Nearly two years after it started shooting, the 33rd season of The Amazing Race finally finds its way to CBS today. As Primetimer's Joe Reid writes, the show was shut down by the pandemic just a few weeks into production, only to resume 18 months later under strict COVID protocols. How did the great Amazing Race experiment fare? Tune in tonight to find out.
Also today: Sophia Bush and Jason Isaacs headline the new CBS medical drama Good Sam, Jewel stops by the I Can See Your Voice Season 2 premiere, and Netflix reboots the classic Mexican telenovela Rebelde into an original teen drama. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Wednesday:
The Amazing Race: Season premiere. 11 new teams travel to their first destination, London, in the two-hour Season 33 premiere. The first two episodes of the season were filmed in February 2020, while subsequent episodes were taped this fall with a number of gameplay adjustments to account for the realities of the pandemic. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on CBS
Good Sam: Series premiere. After renowned heart surgeon Dr. Rob “Griff” Griffith (Jason Isaacs) falls into a coma, his daughter Dr. Sam Griffith (Sophia Bush) steps into his role as chief of surgery. Sam excels in the role, but after her father wakes up, he wishes to resumes his duties, leaving Sam to supervise the egotistical expert who never acknowledged her abilities in the first place. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on CBS
I Can See Your Voice: Season premiere. Panelists Cheryl Hines and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton and celebrity detectives Bow Wow and Cheyenne Jackson help one contestant tell the difference between good and bad singers, without ever hearing them sing a note. At the end of the episode, one mystery singer will perform with Jewel, the most recent winner of The Masked Singer. With host Ken Jeong. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on FOX
Rebelde: Complete first season. Netflix puts its own spin on the classic Mexican telenovela of the same name in this Spanish-language drama about a secret society that threatens the hopes of the musically-inclined teens at the Elite Way School. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix
The Book of Boba Fett: New episode. Disney+ dives deeper into Boba's (Temuera Morrison) time with the Tuskens in the second episode of its seven-part Star Wars spinoff. Watch preview. Streaming on Disney+
NHL Hockey: The NHL takes over TNT with two primetime matchups:
Chicago Med: Winter premiere. As the FBI investigates the VasComm scanda, agents take a particular interest in Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) and Will (Nick Gehlfuss). New episodes of Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. follow. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC
Married at First Sight: Season premiere. After being matched by Pastor Cal, Dr. Pepper, and Dr. Viviana Coles, ten strangers meet at the altar for the first time and decide whether to participate in the ultimate social experiment. The new Boston-set season kicks off with a three-hour episode. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime
The Wonder Years: Winter premiere. Bill (Dulé Hill) and Lillian (Saycon Sengbloh) decide to join high society club Lads & Ladies as a way to introduce the kids to positive influences in the community, but things take a turn when Lillian is treated differently for being a working mom. 8:30 PM ET on ABC
Next Level Chef: Timeslot premiere. Gordon Ramsay, Nyesha Arrington, and Richard Blais challenge their newly-selected teams to create the ultimate steak dinner as the cooking competition moves to its regular day and time. 9:00 PM ET on FOX
American Greed: Season premiere. The CNBC docuseries kicks off its fifteenth season with an exposé on the life and crimes of Joel Greenberg, a former associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz who pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a minor. 10:00 PM ET on CNBC
Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.