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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – June 28, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

8PM | ABC
Wipeout
– Is this my lead Potts Pick today just because I wanted to run a giant photo of the Big Red Balls? Yup.

8PM | CARTOON NETWORK
The Looney Tunes Show
– In a movie-within-the-show, The Foghorn Leghorn Story is told, and Daffy plays Foghorn

8PM | ABC FAMILY
Pretty Little Liars
– Aria takes a pottery class that brings her closer to Ezra. And Jenna.

9PM | TNT
Memphis Beat
– Dwight tries to help a guy find his MIA daughter, but he’s afraid the woman is the victim of a nasty crime.

9PM | NBC
The Voice
– It’s the final round of live competition, leading into tomorrow night’s season finale and the revelation of The Voice.

9PM | USA
White Collar
– When a Detroit mobster comes to town looking for Mozzie, Peter and Neal help The Mozz pull off an old scam to trip the mob dude up, lest a gangster war break out.

10PM | MTV
16 & Pregnant: Life After Labor 4
– Dr. Drew hosts the reunion special, which updates us on the stories of the season three teen moms and their offspring.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– The cheftestants have to use cookie dough in their desserts. Yeah, yeah, that sounds obvious and easy, which almost certainly means it won’t be.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
America’s Got Talent (8PM, NBC) auditions continue in New York City;
– Four contestants compete to make cupcakes for a party celebrating the first man in space on Cupcake Wars (8PM, Food Network);
– The top 14 compete on MasterChef (8PM, Fox);
– An Olympic torch is up for sale on Hardcore Pawn (9PM, truTV);
– On Covert Affairs (10PM, USA), Annie and a fellow spy are the targets of an assassin in Argentina;
– On HawthoRNe (10PM, TNT), Bill Engvall guest stars as a hospital internal affairs investigator;
– Money and prosperity influence How the States Got Their Shapes in tonight’s episode (10PM, History);
– On Love/Lust (10PM, Sundance), vampires and zombies are the topic;
– A farting kiddie gets Web Redemption on Tosh.O (10PM, Comedy Central).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Elijah Wood;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Louis C.K.;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Alexandra Pelosi;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Tom Hanks;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Scotty McCreery, Blake Lively and Blake Shelton (REPEAT);
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Andy Richter;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Jason Bateman;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Larry King and My Morning Jacket (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Neil Gaiman and Paris Hilton;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Adam Blackstone (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – June 14, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

10:30PM | COMEDY CENTRAL – SERIES PREMIERE
Jon Benjamin Has a Van
– He’s usually known as H. Jon Benjamin, or as the voice of Archer‘s Sterling Archer or the titular burger-slingin’ Bob of Bob’s Burgers, but tonight funny guy Jon Benjamin goes live-action with this funny new mockumentary series in which he drives around in his van and reports on (fake) news. First up: a man who has Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Jon’s joke on his producer, one that ends badly.

CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS FOR TIME AND CHANNEL
Live With Regis and Kelly
– Two awesome people being awesome together: Regis‘ guest co-host for the day is national treasure Betty White.

8PM | G4 – SERIES PREMIERE
G4’s Proving Ground
– The fun new series is like a MythBusters for pop culture, where memorable moments from video games, TV shows and movies are repeated (or are attempted, at least). First up: weaponry is attached to go-karts to get a Mario Kart thing going.

8PM | ABC FAMILY – 2ND SEASON PREMIERE
Pretty Little Liars
– In the return of ABC Family’s best series, the girls’ parents have them talk with a therapist after what happened at the church with Ian, while Caleb visits Hanna and Spencer is warned not to see Toby.

9PM | TNT – 2ND SEASON PREMIERE
Memphis Beat
– Dwight and the squad investigate the death of a fellow officer, which becomes an unsettling case when they realize the policeman may have been involved with some unlawful activities.

9PM | ABC FAMILY – SERIES PREMIERE
The Nine Lives of Chloe King
– Chloe King turns 16 … and then dies. But it’s a temp death, as her birthday brings her special powers given to her because she’s part of an ancient race of people being pursued by human assassins.

9PM | NBC
The Voice
– It’s the second round of quarterfinals and the performances are live.

9PM | USA
White Collar
– It’s a hidden treasure – actually, an inheritance – which Peter and Neal find by following clues on a map that was hidden inside a will.

10PM | MTV
16 & Pregnant
– Pregnant teen Taylor is considering keeping her baby, though her mom is trying to talk her into putting the child up for adoption.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– Tonight’s ickiest ingredient: picked beef tongue.

10PM | A&E – 6TH SEASON PREMIERE
Gene Simmons Family Jewels
– The charm of the show – and okay, it wasn’t a lot of charm – was that the KISS singer’s family seemed surprisingly down to earth. But apparently, he goes and mucks it all up with the many women he loves to brag about, and this season may end up with another celebreality family biting the dust.

10PM | TNT – 3RD SEASON PREMIERE
HawthoRNe
– Tom and Christina’s wedding day is at hand, but, of course, nothing goes smoothly. Meanwhile, previous guest star Marc Anthony officially joins the cast as Detective Nick Renata.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
America’s Got Talent auditions continue in Seattle (8PM, NBC);

– On the 3rd season premiere of Cupcake Wars (8PM, Food Network), contestants compete to have their cupcakes featured at the Kentucky Derby;

– On The Looney Tunes Show (8PM, Cartoon Network), Bugs and Daffy go to a spa, but the relaxing stay turns into a competition when they both have their eye on a famous actress;

– The remaining contestants have to master basic skills like chopping apples and cooking a chicken properly on MasterChef (8PM, Fox);

Braxton Family Values wraps its first season on WE at 9PM, followed by a Wendy Williams-hosted reunion special at 10PM;

– The fleet deals with a major arctic storm on Deadliest Catch (9PM, Discovery);

– On Covert Affairs (10PM, USA), Annie competes with a Mossad agent to turn a Syrian secretary into an asset;

– Host Brian Unger investigates how politics helped determine states’ shapes, including Ohio and Missouri, on How the States Got Their Shapes (10PM, History);

– Iconic sex symbols are the topic on Love/Lust (10PM, Sundance);

Daniel gets advice from a sexpert on Tosh.0 (10PM, Comedy Central);

– In a classic, and pivotal, episode of Happy Days (10:30PM, The Hub), The Fonz moves into the Cunninghams’ garage apartment.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Jeff Garlin and Curtis Stone;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): J.J. Abrams;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Janny Scott;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Ryan Reynolds;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Randy Travis and Josh Turner;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Steve-O and Cheech Marin;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Ice Cube and Sarah Ferguson;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Betty White and Lauryn Hill;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Tina Fey (REPEAT);
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Todd Phillips (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – June 7, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

9PM | USA – 3RD SEASON PREMIERE
White Collar
– The team is back together … no matter how Peter and Neal may feel about that. The guys have to put their differences aside, however, as they’re teamed up to catch a thief who robbed the Federal Reserve.

8PM | BRAVO
Inside the Actors Studio
James Lipton unleashes his big list o’ questions on the cast of Modern Family.

8PM | CARTOON NETWORK
The Looney Tunes Show
– Daffy’s big class reunion is coming up, and he wants Bugs to help him with some serious makeover projects.

9PM | NBC
The Voice
– The quarterfinals kick off, which means the top singers from each team will be pitted against each other. Any predictions? Is Javier Colon a lock? Maybe Nakia? Frenchie Davis?

10PM | MTV
16 & Pregnant
– Mommy-to-be Kianna thinks adoption may be the best option for her child and herself, but she’s getting all kinds of flack for even considering it, from her ‘rents and her babydaddy.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– Canned fruit and seafood … together again.

10PM | USA – 2ND SEASON PREMIERE
Covert Affairs
– Ben returns to D.C., but then disappears, while Annie (my fellow Ohio University alum Piper Perabo) is assigned to protect a Russian tennis player who’s also an asset.

10PM | HISTORY
How the States Got Their Shapes
– Nevada, Florida and Missouri are among the states included in this installment, which examines how fringe areas of the country affected – everybody say it now – how the states got their shapes (hosted by yet another Ohio University alum, Brian Unger).

10PM | SUNDANCE
Love/Lust
– The fun series that chronicles our pop culture obsessions returns with an episode devoted to “Street Eats,” the best food trucks from across the country.

10:30PM | COMEDY CENTRAL – 1ST SEASON FINALE
Sports Show With Norm Macdonald
– Don’t worry, he’ll be back. But in the first season finale, Norm visits the Nitro Circus show in Vegas, and tries to become a mascot.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
America’s Got Talent (8PM, NBC) auditions continue in Seattle;
– It’s audition round 2 on MasterChef (8PM, Fox);
– The sisters head to Maryland to visit their father, but the trip doesn’t go well on Braxton Family Values (9PM, WE);
– On I (Almost) Got Away With It (10PM, ID), a man almost gets away with breaking out of a New Mexico jail, thanks to … women’s clothing?!;
– A couple worried about passing their bad eating habits on to their children tries to get healthy on Love Handles (10PM, Lifetime);
– Tonight’s Tosh.0 Web Redemption: the “Bug in Mouth Reporter” (10PM, Comedy Central).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Curtis Stone and Flavor Flav;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Fareed Zakaria;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Sugar Ray Leonard;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Kyle Chandler and Kathy Griffin;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Kevin Bacon and Bethenny Frankel;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Mike Brown and Joey Chestnut;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Sara Bareilles;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Larry King and My Morning Jacket;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Howie Mandel;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): LL Cool J (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

(ALL TIMES ET)

10PM | BRAVO – SERIES PREMIERE
Million Dollar Decorators
– The show follows five Los Angeles interior designers, who work on some amazing, multi-million dollar design projects in the most fabulous L.A. homes, including those of celebs and Hollywood moguls.

8PM | NBC – 6TH SEASON PREMIERE
America’s Got Talent
American Idol just concluded and The Voice is still going, but if you really feel the need for another talent search series in your boob tubing life this summer, here ya go.

9PM | HISTORY
Lee & Grant
– History Channel’s Civil War Week continues with this new special, with profiles of Civil War leaders Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, including a rundown of their major battles and their impact on American history.

9PM | ABC
NBA Finals
– It’s the Mavericks vs. the Heat, in Miami, in Game 1 of the NBA championship series.

9:30PM | FOX – SERIES FINALE
Traffic Light
– Mike and Lisa have a new teenage babysitter, but she ends up needing a little babysitting of her own when she unleashes her teen angst on them.

10PM | MTV
16 & Pregnant
– Pregnant teen Izabella hid her pregnancy from her friends for eight months, and when she finally tells them about it, they question how much she thinks of them. Meanwhile, her babydaddy is creating extra stress for her by betraying her family’s trust.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Chopped
– It’s a cookout-themed episode, as the chefs fire up grills and use classic condiments in their dishes.

10PM | LIFETIME
Love Handles: Couples in Crisis
– If you think weight-loss series can’t get more emotional than The Biggest Loser, check out this new series (from Jersey Shore creator Sally Ann Salsano) about overweight couples going through intense physical workouts and painful therapy sessions to save their lives and their marriages.

10PM | NBC
The Voice
– It’s round four, the final round, of the head-to-head battles, as the contestants compete for the final spot on their coaches teams.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– A special episode of Great Performances (Check local listings for time and channel, PBS) celebrates the 120th anniversary of Carnegie Hall with a concert that includes performances by Yo-Yo Ma and Audra McDonald;
– BBQ in Austin and Boston is featured on Eat Street (8PM, Cooking Channel);
– Daffy offers boxing lessons and Speedy’s pizza business takes off on The Looney Tunes Show (8PM, Cartoon Network);
– Tonight’s three-hour block of The Office on TBS (8PM) includes the birth of CeCe Halpert;
– An arctic storm ends King Crab season on Deadliest Catch (9PM, Discovery);
– On the series premiere of Deception With Keith Barry (10PM, Discovery), the titular mentalist examines the art of deception;
– It’s the 4th season premiere of The Little Couple (10PM, TLC);
– There’s a new Tosh.O on Comedy Central (10PM);
– Norm’s dishing about the NBA Finals and other sporty topics on the Sports Show With Norm Macdonald (10:30PM, Comedy Central).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Pete Holmes and Sarah Silverman (REPEAT);
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Jimmy Fallon;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): James B. Stewart;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Kate Hudson, Emmylou Harris and Rich Eisen (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Jennifer Lopez and Jesse Ferguson Tyler (REPEAT);
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Terence Howard;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Carson Daly and Flavor Flav;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Elmo, Jennifer Hudson and Whoopi Goldberg (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Ray Romano;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Bill Hader (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

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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.

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