out of respect to the victims, their families and colleagues, and our viewers, we are postponing tonight’s episode. Our thoughts go out to all those affected during this difficult time.”

The Jim Gaffigan Show (10 p.m., TV Land) - When Jim is finally invited to do “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” Jeannie invites Father Nicholas along, making Jim more nervous.

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