The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching Wednesday

On TV this Wednesday: a slew of Super ads, Chelsea goes to the dogs, a Royal Pains doctor is out, Letterman has an anniversary and more. On this repeat-riddled final night before February sweeps, here are 10 programs you might wanna check out.
8 pm Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials (CBS) | CBS Sports analyst Boomer Esiason and fitness expert Jillian Michaels host this look at the Big Game’s biggest and buzziest commercials from years gone by.
8 pm American Idol (Fox) | Hey, maybe Nicole Scherzinger can finagle herself an audition?
8 pm One Tree Hill (The CW) | As Julian deals with his guilt, Brooke helps Haley confront a new rival café and its difficult owner; Quinn takes extreme measures that help Clay realize he’s worse off than he thought.
8:30 pm Are You There, Chelsea? (NBC) | In what can only be a blatant bid to win over TVLine’s resident dog-rescue advocate, Meg Masters, Chelsea this week takes in a stray dog.

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9:30 pm Happy Endings (ABC) | The pickin’s are really slim tonight, as you see, so I’ll lob out this repeat in which Max struggles to come out to his parents, while the last name of Penny’s perfect new beau causes quite a furor.

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10 pm Royal Pains (USA Network) | When a back problem limits Hank’s mobility, Evan hires Dr. Van Dyke (guest star Kyle Howard) as a replacement; Divya and Jill work to save the life of a thief who robbed them.
10 pm Top Chef: Texas (Bravo) | I know you use wheat flour, but what am I? In this week’s Quickfire, Pee-wee Herman stops by and the chefs are tasked to create his favorite breakfast dish – pancakes.
10 pm Face Off (Syfy) | The contestants create horror icons that play off people’s deepest fears — meaning at least one model will be made up to look like Gigli 2.
10 pm The Soup (E!) | RuPaul pays a visit this week, and as viewers know, Ru loves The Soup — and The Soup does love Ru.

Exclusive Hot In Cleveland Video: Sexy Talk With Erica Kane and Captain Awesome!

11:35 pm Late Show With David Letterman (CBS) | Howard Stern is on hand as Dave marks 30 years as a late-night talk show host.
Which of the above is must-see for you? Also, hit Comments to offer your own tune-in suggestions.

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  1. Amanda says:

    Boo to no Revenge this week.

  2. Jo says:

    You knows it’s a pitifully slow night on tv when Chelse is considered something worth watching.

    • KMG says:

      I was thinking the same thing… may as well call this list “TV to watch tonight if you have absolutely nothing else to do”.

  3. JJ says:

    Jillian Michaels? Even lesbians hate her. How’d she get that gig?

  4. Justin says:

    Just Royal Pains for me tonight.

  5. Velvet says:

    Ghost Hunters
    Royal Pains

  6. Sue says:

    Nothing on…..Movie night..

  7. CJ says:

    It’s weird he didn’t mention Whitney, considering John Cleese is guest-starring. Especially since he DID mention it last week.

  8. Liz says:

    One Tree Hill in my area is pre-empted til Saturday for a basketball game and everything on ABC is still on repeats. Hot in Cleveland better be really good tonight to make up for everything that’s not on that should be.

  9. lipsticksocialism says:

    Oh Matt, I always enjoy your puns! Furor indeed :p

  10. Erika says:

    American Idol
    Top Chef
    The Challenge: Exes
    All reality tv with no new Modern Family and Happy Endings tonight.

  11. Amber says:

    haha, furor, indeed. I see what ya did there. Also surprised and thrilled to see a Soup shout-out. I thought I was going to have to make a plug for them on my own.

  12. Nadine says:

    There was a new “Office” last night, and I missed it based on this list. Oh well, my fault for not checking other listings.