What to Watch Wednesday: Arrow, AHS: Coven and 2 Other Premieres, Cheers to CSI and More

American Horror Story CovenOn TV this Wednesday: Arrow strikes again, American Horror Story: Coven starts brewing, The CW is up with Tomorrow People, Modern Family expands to 100, CSI says “Cheers!” and Minka Kelly and friends come Full Circle. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm Arrow (The CW) | Season 2 premiere: Oliver returns to a Starling City much worse than the one he left: Isabel Rochev (Firefly‘s Summer Glau) is planning a hostile takeover of Queen Consolidated, and Laurel is working with the DA’s office to bring down the vigilante. (Read preview, watch sneak peeks, peruse photos, find out what’s ahead for Laurel and learn which character is “better off than most at the beginning of the season.”)

8 pm The Middle (ABC) | Brick’s principal (Saturday Night Live‘s Rachel Dratch) informs Frankie and Mike that their son hasn’t been attending classes, while Sue becomes a potato girl at the mall food court.

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9 pm Full Circle (DirecTV’s Audience Network) | Series premiere: Screenwriter Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men) makes his TV debut with this look at relationships through a series of conversations between 11 people whose lives, unbeknownst to them, are intertwined. Tonight’s episode centers on Tim, a British study-abroad student (Harry Potter’s Tom Felton) and Bridgette (Minka Kelly, Almost Human), the wife of his American host. Future installments star David Boreanaz (Bones), Kate Walsh (Private Practice), Cheyenne Jackson (Glee), Billy Campbell (The Killing) and Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck).

9 pm The Tomorrow People (The CW) | Series premiere: Stephen Jameson (played by 1600 Penn‘s Robbie Amell) thinks he’s going crazy… until the voices in his head lead him to the Tomorrow People, a genetically advanced race possessing superpowers. Luke Mitchell (Home and Away), Peyton List (Mad Men) and Aaron Yoo (Disturbia) co-star, with Lost‘s Mark Pellegrino playing the leader of the paramilitary/scientific organization hunting the exceptional creatures. (Watch a sneak peek, and read TVLine’s First Impression.)

9 pm Law & Order: SVU (NBC) | Internal Affairs sends Cassidy undercover — eventually landing him in grave danger — when the 12th precinct is accused of making “rape cop” allegations disappear. Ghost Whisperer‘s David Conrad, who (fun fact!) was a finalist to play Amaro, guest-stars as a crooked cop.

9 pm Criminal Minds (CBS) | CSI: Miami alum Eva LaRue guest-stars as an FBI agent who helps the BAU figure out whether a Dallas sniper is motivated by the anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination.

9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | In the comedy’s 100th episode, Cam tries to hide his engagement from his older, unwed sister Pam (played by Dana Powell, Suburgatory) — but she has news of her own.

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10 pm American Horror Story: Coven (FX) | Season 3 premiere: Upon learning she’s descended from a long line of witches, Zoe (AHS Season 1’s Taissa Farmiga) is whisked off to a mysterious New Orleans school for lasses like her. At the same time, a “Supreme” witch (AHS vet Jessica Lange) returns to town to cause trouble. AHS players Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson and Denis O’Hare also inhabit different roles, while Kathy Bates (Harry’s Law), Angela Bassett (ER) and Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) are among the new faces. (Get scoop and watch Coven‘s creepy opening credits.)

10 pm Nashville (ABC) | Rayna and Teddy’s divorce is final. Wheeeee! Elsewhere, Juliette plays a private gig for a billionaire couple and Will and Scarlett get CSImakeovers for the Stockholders Showcase. (See photos!) Charlie Bewley (Twilight films) guest-stars.

10 pm CSI (CBS) | Cheers reunion alert! John Ratzenberger guest-stars as a club owner as Ted Danson’s team investigates a fatal fire at a music venue. (That scamp Woody probably left the stove on or something…)

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  1. Teag says:

    Survivor Story: Revolution for this guy.

  2. Kevin says:

    Arrow, tomorrow ppl, AHS COVEN! woo a very busy night

  3. SK says:

    Criminal Minds

  4. Mr. Sunshine says:

    Record ABC shows,…. Definitely watching Arrow after DVR records the first thirty minutes. Not a fan of commercials. And, looking forward to the tomorrow. XFactor is kind of up in the air for me right now. I’ve recorded it, but haven’t really been into it.

  5. liv says:

    Glad to see you’re not watching SVU either… #BarfsidyCity

  6. Lyss says:

    What about Back In The Game????

  7. Drew says:

    Modern Family, AHS: Coven, then Nashville! :D

  8. Fernando says:

    AHS Coven!!!!!!!!! It’s what I been waiting for.
    Arrow and Nashville as welll

  9. Pati says:

    Arrow and AHS

  10. Eric7740 says:

    The Middle
    Modern Family
    The Tomorrow People

  11. Danielle. says:

    I’ve been waiting for this day forever! Arrow. AHS:Coven. Back in the game. CSI. Criminal Minds & Cheer Perfection!

  12. betty says:

    I’ll be watching the following;
    The Tomorrow People
    American Horror Story
    In Miami.
    Cant wait for American Horror Story and Sunday I get my Walking Dead Back!! Yeah……

  13. Miles R. says:

    Modern Family
    American Horror Story : Coven

  14. Joey says:

    Arrow, Tomorrow People, It’s Always Sunny, and The League.

  15. sarah says:

    Tomorrow People
    Modern (record)

  16. meah says:

    Arrow,tomorrow people,criminal minds,nashville.

    If the nashville writers are smart with juliette/avery storyline,they could end up being the great love story of nashville.

  17. Jared says:

    The Tomorrow People

  18. Notacareinthrworld says:

    Isn’t the 100th episode of Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia tonight also?

  19. Brandy says:


  20. Bill says:

    Arrow, Modern Family, South Park and It’s Always Sunny

  21. Hamish says:

    Unless a miracle happens, my local ABC affiliate goes off the air at 10am today because they can’t/won’t reach an agreement with DirecTV. No Middle, no Nashville… :-(

  22. Parker says:

    Wow! Dismal menu IMO. Maybe a marathon of Jonathan Creek on DVD.

  23. liz says:

    Nashville, Arrow, Surivor, Super Fun Night, MJF Show

  24. Aprilcot says:

    AHS: Coven! It’s been a looooooong wait for this show!

  25. wrstlgirl says:

    Here goes. Watch…Survivor, Criminal Minds, Nashville. DVR…..Arrow, Revolution, Tomorrow People, SVU (only because Dean Winters is on), Ironside (which you’re not promoting so maybe it’s already canceled) and AHS Coven

  26. Tammy says:

    It looks like all of the episodes for Full Circle are out OnDemand if you have DirecTV.

  27. Lorena says:

    Finally Arrow is here!!! i missed those abs, and now Digs have too, life is beautful

  28. Tim says:

    Looking forward to the Tomorrow People and Arrow. Recording Modern Family as well. Will check out Revolution as usual on Hulu.

  29. Kathy says:

    I have been looking forward to Arrow for months, so I am watching that. And this is the second night in a row that a series featured David Conrad!

  30. Austin says:

    Modern Family
    The X Factor
    The Middle
    Th Tomorrow People

  31. Tai says:

    I’m going to enjoy Amwell Wednesday on the CW with Arrow and Tomorrow People. Then I’m turning over to AHS: Coven. It looks good so far. Let’s see how long before it gets unbearably annoying.

  32. Steve says:

    The Tomorrow People
    AHS: Coven
    Criminal Minds