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TV Watch List: Wednesday, August 17

Tonight's TV highlights: Ricky Schroder goes 'To the Mat'

‘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



‘The Hour’

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


 
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