On TV this Wednesday: It’s the beginning of the end for American Idol and Mike & Molly, It’s Always Sunny ups its game, American Crime goes viral and Jane Lynch unveils the People’s Choice. Here are 15 programs to keep on your radar:
American Idol's Final Season, Mike & Molly's End Begins, American Crime 2.0 and More
Final season premiere: J.Lo, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. begin auditions for America’s last Idol in Denver and Atlanta. (Watch exclusive sneak peek.)
The Mysteries of Laura
Laura and the team get inadvertently involved with an urban treasure hunt while tracking a killer. (Get casting news.)
2 Broke Girls
New time slot! Sophie and Oleg have trouble getting pregnant; Max’s new guy friend is hesitant to become intimate because he’s, um, “not regular down there.”
Sue plans to join a sorority; Axl tries to get Mike into social media; Brick shops for himself, making Frankie feel unneeded. (Eden Sher wishes us a happy birthday!)
Mike & Molly
Final season premiere: Mike and Carl attend couples counseling to repair their partnership; Molly commits to a radio interview sans Peggy. (Unofficially cancelled.)
Beverly messes up with a kitchen remodel in an effort to get Murray to help.
People’s Choice Awards
Jane Lynch (Angel From Hell) hosts the only awards show that lets the American public have its say. Scheduled to appear: Britney Spears, Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), John Stamos (Grandfathered), Lea Michele (Scream Queens), Melissa Benoist (Supergirl), Priyanka Chopra (Quantico) and many more.
Law & Order: SVU
A student’s attempt to hook up with his teacher results in a far more dangerous predicament; Michael Gaston (Blindspot), Jordan Gelber (Orphan Black) guest-star.
Phil and Claire dine with a cheapskate couple they met on vacation; Ray Liotta (Shades of Blue), Keegan-Michael Key and Christine Lakin guest-star.
Bow feels like a third wheel when Dre’s childhood best friend-turned-international pop star (supermodel Tyra Banks) comes back to town.
Season 2 premiere: Racy photos of a prep school student (Falling Skies‘ Connor Jessup) make their way onto social media, leading to accusations of rape; Season 1’s Timothy Hutton, Felicity Huffman, Lili Taylor, Elvis Nolasco, Regina King and Richard Cabral return in all-new roles.
Crossover, Part 3: A doctor with ties to Voight is investi- gated after his patients are admitted to Chicago Med for
spinoffchemo overdoses. (Get 10 spinoff ideas.)
American Horror Story: Hotel
Ramona turns to an unlikely source; Sally takes advantage of her past to negotiate her future; Scarlett learns family truths; AHS vet Gabourey Sidibe checks-in.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Season 11 premiere: A truce amongst the gang is broken when they demonstrate Chardee MacDennis for an intrigued board game executive. (Watch trailer.)
Man Seeking Woman
Season 2 premiere: Mike begins to resent Josh for spending all of his time with his girlfriend.