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Originally published Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 5:30 AM

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Wednesday TV Picks: 'Survivor: Philippines' on CBS

TV picks for Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, include "Survivor: Philippines" on CBS, "The X Factor" on Fox and "Royal Pains" on USA.

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'Survivor: Philippines'

The mother of all reality shows is back for its — drumroll, please — 25th season. This time out the contestants include three players who were evacuated in previous seasons (Russell Swan from "Samoa," Jonathan Penner from "Cook Islands" and Michael Skupin from "Australia") and former "Facts of Life" actress Lisa Whelchel. "Survivors, ready?" Season premiere, 8 p.m. Wednesday on CBS (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff or on Twitter @dougknoop

Also on Wednesday

"MLB Baseball," 7 p.m. (ROOT): Baltimore Orioles at Seattle Mariners (Live).

"The X Factor," 8 p.m. (Fox): Auditions continue.

"Royal Pains," 9 p.m. (USA): Hank has a realization about his relationships; Divya's fling takes a surprising turn.

"American Restoration," 10 p.m. (History): Rick and the crew work to restore a miniature Model T; a firefighter brings in a vintage 1930s forest field service phone.

"Top Chef Masters," 10 p.m. (Bravo): The chefs must create a dish while instructing a mystery guest on the other side of a divider to make the same one; the chefs mentor culinary students but aren't allowed to do any of the cooking.

"Dateline on OWN," 10 p.m. (OWN): A young man loses his wife and son on a family outing.

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