What to Watch: Wed, February 22

On this week's Modern Family, Phil overhears something could change his father-daughter relationship with Alex forever

Credit: ABC

Phil discovers something about Alex that he never wanted to know

TVW’s Spotlight picks for February 22, 2012

Modern Family

9 p.m., Citytv & ABC

It’s a day of disturbing realizations when Mitchell somehow manages to ruin one of Jay’s proudest golf moments, and only makes matters worse by trying to make up for it. Meanwhile, the phrase “too much information” comes into play when Phil overhears something that he fears will forever change the father-daughter relationship between him and Haley, and Gloria accidentally discovers Claire has been keeping a dangerous little secret.


5 p.m. & 10:30 p.m., WTVS; 
8 p.m., KCTS

As our scientific knowledge of whales and dolphins continues to grow — including the recent discovery that dolphins use individual names when communicating with each other — tonight’s Nature documentary looks at new evidence that these highly intelligent marine mammals may be closer to humans than we ever could have imagined.

Gastown Gamble

6:30 p.m. & 11:30 p.m., OWN

Mark claims he needs to go look for kitchen parts but instead pops into a nearby strip club. Meanwhile, Nico comes up with the idea to give 200 mini-burgers as a promotion, which doesn’t sit well with everyone.


8 p.m., NBC

Whitney’s experiment in trying out a new bra works a little too well when she realizes Alex has become obsessed with her fuller-figured new look.

American Idol

8 p.m., CTV & Fox

The remaining contestants better make the most of tonight’s final opportunity to impress the judges in this special two-hour edition, with the semifinalists announced on tomorrow night’s episode, airing Thursday at 8 p.m. on CTV2 and Fox.

Rock Center 
With Brian Williams

9 p.m., NBC

Not cancelled . . . yet.

The Office

9:30 p.m., Global

While Dwight is in Tallahassee competing for the VP position against sleazy sales rep Todd Packer (David Koechner), back in Scranton, Andy forces everyone in the office to stay late to cover for the people who went to Florida (also airs Thursday at 9 p.m. on NBC).

Royal Pains

10 p.m., Showcase

A marathon runner (The O.C.’s Autumn Reeser) is brought to HankMed after suffering from an illness during training. Meanwhile, Boris’ (Campbell Scott) strange condition worsens.