Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV


Bethenny Ever AfterBethenny, our favorite Real Housewives star, is back for another season, which sees her and adorable hubby Jason enjoying life with baby Bryn, considering a move to California, continuing to run Bethenny’s many businesses and deal with a meltdown when Bethenny realizes she’s freaked out about turning 40 … at her 40th birthday party. In tonight’s season opener, the Hoppy clan visits Jason’s parents in Pennsylvania, where dinner turns tense when Grandma and Grandpa Hoppy ask for more time with Bryn.

Check local listings for time and channel | PBS
American Experience – This installment unfolds the tragic 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City, which claimed more than 100 lives and brought about major labor law changes.

The BachelorBrad and the three finalists head to South Africa, where another bites the dust after a romantic dinner that fizzles out. Also, the next cast of Dancing With the Stars is announced during the show.

Chuck – Sarah and Chuck, Bonnie and Clyde … one a spy pair, one a bank robbing pair. Until tonight.

House – House and Cuddy’s relationship takes another hit when he gets wrapped up in the case of a guy who gets a severe rash from his new job, the job he hasn’t told his wife about after he got fired from his last one.

How I Met Your Mother – Barney is horrified by his latest romantic development: he realizes he actually cares about Nora.

Pretty Little Liars – The friends try to clue the authorities in on what’s up with Ian, but the cops think they’re making up stories.

The Chicago Code – It’s a flashback to a very different Gibbons when a teen tries to rob him.

10PM | ABC
Castle – Agent Fallon (guest star Adrian Pasdar) is still getting under their skin, but Castle and Beckett have to play it cool if they want to avoid a New York City meltdown.

10PM | E!
Fashion Police: 2011 Oscars – Who was best dressed at last night’s Oscars? And whose frocks were hideous? The Fashion Police reveal all, though my vote for best definitely goes to the adorable, and appropriately attired, Hailee Steinfeld and her beautiful Marchesa gown.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Snoop Dogg‘s in the house on 90210 (8PM, The CW);
– It’s the second season finale of You’re Cut Off on VH1 (8PM);
Adam visits The Doughnut Plant in NYC on Kid in a Candy Store (8:30PM, Food Network);
– Ben tries to find a great birthday present for Kate on Mad Love (8:30PM, CBS);
– It’s the season eight premiere of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (9PM, Travel Channel) and Tony‘s in Haiti;
– Remember tough Staten Islander Flo, from Bad Girls Club season four? She’s getting hitched on Bad Girls Club: Flo Gets Married (9PM, Oxygen);
– On Being Human (9PM, Syfy), Aidan confronts Bishop about Emily’s attack;
Buddy builds a snow globe cake on Cake Boss (9PM, TLC);
– Serena’s dad returns to the Big Apple on Gossip Girl (9PM, The CW);
– Franny tries to impress the ZBZ national reps with the promise of getting a celeb to show up for a concert to celebrate the CRU chapter on Greek (9PM, ABC Family);
– It’s a two-hour block of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on Comedy Central (9PM);
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost visit the track on Top Gear (9PM, BBCA);
– An 8-year-old gets a pirate extravaganza on Outrageous Kid Parties (9:30PM, TLC);
– Michelle finds out what Tony’s been up to and lashes out at him, and their Skins (10PM, MTV);
– On Shatner’s Raw Nerve (10:30PM, Bio), The Shat chats with Men of a Certain Age star Scott Bakula.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Marisa Tomei;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Howard Stern;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Michael Sheuer;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Brian Williams and the Zac Brown Band;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Christina Applegate;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Owen Wilson and Terry Fator;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Bill Maher and Esperanza Spalding;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Jim Gaffigan and Topher Grace;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Patton Oswalt and Isaac Mizrahi;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Nate Corddry.

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