Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – January 23, 2012

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – January 23, 2012

(ALL TIMES ET)

9PM | BRAVO – 2ND SEASON FINALE
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
– As the tension-filled, awkward season finally comes to a close, Lisa‘s daughter Pandora gets married, and Taylor finally spills the entire truth about her marriage to Russell. Check out the Los Angeles Times story on the season, in which Real Housewives daddy Andy Cohen discusses the network’s process for deciding how to handle the season.

8PM | ABC
The Bachelor
– More dates, more dinners, more crazy drama; still no indication that any of this will lead to a lasting relationship.

8PM | THE CW
Gossip Girl
– It’s Blair’s bachelorette party, in an episode directed by Clueless and Fast Times at Ridgemont High director Amy Heckerling.

8PM | FOX
House
– A patient in an Alzheimer’s drug trial begins reacting violently, which leads to a revelation about his relationship with his wife. Meanwhile, House butts heads with … someone (okay, Foreman).

8PM | SUNDANCE
The Mortified Sessions
Alanis Morissette discusses dating much older men when she was 14, while TOMS creator Blake Mycoskie discusses an important business lesson he learned launching a laundry business in college.

8PM | ABC FAMILY
Pretty Little Liars
– Ezra is avoiding Aria’s phone calls, so she plots to get him to respond to her.

9PM | FOX
Alcatraz
– The hunt is on for a child killer, who would kidnap his victims and return their bodies afterwards, when he returns from the past.

9PM | OWN
America’s Money Class With Suze Orman
– Tonight’s financial advice from Suze includes tips on saving moolah, avoiding financial scams and landing a good job

10PM | ABC
Castle
– A reality TV star is the suspect when a famous dog trailer is murdered. The episode title: “An Embarrassment of Bitches.” Well played, Castle folk.

10PM | BRAVO
It’s a Brad, Brad World
Brad looks for a new office space (new meaning: not his garage), and things get a little testy when he and Gary begin planning their anniversary bash.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– On Heat Seekers (8PM, Food Network), Aaron and Roger head to Las Vegas where they sample a Mexican chicken dish so spicy it’s called “Cry Today, Cry Tomorrow”;
– On Fear Factor (9PM, NBC), contestants have to swim with leeches and dangle on a bungee line attached to a helicopter in hopes of winning the $100,000 grand prize;
– Three drug addicts try to deal with the addiction issues while also dealing with their new surroundings as newbie prisoners on First Week In (9PM, Discovery);
– Tonight’s four-episode marathon of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (9PM, Comedy Central) includes “Sweet Dee Gets Audited” and the classic “The Gang Gets Held Hostage,” with the McPoyles;
– It’s the fifth season premiere of Cake Boss (10PM, TLC), and Buddy and Lisa renew their vows on a cruise (unless bad weather dooms the ceremony);
– Back-to-back Pawn Stars episodes on History Channel (10 and 10:30PM);
Lisa Vanderpump and Brandi Glanville guest on Watch What Happens; Live (11PM, Bravo).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Wilco;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Kathleen Sebelius;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Bruce Bueno De Mesquita;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Mark Wahlberg (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Michelle Williams (REPEAT);
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Kiefer Sutherland;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Tina Fey (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): The host tours the Eifel Tower;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Cee-Lo Green (REPEAT).

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