TV Today: Celebrities brave the jungle in Beyond the Edge, Netflix exposes the bad vegan

Left: Who are these mud-soaked celebrities? Colton Underwood, Jodie Sweetin and Metta World Peace in beyond the edge. Right: Sarma Melngailis in Bad vegan: fame. Fraud. Fugitives. (Pictures: CBS, Netflix)

Not to be confused with I’m a celebrity, get me out of herenine celebrities fight to survive in the dangerous jungles of Panama in the new reality series beyond the edge, Premiering tonight on CBS. Also today: Netflix tells the stranger-than-fiction story of the famed restaurateur who became known as the ‘Vegan Fugitive,’ temptation island returns for Season 4 with a three-network premiere, and Evan Rachel Wood wraps up his two-part, two-night HBO documentary Phoenix rising. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Wednesday:

Beyond the Edge: First in the series. Nine celebrities – including Lauren Alaina, Ray Lewis, Jodie Sweetin, Eboni K. Williams and Colton Underwood – are heading to the jungles of Panama, where they will have to rely on their inner strength, physical abilities, courage and teamwork to withstand brutal conditions. Primetimer’s Joe Reid has that preview. 9:00 p.m. ET on CBS

Bad vegan: fame. Fraud. Fugitives: Complete docu-series. tiger king Executive Producer Chris Smith explores how Sarma Melngailis, the celebrity restaurateur behind NYC hot spot Pure Food and Wine, went from queen of vegan cooking to “Vegan Fugitive” after falling in love with a mysterious man who promised to make his dreams come true. Read our review. Streaming on Netflix

Temptation Island: Season 4 premiere. Four couples at a crossroads put their love to the test in Maui, Hawaii. The new season will air on three NBC-owned networks before settling into its regular timeslot on USA Network next week. Watch the trailer. 10:00 p.m. ET on USA, Bravo and E!

Phoenix rising: Original documentary (Part 2). Actress and activist Evan Rachel Wood continues to open up about her relationship with her abuser, Marilyn Manson, and successfully lobbies to extend the statute of limitations for domestic violence crimes from three to five years. Watch the trailer. 9:00 p.m. ET on HBO

Chicago Med: New episode. While Will (Nick Gehlfuss) helps a patient with long-term Covid symptoms, Vanessa (Asjha Cooper) reflects on her love life when she learns that a patient’s daughter has an arranged marriage. Watching new episodes of chicago fire and Chicago PD. Watch preview. 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC

Pedal to the metal: Complete the first season. After a road race ends in a fatal crash, Kike and Noche flee to Mexico City to hide out, rebuild their lives, and escape danger. In Spanish. Streaming on Netflix

Heist: The great robbery of the Central Bank of Brazil: Complete docu-series. Netflix brings Money theft in the real world in this Portuguese-language series about the historic theft of over 160 million reais from a bank vault in Fortaleza, Brazil in 2005. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

Miss World 2021: Special presentation. Contestants from around the world gather in Puerto Rico to compete for the coveted Miss World 2021 crown. Originally scheduled for December, the event was delayed due to the surge of Omicron. 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT on Reelz

Survivor: New episode. As advantages and strategy begin to come into play, Drea finds herself targeted by her castaway comrades. Watch preview. 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS

The Masked Singer: New episode. The four remaining singers of Group A return to the stage for their second performance of the season. One will be unmasked, while the others will move on to the group final. 8:00 p.m. ET on FOX

NBA basketball: The NBA receives the headliner on ESPN tonight with a double header:

  • Dallas Mavericks at Brooklyn Nets 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT
  • Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT

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

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