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What’s On TV Tonight? – ‘Hairspray Live!’, ‘South Park’ Finale, ‘Empire’ on Wednesday

Hairspray Live! finally premieres, while the 20th season of South Park comes to a close! But what else is on TV tonight? Here are the TV listings for Wednesday 12/07/2016:

8:00 PM ET

NICK’S PICK: Hairspray Live! [LIVE] – In 1962 Baltimore, overweight teen Tracy Turnblad becomes a local celebrity after landing a role dancing on “The Corny Collins Show” and embarks on a campaign to integrate the all-white program. (NBC)

Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X (“Slayed the Survivor Dragon”) – Two castaways are sent home while the others play for immunity in a game of Survivor pinball. (CBS)

Arrow (“What We Leave Behind”) – After the attack on Curtis, Oliver realizes Prometheus is planning to make a deadly move on all of Team Arrow; Felicity and Malone find a clue that ties Prometheus to Oliver’s past. (The CW)

WWE Smackdown Live! [LIVE] – AJ Styles defends the WWE Championship against James Ellsworth. (USA Network)

Total Divas (“Gone Girl”) – Renee must intervene after Paige misses work; Nikki asks Bryan to help with her comeback. (E!)

The Goldbergs (“Globetrotters”) – When Adam creates a basketball video that makes it look like he and his friends beat Barry at a game, Barry demands a rematch at the school gym; Beverly throws a surprise party for Murray’s 50th birthday, despite his protests. (ABC)

Lethal Weapon (“Jingle Bell Glock”) – Holiday celebrations are cut short when the precinct is called to examine a homicide linked to the deranged nephew of a drug lord who has ties to Riggs; Murtaugh has a problem with his neighbor’s excessive holiday decorations. (FOX)

8:30 PM ET

Speechless (“S-L–SLED H-O–HOCKEY”) – J.J. wants to join a sled hockey team for people with disabilities, but Jimmy thinks it’s too dangerous; Maya learns she has to be nicer to Kenneth to keep him as J.J.’s aide. (ABC)

9:00 PM ET

Empire (“The Unkindest Cut”) – Andre sabotages Tiana’s appearance at a fashion event to move Nessa into the spotlight; Tariq and Leah attempt to bring down Lucious; Jamal helps Philip get over his PTSD. (FOX)

Criminal Minds (“Scarecrow”) – The BAU team investigates when the remains of a dozen people are discovered along a creek bed in Yakima, Wash. (CBS)

Duck Dynasty (“Uneasy Rider”) – Little Will decides to buy a motorcycle instead of a car after Willie puts him on a budget; Jase and the guys get inspiration to design a revolutionary duck-hunting product involving zip lines. (A&E)

Vikings (“The Vision”) – Ragnar seeks to equip his voyage to Wessex, even while being warned that the gods have deserted him; Bjorn prepares to fulfill his dream of exploring the Mediterranean. (History)

Frequency (“Gray Line”) – Raimy and Frank discover some startling information about the Nightingale killer; Frank is faced with a shocking betrayal. (The CW)

Salem (“The Witch is Back”) – A traitor is exposed while a ghost from Salem’s past makes a shocking appearance. (WGN America)

9:30 PM ET

Blackish (“Nothing but Nepotism”) – Bow asks Dre to pull some strings and secure Zoey a fellowship, but he doesn’t want Zoey relying on nepotism; Junior loses his job at the arcade pizza place after reporting unclean practices to corporate. (ABC)

10:00 PM ET

Conan (“Conan Without Borders: Berlin”) – Conan races down the autobahn, tries to master “schuhplattler” and visits a dominatrix while in historic Berlin, Germany. (TBS)

Designated Survivor (“The Blueprint”) – President Kirkman searches for the party responsible for leaking classified government documents online; agent Hannah Wells searches for evidence of MacLeish’s part in the conspiracy. (ABC)

Code Black (“Ave Maria”) – A 13-year-old girl who arrives at Angels Memorial following a seizure turns out to be Campbell’s daughter; the team treats a deaf woman and her translator after they survive an automobile accident. (CBS)

Wahlburgers (“Great Scotland!”) – Paul travels to Scotland to prepare a feast at a palatial estate, taking in the local culture during his journey through the countryside; Alma must retake her driver’s test in order to renew her license. (A&E)

South Park [SEASON FINALE] – Secrets are revealed as the troll saga reaches its conclusion. (Comedy Central)

Rectify (“Happy Unburdening”) – Daniel worries his life has gotten a little too real; with Jared’s help, Janet is loosening her grip on the past; Teddy opens up to Ted Senior about what he really wants for his future; Amantha reconnects with her past in an unexpected way. (Sundance)

Incorporated (“Downsizing”) – Ben scrambles to deflect suspicion after the data breach; Laura offers to help when her mother’s policies evict an innocent family; Theo is forced into an important cage fight. (Syfy)

Younger (“Pigeons, Parrots, and Storks”) – Liza and Josh’s future together is thrown into question after having opposing reactions to a near miss. (TV Land)

10:30 PM ET

Legends of Chamberlain Heights [SEASON FINALE] (“25th Hour”) – With the playoffs coming up and the team’s star player injured, it’s up to Grover to secure a win but just as he’s preparing for the biggest moment of his high school basketball career, a citywide blackout occurs. (Comedy Central)

Impastor [SEASON FINALE] (“Thy Neighbor’s Wife”) – Buddy deals with the arrival of Alexa’s husband; Dora makes a frightening discovery; Schmidt’s engagement party takes an unexpected turn. (TV Land)

11:00 PM ET

E! News – Entertainment news. (E!)

11:30 PM ET

At Midnight With Chris Hardwick – Mamrie Hart; Jon Gabrus; Joe Randazzo. (Comedy Central)

LATE NIGHT TALK SHOWS

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah is joined by a guest to be announced. (11:00 PM, Comedy Central)

Conan welcomes Mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey; actor Melissa Rauch; Robert Glasper Experiment performs. (11:00 PM, TBS)

Watch What Happens: Live features Music artist John Legend; TV talk show host Trevor Noah. (11:00 PM, Bravo)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has Actor Edward Norton; actor Riz Ahmed; Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aimé. (11:35 PM, NBC)

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is joined by Actress Sigourney Weaver; TV host Andy Cohen; the Pilobolus dance theater performs. (11:35 PM, CBS)

Jimmy Kimmel Live features Actor Ryan Gosling; actor T.J. Miller; Pentatonix performs. (11:35 PM, ABC)

Late Night With Seth Meyers welcomes Filmmaker Michael Moore; singer Rita Ora; Kacey Musgraves performs; Abe Cunningham sits in with the 8G Band. (12:35 AM, NBC)

The Late Late Show With James Corden has Actress Lily Tomlin; actress Alison Sudol; Reggie Watts performs. (12:35 AM, CBS)

Last Call With Carson Daly is joined by Comic Pete Holmes; Bob Mould performs; musician Laith Al-Saadi. (1:35 AM, NBC)

What, if anything, do you plan on watching on TV tonight? Sound off in the comments!

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