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

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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 4, 2011

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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.

 

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – July 28, 2011

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9PM | LIFETIME – 9TH SEASON PREMIERE
Project Runway
– Into every TV season some Tim Gunn should fall, and tonight, he’s finally back on our TVs every week, as the show kicks off its ninth season of competition, with Heidi Klum, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia back in the judges’ chairs, and a lineup of guest celeb judges that kicks off tonight with Christina Ricci.

9PM | USA
Burn Notice
– Sam goes undercover to befriend a heroin dealer as part of a plan to help the CIA recover a weapon from some mobsters. But when his plan doesn’t go well, the CIA is unhappy with him, and, by association, Michael.

10PM | COMEDY CENTRAL
Futurama
– The gang time travels back to the American Revolution, which threatens to change the course of history.

10PM | USA
Suits
– Mike helps Rachel study for her LSATs and realizes she’s about to discover his big secret.

10PM | FX
Wilfred
– Wilfred talks Ryan into helping him get rid of Jenna’s boyfriend (guest star Chris Klein).

11:59PM | ADULT SWIM
Childrens Hospital
– Is there a theme in TV land tonight? Yep, and it’s time travel. Like the Futurama gang, the doctors go back in time.

12:15AM (FRIDAY) | ADULT SWIM
NTSF: SD: SUV
– Haven’t checked out this cheeky procedural drama spoof from the wacky mind of star/creator Paul Scheer? Do yourself a favor and do so, or DVR it if it’s past your bedtime. Funny, funny stuff, which also stars Rebecca Romijn, Kate Mulgrew and my favorite Freaks and Geeks alum, Martin Starr. PS: The title stands for National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– Two of the top 8 get the boot on So You Think You Can Dance (8PM, Fox);
– Bosses and employees team up to tackle the obstacle course on Wipeout (8PM, ABC);
– A houseguest is evicted on Big Brother (9PM, CBS);
– Riley’s getting pressure from his family, so he feels he has to make a decision about Zane on Degrassi (9PM, TeenNick);

MTV

– Season four premieres next week, so tonight’s Jersey Shore: From the First Fist Pump special (10PM, MTV) recaps the first three seasons;
Louie (10:30PM, FX) hangs out with his friend Pamela (guest star Pamela Adlon).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Jon Favreau;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Peter Tomsen;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Buddy Roemer;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Kirstie Alley, Fountains of Wayne and Louis C.K.;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Matt LeBlanc and Stevie Nicks;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Chris Tucker;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Harrison Ford and Lady Gaga;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Beyonce and Julianne Moore;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Lisa Kudrow and Ben Mezrich;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Adam Pally (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – July 14, 2011

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8:35AM | EMMYS.COM
Primetime Emmy Nomination Announcement
Bridesmaids and Gilmore Girls (oh, okay, and Mike & Molly) funny girl Melissa McCarthy and Fringe star Joshua Jackson announce the nominees for the Sept. 18 Emmy Awards. Will your faves be among those getting the early morning congrats calls?

9PM | USA
Burn Notice
– Money-launderin’ Barry is back, and he needs Michael and the gang’s help to clear his brother, who’s been accused of being a big ol’ computer hacker.

10PM | COMEDY CENTRAL
Futurama
– What happens when Bender testified against the Mob (the Robot Mob)? He has to enter the witness protection program, of course.

10PM | BRAVO
Real Housewives of New York City
Ramona refuses to be in the music video for LuAnn‘s new song, because she thinks it’s going to set a bad example for Avery. And you’ll be right there with Ramona … until LuAnn brings up that embarrassing “Turtle Time” thang.

10PM | CMT – SERIES PREMIERE
Texas Women
– Who’s having the best week ever (still miss that show)? Texas, between the greenlight for the TNT Dallas remake and this new reality series, a sorta “Real Housewives of Texas.”

10PM | FX
Wilfred
– There’s payoff in some truly funny Ryan/Wilfred moments, but tonight’s episode, with guest star Ed Helms, includes a truly disturbing storyline for Wilfred and his time at doggy day care.

11:59PM | ADULT SWIM
Childrens Hospital
– The docs wait for a prisoner to be executed. Oh, so they can use his heart in a transplant operation.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Roseanne pops in on The View (11AM, ABC);
Nicole Scherzinger performs as two of the top 12 are eliminated on So You Think You Can Dance (8PM, Fox);
– Past winners return for an all-star edition of Wipeout (8PM, ABC);
– The team’s on a winning streak in the 1st season finale of 4th & Forever (9PM, Current);
– It’s the first houseguest elimination of the season on Big Brother (9PM, CBS);
Joan Rivers guest stars on Louie (10:30PM, FX).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Tina Fey and Dr. Sanjay Gupta (REPEAT);
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Jose Antonio Vargas;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Kyra Sedgwick;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Don Rickles and Colbie Caillat;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): J.J. Abrams (REPEAT);
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Louis C.K. (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Bob Saget and James Blake;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Zooey Deschanel;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Cee-Lo Green and Josh Radnor (REPEAT).

 

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – June 30, 2011

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9PM | E!
50 Super Epic TV Moments
– A two-hour countdown of the 50 most outrageous TV moments since 2005 (Why 2005? Seems so random) includes the infamous smoking baby in Indonesia, Sandra Bullock‘s liplock with Scarlett Johansson at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards and this year’s William & Kate royal wedding. Among the talking heads who chat about the “shocking” moments: NeNe Leakes and Jerry Springer.

9PM | USA
Burn Notice
– Michael helps a woman who’s trying to locate her cousin, a victim of a human trafficking ring, but it becomes personal for him when Maddie gets involved in the case.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK – SERIES PREMIERE
Extreme Chef
– A juiced up version of Dinner: Impossible finds groups of chefs competing in ever more challenging cooking contests each week. First up, the cheftestants are dropped off in a California neighborhood and tasked with whipping up dinner using unmarked canned goods. Their only resource for cooking gear: knocking on residents’ doors.

10PM | COMEDY CENTRAL
Futurama
– Bender, dead?! Sorta.

10PM | BRAVO
Real Housewives of New York City
Jill and Kelly wig out about what they claim is strange behavior by Simon, and, of course, go running to Alex about their issues.

10PM | FX
Wilfred
– Jenna needs to get Wilfred to the doggie doc, so, to get on her good side, Ryan volunteers to take him. But that requires tricking Wilfred, whose trust is not so easily re-earned.

10:30PM | FX
Louie
– On the way to a “non-date,” Louie has an upsetting experience. But hey, it provides a good conversation starter.

10:30PM | COMEDY CENTRAL – 2ND SEASON PREMIERE
Ugly Americans
– In an episode cleverly-titled “Wet Hot Demonic Summer,” Mark oversees the opening of a summer camp.

11:59PM | ADULT SWIM
Children’s Hospital
– Dr. Von Sydow has a little mix-up in the maternity ward, and the hospital gets a new (pediatric) plastic surgeon.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– Two of the final 16 are eliminated on tonight’s So You Think You Can Dance (8PM, Fox);
– The Mood Swing is in full swing on Wipeout (8PM, ABC);
– The 4th season of Wicked Attraction premieres on ID (9PM);
– On True Life (10PM, MTV), heartbroken people try to reunite with their first loves.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Tom Hanks;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Bill Kristol;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Timothy Garton Ash;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Julia Roberts;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Kirstie Alley (REPEAT);
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Patrick Dempsey and David Cook;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Shia LaBeouf;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Glenn Close (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Henry Winkler;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Florence & the Machine.

 

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