Wednesday’s TV Highlights: ‘The Americans’ on FX

Keri Russell in “The Americans” on FX.
Soviet spies get their orders in the season premiere of “The Americans,” with Keri Russell.
(Michael Parmelee / FX)

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Secrets of the Dead The season premiere follows up on human skeletal remains found in the basement of Ben Franklin’s British home, which may have been illegally used for science. 7 and 10 p.m. KOCE

The Mentalist Abbott’s (Rockmond Dunbar) career will be over unless Jane (Simon Baker) can pull off a complicated scheme. Robin Tunney and Tim Kang also star. 8 p.m. CBS


The Middle Frankie and Mike (Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn) search for second jobs to help pay Sue’s (Eden Sher) college tuition. Brock Ciarlelli and Alphonso McAuley guest star in this new episode. 8 p.m. ABC

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

SoCal Connected This new episode investigates the effect of global warming on a local ski area and other businesses. 8 p.m. KCET

Nature The new episode visits the Antarctic, where a U.S. Post Office is surrounded each summer by thousands of penguins. 8 p.m. KOCE

The Goldbergs In this new episode, the family is among the millions of people around the world eagerly awaiting the marriage of Lady Diana and Prince Charles. 8:30 p.m. ABC

Criminal Minds Kirsten Vangsness (who plays Garcia) co-wrote this new episode about a cold case involving Rossi (Joe Mantegna) and Gideon (the character formerly played by Mandy Patinkin) in their early days as agents. 9 p.m. CBS

Empire Lucious (Terrence Howard) tries to lure an artist from a rival label in this new episode. Jussie Smollett and Taraji P. Henson also star with guest stars Naomi Campbell and Gabourey Sidibe. 9 p.m. Fox

Nova This new episode takes a look at sinkholes and what causes them. 9 p.m. KOCE


The Americans Philip and Elizabeth (Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell) disagree over orders in the spy thriller’s season premiere. 10 p.m. FX

Mississippi Men This new unscripted series chronicles the everyday experiences of modern-day Huckleberry Finns who make their living on America’s longest river. 10 p.m. History

Kart Life This new series is set in the world of Kart racing. 10 p.m. Tru

Suits The legal drama returns. Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Gina Torres and Gabriel Macht (who directed this episode) star. 10 p.m. USA

Web Therapy The comedy ends its season. 11 p.m. Showtime


CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Miss Universe winner; Keri Russell; Brandi Milloy; Kenny G; Giada De Laurentiis; Sean Lowe. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC


Good Morning America Tony Goldwyn; Beth Stern. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Loni Love (“The Real” & Lipschtick); Zendaya (“K.C. Undercover”); Rainn Wilson (“Backstrom”); Eric Benet and Faith Evans. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Tony Goldwyn (“Scandal”); Miss Universe. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Lacey Chabert and Raven Symone; Oscar Isaac. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Doctors Online videos. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Talk Felicity Jones; Jaymes Vaughan. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Meredith Vieira Show Anthony Mackie (“Black or White”); Billy Bush and Kit Hoover; Martha Stewart; Betsey Johnson. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

The Dr. Oz Show Faith, spirit and divine intervention. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil A video blogger sparks outcry by telling girls that if a man hits a woman it is a sign of love. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Chef Anne Burrell. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Usher; Octavia Spencer. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

Tavis Smiley Author Michael Connelly; Titus Welliver. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

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

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Oscar Isaac. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Craig Ferguson; Drew Brees; Milo Greene performs. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

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

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Martin Short. 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman Ben Schwartz; Marty Stuart performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live David Beckham; Elle Macpherson; Vance Joy performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show Guest host Whitney Cummings; Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs; Rhea Seehorn. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

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

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