What to Watch Wednesday: NBC Makes Camp, The Bridge Builds, Baking's Best and More

Camp - Season 1On TV this Wednesday: FX takes it to The Bridge, Camp opens, Clueless Exes reunite and The American Baking Competition winner takes the cake. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm MasterChef (Fox) | Desperate Housewives alum Eva Longoria selects Mexican-inspired ingredients for the mystery-box challenge.

8 pm Melissa & Joey (ABC Family) | Mel learns that Austin doesn’t want to have children  — cue cameo by Melissa Joan Hart’s real-life son!

8:30 pm Family Tools (ABC) | Series finale: The cancelled comedy ends with Terry’s design biz nearly taking over the family tool shop, leaving Tony responsible for getting Jack and Terry talking again.

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9 pm The American Baking Competition (CBS) | Season finale: The flour flies as the final three bakers duke it out for $250,000 and a cookbook contract.

9 pm Franklin & Bash (TNT) | Martin Starr (Party Down) guest-stars as an actuary (represented by Peter and Jared) who’s accused of murder. Also, Peter is surprised to learn that Charlie has a daughter.

9 pm Royal Pains (USA Network) | When HankMed finds Shelby chasing another possible concierge partner, her offer suddenly seems more pressing; Hank and Evan try to adjust to Divya’s big news.

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10 pm The Bridge (FX) | Series premiere: This thriller, adapted from the Scandinavian drama Broen, follows an off-putting American cop (Diane Kruger, Inglourious Basterds) and her charming Mexican counterpart (Demian Bichir, Weeds) as they try to catch a serial killer working both sides of the border. Ted Levine (Monk), Annabeth Gish (The X-Files) and Matthew Lillard (Scream) co-star. (Note: Tonight’s episode is 90 minutes. Read preview.)

10 pm Camp (NBC) | Series premiere: Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under) stars as the recently divorced director of Little Otter Family Camp, who’s running the place by herself for the first time while trying to keep the summer retreat afloat. She’s joined by a host of counselors, campers, an amorous handyman and the sexy, arrogant owner of the resort across the lake (played by Australian actor Rodger Corser).

10:30 pm The Exes (TV Land) | Stacey Dash (Single Ladies) keeps it real with her Clueless co-star Donald Faison when Phil learns that the lady he’s interested in is a “recommitted” virgin. Missi Pyle (Two and a Half Men) also guest-stars as a woman who brings out a new side of Stuart.

11 pm The Soul Man (TV Land) | Boyce and Lolli step in when their pals Robyn and Paul — Community star/friend of Spoiler Alert! Yvette Nicole Brown and Cedric Yarbrough (Reno 911!) – prove that they have no idea how to parent their new foster child.

Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!

Comments (29)

  • the challenge rivals II starts!

    Comment by Maki – July 10, 2013 04:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Baby Daddy!!

    Comment by Jules – July 10, 2013 05:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hmmm.. no mention of Big Brother.. interesting…

    Comment by xwiseguyx – July 10, 2013 05:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • There is nothing interesting about that, at all.

      Comment by Two – July 10, 2013 07:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Unfortunately, Big Brother is still on – it is being aired tomorrow night (Thursday) at 9 ET.

      Comment by Judy Tankoos – July 10, 2013 09:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • it’s on tonight too. Tonight is the Veto Competition

        Comment by Winter – July 10, 2013 09:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Melissa and Joey, Baby Daddy, Franklin and Bash, and The Exes.

    Comment by Joey – July 10, 2013 06:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CHALLENGE!!!! Sadly not mentioned in article.

    Comment by DavidSask – July 10, 2013 06:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • me too!!

      plus Royal Pains and Franklin and Bash

      Comment by JeniLee – July 10, 2013 10:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Baby Daddy
    DVR catch-up

    Comment by Eric7740 – July 10, 2013 07:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nope. Necessary roughness!!

    Comment by Jamie – July 10, 2013 07:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thanks…thought it was a repeat this week as well since it wasn’t mentioned above

      Comment by Sara – July 10, 2013 11:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wednesdays are normally a catch-up night for me for Sunday’s and Monday’s bloated slates, but tonight I will check out newcomers THE BRIDGE and CAMP. I fully expect to make a commitment to The Bridge, and that Camp will be a one-time check-it-out.

    Comment by Maryann – July 10, 2013 07:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hey, I am doing exactly the same…. with the same feelings about both those shows.

      Comment by Alienate – July 10, 2013 10:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Bridge…saw the previews during the Justified season…been waiting…finally here!
    DVR: Necessary Roughness

    Comment by Rae – July 10, 2013 07:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Live: Melissa & Joey and Babby Daddy, Big Brother
    DVR: Franklin & Bash, Camp, Couples Therapy and The Challenge Rivals 2.

    Comment by Elyse – July 10, 2013 08:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Just kidding I forgot BB was on at 8 tonight. Live Big Brother and DVR everything else!

      Comment by Elyse – July 10, 2013 08:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MasterChef and possibly The Bridge.

    Comment by Steve F. – July 10, 2013 08:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MasterChef
    Big Brother
    America’s Got Talent
    The Bridge

    Comment by Leondre – July 10, 2013 08:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NCIS on USA at 8, something or other already recorded on DVR at 9, and Criminal Minds at 10.

    Comment by Judy Tankoos – July 10, 2013 09:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • franklin & bash, royal pains, camp, bridge

    Comment by bobbie – July 10, 2013 09:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Royal Pains and Necessary Roughness for me tonight

    Comment by Justin – July 10, 2013 10:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why mention terrible shows that nobody cares about like Family Tools and American Baking and not mention Hot in Cleveland, Baby Daddy or The Challenge?

    Comment by Ram510 – July 10, 2013 11:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Baby Daddy, Hot in Cleveland, and The Bridge

    Comment by Andy – July 10, 2013 12:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m not optimistic about Camp. It’s an Australian show. Probably the only reason Rachel Griffiths is in it, is that she can stay in her home country and do it. Everyone else will be totally unrecognizable Aussies.

    In fact, although it may just be an error, if you look up Griffiths on IMDB, it shows her as filming the pilot. But if you go the the show page, Griffith’s name does not appear in the cast. So, I wonder if NBC is pushing her as as reason to watch, but that she has little to no role in it.

    Comment by HAP – July 10, 2013 01:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MasterChef, Hot in Cleveland, and Melissa & Joey.

    Comment by nick1372 – July 10, 2013 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • America’s Got Talent (the new hour, not the repeat) and Camp. I have missed Rachel Griffiths, and the fact that this show is created by Liz Heldens of Friday Night Lights is a good sign.

    Comment by Trent – July 10, 2013 03:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Franklin & Bash, Royal Pains, The Bridge, Necessary Roughness and The Soul Man.

    Comment by Steve – July 10, 2013 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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