Wednesday’s TV Highlights: ‘Criminal Minds’ on CBS

Joe Mantegna directed this episode of “Criminal Minds” on CBS.
Joe Mantegna directed tonight’s episode of “Criminal Minds,” in honor of an old friend.
(Cliff Lipson / CBS)

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The Mentalist Lisbon (Robin Tunney) is in jeopardy as the team protects a murder witness from a professional killer. Mary Kay Place guest stars in this new episode with Simon Baker and Tim Kang. 8 p.m. CBS

Arrow No one knows where Oliver (Stephen Amell) is, following his clash with Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable), leaving Diggle and Arsenal (David Ramsey, Colton Haynes) to try to keep the city safe in this new episode. 8 p.m. KTLA


American Idol Auditions continue in this new episode. 8 p.m. Fox

Nature The conclusion of “Dogs That Changed the World” focuses on the relationship between humans and working dogs used as guard dogs, herders, hunters, guides and more. 8 p.m. KOCE

Criminal Minds Joe Mantegna takes his second directing turn on the show in a new episode that honors his late friend Meshach Taylor, who had guest-starred on the crime drama. Amber Stevens guest stars. 9 p.m. CBS

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Amaro’s (Danny Pino) estranged father (Armand Assante) gets arrested at his own wedding. Katty Velasquez, Robert John Burke and Joseph Lyle Taylor also guest star with Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T. 9 p.m. NBC

Nova The new episode “Sunken Ship Rescue” documents the efforts of more than 500 divers and engineers to raise and salvage the half-submerged wreck of the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that capsized off the Italian coast on Jan. 13, 2012. 9 p.m. KOCE

Best New Restaurant Tom Colicchio hosts this new competition series in which new eateries from the nation’s food capitals — New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Austin, Texas — are judged by experts Maggie Nemser and Jeffrey Zurofsky on their service, hospitality, food and decor. 10 p.m. Bravo

Wahlburgers Hockey legend Bobby Orr guest stars in this new episode. 10 p.m. A&E



CBS This Morning Julianne Moore; State of the Union 2015. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Joan Lunden; Fall Out Boy performs; Lauren Graham; Regina Hall, Jill Scott and Eve. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America Jennifer Aniston; Sarah Paulson. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Jennifer Aniston (“Cake”); Jennifer Lopez (“The Boy Next Door”); “Dynasty” cast reunion. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Jude Law; Allison Williams. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Jen Kirkman; Stacy London; Natasha Bedingfield performs. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show Glenn Close. 10 a.m. KCOP

The Doctors A woman has a life-threatening allergic reaction to a common antibiotic; cholesterol-lowering drugs. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL


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

The Talk Ella Henderson performs; Noah Levy. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Meredith Vieira Show Lauren Graham (“Parenthood”); co-host Matt Lauer. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

The Dr. Oz Show Driving and over-the-counter medications. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil A woman’s parents, who say her husband is bad news, come face to face with his parents. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Kim Gravel; Adrienne Moore; Paula White; Art Smith; J. Anthony Brown. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Ewan McGregor; Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell; Aaron and Austin Rhodes; Becky G performs. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

SoCal Connected Artificial turf used on soccer fields. (N) 8 p.m. KCET

Between the Lines With Barry Kibrick Matthew Stewart. 9 p.m. KLCS

Tavis Smiley Benedict Cumberbatch. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

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

The Daily Show: Jon Stewart Anne Hathaway. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Evan Rachel Wood; Jason Ritter; Bell & Sebastian perform. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

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

The Tonight Show: Jimmy Fallon Jennifer Aniston; Bill Gates; Mario Batali. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman Jason Sudeikis. 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Ewan McGregor; Lea Michele; Tess Henley performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night With Seth Meyers Jennifer Lopez; Nick Kroll; Lupe Fiasco performs. (N) 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show Guest host Jim Gaffigan; Adam Goldberg; Dave Koechner. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

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