Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – August 10, 2011

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – August 10, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

10:30PM | COMEDY CENTRAL – 1ST SEASON FINALE
Jon Benjamin Has a Van
Bob Odenkirk guest stars as a cult leader who crosses paths with Jon when Jon does a report on a religious sect that believes as one of its core tenants that Jesus smoked a pipe. Guess who picks up that habit himself, then?

9PM | USA
Royal Pains
Matt Lauer makes a cameo as Evan gets Hank an appearance on the Today show, without realizing that his bro has a major fear about public speaking.

9 and 9:30PM | LIFETIME
Roseanne’s Nuts
Roseanne‘s pals Phyllis Diller and Sandra Bernhard visit her in Hawaii, and a girls night out leads to a wicked hangover for Roseanne.

10PM | DIRECTV
Damages
– In tonight’s installment, titled “We’ll Just Have to Find Another Way to Cut the Balls Off This Thing,” Patty hires a nurse to look after Catherine, while Ellen continues to battle Erickson (John Goodman) in court, which is made so much more difficult when Boorman (Dylan Baker) messes with her witness’ credibility.

10PM | FX
Rescue Me
– Tommy and the gang try to cut reporter Pam Keppler off with a dose of her own medicine, while Sean works up the nerve to talk to Emily about their odor problem.

10 and 10:30PM | A&E
Storage Wars
– Yeeeeeep, it’s true: Dave Hester faces his rival bidder at an auction in Mission Hills, California.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The Power of Veto competition is held on Big Brother (8PM, CBS);
– The whole team turns against Danielle on Famous Food (8PM, VH1);
– The final four perform on part one of the season 8 finale of So You Think You Can Dance (8PM, Fox);
– An accident could result in Jenna losing custody of her baby on Degrassi (9PM, TeenNick);
Oliver Stone‘s living room is transformed into a screening room on Hollywood Hi-Tech (9:30PM, DIY);
– On The Challenge: Rivals (10PM, MTV), Wes and Paula attack Cara Maria, and Laurel steps in to defend her;
Primetime Nightline: Celebrity Secrets (10PM, ABC) covers the impact of being in showbiz on kids, including Rebecca Black and Eden Wood.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Aziz Ansari;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): John Coffee;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Elliott Ackerman;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Shia LaBeouf (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Joel McHale;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): David Koechner and Jessica Alba;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Jesse Eisenberg, Incubus and Jerry Springer;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Snooki;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Howie Mandel (REPEAT);
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Ben Schwartz (REPEAT).

 

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