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.

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  1. Susie says:

    Chicago Fire and American Horror Story

  2. Amanda says:

    Modern Family, ChiFi and AHS. Might just check out Stars In Danger because well…I love a good campy reality comp.

  3. Gomer says:

    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)

    • Lauren says:

      And yet if they *didnt* put that in there, people would be making high-larious jokes about “What, a corpse handing out cheese samples?”

    • Rose says:

      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.

  4. Jerm says:

    If Lana dies, I will be SOOOOO unhappy!

  5. “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

  6. suzi says:

    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??

  7. Chris says:

    Chicago Fire

  8. Kris says:

    So glad Chicago Fire is back on tonight! This show just gets better and better.

  9. wrstlgirl says:

    CHICAGO FIRE :-) Yes, yes, yes!!

  10. Bradley says:

    The Middle
    Modern Family
    American Horror Story

  11. Brandy says:

    PCAs, Nashville

  12. Jared says:

    Stars in Danger
    AHS Asylum

  13. Erin says:

    Celebrity DIVING? Are you f***ing kidding me? Nevermind that they’re using the loosest possible definition of “celebrity”…

  14. Kat says:

    I love The Middle & Modern Family !!! Long live Debra Baronne.&.Al Bundy ;-) !!!

  15. LynnH says:

    The Neighbors

  16. Reward says:

    AHS: Asylum.
    Only this <3
    Go lana banana

  17. Accio says:

    Pff Stana Katic just tweeted that she has to work tonight. How ridiculous is that!?

  18. Roni says:

    Chicago Fire, Top Chef, Modern Family, Happily Divorced, record PCAs and fast forward through most of it to see if anyone I like wins.

  19. K says:

    Nashville. Rayna and deacon! Whoo-hoo!