Wednesday’s TV Highlights: ‘Designated Survivor’ on ABC

Maggie Q in “Designated Survivor” on ABC.
Maggie Q in stars in “Designated Survivor” on ABC.
(Ben Mark Holzberg/ABC)


Jay Leno’s Garage NASCAR driver Joey Logano gets behind the wheel of a vingage ’60s-era race car in this new episode of the comedian’s auto-centric series. 7 and 10 p.m. CNBC

Arrow In the series’ 100th episode, which continues a multiple-crossover story that links all of the CW’s superhero shows, Oliver (Stephen Amell) gets the “It’s a Wonderful Life” treatment by experiencing an alternate reality in which he’s engaged to Laurel (guest star Katie Cassidy). Guest stars include Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist. 8 p.m. KTLA

The Goldbergs Adam’s (Sean Giambrone) interest in acting becomes less amusing to Barry (Troy Gentile) when Lainey (AJ Michalka) lands a role in which she and Adam kiss, so Barry gets on the production’s crew to try to jinx that scene. 8 p.m. ABC

Lethal Weapon Riggs (Clayne Crawford) turns paternal in protecting a young boy who was the only witness to a violent crime, while Murtaugh (Damon Wayans Sr.) takes dangerous risks on a motorcycle in this new episode. 8 p.m. Fox


Kids Sweets Showdown Hosts Ali Sweeney and Harley Morenstein have kids bake and decorate holiday train cakes in the premiere of this new unscripted competition. 8 p.m. Food

Speechless Maya (Minnie Driver) and the family try to help when JJ (Micah Fowler) woos a classmate (guest star McKaley Miller). 8:30 p.m. ABC

Criminal Minds Dr. Lewis (Aisha Tyler) gets a visit from someone who claims to be her brother, but isn’t, yet knows everything about her and her family. 9 p.m. CBS

Modern Family Haley (Sarah Hyland) starts to have doubts about her romance with TV weatherman Rainer Shine (Nathan Fillion) when she gets to know his teenage daughter. Joely Fisher also guest stars in this new episode. 9 p.m. ABC


Empire Phylicia Rashad (“The Cosby Show”) guest stars as Angelo’s (Taye Diggs) mother. Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard star. 9 p.m. Fox

Hollywood & Football This new unscripted series follows four Rams players as the team returns to Los Angeles. 9 p.m. E!

Vikings The historical drama returns with new episodes in its mid-season premiere. With Travis Fimmel, Linus Roache and Katheryn Winnick. 9 p.m. History

Designated Survivor Nationwide voting for a new House of Representatives may not happen as planned due to an emergency that leads the president (Kiefer Sutherland) to consider canceling the election entirely. Maggie Q also stars. 10 p.m. ABC

Queen Sugar The family drama ends its season. 10 p.m. OWN

Incorporated Set in a near-future world where corporations have unlimited power, this new science fiction series follows a young executive (Sean Teale), who hides his identity to infiltrate a dangerous company and rescue the woman he loves. Dennis Haysbert, Julia Ormond, Allison Miller and Eddie Ramos also star. 10 p.m. Syfy and USA


Christmas in Rockefeller Center The 84th event that culminates in lighting the Christmas tree —  a Norway spruce from Oneonta, N.Y. —  features holiday-themed performances from Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond,  Dolly Parton, Josh Groban, Tori Kelly, Sarah McLachlan,  the Radio City Rockettes and others. Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Hoda Kotb are the hosts. 8 p.m. NBC



Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love A sequel to last year’s “Coat of Many Colors,” this new TV movie continues the saga inspired by Parton’s song. Jennifer Nettles, Rick Schroder and Alyvia Alyn Lind all return as the members of the rural Tennessee family who face new challenges. Gerald McRaney also stars. 9 p.m. NBC


CBS This Morning Former CIA Director Robert Gates; Dick Costolo, Twitter. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today The Property Brothers in New Orleans; Michel Nischan; Band of Merrymakers performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Diego Luna; Kacey Musgraves; Jeff Gordon. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Jennifer Nettles and Ricky Schroder (“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love”); Mary Wilson performs. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly Tim Daly (“Madam Secretary”); Diego Luna; Jeffrey Dean Morgan. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Political activist Jill Stein; director Tom Ford. (N) 10 a.m. KABC


Rachael Ray Olympian Michelle Carter. (N) 10 a.m. KCAL

The Doctors Sex putting one in a trance; having a baby later in life; Jonathan Goodwin. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Buddy Valastro; Z100’s Elvis Duran (the Jingle Ball concert). (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Julia Ormond; Dennis Haysbert; Jaymes Vaughan; Wrabel. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show Al Roker; the best times of day to take medicines and vitamins. (N) 1 p.m. KTTV

Harry Jamie Lynn Sigler; Mario Batali. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV; 9 p.m. KCOP

Dr. Phil A teenager faces two felony DUI charges. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Jennifer Aniston (“Office Christmas Party”); Derek Hough (“Hairspray Live!”). (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Real Dolly Parton. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Tomi Lahren. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Nick Offerman; Johnny Pemberton. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Felicity Jones; Billy Crudup; Car Seat Headrest performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Lauren Cohan; Sleigh Bells perform. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Tavis Smiley (N) 12:30 a.m. KOCE

The Late Late Show With James Corden Jessica Alba; Kate Mara; Ken Jeong. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

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

Charlie Rose (N) 1 a.m. KOCE

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