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10PM | BRAVO – SERIES PREMIERE
Million Dollar Decorators
– The show follows five Los Angeles interior designers, who work on some amazing, multi-million dollar design projects in the most fabulous L.A. homes, including those of celebs and Hollywood moguls.

8PM | NBC – 6TH SEASON PREMIERE
America’s Got Talent
American Idol just concluded and The Voice is still going, but if you really feel the need for another talent search series in your boob tubing life this summer, here ya go.

9PM | HISTORY
Lee & Grant
– History Channel’s Civil War Week continues with this new special, with profiles of Civil War leaders Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, including a rundown of their major battles and their impact on American history.

9PM | ABC
NBA Finals
– It’s the Mavericks vs. the Heat, in Miami, in Game 1 of the NBA championship series.

9:30PM | FOX – SERIES FINALE
Traffic Light
– Mike and Lisa have a new teenage babysitter, but she ends up needing a little babysitting of her own when she unleashes her teen angst on them.

10PM | MTV
16 & Pregnant
– Pregnant teen Izabella hid her pregnancy from her friends for eight months, and when she finally tells them about it, they question how much she thinks of them. Meanwhile, her babydaddy is creating extra stress for her by betraying her family’s trust.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– It’s a cookout-themed episode, as the chefs fire up grills and use classic condiments in their dishes.

10PM | LIFETIME
Love Handles: Couples in Crisis
– If you think weight-loss series can’t get more emotional than The Biggest Loser, check out this new series (from Jersey Shore creator Sally Ann Salsano) about overweight couples going through intense physical workouts and painful therapy sessions to save their lives and their marriages.

10PM | NBC
The Voice
– It’s round four, the final round, of the head-to-head battles, as the contestants compete for the final spot on their coaches teams.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– A special episode of Great Performances (Check local listings for time and channel, PBS) celebrates the 120th anniversary of Carnegie Hall with a concert that includes performances by Yo-Yo Ma and Audra McDonald;
– BBQ in Austin and Boston is featured on Eat Street (8PM, Cooking Channel);
– Daffy offers boxing lessons and Speedy’s pizza business takes off on The Looney Tunes Show (8PM, Cartoon Network);
– Tonight’s three-hour block of The Office on TBS (8PM) includes the birth of CeCe Halpert;
– An arctic storm ends King Crab season on Deadliest Catch (9PM, Discovery);
– On the series premiere of Deception With Keith Barry (10PM, Discovery), the titular mentalist examines the art of deception;
– It’s the 4th season premiere of The Little Couple (10PM, TLC);
– There’s a new Tosh.O on Comedy Central (10PM);
– Norm’s dishing about the NBA Finals and other sporty topics on the Sports Show With Norm Macdonald (10:30PM, Comedy Central).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Pete Holmes and Sarah Silverman (REPEAT);
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Jimmy Fallon;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): James B. Stewart;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Kate Hudson, Emmylou Harris and Rich Eisen (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Jennifer Lopez and Jesse Ferguson Tyler (REPEAT);
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Terence Howard;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Carson Daly and Flavor Flav;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Elmo, Jennifer Hudson and Whoopi Goldberg (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Ray Romano;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Bill Hader (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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10PM | TNT – 3RD SEASON FINALE
Southland
– NBC must, or at least should, regret cutting Southland loose, since it’s one of the rare dramas that has only gotten better. And tonight’s season finale keeps the good stuff flowing, as Ben (Benjamin McKenzie) wraps his rookie run while his partner, John (Michael Cudlitz), grows ever more dependent on painkillers. Elsewhere, Sammy (Shawn Hatosy) confronts Nate’s killer.

8PM | FOX
Glee
Gwyneth Paltrow returns as Holly Holliday, the fill-in sex ed teacher.

9PM | DISCOVERY – 7TH SEASON FINALE
Dirty Jobs
– It’s a family affair as Mike’s mom and dad pop in while he looks back at all the family businesses he’s visited.

9PM | FOX
Raising Hope
– Jimmy’s cousin Mike returns with a wife (guest star Mary Lynn Rajskub) and three “brother-husbands,” while Mike’s dad (guest star J.K. Simmons), Burt’s brother, looks to Burt for help in bonding with his son. Bonus awesome guest star: Best Week Ever host Paul F. Tompkins as one of the brother-husbands.

9PM | ABC
V
– Diana tells Lisa an attack against Anna is the only way to save the humans from being wiped out.

9:30PM | FOX
Traffic Light
– Adam may come to regret (erroneously) getting credit for rescuing his elderly neighbors’ puppy when Mrs. Neighbor goes overboard with her gratitude.

10PM | FX
Lights Out
– Ed’s (Eamonn Walker) training plan for Lights has the whole family in an uproar, from Theresa and the girls, who don’t like the late hours, to Johnny, who’s upset that Ed won’t let Lights promote the Reynolds bout.

10PM | MTV
Teen Mom
Kailyn has no choice but to move in with her mother, and Jenelle plans to move to New Jersey with Kieffer. On the good news front, Leah and Corey are happy to get baby Ali‘s diagnosis.

10PM | USA – 2ND SEASON FINALE
White Collar
– Neal finally gets more info about Kate’s death.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Sully coaches some wannabe pitchmen in the second season finale of Pitchmen (7PM, Discovery);
The Biggest Loser (8PM, NBC) includes a mud pit challenge;
– New Jump City Seattle on G4 (8PM);
– It’s the classic Happy Days (8:30, The HUB) episode in which Richie and Lori Beth get married (via telephone!);
Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years takes a look back at the career of The Gambler (8:30PM, GAC);
– On the second season finale of Cupcake Wars (9PM, Food Network), the contestants create treats for the 50th anniversary of the Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena;
– On Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? (9PM, WE), Joan is supposed to babysit Cooper and her friends for a weekend, but when she gets a job, she passes the babysitting baton;
– A female boxer gets a makeover on What Not to Wear (9PM, TLC);
– Several suspects keep the detectives busy when a college co-ed is murdered on Detroit 1-8-7 (10PM, ABC);
– The volunteers hunt rabbits and then eat rabbit pie on Kill It, Cook It, Eat It (10PM, Current);
– Still hoping the Real Housewives of Miami (10PM, Bravo) gets more interesting, lest it end up being as big a dud as RH of DC.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Gary Oldman and Drive-By Truckers;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Brian Christian;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Dan Sinker;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Justin Bieber (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler (REPEAT);
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Aaron Eckhart;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Alex Trebek (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Jennifer Aniston and Piers Morgan (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Topher Grace;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Jon Foster (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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10PM | BRAVO – SERIES PREMIERE
The Real Housewives of Miami – It’s the seventh entry in the Real Housewives franchise, and, fair warning, it starts off a bit slowly. But I’m trusting that the Bravo powers that be learned their lesson from the failure that was The Real Housewives of D.C. and wouldn’t unleash another lame (read: soooo boring) group of housewives on the series’ loyal viewers. So, bring on the drama, Bravo, in the form of the Miami sox, who include Scottie Pippen‘s wife Larsa, magazine editor Alexia Echeverria and art gallery owner Adriana Sidi. Wonder which one we’ll all end up loving to hate and hating to love?

8PM | FOX
Glee – Cue the Jamie Foxx music, as several McKinley-ites Blame It on the Alcohol after Principal Figgins warns of its dangers.

8PM | CBS
NCIS – In a particularly gruesome case, the team investigates the murder of a Marine whose teeth and fingernails have been removed.

9PM | FOX
Raising HopeAmy Sedaris guest stars as Virginia’s cousin, who makes a surprise visit to try and snag some of Maw Maw’s cash and reveal that she’s still warm for Burt’s form.

10PM | CBS
The Good WifeAmerica Ferrera guests as the illegal nanny of Wendy, a situation that Eli, of course, finds very interesting. Meanwhile, Diane defends her sometime lover, ballistics expert Kurt McVeigh (guest star Gary Cole), when he’s sued for testimony he gave during a recent trial.

10PM | FX
Lights Out – Johnny worries that his bro isn’t being properly trained for his comeback, especially since he keeps losing weight.

10PM | NBC
Parenthood – Tonight’s episode’s title says it all, hmmm, Crosby: “Do Not Sleep With Your Autistic Nephew’s Therapist”?

10PM | TNT
Southland – John and Ben bend the rules to help a kiddie, while Lydia and Josie look after an alcoholic who’s a key witness in an upcoming murder trial.

10PM | MTV
Teen Mom 2Corey proposes, Chelsea tries (sorta) to focus on school and Jenelle, once again, has to find a new place to live.

11PM | MTV
My Life as Liz – Poor Liz. After her romantic trek through New York with Bryson, she finishes her art project, but then receives a crushing text message from her pals in Texas.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Frontline (Check local listings for time and channel, PBS) looks at recent events in Egypt;
– The teams find out two players will be ousted this week on Biggest Loser: Couples (8PM, NBC);
– On Jump City Seattle (8PM, G4), it’s all about freerunning in Fenway Park;
– The adorable Jamie tries out for the baseball team on One Tree Hill (8PM, The CW);
– On Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (9PM, Travel), Andrew visits Namibia, where he samples dried worms and, gulp, wildebeest eyeballs;
– On Dirty Jobs (9PM, Discovery), Mike cleans a boat’s fish grinder;
– Mother and daughter still aren’t speaking to each other after last week’s fight on Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? (9PM, WE);
– On NCIS: Los Angeles (9PM, CBS), Deeks is shot during a convenience store robbery, but it’s unclear whether he was the target of the attack or just in the wrong place at the wrong time;
– Diana bonds with Lisa and Erica goes to Hong Kong in pursuit of thwarting Anna on V (9PM, ABC);
– A breast cancer survivor who works as a clown but who wants to re-enter the corporate world gets a makeover on What Not to Wear (9PM, TLC);
American Treasures (10PM, Discovery) is a new series that follows an archaeologist and an anthropologist who travel across the country to appraise historical artifacts;
Love/Lust (10PM, Sundance) unfolds the history of high heels;
– An Iraq War veteran gets to witness the birth of his second baby on One Born Every Minute (10PM, Lifetime);
– New Tosh.0 on Comedy Central (10PM);
– Peter and Neal work with U.S. marshals who are trying to nab an FBI agent selling witness info on White Collar (10PM, USA).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Matthew Perry, Jason Aldean and The Situation;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Anderson Cooper;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Bing West;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Amy Poehler and Deerhunter;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Owen Wilson and Rachel Maddow;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Martin Lawrence, Jared Leto and 30 Seconds to Mars;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Cameron Diaz, Henry Winkler and Cake;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Jeremy Irons, the Farrelly Brothers and Destroyer;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): John Waters and Malin Akerman;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): RedOne and Richard King.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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10PM | BRAVO
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Dinner Party From Hell: Producers’ Cut – It’s tough to imagine how this episode could be any crazier than it was, from Camille‘s passive-aggressive behavior to her wackadoo pal Allison-the Psychic-With-the Electronic Cigarette‘s aggressive-aggressive behavior, but Bravo’s promising to dish up a fresh helping of drama, so dig in.

7PM | DISCOVERY
Pitchmen – A stadium chair, an electric skateboard and an alternative to the chip clip are on tap for Sully.

8PM | FOX
Glee – He didn’t get the Best New Artist love at the Grammys (robbed), but two of Justin Bieber‘s tunes pop up in tonight’s Glee.

8PM | G4
Jump City: Seattle – Remember that killer parkour scene in Casino Royale? This new series follows the Pro Parkour League in Seattle.

8PM | CBS
NCIS – Gibbs investigates the death of a Marine who was killed in an assassination attempt on a politician he was guarding, while the team protects the politico’s daughter, a U.S. college student who’s also crushing on McGee.

9PM | FOX
Raising Hope – The Chances find some old home movies that lead to the surprising reason behind why they tend to be a healthy people.

10PM | CBS
The Good Wife – How very Zuckerbergian-ish: Will and Diane represent an Internet bazillionaire who’s ticked off at the way he was portrayed in a movie about his life.

10PM | NBC
Parenthood – The show that just keeps getting better brings in Lost star Michael Emerson as a man with Asperger’s who hosts a birthday party for Max.

10PM | TNT
Southland – Lydia (Emmy-worthy Regina King) gets suspended and spends her time bonding with an injured witness.

10PM | MTV
Teen Mom 2 – Surprise, not: Adam proves to be such a massive tool as a roommate that he offends Megan, who moves out. Good move inviting that back into your life, Chelsea.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– USA has closing night coverage of the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (8PM);
– The Cupcake Wars (9PM, Food Network) competitors fashion treats for a Cirque du Soleil party;
– The Hellcats (9PM, The CW) try to concoct a plan to save their funding;
– On Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? (9PM, WE), Joan and Melissa meet with Perez Hilton;
– Sam and Cullen go undercover as California highway patrolmen (like Ponch and Jon!) to ferret out some corrupt cops on NCIS: Los Angeles (9PM, CBS);
– On V (9PM, ABC), Lisa meets her grandmother and Anna asks Ryan to help her eliminate the Fifth Column;
– On Detroit 1-8-7 (10PM, ABC), Fitch and Washington investigate an ex-con’s claim that he killed two people in self defense;
– On Hard Time (10PM, NGC), a female prison in Ohio includes an inmate who’s raising her baby inside the prison;
– Lights misses the fam when he moves into a hotel to train in private on Lights Out (10PM, FX);
Love/Lust (10PM, Sundance) unfolds the history of the bikini;
Tosh chats with The Big O on Tosh.0 (10PM, Comedy Central);
– New Onion SportsDome (10:30PM, Comedy Central);
Bryson‘s in NYC, but the visit doesn’t go as well as he hoped it would on My Life as Liz (11PM, MTV);

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Dr. Phil, Jump City: Seattle and Ginnifer Goodwin;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): January Jones;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Christiane Amanpour and David Albright;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Josh Groban and a top 10 list with Joy Philbin;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Liam Neeson and Gretchen Wilson;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Justin Bieber, Far East Movement and Diane Kruger;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Eric Stonestreet and Jeremy Renner;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Jeff Probst, Victoria Beckham and Drive-By Truckers;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): William Shatner;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Kevin Smith.

Channel Surfing – August 20, 2010

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– Is Lost star Josh Holloway stepping into the role of Jim Rockford for yet another NBC attempt to get that Rockford Files revamp going? I know lots of TVScreener readers are probably still hoping Joe Flanigan’s name will pop up again

– Everything you wanted to know about the Britney Spears episode of Glee, including the first photo from her guest appearance.

– More great guest star news: Michael J. Fox has signed on to guest as an attorney in the new season of The Good Wife, which begins its second season on Sept. 28.

– Another reason to love Stephen Colbert: On Sept. 8 and 9 (11:30PM ET), he’ll host Been There: Won That: The Returnification of the American-Do Troopscape, with the audiences for both nights made up of veterans and active duty service men and women in the studio, as well as by satellite audiences from Walter Reed Hospital, Iraq and Afghanistan.

– Is a work visa standing in the way of Piers Morgan taking over for Larry King at CNN? Could be. According to the New York Post, Morgan’s current visa only covers him for being in the U.S. to work on America’s Got Talent in the summer, and he needs a new, and difficult to get, visa to work in the country year-around.

Spencer Pratt says he’s writing a tell-all book about his soon-to-be ex-wife, Heidi Montag. It feels like there’s very little we could possibly not already know about either of those publicity junkies.

Teresa Giudice claims fame, the result of being on Real Housewives of New Jersey, is why she and her family are in the middle of major financial woes. Uh huh …

– More Housewives news: The Real Housewives of Atlanta, which kicks off its third season on Bravo on Oct. 4, will have a couple of new faces in the cast this season.

Teen Mom, one of my favorite summer guilty pleasures, is the cover story on this week’s US Weekly, including interviews with Farrah, Amber, Maci and Catelynn.

– LOVE the Wall Street Journal story today about how TV writers use their pens (more like laptops) to get even with those who’ve wronged them. Fun, fun read. I asked Psych creator Steve Franks about the Ken Tucker “shout out” when I interviewed him for AOL earlier this year, and he was coy, but didn’t deny it.

– That rumored DIY Network reality show with rapper Vanilla Ice as a home renovator? Not a rumor … The Vanilla Ice Project premieres Oct. 14 and finds the “Ice, Ice Baby” singer fixing up a six-bedroom, five-bathroom, 7,000-square-foot lakefront house in Palm Beach.

– And what do the Jersey Shore doofuses get by the truckload? CVT – condoms, vodka and tanner.

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