Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Wednesday, February 20, 2013

February 20, 2013 by  

AMERICAN IDOL heads to Vegas, and the comedies are thinking about this weekend’s Oscar telecast.

Take a look at your options…

Arrow | 8pm on The CW
“Dodger”
Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) tells Oliver (Stephen Amell) he’s all work and no play, so he asks Detective McKenna (guest star Janina Gavankar) on a date. A jewel thief named Dodger (guest star James Callis) hits Starling City and targets someone very close to Oliver. Meanwhile, while working with Laurel (Katie Cassidy), Thea (Willa Holland) gets her purse stolen by a very fast pickpocket named Roy Harper (guest star Haynes). Moira (Susanna Thompson) makes a move against Malcom (John Barrowman).

American Idol | 8pm on Fox
“Semifinalist Round, Part 1 – Girls Perform”
In a new twist, the competition moves to Las Vegas, where the Top 40 semifinalists will be split into guys and girls. Starting tonight, 10 girls will perform and the judges will be faced with the tough decision of choosing which five will stay and which five will be sent home. Watch to find out if your favorites make the cut.

The Middle | 8pm on ABC
“Winners and Losers”
As Frankie prepares for her upcoming annual tradition of watching the Oscars on TV, she becomes concerned when Brick informs her that he’s taking a three-day school bus trip to Chicago, and she worries that his unique quirkiness could lead him to become separated from the group. Meanwhile, Sue wants to find out if Axl’s friend, Darrin, has feelings for her.

Whitney | 8pm on NBC
“Breaking Dad”
When Whitney’s (Whitney Cummings) father comes for a visit and gives her $5,000, she believes he has finally changed for the better. Although Alex (Chris D’Elia) encourages her to use the money to rent an art gallery to display her photos, Whitney instead gives the money to Lily (Zoe Lister-Jones) who is desperately short on cash. Later, the money trail continues when Lily entrust Roxanne (Rhea Seehorn) to be the keeper of the $5000 but Roxanne proves to be ill prepared for the job.

Guys with Kids | 8:30pm on NBC
“Rare Breed”
With Gary’s (Anthony Anderson) new career booming, he struggles to juggle both his career and responsibilities as a stay-at-home dad while trying to prove to Marny (Tempestt Bledsoe) he can do it all. Meanwhile, Nick (Zach Cregger) and Emily (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) are eager to locate a missing toy that’s sound is keeping them up at night. Elsewhere, Chris (Jesse Bradford) and Sheila (Erinn Hayes) are seriously concerned with Ernie’s development after he is held back at his play group.

The Neighbors | 8:30pm on ABC
“Larry Bird Presents an Oscar(R)-Winning Film by Larry Bird”
Max makes it into the final round of the school spelling bee. When he finds himself going head to head with Dick Butkus, Larry and Reggie, who’ve become obsessed with winning an Oscar, decide to videotape the bee – and the competition between Max and Dick – hoping to take home the award for Best Documentary.

So much more. Keep reading…Modern Family | 9pm on ABC
“Bad Hair Day”
Claire flies solo to her college reunion and runs into a professor she once dated, but when Phil shows up things get really awkward. Back at home, Jay is obsessed with winning his big bowling tournament, and Gloria is running ragged with the baby but won’t admit it. Mitchell offers to take baby Joe for a while, and Cameron seizes the opportunity to use him in one of his elaborate photo shoots. However, a wig malfunction leads to unfortunate results and no one wants to be the one to face Gloria.

Supernatural | 9pm on The CW
“Man’s Best Friend with Benefits”
A police officer named Kevin (guest star Christian Campbell), who turned to witchcraft after working a case with Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), is plagued by nightmares in which he murders innocent people. However, when the murders actually happen, Sam and Dean are called in by Kevin’s “familiar” (guest star Mishael Morgan) to help — but the brothers aren’t sure they want to save a witch.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit | 9pm on NBC
“Deadly Ambition”
Detective Rollins (Giddish) comes home to find her sister Kim (guest star Pulsipher) in her apartment, beaten up by her abusive boyfriend, and this time, pregnant. The SVU squad does all they can to keep her safe, but an unexpected visitor forces Rollins to take drastic action. Once again Internal Affairs must open an investigation into the SVU’s unconventional methods, and the squad is in jeopardy of losing one of their own.

Criminal Minds | 9pm on CBS
“Broken”
The BAU heads to Austin to investigate victims found there with their watches set inaccurately, a clue which may connect the crimes. Meanwhile, the UnSub stalking the BAU inches closer in his pursuit of the team.

Suburgatory | 9:30pm on ABC
“T-Ball and Sympathy”
When Tessa becomes a relationship expert, she gives advice to everyone (even people who don’t ask for it). She decides to help Mr. Wolfe, and this leads to a sad realization about his relationship with Chef Alan. Meanwhile Noah and Dallas are still at odds, and George helps Dallas coach a T-Ball team.

The Americans | 10pm on FX
“In Control”
When an assassin attempts to kill President Reagan, Philip and Elizabeth scramble to handle the fallout within the KGB. Meanwhile, Stan pressures his source within the Rezidentura to find out if the KGB was responsible for the attempted assassination.

Chicago Fire | 10pm on NBC
“Viral”
The anguish that haunts Cruz (Joe Minoso) over his previous actions boils over, as he puts himself and his fellow firefighters in jeopardy. Casey (Jesse Spencer) and his sister Christie (guest star Nicole Forester) try to solve their issues with their mother (guest star Kathleen Quinlan) and each other. Meanwhile, Severide (Taylor Kinney) reaches out again to an important person from his past as a favor to Lieutenant Whaley (guest star Shane McRae) and the squad gains new perspective after assisting the bomb squad on an extremely dangerous call.

CSI | 10pm on CBS
“Forget Me Not”
Sara is a lead suspect in an investigation after a brief encounter with another man in which she was the last person to see him alive. Also, her separation from Grissom begins to take a toll.

The Soup | 10pm on E!
A weekly recap of various pop culture and television show moments of the week. The show is hosted by Joel McHale (COMMUNITY), who provides sarcastic and biting commentary on the hottest celeb news events and goofiest reality clips.

Also playing…

  • Survivor | 8pm on CBS
  • Southland | 10pm on TNT
  • Necessary Roughness | 10pm on USA Network

What will you be watching?

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