On your TV this Wednesday: Sue Heck gets her cheer on, Megan Mullally plays one Happy mother, and USA at long last Psych’s itself back up. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features and reporting, here are 14 programs to keep on your radar.
4 pm MLB American League Championship Series (Fox) | Look at the Tigers putting up a fight! Let’s see if they can now even out the series in Game 4.
8 pm MLB National League Championship Series (TBS) | Tied up at 1-1, the Cardinals host the Brewers for Game 3.
8 pm The X Factor (Fox) | If you don’t watch the full two hours of this first visit to the judges’ homes, Fox’s decision to bump the special New Girl episode that was to air at 9:30 will have been for naught.
8 pm The Middle (ABC) | Sue tries out for… cheerleading. Oh, this cannot end well.
8:30 pm Suburgatory (ABC) | Tessa joins the school paper, while her dad signs up with the PTA — where he proves to be veddy popular with the ladies. Hey, Suburgatory, how about hooking Ausiello and I up with some of that sugar-free Red Bull?
9 pm Criminal Minds (CBS) | As a killer targets the survivors of a high school massacre that took place 10 years prior, Hotch worries that his son is being bullied by classmates.
9 pm Harry’s Law (NBC) | In an episode directed by Emmy-winning guest star Paul McCrane, Harry and Ollie defend the Gossip Girl-like blogger that outed a lesbian teen who then went on to commit suicide.
9 pm Work of Art: The Next Great Artist (Bravo) | Season 2 features more Sarah Jessica Parker! And nudity! But not combined! Watch a preview here.
9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | David Cross returns as the ice cream cake-loving Duane Bailey, this time irritating Claire to the point that she ponders a run for city council. But will she have to break up with Ben to do so? What?
9:30 pm Happy Endings (ABC) | Megan Mullally (speaking of Parks and Recreation…) pops up as Penny’s perpetually optimistic mom — however she’s harboring a dark secret.
10 pm Law & Order: SVU (NBC) | Grey’s Anatomy alum T.R. Knight plays a family man accused of a series on rapes, as suggested by some pretty damning evidence. As he insists he’s innocent, Benson and Amaro (Danny Pino) begin to suspect he’s a truth-teller.
10 pm Psych (USA Network) | Season 6 finally, finally is here, and the first new caper involves Shawn’s discovery of a dead body when he is somewhere he really shouldn’t be. Meanwhile, Lasster gets all Meet the Parents with a lie detector.
10 pm Revenge (ABC) | How funny would it be if Emily’s name was Montezuma? Or better yet, Yar!
10 pm American Horror Story (FX) | Constance (Jessica Lange) and her daughter bake cupcakes for the Harmons — and believe me when I say they are not using a Funfetti recipe.