Wednesday’s TV Highlights: ‘Modern Family’ on ABC

Julie Bowen, left, Ty Burrell and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons in “Modern Family” on ABC.

Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, right) helps with a family project on ABC’s “Modern Family.” With Julie Bowen, left, and Ty Burrell.

(Eric McCandless / ABC)

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The Mysteries of Laura Laura (Debra Messing) and the team join the search for two convicted killers — one their former captain — who escaped from a maximum security prison in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC

Arrow Jeri Ryan guest stars as a mayoral hopeful whose bid for office worries her longtime friends Oliver and Thea (Stephen Amell, Willa Holland) since the last three people to hold that office were murdered. 8 p.m. KTLA

The Middle Norm Macdonald returns as Mike’s (Neil Flynn) brother Rusty. 8 p.m. ABC


The Goldbergs Adam (Sean Giambrone) resists participating in swimming in gym class, but the coach (Bryan Callen) threatens to flunk him in this new episode of the family comedy. 8:30 p.m. ABC

Criminal Minds Joe Mantegna directs this new episode that sends the team to Savannah to probe the serial killings of brides-to-be just before their weddings. 9 p.m. CBS

Modern Family Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) is the only family member interested in Phil’s (Ty Burrell) effort to help duck eggs hatch in this new episode. Julie Bowen and Ed O’Neill also star. 9 p.m. ABC

Empire Though there’s considerable discord among them, the members of the Lyon family unite for a music video in this new episode. Terrence Howard stars with guest stars Marisa Tomei and Kelly Rowland. 9 p.m. Fox

Black-ish Dre (Anthony Anderson) and others invent an alternative to Fathers’ Day, in this new episode. Zendaya guest stars as Zoey’s (Yara Shahidi) fatherless friend of who develops a bond with Dre. Tracee Ellis Ross also stars with guest star Jenifer Lewis. 9:30 p.m. ABC

Code Black A shift that ends up lasting 36 hours involves two young car-accident victims and their devastated mother (Gail O’Grady). Marcia Gay Harden stars. 10 p.m. CBS

The Brain With David Eagleman In this new miniseries the neuroscientist looks at various aspects of the human brain. 10 p.m. KOCE and KPBS

South Park Cartman fancies himself as a restaurant critic in this new episode. 10 p.m. Comedy Central



Baring It All: Inside New York Fashion Week This new two-hour documentary gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look into one of the world’s biggest style-related events of the year. 9 p.m. Family


CBS This Morning Oprah Winfrey. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Dan Rather; Dick Van Dyke; Sean Astin; Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America Clive Owen; Whoopi Goldberg. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Tom Hanks (“Bridge of Spies”); Carey Mulligan. (N) 9 a.m. KABC


The View Author Joe Zee (“That’s What Fashion Is”); Tom Hiddleston. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show Gabrielle Union (“Being Mary Jane”). (N) 11 a.m. KNBC

The Doctors Missy, Jase and Mia Robertson (“Duck Dynasty”) and Chloe Lukasiak (“Dance Moms”). (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Talk Kirsten Dunst; Yesi Ortiz. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachel Ray Julie Andrews and daughter Emma; Scott Weinger. (N) 1 p.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show Queen Latifah; a teacher who saved her class at Sandy Hook. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil A teen is seen on tape protecting a legally-blind student from a bully. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Dorothy Wang. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Real James Maslow (“Big Time Rush”). (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Justin Theroux (“The Leftovers”); Meghan Trainor and John Legend perform. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

Tavis Smiley Los Lobos. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

The Daily Show: Trevor Noah Tom Hiddleston. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Josh Hutcherson; Drennon Davis and Karen Kilgariff. 11 p.m. TBS

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

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Vin Diesel; Selena Gomez performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show: Stephen Colbert Jack Black; Nick Woodman; Michelle Dorrance. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Nathan Fillion; Jalen Rose; Father John Misty performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Colin Hanks; Juliette Lewis; Matthew Fox; Echosmith. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night: Seth Meyers Kate Winslet; Mia Wasikowska; Chris Matthews. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

Last Call Philip Winchester; Ratatat performs; Jimmy Chin. (N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC

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