TV Watch List: Wednesday, Oct. 12

Art auctioneer/mentor Simon de Pury advises contestant Kymia in a challenge to turn kitsch into a masterpiece on “Work of Art.”

‘Work of Art: The Next Great Artist’
REALITY. Lowbrow kitsch is the highlight of tonight’s season opener challenge. Do you think anyone will invoke some of the boob tube’s finer moments — ahem, “Jersey Shore” — in this televised reality competition focused on highbrow pursuits?
Season premiere, 9 p.m., Bravo

‘Psych’
COMEDY. Shawn stumbles upon a dead body at the British Consulate’s home. The real question isn’t how he’s going to use his fake psychic skills to solve the crime, but how those powers got him into the British Consulate’s home in the first place (the answer involves Darth Vader).
Season premiere, 10 p.m., USA

‘American Horror Story’
DRAMA. Ben, whose cheating ways prompted the Harmon family to move across the country and into that haunted house in the first place, heads to Boston, leaving Vivien and Violet to fend for themselves against the ghosts. Thanks, Dad!
10 p.m., FX

‘New Girl’
COMEDY. Schmidt pursues Cece, which means the Douchebag Jar is going to be overflowing by night’s end.
9:30 p.m., Fox


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