What to Watch Wednesday: John Stamos Plays Roughness, Sir Paul Plays Colbert and More

Necessary RoughnessOn 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.

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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?)

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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.

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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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  1. SK says:

    Master Chef

  2. Roger Canada says:

    The Listener

  3. Joey says:

    First two new epis

  4. Joey says:

    First two new episodes of Melissa and Joey and Baby Daddy, Royal Pains and Necessary Roughness

  5. Andy says:

    Baby Daddy

  6. Jamie says:

    Necessary roughness!!! One if the best shows out there and deserves far more attention!

  7. Eddie G says:

    Masterchef rocks and all but how many days til big brother comes on again?????

  8. Jared says:

    Melissa and Joey
    Baby Daddy

  9. Roni says:

    Will Jill Flint be back on Royal Pains this season?

    • joey says:

      hopefully Jill Flint will be back in the new season of Royal Pains. they will keep it a surprise if she is coming back.

      • Roni says:

        Thanks! I love her on The Good Wife, but don’t watch Royal Pains regularly, so I didn’t know what was going on with her character.

  10. Eric7740 says:

    Baby Daddy and DVR catch-up!!! A great Wine Wednesday!!!

  11. A says:

    Baby Daddy. Seriously. It’s actually gotten really good.

  12. Lorie says:

    A busy night for me:
    Melissa & Joey
    Baby Daddy
    Royal Pains – Jeremiah returns!
    Necessary Roughness
    Ghost Hunters
    Paranormal Witness

  13. Steve F. says:

    All about MasterChef for me! Just waiting for Natasha to get the boot…

  14. Steve says:

    Royal Pains, Necessary Roughness and DVR catch up.

  15. meme says:

    Maybe the it will make sense when I watch it, but right now I can NOT understand why on earth Royal Pains would set up Hank with a major health crisis of his own in the finale, and then come back with it all over. Anyone who has helped someone who has had a stroke with their recovery knows that it is NOT simple or swift. I hope the show deals with this.

    • danielle h says:

      Yeah this is odd..unless we r gonna see it play out thru the season w residual effects. Thisshow has o retty much run its course for me.

  16. Boston Strong says:

    Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1!! Let’s go Bruuuuuuuuuuuins!

  17. bobbie says:

    Royal Pains, Necessary Roughness

  18. Angela says:

    “Colbert Report”, for sure. Watch him every night as it is, but it’ll be really fun to see Paul McCartney on there tonight :D.

  19. pinkie says: