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

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8PM | CMT
2011 CMT Music Awards
Kid Rock is the host of the show – originating live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena – which will include performances by Keith Urban, Big & Rich, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Toby Keith and Luke Bryan, while Shania Twain, Sheryl Crow, Train, Gary Busey, Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon, Martina McBride, Hines Ward and American Idol winner and runner-up Scotty McCreary and Lauren Alaina are among the evening’s award presenters.

9:30PM | TLC
Extreme Couponing
– An Ohio couponer plots to get more than $3,000 worth of groceries for less than a hundred bucks.

10PM | ABC
20/20: Reality Rules: When TV Gets Real
– No one will be surprised to find out that reality TV stars like Snooki, The Situation and, more understandably, Bethenny Frankel, are getting rich from baring their lives on TV. You might be surprised by just how rich, though.

10PM | SCIENCE CHANNEL
Locked Up Abroad
– A fantastic new episode spotlights Henry Hill, the real-life gangster played by Ray Liotta in Goodfellas.

10PM | TNT
Men of a Certain Age
– Joe does a favor for Manfro, Owen’s got employee problems and Terry deals with being in a relationship with (just) one woman.

10PM | MTV
The Real World
Reunion Special Maria Menounos hosts this reunion of the Las Vegas cast. Can’t wait to hear what Dustin and the gang have been up to.

10PM | COMEDY CENTRAL
South Park
– Stan celebrates his 10th birthday, which brings about a whole new, more serious ‘tude for him and a big smackdown with Kyle.

10PM | NETWORK – 2ND SEASON PREMIERE
Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman
– Consciousness and life after death are the topics debated by scientists and spiritualists.

10PM | BRAVO
Top Chef Masters
– The chefs honor returning U.S. troops by cooking up their favorite meals.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– G4 continues day 3 coverage of E3 2011 Live (6PM);
– It’s Las Vegas callback auditions time on So You Think You Can Dance (8PM, Fox);
America’s Got Talent (9PM, NBC) auditions continue in Houston and Minneapolis;
Fred Willard guest stars in an episode that finds Franklin & Bash (9PM, TNT) defending a woman accused of killing her husband with sex;
– The LoCash Cowboys try a 72-oz. steak challenge in Nashville on Man v. Food Nation (9PM, Travel);
– On MythBusters (9PM, Discovery), Jamie and Adam try to fix a flat tire without using a spare.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Peter Sarsgaard and Death Cab for Cutie;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Larry King;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Bre Pettis;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Jon Cryer;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Elle Fanning and Jada Pinkett Smith;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Don Cheadle;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Carson Daly (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Glenn Close and Joe Jackson;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Chris Gorham and Heather Graham;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Evan Glodell (REPEAT).

 

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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10PM | TNT
Men of a Certain Age
– The show is back for summer episodes of its second season, as Joe (Ray Romano) visits Manfro, his bookie, who’s about to undergo a delicate medical procedure; Terry (Scott Bakula) and Erin move forward in their relationship; and Owen (Andre Braugher) gets an interesting opportunity … from a competing car dealership.

9PM | HISTORY
American Pickers
– Keeping up with the network’s Civil War Week, the Pickers dudes search for collectibles on behalf of the Gettysburg Museum, then take part in a Civil War re-enactment.

9PM | TNT – SERIES PREMIERE
Franklin & Bash
– Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) as one-half of a young pair of spunky attorneys … take that, Mr. Belding!

9 and 9:30PM | TRAVEL – SERIES PREMIERE
Man v. Food Nation
– In back-to-back eps of the Man v. Food spin-off, Adam travels to Connecticut to cheer on a college freshman who’s trying to eat 10 grilled cheese sandwiches in an hour, followed by a trip to Florida to coach a pro wrassler who’s trying to down 10 crazy-hot hot wings.

9:30PM | TLC
Extreme Couponing
– A stay-at-home mom and super couponer in Idaho takes her husband on one of her big coupon trips, hoping to spark his interest in big, big savings.

10 and 10:30PM | SYFY – 2ND SEASON PREMIERE
Hollywood Treasure
– Back-to-back episodes include gems like a cast-signed copy of The Wizard of Oz book, puppets and props from The Nightmare Before Christmas and cyborg heads from Terminator Salvation.

10PM | MTV – 25TH SEASON FINALE
The Real World: Las Vegas
– The last few seasons have been tired, but you can’t say the show’s return to Vegas has been without major drama. Neither, of course, will the season end without a big dose of hubbub with the roomies.

10PM | OXYGEN – SERIES PREMIERE
The World According to Paris
– Is this new reality series another attempt to make you think Paris Hilton is famous for something other than being famous? Yes. Is it successful? That’s your call. But, no.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The delightful Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly star and scene-stealer of Bridesmaids, guests on the Ellen DeGeneres Show (Check local listings for time and channel);
– Audition rounds 3 and 4 unspool on So You Think You Can Dance (8PM, Fox);
– In game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals (8PM, NBC), the Boston Bruins travel to Vancouver to take on the Canucks;
– The new series Haunted Collector (9PM, Syfy) follows a paranormal investigator on the hunt for haunted goodies;
Adam and Jamie see if they can actually dodge a bullet on MythBusters (9PM, Discovery);
– Classic Happy Days (10PM, The Hub): Joanie goes on a date with Spike, The Fonz’s lookalike nephew;
Rick and his Pawn Star$ cohorts are offered a 1915 Model T Ford (10PM, History);
– The new series Sand Masters (10PM, Travel) follows a team of sand sculptors, and no, we’re not talking about the stuff your kids build with their buckets at the beach … these are elaborate sculptures and real works of art;
– Butters is diagnosed with multiple personality disorder on South Park (10PM, Comedy Central);
– On Top Chef Masters (10PM), the culinary whizzes have to whip up tasty treats at a science fair;
– On Workaholics (10:30PM, Comedy Central), Anders and Blake feel left out when Adam falls for a rich cougar.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Eric Stonestreet (REPEAT);
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Bill Moyers;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Robert Kennedy Jr.;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Bill Murray (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Aubrey Plaza and Steven Tyler (REPEAT);
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Tyler Perry (REPEAT);
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Jesse Ferguson Tyler (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Tina Fey and Tom Welling (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): David Beckham;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Ted Leo (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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8PM | FOX – 10TH SEASON FINALE
American Idol
– Will it be Scotty or Lauren? All will be revealed in tonight’s two-hour finale, which includes a reunion of the top 13 and performances by Bono and The Edge with the cast of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Jack Black and Steven Tyler.

CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS FOR TIME AND CHANNEL – SERIES FINALE
Oprah
– Farewell to The Big O.

8PM | ABC – 2ND SEASON FINALE
The Middle
– Frankie thinks she can safely close the door on another school year, until she finds out Brick has to write a journal (a whole year’s worth of journals, actually) before moving on to the next grade, while Sue has to prove she never took a sick day to get an attendance award.

9PM | TRAVEL CHANNEL – SERIES PREMIERE
Man v. Food Nation
– Host Adam Richman previews his M v. F spin-off series, which finds viewers taking on food challenges in their local restaurants.

9PM | ABC – 2ND SEASON FINALE
Modern Family
– Jay insists he just wants to go fishing for his birthday, and when his family ignores his wishes, they get into some sticky situations.

9:30PM | ABC – 2ND SEASON FINALE
Cougar Town
– Travis’ surprise move to Hawaii gives Jules and her pals an excuse for a vacation, and Grayson has a surprise of his own: he wants children.

9:30PM | TLC
Extreme Couponing
– A super coupon clipper in Arizona shows how she feeds her family of six for just $50 a week.

10PM | CBS – SERIES FINALE
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
– A serial killer is going after his victims by shooting them in public places, and Beth (Janeane Garofalo) is in danger. And yes, you read that correctly … it’s the show’s series finale. Here’s hoping Oscar winner Forest Whitaker finds another, more engaging, series.

10PM | MTV
The Real World
Nany‘s got her hands full with the bad boys, as she finds out the truth about her father and gets a visit from former castmate/hookup Adam.

10PM | COMEDY CENTRAL
South Park
– If there’s anyone who could possibly come up with a way to help babies born addicted to drugs, it would be Cartman, right? Right?

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Kevin Nealon and Ben Harper;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Will Ferrell (REPEAT);
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Lupe Fiasco (REPEAT);
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Kevin Bacon;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Chaz Bono;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Ken Jeong;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Jesse Tyler Ferguson;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Lucy Liu;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Norm Macdonald;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Todd Phillips.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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8PM | FOX
American Idol
– The three finalists, Lauren, Scotty and Haley, make hometown visits, and then perform three tunes: one they choose for themselves, one chosen by the judges and one chosen by mentor Jimmy Iovine.

8PM | ABC
The Middle
– Axl wants to snag a coveted job at the public pool, but one thing stands in his way: Sean Donahue, his rival and sworn enemy.

9PM | CBS – 6TH SEASON FINALE
Criminal Minds
A.J. Cook returns as Jareau, Nicholas Brendan returns as Garcia’s boyfriend and the team thinks a human trafficking ring is afoot when they find two missing bodies in the trunk of a car.

9PM | ABC
Modern Family
– The whole fam gathers at Jay’s house to head off to Alex’s junior-high graduation ceremony together, but various shenanigans may lead to them missing the whole thing.

9:30PM | ABC
Cougar Town
Lou Diamond Phillips guest stars and … gives business advice to Laurie and Bobby.

9:30PM | TLC
Extreme Couponing
– In tonight’s ep, one woman calls herself a coupon addict, while another – whose name is “Treasure” – started couponing to save her family’s business and has since amassed a stockpile worth $35,000.

10PM | NBC – 12TH SEASON FINALE
Law & Order: SVU
– Will you still watch the show next season when Mariska Hargitay goes to part-time status and her replacement may come in the form of Jennifer Love Hewitt? Something to ponder during the action-packed finale, which includes a shootout in the police station after Benson and Stabler’s rape case witness is murdered.

10PM | MTV
The Real World: Las Vegas
– A free trip to Cancun should equal paradise, but that all goes out the window when Dustin and Mike get into another fight.

10PM | COMEDY CENTRAL
South Park
– The episode’s called “T.M.I,” as in, the school posts the boys’ penis sizes on the bulletin board. Who’s most upset about it? No, not the parents. It’s Cartman, who gets so irate that he’s sent to the principal’s office and is ordered to attend anger management therapy. This has “serenity now” written all over it.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– A winner is crowned on the 16th season finale of America’s Next Top Model (9PM, The CW);
Adam and Jamie duke it out as spies on MythBusters (9PM, Discovery);
– The team tries to find a killer who disfigures the faces of his victims on Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (10PM, CBS);
– On Top Chef Masters (10PM, Bravo), the chefs help a man propose to his girlfriend with a very special, six-course dinner.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Bradley Cooper;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Richard Beeman;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Austan Goolsbee;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Julie Bowen, Keith Olbermann and Ben Harper;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Ed Helms;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Will Ferrell;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Adam Carolla and Topher Grace;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Jim Parsons;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Julie Andrews;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Adam Blackstone.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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8PM | ABC
The Middle
– Axl texts a girl to ask her to the prom, and she accepts. The problem: His text went to the wrong girl, and his parents insist that he either take the girl who accepted, or tell her – in person – that he doesn’t want to be her date. Meanwhile, Frankie and Mike find Brick’s new one-man show entertaining … the first time they see it. Not so much after that.

8PM | FOX
American Idol
Lady Gaga serves as a mentor as the top four sing the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who penned Elvis Presley hits like “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock” and “Don’t,” as well as other classics like “Kansas City,” “Yakety Yak” and “Stand By Me.” In other words, great music, but yet another not-so-contemporary theme that makes Idol seem out of touch. Meanwhile, it’s a very Gaga night in primetime (see below) …

8PM | CBS
Survivor
– Andrea participates in her first Redemption Island duel, while another Survivor plots a major, and risky, move.

9PM | CBS
Criminal Minds
– Tonight’s case becomes personal for Morgan (Shemar Moore) when a Florida serial killer begins burying his victims in the ocean, and Morgan’s aunt is petrified that her missing daughter may be among them.

9PM | ABC
Modern Family
– Cam has the flu, but it’s Mitchell who’s just sick about the possibility that Cameron’s illness may jeopardize his chance to see Lady Gaga in concert.

9:30PM | ABC
Cougar Town
– Is Grayson finally tired of Jules telling him what to do? Yup.

9:30PM | TLC
Extreme Couponing
– One of tonight’s couponers shows how her coupon savings provide her with funds for travel, while another busy mom has to take her kids along on an otherwise meticulously-planned shopping trip.

10PM | NBC
Law & Order: SVU
– All is not what it initially appears to be (i.e., twists ahead), when a woman finds a naked teenage boy sleeping in her bedroom, and the kid’s mom (Rita Wilson, a.k.a. Mrs. Tom Hanks) strenuously defends her son.

10PM | MTV
The Real World: Las Vegas
Nany‘s got some secrets, but Cooke doesn’t, as Heather finds out that Dustin and Cooke hooked up, and she’s none too happy about it.

10PM | COMEDY CENTRAL
South Park
– The royal wedding and our neighbors to the north are the spoofees tonight, as Ike becomes obsessed aboot the impending nuptials of the prince, and princess-to-be, of Canada.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The two finalists are revealed on America’s Next Top Model (9PM, The CW);
– The MythBusters dudes test Hollywood sound effects (9PM, Discovery);
– Oz locks the team in the office when they fail to protect a fast food chicken chain’s secret recipe on Breaking In (9:30PM, Fox);
– Fickler asks the team to help find the missing daughter of his good friend, a judge, on Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (10PM, CBS);
– The chefs prepare a meal for Maroon 5 on Top Chef Masters (10PM, Bravo).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Jon Hamm and Ke$ha;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Albert Brooks;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): James B. Stewart;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Ray LaMontagne, Chaz Bono and Keith Olbermann;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Dick Van Dyke and Steve Earle;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Nick Cannon and Bruno Tonioli;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Chris O’Donnell;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Jakob Dylan, Keith Richards and Jennifer Hudson;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Tim Meadows;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Grouplove.

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