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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV


The Voice Carson Daly hosts and Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are the mentors/coaches/judges in this new reality singing competition in which wannabe pros try to win a recording contract. The twist, in tonight’s part one of the auditions: The judges can’t see the singers perform – they can only listen to them – until they’ve decided whether or not they’re talented enough to continue on in the competition. I know, I know, we didn’t really need an American Idol knock-off, especially with Simon Cowell‘s X Factor coming in the fall and another season of America’s Got Talent on tap for summer, but I have to admit, with AI turning out to be a disappointment this season, and that intriguing twist of the blind auditions, The Voice is definitely worth checking out.

– The special 90-minute episode features the music of Lady Gaga, as well as Madonna‘s “Born This Way.” I kid, I kid.

Dancing With the Stars
Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block, or NKOTBSB as they’ll be known on their joint tour this summer, perform on the week six results show.

9:30PM | FOX
Raising Hope
– Burt and Virginia teach Hope an old family trick: They “sleep train” her.

10PM | MTV
16 & Pregnant
– Teen Jennifer is not only expecting twins, but her parents refuse to speak to her babydaddy, setting up some very difficult decisions for her.

– Tofu and missions figs are among the mystery basket ingredients.

The Fabulous Beekman Boys
– Brent lets Josh take over the Beekman cookbook and, well, regrets that decision very soon thereafter.

Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen
– A Chrysler party for auto design students has Marcel and company heading to Detroit, where he plans to whip up an anti-gravity pizza.

Sports Show With Norm McDonald
– The Saturday Night Live alum continues his pithy commentary on all things sports.

11PM | MTV
My Life as Liz
– Liz agrees to perform with Louis in an ’80s-themed show, while Sully tries to woo Marlene. How cute are Sully and Marlene?

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The contestants are cheered on by NASCAR’s Clint Bowyer when they pull a car for half a mile on The Biggest Loser: Couples (8PM, NBC);
– The Sugar Philly Truck and the Frysmith Truck in Los Angeles are featured on Eat Street (8PM, Cooking Channel);
– Brooke gets a chance to return to her company on One Tree Hill (8PM, The CW);
Ashley designs a cake for the Harlem Globetrotters on Have Cake Will Travel (9PM, Food Network);
– A magazine editor is found murdered in her mansion on Body of Proof (10PM, ABC);
Rosie plays mediator for a couple at war over which religion to raise their baby in on Pregnant in Heels (10PM, Bravo).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Justin Bieber (REPEAT);
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Elizabeth Warren;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): A.C. Grayling;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Will Ferrell;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Jillian Michaels and Kristin Chenoweth;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Matthew McConaughey (REPEAT);
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Mark Ruffalo;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Matt Lauer and Twisted Sister;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Larry King (REPEAT);
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Sean Casey.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV


10PM | ABC
Entertainment Weekly‘s “Geek God” cover boy Nathan Fillion revisits his soap opera roots as his Castle helps investigate the murder of a soap writer. The main suspects: the soap’s super competitive stars. Corbin Bernsen (whose real-life mom is The Young and the Restless diva Jeanne Cooper) and Jane Seymour guest star.

– While Chuck and the team are trying to figure out who murdered a spy on their home turf, Morgan is busy trying to maneuver a Buy More war with Large Mart.

Dancing With the Stars
– Go Karate Kid and Sugar Ray Leonard!

– Cuddy tells Wilson she feels guilty for dumping his BFF.

How I Met Your Mother
– In the awesomely titled “Lengendaddy,” Barney finally meets his real papa (guest star John Lithgow).

Pretty Little Liars
– Season two kicks off in June, but that’s still gonna seem like a long time after tonight’s delicious cliffhanger season one finale, as the pals go to a surprising source for help in stopping A.

Triangle: Remembering the Fire
– HBO’s compelling doc chronicles the 1911 fire at New York City’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, which killed more than 100 women (mostly poor immigrants) and brought about some much-needed improvements in workplace safety.

Bethenny Ever After
Gina, um, tricks Bethenny and Jason into baptizing baby Bryn.

– The controversial show that failed to make much of a splash with anyone except the advertisers who bailed on it wraps its first season as Tony asks his friends to help him find his sister.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– Josh gets abducted on Being Human (9PM, Syfy);
Buddy and the crew make a cake for WrestleMania on Cake Boss (9PM, TLC);
Adam Arkin guest stars on The Chicago Code (9PM, Fox);
– Martinez confronts Jarvis on The Event (9PM, NBC);
– The four-episode block of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (9PM, Comedy Central) includes the gems “The Gang Buys a Boat” and “Dennis Gets Divorced”;
Richard Kind guest stars as an old boyfriend who needs Harry’s help in an armed robbery case on Harry’s Law (10PM, NBC);
– The Five-O has to investigate the murder of a comic book geek who was given truth serum before being killed on Hawaii Five-O (10PM, CBS);
– On Heavy (10PM, A&E), a man who weighs more than 500 pounds tries to improve his health before the birth of his first child;
Jody Whatley and Carmen Electra are the judges as the contestants have to record a tune and perform it live on RuPaul’s Drag Race (10PM, Logo).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Sarah Silverman;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Author Sarah Vowell;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Dana Carvey;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Zachary Levi and Lisa Lampanelli;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Mike Tyson;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Mark Cuban and Liv Tyler;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Kiefer Sutherland;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Denis Leary;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Tom Shadyac (REPEAT).

WIN THIS: It’s a Very Christmas 25-Day Giveaway, Day 22: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ & ‘The Biggest Loser’ Workout DVDs & iTunes Gift Card

HOORAY! We have our winner:

Caitlin P.! Congrats, Caitlin, and thanks for entering. Your awesome goody package  will be on its way to your mailbox shortly. Enjoy, and thanks again for checking us out at TV!

And everyone, keep entering in our Christmas giveaway section … we’ve got several more TV goodies to give away!

Who says TV fans are couch potatoes? Thanks to a series of Dancing With the Stars and The Biggest Loser workout DVDs, you can tap your toes and tone your bod wit workouts inspired by those hit reality series! has one packed package of workout-y goodness for one fun fitness-minded reader to win. Included in this giveaway:

Dancing With the Stars: Dance Body Tone, full of workouts that promise to help you “shrink and sculpt” with Latin, tango and freestyle dance moves

Dancing With the Stars: Dance Off the Pounds, which includes swing, jive and quickstep moves that lead to “fat burning fun”

The Biggest Loser: The Workout – Last Chance Workout, with exercise routines adapted from the show

The Biggest Loser: The Workout – 30-Day Jump Start, packed with 10-minute workouts to get your fitness routine moving, plus The Biggest Loser Pocket Cookbook, with 21 healthy recipes

– And, because you’ll want some new music to get you movin’ and groovin’, a $10 iTunes gift card!

And now, to enter for a chance to win this collection of DWTS and TBL DVDs (plus a $10 iTunes gift card to download some cool workout music), remember:
– Leave a comment on this post, with your name, your favorite dance (maybe one of these?) and an e-mail address where we can reach you
– Deadline to enter to win the TV workout DVDs is December 15 at 8PM ET (according to recorded comment time)
– The winner will be chosen by random, using’s Random Number Generator
– The winner will be announced on the evening of December 15, as an update to this post

Good luck, DWTS and TBL fans, and stay tuned for the rest of our It’s a Very Christmas 25-Day Giveaway!

Dancing With the … Hulk?

This could be the thing that finally makes a regular Dancing With the Stars viewer out of me: Life & Style mag reports that The Incredible Hulk TV star Lou Ferrigno may be among the celeb toe tappers on the next season of DWtS.

Ferrigno, who also had a very funny role as Carrie and Doug’s next-door-neighbor Lou Ferrigno on The King of Queens, tells the magazine, “I had a good meeting with the producers for Dancing With the Stars, it was really positive, and they loved the idea of having me on the show … I’ve never done that type of dancing before, so I know that I’ll have to train hard. I’m a glutton for punishment, so I’ll give it my best shot.”

Ferrigno hasn’t signed a contract yet, but sounds pretty confident that he will be a part of the show’s ninth season, which premieres on ABC on Sept. 21.

Among the other celebs rumored for season nine: Olympic wrestler Kurt Angle, designer Vera Wang, Donny Osmond, Entourage‘s Debi Mazar and Mr. Tori Spelling, a.k.a. Dean McDermott.

TV List o’ the Day: The Best TV Dances Ever!

I haven’t caught the Dancing With the Stars or So You Think You Can Dance bugs, but I love the idea of ABC’s Let’s Dance, the upcoming reality series in which celebs will be asked to re-create famous dance routines, like Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze‘s Dirty Dancing number or Britney Spears‘ dance from the “Oops, I Did It Again” video (which Jack and Grace also memorably performed on an episode of Will & Grace).

What other famous dances might the celebs on Let’s Dance shake their groove thangs to? How ’bout these memorable TV toe tappers …

Turk’s re-enactment of the Bel Biv DeVoe “Poison” video on Scrubs – As Janitor says, “He’s so damn talented.”

The Batusi – He may have been the Caped Crusader, but he’s one big spazzoid on the dance floor.

The Charlie Brown Christmas Pageant Dance – Give yourself extra points if you’ve seen the “Hey Ya” and Psych versions.

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