What To Watch: Wednesday

by | February 23, 2011 at 10:37 AM | Tuned In: What To Watch Today

TOP PICK:America’s Next Top Model‘ (8pm ET on The CW) **Season Premiere**

The semi-finalists for Cycle 16 head to Los Angeles, where Jay Emanuel and Miss J. help Tyra Banks pull a surprise switcheroo before the 14 finalists are chosen and move into the Top Model penthouse. At a beautiful Malibu estate, the models meet model/designer Erin Wasson and learn to walk a narrow runway – in a plastic bubble! Top fashion photographer Russell James is on hand for a backstage photo shoot. Finally, Andre Leon Tally and Nigel Barker join Erin and Tyra Banks on the judges’ panel for the first elimination of Cycle 16.

KEY EPISODE:American Idol‘ (8pm ET on Fox)

The Hollywood Round continues as Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler continue to narrow down the contestants even further in the “Hollywood Round, Part 4″ episode.

WATCH:Modern Family‘ (9pm ET on ABC)

Phil and Claire had a huge fight and Phil hasn’t a clue as to what it was over, so Gloria steps in to counsel Phil and Jay takes Claire. Meanwhile, Jay may have some regret in buying Gloria a karaoke machine, and Cameron is in full prep mode for a huge fundraising event and enlists help from Mitchell and Luke — which might not be the best choices.

DVR:Ghost Hunters‘ (9pm on Syfy) **Season Premiere**

‘Ghost Hunters,’ Syfy’s hugely successful reality series, returns for a seventh season. After inspiring two spin-offs, creating the hottest paranormal franchise in cable, Ghost Hunters has set the standard for paranormal investigating and has cemented its place as a destination for spine-tingling entertainment!

DVR:Shedding for the Wedding‘ (9pm ET on The CW) **Series Premiere**

In this new reality/competition series hosted by actress Sara Rue, nine overweight couples with nine unique wedding themes engage in competition to win the wedding of their dreams. This week the couples size each other up and get cut down to size by fitness trainers Jennifer and Nicky in grueling workouts. Size becomes an issue as the couples try on wedding gowns and tuxedos with wedding planner Brian Worley.

Talk Show Listings:

The View: Billy Ray Cyrus

The Talk: Justin Bieber

Live with Regis and Kelly: Amy Poehler

The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Kellie Pickler

Late Show with David Letterman: Rainn Wilson

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Randy Jackson

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Nancy Grace

Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Joel McHale

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Liza Minelli

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Donald Rumsfeld

Chelsea Lately: Jason Biggs