Wednesday TV: ‘Survivor’ Marks Its 40th Season

Survivor-40-CastFor its 40th season (in its 20th year), “Survivor” (CBS, 8 p.m.) begins a two-hour season premiere that gathers a score of past winners to compete again. That means a whole lot more of Boston Rob Mariano (and his wife Amber Brkich) and Sandra Diaz-Twine, who both were on last season, as well as figures who are memorable or have been forgotten, from Parvati Shallow and Yul Kwon to Ethan Zohn. The prize is doubled, too: $2 million.

In the five years since it was last on the air, there certainly has been no shortage of the kind of clips they’d make fun of on “The Soup” (E!, 9 p.m.). And now it returns with a new host, comic Jade Catta-Prata, taking over the role of Joel McHale (and before him Greg Kinnear on “Talk Soup”).

The new movie “To All the Boys: P.S. I Love You” (Netflix, streaming) is a sequel to the one called “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” with Lana Condor and Noah Centineo returning to their old roles.

If you were ending our season after 11 successful seasons, wouldn’t you work in a big trip to Paris first? That’s that the “Modern Family” (ABC, 9 p.m.) crew does tonight.

Adam tries to get a date for a couples’ skate on “The Goldbergs” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

It’s Valentine’s Day on “Schooled” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.), “Single Parents” (ABC, 9:30 p.m.).and “Good Trouble” (Freeform, 10 p.m.).

But it’s the Ides of March on “Riverdale” (CW, 8 p.m.).

“Nova” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) looks at how dogs were domesticated.

Leah Remini joins the panel on “The Masked Singer” (Fox, 8 p.m.), where last week, Drew Carey, dressed as a Llama, sang Tom Jones and was unmasked.

“Expedition with Steve Backshall” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings) drops down a sinkhole to explore caves in Borneo.

Space is the theme for builders on “LEGO Masters” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

Josh Gate’s spin-off of “Expedition Unknown” (Discovery, 8 p.m.) has a streamlined title: “Expedition X” (Discovery, 11:10 p.m.).

Election results will likely be up to date on “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.).

“Miz & Mrs” (USA, 10:05 p.m.) have a gender reveal party.

The new series “Richard Hammond’s Big” (Science, 10 p.m.), looks at some of the biggest structures in the world.

Dee investigates a bride’s fiancé on “Stumptown” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” (Bravo, 8 p.m.) go to the shore.

Lucia holds a fundraiser on “Party of Five” (Freeform, 9 p.m.).

The new series “Big Cat Country” (Smithsonian, 8 p.m.) looks at life among a pride of lions in Africa.

There’s a misdiagnosis on “Chicago Med” (NBC, 8 p.m.), there are gas leaks on “Chicago Fire” (NBC, 9 p.m.), and a homeless man is murdered on “Chicago P.D.” (NBC, 10 p.m.). And there is some bad press on “Black Ink Crew Chicago” (VH1, 8 p.m.).

Kids go wild when the house parents are away on “Summer House” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

On “The Magicians” (Syfy, 9 p.m.), Kady punches a dude.

Beaumont, Texas, is the destination for investigators on “Criminal Minds” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

Trey Songz and Tamar Braxton join a Valentine’s Day edition of “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” (VH1, 9 p.m.).

It may be Lincoln’s birthday, but Turner Classic Movies offers “George Washington Slept Here” (6:15 p.m.). The rest of today’s 31 Days of Oscar has “Somebody Up There Likes Me” (6:30 a.m.), “Teresa” (8:30 a.m.), “The Harder They Fall” (10:15 a.m.), “The Subject Was Roses” (12:15 p.m.), “The Hasty Heart” (2:15 p.m.), “Kings Row” (4 p.m.), “To Be or Not to Be” (8 p.m.), “My Man Godfrey” (10 p.m.), “One Way Passage” (midnight), “Always in My Heart” (1:30 a.m.), “Of Human Hearts” (3:30 a.m.) and “Pride and Prejudice” (5:30 a.m.).

NBA action includes Milwaukee at Indiana (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.) and Lakers at Denver (ESPN, 10 p.m.).

Hockey has Montreal at Boston (NBC Sports, 7:30 p.m.) and Calgary at Los Angeles (NBC Sports, 10 p.m.).

Men’s college hoops includes Creighton at Seton Hall (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.), Xavier at Butler (CBS Sports, 6:30 p.m.), Alabama at Auburn (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Connecticut at SMU (ESPNews, 7 p.m.), George Mason at VCU (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Providence at St. John’s (CBS Sports, 8:30 p.m.), Marquette at Villanova (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m.), Iowa State at Oklahoma (ESPN2, 9 p.m.) and Houston at South Florida (ESPNU, 9 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Sam Heughan, Milo Mannheim, Char Margolis. The View: Nick Kroll, Westminster Kennel Club Best in Show winner. The Talk: Kirstie Alley. Ellen DeGeneres: Charles Barkley. Kelly Clarkson: Sebastian Maniscalco, Tamron Hall: Timbaland. Wendy Williams: Melissa Gorga. The Real: Joe Mantegna.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Will Ferrell. Jimmy Kimmel: Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Lucy Hale, Andy Shauf. Jimmy Fallon: Ryan Seacrest, Zoë Kravitz, Jhené Aiko. Seth Meyers: Edie Falco, Adam Pally, Andrew Zimmern, José Andrés. James Corden: Aaron Paul, Will Arnes, the Jonas Brothers. Lilly Singh: Shan Boodram, Chris Sullivan. Trevor Noah: LaKeith Stansfield. David Spade: Sara Weinshenk, Josh Wolf, Erik Griffin. Conan O’Brien: Tom Papa.

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