Wednesday’s TV Highlights: ‘The Mentalist’ on CBS

Robert Belushi and Robin Tunney in “The Mentalist” on CBS.
Robert Belushi and Robin Tunney in “The Mentalist.”
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The Mentalist Lisbon’s (Robin Tunney) younger brother (Robert Belushi) is a murder witness who’s being targeted. Derek Phillips and Jeremy Ratchford also guest star with series regulars Simon Baker, Tim Kang and Rockmond Dunbar. 8 p.m. CBS

The Middle Frankie (Patricia Heaton) finds an old, uncashed paycheck from the car dealership where she once worked. Neil Flynn, Eden Sher and Atticus Shaffer also star. 8 p.m. ABC


American Idol Vocalists audition in Kansas City, Mo. 8 p.m. Fox

SoCal Connected This new episode looks at collecting rain water during the continuing drought. 8 p.m. KCET

The Goldbergs Erica (Hayley Orrantia) wants to keep Barry and Lainey (Troy Gentile, AJ Michalka) separated for the school’s Sadie Hawkins dance in this new episode. 8:30 p.m. ABC

Modern Family A boat parked on the lawn of neighbors Ronnie and Amber (Steve Zahn and Andrea Anders) becomes the crux of a battle with the Dunphys (Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen) in this new episode. 9 p.m. ABC

Empire Empire goes public on the stock exchange at what turns out to be the worst time, as one of the recording artists is implicated in a crime, in this new episode. Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard star with guest star Gabourey Sidibe. 9 p.m. Fox

Nova “Big Bang Machine” visits Europe’s Large Hadron Collider and documents its effort to find subatomic particles that could unlock some of the universe’s deepest secrets. 9 p.m. KOCE

Duck Dynasty In a new episode, the guys try to help Sadie with her math homework by creating a real-life version of a math problem. 9:30 p.m. A&E

Stalker Someone is following the mayor (Brett Cullen) in this new episode, and, not knowing if it’s an angry constituent or someone from his past, he seeks the help of Beth and Jack (Maggie Q, Dylan McDermott) in this new episode. 10 p.m. CBS


Forever Henry and Jo (Ioan Gruffudd, Alana De La Garza) investigate the death of a billionaire who founded a free medical clinic in this new episode. 10 p.m. ABC

Donnie Loves Jenny Donnie Wahlberg tries to balance his busy TV schedule with his new duties as stepfather to Jenny McCarthy’s 12-year-old son in this new episode. 10:30 p.m. A&E


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

Today Sienna Miller; Kelly Osbourne; Julianne Moore; Padma Lakshmi; Tom Arnold; George Lopez; Tim Stack. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America Gwyneth Paltrow; Angela Bassett; Ella performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Mark Thompson; Sarah Palin (“Amazing America”); Tamela and David Mann (“It’s a Mann’s World”). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”); Angela Bassett. (N) 9 a.m. KABC


The View Naya Rivera and Samantha Ponder; George Lopez; Donny Osmond. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Doctors Physical activity may predict one’s life span. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Angela Bassett (“Whitney”); Jillian Michaels. (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Betty White; Jessica Radloff; chef Curtis Stone. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Meredith Vieira Show Sarah Ferguson; Dan Diaz, husband of Brittany Maynard. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

The Dr. Oz Show The medical disorder Glenn Close and her sister share. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil The mothers of teen girl bullies and bully victims; dealing with mean girls. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Imitation Game”); Felicity Jones; Meghan Trainor performs. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

Tavis Smiley Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.); Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.). (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

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

The Daily Show: Jon Stewart Julianne Moore. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan Patrick Stewart; Niecy Nash; Simon Amstell. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Gwyneth Paltrow; Josh Gad; Panda Bear performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman Amanda Peet; Simon Helberg; Ryn Weaver performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting; Omar Epps; Steel Panther performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Talk Nick Cannon; Marissa Jaret Winokur; Linda Perry performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Carrie Brownstein; Mali Music performs. (N) 12:36 a.m. KNBC

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