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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV


10PM | CBS
Blue Bloods
– Frank (Tom Selleck) has to battle rumors when a false story leaks that he’s running for mayor, and he also has his hands full with son Danny (Mark Wahlberg), the Marine-turned-cop, who gets emotionally involved when a fellow Marine is murdered.

The Defenders
– When Nick and Pete want to defend a married couple accused of murder, they temporarily dissolve their partnership so each one of them can represent the spouses separately.

Kitchen Nightmares
Gordo tries to prevent a Providence eatery from shuttering its doors.

– A Vegas couple calls on Jo for help when they conclude the only way to get their three anklebiters to behave is to bribe them with junk food.

– The CSIs go all Gossip Girl when a popular student at an elite Manhattan prep school is murdered.

Fatal Attractions
– The theme is crocodiles, including one who lives with a woman and goes for car rides with her.

– It’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s a group of thieves who can defy gravity, the subject of tonight’s Fringe Team investigation.

Say Yes to the Dress
– A military bride and a former NFL cheerleader shop for their perfect wedding day gowns.

10PM | TLC
DC Cupcakes
– In back-to-back episodes, the sisters bake a special cake for their parents’ anniversary and try to concoct a working slot machine confection, while Andres fulfills an order for every flavor of cupcake the shop has ever offered.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Andy Cohen fills in for Reeg on Live With Regis & Kelly (Check local listings for time and channel);
– Horse manure skeeball … but one of the lovely wedding reception activities on My Big Redneck Wedding (8:30PM, CMT);
– On DeGrassi (9PM, TeenNick), Sav isn’t sure whether Alli is really MIA or just trying to get attention;
– The fellas discuss what they would do on the last day if the world was about to end on The Ricky Gervais Show (9PM, HBO).

And the late-night line-up:
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Howard Stern and Naughty By Nature (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Lady Gaga, John Legend and Sofia Vergara (REPEAT);
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Howard Stern (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Ann Curry and Patrice O’Neal (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Amanda Peet;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Michael Rapaport (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV


The Walking Dead
– Yep, season one is available on DVD, or you can watch the whole thing unfold, marathon viewing-style, tonight on AMC, and check out lots of behind-the-scenes featurettes at

The Defenders
Kathy Griffin guest stars as a comedian who gets sued for insulting an audience member.

NAACP Image Awards
– The multi-talented Wayne Brady co-hosts with Holly Robinson Peete, as Tyler Perry leads all nominees with 19 nods and Colin Powell receives the President’s Award.

Race and Rage: The Beating of Rodney King
– The 20th anniversary of the Rodney King police brutality drama was March 3, and this CNN special includes an interview with King about the brutal beating he suffered in 1991 and the 1992 riots that followed the exoneration of the LAPD officers who abused him, as well as an update on the LAPD and race relations in Los Angeles in the last two decades.

– Lionel and Tess duke it out for control of the Luthor name.

Jo rides the rescue of a family with five kids, who are disciplined with wooden spoons and hot sauce, or not at all, since the fam spun out of control after the death of their grandmother.

Who Do You Think You Are?
– Pop crooner Lionel Richie traces his family tree and finds a connection to the beginning of the civil rights movement.

Say Yes to the Dress
– A guy schedules an appointment for his girlfriend, so he can propose to her in the salon. Reeeeally hope she’s gonna say yes to the proposal.

10:30PM | TLC
DC Cupcakes
– In the “Operation Cupcakes” episode, the bakers whip up 10,000 tasty treats to send to U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

11PM | VH1
Friday Night Alright: Adele Unplugged
– The incredible, and incredibly cool, British singer, who has the number one album in the country, performs an acoustic set.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– Yep, it’s all about the junior rednecks on My Big Redneck Baby (8:30PM, CMT), where a couple prepares for a newborn with a camouflage nursery and a beer can mobile;
– Fitz returns and wants to meet with Eli and Clare on Degrassi (9PM, TeenNick);
Karl shares a poem about his kidney stones on The Ricky Gervais Show (9PM, HBO);
– Bobby and Samuel help Sam and Dean hunt for a deadly monster created by Mother of All on Supernatural (9PM, The CW);
The Truth About Shoplifting (9PM, CNBC) sheds light on how everyone else pays higher prices when those with sticky fingers help themselves to merch;
– In the third season premiere of American Loggers (10PM, Discovery), the guys have a successful summer and decide to construct their own logging trailers;
– Just before he leaves to try to retrieve the Golden Trident from the Fisher King, Morgana gives Merlin a bracelet that takes away all his strength on Merlin (10PM, Syfy).

And the late-night line-up:
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Piers Morgan (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Aaron Eckhart and Christie Brinkley;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Tom Hanks and Cee Lo Green (OSCAR NIGHT REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Chris Pratt and Kathy Bates;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Kathy Griffin;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Josh Radnor.

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