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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – July 6, 2011


Restaurant: Impossible
– Chef Robert Irvine is back, continuing his mission to make over restaurants that are sorely in need of makeovers, in a less pompous-ass version of Gordo Ramsey‘s Kitchen Nightmares. First up in the new season, Robert heads to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to try to help an outdated Wild West-themed eatery.

Flipping Out
Jeff Lewis is back and crabbier than ever, despite, or maybe partly because of, the fact that his new head of business affairs is also his boyfriend, Gage.

The Lost Kennedy Home Movies
– Two hours of Kennedy home videos include JFK‘s final weekend with children JFK Jr. and Caroline, two weeks before his assassination.

Royal Pains
– “But There’s a Catch” is the title of this episode, in which Hank has to treat his old rival when he’s injured during a charity football game (in which Hank is also playing), while Divya has to treat a patient while dealing with her own issues about being disowned by her ‘rents.

10 and 10:30PM | SYFY – 1ST SEASON FINALE
Hollywood Treasure
– Oscar-nominated filmmaker Frank Darabont pops in to auction off some of his personal movie collectibles, in an effort to raise money for charity. Among his goodies: the electric chair from The Green Mile, as well as items from The Walking Dead and The Shawshank Redemption, one of the greatest movies of all time.

Men of a Certain Age
– Joe (Ray Romano) finally gets his big shot at his dream career when he tries out at a senior golf tour pre-qualifier event.

10PM | MTV
Real World/Road Rules: The Challenge: Rivals
– The dudes plot to get rid of CT, which means getting rid of the only reason to still watch this show.

10PM | TLC
Toddlers & Tiaras
– Tonight’s Southern kiddie beauty pageant features Brock, a 7-year-old boy who describes himself as a diva, dreams of being on Broadway and has dressed like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz for Halloween for the last few years. He and his mama also lament the fact that there are too few pageants that include male contestants, but you’ll want to hug him because he’s so sweet and earnest, and, sadly, because you know life is probably going to be a little rough for Brock for awhile.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The top 14 perform on So You Think You Can Dance (8PM, Fox);
Jason Alexander guest stars as a big client who could get the fellas in big trouble on Franklin & Bash (9PM, TNT);
– A group of New Year’s Eve skiers accidentally launch an avalanche on the fifth season premiere of I Shouldn’t Be Alive (9PM, Animal Planet);
– On The Devil You Know (10PM, ID), it’s the story of a woman who finds out her ex-hubby was illegally harvesting body parts from cadavers … so, good move by her with that divorce;
– Two classic Happy Days episodes (10 and 10:30PM, The Hub) feature The Fonz’s proposal to Pinky Tuscadero;
– On Rocco’s Dinner Party (10PM, Bravo), guests include comedian Jeffrey Ross and actor Chazz Palminteri;
– On Jon Benjamin Has a Van (10:30PM, Comedy Central), Jon and the van have a run-in with another driver.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Jane Lynch (REPEAT);
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Louis C.K. (REPEAT);
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Grover Norquist (REPEAT);
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Ryan Reynolds (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Billy Ray Cyrus;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Nick Cannon and Bruno Tonioli (REPEAT);
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Adam Levine, Owen Wilson and Panic! At the Disco (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Betty White (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Rosie Perez;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Rich Eisen (REPEAT).


Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV


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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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