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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.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

(ALL TIMES ET)

9PM | NBC – SERIES PREMIERE
The Voice Carson Daly hosts and Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are the mentors/coaches/judges in this new reality singing competition in which wannabe pros try to win a recording contract. The twist, in tonight’s part one of the auditions: The judges can’t see the singers perform – they can only listen to them – until they’ve decided whether or not they’re talented enough to continue on in the competition. I know, I know, we didn’t really need an American Idol knock-off, especially with Simon Cowell‘s X Factor coming in the fall and another season of America’s Got Talent on tap for summer, but I have to admit, with AI turning out to be a disappointment this season, and that intriguing twist of the blind auditions, The Voice is definitely worth checking out.

8PM | FOX
Glee
– The special 90-minute episode features the music of Lady Gaga, as well as Madonna‘s “Born This Way.” I kid, I kid.

9PM | ABC
Dancing With the Stars
Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block, or NKOTBSB as they’ll be known on their joint tour this summer, perform on the week six results show.

9:30PM | FOX
Raising Hope
– Burt and Virginia teach Hope an old family trick: They “sleep train” her.

10PM | MTV
16 & Pregnant
– Teen Jennifer is not only expecting twins, but her parents refuse to speak to her babydaddy, setting up some very difficult decisions for her.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– Tofu and missions figs are among the mystery basket ingredients.

10PM | PLANET GREEN
The Fabulous Beekman Boys
– Brent lets Josh take over the Beekman cookbook and, well, regrets that decision very soon thereafter.

10PM | SYFY – 1ST SEASON FINALE
Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen
– A Chrysler party for auto design students has Marcel and company heading to Detroit, where he plans to whip up an anti-gravity pizza.

10:30PM | COMEDY CENTRAL
Sports Show With Norm McDonald
– The Saturday Night Live alum continues his pithy commentary on all things sports.

11PM | MTV
My Life as Liz
– Liz agrees to perform with Louis in an ’80s-themed show, while Sully tries to woo Marlene. How cute are Sully and Marlene?

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The contestants are cheered on by NASCAR’s Clint Bowyer when they pull a car for half a mile on The Biggest Loser: Couples (8PM, NBC);
– The Sugar Philly Truck and the Frysmith Truck in Los Angeles are featured on Eat Street (8PM, Cooking Channel);
– Brooke gets a chance to return to her company on One Tree Hill (8PM, The CW);
Ashley designs a cake for the Harlem Globetrotters on Have Cake Will Travel (9PM, Food Network);
– A magazine editor is found murdered in her mansion on Body of Proof (10PM, ABC);
Rosie plays mediator for a couple at war over which religion to raise their baby in on Pregnant in Heels (10PM, Bravo).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Justin Bieber (REPEAT);
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Elizabeth Warren;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): A.C. Grayling;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Will Ferrell;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Jillian Michaels and Kristin Chenoweth;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Matthew McConaughey (REPEAT);
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Mark Ruffalo;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Matt Lauer and Twisted Sister;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Larry King (REPEAT);
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Sean Casey.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

(ALL TIMES ET)

10PM | MTV – 3RD SEASON PREMIERE
16 & Pregnant
– Yup, I’ve read all the arguments against the show, and it’s true that the celeb mags have helped turn the teen mamas, unfortunately, into D-list celebs. Still, it’s tough to imagine that the series hasn’t opened some teenage eyeballs to the truth about just how devastating becoming a teen mom can be. In tonight’s season opener, a teen mom not only has the usual stresses of teen mommyhood to deal with, but she’s also being torn between her babydaddy and her twin sister, both who are demanding her attention.

8PM | NBC
The Biggest Loser: Couples
– If only all exercise was this much fun: As the contestants begin to compete as individuals, they go rock climbing, zip lining and bungee jumping.

8PM | COOKING CHANNEL
Eat Street
– On tonight’s episode of the show devoted to the best food trucks in the country, it’s the NYC foodie experience everyone should experience: The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. Get the vanilla soft serve with Trix, or, for the Maude/Golden Girls devotees, the Bea Arthur.

8PM | FOX
Glee
Cheyenne Jackson guest stars. Oh yeah, so does Gwyneth Paltrow.

8PM | THE CW
One Tree Hill
– The impossibly adorable Jamie gets a new sibling when Haley gives birth to her second child.

9PM | FOX
Raising Hope
Jerry Van Dyke guest stars as Maw Maw’s (Cloris Leachman) new boyfriend. Man friend. Really, really old man friend.

10PM | ABC
Body of Proof
Mad Men star Christina Hendricks guest stars in the new drama that also happens to star her real-life hubs, Geoffrey Arend.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– It’s back with new episodes! And in the dessert basket: cheese crackers and fruit.

10PM | NBC – 2ND SEASON FINALE
Parenthood
– Adam’s upset about Max, Sarah’s upset about Amber after the accident and Crosby is upset Jasmine hasn’t visited his new home in the season two ender. Here’s hoping it all leads to a well-deserved third season.

10:30PM | PLANET GREEN – SERIES PREMIERE
Dresscue Me
– The new reality show stars Shareen Mitchell, a clothing stylist whose specialty is reworking vintage clothing. In the opener, she performs makeover magic on an Army wife who hasn’t seen her husband in months.

10:30PM | COMEDY CENTRAL
Sports Show with Norm McDonald
Barry Bonds and Kobe Bryant‘s homophobic slur are among the topics that catch Norm‘s attention in week two of his new show, one of the freshest, funniest new series on the tube so far this year.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Trina ‘fesses up to her DUI on Braxton Family Values (9PM, WE);
– Week five results are revealed on Dancing With the Stars (9PM, ABC);
– New Deadliest Catch on Discovery (9PM);
– Mike can’t relax around a male masseuse on Traffic Light (9:30PM, Fox);
Brent and Josh promise not to argue before the second annual Harvest Festival on Fabulous Beekman Boys (10PM, Planet Green);
– More piggies run amuck on Hogs Gone Wild (10PM, Discovery);
– A woman gets away with murder, almost, on I (Almost) Got Away With It (10PM, ID);
Marcel makes a carrot cake that looks like a camp fire for a celebration honoring volunteer firemen on Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen (10PM, Syfy).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Tina Fey and Dr. Sanjay Gupta;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Billy Crystal (REPEAT);
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Andrew Chaikin (REPEAT);
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Katie Couric (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Robert Pattinson (REPEAT);
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Gary Busey, Lee DeWyze and Dax Shepard;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Dwayne Johnson and Sammy Hagar;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Russell Brand (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Kathy Griffin;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Janelle Monae (REPEAT).

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