What to Watch Tonight: CSI Says Goodbye to Capt. Brass, SVU Collars Bradley Whitford, and Catfish Boots Up Season 3

By Andy Daglas

May 07, 2014

What to watch on Wednesday, May 7...

8pm, ABC
The Middle
Notching one more bullet point on her Parent of the Year Award submission form, Frankie restricts the kids’ demands to a one-hour-a-day window in “Office Hours.” At the other end of the parental-engagement spectrum, Mike keeps a vigilant eye on Darrin’s behavior with Sue.

8pm, The CW
With the Slade Brigade running roughshod over Starling City in “Streets of Fire,” Team Arrow must crank its hero-ing quotient up a few levels—aided by a late-breaking development from S.T.A.R. Labs. Meanwhile, Thea at last meets her dear old dad Malcolm.

8pm, ABC Family
Melissa & Joey
Mel has planned the perfect wedding ceremony for her friend Carrie in “Right Place Right Time.” Well, except for the one tiny snag of the bride calling off the engagement. But hey, why let everything borrowed and blue go to waste… perhaps she and Joe could put them to good use instead?

8:30pm, ABC
Apparently it’s Wedding Planning Wednesday on the Walt Disney Company family of networks, because “Les Lucioles” finds Tessa taking the reins of Lisa and Malik’s knot-tying. While Malik’s family boycotts the ceremony, Lisa receives some motherly advice from Sheila, and I’m honestly not sure which of them is in the more awkward spot there.

9pm, NBC
Law & Order: SVU
Amid a high-profile divorce, a TV producer (Bradley Whitford) is accused of molesting his young daughter in “Reasonable Doubt.” But the decision of his estranged wife (Samantha Mathis) to try the case in the media rather than cooperate with the cops casts suspicion on her claim.

Criminal Minds
“Angels” sends the team to Texas, where the slaying of several call girls is tinged with signs of religious zealotry. But their investigation draws the BAU directly into the killer’s crosshairs.

9pm, ABC
Modern Family
Well we’re back on an ABC channel, so that must mean more wedding storylines! And indeed, Cam and Mitch consider selling some beloved possessions to defray their nuptials’ rapidly escalating costs in “Message Received.” Meanwhile, Jay, Gloria, and Manny challenge one another to each try something new, and the Dunphy kids prank their parents.

9pm, The CW
The 100
Winter is coming, so Clarke and Bellamy forage for a store of supplies in “Day Trip.” Which means they may miss all the tripping-balls fun as a few of the others inadvertently ingest hallucinogenic nuts. On the Ark, Commander Shumway charges one of the Hundred with a secret and deadly mission, and the truth of Diane Sydney’s treachery comes out.

9pm, PBS
Experts in Australia and the U.S. try to get to the bottom of “Why Sharks Attack.” What has driven the recent increase in shark encounters in places like Australia and Cape Cod? Aside from some overzealous viral marketing efforts by Syfy, of course.

10pm, ABC
Weirdly, nobody seems to be getting married in “All or Nothing with Me”; I guess Nashville’s writers didn’t get the Wedding Planning Wednesday memo. Instead, please enjoy Rayna pulling together a charity concert at Ft. Campbell after learning of Luke’s injury in Afghanistan, while Will and Layla start shooting their reality show and Jeff threatens to come clean to Avery, riling Juliette.

Catfish: The TV Show
Tale as old as time / True as it can be / Meet as Facebook friends / Then somebody tends / To act crazily / Hacking his accounts / Causing him to flee / Making weird demands / Nev will lend a hand / Catfish Season 3.

The team’s latest case has links to a quarter-century-old mob heist in “Dead in His Tracks.” Elsewhere, Brass's daughter’s suicide attempt leaves the captain at an agonizing crossroads that may or may not okay probably definitely result in him leaving the force.

10pm, TV Land
Hot in Cleveland
The ladies want to add a puppy to their mix in “The One With George Clooney,” but first they must persuade redoubtable shelter volunteer Max Greenfield that they’re up to the responsibility. In other plots that, as far as I can tell, don’t actually involve George Clooney, Elka’s relationships with Mamie and Roy veer down a new path.

10pm, FXX
“Intervention” finds Janice and Walter confronting Steve about his alcohol consumption. Granted, with a coke party revving up in Jim’s bedroom, their timing could have been a mite better.

10pm, FX
The Americans
Philip follows a lead to learn more about crucial American military technology in “Stealth.” Meanwhile, Elizabeth uncovers surprising details about their handler, and Stan makes headway in his pursuit of the illegals.

10pm, NBC
Chicago P.D.
The Intelligence Unit is nonplussed to learn that Pulpo is back on the streets as part of an operation to track down a cartel bigwig. Elsewhere in “My Way,” Ruzek faces unpleasant news, Lindsay’s past rears its head, troubling details about Jin come to light, and 85 percent of you just completed a row on your B-Plot Bingo cards.

– Bill Cosby and Jerrika Hinton on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Sharon Osbourne, Paul F. Tompkins, and Emily Heller on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Arianna Huffington on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Seth Rogen on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Journalist David Remnick on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Zac Efron, Guy Fieri, Jadeveon Clowney and Sarah McLachlan on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Mariah Carey, Rick Harrison, and The Whigs on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Pharrell Williams on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Sarah Jessica Parker & Anna Wintour, Rich Eisen, and The 1975 on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35pm, NBC
– Patton Oswalt and Megan Boone on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS


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