What’s on TV? – Wednesday (2/6/19) – ‘Criminal Minds’ Finale Airs While ‘World’s Best’ Starts at New Time

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Welcome back to “What’s on TV’s” Wednesday edition. After a few weeks of exciting premieres, the TV landscape has settled down a bit. There are no big new shows on tonight. Still, at least there are plenty of new episodes across all your favorite shows. Check out and see what’s on TV tonight.

PICK OF THE DAY

“The World’s Best” Time-Slot Premiere (CBS) at 8 p.m. ET.

Millions tuned in for CBS’ premiere of “The World’s Best” following the Super-Bowl this past Sunday. The show received 22.2 million viewers, to be exact. The talent show continues auditions with this second episode. This marks the time-slot premiere for the new talent show. Judges include iconic actress Drew Barrymore, drag legend RuPaul Charles and country superstar Faith Hill. Contestants from all different talent fields are also evaluated by the “wall of the world,” 50 experts all from diverse talent fields. James Corden presides over all of this as host.

WHAT’S PREMIERING?

“The World’s Best” seems to dominate among new premieres tonight. While there aren’t any new shows starting tonight, there are some season premieres and finales tonight. Read on to see what else is new.

WHAT’S RETURNING?

A trio of cable shows returns to TV tonight. HGTV brings back its favorite familial renovators at 9 p.m. ET with “Property Brothers” Season 14. Twin brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott turn their attention to a family looking for a rustic, mountain home in this premiere episode. Meanwhile, the History Channel premieres the sixth season of “Forged in Fire” at 9 p.m. ET. This season pits seven former competitors against each other in a competition to create different weapons, starting with a coal forge challenge that pushes contestants to their limits. We’ve teased out the premiere of the 33rd season of “The Challenge: War of The Worlds” on MTV with their preview event last week. Tonight, however, the competition kicks off. Following the premiere, MTV will air an “After the Show” segment with host Justina Valentine and other super-fans dissecting the events.

WHAT’S ENDING?

“Mixed Signals” — The BAU is called to Taos, N.M. to investigate an UnSub who is targeting his victims’ temporal lobes, on the first episode of the double-episode 13th season finale of CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, April 18 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Joe Mantegna (David Rossi), Aisha Tyler (Dr. Tara Lewis), Adam Rodriguez (Luke Alvez) Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

CBS’ hit show “Criminal Minds” finishes its fourteenth season tonight at 10 p.m. ET. The police procedural has aired over 300 on CBS since its 2005 premiere. Headlined by Joe Mantegna and Matthew Gray Gubler, the show focuses specifically on the members of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU). The show only has one season left after this. Season 15 already looks to be a doozy as it brings back an iconic guest star. Jane Lynch returns as Reid’s Mom, Diana, for what promises to be an exciting and noteworthy end to the series. The actress confirmed her return to the show on Twitter.

MOVIES ON TV

Showtime features a trio of new premieres for every genre of moviegoer. The main channel goes back to an all-time classic for their Wednesday night offering. Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” airs on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET. The multi-layered story features a pitch-perfect cast that includes John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Ving Rhames and Bruce Willis at the top of their games. If this is one of your cultural blindspots or you want to return to an old favorite, Showtime has you covered.

For those looking for a war movie, Showtime 2 airs one of the strongest in the genre. Ridley Scott’s “Black Hawk Down” gets an early start at 7:30 p.m. ET. However, if you want less violence and more goofiness, Showtime Showcase premieres “A Knight’s Tale” at 9:30 p.m. ET. The medieval tale gives us another chance to marvel at the late Heath Ledger and enjoy Queen music outside of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Talk about a win-win.

NEW EPISODES

Plenty of other shows air new episodes this Wednesday evening. Check to see if your favorite shows are new tonight.

  • “Chicago Med” (NBC) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “Chicago Fire” (NBC) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Chicago P.D.” (NBC) at 10 p.m. ET
  • “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back” (FOX) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “The Masked Singer” (FOX) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Riverdale” (CW) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “All American” (CW) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “NOVA” (PBS) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “The Dictator’s Playbook” (PBS) at 10 p.m. ET
  • “Grown-ish” (Freeform) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “Storage Wars” (A&E) at 9 p.m. & 10 p.m. ET
  • “North Woods Law: Uncuffed” (Animal Planet) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” (Bravo) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Deal or No Deal” (CNBC) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Man’s Greatest Food” (Cooking) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Moonshiners: Outlaw Cuts” (Discovery) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “Moonshiners” (Discovery) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Homestead Rescue” (Discovery) at 10 p.m. ET
  • “Botched” (E!) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Dating: No Filter” (E!) at 10:30 p.m. ET
  • “Guy’s Grocery Games” (Food Network) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “You’re the Worst” (FXX) at 10 p.m. ET
  • “America Says” (GSN) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “House Hunters International” (HGTV) at 10:30 p.m. ET
  • “Forged in Fire: Cutting Deeper” (History) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “Knight Fight” (History) at 10 p.m. ET
  • “Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda” (ID) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “In Pursuit with John Walsh” (ID) at 10 p.m. ET
  • “Project Runway All Stars” (Lifetime) at 8 p.m. & 9 p.m. ET
  • “American Beauty Star” (Lifetime) at 10 p.m. ET
  • “Ridiculousness” (MTV) at 8 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. ET
  • “Locked Up Abroad: Breakout” (National Geographic) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “Locked Up Abroad” (National Geographic) at 10 p.m. ET
  • “Schitt’s Creek” (POP) at 10 p.m. ET
  • “MythBusters Jr.” (Science) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “The Magicians” (Syfy) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Deadly Class” (Syfy) at 10 p.m. ET
  • “My 600-Lb. Life” (TLC) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “Family By The Ton” (TLC) at 10 p.m. ET
  • “Mysteries at the Museum” (Travel Channel) at 8 p.m. ET
  • “The Watergate Scandal: A Mysteries at the Museum Special” (Travel Channel) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Beyond the Unknown” (Travel Channel) at 10 p.m. ET
  • “Impractical Jokers” (TruTV) at 9:30 p.m. ET
  • “Suits” (USA) at 10 p.m. ET
  • “Black Ink Crew: Chicago” (VH1) at 9 p.m. ET
  • “Pure” (WGN America) at 10 p.m. ET

Will any of these shows contend for awards? Check out our predictions at the Circuit Hub.

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