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Bethenny Ever After
– Her Skating With the Stars competition comes to an end, but Bethenny begins her big bus tour and gets some life-changing news about her SkinnyGirl liquor business.

– Ugh. It’s supposed to be all about Sarah and Chuck’s wedding, but creepy Vivian, who’s not only the worst, least interesting character in show history, but played by one of the worst actresses to appear on the show (seriously … she can’t stay in one accent for more than a few seconds), messes things up by messing with Chuck’s mama and Morgan.

– Does House have a new addiction? His team suspects he does. Meanwhile, after he loses a boxing match bet to Wilson, House tries to help rehab an aging boxer.

How I Met Your Mother
– Ted and Zoey? Kaput tonight. Thank. Goodness.

Chicago Code
– While Teresa tries to do something about the corrupt promotion process in the police department without tipping off Gibbons about her long-range plans, Jarek has personal troubles when Vonda gets an anonymous package.

The Event
– Sean and Vicky try to save thousands of lives while Sophia forges ahead with her plans to wipeout, well, everyone.

Gossip Girl
– Uncle Jack is back! And, of course, that spells trouble for his nephew, Chuck.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
– This week’s four-episode block is packed with gems, including “The Waitress Is Getting Married” (9PM) and “Paddy’s Pub: Home of the Original Kitten Mittens,” both especially good Charlie Day episodes. Though, as any true Sunny fan knows, Charlie spells it “kitten mittons.”

10PM | ABC
– When Miss Illinois is found murdered during the “Baron’s All-American Beauty Pageant,” Castle and Beckett find there’s no lack of suspects, including the pageant host, sponsor and several other contestants. The episode’s clever title: “Pretty Dead.”

10PM | MTV
Hard Times of RJ Berger
– Miles joins the cheerleading squad in an effort to get healthier, while RJ deals with more fallout from his parents’ divorce.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– Adrianna goes after Navid on 90210 (8PM, The CW);
– In week eight competition, each of the remaining pairs performs two numbers on Dancing With the Stars (8PM, ABC);
– Grace helps Arian shop for a wedding dress on Secret Life of the American Teenager (8PM, ABC Family);
Adam checks out giant handmade lollipops and key lime pie on a stick on Kid in a Candy Store (8:30PM, Food Network);
Senior considers making a settlement offer to Junior on American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior (9PM, Discovery);
Guy Fieri kicks off the 12th season of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (9PM, Food Network);
– Sasha tells Kaylie she’s not on the team on Make It or Break It (9PM, ABC Family);
– It’s the series finale of Stargate Universe (9PM, Syfy);
– Danny is exposed to a lethal chemical agent on Hawaii Five-O (10PM, CBS);
– A college student is strangled to death on Law & Order: Los Angeles (10PM, NBC);
– Jackie gets her hand on a new stash of drugs, but she may need more when she sees Eddie and O’Hara leaving the hospital together on Nurse Jackie (10PM, Showtime);
Elvis Presley‘s medical records and a letter signed by Helen Keller are among the goodies on Pawn Star$ (10PM, History);
– The mother of missing high school student Natalee Holloway hosts Vanished with Beth Holloway (10PM, Lifetime), a new series that examines unsolved abduction cases.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Anthony Hopkins and Demetri Martin;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Keira Knightley;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Lupe Fiasco;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Albert Brooks and Kristen Wiig;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Jennifer Lopez and Jesse Tyler Ferguson;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Sinbad;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Rob Lowe;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Chelsea Handler;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Jeff Goldblum and Sarah Chalke;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Walton Goggins.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV


– It’s a TV rule: If Gary Cole appears in a show, it automatically makes that show worth watching. So tune in for tonight’s Chuck, in which the Office Space star returns as Sarah’s dad, a master grifter who helps his daughter and future son-in-law get their wedding money back after another swindler snags it from them.

Gossip Girl
– Thank goodness for that Blair/Dan smooch, because this season seriously needed something to move it along.

– Thirteen rejoins the team, just as Masters (Amber Tamblyn) considers leaving it to focus on a surgical career.

How I Met Your Mother
– The Barnacle wants to bond with his newly-found daddy, but worries that his life will sound boring relative to his pals’, so he asks them to lie.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
– Tony heads off to Boston, where he delves into the city’s mob history and steps into a boxing ring (and hopefully those two things aren’t related).

The Chicago Code
– When five people are shot in Lincoln Park, the mayor blames Teresa and tells her the city’s rising crime rate is her responsibility.

William & Kate
– Is this made-for-TV dramatization of the royal romance cheesy? Deliciously so.

9:30PM | ABC
Cougar Town
– A special Monday night Cougar Town calls for a special plot: Bobby and Laurie introduce Penny Can to a new audience.

Bethenny Ever After
– As Bethenny and Jason head to Los Angeles for her first appearance on Skating With the Stars, she takes the opportunity to show her hubs her old stomping grounds and maybe look for a new L.A. home.

Nurse Jackie
– Jackie gets clever while coming up with a new place to stash her pills, and Kevin invites Eddie to a family BBQ.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– It’s week five of competition on Dancing With the Stars (8PM, ABC);
– Ricky tries to talk Ben out of getting married on The Secret Life of the American Teenager (8PM, ABC Family);
– On The Event (9PM, NBC), Sen. Lewis spills the results of her blood tests of the White House staff;
– Comedy Central has three encore episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (9PM);
– Darby plans a meet against a club the team should be able to handily beat on Make It or Break It (9PM, ABC Family);
– When Samuel gets fired and loses his apartment, he moves in with Mike on Mike & Molly (9:30PM, CBS);
– On 20/20 (10PM, ABC), Babs Walters previews the royal wedding;
– Troubles at home lead RJ’s grades to slip, which leads him to see a tutor who definitely doesn’t have schoolwork on her mind on The Hard Times of RJ Berger (10PM, MTV);
Sean Combs guest stars as an NYPD cop looking for revenge against a crime lord on Hawaii Five-O (10PM, CBS);
– A high-speed chase leads to the mysterious death of a city bookkeeper on Law & Order: Los Angeles (10PM, NBC);
– Back-to-back new episodes of Pawn $tars on History (10PM).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Emma Roberts;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Jamie Oliver (REPEAT);
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): James Franco (REPEAT);
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Chris Rock and Ellen Page (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Betty White, Matt Damon and Cake (REPEAT);
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Judy Greer, Tracy Morgan and REO Speedwagon;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Courtney Cox;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Colin Quinn and Rachel Maddow (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Tina Fey;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Mark Hoppus (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV


Kid in a Candy Store
– The second season premiere of this intentionally over-the-top sweet series makes for perfect Valentine’s Day viewing. Host Adam Gertler kicks off another round of visits to some of the coolest candy, ice cream, cake, cookie, pie and other dessert venues, which, tonight, includes the awesome Papabubble store in New York City. Toothbrushes, hats, rings and lollipops shaped like eggs and roses are among the gorgeous, personalized Papabubble candies that are almost too cool to eat (though you will, because they also come in yummy flavors like kiwi, passion fruit and pink grapefruit).

– Ellen scores the big award winners today, with BAFTA (and sure-thing Oscar) winner Colin Firth, as well as last night’s big Grammy winners, Lady Antebellum.

– There’s nothing elementary about this Watson, a computer who’s going to challenge Jeopardy uber-champion Ken Jennings in a three-day tournament.

– The return of Sarah’s former spy girl pals means trouble for Morgan, when his one-time hook-up wants a do over.

How I Met Your Mother
– Welcome to Barney’s new Feb. 13 holiday for lonely women: Desperation Day.

Pretty Little Liars
– Guess who has a parent-teacher conference with Ezra? Yep, his girlfriend’s daddy.

Mad Love
– So many Hollywood romantic cliches in this sitcom, including a meet cute atop the Empire State Building, best friends who hate each other and New Yorkers trying to find love. Despite that, it’s a likable cast, including Scrubs and Roseanne alum Sarah Chalke, American Pie‘s Jason Biggs, Reaper scene stealer Tyler Labine and perpetual chick flick BFF (speaking of cliches) Judy Greer.

Gossip Girl
– Chuck makes one more big play to save his father’s company.

10PM | E!
Fashion Police
– Let the feathers fly, as Lady Gaga‘s egg entrance and Cee Lo‘s chicken-y frock will certainly be amongst the topics on this special post-Grammys edition of Fashion Police.

10PM | CBS
Hawaii Five-O
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo guest star. Hey, 98 Degrees money alone isn’t going to pay for that second wedding.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Nelly guest stars on 90210 (8PM, The CW);
– On The Bachelor (8PM, ABC), Brad and the remaining six women head to Anguilla, though only four will get roses;
– It’s doggies, doggies, doggies at the opening night of the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (8PM, USA);
– Back-to-back episodes of The Unpoppables (8 and 8:30PM, TLC) find the gang making the Eiffel Tower and a wedding dress out of balloons;
William Shatner guests on American Pickers (9PM, History), when he asks the fellas to help furnish his home in Kentucky;
– On Cake Boss (9PM, TLC), a client asks Buddy to make a cake shaped like a toilet (and to make it actually flush);
– A snowstorm on Greek (9PM, ABC Family) strands the gang at Dobler’s, where they hash out some stresses about their romantic futures;
– Another Valentine’s-y special: The documentary When Strangers Click (9PM, HBO), about five people who went looking for love online;
– On Castle (10PM, ABC), Richard and Beckett butt heads when his old pal is the main suspect in the killing of the guy’s wife;
Heavy (10PM, A&E) features a father who’s trying to whittle down his 597-pound weight;
– Drama on Lizard Lick Towing (10PM, truTV), as Ron and Bobby repossess a cable van while the driver is on a call, and on the customer’s roof!;
Big Love star Chloe Sevigny is a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race (10PM, LOGO);
– On Skins (10PM, MTV), Stan will fail his junior year if he misses one more day of school, so when he oversleeps and misses the bus … well, let’s just say there’s a stolen car involved;
– It’s more like a takedown on Tabatha’s Salon Takeover (10PM, Bravo), when Tabatha meets up with a crabby stylist who bullies her co-workers and boss;
– On back-to-back episodes of Shatner’s Raw Nerve (10PM, Bio), The Shat chats with Penny Marshall and Glee star Jessalyn Gilsig;
– On an It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia classic (10:30PM, Comedy Central), we learn the D.E.N.N.I.S. method of picking up women (in an episode that features the real-life wife of star Glenn Howerton as the object of Dennis’ scam).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Justin Bieber, the Black Keys and Claire Smith;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Edward Glaeser;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): LCD Soundsystem;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Tom Brokaw and the top 10 list presented by Sports Illustrated swimsuit models;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Lady Gaga, John Legend and Sofia Vergara;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): R. Kelly and the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Martin Lawrence, Jewel and Dianna Agron;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Greyson Chance, Mike Birbiglia and January Jones;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Bob Barker and Melissa Rauch;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Ryan Case (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV


The Unpoppables – Yes, it’s a show about balloon people, but not the clowns who make balloon dogs at kiddie birthday parties. Katie, Addi and Brian, the artists – and they are most definitely artists – of New Balloon Art, travel around the country fashioning spectacular balloon sculptures for events big and even bigger. Giant balloon Eiffel Towers, wearable balloon dresses and balloon sofas you can actually sit on are just a few of their most impressive works. In fact, the New Balloon Art crew’s handiwork is so compelling, I’d bet the other cable networks already have copycat series in the works.

Check local listings for time and channel | PBS KIDS GO! – 3RD SEASON PREMIERE
The Electric Company – Hey, you guuuuuys! The redo of the iconic kiddie series returns for its third season with a continuing emphasis on educating the 6-9-year-old set on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), via cool music videos, animation and celeb guests like Alan Cumming, Sherrod Small, Jenny Slate and Good Charlotte brothers Benji and Joel Madden.

Chuck John Larroquette returns as Agent Roan Montgomery, who requires Chuck, Sarah and Casey’s assistance in Morocco. Meanwhile, back in Burbank, Morgan frets about meeting Alex’s mom, while Mama Bartowski (guest star Linda Hamilton) gets reacquainted with her fam.

House – Cuddy’s mom (guest star Candice Bergen) is admitted to the hospital, but guess who she doesn’t want treating her? Yep, House.

How I Met Your Mother – Zoey sets Ted up on a date with her cousin (guest star Katy Perry), which only serves to make him realize he’s got a thing for Zoey.

Cake Boss – In back-to-back episodes, Buddy and the Carlo’s crew make a shark cake, a giant hot air balloon cake and work with four adorable junior bakers from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The Chicago Code – From The Shield creator Shawn Ryan, this cop drama stars Jennifer Beals as new Chicago police superintendent Teresa Colvin, who recruits her former partner, Jarek Wysocki (Brotherhood‘s Jason Clarke), to help her with her new corruption task force. Her first target: city alderman Ronin Gibbons (Delroy Lindo).

Gossip Girl – Enjoy Chuck Bass while you can, especially now that his portrayer, Ed Westwick, is making noise about leaving the show.

Greek – The college drama’s getting all controversial in its final season, as one of the characters investigates the morning-after pill the morning after her unplanned Homecoming hook up.

Reagan – Documentarian Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight and Freakonomics) profiles President Ronald Reagan (who would have celebrated his 100th birthday on Feb. 6), including interviews with his family, friends and political colleagues, footage from his Hollywood days and rare photos from his pre-political days

Worth flipping to during commercials:
The King’s Speech Best Actor Oscar nominee (and I’m betting, winner) Colin Firth is in the hot seat on Inside the Actors Studio (7PM, Bravo)
– On 90210 (8PM, The CW), Teddy finds out who’s blackmailing him, while Navid finds out the truth about Adrianna;
– Emily and Paige duke it out for a swim team anchor spot on Pretty Little Liars (8PM, ABC Family);
– On Being Human (9PM, Syfy), Josh makes friends with another werewolf who doesn’t like vampires;
– Four episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (9PM, Comedy Central) includes the gem “Dennis and Dee Get a New Dad,” with 7th Heaven dad Stephen Collins as the twins’ real papa;
– In the “How to Build a Beating Heart” installment of Explorer (10PM, NGC), we learn how “tissue engineering” has allowed scientists to build replacement body parts, like skin, muscles and even major organs.
– The team has to protect the lone witness in a murder case, lest she become the next victim, on Hawaii Five-O (10PM, CBS);
– It’s the series premiere of Lizard Lick Towing (10PM, truTV), the All Worked Up spin-off that follows repo man Ron Shirley and his North Carolina crew;
– On Skins (10PM, MTV), Cadie gets out of the hospital, but she’s far from well;
– And Tabs tries to revamp a children’s hair salon in California on Tabatha’s Salon Takeover (10PM, Bravo).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Nick Swardson, Jeff Bridges and Far East Movement;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): James Franco (REPEAT);
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother author Amy Chua (REPEAT);
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Martin Lawrence and Steel Magnolia;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Mark Wahlberg, Paula Abdul and James Blunt;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Jamie Foxx;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Amy Sedaris, Nelly and Dr. Phil;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Brooke Shields, Alex Pettyfer, Gail Simmons and And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Dominic Monaghan, Gabrielle Union and Kurt Metzger;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Holt McCallany, Interpol and Plan B.

WIN THIS: It’s a Very Christmas 25-Day Giveaway, Day 7: ‘Gossip Girl’ Season 2 DVDs and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

HOORAY! We have our winner:

Kathryn! Congrats, Kathryn, and thanks for entering. Your awesome Gossip Girl box set and Ben & Jerry’s pint coupons will be on their way to your mailbox shortly. Enjoy, and thanks again for checking us out at TV!

And everyone, keep checking our Christmas giveaway section … we’ve got lots more TV goodies coming your way!

Ah, remember the Gossip Girl gang back before they went off to college and, well, kinda jumped the shark? Season two was the year Blair’s mama met a man, Blair and Chuck’s up-and-down relationship was on a long, but ultimately satisfying upswing and poor bad boy Chuck, the only teen in the history of television who could possibly rock an ascot so well, suffered a major loss. In short, it’s the last season all the Upper East Siders were together, instead of scattered all across the city, some of them in college, some of them starting nightclubs, some of them helping run political campaigns … yeah, jumping the shark.

But again, season two was a good one, and in honor of the way it was with the privileged NYC teens, is giving away one Gossip Girl: The Complete Second Season DVD box set from Warner Home Entertainment, complete with bonus materials like deleted scenes, a tour of the Gossip Girl gang’s favorite real-world NYC haunts, a gag reel and a downloadable audiobook version of one of the Gossip Girl books that inspired the series.

As a bonus, we’re also including two coupons for free pints of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, because Gossip Girl + a couple of pints of Chunky Monkey, Phish Food or, the classic, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, are all you need for one happy night in front of the tube.

And to enter for a chance to win the Gossip Girl box set and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, remember:
– Leave a comment on this post, with your name, your all-time favorite TV teen drama and an e-mail address where we can reach you
– Deadline to enter to win the Gossip Girl box set and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is November 30 at 8PM ET (according to recorded comment time)
– The winner will be chosen by random, using’s Random Number Generator
– The winner will be announced on the evening of November 30, as an update to this post

Good luck, Gossip-ers, and stay tuned for the rest of our It’s a Very Christmas 25-Day Giveaway!

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