For Wednesday, October 2 2013 LA TV Insider Examiner recommends:
The Middle (ABC, 8 p.m.) - "Changes in the Air" - The first day of school is upon the Heck family, and Sue (Eden Sher) finds herself feeling a sense of freedom she's never felt before with Axl (Charlie McDermott) not around to make her campus life miserable. But Brick (Atticus Shaffer), who is beginning middle school and afraid of getting a swirlie, avoids the bathroom at all costs. Meanwhile, Frankie (Patricia Heaton) becomes jealous of Mike (Neil Flynn) when she discovers that Axl calls and returns his texts but won't do the same for her; and Sue's feelings for Darrin (John Gammon) surface once again when Mike calls him over to help fix the air conditioner.
Arrow (The CW, 8 p.m.) - "Year One" - This one-hour special gives fans a chance to catch up on the incredible events that led billionaire Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) to secretly create the persona of Arrow. Five years after being lost at sea, Oliver returns to Starling City to carry out his father’s dying wish: take down the corrupt elite who have failed his city. The special follows Oliver as he delivers vigilante justice and discovers that the real threat to his city is far greater than he ever imagined. An exclusive first look at season two is included.
Revolution (NBC, 8 p.m.) - "There Will Be Blood" - Miles's (Billy Burke) life is in grave danger as he finds himself in the clutches of Titus Andover (Matt Ross). Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) is determined to find Monroe (David Lyons), as Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) and her father, Dr. Porter (Stephen Collins) desperately attempt to revive Aaron (Zak Orth). Meanwhile, Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) hatches a plan to infiltrate the Patriots.
Modern Family (ABC, 9 p.m.) - "Larry's Wife" - Phil (Ty Burrell) seems to have found his wheelhouse in real estate-- recently divorced women-- but it's taking up a lot of his time. Meanwhile, Luke (Nolan Gould) invites his buddies over for a high-stakes poker game in the basement; Gloria (Sofia Vergara) think baby Joe might be cursed; and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) holds an elaborate pet funeral for Larry the cat's made-up wife-- all for Lily's sake.
Super Fun Night (ABC, 9:30 p.m.) - "Anything for Love" - Kimmie (Rebel Wilson) wants the gang to broaden their horizons and try something they've never done before. But she's not so brave when she finds out their next super fun night destination is a piano bar. Can she face her biggest fear, singing in public? Meanwhile, Kendall (Kate Jenkinson) can't understand why Richard (Kevin Bishop) and Kimmie are friends and plans to do something about it.
Nashville (ABC, 10 p.m.) - "Never No More" - Edgehill has appointed a new chief, and he's powerful, sexy and on a mission to place the label back on top. That means it's time to reveal his vision for the future. The question is-- who will be part of it? Rayna (Connie Britton) has returned from her hiatus and the plan includes her own label, with Will (Chris Carmack) and Scarlett (Clare Bowen) attached. Though Jeff seems supportive, he has a different agenda. Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) meets with the chief to discuss her new mature sound and look. She details her passion to grow and her natural desire to be taken more seriously as an artist. Jeff could care less. In the meantime, a reality show vixen is the talk of the town and posing a new threat to Juliette's career.
Ironside (NBC, 10 p.m.) - "Pilot" - Detective Robert Ironside (Blair Underwood) and his trusted, handpicked team of detectives each offer a unique background, perspective and skill set, and together, this dedicated and capable group does whatever it takes to solve New York’s most difficult and notorious crimes, and they will stop at nothing in their pursuit of justice.
The Bridge (FX, 10 p.m.) - “The Crazy Place” - On the season finale, Sonya (Diane Kruger) and Marco (Demian Bichir) search for a missing girl. Charlotte (Annabeth Gish) meets someone who knows too much about her new business venture. Marco makes a decision that could change everything.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 10 p.m.) - "Mac Day" - Everyone in the gang gets a day to do what they want while everyone else in the gang must participate willingly. This is Mac's Day...and its got twice the "Mac".
Which will you watch??
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