What to Watch Tonight: SVU, Revolution and 7 Other Premieres, Broadchurch Ends and More

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Law & Order: SVUOn TV this packed Wednesday: The Revolution continues on a new night, The Middle goes on a Heck of a trip, Back in the Game throws its first pitch, SVU saves Benson, Criminal Minds heads west, high school causes Modern Family problems, Nashville cues up a coma, CSI follows Russell’s lead and a South Park kid infiltrates the NSA. Here are 11 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Revolution (NBC) | Season 2 premiere: Rachel runs into someone important from her past, Charlie goes on a mission in the Plains Nation, and Neville and Jason search a refugee camp for a lost loved one. (Read our preview, get scoop and more scoop!)

8 pm The Middle (ABC) | Season 5 premiere: The entire family travels to help Axl move into his college dorm. What could go wrong?

8:30 pm Back in the Game (ABC) | Series premiere: Maggie Lawson (Psych) stars as Terry, a single mom who, with son Danny, moves back in with her former pro-baseball player dad (Las Vegas‘ James Caan). When the Little League dads won’t let Danny play ball, Terry steps in to coach a team of misfits. Griffin Gluck (Private Practice), Ben Koldyke (How I Met Your Mother) and Lenora Crichlow (BBC’s Being Human) co-star. (Read TVLine’s First Impression.)

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9 pm Law & Order: SVU (NBC) | Double-episode Season 15 premiere: Benson’s still MIA, so the squad takes drastic measures to find her and that slimeball Pornstache Lewis. (Watch a sneak peek!) Then, a locked basement full of kidnapping victims sends the team diving into a bunch of decades-old cold cases.

9 pm Criminal Minds (CBS) | Season 9 premiere: The hunt for an increasingly devolving UnSub brings the BAU to Arizona. Camryn Manheim (The Practice) and Fred Koehler (Lost) guest-star. (Get scoop on the episode and the season ahead!)

9 pm Broadchurch (BBC America) | Season finale: Danny’s killer is revealed. (Renewed across the pond but not yet picked up for another Stateside season.)

9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | Double-episode Season 5 premiere: The families enjoy the last throes of summer (which includes Phil and Claire trying to orchestrate a kid-free week at the house), then Luke and Manny’s first day of high school proves a tough time for Phil and Gloria. Justin Kirk (Weeds) returns as Mitchell’s boss Charlie.

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10 pm Nashville (ABC) | Season 2 premiere: With Rayna in a coma and Deacon waiting on his jail sentence, a distraught Maddie turns to Juliette for comfort… and inadvertently tells her mom’s tour partner everything that happened just before the crash. Oops. (Watch a sneak peek, get scoop and hear Connie Britton herself size up Rayna’s new “fellas.”)

10 pm CSI (CBS) | Season 14 premiere: D.B. Russell and the team race to find Morgan and Ellie after they’re kidnapped by a ritualistic killer.

10 pm Top Chef Masters (Bravo) | Season finale: Douglas, Jennifer and Bryan create notable dishes from their professional and home menus, and one is named Top Chef Master. (Not yet renewed.)

10 pm South Park (Comedy Central) | Season 17 premiere: Cartman infiltrates the NSA, but doesn’t like what he finds in his personal file.

COMING NEXT WEEK: The premieres of ABC’s Super Fun Night and NBC’s Ironside.



Comments (37)

  • And you left Broadchurch off the poll why? I understand it is not a broadcast network show, but it is one that is on a lot of people’s radar, and should be allowed on the list for the most meaningful results.

    Watching tonight:

    -Broadchurch season finale
    -CSI

    Watching later, online or on demand:

    -Revolution
    -Back in the Game

    Comment by Maryann – September 25, 2013 04:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They asked about tonight’s premieres

      Comment by Sara – September 25, 2013 04:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, no mention of the just renewed and excellent The Bridge? That definitely has my vote. It just keeps getting better and better, though how tonight could possibly top last week’s episode is beyond me. And yeah, Broadchurch is my other top vote of the night, though I admit I sometimes got impatient with too many red herrings thrown my way. David Tennant excelled in this role.

    Comment by MariaD – September 25, 2013 04:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • While it’s awesome to be getting our big-four (five) network shows back, the two shows on tonight I”m most looking forward to are Broadchurch and The Bridge. As for red herrings and Broadchurch, I’ve got two words to make you feel better…The Killing.

      Comment by Kiddoo – September 25, 2013 06:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • :-) (wish there was an emote to show a nodding head smiling!)

        Comment by MariaD – September 25, 2013 04:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m with you guys. I will definitely be watching The Bridge tonight!

      Comment by Aimee – September 25, 2013 09:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Criminal Minds
    CSI

    Comment by SK – September 25, 2013 04:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Back in the game.. Criminal Minds, Csi & South Park!

    Comment by Disastrous.. – September 25, 2013 04:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Modern Family
    Broadchurch
    L&O SVU
    Top Chef Masters
    (All on the DVR – I have no patience for live TV anymore)

    Comment by Elizabeth – September 25, 2013 04:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nashville, Nashville, Nashville (and Svu)

    Comment by Shanag (@shira710) – September 25, 2013 04:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Middle
    Back In The Game
    SVU

    Comment by Jenna – September 25, 2013 05:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Broadchurch and Top Chef Masters are what I will watch live. The others will all be recorded and watched this weekend, most likely.

    Comment by Bobbi – September 25, 2013 06:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Eager for SVU. Still feel Revolution to Wednesday is a bad move. Checking out Back in the Game too, I think.

    Comment by Esaul – September 25, 2013 06:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Criminal Minds is a definite. I’ll watch Nashville if I can stay awake. Those 10 o clock shows kill me now.

    Comment by GS – September 25, 2013 06:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Criminal Minds and Modern Family for me tonight

    Comment by Justin – September 25, 2013 06:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So, so glad The Middle is back! Heck yeah!

    Comment by Vlada – September 25, 2013 06:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nashvile

    Comment by Brandy – September 25, 2013 06:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s Always Sunny, The League, and South Park.

    Comment by Joey – September 25, 2013 06:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • REVOLUTION. Hope the second season is going to be bigger, better and more action-packed than the first season.

    Comment by Flacco Kaepernick – September 25, 2013 07:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revolution, The Middle, Modern Family and Nashville.

    Comment by Elizabeth – September 25, 2013 07:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • can’t deal with yuppie family shows..they have NO relevance to my life or anyone else’s that I know.
    On the other hand, can’t wait to find out what happens to Benson on SVU. Now THAT’S a series (nay franchise!) with consistently good writing and storytelling!

    Comment by SmallHouseBigGarden – September 25, 2013 07:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Criminal minds and nashville

    Comment by meah – September 25, 2013 07:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Criminal Minds only

    Comment by TB (@BrigitteTGFan) – September 25, 2013 07:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Reblogged this on iwatch2much.

    Comment by nguber – September 25, 2013 07:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Broadchurch – The best thing on TV this summer and a terrific 8 hours of television. Period. I am astonished by the lack of love it’s been given here on TV Line, especially after the explosion that was Orphan Black.

    Comment by nicademus11 – September 25, 2013 08:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Broadchurch, The Middle, Back in the Game, Modern Family

    Comment by Bella – September 25, 2013 08:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Criminal Minds, CSI and Law & Order SVU

    Comment by Gina M (@BukaFanfiction) – September 25, 2013 08:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s Always Sunny, Modern Family, and Back in the Game because of Maggie.

    Comment by Andy – September 25, 2013 08:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Broadchurch airs at 10 pm not 9 according to BBC America website

    Comment by Chris – September 25, 2013 09:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It will be Broadchurch tonight. I hope they bring it back for a new season to the USA. and i hope i learn to understand English…. but i do get the idea just in the acting.

    Comment by Jan – September 25, 2013 12:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ll be watching SVU, Criminal Minds (though that’ll be recorded), and The Middle. I’ll probably also check out Back in the Game. It looks promising. Wednesday is by far my favorite night of TV. I’m so, so excited that all my shows are finally back!

    Comment by Ash – September 25, 2013 01:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CANT WAIT FOR REVOLUTION! MAKES ME WONDER WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF THE POWER REALLY WENT OUT?

    Comment by Heather – September 25, 2013 02:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Broadchurch finale, Revolution and Survivor. DVR: The Middle, Back in the Game, Modern Family, Nashville, and the Finale of Top Chef Masters.

    Comment by Mel – September 25, 2013 02:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Modern Family, The Bridge, Key & Peele, and Top Chef Masters (go Bryan!).

    Comment by Roni – September 25, 2013 02:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Criminal Minds” (happy to have it back), then “The Soup”, and later “Daily Show”/”Colbert Report”. Good evening ahead.

    Comment by Angela – September 25, 2013 02:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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