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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

(ALL TIMES ET)

9PM | FOX – 2ND SEASON FINALE
Glee
– The New Direction kids head to the Big Apple, where they compete at Nationals and do and few song-and-dance numbers in NYC landmarks like Times Square and Central Park.

8PM | FOX
American Idol
– It’s down to Scotty and Lauren in season 10’s final performance show, with the winner announced in tomorrow night’s two-hour, celeb-packed finale.

8PM | NBC – 11TH SEASON FINALE
The Biggest Loser
– The $250,000 winner, i.e. biggest loser, is revealed, while the eliminated players return to see who nabs the $100,000 at home prize.

9PM | ABC – 12TH SEASON FINALE
Dancing With the Stars
The Go-Gos and the Black Eyed Peas perform (yes, I know, there are like two shows in all of primetime the Peas haven’t performed on at this point) as the winner of the mirrorball trophy is revealed.

10PM | MTV
16 & Pregnant
Kayla, a pregnant teen who’s battled anorexia, starts to panic when she gains pregnancy weight.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– The episode’s called “Have a Heart,” which refers to the duck tickers the contestants have to use in their appetizers.

10PM | COMEDY CENTRAL
Tosh.0
– Tonight’s topics: “stuff girls shouldn’t say,” Daniel’s new invention and a Web Redemption for Brian Collins, the “Boom Goes the Dynamite” dude.

10PM | NBC
The Voice
– It’s part three (of four) of the head-to-head battle round, and Monica and Reba McEntire return to help advise the coaches.

10:30PM | COMEDY CENTRAL
Sports Show With Norm McDonald
Norm chats about Korean golfers and the lack of openly gay athletes in professional sports.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
The vittles of the Biryani Cart in NYC are among the tasty street foods featured on Eat St. (8PM, Cooking Channel);
The Looney Tunes Show (8PM, Cartoon Network);
– A new How the States Got Their Shapes (10PM, History) focuses on how states’ rebellion, including Texas, Montana and the Carolinas, led to their shapes;
– Rosie puts a new father through daddy boot camp on the season 1 finale of Pregnant in Heels (10PM, Bravo).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Melissa McCarthy and Topher Grace;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Keira Knightley (REPEAT);
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): John Bradshaw (REPEAT);
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Brad Paisley and Ewan McGregor;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Demetri Martin, Ben Harper and Meredith Vieira;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Jack Black and The Script;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Britney Spears and Taylor Lautner;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Ed Helms and The Cars;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Courteney Cox;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Mike Mills and Foster the People.

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 – 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

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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).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

(ALL TIMES ET)

10:30PM | COMEDY CENTRAL – SERIES PREMIERE
Sports Show With Norm McDonald
Tiger Woods, Barry Bonds and the Masters tournament are among Norm‘s opening night topics in this new series in which, as the title suggests, the funny guy gives his unique take on the world of sports.

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Independent Lens
– Graffiti artist-turned-toast of the art world Jean-Michel Basquiat is the topic of this Frontline edition, which follows the Brooklyn-born artist’s life from his early days of SAMO graffiti through his friendships with Vincent Gallo and Andy Warhol, his major successes in the art world and, tragically, his heroin overdose at age 27.

8PM | COOKING CHANNEL
Eat Street
– The new series will spotlight street food throughout North America, beginning with a grilled cheese sandwich truck in Los Angeles and the yummy Schnitzel & Things truck in NYC.

8PM | CBS
NCIS
– The murder, and the murderer, of a Navy lieutenant was caught on tape, but Gibbs and company still have to identify the face of the killer, who happens to be a petty officer.

9PM | WE – SERIES PREMIERE
Braxton Family Values
– R&B diva Toni Braxton and her sister are the subjects of this new reality series, which, from the premiere, looks to include a looooot of sibling discord (read: catfighting).

9PM | NGC
Conspirator: The Plot to Kill Lincoln
– Another NGC special marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Conspirator tells the story of Mary Surratt, the first woman executed by the U.S. government, after she was convicted of being involved in the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln. The story also unfolds on the big screen this week in The Conspirator, the Robert Redford-directed flick starring Robin Wright as Surratt.

9PM | DISCOVERY – 7TH SEASON PREMIERE
Deadliest Catch
– New season, two new captains.

9:30PM | FOX
Traffic Light
– Still feeling guilty about ruining Mike’s bachelor party years earlier, Adam throws him a do-over soiree, which gets predictably out of hand.

10PM | CBS
The Good Wife
– The election results are in …

10PM | SYFY
Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen
– On the menu for a luau-themed celebration: short ribs and tabletop volcanoes that dispense pineapple dipping sauce.

10PM | WE – SERIES PREMIERE
Sinbad: It’s Just Family
– The comedian’s trying to spark a career, and marital, comeback in this reality show, which finds him moving back in with his wife, who he recently remarried.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– On Biggest Loser: Couples (8PM, NBC), the teams go to New Zealand, where they go skydiving and have to climb 51 flights of stairs;
– The British chef tries to makeover the food program in Los Angeles schools on the season two premiere of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (8PM, ABC);
– Will Kirstie Alley‘s shoe fumble cost her on tonight’s Dancing With the Stars results show (9PM, ABC)?;
Frontline (9PM, PBS) takes a look at “Football High,” the very competitive – and lucrative – world of high school football;
– Techie Eric goes undercover for the first time on NCIS: Los Angeles (9PM, CBS);
– A med student gets makeover help on What Not to Wear (9PM, TLC);
– Lifetime’s new reality series Playdates (9:30PM) follows a group of NYC preschoolers in their first days at school;
– The team has to reassemble the victim when they find severed body parts on Body of Proof (10PM, ABC);
– On Fabulous Beekman Boys (10PM, Planet Green), Brent and Josh are launching new products and interacting with fans at a book signing;
I (Almost) Got Away With It (10PM, ID) profiles a quirky thief who liked to steal things like Crystal Gayle‘s tour bus;
– Amber quits her job and heads down a bad path on Parenthood (10PM, NBC).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Gordon Ramsay and Hayden Panettiere;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Gov. Deval Patrick;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Ray Kurzweil;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Foo Fighters and Ricky Gervais;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Kristen Bell and Austin “Chumlee” Russell from Pawn Stars;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Christian Slater;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Morgan Spurlock and Emma Roberts;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Ted Danson and Kenny Rogers (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Wynonna Judd;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Amanda Palmer (REPEAT).

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