Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'In Defense of Food' on PBS

Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'In Defense of Food' on PBS
Nutritional Expert and best-selling author Michael Pollan explores what to eat and what to avoid in the new special "In Defense of Food" on PBS. (John Chater / PBS)


Mystery Diners Comic books go missing from a comic book-themed restaurant in this new episode of the hidden camera series. 10 p.m. Food



I Get That a Lot In this new installment of the show, which features celebrities playing pranks by posing as "regular people," Kristin Chenoweth pretends to be a New York waitress and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers mans a gym's front desk. Guy Fieri, Alex Trebek, Rita Ora and Cody Simpson also have a turn. 8 p.m. CBS

In Defense of Food In this new special, author Michael Pollan focuses on how to keep enjoying food while being mindful of dietary concerns. 9 p.m. KOCE and KPBS


CBS This Morning Alicia Vikander. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today What to buy in January; food; parenting; food hacks for New Year's Eve; places to travel to in 2016. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Ryan Seacrest; "Trumbo" cast members; Michael Shannon; Dan Churchill; Sophie Donelson. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Hugh Jackman; Shay Mitchell ("Pretty Little Liars"); Shawn Mendes performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Bernie Sanders; Wendi McLendon-Covey. 10 a.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show John Edward. 11 a.m. KNBC

The Doctors A woman with six children is convinced that her body is the cause of her marital problems. 11 a.m. KCAL

The Talk John Stamos; Jaymes Vaughan. 1 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show Almond milk and other nut milks; bread and Alzheimer's. 2 p.m. KTTV

The Real Shameik Moore ("Dope," "The Get Down"). 2 p.m. KCOP

Dr. Phil A woman met her birth mother and learned that the woman is mean, nasty and verbally abusive. 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Bethenny Frankel; Stacy Kaiser; Kym Whitley; Matt Doran ("Crime Watch Daily"). 3 p.m. KNBC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Portia de Rossi ("Scandal"); Duran Duran and Janelle Monae perform. 4 p.m. KNBC

Between the Lines With Barry Kibrick Physicist Leonard Mlodinow. (Part 1 of 2) 9 p.m. KLCS

Tavis Smiley Ian McKellen. 11 p.m. KOCE

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; 11:30 p.m. KOCE; 1 a.m. KLCS

Conan Daniel Radcliffe. 11 p.m. TBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Will Ferrell; Alicia Vikander; Twenty One Pilots perform. 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and Allen Leech; Adam McKay; Kurt Vile performs. 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Ryan Seacrest; Giada de Laurentiis; Irish singer-songwriter Gavin James performs. 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Melissa Benoist; Olivia Wilde; Saoirse Ronan. 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Matthew Morrison; Uzo Aduba; A Great Big World; Brian Chase. 12:37 a.m. KNBC

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

Last Call 1:38 a.m. KNBC


College Football The Bowl games continue with Auburn vs. Memphis 9 a.m. ESPN; North Carolina State vs. Mississippi State 12:30 p.m. ESPN; Texas A&M vs. Louisville 4 p.m. ESPN; USC vs. Wisconsin 7:30 p.m. ESPN

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