Wednesday's Best Bets on TV
"The Knights of Prosperity" (9 p.m., ABC): This new screwball comedy about a disgruntled janitor (Donal Logue) who, seeking a better life, rounds up a band of lovable losers and hatches a plan to rob Mick Jagger's swanky Manhattan apartment. The pilot contains some hysterical moments, as well as a cameo by Jagger. But we wonder if the show can sustain its premise.
"American Masters: Annie Leibovitz" (9 p.m., PBS): Annie Leibovitz's celebrity portraits have become iconic images of American pop culture -- John Lennon wrapped around wife Yoko Ono hours before his death; a very pregnant and very naked Demi Moore on the cover of Vanity Fair; Whoopi Goldberg sprawled in a bathtub full of milk. This 90-minute documentary reveals the personal and professional life of the award-winning photographer, as seen by her younger sister, Barbara, who directed the piece. The film, which marks the season finale of the PBS "American Masters" series, features interviews with Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mick Jagger and Arnold Schwarzenegger, plus many more of Leibovitz's famous subjects.
"In Case of Emergency" (9:30 p.m., ABC): Life after high school hasn't been kind to Jason, Harry, Sherman and Kelly. ABC is hoping their shared pain will be the audience's pleasure in the new sitcom "In Case of Emergency." The series, debuting tonight, stars David Arquette, Jonathan Silverman, Greg Germann and Kelly Hu as the former classmates, with Lori Loughlin as a physician who's drawn into the lives of this drowning rat pack. How bad off are they? Sherman (played by Germann, "Ally McBeal") is a diet guru who binges on stolen baked goods after his wife leaves him. Jason (Arquette), caught in a corporate scandal, attempts suicide and instead shoots himself in the foot. Reunited on one fateful night, the foursome may have found new hope in old friends.