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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Huang’s World’ and ‘Reg’


Eddie Huang in a scene from “Huang’s World.”

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Eddie Huang’s travel series takes him to the luxurious emirate of Dubai, and a political drama recounts one British family’s rallying cry against the Iraq war.

What’s on TV

HUANG’S WORLD 10 p.m. on Viceland. The hip-hop-loving host Eddie Huang, author of the memoir that inspired the ABC sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat,” channels Anthony Bourdain in this food-focused travel series. A laid-back Mr. Huang immerses himself in global cuisines and interviews local figures and foodies to understand the history of traditional meals. “When Mr. Huang gets serious, his topics are the immigrant experience, the central role of food in immigrant communities and his own refusal to submit to cultural stereotyping,” Mike Hale wrote in The New York Times. “But he presents himself, consciously or not, as a classic Asian-American striver, even if he tends to dress like a gangster on a spa retreat.” This episode takes Mr. Huang to the vast deserts of Dubai.

MASTERCHEF 8 p.m. on Fox. The 40 contestants who began Season 8 of this high-stakes cooking show have dwindled to nine. In back-to-back episodes, the remaining chefs have to wow the star judges by recreating their favorite family breakfast with Nutella as the star ingredient and cooking fresh fish from Big Bear Lake in California.


Florida George Line and Backstreet Boys on “CMT Crossroads.”

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CMT CROSSROADS 10 p.m. on CMT. The ’90s pop group Backstreet Boys reunites with the country duo Florida Georgia Line for this live performance in Franklin, Tenn., marrying their divergent sounds on songs like “I Want It That Way” and “H.O.L.Y.”

What’s Streaming

COMING TO AMERICA (1988) on iTunes, Amazon and Hulu. This isn’t your typical pursuit of the American dream. Eddie Murphy plays multiple roles but stars as the optimistic yet gullible Prince Akeem, a young heir to the throne of the fictional African kingdom Zamunda. After his parents introduce him to a woman they have arranged for him to marry, Akeem decides to find his own wife in faraway America. He lands in snowy Queens with his trusty aide, Semmi (Arsenio Hall), and roams the streets incognito, experiencing one cultural shock after another. His journey finally looks up when he takes a job at McDonald’s and instantly falls in love with the owner’s daughter (Shari Headley).


Tim Roth in “Reg.”


REG (2016) on Britbox. This BBC One drama traces one father’s path from grief and bereavement to political action. Tim Roth stars as Reg Keys, a retired paramedic who made headlines in Britain for running against Tony Blair in the 2005 general election after losing his son in the Iraq war. After several failed attempts to speak with Mr. Blair about Britain’s involvement in the war, Mr. Keys, an adamant opponent of the conflict, decides to run for election. Mr. Keys later formed Military Families Against the War, an organization that became the foundation for a political party.

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