What to watch on Wednesday, May 8...
Unable to pass her driver’s test, Sue grows bitter toward her more three-point-turn-savvy friends. Elsewhere in “Hallelujah Hoedown,” Frankie peppers the family with none-too-subtle hints about her desired Mother’s Day gift, and Cassidy drops a bombshell on Axl at prom.
8pm, The CW
With the help of seismologist Brion Markov, Malcolm enters Dark Archer mode to prepare for the Undertaking in “Darkness on the Edge of Town.” At stately Queen Manor, Oliver and Moira deal with uninvited guests, while on the island, Team Origin tries to stop Fyers from downing a Ferris Air jet.
9pm, The CW
“Clip Show” finds the Winchesters reconnecting with Castiel just in time for a thrilling day of archive perusal. Combing through the Men of Letters’ files, they happen upon a film that may unlock the secret of the third trial. Speaking of research, Crowley investigates Sam and Dean’s past after realizing that most of this series is streaming on Netflix.
Law & Order: SVU
A series of sniper attacks targets the NYPD in “Poisoned Motive,” and both are connected to Fin’s former work in Narcotics. As Fin’s ex-partner and a returning Lt. Eames lend aid to the investigation, the squad narrows down the list of possible marksmen to either “Tremblin’” Bill Trevor or Seamus “Deadeye” O’Hara. But which could it be?!
Severide gains an unexpected ally in his fight against damaging allegations, while an apartment building collapse is the squad’s latest emergency in “Leaders Lead.” Meanwhile, Casey finds personal contentment and Mills and Dawson face relationship struggles, all of which they probably ought not bring up in front of the people who just had a building fall on their heads.
“Ghosts of the Past” finds the team investigating the demise of a ghost hunter. I know, I know, they mean a hunter of ghosts. But let’s suppose for a minute the victim is actually a hunter who is a ghost. And the team is forced to consult, let’s call it, the Spectral Forensics Unit, which is led by an eccentric paranormalist played by, oh let’s say, Carrie Preston. Now there’s a backdoor pilot in the making, am I right? CSI: Great Beyond. You’d watch it.
Edgehill Records fetes Rayna and Juliette after both receive CMA Award nominations in “Why Don’t You Love Me.” The bash is sure to include apértifs, intrigue, and a picture of Miranda Lambert taped to the piñata. Around town, Teddy is troubled by his relationship with Maddie, and the tension between Gunnar and Will escalates.
Gus’s boss is bumped off, and after accidentally futzing with the crime scene, young Burton himself becomes a suspect in “Office Space.” Can Shawn track down the real culprit and clear his partner’s good name? If not, at least Gus already has four or five dozen aliases ready for when he goes on the lam.
– Simon Helberg, John Collins, and Marina and the Diamonds on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– LaToya Jackson on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Carey Mulligan on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– ABC News chief health and medical editor Richard Besser on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Craig Ferguson, 100-year-old actress Connie Sawyer, and Emeli Sandé on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Michael Strahan, Alyson Hannigan and Natalie Maines on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Zoe Saldana, Bill Simmons, and Fitz & the Tantrums on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Rachel Maddow, Zachary Quinto, and Lady Antebellum on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Lauren Graham and Ben Dukes on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS