What’s On TV Tonight? – ‘American Idol’ Premiere, ‘People’s Choice Awards’ on Wednesday

The farewell season of American Idol XV premieres on FOX opposite the People’s Choice Awards 2016 on CBS! But what else is on TV tonight? Here are the TV listings for Wednesday 01/06/2016:

8:00 PM ET

NICK’S PICK: American Idol XV [SEASON PREMIERE] (“Auditions No. 1”) – Host Ryan Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. begin their search for talented vocalists with auditions in Denver and Atlanta. (FOX)

The Middle (“The Rush”) – Sue wants to join a sorority; Axl tries to get Mike involved with social media; Brick goes shopping for pants by himself, making Frankie feel like she isn’t needed. (ABC)

2 Broke Girls (“And the Not Regular Down There”) – Max is curious when the guy she is dating shares hesitations about intimacy; Oleg and Sophie struggle to become pregnant. (CBS)

The Mysteries of Laura (“The Mystery of the Triple Threat”) – Laura and the team become involved in an urban treasure hunt as they track a killer; Laura is faced with new configurations of modern love. (NBC)

8:30 PM ET

Mike & Molly [SEASON PREMIERE] (“Cops on the Rocks”) – Carl and Mike try to reconcile their partnership with couples counseling; after Peggy decides she won’t participate in a promotional radio interview, Molly does it on her own. (CBS)

The Goldbergs (“The Tasty Boys”) – When Murray doesn’t want to remodel the kitchen, Beverly tries to do it herself, but purposefully makes mistakes in hopes that Murray will fix them. (ABC)

9:00 PM ET

People’s Choice Awards 2016 [LIVE] – At the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, festivities honor fan favorites in movies, music and TV; Jane Lynch hosts; scheduled performers include Shawn Mendes and Jason Derulo. (CBS)

Modern Family (“Playdates”) – When Claire and Phil go out with a couple they met on vacation, the Dunphys end up having to pay the bill; Haley, Alex and Luke scramble to come through when Mitchell cashes in a birthday coupon they gave him. (ABC)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (“Catfishing Teacher”) – A high-school student plans a secret hookup with a female teacher, but ends up in a sinister situation. (NBC)

9:30 PM ET

Blackish (“Plus Two Isn’t a Thing”) – When Dre’s childhood best friend (Tyra Banks) — an international pop star — visits, Bow feels left out; the kids film a music video and in hopes of becoming YouTube stars. (ABC)

10:00 PM ET

American Crime [SEASON PREMIERE] (“Season Two: Episode One”) – Shocking photos of a student from an elite private high school are posted on social media; the school’s headmistress tries to maintain the school’s reputation. (ABC)

American Horror Story: Hotel – Ramona draws vitality from an unlikely source; Sally uses her past to negotiate her future; Scarlett learns the truth of her family’s affliction. (FX)

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia [SEASON FINALE] (“Chardee MacDennis 2: Electric Boogaloo”) – The foursome demonstrate Chardee MacDennis for an interested board game executive, but the game sends things into chaos despite the gang’s truce. (FX)

Chicago PD (“Now I’m God”) – A doctor connected to Voight is investigated after four patients with chemo overdoses are sent to Chicago Med; Platt and Burgess work to clear Roman’s name. (NBC)

The Challenge: Battle of the Bloodlines (“Blood Brothers”) – Abram confronts Cara Maria and reaches a boiling point; voting results fuel existing animosity; an intense elimination ensues. (MTV)

11:00 PM ET

E! News – Entertainment news. (E!)


The Wendy Williams Show (“Weight Loss”) – Actress Alyssa Milano; the hottest beauty gadgets; Hot Topics. (BET)

At Midnight With Chris Hardwick – Doug Benson; Chris Cubas; Jamie Lee. (Comedy Central)


The Daily Show With Trevor Noah is joined by Author David J. Peterson. (11:00 PM, Comedy Central)

Conan welcomes Ray Liotta; Amy Landecker; Grizfolk. (11:00 PM, TBS)

Watch What Happens: Live features Actor Dave Foley. (11:00 PM, Bravo)

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore has a panel of guests offering a comedic take on current events. (11:30 PM, Comedy Central)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is joined by Billy Joel; actor J.K. Simmons. (11:35 PM, NBC)

Late Show With Stephen Colbert features Interview and stand-up performance with Jerry Seinfeld; Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.); Andra Day performs. (11:35 PM, CBS)

Late Night With Seth Meyers welcomes Actress Retta; Sam Hunt performs; Matt Sorum sits in with the 8G Band. (12:35 AM, NBC)

The Late Late Show With James Corden has Actor Kurt Russell; actor Paul Dano. (12:35 AM, CBS)

What's On TV Tonight - 'American Idol' Premiere, 'People's Choice Awards' on Wednesday

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