With the other singing competitions breathing down its neck (“The Voice” returns next month), Fox’s original is sticking to its tried and true formula. Judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler travel to Savannah, Ga.; Aspen, Colo.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Portland, Ore.; and St. Louis, Mo., in the first few weeks for the initial auditions. Will there be delusional contestants, amazing singers and an ever-similing Ryan Seacrest? Of course there will be. 8 p.m. Wednesday on Fox (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
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“Nova,” 9 p.m. (KCTS): “3D Spies of WWII”: Air photo intelligence plays a vital role in defeating Hitler during World War II.
“Modern Family,” 9 p.m. (ABC): Claire prepares for her debate with Duane Bailey; Mitch and Cam try to clean up Lily’s language before her turn as a flower girl; Jay blames Stella’s strange behavior on Gloria.
“Law Order: Special Victims Unit,” 10 p.m. (NBC): When the detectives investigate the sexual assault of the executive of a private military-contract company, they discover a larger conspiracy in Iraq.
“Top Chef: Texas,” 10 p.m. (Bravo): The chefs must create a meal that embodies evil; Charlize Theron is a guest judge.
“American Restoration,” 10 p.m. (History): A 100-year-old mutoscope comes into the shop; Ron and Tyler spot a tarnished tandem bike at a client’s house.
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