What to Watch Wednesday: Bernie Sanders visits Stephen Colbert
Will Colbert feel the Bern?
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PICK OF THE NIGHT
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
CBS, 11:35 p.m.
The new-ish late-night host snagged his biggest ratings yet with his post-Super Bowl show last Sunday, but can he keep that momentum going? Tonight, he’s got Zoolander’s Ben Stiller and Vermont’s Bernie Sanders — Blue Steel and blue state! — so that’s a pretty good start. Maybe the New Hampshire-winning Sanders can teach him a thing or two about defeating popular established rivals.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit & Chicago PD
NBC, 9 p.m. & 10 p.m.
It’s basically a national holiday for Dick Wolf fans: The procedural producer’s cop shows collide when stars from each team up to capture a pair of convicts who’ve escaped a New York prison and are headed for Chicago. Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T guest-star on Chicago, Sophia Bush and John Seda show up on L&O, and Christopher Meloni lives on in your favorite Elliot Stabler Tumblr.
HEART OF GOLD(BERG)
ABC, 8:30 p.m.
The sitcom’s Valentine’s Day episode has Beverly banning Adam from seeing Porky’s. Perhaps Adam could use a few tips from EW movie critic Chris Nashawaty. Elsewhere, Barry goes above and beyond to impress Lainey using the music of Lionel Ritchie. Once, twice, three times a Goldberg?
Fox, 8 p.m.
The top 24 have been chosen, and now it’s time for the contestants to prove their worth as the final season’s first showcases begin. (Got all that?) Twelve performances take place tonight; prepare to take notes, America.
IT STILL FOLLOWS
The CW, 9 p.m.
When Sam and Dean look into a set of murders on Valentine’s Day, they realize the deaths are related to an ancient curse. It works like this: Once kissed by the curse, that person is marked to die. Pairs well with 2015’s critically acclaimed horror flick It Follows.