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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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8PM | FOX – 10TH SEASON FINALE
American Idol
– Will it be Scotty or Lauren? All will be revealed in tonight’s two-hour finale, which includes a reunion of the top 13 and performances by Bono and The Edge with the cast of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Jack Black and Steven Tyler.

CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS FOR TIME AND CHANNEL – SERIES FINALE
Oprah
– Farewell to The Big O.

8PM | ABC – 2ND SEASON FINALE
The Middle
– Frankie thinks she can safely close the door on another school year, until she finds out Brick has to write a journal (a whole year’s worth of journals, actually) before moving on to the next grade, while Sue has to prove she never took a sick day to get an attendance award.

9PM | TRAVEL CHANNEL – SERIES PREMIERE
Man v. Food Nation
– Host Adam Richman previews his M v. F spin-off series, which finds viewers taking on food challenges in their local restaurants.

9PM | ABC – 2ND SEASON FINALE
Modern Family
– Jay insists he just wants to go fishing for his birthday, and when his family ignores his wishes, they get into some sticky situations.

9:30PM | ABC – 2ND SEASON FINALE
Cougar Town
– Travis’ surprise move to Hawaii gives Jules and her pals an excuse for a vacation, and Grayson has a surprise of his own: he wants children.

9:30PM | TLC
Extreme Couponing
– A super coupon clipper in Arizona shows how she feeds her family of six for just $50 a week.

10PM | CBS – SERIES FINALE
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
– A serial killer is going after his victims by shooting them in public places, and Beth (Janeane Garofalo) is in danger. And yes, you read that correctly … it’s the show’s series finale. Here’s hoping Oscar winner Forest Whitaker finds another, more engaging, series.

10PM | MTV
The Real World
Nany‘s got her hands full with the bad boys, as she finds out the truth about her father and gets a visit from former castmate/hookup Adam.

10PM | COMEDY CENTRAL
South Park
– If there’s anyone who could possibly come up with a way to help babies born addicted to drugs, it would be Cartman, right? Right?

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Kevin Nealon and Ben Harper;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Will Ferrell (REPEAT);
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Lupe Fiasco (REPEAT);
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Kevin Bacon;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Chaz Bono;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Ken Jeong;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Jesse Tyler Ferguson;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Lucy Liu;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Norm Macdonald;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Todd Phillips.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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10PM | FX – 2ND SEASON FINALE
Justified
– The finale of what has been a fantastic, Emmy-worthy sophomore season is called “Bloody Harlan,” and if you think that refers to battle, right you are. Tensions between Boyd (Walt Goggins) and the Bennetts reach a boiling point, and pretty much everyone in town has a weapon in his or her hand. And, though Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) and Winona (Natalie Zea) were planning to skip town and leave the craziness behind, a missing person case drags the lawman back into the thick of the war, which is going to end with more than one major character taking a bullet.

8PM | FOX
American Idol
– It’s “Now and Then” week, meaning the final five will sing one current song and one song from the 1960s and that we will see what a baby James Durbin looked like.

8PM | ABC
The Middle
– A day to herself sounds like the perfect Mother’s Day present to Frankie, but, of course, that doesn’t go as planned.

8PM | CBS
Survivor
Boston Rob’s team has to vote out one of its own, while a four-person battle unfolds at Redemption Island.

9PM | ABC
Modern Family
– Phil and Jay make for one of the best, most awkwardly funny, pairings on the show, and that’s certainly the case when they decide to work together to prepare Mother’s Day dinner tonight.

9:30PM | TLC
Extreme Couponing
– A super couponer tries to gather 700 items to donate, without spending a dime.

9:30PM | ABC
Cougar Town
– Grayson tries to bond with Travis, just as Jules decides to finally let her son start making some decisions on his own.

10PM | NAT GEO WILD – SERIES PREMIERE
Animal Fugitives
– In the opener of the series that features footage of animals on the loose, a chimp escapes in suburban neighborhood.

10PM | NBC
Law & Order: SVU
– You may like him better as a good guy, but John Stamos makes a fine baddie, too, as in this SVU installment, where he plays a creepy dude taking advantage of women and their babies.

10PM | MTV
The Real World
Heather‘s plan for getting over Dustin? Making out with Nany. Meanwhile, Naomi takes a pregnancy test.

10PM | COMEDY CENTRAL
South Park
– Just like Comedy Central, the Special Ed department at the elementary school decides to launch a comedy awards show, with Jimmy as host. But things turn serious when someone makes a joke about the Germans not having a sense of humor.

10PM | TLC – SERIES PREMIERE
Spouse vs. House
– Couples who are feeling a little skint get everything they need to perform some nifty renovations in this new home makeover series. The catch? One half of the couple has to move out temporarily and trust the other half to do all the work.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The final four are in Morocco, where they have to balance tea trays on their heads while dancing on America’s Next Top Model (9PM, The CW);
– There may be a serial killer on the loose in a North Carolina mountain town on Criminal Minds (9PM, CBS);
– A torpedo and a truck full of wine are among the experiments on MythBusters (9PM, Discovery);
– The team is hired to protect a copy, the only copy, of The Goonies movie sequel on Breaking In (9:30PM, Fox);
– Cooper and Fickler are caught up in the case of a death row inmate who’s demanding a retrial based on Fickler’s evidence on Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (10PM, CBS);
– Sure, they can whip up fancy food, but how will the Top Chef Masters (10PM, Bravo) do when they have to work the drive-thru of a fast food joint?;
The Electric Barbarellas (11PM, MTV) is yet another “making the band” reality series.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Eva Mendes;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): David Barton;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Amy Farrell;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Betty White and Rick Harrison;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Chris Hemsworth and Kate Hudson;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Paul Walker and Mike Rowe;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Kenneth Branagh and Ellie Kemper;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Alec Baldwin;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): John Water and Pauley Perrette;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Sarah Vowell.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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10PM | COMEDY CENTRAL – 15TH SEASON PREMIERE
South Park
– Apple  and Steve Jobs are among the skewerees in tonight’s season premiere, titled “The HumancentiPad.”

8PM | FOX
American Idol
– Week six, and the contestants are performing tunes by Carole King.

8PM | NBC
Inside the Royal Wedding
Matt Lauer and Meredith Viera host this preview of Friday’s royal wedding, including deets on Kate Middleton‘s dress, the wedding cake and the guest list. For even more info on the big day, check out my “50 Things You Should Know About the Royal Wedding” feature at AOL TV.

8PM | CBS
Survivor
– A log-rolling competition and the arrival of a mystery package shake up the contestants tonight.

9PM | NBC
The Voice
– If you missed last night’s premiere, NBC is repeating it tonight, and it’s soooo worth checking out. I would say it’s easily the biggest (pleasant) surprise of the TV season.

9:30PM | FOX
Breaking In
– Is Melanie’s ex-con papa visiting her because he missed her, or because the team is testing out a new security measure that would allow him to get the scoop on how to break into a museum where a pricey collectible is being held? That is the question.

9:30PM | CBS
Cougar Town
– Ellie and Grayson are shocked to find that they have a trivia ringer in their midst: Laurie.

9:30PM | TLC
Extreme Couponing
– The thrifty clippers in tonight’s episode include a woman who’s willing to Dumpster dive for coupons, and another who tries to teach her son how to extreme coupon (What? It’s a verb now) as he heads off to college.

10PM | TLC
Extreme Royal Collections
– Like the title says, it’s about people obsessed with collecting all things royal.

10PM | FX
Justified
– Oh, Aunt Helen. That was a shocker, and it’s one that sends Raylan reeling in this penultimate episode of the season, which also is the best episode so far of a fantastic sophomore season. Raylan has it out with Dickie Bennett and Arlo, and, though it’s all too brief, we finally get to see a moment between Givens paterfamilias Arlo and big bad Bennett mama Mags. There’s also increasing tension between Raylan and Boyd, and it’s all going to lead to next week’s season finale, appropriately called “Bloody Harlan.”

10PM | MTV
The Real World
– Is the Vegas crew about to lose another housemate? Could be, as Heather freaks out when she learns about Dustin‘s past as a gay porn actor. For reals.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The editor of Italian Vogue is the guest judge on America’s Next Top Model (9PM, The CW);
– An arrow + explosives = good fun on MythBusters (9PM, Discovery);
– Get the scoop on the soon-to-be princess in Biography: Kate Middleton (10PM, BIO);
– Corporate synergy! The chefs prepare a day’s worth of health, low-cal meals for the contestants on The Biggest Loser on Top Chef Masters (10PM, Bravo).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Martha Stewart and Emily Blunt (REPEAT);
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Sen. Bernie Sanders;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Ice-T;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Emmylou Harris and Kate Hudson;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Buddy Guy and Rene Russo;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Mike Tyson (REPEAT);
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Larry King;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Seth Meyers;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Matthew McConaughey and Amy Smart (REPEAT);
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): John Lehr.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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10PM | FX
Justified
– While Raylan is busily trying to figure out who wants to kill him, Boyd throws in with Raylan’s papa, Arlo, as he takes on Dickie for control of the Harlan County pot biz (and continues to heat up his new romance with Ava). But, be warned about the closing minutes of tonight’s episode: You will be yelling “Noooooooooooooo!” at your TV screen.

8PM | FOX
American Idol
– The top 7 sing songs from the 21st century. Wow, what an exciting and specific theme, AI producers.

8PM | ABC
The Middle
– The Hecks are worried about how obsessed Frankie is with the royal wedding, especially after she buys a very pricey HDTV on which to watch it.

8PM | CBS
Survivor
– An ugly argument ensues when one team’s rice becomes contaminated, while the first member of the jury is established.

9PM | ABC
Modern Family
– Cam and Mitchell wig about who will be Lily’s legal guardian if anything should ever happen to them, and when they evaluate the Prichett clan, no one holds up well to the scrutiny.

9:30PM | FOX
Breaking In
– Oz helps his childhood pal, NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson, with a security issue.

9:30PM | ABC
Cougar Town
– Jules and Grayson babysit Stan, while Andy tries to help Laurie get her dating groove back on.

9:30PM | TLC
Extreme Couponing
– A woman in Missouri plans to score $400 worth of groceries for less than a ten spot, while super couponer Missy, in Florida, plans a shopping spree in which her coupons will actually net her $50.

10PM | MTV
The Real World
Adam‘s ouster means the RWers get a new roommie, and when the newbie goes after Dustin, an all-out roommate war ensues .

10:30PM | A&E – 1ST SEASON FINALE
Storage Wars
– First of all, A&E, please make more episodes soon. As for tonight’s installment, word is that one of the treasure hunters drops $5,500 on one storage unit.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Adam and Jamie try to walk on water for tonight’s MythBusters experiment (9PM, Discovery);
– A new Cold Blood installment looks at the Amanda Knox trial (10PM, ID);
– ABC has back-to-back new eps of Happy Endings (10PM);
– Yes, it is interesting that Hoarding (10PM, TLC) follows Extreme Couponing on TLC;
– The chefs have to whip up some tasty using something icky, namely crickets and beetles, on Top Chef Masters (10PM, Bravo);
– It’s the end of the third season for Being Erica (11PM, SoapNet).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Tyler Perry, Morgan Spurlock and The Strokes;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Ricky Gervais (REPEAT);
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage (REPEAT);
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): James Franco (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Kirstie Alley (REPEAT);
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Dwayne Johnson;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Robert Pattinson;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Amy Poehler and Tiger Woods (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Michael Clarke Duncan;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Jason Sudekis (REPEAT).

Channel Surfing – June 24

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

The Smoking Gun.com has dug up court papers that suggest Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Danielle Staub was much more involved in a life of crime than she’s ‘fessed up to. Drug deals and kidnapping were just a couple of charges against her.

– In more Housewives news, Bravo will debut the second season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta on July 30 (10PM ET). NeNe, Kim, Lisa and Sheree are back, but DeShawn, who was deemed too “normal” by producers, has been replaced by new cast member Kandi.

– Also premiering in July: season six of Gordon Ramsay‘s Hell’s Kitchen. This season, which hits Fox on July 21, will offer the contestants a chance to become the head chef at Araxi restaurant in Whistler, British Columbia.

– MTV announced its development slate, which includes a sketch comedy show from Jamie Foxx, an animated comedy about superheroes from Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update anchor Seth Myers and what sounds like a teen version of HBO’s Hung.

– AMC, home of Mad Men and Breaking Bad, has added another original drama series to its line-up: The political thriller Rubicon, which stars 24 vet James Badge Dale (he was Chase, whose hand had to be chopped off by his CTU partner Jack) and Miranda Richardson.

– According to Wetpaint.com’s TV Fandex 100, which measures which shows TV watchers are talking about most on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, the most buzzed about series are (in order from one to 10): True Blood, NCIS, House, Weeds, Supernatural, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Bones, The Mentalist, The Tudors and Gossip Girl.

– The Jon & Kate Plus 8 divorce episode, as it will forever be known, earned the show its highest ratings ever with 10.6 million viewers.

Simon Cowell‘s about to become even filthier rich, yo.

– Movieweb.com has a sneak peek clip of the July 12 season premiere of Entourage, which finds Vinnie and the boys celebrating the red carpet premiere of his movie Gatsby at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

– And tonight in primetime:

– The 22nd season premiere of MTV’s The Real World, this time set in Cancun (10PM)
– The season finale of I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here (8PM, NBC)
– The big red balls of Wipeout on ABC (8PM)
– The series premiere of The Philanthropist on NBC (10PM)
Survivor: Africa winner Ethan Zohn tries to sell the cereal bowl he invented to Billy Mays on Discovery Channel’s Pitchmen (10PM)
– On Throwdown with Bobby Flay (9PM, Food Network), Bobby makes a classic Southern dish, Country Captain Chicken
– Raineesha and Jones go undercover at a swingers club on Reno 911! (10:30PM, Comedy Central)
– And Criss Angel is the subject of the E! True Hollywood Story (10PM)

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