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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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9PM | HBO
Too Big to Fail
Curtis Hanson (8 Mile) directs and Peter Gould (Breaking Bad) wrote the screenplay for this adaptation of Andrew Ross Sorkin‘s bestselling book about the 2008 financial crisis. The flick revolves around the efforts of government officials and Wall Streeters to control the disaster, and the all-star cast includes Paul Giamatti as Ben Bernanke, Billy Crudup as Timothy Geithner, William Hurt as Henry Paulson, Ed Asner as Warren Buffet, Dan Hedaya as Barney Frank, James Woods as Dick Fuld and Bill Pullman as Jamie Dimon. And stay tuned after the movie for Too Big to Fail: Opening the Vault to the Financial Crisis (10:45PM), in which Sorkin, financial experts and journalists discuss the events portrayed in the movie.

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Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular
– In part one of the two-episode celebration leading up to The Big O’s series finale, Will Smith, Tom Hanks and Madonna are among the celebs who pop in to pay homage to Oprah.

8PM | FOX – 7TH SEASON FINALE
House
– House goes completely over the top (even by House standards), and it may mean the end of his relationships with both Wilson and Cuddy. Especially since Cuddy, a.k.a. Lisa Edelstein, is leaving the series …

8:30PM | FOOD NETWORK – 2ND SEASON FINALE
Kid in a Candy Store
– Among the treats Adam samples on factory tours: Moon Pies and the yummy candy bars of the Zingermans company, including the Zzang and Wowza bars.

9PM | ABC – 7TH SEASON PREMIERE
The Bachelorette
Brad Womack‘s runner-up, dental student Ashley Hebert, meets 25 dudes who vie for her attention, including one who, on the first night, “introduces” her to his mother (via speakerphone … still creepy), one she already knows and one who gets sloppy drunk.

9PM | FOX – SERIES FINALE
The Chicago Code
– Another good show bites the dust. Sigh. In the series ender, Teresa and Jarek lay all their cards on the table in the case against Gibbons, and Jarek vows to make things right at home.

9PM | NBC – SERIES FINALE
The Event
– Simon, Vicky, Sterling and Sean race to stop the spreading of the virus, and the portal begins to open.

9PM | BRAVO
Real Housewives of New Jersey
– More fallout from last week’s season opener: The Brownstone hosts a fashion show, and Teresa‘s cousin Kathy makes the mistake of trying to throw her weight around … with Caroline.

10PM | DISCOVERY FIT & HEALTH – SERIES PREMIERE
World’s Worst Teens
– Take the title literally (or, as Parks and Recreation‘s Chris would say, “lit-rally”) … these are troubled teens, including tonight’s violent, drug-abusing 14-year-old.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– it’s the final performance show of the season for Dancing With the Stars (8PM, ABC);
– It’s time for Adrian’s baby shower, but everyone’s busy fighting on The Secret Life of the American Teenager (8PM, ABC Family);
– The OCC crew makes a Deadliest Catch bike on American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior (9PM, Discovery);
– It’s a two-hour block of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on Comedy Central (9PM);
Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner guest star on the season 2 finale of Make It or Break It (9PM, ABC Family);
– Secret Seattle sights are the topic on Off Limits (9PM, Travel);
Glee star Chris Colfer has a compelling chat with Piers on Piers Morgan Tonight (9PM, CNN);
– RJ tries to get back at Max for ruining his birthday on The Hard Times of RJ Berger (10PM, MTV);
– The detectives deal with a fire in Malibu, and discover a second fire was started to cover up a crime on Law & Order: Los Angeles (10PM, NBC);
– Coop considers starting a family and contacts an old fling via Facebook on Nurse Jackie (10PM, Showtime);
– Food Net stars reveal the restaurants that serve what they consider to be the best fried chicken on Best Thing I Ever Ate (10:30PM, Food Network);
– Tara has an abusive new alter, prompting Dr. Hattaras to introduce her to the co-chair of the psych department on United States of Tara (10:30PM, Showtime).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Ken Jeong;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Albert Brooks (REPEAT);
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Geoffrey Rush (REPEAT);
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Eric Stonestreet and Lady Gaga;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Dustin Hoffman and The Script;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Norm Macdonald and Jerry Springer;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Wanda Sykes and Ashley Hebert;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Matthew Bomer and Queen Latifah;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Jack Black;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Adam Carolla.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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10PM | ABC
Castle
– When Beckett heads to Los Angeles to track down a lead on the person she suspects of murdering her former partner, Castle tags along and visits the set of the movie adaptation of his book, Heat Wave. Among the episode’s guest stars: Gene Simmons, D.B. Sweeney and Prison Break star Dominic Purcell.

8PM | NBC
Chuck
– It’s supposed to be a spy-free event when Chuck agrees to focus on his bachelor party, but some unexpected visitors, plus Ellie’s discovery of some major info on her dad’s old computer, take the celebration in a different direction.

8PM | FOX
House
Candice Bergen guest stars as cuddy’s mother, who threatens her daughter and House’s medical licenses when she considers filing a lawsuit against the hospital.

8PM | CBS
How I Met Your Mother
– While Ted plans a romantic weekend with Zoey, Barney and Marshall argue about the Arcadian.

8:30PM | FOOD NETWORK
Kid in a Candy Store
Adam‘s quest: Find sweet treats with tropical flavor, like Rainbow Coconut Bars and Turkish Taffy.

10PM | BRAVO
Bethenny Ever After
– While preparing for the Skating With the Stars finale, Bethenny also tries to plan family time with Jason and plan her big bus tour.

10PM | MTV
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Weezer guest stars as RJ tries to figure out a way to snag fake IDs and tix to a 21-and-over concert by the band, all to impress Amy.

10PM | CBS
Hawaii Five-O
Rick Springfield guest stars as a famous fashion photog who meets a violent end when he goes to Hawaii to shoot the cover of a magazine’s swimsuit issue.

10PM | SHOWTIME
Nurse Jackie
– Jackie continues to freak about Kevin encouraging a match up between Eddie and Kevin’s sister, while Coop is freaking out about his moms and Mrs. Akalitus is in a tizzy because the hospital’s religious statues are being removed.

10PM | NGC – 7TH SEASON PREMIERE
Taboo
– People obsessed with their fantasy lives is the topic, and includes a creepy California dude who persists in living as a baby.

11PM | TBS
Conan
– Is Will Ferrell going to make good on his threat to shave Conan‘s beard? Tonight’s the night we’ll find out.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– Teddy has doubts about Marco when he catches him in a lie on 90210 (8PM, The CW);
– It’s week seven of performances on Dancing With the Stars (8PM, ABC);
– The only one sure about Amy moving in with Ricky is Amy on The Secret Life of the American Teenager (8PM, ABC Family);
– Is Senior ready to make up with Junior and Mikey on American Chopper: Senior Vs. Junior (9PM, Discovery)?;
– Jury tampering is just the tip of the iceberg when a crooked city official gets away with misdeeds on The Chicago Code (9PM, Fox);
– Leila and Michael try to rescue Simon on The Event (9PM, NBC);
– Serena threatens what could be a very happy moment for Blair on Gossip Girl (9PM, The CW);
– Four back-to-back episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on Comedy Central (9PM);
– Bad news threatens Emily’s career on Make It or Break It (9PM, ABC Family);
– The detectives investigate a series of bank robberies that also involve kidnapping on Law & Order: Los Angeles (10PM, NBC);
– Back-to-back new Pawn Star$ episodes (10PM, History) features original Spider-Man artwork.

And the late-night line-up:
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Philip K. Howard;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Francis Fukuyama;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Tracy Morgan and Rex Ryan;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Paul Walker and Donny and Marie Osmond;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Mark Ruffalo and Yvette Nicole Brown;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Rene Russo and k.d. lang;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Judd Apatow and LL Cool J;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Matt Lucas and Mindy Kaling;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Mark Burnett (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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9PM | CNN
Piers Morgan Tonight
– Will Piers finally serve up the compelling interview style we’ve been waiting for since he starting lining up A-list chats with the likes of Oprah and George Clooney? He’s got his old pal Simon Cowell on the hot seat tonight, so here’s hoping …

7PM | BRAVO
Inside the Actors Studio
The Hangover and Limitless star Bradley Cooper becomes the first Actors Studio Drama School graduate to return for a sitdown with host James Lipton, who calls the occasion a dream event. “The night that one of our graduated students has achieved so much that he or she walks out on this stage and takes that chair will be the moment I’ve waited for since we began the school and the series 17 years ago,” the bearded and bespectacled one has said.

8PM | ABC – 15TH SEASON FINALE
The Bachelor
Emily or Chantal? At least Brad‘s making a choice this time. The annual After the Final Rose special follows (10PM), where Brad and his alleged future wife are introduced as a couple.

8PM | VH1
Basketball Wives
Reunion, Part 2 John Salley … really?

8PM | NBC
Chuck
– The Old Spice dude – Isaiah Mustafa – returns as an operative who has Chuck worrying about his future as a spy guy, especially after he finds out that his old pal Casey has been embarking on secret missions.

8:30PM | FOOD NETWORK
Kid in a Candy Store
Adam takes sweet and sour trips: one to a NECCO factory and another to the place that makes the colorful, but super sour Airhead Xtremes Sweetly Sour Belts.

9PM | TLC
Cake Boss
Buddy bakes a cake for New York’s version of Punxsutawney Phil: Staten Island Chuck.

9PM | FOX
The Chicago Code
– The Shawn Ryan drama continues to be a midseason treat, as Colvin (Jennifer Beals) directs Wysocki (Jason Clarke) and Evers (Matt Lauria) to hunt down a drug dealer whose goods sent a wealthy couple’s son into a coma. Along the way, the detectives uncover a big murder case and a club where the pretty women in attendance may be for hire.

9PM | COMEDY CENTRAL
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
– Tonight’s weekly four-episode block includes the season five gem “Paddy’s Pub: Home of the Original Kitten Mittens,” in which Dennis (Glenn Howerton) invents the Dennis shirt pop-off pen and Charlie (Charlie Day) invents the titular kitty gloves, thereby solving a problem that plagues, well, no one but him.

10PM | BRAVO
Bethenny Ever After
– Is mixing business and her marriage a good idea? We’ll see, as Bethenny asks biz whiz and hubby Jason to find out why liquor stores are having trouble keeping her Skinnygirl margarita mix in stock.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– House and team treat a bullfighter who’s attacked by a bull on House (8PM, Fox);
– Officer Reynolds is all up in the girls’ Cool-Aid as Rosewood celebrates Founder’s Day on Pretty Little Liars (8PM, ABC Family);
– Kate helps Larry see the error of his break-up method on Mad Love (8:30PM, CBS);
Beverly Hills 90210 alum Gabrielle Carteris guests on The Event (9PM, NBC);
Snooki is tonight’s guest on WWE Raw (9PM, USA);
– The series premiere of Wedding Wars (9PM, VH1) gives 12 engaged couples the chance to win their dream wedding;
– The festivities turn into a circus when a mom throws a circus-themed soiree on the season one finale of Outrageous Kid Parties (9:30PM, TLC);
– The series premiere of Beverly Hills Fabulous (10PM, VH1) revolves around the goings on at an African-American beauty salon (owned by actress Jackée‘s ex-hubby) in BH;
Weeds star Guillermo Diaz guest stars as a man who hires Harry to help him stop his lover’s husband from keeping his wife locked up on Harry’s Law (10PM, NBC);
Cheryl Tiegs and Johnny Weir are the judges as the contestants are challenged to make patriotic videos for the troops on RuPaul’s Drag Race (10PM, LOGO).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Adam Sandler and Donald Glover (REPEAT);
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Prince Zeid Raad (REPEAT);
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Jimmy Fallon (REPEAT);
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Charles Barkley;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Jane Lynch, Avril Lavigne and Chris Matthews;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Mila Kunis and Dr. Drew Pinsky (REPEAT);
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Ryan Phillippe, Mila Kunis and The Bachelor “winner”;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Holt McCallany and Tyra Banks;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Lewis Black;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Kevin Smith.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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8:30PM | FOOD NETWORK – 2ND SEASON PREMIERE
Kid in a Candy Store
– The second season premiere of this intentionally over-the-top sweet series makes for perfect Valentine’s Day viewing. Host Adam Gertler kicks off another round of visits to some of the coolest candy, ice cream, cake, cookie, pie and other dessert venues, which, tonight, includes the awesome Papabubble store in New York City. Toothbrushes, hats, rings and lollipops shaped like eggs and roses are among the gorgeous, personalized Papabubble candies that are almost too cool to eat (though you will, because they also come in yummy flavors like kiwi, passion fruit and pink grapefruit).

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Ellen
– Ellen scores the big award winners today, with BAFTA (and sure-thing Oscar) winner Colin Firth, as well as last night’s big Grammy winners, Lady Antebellum.

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Jeopardy
– There’s nothing elementary about this Watson, a computer who’s going to challenge Jeopardy uber-champion Ken Jennings in a three-day tournament.

8PM | NBC
Chuck
– The return of Sarah’s former spy girl pals means trouble for Morgan, when his one-time hook-up wants a do over.

8PM | CBS
How I Met Your Mother
– Welcome to Barney’s new Feb. 13 holiday for lonely women: Desperation Day.

8PM | ABC FAMILY
Pretty Little Liars
– Guess who has a parent-teacher conference with Ezra? Yep, his girlfriend’s daddy.

8:30PM | CBS – SERIES PREMIERE
Mad Love
– So many Hollywood romantic cliches in this sitcom, including a meet cute atop the Empire State Building, best friends who hate each other and New Yorkers trying to find love. Despite that, it’s a likable cast, including Scrubs and Roseanne alum Sarah Chalke, American Pie‘s Jason Biggs, Reaper scene stealer Tyler Labine and perpetual chick flick BFF (speaking of cliches) Judy Greer.

9PM | THE CW
Gossip Girl
– Chuck makes one more big play to save his father’s company.

10PM | E!
Fashion Police
– Let the feathers fly, as Lady Gaga‘s egg entrance and Cee Lo‘s chicken-y frock will certainly be amongst the topics on this special post-Grammys edition of Fashion Police.

10PM | CBS
Hawaii Five-O
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo guest star. Hey, 98 Degrees money alone isn’t going to pay for that second wedding.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Nelly guest stars on 90210 (8PM, The CW);
– On The Bachelor (8PM, ABC), Brad and the remaining six women head to Anguilla, though only four will get roses;
– It’s doggies, doggies, doggies at the opening night of the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (8PM, USA);
– Back-to-back episodes of The Unpoppables (8 and 8:30PM, TLC) find the gang making the Eiffel Tower and a wedding dress out of balloons;
William Shatner guests on American Pickers (9PM, History), when he asks the fellas to help furnish his home in Kentucky;
– On Cake Boss (9PM, TLC), a client asks Buddy to make a cake shaped like a toilet (and to make it actually flush);
– A snowstorm on Greek (9PM, ABC Family) strands the gang at Dobler’s, where they hash out some stresses about their romantic futures;
– Another Valentine’s-y special: The documentary When Strangers Click (9PM, HBO), about five people who went looking for love online;
– On Castle (10PM, ABC), Richard and Beckett butt heads when his old pal is the main suspect in the killing of the guy’s wife;
Heavy (10PM, A&E) features a father who’s trying to whittle down his 597-pound weight;
– Drama on Lizard Lick Towing (10PM, truTV), as Ron and Bobby repossess a cable van while the driver is on a call, and on the customer’s roof!;
Big Love star Chloe Sevigny is a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race (10PM, LOGO);
– On Skins (10PM, MTV), Stan will fail his junior year if he misses one more day of school, so when he oversleeps and misses the bus … well, let’s just say there’s a stolen car involved;
– It’s more like a takedown on Tabatha’s Salon Takeover (10PM, Bravo), when Tabatha meets up with a crabby stylist who bullies her co-workers and boss;
– On back-to-back episodes of Shatner’s Raw Nerve (10PM, Bio), The Shat chats with Penny Marshall and Glee star Jessalyn Gilsig;
– On an It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia classic (10:30PM, Comedy Central), we learn the D.E.N.N.I.S. method of picking up women (in an episode that features the real-life wife of star Glenn Howerton as the object of Dennis’ scam).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Justin Bieber, the Black Keys and Claire Smith;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Edward Glaeser;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): LCD Soundsystem;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Tom Brokaw and the top 10 list presented by Sports Illustrated swimsuit models;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Lady Gaga, John Legend and Sofia Vergara;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): R. Kelly and the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Martin Lawrence, Jewel and Dianna Agron;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Greyson Chance, Mike Birbiglia and January Jones;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Bob Barker and Melissa Rauch;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Ryan Case (REPEAT).

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