What to Watch on Wednesday: ‘Mob City’ debuts on TNT and Kirstie Alley’s latest hits TV Land

12/04/2013 6:00 AM

12/04/2013 9:53 AM

Mob City (9pm, TNT) - A new series about an elite mob task force trying to take down powerful criminals in 1940s Los Angeles. In tonight’s 2-hour premiere, Det. Joe Teague ( Jon Bernthal) is bribed during a dangerous blackmail scheme, and a tip leads to a violent act of revenge. Also stars Milo Ventimiglia and Ed Burns.

Also on tonight . . .

Christmas in Rockefeller Center (8pm, NBC) - The 81st annual tree-lighting gala in Manhattan, hosted by Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie, features performances by Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey and others.

Saturday Night Live Christmas (9pm, NBC) - Holiday-theme sketches from past SNL shows.

Modern Family (9pm, ABC) - Cam gets ready to coach an important football game that could break a record, but his intensity blocks out the fact that the other team is at a disadvantage.

Kirstie (10pm, TV Land) - In the premiere of this new comedy, Broadway diva Madison Banks (Kirstie Alley) is floored when the son she gave up for adoption nearly three decades ago appears at her stage door. Later, Maddie adapts to being a mom, but finds the virtuous woman who raised her son a tough act to follow, and doesn’t improve the situation by skipping their first family dinner to sleep with a football star. Also stars Michael Richards and Rhea Perlman.

American Horror Story: Coven (10pm, FX) - The century-old rivalry between Marie Laveau and Delphine comes to a head, while Cordelia tries to stop Fiona.

Happiness is a Warm TV logo

Happiness is a Warm TV

It's must read television! We have DVRs. We have cable. We have armchairs. That makes us highly qualified to talk about television. Join us as we explore what's good, what's bad, what's too bad to miss, and anything else TV has to offer. Contributors are Brooke Cain and Thad Ogburn.

Join the Discussion

News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service