What to Watch Tonight: Arrow, The Americans, and the Series Premiere of Comedy Central's TripTank

By Andy Daglas

Apr 02, 2014


What to watch on Wednesday, April 2...


8pm, ABC
The Middle
Suckered into coaching Sue’s soccer team, Mike is nonplussed to find that his players don’t give much of a fig about actual soccer. Elsewhere in “The Smell,” Frankie insists that Brick improve his hygiene routine, and Cassidy’s artwork flummoxes Axl.


8pm, The CW
Arrow
Oliver absorbs blows on two fronts in “Deathstroke,” with Thea in Slade’s clutches and Isabel maneuvering to seize Queen Consolidated. If that weren’t rough enough, his response sparks a rift within Team Arrow.


8pm, ABC Family
Melissa & Joey
When Joe gets into a hit-and-run car crash with Mel’s favorite hairdresser (Yvette Nicole Brown) in “I’ll Cut You,” Mel’s loyalties are divided. At school, Ryder tries to woo Stella back with a huge romantic gesture in her chem class, and long story short, Mel now owes the school a roof, several desks, and a new chemistry teacher.


8:30pm, ABC
Suburgatory
Dallas returns home to Dixie after her mom passes away in “The Ballad of Piggy Duckworth,” and she brings Tessa along for the ride. Back in Chatswin, George, Fred, and Noah venture out on a triple blind date that takes a troubling turn for Fred.


9pm, CBS
Criminal Minds
In “Blood Relations,” Adrienne Barbeau and Tobin Bell are among the members of two feuding West Virginia clans whose longtime hostilities may be responsible for a pair of deaths.


9pm, The CW
The 100
A wounded Jasper is in dire need of antibiotics in “Earth Kills,” and it’s up to Clarke, Wells, and Finn to see if maybe a Duane Reade has somehow survived in the post-apocalypse. In other resource-scrounging business, Bellamy’s crew gains a precious new member as they scour for food.


9pm, ABC
Modern Family
“A Hard Jay’s Night” gathers the family for a peaceful, uneventful dinner at Jay’s hou—nope, wait, Mitch is starting a ruckus over Cam’s wedding cake plans, Claire and the kids turn the pre-dinner preparations into a maelstrom of bickering, and Phil and Gloria are waylaid at the salon. That sounds more like it.


9pm, NBC
Law & Order: SVU
In “Downloaded Child,” Benson comes to the aid of a single mother who’s arrested after leaving her daughter unattended for days. The sergeant suspects that the woman's own deep-seated fears may have motivated her actions.


10pm, TV Land
Hot in Cleveland
Word of Melanie’s pregnancy knocks Alec for a loop in “Surprise,” while Joy realizes that she’s become a man-magnet. Meanwhile, Emmet’s disappearance encourages the FBI to send their top man (Thomas Lennon) to keep tabs on the ladies.


10pm, NBC
Chicago P.D.
Halstead is deep in the pudding when Lonnie Rodiger turns up dead in “At Least It’s Justice.” Elsewhere, Sumner has an opportunity to step up, and firefighters Severide (Taylor Kinney) and Mills (Charlie Barnett) stop by just in time to discover the remains of a doctor who had aided many a police investigation.


10pm, CBS
CSI
A teen starts shooting up a police station in “The Fallen,” and Russell becomes one of the hostages. Then the kid probably starts Snapchatting the whole thing to his Vine-agram or whatever the heck it is youths get into these days.


10pm, ABC
Nashville
Rayna tries to get out in front of the story when Maddie’s news stirs up a flurry of press attention in “Crazy.” In lower-profile developments, Juliette seeks Charlie’s help with her disappointing tour sales, while Scarlett welcomes her visiting mother.


10pm, FX
The Americans
Philip and Elizabeth’s hunt for Andrew Laric intensifies in “Behind the Red Door,” as does the danger he poses to their family. Elsewhere, Stan fears for Nina’s safety in the wake of Oleg’s confrontation, and Sandinista operative Lucia helps Elizabeth infiltrate the Capitol.


SEASON 1 FINALE, 10pm & 10:25pm, HBO
Doll & Em
As the film’s production nears the end, Em dons old-age makeup that gives her a dispiriting preview of the grim specter of aging and death. Meanwhile, Doll fields a job offer from Andy Garcia, but she has a different career path in mind. Then in the season finale, Doll and Em find themselves both back in London and hoping to get their friendship back on track.


10pm, Comedy Central
Workaholics
With a trip to Reno on the line, the guys hit the court for an office hoops tournament in “The One Where the Guys Play Basketball and Do the Friends Title Thing.”


SERIES PREMIERE, 10:30pm, Comedy Central
TripTank
Zach Galifianakis, Kumail Nanjiani, Larry David, Tom Kenny, Bob Odenkirk, and more lend their voice talents to this anthology series featuring animated comedy shorts. “Shovels Are for Digging” kicks it off with a suicidal chicken crashing a wedding, aliens offering a cancer cure, and Ricky the Rocketship taking un voyage dans la lune.


LATE-NITE:
– George Lopez, Albert Tsai, and Camille Solari on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Simon Helberg and Eli Young Band on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Mark Cuban on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Samuel L. Jackson on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– ABC news correspondent and author Dan Harris on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Denis Leary, Cat Deeley, and Nickel Creek on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Lady Gaga and Martha Stewart on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Former President Bill Clinton and Manny Pacquiao on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Bob Costas, Steve Coogan, the Kratt Brothers, and Kongos on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35pm, NBC 


WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?

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