What to Watch Tonight: The Americans Infiltrate, Very Super Ads, a Suburgatory Return and More

The Americans Season 1 SpoilersOn TV this Wednesday: The Americans arrive from Russia with love, Supernatural goes on a relative-ly dangerous hunt, CBS tackles the best Super Bowl ads and Chicago Fire asks: Does father know best? 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 Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2013 (CBS) | Review noteworthy Super Bowl spots from the past (Budweiser frogs, anyone?) in this special hosted by The NFL Today‘s Boomer Esiason and The Talk’s Aisha Tyler.

8 pm Whitney (NBC) | Alex is forced to defend Whitney’s honor (tough gig!) when she ignores his advice and meets up with a terrible ex-boyfriend looking to make amends.

8:30 pm The Neighbors (ABC) | Issues of class and race come up when the Weavers and the Bird-Kersees both try their hardest to become members of an exclusive country club.

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9 pm Law & Order: SVU (NBC) | Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Victoria Rowell (The Young & the Restless) and Fred Norris (The Howard Stern Show) all guest-star as the SVU detectives go undercover to arrest a man who brutally attacks other men.

9 pm Supernatural (The CW) | Sam and Dean meet a man claiming to be their time-traveling Grandfather Winchester (played by Gil McKinney, ER), who’s looking for their dad’s help in stopping a demon named Abbadon. (Read preview and check out photos.)

9:30 pm Suburgatory (ABC) | Yoni (That ’70s Show‘s Wilmer Valderrama) returns to help a depressed Yakult, and everyone’s happy except George – who thinks the Latin lover really just wants Dallas back.

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10 pm The Americans (FX) | Series premiere, 90 minutes: Keri Russell (Felicity) and Matthew Rhys (Brothers & Sisters) star in this period drama as KGB spies posing as an American couple in circa-1980s suburban Washington, D.C. As their feelings for each other grow more genuine by the day, the arranged marriage is constantly tested by the escalation of the Cold War – and things don’t get any easier when an FBI agent (Noah Emmerich, White Collar) moves next door. (Read why you’ll be rooting for the KGB.)

10 pm Chicago Fire (NBC) | Who knew Severide and White Collar‘s Neal shared a dad? Treat Williams guest-stars as Kelly’s pop, who’s around as his son decides on his future. Elsewhere, Dawson and Shay find themselves in trouble during a call to a tenement apartment. (Get a sneak peek.)

10 pm Necessary Roughness (USA Network) | Dr. Dani treats two famous rockers (one of which is played by Smash‘s Will Chase – see photos!), and TK tries to get his old job back.

10 pm Hot in Cleveland (TV Land) | Melanie sets Joy up with her boyfriend’s friend, Bill (guest star Cameron Mathison, All My Children).

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



Comments (22)

  • Don’t forget about Arrow at 8:00 on The CW! Vertigo (Seth Gabel) makes his first appearance tonight!

    Comment by Jarrod Mitchell – January 30, 2013 05:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Listed in blue as one of the links.

      Comment by Meg – January 30, 2013 05:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Just Necessary Roughness for me.

    Comment by Justin – January 30, 2013 06:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Arrow. The Americans. Suburgatory & Supernatural!

    Comment by Disastrous – January 30, 2013 06:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Arrow, Chicago Fire, Supernatural, Chicago Fire, Necessary Roughness, Chicago Fire, The Americans and did I mention Chicago Fire!!!! :-)

    Comment by wrstlgirl – January 30, 2013 06:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SVU !!!

    Comment by icywinter2 – January 30, 2013 07:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • superbowl commercials , supernatural, suburgatory

    Comment by ollie – January 30, 2013 07:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m shocked and happy to see the neighbors listed, that show is pretty funny. And I’m really surprised how much I like Chicago Fire

    Comment by leah – January 30, 2013 08:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chicago Fire

    Comment by Tran – January 30, 2013 08:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Only Arrow and SVU for me tonight.

    Comment by King – January 30, 2013 09:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Arrow, Supernatural, The Americans and Hot in Cleveland

    Comment by Chris – January 30, 2013 09:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Just noticed your post after posting mine. I like your list.

      Comment by Andy – January 30, 2013 09:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Arrow, Supernatural, The Americans, and Hot in Cleveland

    Comment by Andy – January 30, 2013 09:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait for tonight’s Arrow!

    Comment by Jared – January 30, 2013 09:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Arrow, Supernatural and Chicago Fire, Wednesday is a good day. :)

    Comment by Jules – January 30, 2013 09:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Arrow and The Neighbors :)

    Comment by kavyn – January 30, 2013 10:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • definitely going to be checking out The Americans. i like keri russell. i’ll give her a shot.

    Comment by cjeffery7 – January 30, 2013 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Americans, Unnecessary Roughness, Chicago Fire, Hot in Cleveland and Happily Divorced.

    Comment by Georgia – January 30, 2013 11:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think a little roughness is necessary ;).

      Hot in Cleveland & Necessary Roughness for me. I love Keri Russell, but I’m holding on watching any new shows in their first season (made a huge exception for Following)

      Comment by Sara – January 30, 2013 01:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Americans and HIC for me tonight!

    Comment by Lilith – January 30, 2013 11:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Suburgatory
    The Americans
    BTW, The Americans is not 90 minutes, it’s 97.
    (And yes, I’m a perfectionist)

    Comment by nick1372 – January 30, 2013 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Just watched the americans pilot
    great show starter rying to I D all tbe characters as to whether kgb or americans. Looks like another hit hit for the justified team.
    the music is is aso well picked. brought back memories of MIAMI VICE.
    I thought the title song was goibg ti be eminence front by the wbo tho?
    All in all a must see

    Comment by mroshimaida – January 30, 2013 08:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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