Wednesday’s TV highlights



The Middle: Frankie decides to throw a Christmas Eve party in this holiday themed episode of family sitcom (8 p.m. ABC).

America’s Next Top Model: Jay Manuel, Tyra Banks, Andre Leon Tally and Nigel Barker pick the winner at the conclusion of the season finale (9 p.m. KTLA).

Modern Family: The family puts together a quick Christmas celebration when they realize they won’t be together on the actual day in this new episode (9 p.m. ABC).


Ghost Hunters: In this new holiday episode, “Christmas Spirit,” Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson hunt for their own ghosts of Christmas past (9 p.m. Syfy).

Happy Endings: Max (Adam Pally) agrees to dress up as Santa for Penny’s (Casey Wilson) charity event (9:30 p.m. ABC).

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The detectives find a missing 14-year-old working as a prostitute (10 p.m. NBC).

Top Chef: Texas: After a quick-fire challenge that requires the chefs to choose one of four sauces and create a dish with it, they must prepare their best steak dishes for a progressive four-course sit-down meal for 200 people at the annual Cattle Baron’s Ball (10 p.m. Bravo).

Psych: After a woman tells the SBPD she witnessed a murder in broad daylight, Shawn and Gus (James Roday, Dule Hill) are the only ones who believe her and decide to protect her by hiding her at a remote commune. Diora Baird and Diedrich Bader guest star in this new episode (10 p.m. USA).


A Christmas Carol: George C. Scott plays Ebenezer Scrooge in this 1984 adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ classic. Edward Woodward and Angela Pleasence also star (8 and 10:30 p.m. AMC).



College basketball: Arizona at Florida (4 p.m. ESPN); Colorado State at Duke (4 p.m. ESPN2); Georgia Tech at Georgia (4 p.m. FSN); Pepperdine at Northern Arizona (5:30 p.m. FS Prime); Xavier at Butler (6 p.m. ESPN); St. Bonaventure at Illinois (6 p.m. ESPN2).

Hockey: The Philadelphia Flyers visit the Buffalo Sabres (4:30 p.m. VS).