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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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8PM | FOX
American Idol
– The three finalists, Lauren, Scotty and Haley, make hometown visits, and then perform three tunes: one they choose for themselves, one chosen by the judges and one chosen by mentor Jimmy Iovine.

8PM | ABC
The Middle
– Axl wants to snag a coveted job at the public pool, but one thing stands in his way: Sean Donahue, his rival and sworn enemy.

9PM | CBS – 6TH SEASON FINALE
Criminal Minds
A.J. Cook returns as Jareau, Nicholas Brendan returns as Garcia’s boyfriend and the team thinks a human trafficking ring is afoot when they find two missing bodies in the trunk of a car.

9PM | ABC
Modern Family
– The whole fam gathers at Jay’s house to head off to Alex’s junior-high graduation ceremony together, but various shenanigans may lead to them missing the whole thing.

9:30PM | ABC
Cougar Town
Lou Diamond Phillips guest stars and … gives business advice to Laurie and Bobby.

9:30PM | TLC
Extreme Couponing
– In tonight’s ep, one woman calls herself a coupon addict, while another – whose name is “Treasure” – started couponing to save her family’s business and has since amassed a stockpile worth $35,000.

10PM | NBC – 12TH SEASON FINALE
Law & Order: SVU
– Will you still watch the show next season when Mariska Hargitay goes to part-time status and her replacement may come in the form of Jennifer Love Hewitt? Something to ponder during the action-packed finale, which includes a shootout in the police station after Benson and Stabler’s rape case witness is murdered.

10PM | MTV
The Real World: Las Vegas
– A free trip to Cancun should equal paradise, but that all goes out the window when Dustin and Mike get into another fight.

10PM | COMEDY CENTRAL
South Park
– The episode’s called “T.M.I,” as in, the school posts the boys’ penis sizes on the bulletin board. Who’s most upset about it? No, not the parents. It’s Cartman, who gets so irate that he’s sent to the principal’s office and is ordered to attend anger management therapy. This has “serenity now” written all over it.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– A winner is crowned on the 16th season finale of America’s Next Top Model (9PM, The CW);
Adam and Jamie duke it out as spies on MythBusters (9PM, Discovery);
– The team tries to find a killer who disfigures the faces of his victims on Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (10PM, CBS);
– On Top Chef Masters (10PM, Bravo), the chefs help a man propose to his girlfriend with a very special, six-course dinner.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Bradley Cooper;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Richard Beeman;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Austan Goolsbee;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Julie Bowen, Keith Olbermann and Ben Harper;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Ed Helms;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Will Ferrell;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Adam Carolla and Topher Grace;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Jim Parsons;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Julie Andrews;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Adam Blackstone.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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10PM | CBS – 2ND SEASON FINALE
The Good Wife
– Despite the tension between them, Alicia and Kalinda work together to try to clear their murder case client. And, Alicia and Will fans, this could be the episode you’ve waited for, as there finally seems to be little reason for Alicia to keep her feelings for her co-worker under wraps any longer.

8PM | FOX
Glee
– Jessie St. James helps the Glee-sters work on their set list for Nationals, but all that takes a back seat when … well, the episode is titled “Funeral.”

8PM | FUSE
LadyGagaThon
– 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all Gaga, all the time. That’s Fuse’s plan for the next week, leading up to the pop star’s new album release on May 23. The Gaga schedule kicks off tonight with a new, two-part interview, Lady Gaga Born This Way Part 1: On The Record with Fuse.

8PM | CBS – 8TH SEASON FINALE
NCIS
Kerr Smith, Sarah Jane Morris and Enrique Murciano guest star as the NCIS team comes face-to-face with the Port-to-Port Killer.

8PM | THE CW – 8TH SEASON FINALE
One Tree Hill
– Haley and Brooke team up to run Karen’s cafe, and Mouth and Millicent become morning show co-hosts.

9PM | CBS – 2ND SEASON FINALE
NCIS: Los Angeles
– Callen and company try to track down Hetty (Linda Hunt) to find out the reason behind her sudden resignation.

9PM | FOX – 1ST SEASON FINALE
Raising Hope
– Flashback time: The Chance family recalls the year Jimmy turned 18, which included his goth phase and Maw Maw kicking everyone out of her house.

9:30PM | FOX – SERIES FINALE
Breaking In
– Yep, sigh, series finale for the show that seemed like it was only going to get better. Mike Tyson guest stars in the episode, which finds Cameron forced to revisit his past when Contra is charged with finding a cyberbully at his old high school.

10PM | MTV
16 & Pregnant
Cleondra was a very promising student … until she got preggers and told her parents she was going to move out of their home and in with her babydaddy.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– Passion fruit in the dessert and oysters in the app doesn’t sound too challenging, but the chefs may be stumped by the two Japanese ingredients in the entree mystery basket.

10PM | NBC
The Voice
Monica and Reba McEntire are among the advisers as more contestants are pitted against each other, including two of the best voices we’ve heard so far, Nakia and Javier Colon.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The contestants have to carry the weight they’ve lost so far during a golf-themed challenge on The Biggest Loser (8PM, NBC);
– Bugs and Daffy wind up in jail on The Looney Tunes Show (8PM, Cartoon Network);
Stevie Nicks, Pitbull and Ne-Yo perform on the Dancing With the Stars results show (9PM, ABC);
– It’s the season one finale of Hellcats (9PM, The CW);
– Host Brian Unger examines how glaciers and asteroids influenced How the States Got Their Shapes (10PM, History);
– The “Chocolate Rain” guy is back, while Tosh reveals his summer wardrobe and gets into a boxing ring with Manny Pacquiao on a new Tosh.0 (10PM, Comedy Central);
– New Sports Show With Norm Macdonald on Comedy Central (10:30PM).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Norm Macdonald;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Annie Jacobsen;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Amy Kremer;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Melissa McCarthy and Martin Short;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Ryan Seacrest;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Chris Colfer;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Anthony Hopkins and Andre Agassi (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Randy Jackson and Death Cab for Cutie;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Betty White and Patton Oswalt;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Adam Pally.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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9PM | BRAVO – 3RD SEASON PREMIERE
Real Housewives of New Jersey
– Hard to believe, but the Joisey girls may be wishing Danielle was back after they experience the new cast additions, both relatives of Teresa. In tonight’s premiere, the newbies (Kathy and Melissa) are introduced when Teresa and her family attend a christening. They arrive late (as usual), and that sets off a throwdown that could rival the great table-flipping incident of season 1.

8PM | NBC – 4TH SEASON FINALE
Chuck
– Can the team stop Vivian before she destroys Chuck and Sarah’s wedding? Now that the show will return for a 13-episode season next year, we may have to wait until then to find out … the episode is called “Chuck Versus the Cliffhanger,” after all.

8PM | FOX
House
– House has to deal with some devastating info, while Thirteen’s friend needs help, but can’t be treated at the hospital, because her problem is drug-related.

8PM | CBS – 6TH SEASON FINALE
How I Met Your Mother
– Ted’s life changes at a wedding, but it’s not his wedding. Yet, anyway.

9PM | THE CW – 4TH SEASON FINALE
Gossip Girl
– The season ender all comes down to: What will Blair do?

9PM | TRAVEL – SERIES PREMIERE
Off Limits
– The new series, hosted by history buff Don Wildman, delves into the hidden, unusual and unknown of various U.S. cities. First up, Los Angeles, where Wildman finds hidden oil rigs in a residential neighborhood, kayaks down the Los Angeles River and gets a look at a rarely-seen part of the city and visits a former Nazi compound in Southern California.

9:30PM | CBS – 1ST SEASON FINALE
Mike & Molly
– Mike wigs when Peggy’s new boyfriend asks if he plans to marry Molly (Melissa McCarthy). PS – Still haven’t warmed up to M&M, but MM, show star McCarthy, is the breakout star and major scene stealer in the new chick flick Bridesmaids.

10PM | ABC – 3RD SEASON FINALE
Castle
– Beckett finds a surprising tie to her mother’s killer when a hit man with key info on the murder escapes.

10 and 10:30PM | THE HUB
Family Ties
– So much to love about tonight’s back-to-back eps: Not only are they the installments where Alex meets girlfriend Ellen, but it’s also when Michael J. Fox meets future real-life wife Tracy Pollan, and the episodes feature one of the all-time great sitcom musical moments, the introduction of Billy Vera & the Beaters‘ “At This Moment.” Remember?

10PM | CBS – 1ST SEASON FINALE
Hawaii Five-O
– When McGarrett gets his hands on some major evidence against Wo Fat, the crime lord makes it his mission to destroy Five-O.

10PM | SHOWTIME
Nurse Jackie
– Jackie finds Bill in a sorry state when she stops by to score some drugs, and Thor bonds with Mrs. Akalitus.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– A wedding and graduation are the main events on the season 3 finale of 90210 (8PM, The CW);
– It’s week nine of performances on Dancing With the Stars (8PM, ABC);
– Ben and Amy butt heads when he defends Adrian on Secret Life of the American Teenager (8PM, ABC Family);
– New Kid in a Candy Store on Food Network (8:30PM);
Mad Love (8:30PM, CBS) wraps its first season;
– On American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior (9PM, Discovery), Junior rejects Senior‘s settlement offer, but when Senior’s dog dies, it may be the thing that will finally lead to a reconciliation between the estranged men;
– Jarek, Caleb and Teresa try to find a key, and missing, witness against Gibbons on The Chicago Code (9PM, Fox);
– Catch The Event (9PM, NBC) while you can; it did not get renewed for a second season;
– Tonight’s four-episode block of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (9PM, Comedy Central) includes “The D.E.N.N.I.S. System” for romance, “Mac and Dennis Break Up” and “The Gang Reignites the Rivalry,” with the introduction of Flipadelphia;
– RJ asks his dad for driving lessons, but he gets a visit to a strip club, with his dad, too, on The Hard Times of RJ Berger (10PM, MTV);
– TJ continues to look for his partner’s killer on Law & Order: Los Angeles (10PM, NBC).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Zach Galifianakis;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Jon Ronson;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Alison Klayman;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Andy Cohen and Julianne Margulies;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Eva Mendes;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Eva Longoria;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Kate Hudson (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Cee Lo Green and Howie Mandel;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Simon Helberg;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Ben Schwartz (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: The Weekend’s Best TV – May 14-15, 2011

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9PM, SUN | ABC – 7TH SEASON FINALE
Desperate Housewives
– The two-hour season ender has Renee bumming that her ex is remarrying, Tom and Lynnette trying to reconnect, Susan being welcomed back to the block with a party, Gaby finding out who’s stalking her, Bree wondering if her new dude is gay and … a murder!

11:30PM, SAT | NBC
Saturday Night Live
The Office and Hangover 2 star Ed Helms hosts the penultimate episode of the season, with Paul Simon as the musical guest.

8PM, SUN | ABC – 8TH SEASON FINALE
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
– While Ty and the crew build his family a new home, Patrick, a 9-year-old boy with brittle bone disease, travels to Hollywood to meet the cast of The Middle, including Patrick’s hero, The Middle star Atticus Shaffer.

8PM, SUN | STYLE – 3RD SEASON PREMIERE
Jerseylicious
– The new season kicks off with Olivia reuniting with her ex, while Gigi tries to get used to being single.

8PM, SUN | FOX
The Simpsons
– When the fam finds a set of keys that allow them to open every door in Springfield, Lisa discovers a secret classroom beneath Springfield Elementary.

8PM, SUN | CBS – 22ND SEASON FINALE
Survivor: Redemption Island
– A three-hour block includes the season finale and the live reunion special, where the jury decides who will win the million-dollar prize.

9PM, SUN | NBC
The Celebrity Apprentice
– In part one of the season finale, past celeb winners Joan Rivers, Bret Michaels and Piers Morgan return to help The Donald decide which of this season’s contestants should make the final two. After choosing them (can it really be anyone but John Rich and Marlee Matlin?), the final celebs must design packaging for a retro soda can and then shoot a commercial for the product.

10PM, SUN | A&E
Breakout Kings
– A convict breaks out with plans to kidnap, and kill, a TV host.

10PM, SUN | DISCOVERY
Killing Bin Laden
– The scoop on the Bin Laden military operation, with details on the Seal Team 6 and Bin Laden’s sea burial.

10PM, SUN | BRAVO
Real Housewives of Orange County
– When the women head to Texas with Gretchen, Alexis lets her guard down and talks about her life with Jim. Meanwhile, back in Orange County, Tamra‘s legal woes with Simon become an issue between her and Jeana when Jeana blabs to the media about her take on Tamra and her ex.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– A Time Lord’s distress call sends the Doctor off on a mission that puts his companions and the TARDIS in jeopardy on Doctor Who (Sat., 9PM, BBCA);
Off the Rez (Sat., 9PM, TLC) is a documentary that follows Native American basketball player Shoni Schimmel and her mother as they move off their Oregon reservation and try to secure a college scholarship for Shoni;
Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon and Hugh Laurie are the guests on The Graham Norton Show (Sat., 10PM, BBCA);
– A valet’s error sends two Philly women scrambling for their impounded car on Parking Wars (Sat., 10PM, A&E);
– Gail counsels a couple $100,000 in debt on Til Debt Do Us Part (Sat., 10PM, CNBC);
– Renee cuts loose during girls night out on Mob Wives (Sun., 8PM, VH1);
– Trevor’s marital woes impact his work on Army Wives (Sun., 9PM, Lifetime);
– Peter home schools Meg and Chris when Lois goes to Paris on Family Guy (Sun., 9PM, Fox);
– The detectives investigate a hacker’s murder on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Sun., 9PM, USA);
– Cleveland and the fam go to Comic Con in the season two finale of The Cleveland Show (Sun., 9:30PM, Fox);
– Mary plays go-between for a witness and a suspect who’ve fallen for each other on In Plain Sight (Sun., 10PM, USA);
– It’s Christmastime on Treme (Sun., 10PM, HBO).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

(ALL TIMES ET)

8PM | THE CW – SERIES FINALE
Smallville
– Another fine series bites the dust, as ten seasons of Superman’s (Tom Welling) angsty teen and twentysomething years ends with a wedding and the return of Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum).

8PM | NBC
Friday Night Lights
– Oh, Julie. Her relationship gets more complicated. Yep, that’ll happen when you’re dating your teacher. And he’s married!

8PM | ABC – 2ND SEASON FINALE
Shark Tank
– Maternity t-shirts, changeable top shoes and a toilet-training kit for cats (!) are among the items pitched to the Sharks by wannabe entrepreneurs.

9PM | CBS – 7TH SEASON FINALE
CSI: NY
– Mac’s (Gary Sinise) near-death experience has him determined to close his last unsolved case.

10PM | CBS – 1ST SEASON FINALE
Blue Bloods
– A drug bust reveals the identities of some dirty cops, which infuriates Frank (Tom Selleck) and makes him vow to bring down the Blue Templars.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Outrageous Food
– Candied bacon is among the goodies(?) featured.

11PM | VH1
Storytellers
– The Kings of Leon perform, and talk about the stories behind, their best tunes.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– Gordon travels to New Orleans to try to spruce up a Big Easy eatery on Kitchen Nightmares (8PM, Fox);
– Bulk chocolate and speed skates, or rather how they’re produced, is the topic on How It’s Made (9PM, Science);
– A bride wants a black and white wedding gown on Say Yes to the Dress (9PM, TLC);
20/20 features an update on the Amanda Knox case (10PM, ABC);
– A client’s little red wagon, from childhood, is tackled on American Restoration (10PM, History);
Harry Shearer guests on Real Time With Bill Maher (10PM, HBO);
– New The Whitest Kids U’Know on IFC (10:30PM).

And the late-night line-up:
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Joan Rivers;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Ken Jeong and Jodie Foster;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Kenneth Branagh (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Chris Colfer, Lenny Kravitz and Kristen Wiig;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Melissa McCarthy;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Raphael Saadiq.

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