What to Watch Wednesday: A Horror Story Ends, Arrow Vs. Diggle, Necessary Roughness and More

AHSII_213_0296On TV this Wednesday: Horror Story closes Asylums final chapter, CSI has a real racket going, Modern Family in-laws invade and Necessary Roughness suits up for a new season. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm Arrow (The CW) | Oliver and Diggle are at odds when the next person on Arrow’s list is his pal’s commanding officer from Afghanistan (played by Stargate: SG-1‘s Ben Browder). Also, Thea suspects that Moira is having an affair with Malcolm.

8 pm The Middle (ABC) | Sue and her Wrestlerettes go up against the cheerleaders when the popular girls announce they’re taking over the sidelines at wrestling matches. Sue, some advice? Be aggressive! B-E aggressive! B-E-A…

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9 pm Criminal Minds (CBS) | Jamie Luner (Melrose Place) guest-stars as an art gallery owner when the BAU – minus a grieving Reid – investigates a crime in San Francisco’s Mission District.

9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | Gloria’s mom (La Bamba‘s Elizabeth Peña) and sister visit to meet the new bebe, and Cam and Mitchell are on their best behavior as they try to break Lily of some bad habits.

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10 pm American Horror Story: Asylum (FX) | Season finale: Johnny (aka Bloody Face Jr.) sets out to complete his father’s work, and Lana leads the charge to finally shut down Briarcliff. (Yep, it’s already renewedand here’s scoop on Season 3!)

10 pm Necessary Roughness (USA Network) | Midseason premiere: TK returns to the Hawks, only to find another player has taken his place. Meanwhile, Dr. Dani may have to become a patient herself before she can resume her work.

10 pm Nashville (ABC) | A party to celebrate the success of “Wrong Song” hits a sour note when Juliette’s mom attends and a rival record exec (played by ER‘s Ming-Na) aggressively pursues Rayna. Real-life country stars Brantley Gilbert and Chris Young cameo as themselves.

Double Fault10 pm CSI (CBS) | Tennis fans will love (get it?) tonight’s ep, which features game greats Chris Evert, Lindsay Davenport and Justin Gimelstob as themselves. In other news, Hodges is engaged to an Italian bombshell named Elisabetta (played by model Catrinel Menghia). Wait, what?

10 pm Top Chef (Bravo) | Sushi and fried chicken figure prominently in tonight’s challenges (and, coincidentally, in my take-out rotation).

10:30 pm Happily Divorced (TV Land) | Saturday Night Live alum Molly Shannon guests as Peter’s nutty sister, who during a surprise visit gets too involved in planning Fran’s second wedding.

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

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  1. xav says:


  2. Justin says:

    Modern Family, Necessary Roughness, and Criminal Minds are on my must watch list tonight.

  3. Eric says:

    The Middle
    Modern Family
    American Horror Story
    Happily Divorced
    and a little American Idol

  4. ollie says:

    the middle supernatural

  5. JoJo says:


  6. Snsetblaze says:

    Ooh, thanks for the Necessary Roughness reminder. I better check the tivo.

  7. CW says:

    The Middle, Modern Family and Nashville.
    CSI on the DVR.

  8. Chicago Dan says:

    DVR Arrow SN

  9. Annie says:

    Criminal Minds (I’m a late-comer) and AHS:A. That’s … about it.

  10. nitemar says:

    Yep AHS season finale a must! :)

  11. shump says:

    AHS, Hot in Cleveland, Happily Divorced (if you want a fun gay friendly sitcom choose this instead of MF)

  12. Brandy says:


  13. Josh says:

    Criminal Minds Arrow Supernatural and Nashville!

  14. Mikaylah says:

    Supernatural! Felicia Day is on tonight’s episode, and Sam and Dean are in medieval costume, so that’s a must watch.

  15. ceebee says:

    AHS all the way!! This has been a GREAT season!!

  16. TC says:

    PBS – NOVA

  17. LynnH says:

    The Neighbors is on ABC at 8:30!

  18. Linda says:

    Arrow and SUPERNATURAL

  19. Donna says:

    Arrow. Also, “Thea suspects that Moira is having an affair with Malcolm”? Really? Considering who Malcolm is played by, that’s not an unrealistic assumption!

  20. SK says:

    Criminal Minds

  21. Andy says:

    Arrow, Supernatural, Modern Family, and Hot in Cleveland

  22. Templar says:

    I’ll be watching the Loretta Young marathon on TCM.

  23. nick1372 says:

    The Middle
    Modern Family
    Hot in Cleveland
    I’ve given up on Arrow. I’m just too far behind.