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What to Watch on Wednesday: ‘Empire’ is back, ‘Rosewood’ is new

Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon and Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon in the premiere of “Empire” on Fox.
Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon and Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon in the premiere of “Empire” on Fox. Chuck Hodes/FOX

Empire (9 p.m., Fox) – Season 2 opens three months after Lucious’ arrest, and he’s trying to run Empire Entertainment from inside federal lockup. Also, Cookie stages a star-studded concert to support him.

Also on tonight . . .

Rosewood (8 p.m., Fox) – Morris Chestnut plays a private pathologist in this new drama, forced to work with a Miami PD detective to solve a case that’s close to home. Our full review.

Nature’s Miracle Orphans (8 p.m., UNC-TV) – A Nature special about rescue center caregivers in Australia and Costa Rica who help wild baby orphans, including a koala bear, a tiny wallaby and a three-toed baby sloth battling pneumonia.

The Mysteries of Laura (8 p.m., NBC) – In the Season 2 opener, Laura and the team must race when a boy from Tribeca is kidnapped.

The Middle (8 p.m., ABC) – Sue’s excitement about college lesses when a mishap forces her to cut her hair in the Season 7 premiere.

The Goldbergs (8:30 p.m., ABC) – Lainey, Erica and Barry plan a big party when Lainey’s father is out of town.

Modern Family (9 p.m., ABC) – In the seventh season opener, Cam wants Mitch to return to his former job when money gets tight.

Law & Order: SVU (9 p.m., NBC) – Two new episodes open the new season. Det. Rollins hopes to elicit a confession from a serial killer when a body washes up on a beach where he buried victims, but the information they get from him sends shock waves through the department.

blackish (9:30 p.m., ABC) – Season 2 opens with Jack nearly getting expelled when he performs a song with lyrics containing an offensive word at a school talent show.

Nashville (10 p.m., ABC) – In the Season 4 premiere, Juliette hits a career high, including singing a duet with Steven Tyler, but her personal life plummets.