Wednesday TV: Young & Hungry, black-ish S.2 Premiere, The Jim Gaffigan Show S.1 Finale and More

News & Notes

Get black-ish Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoTonight, ABC has the seventh season premiere of The Middle, the third season premiere of The Goldbergs, the seventh season premiere of Modern Family, the second season premiere of black-ish and the fourth season premiere of Nashville, CBS has the 31st season premiere of Survivor and the 17th season finale of Big Brother, The CW has the first season finale of A Wicked Offer, FOX has the series premiere of Rosewood and the second season premiere of Empire, and NBC has the second season premiere of The Mysteries of Laura and the 17th season premiere of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Over on cable, Cooking Channel has the second season premiere of Pizza Masters, Food Network has a Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives: East Coast Cruisin’ special and the seventh season premiere of Worst Cooks in America, Nickelodeon has the second season premiere of Bella and the Bulldogs, and TV Land has the first season finale of The Jim Gaffigan Show.

In late night, Comedy Central has the second season premiere of TripTank.

Prime Picks

Young & Hungry (ABC Family): New. Gabi and Sofia take a spa day, but things go wrong. Runs 30 minutes.
Young & Hungry (ABC Family): New. Gabi and Sofia give Josh a gift, but then want it back after they learn how much they could have sold it for. Runs 30 minutes.

Modern Family (ABC): Season Premiere. Haley doesn’t want Andy to propose to Beth. Jay and Gloria begin looking at preschools. Cameron attempts to get Mitchell’s old job back. Runs 31 minutes.
black-ish (ABC): Season Premiere. Jack uses the N-word during a school talent show and faces expulsion, which has Dre and Bow trying to keep that from happening. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes.

The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land): Season Finale. Jim ends up having to turn down a big job after the kids get lice shortly after having come down with the flu. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.

Solid Selections

The Middle (ABC): Season Premiere. Sue has to get a haircut after moving into her dorm. Axl doesn’t want to help Sue move. Frankie doesn’t seem to be handling Sue moving out well. Mike is peppering Sue with advice on how to stay safe.
The Goldbergs (ABC): Season Premiere. Erica and Barney help plan a big house party. Beverly ends up helping out when things get out of hand. Murray is annoyed with Adam spending so much time on the phone.

Empire (FOX): Season Premiere. It is three months from where things left off in season one and Lucious is trying to run the company from jail. A state prosecutor is betting it all on taking Lucious down. Cookie attempts to put together a star-studded concert in support of Lucious, while at the same time working with others on a hostile takeover of the company.

Nashville (ABC): Season Premiere. Juliette’s career is at its highest point ever while her personal life is a complete mess. Rayna and her family deals with what happened to Deacon after the transplant.

Other Options

  • Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Special. Guy goes “East Coast Crusin’.” Plays again later.
  • Rosewood (FOX): Season Premiere. A superstar private pathologist consults for the Miami P.D. and ends up teaming up with a detective that has just moved back to the area. If you like cop/medical procedurals then you might like this, but this first episode isn’t all that good. For more about Rosewood, listen to my short spoiler free preview.
  • Strike Back (Cinemax): Repeat. This past Friday night’s episode replays. Plays again later.
  • Survivor’s Remorse (Starz): Repeat. This past Saturday night’s episode, “One-Love,” replays. Runs 35 minutes. Plays again later two times.

Sports Note

  • ESPN has doubleheader Wednesday Night Baseball MLB action with the New Yorks Yankees at the Toronto Blue Jays followed by the Arizona Diamondbacks at the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Wednesday TV Marathons

Castle (TNT): Seven episodes tonight.
Law & Order (ION): Has 18 episodes.
Law & Order (WEtv): Seven episodes tonight into late night.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (WEtv): Five episodes today.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Six episodes today.
NCIS (USA Network): Has eight episodes tonight.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (BBC America): Has 11 episodes.

Which new and returning shows are you planning on checking out tonight? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @theTVaholic.

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