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Wednesday on TV: 'Survivor' airs its 500th episode (and a Utahn returns to compete)

Published March 8, 2017 2:57 pm
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The latest edition of "Survivor" (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is subtitled "Game Changers," because all 20 contestants have been on the show before and, supposedly, all of them made moves that changed the game.

Including Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas, who finished fifth in "Survivor: Worlds Apart — White Collar vs. Blue Collar vs. No Collar" a couple of years ago.

The 34th-season premiere is also the 500th episode of "Survivor." (Yikes. I'm pretty sure I've seen them all.)

In this two-hour installment, there's an epic showdown as two "Survivor" legends set their sights on one another. Two other contestants try to put their past behind them and start a new game. And another castaway introduces the "spy shack" 2.0.

Elsewhere on TV …

• NBA (6 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets

Elsewhere on TV ...

• "The Goldbergs" (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Barry is kicked out of the JTP; Adam's foul mouth prompts Beverly to start a swear jar.

• "Lethal Weapon" (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Riggs and Murtaugh team up with a DEA agent to gain information on new cartel operations.

• "Major Crimes" (7 and 8 p.m., TNT): A murder case goes sideways at trial when a defense attorney is able to destroy Detective Sykes' credibility on the stand.

• "Speechless" (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Against her wishes, Maia throws a birthday party for Dylan.

• "Modern Family" (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): NBA stars Charles Barkley and DeAndre Jordan attend a charity basketball game Phil is playing in; Claire tries to keep a work mistake secret from Jay.

• "Star" (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Star and Hunter take their relationship to the next level; there's an arrest in Otis' murder.

• "TIME: The Kaleif Browder Story" (8 p.m., Spike): A look at the early days of Kalief's incarceration at Rikers Island, where he gets introduced to a world of violence, corruption and gangs.

• "Black-ish" (8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): When Bow tries to get a black doll for Diane, she's dismayed by the limited options.

• "Doubt" (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Sadie interviews Billy's ex-classmates in hopes of finding a key piece of evidence and defends her childhood best friend in a probation violation case.

• "Designated Survivor" (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The series returns after a three-month hiatus: The nation reels from the aftermath of the shooting.

• "Duck Dynasty" (10 p.m., A&E): Rowdy's adoption is finalized; Jase enjoys his first massage more than he expected.

• "The Magicians" (10 p.m. Syfy): Julia and Kady enlist Quentin, Margo, Eliot, and Penny for a magical heist.

• "Workaholics" (11 p.m., Comedy Central): The guys try to get rid of a motivational speaker.

• "The Quad" (11 p.m., BET): On the heels of Sydney's rape allegation, President Fletcher and Coach Hardwick search for the truth.

• "Six" (11 p.m., History): The team finally comes face-to-face with Michael and his jihadist soldiers. (Season finale)

• "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (11 p.m, FXX): Dennis reveals that he has a baby from his layover time in North Dakota. (Season finale)

• "The Expanse" (11 p.m., Syfy): Preparations for the Earth/Mars peace conference tighten the tension on Erringwright.

• "Jeff & Some Aliens" (11:30 p.m., Comedy Central): The aliens give Jeff an ultimatum and threaten to destroy Earth..

• "Legion" (11 p.m., FX): David faces a new threat.

• "Underground" (11 p.m., WGN): The remaining members of the Macon 7 escape to the North, but they learn that freedom is not as simple as crossing a line.

• "Man Seeking Woman" (11:30 p.m., FXX): Josh and Lucy get married. (Season finale)






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