On TV this Wednesday: It’s a rough Modern Family reunion, SVU is back on the case, Survivor once again pits blood against water, South Park has people seeing red and Nashville is live and in concert. Here are 13 programs to keep on your radar.
Nashville, SVU, Survivor, South Park and 6 Other Premieres, the Big Brother Finale and More
Survivor: Blood Vs. Water
Season 29 premiere, 90 minutes: An all-new group of castaways compete with — and ultimately, against — their loved ones. (Check out a complete cast list.)
The Mysteries of Laura
Regular time-slot premiere: Laura uses herself as bait to catch a killer who finds his victims on dating sites. Ricky Paull Goldin (Guiding Light) guest-stars. (Sneak peek.)
Season 6 premiere: Frankie realizes that school started a week earlier than she thought, and Sue (finally!) gets her braces removed. Richard Kind (Mad About You) guest-stars as Sue’s new orthodontist. (Get scoop!)
Season 2 premiere: Beverly mistakenly thinks a mix tape Adam made for Dana is for her; Barry gets a fake ID… and it promptly gets confiscated. David Spade (Just Shoot Me) guest-stars.
Law & Order: SVU
Season 16 premiere: Even baby Noah is in danger when Benson & Co. take on a dangerous prostitution ring to track down Ellie Porter’s killers; a new detective assigned to the unit starts off on the wrong foot. (Get a first look at Benson’s new protégé.)
Red Band Society
Jordi’s surgery takes an unexpected turn, sending Leo into a tailspin; Kara’s family tries to work their connections to help her get a heart. (Read a preview.)
Season 6 premiere: Alex’s return from a humanitarian trip causes a discernible shift in the Dunphy family’s mood; Gloria decides to give shabby dresser Jay a taste of his own medicine.
Season finale, 90 minutes: Derrick and Cody vie for the $500,000 grand prize. (Oh right, Victoria’s still technically in it, too, but c’mon now.) (Not yet renewed.)
Series premiere: Dre (Anthony Anderson, Law & Order) and Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross, Girlfriends) realize that, in an effort to give their children more than they had growing up, the kids are getting a less traditionally African-American upbringing. To wit: Tonight, son Andre Jr. announces he’s converting to Judaism so he can have a Bar Mitzvah. Special guest star Laurence Fishburne (Hannibal) plays Dre’s old- school dad. (Read our First Impression and watch a trailer.)
Season 2 premiere: Voight’s SUV is T-boned while trailing an armored car carrying Ruzek, turning a routine undercover job into something much more complicated. Markie Post (Night Court) guest-stars as Lindsay’s mom, Bunny. (Get spoilers.)
Season 3 premiere: Rayna must choose between Luke and Deacon, while Juliette auditions for the lead role in a country music biopic. Also: stars Chris Carmack and Charles Esten and country duo Florida Georgia Line perform live.
Season 18 premiere: Cartman’s new “Washington Redskins” business draws some unexpected attention.
Key & Peele
Season 4 premiere: Aliens invade Earth, a family comes to terms with a relative’s gay wedding, and a couple of racists express surprising views.
NEXT WEDNESDAY: CBS’ Criminal Minds and Stalker premiere, FX’s The Bridge airs its finale.