Modern Family, Happy Endings, and South Park

What to watch on Wednesday, May 11.

They say that when your television doesn't work properly, it's because of gremlins. That must mean that when your TV works perfectly and all the shows are totally good, it's because of Mogwais. So, everyone thank Gizmo! Tonight's looking great:

8pm, CBS
Survivor: Redemption Island
For the past, oh, two months or so, the main source of tension on this season has been whether Boston Rob's alliance would allow him to trample over everyone toward victory. Tonight—FINALLY—that alliance will be put to the test, as members of his team slowly begin to realize they'll have to give him the boot if they want to win. Meanwhile, on Redemption Island, angel-faced dunce Andrea competes against former flame Matt in her first duel at the eponymous campground.

9pm, ABC
Modern Family
Tonight Phil and Claire decide to switch roles in their good cop/bad cop routine with the kids, plus Cameron comes down with the flu just in time to ruin Mitchell's plans to attend a Lady Gaga concert. This is neither here nor there, but did you SEE that HBO special? Lady Gaga has a female biker HARPIST in her backup band! #hard2hate

10 & 10:30pm, ABC
Happy Endings
Tonight we get two more new episodes of what's becoming the Fringe of the romantic sitcom (i.e., we need to keep this show alive!!). Here's what happens: Alex and Dave come to realize their his-and-hers tattoos aren't so cool now that they're broken-up, plus busybody Jane objects when Max opts not to date a seemingly perfect guy.

10pm, NBC
Law & Order: SVU
A woman isn't thrilled when she discovers a strange, naked teenage boy sleeping in her bed (fair enough!), but his handsome, dignified mother (Rita Wilson) defends him, claiming everyone is just jumping to conclusions.

10pm, Comedy Central
South Park
In "Aboot to be Princess", the South Park guys skewer the Royal Wedding, transplanting it in Canada and making it seem only slightly more ridiculous than the real thing.


American Idol, 8 p.m., Fox
Minute to Win It, 8 p.m., NBC
The Middle, 8 p.m., ABC
Web Soup, 8 p.m., G4
Better With You, SEASON 1 FINALE, 8:30 p.m., ABC
America's Next Top Model, 9 p.m., CW
Criminal Minds, 9 p.m., CBS
MythBusters, 9 p.m., Discovery
The Ultimate Fighter, 9 p.m., Spike
Breaking In, 9:30 p.m., Fox
Cougar Town, 9:30 p.m., ABC
Extreme Couponing, 9:30 p.m., TLC
Cold Blood, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, 10 p.m., CBS
The Real World, 10 p.m., MTV
Spouse vs. House, 10 p.m., TLC
Top Chef Masters, 10 p.m., Bravo
Tyler Perry's House of Payne, 10 & 10:30 p.m., TBS,
Workaholics, 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central
The Electric Barbarellas, 11 p.m., MTV


Chris O'Donnell on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12:00 a.m., ABC
Chaz Bono on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Tim Meadows on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Paul Bettany on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m., NBC
The Lonely Island on Wendy Williams Show, 12 a.m., BET
Albert Brooks on Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11 p.m., Comedy Central
Jon Hamm on Conan, 11 p.m., TBS

What are you watching tonight?

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