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Celebs Brave the Jungle in Beyond the Edge, Netflix Exposes the Bad Vegan

ALSO: Temptation Island Season 4, Phoenix Rising, The Masked Singer, One Chicago, and more.
  • Left: Who are those mud-soaked celebs? Colton Underwood, Jodie Sweetin and Metta World Peace in Beyond the Edge. Right: Sarma Melngailis in Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives. (Photos: CBS, Netflix)
    Left: Who are those mud-soaked celebs? Colton Underwood, Jodie Sweetin and Metta World Peace in Beyond the Edge. Right: Sarma Melngailis in Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives. (Photos: CBS, Netflix)

    Not to be confused with I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, nine celebrities fight to survive in the dangerous jungles of Panama in the new reality series Beyond the Edge, premiering tonight on CBS. Also today: Netflix tells the stranger-than-fiction tale of the celebrity restaurateur who became known as the “Vegan Fugitive,” Temptation Island returns for Season 4 with a three-network premiere, and Evan Rachel Wood wraps her two-part, two-night HBO documentary Phoenix Rising. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Wednesday:

    Beyond the Edge: Series premiere. Nine celebrities — including Lauren Alaina, Ray Lewis, Jodie Sweetin, Eboni K. Williams, and Colton Underwood — head to the jungles of Panama, where they'll have to rely on their inner fortitude, physical ability, courage, and teamwork to withstand brutal conditions.Primetimer's Joe Reid has this preview. 9:00 PM ET on CBS

    Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives: Complete docuseries. Tiger King executive producer Chris Smith explores how Sarma Melngailis, the celebrity restaurateur behind NYC hot spot Pure Food and Wine, went from being the queen of vegan cuisine to the “Vegan Fugitive” after she fell for a mysterious man who promised to make her dreams come true. Read our review. Streaming on Netflix

    Temptation Island: Season 4 premiere. Four couples at a crossroads put their love to the test in Maui, Hawaii. The new season premieres across three NBC-owned networks before settling into its usual timeslot on USA Network next week. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on USA, Bravo, and E!

    Phoenix Rising: Original documentary (Part 2). Actress and activist Evan Rachel Wood continues to open up about her relationship with her abuser, Marilyn Manson, and successfully lobbies to extend the statute of limitations for domestic violence felonies from three to five years. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    Chicago Med: New episode. As Will (Nick Gehlfuss) helps a patient with long-haul Covid symptoms, Vanessa (Asjha Cooper) reflects on her dating life when she learns that a patient’s daughter is having an arranged marriage. Followed by new episodes of Chicago Fire and Chicago PD. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    Pedal to the Metal: Complete first season. After a road race ends in a fatal accident, Kike and Noche flee to Mexico City to hide, rebuild their lives, and escape danger. In Spanish. Streaming on Netflix

    Heist: The Great Robbery of Brazil’s Central Bank: Complete docuseries. Netflix brings Money Heist into the real world in this Portuguese-language series about the historic theft of over 160 million reais from a bank vault in Fortaleza, Brazil in 2005. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Miss World 2021: Special presentation. Contestants from around the globe gather in Puerto Rico to compete for the coveted 2021 Miss World crown. Originally scheduled to take place in December, the event was delayed due to the Omicron surge. 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on Reelz

    Survivor: New episode. As the advantages and strategy begin to come into play, Drea finds herself targeted by her fellow castaways. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    The Masked Singer: New episode. The four remaining singers from Group A return to the stage for their second performance of the season. One will be unmasked, while the rest will move on to the group finals. 8:00 PM ET on FOX

    NBA Basketball: The NBA receives top billing on ESPN tonight with a double-header:

    • Dallas Mavericks at Brooklyn Nets 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT
    • Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives., Beyond the Edge, Temptation Island (2019), One Chicago Franchise