What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘9-1-1’ and ‘grown-ish’

What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘9-1-1’ and ‘grown-ish’
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Peter Krause and Sarah Hay in “9-1-1.” Credit Fox

A new procedural from Ryan Murphy stars Connie Britton and Angela Bassett. And a young cast member of “black-ish” gets a spinoff.

What’s on TV

9-1-1 9 p.m. on Fox. Ryan Murphy has tackled everything from glee clubs to plastic surgery to freak shows to haunted hotels. But he’s never done a procedural — until now. “9-1-1” follows a group of emergency workers in Los Angeles. Played by a high-wattage cast that includes Connie Britton, Angela Bassett and Peter Krause — portraying a dispatcher, a patrol officer and a firefighter respectively — they grapple with crises both inside of work hours (a pet-snake accident) and outside of them (sex addiction). The soapy tension builds in waves, but especially right before commercial breaks.

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Yara Shahidi, bottom right, in “grown-ish.” Credit Freeform/Kelsey McNeal

GROWN-ISH 8 p.m. on Freeform. Yara Shahidi has long been an anchor on ‘black-ish’ as Zoey. Now she gets a chance to lead her own spinoff, which follows Zoey to Southern California University. (Ms. Shahidi herself will soon head to Harvard.) But while she left her home confident, she immediately runs into plenty of issues. “What I appreciate from a creative point of view is just how flawed Zoey can be,” Ms. Shahidi told The Times in a recent interview.

THE AMAZING RACE 8 p.m. on CBS. The 30th season of this reality show arrives on Wednesday. Eleven pairs will navigate a series of challenges around the world in an attempt to win $1 million; the competition includes the former N.B.A. player Shawn Marion and the competitive eater Joey Chestnut.

THE X-FILES 8 p.m. on Fox. Gillian Anderson has announced that this season of “The X-Files” will be her last, which may mean that these are the final days of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The 10-episode season will follow the pair’s search for their long-lost son, William, and surely feature several monsters along the way.

LAFF MOBB’S LAFF TRACKS 11 p.m. on TruTV. A good deal of stand-up sets involve comedians building visual scenes for the audience to imagine. “Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks,” a new series hosted by the D.J. and comedian Cipha Sounds, goes one step further, with re-enactments of the jokes as they are being told.

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