The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching Wednesday

On TV this Wednesday: Molly Shannon is no superstar, Suburgatory throws an extreme “Sweet 16,” Happy Endings‘ Max gets a blast from his “straight” past, Psych goes mental and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original feature stories, here are 11 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Survivor: South Pacific (CBS) | On Redemption Island, a castaway makes a bold threat to his former tribemates; paranoia threatens to break a once-impenetrable alliance.

8 pm The X Factor (Fox) | The Top 10 perform!

8 pm Up All Night (NBC) | Reagan’s inability to fire a less-than-stellar assistant (guest star Molly Shannon) leads Ava to question whether the new mom has lost her edge.

8 pm The Middle (ABC) | Frankie learns that Sue may be cut from a local staging of Wizard of Oz; Brick asks his quirky uncle (Norm Macdonald) to attend his school’s Special Friends Day — with disastrous results.

8:30 pm Suburgatory (ABC) | Tessa wants a simple 16th birthday party, but Dalia plans an extravaganza at the country club, complete with a live performance by her favorite band and go-go cages.

Criminal Minds‘ Kirsten Vangsness Previews the Arrival of ‘Garcia 2.0′ and An Emotional Reveal

9 pm Harry’s Law (NBC) | Oliver and Cassie butt heads over defending a schizophrenic 17-year-old who shot three college students; Chunhua returns to ask Adam for help when her family’s business is seized.

9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | After a neighbor’s home burns down, the Pritchett-Dunphy clan organizes a community drive to help do some good — or at least go crazy trying to.

9:30 pm Happy Endings (ABC) | Max’s high school girlfriend, whom he dated before he figured out he was gay, moves back to town, and her arrival affects everyone; Jane finds out Brad has a “work wife,” so she decides to get herself a “work husband” (Perfect Couples‘ Hayes MacArthur). P.S. Keep an eye out for the latest Cougar Town cameo!

Revenge Preview: The Real Emily Thorne Reveals Her Agenda! (Hint: It Involves ‘Sharing’)

10 pm American Horror Story (FX) | When the Moiras persuade a prospective buyer to make an offer on the house, Constance and Larry work to thwart her (their?) efforts; Vivien and security guy Luke grow closer.

10 pm Law & Order: SVU (NBC) | Benson and Rollins try to piece together what really happened to an alleged rape victim (American Pie‘s Natasha Lyonne) who denies being assaulted. Carrie Preston (True Blood) also guest-stars, as the troubled young woman’s aunt.

10 pm Psych (USA Network) | When a billionaire is found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity, Shawn and Gus go undercover at the mental ward he is being held to prove that he’s indeed sane. Molly Ringwald (Sixteen Candles) and Brad Dourif (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, heh) guest-star.

Which of the above is must-see TV for you? And by all means, hit the Comments to offer tune-in suggestions of your own!

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Reetu says:

    Do you mean the Harmons for American Horror Story?

  2. kevin says:


  3. Marcus says:

    I’ve really gotten into ABC’s entire Wednesday night block. Modern Family is still my favorite, but it’s a really solid 2 hours of TV from The Middle through Happy Endings. Up All Night is still on my DVR, but it’s not a priority to watch…

  4. Sourabh says:

    Psych, Revenge, Happy Endings, Modern Family, American Horror Story, Suburgatory, Up All Night

  5. Q says:

    Modern Family
    Criminal Minds

  6. intelliwoman says:

    Criminal Minds and SVU, and BBC Dramaville, sitcoms are all a waste of time

  7. Darcy says:

    Criminal Minds
    And then my personal two favorites – Psych and Revenge!!

  8. Templar says:

    Happy birthday to me! I won’t be able to watch any of them live, but will catch the Psych encore on the weekend.

  9. juan says:

    Definatelty all of ABC, I cant wait for Revenge and all their comedies I watch except for the middle. They are all so funny

  10. Not as bad as Mondays and Thursdays but still tight…
    Watch Up All Night
    Watch Suburgatory (just marginally invested in this one)
    Watch Revenge @10
    DVRing American Horror Story @10
    DVR Psych’s repeat @11
    same for Top Chef

  11. Lisa says:

    The Middle
    Modern Family
    American Horror Story
    Inside Nascar

  12. Laur2222 says:

    Up all night- might as well watch it in the fall since i won’t be able to any more in the spring enless i watch on demand. its on a new spot against a must have. if i miss it tonite ill on demand it.

    Suburgatory-seen some episodes. its alright. prob watch it live.

    Criminal Minds- enjoy this one with the good looking Derek Morgan (shemar moore) and i enjoy garcia. must watch live!!

    REVENGE!!!! -the best one of the nite by far! must watch live too!

  13. Ruth says:

    As far as ABC comedikes are concerned, the only ones that I like are The Middle and. of course Modern Family. The others you can keep especially Happy Endings.

  14. champmav says:

    Love Suburgatory and hope it keeps it’s ratings up well enough to get renewed. I’m actually commenting to wonder something: has no one else noticed that the character/casting of Tessa is a nearly dead-on copy of the character in the movie “Easy A” played by Emma Stone?? I scan a few of these comment strings often and have NEVER seen anyone else comment on this. Nor have I noted a reviewer writing this. I can’t be the only one who thinks this, can I?

  15. JenB says:

    REVENGE is absolutely, positively MUST SEE TV on Wednesday…can’t believe you don’t have it on the list!! The rest, meh…I can read a recap anywhere…but REVENGE is one that I watch.

  16. ceebee says:

    Last Hour of X
    American Horror Story (best new SHOW this season IMO)…..

  17. Justin says:

    Criminal Minds, CSI, Modern Family, and Psych are on my list tonight.

  18. Ali says:

    The Middle, Modern Family, American Horror Story, and then Top Chef repeated @11pm…………Love Wed. night!!!
    Love The Walking Dead on Sun. night!!

  19. fernando says:

    Oh no im mad at you Matt not including Revenge on the list! anyways I can’t wait for tonights ep.