What to Watch Wednesday: A Criminal Discovery, Arrow Decks the Halls, Sandy Concert and More

The Wheels On The Bus....On TV this Wednesday: Arrow has Christmas in its crosshairs, the BAU realizes a Criminal is stalking them, Modern Family makes a flipped house call and Barbara Walters unveils her Fascinating People list. (We assume she checked it twice.) Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

7:30 pm 12.12.12: The Concert for Sandy Relief (Various networks) | The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, The Who, Kanye West, Eddie Vedder and Alicia Keys are scheduled to perform during this fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy victims. The event, which is scheduled to run until midnight, will be simulcast on various channels including AMC, EPIX, Fuse, HBO, ION and WEtv.

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8 pm Arrow (The CW) | Oliver throws a Christmas celebration to make up for lost time, but the holiday cheer is cut short when Diggle informs him someone — a Dark Archer, perhaps? — is using arrows to murder the people on his father’s list.

8 pm The Middle (ABC) | As their 20th anniversary approaches, Frankie starts to think that Mike is tiring of her company.

8 pm Whitney (NBC) | Alex accidentally tumbles off stage while speaking at his alma mater, and – shocker! — Whitney’s reaction isn’t exactly heartwarming.

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9 pm Criminal Minds (CBS) | We told you the team would get wise to ‘The Replicator’, and tonight’s the night. Meanwhile, the BAU investigates an UnSub who’s very similar to a murderer from 30 years ago.

9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | When Claire and Cam start to think they’d make great house-flippers, Phil and Mitchell fight about who’ll step in and stop the madness.

9:30 pm Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012 (ABC) | Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are among those on Walters’ list this year.

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10 pm American Horror Story: Asylum (FX) | The Monsignor takes an unlikely convert under his wing, Lana gets evidence that can exonerate Kit and Dr. Arden witnesses a miraculous return.

10 pm CSI (CBS) | The strain of a long-distance relationship with Grissom wears on Sara when a former lover (played by Ed‘s Josh Randall) shows up as part of a plane-crash investigation.

10 pm Chicago Fire (NBC) | Fairly Legal‘s Sarah Shahi kicks off her guest-starring arc as a woman who really wants to thank Severide for saving her from a car crash.

Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!

Comments (18)

  • The Concert for Sandy. Anything with Bon Jovi, and Macca is appointment TV.

    Comment by Templar – December 12, 2012 06:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The boss says break out the bong
    for 5 hours of good music
    right on

    Comment by oshimaida – December 12, 2012 06:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Already watched tonight’s Criminal Minds (it airs on Tuesdays in Canada) and it’s a really great episode. Classic CM if you ask me.

    Comment by Kristen – December 12, 2012 07:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • the middle criminal minds

    Comment by ollie – December 12, 2012 07:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Survivor!

    Comment by Lili Ann Noln – December 12, 2012 07:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The whole Sara/Grissom thing might as well be over with. It is hardly an issue on the show and seems silly at this point. Just my 2 cents. :)

    Comment by Kim R – December 12, 2012 07:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Its all about Arrow tonight!

    Comment by Jared – December 12, 2012 07:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Arrow, Suburgatory and AHS: Asylum!

    Comment by John – December 12, 2012 08:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No Suburgatory tonight.

      Comment by nick1372 – December 12, 2012 03:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CSI. Sara and Grissom were always a huge reason I tuned into the show, so I am curious about how they handle their relationship. It’s certainly not an ideal situation.
    The Middle and MF remain my comedy favs.

    Comment by Jenna – December 12, 2012 09:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • X FACTOR!!! yeah buddy!

    Comment by OUATFan – December 12, 2012 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chicago Fire

    Comment by Steph – December 12, 2012 01:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Arrow and Modern Family!

    Comment by Andy – December 12, 2012 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Arrow
    Modern Family
    The Middle

    Comment by nick1372 – December 12, 2012 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, I guess Arrow went to the Sandy concert ’cause I ain’t seeing it on my CW affiliate!

    Comment by mdaily – December 12, 2012 05:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Arrow did air. Does anyone know when it will? It isn’t on the schedule for next week.

    Comment by ScorpionGlow – December 12, 2012 06:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • *didn’t. Sorry!

    Comment by ScorpionGlow – December 12, 2012 06:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would have loved to watch ARROW but my CW aired the concert instead. Anyone know when it’ll show up?

    Comment by JP – December 12, 2012 06:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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