What to Watch Tonight: Necessary Roughness, NY Med, and So You Think You Can Dance

What to watch on Wednesday, August 22...

What's up all you party people?! Are you ready to get jiggy with your Wednesday night programming? This intro would have been way more clever had Will Smith been a guest star on anything tonight, but as it stands now it's just a cheesy 90s throwback reference. I'm okay with that, though. Here is your television line-up for the night!

8pm, Fox
So You Think You Can Dance
Tonight's guest judge is Benjamin Millepied, the choreographer for Black Swan, so let's hope nobody takes it too far by going insane trying to impress him. Two dancers will be eliminated out of the ten that take the stage tonight, upping the stakes—and the pressure—for the remaining few. I am practically breaking out in hives for them. Oh, and also! The L.A. Dance project will perform. Fun times!

9pm, USA
Royal Pains
In "Who's Your Daddy," Hank cares for the owner of a polo-team who has been advised to stop participating in his favorite sport due to an illness, but refuses to do so. Divya, on the other hand, is reluctantly playing on a very different kind of field—the kind that involves romantical outings riddled with rules about awkward handshakes vs. hugs. In other words, she's dating. And speaking of dating, Evan is wigging out about meeting Paige's family. Big steps, all around!

SEASON PREMIERE, 10pm, Discovery
Dirty Jobs Down Under
People really seemed to like this show, even before they took it to Australia. So then they decided to take it to Australia, where show producers hoped people would like it even more. It's sort of true, everything is slightly more entertaining with an accent. But will digging through dirt be slightly more entertaining? We'll have to see. In "Lost in Aboriginal Land," Dirty Jobs staple Mike Rowe will take a stab at the less-than-pleasant side of working and hunting in the outback.

10pm, USA
Necessary Roughness
In "Double Fault" Dani decides to help a number of tennis players who are struggling both on and off the court, Nico discovers a security breach, and T.K. gets robbed, which prompts Matt to square-off with T.K.'s agent. Yeah, that sounds like a whole lot of "Double Faulting" to me.

SEASON 1 FINALE, 10pm, ABC
NY Med
In the first (and what could be the last) season finale of NY Med, risks are taken and doctors acknowledge the strains of hospital life: A husband and wife surgical duo must try to balance their work and life relationship, a cardiac surgeon admits that a career in medicine is less predictable than most people think, a 13 year-old with Crohn's disease may opt to undergo a brand new surgical option, and a mother goes under for one of the riskiest cancer operations out there—ex vivo—in order to remove the disease from her abdomen. This finale will be nothing short of intense.

PLUS ALL NEW EPISODES OF...
Big Brother, 8 p.m., CBS
America's Got Talent, 8 p.m., NBC
Oh Sit!, 8 p.m., The CW
Melissa & Joey, 8 p.m., ABC Family
NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu, 8 p.m., Cartoon Network
Baby Daddy, 8:30 p.m., ABC Family
Abandoned, SEASON PREMIERE, 9 p.m., NatGeo
American Greed: The Fugitives, 9 p.m., CNBC
American Guns, 9 p.m., Discovery
Haunted Collector, 9 p.m., Syfy
Hollywood Exes, 9 p.m., VH1
How the Universe Works, 9 p.m., Science
Not My Mama's Meals, 9 p.m., Cooking
Property Brothers, 9 p.m., HGTV
Restaurant: Impossible, 9 p.m., Food
Storage Wars Texas, 9 p.m., A&E;
Toddlers & Tiaras, 9 p.m., TLC
Toy Hunter, 9 p.m., Travel
Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Wizards of Waverly Place, 9 p.m., Disney
America's Lost Treasures, 10 p.m., NatGeo
American Hoggers, 10 p.m., A&E;
Auction Hunters, 10 p.m., Spike
Futurama, 10 p.m., Comedy Central
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, 10 p.m., TLC
I Married a Mobster, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Paranormal Witness, 10 p.m., Syfy
The Franchise: A Season with the Miami Marlins, 10 p.m., Showtime
The Real World: St. Thomas, 10 p.m., MTV
The Soul Man, 10 p.m., TV Land
The Soup, 10 p.m., E!
Top Chef Masters, 10 p.m., Bravo
House Hunters International, 10:30 p.m., HGTV
The Exes, 10:30 p.m., TV Land

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Isla Fisher on Chelsea Lately, 11 p.m., E!
Rachel Maddow and Serena Williams on Late Show With David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Katie Couric and Dax Shepard on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Robert Pattinson on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Kristen Bell on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, 12:37 a.m., NBC

 

What are you watching tonight?

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Melissa & Joey , Baby Daddy ,
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Big brother and Chelsea Lately. Reruns..
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Necessary Roughness
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Royal Pains.....and sure, why not, Dirty Jobs Down Under, too!
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Royal Pains

Futurama
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Paranormal Witness
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Sooooo, there's F all on then basically? I'll continue to re-watch the best TV series ever, The West Wing.
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Wednesdays are usually pretty weak for me TV-wise. Futurama is the only thing I wanna see, and I've grown tired of Royal Pains.

The sad part is, even during the regular prime-season there's not a lot on Wednesdays that I enjoy.

Thank god Wednesday == Comic Book Day.
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Baby Daddy and Melissa and Joey!
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I don't see what the big deal is with Evan: he's already met Paige's parents. Heck, he even won her father over (who was being a real jerk) and played a role in the mother finally getting the treatment she needs (which I believe they said was going quite well).

That's the main hurdle; sure some grandparents/uncles/etc might be annoying but between having gone through this already AND having her immediate family in his corner... it's not that dramatic.
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Thanks for highlighting what will be on tonight; I totally forgot that Dirty Jobs: Down Under was premiering tonight. I won't be home tonight but I will set a recording of it on my Hopper so I can see it later. I have more than enough hard drive space on my DVR for fall premieres and my favorite TV shows. My coworkers at Dish suggested I upgrade to the Hopper and it's been a good investment. I'd have to agree that everything seems to sound better with an accent even the dirty jobs in the Outback.
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I thought there was a new episode of Tosh.0 on tonight? Does anyone know when it's returning?
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Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

...hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

...hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...



... nothing.
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Melissa & Joey and Royal Pains. By the way, why would Evan be worried about meeting

Paige's family since he lived with her and her parents when he and Hank were at odds

earlier. Maybe it's her siblings?? grands??
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Yeh, I have a feeling it's extended family and/or grandparents.

He's already made peace with the father (quite a feat) and played a role in helping the mother get the treatment she needs. Add that he's even more financially secure (for now) that Paige's parents are pretty much in his corner.

So... unless there's something more going on I don't see the drama.
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Good point! I wonder why that was included in the episode description I received... HMM!
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Futurama, Necessary Roughness
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Nada
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Royal Pains, Necessary Roughness, maybe Toy Hunter, maybe Abandoned, reruns...
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SYTYCD
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Royal Pains and Necessary Roughness.
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Necessary Roughness.
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Futurama, America's Got Talent, Paranormal Witness and The Soup.
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R-Patz on Kimmel! I think this is the interview he'll finally dish on K-Stew! ...



Oh god, I'm losing my mind. Damn you, Summer TV programming!
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I feel bad for the guy. Not because of the cheating thing, but because of the whole 'We're going to just make a vague reference to Kristen Stewart and OH by the way WHATHAPPENEDAREYOUHEARTBROKENTELLUSEVERYTHING' thing. And I feel bad for her, too. She's not the first person to cheat, but I think she may be the first person to cheat and have t-shirts printed to basically say 'We hate you'. What a mess. I feel bad for both of them right now. Cheating is wrong, I know, but get over it world, she didn't cheat on YOU. (The world, I mean. Ahem. I'll go...over...in this corner now.)
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Baby Daddy,Futurama
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SYTYCD tonight and (hopefully) an awesome Routine of the Week recap tomorrow.
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