What to Watch Tonight: American Idol, Modern Family, and Revenge

What to watch on Wednesday, May 23...

WHA!! Oh hey, I didn't see you there! Whew, you really startled me! Why are you tiptoeing? I mean, I don't want to use the word "creep" but that is definitely what you were doing just now! Jeez, my heart is racing here. Anyway... Whew, kinda jumpy still. So hey, wanna watch TV tonight?

SEASON 11 FINALE, 8pm, Fox
American Idol
So who'd you vote for? Angelic Jessica or Dreamy Phillip? Or did you skip the final performances entirely so that you could shake your head about the current state of American pop culture while staring desolately into the middle distance? Either way, tonight we'll find out who won! In addition to that announcement, this two-hour finale will feature performances by Rihanna and some guy named Scotty McCreery who apparently won last year? I don't know, my memory is not what it once was. Enjoy your time in the spotlight, Phillip and Jessica!

SEASON 3 FINALE, 9pm, ABC
Modern Family
In tonight's third season finale, Mitchell and Cameron enlist Gloria's Spanish skills in their attempts to adopt child #2. Meanwhile Jay and Manny go all Dance Moms on Lily to prepare her for her recital, plus Alex gets ready for prom, and Haley drops a bombshell! Not a literal bombshell, this is not that kind of show. (Although I would NOT mind if a literal bombshell somehow came into play!)

SEASON 13 FINALE, 10pm, NBC
Law & Order: SVU
In "Rhodium Nights," an underage escort gets very murdered at a rich dude's bachelor party and the team has to sort through the suspects while keeping things discreet. Next up: SVU's writing staff will spend the summer writing Season 14 using their sexy/macabre refrigerator poetry set. For example, here's 14x01: "Hooker." "Lawyer." "Caresses." "Victims." "At." "Twincest." "Jamboree."

SEASON 1 FINALE, 9:30pm, ABC
Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23
Now that you've had an entire (half) season to evaluate, how do you feel about this show? It seemed pretty solid to me! But what do I know? Nothing, or next to nothing, that's what. Anyway, in "Shitagi Nashi..." the season closes out with June attempting to keep up with Chloe's partygirl lifestyle and James Van Der Beek getting super mad about the size of Dean Cain's Dancing With the Stars dressing room.

SEASON 1 FINALE, 10pm, ABC
Revenge
Aaand the remainder of the ABC Wednesday night lineup calls it a season tonight with "Reckoning," in which Emily finally closes in on the Graysons. But will an "explosive event" throw everything into chaos? And will that explosive event be bomb-related or bathroom-related? (Sorry.) Either way, be careful, Emily!

PLUS ALL NEW EPISODES OF...
The Middle, SEASON 3 FINALE, 8 p.m., ABC
America's Next Top Model: British Invasion, 9 p.m., CW
I (Almost) Got Away With It, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery
America's Best Dance Crew, 10 p.m., MTV
Brave New World with Stephen Hawking, 10 p.m., Science
Duck Dynasty, 10 p.m., A&E;
The Soup, 10 p.m., E!
Toddlers & Tiaras, 10 p.m., TLC
Total Blackout, 10 p.m., Syfy
White Heat, 10 p.m., BBC America
Sold!, 11 p.m., History

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Bill O'Reilly on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Charlize Theron & Jeffrey Dean Morgan on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:34 p.m., NBC
Dan Rather on Watch What Happens: Live, 11 p.m., Bravo
Edie Falco & Penn and Teller on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37 a.m., NBC
Howie Mandel & Alice Eve on Conan, 11 p.m., TBS
Jennifer Love Hewitt on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Josh Brolin on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Matt Walsh on Last Call with Carson Daly, 1:36 a.m., NBC
Paula Abdul on The Wendy Williams Show, 12 a.m., BET

 

What are you watching tonight?

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The B**** in Apt. 23 would be SO much better if they'd just dump the rest of the cast and follow Dawson around. Have him move into Apt. 23 and they can even keep the same title.
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DVR ing Don't Trust the B I T C H in Apartment 23 and Revenge watching S2 or Day 2 of 24 on netflix
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American Idol! Go Phillip Phillips!
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Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23, Revenge
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nothing *sits on couch watches turned off tv* :(
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Rookie blue is back on tonight! Left off the list but I will be tuning in!
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It's on Thursday night.
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REVENGE =D
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RIP LOST, 2 years ago today.
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Modern Family, Yo Bitch in 23, SVU, and the Craig Ferguson with the new queen of bad-accent rub-n-tug television.



Dat Bitch has been pretty funny, I am impressed with it.
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Hot in Cleveland Preview of the two final episodes
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REVENGE!!!!!!
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Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23, Revenge
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Modern Family, Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23, and America's Best Dance Crew. At this point, Mos Wanted Crew is my favorite to win.
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The Middle, Don't trust the b in Apartment 23 and Revenge. Damn you season finales! As for Revenge it's gonna be a long summer.... there's a cliffhanger! I really hope they don't kill off Lydia or Amanda. I'm kind of worried about the sunday move, I mean it's the most logical thing to do and it will have a great lead in, but it's also such a daring move.
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The Middle, Modern Family and REVENGE!!!!!!!!
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Don't you dare watch American Idol America! Stop it! No! Stop it now!
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Modern Family, B in 23, ABDC, and Craig Ferguson.
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Revenge!
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The Middle, Modern Family, Hot in Cleveland and The Soup.
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Don't Trust The B----. I will have to catch up on Modern Family over the summer. I fell behind and didn't really care because the show had went downhill.
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The B----, Modern Family.
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The Bitch, The Middle, Craig Ferguson and maybe Leno (Charlize Theron).
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Revenge and the Bitch. Woop!
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SVU, Apt.23, Revenge, ANTM. They do air new shows next week, right, or am I going to have to fight boredom by watching my ER dvd's for the 1245323th time for the next two weeks?
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Modern Family, Revenge, Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23.
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Modern Family, Don't Trust the B---- in Apt.23, Revenge
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All the ways people acronymize Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23:



1. Apt. 23

2. Apartment 23

3. Bitch (least favorable)

4. B----

5. The Bitch (surprisingly this polled as the most used)

6. The B----

7. Don't Trust the Bitch

8. Don't Trust the B----

9. (rarely) B or B----



Sidenote: When did the guy lounging in what appears to be a very comfortable and reclinable leather office chair next to the TV.com logo show up? I kinda like it.
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I usually go with "B in 23". Now I just feel like an outcast :(
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No, that's great! I didn't even think of that one.
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Haha. That's so true. Many different ways people write it.
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Thats new!! I did not see that on Monday!
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I'll probably watch a few reruns.
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