What to Watch Tonight: X Factor Is Back, Royal Pains Subside, Big Brother's Final 4 and More

The X FactorOn TV this Wednesday: Simon Cowell & Co. are back on the hunt for those with The X Factor, Royal Pains goes on some doctor-ordered rest, Camp and MasterChef close and Big Brother is down to a quartet. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm The X Factor (Fox) | Season 3 premiere, Part 1: Destiny’s Child alum Kelly Rowland and Latin pop star Paulina Rubio join returning judges Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato for another season of the musical talent search.

8 pm Big Brother (CBS) | After an eviction, the final four houseguests are revealed.

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9 pm MasterChef (Fox) | Season finale: The best home cook – named tonight – takes home a trophy, a book deal and the $250,000 grand prize. (Not yet renewed.)

9 pm Royal Pains (USA Network) | Season finale: Evan and Paige take drastic measures to save their marriage, Divya faces a new challenge in her pregnancy and Hank does some soul-searching when the future of HankMed is threatened. (Already renewed.)

9 pm Spell-Mageddon (ABC Family) | Season finale: The Alfonso Ribiero-hosted game show reaches its d-e-n-o-u-e-m-e-n-t. (Not yet renewed.)

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10 pm Camp (NBC) | Season finale: In the final days at Little Otter, Marina receives shocking news about her mom, and Robbie and Sarah’s romance shows signs of revival. (Not yet renewed.)

10 pm Jim Rome on Showtime (Showtime) | Time-slot premiere: The sports-talk host’s guests include Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, former Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams and We Are Men star Jerry O’Connell.

10 pm Broadchurch (BBC America) | As the town gathers to mourn, a new suspect in Danny Latimer’s murder comes to light.

10 pm Top Chef Masters (Bravo) | The chefs create dishes for Mexican wrestlers.

10 pm The Bridge (FX) | Sonya and Marco close in on the killer; Frye continues to battle demons from his past.

COMING NEXT WEDNESDAY: Survivor: Blood Vs. Water premieres.

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  1. Elyse says:

    Live: Big Brother
    DVR: Camp, Broadchurch (awesome show) and the Challenge

    • Tyler says:

      The worst season of Big Brother. I really don’t care who wins so I’m not going to waste my time watching it. I’d suggest the same to everyone else.

  2. FatherOctavian says:

    Live: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    DVR: Broadchurch

  3. Roger Canada says:

    Camp was a very good and fun series for the summer, I hope we get a season 2

    I will watch X-Factor…. the next 2 weeks, aka before all the real series start.

    • Colleen says:

      I loved this show as well. I read somewhere the ratings were terrible and it isn’t getting renewed, very sad about that. Loved Rachel Griffiths in Brothers and Sisters but she rocks at comedy!

      • Mel says:

        Camp not getting renewed is very disappointing. :( It was a great summer show for families. Was NBC expecting high ratings with no real promotion? I can’t believe it cost that much to produce since it all happened in one setting. It seemed like the perfect fit for summer. Oh well….

  4. Eric7740 says:

    X-Factor, only because there’s nothing else on. Then next Wednesday its Survivor!!! And soon ARROW!!!

  5. AymieJoi says:

    Duck Dynasty!! And I’ll watch Royal Pains over the weekend because I always get home too late and miss the first 10 minutes.

  6. knd says:


  7. Chablis says:

    Done with BB
    Will watch top Chef and tape master chef

    • Tyler says:

      Me too. I’m done with BB this season. I don’t care who wins. I’ll probably watch Top Chef Masters and MasterChef. Hope Bryan Voltaggio and Luca win.

  8. Amanda says:

    DVR both Royal Pains and Broadchurch, because they’re on while I get ready for my third shift job.

  9. Million Second Quiz (need I say more?) and the finale of Spell-mageddon (time to do the Carlton dance one more time). Guess I’ll wait two more weeks before REVOLUTION returns for its second season.

  10. Jerri says:

    Eh.. nothing

  11. joey says:

    Royal Pains, It’s Always Sunny, and The League.

  12. paulmilts says:

    What do i do without you

  13. Steve says:

    bye J U Double D

    XF Smesh Factor? Not exciting

  14. Andy says:

    Always Sunny

  15. Steve F. says:

    MasterChef (though Natasha’s from my hometown of San Diego, I’m rooting for Luca), and Duck Dynasty.

  16. Anyone know how to find out when X Factor is showing auditions from each city? I worked at the Charleston auditions, so I want to watch that episode.

  17. Two says:

    DVR: Big Brother, Masterchef, Broadchurch, Top Chef Masters, Always Sunny

    Watch: Siberia, Broadchurch, Great Food Truck Race

  18. liz says:

    I watched XFactor last year because of Demi and I’m going to tune in again because of her. Though I am really excited about there being 3 women on the judging panel. Bold move (though reflective of the music industry).

  19. Roni says:

    The Bridge, Top Chef Masters, Totally Biased.

  20. Sara says:

    Can’t wait for X-Factor and Camp!

  21. Kathy Agel says:

    MasterChef and Royal Pains, both on DVR tomorrow (hey — the Yankees are in a pennant race. Baseball comes first at this time of year).

  22. Kim says:

    If you haven’t seen it yet you must watch The Bridge. It is an amazing show. Watch the past episodes on demand to get caught up if needed. So hope its renewed!!!!!!!

  23. bobbie says:

    Camp, Royal Pains, The Bridge

  24. Diane says:

    The Bridge, Royal Pains

  25. Steve says:

    Royal Pains
    The Bridge

  26. fiberlicious says:

    What’s with “promoting” two-year-old TVL posts in the “Related Stories” section?

  27. lori says:

    I loved Camp. I really hope it returns or as usual i just won’t watch shows other than realty beacause they never give new regular shows a chance these days!! So why watch and love them to just be cancelled.