What to Watch Wednesday: Arrow, Supernatural and CSI Finales, Idol's Final Sing-Off and More

ArrowOn TV this Wednesday: Supernatural, Arrow and CSI press pause; American Idol hits its final notes and the Dunphys consider the camping life. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features, here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm American Idol (Fox) | In the first part of Season 12’s two-night finale, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison take to the stage to battle it out one last time. (The winner will be announced Thursday night.) Also, Carly Rae Jepsen performs.

8 pm Arrow (The CW) | Season finale: As Oliver and Diggle race to stop the Dark Archer from unleashing his vengeance on The Glades, Thea inadvertently puts herself directly in the way of Malcolm’s dangerous plan. (Yep, renewed.)

8 pm The Middle (ABC) | When strangers assume Frankie is a doctor (based on her dental assistant lab coat), she goes a long way to keep up the charade. Meanwhile, Axl convinces Sue to skip class and Dr. Fulton tries to figure out why Brick doesn’t want to go to middle school. Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) and Davd Foley (NewsRadio) are back as Drs. Goodwin and Fulton, respectively.

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Supernatural9 pm Supernatural (The CW) | Season finale: Kevin helps Sam and Dean with a final push against Crowley; Metatron and Castiel form a plan to take on Naomi and the bureaucracy of Heaven. (Renewed.)

9 pm Law & Order: SVU (NBC) | When a comatose woman turns up in a river near the mayor’s home, the team discovers a wild side to an otherwise normal wife and mother. Richard Thomas (The Americans, The Waltons) and Kerry Butler (One Life to Life) guest-star.

9 pm Criminal Minds (CBS) | The BAU travels to Detroit to track an UnSub with a rapidly changing M.O.; Blake’s husband (D.W. Moffett, Switched at Birth) returns from overseas with a life-changing proposition.

9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | Claire lets Phil learn the hard way that going on a family trip in his new RV is a terrible idea. Elsewhere, Lily’s gymnastic meet turns Cam and Mitchell into Aly Raisman’s parents.

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10 pm CSI (CBS) | Season finale: A member of the team takes on a dangerous undercover mission to get close to a serial killer. Eric Roberts (Crash), James Callis (Battlestar Galactica), Tim Matheson (Hart of Dixie), Annabella Sciorra (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and Ozzy Osbourne all guest-star. (Watch a sneak peek!) (Yep, renewed.)

10 pm Chicago Fire (NBC) | In this season’s penultimate episode, Casey is forced to work with the Intelligence Unit, which is run by a fresh-out-of-prison Voight. Awkward. Meanwhile, Mills and Dawson face some personal challenges. (Renewedand spun-off!) (Note: A previous version of this story errantly listed this episode as the finale, per NBC’s original schedule.)

10 pm Psych (USA Network) | Shawn and Gus pose as radio DJs to find the person who killed their favorite on-air personality. Garcelle Beauvais (Franklin & Bash) guest-stars.

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  1. kirads09 says:


  2. D.W. says:


  3. Aly Z says:

    Criminal Minds
    Chicago Fire

  4. Heather Long says:

    Arrow! I am so going to miss this show this summer

  5. Balaji K says:

    Chicago Fire season finale is on 22nd.

  6. Lena says:


  7. SK says:

    Criminal Minds

  8. Jenna says:

    The Middle
    Modern Family

  9. Boone says:

    Arrow and SPN!
    The best shows on the CW.

  10. Elyse says:

    TVlines finale calander has Chicago Fires finale as next week. Am I missing something?

  11. bluefairy says:

    Wait a minute, Chicago Fire is supposed to end next week!!! It’s got 24 episodes and tonight it’s episode 23. They postponed the final four episodes by a week.

  12. shannon says:


  13. Khrystle says:


  14. MaryAnn says:

    Nova (PBS; Do we have Neanderthal DNA?)
    Chicago Fire

  15. Kelly says:


  16. ollie says:

    the middle and supernatural oh so exicted to see what they do.

  17. Jared says:


  18. supernatural and arrow have the same season finale title … why is no one talking about this. its “sacrifice” night tonight.

  19. HeatherC says:

    I’ll be watching SVU and Chicago Fire tonight and thanks for correcting the CF error! =)

  20. GK says:

    Supernatural (Can’t believe the season is already ending! Dammit!)
    Modern Family

  21. brb123 says:


  22. Michele says:


    Modern Family (this I will watch later as they’re on the same time … I have priorities)

  23. Brandy says:


  24. Joe Petitjean says:

    AI and Nashville

  25. LPala says:

    Arrow, Arrow and Arrow.

  26. dude says:

    modern fam psych

  27. Andy says:

    Modern Family, Arrow, Supernatural, and Psych

  28. paula says:

    dvr American Idol

  29. bobbie says:

    Psych, Dateline, CSI, Criminal Minds. The Daily Show

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