On TV Tonight: Wednesday January 19, 2011

NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC The Middle Better With You Modern Family Cougar Town Off the Map
CBS Life to Dance Criminal Minds Blue Bloods
CW Nikita (R) Hellcats (R)
FOX American Idol
NBC Minute to Win It Chase Law & Order: SVU
MISC Hot in Cleveland (TV Land) Retired at 35 (TV Land)


NEW and/or NOTABLE
THE MIDDLE (8PM ABC)
Just in time to tip the scale in THE MIDDLE’s favor for those of you still debating whether or not they’re going to skip this week’s episode in lieu of the return of that silly singing competition, consider the following: Tonight’s episode marks the return of Sue’s ex “boyfriend” Brad, who needs a beard partner for a square-dancing event.

MODERN FAMILY (9PM ABC, CityTV in Canada)
Says star Jesse Tyler Ferguson of tonight’s episode, “I can’t believe @SofiaVergara & Julie Bowen make out in tonights episode. Guess you better DVR #AmericanIdol and watch #ModernFamily live.”

I USED TO BE FAT (10PM MTV)
A teen’s dad pressures her to shed pounds and start dating. Evidently somebody’s clued into what those TEEN MOM’s are getting paid.

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  • losermind

    not even gonna try “all new” american idol?

  • #TEAM QUALITY SCRIPTED ABC COMEDY!

  • Nick

    With a question like that, your name is making more sense. If we all ignore AI, hopefully it will just go away. It is destroying scripted television; can’t people see that?

  • Shilo

    It also brings in money for Fox so that they can TRY new scripted programming. You think Fox would try anything remotely risky (i.e. Fringe) if they didn’t have a guaranteed ratings monster lurking at midseason? No way.

  • That is an excellent point!