On TV this Wednesday of midseason finales: Law & Order: SVU decides little Noah’s fate, The Middle goes minimalist for the holidays, Melissa & Joey have a historical Christmas and Modern Family marks a milestone. Here are 11 programs to keep on your radar.
SVU and 7 Other Finales, Mel & Joe Christmas and More
Winter finale: Ra’s al Ghul gives Oliver an ultimatum: Find Sarah’s killer within 48 hours, or the League will start killing Starling City citizens. Elsewhere, Laurel’s mother (ER‘s Alex Kingston) pays a surprise visit. (See photos.)
The Mysteries of Laura
Winter finale: Laura deals with a missing fertility doctor and her twins, who are accused of bullying at their Tae Kwon Do class.
Melissa & Joey
During their first Christmas as a couple, Mel and Joe get into an argument about family heirloom ornaments for the tree, prompting her to tell a romantic tale about her great-great-grandmother. (The Baby Daddy Christmas special, guest-starring Absolutely Fabulous‘ Mo Gaffney, follows at 8:30.)
Winter finale: A fed-up Frankie informs the family that Christmas is going to be minimal this year; Brick attempts to write a holiday letter for the Hecks.
Winter finale: The BAU searches Salt Lake City for an UnSub with ties to a fugitive.
Season 1 finale: It’s fight night, and everyone’s focused on Ryan and Jay — but Christina’s demons may make an appearance, as well. (Renewed.)
Law & Order: SVU
Winter finale: Will Benson lose baby Noah? It’s up to a family court judge to decide. Harry Hamlin (L.A. Law, Mad Men) guest-stars.
Winter finale: The family celebrates Haley’s 21st birthday at a bar, because what newly legal drinker wouldn’t want to knock one back with Mom and Dad?
Winter finale: The unit makes a huge heroin bust, but when Olinsky comes home after, he finds the suspects holding his wife captive. Spencer Grammer (Greek) guest-stars.
American Horror Story: Freak Show
Jimmy sinks into a drunken despair; a reading from Maggie spurs Dandy to action; and Stanley and Elsa track down the Twins.
Hot in Cleveland
Victoria becomes the spokesperson for a new vodka brand, and Elka has a scandalous affair with another public official. Ben Vereen (How I Met Your Mother) guest-stars.