What to watch on Wednesday, March 6...
Whitney is thrilled to welcome her visiting half-sister Lauren (guest-star Natasha Leggero) in “Lost in Transition,” but unprepared for the life-changing bombshell Lauren drops. In less weighty hijinks, Alex and Mark try to buoy the spirits of a freshly dumped and wallowing R.J.
Amber wants no part of her father’s offer to teach her how to drive, so she winds up with an oddball instructor (guest-star Sandra Bernhard) sitting shotgun instead. Larry and Jackie are much more amenable to Marty’s tutelage in “I Believe I Can Drive,” until they realize that spaceship-piloting skills translate rather poorly to automobile operation. I bet they’d be whizzes on a Segway, though.
Dalia lends her wise counsel to a heartbroken Mr. Wolfe, helping him pull off both a makeover and a spot of revenge—or as it’s known in ABC circles, the Emily Thorne Package #3. Meanwhile in “How to Be a Baby,” Noah’s romantic longing for Carmen creates headaches for both George and Dallas, and Jill hires Tessa as an intern.
Lydia’s current target is a murderer who cooked a victim, as “Under the Big Top” blatantly tries to steal some thunder from NBC’s upcoming Hannibal. Elsewhere, Ben and Sammy are on the trail of bank robbers, while John and Lucero bond over the course of a strange batch of calls and cases.
Romance both real and feigned is in the air in “Juliet Takes a Luvah.” Gus has a new lady love, while Shawn struggles to keep his jealousy in check when Juliet must join an online dating site for an undercover investigation. This is more common than you might think, actually; like four different women I’ve met through online dating sites have turned out to be undercover cops.
In “Trust Me,” the KGB sets to flushing a double agent out of its ranks, putting mole Nina in grave danger. According to the Official What to Watch Tonight The Americans ‘80s Song Predictor™, expect this episode to queue up “Take It on the Run,” by REO Speedwagon, “Heartbreaker,” by Pat Benatar, and/or “The Breakup Song,” by The Greg Kihn Band.
SEASON 1 FINALE, 10:30pm, Comedy Central
Sketches in “Please God” involve wedding stress for Liz and Liz, a business venture for Bobby Bottleservice, and Ref Jeff trying to make a buck off a “bounce house.”
– Matthew Fox, Anthony Jeselnik, and Ian Edwards on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Kate Walsh on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Artist Brendan O’Connell on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Jessica Simpson, Jim Jeffries, and Luke Bryan on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Christina Hendricks and Jackie Collins on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS