Daily picks

Whose Line Is It Anyway? CW 8:00 pm  ET

Young actor Nolan Gould ("Modern Family") guest stars in this new episode, joining Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie in a series of improvisational games prompted by audience suggestions. Jeff Davis and Greg Proops are the guest comedians.

Grimm NBC 9:00 pm  ET

Nick and Hank (David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby) investigate a dangerous woman (Jacqueline Toboni) who's leaving a trail of Wesen in her wake. Adalind (Claire Coffee) decides to take action, even if that requires her to make a risky alliance. Bitsie Tulloch and Reggie Lee also star in the new episode "Nobody Knows the Trubel I've Seen."

Hart of Dixie CW 9:00 pm  ET

Zoe (Rachel Bilson) gets caught in the middle of Wade and Vivian's (Wilson Bethel, Lauren Bittner) relationship in this new episode. Lavon and AnnaBeth's (Cress Williams, Kaitlyn Black) issues start to have a negative effect on the town. Lemon (Jaime King) comes up with a plan to raise her health inspection grade. Scott Porter and Tim Matheson also star in "A Better Man."

Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp SHO 8:00 pm  ET

This 2012 documentary profiles the man born Robert Lee Maupin -- later known as Robert Beck -- who spent almost 25 years as a pimp in Chicago before turning to writing about his experiences. Archival footage of Iceberg Slim himself -- who died in 1992 -- and interviews with Quincy Jones, Ice-T, Chris Rock and others help tell his story.

North to Alaska TCM 8:00 pm  ET

The words "John Wayne" and "romantic comedy" don't exactly go together like bacon and eggs, but Wayne is terrific in this 1960 classic set during the Alaskan gold rush. Sent to Seattle to retrieve a friend's (Stewart Granger) fiancee, he discovers the woman has married someone else. He meets an attractive Frenchwoman (Capucine) in a brothel and brings her north for his pal. But who do you think ends up sittin' in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G?

Elysium STARZ 9:00 pm  ET

Writer-director Neill Blomkamp ("District 9") continues his vision of a bleak future Earth with a bigger budget and more star power in this effective 2013 sci-fi tale. Matt Damon plays a worker drone on the overcrowded terra firma, which sits beneath a space station where the elite live an idyllic lifestyle. He's desperate to get aboard, and a dangerous mission could put him there. Jodie Foster and "District 9" alum Sharlto Copley also star.

Great Performances PBS 9:00 pm  ET

Choreographer Matthew Bourne puts a "real-time" spin on Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "Sleeping Beauty." It opens in 1890, the year the original ballet premiered, and follows Princess Aurora into young womanhood in the Edwardian era, then brings her into the present as she awakens from her 100-year slumber. Hannah Vassallo dances the role of Aurora in the new episode "Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty."

Hawaii Five-0 CBS 9:00 pm  ET

When a pool cleaner is murdered, Five-0's investigation leads to the discovery of a group of radicalized students who may be planning a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Michelle Borth star in the new episode "Pe'epe'e Kanaka" -- Hawaiian for "those among us."

Continuum SYFY 10:00 pm  ET

Kiera (Rachel Nichols) tries to help a college student who's caught up in a police cover-up, which leaves her with many questions about the police's behavior. Carlos (Victor Webster) discovers that the department has come under the influence of Liber8 in the new episode "A Minute Changes Everything." Erik Knudsen also stars.

Hannibal NBC 10:01 pm  ET

The FBI investigates when a truck driver's body appears to have been torn apart -- but not eaten -- by two animals of different species. Will (Hugh Dancy) compares notes with Hannibal's (Mads Mikkelsen) new patient, Margot Verger (Katherine Isabelle) about the unusual advice they've gotten. Hannibal sends Will a test to determine his true self, and the results surprise both of them in the new episode "Shiizakana."

NASCAR Racing FOX 6:30 pm  ET

NASCAR's Sprint Cup season continues with the Toyota Owners 400 from Richmond International Raceway in Virginia. Kevin Harvick lines up his No. 4 Chevrolet as the race's defending champion, having beaten Clint Bowyer last year by .343 seconds in a green-white-checkered finish for his third win on Richmond's .75-mile oval and 20th of his career. Harvick went on to place third overall in the 2013 Sprint Cup standings.

Bullet to the Head HBOE 8:00 pm  ET

Filmmaker Walter Hill ("48 HRS.") never has held back on straight-ahead action, and the title of this graphic-novel-inspired 2013 tale indicates he hasn't changed his method. He has an ideal match in star Sylvester Stallone, playing a heavily tattooed hit man who teams with a Washington, D.C., policeman (Sang Kung) to even the score with those responsible for killing allies of both of them. Sarah Shahi, Christian Slater and Jason Momoa also star.

Starving in Suburbia LIFE 8:00 pm  ET

This new drama sheds light on a disturbing development: the "pro-ana" movement, which promotes anorexia as a lifestyle choice. Laura Slade Wiggins ("The Tomorrow People") stars as a 17-year-old girl who falls under the spell of a "thinspiration" website and its founder (Izabella Miko, "Clash of the Titans"). Callie Thorne ("Necessary Roughness"), Marcus Giamatti ("Judging Amy") and Sharon Lawrence ("Rizzoli & Isles") also star.

English Premier League Soccer NBC 12:30 pm  ET

As the Premier League season nears its conclusion, Manchester United takes on Norwich City from Old Trafford in Greater Manchester, England. Led by Wayne Rooney, United won a record 20th league title last season but sat midpack in the standings at this writing. Norwich, meanwhile, was looking up at most of the league's 19 other teams and in danger of being demoted yet again. Danny Welbeck's winner propelled United over Norwich, 1-0, in December.

Austin City Limits PBS 8:00 pm  ET

In this episode from 2013, singer-songwriter Norah Jones makes her second "ACL" appearance, showcasing songs from her album "Little Broken Hearts," including "Say Goodbye," "Miriam" and the title track. She shares the stage this time with Kat Edmondson, who performs selections from her LP "Way Down Low."

My Cat From Hell APL 8:00 pm  ET

Cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy is back for another season of mending relationships between out-of-control felines and the humans who love them. In the season premiere, "Sky Diver's Nightmare," Jacques needs help reining in his two Savannah cats, who are channeling their excess energy into attacking people and destroying his possessions. Then Jackson takes on Wolfie, who is using the whole house as his cat box and his owners' stuff as his litter.

Da Vinci's Demons STARZ 9:00 pm  ET

Challenges await Leonardo and Riario (Tom Riley, Blake Ritson) as they enter the Vault of Heaven. Lorenzo (Elliot Cowan) is caught up in King Ferrante's (Matthew Marsh) bloody games. Lucrezia (Laura Haddock) has an encounter with the Turk (Alexander Siddig) in Constantinople in the new episode "The Rope of the Dead."

NCIS CBS 9:00 pm  ET

The team must reopen a hit-and-run murder case after the prime suspect's lawyer tells Gibbs (Mark Harmon) that her client has a solid -- but confidential -- alibi. McGee (Sean Murray) wonders why Tony (Michael Weatherly) is behaving strangely in "Alibi." Pauley Perrette and David McCallum also star.

Vikingdom SYFY 9:00 pm  ET

If you aren't getting enough of a Viking fix from the "Thor" movies and the History series "Vikings," here's another tale, which incorporates some fantastical elements into its plotline. Dominic Purcell ("Prison Break") stars as Eirick, a forgotten king who is called upon to kill Thor (Conan Stevens, "Game of Thrones") before he lays his hands on some ancient relics that will allow the Viking gods to continue ruling over humankind.

Boxing SHO 9:30 pm  ET

A battle between interim WBA welterweight champion Keith "One Time" Thurman (22-0, 20 KOs) and former lightweight titleholder Julio "The Kidd" Diaz (40-9-1, 29 KOs) highlights a boxing tripleheader live from Carson, Calif. Also on the Showtime card is a junior welterweight bout matching Lucas Matthysse against John Molina, and Omar Figueroa defends his WBC lightweight title when he faces fellow Texan Jerry Belmontes.

Resurrection ABC 9:00 pm  ET

Tom (Mark Hildreth) leads the search for Rachael (Kathleen Munroe), whose captors are becoming desperate. An epidemic disrupts Maggie and Dr. Ward's (Devin Kelley, James Tupper) research on the resurrected subjects just as they're on the verge of a major find. Omar Epps and Matt Craven also star in the new episode "Schemes of the Devil."

Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed COM 10:00 pm  ET

Jim Gaffigan may be the only male comedian who can segue so seamlessly from ice cream to weddings. That's one of the highlights of his fourth stand-up special, in which he also takes on such topics as doughnuts -- are you sensing a pattern here? -- and underwear. Gaffigan works clean, so don't worry about the kids catching his act, although small ones probably won't get the jokes.

Veep HBOE 10:30 pm  ET

An anti-fracking mom confronts Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) during a fundraising trip to California's Silicon Valley, and Jonah (Timothy C. Simons) makes a video of the encounter, which goes viral. Selina also pays a visit to a tech company with an ambitious young boss. Dan and Ben (Reid Scott, Kevin Dunn) hatch a plan to spread a rumor about Chung (Randall Park) in the new episode "Clovis."

IndyCar Racing NBCSN 2:30 pm  ET

Race 3 of the 2014 season takes IndyCar back across the country to the Deep South, where a field including Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan will vie in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham is a 17-turn, 2.38-mile road course that features elevation changes and a 45-foot-wide racing ribbon that makes passing challenging. Will Power has won here twice, but Ryan Hunter-Reay took last year's contest.

2014 Radio Disney Music Awards DISN 8:00 pm  ET

R5, Becky G, Zendaya and Fifth Harmony are among the artists scheduled to perform during this special, which honors young fans' favorite musical performers. Disney stars Dove Cameron ("Liv & Maddie"), Laura Marano ("Austin & Ally") and Olivia Holt ("I Didn't Do It") are expected to make cameo appearances.

MLB Baseball ESPN 8:00 pm  ET

Two teams expected to be playing into October clash tonight at Yankee Stadium, where Derek Jeter and the Bronx Bombers close out a three-game series against Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. After a high-priced makeover this offseason, the Yanks have gotten off to a lukewarm start, and their new lineup has provided little power. The Halos' batting order also hasn't done much -- and that was before they lost their best hitter, Josh Hamilton, to injury.

The Simpsons FOX 8:00 pm  ET

Bart gets his art teacher pregnant -- no, not in the traditional way -- in this new episode. He tries to cast a voodoo spell on her, but it goes awry, and she ends up in the family way. Now all the infertile couples in Springfield want him to do the same for them -- and some unsavory characters want his help conceiving a racehorse -- in "What to Expect When Bart's Expecting."

Californication SHO 9:30 pm  ET

Hank (David Duchovny) sits in on a casting session, then gets his first episode assignment, to the dismay of new colleagues Terry and Hugh (John Madison Tye, Chris Titone). Levon (Oliver Cooper) tries to get closer to Melanie (Tara Holt), Rath's (Michael Imperioli) assistant. Charlie (Evan Handler) tries to mend fences with Marcy (Pamela Adlon), while Karen (Natascha McElhone) considers calling it quits with Hank in the new episode "Like Father Like Son."

Crisis NBC 10:00 pm  ET

Finley and Dunn (Lance Cross, Rachael Taylor) become one of the parent missions in hopes of speaking directly to the kidnapper. Widener and TJS (Mark Valley, Fred Dryer) continue with their plan to take out former associate Gibson (Dermot Mulroney) in the new episode "Homecoming."

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Last Week Tonight With John Oliver HBOE 11:00 pm  ET

The British comedian and former correspondent and fill-in host of "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" launches his own show. In this weekly series, he looks back at the news of the week with interviews, pre-taped segments and whatever he thinks the topic calls for.

2 Broke Girls CBS 8:00 pm  ET

Caroline (Beth Behrs) is off to the races, and not in a good way. When she and Max (Kat Dennings) are invited to the racetrack as guests of Sophie (Jennifer Coolidge) and her bookie boyfriend, she rediscovers her love for horse racing and betting, putting the girls' savings at risk, in the new episode "And the Free Money." Peter Onorati ("GoodFellas," "Everybody Hates Chris") guest stars.

Mike & Molly CBS 9:00 pm  ET

Susan Sarandon reprises her role as J.C. Small, Molly's (Melissa McCarthy) literary idol, in this new episode. Unfortunately, they aren't reunited under the best of circumstances, as Mike and Carl (Billy Gardell, Reno Wilson) have arrested her for driving under the influence. Swoosie Kurtz also stars in "Who's Afraid of J.C. Small?"

The Tomorrow People CW 9:00 pm  ET

Cara and Stephen (Peyton List, Robbie Amell) try to buy some time for Jedikiah (Mark Pellegrino) to come up with an antidote to the serum given to the Tomorrow People. Russell (Aaron Yoo) and his fellow rogues become impatient and decide to sacrifice Roger (Jeffrey Pierce) to Ultra to save themselves. John (Luke Mitchell) seeks Astrid's (Madeleine Mantock) help figuring out his new role in the new episode "Kill Switch."

Star-Crossed CW 8:00 pm  ET

Sophia and Emery (Brina Palencia, Aimee Teegarden) research Atrian pregnancies when Sophia suspects that Taylor (Natalie Hall) is carrying Drake's (Greg Finley) baby. Vartan (Marcus Hester) hears part of the story but thinks it's Emery who's pregnant and kidnaps her. Roman and Castor (Matt Lanter, Johnathon Schaech) testify before the Hwatab about the spaceship crash in the new episode "Give Me a Torch." Chelsea Gilligan also stars.

Friends With Better Lives CBS 8:30 pm  ET

Kate (Zoe Lister-Jones) discovers after the fact that the guy she just slept with (Nick Zano, "2 Broke Girls") is a male prostitute and tries to find a way to take it back. A rat is running loose in Bobby and Andi's (Kevin Connolly, Majandra Delfino) attic. Will (James Van Der Beek) can't find his jacket and suspects Lowell (Rick Donald) of stealing it in the new episode "Pros and Cons."

All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State HBOE 9:00 pm  ET

This new documentary remembers the Texas chief executive who got national notice in 1988 with her keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention. Born into poverty, she entered politics at a time when women didn't, becoming her state's first female treasurer and its first woman to serve as governor who wasn't the wife or widow of one. The film traces her life from her early years through her time in office and beyond.

The Following FOX 9:00 pm  ET

Ryan and Joe (Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy) are forced to come together to save the woman (Natalie Zea) whom they both love after Mark and Luke (Sam Underwood) turn the tables on them. Jessica Stroup, Shawn Ashmore, Valorie Curry and Connie Nielsen also star in the season finale, "Forgive."

The Real Housewives of Orange County BRAVO 9:00 pm  ET

As the dinner party at Shannon's home continues, all the women except Heather are having fun. That may change, though, as Shannon's marriage comes under scrutiny, and Vicki finally gets up the nerve to tell Briana she's going to date Brooks whether Briana likes it or not. As Heather leaves for the holidays, the ladies gather to air their grievances in the new episode "Fakes-Giving, Fake Friends."

Bates Motel A&E 10:00 pm  ET

Norman (Freddie Highmore) continues to shut out Norma (Vera Farmiga), who is desperate to connect with him. Dylan (Max Thieriot) must decide whether to risk his life for a loved one. Romero (Nestor Carbonell) calls on an ex-colleague to help him determine if Norman has committed a crime in the new episode "The Box." Kathleen Robertson guest stars.

The Blacklist NBC 10:01 pm  ET

A politician in Prague is framed for murder, and Red (James Spader) suspects the Kingmaker (Linus Roache), a powerful political strategist, is responsible. As Liz (Megan Boone) and her FBI colleagues go after the man, Liz discovers a secret about Red in the new episode "The Kingmaker." Diego Klattenhoff also stars.

The Originals CW 8:00 pm  ET

During a wake for a fallen community member, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) confronts a surprising, dangerous enemy. To save her, Klaus and Elijah (Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies) ask for help from Genevieve (Elyse Levesque), who's trying to keep the young witches under control. Cami (Leah Pipes) tells Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) about Francesca's (Peta Sargent) quest for a mysterious key in the new episode "A Closer Walk With Thee."

Chicago Fire NBC 10:00 pm  ET

In a crossover story that concludes Wednesday on "Chicago PD," an explosion rocks a hospital where Casey and Dawson (Jesse Spencer, Monica Raymund) are volunteering at a charity event. The members of the firehouse crew are put to the test when one of their own goes missing in the new episode "A Dark Day."

Playing House USA 10:00 pm  ET

Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair are best friends and play them on TV in this new sitcom. Parham's character, Maggie, is a mother-to-be in a small Connecticut town who discovers -- during her baby shower, no less -- that her husband is cheating. She kicks him out and invites her BFF, high-powered career woman Emma (St. Clair), to move in and help her raise the baby. Keegan-Michael Key and Lindsay Sloane also star.

NCIS: Los Angeles CBS 9:00 pm  ET

When software for a new unmanned aerial vehicle is stolen, and the lead engineer's 10-year-old daughter disappears, Sam (LL Cool J) is certain the two events are connected. He has a special interest in the case, as he once provided protection detail for the little girl in Saudi Arabia. Chris O'Donnell, Linda Hunt and Daniela Ruah also star in the new episode "One More Chance."

Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle -- A Voces Special Presentation PBS 9:00 pm  ET

Considered the first mainstream media reporter to cover the Mexican-American community in the U.S., Ruben Salazar later became one of the radical Chicano rights movement's most passionate supporters. In 1970, he was killed under mysterious circumstances by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy while covering the National Chicano Moratorium March. This new documentary tells his story via his own writings and interviews with those who knew him.

Supernatural CW 9:00 pm  ET

Mobster monsters -- say that three times fast. In this new episode, Sam and Dean (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) discover a network of monster families similar to an organized crime syndicate running the underbelly of Chicago. One is a family of werewolves; the other is a shape-shifting clan in the midst of a leadership crisis. A man named Ennis (Lucien Laviscount) is determined to bring the monsters down against the brothers' advice in "Bloodlines."

Growing Up Fisher NBC 9:31 pm  ET

Joyce (Jenna Elfman) discovers that Katie (Ava Deluca-Verley) has big plans with her boyfriend, Anthony (Logan Miller), after the spring formal. To confirm this, she has to promise Katie she won't say anything to Mel (J.K. Simmons) -- who's distracted by his own romantic plans. Runyen (Lance Lim) urges Henry (Eli Baker) to take advantage of the parental preoccupations to do what he wants in the new episode "First Time's the Charm."

Celebrity Wife Swap ABC 10:00 pm  ET

In this new episode, actress Tichina Arnold ("Martin," "Everybody Hates Chris") swaps homes with fellow actress Kelly Packard ("Baywatch"). Unlike the show's noncelebrity version, the swap lasts one week instead of two. Each woman lives her host family's lifestyle for the first few days of the week, then she gets to impose her own rules for the latter part of her stay. One thing remains the same between the new versions: an emotional reunion at swap's end.

Fargo FXEAST 10:00 pm  ET

Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) flips the script on the blackmail plan in this new episode. Molly (Allison Tolman) lays a trap. Gus (Colin Hanks) tries to decide whether he should come clean. Lester (Martin Freeman) returns to work, with complicated results, in "A Muddy Road." Joey King and Bob Odenkirk also star.

Faking It MTV 10:30 pm  ET

No matter your age, if you were a high-school outcast, you'll envy the students in this teen-centric romantic comedy series. The gay kids and artistic types -- not the jocks and cheerleaders -- are the popular ones. Karma and Amy (Katie Stevens, Rita Volk) aren't a couple, but when they're mistaken for one, they decide to keep up the ruse for the popularity points. What Karma doesn't know is that Amy really has feelings for her.