TV Watch List: Wednesday, August 17
‘To the Mat’
FILM. Ricky Schroder trades the NYPD blues for the spandex and spray tan of a former professional wrestler whose training school in the South is close to financial ruin. Because this is a rom-com, enter a pretty numbers whiz from the big city (Laura Bell Bundy) who reluctantly comes to the rescue of this country boy.
Premiere, 8 p.m., CMT
‘Ton of Cash’
REALITY. Wondering how masochistic reality TV can get? If fourteen contestants deep in debt can lug a ton of money — literally 2,000 pounds of moolah — across treacherous terrain from L.A. to Las Vegas, they get to keep the cash.
Series premiere, 9 p.m., VH1
DRAMA. This gorgeous newsroom drama set in 1956 London follows the team behind a new investigative news program on the BBC as they fight to break free from government control — and fight for their lives while investigating a conspiracy. Read our interview with star Dominic West here.
Series premiere, 10 p.m., BBC America