Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – August 17, 2011

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – August 17, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

9PM | USA
Royal Pains
– Hank has his hands full, first with a marathon runner whose body temperature if off, and then with Boris, whose declining health sends Hank into investigative mode.

8PM | ANIMAL PLANET
Bedbug Apocalypse
– This special examines those creepy crawlies that have caused such a ruckus around the U.S. in the last year.

8PM | BIO
Dances With Wolves: The Inside Story
– Director and star Kevin Costner discusses his Oscar-winning 1990 classic movie.

8PM | CMT
To the Mat
– CMT gets into the original movie biz with this entry, starring Ricky (The Ricker!) Schroder as a former wrestler who partners with a Wall Street consultant to save his family business, a wrestling school.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The Power of Veto competition is held on Big Brother (8PM, CBS);
Mike and Lonnie threaten to kick Ashley and Juicy off Famous Food (8PM, VH1);
– Eli stops taking his meds again and becomes convinced he’s going to get back together with Claire on Degrassi (9PM, TeenNick);
– On the first season finale of Hollywood Hi-Tech (9:30PM, DIY), Adam Corolla‘s podcast studio gets an update, with new Webcams, state-of-the-art microphones and speakers in the waiting room;
– It’s Johnny and Tyler vs. CT and Adam in the final men’s Jungle on The Challenge: Rivals (10PM, MTV);
– Patty gets a surprise visit from her son Michael on Damages (10PM, DirecTV);
Huey Lewis and Buck Henry guest star on Hot in Cleveland (10PM, TV Land);
– The second season of Outrageous Kid Parties (10PM, TLC) kicks off with a “candy fantasy” party for a preschooler’s graduation party;
– Sheila makes Colleen an offer she can’t refuse on Rescue Me (10PM, FX);
– The first season finale of Rocco’s Dinner Party (10PM, Bravo) also serves as a birthday soiree for Liza Minnelli;
Barry finds some interesting military items and Darrell finally gets a locker on back-to-back Storage Wars episodes (10 and 10:30PM, A&E).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Paul Rudd;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Michael Steele;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Jeff Bridges;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Bono and The Edge (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Jason Sudeikis and Adam Levine (REPEAT);
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Joel McHale;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Ryan Gosling and Andy Cohen (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): David Beckham (REPEAT);
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Raphael Saadiq (REPEAT).

 

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