Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'The Middle' on ABC

Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'The Middle' on ABC
Mike (Neil Flynn, right) worries that he bullied his brother (Norm Macdonald) too much in "The Middle." (Michael Ansell / ABC)

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The Mysteries of Laura Kathie Lee Gifford guest stars in this new episode as a psychiatrist who consults on the case of a slain sailor. With Debra Messing. 8 p.m. NBC

Arrow Guest star Charlotte Ross is back as Felicity's (Emily Bett Rickards) mother in this new episode as the two women stand vigil for Ray (Brandon Routh), who's hospitalized with serious injuries. 8 p.m. KTLA

The Middle Mike (Neil Flynn) fears he was a negative influence on his brother (Norm Macdonald) in their youth. Dave Foley also guest stars in this new episode of the quirky family comedy. 8 p.m. ABC

American Idol The singing competition's first champion, Kelly Clarkson, performs in this new episode. 8 p.m. Fox

SoCal Connected The effect of the drought on killer whales; Muslims who surf. 8 p.m. KCET

The Dovekeepers The two-part series starring Cote de Pablo and Rachel Brosnahan concludes. 9 p.m. CBS

Modern Family When Jay (Ed O'Neill) celebrates a birthday, Phil (Ty Burrell) surprises him with a high-tech outdoor grill, while Claire and Mitch (Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson) offer a present that really isn't a gift, in this new episode. 9 p.m. ABC

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies The new three-part miniseries by executive-producer Ken Burns concludes with the episode "Finding the Achilles Heel." 9 p.m. KOCE

Man Finds Food In the premiere of this traveling-cuisine series, host Adam Richman visits the Escondite, a hard-to-find downtown Los Angeles restaurant, where he tries a meaty and spicy dish named after Godzilla. 9 p.m. Travel

Blackish Maury Povich guest stars as himself in this new episode in which Dre (Anthony Anderson) gets caught in a lie by Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross). 9:30 p.m. ABC

Best New Restaurant The finalists face off for the championship in the season finale. 10 p.m. Bravo



Viva Zapata! TCM is celebrating the 100th birthday of Mexican-born actor Anthony Quinn. Up first is 1952's "Viva Zapata!," with Marlon Brando, at 5 p.m. That's followed at 7 by Quinn in his signature role, "Zorba the Greek," (1964). At 9:30, Quinn plays French artist Paul Gaugin opposite Kirk Douglas as Vincent Van Gogh in the 1956 classic "Lust for Life."


CBS This Morning Ramin Setoodeh. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Ryan Reynolds; Martha Stewart; Drew and Jonathan Scott. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Linda Cardellini. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Eddie Kaye Thomas ("Scorpion"); Riker Lynch and Allison Holker ("Dancing With the Stars"); Devin Alexander. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Pharrell Williams; Vanessa Hudgens performs; co-host Mark Consuelos. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Padma Lakshmi; Lennon and Maisy Stella perform; Hunter Zampa. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Doctors A home birth complication nearly results in the deaths of the mother and her baby. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Talk Vin Diesel; Jenny Hutt; Alejandra Schrader. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachael Ray Fabio Viviani; Roma Downey ("The Dovekeepers"). (N) 1 p.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show Jeremy Piven ("Mr. Selfridge"); Grace Helbig. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

Dr. Phil A woman witnessed her best friend's murder and was accused of the crime. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Real Kevin Alejandro ("The Returned," "Arrow"). (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Dwayne Johnson; Ashley Benson; Charlie Wilson performs. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

Tavis Smiley Professor Robert English; Anton Yelchin. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

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

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Kevin Hart. 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Ringo Starr; Rob Corddry; Waters performs. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Pharrell; Roma Downey and Mark Burnett; Milky Chance. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman Al Franken; Billy Eichner; David Sanborn. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Dwayne Johnson; Rihanna; Death Cab for Cutie performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night With Seth Meyers Ludacris; Charlie Cox; Dead Sara performs. (N) 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show: James Corden Katie Couric; Jeremy Piven; Emmy Rossum; Olly Murs performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Last Call Peter Facinelli; the Wolf performs; Maz Jobrani. (N) 1:37 a.m. KNBC