Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Wednesday, November 2, 2011
November 2, 2011 by Haylee Fisher
Happy hump day! My Wednesdays belong to ABC with MODERN FAMILY, HAPPY ENDINGS, and REVENGE. What about yours?
Much, much more to watch tonight, so keep reading for your choices!
The Middle | 8pm on ABC
“Heck’s Best Thing”
Frankie and Mike are convinced that slacker son Axl will blow his interview with a football scout, which could earn him a scholarship to college. Meanwhile, Sue and Brick begin a texting marathon – and rack up some serious charges – when they discover that Aunt Edie accidentally gave them her cell phone; and Frankie tries to be completely attentive to the family’s needs when she realizes that she’s more considerate to outsiders than her own kin.
Up All Night | 8pm on NBC
Reagan wants to set an example for her daughter by trying to get along with her own parents. The untimely death of a crew member inspires Ava to reexamine her relationship with the staff. Meanwhile, Chris vows to make some lifestyle changes when he starts to fear that his life may be cut short too.
The X-Factor | 8pm on Fox
The finalists from the four categories – Boys, Girls, Over 30s and Groups – perform live for their chance to win a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. After the performances, it is up to America to vote to keep their favorite acts safe in the competition. Tune in to see who will mark their spot on stage and who will fall flat.
Suburgatory | 8:30pm on ABC
Irritated by all the cafeteria waste at school, Tessa motivates the student body to get involved with giving back. Unfortunately their charity of choice involves helping residents of Florida improve their complexions. When Tessa introduces a homeless transsexual to the student body as part of a lesson, they decide that Tessa is really the person in need. Meanwhile George receives a large dental bill from Noah, which puts a strain on their relationship.
SO MUCH MORE…
America’s Next Top Model: All-Stars | 9pm on The CW
The All-Stars are given the most difficult challenge yet, as they are asked to write and sing a song about their lives, with a surprising twist. A few of the models struggle with the task and reach emotional breaking points. Once the song is complete, rapper Game steps in to direct the women in music videos based on their songs. Andre Leon Tally and Nigel Barker join guest judge rapper Game and Tyra Banks on the judges’ panel for the elimination.
Modern Family | 9pm on ABC
Hanging out with Shorty and his girlfriend, Darlene, makes Gloria envious of how much those two do as a couple, so she gives Jay an ultimatum to step it up for a night of salsa dancing or else. Meanwhile, Cameron take a bet a little too far when Mitchell and Crispin challenge him to get a hot girl’s number at the bar, and Phil builds a tree house for Luke, but ends up being the one to make a new friend.
Harry’s Law | 9pm on NBC
Harry and Adam defend former prosecutor Josh “Puck” Peyton, who stands accused of aiding and abetting a kidnapper; Peyton successfully negotiated her safe return, but did so behind the back of the FBI. The case brings Harry into a fierce rematch with D.A. Roseanna Remmick who is back with a vengeance and determined to outdo Harry and put Puck in prison. Elsewhere, Tommy ropes Cassie into an ethically questionable divorce proceeding involving his oldest clients.
Criminal Minds | 9pm on CBS
The BAU search California’s Angeles National Forest after a number of bodies mysteriously turn up in the mountain lakes there. Also, Rossi struggles with an agonizing decision regarding his ex-wife.
Happy Endings | 9:30pm on ABC
When Brad hears that Jane’s old sorority sister is coming for a visit, he lies and says he has a work retreat out of town, but he’s actually on “staycation” in a fancy hotel in the city; Alex meets a new guy, Liam, but his dates are over-the-top; and Max and Dave make a commercial to promote the “Steak Me Home Tonight” food truck.
Law & Order: SVU | 10pm on NBC
A young music student is raped at gunpoint in her own apartment, but with her help, the SVU squad makes a quick arrest. Bureau Chief Mike Cutter takes over the case when he finds that opposing counsel is high-profile defense attorney Bayard Ellis. As Ellis works to undermine their police work and damage the victim’s credibility, the detectives take the stand to prove they have more than just a he-said, she-said case.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation | 10pm on CBS
“Freaks & Geeks”
When a Jane Doe is found near the freakish attractions of a 19th-century-inspired traveling sideshow, the team investigates a cast of unusual characters.
Revenge | 10pm on ABC
The Graysons’ 25th wedding anniversary is a less than celebratory occasion when their desire to lay low is interrupted with a high profile story in the paper and a volatile family dinner featuring unwanted guests; the fate of Lydia hangs heavy over everyone, and Frank, desperate to prove his steadfast loyalty to Victoria, digs deep into Emily’s past and uncovers too much.
Top Chef | 10pm on Bravo | Season Premiere
“Everything’s Bigger in Texas”
Season 9 opens with 29 chef-testants invading the Lone Star State to prove their culinary worth, but only 16 of them will advance in the competition.
- Survivor | 8pm on CBS | “Double Agent”
- Work of Art: The Next Great Artist | 9pm on Bravo | “Back to School”
- Extreme Couponing | 10pm on TLC | “Heather and Bree”
What will you be watching?
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