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Potts Picks: The Weekend’s Best TV – June 18-19, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

9PM, SUN | TNT – SERIES PREMIERE
Falling Skies
Steven Spielberg is the executive producer of this series about the aftermath of an alien invasion of earth. 10 episodes are on tap for the first season, which stars Noah Wyle as Tom Mason, a Boston professor who’s acting as a leader of the citizens trying to resist the aliens, while also trying to protect his three sons. In short, the Jericho-y (with a dash of V) series is a must-see.

4-10PM, SAT & SUN | SUNDANCE
The Killing
Marathon – As a prep for Sunday night’s 1st season finale, Sundance airs the whole season of sister network AMC’s buzzworthy drama.

8PM, SUN | CBS
38th Annual Daytime Emmys
Let’s Make a Deal remake host Wayne Brady – himself a very deserving nominee for Outstanding Game Show Host – hosts the Daytime Emmys live from Las Vegas, where Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek receive Lifetime Achievement Awards and an ever-dwindling number of daytime soaps are honored.

9PM, SUN | NBC
2011 Miss USA Pageant
– The main, okay, only, reason to watch: Andy Cohen‘s co-hosting.

9PM, SUN | LIFETIME – 3RD SEASON PREMIERE
Drop Dead Diva
Paula Abdul and Wendy Williams guest star in the season opener, as Jane (Brooke Elliott) waits for Grayson to wake up from his coma and works a hit-and-run case in which a bad boy celeb is the accused.

9PM, SUN | HBO – 1ST SEASON FINALE
Game of Thrones
– Catelynn demands answers from Jaime about her son’s fall and Khaleesi finds new hope.

10PM, SUN | AMC – 1ST SEASON FINALE
The Killing
– Mitch and Stan consider the future of their family, while Orpheus’ ID sheds light on the case in the season finale.

10PM, SUN | BRAVO
Real Housewives of New Jersey
– It’s a double dose of family drama when Teresa has sitdowns with both her brother Joe and his wife Melissa.

10PM, SUN | OWN – SERIES PREMIERE
Ryan & Tatum: The O’Neals
– The famous father and daughter try to repair their relationship, which has been beyond rock for more than 25 years, on a reality show. Yeah, that’s what celebreality shows do really well … bring people together.

Worth flipping to during commercials:

Cops (Sat., 8PM, Fox) airs its 23rd season finale;

Inception premieres on HBO (Sat., 8PM);

America’s Most Wanted (Sat., 9PM, Fox) closes its 24th season with the search for a child predator in South America;

– On the 3rd season premiere of Celebrity Ghost Stories (Sat., 9PM, Bio), Regis Philbin and Ana Gasteyer share their spooky tales;

– On the series premiere of Celebrity Close Calls (Sat., 10PM, Bio) Ice-T and Cheryl Tiegs recall some life-threatening experiences;

– A booter is confronted by neighborhood locals on Parking Wars (Sat., 10PM, A&E);

Gail helps free-spending couples on Til Debt Do Us Part (Sat., 10PM, CNBC);

– In the 3rd season premiere of The Inbetweeners (Sat., 11PM, BBCA), Carli organizes a fashion show but only asks the popular kids to participate;

– It’s the BBCA premiere of Come Fly With Me (Sat., 11:30PM, BBCA), a comedy that spoofs the British documentary series Airline and Airport (much like the U.S. series Airline that aired on A&E);

Lorenzo has his first salon job on Jerseylicious (Sun., 8PM, Style);

– New Mob Wives on VH1 (Sun., 8PM);

Clint Eastwood and Denzel Washington are among those celebrating the guest of honor on AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Morgan Freeman (Sun., 9PM, TV Land);

– On Audrina (Sun., 9PM, VH1), Corey and Audrina meet for a drink, but he can’t keep his temper in check;

– On Bridezillas (Sun., 9PM, WE), one raving diva may kick one of her parents out of her wedding, while another pits her bridesmaids against each other;

Alex deals with an oil leak and Hugh and Rick haul a record-breaking load on Ice Road Truckers (Sun., 9PM, History);

– Desserts are the theme of a new Next Food Network Star (Sun., 9PM, Food Network), which involves a challenge where Hershey products are used to make dinner;

– On The Glades (Sun., 10PM, A&E), Callie becomes Jim’s co-worker when she starts working as a forensic nurse with the FDLE;

– Mary helps a dying man reconnect with this estranged children on In Plain Sight (Sun., 10PM, USA);

– Colson moves to the homicide division on Treme (Sun., 10:15PM, HBO).

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