Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – August 24, 2011

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – August 24, 2011


10PM | FX
Rescue Me
– The firehouse is unhappy with Franco – or “Francostein” as they refer to him – decides to enforce all the rules while taking over Lou’s job, but when he’s really challenged on a call, the biggest rebel of all may be the only one who can prevent a tragedy.

Man vs. Food Nation: Route 66
Adam tries steak and frozen custard on his way to Tulsa, where he helps a retired Navy officer who wants to eat 23 puffy tacos in 90 minutes. And no, I don’t know what a puffy taco is either.

Royal Pains
– Hank treats a boy who has asthma, but then his nanny starts to have the same symptoms as the boy.

The Challenge: Rivals
– A tough, multi-event closes out the season, as the final six teams go for the $300,000 grand prize.

10PM | DirecTV
– Ellen goes to Bill Herndon (Judd Hirsch) to uncover Jerry’s identity, while Howard goes to Afghanistan (John Goodman) to confront Chris.

Restaurant: Impossible
Robert tries to revamp an Italian eatery in Connecticut. It’s family-owned, and the family’s squabbles are only adding to the business woes.

Top Chef Just Desserts
– The new season opens with 14 contestants and a fairy tale-themed challenge.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The Power of Veto ceremony is held on Big Brother (8PM, CBS);
– Their designer may have messed up the gang’s entire plan for the restaurant on Famous Food (8PM, VH1);
– Katie, Drew and Marisol form the latest love triangle on Degrassi (9PM, TeenNick);
Roseanne tries to get a prescription for medicinal marijuana on Roseanne’s Nuts (9PM, Lifetime);
– Elka (Betty White) turns into a bridezilla on Hot in Cleveland (10PM, TV Land).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Rainn Wilson (REPEAT);
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Jay Bahadur;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Nassir Ghaemi (REPEAT);
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Ashton Kutcher;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Katie Holmes (REPEAT);
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Dax Shepard (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Jason Bateman and Tony Bennett (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Regis Philbin;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Interpol (REPEAT).

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