Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Criminal Minds' on CBS

LA Times Publisher Austin Beutner and book critic David Ulin talk Festival of Books on a new "SoCal Connected"

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SERIES

The Middle Frankie (Patricia Heaton) tries to end and argument between Sue and Axl (Eden Sher, Charlie McDermott), but her approach backfires in this new episode. Also, Mike (Neil Flynn) is stunned by Brick's (Atticus Shaffer) athletic award. 8 p.m. ABC

American Idol The top seven contestants perform in this new episode that features performances from Florida Georgia Line and Jason Derulo mentor; Iggy Azalea with "Idol" alumn Jennifer Hudson. 8 p.m. Fox

SoCal Connected This new episode explores the culture of reading in Southern California and meets Los Angeles Times Publisher Austin Beutner and book critic David Ulin, ahead of the annual Festival of Books. 8 p.m. KCET

Nature A new three-episode miniseries exploring "Animal Homes" opens with "The Nest," focusing on the behavior of birds. 8 p.m. KOCE

Criminal Minds Gary Sinise guest stars as the chief of an international unit working with the team in the investigation of into the abduction of a family in Barbados. Anna Gunn, Tom Everett Scott and Bonnie Somerville also guest star in this new episode that functions as a pilot for a spin-off series. 9 p.m. CBS

Man Finds Food In this new episode Adam Richman visits Las Vegas, where he visits a Chicago mob-themed speak-easy serving a secret dish that comes with Al Capone's personal marinara sauce recipe. 9 p.m. Travel. A second new episode follows at 9:30.

Blackish Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) gets together with group of her college friends, giving Dre (Anthony Anderson) new insight into his wife's earlier years. 9:30 p.m. ABC

Nashville Rayna (Connie Britton) plans a star-studded baby shower for Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) in this new episode. Laura Benanti, Ron Pope and David Alford guest star. 10 p.m. ABC

Workaholics Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm star in the season finale. 10 p.m. Comedy Central

The Americans There's more conflict between Philip and Elizabeth's (Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell) home and work lives in this new episode of the spy thriller. 10 p.m. FX

TALK SHOWS

CBS This Morning Author Jennifer Weiner. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson; Freida Pinto; Joe Bastianich; Flo Rida performs; Chiquis Rivera. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America Kit Harington ("Game of Thrones"); costume designer Patricia Field. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Emily Osment ("Young & Hungry"); Chris Soules and Witney Carson ("Dancing With the Stars"); Saint Motel performs. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Kit Harington ("Game of Thrones"); Kat Dennings ("2 Broke Girls"); Science Bob. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The Doctors A teacher talks about how he helps combat bullying and childhood obesity; Chrissy Metz. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Talk Peter Facinelli; Chi-Lan Lieu; Curtis Stone. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachael Ray Kym Whitley and Emily Osment ("Young and Hungry"). (N) 1 p.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show Sophia Bush ("Chicago Fire"); Ludacris ("Furious 7"). (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

The Dr. Oz Show Giuliana Rancic. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil A former couple considers a third marriage. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Terrence J. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Amy Schumer; Mark Ronson performs with Mystikal. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

Between the Lines With Barry Kibrick At 90, Theodore Bikel continues to perform. 9 p.m. KLCS

Tavis Smiley Author Elliot Ackerman; Hugh Masekela. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

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

Conan Kristen Stewart; Tig Notaro and Jon Dore; Brian Wilson. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Tonight Show: Jimmy Fallon Julia Louis-Dreyfus; Scott Eastwood; Flo Rida. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman Ben Stiller; Tove Lo performs. 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Willie Nelson; Colin Hanks. 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night With Seth Meyers Pharrell Williams; Oscar Isaac; Delta Rae performs. (N) 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Josh Gad; Jessie Ware performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

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