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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.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – January 3, 2012

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9PM | ABC
Celebrity Wife Swap
– No matter how unique, ahem, you find Gary Busey to be, you are still not fully prepared to see him at home, as his fiancée/babymama swaps homes with the religious wife of scandal-embroiled pastor Ted Haggard.

8PM | NBC – 13TH SEASON PREMIERE
The Biggest Loser
– A whole new collection of couples arrive at the Biggest Loser ranch and are greeted by a twist: they’re going to be split up and forced to compete against each other.

8PM | CBS
NCIS
– While investigating the murder of a commander, the team runs into E.J. Barrett (Sarah Jane Morris).

8:30PM | ESPN
2012 Sugar Bowl
– Michigan vs. Virginia Tech.

8:30PM | ABC – SERIES PREMIERE
Work It
– So, about this Bosom Buddies knock-off … Do not consider this a recommendation to watch a good show. Consider it a recommendation to watch a show that’s so ridiculously silly you have to watch it at least once.

9PM | NGC
Taboo: Secret Lives
– Wow. Among the people living secret lives are a married (and successful) businessman who pretends to be homeless, a psych student who pretends to be a blue cat and a woman who pretends to be a paraplegic dependent on a wheelchair.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– There’s fruit in the app basket and cheese in the dessert basket.

10PM | NBC
Parenthood
– It’s a Braverman family road trip as the gang heads out together to visit Zeek’s mama.

10 and 10:30PM | A&E
Storage Wars
– In back-to-back eps, Brandi goes auctioning by herself for the first time, and then the crew heads to North Hollywood for some storage scavenging.

10PM | MTV
Teen Mom 2
– The moms and their tots celebrate Christmas, while Jenelle and Chelsea make more bad decisions regarding their boyfriends.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– Nell goes undercover on a new NCIS: Los Angeles (9PM, CBS);
– It’s the season four of drunken college student shenanigans on Campus PD (10PM, G4);
– When a construction worker is murdered on Unforgettable (10PM, CBS), Carrie and Al try to determine if the killing was mob-related;
– It’s back-to-back Extreme Couponing: All-Stars episodes on TLC (10 and 10:30PM).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Gary Oldman;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Charles Barkley;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Senator Bernie Sanders;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Will Arnett;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Snooki and Whitney Cummings;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Christina Ricci and the male cast members of Jersey Shore;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): William H. Macy;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Carrie Fisher;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Miranda July (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – October 31, 2011

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1AM (TUESDAY) | TV LAND
Roseanne
Halloween – It’s a marathon of every Roseanne Halloween episodes, kicking off with the 1991 episode that included a guest appearance by George Clooney‘s Booker.

8PM | VH1
Basketball Wives
– The ladies all head to Hawaii for some rest and relaxation, but it all hits the fan when they start talking and realizing the reason they’re always fighting is because Jackie is always stirring the pot.

8PM | CBS
How I Met Your Mother
– Ted finally reunites with The Slutty Pumpkin, who looks a lot like Katie Holmes. Because she is.

9PM | BRAVO
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
– Yep, they’re showing the late Russell Armstrong, as he threatens to sue one of his castmates. Is this the episode that makes you stop watching?

10PM | CBS
Hawaii Five-0
– A drifter who puts a curse on Danny looks a lot like Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund. Because he is.

10PM | NBC – SERIES PREMIERE
Rock Center with Brian Williams
– Ted Koppel and Harry Smith are among Williams’ cohorts in this new newsmagazine, the network’s first in 20 years. One of the first reports is on a U.S. town that has a negative unemployment rate.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– It’s a Halloween-themed dance night on Dancing With the Stars (8:30PM, ABC);
– A CEO becomes sick just after deciding to move his company to China on House (9PM, Fox);
– Trick? Nah, it’s definitely a treat when Comedy Central airs “The Nightman Cometh” as part of its four-episode marathon of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (9PM);
– On Enlightened (9:30PM, HBO), Amy convinces Levi to go away with her for the weekend, but she’s disappointed when neither of them can leave the past behind;
– On Castle (10PM, ABC), Beckett has to rescue Castle and his mommy after they’re taken hostage in a bank robbery.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Jimmy Fallon;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Mindy Kaling;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Neil MacGregor;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Jesse Eisenberg;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Justin Bieber;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Pee-wee  Herman;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Heidi Klum;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Zooey Deschanel;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Thievery Corporation (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – October 20, 2011

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8PM | CBS
The Big Bang Theory
– Sheldon’s mama visits, which puts him into hyper-competitive mode, because she seems to be paying more attention to his friends.

9PM | LIFETIME – 9TH SEASON FINALE, PART 1
Project Runway
– The Big Gunn – PR mentor Tim Gunn – visits the finalists at home to see how their collections are progressing.

10PM | FX
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
– The storm of the century is scheduled to hit Philly, which means panicked shopping for Mac, and looting for other Philadelphians. And, of course, there is a bunker involved.

10PM | MTV – 4TH SEASON FINALE
Jersey Shore
– Here’s The Situation: As the NJ crew prepares to leave Italy and head back home, their frustration with Mike’s buttinsky ways leaves him threatening not to join them back at the Shore.

10PM | CBS
The Mentalist
– Rigsby worries that his new girlfriend is going to cause hard feelings between him and Van Pelt, while Jane (Simon Baker) and the team investigate the murder of a woman whose body washed up on the coast of California.

10:30PM | FX
The League
– Ruxin worries that Taco is going to sleep with the attractive nanny (guest Brie Larson) he hired to take care of Geoffrey.

11PM | MTV
Jersey Shore
Season 4 Reunion – Because these people have some explainin’ to do.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– Elena and her friends begin their senior year on The Vampire Diaries (8PM, The CW);
Lee Majors and Marilu Henner guest star on Grey’s Anatomy (9PM, ABC);
– Reese and Finch have to deal with a tough judge and a Person of Interest (9PM, CBS) who doesn’t like the way they do what they do;
– Addison treats a pregnant woman who lost her memory after a car accident on Private Practice (10PM, ABC).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Jesse Tyler Ferguson;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Richard Brookhiser;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Coldplay;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): George Clooney (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Hugh Jackman and Tony Bennett (REPEAT);
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Mute Math (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Will Forte and Amy Sedaris (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Tom Lennon;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Michelle Monaghan (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – October 13, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

9PM | NBC
The Office
Stephen Collins and Dee Wallace guest star as Andy’s ‘rents, while Josh Groban guests as his brother, and their family reunion provides so much insight into why Andy is so … Andy.

8PM | CBS
Big Bang Theory
Wil Wheaton guest stars when Leonard and Shelton attend a soiree at his house.

8PM | NBC
Community
– New roomies Troy and Abed host a housewarming, er, apartment warming, party.

8:30PM | NBC
Parks and Recreation
– It’s dueling camping trips when Ron takes the Pawnee Rangers boys into the wild, while Leslie does the same with her all-girls troop of Pawnee Goddesses.

9PM | LIFETIME
Project Runway
Zoe Saldana is the guest judge as we get close to the season finale and the remaining designers are challenged to create a mini collection.

10PM | FX
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
– It’s a family reunion when Frank’s brother shows up and reveals some family secrets, including the woman who came between the Reynolds brothers.

10PM | CBS
The Mentalist
– Jane thinks a dude at a political rally is about to commit a murder. And considering said dude has a gun, he might be onto something.

10:30PM | FX
The League
– Ruxin tries to get Geoffrey into a Jewish preschool.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– On Vampire Diaries (8PM, The CW), Damon tries to get Jeremy to help take out the dangerous Klaus;
– The contestants pay home visits to the judges/mentors on The X Factor (8PM, Fox);
Debbie Allen guests as Jackson’s mommy on Grey’s Anatomy (9PM, ABC);
– A young doctor is on the guys’ list on Person of Interest (9PM, CBS);
The Situation takes his pot stirring too far and the whole house turns against him on Jersey Shore (10PM, MTV);
– A woman with no uterus wants to have a baby on Private Practice (10PM, ABC).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Sarah Michelle Gellar;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Bill O’Reilly (REPEAT);
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Ken Burns (REPEAT);
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Bill O’Reilly;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Zachary Levi;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): John Goodman;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Julianne Hough;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Kathy Bates;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Chris  Hayes.

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