What to Watch Tonight: Arrow, American Horror Story, and Nature's "Parrot Confidential"

What to watch on Wednesday, November 13...

8pm, PBS
Despite their popularity as pets, privateer companions, and sitcom plot devices, parrots are often ill-suited to captivity. Their seven-plus-decade lifespan and their tendency to form intense bonds make them more high-maintenance than many pet owners can handle. “Parrot Confidential” spotlights the turbulent lives of these brainy birds and the efforts of sanctuaries to care for abandoned ones.

8pm, The CW
Diggle has a brush with Amanda Waller in “Keep Your Enemies Closer,” leading him to pursue Deadshot and a missing Lyla in Moscow. Team Arrow tags along—as does Isabel. Back in Starling City, Moira’s lawyer frets that Thea’s relationship with clean-cut hoodlum Roy is a liability for Moira’s case.

8pm, ABC
The Middle
Frankie turns to a rescue dog for comfort and Axl turns to Brick for tutoring in “The Jump.” Meanwhile, Sue adds the school volleyball team to her roster of extracurricular activities.

8pm, NBC
Charlie is torn as Rachel and Gene continue to hash out their relationship, while Miles and crew hash out a plan for not getting killed to death. Elsewhere in “Come Blow Your Horn,” Neville rolls the dice on a risky play with the Patriots.

9pm, NBC
Law & Order: SVU
In “Military Justice,” Benson and Amaro suspect a junior military officer was raped by other members of her unit. But the victim’s reluctance to cooperate hampers the investigation, as does the active interference of her commanding officer.

9pm, ABC
Modern Family
Annual festivities at the high school bring out the whole clan in “A Fair to Remember.” Phil plans a 20th anniversary surprise for Claire at the fairgrounds, Jay reluctantly works security alongside his rival, Cam’s bad mood puts a damper on the day, and Haley awkwardly meets a young man with a sterling name.

9pm, The CW
The Tomorrow People
Out on the town in “Sorry for Your Loss,” Stephen and Russell encounter a potential new break-out and must let John and Cara know without tipping off Ultra. Closer to home, a family tragedy strikes Russell and a mortifying secret could leave Jedikiah’s career in ashes.

10pm, FX
American Horror Story
“The Axeman Cometh” this week, and would anyone be surprised if he were singing the lead track off Revolver but with slightly grislier lyrics? Speaking of which, Cordelia unleashes her new power here, there, and everywhere, and Zoe, Queenie, Nan, and the imprisoned dark spirit they contact all live in a yellow submarine.

10pm, ABC
With Teddy’s nuptials nearing in “She’s Got You,” a rudderless Maddie hopes to bond with Deacon while Rayna and Luke compare parenting and relationship scars. On tour, Juliette incurs the wrath of a sleazy DJ—and Layla reaps the benefits.

10pm, CBS
The crew finds a corpse inside a person-sized hamster ball in “Helpless,” because those are the sorts of things that happen when you’re a cop procedural and well into your 14th season.

10pm, FXX
The League
“The Credit Card Alert” finds Ellie’s basketball coach gumming up the works for everybody. In entiringly unsurprising developments, Pete’s latest ladyfriend has baggage, and Andre impotently flails about while trying to shepherd a trade through.

SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 10:30pm, E!
Burning Love
Season 1 cast-off Julie Gristlewhite (June Diane Raphael) is the center of attention as “Limo Introductions” and “The First Cocktail Party” bring the web series’ second go-round to the airwaves. Vying for her affections are pretty much every male comic actor you’ve seen on Adult Swim and/or Funny or Die in the last five years.

10:30pm, Comedy Central
Key & Peele
Maegan returns, a strip club patron puts on airs, and a funk performance blows everybody’s damn minds in this week’s batch of sketches.

– Anthony Hopkins, Melissa Joan Hart, and RZA on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Will Arnett, Jim Gaffican, and M.I.A. on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Tim Allen on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Dr. Yaba Blay on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, 11pm, FXX
– Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Blind Boys of Alabama on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Bill Cosby, Chris Pratt, and Gary Allan on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Matthews on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Ray Romano, Eddie Cibrian, and The Killers on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Ice-T and Thomas Rhett on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Kaley Cuoco and Kellie Pickler on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS


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