Wednesday’s TV Highlights: ‘Law & Order: SVU’ on NBC

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Arrow Laurel (Katie Cassidy) ponders whether to break a confidence and tell Lance (Paul Blackthorne) a secret about Sara (Caity Lotz) in this new episode. 8 p.m. KTLA

Hell’s Kitchen Italian Consulate staffers are among the judges as the chefs devise dishes based on Italian operas in this new episode. 8 p.m. Fox

SoCal Connected As the elections approach, this new episode discusses propositions that Californians will be voting on. 8 p.m. KCET


Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Clues are left by a bike messenger (John Karna) who violently assaults women in this new episode. Peter Gallagher joins the cast as the new deputy chief, who questions Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) effectiveness as leader. 9 p.m. NBC

Red Band Society Charlie (Griffin Gluck) has been in a coma since this series began and in this new episode shows what happened. 9 p.m. Fox

How We Got to Now With Steven Johnson The premiere of this new documentary series details innovations that made drinking water and subways safe. 9 p.m. KOCE

Stalker A marriage ceremony is interrupted when the bride gets shot in this new episode. 10 p.m. CBS

Nashville Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) decides she has to come clean about her pregnancy when she starts showing. 10 p.m. ABC

Top Chef The 12th season premieres in Boston, where 16 aspiring chefs compete for a shot at culinary stardom. 10 p.m. Bravo

Franklin & Bash In this new episode, Jared and Peter (Breckin Meyer, Mark-Paul Gosselaar) contend with a former protegee (Danielle Panabaker) as they try to prove that a real estate giant knowingly deceived a retired couple. Ernie Hudson (“Ghostbusters”) and Cloris Leachman guest star. 10 p.m. TNT



Halloween Specials Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the characters from the “Toy Story” movies have an adventure in the modern holiday treat “Toy Story OF TERROR!” 8 p.m. ABC. That’s followed at 8:30 by the “Peanuts” classic “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." 


CBS This Morning Hanna Rosin; chef Yotam Ottolenghi. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Sam Smith performs; Paula Abdul; Billy Crudup; Joy Bauer; Minnie Driver performs; Maria Bello. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America Michael Keaton; Jon Bernthal and Logan Lerman; Norman Lear. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Dane Cook; Jurnee Smollett-Bell (“The Trip to Beautiful”); Ne-Yo; Billy Childs and Becca Stevens perform. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Emma Stone (“Birdman”); Suzanne Somers; Neon Trees performs; co-host Josh Groban. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Gloria Estefan; Nicole Richie. (N) 10 a.m. KABC


The Dr. Oz Show Enterovirus warning signs; supplement addiction. (N) 10 a.m. KCOP; 2 p.m. KTTV

The Doctors Children may have been switched at birth; back pain. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

Wendy Williams Josh Duhamel (“You’re Not You”). (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk William H. Macy; Jaymes Vaughan; Frank Pellegrino Jr. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Queen Latifah Show Terry Bradshaw; Maria Bello; Jeff Leatham. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS

The Meredith Vieira Show Ebola; Dane Cook; Keke Palmer. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

Dr. Phil A woman meets children who she says were abducted by their father four decades ago. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Heidi Klum; Phaedra Parks; Heaven and Tianne King. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

Tavis Smiley Leon Panetta. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

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

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Bill O’Reilly. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Chelsea Handler; Nicholas Hoult; Gerard Way performs. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Colbert Report Director Justin Simien. (N) 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Shailene Woodley; Michael Shannon; Eric Church performs; Lenny Pickett. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman Bill Murray; Foo Fighters perform. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Chris O’Dowd; Selena Gomez; Kasabian performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night With Seth Meyers Artie Lange; Nicole Richie; Royal Blood performs. (N) 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Zoe Saldana; T.J. Miller. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Last Call Franz Ferdinand performs; Ted Melfi. (N) 1:37 a.m. KNBC