What to watch on Wednesday, August 20...
NORTH AMERICAN SERIES PREMIERE, 12am Pacific, Netflix
This six-episode drama, which debuted on the BBC earlier this year, follows a resolute small-town policewoman who learns that the man she considers responsible for her daughter’s recent death has returned to town.
8pm, ABC Family
Young & Hungry
In “Young & Getting Played,” Yolanda’s recently dumped son pays a visit and takes a shine to Gabi, setting off a chain of romantic meddling and counter-meddling. In simpler relationship stumbles, Caroline and Josh get a preview of their future life together when she temporarily moves into his place.
8:30pm, ABC Family
Holly’s prison pen pal, a convicted murderer who she portrayed in a TV movie, is released on a technicality in “Death Rose.” Despite Charlie’s misgivings, Holly sets out to clear her friend’s name of the crime once and for all.
MID-SEASON FINALE, 9pm, USA
As Harvey and Jessica take steps to defend the firm against client-poaching competitors in “This Is Rome,” Louis takes steps to bring the affairs of House Litt back in order.
9pm & 10pm, CBS
“More in Heaven and Earth” finds Molly determined to recover her baby, who she believes has fallen into ISEA’s hands. Honestly, the trail of alien-baby drool made it pretty easy to trace them; you’d think they would’ve mopped that up or something. Then in “Incursion,” Molly, Kern, and Kryger concoct a cunning rescue plan, while Ethan’s accelerating development boggles John.
With a retrial possible, Christine tries to persuade Stanley Zale to let her call his son Eric as a character witness. Meanwhile in “Can’t Go Back,” Terry lands deep in the soup when he takes investigative matters into his own hands.
In “Chemistry,” Martin’s latest undercover assignment involves a high school chemistry teacher and his family, who have been abducted for nefarious purposes. Don’t worry though, guys—if there’s one thing cable dramas have taught us, it’s that high school chemistry teachers and their families always come through hard times A-OK.
Franklin & Bash
The boys pull some strings in an effort to score high-demand baseball tickets in “Kershaw vs. Lincecum.” In the courtroom, the firm’s newest addition handles a thorny divorce case.
Flynn and Vega investigate the fatal poisoning of a bestselling mystery author in "Kiss of Death," and so far they've narrowed down the suspects to everyone who's ever been arrested in Cabot Cove, Maine. Off the beat, Det. Lucas's personal life runs into a ditch.
The shooting of a Salvadoran maid in "Double Identity" leads Cat, Leo, and Frankie down a dangerous road when it turns out the victim is actually an ex-cop on a mission of rescue and revenge.
As Sonya realizes the truth of Lisa's death, Marco engages in some risky lies. Elsewhere in "Lamia," Frye and Adriana come upon a discovery that puts their loved ones in peril.
10pm, TV Land
Hot in Cleveland
Melanie and Joy vie for Victoria’s extra seat at the Academy Awards in “Mystery Date: Oscar Edition.” Phase one of their contest: a Double Dare-style obstacle course, complete with giant polyurethane nose full of fake boogers.
Convinced that Mike has crossed one line too many, Briggs and Paige plan to nip his operation in the bud in "The Head of the Pig." Phase one of their plan: funnily enough, also a Double Dare-style obstacle course, complete with giant polyurethane nose full of fake boogers.
– Pierce Brosnan, Jaime King, and Hampton Yount on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Joel McHale on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Jared Leto, Amy Brenneman, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and Tom Bailey on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Kathy Griffin, Ken Burns, and Jeremy Messersmith on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?