Wednesday’s TV Highlights: ‘Empire’ on Fox


Follow the Leader 7 p.m. CNBC

Heartbeat A recommendation to use an experimental cancer treatment causes friction between Alex and Pierce (Melissa George, Dave Annable) in this new episode of the medical drama. 8 p.m. NBC

The Middle Sue (Eden Sher) develops a crush on one of her professors. 8 p.m. ABC

American Idol The top three compete in the penultimate episode. 8 p.m. Fox

SoCal Connected This new episode hears from activists who are angry about the deaths of African American men at the hands of police. Also, a police officer who brings authority and humanity to a tough beat is profiled. 8 and 10:30 p.m. KCET


The Goldbergs When Adam (Sean Giambrone) is a team captain in gym class, he lets down his friends by choosing the better athletes for his team. 8:30 p.m. ABC

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders The team investigates a homicide in Japan that was made to look like a suicide. Gary Sinise stars, 9 p.m. CBS. A second new episode follows at 10.

Modern Family Manny and Luke (Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould) are asked to baby-sit Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons). 9 p.m. ABC

Empire Now that Hakeem (Bryshere “Yazz” Gray) is the label’s acting chief, he is targeted by the ambitious Camilla (guest star Naomi Campbell). 9 p.m. Fox

Wahlburgers The season finale celebrates the grand opening of a new Fenway Park location of the Wahlburgers chain. 9 p.m. A&E

The Real Housewives of New York City The drama-filled unscripted series returns for a new season. 9 p.m. Bravo

Black-ish Dre and Bow (Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross) face a dilemma as they try to decide who should raise their children should anything happen. 9:30 p.m. ABC

Nashville Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) is back in Nashville. 10 p.m. ABC

Hap and Leonard Hap and Leonard (James Purefoy, Michael Kenneth Williams) fend for themselves, and Trudy (Christina Hendricks) makes a confession in the season finale. 10 p.m. Sundance

Lopez Baffled by the world of modern courtship, George (George Lopez) tries a dating app. 10 p.m. TV Land


CBS This Morning Bob Schieffer; Nina Tassler. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Caitriona Balfe; Birdy performs; Squire Rushnell; Jennifer Rothschild. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America Director Jon Favreau; Ashley Greene. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Live With Kelly and Michael Melissa McCarthy; Jon Favreau; David Duchovny. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show Colin Hanks. 11 a.m. KNBC

The Doctors Janice Dickinson talks about her breast cancer; a student gets paid to contract a disease. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Naomi Campbell (“Empire”). (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Ben Kingsley; Piers Morgan. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show A test for Alzheimer’s disease; Kimberly Williams-Paisley. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil A troubled 31-year-old father wants to improve his situation with his parents and daughter. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Ice Cube; John Cena; Mike Posner performs. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

Tavis Smiley Arianna Huffington; Reginald Dwayne Betts. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

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

The Daily Show: Trevor Noah Angelica Ross. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Adam Scott; John Cena. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Nightly Show Wendell Pierce. (N) 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central

The Tonight Show Cameron Diaz; Jon Favreau; Alessia Cara performs; Chad Smith performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Anna Kendrick; Sam Rockwell; David Duchovny; Autolux. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

The Late Late Show: James Corden Melissa McCarthy; Kristen Schaal; Kacey Musgraves performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Jenni Konner; Lena Dunham; Ashley Greene; Birdy performs; Brann Dailor performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

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

Last Call Thomas Lennon; Unknown Mortal Orchestra; Scot Armstrong. (N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC

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