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TV Tonight: What's On Wednesday 5/5

Happy Cinco de Mayo! If you've got a busy night ahead full of tacos and tequila, make sure you've got your TiVo set to capture tonight's new TV! Some highlights include a new episode of Modern Family that will be sure to bring you back to your last disastrous family trip, and speaking of airports, The CW has a 2-part season finale of Fly Girls at 9 & 9:30! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c America's Next Top Model on The CW The New Adventures of Old Christine on CBS 8:30/7:30c The Middle on ABC 9/8c American Idol on Fox Mercy on NBC Modern Family on ABC Criminal Minds on CBS Fly Girls on The CW -- season finale part 1! 9:30/8:30c Cougar Town on ABC Fly Girls on The CW -- season finale part 2! 10/9c Happy Town on ABC CSI: NY on CBS In Plain Sight on USA Network Real World/Road Rules Challenge on MTV Top Chef Masters on Bravo Don't forget to follow my Twitter @sidereelAlex to find out what I think about tonight's TV! What will you be watching?

Modern Family' star Jesse Tyler Ferguson covers Lady Gaga's 'Alejandro': Watch the magic unfold

Jesse-Tyler-Ferguson-gagaImage Credit: Bob D'Amico/ABC; Max AbadianOn ABC's Modern Family, you know him as bearded, persnickety Mitchell, the put-upon gay lawyer and (ahem) straight man to loopy life partner Cameron (Eric Stonestreet), manic sister Claire (Julie Bowen) and burly patriarch Jay (Ed O'Neill). At a long-running covers night at New York's Joe's Pub this week, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson applied his thespianic powers to a higher cause: covering Lady Gaga's Latin-hombre love tango, 'Alejandro.' Watch Ferguson's muy dramático interpretation, with a piano assist from drag-cabaret duo Kiki & Herb's Kenny Mellman, below: Source & Video

More Sneak Peeks - Modern Family 1.22 "Airport 2010"

We previously posted a sneak peek and promo photos for the new episode of Modern Family that will be airing on May 5 and now ABC has released four additional sneak peeks. THERE'S NO GREATER TEST THAN TRAVELING WITH YOUR FAMILY ON ABC'S "MODERN FAMILY" "Airport 2010" - For Jay's birthday, Gloria gives him the best surprise - a romantic birthday getaway to Hawaii - the only kicker is she invited the whole entire family to come along. Everyone arrives at the airport, and it's a maddening scene with forgotten I.D.'s, security breaches and flying phobias, on "Modern Family," WEDNESDAY, MAY 5 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. To Read More Click Here .

Sneak Peek - Modern Family 1.22 "Airport 2010"

THERE'S NO GREATER TEST THAN TRAVELING WITH YOUR FAMILY ON ABC'S "MODERN FAMILY" "Airport 2010" - For Jay's birthday, Gloria gives him the best surprise - a romantic birthday getaway to Hawaii - the only kicker is she invited the whole entire family to come along. Everyone arrives at the airport, and it's a maddening scene with forgotten I.D.'s, security breaches and flying phobias, on "Modern Family," WEDNESDAY, MAY 5 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. To Read More Click Here .

Photos - Modern Family 1.22 "Airport 2010"

The Modern Family gang is heading to Hawaii for a two-part episode beginning on May 5 and ABC has released promo photos and a synopsis for the first episode, which will be taking place in the airport (hence the title). Check them out below. To Read More Click Here .

Modern Family' star Julie Bowen hates nerds, inspires jogging, visits Jimmy Kimmel

Heidi Klum - whoops, sorry, Modern Family's Julie Bowen visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to complain about the geeky wireless networks she encounters in her neighborhood. She claims people who know what a Sith Lord is can't get laid in high school. Thank God her kids will be much cooler than that and get an early start. 'I can send them to Mommy and Me Suzuki violin lessons,' she said, 'and they're still gonna f- in my bed.' She's just being realistic about it! Watch the video and then tell me if her legs have inspired you to take up running yet, after the jump. To Read More Click Here .

Have You Noticed That 'Modern Family' Is Oblivious To the Recession?

There's so much to like about ABC's award-winning new sitcom 'Modern Family' that it seems almost curmudgeon-like to complain. Nevertheless, you have to wonder where in the world 'Modern Family' is located. No, not the place; it's clearly Southern California. No, it's the economy. 'Modern Family' resides in an economy unaffected by the recession. Everybody is doing well. Nobody's worried about paying the mortgage, or - God forbid - facing foreclosure. Things are going so well in 'Modern Family' world that the entire clan is heading to Hawaii for a family vacation. Wow, remember when your family could afford to fly off for a holiday? It was probably some time around the turn of the century ... 2000. Maybe 'Modern Family' is in a time warp because they're all checking into the Four Seasons Maui. It'll be the May 12 season finale, so tune in if you want to live vicariously. To Read More Click Here .

TV Tonight: What's On Wednesday 4/28

You may not have time for a vacation anytime soon, but you can live vicariously through the remaining contestants on America's Next Top Model as they frolic through the hills of New Zealand for more crazy Tyra-inspired antics. Just make sure you snap back to reality in time to catch the new bound-to-be-hilarious episode of Modern Family at 9/8c, and then maybe sneak in the series premiere of the new drama Happy Town at 10. See what else is new tonight: 8/7c America's Next Top Model on The CW Mercy on NBC 8:30/7:30c The Middle on ABC 9/8c American Idol on Fox Modern Family on ABC Fly Girls on The CW 9:30/8:30c Cougar Town on ABC High Society on The CW -- season finale! 10/9c Happy Town on ABC -- series premiere! In Plain Sight on USA Network Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on NBC Real World/Road Rules Challenge on MTV South Park on Comedy Central Top Chef Masters on Bravo Don't forget to check out the SideReel editorial team's individual columns and Twitter accounts over at our new Reel Critics page to see what we have to say about tonight's TV! What will you be watching?

Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, April 28, 2010

* Modern Family (9/8c ABC) Phil's reticence to tell Claire anything she might not like to hear has the tendency to turn molehills into mountains. Well, there's another one to climb when Phil's dad (Fred Willard) shows up in a motor home, and if that's not a big enough surprise for Claire, he's also brought them a dog. Guess you better build a doghouse for two, eh Phil? Meanwhile, Cameron offers to sit in on the drums in Dylan's band, and Manny wears out the panic button after seeing a scary movie. * Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (10/9c NBC) Sharon Stone guest stars in the first of four episodes as A.D.A. Jo Marlowe, a former cop who was once Stabler's partner. She requests that Stabler and Benson be assigned to investigate her latest case, which centers on two young girls who died in a fire that their father is accused of setting. Always one to push the envelope, Stabler resorts to using some troubling interrogation tactics that could result in him and Benson landing in hot water. * Happy Town (10:01/9:01c ABC) ABC returns to a formula that first percolated through the public consciousness 20 years ago with Twin Peaks: a murder in a small town that's home to many eccentrics. The series gets started with a grisly crime that reawakens worries about unsolved kidnappings from years earlier, the arrival of seemingly pleasant newcomer Henley Boone (Lauren German) and the weird behavior of the town sheriff (M.C. Gainey), who thrusts unwanted responsibility onto the shoulders of his deputy son (Geoff Stults). * Top Chef Masters (10/9c Bravo ) Thus far in Season 2, the well-seasoned professional chefs have been tasked to serve up first-date dinners, birthday-party cuisine and reinvented pub grub. Now they go prime time. Competing culinary artists Debbie Gold, Jody Adams, Maria Hines, Rick Tramonto and Susur Lee add modern flare to classic fare, then serve up their creations to the cast and crew of the TV series Modern Family. * Sunset Daze (10/9c WE Reality) TV takes on the senior set in this series, which follows several residents of an Arizona retirement community. There's no knitting or ice-cream socials here - the community is home to a lively bunch, including an ex-nun with a taste for extreme sports, a widow looking to break back into the dating scene, and a ladies' man who cruises the neighborhood in a golf cart. In the premiere, a theater enthusiast is invited to a gay rodeo, which her son organized. * Great Performances (8/7c PBS) Former Dr. Who portrayer David Tennant stars as the Danish prince who asks "to be, or not to be?" in this production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, which earned plaudits from the British press when it aired in England late last year. Patrick Stewart costars as his uncle Claudius, who ascended to the throne following the death of Hamlet's father and then had the temerity to wed Hamlet's mother. As Hamlet observes, "All is not well. I doubt some foul play." Source Here

Sneak Peek - Modern Family 1.21 "Travels with Scout"

I have a really good feeling about the April 28 new episode of Modern Family. It hails the return of funnyman Fred Willard as Phil's father and it appears to feature quite a bit of the young boyfriend, Dylan. We previously posted promo photos for the upcoming episode and now ABC has released four sneak peeks, which you can view below. GRANDPA DUNPHY IS IN TOWN AND CAMERON JOINS A ROCK BAND, ON ABC'S "MODERN FAMILY". To Read More Click Here .