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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – July 22, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

10PM | STARZ
Torchwood: Miracle Day
– The Torchwood gang lams it, heading off to PhiCorp HQ, where Jack (John Barrowman) confronts a mysterious criminal.

7PM | CARTOON NETWORK
Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace
– Yoda’s ship has a zealous stowaway, while R2-D2 and C-3PO have to lead some Jedi Academy students through a field trip.

9PM | ID
Deadliest Women: Killer Countdown
– ID viewers voted for the series’ top 10 deadliest women of all, and tonight’s two-hour special reveals the … winners?

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Heat Seekers
– A trip to find Chicago’s spiciest food includes a stop at Bricks Pizza, the home of the “Super Painful Pizza Challenge.”

11PM | IFC
Young, Broke & Beautiful
Broke-Ass Stuart heads to N’awlins, where he meets up with a vampire, tours the swamps and joins in on a gumbo jam session.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– Usually, I could not care less about Platinum Hit (8PM, Bravo), but Colbie Caillat, she of the soothing voice and infectious summery tunes, is the guest judge;
– On Whale Wars (9PM, Animal Planet), the Steve Irwin-ers find out the location of the Nisshin Maru;
– On American Restoration (10PM, History), tonight’s goodies include a 1940s U.S. mailbox and a ’67 Harley;
– The always awesome John Turturro is the interview guest on Real Time with Bill Maher (10PM, HBO);
– Food Net stars share where they had the best ice creams they’ve ever eaten on The Best Thing I Ever Ate (10:30PM, Food Network).

And the late-night line-up:
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Denzel Washington (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Dolly Parton and Ben Bailey;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Kyra Sedgwick (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Kevin Connolly;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): John Goodman;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Frenchie Davis (REPEAT).

 

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – July 8, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

10PM | STARZ – SERIES PREMIERE
Torchwood: Miracle Day
– Even if you weren’t a viewer of the original Torchwood, this U.S. remake, which finds Captain Jack Harness (John Barrowman) and company investigating why no one on Earth is dying anymore, will hook you. And Bill Pullman, as convicted rapist/murderer Oswald Danes, who survives an execution and is then set free? Nearly unrecognizable physically, and creepily good as a guy who’s going to prove to be, um, complicated.

8PM | NBC
Friday Night Lights
– I can barely even think or write about this penultimate episode of FNL without tearing up, so be warned that Eric and Tami’s dilemma, Riggins’ reunion with a fellow Panther alum and Grandma Saracen – especially Grandma Saracen – are gonna have you wiping the salty discharge from your eyes, too.

9PM | TRAVEL CHANNEL
Paranormal Challenge
– Host Zak Bagans says the Ohio State Reformatory is one of the most haunted places he’s ever visited. It’s also the prison used in The Shawshank Redemption.

10PM | NAT GEO WILD – SERIES PREMIERE
Killer Shots
– The new series follows wildlife photog Andy Casagrande (how awesome is that name?) as he goes to some dangerous lengths to get the perfect shot. In the opener, he leaves a diving cage to get an up close shark photo.

10PM | TLC – SERIES PREMIERE
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: It’s not just for bridezillas anymore.

11PM | IFC
Young, Broke & Beautiful
Broke-Ass Stuart visits Boston, where he helps judge a burlesque contest, parties at a steampunk mansion and hangs with some nerdy bikers.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The Bob Barker is on the lookout for two missing boats on Whale Wars (9PM, Animal Planet);
– On Outrageous Food (10PM, Food Network), Tom helps make an 800-pound burger at an Oklahoma festival;
Chaz Bono is an interviewee and Ann Coulter is among the roundtable guests on Real Time with Bill Maher (10PM, HBO);
Joel McHale and the gang serve up another bowl of tasty snark on The Soup (10PM, E!).

And the late-night line-up:
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Mark Harmon (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Matt Nathanson (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Charlie Day (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Larry King;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Thomas Lennon (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – June 24, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

11PM | IFC – SERIES PREMIERE
Young, Broke and Beautiful
– The charming Stuart Schuffman, he of the famous Broke-Ass Stuart blog and books, hosts this fun new travel series, in which he scopes out the cool, unusual and inexpensive in various cities. First up: Stuart’s hometown of San Diego, where he visits an outdoor mural spot, enjoys a junkyard circus, wipes out at a local skate park and visits Two Roses, a combo tattoo/coffee/barber shop.

11PM | VH1
Unplugged
Mumford and Sons perform an acoustic set, including, of course, “The Cave.”

8 and 9PM | NGC
Flea Man
– Flea Man helps a toy collector sell some of his goodies to help pay for a basement renovation, and then helps an aspiring country music star sell his collectibles so he can pay to record his first CD.

8PM | NBC
Friday Night Lights
– Riggins’ family and friends speak to the parole board on his behalf and Eric is recruited by a major college football program.

9PM | SCIENCE – 10TH SEASON FINALE
How It’s Made
– Behind the curtain on watches, turbochargers and enchiladas.

9PM | TLC – 2ND SEASON FINALE
Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss
– Three different brides are looking for three very different dresses, including Zaneta, who wants a sexy bridal gown, and Alyse, who wants a dress that will ensure her younger sister doesn’t steal her spotlight.

10PM | CMT
CMT Crossroads
– The Doobie Brothers and Luke Bryan bond while playing each other’s tunes.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
In the season two finale of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (9PM, ABC), Jamie holds a cooking competition for high school students;
On Whale Wars (9PM, Animal Planet), a small boat crew is in danger of hypothermia while waiting to be rescued from the Bob Barker crew;
On Outrageous Food (10PM, Food Network), we see an 11-pound pizza and an 8-pound breakfast (followed by a 1-gallon jar of Tums?);
Alexandra Pelosi and New York Times journalist David Carr are among the guests on Real Time with Bill Maher (10PM, HBO).

And the late-night line-up:
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Eric Stonestreet and Lady Gaga (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Owen Wilson and Plain White Ts;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): J.J. Abrams and Kathy Griffin (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Bob Costos;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Carson Kressley and Morgan Freeman (REPEAT);
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): The Exporting Raymond documentary on Everybody Loves Raymond.

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