What to watch on Wednesday, February 5...
Hunting Hitler’s Stolen Treasures: The Monuments Men
An account of the art scholars who, in the midst of World War II, helped save priceless works of art and culture from destruction at the hands of the Nazis—all in the hopes that someday they would be played in a movie by George Clooney and Matt Damon.
In “Hungry Games,” the Hecks’ plans to demolish an all-you-can-eat buffet Sharknado-style are waylaid by a proactive minister (Keegan-Michael Key), who intervenes after witnessing a family spat at church.
8pm, ABC Family
Melissa & Joey
Clashes between Mel and Joe disrupt both their consumption and their expenditure of calories in “Feel the Burn.” First he’s forced to kick her out of the fitness class she roped him into instructing, then he squabbles with the celebrity chef (Robert Irvine) preparing their ritzy dining extravaganza.
8pm, The CW
“Heir to the Demon” throws a few obstacles in the way of a happy reunion among the Lance women: Laurel’s continued psychological breakdown, Sara’s confrontation with League of Assassins rep Nyssa al Ghul, and Dinah’s abduction by said League of Assassins. Top that, Bravermans.
With Tessa and Dalia as their proxies, George and Dallas carve out turf in Chatswin so they can avoid running into one another. I’m no lawyer, but I believe sitcom protocol here actually calls for them to divide the town down the middle with masking tape. Meanwhile in “The Birds and the Biederman,” Lisa begins hanging out with Ryan’s girlfriend, and Fred fears the prospect of a Sheila-free life.
The series hits the double-century episode count in “200,” and Paget Brewster is back to help the BAU celebrate. And by “celebrate,” I of course mean, “dive into JJ’s past to get to the bottom of her mysterious and dangerous disappearance.”
Law & Order: SVU
Sadly, “Wednesday’s Child” does not appear to be a backdoor pilot for a show about the next generation of the Addams Family. Instead, it centers on the team’s efforts to rescue a missing boy from the clutches of a couple (Rosanna Arquette and Mark Boone, Jr.) with a sordid criminal history.
Gus and his Super-Sniffer take the investigative lead in “Cog Blocked,” and the man he and Shawn are pursuing shares more than a few uncanny similarities with Young Burton.
Concerned that Luke and Manny are keeping unsavory company, Claire and Phil get their NSA on in “iSpy.” In equally forthright family matters, Cam makes Mitch his excuse for bailing on a party, Haley keeps mum about her photography exhibit, and Jay thinks Gloria is mad at him for one blockheaded reason when it’s actually a different blockheaded reason.
9pm, The CW
The Tomorrow People
Stephen squares off against the Founder in “Things Fall Apart,” thanks to Jedikiah’s double-cross. Elsewhere, Cara deals John a nasty punishment after they throw down.
SERIES PREMIERE, 9pm, Food Network
Buy This Restaurant
Aspiring restaurateurs seek the perfect sites for their would-be establishments in this new series that combines real estate and meal estate. (That one’s free, Food Network. Use it in good health.) In the opener, host Keith Simpson helps a Texas woman upgrade her food truck business to a less mobile venue.
SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, PBS
This four-part series examines edifices at the forefront of modern design and engineering. First up, the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center, the newest major addition to the New York City skyline.
SEASON 11 FINALE, 10pm, Bravo
Two chefs remain, and the road to victory will run through one of the pop-up shops they open in the final challenge.
“De Los Muertos” finds the squad tackling two investigations: a couple who turns up dead in their driveway, and a woman slain south of the border. In a development that will shock anyone who has never seen a TV crime procedural ever, the seemingly disparate cases may be linked.
10pm, TV Land
In “Nun Like it Hot,” Phil inadvertently beds a woman of the cloth and has to make sure Nicki doesn’t learn about it. In a different kind of bad habit, an injured Holly drives Haskell and Eden to distraction with her demands.
10pm, Comedy Central
The spirit of democracy is alive and well in “Snackers,” as the office votes on who shall be placed in charge of the break room treats.
Men at Work
Milo’s thrown for a loop when he learns that his latest squeeze (Emmanuelle Chriqui) has experience with both genders. Meanwhile in “I Take Thee, Gibbs,” Neal helps Tyler get on Myron’s good side, Gibbs takes a phony marriage too far, and Ryan Phillippe stops by to, I dunno, remind us that Cruel Intentions is probably playing on HBO2 again?
The team probes a drug-smuggling scheme in “Thirty Balloons,” and if they think 30 is a lot of drug mules to track down, they should just be grateful the smugglers didn’t shoot for a full-on Nena homage. Elsewhere, Lindsay keeps an eye on Justin, Olinsky and Ruzek butt heads during a stakeout, and Atwater and Burgess strive to keep their new wheels pristine.
In “Too Far Gone,” Juliette’s new single attracts the attention of a big-shot producer who offers her an opportunity in Los Angeles. Around Music City, an adrift Scarlett confides in Liam, and Rayna sets her emotions aside and puts her nose to the grindstone.
– Larry King, Shanola Hampton, DeRay Davis, and DJ Baby Chino on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Nick Offerman, Michelle Monaghan, and Daniel Sloss on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Emma Kenney on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– George Clooney on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Lake Street Dive on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Sandra Bullock, Blake Shelton, and Vintage Trouble on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Matt Damon and Lenny Kravitz on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Paulson, and The Head and the Heart on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– A compilation of the show’s best guest comedy on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Jim Parsons on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS
WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?