Wednesday’s Highlights: ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ on KTLA

 John Candy, left, and Steve Martin in “Planes Trains and Automobiles”  on KTLA.
Holiday travel turns into an ordeal in the 1987 comedy “Planes Trains and Automobiles” at 8 p.m. on KTLA.With John Candy, left, and Steve Martin.
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The X Factor In this performance episode, the acts perform with a live band. 8 p.m. Fox

Saturday Night Live This special episode airing in prime time is a compilation of memorable bits on the themes of Thanksgiving in particular and family gatherings in general. 9 p.m. NBC


Nashville With Rayna (Connie Britton) in a coma and Deacon (Charles Esten) waiting for word on his jail sentence, Maddie (Lennon Stella) seeks support from Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) and inadvertently reveals the details of what happened before the crash in this new episode. 10 p.m. ABC

Haunted Highway In the season premiere, the team investigates an island of Florida’s Dry Tortugas Nation Park. 10 p.m. Syfy


The Making of The Sound of Music Live! This special goes behind the scenes of next week’s new production of the beloved musical starring Carrie Underwood as Maria and Stephen Moyer as Captain von Trapp. 8 p.m. NBC


CBS This Morning Taraji P. Henson. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today John O’Hurley; kindest kid contest; lifestyle expert Martha Stewart. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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


Good Morning America “Dancing With the Stars” couples perform. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Crystal Bowersox; Selena Gomez; Reza Farahan (“Shas of Sunset”). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Rachael Ray Bobby Flay shows how to carve a turkey; Oprah Winfrey’s favorite things for the holidays. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL

Live With Kelly and Michael Woody Harrelson (“Out of the Furnace”); Jena Malone; Sarah Silverman. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View “Duck Dynasty” cast; “Dancing With the Stars.” (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Talk Jennifer Hudson; chef Antonia Lofaso. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Queen Latifah Show Queen’s biggest gift ever; Chiwetel Ejiofor; Alan Thicke. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS; 7 p.m. KCAL

The Dr. Oz Show Symptoms and weather conditions; Al Roker; coughs; heartburn pills; herbal supplements. (N) 2 p.m. KABC


Dr. Phil A woman tells of showing up heavily armed at the home of her estranged husband. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Steve’s daughter Brandi and the young men from the Steve Harvey Mentoring Camp thank him. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

Katie America’s hunger crisis; volunteering; Amy Grant; women pitch their business ideas. (N) 3 p.m. KABC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Hayden Panettiere (“Nashville”); Luke Bryan performs. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

The Doctors Soothing the burn of eating spicy foods; how to tell if a child’s fever is dangerously high. (N) 5 p.m. KCAL

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé Men and violence; Cheney sisters dispute gay marriage. (N) 6:30 p.m. KVCR

The Arsenio Hall Show Mike Tyson; Niecy Nash; Harley Morenstein; Nathan East performs. (N) 11 p.m. KTLA

Tavis Smiley Shemekia Copeland. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

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

The Daily Show Bill Cosby. 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Chelsea Lately John Caparulo; Arden Myrin; Ryan Stout; Jena Malone. (N) 11 p.m. E!

Conan Harrison Ford. 11 p.m. TBS
The Tonight Show Storm chaser Jim Edds; Garth Brooks performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman John Goodman; Kevin McCaffrey; Iggy Azalea and T.I. perform. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Patton Oswalt; The 1975 performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night Ed Burns; Steven Van Zandt; Jeff Musial. (N) 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show Michael C. Hall. 12:37 a.m. KCBS

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