Wednesday’s TV highlights: ‘Modern Family’ and more

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Survivor Fans’ votes determined which players from the series’ previous seasons get a second chance on the return of the reality competition. 8 p.m. CBS

The Mysteries of Laura The cop drama starring Debra Messing is back for a second season. 8 p.m. NBC

The Middle Sue (Eden Sher) is on her way to college as the family comedy returns. 8 p.m. ABC

Rosewood Morris Chestnut stars as a pathologist-for-hire in this new procedural drama. 8 p.m. Fox

Nature The series returns with a look at orphaned animals. 8 p.m. KOCE

The Goldbergs The sitcom returns for a third season. 8:30 p.m. ABC

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit The crime drama kicks off its 17th season with a two-hour premiere. 9 p.m. NBC

Modern Family Haley and Andy (Sarah Hyland, guest star Adam DeVine) may have to reveal their true feelings for each other in the sitcom’s season premiere. 9 p.m. ABC

Empire Lucious (Terrence Howard) tries to conduct business from inside a federal lockup as the hit music-biz drama returns. Taraji P. Henson also stars. 9 p.m. Fox

Worst Cooks in America Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray try to transform seven celebrities into kitchen stars in a new edition of the reality series. 9 p.m. Food Network

Big Brother The winner is revealed as the unscripted series ends another season. 9:30 p.m. CBS

Black-ish A talent-show performance by Jack (Miles Brown) includes a forbidden word in the sitcom’s season premiere. 9:30 p.m. ABC

Nashville Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler sing a duet in the season premiere. 10 p.m. ABC


Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ The boxer’s impact inside and outside the ring is examined in this special. 10 p.m. BET


CBS This Morning Don Henley. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Trevor Noah; James Spader; Suze Orman; Andrew Rannells; Jeremy Irvine; Cloris Leachman. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Anne Hathaway; Sofía Vergara. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day LA (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Anne Hathaway; Trevor Noah. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Sofía Vergara; Anthony Anderson. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show Nat Wolff (“The Intern”). (N) 11 a.m. KNBC

The Doctors (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

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

The Talk Lea Michele; Leona Lewis performs. (N) ?1 p.m. KCBS

Rachel Ray Chef Anne Burrell; Morris Chestnut. (N) 1 p.m. KABC

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

Dr. Phil A woman goes missing. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Real “Shark Tank’s” Robert Herjavec and Barbara Corcoran. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

The Wendy Williams Show Eva Mendes. 3 p.m. KCOP

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Portia de Rossi; Duran Duran and Janelle Monae perform. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

Tavis Smiley Columnist Thomas Friedman. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

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

Conan Tim Allen; Ta’Rhonda Jones; Gary Clark, Jr. performs. (N) ?11 p.m. TBS

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (N) 11:31 p.m. Comedy Central

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon James Spader; Andrew Rannells; comic Brian Regan. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Hugh Jackman and Hugh Evans; Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); Pearl Jam performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Don Johnson; James Taylor performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Brit Marling; Kunal Nayyar; Fifth Harmony performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Will Forte; Natasha Lyonne. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

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

Last Call With Carson Daly Director Eli Roth; Waters performs; Judith Shekoni. (N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC