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ABC's "Modern Family," "The Neighbors" Among Wednesday's Premieres

ABC/BOB D'AMICO(NEW YORK) -- The fall season continues Wednesday night with the premieres of several shows, including three ABC comedies.  Here’s a closer look. 


  • The Middle, 8 p.m. -- A one-hour episode kicks off season four.  Among the highlights: Mike accidentally reveals that Axl is his favorite child.
  • Modern Family, 9 p.m. -- The Emmy-winning comedy opens its fourth season with Gloria revealing her pregnancy.
  • The Neighbors, 9:31 p.m. -- In this new comedy, a family moves into a neighborhood inhabited by aliens.  Jami Gertz plays the matriarch of the family.


  • Criminal Minds, 9 p.m. -- A Texas prisoner escapes on the eighth-season premiere of the drama.
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 10 p.m. -- The CSI team searches for the kidnapped granddaughter of D.B. Russell to begin season 13.


  • Animal Practice, 8 p.m. -- You may remember that NBC caught flak for airing a preview of this animal vet comedy during its coverage of the Olympics closing ceremony last month.  Wednesday marks the show's official premiere.
  • Guys With Kids, 8:30 p.m. -- The pilot was broadcast a few weeks ago.  In case you missed it, the show revolves around three 30-something-year-old guys and their unique take on fatherhood.
  • Law & Order: SVU, 9 p.m. -- Season 14 launches with Cragen being investigated for a prostitute’s murder.

All times are Eastern.

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