TV picks for Wednesday, Oct. 25
“The Goldbergs” (8 p.m., ABC): The retro sitcom hits the 100th episode mark tonight with a Halloween-themed tale. When Adam and Jackie can’t agree on a costume, Murray teaches his son how to be “a shell of a man” in order to keep his girl happy.
“The Blacklist” (8 p.m., NBC): When Red provides exclusive intel on an international terrorist, it puts Liz and the Task Force on a collision course with a rival unit from the CIA. Meanwhile, Red and Hawkins (guest star Aida Turturro) lay the groundwork for their new business venture, and Tom goes undercover in search of information.
“Dynasty” (9 p.m., CBS): In a throwback to the ‘80s, when “greed was good,” the Carringtons don their best costumes for their Charity Gala; Fallon fights her father Blake for the right to use the family name in her new business venture; and when Cristal learns her sister is in danger, she’s forced to choose between her old family and her new one.
“Criminal Minds” (10 p.m., CBS): Oh, baby girl! Shemar Moore makes a short but sweet return to the show in which he starred for 11 seasons. Reprising his role as Derek Morgan, his character comes back to the BAU to help Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) deal with a case that has affected her emotionally. The timing of his appearance is no coincidence. next week, Moore, and Oakland native, launches his new series, “S.W.A.T.,” on CBS.
“Frontline” (10 p.m., PBS): The two-part “Putin’s Revenge” launches tonight and concludes next week. The program explores how and why Russian President Vladimir Putin has sought to sow distrust in America’s democracy. Night 1 is a portrait of what makes Putin tick, how he came to power and cracked down on independent media, his mounting grievances with Western democracy, and how he came to see Hillary Clinton, in particular, as an enemy trying to oust him.
Also on Wednesday:
World Series Game 2, Astros at Dodgers (5 p.m., Fox)
NBA basketball: Raptors at Warriors (7:30 p.m., NBCSBA)
“Survivor” (8 p.m., CBS)
“Riverdale” (8 p.m., The CW)
“The Blacklist” (8 p.m., NBC)
“Nature” (8 p.m., PBS)
“Speechless” (8:30 p.m., ABC)
“Dynasty” (9 p.m., The CW)
“SEAL Team” (9 p.m., CBS)
“Modern Family” (9 p.m., ABC)
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (9 p.m., NBC)
“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” (9 p.m., Bravo)
“Black Ink Crew: Chicago” (9 p.m., VH1)
“American Housewife” (9:30 p.m., ABC)
“Chicago P.D.” (10 p.m., NBC)
“Designated Survivor” (10 p.m., ABC)
“Liar” (10 p.m., Sundance TV)
“You’re the Worst” (10 p.m., FXX)
“South Park” (10 p.m., Comedy Central)
“Broad City” (10:30 p.m., Comedy Central)