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Wednesday's TV highlights

August 17, 2011


The Hour: This six-part espionage thriller set behind the scenes of the BBC newsroom in the 1950s stars Dominic West, Romola Garai and Ben Whishaw (7 and 10:15 p.m. BBC America).

Ghost Hunters International: The team looks for ghosts in New Zealand's Napier Prison in the season finale (9 p.m. Syfy).

Love in the Wild: It's down to two couples, and their final challenge involves an overnight mission that will put their relationship and their endurance to the ultimate test. Darren McMullen hosts the season finale (10 p.m. NBC).

Rocco's Dinner Party: On the season finale it's Liza Minnelli's 65th birthday, and restaurateur Antonio Bettencourt, opera singer Lucia Palmieri and caterer Frank Piccione are competing to put on a celebration worthy of the star (10 p.m. Bravo).

Outrageous Kid Parties: Returning for a new season, this unscripted series focuses on families who spend a small fortune staging a literal circus just to make sure their child has the party of his lifetime (10 p.m. TLC).

Happily Divorced: A Los Angeles florist rejoins the dating scene after learning her husband of 18 years is gay in this new comedy (10:30 p.m. TV Land).


Bedbug Apocalypse: This new special features accounts of last year's bedbug epidemic (8 p.m. Animal Planet).

You Don't Know Dixie: This new special uncovers hidden and surprising truths about how the South helped shape America. With Trace Adkins and Jeff Foxworthy (9 p.m. History).


To the Mat: A former grappler works with a Wall Street consultant to save his family's wrestling school in this new TV movie starring Ricky Schroder and Laura Bell Bundy (8 and 11 p.m. CMT).


Baseball: The Dodgers visit the Milwaukee Brewers (5 p.m. KCAL); the Texas Rangers visit the Angels (7 p.m. FSN).

Little League Softball: World Series, Final (4 p.m. ESPN2).

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