What to Watch on Wednesday: ‘Suits’ spinoff moves to the world of Chicago politics

Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson in the new USA drama “Pearson.”
Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson in the new USA drama “Pearson.” USA Network

Pearson (10 p.m., USA) - This new “Suits” spinoff isn’t just “Suits in Chicago.” It focuses on the Gina Torres character, Jessica Pearson, who has been disbarred.Unable to practice law, Pearson gets a job working for the mayor of Chicago as part fixer and part adviser. Morgan Spector plays Mayor Bobby Novak, a character the Chicago Tribune says is modeled on former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Also on tonight . . .

8 Days: To the Moon and Back (9 p.m., PBS / UNC-TV) - A look inside the Apollo 11 spacecraft on its historic journey to the moon includes classified mission audio of conversations between astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

NASA celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon missions, as it prepares to take the next giant leap, with sustainable lunar missions that pave the way for eventual journey's to Mars and beyond.

Suits (9 p.m., USA) - In the Season 9 premiere, Harvey and Samantha fight to keep Zane’s name on the wall.

Man vs. Shark (10 p.m., National Geographic) - As part of Sharkfest, Marine biologist Jeremiah Sullivan wears his specially designed armored suit so that he can go nose-to-nose and fin-to-fin to learn more about sharks and help preserve them.

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