What to Watch Tonight: It's Always Sunny Sets, CSI's Futuristic Reunion, CMA Awards and More

It's Always Sunny In PhiladelphiaOn TV this Wednesday: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia goes dark for a while, Arrow learns the truth about his new feathered friend, SVU engages in Idol pursuits and the CMA Awards put on a boot-stompin’ good time. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

PREVIEW | Revolution‘s Elizabeth Mitchell Reunites With Her ‘Terrifying’ Lost Hubby

8 pm The 47th Annual CMA Awards (ABC) | Kacey Musgraves, Tim McGraw, The Voice coach Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Nashville‘s Lennon and Maisy Stella and the Zac Brown Band are among the acts scheduled to perform at one of country music’s biggest nights. Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Pretty Little Liars‘ Lucy Hale and Nashville‘s Connie Britton and Charles Esten are slated to appear, as well.

8 pm Arrow (The CW) | The Canary confesses her less-than-savory affiliation to Oliver, while Moira mulls a plea deal from Laurel’s team that will save her from the death penalty. (Read preview.)

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9 pm Law & Order: SVU (NBC) | When a reality-TV singing coach (played by Broadway star Billy Porter) is accused of sexual abuse, he steadfastly refuses to come clean. American Idol alumni Taylor Hicks and Clay Aiken, X Factor Season 2 runner-up Carly Rose Sonenclar and pop star Ashanti guest-star.

9 pm Criminal Minds (CBS) | Star Matthew Gray Gubler once again steps behind the camera to direct this week’s hour, in which a strangler in Boston likes to keep mementos of his/her victims.

9 pm The Tomorrow People (The CW) | When Stephen bails on Astrid yet again, she decides to find out what he’s really up to.

9 pm Full Circle (DirecTV Audience Network) | Double-episode season finale: Robbie (Noah Silver, The Borgias) makes an outrageous birthday request of his mother Celeste (Ally Sheedy, The Breakfast Club), then Celeste and Tim (Tom Felton, the Harry Potter movies) find themselves trapped at the restaurant when the former pianist (Cheyenne Jackson, 30 Rock) returns and asks tough questions of everyone present.

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10 pm American Horror Story: Coven (FX) | Fiona and Myrtle clash over control of the coven.

CSI10 pm CSI (CBS) | Back to the Future reunion alert! Lea Thompson (Switched at Birth) — who appeared in two of the films with CSI‘s Elisabeth Shue — guest-stars as an Innocence Project worker, when Greg Sanders is accused of framing a man for murder seven years ago. Jason Gerhardt (General Hospital) also appears.

10 pm It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX) | Season finale: In the true spirit of Thanksgiving, the gang decides to make amends by breaking bread with those they’ve hurt. (Yep, renewed.)

10:30 pm The League (FXX) | Taco opens a pubic barber shop. (No, that’s not a typo.)

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  1. Chris says:

    I guess Sunny is doing 10 episode seasons instead of 13 now? I know they did that last year but I thought it was because the season got delayed due to Kaitlin Olson’s second pregnancy but I guess now it’s the norm. Bummer it’s over already, but I’m glad the show’s still going. They knocked it out of the park this year.

    • Pat D. says:

      Yeah, it was a great recovery this season with TWO absolute classics “Gang tries desperately….” and “Gang Saves the Day”…past seasons seemed to be slipping, but they really got it together for this year.

  2. Teag says:

    Survivor, Revolution, American Horror Story. In that order.

  3. Balaji K says:

    The press release when FXX was launched said that this season’s sunny will have 13 episodes?

  4. SK says:

    Criminal Minds

  5. Rose says:

    CMA’s – can’t miss Connie and Chip

  6. Miles says:

    The Tomorrow People.
    AHS: Coven.

  7. Joey says:

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

  8. Eric7740 says:

    The X-Factor
    The Tomorrow People
    AHS: Coven

  9. Jared says:

    The Tomorrow People

  10. Kiran says:

    Criminal Minds

  11. Maryann says:

    Back in the Game
    Tomorrow People

  12. Brian says:

    CSI and AHS both DVR. Working tonight

  13. Bill says:

    Arrow, South Park and It’s Always Sunny

  14. Jared says:

    AHS: Coven!

  15. ChicagoDan says:

    AHS: Coven
    All DVR

  16. Justin says:

    Just Criminal Minds for me tonight

  17. Roni says:

    Key & Peele, Top Chef, American Pickers.

  18. Faster says:

    So does that mean it’s the season finale for the League as well?

  19. jane.l..c says:

    The soup (dvr)