Wednesday’s best bets on TV include:
The wickedly entertaining hip-hop soap opera “Empire” finally returns with the second half of its second season. After losing the company he built, Lucious (Terrence Howard) announces that he will stop at nothing to regain his power, but Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) has her own way of handling things. Meanwhile, the title of the episode has us worried: “Death Will Have His Day.” 9 p.m. Wednesday, Fox.
Nearly nine years after his ABC sitcom went off the air, George Lopez returns to prime time in a new semi-autobiographical cable comedy. It is aptly titled “Lopez.” 10 p.m., TV Land.
— Chuck Barney, Contra Costa Times