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Potts Picks: The Weekend’s Best TV – January 14-15, 2012


69th Annual Golden Globes Awards
– Lots of celebs, drinking during the awards show, blah, blah, blah … All any of us really care about is seeing just what host Ricky Gervais will say, and whether or not he’ll go further than he did last year, when he ticked off a lot of A-listers. Here’s hoping there are twice as many ticked off celebs as in 2011 …

11:29PM, SAT | NBC
Saturday Night Live
– Harry Potter, er Daniel Radcliffe, makes his first appearance as SNL host, with Lana Del Rey as the musical guest.

8PM, SUN | VH1
Mob Wives
Renee lets the women have it for the ruckus they caused at her Look at Me!, er, birthday, party.

The Simpsons
– In “The D’oh-cial Network,” Lisa regrets creating a new social network – SpringFace – while Patty and Selma compete against the Winklevoss twins (voiced by The Social Network star Armie Hammer) at the Olympics.

Undercover Boss
– Diamond Resorts International CEO Stephen J. Cloobeck goes undercover as an employee at his company and – surprise – is surprised by what he finds out.

8:30 and 9:30PM, SUN | FOX – SERIES PREMIERE
Napoleon Dynamite
– The movie cast members provide the voices for their characters in this animated take on Napoleon’s adventures, which, in the opener, include using an acne cream that makes him feel no pain, leading to his involvement in an underground fight club. Meanwhile, brother Kip dates a bad girl (guest star Amy Poehler).

Downton Abbey
– Anna locates Bates, and the estate is turned into a recovery center for wounded soldiers.

Family Guy
– Brian starts dating a blind woman who hates dogs, which isn’t a problem … until he meets her sighted ‘rents.

The Good Wife
– Alicia defends a fellow attorney who refuses to reveal a client’s identity during a government investigation. The client’s crime: creating a new currency.

Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain
– Featuring a performance by the comedian who broke Eddie Murphy‘s tour ticket sales record, so, yeah, he’s pretty funny, even if the Comedy Central promos for the special make it look like an uncomfortably large portion of the show revolves around Mr. Hart humping a stool.

Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off
– The six remaining celebs duke it out Chopped-style, with Scott Conant as one of the judges. Remember people, no red onions!

Real Housewives of Atlanta
Kandi hosts a dinner party for all the women, while Cynthia, Phaedra and their dudes go on a double date … awwwkward.

Hell on Wheels
– Cullen’s life with the railroad takes a turn when his past and future meet head on. Like a runaway train. Nice.

House of Lies
– Marty (Don Cheadle) and the team head to Phoenix to deal with the impending divorce between owners of a pro sports team in a ripped-from-today’s-headlines-y story.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– On Dog Whisperer (Sat., 8PM, Nat Geo Wild), Cesar tries to help a café owner with a hyperactive bulldog;
– Online bullying factors into a teen’s suicide in the made-for-TV movie Sexting in Subrurbia (Sat., 8PM, Lifetime);
2012 Miss America Pageant (Sat., 9PM, ABC): Chris Harrison and Brooke Burke-Charvet host the 91st annual pageant, live from Las Vegas;
Arcade Fire performs on Austin City Limits (Sat., Check local listings for time and channel, PBS);
Madonna‘s the guest on The Graham Norton Show (Sat., 10:45PM, BBC America);
– Four past champions return to batter battle each other on Cupcake Wars (Sun., 8PM, Food Network);
– On Once Upon a Time (Sun., 8PM, ABC), the Evil Queen makes Hansel and Gretel steal;
– Renee talks Bree into going to a pick-up joint with her on Desperate Housewives (Sun., 9PM, ABC);
– It’s the fourth season finale of Leverage (Sun., 9PM, TNT);
The Big O travels to Joisey to interview Gov. Chris Christie on Oprah’s Next Chapter (Sun., 9PM, OWN);
Nene Leakes visits Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens: Live (Sun., 11PM, Bravo).


‘Glee,’ ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Dexter’ Big Golden Globes TV Winners

Last night’s big TV winners at the Golden Globes: Glee, Mad Men, Julianna Margulies, Toni Collette, John Lithgow, Alec Baldwin, Chloe Sevigny and Michael C. Hall. The Dexter star, who announced just a few days before the Globes that he was being treated for cancer, also gets my vote for best speech of the night … short, sweet and sincere.

And here’s my rundown at of the rest of the best and worst moments from the show.

The Ricky Gervais-hosted kudosfest, by the way, was up 14 percent vs. the ratings from last year’s show … was it the anticipation of Gervais hosting, or maybe viewers seeking some glitz and glamour diversion from the heartbreaking news coming out of Haiti all week?

Probably a bit of both, but what did you think of Gervais as host? I thought he was his usual silly, snarky, fun self, and that he probably did the best job anyone could have done with an event that seemed destined to be lower-key than in years past.

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