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Legacies’ Olivia Liang Kicks Butt in The CW’s Kung Fu Reboot

ALSO: Home Economics, This Is a Robbery, The Wedding Coach, and more.
  • Olivia Liang stars in Kung Fu. (The CW)
    Olivia Liang stars in Kung Fu. (The CW)

    Hot on the heels of Walker, The CW is re-booting another roundhouse-kicking TV favorite tonight, bringing a new take on the 1970s series Kung Fu. Olivia Liang (Legacies) stars as Nicky Chen, a San Francisco native who retreats from society to learn the ways of Kung Fu, only to return home to find her family and her community at the mercy of a powerful crime syndicate.

    Also today: Topher Grace (That '70s Show) returns to TV in a dramedy about a different kind of sibling rivalry, Snabba Cash gets a new TV adaptation, and Netflix looks at one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of all time. Here’s what's new and noteworthy on TV this Wednesday:

    SERIES PREMIERE: A quarter-life crisis causes Nicky Shen (Olivia Liang) to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China in Kung Fu. When she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown overrun with crime and corruption and her own parents at the mercy of a powerful Triad. Now it's up to Nicky to protect her community and bring the criminals to justice. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    SERIES PREMIERE: The American caste system gets the sitcom treatment in Home Economics, a new dramedy that looks at the dynamics that come into play among three adult siblings: one in the 1%, one middle-class, and one barely holding on. Topher Grace stars. Watch trailer. 8:30 PM ET on ABC

    SERIES PREMIERE: Filmmaker Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro) sets out to illuminate the intertwined currents of hate and bigotry running through history in Exterminate All the Brutes. The first episode of the 4-part hybrid docuseries focuses on the United States' legacy as a colonial power. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    SERIES PREMIERE: The Netflix original docuseries This Is a Robbery profiles the world's biggest art heist, one which remains an unsolved mystery after 30 years. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SERIES PREMIERE: Comedian, actress, and author Jamie Lee hosts the reality show The Wedding Coach, which puts her in the role of fairy godmother for six couples planning their weddings. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SERIES PREMIERE: The lives of an ambitious businesswoman, a charming gang enforcer, and a troubled teen collide in Snabba Cash, the Netflix original series adaptation about the desperate and sinister pursuit of wealth. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SEASON PREMIERE: Teresa (Alice Braga) sets out to expand her business in New York as Queen of the South begins its ten-episode fifth and final season. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on USA

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Kung Fu (2021 Series), The CW