On TV this Wednesday: An Empire is united by tragedy, Aaron Paul contemplates heading down The Path and George Lopez returns to primetime. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:
Empire Returns, The Path Awaits, Rebels Finale and More
Series premiere (two episodes): One man’s crisis of faith threatens to tear his family apart; Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Michelle Monaghan (True Detective) and Hugh Dancy (Hannibal) star. (Read our review.)
Brie Larvan (returning guest star Emily Kinney) threatens to kill everyone at Palmer Tech — including Felicity, Thea and Donna — unless she receives the chip implanted in Felicity’s spine.
Midseason premiere: Lucious claims he’ll do anything to get back his company and reclaim his power; the Lyons deal with the aftermath of that fall.
Star Wars Rebels
Season 2 finale: Kanan, Ezra and Ahsoka partner with a new ally to battle the inquisitors after gaining intel on the Sith. (Already renewed.)
Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) enlists the BAU to help find an international killer. (Watch sneak peek; Kirsten Vangsness turns up on Beyond Borders at 10.)
Law & Order: SVU
In an episode directed by Mariska Hargitay, Carisi goes undercover at a shelter to find a serial rapist; Michael Rapaport and Scott Grimes (Justified) guest-star.
Elizabeth and Philip do their best to contain their cover to protect Paige, who remains burdened by her family’s secret.
Luke second guesses his choice to have Riff join him on the road; Frankie makes a questionable decision when arguing with Deacon over Vita.
Series premiere: George Lopez (once again) plays himself in this autobiographical sitcom exploring his life as a celebrity and single father.
The Soul Man
Season 5 premiere: As its final season begins, Boyce hires an aggressive manager (played by Jennifer Falls‘ Missi Pyle) to run his mayoral campaign.