1) “Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America,” 8-10 p.m., ABC. Who knew that 2017 – just three years ago – would already be sweet nostalgia? This reruns a special at the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (shown here). The line-up of beloved souls includes Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, Stevie Wonder and the Obamas. There’s more – Common, Usher, Ne-Yo, Christina Aguilera, John Legend, Dave Chappelle, Mary J. Blige and the Foo Fighters.
2) “Agents of SHIELD,” 10 p.m., ABC. Now we step far from any recent lows and highs: The team is careening through the decades. First, it lands in the disco decade; then it leaps ahead, to a date that’s pivotal for Mack, the SHIELD director.
3) “Bulletproof,” 9 p.m., CW. For these two British cops, undercover work gets tricky. They’re working for a crime boss … at the same time that his sister is selling four women into international sex slavery. Is it possible to save them without blowing their cover? We find out here, in an hour ending with an exciting (albeit wildly improbable) chase.
4) “At Home With Amy Sedaris,” 10 p.m., TruTV, rerunning at midnight. The network has a new star – younger and flashier – for a show like Amy’s. And then … well, the second half of the episode is a murder story. Sedaris plays herself and Patty Hogg, plus a Columbo-style police detective; Cole Escola has his usual role as Chelsea, suddenly a nervous suspect. The result is fairly funny and very silly.
5) “Beach Party” (1963), 8 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies. It’s TCM’s third and final swimsuit Wednesday, this time offering the first of the Frankie-and-Annette romps. The script is lame, the songs are bland, the actors are limited … but in tough times, it’s fun to visit a sunny, stress-free world. That’s followed by “Palm Springs Weekend” (1963) at 11:30 p.m., “Blue Lagoon” (1980) at 1:30 a.m., Sharon Tate in “Don’t Make Waves” at 3:30 and Elvis Presley’s “Viva Las Vegas” (1964) at 5:30 a.m. ET.