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Russian Doll Season 2, The Real World Homecoming Revisits New Orleans

ALSO: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes, So Dumb It's Criminal, Freddie Mercury: The Final Act, and more.
  • Photos: Netflix, Paramount+
    Photos: Netflix, Paramount+

    More than three years after Natasha Lyonne found herself stuck in a death loop, Russian Doll returns to Netflix for another time-bending season. All seven Season 2 episodes drop today.

    Also today: The cast of the original Real World: New Orleans reunites for a new season of Homecoming, Netflix unearths audiotapes from serial killer John Wayne Gacy in Conversations With a Killer, Snoop Dogg hosts So Dumb It’s Criminal, and The CW broadcasts Freddie Mercury: The Final Act, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Wednesday:

    Russian Doll: Complete Season 2. Four years after Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) and Alan (Charlie Bennett) escaped mortality’s time loop, the two are forced to dive deeper into their pasts when they discover a time portal. The seven-episode season moves through a variety of different eras and settings, and features a particularly fun guest appearance from Annie Murphy. Read our review. Streaming on Netflix

    The Real World Homecoming: New Orleans: Season premiere. The cast of the 2000 iteration of The Real World reunites to rehash their old drama and reflect on their time in the spotlight. OG cast member Melissa Beck tells Primetimer that the new season returns to the subject of race, particularly as it relates to “that dreaded N-bird incident on the swamp boat tour.” Watch trailer. Streaming on Paramount+

    Conversations With a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes: Complete docuseries. Joe Berlinger transitions from Ted Bundy to John Wayne Gacy, a clown-for-hire who murdered 33 young men between 1972 and 1976, in a new season of his true crime series. The three-episode season draws on 60 hours of unearthed audio between Gacy and his legal team, plus new interviews with key participants in the case. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    So Dumb It’s Criminal Hosted by Snoop Dogg: Complete first season. Snoop Dogg and famous friends, including Ron Funches, Loni Love, and Jim Jefferies, break down the worst criminal actions ever caught on video — from botched robberies to failed getaways — in this new Peacock series. Watch trailer. Streaming on Peacock

    Freddie Mercury: The Final Act: Documentary premiere. James Rogan (1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything) explores the extraordinary final chapter of Freddie Mercury’s life and Queen’s decision to honor his legacy with a tribute concert at Wembley Stadium. The BBC-produced documentary features new interviews with Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen, plus extensive concert footage and behind-the-scenes rehearsals with Elton John and David Bowie. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    Cypress Hill: Insane in the Brain: Original documentary. Showtime’s Hip Hop 50 project continues with a feature documentary about groundbreaking Los Angeles hip-hop group Cypress Hill, which came to define the West Coast music scene through much of the 1990s and became leading advocates for the legalization of cannabis. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on Showtime

    The Real Housewives of Orange County: Reunion (Part 1). Andy Cohen gives the women of RHOC an opportunity to explain themselves as they relive the most dramatic moments from Season 16. 9:00 PM ET on Bravo

    The Masked Singer: New episode. The third and final group of singers take the stage for the first time, but one will be voted off at the end of the episode. Could this finally be the night Rudy Giuliani is unmasked? 8:00 PM ET on FOX

    Survivor: New episode. If you thought Season 42's new mega-alliance would be cleanly exterminating the stragglers, think again. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    Chicago Med: New episode. While Will (Nick Gehlfuss) and Hannah (Jessy Schram) work to save a surrogate’s baby, Charles (Oliver Platt) cares for a former patient of Lonnie’s (Nora Dunn) who’s on a hunger strike, and Ethan (Brian Tee) helps a patient with ties to his late father. Followed by new episodes of Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    Beyond the Edge: New episode. 9:00 PM ET on CBS

    Snowfall: Season 5 finale. The family fractures as Franklin (Damson Idris) is decimated and Teddy (Carter Hudson) moves to secure his future. Watch preview. 10:00 PM ET on FX

    NBA Playoffs: Basketball fans have three games to choose from tonight:

    • Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on TNT
    • Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto Raptors 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on NBA TV
    • Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks 9:30 PM ET/6:30 PM PT on TNT

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

    TOPICS: Russian Doll, Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes, Freddie Mercury: The Final Act, The Real World Homecoming, Natasha Lyonne, Snoop Dogg