Wednesday’s TV Highlights: Nova” First Man on the Moon”

Neil Armstrong is profiled on “Nova: First Man on the Moon” on PBS.
The first man on the moon, astronaut Neil Armstrong, is profiled in the PBS series “Nova.”

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Arrow Laurel (Katie Cassidy) gets a Christmas surprise when her mother and father (Alex Kingston, Paul Blackthorne) arrive. 8 p.m. KTLA

The Middle Frankie (Patricia Heaton) feels unappreciated for the effort she puts into holiday decorating, and she decides to skip it. Neil Flynn, Eden Sher and Atticus Shaffer also star. 8 p.m. ABC

Nova In the new episode “First Man on the Moon,” Neil Armstrong’s family and friends recall his achievements before and after the Apollo 11 moon landing. 8 p.m. KOCE

SoCal Connected This new episode examines the effect of drought on the Salton Sea. 8 p.m. KCET

Melissa & Joey Mel and Joe (Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence) are spending their first Christmas together but get into a disagreement over their Christmas tree in this new episode. 8 p.m. Family

The Goldbergs Paul Sorvino guest stars as Murray’s (Jeff Garlin) estranged father in this new episode. 8:30 p.m. ABC

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Harry Hamlin and Peter Gallagher guest star in this new episode. 9 p.m. NBC

Duck Dynasty In this heartwarming holiday-themed episode, the Robertsons help out the struggling mother of a longtime employee in a very big way. 9:30 p.m. A&E

Nashville Complications threaten Rayna and Luke’s (Connie Britton, Will Chase) nuptials in the drama’s winter finale. 10 p.m. ABC

The Game The team is bewildered over the mole’s confession and a KGB bombing in the season finale. 10 p.m. BBC America

South Park Kyle teams up with some heavy hitters in the entertainment industry to create the most extravagant televised holiday spectacular ever in the season finale of the raunchy animated series created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. 10 p.m. Comedy Central


CBS This Morning Scott Stein; Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, Sheryl Underwood and Sara Gilbert. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today “The Voice"; Rebel Wilson; Lysa TerKeurst. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Emily Blunt; Jean-Georges Vongerichten; Sabrina Soto. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Chris D’Elia; Maggie Q; Paul McCartney; Keith Urban (“American Idol”); Brandon Routh (“Arrow”); Judith Owen and Harry Shearer. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Ricky Gervais (“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”); Austin Mahone; Johnnyswim performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Ashanti performs; Martha Stewart. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show Antidepressants; Bill Klein and Jen Arnold (“The Little Couple”). (N) 10 a.m. KCOP; 2 p.m. KTTV

The Doctors Inability to recognize faces; punishment in the classroom; botched breast-enhancement. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi; Johnny Gill performs. (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Carrie Underwood; Perez Hilton; Lidia Bastianich. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachael Ray J.B. Smoove. (N) 1 p.m. KABC

The Queen Latifah Show Rosario Dawson; Russell Peters. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS

The Meredith Vieira Show Brooke Shields; Tyson Beckford; Trista Sutter. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

Dr. Phil Three women date men 20 to 30 years their junior. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Orlando Bloom (“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”); Laura Dern; Stephen “Twitch” Boss. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

Between the Lines With Barry Kibrick Einstein’s ideas: Jeffrey Bennett. 9 p.m. KLCS

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Suki Kim. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Rebecca Romijn; Robert Patrick; Mo Mandel. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Colbert Report Sarah Koenig. (N) 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Mark Wahlberg; Kevin Nealon. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show: David Letterman Meryl Streep; Rebel Wilson; J. Cole performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Marisa Tomei; Smashing Pumpkins perform. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

Tavis Smiley Steve Ballmer, Los Angeles Clippers. (N) midnight KOCE

Charlie Rose (N) 12:30 a.m. KOCE

Seth Meyers Cameron Diaz; Richard Engel; Bob Mould performs. (N) 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Mila Kunis; Bob Saget. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Last Call With Carson Daly Thomas Sadoski; Weezer performs; Orenda Fink. (N) 1:37 a.m. KNBC