Wednesday TV: ‘Lucifer’ Moves to Netflix

LuciferSatan has been around a long time. So maybe it wasn’t a surprise when “Lucifer” (Netflix, streaming) was picked up by a popular streaming service after it was canceled on Fox a year ago, after three seasons. Tom Ellis revives his role as the Devil turned club owner and police consultant. And there’s some business to resolve after season three’s big jolt: Lauren German’s Det. Chloe Decker finally getting wise to the devil’s identity. New in season four is the introduction of the Biblical Eve (Inbar Lavi). Being on Netflix theoretically means more freedom in storytelling, but also no commercial breaks, and the ability to watch the next episode (or all of the season’s ten) in one setting.

Otherwise, finales dominate terrestrial TV.

The tenth season finale of “Modern Family” (ABC, 9 p.m.) has everyone looking back on how they celebrated their birthdays.

On the fifth season finale of “Empire” (Fox, 8 p.m.), Cookie and Lucious determine the future of their relationship.

It’s the finale, too, on “The Goldbergs” (ABC, 8 p.m.) where there is  breakdancing battle and a plan to follow the Grateful Dead for the summer.

Glascott faces removal as principal on the first season finale of “Schooled” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.).

On the third season finale of “Star” (Fox, 9 p.m.) two acts battle for the top spot at the ASAs.

“Single Parents” (ABC, 9:30 p.m.) ends its first season with an appearance by Angie’s ex.

Nandor, Laszlo and Nadja are on trial before an international vampire tribunal for the death of the Baron on a new “What We Do in the Shadows” (FX, 10 p.m.). A lot of guest stars pop up as well in the series, which was picked up this week for a second season.

Can the California wildfires of 2018 be curbed this year? Scientists on “Nova” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) try to find out.

“Full Fontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS, 10 p.m.) returns for a new episode.

It’s down to the final seven on “Survivor” (CBS, 8 p.m.), where they read letters they wrote to themselves before they started.

One team steals another team’s taxi in Ho Chi Minh City on “The Amazing Race” (CBS, 9 p.m.),

A patient is poisoning herself on “Chicago Med” (NBC, 8 p.m.); a hair salon fire may have been arson on “Chicago Fire” (NBC, 9 p.m.), and pharmaceutical delivery trucks are robbed on “Chicago P.D.” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

“Jane the Virgin” (CW, 9 p.m.) follows Michael’s suggestion to go outside her comfort zone.

It’s Halloween on “The Real Housewives of New York City” (Bravo, 9 p.m.). Isn’t it always?

“Whiskey Cavalier” (ABC, 10 p.m.) goes undercover at a college.

Jeremy might be keeping secrets of his own on “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” (Freeform, 8 p.m.).

On “Riverdale” (CW, 8 p.m.), Betty witnesses some strange activities at the farm.

There’s a messy family dinner on “Happy!” (Syfy, 10 p.m.).

Ray gets separated from “SEAL Team” (CBS, 10 p.m.) while in enemy territory.

Turner Classic Movies’ month-long Wednesday night salute to Paul Newman continues with “The Young Philadelphians” (8 p.m.), “The Long Hot Summer” (10:30 p.m.), “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (12:45 a.m.), “Sweet Bird of Youth” (2:45 a.m.) and “Rachel, Rachel” (5 a.m.).

NBA Playoffs have Boston at Milwaukee (TNT, 8 p.m.) and Houston at Golden State (THT, 10:30 p.m.).

Stanley Cup playoffs have Colorado at San Jose (NBC Sports, 9 p.m.) for a second round Game 7.

Baseball includes Philadelphia at St. Louis (MLB, 1 p.m.), Mets at San Diego (MLB, 4 p.m.), Seattle at Yankees (ESPN, 6:30 p.m.) and Atlanta at Dodgers (MLB, 10 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Amy Poehler, Anjelica Huston. The View: Dr. Jill Biden, Anne Hathaway. The Talk: Scott Foley, Peter Daut. Ellen DeGeneres: Jason Momoa. Wendy Williams: E.L. James. The Real: Aderale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Bryan Cranston, RuPaul. Jimmy Kimmel: Rebel Wilson, Kyle Chandler, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers. Jimmy Fallon: Maya Rudolph, Rita Ora, Kygo. Seth Meyers: Lena Dunham, Ian McShane. James Corden: Christina Applegate, Kenneth Branagh Rival Sons. Carson Daly: Antoine Fuqua, Shaed, Desi Lydic. Trevor Noah: Tyra Banks. Conan O’Brien: David Cross.

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