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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – July 19, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

11PM | MTV – SERIES PREMIERE
Awkward
– It’s one of the best teen dramedies since Freaks and Geeks. What more do you need to know?

9PM | SUNDANCE – SERIES PREMIERE
Ludo Bites America
– Chef Ludo Lefebvre and his wife travel around the country helping other chefs and opening pop-up restaurants. In the opener, they whip up tasty Southwestern dishes in Santa Fe.

9PM | USA
White Collar
– Peter and Neal help Jones search for his MIA Naval Academy classmate.

10PM | BIO
Aftermath with William Shatner
The Shat chats with Daniel Ellsberg, who talks about releasing the Pentagon Papers on the Vietnam War, and the aftermath of their release.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– Pre-made dough, canned veggies and liquor are among the ingredients the cheftestants in this all-female episode have to use.

10PM | USA
Covert Affairs
– It’s the Auggie (Christopher Gorham) backstory episode we’ve all been waiting for, as Annie finds out the story of how Auggie lost his sight, and Auggie runs into the guy who caused him to go blind.

10PM | MTV
Teen Mom
Ryan demands that Maci let him meet Kyle, and we see Amber‘s downward spiral from the beginning, as she finds out she may lose custody of Leah when the police investigate her for abusing Gary.

10PM | ID – SERIES PREMIERE
True Grime: Crime Scene Clean Up
– The reality series follows a crew of crime scene cleaners … i.e., the people who come in after the CSIs do their thang. First up, the cleaners face the aftermath of a gory road rage murder.

11PM | SHOWTIME – SERIES PREMIERE
Web Therapy
– The Web comedy series comes to TV (with extra scenes), as we meet therapist Fiona Wallace (Lisa Kudrow) whose idea to revolutionize therapy is to cut sessions to three-minutes long and, maybe less intentionally, make them all about her. And expect celeb guest stars, including Meryl Streep, Courteney Cox, Jane Lynch, Molly Shannon and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The top 16 from last night’s premiere compete on Hell’s Kitchen (8PM, Fox);
– Daffy’s in the mood for love on The Looney Tunes Show (8PM, Cartoon Network);
– Alison’s mom comes back to town and asks the girls to participate in a charity fashion show on Pretty Little Liars (8PM, ABC Family);
– Clare broke up with Eli, but she’s upset that he’s not upset enough on Degrassi (9PM, TeenNick);
– On Memphis Beat (9PM, TNT), Dwight investigates the robbery of a party boat, which leads to a reunion with his ex-girlfriend and one of his former bandmates;
– The new reality series Monster Kitchen (9PM, Food Network) finds chefs Eric Greenspan and Michael Fiorelli competing against each other to make the most creative treats each week. First up: monster doughnuts.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Seth Green;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Pervez Musharraf;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): David Carr;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Steve Carell;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Cloris Leachman, 3 Doors Down and Jenna Fischer;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Noah Wyle and Los Lonely Boys;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Kyra Sedgwick;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Justin Timberlake;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Eddie Izzard;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Brian Williams (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – June 7, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

9PM | USA – 3RD SEASON PREMIERE
White Collar
– The team is back together … no matter how Peter and Neal may feel about that. The guys have to put their differences aside, however, as they’re teamed up to catch a thief who robbed the Federal Reserve.

8PM | BRAVO
Inside the Actors Studio
James Lipton unleashes his big list o’ questions on the cast of Modern Family.

8PM | CARTOON NETWORK
The Looney Tunes Show
– Daffy’s big class reunion is coming up, and he wants Bugs to help him with some serious makeover projects.

9PM | NBC
The Voice
– The quarterfinals kick off, which means the top singers from each team will be pitted against each other. Any predictions? Is Javier Colon a lock? Maybe Nakia? Frenchie Davis?

10PM | MTV
16 & Pregnant
– Mommy-to-be Kianna thinks adoption may be the best option for her child and herself, but she’s getting all kinds of flack for even considering it, from her ‘rents and her babydaddy.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– Canned fruit and seafood … together again.

10PM | USA – 2ND SEASON PREMIERE
Covert Affairs
– Ben returns to D.C., but then disappears, while Annie (my fellow Ohio University alum Piper Perabo) is assigned to protect a Russian tennis player who’s also an asset.

10PM | HISTORY
How the States Got Their Shapes
– Nevada, Florida and Missouri are among the states included in this installment, which examines how fringe areas of the country affected – everybody say it now – how the states got their shapes (hosted by yet another Ohio University alum, Brian Unger).

10PM | SUNDANCE
Love/Lust
– The fun series that chronicles our pop culture obsessions returns with an episode devoted to “Street Eats,” the best food trucks from across the country.

10:30PM | COMEDY CENTRAL – 1ST SEASON FINALE
Sports Show With Norm Macdonald
– Don’t worry, he’ll be back. But in the first season finale, Norm visits the Nitro Circus show in Vegas, and tries to become a mascot.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
America’s Got Talent (8PM, NBC) auditions continue in Seattle;
– It’s audition round 2 on MasterChef (8PM, Fox);
– The sisters head to Maryland to visit their father, but the trip doesn’t go well on Braxton Family Values (9PM, WE);
– On I (Almost) Got Away With It (10PM, ID), a man almost gets away with breaking out of a New Mexico jail, thanks to … women’s clothing?!;
– A couple worried about passing their bad eating habits on to their children tries to get healthy on Love Handles (10PM, Lifetime);
– Tonight’s Tosh.0 Web Redemption: the “Bug in Mouth Reporter” (10PM, Comedy Central).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Curtis Stone and Flavor Flav;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Fareed Zakaria;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Sugar Ray Leonard;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Kyle Chandler and Kathy Griffin;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Kevin Bacon and Bethenny Frankel;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Mike Brown and Joey Chestnut;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Sara Bareilles;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Larry King and My Morning Jacket;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Howie Mandel;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): LL Cool J (REPEAT).

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