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TV: Five shows worth watching tonight: May 2

A select viewing guide for Wednesday, May 2

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REALITY The Cupcake Girls W Network, 8 p.m. ET/PT Who knew the cupcake business was rife with drama? Currently in its third season, this freakishly popular series focuses on best friends Lori Joyce and Heather White, who run a successful cupcake business in Vancouver. As befits any successful businesswomen, both lead complicated lives beyond the icing and sprinkles. Past episodes have documented Lori's in vitro-fertilization treatment and Heather's ongoing struggle as a recovering alcoholic. In tonight's first new episode, the pair are tasked to create an elaborate cake for an event, while Heather's father Brian, the usual deliveryman, gets into hot water for accumulating multiple parking tickets. In the second show, Heather tries to make cupcakes with flavoured vodka.

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COMEDY Modern Family ABC, CITY-TV, 9 p.m. ET/PT Last year's Emmy-winner for Best Actor in a comedy series, Ty Burrell takes the spotlight in tonight's new episode of TV's sharpest sitcom. The Dunphy clan is in need of a new car, so his character of distracted dad Phil heads off to the local dealership with new pal Andre (Kevin Hart) in tow. Of course Phil makes a wildly spontaneous purchase, which leads to conflict with his wife Claire (Julie Bowen). In other Dunphy news, vainglorious Jay (Ed O'Neill) preps trophy wife Gloria (Sofia Vergara) for his upcoming high-school reunion, while Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) are forced to deal with an wailing inconsolable toddler when Lily loses her beloved stuffed animal.

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COMEDY Don't Trust the B--- in Apartment 23 ABC, CITY-TV, 9:30 p.m. ET/PT So far, so good for this new sitcom. Since debuting three weeks ago, the series has steadily grown its audience to the point where renewal for a second season is practically inevitable. And unlike several other comedies launched this season, the critics love it. The premise, in case you missed it, follows small-town waif June (Dreama Walker), whose wedding plans fall apart and Big Apple dream job never materializes, which somehow result in her sharing an apartment with a manipulative party girl named Chloe (Krysten Ritter). Tonight, Chloe helps June prepare for an upcoming wedding, but her confidence lessons work too well and suddenly there are two b-s in apartment 23.

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MOVIE Margin Call The Movie Network, 9 p.m. ET (Eastern Canada only) The toast of last year's Sundance Film Festival, this low-budget feature provides an insider's snapshot of life at a major investment firm during the economic meltdown of 2008. Penn Badgley plays junior risk analyst Seth, who along with senior analyst Peter (Zachary Quinto) and trader Will (Paul Bettany), is spared when layoffs are issued at his firm. On his way out, the senior staffer Eric (Stanley Tucci) hands them a USB drive with information revealing the company has been trading beyond its means for years and disaster is imminent. Enter demonic CEO John Tuld (Jeremy Irons), who choppers in to devise a game plan to minimize the damage. The supporting cast includes Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore and Simon Baker (The Mentalist) as banker types caught up in the freefall.

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