The Middle

March 5, 2014: What’s On TV Tonight?


What’s on TV tonight? For one thing, Prince takes over the Arsenio Hall show at 11 p.m. Eastern. Woot! Also, American Idol, Mixology, Survivor: Cagayan, The Middle and Criminal Minds. Here’s the rundown.

American Idol | FOX
The Top 12 finalists perform songs that remind them of home.

Arrow  | CW
The Promise
Oliver is shocked to learn that Slade is in Starling City. Back on the island, Oliver, Slade and Sara prepare to take over the freighter from Ivo, and Sara urges Oliver to kill Ivo. Although he feels guilty about it, Oliver agrees to do it.

Dave  | TVGN
An employment-agency owner is enlisted to impersonate the President to avoid a scandal when an extramarital dalliance leads to a mishap that puts the commander in chief in a coma.

Melissa & Joey | ABCFAM
Couples Therapy
Mel wants to attend couples’ therapy with Joe, and he reluctantly agrees, but problems arise when the therapist turns out to be Joe’s ex-flame. Elsewhere, Lennox is unsure about dating her teaching assistant after Zander reenters the picture.

My 600-lb Life | TLC
Supersized: Zsalynn’s Story
In an enhanced episode, a woman in excess of 600 pounds needs to lose weight to be a better mother to her daughter.

Revolution | NBC
Aaron wakes up in a world with power and finds himself married to Priscilla and in charge of his old company. However, things seem a bit out of sorts to him, and then familiar faces start to surface.

Survivor: Cagayan | CBS
A monstrous monsoon drenches the castaways; two players form a “blue-blooded” alliance.

The Greatest | VH1
40 Greatest Pranks 4
Part 1 of 2. Top pranks from television and the Internet are featured.

The Middle | ABC
Vacation Days
Mike’s forced to take a paid vacation from work, but Brick makes it hard for him to relax. Elsewhere, Frankie gets mad at Axl for spending time with the neighbors and not telling her he’s back in town; and Sue gets upset about a negative online review.


Baby Daddy | ABCFAM
The Bet
Ben tries to score a second date with Heather in order to win a wager with Riley. Elsewhere, Bonnie asks Danny to end her relationship with Brad for her, and then she becomes interested in Brad’s dad; and Tucker uses Emma to improve his dating life.

Suburgatory | ABC
George and Fred take a trip to Manhattan after Tessa scolds her dad for his love of a juice bar in Chatswin. Meanwhile, Tessa gets talked into attending Evan’s birthday party, where she announces what she really thinks of him.


60 Minutes Sports | SHOe
A look at Gov. Chris Christie’s plans to legalize sports gambling in New Jersey; snowboarder Jeremy Jones visits some of the most remote mountain ranges on the planet; a report on Michigan’s football-team counselor Greg Harden.

Buying and Selling | HGTV
Warren & Jill
Married school teachers who want to sell their fixer-upper house for top dollar first have to get rid of the clutter and redo the kitchen. Then they look at move-in ready homes in their price range.

Criminal Minds | CBS
The BAU investigate mysterious drowning deaths in the Las Vegas desert, and try to determine the true cause and motive for the murders.

Hoarding: Buried Alive | TLC
We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
A mother may lose her kids if she can’t get rid of her clutter; a man’s girlfriend threatens to leave him when she’s had it with his years of hoarding.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit | NBC
Gridiron Soldier
A football recruit from Georgia visits a college in New York City and winds up in jail after he becomes the victim of a hazing prank. The police then investigate the school’s football program and uncover a pattern of abuse. Meanwhile, Rollins seeks help from a friend as her personal problems intensify.

Modern Family | ABC
Cameron organizes the school’s spring dance, but spars with a popular teacher who’s returned from sabbatical. Meanwhile, Phil takes Haley to a real-estate agents banquet when Claire has another commitment; Mitchell gets a new job but can’t quite figure out his boss or the work environment; and Lily clashes with baby Joe during a babysitting assignment for Jay and Gloria.

Preachers’ Daughters | LIFE
Raising Hell
Season 2 begins Tori getting evicted from her apartment, and Taylor filming a music video. Meanwhile, Kolby decides she doesn’t want to follow in her parent’s footsteps; and Megan sneaks out to a lake party after learning her dad is going to be a full-time minister.

Psych | USA
Shawn and Gus Truck Things Up
Shawn and Gus investigate the murder of a food-truck owner.

The Greatest | VH1
40 Greatest Pranks 4
Conclusion. Top pranks from television and the Internet are featured.

The Tomorrow People | CW
Enemy of My Enemy
Julian is caught by Ultra and forced to strike a deal that could cost his and Stephen’s lives. Meanwhile, Astrid is haunted by nightmares after her near-death experience and turns to her new friend John for comfort.


Mixology | starts at: 9:31 | ABC
Liv & Ron
Ron charms Liv after a chance meeting outside the bar. Meanwhile, Jessica and Fab start a friendly competition.


All Access: Canelo vs. Angulo | SHOe
Episode 1
A look at training camps for Saul Alvarez and Alfred Angulo as they prepare for the March 8 super-welterweight encounter.

Bring It! | LIFE
You Better Bring It!
A hip-hop majorette troupe trains and competes. In the opener, the Dancing Dolls dance team prepare to go up against a fierce rival in Chattanooga, but head coach Dianna forbids some of the dancers from participating due to a disappointing rehearsal. Meanwhile, the team captain struggles with the added pressure of performing a solo.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation | CBS
Killer Moves
The CSIs investigate the murder of an Elvis impersonator and the death of a bird that are strangely connected.

Duck Dynasty | A&E
Fowl Playhouse
Jase and the guys build a playhouse for Jep’s kids; Phil and Si tease Willie.

Fabulous Life Of… | VH1
Kim & Kanye
Exploring the luxury life of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

Flipping Out | BRAVO
When the Water Breaks
In the Season 7 opener, Jeff settles into his new home and works with high-profile clients, including actor George Eads. Elsewhere, Andy is enlisted to help the team at a trade show.

House Hunters | HGTV
Young Columbus Couple Disagrees on Contemporary vs. Vintage
A young couple in Columbus, Ohio, are split on whether to buy a contemporary ranch home or a vintage bungalow as they search for a place that has a two-car garage and lots of charm.

Ice Cold Gold | DSC
Facing the Beast
A recap of Season 1 of a reality series about prospectors battling harsh conditions while digging for valuable minerals in Greenland.

Men at Work | TBS
Suburban Gibbs
Gibbs dates a woman from the suburbs, but Jude warns him of the dangers of doing so. Elsewhere, a friendship is tested when Tyler offers to pay Milo’s rent.

Nashville | ABC
Guilty Street
Pop labels compete to sign Juliette. Meanwhile, Rayna and Avery both struggle with finances; Deacon deals with temptation when he encounters an old friend at an AA meeting; and Scarlett grows more entangled with Liam.

Restaurant: Impossible | FOOD
Up in Smoke
Robert deems the barbecue bland and the management inefficient when he arrives at the Mill Creek BBQ in Redlands, Cal., in the Season 8 premiere, which also finds him helping to repair the owner’s relationship with her 21-year-old daughter.

The Americans | FX
Elizabeth gets a mysterious distress signal. Meanwhile, Nina and Stan are presented with unique opportunities.

The Real World: Ex-plosion | MTV
Betrayed and Beatdown
Jenny seeks revenge after Brian cheats on her; Jamie creates drama between Jenna and Jay by revealing a secret.

The Soup | E!
Ross Mathews

Workaholics Workaholics | COMEDY
We Be Clownin’
The guys dress up as clowns for children’s parties to get money for a pool slide.

Chicago PD | starts at: 10:01 | NBC
The Price We Pay
The intelligence unit investigates the Fitori murder case, and it becomes apparent that Voight’s son may have been involved. Meanwhile, Gradishar tells Antonio about an arrangement between Voight and Internal Affairs, which leads to additional tension; and Ruzek helps Burgess get revenge on Platt.


Broad City | COMEDY
Hurricane Wanda
The women ride out a storm with Jaimé, Lincoln and Jeremy, but are also joined by Bevers and his sister, much to their chagrin.

House Hunters International | HGTV
Small Town Teachers Tackle Culture Shock as They Hunt for a Family Friendly Home in Ho Chi Minh City
A married couple search for a rental property that’s both family friendly and modern after taking teaching jobs in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Wahlburgers | starts at: 10:31 | A&E
Eating Green
Alma reveals her kids’ favorite family recipes; Mark presents an eating challenge to an old friend.






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