What to Watch: Wednesday, January 5

January 6, 2010
Lady Gaga is all over the airwaves tonight as the People's Choice Award nominee also drops by to inspire a challenge on Launch My Line. And after checking out an all new Modern Family, stayed tuned to ABC for Ugly Betty in its brand new 10 pm time slot. Wednesday, January 5 8:00 pm Mercy, NBC (1 hr) NEW On top of having to help a patient cope after a horrible accident, Veronica must deal with her suspicions that her husband has moved on and begun dating again. Hopefully gay nurse Angel will be there to help her out.

Queen Latifah hosts the People's Choice Awards

9:00 pm Modern Family, ABC (30 min) NEW Mitchell and Cameron continue to take in the joys of being new parents as they attempt to reclaim a full night's rest by sleep training Lily. Meanwhile, Benjamin Bratt guest stars as Manny's deadbeat dad. Seeing him square off against Jay should be amusing! 9:00 pm People's Choice Awards, CBS (2 hrs) NEW Queen Latifah hosts this star filled night in which awards are handed out for the people's picks in film, TV and music. Nominees of LGBT interest include Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga, Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris, Modern Family, Glee, The Office, FlashForward, True Blood, Gossip Girl and more! 9:00 pm Glee, Fox (1 hr) REPEAT Sadly, there are no new episode of Glee until April. But in addition to a repeat that airs tonight at 8:00 pm, be sure to catch this gem in which Kurt squares off against Rachel in a "diva-off" to determine who will win the solo on "Defying Gravity." The episode also features some touching scenes with Kurt's supportive single mechanic dad. 9:00 pm Law & Order: SVU, NBC (1 hr) NEW Let's hope openly gay criminal psychologist Dr. Hwang is on hand to provide some council as Stabler and Benson hunt down a rapist who is infecting women with HIV. This case could get dicey. 10:00 pm Ugly Betty, ABC (1 hr) NEW Jesse Tyler Ferguson returns tonight as Betty's orthodontist, Dr. Farkas. Is it finally time for her famed braces to come off? Meanwhile, Marc begins to panic as he realizes that his one night stand from the Bahamas not only works at Mode, but has also become smitten because Marc was his "first."

People's Choice Award nominee Lady Gaga pulls double duty tonight as she drops by Launch My Line

10:00 pm The Real World: Washington D.C., MTV (1 hr) NEW Looks like everyone might be making peace after last week's heated debate over religion. And by "making peace," I mean hooking up as bisexual Mike sets his sights on Ashley and Ty feels a connection with bisexual Emily. In other words, it's business as usual in the Real World house. 10:00 pm Launch My Line, Bravo (1 hr) NEW The final six contestants are in for a monster treat tonight as the poker faced one herself, Lady Gaga, drops by to provide inspiration to the designers as they must create an avant-garde look. 10:00 pm Nip/Tuck, FX (1 hr) SEASON PREMIERE The always controversial show's seventh and final season kicks off tonight. Tune in for lesbian Dr. Liz Cruz.