What to Watch Wednesday: Dallas Returns, Duets Revels, Coming Home Rejoices and More

On TV this Wednesday: It’s not a dream — Dallas really is back, Utah gets its Dance on, Duets puts its hands in the air and waves ’em like it just don’t care, and Coming Home threatens to make a sobbing mess out of even the most stonehearted viewers. Here are 10 programs you might want to check out.

8 pm So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) | The auditions round continues in Salt Lake City, where the Vegas hopefuls are sure to be clean-cut, polite and really eager to talk to you.

8 pm Melissa & Joey (ABC Family) | Mel finds a way to turn a not-so-flattering online video into a campaign boon. (Get your minds out of the gutter; this is ABC Family.) Maybe the successful spin has something to do with her new political consultant (played by Entourage‘s Debi Mazar)?

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9 pm Dallas (TNT) | Larry Hagman’s J.R. is back, and he’s brought faces both familiar (Patrick Duffy as Bobby, Linda Gray as Sue Ellen) and fresh (Jesse Metcalfe, Josh Henderson and Jordana Brewster) with him in this continuation of the popular primetime soap.

9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | A Repeat to Revisit: Ed O’Neill is great as Jay fumes at Cameron’s father’s treatment of Mitchell.

9:30 pm Duets (ABC) | Special night (thanks, NBA finals!): Bust out your Solo cups, because it’s party song time for the pros and their partners.

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10 pm Fast N’Loud (Discovery) | Richard and Aaron find a ’55 Chevy Bel Air and a ’50 Oldsmobile Coupe Rocket 88, and have 48 hours to get a ’73 Cadillac ready for Route 66. And that, friends, was a whole lot of numbers in one sentence.

10 pm The Soup (E!) | Dexter’s Colin Hanks drops by.

10 pm Coming Home (Lifetime) | If you can’t get enough of those dog/child/mother/fiancée-freaks-out-when-a-soldier-returns-home videos, this show is for you.

10 pm America’s Best Dance Crew (MTV) | Season finale: Elektrolytes and 8 Flavahz battle it out to some of celeb guest Katy Perry’s biggest hits, including “Wide Awake,” “Part of Me,” “Last Friday Night” and “ET.”

10 pm Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman (Science) | This episode of the nerdy fun series concerns an examination of whether the universe is alive. Honestly, I’m not that interested in the answer, but I would listen to Freeman recite last year’s tax return, so I’m in.

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

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27 Comments
  1. Roberta says:

    One word: DALLAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Andrew says:

    Royal Pains and Necessary Roughness on USA missing. But will also dvr Dallas to give it a summertime try.

  3. Justin says:

    Royal Pains, Necessary Roughness, and America’s Best Dance Crew for me tonight.

  4. Leslie says:

    Will be watching Royal Pains and Necessary Roughness. Can’t decide whether I will watch Dallas. Was Christopher really adopted in the original??? I really remember a red-headed boy who looked he could be Victoria Principal’s son. Now, he’s Latino and adopted?! I mean, yes I understand Jesse Metcalfe is good looking, but if they’re saying it’s a continuation, that’s a really big change.

    • Elyse says:

      yes he was adopted in the original.

    • This is Dallas, it does not matter what they have said in the past. Remember Bobby was dead for a full season. Take it with a pinch of salt and enjoy it for entertainments sake. I never get hung up on the details when it comes to TV shows, unless you are watching a documentry. That is the only time I get hung up and stressed out with fasle facts and unrealistic truths being thrown at you.

  5. Andrei says:

    DALLAS- is AWESOME! I was lucky enough to go to the premier in Dallas,TX last week. The 2 episodes are really good, and will leave you wanting more. Happy watching!!

  6. Elyse says:

    Melissa & Joey and Dallas for me :D

  7. Sue says:

    Been waiting sooo long for this…..DALLAS!!!!!

  8. Sasha says:

    I really dont want to see Dallas. Only because of Jesse Metcalf though. I hated him on Passions (the only person i like on passions was Justin Hartley) and on Despereate Housewives.

    I just can’t like him.

    • Linda says:

      I agree. Not too sure what it is about him that I don’t like. Love Dallas though, just wish he wasn’t on it….:(

  9. Joanna says:

    Dallas!!!! & dvr Royal Pains.

  10. Nick says:

    Duets & ABC repeats

  11. Jessie Metcalf says:

    Dallas! On an unrelated note, I can’t stand Sasha, who comments about me everywhere.

  12. Shaun says:

    SYTYCD and Duets….I’ll watch Dallas online.

  13. Jared says:

    Melissa & Joey and ABDC for me!..

  14. Eric says:

    What about our “Islands in the Stream” comment for “Duets”??? Because I’m seriously waiting for that duet too! Come on Jennifer Nettles, don’t let us down!!!

  15. tvaddict says:

    YES Christopher was adopted.

  16. Velvet says:

    Royal Pains
    Haunted Collector

  17. Velvet says:

    I didn’t watch Dallas when it was on and I won’t be watching it now.

  18. Royal Pains and So You Think You Can Dance for me!

  19. Ana says:

    Necessary Roughness and Dallas for me. I probably wouldn’t watch the soap during regular season but its summertime so I will give it a shot.

  20. essam says:

    I was too young to ever watch Dallas. Is this a show I can just start watching without having ever watched a single episode of the old series?

  21. Danielle H says:

    Never seen Dallas (I’m only 24) but I’m giving the continuation a shot. I just hope I can follow along.. if I can’t I will have to jump ship :(

    • essam says:

      lol I’m 24 as well. I’m hoping I can follow along too!

      • Gerald says:

        Wow this makes me feel old…. That being said, I’m pretty sure its like 90210 or Melrose Place where you could still understand things even without watching the originals.