Wednesday TV: Attenborough, At It Again

Rose Buck and SwansForemost naturalist Sir David Attenborough turns 90 next month, but nothing slows him down. His latest series “David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies” (Smithsonian, 8 p.m.), about the evolution of flying creatures.

the three episode series will be followed on subsequent Wednesdays by “Flying Monsters” and “Micro Monsters” (or, in other words, bugs).

The three finalists on the final season of “American Idol” (Fox, 8 p.m.) — Dalton Rapattoni, La’Porsha Renae and Trent Harmon — show their stuff in advance of tomorrow’s finale. Then, if it’s the last several seasons, you’ll never hear their names again.

Jamal gets some backlash from fans on a new “Empire” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

On “Broad City” (Comedy, 10 p.m.), Ilana’s parents come to town to celebrate their anniversary.

A flaw in the mission endangers many on “The Americans” (FX, 10 p..m.).

Hoping they’ll get to tribal council tonight on “Survivor” (CBS, 8 p.m.) instead of pulling someone because of injury as they did last week.

New clues about the Vikings possible time in North America are revealed on “Nova” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

“The Real Housewives of New York City” (Bravo, 9 p.m.) returns for an eighth season, with Bethenny celebrating her divorce.

Sofia meets someone in spin class on the third season finale of “Young & Hungry” (Freeform, 8 p.m.). Ending its fifth season tonight is the accompanying “Baby Daddy” (Freeform, 8:30 p.m.).

Japan is the next stop for “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” (CBS, 9 p.m.), and in a second episode at 10, France.

The first half of the finale begins on “Face Off” (Syfy, 9 p.m.) .

“Lopez” (TV Land, 10 p.m.) dates a dog rescue volunteer.

“Restaurant: Impossible” (Food, 10 p.m.) takes a look behind the scenes of their ambushes and how they are done.

A confrontation with Terra leaves Christy in the hospital on “Little Women: L.A.” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.).

The Mexican actor Arturo de Cordova is star on Turner Classic Movies tonight with “Frenchman’s Creek” (8 p.m.), “New Orleans” (10 p.m.), “Incendiary Blonde” (11:45 p.m.) and  “For Whom the Bell Tolls” (1:15 a.m.), which is followed by another Hemingway adaptation, “A Farewell to Arms” (4:45 a.m.).

NBA action includes Cleveland at Indiana (ESPN, 7 p.m.) and Houston at Dallas (ESPN, 9:30 p.m.).

Hockey has Philadelphia at Detroit (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.).

Baseball includes Philadelphia at Cincinnati (ESPN2, 7 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly & Michael: Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau, David Duchovny. The Talk: Ben Kingsley, Piers Morgan. Ellen DeGeneres: Ice Cube, John Cena, Mike Posner. Wendy Williams: Naomi Campbell, Mary Alice Stephenson. Meredith Vieira: Colin Hanks, Wolfgang Puck (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell, David Duchovny, Autolux. Jimmy Kimmel: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Tom Hiddleston, Granger Smith (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Cameron Diaz, Jon Favreau, Alessia Cara, Chad Smith. Seth Meyers: Jenni Konner, Lena Dunham, Ashley Greene, Birdy, Brann Dailor. James Corden: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Schaal, Kacey Musgraves. Carson Daly: Thomas Lennon, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Scot Armstrong. Tavis Smiley: Arianna Huffington, Reginald Dwayne Betts. Trevor Noah: Angelica Ross. Larry Wilmore: Wendell Pierce. Conan O’Brien: Adam Scott, John Cena.

 

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