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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – September 1, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

10PM | FX
Wilfred
– Only one more Wilfred before next week’s season finale. Sad. But tonight’s installment is a good one: An attractive woman is interested in Ryan, but he’s preoccupied with doing for others, including Kristen, Jenna and, of course, Wilfie.

8-11PM | DISCOVERY
Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero
– The miniseries concludes with episodes featuring 9/11 survivors who hung around to help rebuild their communities and a memorial for 9/11 victims.

9PM | USA
Burn Notice
– Sam and Jesse try to trap Max’s killer while Michael and Fiona pretend to be a wealthy couple at a swanky South American resort to rescue a bioweapons expert.

9PM | TEENNICK – SUMMER FINALE
Degrassi – It’s prom night, and on Degrassi, that means someone’s probably gonna get shot.

9PM | LIFETIME
Project Runway
Kenneth Cole is the guest judge as the contestants have to create garments inspired by student art projects.

10PM | COMEDY CENTRAL
Futurama
– When Bender gets a boost in his processing power, he’s suddenly able to see the future. A prescient Bender … all kinds of potential there.

10PM | USA
Suits
– Harvey’s mentor shows up and asks for Harvey’s help when the mentor’s office comes under investigation. The best part: said mentor is played by guest star Gary Cole, who always elevates whatever project he’s in.

11:59PM | ADULT SWIM – 3RD SEASON FINALE
Childrens Hospital
– In “Newsreaders,” we get updates on the Childrens Hospital (remember, no apostrophe!) cast. The crazy, crazy cast.

12:15AM FRIDAY | ADULT SWIM
NTSF: SD: SUV
– Trent (Paul Scheer) plans a cruise for the NTSF crew, but he has an ulterior motive: to catch a terrorist who’s allegedly hiding on the ship.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
- It’s eviction night on Big Brother (8PM, CBS);
- In case you missed it on Sunday, the conclusion of last week’s Jersey Shore (10PM, MTV) finds Situation  leaving the house on a stretcher after he and Ronnie duke it out;
- On Louie (10:30PM, FX), Louie’s sister wigs out and takes her daughter to Grand Central Station … and leaves her there.

And the late-night line-up:
-
Conan (11PM, TBS): Zach Galifianakis (REPEAT);
- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Mark Adams (REPEAT);
- The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): The space shuttle astronauts (REPEAT);
- The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Julianna Margulies and Lady Antebellum;
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Kevin Smith and Heidi Klum;
- Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Jamie Foxx (REPEAT);
- Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Lenny Kravitz;
- The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Kathy Griffin;
- Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Sarah Vowell (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – August 25, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

8-11PM | DISCOVERY – SERIES PREMIERE
Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero
– Ground Zero will ultimately be a 16-acre complex that includes four skyscrapers, a transportation hub, a museum and a 9/11 memorial with the largest man-made waterfall in history. This miniseries, produced by Steven Spielberg, documents the construction, including the remembrances of those who were in lower Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2011 and those who are involved now in this massive, emotional rebuilding effort.

9PM | USA
Burn Notice
– Michael worms his way inside a group of hijackers as a way to help Jesse with a security job, but he’s caught by surprise when the hijackers take hostages at an airport. And the person trying to help the hostages escape? Maddie, of course.

9PM | LIFETIME
Project Runway
Survivor meets PR? The designers not only have to conceive a new frock based on sneakers and sportswear, but they actually have to participate in a running event.

10PM | MTV
Jersey Shore
– They’ve been teasing it for months, and tonight we finally see the big throwdown between Ronnie and The Situation. Oh, I feel just a little bit more ridiculous every time I type that name.

10PM | FX
Wilfred
Dwight Yoakam guest stars as a guy who may confirm Ryan’s suspicions that his friendship with Wilfred may not be totally healthy.

11:59PM | ADULT SWIM
Childrens Hospital
– Glenn (Ken Marino), finally, gets a bar mitzvah.

12:15AM FRIDAY | ADULT SWIM
NTSF: SD: SUV
Gabrielle Union guest stars in “Tijuana, We’ve Got a Problem,” as plans for the space shuttle are stolen and sold to Mexico, and Trent (Paul Scheer) and the gang must retrieve them.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
- It’s family team night on Wipeout (8PM, ABC);
- It’s eviction night on Big Brother (8PM, CBS);
- Katie and Marisol continue to trash their friendship for a dude on Degrassi (9PM, TeenNick);
- Fry sneezes and reintroduces the common cold into the future on Futurama (10PM, Comedy Central);
- Mike questions why Harvey fired a certain executive on Suits (10PM, USA);
- On Louie (10:30PM, FX), Louie … Afghanistan … comedy ensues.

And the late-night line-up:
-
Conan (11PM, TBS): Jim Parsons (REPEAT);
- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Michael Wallis (REPEAT);
- The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Robert Wittman (REPEAT);
- The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Paul Rudd;
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Dolly Parton and Ben Bailey (REPEAT);
- Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Howie Mandel (REPEAT);
- Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Ryan Reynolds and Fountains of Wayne (REPEAT);
- The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Kal Penn;
- Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Adam Pally (REPEAT).

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