Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – August 31, 2011

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – August 31, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

9PM | USA – 3RD SEASON SUMMER FINALE
Royal Pains
– Hank and Evan have it out when Evan learns Hank knew about Paige’s problem. Elsewhere, Wilmer Valderrama guest stars as an art collector who passes out when he finally sees a piece of art he’s been pursuing for years, and everyone finds out what Divya has been up to.

10PM | DIRECTV
Damages
– Patty and Ellen depose Howard Erickson (John Goodman).

10PM | FX
Rescue Me
– Colleen gets married, and when Gavins and booze come together … insanity, of course, ensues.

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Restaurant: Impossible
Chef Robert goes to Scrimmages, a sports bar in Delaware that’s fumbling because the four owners are fighting with each other.

10 and 10:30PM | A&E
Storage Wars
Dave and Jarrod butt heads (more so than usual) and, just guessing here, Barry makes fun of both of them.

10PM | BRAVO
Top Chef Just Desserts
– The Los Angeles Philharmonic is the inspiration for tonight’s challenge, which involves presenting a cake in three movements.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The Power of Veto competition is held on Big Brother (8PM, CBS);
– On Famous Food (8PM, VH1), the restaurant finally opens, but the opening does not go well;
– Bianca tries to worm her way back into Drew’s life on Degrassi (9PM, TeenNick);
The Challenge: Rivals Reunion (10PM, MTV) brings the contestants from the just-concluded 21st Real World/Road Rules Challenge together to rehash their adventures;
– In the season two finale of Hot in Cleveland (10PM, TV Land), it’s Elka’s (Betty White) wedding day, but she’s MIA after her bachelorette party, which included frat boys and an iguana.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): John Krasinski (REPEAT);
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Sen. Dick Durbin (REPEAT);
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Kevin Mitnick (REPEAT);
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Aubrey Plaza and Thurston Moore;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Jay Mohr and Allison Janney;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Betty White (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Jim Gaffigan;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Leslie Bibb and Louie Anderson;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Foster the People (REPEAT).

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