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.

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29 Comments
  1. Maki says:

    the challenge rivals II starts!

  2. Jules says:

    Baby Daddy!!

  3. xwiseguyx says:

    Hmmm.. no mention of Big Brother.. interesting…

  4. Joey says:

    Melissa and Joey, Baby Daddy, Franklin and Bash, and The Exes.

  5. DavidSask says:

    CHALLENGE!!!! Sadly not mentioned in article.

  6. Eric7740 says:

    Baby Daddy
    DVR catch-up

  7. Jamie says:

    Nope. Necessary roughness!!

  8. Maryann says:

    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.

  9. Rae says:

    The Bridge…saw the previews during the Justified season…been waiting…finally here!
    DVR: Necessary Roughness

  10. Elyse says:

    Live: Melissa & Joey and Babby Daddy, Big Brother
    DVR: Franklin & Bash, Camp, Couples Therapy and The Challenge Rivals 2.

  11. Steve F. says:

    MasterChef and possibly The Bridge.

  12. Leondre says:

    MasterChef
    Big Brother
    America’s Got Talent
    Camp
    The Bridge

  13. Judy Tankoos says:

    NCIS on USA at 8, something or other already recorded on DVR at 9, and Criminal Minds at 10.

  14. bobbie says:

    franklin & bash, royal pains, camp, bridge

  15. Justin says:

    Royal Pains and Necessary Roughness for me tonight

  16. Ram510 says:

    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?

  17. Andy says:

    Baby Daddy, Hot in Cleveland, and The Bridge

  18. HAP says:

    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.

  19. nick1372 says:

    MasterChef, Hot in Cleveland, and Melissa & Joey.

  20. Trent says:

    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.

  21. Steve says:

    Franklin & Bash, Royal Pains, The Bridge, Necessary Roughness and The Soul Man.

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