What to Watch Wednesday: Nashville and 6 Other Fall Finales, Kelly Clarkson Christmas and More

NashvilleOn TV this Wednesday: Arrow, Criminal Minds, Nashville and others settle in for a short winter’s nap, Mob City nabs Bugsy and Kelly Clarkson spins a holly, jolly cautionary tale. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Arrow (The CW) | Fall finale: Felicity and Barry’s cure for Oliver’s near-fatal drugging causes hallucinations that makes him confront his past; Arrow’s request that Lance chase Cyrus Gold results in a body count. (Get scoop via the new Spoiler Alert!)

8 pm Melissa & Joey (ABC Family) | This Christmas special finds Mel’s sister Meredith (played by Jaime Pressly, My Name Is Earl) home on furlough from prison – and oblivious to Joe’s dislike for her.

8 pm The Middle (ABC) | Fall finale: Axl is home but doesn’t want to hang out with the fam, Brick’s running a wrapping paper-related Ponzi scheme and Sue is allergic to the tree. Yep, sounds like another Christmas with the Hecks.

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9 pm Mob City (TNT) | Jasmine struggles to keep out of harm’s way; the LAPD puts Bugsy behind bars, but the victory may be short-lived.

9 pm Criminal Minds (CBS) | Fall finale: Blake, her retired police captain dad and her detective brother must put aside their differences to solve a string of murders in Kansas City.

9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | Fall finale: Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston directed tonight’s Christmas episode, in which Gloria’s visiting mom (returning guest star Elizabeth Peña) has her on edge… until Glo sees Mama having fun with Claire.

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Kelly Clarkson Cautionary Christmas Music Tale10 pm Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale (NBC) | The American Idol winner/pop star celebrates the holidays with a comedic, musical take on a traditional Christmas morality tale. Blake Shelton (The Voice), Robin Williams (The Crazy Ones), Ken Jeong (Community) and others appear.

10 pm Nashville (ABC) | Fall finale: Yet another scandal rock’s Juliette’s career; Deacon and Gunnar team up; Scarlett freezes out Zoey. Oh, and by the end, someone is no longer among the living. (Get scoop!)

10 pm CSI (CBS) | Fall finale: A man is found murdered at an elaborate holiday party. (Well, that’s one way of getting out of buying a Secret Santa gift.)

10:30 pm The Exes (TV Land) | Midseason premiere: Holly can’t keep her mouth shut when Eden shares something in confidence.

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11 pm Rodeo Girls (A&E) | Sneak preview: This new unscripted series follows women on the professional rodeo circuit as they live, love and lasso. (The series’ regular time-slot premiere is Thursday at 10 pm – check out its bucking awesome poster.)

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  1. Shanag says:

    Nashville!!! Can’t wait for it! And thank god, their hiatus is a short one

  2. Tulpe says:


  3. It’s only Wednesday, so Cyrus Gold can’t die. He’s getting married today.

  4. Brandy says:


  5. Eric7740 says:

    The MIddle
    Modern Family
    The Tomorrow People
    AHS: Coven
    Kelly Clarkson Christmas Special

  6. Eric7740 says:

    OMG!!! I forgot Baby Daddy!!!

  7. Joey says:

    Arrow, Mob City. DVR Melissa and Joey, Baby Daddy, and The Tomorrow People.

  8. Viv says:

    TTP and Criminal Minds. DVR Nashville (my guess: Gunnar).

  9. Elizabeth says:

    The Middle, Modern Family, and Nashville!

  10. Babybop says:

    Is Baby Daddy on tonight as well? Can’t wait for Melissa and Joey!

  11. Francine says:

    Is Mob City worth checking out?

  12. Jared says:

    Baby Daddy
    Modern Family
    AHS: Coven
    Kelly Clarkson Xmas

  13. Miles R. says:

    The Tomorrow People
    Modern Family
    Mob City
    AHS: Coven

  14. sarah says:

    Nashville: Lamar will die

  15. Tran 2.0 says:

    Nothing tonight. Guess I’ll wait when Revolution returns on January 8th as well as the premiere of Chicago PD (I wanted to see Sophia Bush kick some butt).

  16. Jules says:

    Arrow, Tomorrow People and the Baby Daddy Christmas Special.

  17. wagirl98 says:

    I think there’s a typo here.

    10 pm Nashville (ABC) | Fall finale: Yet another scandal rock’s Juliette’s career; Deacon and Gunnar team up; Scarlett freezes out Zoey. Oh, and by the end, someone is no longer among the living. (Get scoop!)

    I don’t think there should be an apostrophe in “rock’s”.

  18. Erin says:

    A big death on Nashville? Please.. it’ll probably be someone nobody cares about. Lamar, Tandy, Peggy, Deacon’s girlfriend (whatever her name is), Zoey, Luke Wheeler, the bitchy new girl Will is pretending to date… It could literally be any of these people and it would barely register. Unless Juliette murders them in a jealous rage – that would be awesome.

  19. FatherOctavian says:

    Is American Horror Story not new tonight? It’s not even listed as a link.

  20. Kristina says:

    So excited we get extra Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy this year! Looking forward to Arrow and Kelly Clarkson too!

  21. Roni says:

    Modern Family, Top Chef, Key & Peele.