What to Watch Tonight: Sarah Chalke's Parents Trap, the Doctor Turns Spy, Rogue Cop and More

Unfinished Business On TV this Wednesday: Scrubs alum Sarah Chalke moves back in with her Parents, the Count does another number on Arrow, Thandie Newton’s Rogue detective barely hangs on and the Tenth Doctor Spies a new role. 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) | The Count (returning guest star Seth Gabel) escapes his mental institution right around the time Starling City is flooded with deaths related to the drug Vertigo, so Oliver and Diggle make it their mission to track him down.

8 pm The Middle (ABC) | Mike tries to toughen up Sue when she joins the school tennis team; Bachelor host Chris Harrison provides voiceover as Frankie mopes over which lady the reality-show hunk picks.

8:30 pm Suburgatory (ABC) | When George agrees to participate in the “Dads of Chatswin” calendar, he becomes obsessed with his body image. (Watch a sneak peek.)

PREVIEW | Criminal Minds‘ Shemar Moore Talks Face-Off With an Old Foe, Teases Replicator Twist

9 pm Rogue (DirecTV Audience Network) | Series premiere: The satellite TV provider’s first original series stars Thandie Newton (ER) as a morally and emotionally conflicted undercover detective who’s tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to her son’s death. (Watch a video sneak peek.)

9 pm Spies of Warsaw (BBC America) | Two-hour miniseries premiere: David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Janet Montgomery (Made in Jersey) star in this adaptation of the Alan Furst’s spy tale set in Poland, Paris, London and Berlin during the run-up to World War II.

9 pm Supernatural (The CW) | Looking to aid Kevin, Sam and Dean team up with a reaper named Ajay (Assaf Cohen, Heroes), who helps them deal with the second trial from the Tablet.

9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | Phil and Claire encounter — and aren’t impressed by — a family that’s basically their future selves. Justine Bateman (Family Ties) guest-stars.SARAH CHALKE

9:30 pm How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) (ABC) | Series premiere: Recently divorced Polly (Scrubs‘ Sarah Chalke) and daughter Natalie move back home with Polly’s zany folks, played by Weeds‘ Elizabeth Perkins and Everybody Loves Raymond‘s Brad Garrett. First up: Polly reluctantly leaves Natalie with Grandma and Grandpa while she plunges back into the dating pool. (Watch a sneak peek!)

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10 pm The Americans (FX) | Philip and Elizabeth are put to the test when a routine mission goes horribly wrong. Meanwhile, Stan and the FBI are spun when one of their own goes missing.

10 pm Chicago Fire (NBC) | Breakout Kings alum Brooke Nevin plays a paramedic candidate who joins Dawson and Shay on the job for a few shifts. Meanwhile, Shay helps Christopher’s wife, who encounters pregnancy complications when her husband is out of town.

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  1. Elyse says:

    Arrow, Supernatural and ChiFi live… Nashville, Psych, Suburgatory, Modern Family and How to Life with Your Parents will be DVR’d. Love Wednesday night TV!

  2. SK says:

    Criminal Minds and CSI

  3. Vertigo is the worst villain to have appeared in Arrow so far. Waaaaay too comic booky.

    • brb123 says:

      This is a comic book show though.. I can’t wait for this episode, Tommy getting accused of murder, Quentin getting a warrant for the club and asking to open the door of Arrow cave, the Doctor that helps Vertigo pulling the hood off Oliver and forcing more Vertigo into Oliver.. sounds like an epic episode to me,

      • “Comic booky” is a term to refer to the way something is presented, i.e. the 60s Batman TV show. It has nothing to do with where the concept originates.

        When Alan Arkin tells Audrey Hepburn in Wait Until Dark that Richard Crenna and the other guy have “comic book minds”, he doesn’t actually mean that their brains are made out of paper and have drawings and text on them. He is calling them simple-minded.

    • steveo says:


    • Badger and the character Anders played came off as better villains than Vertigo has. They were more credible. Vertigo is cartoonish, comic booky lame.

    • mia says:

      Agreed. He’s too campy, we can’t relate to him at all; too “clearly evil”. And Seth Gable is a good actor, I’m a bit disappointed with this.

    • Kresh says:

      true dat.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich, Editor-at-Large TVLine.com says:

      I put him in a box with the likes of Nolan’s Scarecrow. Psychotic is as psychotic does. We’ll allow it.

  4. dude says:

    Modern Family Psych

  5. sophia7470 says:

    Love Arrow – can’t wait to watch this episode, and the rest of the season.

  6. Michelle says:

    Arrow, SPN, Nashville, Chicago Fire AND Spies of Warsaw. DVR is getting a workout!

  7. Andy says:

    Modern Family, Arrow, Supernatural, Psych, and The Americans

  8. GS says:

    Survivor, Criminal Minds, The Americans (freaking love this show!!) live and DVR How To Live With Parents and Nashville.

  9. Amanda says:

    Live: Survivor, Modern Family, How To Live, ChiFi
    DVR: Arrow

  10. Jen says:

    The Middle (Sue+any sport=comedy gold)
    Modern Family
    The Americans

  11. Sunny says:

    The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family, how to live with your parents, Psych

  12. ollie says:

    the middle ,suburgatory ,supernatural

  13. tahina says:

    Modern Family, only comedy I watch and CSI later.

  14. Nick says:

    ABC all night long

  15. Steve says:

    Spies of Warsaw, Arrow, SPN, Rogue, CF, The Americans, Psych, Criminal Minds, Nashville and Southland. Gotta love my Directv and the Genie DVR.

  16. paul says:

    Criminal Minds

  17. Jared says:

    Arrow! Love Seth Gabel as The Count. This episode looks bad ass!

  18. Southland (only three episodes left this season) and Chicago Fire.

  19. Doug says:

    Modern Family, How to Live and Nashville. Might DVR Spies of Warsaw to give it a try

  20. Brandy says:


  21. Eric says:

    The Middle
    Modern Family
    The Following (on Hulu)
    I’ve officially given up on Nashville, sorry Nashville fans, it just got to boring and I really wanted to love it! (I normally love any music/singing based show!)

  22. kirads09 says:

    Duck Dynasty, Jack! – It’s on like Donkey Kong! Happy Happy Happy.

    On the fence re: Criminal Minds. Really just watch for Reid/MGG.

  23. MoshiMoshi says:

    My Doctor!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. James says:

    Modern Family
    Spies of Warsaw (DVR)

  25. GildedRose says:

    Arrow and Psych! They make Wednesday my favorite night of TV. Can’t wait to see Oliver and the Count face off again. I’ve seen the previews and been wondering if we’ll see Felicity in this episode again. Love her!

  26. Ashley says:

    I’m excited about “How to Live with Your Parents…” just because I’m a big fan of Sarah Chalke. I hope this show proves to be a great vehicle for her!

  27. I have a feeling that How to Live with Your Parents will be cancelled.

  28. sdexta says:

    American Idol
    Modern Family
    How to Live with Your Parents

  29. nick1372 says:

    Every single ABC comedy. Nothing more, nothing less. Possibly the best line-up on TV!

  30. dude says:

    love Sarah and Brad Garret but this comes off as a instant cancellation

  31. bobbie says:

    Psych!!!! Suburgatory, CSI, Criminal Minds

  32. Leondre says:

    The Middle
    Modern Family
    How to Live with Your Parents

  33. I got off with a verbal warning.