On TV this Wednesday: Damages debuts its final, bloody-good season, a Royal Pains patient wants two HankMed docs to find love, Chloe Sevigny takes on a killer role (with a twist) and a Community fave visits The Soul Man. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) | The Top 20 dancers have big dreams and want fame. Well, fame costs. And tonight is where they start paying… in sweat. (Couldn’t resist.)
8:30 pm Up All Night (NBC) | With this Repeat to Revisit, be sure to stick around until the very end, when Christina Applegate and guest-(rock)-star Stevie Nicks – whom Reagan and Ava try to book all episode — engage in a brief-but-awesome duet.
9 pm Damages (DirecTV Audience Network) | The fifth and final season of the legal drama/thriller features Ryan Phillippe as a Julian Assange-type truth-teller and Jenna Elfman as a Wall Street whistle-blower. The flash-forwards teasing the season-ending shockers, meanwhile, will have you never looking at pigeons the same way again. (Read our preview Q&A with Rose Byrne.)
9 pm Dallas (TNT) | Rebecca goes to Bobby and Christopher with information she thinks can save the ranch; John Ross moves into Southfork to put distance between him and his dad’s dirty work.
9 pm Royal Pains (USA Network) | Judy Greer (Archer, Arrested Development) guest-stars as an enthusiastic matchmaker who gets treated by Hank and Divya — and then wants to hook them up with their soulmates.
10 pm Soul Man (TV Land) | Lolli plans a surprise party for Boyce’s birthday, but the pastor gets a bigger shock from the unexpected arrival of his old Sin City neighbors – played by guest-stars Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) and Cedric Yarbrough (Reno 911!).
10 pm Hit & Miss (DirecTV Audience Network) | Series premiere: In this British import, Chloe Sevigny (Big Love) stars as a pre-op transsexual assassin whose ex-wife is about to die. (Because apparently someone thinks we haven’t had enough pre-op transsexual assassin shows.)
10 pm The Franchise: A Season With the Miami Marlins (Showtime) | Season 2 of the Emmy-nominated series shares a behind-the-dugout look at the reinvented Marlins franchise and its sometimes-controversial manager, Ozzie Guillen.
10 pm Restaurant: Impossible (Food Network) | As the Season 4 premiere of this eatery-makeover show is served, I can’t help but wonder: How does chef Robert Irvine stuff his bulging guns into those tight shirts? Anyway, tonight’s charity case is Longbranch Steak and Seafood.
Which of the above is must-see for you? Also, hit Comments to offer your own tune-in suggestions.