What to Watch Wednesday: Supernatural 'Toons In, The Hour Strikes, Nashville Just Duets & More

On TV this Wednesday: Supernatural is “drawn” to a series of murders, The Hour clocks in again, Charlie Brown and SNL share the holiday spirit and Hot in Cleveland and Happily Divorced return to TV Land. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

PREVIEW | Arrow Takes on The Huntress, One Well-Dressed Bombshell and… the Grinch?

8 pm A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC) | The Peanuts classic returns, to the delight of scrawny fir trees everywhere. (Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa — featuring the voices of Betty White, Scrubs‘ Sarah Chalke and NewsRadio‘s Dave Foley – follows.)

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9 pm The Hour (BBC America) | Season 2 premiere: The new season of the Brit drama – set in late 1957 — finds Freddie, Bel and Hector working under a new Head of News.

9 pm Supernatural (The CW) | Castiel wants to become a hunter like Sam and Dean, so they all investigate a case in which people are killed in a manner — watch out for the plummeting anvil! — resembling cartoon deaths.

9 pm Criminal Minds (CBS) | The BAU looks into a murder and disappearance at a motivational speaker’s conference; Garcia can’t understand why Morgan won’t attend a dinner honoring a family friend.

9 pm SNL Christmas (NBC) | Nice: It’s a Wonderful Life‘s missing ending, Bag O’ Glass, Schweddy Balls. Naughty: Gilly.

9 pm Life After Top Chef (Bravo) | Season finale: The four former contestants battle it out in a cook-off for First Lady Michelle Obama.

9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | Claire brings Gloria (and her addled pregnancy brain) along on a Costco run.

PREVIEW | American Horror Story: Asylum First Look: Frances Conroy Returns as the ‘Ultimate [Spoiler]’

10 pm Nashville (ABC) | Rayna and Juliette finally collaborate – despite the fact that both women would rather swallow nails. Speaking of unpleasant situations: Peggy’s desperation forces Teddy to confess the truth to his wife. Singer Wyclef Jean guest-stars.

10 pm Hot in Cleveland (TV Land) | Season 4 premiere: The ladies are back, and tonight they learn exactly who the baby dropped at their home is.

10:30 pm Happily Divorced (TV Land) | Winter premiere: Fran finds herself in a dilemma: Frankie or Elliot?

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  1. Dilys says:

    Can’t wait to see Supernatural and watch Cas on the Case. This looks like a really fun, creative episode.

  2. Templar says:

    Totally surprising myself with this, but PBS all evening. 2 hours of Doo Wop nostalgia followed by a Rod Stewart Christmas special. I know.

  3. Rrrrrr says:

    American Horror Story and Nashville tonight. I know that Supernatural is at its best when they do these wonky stories, but I’m just not feeling this episode enough to tune in live. Supernatural is best as DVR fodder this season anyways.

    • Dilys says:

      I respectfully disagree. Supernatural is having a great season. Jeremy Carver has brought new life back to the show. Supernatural is must see tv this year.

      • Tricia says:

        Woah woah woah. Respectfully disagree? This is the Internet. That’s not allowed here.

      • Rrrrrr says:

        Mmmm no it’s not. It hasn’t been must-see TV since season 3, and even though the stories are better, most of them aren’t have-to-watch, mythology-driven episodes. This season is mostly for fun so far. And that’s fine, no one’s arguing that. But it’s just better for a rainy Saturday with a few episodes back-to-back than taking time out of my schedule to watch it when it’s on.

  4. Superhero says:

    The Hour is one of the best British shows today, very happy to have it back. Will also be watching Suburgatory and Nashville tonight, though I’m getting very close to dropping the latter.

  5. Balaji K says:

    Modern Family

  6. Eric says:

    The X-Factor
    Modern Family
    American Horror Story
    Happily Divorced

  7. Jared says:

    X Factor

  8. Chris says:

    Definitely Supernatural tonight!! Cas is trying his hand at hunting and the trailers look hilarious.

  9. Liz says:

    Modern Family, Hot in Cleveland, and Nashville.

  10. Marge says:

    My favorite and still the best show on at 10–CSI

  11. Blake says:

    Modern Family, Arrow, Supernatural, Hot in Cleveland, and Happily Divorced.

  12. Marz says:


  13. HEATHER says:

    Sad for no Chicago Fire :(

  14. Monique Barbee says:

    Can’t wait for a charlie brown Christmas

  15. John R says:

    AHS: Asylum
    Modern Family

  16. SK says:

    Criminal Minds
    CSI – why isn’t this listed?

  17. Sue says:


  18. TV Listnam Style says:

    The Hour
    Charlie Brown
    Hot in Cleveland
    Happily Divorced
    Criminal Minds
    Life after Top Chef
    Modern Family
    American Horror Story
    Chelsea Lately
    Jay Leno
    David Letterman
    Jimmy Kimmel
    College Basketball
    Restaurant Impossible
    Restaurant Stakeout
    NBATV Houston vs OKC
    NBATV Minnesota vs LA Clippers
    The Challenge
    Couples Therapy
    Baggage Battles
    The Soup
    Death Dealers
    Coast Guard Alaska
    Deals from the Darkside
    Ghost Hunters
    Invention USA
    Jim Rome on Showtime
    Operation Repo
    Nancy Grace
    Anderson Cooper
    Family Fued
    Top Chef
    Since everyone enjoys a list! This is for yesterdays “show overload”. I see how ridiculous those lists look now. I had to jump in after those commenters were defending balaji like he was a war hero being berated by Ann Coulter.

  19. Melissa says:

    Supernatural and AHS for me.

  20. Dawn says:

    SUPERNATURAL! Yay for Cas hunting with the boys! Go Team Free Will!

  21. Wheels08 says:

    I’m watching Supernatural tonight.

  22. Christian says:

    Arrow – Modern Family – Suburgatory – The Challenge – Couples Therapy – American Horror Story – Nashville – sleep!

  23. nross76 says:

    Suburgatory, Supernatural & Nashville.

  24. Reward says:

    Arrow and AHS!
    Can’t wait *-*

  25. Britta Unfiltered says:

    I really should learn to check these articles before I leave for work, because I would have loved to have recorded Charlie Brown. I was just listening to their soundtrack a couple of hours ago. The kids singing Hark the Herald Angels Sing puts a tear in my eye every time I hear it. (To be fair, nearly all Christmas shows and movies put a tear in my eye. I confess to being an emotional gal.) You know what they never air that I would totally love to see again? The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. I haven’t seen it since it came out when I was a little kid. Oof, I just showed my age with that reference.

  26. nick1372 says:

    Charlie Brown Christmas
    Modern Family
    Hot in Cleveland
    Christmas in Rockerfeller center special (Why no mention???)

  27. Amy says:

    Nashville for me! Looks like things are finally heating up.

  28. bobbie says:

    hot in cleveland, csi, criminal thinking