What to Watch Wednesday: Franklin Finale, Baby Daddy Hauls in a Hero, Duck Dynasty and More

Duck DynastyOn TV this Wednesday: Franklin & Bash rests its case, Baby Daddy brings back Heroes‘ Greg Grunberg, a Bridge broad bonds and a new Duck Dynasty season takes flight. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features, here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Melissa & Joey (ABC Family) | Joey Lawrence directed this episode, in which Joe and Ryder inadvertently sell a personal item of Mel’s, and Mel and Joe must turn to crime to get it back.

8:30 pm Baby Daddy (ABC Family) | Returning guest star Greg Grunberg (Heroes) brings Ray back to town for Emma’s baptism. Robert Gant (Queer As Folk) and Mary Pat Gleason (1600 Penn) also appear.

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9 pm Franklin & Bash (TNT) | Season finale: When evidence surfaces that Pindar may have been behind the destruction of the Man Cave, the entire gang is implicated in insurance fraud; Peter and Charlie plan one last “montage” before she leaves for San Francisco. (Not yet renewed.)

9 pm MasterChef (Fox) | A perfectly prepared T-bone steak is one home cook’s ticket to immunity.

9 pm Royal Pains (USA Network) | Do doctors make the worst patients? It may appear that way when Hank and Jeremiah disagree about how to treat Hank.

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10 pm Duck Dynasty (A&E) | Season 4 premiere: This hour-long episode finds Si distracting Phil and Kay with a trip down memory lane as everyone else sets up a surprise vow-renewal ceremony for the Robertson matriarch and patriarch.

10 pm Broadchurch (BBC America) | Hardy and Miller work quickly to identify the key suspects but are hindered by not knowing where the murder scene is.

10 pm The Bridge (FX) | Sonya bonds with a key witness from the case; Charlotte calls on an old friend for help.

10 pm Top Chef Masters (Bravo) | Curtis Stone’s fiancée Lindsay Price and the chefs throw the host a surprise engagement party.

10 pm Necessary Roughness (USA Network) | TK seeks treatment at the V3 clinic, and Nico’s new lead brings him to the facility, as well.

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31 Comments
  1. Steve says:

    Franklin & Bash
    Royal Pains
    Law & Order UK
    Covert Affairs
    Necessary Roughness
    Broadchurch
    The Bridge
    Suits

    • Saabgirlatx says:

      Law and order UK??

      • Maryann says:

        It is on BBC America. It’s the British version of Law and Order. It’s interesting to see how much is different and how much is the same; the courtroom wigs on the barristers (lawyers) and the witnesses standing rather than sitting remind us that this really is a different country, but all the principles seem the same.

    • cbr1965 says:

      This is exactly my TiVo To Do List also but I watched Covert Affairs last night.

  2. Jumbo says:

    Elizabeth Gillies (Victorious) is on The Exes tonight! :)

  3. sladewilson says:

    They NEED to renew Franklin & Bash.

  4. Mel says:

    Franklin and Bash
    Camp
    The Exes
    Melissa & Joey
    Necessary Roughness
    The Bridge
    Top Chef Masters
    Broadchurch

    Sunday’s and Wednesdays are great TV nights! Yay for the invention of the DVR! Remember we used to say, 800 channels and nothing to watch? Well not any more. So glad summer is filled with such great TV.

  5. Maryann says:

    Broadchurch
    Law and Order UK
    The Bridge

    • Drew says:

      Excellent picks, I’m watching those, too! I’m really enjoying both Broadchurch and The Bridge, although I must say, I much preferred Law & Order UK with the original cast.

  6. Joey says:

    Melissa and Joey, Baby Daddy, Franklin and Bash, Royal Pains, The Soup, and The Exes.

  7. Eric7740 says:

    Baby Daddy

  8. wrstlgirl says:

    Big Brother, Necessary Roughness, Camp, The Bridge

  9. Jamie says:

    Necessary roughness!!!

  10. SK says:

    Master Chef

  11. Steve F. says:

    MasterChef and Duck Dynasty (wonder if they’re going to end the episode with the family around the dinner table?).

  12. Roni says:

    Top Chef Masters, The Bridge, Top Shot, Baby Daddy (Robert Gant!), and Hot in Cleveland (Michael Urie!).

  13. nick1372 says:

    Melissa & Joey
    MasterChef
    Hot in Cleveland

  14. Andy says:

    Baby Daddy and Hot in Cleveland

  15. Jared says:

    Melissa & Joey
    Baby Daddy

  16. G says:

    Baby Daddy, Big Brother, AGT Results Show.

  17. Justin says:

    Royal Pains and Necessary Roughness for me tonight.

  18. John says:

    Franklin & Bash (Rob Lowe!), Necessary Roughness, dvr Royal Pains (the rich guy subterfuge gets the fastforward treatment).

    • Mel says:

      Unfortunately Royal Pains (which started out really great) turned into a chore for me, I have 7 episodes backed up on the DVR, but will probably eventually just delete it all. Too bad.

      • That’s exactly what happened to me with Royal Pains but it was a cpl of seasons back. I noticed that I had abt 5+ episodes Tivo’d & really had no desire to watch them. Then when the next season came on & I still didn’t care so I just deleted my season pass & haven’t looked back. The sad part is I think I could start watching it again & would probably be able to catch up w/in an episode or two. It started out really promising & then it just got BORING. It’s like how many times can Hank be the MacGyver of Long Island medicine LOL Oh well, I’d rather they have more Franklin & Bash. I know some people don’t like it but I think its kitschy & am tired of all these legal dramas that are so serious. I like that it doesn’t take itself too seriously.

  19. Tahonia says:

    Broadchurch! I’m thinking everyone except Danny’s mother could be the murderer. I hope tonight helps me narrow it a bit.

  20. Ali says:

    Law & Order: UK and Broadchurch. That is my Wednesday for the next month or so.

    The premiere of Broadchurch was amazing. I’m happy to see it included in this week’s list. I’m staying far way from spoilers for this show since it has already aired in the UK.

  21. nsd40306 says:

    SO SAD!!! Franklin and Bash is not a series Finale!!!!!

  22. Seriously Franklin & Bash is already over? Man why can’t TNT order more than 10 episodes. It’s kind of making me think what’s the point… the minute we get into the season BOOM it’s over. BOO I want more F&B. I don’t want to wait until next summer for another 10 episode season. WTH!!!

  23. nsd40306 says:

    Seriously hoping to say good-bye to both Franklin & Bash and Covert Affairs… not much into stupidity, slapstick and pedophilia!!!!!!