What to watch on Wednesday, June 19...
Foreign foodstuffs are featured in this week’s mystery box challenge. Later in the episode, the contestants split into two teams and Glee stars Jane Lynch, Cory Monteith, and Matthew Morrison judge whose dish starts out fresh and tasty but rapidly curdles into a sour hash of incoherence and self-parody.
8pm, ABC Family
Melissa & Joey
Mel reconnects with an old flame in “Oh Brother,” but Joe suspects the lovers may be siblings without realizing it. His first clue: How much of a dick their teenage kid becomes after ascending the Iron Throne of Toledo. Meanwhile, Lennox is aghast to learn that a sponsor of her blog may be grinding down the proletariat.
In “The Big Event,” the sitcom gods lock Jack and Darren in a room, where they squabble and discover truths about their relationship. Their disappearance has ramifications back home, where Terry, Tony, Mason, and Stitch are readying for the town’s annual classic car parade.
Adam and Jamie must brave the perils of “Duct Tape Canyon,” armed with the handy adhesive and a supply of bubble wrap. Will that be enough for them to traverse the desert, rappel down cliff faces, conquer whitewater rapids, and properly greet visiting tightrope artist Nik Wallenda?
SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 9pm & 10pm, TNT
Franklin & Bash
Legal ace Heather Locklear intellectually pantses the boys on national television in “Coffee and Cream” at 9pm. Naturally, this is reason enough for Stanton to add her to the firm/regular cast. The bro-nanigans continue with “Dead and Alive” at 10pm, in which the gang moves into a beach house and Bash puts the moves on their attractive neighbor and holy shit you guys we’re one Ernie Sabella away from a full-on remake of Saved by the Bell’s Malibu Sands arc.
How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)
Guilt-ridden after stealing the spotlight at Elaine’s birthday lunch, Polly helps her mother nab a movie audition in “How to Help the Needy.” While she’s at it, she might as well look into whether Natalie can apprentice as a grip, since the family’s canceled TV show only has two more episodes to go.
Dani counsels a washed-up child star in “Gimme Some Lovin’,” while Connor schemes to revamp T.K.’s image and snag an endorsement deal. I have two words to solve both these problems in one fell swoop: Webster. Reboot.
SEASON 7-B PREMIERE, 10pm & 10:30pm, Comedy Central
Prof. Farnsworth falls in with a gaggle of street-racing hoodlums in “2-D Blacktop” at 10pm, kicking off the series’ final stretch of episodes (barring yet another resurrection, which you can never totally rule out for Futurama). Then at 10:30pm, “Fry and Leela’s Big Fling” sends the lovers on a romantic excursion that winds up being a trip to an alien zoo.
LIVE MID-SEASON RETURN, 10pm ET, TV Land
Hot in Cleveland
The ladies’ antics are run through the live-episode ringer in “It’s Alive.” Joy, Victoria, and Melanie land deep in the pudding when they try to disengage Elka from her illegal—and life-threatening—behavior.
SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 10:30pm, TV Land
The guys bumble their way into busting Holly’s vibrator in “Toy Story,” and the situation may bust up their friendship as well if they can’t repair the device before she finds out. Maybe now they’ll learn not to play around with such things before reading the instructional pamphlet “Dil-DOs and Dil-DON’Ts.”
– George Stroumboulopoulos on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Dawn Porter on The Daily Show, 11pm, Comedy Central
– David Gregory and the winner of The Voice on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Jeff Daniels, Ken Jeong, and Jim James on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Kevin Hart, Olivia Munn, Chvrches, and a demo of the video game Watch Dogs on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Rosie Perez and The Rubens on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS