What to watch on Wednesday, November 4...
The 49th Annual CMA Awards
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley host the festivities from Nashville. Slated performers include Miranda Lambert, John Mellencamp, Kacey Musgraves, and Keith Urban.
SERIES PREMIERE, 8pm, PBS
Earth’s Natural Wonders
“Extreme Wonders,” the first installment of this three-part series, spotlights some of Gaia’s harshest challenges, including the Khumbu Icefall posing dangers to the sherpas of Mount Everest, conservationists in the Grand Canyon striving to help a condor chick survive, and farmers locking horns with elephants on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.
8pm, The CW
With Sara 2.0 spiraling in “Haunted,” Ollie seeks help from one of the DC Universe’s most seasoned mystical experts: John “Yes He Used to Have a Show on Another Network” Constantine (Matt Ryan).
Captain Hornstock finds himself on the other side of an investigation in “Policies and Ponies,” when he becomes a suspect in the slaying of his third ex-wife. Can Rosewood and Villa put aside their differences long enough to help clear his name?
Cookie and Lucious make an uneasy truce in order to safeguard their family in “A High Hope for a Low Heaven.” Speaking of said family, Jamal does his darndest to get back in the study and shed his label as a “gay artist,” Hakeem suffers a crisis of masculinity, and Andre’s plans to eighty-six a division of Empire are waylaid by an unexpected discovery.
Law & Order: SVU
The young daughter in a reality TV family learns she’s pregnant, setting off a chain of revelations in “Patrimonial Burden.”
9pm, The CW
“Thin Lizzie” finds Sam and Dean looking into a string of murders at a bed and breakfast that was formerly the home of one Lizzie Borden. But could Amara be the one giving these modern-day victims 40 whacks?
“Making North America: Origins” kicks off a three-part installment tracing the creation of the continent, which began when God decided South America needed a jaunty hat but put it on upside-down by mistake. In the opener, host Kirk Johnson of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History visits the Grand Canyon and Alaska, among other destinations.
Nate’s recent loss only adds to his woes in “Be First,” while Jay’s pursuit of Laura leads him down a disturbing road. Meanwhile, Lisa contemplates her future life as a mother (spoiler alert: it involves a lot more cartoons and poop than does pre-parenthood life).
9:30pm, Disney XD
Star Wars Rebels
A distress call from a smuggler’s ship prompts Ezra and Chopper to take “The Phantom” and sniff around in “Brothers of the Broken Horn.” What they find may entice Ezra to sign on with another crew (though he’d better decide soon, or else he’ll have to wait a whole year to enroll with their health plan).
Students at a posh school may be threatened by a classmate who has gone missing in “A Dead Kid, a Notebook, and a Lot of Maybes.” Elsewhere, Atwater hopes to earn the esteem of a prominent black police captain, while Olinsky and Michelle ask Ruzek and Burgess for assistance when they land in a sticky wicket.
American Horror Story: Hotel
Alex turns to an unorthodox treatment to save a dying patient in “Room Service.” Elsewhere, a couple that detests Halloween pushes Iris to her breaking point, in what may be the bloodiest chapter yet in the Great Candy Corn Wars.
Taco takes to the world of banking quite nicely, while Pete is far less sanguine about his romantic prospects with Libby. Elsewhere in “The Yank Banker,” Andre’s old college crush becomes his newest patient.
You’re the Worst
Gretchen is captivated by a cool older couple who appear to have it all figured out in “LCD Soundsystem.” Less sure of himself is Jimmy, who resorts to a system of self-punishment in order to meet his deadlines. Fun fact: We here at TV.com use a similar system to stay punctual, although it’s less about self-punishment and more about Kaitlin bombarding you with .GIFs of Ward’s Beard if you’re even a little late filing a story.
– David Holbrooke on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Neil deGrasse Tyson and Tom Papa on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Aziz Ansari, Christie Brinkley, and Wayne Federman on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Daniel Craig, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Dr. Eugenia Cheng on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 11:35pm, CBS
– Seth Rogen on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Ralph Fiennes, Dr. Jill Biden, Against Me!, and Jon Theodore on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35am, NBC
– Ken Jeong, Erin Andrews, and Bloc Party on The Late Late Show with James Corden, 12:37am, CBS