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What to Watch on Wednesday: ‘Dean Smith’ documentary on Showtime

UNC coach Dean Smith congratulates point guard Jimmy Black after the Tar Heels defeated the Georgetown Hoyas to win the 1982 National Championship in New Orleans, April 7, 1982. Even more than his talents as a basketball coach, what stands out about Dean Smith in Showtime’s new documentary “Dean Smith,” which debuts Wednesday at 9 p.m., is his extraordinary humanity and his loyalty to his players.
UNC coach Dean Smith congratulates point guard Jimmy Black after the Tar Heels defeated the Georgetown Hoyas to win the 1982 National Championship in New Orleans, April 7, 1982. Even more than his talents as a basketball coach, what stands out about Dean Smith in Showtime’s new documentary “Dean Smith,” which debuts Wednesday at 9 p.m., is his extraordinary humanity and his loyalty to his players. newsobserver.com
Dean Smith (9 p.m., Showtime)

– A new documentary about the life and career of former UNC basketball coach

Dean Smith

, who passed away in February. It features great archival footage and interviews with lots of former Carolina players as well as journalists, colleagues and others close to Smith. Read the

full review of “Dean Smith

.”

Also on tonight . . .

American Idol (8 p.m., Fox) – The tweens who make up this show’s main demographic will have no idea who he is, but Boy George performs tonight. Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon

Supernatural (9 p.m., CW) – Dean and Sam investigate grisly, identical suicides committed by various people with little in common. Eventually, the brothers begin to suspect that a priest is involved.

L&O: SVU (9 p.m., NBC) – When Carisi’s sister’s fiancé falls back into bad habits and accuses his parole officer of rape, Carisi investigates.

black-ish (9:30 p.m., ABC) – Dre worries about getting older when he injures himself playing basketball before his 40th birthday. Also, Ruby and Bow compete to see who can get Dre the best gift.

The Americans (10 p.m., FX) – Philip and Elizabeth struggle with the gravity of some unexpected collateral damage, while Stan and Oleg come up with a risky plan to help save Nina.

Schitt’s Creek (10 p.m., Pop) – Moira and David try to sell cosmetics to the locals and Johnny tries to collect unemployment insurance.

Broadchurch (10 p.m., BBC America) – Four episodes into the second season, Miller struggles to control her sister amid family tensions.

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