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‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Season 7 Promo Videos

Season 7 kicks off on September 15 (10PM ET, FX), and in these cheeky new promos for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, we see that star Rob McElhenney‘s intentional 50-pound weight gain is indeed one of the storylines.

The second clip, spoofing The Miracle Worker, revolves around Charlie Day‘s Charlie and Danny DeVito‘s Frank, whose on-screen chemistry is one of the best things about the show.

Season 7 promises to be another great addition to the Sunny history, as Charlie Day told me earlier this year that season 7 storylines will include a poke at Facebook, Frank’s reunion with his brother (the two became estranged after fighting about a woman) and a spoof of kiddie beauty pageants.

 

 

 

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – July 25, 2011

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9PM | HBO
There’s Something Wrong with Aunt Diane
– Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated documentarian Liz Garbus directed this documentary about the headlines-grabbing July 2009 tragic car crash in which a woman named Diane Schuler drove the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway in New York, colliding with an oncoming vehicle and killing her daughter, three nieces, everyone in the other car and herself. The crushing case continues to be a nightmare for the survivors and family members left behind, including the loves ones of the victims in the other car, as well as Schuler’s son, who is still dealing with the injuries he received in the crash, and Schuler’s husband, who has to live with the fact that an autopsy revealed his late wife has a blood-alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit.

The film is the latest entry in HBO’s fantastic Documentary Films Summer Series, which has unspooled a fascinating new documentary each Monday night this summer, and continues through August 15.

9PM | TNT
The Closer
– Flynn and Provenza try to make some extra cash serving court papers for an attorney … but moments after they deliver the documents, the recipient is murdered.

9PM | SYFY
Warehouse 13
– Pete and Myka end up in bed thanks to a mystery, while Dr. Vanessa Calder (guest star Lindsay Wagner, who will cross over to an episode of Alphas next month) returns to work on a case with Artie.

10PM | NETWORK – 2ND SEASON PREMIERE
The A-List: New York
– The boys are back! Season one was the ultimate in guilty pleasure viewing, and considering that the premiere includes more gossip about Reichen and Rodiney and Reichen’s new Internet business, there’s no reason to think season two will be any different.

10PM | SYFY
Alphas
– The team moves to new offices after the attack on Rosen (David Strathairn), while riots break out on the east coast, apparently linked to a teen who has run away from home.

10PM | BRAVO
Real Housewives of New York City
Reunion, Part 1 Andy Cohen has hinted that the reunion gets very heated, with Ramona (no surprise) being at the center of several blowouts amongst the women. Jill apparently gets into with both Ramona and Alex, and, given her behavior all season, I’m betting there are going to be even fewer Team Jill members after this one.

10PM | SHOWTIME
Weeds
– Shane decides to take Nancy’s advice and enroll in college course, while Nancy’s attorney helps her make her way to California, where she tries to get ahead of her sister (guest star Jennifer Jason Leigh) in the custody battle for her son.

10:30PM | SHOWTIME
The Big C
– Cathy considers pawning her jewelry because of Paul’s layoff, while bro Sean tests his baby sling for the moms in his ‘hood.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Ashley gets a surprise visitor before she hands out roses to her final two dudes on The Bachelorette (8PM, ABC);
– One of the women gets so fed up with the fighting in Italy that she heads some early on Basketball Wives (8PM, VH1);
Will Wheaton and Stan Lee guest star on Eureka (8PM, Syfy);
– The top 15 compete on Hell’s Kitchen (8PM, Fox);
– Amy tries to help Ricky get into college on Secret Life of the American Teenager (8PM, ABC Family);
– On Cake Boss (9PM, TLC), Buddy builds a camping-themed cake that includes real fire to roast marshmallows;
– Competition turns ugly when Dave and Adam both go after a position on the school’s airwaves on Degrassi (9PM, TeenNick);
How I Made My Millions (9PM, CNBC) tells the stories of a woman who makes and sells jewelry boxes on QVC and the founders of Firehouse Subs;
– The weekly four-episode It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia marathon on Comedy Central (9PM) includes “The Gang Gets Whacked” and “The Gang Dances Their Asses Off”;
Charo guest stars on RuPaul’s Drag U (9PM, Logo);
– On Behind Mansion Walls (10PM, ID), an ongoing family feud ends badly;
– On the 1st season finale of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (10, ABC), a mom who weighs 445 pounds tries to lose weight to be there for her sick daughter;
– A Civil War musket and a cool 1950s pedal car toy are among the items brought to Rick and company on Pawn Star$ (10 and 10:30PM, History);
– Boston Fleet Week brings murder and Frosts dad (guest star Ernie Hudson) on Rizzoli & Isles (10PM, TNT).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): H. Jon Benjamin, Emma Stone and K.T. Tunstall;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Neil Patrick Harris;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Brian Cox;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Brian Williams and Tim Robbins & the Rogues Gallery Band;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Jessica Alba;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Mark-Paul Gosselaar;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Jon Favreau;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Don Cheadle and Zach Braff;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Don Rickles and Matt Smith;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Rob Riggle (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – July 18, 2011

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9PM | TEENNICK – 11TH SEASON PREMIERE
Degrassi: Now or Never
– The classic teen series gets all telenovela-y again, as tonight’s premiere kicks off seven weeks in which a new episode airs each night, Monday thru Thursday. Tonight, Sav is crushing on a new girl, who he runs into in a surprising way at the big Keke Palmer concert that opens the seven-week run. Elsewhere, Drew and Bianca worry about the return of her ex, and Fiona has a thang for a model in Holly J’s class. And those rumors about something tragic occurring this season? All true. As always, Degrassi … it goes there.

8PM | FOX – 9TH SEASON PREMIERE
Hell’s Kitchen
– One contestant ends up in the hospital and another trio is deemed, by Gordon Ramsay, “the three stooges” as 18 new cheftestants try to win a head chef gig, this season at BLT Steak in New York City.

8PM | LIFETIME
Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story
– Any Harry Potter fan worth his or her Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans knows the backstory of Potter author Rowling’s welfare days, but this sweet little biopic, with Poppy Montgomery as Rowling, is still worth a view in honor of last week’s release of the final Potter flick.

9PM | TLC
Cake Boss
– Buddy bakes a giant cheeseburger cake for National Hamburger Month, which leads to a burger-eating contest with the staff. Sounds like a White Castle contest I regrettably witnessed in college. White Castle + drunken 20-year-olds + a bet = Gore on that level of that episode of The Walking Dead where the zombies noshed on the horse.

9PM | TNT
The Closer
– Capt. Raydor (Mary McDonnell) gets extra snoopy into Brenda’s department, just as the police department undergoes some major reorgs.

9PM | COMEDY CENTRAL
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
– Tonight’s four-episode marathon includes the very un-PC (which is probably a redundant statement where any Sunny ep is concerned), but hilarious “Sweet Dee’s Dating a Retarded Person,” in which no one’s sure about the mental capabilities of Dee’s new boyfriend, rapper Lil’ Kev.

9PM | SYFY
Warehouse 13
– Pete and Myka investigate the sudden memory losses of witnesses in a murder trial. Maybe they ran out of their gingko biloba supply.

10PM | SYFY
Alphas
– Okay, they’re Alphas. But now, they have to learn to balance their regular lives with their not-so-regular skills.

10PM | SHOWTIME
Weeds
– While Nancy tries to land a job at Doug’s new office, Silas tries to talk his mom into a new partnership.

10:30PM | SHOWTIME
The Big C
Hugh Dancy guest stars as a fellow patient Cathy meets on the first day of the clinical trials, while Sean frets his house is haunted and Adam gets into a throwdown at school.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Ashley goes on home visits with her final four picks, including one who ‘fesses up that he’s not ready to get engaged yet, on The Bachelorette (8PM, ABC);
Jen and Evelyn‘s friendship is threatened when Evelyn confronts Jen about unflattering comments Jen made in a radio interview, on Basketball Wives (8PM, VH1);
– Carter plays babysitter to Allison’s kids when she goes out of town for a medical conference on Eureka (8PM, Syfy);
– On The Secret Life of the American Teenager (8PM, ABC Family), Adrian returns to school and walks head-on into a confrontation with Ben;
– The top 11 compete on Masterchef (9PM, Fox);
Molly Ringwald and Lady Bunny guest on RuPaul’s Drag U (9PM, Logo);
– A 456-pound nurse tries to lose half her body weight in a year on Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (10PM, ABC);
– Among the goodies coming into the shop on tonight’s back-to-back Pawn Star$ (10 and 10:30PM, History): a Godfather script signed by Al Pacino and a motorcycle once owned by Steve McQueen;
– On Rizzoli & Isles (10PM, TNT), Jane and Maura investigate the murder of a pregnant surrogate mother.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Bryan Cranston;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Daniel Radcliffe;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): John Prendergast;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Bono and The Edge;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Neil Patrick Harris;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Piers Morgan;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Aaron Paul and Roseanne;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Mila Kunis;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Elizabeth Banks;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Alex Prager.

 

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – June 27, 2011

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10PM | SHOWTIME – 7TH SEASON PREMIERE
Weeds
– The show jumps ahead three years, to the end of Nancy’s stint in prison. She’s paroled into a halfway house in New York City, where she plans to reunite with her family and, yes, restart her weed biz.

8PM | VH1
Basketball Wives
– It’s drama in New York when Evelyn and Tami get into (yet another) fight. Meanwhile, Jen has her first post-Eric date, and Evelyn tries to make up with her distant father.

 

9PM | HBO
Hot Coffee
– Remember the woman who, in 1994, sued McDonald’s because she burned herself by what she claimed was hot coffee that was too hot? It was a case considered by many – including the Seinfeld gang in the season seven episode “The Postponement” – to be an example of frivolous litigation. And it’s one of the main examples in this compelling, must-see documentary, from first-time filmmaker and former trial attorney Susan Saladoff.

9PM | COMEDY CENTRAL
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
– The four-episode weekly marathon include two McPoyle gems: “The Gang Gets Invincible,” in which everyone tries out, sorta, for the Eagles, and “The Gang Gets Held Hostage,” in which the McPoyles take the gang hostage at Paddy’s.

10PM | NBC
Law & Order: Los Angeles
– This may the biggest buzzkill of a Law & Order episode of all time: the guests at a birthday party are murdered by some uninvited attendees.

10PM | MTV
Teen Wolf
– Scott and Allison play hookey, leaving Derek to face the werewolf hunters by himself.

10:30PM | SHOWTIME – 2ND SEASON PREMIERE
The Big C
– The second season opens with Adam unhappy about seeing a therapist, Sean less than thrilled about living with the pregnant Rebecca and Dr. Todd unhappy that Cathy wants a second opinion (from a doc played by guest star Alan Alda).

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Ashley and the final eight visit Hong Kong before she kicks two more to the curb on The Bachelorette (8PM, ABC);
– Back-to-back Family Ties episodes (8PM, The Hub) are the ones that introduced Courteney Cox as Alex P. Keaton’s new girlfriend;
– On The Secret Life of the American Teenager (8PM, ABC Family), Ben tells Adrian he wants their marriage to be over;
Buddy and the Cake Boss gang build a bowling cake (9PM, TLC);
– The top 15 compete on Masterchef (9PM, Fox);
– On Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (10PM, ABC), 24-year-old LaRhonda vows to get her 400-pound-plus body in shape after the death of her diabetic mother.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Jason Sudeikis and DJ Qualls;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Jennifer Aniston;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Grover Norquist;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Shia LaBeouf;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Kevin Bacon and Bethenny Frankel (REPEAT);
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Gabrielle Anwar;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Louis C.K.;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Ellen Barkin (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Dennis Miller;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Adam Pally (REPEAT).

 

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – June 6, 2011

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9PM | BRAVO
Real Housewives of New Jersey
– It’s turkey time, and that means another occasion for Teresa and her bro and sister-in-law to tick each other off. For Teresa, it’s by hosting a “Friendsgiving” dinner for Jacqueline and Caroline instead of hanging with her relatives.

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Great Performances
– Selections from the 2010 Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago include performances by, of course, guitar god Clapton, as well as Steve Winwood, Sheryl Crow, ZZ Top, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, Vince Gill, Jeff Beck and Ronnie Wood. Host for the evening: Bill Murray.

5PM | G4
E3 2011 Live
– Can’t make it to the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles? G4’s got daily coverage (six hours a day, to be exact).

8PM | ABC
The Bachelorette
– All’s fun when Ashley and one of her dudes experience a flash mob, but then she becomes the subject of a comedy roast that goes so badly she ends up in tears and cancels a cocktail party with the remaining bachelors.

8PM | VH1
Basketball Wives
Suzie returns, but doesn’t get a friendly welcome from Royce, while Tami thinks Meeka is trying to ingratiate herself to too many basketball wives.

8PM | LIFETIME
Last Man Standing
Anthony Michael Hall plays the husband of Army WivesCatherine Bell, a former CIA agent whose secret past comes to light when her hubby is kidnapped (make that, Farmer Ted-napped!) and the crime is connected to the death of one of her fellow agents.

8PM | FOX – 2ND SEASON PREMIERE
MasterChef
– 100 hopefuls arrive in Los Angeles to cook up an audition for Gordon Ramsay and his fellow judges, all in the name of trying to become real chefs.

8PM | ABC FAMILY – 3RD SEASON FINALE
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
– If you’ve seen those teary promos, you can prolly already guess that Adrian and Ben don’t get happy news at the hospital.

9PM | DISCOVERY – 2ND SEASON FINALE
American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior
– Will a father-son build-off lead to a father-son reunion?

9PM | HBO
Bobby Fischer Against the World
– The doc profiles the late, great chess whiz, including archived interviews with Fischer, who died in 2008, as well as footage of his most famous match, a 1972 victory against the Soviet Union’s Boris Spassky in the World Chess Championship.

9PM | ABC FAMILY – SERIES PREMIERE
Switched at Birth
– Looking for a new drama for summer? Despite a few misses, this is a good one, revolving around two girls who were switched at birth, a fact they find out as teens. One is an artistic girl (Gilmore Girls and The Young & the Restless star Vanessa Marano) raised by a wealthy family, and the other (potential breakout Katie Lecleric) is an athletic girl who was left deaf by a childhood illness. Conflict ensues as the two try to get to know their birth families.

10PM | ID – SERIES PREMIERE
Behind Mansion Walls
– The new series profiles crimes among the wealthy, beginning with a murder mystery in Palm Beach.

10PM | ABC
Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition
Chris helps Alex, a 23-year-old man who, at 459 pounds, wants to get healthy to fulfill the promise he made to his late mother and set a good example for his younger brothers.

10PM | SHOWTIME
Nurse Jackie
– Coop speeds up his wedding planning, while Jackie finds herself on probation because of the drugs she pilfered from the oncology department.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– Outdoor spaces get Disneyfied in the new series My Yard Goes Disney (8PM, HGTV), including tonight’s series premiere, where two backyards get connected by a train;
Buddy has to build a massive cake that will feed 4,000 people and which has to be delivered to Las Vegas on Cake Boss (9PM, TLC);
– There’s a two-hour block of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on Comedy Central (9PM);
– On the new series It’s Everybody’s Business With Jack and Suzy Welch (9PM, CNBC), the titular couple advise companies facing difficult challenges, beginning, tonight, with Hertz and the car rental company’s new Connect car share biz;
– Val tries online dating to get over Quinn on Single Ladies (9PM, VH1);
– A sweet and funny Family Ties gem (10PM, The Hub) finds Alex yanking Andrew out of preschool when he finds out the classroom is not a competitive environment;
Pawn Star$ (10PM, History) goodies tonight include a 1932 Lincoln Roadster and a Civil War cavalry jacket;
Donna Summer is the judge as the contestants have to pen dance tunes on Platinum Hit (10PM, Bravo);
– There’s teen angst and then there’s teen wolf angst, which Scott finds out when he tries to juggle his new wolf persona with trying to land a second date with Allison on Teen Wolf (10PM, MTV);
– Food Network stars Tyler Florence and Michael Symon are among those who reveal restaurants that prepare specific items better than they do on Best Thing I Ever Ate (10:30PM, Food Network).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Ice-T and Breckin Meyer;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Maziar Bahari;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Werner Herzog;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Meredith Viera;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Cee Lo Green and Katie Couric;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): David Arquette and Toni Braxton;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Wanda Sykes (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Kathie Lee Gifford and Zakk Wylde;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Don Cheadle;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Timothy Allen (REPEAT).

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