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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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10PM | COMEDY CENTRAL – 15TH SEASON PREMIERE
South Park
– Apple  and Steve Jobs are among the skewerees in tonight’s season premiere, titled “The HumancentiPad.”

8PM | FOX
American Idol
– Week six, and the contestants are performing tunes by Carole King.

8PM | NBC
Inside the Royal Wedding
Matt Lauer and Meredith Viera host this preview of Friday’s royal wedding, including deets on Kate Middleton‘s dress, the wedding cake and the guest list. For even more info on the big day, check out my “50 Things You Should Know About the Royal Wedding” feature at AOL TV.

8PM | CBS
Survivor
– A log-rolling competition and the arrival of a mystery package shake up the contestants tonight.

9PM | NBC
The Voice
– If you missed last night’s premiere, NBC is repeating it tonight, and it’s soooo worth checking out. I would say it’s easily the biggest (pleasant) surprise of the TV season.

9:30PM | FOX
Breaking In
– Is Melanie’s ex-con papa visiting her because he missed her, or because the team is testing out a new security measure that would allow him to get the scoop on how to break into a museum where a pricey collectible is being held? That is the question.

9:30PM | CBS
Cougar Town
– Ellie and Grayson are shocked to find that they have a trivia ringer in their midst: Laurie.

9:30PM | TLC
Extreme Couponing
– The thrifty clippers in tonight’s episode include a woman who’s willing to Dumpster dive for coupons, and another who tries to teach her son how to extreme coupon (What? It’s a verb now) as he heads off to college.

10PM | TLC
Extreme Royal Collections
– Like the title says, it’s about people obsessed with collecting all things royal.

10PM | FX
Justified
– Oh, Aunt Helen. That was a shocker, and it’s one that sends Raylan reeling in this penultimate episode of the season, which also is the best episode so far of a fantastic sophomore season. Raylan has it out with Dickie Bennett and Arlo, and, though it’s all too brief, we finally get to see a moment between Givens paterfamilias Arlo and big bad Bennett mama Mags. There’s also increasing tension between Raylan and Boyd, and it’s all going to lead to next week’s season finale, appropriately called “Bloody Harlan.”

10PM | MTV
The Real World
– Is the Vegas crew about to lose another housemate? Could be, as Heather freaks out when she learns about Dustin‘s past as a gay porn actor. For reals.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The editor of Italian Vogue is the guest judge on America’s Next Top Model (9PM, The CW);
– An arrow + explosives = good fun on MythBusters (9PM, Discovery);
– Get the scoop on the soon-to-be princess in Biography: Kate Middleton (10PM, BIO);
– Corporate synergy! The chefs prepare a day’s worth of health, low-cal meals for the contestants on The Biggest Loser on Top Chef Masters (10PM, Bravo).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Martha Stewart and Emily Blunt (REPEAT);
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Sen. Bernie Sanders;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Ice-T;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Emmylou Harris and Kate Hudson;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Buddy Guy and Rene Russo;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Mike Tyson (REPEAT);
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Larry King;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Seth Meyers;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Matthew McConaughey and Amy Smart (REPEAT);
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): John Lehr.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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10PM | FX
Justified
– While Raylan is busily trying to figure out who wants to kill him, Boyd throws in with Raylan’s papa, Arlo, as he takes on Dickie for control of the Harlan County pot biz (and continues to heat up his new romance with Ava). But, be warned about the closing minutes of tonight’s episode: You will be yelling “Noooooooooooooo!” at your TV screen.

8PM | FOX
American Idol
– The top 7 sing songs from the 21st century. Wow, what an exciting and specific theme, AI producers.

8PM | ABC
The Middle
– The Hecks are worried about how obsessed Frankie is with the royal wedding, especially after she buys a very pricey HDTV on which to watch it.

8PM | CBS
Survivor
– An ugly argument ensues when one team’s rice becomes contaminated, while the first member of the jury is established.

9PM | ABC
Modern Family
– Cam and Mitchell wig about who will be Lily’s legal guardian if anything should ever happen to them, and when they evaluate the Prichett clan, no one holds up well to the scrutiny.

9:30PM | FOX
Breaking In
– Oz helps his childhood pal, NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson, with a security issue.

9:30PM | ABC
Cougar Town
– Jules and Grayson babysit Stan, while Andy tries to help Laurie get her dating groove back on.

9:30PM | TLC
Extreme Couponing
– A woman in Missouri plans to score $400 worth of groceries for less than a ten spot, while super couponer Missy, in Florida, plans a shopping spree in which her coupons will actually net her $50.

10PM | MTV
The Real World
Adam‘s ouster means the RWers get a new roommie, and when the newbie goes after Dustin, an all-out roommate war ensues .

10:30PM | A&E – 1ST SEASON FINALE
Storage Wars
– First of all, A&E, please make more episodes soon. As for tonight’s installment, word is that one of the treasure hunters drops $5,500 on one storage unit.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Adam and Jamie try to walk on water for tonight’s MythBusters experiment (9PM, Discovery);
– A new Cold Blood installment looks at the Amanda Knox trial (10PM, ID);
– ABC has back-to-back new eps of Happy Endings (10PM);
– Yes, it is interesting that Hoarding (10PM, TLC) follows Extreme Couponing on TLC;
– The chefs have to whip up some tasty using something icky, namely crickets and beetles, on Top Chef Masters (10PM, Bravo);
– It’s the end of the third season for Being Erica (11PM, SoapNet).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Tyler Perry, Morgan Spurlock and The Strokes;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Ricky Gervais (REPEAT);
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage (REPEAT);
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): James Franco (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Kirstie Alley (REPEAT);
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Dwayne Johnson;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Robert Pattinson;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Amy Poehler and Tiger Woods (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Michael Clarke Duncan;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Jason Sudekis (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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10PM | FX
Justified
– Bummed about son Coover’s death (despite what she did to his hand), Mags Bennett (Margo Martindale) decides to get her affairs in order, which means a pile of cash and the promise of peace for one Givens family member, and a nice hunk of humiliation and trouble for one of Mags’ own. Meanwhile, when Winona lets Raylan know that she’s finally divorcing the hapless Gary, Raylan starts contemplating his own future, and Boyd … well, let’s just say Boyd starts to thoroughly embrace his inevitable role as the new king of Harlan County.

8PM | FOX
American Idol
– It’s down to the final eight, who perform songs from movies tonight. Will this week lead to another “shocking” ouster? Not for me … the only thing shocking at this point is how overrated this group of contestants is, especially when it comes to the judges’ criticisms (or lack thereof). The season started off with much promise, but, as Idol expert and author Richard Rushfield points out today at The Daily Beast, what we’ve ended up with is another lackluster season, and one that definitely has us all missing Simon Cowell very, very much.

8PM | ABC
The Middle
– Brick is humiliated (humiliated) when Frankie makes him wear his cousin’s old clothes.

8PM | CBS
Survivor
– What does a double tribal council mean? Two players are headed to Redemption Island, of course..

9PM | ABC
Modern Family
– Everyone has fame on their minds, as Phil tries to convince his fam to appear in his realty business commercial and, in what’s sure to be one of the season’s most fun storylines, Cameron becomes the music director at Luke and Manny’s school.

9PM | DISCOVERY – 8TH SEASON PREMIERE
MythBusters
– A magazine + a toaster = an explosive device? Adam and Jamie test that movie myth.

9:30PM | FOX
Breaking In
Alyssa Milano guest stars as a dentist who’s impressed by Cameron’s (Bret Harrison) job.

9:30PM | TLC
Extreme Couponing
– Remember Nathan, from the original Extreme Couponing special, the guy who donated all that cereal to a food bank? The philanthropic coupon clipper is at it again tonight, as he tries to put his money-saving skills to work to assemble enough goodies to send 1,000 care packages to American military men and women. Awesome.

9:30PM | ABC – SERIES PREMIERE
Happy Endings
24 daughter Elisha Cuthbert (yeah, I always wished that mountain lion would have eaten her, too) stars in back-to-back episodes of this new comedy about a woman who throws her group of friends into chaos when she leaves her fiancé at the altar.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– Bobby tries to make the best Baked Alaska on Throwdown with Bobby Flay (8:30PM, Food Network);
– The Criminal Minds team travels to San Diego to investigate a series of killings involving college students (9PM, CBS);
– A couple wins their dream wedding on the season one finale of Shedding for the Wedding (9PM, The CW);
– The BAU team digs into the kidnappings of new mothers on Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (10PM, CBS);
– Benson’s still looking after her young charge, while also searching for his druggie mom on Law & Order: SVU (10PM, NBC);
– Will Adam become the latest Real World roommate to get the boot? (10PM, MTV);
– Back-to-back Storage Wars episodes (10PM, A&E);
Mad Men star Christina Hendricks challenges the contestants to perform a retro-themed challenge on Top Chef Masters (10PM, Bravo);
– Eyewitness video, from news crews and amateur videographers, of the tsunami and earthquake disaster in Japan make up NGC’s Witness: Disaster in Japan special (10PM).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Anthony Anderson and Dax Shepard;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Tracy Morgan;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Morgan Spurlock;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Aziz Ansari and Courteney Cox;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Diane Lane and Chris Jericho;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Prince;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Eva Longoria, Patrick Warburton and Robyn;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Mike Tyson (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Ashley Judd;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Producer Gale Anne Hurd (REPEAT).

TV’s Top Hats: The Twideshow

Trying a little something fun today on Twitter … slideshows are kinda boring to flip through , so I’ve done a Twideshow, in honor of tonight’s new Justified episode. The Twideshow’s an homage to cool and iconic TV hats, i.e. TV’s Top Hats. Whatcha think?

@tvscreener
Slideshows? Nah. In honor of Raylan Givens’ Justified hat, TVScreener.com’s first Twideshow: TV’s Top Hats. #Twideshow #TVTopHats


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Justified: Raylan Givens’ Stetson just adds to his swagger #Twideshow #TVTopHats http://yfrog.com/gy8zs7j

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Hee Haw: Minnie Pearl’s capper (w/ its $1.98 price tag) made it to the Smithsonian http://bit.ly/hCk http://yfrog.com/h09281j

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Dallas: J.R. Ewing’s Stetson also made it to the Smithsonian http://bit.l #Twideshow #TVTopHats http://yfrog.com/gyza13j

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Magnum P.I.: Magnum’s Tigers cap was an homage to Tom Selleck’s hometown #Twideshow #TVTopHats http://yfrog.com/h7ilx8j

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30 Rock: Frank’s ever-changing trucker hats http://bit.ly/fe5oLx #Twideshow #TVTopHats http://yfrog.com/gztx06j

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Lidsville: They WERE hats! And soon, a movie http://nyti.ms/iiq1xD #Twideshow #TVTopHats http://yfrog.com/h39in9j

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SNL: Mango’s sparkly shorts & pink beret http://bit.ly/g11ccz #Twideshow #TVTopHats http://yfrog.com/h3lpo3j

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Mickey Mouse Club: Lisa Whelchel is among the Mouseketeers who wore MM ears #Twideshow #TVTopHats http://yfrog.com/h7iuo3j

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Disneyland: Davy Crockett’s hat led to 5K cap sales a day http://lat.ms/firfn3 #Twideshow #TVTopHats http://yfrog.com/gz6pwvj

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Good Times: JJ’s hat was star Jimmie Walker’s dyn-o-mite! lucky charm #Twideshow #TVTopHats http://yfrog.com/gz4z90j

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Gilligan’s Island: Alan Hale had his Skipper hat bronzed at series end #Twideshow #TVTopHats http://yfrog.com/h22evyvj

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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10:30PM | A&E
Storage Wars
– Yeeeeeep! Though Dave Hester‘s trademark bid call makes me cringe, I’m happy that the network’s finally rolling out new episodes of the addictive Storage Wars. What is it that makes other people’s abandoned junk so fascinating? Probably the same reason we all stop at a yard sale: somewhere, in the irrational part of our brains, we all have those fantasies of finding a real Picasso for a dollar. Anyhoo, here’s hoping Darrell, Barry, Brandi and Jarrod manage to outbid the pot-stirring storage locker hound more often than not in the new batch of installments ahead.

8PM | FOX
American Idol
– The top 12 perform songs from the year they were born.

8PM | CBS
Survivor: Redemption Island
– There’s trouble brewing, or rather, exploding, in Camp Ometepe, while Matt and Kristina square off on Redemption Island.

9PM | CBS
Criminal Minds
– Prentiss out, as the BAU teamer takes on her nemesis Ian Doyle in Paget Brewster‘s final episode. Meanwhile, A.J. Cook returns as JJ, to help track down Prentiss, and co-star Matthew Gray Gubler directs the ep.

9:30PM | ABC
Mr. Sunshine
James Taylor guest stars as Crystal’s ex, who she tracks down for some closure on their anniversary.

10PM | TRAVEL CHANNEL – SERIES PREMIERE
Deathwish Movers
– The new series follows a moving company in Boston, one of the tougher cities to maneuver, which presents an extra challenge when, say, as in tonight’s episode, you’re trying to (carefully!) lift an antique piano 200-feet into the air, in strong, cold winds.

10PM | SYFY – 1ST SEASON FINALE
Face Off
– The finalists have to create fairy tale characters for a cocktail party to determine who will be the series’ first champion.

10PM | FX
Justified
– It’s all about thievin’, as Boyd and Ava are questioned about the mine robbery, while Raylan is on the case of a bank robbery in which Winona is trapped inside the bank.

10PM | BRAVO
Top Chef: All-Stars
– In the Bahamas, the chefs have to cook up some conch, but only after they catch it themselves.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The women work as teams to create retro coffee commercials on America’s Next Top Model (8PM, The CW);
Bobby tries to cook up the best fried green tomato BLT on Throwdown With Bobby Flay (8:30PM, Food Network);
– The couples battle to win their wedding rings on Shedding for the Wedding (9PM, The CW);
The West Wing Emmy winner Richard Schiff guest stars as FBI guy Jack Fickler on Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (10PM, CBS);
– Gonzo in the house! Trapper John, M.D. star Gregory Harrison guests on Hot in Cleveland (10PM, TV Land);
– The team springs into action during a hepatitis outbreak at a local prison on Off the Map (10PM, ABC);
– The roomies see a new, and not at all sane, side of Adam on The Real World (10PM, MTV).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Kaitlin Olson and Ricky Gervais;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Trey Parker and Matt Stone (REPEAT);
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Joshua Foer (REPEAT);
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Steve Martin and Selena Gomez;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Matthew McConaughey;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Justin Timberlake (REPEAT);
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Adam Scott and Kristen Wiig;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Amy Poehler and Tiger Woods;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Seth Rogen;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Matt & Kim.

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