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What to Watch on Wednesday: CBS debuts ‘Salvation,’ ESPY Awards on ESPN

(L-R): Charlie Rowe, Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan and Ian Anthony Dale in the CBS suspense thriller “Salvation.”
(L-R): Charlie Rowe, Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan and Ian Anthony Dale in the CBS suspense thriller “Salvation.” CBS

Salvation (9 p.m., CBS) – In this new series, an MIT grad student realizes that an asteroid is set to collide with Earth in 186 days, so he joins forces with a tech billionaire and the U.S. government in hopes of preventing a disaster.

Also on tonight . . .

The ESPY Awards (8 p.m., ABC) – Peyton Manning hosts this look at the best moments of the year in sports. Jon Stewart presents U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro with the Pat Tillman Award for Service.

Nature’s Great Race (9 p.m., UNC-TV) – A new series following herds of animals – like elephants, caribou, zebras – as they overcome immense obstacles and face fearless predators in a race to reach their destination.

The Carmichael Show (9 p.m., NBC) – Bobby and Nekeisha argue about how much she has been drinking, inspiring a family debate about how to handle stress.

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