What to Watch Tonight: Southland and Survivor Are Back, Martindale on The Americans and More

Southland Season 5 premiereOn TV this Wednesday: Southland‘s finest are back on patrol, Survivor: Caramoan pits fans against favorites, The Neighbors have a transformative experience and Necessary Roughness tackles a hot-button topic. 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 Survivor: Caramoan – Fans Vs. Favorites (CBS) | Two-hour season premiere: 10 superfans, 10 past players, one million-dollar prize. Go! (Take a look at the full lineup.)

8 pm Arrow (The CW) | Felicity and Diggle team up to save Oliver, who has a pivotal flashback to an island escape attempt while he hovers between life and death. Manu Bennett (Spartacus) guest-stars. (Watch the action-packed new trailer.)

8:30 pm The Neighbors (ABC) | Film director and possible extraterrestrial Michael Bay (Transformers, Armageddon) — guest-starring as himself — runs into Debbie and Jackie during their night at a trendy club.

PREVIEW | Law & Order: SVU Sneak Peek: Marcia Gay Harden Returns – Plus: A Nod to Benson’s Mysterious Bahamas Trip

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9 pm Supernatural (The CW) | According to the tablet Kevin deciphers, either Sam or Dean must face a series of three tests… designed by God. (I’m guessing “How Many Harps Can You Simultaneously Strum Whilst Sitting Atop a Fluffy Cloud” isn’t one of them?)

9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | Cam and Mitch host a wild Valentine’s Day bash that leaves them hung over and wondering exactly why Dylan is now living with them. Also: “Clive” and “Juliana” return!

PREVIEW | Nashville: Freezing Onstage, Drunkenly Dancing With Liam –  Is Rayna Losing Her Mind?

10 pm Southland (TNT) | Season 5 premiere: Officer Cooper clashes with new guy Gary, who’s an Afghanistan vet, Lydia struggles to strike the balance between work and motherhood, and Ben falls in with a sketchy cop crowd (including One Tree Hill‘s Chad Michael Murray). (Watch a video sneak peek and get preview from Michael Cudlitz.)ta_102_121213_092

10 pm The Americans (FX) | Philip and Elizabeth discover that a murdered colleague had a wife they never knew about – and their investigation into the mystery woman puts them directly in Stan’s path. Justified Emmy winner Margo Martindale (right) begins a multi-episode arc (get shocking scoop).

10 pm Necessary Roughness (USA Network) | In the launch of a two-part storyline about homophobia in pro sports (concluding in next week’s season finale), Dr. Dani tries to help the Hawks’ star QB, Rex Evans, come out to his team — and to the public.

10 pm Chicago Fire (NBC) | Dawson puts herself in danger by turning to an unlikely source for help in her brother’s case; Severide visits someone important from his past.

10 pm Top Chef (Bravo) | Dog sleds, glaciers, a very pregnant woman and a panic attack figure prominently in tonight’s episode. Bon appetit!

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

Comments (24)

  • CSI Is new tonight. Exile – “The CSIs investigate the demise of a famous Cuban singer’s sister who’s in town as part of a U.S. tour. Meanwhile, Hodges begins to get cold feet at the prospect of marrying his Italian bombshell girlfriend.

    Comment by kirads09 – February 13, 2013 07:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Survivor is back!

    It is 90 minutes premiere now instead of 2 hour. They scaled it back last week, now a repeat from Big Bang airs from 9.30 til 10 pm

    Comment by owen – February 13, 2013 07:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I LOVE Felicity on Arrow. I hope her role becomes bigger in season 2.

    Comment by Jared – February 13, 2013 07:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Arrow was awesome. HULU.
    Survivor needs to be cancelled.

    Comment by Adam Bramble – February 13, 2013 07:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow. !0pm is crazy! Southland, The Americans, and Unnecessary Roughness for me.

    Comment by jenna – February 13, 2013 07:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ok, it was a slip: I mean Necessary Roughness

      Comment by jenna – February 13, 2013 07:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Survivor woot!! Also Arrow, Whitney, Arctic Air and Suburgatory (and Love You Mean It and The Soup)

    Comment by mia – February 13, 2013 07:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CSI tonight for me.

    Comment by SK – February 13, 2013 07:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So excited for Southland tonight. :-)

    Comment by Tran – February 13, 2013 07:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nashville

    Comment by Brandy – February 13, 2013 08:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Arrow & Chicago Fire live
    Nashville DVR

    Comment by fernando rodriguez (@Fernanaberry) – February 13, 2013 08:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Arrow, Modern Family, and The Americans

    Comment by Andy – February 13, 2013 08:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Arrow & Supernatural

    Comment by Marz – February 13, 2013 08:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • the middle, supernatural and subagatory

    Comment by ollie – February 13, 2013 08:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Arrow, Supernatural & Chicago Fire for me! while DVRing Modern Family, Suburgatory & Nashville :)

    Comment by Elyse – February 13, 2013 08:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Middle, Suburgatory, and Happily Divorced for me.

    Comment by Babybop – February 13, 2013 08:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Supernatural is a definite watch, while I think I’ll also check out this episode of Arrow live since I love Felicity. I’m glad they promoted her to a series regular for next season.

    Comment by Mikaylah Roggasch (@mkroggasch) – February 13, 2013 10:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nessesary Roughness Season Finale?!?!?!?! it literally just came back…

    ::super sad face::

    Comment by Melissa – February 13, 2013 11:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know, right?? This was the 2nd half of the season. I hate when they break in the middle of a season. It’s so disconcerting.

      Comment by Curly Girly – February 13, 2013 11:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait for new Southland. John Cooper was born to play a cop. I remember him from STANDOFF. He must have had 5 minutes on that very short lived show, but he made such an impression on me. He is also funny. Great show, glad it’s back. Wish Flashpoint had been picked up by someone. Obviously I love good cop shows.

    Comment by rmcepp – February 13, 2013 11:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am ready for you, Southland! And I really need to give The Americans a shot. I am curious.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – February 13, 2013 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Southland, Suburgatory, CSI

    Comment by Bobbie – February 13, 2013 04:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wooohooo, Southland is back! DVR The Middle, Modern, & Top Chef!

    Comment by jackie2830 – February 14, 2013 03:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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