Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – July 29, 2011

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – July 29, 2011


Torchwood: Miracle Day
– The Torchwood crew’s battle with PhiCorp leads to California, while Jilly (Lauren Ambrose) and Oswald (Bill Pullman) have their own demons – demon – to battle.

10PM | ABC
Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton and Everybody Loves Raymond series creator Phil Rosenthal sit down for a chat about Exporting Raymond, the documentary about Rosenthal’s attempt to make a Russian version of Raymond.

10PM | HBO
Real Time with Bill Maher
– The always awesome Bryan Cranston is the interview guest.

11PM | IFC
Young, Broke & Beautiful
Broke-Ass Stuart rolls into the Motor City, where he go-karts, goes to a speakeasy and buys $12 worth of Detroit real estate.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Thundercats (8PM, Cartoon Network) is a reboot of the classic ’80s ‘toon;
– On Whale Wars (9PM, Animal Planet), the Bob Barker and Gojira attack the harpoon ship that was trailing them;
– The docks in town start attacking people on Haven (10PM, Syfy);
– On American Restoration (10PM, History), items in need of tender loving repair include a 1950s bumper car and a 1960s coin-operated motorcycle;


Aaron and Roger try the 7-Alarm Challenge on Heat Seekers (10PM, Food Network), which requires them to eat seven hot, hot, hot wings, in seven minutes, with no water;
– Funny guy John Pinette performs at the Vic Theater in Chicago in the special John Pinette: Still Hungry (11PM, Comedy Central).

And the late-night line-up:
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Robin Williams and Judy Greer (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Aziz Ansari and Kelly Rowland;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): John Stamos (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Brian Williams;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Tim Gunn;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Walt Goggins (REPEAT).


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