Hope your DVR makes it through tonight's jam-packed TV block! American Idol auditions head to Atlanta with guest judge Mary J. Blige, Cameron gets way too involved with the gardener on Modern Family, Sarah Paulson guests on SVU, and more!
Wednesday, January 13
8:00 pm American Idol, Fox (1 hr 15 min) NEW
Paula’s replacement, Ellen DeGeneres, won’t appear until Hollywood Week next month, but check out the second night of auditions as Simon, Kara and Randy travel to Atlanta with guest judge Mary J. Blige.
8:00 pm The New Adventures of Old Christine, CBS (30 min) NEW
Christine professes her love to her therapist (Eric McCormack) but doesn’t get the response she was expecting. Wanda Sykes co-stars.
8:00 pm Mercy, NBC (1 hr) NEW
The hospital gossip mill is churning as everyone talks about a complicated love triangle. Sadly, it’s doubtful gay nurse Angel is part of said triangle.
9:00 pm Modern Family, ABC (30 min) NEW
Cameron (ever the sensitive one) gets way too involved in the gardener’s personal drama and tries to help. Mitchell is going to have to step in before things get awkward. Meanwhile, when Claire finds porn on the family computer, she assumes it’s Luke’s doing…and Phil is more than happy to let his son take the fall.
9:00 pm Law & Order: SVU, NBC (1 hr) NEW
Out actress Sarah Paulson guest stars as the daughter of a wealthy socialite couple who becomes the prime suspect after her parents are murdered. B.D. Wong co-stars.
10:00 pm The Real World: Washington D.C., MTV (1 hr) NEW
Bisexual Emily helps Callie work through insecurities with her weight after Ty makes some comments that make her uncomfortable. Also features bisexual roommate Mike.
10:00 pm Ugly Betty, ABC (1 hr) NEW
Daniel (correctly) fears that Marc may be undermining him while Betty recounts her worst week ever to Mr. Z. Meanwhile, Willy makes a commitment to her imprisoned love, Connor, and Bobby pampers Hilda to mixed results.
10:00 pm Launch My Line, Bravo (1 hr) NEW
The fabulous out twins of Dsquared2 come to the aid of designers and artists dying to have their own fashion line. Can these random duos get past their egos and make it work? Watch and see!
10:00 pm Nip/Tuck, FX (1 hr) NEW
A model wants a new look, but oddly enough, Christian refuses to operate on her. Also features lesbian Dr. Liz Cruz.