On TV this Wednesday: David Faustino meets his former TV dad’s Modern Family, CSI Sara Sidle finds itself in multiple kinds of trouble and Necessary Roughness hurls a Hail Mary in the season’s final moments. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
6 pm The BRIT Awards 2013 (Fuse) | Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, One Direction, Robbie Williams, Mumford & Sons and others are scheduled to perform at the UK’s annual music-awards fête.
8 pm Whitney (NBC) | Whitney’s dad gives her $5,000, which changes hands among the friends until it lands with Roxanne – where it’s not likely to stay for long….
8:30 pm The Neighbors (ABC) | Larry and Reggie, obsessed with winning an Oscar, videotape the school spelling bee in a bid for the Best Documentary trophy. (Wait, guys? Is ABC broadcasting the Academy Awards in four days or something?)
9 pm Criminal Minds (CBS) | As the BAU heads to Austin to investigate a new crime, the UnSub stalking them gets a little bit closer.
9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | Married… with Children sorta-but-non-reunion! David Faustino guest-stars as Claire attends a college reunion, while Jay obsesses over winning a bowling tournament and baby Fulgencio suffers a wig malfunction during an elaborate photo shoot at Cam and Mitchell’s.
10 pm Necessary Roughness (USA Network) | Season 2 finale: Dani makes a decision about Matt and Nico, and a secret threatens the Hawks’ entire season. (Yep, already renewed.)
10 pm CSI (CBS) | Not a great week for Sara. Not only is she the lead suspect in a murder investigation, but her separation from Grissom begins to take a big toll.
10 pm Chicago Fire (NBC) | Cruz’s anguish puts him and his fellow firefighters in jeopardy; Casey tries to work things out with his mother and sister.
10 pm Mad About Oscar With Katie Couric (ABC) | In this special, extra-fluffy edition of 20/20, Couric interviews this year’s Academy Award nominees (like Silver Lining Playbook‘s Bradley Cooper and Lincoln‘s Sally Field) as well as former emcees (like Billy Crystal) and offers up some rare footage – like behind-the-scenes film from Gone With the Wind set.
10 pm Southland (TNT) | Mendoza is injured in a drive-by, and Ben takes it upon himself to solve the case. (Sammy’s really not happy about that.)
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