Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on ABC

SERIES

Survivor The show's fans picked which past contestants would come back for this season, and the winner is announced in tonight's season finale. Jeff Probst hosts. 8 p.m. CBS. A special reunion episode follows at 10.

Childhood's End In the finale of the science fiction miniseries, Earth's children begin to exhibit advanced abilities. 8 p.m. Syfy

Expedition Unknown Host Josh Gates travels to southern Japan for a submarine adventure in search of a sunken city nicknamed "Japan's Atlantis." 9 p.m. Travel

Nashville This new episode follows several of the show's stars around the country for personal appearances and concerts. With Clare Bowen, Charles Esten, Chris Carmack, Aubrey Peeples, and Lennon and Maisy Stella. 10 p.m. ABC

Time Scanners As the new miniseries that uses modern technology to examine ancient locations visits the Colosseum in Rome. 10 p.m. KOCE and KPBS

The Magicians Syfy offers a preview of a the new fantasy series (premiering in January). Adapted from a novel of the same name by Lev Grossman, the series is set at Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy. Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil and Olivia Taylor Dudley also star. 10 p.m. Syfy

Christmas Through the Decades The ends its run with a look at the holidays during the '90s. 10 p.m. History

SPECIALS

Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas This music-filled stop-motion animation special revisits the characters of the Will Ferrell movie "Elf." Featuring the voices of Jim Parsons, Ed Asner, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer and Mark Hamill. 8 p.m. NBC

Who Is Donald Trump? This new special profiles the billionaire Republican presidential candidate. 10 p.m. A&E

TALK SHOWS

CBS This Morning Cicely Tyson; Daniel Sieberg, Google. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Alicia Vikander; Andy Grammer; Ike Barinholtz; Shanice Williams; Bella Thorne; gifts that give back; Steven Strait. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Will Ferrell; Gwendoline Christie; cast of "In the Heart of the Sea"; chef Emeril Lagasse. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

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

Live With Kelly and Michael Will Ferrell ("Daddy's Home"); Bella Thorne. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Michelle Collins' Broadway debut in "Wicked." (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show Aretha Franklin. (N) 11 a.m. KNBC

The Doctors A coffee shop has its female employees wear bikinis; the birth of a 15-pound baby. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Mack Wilds ("The Breaks"). (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk LeAnn Rimes; Carey Mulligan. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show An all-natural fix for mood, energy and sleep; Chef Roblé provides advice for holiday entertaining. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil A man says he has his drinking under control; a woman's story of domestic violence. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Patti LaBelle. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Real Jadakiss; Tamar and her doctor discuss her illness; birth control and blood clots. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tina Fey ("Sisters"). (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

Tavis Smiley Director J.J. Abrams. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

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

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Will Smith ("Concussion"). (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Dick Van Dyke; Bill Burr; Brian Setzer Orchestra. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore T-Pain. (N) 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central

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

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Robert De Niro; Daniel Gilbert; Henry Rollins. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump; Gary Clark Jr. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Amber Heard; Luke Bracey; Wanda Sykes; Carly Rae Jepsen. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Quentin Tarantino; Moon Taxi performs; Ilan Rubin. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

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

Last Call With Carson Daly Daniel Wu; Cherry Glazerr performs; Ross Partridge. (N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC

 


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