Wednesday’s TV Highlights: ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’

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The Tom and Jerry Show The cartoon cat and mouse return in this new series. 5:30 p.m. TOON

The Middle A family squabble disrupts the service, and the visiting minister (Keegan-Michael Key) insists they all stay behind for counseling. Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott and Atticus Shaffer star. 8 p.m. ABC

American Idol The contestants perform songs from the ‘80s in this new episode. 8 p.m. Fox

Nature The new episode “My Bionic Pet” shows how prosthetics help disabled animals survive. 8 p.m. KOCE


Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Benson’s (Marisk Hagerty) attacker (Pablo Schreiber) escapes from prison and starts killing again in this new episode. 9 p.m. NBC

The 100 When the situation on Earth turns desperate, and someone dies, Clarke and Finn (Eliza Taylor, Thomas McDonell) search for a way to communicate with the Ark in this new episode. 9 p.m. KTLA

NOVA The three-part series “Inside Animal Minds” opens with “Bird Genius,” featuring a cockatoo that picks locks, a wild crow solves an eight-step puzzle and other problem-solving birds. 9 p.m. KOCE

Your Inner Fish In this new three-part series, scientist Neil Shubin uses fossils, graphics and visits with people around the world to trace humankind’s family tree back to the water. Later episodes will cover our “Inner Reptile” and “Inner Monkey."10 p.m. KOCE


CBS This Morning Brooklyn Decker; Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Kristin Chenoweth; Janelle Monae; Joy Bauer; author Judy Greer. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America Jennifer Garner; Melissa Joan Hart; Jason Derulo; 2014 Billboard Awards nominations. (N) 7 a.m. KABC


Good Day L.A. Pam Shriver (“Cocktails for Kids Play” benefit); Jessica Stroup (“The Following”); Heather Dubrow (“The Real Housewives of Orange County”). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Rachael Ray Cedric the Entertainer; the Strypes perform. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL

Live With Kelly and Michael Kristin Chenoweth (“Rio 2"); Jeff Perry (“Scandal”). (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Elizabeth Vargas; Kathy Griffin; Robbie Dunn performs. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Doctors Jane Fonda; nail-biting leads to a man’s fatal heart-attack. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Talk Author Joan Collins; cooking with chef Michael Cimarusti. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Queen Latifah Show George Lopez; Katie Lowes; stunt dogs; Ashanti performs. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS; 7 p.m. KCAL

The Dr. Oz Show The health consequences of a messy home; ingredients of non-dairy milks; adrenal fatigue. (N) 2 p.m. KABC


Dr. Phil A couple say they have been threatened and harassed after being depicted as villains on TV. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Katie Bryant Gumbel; Mike Tyson. 3 p.m. KABC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guillermo Díaz (“Scandal”); co-host Rob Lowe. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

The Kelly File Sheryl Sanberg, Facebook. (N). 6 and 9 p.m. Fox News

The Arsenio Hall Show Tracy Morgan (“Rio 2,”); Nick Cannon performs. (N) 11 p.m. KTLA

Tavis Smiley Frank Langella. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

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

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Colin Firth. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Chelsea Lately Sebastian Stan. (N) 11 p.m. E!

Conan Andy Garcia; Jenna Elfman; Ingrid Michaelson performs. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Colbert Report Author Sheryl Sandberg. (N) 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Jennifer Garner; Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic; Stevie Nicks performs with the Roots. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman Lindsay Lohan; Jamie Edwards, the youngest person to build a nuclear fusion reactor; Real Estate performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Kate Upton; Cole Hauser; Neon Trees performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night With Seth Meyers Denis Leary; Thomas Middleditch; Fitz and the Tantrums. (N) 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Sharon Osbourne; racecar driver Tony Kanaan. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

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

Last Call With Carson Daly Cinematographer Wally Pfister; Jake Bugg performs. (N) 1:37 a.m. KNBC