Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – January 4, 2012

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – January 4, 2012

(ALL TIMES ET)

9:30PM | ABC
Happy Endings
– When Jane and Max get into a tiff over a sweater, they decide whoever can be the least vain will get to claim the garment. Another Adam Pally-intensive episode can only be a good thing.

8PM | ABC
The Middle
– Frankie promises the family an all-you-can-eat buffet if they can maintain their New Year’s resolutions for a week, but that means Brick has to stop reading all the time, Mike has to smile more, Axl had to keep his room clean and Sue has to try out for fewer activities.

8:30PM | ESPN
2012 Orange Bowl
– West Virginia takes on Clemson in Miami, as the Tigers try to extend their winning streak against the Mountaineers to two games (the two teams have met just once before, in 1989).

8:30PM | ABC
Suburgatory
– Tessa gets her driver’s license, which Dalia just sees as an opportunity for her to be chauffeured around town. But Tessa may have the last laugh, as her new job provides an opportunity for her to spend time with Scott …

9PM | ABC
Modern Family
– Phil Dunphy is a man prone to going overboard. So imagine what he’s like when he thinks he may be dying.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Restaurant: Impossible
Chef Robert tries to save a Colorado pub on the verge of bankruptcy.

10PM | ABC
Revenge
– Emily’s master plan starts to unravel, which can only mean this addictive drama, one of the most fun new shows of the season, is going to get even better.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Dr. Drew and Pam Anderson are among  the celebs claiming their not the celebs they are on the reality switcheroo I Get That a Lot (8PM, CBS);
– ID’s latest true crime series Fatal Encounters (10PM) unfolds murder cases, including, in the opener, one woman’s plan to steal another woman’s baby;
– They’re baaaack for another season: the moms of Toddlers & Tiaras (10PM, TLC);
– It’s a BBQ showdown on Top Chef: Texas (10PM, Bravo).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Chris Isaak;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Elizabeth Dowling Taylor;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): John Heilemann;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Brian Williams;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Pawn Stars star Rick Harrison;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Octavia Spencer;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Geoffrey Zakarian and Ed Burns;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Melissa Rauch;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Kaitlin Olson.

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