What to Watch: The TVLine-Up for Wednesday

On TV this final night of May sweeps: Your new American Idol is crowned, The Middle, Modern Family and Apartment 23 have their last laughs, SVU closes Season 13′s final case and more. All told, here are seven programs you might want to check out.

8 pm American Idol (Fox) | The 11th American Idol is crowned on the live finale — will it be Phillip Phillips or Jessica Sanchez? Check out Michael Slezak’s recap of the final sing-off and the latest episode of Idology for more info!

8 pm The Middle (ABC) | Season 3 finale: Frankie and Mike are surprised to receive an invitation to Rusty’s wedding — and even more so when they discover their house is hosting the ceremony; Axl and his friends set out to form their own company.

8 pm Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (NBC) | Season 1 finale: Rob Schneider returns, guest-starring as Betty’s shrink while her pranksters try to recruit a male friend for a “bromance” and offer “free creepy back rubs” to unsuspecting pedestrians.

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9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | Season 3 finale: Mitch and Cam’s quest to adopt another child hits a speed bump, but it is quickly remedied by Gloria’s skills as a translator; Claire and Phil share a proud moment when Alex goes to her first prom, but things take a wild 180 when Haley reveals her future plans.

9:30 pm Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (ABC) | Season 1 finale: June discovers that Chloe is so popular that there is a Japanese comic book series based on her life, while James loses it when he discovers Dean Cain’s Dancing With the Stars dressing room is bigger than his.

PREVIEW | Revenge: Madeleine Stowe Teases a ‘Literally Explosive’ Finale and Stunning Twist for Victoria

10 pm Revenge (ABC) | Season 1 finale: Decipher this vague synopsis, using first look photos and videos for clues: “A big, explosive event leaves much hanging in the balance, courses are altered and even more is left in question.”

10 pm Law & Order: SVU (NBC) | Season 13 finale: While investigating the death of an underage escort at a wild stag party, Benson and Amaro encounter a former SVU detective (guest star Dean “Mayhem” Winters) who has been working undercover. The detectives delve into the rivalry between two elite escort businesses — one shepherded by House‘s Peter Jacobson — but before the case is cracked, a shocking event threatens to destroy the life of one SVU squad member. (Read our preview with the cast!)

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



Comments (22)

  • ABC sitcoms, then SVU. That’s how it’s been all season.
    Next season, with SVU moving up and “The Neighbors” looking absolutely terrible, “Modern Family” might have to take the hit and get DVRed for later.

    Comment by Steven – May 23, 2012 06:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge. That would be enough.

    Comment by annie – May 23, 2012 07:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • everything on ABC

    Comment by Toms1€ – May 23, 2012 07:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Modern Family. Everything else is crap

    Comment by Jeff – May 23, 2012 07:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All ABC for me, 8-11.
    Plus, SVU.

    Comment by jesse – May 23, 2012 07:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So excited for Revenge! I’d be more excited for American Idol if any of my faves (Ellice, Hollie, Skylar) were still in it, but should be a good show regardless.

    Comment by Loni – May 23, 2012 07:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Modern Family and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 for me tonight. I will also try to see America’s Best Dance Crew. Mos Wanted Crew is my favorite to win the whole thing.

    Comment by Justin – May 23, 2012 07:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Just Idol tonight. Rootin’ for Jessica Sanchez to go ALL THE WAY! :-)

    Comment by bad kevin – May 23, 2012 07:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Idol, then start to go through my DVD shelf. Starting with Alien and Aliens #Prometheus

    Comment by Tony – May 23, 2012 08:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Middle
    Modern Family

    Comment by Velvet – May 23, 2012 09:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Watching all ABC shows, DVR The Soup & White Heat.

    Comment by theresa – May 23, 2012 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ll be taking a Modern Family break in the middle of my Alias marathon – currently in S4!

    Comment by Lime – May 23, 2012 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ll watch Modern Family, but before & after it I’ll be watching the Nationals/Phillies game. GO NATS!

    Comment by Doris – May 23, 2012 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Modern Family.

    Comment by G – May 23, 2012 10:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge enough said,Thats the only show I need to watch for tonight,cant wait to see how it does on sundays pretty sure ratings will rise. Both Once upon a time & Revenge on one night is so epic.

    Comment by fernando rodriguez (@Fernanaberry) – May 23, 2012 11:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Modern Family for me! My last finale for this season :(

    Comment by Becks – May 23, 2012 11:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • can’t wait for revenge. but then we’ll have an entire summer of no revenge… BOO!!!

    Comment by jess – May 23, 2012 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge

    Comment by S – May 23, 2012 12:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Duck Dynasty!!

    Comment by relentlesskarma – May 23, 2012 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • REVENGE!!! and modern family

    Comment by Billy Bob – May 23, 2012 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • REVENGE!!!!!!

    Comment by JRC – May 23, 2012 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Modern Family, Don’t Trust the B, and Revenge. Perfect tv night for me!! :)

    Comment by HeatherMc – May 23, 2012 03:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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