What to Watch Tonight: Idol, Suburgatory and 2 Other Premieres, Criminal Flashback and More

SuburgatoryOn TV this Wednesday: American Idol kicks off another star search, the Suburgatory premiere walks a solo road, Criminal Minds has a Pains-ful run-in with an ex and CSI might want to call in the TSA. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

PREVIEW | Arrow‘s Stephen Amell Teases Mirakuru Freak-Out and First-of-Its-Kind Oliver/Laurel Scene
PREVIEW | Arrow EP Talks of Oliver’s Obsession, Slade’s Revenge, Laurel’s Downfall and Juggling ‘Olicity’

RELATED | American Idol: 10 Bold, Completely Original, Randy Jackson-Free Fixes to Revive Season 13

8 pm American Idol (Fox) | Two-hour Season 13 premiere: The star-making musical competition is back with a revamped judges’ table – featuring returnee Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and fresh blood Harry Connick Jr. (see photo) – and the first round of auditions in Boston and Austin. (Find out what’s in store this season and watch a promo or two.)

8 pm Melissa & Joey (ABC Family) | Midseason premiere: Austin returns looking for another chance with Mel – does Joe stand a chance?

8:30 pm Suburgatory (ABC) | Season 3 premiere: Alex disappears, George introduces Tessa to his new dog (who winds up in Sheila Shay’s crosshairs), and Dalia shuns Dallas for breaking up with Daddy Altman. Natasha Leggero (Burning Love) guest-stars.

8:30 pm Baby Daddy (ABC Family) | Season 3 premiere: Ben and Riley work on being a couple; Angela tries to prove she’s a responsible parent.

VIDEO | The Tomorrow People Exclusive: Elizabeth Hurley Shuts Down Stephen’s Snooping

9 pm Criminal Minds (CBS) | A BAU trip to San Jose is occasion for Garcia to delve into her hacker past and reconnect with an old flame (played by Paulo Costanzo, Royal Pains).

9 pm Law & Order: SVU (NBC) | When he shoots and gravely wounds a teenage suspect, Amaro must decide if the resulting professional and public scrutiny is worth it for himself and his family. Also: Cragen makes a surprise announcement… which may not be such a big surprise if you’ve read this.

9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | Gloria deals with a mean girl mom (30 Rock‘s Jane Krakowski) at a high school open house, Mitchell runs into his judgmental, environmentalist neighbor (The Social Network‘s Jesse Eisenberg) and Alex sees a therapist (The Big C‘s John Benjamin Hickey).

PREVIEW | Nashville EP on the Cliffhanger Death(s?), Juliette in the Doorway and Deacon’s New Path
VIDEO | Nashville Sneak Peek: Scarlett Skewers Avery About Juliette’s Nixed Booty Call

10 pm American Horror Story: Coven (FX) | Cordelia makes a desperate sacrifice to protect the coven.

10 pm CSI (CBS) | A petty crime aboard an inbound plane to Vegas turns into a murder investigation when a passenger is found dead. Joel Grey (Cabaret), Jaleel White (Family Matters) and Ethan Embry (Once Upon a Time) guest-star.

10 pm Men at Work (TBS) | Season 3 premiere: Neal wants to propose to Amy but must first get her dad’s consent (and that’s no easy feat).

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  1. Teag says:

    Love myself some Natasha Leggero. And Suburgatory.

  2. SK says:

    Criminal Minds

  3. Hannah says:

    Paulo Costanzo, not Paolo

  4. Tessa says:


  5. shump says:

    American Horror Story
    The Tomorrow People
    American Idol
    Melissa & Joey
    Baby Daddy

  6. Cam2cam says:

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  7. Matt C. says:

    AHS! Can’t wait to see more of Jessica Lange and Angela Bassett teaming up!

  8. Shira says:

    Nashville!! having serious withdrawals without my favorit dysfunctional Nashvillians!

  9. Roni says:

    Modern Family
    Top Chef
    American Pickers
    At Midnight

  10. Eric7740 says:

    The Middle
    Baby Daddy
    Modern Family
    The Tomorrow People
    AHS: Coven

  11. Liz says:

    Yay Suburgatory is back!!!

  12. Joey says:

    Arrow, The Tomorrow People, Men At Work, encore of new The Exes episode at 11 and dvr Melissa and Joey and Baby Daddy.

  13. Tom says:

    American Horror Story: Coven
    Law & Order SVU
    Chicago PD

  14. Ginger Snap says:

    The Middle
    Modern Family
    The Tomorrow People

    And No American Idol.

  15. Ginger Snap says:

    And Top Chef

  16. Tran 2.0 says:

    Revolution and Chicago PD

  17. John says:

    Nothing. Was looking forward to Suburgatory but then they cut Alan Tudyk from the cast, so the show no longer has the appeal for me.

  18. Jenna says:

    Chicago PD

  19. Brandy says:


  20. Ally Oop says:

    Don’t forget about REVOLUTION! Great show. Much improved from first season.

  21. Pat says:

    Criminal Minds, CSI and PSYCH all on my DVR, tonight. Arrow and Modern Family I will watch. After that, it is Night, Night Time.

  22. guest says:

    ARROW, so happy it’s back.

  23. Babybop says:

    The Middle, Melissa and Joey, Baby Daddy, Suburgatory and Psych for me tonight! If Suburgatory returns to how dark it was when it ended, I’m not sure I’ll keep tuning in…. We’ll see.

  24. wrstlgirl says:

    Wednesday’s a killer. Revolution, Arrow, Criminal Minds, The Tomorrow People (special guest tonight Robert Gant!!!), Nashville, Chicago PD and Coven. Not sure why I’m still tuning in to Coven, this season is a hot mess of awful but Jessica Lange makes it worthwhile :-)

  25. bobbie says:

    It’s Pysch night! so
    The Middle
    Crimingal Minds

  26. Jeff says:

    Modern Family and CSI

  27. sarah says:

    Modern Family
    Chicago PD
    Nashville (PVR and watch tomorrow)

  28. choco says:

    The Middle
    Modern Family

    If ABC canceled SFN and put something decent in that slot I’d watch their entire Wednesday line up.

  29. Diz says:

    I have 3 DVRs that can record 6 different shows at a time & I still have no room for Idol. :-/

  30. Steve says:

    American Horror Story: Coven
    Criminal Minds
    Law & Order: SVU
    The Tomorrow People
    Chicago PD

  31. Thea says:

    Idol(!) and Nashville(!!!) live
    DVR Horror Story
    Watch Chicago PD on Demand tomorrow.

  32. Jules says:

    Chicago PD, Revolution, Arrow, The Tomorrow People, and Baby Daddy.

  33. Tim Church says:

    They should find a new female judge for “Idol” that knows something herself about writing & recording music well. Even alumnus Carrie coming back (after disaster that was “Sound… Live” would be better than JLow-quality!!… Also, why the links to “Nashville” articles, but I see no mention of it in this article itself?!

  34. Bill says:

    Arrow, baby daddy and Modern Family