What To Watch: Wednesday

by | September 22, 2010 at 7:05 AM | Tuned In: What To Watch Today

SEASON PREMIERE:Modern Family‘ (9pm ET on ABC)

As ABC’s Emmy Award-winning series ‘Modern Family’ returns for its second season, Claire finally gets Phil to agree to sell their old station wagon, but not before everyone has to take it on one last ride down memory lane. Meanwhile, when a haphazard hammer-wielding Mitchell decides to build a life-size princess castle for Lily, Cameron calls Jay in for reinforcement, and Manny invites a cute girl over for a study date — which makes Gloria a little uncomfortable.

SERIES PREMIERE:Undercovers‘ (8pm ET on NBC)

From acclaimed writer/producer/director J.J. Abrams comes a sexy, fun, action-packed spy drama that proves once and for all that marriage is still the world’s most dangerous partnership. Outwardly, Steven Bloom (Boris Kodjoe) and his wife, Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), are a typical married couple who own and operate a small catering company in Los Angeles — with help from Samantha’s easily frazzled, handful of a sister, Lizzy. Secretly, the duo were two of the best spies the CIA had ever known, until they fell in love on the job five years ago and retired. When fellow spy and good friend Leo Nash goes missing while on the trail of a Russian arms dealer, the Blooms are reinstated by boss and agency liaison, Carlton Shaw.

SEASON PREMIERE:Cougar Town‘ (9:30pm ET on ABC)

Jennifer Aniston guest stars alongside Courteney Cox on the Season 2 premiere. Jules finds an instant connection with her new shrink, Glenn (Aniston), until she discovers the unfortunate but hilarious truth about her method of treatment; Ellie is jealous over Jules’ fondness for Glenn; a bet between Laurie and Travis leads to a sweet sibling-like moment; and Bobby acts out his frustrations that Jules and Grayson are dating.

SERIES PREMIERE:The Defenders‘ (10pm ET on CBS)

‘The Defenders’ is a drama about two colorful Las Vegas defense attorneys who go all-in when it comes to representing their clients. Nick and Pete are the local go-to guys with an eclectic client list who are still looking to hit their own jackpot. Leading the law firm of Morelli & Kaczmarek (Jerry O’Connell) are Nick Morelli (Jim Belushi), an earnest, hard-charging attorney who represents his clients to the best of his ability, no matter how big or small the case; and his partner, Pete Kaczmarek, whose passion for the law is matched only by his love of fast cars, beautiful women and expensive clothes.

SEASON PREMIERE:Hell’s Kitchen‘ (8pm ET on Fox)

Chef Ramsay presents the opportunity of a lifetime for 16 new contestants of ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ who will battle it out for the grand prize of winning a head chef position at L.A. Market at the JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles at L.A. Live and the opportunity to be the official spokesperson for Rosemount Estate Wines. After setting their eyes on the prize, Chef Ramsay challenges the Red and Blue Teams – women vs. men – to prepare their signature dishes.

Tonight’s Other Premieres:

  • The Middle: 8pm ET on ABC
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  • Better With You: 8:30pm ET on ABC
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  • Criminal Minds: 9pm ET on CBS
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  • Law & Order: SVU: 9pm ET on NBC
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  • The Whole Truth: 10pm ET on ABC
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    Tomorrow’s Premieres:

  • The Big Bang Theory: 8pm ET on CBS
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  • My Generation: 8pm ET on ABC
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  • Community: 8pm ET on NBC
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  • Bones: 8pm ET on Fox
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  • 30 Rock: 8:30pm ET on NBC
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  • Bleep My Dad Says: 8:30pm ET on CBS
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  • CSI: 9pm ET on CBS
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  • Fringe: 9pm ET on Fox
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  • Grey’s Anatomy: 9pm ET on ABC
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  • The Office: 9pm ET on NBC
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  • Outsourced: 9:30pm ET on NBC
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  • The Mentalist: 10pm ET on CBS
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  • Private Practice: 10pm ET on ABC
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    Talk Show Listings:

  • The View: Nathan Lane
  • Live With Regis And Kelly: Kristen Chenoweth
  • Late Show With David Letterman: Joaquin Phoenix
  • The Tonight Show With Jay Leno: Betty White
  • Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: The cast of The Big Bang Theory
  • Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Josh Brolin
  • The Daily Show With Jon Stewart: Edward Norton