What to Watch Tonight: The Season/Series Premieres of The Americans, Survivor, Legit, Mixology, and Ali G: Rezurection

By Andy Daglas

Feb 26, 2014

What to watch on Wednesday, February 26...

This season’s theme, “Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty,” sadly disqualified your humble What to Watch Tonight correspondent when the producers couldn’t decide which team I belonged on most. You’ll just have to enjoy “Hot Girl With a Grudge” without me, and all of the momentous decisions and early vengeance-seeking it entails.

8pm, The CW
What’s this? That cockamamie Clock King cracking Starling City’s safest safes? Not on Team Arrow’s “watch”! Can the Emerald Archer and digital whiz Felicity nab the chronometric crook (Robert Knepper)? Or will their efforts only leave him “ticked”? Tune in to “Time of Death” to find out—same Arrow-time, same Arrow-channel!

8pm, NBC
With their lives on the line in New Vegas, Monroe and Connor must make a difficult decision: Should they double down on a five-six 11? Elsewhere in “Fear and Loathing,” Aaron and Priscilla butt heads over the nano code, and Miles has second thoughts about working with Neville and Jason.

8pm, ABC
The Middle
In “The Award,” Mike is reluctant to attend a ceremony honoring his 20 years on the job. Meanwhile, Axl searches for the mystery woman on his voicemail, Brick sports some snazzy new duds, and Sue channels her indefatigable Sueness into rallying her classmates.

8:30pm, ABC
Tessa is entranced by a hip new age band and its magnetic lead singer (Mae Whitman) in “Blame It on the Rain Stick.” As she’s making new friends, George is focusing on an old one: Noah, who returns to Chatswin with a new, more tranquil look on life.

9pm, USA
His sights fixed firmly on the open police chief seat, Lassie takes on a decades-old cold case in “1967: A Psych Odyssey.” Can he bring the killer of the mayor’s uncle to justice at long last? Will Shawn, Gus, and Juliette be decked out as the Mod Squad at some point? All these questions and more may be answered.

9pm, NBC
Law & Order: SVU
In “Comic Perversion,” a stand-up (Jonathan Silverman) draws fire when he performs misogynistic material at a university—and when two of his fans subsequently assault another student. And continuing her tour of the Wolfverse this week, Det. Lindsay (Sophia Bush) of Chicago P.D. arrives seeking assistance.

9pm, The CW
The Tomorrow People
Stephen strikes a deal with Jedikiah in the wake of devastating news in “Brother’s Keeper,” while Cara and Russell must outmaneuver Ultra to recruit a new break-out.

9pm, ABC
Modern Family
Miffed at losing to Gil Thorpe yet again in “The Feud,” Phil seeks vicarious vengeance through Luke’s wrestling match. Meanwhile, Gloria chaperones Manny’s field trip, and Claire picks up Lily from school not knowing her class just faced a lice scare.

A man fresh off a broken engagement meets a hard-charging woman as “Tom & Maya” kicks off this series centered on the Manhattan dating scene. The first season will chronicle a single night at a singles bar, and the many clashes, courships, and couplings that occur therein.

10pm, ABC
Enamored of her latest tune, a big-shot producer offers to whisk Juliette to Los Angeles for a recording session. Meanwhile in “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like My Daddy Anymore,” Rayna powers through the pain and a wayward Scarlett leans on Liam’s shoulder.

10pm, CBS
Criminal Minds
“Gabby” finds the team searching for a missing 4-year-old girl in Mississippi. Airing an hour past the show’s regular time slot should make this episode even more potent nightmare fuel than usual, so have fun with that.

10pm, NBC
Chicago P.D.
Hey, remember how I told you that Lindsay turns up in New York in this week’s SVU? It was like six blurbs ago. Go ahead and check, I’ll wait. Back? Okay, so yeah, she brings Fin (Ice-T) and Rollins (Kelli Giddish) back with her in “Conventions.” With their crossover powers combined, the cops pursue a serial rapist and murderer.

The Americans
Elizabeth and Philip’s wigs are in a twist when a routine mission heads south in a hurry in “Comrades.” The consequences could be dire for their colleagues—and even worse for their family, already roiled by Paige’s growing suspicions.

“Loveline” divulges Jim’s sex addition to swaths of radio listeners, and also reminds the world that, yes, FXX is still a thing.

SEASON 3 FINALE, 10pm, TV Land
The Exes
Holly’s new beau is, shall we say, a bit long in the tooth. Elsewhere in “The Old Man and the Holly,” Nicki makes Phil an offer.

Ali G: Rezurection
Sacha Baron Cohen revives his star-making characters… sort of. Ali G: Rezurection will repackage all 18 episodes of his 2000s comedy series Da Ali G Show, including some that have previously never aired Stateside, along with new introductions from Ali G himself. “Cannes” kicks things off with Ali G visiting the French resort town and Borat studying the ways of the proper English gentleman.

SEASON 1 FINALE, 10:30pm, TV Land
“The Dinner Party” sees Maddie throwing a high-class soiree to help Arlo court a lady. If you need me to tell you that things don’t go as smoothly as planned, you’ve never seen a sitcom before in your entire life. What’s that like?

– Deon Sanders & Tracey Edmonds, Ross Matthews, and Schoolboy Q on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nick Kroll, and Ted Alexandro on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Tara Lipinski & Johnny Weir on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Liam Neeson on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Olympic gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Drew Barrymore & Adam Sander and Dierks Bentley on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Meredith Viera and Band of Horses on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Ford, and Sky Ferreira on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Kelly Ripa, Brad Paisley, and author Robyn Doolittle on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35pm, NBC
– Alice Eve, Bojana Novakovic, and Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS


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