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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – September 1, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

10PM | FX
Wilfred
– Only one more Wilfred before next week’s season finale. Sad. But tonight’s installment is a good one: An attractive woman is interested in Ryan, but he’s preoccupied with doing for others, including Kristen, Jenna and, of course, Wilfie.

8-11PM | DISCOVERY
Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero
– The miniseries concludes with episodes featuring 9/11 survivors who hung around to help rebuild their communities and a memorial for 9/11 victims.

9PM | USA
Burn Notice
– Sam and Jesse try to trap Max’s killer while Michael and Fiona pretend to be a wealthy couple at a swanky South American resort to rescue a bioweapons expert.

9PM | TEENNICK – SUMMER FINALE
Degrassi – It’s prom night, and on Degrassi, that means someone’s probably gonna get shot.

9PM | LIFETIME
Project Runway
Kenneth Cole is the guest judge as the contestants have to create garments inspired by student art projects.

10PM | COMEDY CENTRAL
Futurama
– When Bender gets a boost in his processing power, he’s suddenly able to see the future. A prescient Bender … all kinds of potential there.

10PM | USA
Suits
– Harvey’s mentor shows up and asks for Harvey’s help when the mentor’s office comes under investigation. The best part: said mentor is played by guest star Gary Cole, who always elevates whatever project he’s in.

11:59PM | ADULT SWIM – 3RD SEASON FINALE
Childrens Hospital
– In “Newsreaders,” we get updates on the Childrens Hospital (remember, no apostrophe!) cast. The crazy, crazy cast.

12:15AM FRIDAY | ADULT SWIM
NTSF: SD: SUV
– Trent (Paul Scheer) plans a cruise for the NTSF crew, but he has an ulterior motive: to catch a terrorist who’s allegedly hiding on the ship.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
- It’s eviction night on Big Brother (8PM, CBS);
- In case you missed it on Sunday, the conclusion of last week’s Jersey Shore (10PM, MTV) finds Situation  leaving the house on a stretcher after he and Ronnie duke it out;
- On Louie (10:30PM, FX), Louie’s sister wigs out and takes her daughter to Grand Central Station … and leaves her there.

And the late-night line-up:
-
Conan (11PM, TBS): Zach Galifianakis (REPEAT);
- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Mark Adams (REPEAT);
- The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): The space shuttle astronauts (REPEAT);
- The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Julianna Margulies and Lady Antebellum;
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Kevin Smith and Heidi Klum;
- Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Jamie Foxx (REPEAT);
- Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Lenny Kravitz;
- The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Kathy Griffin;
- Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Sarah Vowell (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – August 25, 2011

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8-11PM | DISCOVERY – SERIES PREMIERE
Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero
– Ground Zero will ultimately be a 16-acre complex that includes four skyscrapers, a transportation hub, a museum and a 9/11 memorial with the largest man-made waterfall in history. This miniseries, produced by Steven Spielberg, documents the construction, including the remembrances of those who were in lower Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2011 and those who are involved now in this massive, emotional rebuilding effort.

9PM | USA
Burn Notice
– Michael worms his way inside a group of hijackers as a way to help Jesse with a security job, but he’s caught by surprise when the hijackers take hostages at an airport. And the person trying to help the hostages escape? Maddie, of course.

9PM | LIFETIME
Project Runway
Survivor meets PR? The designers not only have to conceive a new frock based on sneakers and sportswear, but they actually have to participate in a running event.

10PM | MTV
Jersey Shore
– They’ve been teasing it for months, and tonight we finally see the big throwdown between Ronnie and The Situation. Oh, I feel just a little bit more ridiculous every time I type that name.

10PM | FX
Wilfred
Dwight Yoakam guest stars as a guy who may confirm Ryan’s suspicions that his friendship with Wilfred may not be totally healthy.

11:59PM | ADULT SWIM
Childrens Hospital
– Glenn (Ken Marino), finally, gets a bar mitzvah.

12:15AM FRIDAY | ADULT SWIM
NTSF: SD: SUV
Gabrielle Union guest stars in “Tijuana, We’ve Got a Problem,” as plans for the space shuttle are stolen and sold to Mexico, and Trent (Paul Scheer) and the gang must retrieve them.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
- It’s family team night on Wipeout (8PM, ABC);
- It’s eviction night on Big Brother (8PM, CBS);
- Katie and Marisol continue to trash their friendship for a dude on Degrassi (9PM, TeenNick);
- Fry sneezes and reintroduces the common cold into the future on Futurama (10PM, Comedy Central);
- Mike questions why Harvey fired a certain executive on Suits (10PM, USA);
- On Louie (10:30PM, FX), Louie … Afghanistan … comedy ensues.

And the late-night line-up:
-
Conan (11PM, TBS): Jim Parsons (REPEAT);
- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Michael Wallis (REPEAT);
- The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Robert Wittman (REPEAT);
- The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Paul Rudd;
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Dolly Parton and Ben Bailey (REPEAT);
- Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Howie Mandel (REPEAT);
- Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Ryan Reynolds and Fountains of Wayne (REPEAT);
- The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Kal Penn;
- Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Adam Pally (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – August 18, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

10 and 10:30PM | FX
Wilfred
– Back-to-back new episodes of Wilfred kick off with Ryan’s mom (guest star Mary Steenburgen) checking out of the “wellness center” where she’s lived for 20 years and moving in with her son. Ryan already has a contentious relationship with his wacky mama, and the fact that Wilfred bonds with her just gives him another reason to resent her. And in the second ep, Wilfred picks on Ryan and tells him that people are starting to call him weird because he spends so much time alone, but Wilfie’s motives, of course, are not all about what’s best for Ryan.

9PM | USA
Burn Notice
– While Fiona and Jesse do some sleuthing on behalf of a drug company mogul (who’s hiding secrets from them), Sam helps Michael track down a bomb maker who has some scoop related to Max’s murder.

9PM | VH1
Do Something Awards
Jane Lynch hosts (few TV promos have been as entertaining as the ones she’s done leading up to the Do Something show) and Foster the People and OneRepublic perform in this nod to social do-gooding. Among the presenters doling out awards: Adam Lambert, Nick Cannon and Kristen Bell.

9PM | LIFETIME
Project Runway
– I think Michael Kors himself would be at least a little nervous about working with the client the contestants have to design for tonight: Judge Nina Garcia.

10PM | A&E – 2ND SEASON PREMIERE
Beyond Scared Straight
– It’s tough to tell sometimes how effective the show’s prisoners are in persuading teens that crime doesn’t pay, but I find their schtick so scary as to make me reconsider taking a cent from the Take a Penny dish at the local bodega.

10PM | MTV
Jersey Shore
– It hits the fan when Mike tells the whole house he and Snooki hooked up, and Deena proves that, yes, she can get even sloppier when she hooks up with twins Vinny and Mike had their eyes on.

11:59PM | ADULT SWIM
Childrens Hospital
– In “The Chet Episode,” we experience a day in the life of the creepy paramedic.

12:15AM FRIDAY | ADULT SWIM
NTSF: SD: SUV
– Trent’s (Paul Scheer) on the trail of a serial killer (a dolphin serial killer), and looks to a another murderer, who’s locked up, for help. Tonight’s guest star: Tony “Buster Bluth” Hale.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
- Contestants drop like flies when they’re swatted like flies on Wipeout (8PM, ABC);
- It’s eviction night on Big Brother (9PM, CBS);
- This won’t end well: on Degrassi (9PM, TeenNick), Eli won’t give up on Clare, and Imogen won’t give up on Eli;
- The crew discovers one of Dr. Zoidberg’s lost adventures on Futurama (10PM, Comedy Central);
- On Suits (10PM, USA), it’s Harvey vs. an undefeated Boston attorney in a class-action lawsuit;
- Louie (11PM, FX) takes the girls trickor-treating and finds himself having to explain Lilly’s costume.

And the late-night line-up:
-
Conan (11PM, TBS): Louis C.K.;
- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Anne Hathaway;
- The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Kevin Mitnick;
- The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Ryan Gosling (and his cool dog) (REPEAT);
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb (REPEAT);
- Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Anton Yelchin and Zoe Saldana;
- Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Brian Williams (REPEAT);
- The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Dick Van Dyke (REPEAT);
- Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Neil Strauss (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – August 11, 2011

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9PM | USA
Burn Notice
– Michael teams up with Jesse (aren’t you kinda missing him with his significantly less screen time this season?) for an extraction mission in the Caribbean, but when they get trapped there by mercenaries, Fiona has to ask a favor of her ex-boyfriend to secure their release. And her ex? He looks like Bush lead singer Gavin Rossdale. Because he is.

8PM | FOX – 8TH SEASON FINALE
So You Think You Can Dance
Marko, Melanie, Sasha or Tadd? A winner is chosen in tonight’s season finale.

9PM | LIFETIME
Project Runway
Kim Kardashian is the guest judge as the designers have to whip up frocks for models walking on stilts. With all that extra fabric, you know who the real winner is? Mood!

10PM | MTV
Jersey Shore
– Prepare for the Jerseyites to outskank even their skankiest moments when Ronnie and Sammi try to become friends again, but give in to old habits instead, while The Situation tries to become more than friends with Snooki and Deena tries hard to make the same happen with Pauly D.

10PM | FX
Wilfred
Nestor Carbonell – who uttered one of my all-time favorite TV quotes (“Batmanuel is mired in litigation”) on The Tick – guest stars as Ryan’s sister’s boss, but the best moment in tonight’s episode comes when Wilfred confronts Ryan with his discovery that Ryan had another dog in his life before Wilfred.

10:30PM | LIFETIME – SERIES PREMIERE
Russian Dolls
– Or, The Real Housewives of Brighton Beach. Either way, this latest RH wannabe is neither so juicy it’s entertaining, or so over-the-top bad that it’s worthy of a guilty-pleasure season pass. Still, you should see it, at least once, for yourself.

11:59PM | ADULT SWIM
Children’s Hospital
Nick Kroll is Dr. Velam Geza, who teaches the staff what it’s like to work the night shift.

12:15AM FRIDAY | ADULT SWIM
NTSF: SD: SUV
Adam Scott, Party Down and Parks and Recreation cool dude, guest stars as Trent is suspended and forced to spend time at home, where he’s the target of a planned terrorist attack.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
- It’s eviction night on Big Brother (8PM, CBS);
- New Wipeout on ABC (8PM);
- Jenna and KC have to deal with a visit from Child Services after the baby’s accident on Degrassi (9PM, TeenNick);
- Fry has daddy issues when an alien egg he’s caring for hatches into a big bad monster on Futurama (10PM, Comedy Central);
- Anxious Louis makes a mistake while working with Harvey on Suits (10PM, USA);
- Back-to-back episodes of Louie on FX (10:30 and 11PM).

And the late-night line-up:
-
Conan (11PM, TBS): Aziz Ansari;
- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Michael Wallis;
- The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Gloria Steinem;
- The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Jim Parsons (REPEAT);
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Sam Worthington;
- Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): SERIES FINALE;
- Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Olivia Wilde;
- Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Emma Stone;
- The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Geoffrey Rush (REPEAT);
- Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Gale Anne Hurd (REPEAT).

 

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – August 4, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

10PM | MTV – 4TH SEASON PREMIERE
Jersey Shore
– The network is promising that the new season’s new hookups are going to prove to be more shocking than the culture differences Snooki and the gang experience when they head to Florence, Italy. But honestly … whatever guilty, guilty pleasure we may still be able to wring out of watching these idiots continue to kill off their brain cells, do you really think you could be shocked by anything they do at this point?

9PM | USA
Burn Notice
– While Fi and Jesse keep their eye on a guy who may be the answer to solving the mystery of Max’s murder, Michael and Sam try to rescue a sick boy from his father, who’s hidden him away at an armed compound.

9PM | LIFETIME
Project Runway
– The designers have to use items they find in a pet store to whip up some – wait for it – fetching outfits.

9PM | DISCOVERY – SHARK WEEK PREMIERE
Shark City
– Shark Week host Andy Samberg provides commentary during this special, which tracks sharks in the Bahamas to see how they spend their days and nights.

10PM | COMEDY CENTRAL
Futurama
– Let other networks hunt sharks … Leela’s obsessed with tracking down a four-dimensional space whale.

10PM | DISCOVERY – SHARK WEEK PREMIERE
When Fish Attack 3
– By “fish,” they really mean giant people-chomping whales.

10PM | FX
Wilfred
– The episode’s called “Pride,” but it’s also all about love, as Wilfred pursues his new puppy love interest and Jane Kaczmarek plays a woman with a thang for Ryan.

11:59PM | ADULT SWIM
Childrens Hospital
Alicia Silverstone guest stars as Owen’s secret wife. Who’s not such a secret any more.

12:15AM FRIDAY | ADULT SWIM
NTSF:SD:SUV
– Trent’s (Paul Scheer) ex returns a changed person … literally. Meanwhile, no one reads the book Piper has selected for the book club.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
- Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman visit The View (11AM, ABC);
- The final six is cut to a final four on So You Think You Can Dance (8PM, Fox);
- As if the challenges weren’t, uh, challenging enough, tonight’s Wipeout (8PM, ABC) finds the contestants being forced to wear potato sacks during the game;
- It’s eviction night on Big Brother (9PM, CBS);
- On Degrassi (9PM, TeenNick), Drew wants to return to his old school, but he’s afraid to leave Adam behind;
- It’s the Happy Days episode (10PM, The Hub) that introduces Robin Williams as Mork from Ork;
- On Suits (10PM, USA), Harvey’s past with another attorney may hurt his current project, fostering the merger of two hotel chains;
- Dane Cook and Bob Saget guest star as themselves on Louie (10:30PM, FX).

And the late-night line-up:
-
Conan (11PM, TBS): Jason Bateman;
- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Dick Durbin;
- The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Anthony Bourdain;
- The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Colin Farrell;
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Roseanne Barr and Jason Momoa;
- Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Nicole Scherzinger and Hank Azaria;
- Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Jeremy Piven and Denise Richards;
- Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Ryan Reynolds and Fountains of Wayne;
- The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Craig visits the Palace of Versailles;
- Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Matt & Kim.

 

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