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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – January 3, 2012

(ALL TIMES ET)

9PM | ABC
Celebrity Wife Swap
– No matter how unique, ahem, you find Gary Busey to be, you are still not fully prepared to see him at home, as his fiancée/babymama swaps homes with the religious wife of scandal-embroiled pastor Ted Haggard.

8PM | NBC – 13TH SEASON PREMIERE
The Biggest Loser
– A whole new collection of couples arrive at the Biggest Loser ranch and are greeted by a twist: they’re going to be split up and forced to compete against each other.

8PM | CBS
NCIS
– While investigating the murder of a commander, the team runs into E.J. Barrett (Sarah Jane Morris).

8:30PM | ESPN
2012 Sugar Bowl
– Michigan vs. Virginia Tech.

8:30PM | ABC – SERIES PREMIERE
Work It
– So, about this Bosom Buddies knock-off … Do not consider this a recommendation to watch a good show. Consider it a recommendation to watch a show that’s so ridiculously silly you have to watch it at least once.

9PM | NGC
Taboo: Secret Lives
– Wow. Among the people living secret lives are a married (and successful) businessman who pretends to be homeless, a psych student who pretends to be a blue cat and a woman who pretends to be a paraplegic dependent on a wheelchair.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– There’s fruit in the app basket and cheese in the dessert basket.

10PM | NBC
Parenthood
– It’s a Braverman family road trip as the gang heads out together to visit Zeek’s mama.

10 and 10:30PM | A&E
Storage Wars
– In back-to-back eps, Brandi goes auctioning by herself for the first time, and then the crew heads to North Hollywood for some storage scavenging.

10PM | MTV
Teen Mom 2
– The moms and their tots celebrate Christmas, while Jenelle and Chelsea make more bad decisions regarding their boyfriends.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– Nell goes undercover on a new NCIS: Los Angeles (9PM, CBS);
– It’s the season four of drunken college student shenanigans on Campus PD (10PM, G4);
– When a construction worker is murdered on Unforgettable (10PM, CBS), Carrie and Al try to determine if the killing was mob-related;
– It’s back-to-back Extreme Couponing: All-Stars episodes on TLC (10 and 10:30PM).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Gary Oldman;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Charles Barkley;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Senator Bernie Sanders;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Will Arnett;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Snooki and Whitney Cummings;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Christina Ricci and the male cast members of Jersey Shore;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): William H. Macy;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Carrie Fisher;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Miranda July (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – October 11, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

11PM | MTV – SERIES PREMIERE
Chelsea Settles
– 23-year-old Pittsburgh native Chelsea moves to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of a career in the fashion industry. Her extra challenge: she’s plus-sized, meaning she’s trying to break into an industry that is not so accepting of anyone who doesn’t wear size 6 or smaller. But I dare you not to root for Chelsea to succeed. Double dare you, even!

8PM | ABC – SERIES PREMIERE
Last Man Standing
Tim Allen‘s back in this sitcom which is exactly like Home Improvement, if a) Tim Taylor had daughters instead of sons and b) wasn’t funny.

8PM | CBS
NCIS
– Abby (Pauley Perrette) learns something surprising about her family when she volunteers to be a kidney donor.

9PM | WE
Downsized
Laura and Todd consider going to counseling to work out their financial disagreements, while Bailey worries about paying for her senior photos.

9PM | THE CW
The Ringer
– Gemma asks for a favor that could ruin Bridget’s life, and Henry gets some bad news about his writing career.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– Among the mystery basket goodies: edible flowers.

10PM | MTV – 2ND SEASON PREMIERE
I Used to Be Fat
– The inspirational show where teens try to get healthy and change their lives before heading off to college returns with Josh, a 310-pound teen who wants to lose weight so he can play sports with his family.

10PM | NBC
Parenthood
– Sarah and Mark fans, turbulence ahead: Seth (John Corbett) returns.

10PM | FX
Sons of Anarchy
– Oh, Juice. That missing package of drugs is causing all kinds of problems for the club, as is the pressure Juice is under from new lawman Roosevelt. Meanwhile, Clay’s plan for Tara is making for some very scary potential storylines in Charming, i.e. the show has gotten soooo good in the last few weeks.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Mike Epps hosts the sixth annual Hip Hop Awards (8PM, BET);
– The players try to win letters from home on The Biggest Loser (8PM, NBC);
– Someone gets kicked to the curb on Dancing With the Stars (8PM, ABC);
– Hetty reveals some details to Callen about his past on NCIS: Los Angeles (9PM, CBS);
– On Unforgettable (10PM, CBS), when a crime scene is destroyed by a fire, Carrie’s memory of the scene provides the only clues for a murder investigation.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Merle Haggard and Will Arnett;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Hugh Jackman (REPEAT);
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Mark Cuban (REPEAT);
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Matthew Broderick;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Julie Bowen;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Don Rickles;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Samuel L. Jackson;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Steven Wright;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Roy Choi.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – September 27, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

10PM | FX
Sons of Anarchy
– Gemma makes friends with another wife, and Clay and the club members make a surprising, and unwelcome, discovery when they set off on a new business venture.

8PM | FOX
Glee
– Brittany offers to help Kurt with his campaign for student body president, while Rachel’s mama (guest star Idina Menzel) returns and duets with Rachel.

8PM | CBS
NCIS
– The team is shocked when a Marine shows up at his homecoming party with a fatal stab wound, but even more surprising is his hidden past.

9PM | BBC AMERICA
24 Hours in the ER
– You’ll be thankful you’re healthy, or be inspired to get healthy, after a look at this moving documentary series, which follows the around the clock action at the King’s College Hospital ER in London.

9PM | WE
Downsized
– In a scenario that’s all too familiar to too many families, the Bruces are finally in a better place financially, when yet another medical crisis strikes one of the kids. Meanwhile, Laura, facing a potential job loss because of budget cuts in her school district, comes up with a clever idea to keep her position safe.

9PM | FOX
New Girl
– The fellas help Jess get her stuff out of her cheating ex’s apartment.

9PM | The CW
Ringer
– I confess, this is my new guilty pleasure of the fall season. Tonight, Bridget finds out some veeery interesting info on Andrew, as well as a clue that might lead her to the person who wants to kill Siobhan.

9:30PM | FOX
Raising Hope
– Burt finds out a secret about Sabrina’s family, which leads her to introduce the Chances to her dad (guest star Stephen Root).

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– In the finale of the champions tournament cherry soda and catfish are among the mystery basket ingredients standing between the final four and that $50,000 prize.

10PM | NBC
Parenthood
– Kristina worries about Crosby and Adam’s new business, while Sarah worries about remaining close to Amber, who’s off enjoying her independence.

10PM | MTV
Teen Mom: Check Up with Dr. Drew
– In part one of the post-season three reunion, Dr. Drew grills Farrah and Amber about their shenanigans throughout the season.

11PM | MTV – 1ST SEASON FINALE
Awkward
– It’s winter formal time, and Jenna hopes that means Matty will ask her to be his date. But he’s not the only dude who wants to spend time with her. Her bigger, more pressing issue: that the nasty Sadie seems seriously committed to making sure Jenna is not crowned princess of the big dance.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
The Biggest Loser (8PM, NBC) contestants have their gym time restricted;
– On the Dancing With the Stars results show (9PM, ABC), the latest castoff is revealed and the Script performs;
– Callen continues to search for clues about his past on NCIS: Los Angeles (9PM, CBS);
– While Rachel goes into overdrive for the Oscars on The Rachel Zoe Project (9PM, Style), Rodger, he of the ridiculously spelled name, goes to Vegas to party with his friends;
Style Exposed: Sperm Donor (9PM, Style) unfolds the story of a man named Ben, a sperm donor whose, ahem, deposits, have resulted in more than 70 children;
– New Tosh.0 on Comedy Central (10PM);
– Carrie tries to help a young boy remember the murder he witnessed, so he can help police catch the killer, on Unforgettable (10PM, CBS).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Marisa Tomei;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Seth Rogen;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Melinda Gates;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Jack Hanna and Anna Faris;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Lauren Graham and Seth MacFarlane;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Glen Campbell;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Foo Fighters;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Mary Lynn Rajskub;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Butch Walker.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

(ALL TIMES ET)

8PM | FOX
Glee
– It’s prom night! Which means the over-the-top competition for prom queen and king comes to a conclusion, Rachel gets a surprise visitor and Principal Figgins asks the glee club to perform at the soiree, despite objections from party pooper Sue.

8PM | CBS
NCIS
– The NCIS teams go into overdrive to catch the Port-to-Port Killer when they realize he has infiltrated the agency.

9PM | MTV
16 & Pregnant
– Like mother, like daughter? Pregnant teen Danielle hopes not, as she plans to do things differently than her own mother, who also got pregnant as a teen, did.

9PM | OWN
Becoming Chaz
– The compelling documentary follows Chaz Bono through his decision to have, and the process of, gender reassignment surgery.

9PM | FOX
Raising Hope
My Name Is Earl alums Ethan Suplee and Jaime Pressly guest star as a neighbor couple whose marriage is in trouble, according to Burt and Virginia, after they hear the couple arguing on Hope’s baby monitor. By the way, if you haven’t seen the always fantastic Suplee lately, prepare to be surprised: he’s looking much slimmer these days.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– Frozen meat and cheese in a can are among the mystery basket ingredients.

10PM | CBS
The Good Wife
– Kalinda considers leaving the firm after Alicia has it out with her regarding the affair with Peter. Meanwhile, the firm defends the owner of an adultery Web site, who’s the prime suspect in the murder of one of the Website’s customers.

10PM | NBC
The Voice
– Love, love, love this show! In the first week of head-to-head battles, the coaches pit two of their own team members against each other in a duet sing-off, with one of the voices being sent home.

10:30PM | COMEDY CENTRAL
Sports Show With Norm McDonald
Norm chats about sports gambling, including a bet he placed on Manny Pacquiao.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– On The Biggest Loser (8PM, NBC), the contestants play a Biggest Loser videogame and compete in a stair climbing challenge while weighted down with sandbags;
– A Los Angeles restaurant in a double decker bus is featured on Eat Street (8PM, Cooking Channel);
– Daffy worms his way into an exclusive club on The Looney Tunes Show (8PM, Cartoon Network);
– The women had to Puerto Rico for a vacay on One Tree Hill (8PM, The CW);
– Another one bites the dust on the Dancing With the Stars (9PM, ABC) results show, which includes performances by Adele and Michael Bolton;
– The death of a Navy SEAL imposter leads the NCIS: Los Angeles (9PM, CBS) team to MIA bomb canisters;
– The guys (try to) plan their annual getaway on Traffic Light (9:30PM, Fox);
– On Fabulous Beekman Boys (10PM, Planet Green), Brent plans a Victorian festival to attract customers to the village during the long winter;
How the States Got Their Shapes (10PM, History) explores how transportation factored into how the states got their shapes;
Worst.Prom.Ever. is MTV’s original movie comedy about three seniors who decide to have some anti-prom fun after getting dumped by their prom dates right before the big night (10PM, MTV).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Zach Braff and Judd Apatow;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Will Ferrell;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Geoffrey Rush;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Mark Harmon;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Def Leppard and Ginnifer Goodwin;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Chris Hemsworth and Ice Cube;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Nathan Fillion;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Keira Knightley, Chris Cornell and John McEnroe;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Kenneth Branagh;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Frenchie Davis.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

(ALL TIMES ET)

9PM | NBC
The Voice
– If you missed last week’s premiere, it’s not too late to get in on the fun of this latest reality singing competition, as round two of the blind auditions kick off and the mentors – Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera – continue to battle it out to entice the most talented singers onto their teams.

8PM | FOX
Glee
– Sue teaches everyone about the power of the press when she takes over the school newspaper and prints some veeeery interesting stories.

8PM | CARTOON NETWORK – SERIES PREMIERE
The Looney Tunes Show
– Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are back in this Looney revamp, which finds the two living in the suburbs as neighbors with other Looney Tunes cohorts, like Marvin the Martian and Yosemite Sam. PS – Check out my list of the top 10 best classic Looney Tunes ‘toons ever, at TV Squad.

8PM | CBS
NCIS
– Flashback time! When Tony’s former partner is murdered, he remembers his early time in Baltimore, including his first meeting with Gibbs.

9PM | FOX
Raising Hope
– Anytime the episode is Burt-centric, meaning we get a bigger than usual dose of star Garret Dillahunt‘s comedic skills, it’s a good thing. Tonight, we find out that Burt is quite skilled at flirting.

10PM | MTV
16 & Pregnant
Jamie is a straight-A student who not only finds herself pregnant, but who is also stuck with a babydaddy she’s trying to mold into being the kind of dad she never had.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– In the mystery basket: beef and chocolate frosting … that’s in the entree basket.

10PM | CBS
The Good Wife
– Oh, it’s on: Alicia confronts Kalinda about the Peter affair.

10PM | HISTORY – SERIES PREMIERE
How the States Got Their Shapes
– In this fun new series (hosted by my fellow Ohio University alum Brian Unger – go Bobcats!), the title is literal, as in the premiere, where we find out how water played a major role in How the States Got Their Shapes.

11PM | MTV – 2ND SEASON FINALE
My Life as Liz
– Louis has some surprising news for Liz, while Bryson finally has to face up to his feelings for the one he let get away.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Tim Gunn helps the contestants with Cinderella-themed makeovers on The Biggest Loser: Couples (8PM, NBC);
– Nathan, Julian and Clay all coach Jamie’s Little League game on One Tree Hill (8PM, The CW);
– Results from last night’s performance show on Dancing With the Stars (9PM, ABC);
– Deeks goes undercover to protect a friend on NCIS: Los Angeles (9PM, CBS);
– Lisa decides to use GPS to keep track of Mike on Traffic Light (9:30PM, Fox);
– The NFL draft is among the major topics on The Norm McDonald Show (10:30PM, Comedy Central).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Steve Martin and Atticus Shaffer;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Rachel Maddow;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Rex Ryan;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Caroline Kennedy and Ty Burrell;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Ricky Martin and Penelope Cruz;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Idris Elba;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Anthony Hopkins and Andre Agassi;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Elmo, Jennifer Hudson and Whoopi Goldberg;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Geoffrey Rush;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Shane Smith.

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