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Wednesday’s TV Highlights: ‘black-ish’ on ABC

Daveed Diggs, left, and Laurence Fishburne.
Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton”), left, shown with Laurence Fishburne, begins a recurring guest role on the ABC comedy “black-ish.”
(Eric McCandless/ABC)

SERIES

Blindspot New York is under attack as bombings plague the city and Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) leads a mission to stop the attacks, while Jane (Jaimie Alexander) is occupied in her new role as a triple agent. Archie Panjabi, Ashley Johnson, Rob Brown and Michelle Hurd also star. 8 p.m. NBC

The Goldbergs Erica and Lainey (Hayley Orrantia, AJ Michalka) become determined to find someone for Bill (David Koechner), with a little help from Adam and Beverly (Sean Giambrone, Wendi McLendon-Covey) in this new episode of the family comedy. 8 p.m. ABC

Lethal Weapon Jason Derulo guest stars as a boxer whose Hollywood party is disrupted by gunfire. The investigation leads Riggs and Murtaugh (Clayne Crawford, Damon Wayans Sr.) into a gun-running operation. 8 p.m. Fox

Forces of Nature This new episode documents the major role color plays in how the various species relate to one another. 8 p.m. KOCE and KPBS

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Speechless With Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough) working as his full-time helper JJ (Micah Fowler) gets a new taste of independence, which worries Maya (Minnie Driver) in this new episode. John Ross Bowie and Kyla Kenedy also star. 8:30 p.m. ABC

Criminal Minds Adam Rodriguez, formerly of “CSI: Miami,” joins the cast as a new team member during a search for a killer who made a prison break along with 13 others. Thomas Gibson, Joe Mantegna and A.J. Cook also star in the season premiere. 9 p.m. CBS

Modern Family Jay (Ed O’Neill) tries to make a good first impression on new neighbors while Manny (Rico Rodriguez) aims to appeal to a young woman with an unconventional mind-set. Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara also star. 9 p.m. ABC

Empire Taye Diggs begins a recurring role as a businessman who partners with recent shooting victim Jamal (Jussie Smollett) on an initiative related to gun violence. Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Trai Byers, Gabourey Sidibe and Serayah also star. 9 p.m. Fox

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Black-ish Daveed Diggs, formerly of the Broadway smash “Hamilton,” begins a guest-starring arc as Bow’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) brother. Anthony Anderson and Yara Shahidi also star. 9:30 p.m. ABC

Code Black Rob Lowe joins the cast of the medical drama as its second season begins. Tommy Dewey and Marcia Gay Harden also star. 10 p.m. CBS

Designated Survivor It’s the first day in his new job for President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) and he has to hit the ground running in this new episode of the political thriller. Virginia Madsen guest stars with series regular Natascha McElhone. 10 p.m. ABC

India: Nature’s Wonderland This documentary series surveying India’s wildlife concludes with a look at  demoiselle cranes, tahr goats, one-horned rhinos, tiny pika, lion-tailed macaques and a  mass hatching of olive ridley turtles.10 p.m. KOCE and KPBS

South Park Gerald is thrilled with the media attention as he continues to troll everyone and anyone. 10 p.m. Comedy Central

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee This new episode recaps Monday’s presidential debate. 10:30 p.m. TBS

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TALK SHOWS

CBS This Morning Morgan Freeman. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Nathan Lane and John Goodman; Hilary Duff and Debi Mazar; Luke Evans; Lauren Greutman. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Kate Hudson; David Oyelowo; the couple voted off last night’s “Dancing With the Stars.” (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Marisa Jaret Winokur; Eddie Cibrian (“Rosewood”). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live with Kelly Tom Selleck; January Jones; Ingrid Michaelson performs; Jerry O’Connell. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Kiefer Sutherland. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

Rachael Ray Peter Walsh, Ty Pennington and Taniya Nayak. (N) 10 a.m. KCAL

The Doctors Jamie-Lynn Sigler; teen girls’ cosmetic surgery; dirty things in the home. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Adam Rodriguez; Top Talker Lisa Sugar. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show Cosmetic surgeons Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif help people who are disfigured. (N) 1 p.m. KTTV

Steve Harvey A guest who looks just like Steve; a woman creates an anti-gang program for teens; three heroes. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

The Real Gospel singer Donnie McClurkin. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil A woman thinks that her mother’s abuse contributed to her brother murdering his grandmother. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Kylie Bunbury (“Pitch”); Al J; Luke Bryan performs. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

Harry Mariska Hargitay (“Law & Order: SVU”); Mike Colter. (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 Entrepreneur Reid Hoffman. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Kunal Nayyar; Phoebe Robinson. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Kate McKinnon; Sting performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Lupita Nyong’o; John Prine performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Sarah Jessica Parker; Daveed Diggs; Dan & Shay perform. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Anjelica Huston; Wilmer Valderrama; Shawn Mendes performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers January Jones; Mike Colter; Chris Lane; Danny Carey. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

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

Last Call With Carson Daly Mike Colter; Elliphant performs; Sasha Lane. (N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC


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