All Times Eastern.
Wednesday, Nov. 9
Designated Survivor: “The Interrogation”
Shots ring out during a governors summit at the White House, throwing President Kirkman’s (Kiefer Sutherland) plans to elect a new Congress into turmoil. Agent Wells (Maggie Q) makes a shocking discovery as she continues to investigate the Capitol bombing.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
While War for the Planet of the Apes won’t be in theaters until July 2017, you can check out the first two films of the rebooted franchise on FX today with 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, followed by 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
ESPN, beginning at 7pm Live
A Wednesday night NBA doubleheader on ESPN begins with the Brooklyn Nets in Manhattan to face the N.Y. Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The second game has the Houston Rockets in San Antonio to take on the Spurs.
Kids Greatest Moments
Food Network, 8pm
Kids make the holidays special, and in this all-new hour, Food Network counts down the most adorable, comical and talented kids to grace its series with their big-time food skills and even bigger personalities.
Blindspot: “Why Let Cooler Pasture Deform”
After Jane (Jaimie Alexander) discovers that Sandstorm is gearing up for an imminent attack, she risks everything to send a secret SOS to her FBI team.
JJ (Micah Fowler) starts falling for an injured gymnast as he helps her adjust to school life in a wheelchair. Meanwhile, Ray’s (Mason Cook) claim that a cellphone photo of his own nipple is a sext from his “girlfriend” makes him a hero with the guys at school — until Maya (Minnie Driver) gets wind of the story. And Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) teaches Dylan (Kyla Kenedy) how to deal with stress.
Criminal Minds: “Elliott’s Pond”
In the new episode “Elliott’s Pond,” the BAU investigates when three children disappear while riding their bikes on the same path as a similar unsolved disappearance 30 years ago.
black-ish: “Jack of All Trades”
Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) struggle with the notion that Jack (Miles Brown) may have a blue-collar future after he and Diane (Marsai Martin) present the results of their career tests. Meanwhile, Junior (Marcus Scribner) and Zoey (Yara Shahidi) bolster Ruby’s (Jenifer Lewis) suspicion that their little sister is possessed.
The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands
AXS TV, 10pm Live
Las Vegas-based band Adventures in Parrotdise pays tribute to the songs of Jimmy Buffett.
Code Black: “Hero Complex”
In the new episode “Hero Complex,” Malaya (Melanie Chandra) must inform a college student who regains consciousness at Angels Memorial that she’s the victim of a rape, and Willis (Rob Lowe) and Campbell (Boris Kodjoe) disagree over a terminally ill woman who wants to end her life on her own terms.
Jay Leno’s Garage
Season 2 of CNBC’s hit Jay Leno’s Garage picks back up with a cool episode that pits Vice President Joe Biden in a drag race against former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Leno meets one of Biden’s greatest loves — a 1967 Corvette.
Chicago P.D.: “300,000 Likes”
Voight (Jason Beghe) calls the team to investigate a homicide involving the only witness in a rape and murder case against an extremely young man, Oliver Tuxhorn (guest star Gus Halper). Intelligence looks into Tuxhorn’s family and their finances as they try to determine if someone was paid to take out the victim.
Military Medicine: Beyond the Battlefield
Learn about military medical advances and technology from the battlefield and the home front. Hear the personal stories of physicians, scientists, active-duty military personnel, wounded warriors and their families.
Thursday, Nov. 10
Guardians of the Galaxy
In this 2014 hit sci-fi adventure, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) has long been a traveler in the galaxy since being taken from Earth as a young boy. When Peter finds an orb in the far reaches, he becomes public enemy No. 1 in the eyes of the powerful villain Ronan (Lee Pace). Now he assembles a team to become guardians of the galaxy. Zoe Saldana also stars, and Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel lend their voices.
Grey’s Anatomy: “The Room Where It Happens”
Working together on a difficult surgery brings back strong memories for Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Richard (James Pickens Jr.), Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Stephanie (Jerrika Hinton).
FXX, beginning at 8pm
FXX has eight straight episodes of The Simpsons tonight, including classics like “Lisa’s First Word” from Season 4, “Boy Scoutz ’N the Hood” and “Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy” from Season 5, and “Bart the Fink” from Season 7.
Superstore: “Seasonal Help”
Much to Amy’s (America Ferrera) dismay, Glenn (Mark McKinney) hires Amy’s husband, Adam (guest star Ryan Gaul), for some extra help, exposing her in ways in which she is not prepared. Frustrated with the lazy, noncommittal temps, Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Garrett (Colton Dunn) start an employee draft to place bets on who will quit first, while Glenn tries to find the perfect person to play Santa at the store for Christmas.
TNT, beginning at 8pm Live
TNT’s NBA doubleheader opens with Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls in Miami to face D-Wade’s former Heat teammates. The second game has the Sacramento Kings hosting the L.A. Lakers.
NFL Football: Cleveland at Baltimore
NFL Network, 8:25pm Live
Thursday Night Football heads to M&T Bank Stadium as the Cleveland Browns visit their AFC North nemeses, the Baltimore Ravens.
The Great Indoors: “Step One: Shelter”
In the new episode “Step One: Shelter,” Jack (Joel McHale) has his survival skills tested when he’s forced to stay at Clark’s (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) tiny apartment.
Superstore: “Black Friday”
The employees come down with a case of food poisoning on the busiest shopping day of the year, but Amy (America Ferrera) is frantic when she thinks her nausea may be morning sickness.
Mom: “Sparkling Water and Ba-Dinkers”
Bonnie (Allison Janney) fears she’s become undesirable when she catches Adam (William Fichtner) smoking pot before sex in the new episode “Sparkling Water and Ba-Dinkers.”
Chicago Med: “Free Will”
Dr. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) and Dr. Manning (Torrey DeVitto) deal with two warring brothers who are brought together when one finds himself in desperate need of a kidney. Dr. Reese’s (Rachel DiPillo) former patient Danny (guest star Nick Marini) comes to a crossroads. Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) and Dr. Latham (guest star Ato Essandoh) treat a 16-year-old girl with a genetic condition in need of surgery, but whose overprotective mother disagrees with that course of action.
Life in Pieces: “Eyebrow Anonymous Trapped Gem”
In the new episode “Eyebrow Anonymous Trapped Gem,” Tim (Dan Bakkedahl) accidentally shaves off a large part of an eyebrow before an important photo shoot, and the Short family says goodbye to their matriarch.
How to Get Away With Murder: “No More Blood”
When Annalise (Viola Davis) and Bonnie (Liza Weil) turn to an unlikely source for help, tensions among the Keating 5 come to a head. Meanwhile, Annalise takes on a surprising client.
Pure Genius: “You Must Remember This”
James (Augustus Prew) suggests a cutting-edge treatment to help an injured police officer regain his memory in the new episode “You Must Remember This.”
Better Things: “Only Women Bleed”
An unexpected call to the principal’s office helps Sam (Pamela Adlon) understand her middle daughter, Frankie, a little bit better in a season ender that’s as sweet and funny as it is timely.
The Blacklist: “Dr. Adrian Shaw, Conclusion”
Red (James Spader) pressures Dr. Shaw to locate a former patient. Liz (Megan Boone) contemplates the implications of her ties to an increasingly desperate and dangerous Alexander Kirk. Mr. Kaplan (Susan Blommaert) comes to a critical realization about her future.
Falling Water: “Ambergris”
USA Network, 10pm
Tess (Lizzie Brocheré) quits the dream experiments and learns more of her mother’s secrets. Burton (David Ajala) rejects sleep to shake loose of Olivia (Anna Wood). Taka (Will Yun Lee) is torn between his obligation to Kumiko (Jodi Long) and attraction to Sabine (Brooke Bloom).
Behind Bars: Rookie Year: “The Takedown”
The war against the SNM reaches its climax. The rookies help put the final nail in the gang’s coffin, as Purto takes part in a surprise raid on SNM leaders and Javier conducts his first extraction. Israel considers a job change in light of recent news, and Lilly finds her voice as a confident CO. No longer rookies, Mangin and Cordova offer wisdom to the new class of cadets.
Friday, Nov. 11
For assistant tennis pro David Meyers (Craig Roberts) it’s been a year of upheaval. In a freefall following his parents’ divorce, forced to drop out of NYU and forgo dreams of becoming a filmmaker, his one silver lining has been his budding romance with Skye (Alexandra Socha), the daughter of club president Doug Getty (Paul Reiser). But when Skye returns home from a year abroad in Paris with more worldly ways and a newfound independence, David finds himself caught in the middle between his strong-willed girlfriend and her equally stubborn father.
True Memoirs of an International Assassin
If you can’t get enough Kevin James in his new CBS series Kevin Can Wait, then this wacky original film might be for you. James plays a mild-mannered would-be author who gets mistaken for a hitman when his novel about an international assassin is published as a true story.
On Veterans Day, History honors vets with a marathon of its new original docuseries The Warfighters. Driven by first-person accounts, the unnarrated series chronicles recent missions by U.S. special operations forces in the global war on terror as it gives viewers an inside and candid look at the realities of war. Over 90 veterans have participated in the production of this series.
College Basketball: Armed Forces Classic
ESPN, beginning at 7pm Live
ESPN’s college hoops season tips off on Veterans Day with the Arizona Wildcats vs. the Michigan State Spartans and the Indiana Hoosiers vs. the Kansas Jayhawks in the Armed Forces Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center on the University of Hawaii campus in Honolulu.
Dr. Ken: “Dave Goes on Shark Tank”
Guest Star Alert!
The Shark Tank sharks make a guest appearance as Dave (Albert Tsai) is invited to pitch his Hot Legs Duvet invention on the show, leaving Ken (Ken Jeong) worried about how tough the sharks can be. Meanwhile, Pat (Dave Foley) is so impressed with new Welltopia intern Molly (Krista Marie Yu) that he takes her under his wing.
Disney Channel, 8:30pm
Ryan Walker discovers that he has the ability to control technology with his mind, and his powers awaken a 150-foot robot known as MECH-X4. When a monster attacks, Ryan recruits his two best friends and older brother to help him operate the robot’s high-tech defense system while he pilots MECH-X4. This team of unlikely heroes must quickly learn to work together under dire circumstances in order to save their school — and the world — from destruction.
Married to Medicine Houston
The network expands the Married to Medicine franchise and heads to the largest medical complex in the world, the Texas Medical Center. In this new series, five women — all either doctors or doctors’ wives — face high stakes in their social circle and the medical world. In the premiere episode, an aspiring socialite who is married to a prominent doctor has high hopes when Houston’s premier philanthropist invites her to co-chair one of the biggest charity events of the year.
Hawaii Five-0: “Hana Komo Pae (Rite of Passage)”
Guest Star Alert!
While Danny (Scott Caan) chaperones Grace’s (guest star Teilor Grubbs) winter formal, terrorists seize the venue and hold everyone hostage in order to kidnap a diplomat’s son. Duane Chapman of Dog the Bounty Hunter fame also makes a guest appearance in the new episode “Hana Komo Pae (Rite of Passage).”
Great Performances presents Imelda Staunton as the indomitable Momma Rose in London’s hit revival of Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical Gypsy, about stripper Gypsy Rose Lee’s rise to fame. Also stars Peter Davison and Lara Pulver.
Z Nation: “Heart of Darkness”
Warren (Kellita Smith) and the others do inspect Murphytown, and realize they are going to need a bigger army to extract Murphy (Keith Allan).
Blue Bloods: “Personal Business”
Emily (guest star Danielle Savre) is the prime suspect when her abusive ex-boyfriend is murdered in the new episode “Personal Business.”
Saturday, Nov. 12
Every Christmas Has a Story
Hallmark Channel, 8pm
A TV personality (Lori Loughlin) has an on-air snafu and admits she hates Christmas. Following the debacle, she is invited to the Most Christmas-y Town in America to try to repair her image. She’s forced to work with her ex-boyfriend (Colin Ferguson), her show’s producer, but soon the magic of Christmas and this special town changes the way she views the holiday and her life. Also stars Willie Aames and Loughlin’s daughter, Bella Giannulli.
The Killing Season
This eight-part docuseries follows documentarians Joshua Zeman (Cropsey) and Rachel Mills as they investigate one of the most bizarre unsolved serial killer cases of our time — the deaths of 10 people discovered on Gilgo Beach, Long Island, almost six years ago. To date, five of those people remain unidentified. The investigation leads Zeman and Mills to all parts of our country as they work with amateur cybersleuths, journalists, victims’ families and other serial killers. Two back-to-back episodes air tonight.
Reagan: From Movie Star to President
This two-hour documentary special looks at President Ronald Reagan’s lifelong love affair with Hollywood, from boyhood fandom to leading man to president of the Screen Actors Guild. The program draws from the recent book Reagan: The Life by H.W. Brands.
Chevalier is visited by the head of the plot to ensure that he does not name his fellow conspirators; Louis proves himself to be a master strategist.