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What to Watch on Wednesday: CBS’ ‘SEAL Team’ debuts and countless series return

David Boreanaz as Jason Hayes in the CBS series “SEAL Team.”
David Boreanaz as Jason Hayes in the CBS series “SEAL Team.” CBS

SEAL Team (9 p.m., CBS) – This is tonight’s only new show, and it has David Boreanaz as the leader of an elite Navy SEALS unit.

Also on tonight . . .

Empire (8 p.m., Fox) – In the Season 4 premiere, Lucious makes his first public appearance since the explosion in Vegas.

The Blacklist (8 p.m., NBC) – Red’s criminal empire is in ruins, so he enlists Liz in a plan to earn cash and deliver a new Blacklister in the Season 5 opener.

Survivor (8 p.m., CBS) – Season 35 (wow) starts, and the super idol has a new twist.

The Goldbergs (8 p.m., ABC) – The Season 5 premiere has Beverly and Murray moving Erica into her dorm.

Speechless (8:30 p.m., ABC) – In the Season 2 opener, the family looks for a girl from camp who left a love note in J.J.’s luggage.

Modern Family (9 p.m., ABC) – In the Season 9 premiere, Jay forces the family to take their vacation on a house boat on a lake.

Law & Order: SVU (9 p.m., NBC) – Fin crosses international borders to catch a fugitive rapist in the Season 19 premiere.

Star (9 p.m., Fox) – Star tries to assure the group gets a release date for their album in the Season 2 premiere.

American Housewife (9:30 p.m., ABC) – Katie’s efforts to get more time to herself backfire in the Season 2 opener.

Chicago PD (10 p.m., NBC) – A young bystander is shot in the Season 5 premiere.

Designated Survivor (10 p.m., ABC) – The second season starts with President Kirkman working to rebuilt the Capitol.

Criminal Minds (10 p.m., CBS) – Agent Matt Simmons (Daniel Henney) joins the BAU team in the Season 13 premiere.