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What to Watch on Wednesday: Smithsonian debuts ‘Gorillas of Gabon’ documentary

The documentary “Gorillas of Gabon” premieres on the Smithsonian Channel at 8 p.m. Oct. 16, 2019.
The documentary “Gorillas of Gabon” premieres on the Smithsonian Channel at 8 p.m. Oct. 16, 2019. SMITHSONIAN

Gorillas of Gabon (8 p.m., Smithsonian) - This documentary follows a team of trackers searching for Mussiru, an elusive 400-pound silverback western lowland gorilla, in Gabon on the west coast of Africa. Their mission is to habituate him to humans — the future of his bloodline and the rainforest he inhabits depend on it.

Nancy Drew (9 p.m., The CW) - When Nancy learns that Tiffany Hudson’s corpse is being moved out of Horseshoe Bay for a private autopsy, she puts her investigation into Lucy Sable’s dress on hold to pull off one of her most risky missions yet.

David Makes Man (9 p.m., OWN) - More is revealed about how Sky died in the season finale.

Shattered (10 p.m., ID) - The Season 3 premiere looks at Frederick Harlan “Kevin” Coe, also known as the South Hill rapist, who terrorized women in Spokane, Washington, from 1978 to 1981.

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