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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – January 9, 2012

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10PM | BRAVO
It’s a Brad, Brad World
– Didn’t wanna like this show … thought Brad Goreski was way annoying on The Rachel Zoe Project. Turn out, it was just her who was annoying … he’s actually pretty charming on this new reality series, in which he tries to build his own career as a stylist.

8PM | ABC
The Bachelor
– Craziest season yet.

8PM | SUNDANCE
The Mortified Sessions
– On tonight’s installment of this delightful series in which celebs dig into mementos from their pasts and share stories from their childhood and beyond: Ricky/Rick/Ricky Schroder, who talks about Silver Spoons and how his wife, in her teenage diary, fantasized about meeting him.

8PM | ABC FAMILY
Pretty Little Liars
– Aria and Ezra face the fallout of making their romance public.

8:30PM | ESPN
Allstate BCS National Championship Game
– #1 LSU vs. #2 Alabama.

9PM | OWN  – SERIES PREMIERE
America’s Money Class With Suze Orman
– The six-episode series finds Suze Orman giving classroom-style lectures on various financial issues, followed by a “final exam” at the end. First up: how to buy a home, how to erase debt and what to do in the face of a foreclosure.

9PM | DISCOVERY – SERIES PREMIERE
First Week In
– Following inmates through their first week in prison, including, tonight, three first-time inmates.

9PM | BRAVO
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Kyle and Kim have yet another confrontation about Kim’s wacky behavior, which, since we know now that she’s in rehab, probably shouldn’t seem like such a mystery.

10PM | ABC
Castle
– A womanizer falls to his death after his latest bout of womanizing.

10PM | NBC
Rock Center With Brian Williams
– Guest George Clooney makes his Oscar predictions.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Who’s Still Standing (8PM, NBC) … who’s still watching? Me. Not proud, but it’s addictive;
– Are a woman’s best friend and best friend’s boyfriend involved in her disappearance? Gotta watch Disappeared (9PM, ID) to find out;
– On the Fear Factor (9PM, NBC) menu tonight: a stunt that requires contestants to eat cockroaches, grasshoppers, rat hair and maggots;
Hoarders (9PM, TLC) includes a man who can’t stop buying clearance sale items;
– During tonight’s marathon of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (9PM, Comedy Central): “The D.E.N.N.I.S. System,” “The Gang Wrestles for the Troops,” “Paddy’s Pub: Home of the Original Kitten Mittens” and “Mac and Dennis Break Up,” all gems;
– The new series Mobster Confessions (10PM, Discovery) is just what it sounds like, documenting the stories of mobsters who’ve turned into informants;
– On Pawn Stars (10 and 10:30PM, History), Rick and the gang are presented a first edition of Thoreau’s Walden.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): David Cross, Gavin DeGraw and Seth Green;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): George Lucas;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Melissa Harris-Perry;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Mark Wahlberg;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Janet Jackson;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Channing Tatum;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Mark Wahlberg;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Howie Mandel;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Mike White (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – August 30, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

8PM | ABC FAMILY – 2ND SEASON SUMMER FINALE
Pretty Little Liars
– Ticked off that the girls chatted with Dr. Sullivan, A makes them carry out a series of tasks designed to bring pain and humiliation to them, or else she’ll do something very, very bad to the good doctor.

9PM | WE
Downsized
– The stress of their financial situation, which took a negative turn with the hospital bill for Rex‘s recent emergency, leads Todd and Laura to argue, which youngest daughter Danielle takes as a sign that they’re going to get a divorce.

9PM | FUSE
Red Hot Chili Peppers Live From the Roxy
– The title says it all: Peppers, live, Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles.

10PM | TLC – SERIES PREMIERE
Big Sexy
– The reality series follows five plus-sized women who live in Manhattan and are trying to break into the fashion world, no small feat for anyone, but a particular challenge for anyone who wears a double-digit dress size.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK – 9TH SEASON PREMIERE
Chopped Champions
– I know, I know, I don’t understand Food Network’s season premieres and finales either … I’m still not exactly sure when the last season ended. But hey, we’re getting new episodes of Chopped, so what’s there to complain about? Tonight’s ep kicks off the Champions’ Tournament, in which four past winners return to compete for a $50,000 grand prize. Among the mystery basket items: antelope and pie crust. Antelope pie? I stand corrected that there’s no way to make pie a bad thing.

10PM | SUNDANCE – SERIES PREMIERE
Quirky
– This reality series follows the company of the same name, which gives Regular Joe and Jane inventors the chance to see their products actually make it to the marketplace. And tonight’s premiere includes the coolest power strip you’ll ever see, once which … ah, here’s the link. You’re so gonna wanna buy it.

10PM | MTV
Teen Mom
Maci wonders whether or not she should continue her education, Farrah has a huge fight with her ‘rents about moving, Catelynn has a reunion with her dad and Amber tries to reconnect with Gary. And his Belden Lineman Camp t-shirt, I assume.

11PM | MTV
Awkward
– My, how the tables have turned: Jenna, deliciously, finds that Matty and Jake both want her attention.

9PM | CURRENT
50 Documentaries to See Before You Die
– The fifth, and final, part of Morgan Spurlock‘s miniseries about documentaries includes the top 10 picks, i.e. Roger & Me, An Inconvenient Truth, Hoop Dreams and, yes, Super Size Me.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– On The Looney Tunes Show (8PM, Cartoon Network), Bugs gets a new job;
– It’s a Degrassi (9PM, TeenNick) classic: someone considers taking their relationship “to the next level”;
– The documentary 9/11: Where Were You? (10PM, NGC) catches up with survivors of the Sept. 11 attacks.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Steve Martin and Atticus Shaffer (REPEAT);
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Jason Bateman (REPEAT);
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Gloria Steinem;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Alec Baldwin and Lenny Kravitz;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Jeff Bridges;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Jesse Eisenberg and Jerry Springer (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Will Forte and Amy Sedaris;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Chi McBride;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Adam Carolla (REPEAT).

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

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10PM | MTV
Teen Mom
Catelynn tries to fix her relationship with her crazy mother, while Maci decides to back to her mama’s house with Bentley and Gary and Amber find out just how much trouble mom Amber is in with Child Protective Services.

8PM | ABC FAMILY
Pretty Little Liars
– Aria finds herself the object of a romantic tug of war between Ezra and Jason.

9PM | TNT
Memphis Beat
– When a body goes missing – the body of a local man known for helping at-risk children – Dwight (Jason Lee) and Whitehead rush to find it, but soon begin to learn some unflattering things about the “do-gooder.”

9PM | USA
White Collar
– Sarah tries to find out more about the treasure Neal is hiding, while Neal and Peter try to find out more about the world (the very dangerous world) of international security.

10PM | BIO
Aftermath with William Shatner
The Shat chats with Jeff Hart, one of the rescuers who helped free the Chilean miners last October.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– Lamb hearts (yeeech!) are among the ingredients in the mystery baskets when four past cheftestants return for another shot at the $10,000 prize.

11PM | MTV
Awkward
– Mean girls … sigh. When nasty Sadie and Lissa take a nude photo of Jenna when she’s in the locker room, they’re the ones who get surprised by the reactions of their fellow students.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The contestants create baseball-themed cupcakes for a VIP party at Dodgers Stadium (a divorce party?) on Cupcake Wars (8PM, Food Network);
– The contestant pool will be down to 13 after tonight’s Hell’s Kitchen (8PM, Fox);
– When Daffy faces his nemesis in a bowling match, he turns to Bugs Bunny for help on The Looney Tunes Show (8PM, Cartoon Network);
– It’s the 7th season finale of Deadliest Catch (9PM, Discovery);
– There’s fallout for Dave after his politically incorrect comments on Degrassi (9PM, TeenNick);
– Annie and Joan pose as reporters while undercover to rescue a CIA op on Covert Affairs (10PM, USA);
– New Tosh.O on Comedy Central (10PM);
– The True Grime: Crime Scene Clean Up (10PM, ID) is busy cleaning up the scene involving a body found in a hoarder’s house.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Tom Felton;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Juan Williams;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Brooke Gladstone;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Julianne Moore;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Train and Olivia Wilde;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Tim Gunn;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Daniel Craig;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Steve Carell;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): William H. Macy;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Emmy Rossum (REPEAT).

 

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – July 12, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

8PM | FOX
The X Factor
– You know, that little TV show where Simon Cowell‘s going to give away $5 million? It’s getting some sort of preview during tonight’s MLB All-Star game, so stay tuned, or DVR the game.

8PM | FOX
Major League Baseball All-Star Game
– Last year’s game was the least watched All-Star Game telecast ever, so … nowhere to go but up, as the American League tries to take back the title after the National League broke the AL’s seven-game winning streak in 2010.

8PM | ABC FAMILY
Pretty Little Liars
– Aria and Ezra try to deal with going public with their fling, while Emily worries that she and her buds are still in danger, Hanna gets to know Caleb better when his foster mom arrives and Spencer gets support from the most unexpected source: her ‘rents.

9PM | USA
White Collar
– Neal’s torn: should he help the very talented teen con artist who’s making his mark throughout Manhattan, or should he stop the Neal-in-training in his tracks?

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– Tonight’s cheftestants: Four British foodies, who have to work with, among other ingredients, British biscuits, a Japanese snack food and a staple of American cooking.

10PM | HISTORY – 1ST SEASON FINALE
How the States Got Their Shapes
– The finale considers the influence of words and people’s accents on how states like New York and California.

10PM | MTV
Teen Mom
– Tonight’s theme: cohabitation, as Gary and Amber move in together (again), Maci considers asking Kyle to move in with her and Bentley for financial reasons and Tyler‘s mom is unhappy about his decision to live with Catelynn.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– Four past champs compete with each other to make treats for the Tony Awards on Cupcake Wars (8PM, Food Network);
– A Philly crepes truck is featured on the 1st season finale of Eat St. (8PM, Cooking Channel);
– Daffy’s skint on The Looney Tunes Show (8PM, Cartoon Network);
Jeff gets a new client who’s married to Styx rocker Tommy Shaw on Flipping Out (9PM, Bravo);
– Dwight heads to New Orleans (with his mom along for the ride) to talk to his dad’s killer on Memphis Beat (9PM, TNT);
– On Covert Affairs (10PM, USA), Annie and Reva are captured by Belarusian police while trying to install security cameras;
– Tom and Christina hang out with Miles’ kids on HawthoRNe (10PM, TNT);
– It’s about all things paranormal-y on tonight’s Love/Lust (10PM, Sundance);
– Tonight’s Web Redemption on Tosh.0 (10PM, Comedy Central): the boxer who got knocked out by his friend.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Tracy Morgan (REPEAT);
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Kid Rock;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Dan Savage;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Roseanne Barr, Blake Shelton and Tom Felton;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Seth Meyers;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Norm Macdonald and Jerry Springer (REPEAT);
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Shia LaBeouf (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Seth Green and Chris Evans;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Julie Chen;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Gale Anne Hurd (REPEAT).

 

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – June 28, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

8PM | ABC
Wipeout
– Is this my lead Potts Pick today just because I wanted to run a giant photo of the Big Red Balls? Yup.

8PM | CARTOON NETWORK
The Looney Tunes Show
– In a movie-within-the-show, The Foghorn Leghorn Story is told, and Daffy plays Foghorn

8PM | ABC FAMILY
Pretty Little Liars
– Aria takes a pottery class that brings her closer to Ezra. And Jenna.

9PM | TNT
Memphis Beat
– Dwight tries to help a guy find his MIA daughter, but he’s afraid the woman is the victim of a nasty crime.

9PM | NBC
The Voice
– It’s the final round of live competition, leading into tomorrow night’s season finale and the revelation of The Voice.

9PM | USA
White Collar
– When a Detroit mobster comes to town looking for Mozzie, Peter and Neal help The Mozz pull off an old scam to trip the mob dude up, lest a gangster war break out.

10PM | MTV
16 & Pregnant: Life After Labor 4
– Dr. Drew hosts the reunion special, which updates us on the stories of the season three teen moms and their offspring.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– The cheftestants have to use cookie dough in their desserts. Yeah, yeah, that sounds obvious and easy, which almost certainly means it won’t be.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
America’s Got Talent (8PM, NBC) auditions continue in New York City;
– Four contestants compete to make cupcakes for a party celebrating the first man in space on Cupcake Wars (8PM, Food Network);
– The top 14 compete on MasterChef (8PM, Fox);
– An Olympic torch is up for sale on Hardcore Pawn (9PM, truTV);
– On Covert Affairs (10PM, USA), Annie and a fellow spy are the targets of an assassin in Argentina;
– On HawthoRNe (10PM, TNT), Bill Engvall guest stars as a hospital internal affairs investigator;
– Money and prosperity influence How the States Got Their Shapes in tonight’s episode (10PM, History);
– On Love/Lust (10PM, Sundance), vampires and zombies are the topic;
– A farting kiddie gets Web Redemption on Tosh.O (10PM, Comedy Central).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Elijah Wood;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Louis C.K.;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Alexandra Pelosi;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Tom Hanks;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Scotty McCreery, Blake Lively and Blake Shelton (REPEAT);
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Andy Richter;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Jason Bateman;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Larry King and My Morning Jacket (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Neil Gaiman and Paris Hilton;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Adam Blackstone (REPEAT).

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