Wednesday’s TV highlights: Pearl Harbor remembered and more

“Pearl Harbor”
Ben Affleck costars in the 2001 WWII drama “Pearl Harbor” on AMC.
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Nightcap Debra Messing, Tim Gunn and Mark Cuban guest star as themselves on the talk-show spoof. 8 p.m. Pop

Criminal Minds “The Player’s” Damon Gupton joins the cast of the procedural drama as profiler Stephen Walker. 9 p.m. CBS

Frequency Raimy and Frank (Peyton List, Riley Smith) learn some shocking new information about the Nightingale killer in this drama’s winter finale. 9 p.m. KTLA


Empire Phylicia Rashad, Leslie Uggams and “Showgirls’” Gina Gershon guest star on a new episode of the music-biz drama. 9 p.m. Fox

Hollywood & Football “Kendra on Top’s” Kendra Wilkinson makes a crossover appearance in this new episode. 9 p.m. E!

Expedition Unknown This new episode finds host Josh Gates counting down the show’s top 10 treasure hunts. 9 p.m. Travel Channel

South Park The irreverent animated series ends its 20th season. 10 p.m. Comedy Central


Years of Living Dangerously “Modern Family’s” Ty Burrell and “The West Wing’s” Bradley Whitford explore climate change. 10 p.m. National Geographic Channel


Pearl Harbor specials: The Japanese attack on the U.S. Navy base in Honolulu on Dec. 7, 1941, is recalled in the encore specials “Tora, Tora, Tora: The Real Story of Pearl Harbor,” “Pearl Harbor: 75 Years Later” and “Pearl Harbor: The Truth.” Noon, 2 and 4 p.m. History Channel

Other commemorative specials: “Remember Pearl Harbor” and “Ghosts of Pearl Harbor.” 7:30 p.m. KCET; 11 p.m. National Geographic Channel

Hairspray Live! Tony winner Harvey Fierstein and newcomer Maddie Baillio head an all-star cast in this small-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical based on John Waters’ 1988 indie comedy set in early 1960s Baltimore. With Kristin Chenoweth, Dove Cameron, Billy Eichner, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Andrea Martin and Martin Short. 8 p.m. NBC

Conan Without Borders Conan O’Brien’s latest overseas sojourn finds the late-night talk-show host visiting the German capital of Berlin. 10 p.m.


From Here to Eternity Turner Classic Movies day-long slate of films about Pearl Harbor and WWII in the Pacific includes this Oscar-winning 1953 drama starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra, Ernest Borgnine and Deborah Kerr. Also featured is the 1970 docudrama “Tora! Tora! Tora!” starring Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, E.G. Marshall, James Whitmore and Jason Robards. 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. TCM

Pearl Harbor Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett and Alec Baldwin star in director Michael Bay’s effects-laden 2001 re-creation of the Japanese attack and its aftermath. 8 and 11 p.m. AMC




CBS This Morning Helen Mirren; Glassdoor chief executive Robert Hohman. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Kevin Costner; Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin; Peter Sarsgaard; Rita Ora; Chrissy Teigen; “Nashville”; Naomi Judd; Kane Brown performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Chris Pratt; Ben Mendelsohn. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day LA Justin Hires (“McGyver”). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly Chris Pratt; Courtney B. Vance; Chrissy Teigen; co-host Octavia Spencer. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View DJ Khaled. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

Rachael Ray Tim Tebow. (N) 10 a.m. KCAL

The Doctors (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show The cast of “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” performs. (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Michelle Monaghan; Big Boy. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show The black market for ADHD drug Adderall; Carla Hall (“The Chew”). (N) 1 p.m. KTTV

Steve Harvey Shemar Moore and Bill Bellamy; author Greg McKeown (“Essentialism”). (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

Harry Shemar Moore; Matt Czuchry (“Gilmore Girls”); Jon Batiste performs. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV, midnight KCOP

Dr. Phil A woman says her unborn baby’s father is violent and controlling. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Natalie Portman; Miranda Lambert performs. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Real Miss Quad (“Married to Medicine”); guest co-host Evelyn Lozada. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

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

Conan MMA fighter Ronda Rousey; Melissa Rauch. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Edward Norton; actor-rapper Riz Ahmed; Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aimé. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Sigourney Weaver; Andy Cohen; Pilobolus dance theater. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Ryan Gosling; T.J. Miller; Pentatonix performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

Tavis Smiley Sportscaster Joe Buck; jazz pianist Joey Alexander. (N) 12:30 a.m. KOCE

The Late Late Show With James Corden Lily Tomlin; Alison Sudol; Reggie Watts; Madonna. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Michael Moore; Rita Ora; Kacey Musgraves performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

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

Charlie Rose (N) 1 a.m. KOCE

Last Call With Carson Daly Comic Pete Holmes; Bob Mould performs; Laith Al-Saadi (“The Voice”). (N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC

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