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TV highlights for Wednesday, Oct. 6

MEMORY LANE: Michael Feinstein takes you on a historical trip.
MEMORY LANE: Michael Feinstein takes you on a historical trip. (Matt Sayles/associated Press)

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"Michael Feinstein's American Songbook" (WETA and MPT at 8), a three-part series premiering Wednesday night, is a musical history lesson in which the singer uses some of the most popular songs ever written, starting with tunes from the 1950s and 1960s.

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In the Season 7 premiere of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" (A&E at 9), Dog searches for a man charged with illegal drug possession who is hightailing through Colorado with his pregnant girlfriend in tow.

An earthquake gives Cam and Mitchell the perfect excuse to ditch an elaborate "costume brunch" hosted by a friend (guest star Nathan Lane), but the quake means trouble for the rest of the family members when they get trapped on "Modern Family" (ABC at 9).

"Great Performances" (WETA at 9) has a production of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" (the Broadway version, anyway) with Patrick Stewart starring as the title character, with Kate Fleetwood as Lady Macbeth.

Actor Steven Seagal returns for a second season of "Steven Seagal Lawman" (A&E at 10) with two back-to-back episodes, as the actor works as a sheriff's deputy in Jefferson Parish, La. In the first episode, he works with his team to find a homicide case suspect, and later, looks for a couple of alleged drug dealers.

The latest celebrity couple reality show belongs to Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin. In new series "Harry Loves Lisa" (TV Land at 10), which tracks their daily life, Harry mulls a new venture in stand-up comedy, and Lisa makes one too many controversial remarks about plastic surgery.

A new episode of "Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?" (Investigation Discovery at 10) chronicles the D.C. sniper case, and looks at the relationship between Mildred Wilson and her husband, John Williams.

On "Law & Order: Los Angeles" (NBC at 10), the detectives investigate a case involving a stabbed cult member with many suspects who could have been involved in his death.

What is the best type of brunch to cook when you're about to break up with someone? How about when trying to impress the in-laws? On the debut of "Bitchin' Kitchen" (Cooking Channel at 10:30), chef Nadia gives tips for how to pull off very specific types of meals for everyday life.

David Axelrod, senior adviser to President Obama, is a guest on "Late Show With David Letterman" (CBS at 11:35), along with news anchor and talk-show host Julie Chen.

"The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (NBC at 11:35) hosts snowboarder Shaun White, actress and "Dancing With the Stars" contestant Florence Henderson and country singer Toby Keith.

-- Emily Yahr

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