Wednesday’s TV Highlights: Republican Presidential Debate on CNN

Front-runner Donald Trump hopes to build a lead over his rivals in the Republican presidential debate" on CNN.

Front-runner Donald Trump hopes to build a lead over his rivals in the Republican presidential debate” on CNN.

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MasterChef The last three chefs standing get assistance from others in preparing a meal, then two finalists will create a three-course meal. 8 p.m. Fox

Kevin From Work Kevin (Noah Reid) discovers that Julia (Amy Sedaris) has a secret hidden bathroom in their office and can’t wait to tell Audrey (Paige Spara) about it. 8:30 p.m. Family

America’s Got Talent The winner of the 10th round of the unscripted competition is revealed at the end of a two-episode, three-hour season finale. 8 and 9 p.m. NBC

NOVA The new two-hour episode “Dawn of Humanity” explores a cave in South Africa, where a narrow passage leads to a cache of ancient human remains that may shed new light on the evolution of humans. 9 p.m. KOCE

South Park In the season premiere of the raunchy animated comedy, the boys show their respect for Caitlyn Jenner. 10 p.m. Comedy Central

The Jim Gaffigan Show Jeannie (Ashley Williams) is appalled when her little sister (Meghann Fahy) agrees to go out with Dave (Adam Goldberg), despite Jeannie and Jim’s (Jim Gaffigan) determined efforts to keep them apart in this new episode. 10 p.m. Nickelodeon and TV Land.

Moonbeam City This offbeat new animated series follows a dysfunctional police force patrolling the neon-soaked streets of the futuristic title metropolis. With the voices of Rob Lowe, Will Forte and Elizabeth Banks. 10:30 p.m. Comedy Central


Impastor After discovering an enemy has taken out a contract on him, Buddy (Michael Rosenbaum) realizes he’s going to have to leave Ladner for good in the season finale. 10:30 p.m. Nickelodeon and TV Land


Republican Debate Candidates for the Republican presidential nomination debate the issues at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. Seven candidates meet in first round (3 p.m. CNN) and the 11 front-runners in the final round (5 and 10 p.m. CNN).



CBS This Morning Roger Waters. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Tom Brokaw; Michael Crow; Emily Blunt; Lionel Richie performs; Alyssa Milano; Michael Shannon. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America Wendy Williams; Rita Ora performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Meagan Good (“Minority Report”); Karina Smirnoff (“Dancing with the Stars”). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV


Live With Kelly and Michael Benicio Del Toro; the winner of “So You Think You Can Dance”; Brett Eldredge performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Nicole Arbour. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show Alyssa Milano. (N) 11 a.m. KNBC

The Doctors An “American Idol” contestant. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL


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

The Talk Courteney Cox and Craig Ferguson. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachel Ray Dr. Phil McGraw. (N) 1 p.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show Inhaled caffeine; the thyroid. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV


Dr. Phil Nicholas Brendon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”). (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Marcus Lemonis (“The Profit”); Martha Stewart. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Real Mike Maroney reunites with a girl he rescued during Hurricane Katrina. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family”); Ed Oxenbould (“The Visit”); dancer Shirley Clements. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC


Tavis Smiley Dr. Rich-ard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations; Hussam Ayloush, Syrian American Council. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

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

Conan David Oyelowo; Asa Butterfield; band JR JR performs. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (N) 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Hillary Clinton; Dakota Johnson; Fetty Wap performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Kevin Spacey; Carol Burnett; Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp perform. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Tobey Maguire; Dale Earnhardt Jr.; Kip Moore performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Chris O’Donnell; Emily Mortimer. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS


Late Night With Seth Meyers Elijah Wood; Horatio Sanz; Jess Glynne performs; Abe Laboriel Jr. performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

Last Call Jake McDorman; Faith No More; Gerald “Slink” Johnson. (N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC