Wednesday TV: New Job for Jeff Lewis, ‘South Park’ Returns

Jeff Lewis seemed to have a secure career as another high maintenance Bravo host who abused his staff and clients on “Flipping Out,’ until the housing market collapsed and flipping houses ceased to be a career even on reality TV.

So Lewis retooled his professional career to interior decoration and his Bravo show changed accordingly. Hence the new “Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis” (Bravo, 9 p.m.) that includes some of the same cast member as before, from assistant Jenni Pulos to housekeeper Zoila Chavez.

“South Park” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.) returns with a new batch of episodes, and in the case of this show, new often means being made within the past week – unique in TV animation.

It continues with another returning cartoon series with a longer lead time, “Ugly Americans” (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.).

The 12 remaining contestants on “American Idol” (Fox, 8 p.m.) sing songs from the years in which they were born.

In what they hope is a very special episode of “Whitney” (NBC, 8 p.m.) their pal Neal thinks he may be gay. It’s pretty bad.

The new series “Monster Man” (Syfy, 11 p.m.) follows the work of special effects prop creator Cleve hall, who helped create Sharktopus, Godzilla and the monsters in Yo Gabba Gabba among others. It follows the season finale of the special effects makeup competition “Face Off” (Syfy, 10 p.m.), where it’s down to Rayce Bird, Ian Cromer and R.J. Haddy.

Cameron gets to wear his clown costume again as he is reunited with his former clown partner, played by Bobby Cannavale, on “Modern Family” (ABC, 9 p.m.), which features another guest star: Ellen Barkin as a rival real estate agent of Phil’s.

Gilles Marini plays a French chef and romantic interest on “Are You There, Chelsea?” (NBC, 8:30 p.m.). Ed Asner plays a newspaper guy again, this time on “The Middle” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

Two more games in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament before the first round floodgates open Thursday: Vermont vs. Lamar (truTV, 6:40 p.m.) and South Florida vs. California (truTV, 9:10 p.m.).

In the NIT, it’s Minnesota at LaSalle (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Valparaiso at Miami (ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.), Bucknell at Arizona (ESPN2, 9 p.m.) and Illinois State at Ole Miss (ESPNU, 9:30 p.m.).

Martin Scorsese’s two part, four hour profile “George Harrison: Living in the Material World” (HBO2, 8 p.m.) is played in its entirety.

The two week space-filler for “Revenge,” “Revenge for Real” (ABC, 10 p.m.) concludes by looking at the case of a murder Kentucky in the family of a prominent political family.

The guys on “Psych” (USA, 10 p.m.) investigate an incident involving a reality show contestant.

Victoria dons a fat suit for research purposes on “Hot in Cleveland” (TV Land, 10 p.m.).

Cat Deeley is guest judge on “America’s Next Top Model” (The CW, 9 p.m.).

On the new “Restaurant Stakeout” (Food, 10 p.m.), staff personnel are filmed to see if they’re making mkstakes.

The interesting people we meet on “My Crazy Obsession” (TLC, 10 and 10:30 p.m.) include a couple who have 250 sex dolls, a woman who does everything 50s style, a couple who raise their nine cats like children and a man obsessed with U.S. presidents.

Earlier, a Rotweiller gets loose on “Untold Stores of the E.R.” (TLC, 9 p.m.).

Abuse of foreign students taken in by American families is explored on “Rock Center with Brian Williams” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

Where to their travels take the “Meteorite Men” (Science, 8, 9 and 10 p.m.)? To Arizona, Iowa and Poland respectively.

Election day nears on ”American Weed” (National Geographic, 10 p.m.).

I imagine “The Bachelor” finale will take up a good deal of “The Soup” (E!, 10 p.m.).

The month-long Wednesday night salute to Karl Malden  on Turner Classic Movies continues with “A Streetcar Named Desire” (8 p.m.), “On the Waterfront” (10:15 p.m.), “Time Limit” (12:15 a.m.), “Hotel” (2 a.m.) and “Billion Dollar Brain” (4:15 a.m.).

In NBA action, it’s the 76ers at Pacers (ESPN, 7 p.m.) and the Heat at Bulls (ESPN, 9:30 p.m.). In the NHL, it’s Avalanche at Sabres (NBC Sports, 7:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: Susan Sarandon, Jeremy Sisto, Michael Strahan. The View: Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Rita Rudner. The Talk: Daniel Radcliffe, Guy Fieri, Kelly Osbourne (rerun). Ellen DeGeneres: Jonah Hill, Chris Rene.

Late Talk

David Letterman: Martin Short, the Ting Tings. Jay Leno: Channing Tatum, Drew Brees, Meat Loaf. Jimmy Kimmel: Jonah Hill, Busy Philipps, the Crystal Method featuring Martha Reeves. Jimmy Fallon: Tracy Morgan, Tim Tebow, All American Rejects (rerun). Craig Ferguson: Regis Philbin. Tavis Smiley: Sinead O’Connor (rerun). Carson Daly: Freddie Roach, Danny Brown, Ed Sheeran. Jon Stewart: Rachel Weisz. Stephen Colbert: Mark McKinnon. Conan O’Brien: Anne Hathaway, Jason Momoa, Sean O’Connor (rerun). Chelsea Handler: Leslie Bibb, Brad Wollack, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Josh Wolf.

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