What to Watch Tonight: Arrow Welcomes the Suicide Squad, SVU Welcomes Alec Baldwin, and The CW Welcomes New Sci-fi Drama The 100

By Andy Daglas

Mar 19, 2014

What to watch on Wednesday, March 19...

8pm, The CW
Amanda Waller’s hand-picked unit takes center stage in “Suicide Squad,” and the inaugural roster includes Diggle, Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, and Shrapnel. While the motley band of unlikely heroes targets a vicious warlord, Ollie marshals his resources for round two against Deathstroke.

8pm, ABC Family
Melissa & Joey
“My Roof, My Rules,” declares Mel as she declares Lennox’s dalliance with Emerson verboten. Naturally, that just chases Lennox out of her aunt’s residence—and into her T.A’.s

9pm, USA
The series’ penultimate episode, “A Nightmare on State Street,” sends the boys to a sleep clinic where Gus’s dream therapy pits his subconscious against horror story denizens galore. Will guest stars including Bruce Campbell, Phylicia Rashad, Sutton Foster, and William Zabka help or hinder our harried heroes?

9pm, NBC
Law & Order: SVU
Newspaper columnist Alec Baldwin chronicles a day in the life of Sgt. Benson and her squad in “Criminal Stories,” directed by series star Mariska Hargitay. And when a young Muslim woman reports a rape that may also be a hate crime, the ink-stained wretch claims her story is a hoax.

9pm, CBS
Criminal Minds
“The Edge of Winter” finds the the BAU investigating a string of strange stabbings in upstate New York, which may or may not be connected to some unannounced, Albany-set Vampire Diaries spinoff.

The 100
After a century roaming space, the human diaspora of an obliterated Earth decides to poop some of its youngsters back onto the planet and see what sort of sexy, sexy mischief they can get up to. In addition to the usual CW stable of attractive teens, Isiah Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, and Paige Turco star as society’s space-station-based elders.

SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm & 10:30pm, HBO
Doll & Em
Emily Mortimer hires her lifelong chum Dolly Wells as her personal assistant while in the midst of a Hollywood movie shoot in this six-part comedy created by real-life besties Mortimer and Wells. The opener follows the newly single Doll from London to Los Angeles to start her new gig, while the second episode sees Doll babysitting the son of Susan Sarandon.

10pm, FX
The Americans
“A Little Night Music” sends Philip and Elizabeth on an unauthorized mission thanks to the sudden reappearance of an old friend. Elsewhere, Philip’s cover with Martha is jeopardized, and the rift between Arkady and Oleg grows.

10pm, NBC
Chicago P.D.
Olinsky’s daughter is the sole witness to a gang shooting, prompting Voight to commandeer the case in order to keep her safe. Meanwhile in “A Material Witness,” Ruzek and Burgess head undercover in hopes of tracking down the gunman.

10pm, CBS
The team looks into the disappearance of a family that’s been gone for a month in “Uninvited.” If I may assist, I believe I’ve discovered a clue as to their fate.

10pm, FXX
In “Reunion,” Jim and Steve attend the gathering of their high school classmates with Billy in tow.

10pm, Comedy Central
The fellas tap their entrepreneurial sides in “Best Buds,” ditching their work-a-day gigs at TAC in favor of launching a combination taco/cannabis emporium. Folks, that’s what we in the businessverse call “synergy.”

10:30pm, Comedy Central
Broad City
Fed up with Bevers and flush with pride after selling an art piece, Abbi goes “Apartment Hunting.” Perhaps she’ll have better success this week than Ilana, who gets to juggle the twin terrors of a skeevy ex and an odious cable company (so basically, a cable company).

Deal With It
Nick Cannon and Howie Mandel guest-star as the hidden-camera show returns for another season of surreptitious shenanigans.

– T.I., the Jacksons, and Rocsi Diaz on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Geoff Stults on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Greg Kinnear, Emilia Clarke, Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Jeremy Piven, Zoe Kravitz, and YG on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Wendy Williams, Lena Headey, and Eugene Mirman on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35pm, NBC
– Uma Thurman and D.J. Qualls on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS


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