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Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Speechless' on ABC

Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Speechless' on ABC
JJ and Kenneth (Micah Fowler, left, and Cedric Yarbrough) take advantage of the kindness of strangers in "Speechless" on ABC. (Eric McCandless / ABC)
SERIES

Blindspot Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) and the team join forces with a U.S. marshal (guest star Trieste Kelly Dunn) to stop a mob leader after a failed attempt to assassinate a politician during a rally. Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown, Archie Panjabi, Ashley Johnson and Michelle Hurd also star. 8 p.m. NBC

Arrow Curtis, Wild Dog and Evelyn Sharp (Echo Kellum, Rick Gonzalez, Madison McLaughlin) become Oliver's (Stephen Amell) new team, but some of them may not be up to the task. Emily Bett Rickards also stars. 8 p.m. KTLA

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The Goldbergs Murray and Pop-Pop (Jeff Garlin, Judd Hirsch) try to get used to the novel concept of answering machines as they play telephone tag in this new episode of this nostalgic comedy. With Hayley Orrantia, Troy Gentile, George Segal, Sean Giambrone and Wendi McLendon-Covey. 8 p.m. ABC

Lethal Weapon A series of robberies includes a home near Murtaugh's (Damon Wayans Sr.). Clayne Crawford and Jordana Brewster also star with guest star Richard Cabral. 8 p.m. Fox

Nature The series' 34th season opens with "Super Hummingbirds," examining the remarkable birds via high-speed photography. Patricia Clarkson narrates. 8 p.m. KOCE and KPBS

Speechless Playing on people's compassion toward him, JJ and Kenneth (Micah Fowler, Cedric Yarbrough) manage to get free food and baseball tickets. Minnie Driver, Kyla Kenedy, Mason Cook and John Ross Bowie also star. 8:30 p.m. ABC

Criminal Minds Paget Brewster becomes a series regular again as the team searches for three missing women. Joe Mantegna, Kirsten Vangsness, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Aisha Tyler and Adam Rodriguez also star with guest star Sherilyn Fenn.  9 p.m. CBS

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit An athlete's (Brit Morgan) secret life makes her reluctant to testify against the man who sexually assaulted her. Lindsay Pulsipher guest stars as Rollins' (Kelli Giddish) recently paroled sister in this new episode. Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Raul Esparza and Peter Scanavino also star. 9 p.m. NBC

Frequency Raimy's (Peyton List) communication with Frank (Riley Smith) lets her warn him that her mom will be murdered, giving him a chance to stop it. Anthony Ruivivar, Mekhi Phifer, Devin Kelley, Daniel Bonjour and Lenny Jacobson also star. 9 p.m. KTLA

Modern Family Nathan Fillion guest stars as Phil's (Ty Burrell) favorite TV weather forecaster. Sarah Hyland also stars in this new episode. 9 p.m. ABC

Empire Cookie's (Taraji P. Henson) relationship with Angelo (Taye Diggs) makes Lucious (Terrence Howard) realize he has a formidable rival. 9 p.m. Fox

NOVA The new episode "Super Tunnel" details London's under-construction project known as Crossrail, designed for faster, more efficient and more direct travel across the city. 9 p.m. KOCE and KPBS

Lip Sync Battle Ben Kingsley and John Cho compete in the season premiere. 9 p.m. Spike

black-ish Dre (Anthony Anderson) tries to become more involved in his community by joining a homeowners' association. Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne also star, and Daveed Diggs continues his guest role. Journalist Chris Hansen appears as himself. 9:30 p.m. ABC

Designated Survivor President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) finally learns who engineered the attack that killed his predecessor and the rest of the Cabinet and weighs going to war. Italia Ricci, Natascha McElhone, Kal Penn and Maggie Q also star, and Virginia Madsen continues her guest role. 10 p.m. ABC

WWII Megaweapons The premiere of this new documentary series looks at the networks of tunnels, defensive lines, bunkers and fortifications built by the Japanese on the island of Okinawa. 10 p.m. KOCE and KPBS

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Documentary Now! A new wave band from the late 1970s and early 1980s plays its final concert in this new episode of the mockumenatry series.  10 p.m. IFC

Real World Seattle: Bad Blood A loft in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood is the setting for a new season of the venerable unscripted series. 10 p.m. MTV

SPECIALS

Criss Angel: Trick'd Up Accompanied by "The Supernaturalists," his handpicked team of expert illusionists, the magician hits the road to entertain and baffle bystanders and audiences in this new special. Celebrity guests include Gary Oldman, Andrew Dice Clay, Miles Brown, Latino pop star Belinda, Paris Jackson and DJ Steve Aoki. 10 p.m. A&E

TALK SHOWS

CBS This Morning Author Lisa Damour. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Kevin Hart; Jon Hamm; OneRepublic performs; Kristen Stewart; Laura Dern; Michele Borba. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA

Good Morning America Minnie Driver; Wolfgang Puck; Aimee Copeland. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. "American Idol" runner-up La' Porsha Renae; Whitney Cummings. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live with Kelly Jon Hamm ("Keeping Up With the Joneses"); Minnie Driver; Daya performs; Anderson Cooper. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Nancy Grace. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

Rachael Ray Ted Danson ("The Good Place"); Stacy London; Action Bronson. (N) 10 a.m. KCAL

The Doctors A dangerous teen relationship trend; a procedure to reverse menopause. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Urban wildlife; breast-cancer survivor. (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Soap stars celebrate 30 years of "CBS Daytime" programs: with Christel Khalil, Christian LeBlanc and others. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show A woman meets sisters she never knew she had; Fran Drescher. (N) 1 p.m. KTTV

Steve Harvey Chef Rick Bayless; Patrice Washington. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

The Real J. August Richards ("Notorious"). (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil Twin 16-year-old girls say they may have only a few months to live due to their eating disorder. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Taye Diggs ("Empire"); Sarah Hyland; Bastille performs. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

Harry Abigail Breslin ("Scream Queens"); Kelly Clarkson ("River Rose and the Magical Lullaby"). (N) 4 p.m. KTTV and 9 p.m. KCOP

Tavis Smiley (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; 11:30 p.m. KOCE

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Journalist Bryan Christy. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Jimmy Kimmel Live Matthew Perry; Nas and Erykah Badu perform. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night With Seth Meyers Joe Biden and his wife, Jill; Sturgill Simpson; Thaddeus Dixon; Corey Glover; Vernon Reid. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

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Nightline (N) 12:37 a.m. KABC

Last Call With Carson Daly Tyler Hoechlin; Mothers perform; Kyle Kinane. (N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC

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