Modern Family, Survivor and Suburgatory highlight tonight's prime time

A weekend getaway on Modern Family.

Photo: ABC promo

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2012 ― Hump day, that middle of the week day we all struggle through on our way to the weekend, is upon us. The networks are aware of this because they air seven of the top 25 prime time shows on Wednesday night. Between Modern Family, Survivor, Suburgatory, CSI, The Middle, Criminal Minds and X Factor there is something for everyone to enjoy while celebrating another personal victory over hump day. Meanwhile, rejoice! It’s all down hill from here.

Tonight’s viewing:

8 p.m. Missing costumes, an alien Thanksgiving and one less castaway in this hour.

ABC: The Middle: (New) Marines are guests at the Hecks’ Thanksgiving dinner, which is filled with squabbling thanks to Frankie’s (Patricia Heaton) folks. Meanwhile, Axl (Charlie McDermott) fights his growing attraction to his tutor; and Sue (Eden Sher) searches for the bandit who snatched part of her mascot costume.

CBS: Survivor: Philippines: (Live) Another castaway is voted out of the game.

FOX: The X Factor: (New) Performances by finalists from the four categories: Teens, Young Adults, Groups and Over 25s.

NBC: Whitney: (New) Season 2 opens with Whitney (Whitney Cummings) and Alex celebrating their unofficial wedding day. Whitney’s mother arrives but then abruptly departs, leaving Whitney in tears. Meanwhile, Lily (Zoe Lister-Jones) and Roxanne (Rhea Seehorn) butt heads trying to purchase the perfect wedding gift for Whitney.

CW: Arrow: (New) Brazen bank robbers dubbed the Royal Flush Gang threaten the city, which forces Oliver (Stephen Amell) to examine the scope of his mission and decide whether to stray from his father’s list so he can help others in need.

8:30 p.m.

ABC: The Neighbors: (New) Debbie (Jami Gertz) invites the Bird-Kersees for the Weavers’ first Thanksgiving in Hidden Hills, but first must persuade Marty (Lenny Venito) to discourage his mom and dad from coming—a task that proves too difficult for Marty to accomplish in the face of parental pressure.

NBC: Guys With Kids: (New) Chris rings in Ernie’s first birthday in unconventional style; Gary (Anthony Anderson) and Marny (Tempestt Bledsoe) try to lose weight by following a kale-only diet; Sheila (Errin Hayes) deals with her recent breakup.

9 p.m. A demon bomb, a snatched baby and a weekend getaway in this hour.

ABC: Modern Family: (New) Alex’s (Ariel Winter) academic decathlon means a weekend getaway for Manny (Rico Rodriguez) and Luke (Nolan Gould) when Claire (Julia Bowen) brings them along, but they’re preoccupied with meeting girls at the hotel.

CBS: Criminal Minds: (New) The unit investigates when burned bodies of homeless people are found in California near the famous Santa Monica Pier. Meanwhile, Rossi (Joe Montegna) reconnects with his former Marine sergeant.

NBC: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: (New) A baby is snatched from a playground by a woman who says she’s the child’s biological mom, and who claims that a powerful legal expert is the man who got her pregnant.

CW: Supernatural: (New) Mrs. Tran (Lauren Tom) and Kevin (Osric Chau) create a demon bomb to use against Crowley. Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are shocked when Castiel (Misha Collins) appears and tells them that he escaped from purgatory.

9:30 p.m.

ABC: Suburgatory: (New) Tessa (Jane Levy) wants to spend Thanksgiving in New York City with her mother, who’s en route from Berlin, and her grandmother, though the holiday doesn’t turn out like she planned.

10 p.m. A spooky death, a redeeming fire and a publicity stunt in this hour.

ABC: Nashville: (New) Rayna (Connie Britton) wants her music to have a fresh sound, so she contacts a producer with a solid track record. Meanwhile, Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) tries to get good publicity by dating an NFL player with a pristine reputation.

CBS: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: (New) A reverend is killed at the gravesite of former CSI Warrick Brown.

NBC: Chicago Fire: (New) Casey (Jesse Spencer) risks his life during an apartment-fire rescue, potentially earning a much-needed break from Det. Voight’s (Jason Beghe) ongoing pressure to retract his statement. Meanwhile, Dawson (Monica Raymund) gets help from a girl she saved.

Basic cable:

New episodes of:

Life After Top Chef at 9 p.m. on BRAVO

Border Wars at 9 p.m. on NGC

Ghost Hunters at 9 p.m. on SyFy

Moonshiners at 9 and 10 p.m. on DSC

Top Chef at 10 p.m. on BRAVO

Eddie Murphy : One Night Only at 10 p.m. on SPIKE

Chili Paradise at 10 p.m. on Travel Channel

Cajun Pawn Stars at 10 and 10:30 p.m. on History Channel

For movie lovers:

The Truman Show at 8 p.m. on AMC

Dante’s Peak at 8 p.m. on ENC

Tower Heist at 8 p.m. on HBO

Apocalypto at 8 p.m. on IFC

JFK at 8 p.m. on REELZ

Holy Rollers at 8 p.m. on SUND

The Tree of Life at 9 p.m. on HBO

Chasing Amy at 9:45 p.m. on FLIX

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