Wednesday’s Highlights: 'Inside Nature’s Giants' on KOCE
NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH, this new episode of “Inside Nature’s Giants” takes viewers through a dissection of a sperm whale that was stranded and died off the coast of England, at 10 p.m. on KOCE.
Whitney: Whitney and Lily (Whitney Cummings, Zoe Lister Jones) plan Lily’s wedding in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC).
American Idol: Hopefuls perform for the judges in Savannah, Ga., in the season premiere (8 p.m. Fox).
Criminal Minds: Rossi (Joe Mantegna) and his colleagues suspect that the Zodiac Killer might have resurfaced in San Francisco when some new bodies turn up with signs of the notorious serial murderer’s work, while Reid and Prentiss (Matthew Gray Gubler, Paget Brewster) attend a crime seminar with novelist Patricia Cornwell (as herself), in this new episode (9 p.m. CBS).
Harry’s Law: Harry, Cassie and Adam (Kathy Bates, Karen Olivo, Nate Corddry) represent a critically ill 21-year-old charged with illegally buying a kidney in this new episode (9 p.m. NBC).
Nova: This new episode documents the World War II effort by allied intelligence to recruit brilliant minds from British universities and Hollywood studios to study photos shot over German territory, that revealed hidden bases which were then targeted in bombing raids (9 p.m. KOCE).
Top Chef: Texas: In this new episode, the must come up with an evil-themed dish to be served to the “queen” at a gothic feast. Charlize Theron is the guest judge (10 p.m. Bravo).
Royal Pains: In the summer cliffhanger, Hank (Mark Feuerstein) treated Eric (Wilmer Valderrama), who appeared to have been given the wrong medicine by Dr. Van Dyke and Divya (Kyle Howard, Reshma Shetty). As the season resumes Eric’s life hangs in the balance (10 p.m. USA).
State Fair Foods: This new special takes viewers on a tour of state fairs around the country. In Minnesota, it’s food — any food — on a stick, while in Arizona, a super-spicy pizza, and Texas has the craziest fried concoctions, such as deep-fried bubble gum (8 p.m. Travel).
2012 Australian Open Tennis: Second round (9 a.m. ESPN2; Noon and 4 p.m. Tennis; 8 p.m. and midnight ESPN2).
Hockey: The Coyotes visit the Ducks (7 p.m. FS Prime).
Pro basketball: The Dallas Mavericks visit the Clippers (7:30 p.m. ESPN; FSN).
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