What to Watch: The TVLine-Up for Wednesday

On TV this Wednesday: Whoopi Goldberg is in The Middle, President Obama relives the Osama Bin Laden raid, Criminal Minds‘ Prentiss ponders a move, a double helping of The Beek and more. In addition to TVLine’s original features (linked within), we’ve singled out nine other programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm American Idol (Fox) | The final five perform British tunes. (Check out Michael Slezak’s song suggestions, vote in our leaderboard poll and watch the most recent episodes of Idology.)

8 pm The Middle (ABC) | Whoopi Goldberg guest-stars as a guidance counselor who inspires Sue to reinvent herself. Brick, meanwhile, is less successful as he tries to call the White House to outlaw the strenuous new “Presidential Fitness Challenge” at school.

8 pm Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (NBC) | With Best Friends Forever bumped off the schedule, you’ll now get a double dose of the Golden girl. This week, nuns use an innovative approach to raise money for breast cancer, Rob Schneider stops by and more!

RELATED | NBC Pulls Best Friends Forever from Schedule

9 pm Criminal Minds (CBS) | After a notorious serial killer is executed, a copycat begins murdering women in the same town; Prentiss gets nervous considering a big decision. The Facts of Life‘s Mackenzie Astin guest-stars.

9 pm Rock Center with Brian Williams (NBC) | In the most secret and secure part of the White House — The Situation Room — President Obama and his national security and military teams relive the raid targeting Osama bin Laden one year ago today.

9:30 pm Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (ABC) | After June receives a devastating letter, Chloe cheers her up the only way she knows how — with a crash course in “confidence and fierceness” that apparently works a bit too well. Kevin Sorbo (Hercules) guest-stars as himself.

VIDEO | Revenge Exclusive: Jack Has Something Important to Tell Emily

10 pm Law & Order: SVU (NBC) | An abduction case takes a startling turn when the team discovers that a suspect is targeting young, vulnerable women — each of whom were searching for their sperm-donor father. James Van Der Beek and Without a Trace‘s Eric Close guest-star.

10 pm CSI (CBS) | In Season 12’s penultimate episode, when a bomb kills an off-roading truck driver mid-race, the team is called in to find out why. Gary Unmarried‘s Paula Marshall guest-stars.

10 pm Whitechapel (BBC America) | Season 3 finale: Having already survived the killer’s wrath once, Morgan Lamb is of particular interest to the team. But with the body count rising, Chandler and Miles clash over the direction of the investigation.

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

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  1. g11 says:

    why no mention of survivor, suburgatory, modern family and revenge? Much better than crap like law and order, CSI and criminal minds.

    • case says:

      Criminal Minds is crap?! Just because there’s no mention of the shows you want to watch, so you trash other shows? SIgh. One advice – Please. Grow. Up.

    • John Berggren says:

      The last episodes of Survivor this season are likely to be very dull foregone conclusions.

    • Emily says:

      I don’t support the wording, but I echo the sentiment.

  2. Kat says:

    I agree with g11 – Suburgatory and Modern family definitely my favorite for Wednesdays!

  3. lauren says:

    I feel like they pick Modern Family almost every week just out of habit, I’m so glad to see The Middle make it this time – Sue cracks me UP!
    Also excited for Criminal Minds, gonna miss Prentiss tho.

  4. Lauren 2.0 says:

    Damn, I thought the double dose of the Beek meant we were going to get two episodes of Apartment 23. Oh well, I’ll take what I can get. I never watched Dawson’s Creek but I still love JvdB.

  5. Erica says:

    I’ll be watching a new episode of Revenge.

  6. George2k says:

    Epic fail for not having Revenge there ….

  7. Tim says:

    The Whoopi episode of ‘The Middle’ aired in Australia last weekend – and it was fantastic! Whoopi was great :) Look out for the final scene – she was hilarious!

  8. xwiseguyx says:

    I’m nervous to see Paula Marshall on CSI.. I fear they will reverse their decision to renew the show… as for what to watch, Revenge is at the top of my list!.

  9. theresa says:

    Watch Survivor, Modern Family, Apt 23 & Revenge. DVR The Middle, Suburagtory, White Chapel, CSI & The Soup.

    • Britta Unfiltered says:

      The Soup is definitely must-watch TV, though I really miss them airing it on Friday nights. It’s always been my favorite way to unwind when my work week ends. For now I just try to have the self-control to keep it on the DVR until Friday rolls around.

  10. JJ says:

    Every episode of every dumb CBS crime show is exactly the same. Why bother listing them?

  11. William says:

    Modern Family and Revenge

  12. JJ says:

    I don’t understand why rock center is mentioned and Modern Family isnt…

  13. KBC says:

    REVENGE IS MENTIONED!!!! LOOK AT THE BLUE VIDEO LINK: VIDEO | Revenge Exclusive: Jack Has Something Important to Tell Emily Sheesh! Sorry for “yelling” but it’s annoying to see “so and so is not mentioned” Every. Single. Day. TVLine, you guys need to come up with a better system. :)

  14. Sue says:

    Looks like I am an ABC girl tonight.

  15. greysfan says:

    Criminal Minds and Revenge for me.

  16. Velvet says:

    The Middle
    Modern Family
    Ghost Hunters

  17. Lani says:

    Criminal Minds is all I am watching tonight

  18. Nick says:

    Wednesdays are so busy, The Middle, Betty Whites Off Their Rockers, Suburgatory, Modern Family, Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23, Revenge, CSI

  19. ollie says:

    the middle criminal minds and revenge

  20. Justin says:

    Criminal Minds, Modern Family, and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 are on my must-watch list tonight.

  21. Britta Unfiltered says:

    I really hope they renew Don’t Trust the B. I’m liking it way more than I usually do mid-season replacements. James Van Der Beek is extremely funny on it, and it’s an intriguing idea to have him play a caricature of himself, even if they are kind of ripping off Harold and Kumar with that. And it has been awesome watching Krysten Ritter jump in range from Breaking Bad to doing a TV sitcom, and doing it well. She has some mad acting skills!