What’s Worth Watching: Greenleaf, Suits, Mr. Robot and more for Wednesday, July 27
Greenleaf (10/9c, OWN): This engrossing soap takes an unusually topical turn as the church is embroiled in controversy after a grand jury fails to induct a black police officer and Calvary member involved in a shooting incident. Grace (Merle Dandridge) has her plate full dealing with the officer while working with Noah (Benjamin Patterson) to dig up more dirt against her Uncle Mac (Gregory Alan Williams). Lady Mae (the formidable Lynn Whitfield) begins to suspect that Grace and Noah may be getting too close, and she may be on to something.
Suits (9/8c, USA): The situation has been looking awfully bleak this season for the firm in the wake of Mike’s (Patrick J. Adams) incarceration, which explains why Harvey (Gabriel Macht) and Jessica (Gina Torres) are in desperate search of a whale to boost their fortunes, while Louis (Rick Hoffman) more practically is seeking a new tenant to share their office space.
Mr. Robot (10/9c, USA): So is every episode of this provocative series’ second season going to go 90 minutes? There’s no question what’s happening is fascinating, but the self-indulgence is worrying that it may become too much of a cult thing. Regardless, we’re still invested in Elliot’s (Rami Malek) frantic desire to delete Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) from his inner wiring, and this episode promises to give Darlene (Carly Chaiken) more insight into the threats the guerilla society faces from the FBI and the Dark Army. Sounds like enough to fill a supersized episode—this week.
Inside Wednesday TV: Repeat of the night: ABC’s black-ish (9:30/830c) debates the gun issue, after a break-in down the block has Dre (Anthony Anderson) considering bringing a firearm into the house. … The Abbies descend upon Wayward Pines in the second-season finale (9/8c, Fox). … Pop’s Sing It On (9/8c) is back for a second season of behind-the-scenes a cappella competition among four top college singing teams. … Former Seinfeld writer Spike Feresten reunites with Jerry Seinfeld on a special episode of Esquire Network’s Car Matchmaker (9/8c), traveling to a Florida auction where Jerry’s prized 1974 Porsche is on the block. Feresten wonders why Jerry is unloading his classic wheels, which seems like a fair question. … A&E has chosen an interesting time to launch a new talk/comedy series, Black and White (10:30/9:30c), in which comedians Christian Finnegan and Sherrod Small dissect current affairs with an emphasis on race in America.