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The 53rd Annual CMA Awards Honors Legendary Women in Country Music

ALSO: Impeachment Hearings, AHS: 1984, Survivor, The Masked Singer, Limetown, and more
  • Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, and Dolly Parton host tonight's  53rd Annual CMA Awards (ABC)
    Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, and Dolly Parton host tonight's 53rd Annual CMA Awards (ABC)

    Today's programming highlights include a live awards show, a historic public hearing, and a pair of series finales. Here's what's new and noteworthy this Wednesday:

    AWARD SHOW: Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire join Carrie Underwood as special guest hosts for tonight's 53rd Annual CMA Awards, which is scheduled to kick off with an all-star opening performance from a muti-generational group of legendary female country performers. Also scheduled to appear tonight: Luke Combs, Eric Church, Maren Morris, Zach Williams, P!nk, Chris Stapeltone, Keith Urban, and Miranda Lambert. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    LIVE COVERAGE:  While it remains to be seen whether the House Impeachment Hearings can convince doubters that Donald Trump used the Office of the President for personal gain, live gavel-to-gavel coverage promises to be a perfectly-timed test of relevance for broadcast and cable TV. 10:00 AM ET on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CSPAN and others

    SEASON FINALE: The puzzle pieces have been falling into place as the mystery of Camp Redwood has deepened. On tonight's season finale of American Horror Story: 1984, a final lost soul is lured to the camp. 10:00 PM ET on FX

    NEW EPISODE: As Primetimer's Jessica Liese writes, this season's Survivor has taken a surprising turn, tackling race and gender issues with unusual nuance. The show reaches its traditional halfway point tonight with The Merge, an occasion typically marked with a feast. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    NEW EPISODE: Last week saw the unmaskings of singers Sherri Shepherd and Raven-Symoné, which leaves the The Masked Singer with five remaining mystery performers. Meanwhile, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog adds to the insightful panel commentary. 8:00 PM ET on FOX


    • Limetown closes the book on a series of mysterious disappearances in Tennessee. Streaming on Facebook Watch
    • Maradona in Mexico follows Diego Maradona as he joins the Dorados soccer team. Watch the preview. Streaming on Netflix
    • The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park examines the killing of Jennifer Levin. 9:00 PM ET ON AMC & SundanceTV

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: CMA Awards, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire