What to Watch Wednesday: Welcome to Mob City, Seasonal SNL, Say Cheers to Kirstie and More

Mob CityOn TV this Wednesday: TNT’s Mob City gets its guns blazing, Saturday Night Live yuks it up under the mistletoe, ABC reveals a hidden Super Fun Night and Kirstie debuts with a mother of a surprise. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm The Middle (ABC) | Frankie and Mike’s romantic weekend of house-sitting for her sister goes awry when the technologically advanced home gets the best of them.

8 pm Christmas in Rockefeller Center (NBC) | Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Toni Braxton and Jewel are among the acts lined up to ring in the holiday season with the lighting of the giant tree. (Note: Some NBC affiliates will air an additional live hour of the special at 7 pm.)

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9 pm SNL Christmas (NBC) | You know what would be a real Christmas miracle? If the annual special got rid of that annoying Gilly framing device.

9 pm Mob City (TNT) | Two-hour miniseries premiere: The Walking Dead‘s Frank Darabont is behind this three-week, six-hour noir-style drama starring Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) as Det. Joe Teague, a key figure in the circa-1947 LAPD’s plan to cripple organized crime. The cast includes Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes), Neal McDonough (Justified), Alexa Davalos (Reunion), Ed Burns (Entourage) and Simon Pegg (Star Trek). (Watch a promo and see what Bernthal says about reuniting with his Walking Dead boss.)

9 pm The Tomorrow People (The CW) | Stephen & Co. craft a plan to get inside Jedikiah’s head — until an epic oopsie results in a worst-case scenario.

9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | While Coach Cameron gets a bit too focused on an upcoming football game, the universe thwarts Phil’s attempts to teach the kids about optimism.

9:30 pm Super Fun Night (ABC) | In tonight’s episode – which is the comedy’s original, heretofore unaired pilot – Kimmie remembers how her big promotion at the firm changed her life. Kelen Coleman (The Newsroom) and Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele) guest-star.

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10 pm American Horror Story: Coven (FX) | The Marie Laveau vs. Delphine rivalry comes to a head.

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10 pm Nashville (ABC) | Forget about Charlie’s declaration of love – Juliette’s main concern tonight is that Layla’s stealing her spotlight.

10 pm Kirstie (TV Land) | Double-episode series premiere: Cheers alum Kirstie Alley plays Maddie Banks, a Broadway star whose life is upended when the son she gave up at birth (played by Eric Petersen, GCB) shows up, quite grown up, and wants a relationship with her. Cheers’ Rhea Perlman and Seinfeld‘s Michael Richards co-star as Maddie’s assistant and driver, respectively.

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27 Comments
  1. Arrow, Mob City, AHS: Coven, SNL Christmas tonight!!!

  2. sophia7470 says:

    Can’t believe Arrow isn’t on here – Barry Allen, hello?!

  3. Eric says:

    I agree, Arrow should be included on here. Altho there are other articles already posted about it on this website

  4. George Kon says:

    Can’t believe Arrow isn’t on here – Barry Allen the flash come on

  5. Ralph says:

    Watched the Kirstie premiere on Demand and was very disappointed. Lots of talent, but it just wasn’t “there”. Hopefully it will improve. Can’t recommend it at this point.

  6. Justin says:

    Just Modern Family for me.

  7. Spoiler Junkie says:

    Sophia, Eric and George – Are you guys visiting the site for the first time or is there a problem with your eyes? There are two links for Arrow ( in blue) at the top.

  8. Joey says:

    Arrow, Mob City, and DVR The Tomorrow People.

  9. Brandy says:

    Nashville

  10. wrstlgirl says:

    Survivor, The Tomorrow People, Nashville, Coven and dvr Arrow and Mob City.

  11. sarah says:

    Arrow
    Modern Family
    Nashville

  12. Miles R. says:

    Arrow
    The Tomorrow People
    Modern Family
    Nashville
    AHS: Coven
    Mob City

  13. Jared says:

    Arrow
    The Tomorrow People
    Mob City
    AHS:Coven

  14. Eric7740 says:

    Survivor
    Arrow
    The Middle
    Modern Family
    The Tomorrow People
    AHS: Coven

  15. Mark Cosenza says:

    Kirstie
    Survivor,
    Top Chef
    Modern Family
    Nashville

  16. cjeffery7 says:

    i love SNL just as much as the rest, but i’m just not super into the holiday specials… i’ve seen all those sketches on youtube like a gazillion times. same way i feel about charlie brown specials. sorry charlie brown.

  17. Martoukian says:

    I have no interest in seeing YET ANOTHER mobster story, but at least they won’t have to show commercials for it every 3 seconds like they have been for the past several months.

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