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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

(ALL TIMES ET)

10PM | CBS – SERIES PREMIERE
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
Forest Whitaker – yes, Oscar winner Forest Whitaker – stars in this Minds spin-off about an elite BAU group that uses unorthodox methods to solve cases. Whitaker plays team lead Sam Cooper, whose cohorts also include Beth Griffith, played by another unlikely CBS procedural star, Janeane Garofalo.

8PM | FOX
American Idol
– Hollywood round two means group performances, some of the most dramatic, catty moments of the season. It’s also usually where we see some new contenders emerge, so we’ve got that going for us.

8PM | ABC
The Middle
– Frankie goes friend shopping for Brick. (Friend shopping).

8PM | CBS – 22ND SEASON PREMIERE
Survivor: Redemption Island
– The group of 18 castaways that begin tonight’s competition include rivals Boston Rob Mariano and Russell Hantz. They’ll be among the first to play the game with the show’s new “Redemption Island” rule, where players voted off live in exile with a chance to re-enter the game.

9PM | ABC
Modern Family
– The Valentine’s episode fell flat for me, but this one promises to be a redemption, as Shelley Long returns as Claire’s mom, who’s now dating Claire’s high school boyfriend (guest star Matt Dillon), and … Fizbo returns!

9PM | TLC – 1ST SEASON FINALE
My Strange Addiction
– The season ends with one of the all-time weirdest cases: a woman who eats pottery (!) and sprinkles ashes on her food.

10PM | TV LAND
Hot in Cleveland
Susan Lucci and her All My Children cohorts pop in on Cleveland, as Victoria and her pals return to Los Angeles for her appearance on AMC.

10PM | FX
Justified
– Boyd Crowder – the fantastic Walton Goggins – is back, working in a coal mine, and promising Raylan that his wicked ways are behind him. Raylan, of course, is skeptical. Meanwhile, the recently orphaned Loretta gets a new family: The Bennetts.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Restaurant: Impossible
Chef Robert visits an Italian restaurant in Missouri, where the food is so bad that even the proprietors won’t eat it. Yet they’re okay with taking their customers’ money for the nasty nosh …

11PM | BRAVO
Approval Matrix
– Is this the new Best Week Ever? Here’s hoping, as the addictive New York magazine feature has inspired this show, in which pop culture pundits discuss newsy, buzzworthy events and things from the week.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Nova (9PM, PBS) investigates the 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447;
Quadrangle (9PM, HBO) is a provocative documentary about a pair of couples who engaged in a four-way marriage;
Nick Jonas guest stars on Mr. Sunshine (9:30PM, ABC);
– Tonight’s awesome challenge finds the contestants creating their own horror movie villain, plus a title, tagline and movie poster on Face Off (10PM, Syfy);
– A teen named Tanner wants to lose weight and marry his girlfriend on I Used to Be Fat (10PM, MTV);
Debra Messing guest stars as a Chris Harrison-like TV host who investigates predators on Law & Order: SVU (10PM, NBC);
– The clinic is robbed on Off the Map (10PM, ABC);
– The client on Top Chef: All-Stars (10PM, Bravo): Cookie Monster, and he wants some delicious coo-kies!;
– Erica gets a lesson in embracing the present on Being Erica (11PM, SOAPnet).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Fred Armisen and Martin Lawrence;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Brian Williams;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Kurt Anderson;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Bill Hader;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Charles Barkley and J-WOWW;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Liam Neeson, Eddie Griffith and a performance by the cast of Rock of Ages;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Javier Bardem and Flavor Flav;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Rosie O’Donnell;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): TBA;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Yelawolf and Michael Rapaport.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

(ALL TIMES ET)

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Restaurant: Impossible – Sure, it’s already been done, and is still being done on Fox’s Friday nights, in fact, by Gordon Ramsay, but don’t write this Food Network version of Kitchen Nightmares off. Gordo’s antics have worn thin, especially since many of his makeovers seem to revolve more around his own ego than around helping out struggling restaurant owners. But Restaurant: Impossible host Chef Robert Irvine not only appears to be invested in helping his clients first and foremost, but he performs some pretty impressive menu, decor and attitude makeovers on a tight $10,000 budget for each episode. Tonight, Robert heads off to Rascal’s BBQ & Crab House in New Castle, Delaware, where he’s dismayed to find a filthy kitchen, mounds of garbage and very few customers. Let’s just say the Rascal’s folks will test his budget and his patience.

8PM | FOX
American Idol – First round auditions continue in Austin. Steven Tyler‘s first round creepiness in flirting with 16-year-olds also continues in Austin.

9PM | HISTORY CHANNEL
Bigfoot: The Definitive Guide – Seeking to prove – or disprove – once and for all the existence of Bigfoot, a.k.a. Sasquatch.

9PM | FOX
Human TargetTony “Buster Bluth” Hale is back as bumbling P.I. Harry. Here’s hoping that Arrested Development movie happens soon, because we don’t get to see enough of that guy.

9PM | TLC
My Strange Addiction – Tonight’s subjects: A woman addicted to cleaning her house and another woman who’s obsessed with collecting rocks. Nope, both of those things still seem perfectly normal compared to last week’s sex doll guy.

10PM | CBS
Blue Bloods – An undercover counterterrorism agent is shot and Frank (Tom Selleck) assigns the investigation to the only man he knows he can trust: His son Danny (Donnie Wahlberg). But because the agent was trying to infiltrate a sleeper cell and Frank doesn’t want to blow his cover, Danny can’t tell anyone what he’s investigating.

10PM | SYFY
Face Off – For tonight’s challenge on this fun special effects makeup competition series, the contestants have to do full body makeup presentations. And yes, the Face Off host is Sheridan Crane.

10PM | MTV
I Used to Be Fat – So much good TV, way too much of it on at 10PM. Like this inspiring weight loss series, which focuses on teens like Daria, a lonely girl whose attempts to shed extra pounds would get a big boost if only she had her mother’s support.

10PM | BRAVO
Top Chef: All-Stars – Creating a three-course Italian meal is the challenge, and the contestants have some tough guest judges to impress in Isaac Mizrahi and The SopranosLorraine Bracco.

10:30PM | A&E
Storage Wars – What makes this show so compelling? The big personalities, sure, but I think we’re also truly fascinated by stuff … the stuff people will pay good money to store, and the stuff that people will abandon, even though they once paid good money to store it. In tonight’s episode, those aforementioned big personalities head to Las Vegas to scope out new old stuff.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– A fascinating installment on how the brain really works includes Penn and Teller explaining how the brain processes visual info, while Mo Rocca shares what he learns about mind control on Nova scienceNow (8PM, PBS);
– On Man v. Food: The Carnivore Chronicles (9PM, Travel Channel), Adam visits Katz Deli in New York City, a.k.a. the place where Meg Ryan really enjoyed her sandwich in When Harry Met Sally;
– A billionaire (guest star Colm Feore) uses his cash, and his well-paid attorney, to derail a charge against him of sexually abusing a teenage girl on Law & Order: SVU (10PM, NBC);
– Erica tries to get over her breakup with Ethan, while Dr. Tom wants to talk about Claire on Being Erica (11PM, SOAPnet);
Friends alum, and star of the upcoming ABC comedy Mr. Sunshine, Matthew Perry, visits The Daily Show (11PM, Comedy Central);
– And the always hilarious Jim Gaffigan visits The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS).

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