American Horror Story: Asylum (FX) Season Premiere: The Asylum qualifier is important, as this is an entirely new story with new characters (although played by some of AHS’ first-season actors, like Jessica Lang, Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Lily Rabe), and your DVR may not play along if you’ve just set it for American Horror Story. Fittingly mysterious, FX didn’t send anything in advance to preview, just this blurb: “Set in 1964, American Horror Story: Asylum takes us into a church-run haven for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude (Jessica Lange), a nun with a troubled past. Inside this locked-down facility, danger lurks around every corner. From Nazis and serial killers, to mutants and aliens, no one is safe inside these walls.” Eek!
Suburgatory (ABC) Season Premiere: Why ABC held off on bringing back Suburgatory in favor of shoving extra episodes of the craptastic Neighbors—which is now the blatantly weak link in the net’s Wednesday schedule—down our throats is anyone’s guess, but new Suburgatory is finally here! Has Tessa’s summer spent back in the big city changed her? Yeah, probably—deal with it, George.
Also new tonight:
The Middle, Modern Family, Neighbors, Nashville (ABC); Survivor, Criminal Minds, CSI (CBS); Animal Practice, Guys With Kids, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire (NBC); The X Factor (Fox); Arrow, Supernatural (The CW); Storage Wars: Texas, Duck Dynasty (A&E); Ghost Hunters, (Syfy); Life After Top Chef (Bravo); World Without End (Reelz); South Park, Key & Peele (Comedy Central); The Soup (E!)