What To Watch: Wednesday

by | January 5, 2011 at 10:21 AM | Tuned In: What To Watch Today

TOP PICK:Modern Family‘ (9pm ET on ABC)

Claire becomes a determined neighborhood vigilante hoping to catch and stop a menacing car that speeds though their streets. Meanwhile, Phil is busy trying to land an important listing with a difficult client, Jay teaches Manny how to ride a bike — only to learn Gloria needs lessons too — and Mitchell and Cameron stumble upon a mysterious neighbor (guest star James Marsden) who is quite the charmer.

KEY EPISODE:Law & Order: SVU‘ (9pm ET on NBC)

A young boy is found dead on a park carousel after being dropped off by his uncle Joe Gilbert (guest star James Carpinello). When Detectives Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler (Christopher Meloni) learn that the boy was beaten to death they suspect that it could be the result of a bully at school. The investigation leads to an unsettling gambling ring. Detectives suspect that Gilbert’s acquaintance, Joe Roberts is beating his wife Sandra (guest star Drea de Matteo) and the case takes a horrifying turn.

WATCH: ’37th Annual People’s Choice Awards’ (9pm ET on CBS)

Now in its 37th year, the People’s Choice Awards celebrate fan favorites in music, movies and television. A star-studded selection of talent from film, TV and music including Miranda Cosgrove, Kaley Cuoco, Taye Diggs, Lisa Edelstein, Zac Efron, Neil Patrick Harris, Teri Hatcher, the Kardashians, Hugh Laurie, Taylor Lautner, Leighton Meester, Conan O’Brien, Jerry O’Connell, Jim Parsons, Pauley Perrette, Katy Perry, Natalie Portman, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Swift and Kate Walsh are scheduled to attend the ‘People’s Choice Awards 2011,’ to be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Diddy-Dirty Money will perform a single from their latest album “Last Train To Paris.”

DVR:The Middle‘ (8pm ET on ABC)

After years of being at their kids’ beck-and-call and never having time for themselves, Frankie and Mike decide to take charge of their lives and regain control over the Heck household. But Axl, Sue and Brick don’t plan on going down without a fight.

DVR:Human Target‘ (8pm ET on Fox)

Watch Episodes On Demand

Chance and Ilsa’s partnership is put to the test when Chance’s old flame asks for his help in rescuing a kidnapped colleague from a ruthless South American dictator. Meanwhile, Winston, Guerrero and Ames must save a bumbling private investigator (guest star Tony Hale) whose botched case has him targeted for death.

Talk Show Listings:

  • The Talk: Gayle King
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Snooki
  • Late Show With David Letterman: Jennifer Connelly
  • The Tonight Show With Jay Leno: Jamie Foxx
  • Conan: Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Simon Baker
  • Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Henry Winkler
  • Lopez Tonight: Denzel Washington
  • Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Emmy Rossum
  • Chelsea Lately: Kevin Spacey