On TV this Wednesday: Melissa & Joey host a Smallville hero, Broadchurch makes its American debut, Camp sizzles and, like sands through the hourglass, so are the Top Chef Masters. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Melissa & Joey (ABC Family) | Mel’s new beau (played by Smallville and Passions alum/Revenge newbie Justin Hartley) temporarily moves in while his apartment undergoes emergency renovations.
8:30 pm Baby Daddy (ABC Family) | Ben dog-sits for Megan, with disastrous results.
9 pm Royal Pains (USA Network) | An unexpected visitor and a major auction at Shadow Pond push Evan, Hank and Paige into an unfamiliar, high-stakes world.
9 pm Franklin & Bash (TNT) | Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!) plays a bounty hunter (not that one) charged with excessive use of force, which of course means that the guys have to put together an explosive courtroom demonstration. Meanwhile, Pindar sees Charlie somewhere he doesn’t expect her.
10 pm Broadchurch (BBC America) | Series premiere: This popular British drama follows two detectives — played by David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Olivia Colman (Canada’s Peep Show) – investigating a young boy’s murder in a British seaside town. (Fun fact: Fox recently announced that an American adaptation is in the works.)
10 pm Camp (NBC) | A heat wave sets in, Buzz plans an out-of-control party for his 16th birthday, and Cole and Mack spend a fun afternoon in town together.
10 pm Top Chef Masters (Bravo) | Days of Our Lives cast members are on hand when the chefs are asked to create a meal that represents the daytime drama staples of sex, murder and greed.
10 pm Necessary Roughness (USA Network) | Dani treats two track stars with a bad case of sibling rivalry; Nico thinks a washed-out athlete might hold the key to solving the V3 puzzle.
10 pm Joe Rogan Questions Everything (Syfy) | Tonight, Joe wonders: Will robots become the new humans? (Or will they just work together in buddy cop dramas?)
10 pm Futurama (Comedy Central) | A rare condition causes Leela to grow tentacles.
11 pm The Soul Man (TV Land) | A Different World alum alert! Dawnn Lewis (aka “Jaleesa is Sheila, Sheila is Jaleesa”) guest-stars as a waitress who catches the eye of Boyce’s dad Barton.
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