Wednesday’s TV Highlights: ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’

Raúl Esparza and Mariska Hargitay in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” on NBC.

Child services fails on NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” with Raúl Esparza and Mariska Hargitay.

(Michael Parmelee / NBC)

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Jay Leno’s Garage This new series follows the former host of “The Tonight Show” as he hits the road in search of the car world’s most radical rides and the passionate people behind them. In the series premiere, Leno visits his old pal Tim Allen and examines Jimmie Johnson’s souped-up classic Corvette. 7 and 10 p.m. CNBC

Arrow In the season premiere, Oliver and Felicity (Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards) are enjoying a getaway, until Thea and Laurel (Willa Holland, Katie Cassidy) summon him to combat a ring of killers. 8 p.m. KTLA

Rosewood A bright young man is a multiple-murder suspect, and Rosewood (Morris Chestnut) is the only one who believes he’s innocent in this new episode. 8 p.m. Fox


Nature This new episode focuses on large flightless birds. 8 p.m. KOCE and KPBS

The Goldbergs Murray and Adam (Jeff Garlin, Sean Giambrone) work together to build a robot as a bonding experience, but they clash, which drives a wedge between them. 8:30 p.m. ABC

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Whoopi Goldberg guest stars as a Department of Child Services official accused by a caseworker (John Magaro) of filing false reports. Mariska Hargitay stars. 9 p.m. NBC

Supernatural The Winchester brothers (Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki) return for an 11th season of fighting otherworldly evil. 9 p.m. KTLA

Empire Pitbull (himself) takes a professional interest in Cookie and Anika (Taraji P. Henson, Grace Gealey) after they arrange an attention-grabbing performance. Terrence Howard stars in this new episode. 9 p.m. Fox

NOVA The new episode of the science-based series imagines the details and steps involved for biblical prophet Noah in building a big and sturdy sea-worthy ship. 9 p.m. KOCE and KPBS

Blackish Dre (Anthony Anderson) is shocked by the results of his annual physical and worries even more about Pops (Laurence Fishburne), who hasn’t visited a doctor in ages. 9:30 p.m. ABC

Code Black Saving a female patient is only the first step for Christa (Bonnie Somerville), who also wants to ensure the woman still can bear children. 10 p.m. CBS


American Horror Story: Hotel A detective (Wes Bentley) investigating a chain of gruesome murders in Los Angeles is led to the Hotel Cortez, in this new series. 10 p.m. FX


Blood Lions This new special documents canned hunting in South Africa. 7 and 8 p.m. MSNBC


CBS This Morning Alastair Campbell; Maddie and Tae. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Kate Winslet; Sara Bareilles; Sam Kass; Jay Leno; Adam Lambert performs; Dr. Mehmet Oz. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America Cate Blanchett; Judy Sheindlin; Jalen Rose. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Kool and the Gang; the Game; Trai Byers (“Empire”); Keshia Knight Pulliam (“Will to Love”). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV


Live With Kelly and Michael Rooney Mara (“Pan”); Gina Rodriguez; Abby Wambach. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio); Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show Tony Goldwyn (“Scandal”); Yamaneika Saunders. (N) 11 a.m. KNBC

The Doctors A woman finds an unusual way to try to keep her man from cheating. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Talk Nina Dobrev; Tyler Oakley. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachel Ray Whitney Cummings; Deborah Norville. (N) 1 p.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show Morris Chestnut. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil A woman thinks her husband has cheated. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Real Author Iyanla Vanzant. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Julianne Moore; Usain Bolt; Thomas Rhett performs. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

Tavis Smiley Slavoj Zizek; Jewel performs. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

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

The Daily Show: Trevor Noah Evgeny Afineevsky. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan David Mizejewski; Nasim Pedrad; Robert DeLong. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Tonight Show: Jimmy Fallon Kate Winslet; Norman Reedus; Fallonventions. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show Gina Rodriguez; Ben Bernanke; Tame Impala performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Keanu Reeves; Guillermo del Toro; Thomas Rhett. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show Jamie Lee Curtis; Sharon Osbourne; Elyes Gabel. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night Joel McHale; Sara Bareilles performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

Last Call Michael Shannon; Cat Power; Branden Jenkins-Jacobs. (N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC

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