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Wednesday's TV Highlights: Kelsey Grammer returns on ABC.

September 29, 2009 |  8:00 pm

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This week's TV Movies


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NURSES: Michelle Trachtenberg, Taylor Schilling and Jaime Lee Kirchner play front-line nurses in the medical drama 'Mercy' (8 p.m. NBC).

SERIES

The New Adventures of Old Christine: Christine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Richard (Clark Gregg) are shocked by how their former peers have gotten so, well, old. Hamish Linklater and Wanda Sykes also star in the new episode (8 p.m. CBS).

America's Next Top Model: Tyra wraps the contestants in vibrant fabrics and photographs them during the photo challenge. China Chow serves as a guest judge (8 p.m. KTLA).

Hank: Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer returns to series television as a driven sports retail entrepreneur who is forced to give up his swank New York lifestyle and move his family back to his small Virginia hometown after his company downsizes (8 p.m. ABC).

The National Parks: America's Best Idea: The new episode "Going Home (1920-1933)" recalls the advent of the car, which allowed more people to visit national parks that previously had been accessible mainly to those who could afford train tours (8 p.m. KCET).

The Middle: This new sitcom stars Patricia Heaton as a Midwestern car saleswoman who juggles her job demands with keeping her three children (Charlie McDermott, Eden Shur, Atticus Shaffer) grounded in solid, middle-class family values, abetted by her husband, Mike (Neil Flynn), a quarry manager. Chris Kattan also stars (8:30 p.m. ABC).

Criminal Minds: Rossi and Hotchner (Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson) and the rest of the team search for a disturbed man after he kills several people at a pharmacy; they seek to learn what set him off before he harms anyone else. Sean Patrick Flanery and Glenn Morshower guest star in the new episode. Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore and Matthew Gray Gubler also star (9 p.m. CBS).

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Stabler and Benson (Chris Meloni, Mariska Hargitay) suspect a well-heeled financier (Matt C. Burns) of murder when a young woman's body is found stuffed inside a suitcase, but their investigation takes them to a dating website run by an uncooperative executive (Eric McCormack). Christine Lahti also stars in the new episode (9 p.m. NBC).

CSI: NY: The team searches for a cyber killer who seems to be targeting healthcare workers, but the case turns personal when a suspect mentions Mac's (Gary Sinise) father, who died nearly two decades ago. Greg Germann guest stars in the new episode. With Melina Kanakaredes, Carmine Giovinazzo and Hill Harper (10 p.m. CBS).

Top Chef: Las Vegas: The remaining cheftestants must deconstruct a classic dish for comic magicians Penn & Teller. Michelle Bernstein of Michy's restaurant in Miami serves as a guest judge (10 p.m. Bravo).

MOVIES

Dark Victory: Bette Davis gives one of her most memorable performances in this classic 1939 weeper. With George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ronald Reagan and Henry Travers (3:15 p.m. TCM).

SPORTS

Baseball: The Pittsburgh Pirates visit the Chicago Cubs (11 a.m. WGN); the Texas Rangers visit the Angels (7 p.m. FSN); the Dodgers visit the San Diego Padres (7 p.m. FS Prime).

College football: Hawaii at Louisiana Tech (5 p.m. ESPN2). Photo: Mitchell Haaseth / NBC

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