What to Watch: Wednesday, January 27

Don't miss American Idol as out actor Neil Patrick Harris takes a seat next to Simon Cowell, and Wilhelmina cleverly uses her drag impersonator to her advantage on Ugly Betty. Wednesday, January 27 9:00 pm American Idol, Fox (1 hr) NEW Out actor and talented vocalist Neil Patrick Harris and Joe Jonas judge when the auditions head to Dallas.

Neil Patrick Harris guest judges on American Idol

9:00 pm Modern Family, ABC (30 min) NEW Claire’s best friend (guest star Minnie Driver) visits, and Claire is surprised to see she’s turned into a hottie. Cameron and Jay play racquetball, where Jay has an “incident” in the locker room. Meanwhile, Mitchell (played by out actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson) helps Gloria with some legal troubles. 10:00 pm Ugly Betty, ABC (1 hr) NEW Betty’s blog wins an award, and Wilhelmina discovers that she has her own drag queen impersonator. Meanwhile, Marc’s gets a big head when a famous director does a photo shoot with him. 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. The stakes are high as the players enter the first part of the finale, where the players discover that the industry is not what they thought it would be. 10:00 pm Nip/Tuck, FX (1 hr) NEW Kimber’s mother (guest star Melanie Griffith) pays her a visit, leaving Christian with a guilty conscience, and a patient who survived a wild animal attack comes to Sean and Christian for help, meanwhile, Sean discovers some unforeseen problems with his plans to go to Africa.