'Modern Family,' 'South Park' and more Wednesday premieres
What follows is all the intel you need on tonight's premieres:
8 p.m. ET/PT:
"Revolution" (Season 2 premiere, NBC): Rebounding from last season's finale, Miles ( Billy Burke), Aaron ( Zak Orth) and Rachel ( Elizabeth Mitchell) find themselves in a small town in Texas where Rachel has an unexpected run-in with an important person from her past. Charlie ( Tracy Spiridakos) is on a mission in the Plains Nation, while Neville ( Giancarlo Esposito) and Jason ( JD Pardo) search a refugee camp for a lost loved one. Meanwhile, Monroe ( David Lyons) discovers a gritty role in his new environment.
"The Middle" (Season 5 premiere, ABC): Axl ( Charlie McDermott) heads to college and the entire Heck family tags along for the drive, but the short drive turns into an eternity when Sue ( Eden Sher) freaks out over Frankie's ( Patricia Heaton) failure to fax an important essay and Brick ( Atticus Shaffer) loses his new cell phone.
8:30 p.m. ET/PT:
"Back in the Game" (Series premiere, ABC): Maggie Lawson stars as Terry Gannon Jr., a divorced single mom and former softball all-star, who decides to coach her son's baseball team full of misfits after moving back in with her estranged father, Terry St., aka "The Cannon" ( James Caan).
9 p.m. ET/PT:
"Criminal Minds" (Season 9 premiere, CBS): The hunt for a methodical killer takes the BAU to Arizona to search for an increasingly devolving UnSub, and the team speculates that Hotch ( Thomas Gibson) is in the running to be the new BAU unit chief. Camryn Manheim guest stars.
"Law & Order: SVU" (Season 15 premiere, NBC): In the first half of a two-hour premiere, the SVU squad takes drastic measures to find Benson ( Mariska Hargitay) and her abductor ( Pablo Schreiber) after days go by with no word from her. In the second hour, an abandoned child leads the SVU to a dangerous kidnapper and more victims.
"Modern Family" (Season 5 premiere, ABC): In the special one-hour premiere, the family says goodbye to summer. Phil ( Ty Burrell) and Claire ( Julie Bowen) try to orchestrate a kids-free week by coordinating Luke's ( Nolan Gould) camp with Haley's ( Sarah Hyland) beach trip and Alex's ( Ariel Winter) volunteering excursion, while Jay ( Ed O'Neill) and Gloria ( Sofia Vergara) prep Manny ( Rico Rodriguez) for his first solo trip to Colombia and Mitch ( Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam ( Eric Stonestreet) make it a summer to remember. Could that include wedding bells?
10 p.m. ET/PT:
"CSI" (Season 14 premiere, CBS): D.B. Russell ( Ted Danson) leads the CSI team on a hunt to find Morgan ( Elisabeth Harnois) and Ellie Brass ( Teal Redmann) following their kidnapping by a ritualistic killer.
"Nashville" (Season 2 premiere, ABC): After the crash in last season's finale, Rayna ( Connie Britton) lies in a coma, while Deacon ( Charles Esten) awaits a pending jail sentence. Teddy ( Eric Close) is still reeling with news about Peggy's ( Kimberly Williams-Paisley) pregnancy, while Maddie ( Lennon Stella) turns to Juliette ( Hayden Panettiere) after learning the truth of her paternity. Elsewhere, Gunnar ( Sam Palladio) and Scarlett ( Clare Bowen) turn to friends for support after the proposal.
"South Park" (Season 17 premiere, Comedy Central): Cartman infiltrates the NSA and is upset by what he discovers in his personal file. Elsewhere, Butters finds a new audience for his prayers.