What to Watch on Wednesday: ‘Mr. Robot’ and ‘First Peoples’

Mr. Robot (10 p.m., USA) – The premiere of a new series about an antisocial computer programmer (Rami Malek) who works as a cybersecurity engineer during the day, but is a vigilante hacker by night. His anti-establishment beliefs and work with the vigilante group put him at odds with his employer. Christian Slater plays the leader of the underground hacker group.

Also on tonight . . .

Big Brother (8 p.m., CBS) – Season 17 begins – with several new twists.

First Peoples (9 p.m., UNC-TV) – This new 5-part series looks at how the mixing of genes between early humans helped us survive and thrive. Tonight’s first two installments focus on the Americas and Africa. First, an underwater discovery in Mexico provides insight into early migration to the Americas. Later, research suggests that humans evolved in many places across Africa simultaneously.

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