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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – August 26, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

10PM | STARZ
Torchwood: Miracle Day
– While Cap’n Jack meets up with a man he thought was dead, Rex takes serious steps to try to – as Rob Lowe‘s Chris would say on Parks and Recreation, lit-rally – save the world.

10PM | SYFY
Haven
– A drowning reveals a secret house and a family whose children all disappear under mysterious circumstances.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Heat Seekers
Aaron and Roger head to Charleston for Sriracha donuts and jalapeno macaroni and cheese.

10PM | NETWORK – SERIES PREMIERE
Rat Busters NYC
– Following a team of New York City exterminators who handle the city’s biggest pests. Hey dudes, your services are seriously required around Port Authority.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Joel McHale leads another big, hot, tasty bowl of celeb spoofin’ on The Soup (10PM, E!);
– Scott switches roles with a computer hacker on Strike Back (10PM, Cinemax);
– On Sugar High (10:30PM, Food Network), Duff heads to Boston for Boston cream fried dough and lemon ginger mousse.

And the late-night line-up:
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Martin Lawrence (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Louis C.K. (REPEAT);
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Hank Azaria (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Justin Timberlake (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Shirley Manson;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Frenchie Davis (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – August 5, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

8PM | DISNEY CHANNEL – MOVIE PREMIERE
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension
– The Blues Brothers, the Lone Ranger and Tonto and Laverne & Shirley factor into Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s musical delight at finding his new best friend – himself – in the premiere of this new made-for-TV movie Phineas and Ferb adventure.

8 and 8:30PM | NBC – SERIES PREMIERE
Friends With Benefits
– This story has played out a couple of times already this year on the big screen, and the fact that this sitcom version of the friends-with-benefits storyline is debuting during the first week of August (and on a Friday night) … well, read into that what you should. The basic details: BFFs Ben (Party Down‘s Ryan Hansen … oh, Party Down) and Sara (One Tree Hill‘s Danneel Ackles) worry that their new BFFs-with-bennies relationship won’t work, especially when he asks her to be his date to a wedding.

8-10PM | VH1
Scrubs
– Some of the programming choices on VH1 are just plain puzzling, but on a Friday night that’s pretty light on must-see options, I’m not gonna complain about this mini-marathon of Scrubs, which includes the Scott Foley eps, as well as season three’s hilarious “My White Whale” (9PM), in which Christopher Meloni plays kooky pediatrician Dr. Dave Norris, one of the few people who ever managed to best Perry Cox (the outrageously overlooked, Emmy-worthy John C. McGinley).

10PM | SYFY
Haven
Jason Priestley (Brandon Walsh forever!) begins a recurring stint on the show, playing Chris Weekly, a marine biologist who’d rather be left alone, but who is “cursed” with an affliction that makes everyone want to be his friend. Just like Brandon Walsh. Meanwhile, Priestley will be doing double duty in Haven, as he’ll direct an episode, too.

10PM | STARZ
Torchwood: Miracle Day
– Cap’n Jack and the gang find out what’s really up with the Miracle while undercover.

11PM | IFC – SERIES PREMIERE
Whisker Wars Thom Beers, the reality producer who’s given us Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers and Storage Wars, is behind this seven-episode series, which follows a group of “whisker warriors” (i.e. dudes with beards) who travel the country competing in facial fur competitions. PS – Don’t miss the chance to vote in the IFC.com Whisker Hall of Fame.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Hard Rock Calling 2011 (9PM, VH1 Classic) features Bon Jovi, Train, Rod Stewart, the Killers, Stevie Nicks and Ray Davies performing at Hyde Park in London;
– On Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (9PM, TLC), a bride has already tried on 150 wedding gowns and still can’t find one to her liking … picky much?;
Extraordinary Acts of Courage (10PM, OWN);
– Spicy hot cocoa and a spicy pulled pork sandwich are on the menu when Aaron and Roger visit Santa Fe on Heat Seekers (10PM, Food Network);
Anthony Bourdain is the interview guest on Real Time With Bill Maher (10PM, HBO);
– Joel McHale and the gang serve up a delicious, pop culture-y bowl of The Soup (10PM, E!);
Alton Brown and Robert Irvine are among the foodies who recall the best egg dishes they’ve ever eaten on The Best Thing I Ever Ate (10:30PM, Food Network).

And the late-night line-up:
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Tom Hanks (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Dennis Miller;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Harrison Ford and Lady Gaga (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Horatio Sanz;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Craig performs at the Moulin Rouge;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Todd Phillips.

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