Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – June 27, 2011

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – June 27, 2011


– The show jumps ahead three years, to the end of Nancy’s stint in prison. She’s paroled into a halfway house in New York City, where she plans to reunite with her family and, yes, restart her weed biz.

8PM | VH1
Basketball Wives
– It’s drama in New York when Evelyn and Tami get into (yet another) fight. Meanwhile, Jen has her first post-Eric date, and Evelyn tries to make up with her distant father.


Hot Coffee
– Remember the woman who, in 1994, sued McDonald’s because she burned herself by what she claimed was hot coffee that was too hot? It was a case considered by many – including the Seinfeld gang in the season seven episode “The Postponement” – to be an example of frivolous litigation. And it’s one of the main examples in this compelling, must-see documentary, from first-time filmmaker and former trial attorney Susan Saladoff.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
– The four-episode weekly marathon include two McPoyle gems: “The Gang Gets Invincible,” in which everyone tries out, sorta, for the Eagles, and “The Gang Gets Held Hostage,” in which the McPoyles take the gang hostage at Paddy’s.

10PM | NBC
Law & Order: Los Angeles
– This may the biggest buzzkill of a Law & Order episode of all time: the guests at a birthday party are murdered by some uninvited attendees.

10PM | MTV
Teen Wolf
– Scott and Allison play hookey, leaving Derek to face the werewolf hunters by himself.

The Big C
– The second season opens with Adam unhappy about seeing a therapist, Sean less than thrilled about living with the pregnant Rebecca and Dr. Todd unhappy that Cathy wants a second opinion (from a doc played by guest star Alan Alda).

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Ashley and the final eight visit Hong Kong before she kicks two more to the curb on The Bachelorette (8PM, ABC);
– Back-to-back Family Ties episodes (8PM, The Hub) are the ones that introduced Courteney Cox as Alex P. Keaton’s new girlfriend;
– On The Secret Life of the American Teenager (8PM, ABC Family), Ben tells Adrian he wants their marriage to be over;
Buddy and the Cake Boss gang build a bowling cake (9PM, TLC);
– The top 15 compete on Masterchef (9PM, Fox);
– On Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (10PM, ABC), 24-year-old LaRhonda vows to get her 400-pound-plus body in shape after the death of her diabetic mother.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Jason Sudeikis and DJ Qualls;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Jennifer Aniston;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Grover Norquist;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Shia LaBeouf;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Kevin Bacon and Bethenny Frankel (REPEAT);
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Gabrielle Anwar;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Louis C.K.;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Ellen Barkin (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Dennis Miller;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Adam Pally (REPEAT).


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