What to Watch Wednesday: New Nashville, Fox Takes a Dive, People's Choice Awards and More

Fox divingOn TV this Wednesday: Fox puts Stars in Danger, mob rule reigns at the People’s Choice Awards, Nashville sings again, Horror Story: Asylum milks its antepenultimate episode for all it’s worth and Suburgatory tries to be fly. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (always linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Stars in Danger: The High Dive (Fox) | Fox jumps into the diving-show pool first (ABC’s Celebrity Diving debuts in March) with this two-hour special in which “stars” learn Olympic-style dives and then perform them in a competition. Those taking the plunge include Stephen “Twitch” Boss (So You Think You Dance), David Chokachi (Baywatch), Jenni “JWoww” Farley (Jersey Shore), surfer Bethany Hamilton and Antonio Sabato Jr. (General Hospital, pictured right).

8 pm I Get That a Lot (CBS) | In this latest installment of the celeb prank show, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman‘s Jane Seymour poses as an inept store greeter and Dallas‘ Larry Hagman – who taped the appearance before his death last month – hands out food samples at a warehouse shopping club.

8 pm The Middle (ABC) | Dave Foley (NewsRadio) returns as Brick’s school therapist Dr. Fulton, who tries to teach the socially awkward kiddo how to make friends. (Good luck there, Dr. Fulton.)

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9 pm People’s Choice Awards 2013 (CBS) | You voted – now watch the annual live awards broadcast to see if your favorite shows, movies and musicians take home the proletariat-picked prize. The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco returns as host; Friends‘ Jennifer Aniston, NCIS: Los Angeles‘ Chris O’Donnell, Happy Endings‘ Casey Wilson and The Newsroom‘s Olivia Munn are among those scheduled to appear.

9 pm Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC) | A rape victim in an SVU case is arrested for the murder of her ex-boyfriend. Jane Kaczmarek (Malcom in the Middle) guest-stars as the Suffolk County D.A., and Raul Esparza is back as D.A. Barba.

9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | Jay’s big plans for a New Year’s Eve getaway with the family go south… that is, until he has a chance run-in with Billy Dee “Lando Calrissian” Williams, playing himself.

9:30 pm Suburgatory (ABC) | When Tessa and Dalia’s argument also causes a rift between George and Dallas,CONNIE BRITTON, HAYDEN PANETTIEREthere’s really only one way to solve it: old skool hip-hop dance off! (Seriously!)

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10 pm Chicago Fire (NBC) | Severide finaly tells Chief Boden about his injury and makes some important decisions about his future.

10 pm American Horror Story: Asylum (FX) | For your pleasure/horror this evening: Bloody Face Jr. in a truly insane opening scene, Lana kicking serious butt and a surprising return. (Get more scoop in Ask Ausiello.) After this, there are two episodes left in the season. Word to the wise? Don’t miss a minute.

10 pm Washington Heights (MTV) | Two-hour series premiere: The former music channel leaves the shore behind and heads north, where it follows a group of best friends living in the upper Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights.

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



Comments (23)

  • Chicago Fire and American Horror Story

    Comment by Susie – January 9, 2013 04:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Modern Family, ChiFi and AHS. Might just check out Stars In Danger because well…I love a good campy reality comp.

    Comment by Amanda – January 9, 2013 04:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad you clarified that Larry Hagman shot that show before his passing and it is not some “Weekend at Bernie’s” type thing (which might have been even more entertaining)

    Comment by Gomer – January 9, 2013 05:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And yet if they *didnt* put that in there, people would be making high-larious jokes about “What, a corpse handing out cheese samples?”

      Comment by Lauren – January 9, 2013 09:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Please no Gomer! Don’t give tv execs ideas like that… it’ll end up seeing it on the fall schedule after the celeb diving shows tank.

      Comment by Rose – January 9, 2013 09:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NASHVILLE! :-)

    Comment by Amanda – January 9, 2013 05:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If Lana dies, I will be SOOOOO unhappy!

    Comment by Jerm – January 9, 2013 05:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Larry Hagman – who taped the appearance before his death last month – ” does that really need to be pointed out? I would hope that he taped it before his death and not after! heh

    Comment by Michael Sacal – January 9, 2013 05:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I too wonder why we had to be told Larry Hagman taped the show before his death. However, it will be nice to see him this last time, in a humorous setting. The Fox diving show? But why??

    Comment by suzi – January 9, 2013 06:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chicago Fire

    Comment by Chris – January 9, 2013 06:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So glad Chicago Fire is back on tonight! This show just gets better and better.

    Comment by Kris – January 9, 2013 07:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CHICAGO FIRE :-) Yes, yes, yes!!

    Comment by wrstlgirl – January 9, 2013 07:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Middle
    Modern Family
    Suburgatory
    Nashville
    American Horror Story

    Comment by Bradley – January 9, 2013 07:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • PCAs, Nashville

    Comment by Brandy – January 9, 2013 07:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All ABC

    Comment by Juan – January 9, 2013 08:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Stars in Danger
    Nashville
    AHS Asylum
    Suburgatory

    Comment by Jared – January 9, 2013 08:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Celebrity DIVING? Are you f***ing kidding me? Nevermind that they’re using the loosest possible definition of “celebrity”…

    Comment by Erin – January 9, 2013 08:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love The Middle & Modern Family !!! Long live Debra Baronne.&.Al Bundy ;-) !!!

    Comment by Kat – January 9, 2013 08:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Neighbors

    Comment by LynnH – January 9, 2013 09:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • AHS: Asylum.
    Only this <3
    Go lana banana

    Comment by Reward – January 9, 2013 09:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Pff Stana Katic just tweeted that she has to work tonight. How ridiculous is that!?

    Comment by Accio – January 9, 2013 10:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chicago Fire, Top Chef, Modern Family, Happily Divorced, record PCAs and fast forward through most of it to see if anyone I like wins.

    Comment by Roni – January 9, 2013 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nashville. Rayna and deacon! Whoo-hoo!

    Comment by K – January 9, 2013 04:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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