Survivor: Worlds Apart (8 p.m., CBS) – The 30th installment begins with 18 new players divided into three tribes based on their occupations – white collar, blue collar and no collar.
L&O: SVU (9 p.m., NBC) – In a twist on last year’s sad Casey Kasem story, a woman is accused of abusing her elderly husband, who is a famous author, and his health and fortune become the focal points of a battle between the wife and his daughters from previous marriages.
Modern Family (9 p.m., ABC) – In an episode that takes place entirely online, Claire is stuck at the airport and tries to contact Hayley via computer after a big fight, and the whole family is dragged into the drama.
Empire (9 p.m., Fox) – The Lyon family comes together to record a legacy album featuring Lucious, Hakeem and Jamal, who steps into the spotlight with some news that surprises everyone.
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The Amazing Race (9:30 p.m., CBS) – In a twinning that guarantees I won’t need to spend time with CBS on Wednesday nights for the foreseeable future, the 26th season of “Race” follows “Survivor” now. This installment has 11 dating couples as competing teams (including five couples who meet for the first time at the starting line in California … wait, does that mean they’re forced to date for the show?).