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What to Watch on Wednesday: ‘Underground’ begins on WGN

Aldis Hodge (left) and Jurnee Smollett-Bell in WGN’s new drama series “Underground,” executive produced by John Legend.
Aldis Hodge (left) and Jurnee Smollett-Bell in WGN’s new drama series “Underground,” executive produced by John Legend. WGN

Underground (10 p.m., WGN) – A powerful (but sometimes uncomfortable to watch) new series about slaves in 1857 who leave a Georgia plantation and attempt the dangerous journey 600 miles north for the promise of freedom. It’s executive produced by John Legend and has a great cast, including: Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Christopher Meloni, Alano Miller, Aldis Hodge, Marc Blucas, Reed Diamond and Amirah Vann.

Also on . . .

ACC Tournament (WRAL) – Games start at noon and continue through the evening. If you want to watch “The Voice,” set your DVR for 2 a.m. or stream at NBC.com.

American Crime (10 p.m., ABC) – In the season finale, Michael takes extreme measures to protect Kevin, while Steph and Dan deal with the consequences of Becca’s arrest.

Victoria’s Secret Swim Special (9 p.m., CBS) – Models talk about their swimsuit campaign in St. Barths. Performances by Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas.

Teachers (10:30 p.m., TV Land) – Mrs. Adler is finally able to get parent volunteers, but for the wrong reasons.

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