On TV this Wednesday: Necessary Roughness suits up for another season, Royal Pains‘ premiere features a visit from Asylum‘s angel of death, Guys have their say on Spike and Paul McCartney rocks the Colbert Report. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The American Baking Competition (CBS) | The contestants face a cake challenge. (Does it involve walking by a cake and not having a piece? Because I’ve already taken – and failed – that test.)
8:30 pm Family Tools (ABC) | Terry thinks Mason needs a strong role model… but Jack will have to do.
9 pm Guys’ Choice Awards (Spike) | Dudes rule at this bro-fest, which hands out “Mantlers” to those who’ve achieve great feats in guydom. Burt Reynolds, late night’s Jimmy Kimmel and Ben Affleck are among this year’s honorees.
9 pm Royal Pains (USA Network) | Season 5 premiere: Hank is back to work after undergoing major neurosurgery, and his new patient (played by American Horror Story‘s Frances Conroy) is Hamptons royalty. (Watch a sneak preview.) Meanwhile, Jeremiah returns to help handle the HankMed workload, and Divya gets news that will change everything.
9 pm Ghost Hunters (Syfy) | TAPS heads to Shreveport, La., to investigate an allegedly haunted music hall that saw the start of Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash’s careers.
9:30 pm How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) (ABC) | Max helps Polly learn to follow through on things. In their first lesson, they tackle her giant pile of unredeemed Groupons. (Uh, Max, can you come help me next?)
10 pm Necessary Roughness (USA Network) | Season 3 premiere: The Hawks’ new management, Nico’s return and an offer from powerful businessman Connor McClane (played by Full House alum John Stamos, kicking off a season-long arc) all rock Dani’s world. Jonathan Keltz (Entourage) guest-stars as a baseball hotshot with a fear of flying.
10 pm CSI (CBS) | Repeat to Revisit: When a former lover of Sara’s becomes involved in the team’s plane-crash investigation, her long-distance relationship with Grissom feels the strain. Pamela Reed (Jericho) and Josh Randall (Ed) guest-star.
11:30 pm The Colbert Report (Comedy Central) | In this hour-long outing, Colbert welcomes Sir Paul McCartney for an interview and the former Beatle’s first musical performance on the show.
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