This Wednesday on TV: American Idol deals with a disqualification, Modern Family clowns around, South Park has toilet troubles and more. On this very busy Wednesday, we’ve singled out 12 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm American Idol (Fox) | The Top 12 (or 11, depending on how Jermaine’s disqualification shakes out) serve up “Songs from the Year You Were Born.” Check out Michael Slezak’s two new episodes of Idology.
8 pm One Tree Hill (The CW) | Dan, Julian and Chris Keller attempt to rescue Nathan; Brooke’s conflict with Xavier escalates; Quinn and Clay revisit the past.
8 pm The Middle (ABC) | Seven-time Emmy winner Ed Asner guest-stars as the town’s veteran newsman, when Brick takes a job as a paper boy. P.S. Asner also appears on Hot in Cleveland tonight, where he reunites with Betty White.
9 pm Criminal Minds (CBS) | When sets of foster parents are killed in Seattle, the team looks for an unsub with a maternal-yet-murderous instinct. Teri Polo (The West Wing) guest-stars (get scoop on her role).
9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | A funeral reunites Cameron with his estranged former clown partner (Third Watch‘s Bobby Cannavale); Phil is trumped by a notorious bulldozer of a real estate agent (Emmy-winner Ellen Barkin).
9:30 pm Happy Endings (ABC) | In order to celebrate Penny’s birthday, the gang embarks on a mission to find a restaurant where one of them hasn’t been banned or where someone won’t run into an ex.
10 pm CSI (CBS) | The CSIs must use social media to track a killer after a student’s death photo ends up trending on the Internet. Paul Blackthorne (The River) is among the guest stars.
10 pm Face Off (Syfy) | Season 2 finale: Veteran makeup artist Michael Westmore, who has worked on myriad Star Trek TV and film projects, guest-judges as the final three face off with a little help from former contestants.
10 pm Psych (USA) | Shawn and Gus go undercover — as eligible gents — to investigate a murder on a Bachelorette-style dating show. WWE Superstar “The Miz,” Heroes‘ Greg Grunberg, Wayne Brady and Sabrina‘s Lindsay Sloane guest-star.
10 pm South Park (Comedy Central) | Season 16 premiere: Leaving the toilet seat up has unsettling consequences for the boys, ultimately resulting in an unimaginable catastrophe involving seat belts.
10:30 pm Ugly Americans (Comedy Central) | Season 2 premiere: When an ant-sized arsonist flees Mark’s custody, a miniaturized team must follow the fugitive up Twayne’s nostril.
11 pm Monster Man (Syfy) | Series premiere: Go behind the scenes with old-school visual effects wizard Cleve Hall as he, in this first episode, creates a two-head shark that must be able to ferociously chomp on bikinied beauties.
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