What to Watch: The TVLine-Up for Wednesday

On TV this Wednesday: American Idol will rock you, Kiernan Shipka steps into Apartment 23, Revenge uncovers a shocking identity, Joan Rivers is Hot in Cleveland and more. In addition to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are seven programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm American Idol (Fox) | In a Queen-centric performance edition, the Idol hopefuls will share the stage with the band’s guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor.

8:30 pm Best Friends Forever (NBC) | Jessica’s foray into the dating world begins with a Facebook message from a former crush and ends at an unusual frat party. Meanwhile, Lennon and Joe struggle to find, ahem, intimate time together in their new living situation.

Exclusive Apartment 23 Video: James Van Der Beek Becomes Mad Men‘s Kiernan Shipka

10 pm Law & Order: SVU (NBC) | A string of rapes inspires a group of vigilantes to organize against both neighborhood crime and the NYPD. The SVU squad struggles to find a lead in the case — until one of the vigilantes is attacked.

10 pm Revenge (ABC) | Victoria’s pawns are caught in the middle of an insidious cover-up and have to pay the ultimate price when Emily uncovers the identity of her father’s murderer. Elsewhere, Declan’s testimony marks the beginning of the end of his relationship with Charlotte. (Watch a clip!)

10 pm Whitechapel (BBC America) | When a babysitter is murdered, the child claims that the “Bogeyman” did it, but the team suspects a recently-escaped psychiatric patient (who also happens to be a former Whitechapel resident).

10 pm Total Blackout (Syfy) | This extreme game show, hosted by former Family Matters star (and current Dancing With the Stars hoofer) Jaleel White, relies on the fear of the unknown: Contestants are surrounded by complete darkness, scared of not only the nerve-wracking challenges, but also of themselves.

10 pm Hot in Cleveland (TVLand) | Elka’s twin sister (Joan Rivers!) returns to Cleveland for a visit, while billionaire Artie Firestone (SNL‘s Jon Lovitz) comes to Melanie and Victoria for a makeover, hoping to become more appealing to women.

Which of the above is must-see for you? Also, hit Comments to offer your own tune-in suggestions.

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  1. Balaji K says:

    Apartment 23

  2. Justin says:

    Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 for me since everything else I watch is reruns.

  3. Sarah says:

    I love Whitechapel. I recently discovered it and have fallen for it big time. :)

  4. JBS says:

    I know that Survivor’s new, so I’ll be watching that live without a doubt, but is anything on ABC from 8-10 new besides “Apartment 23?”

  5. Velvet says:

    Ghost Hunters

  6. Lance says:

    Revenge for the Bitch in Apartment 23~~!

  7. rae says:

    THANK YOU for including best friends forever. people, we have to rally and watch so nbc doesn’t send this one the way of bent.

  8. Nothing. The Middle and Modern Family are repeats and Psych is done till the fall.

  9. theresa says:

    Survivor, Apt 23,Revenge. DVR the Soup & catch Whitechappel on demand tomorrow.

  10. Nick says:

    Betty whites off their rockers
    Apartment 23

  11. ollie says:


  12. mia says:

    Revenge, Survivor and Hot in Cleavland for me.
    Was really unimpressed with Apartment 23; watched the episode last week and didn’t laugh once.

  13. Lani says:

    Nothing for me tonight

  14. William says:

    Revenge and South Park