Nova: Holocaust Escape Tunnel
PBS, 9 ET/PT (times may vary)
In these strange, troubled times when there are people out there who either deny, discount or forget the Holocaust and all its horrors, PBS and Nova step in with a film meant to remind us of what was lost — and what remains. This special travels to the Lithuanian city of Vilna, once an important Jewish center, until the Germans murdered 95 percent of the Jewish population and the Soviets paved over the remains of the Great Synagogue. Nova follows a team of archaeologists to Vilna as they excavate the ruins of the synagogue and search for a legendary tunnel dug by Jewish prisoners to escape an execution during Passover.
Syfy, 9 ET/PT
This Syfy adaptation of Lev Grossman’s best-selling fantasy novels hits its season finale with what would seem to be a lot of plot points to wrap up. But then again, the show has no need to hurry or tie up every loose end: It’s been renewed for another season.
Hap & Leonard
Sundance, 10 ET/PT
The Magicians isn’t the only series airing its season finale Wednesday. We’ve also reached the season’s end of this Sundance series, as Hap and Leonard wrap up their mystery with an extra side of revenge, and the finale of Syfy’s recently renewed The Expanse (10 ET/PT).