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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

(ALL TIMES ET)

8:30PM | FOOD NETWORK – 2ND SEASON PREMIERE
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).

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Ellen
– 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.

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

8PM | NBC
Chuck
– The return of Sarah’s former spy girl pals means trouble for Morgan, when his one-time hook-up wants a do over.

8PM | CBS
How I Met Your Mother
– Welcome to Barney’s new Feb. 13 holiday for lonely women: Desperation Day.

8PM | ABC FAMILY
Pretty Little Liars
– Guess who has a parent-teacher conference with Ezra? Yep, his girlfriend’s daddy.

8:30PM | CBS – SERIES PREMIERE
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.

9PM | THE CW
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).

Game Show Awards Winners: Come on Down

As they say on Best Week Ever, in case you missed it: Winners at last weekend’s Game Show Awards on GSN:

Best Game Show: Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

Best Game Show Host: Howie Mandel, Deal or No Deal

Favorite Classic Game Show: Match Game

Best Reality Competition Show: Dancing With the Stars

Favorite Dating or Relationship Show: The Newlywed Game

Favorite Celebrity Team: The Brady Kids (Barry Williams, Mike Lookinland, Eve Plumb and Susan Olsen) for their appearance on Trivial Pursuit: America Plays

Favorite Game Show Models: The Briefcase Models, Deal or No Deal

Most Outrageous Game Show Contestant: Excited Contestant Dances a Jig (Josh Silberman), The Price Is Right

Favorite Game Show Theme Song: Jeopardy!

Favorite Parting Gift: Turtle Wax

Favorite Interactive DVD Version of a Game Show: Deal Or No Deal

Favorite Celebrity Player: Betty White, for her appearances on Million Dollar Password

Best Announcer: Rich Fields, The Price Is Right

Smartest Game Show Contestant: Kathy Cox, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

Favorite Game Show Catchphrase: “Come on down!” from The Price Is Right

Favorite Price Is Right Pricing Game: Plinko

Favorite Game Show Sound Effect: New Puzzle, Wheel of Fortune

Favorite Prize: A new car!

Favorite Board/Box Game Turned Game Show: Trivial Pursuit

Favorite Online Game: Bejeweled

Did GSN get it right? You can’t argue any time Plinko or Betty White get some love, but Howie Mandel as best game show host? Better than Trebek or the delightful Drew Carey? Nah.

Channel Surfing – June 3

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– IGN.com’s counting down the “25 Funniest Will Ferrell Characters.” It’s a great list (when Roger Klarvin, Ferrell’s character in the funny “luv-ahs” skits on Saturday Night Live, only merits a spot at number 20, you know there are some great ones coming up). This is a big week for Ferrell – not only does the big-screen makeover of Land of the Lost open on Friday, but he’s nominated for a Tony Award on Sunday.

– VH1’s upcoming miniseries The Great Debate is sorta like Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil in reverse. Instead of debating which of two pop culture ideas is the worst, The Great Debate will feature talking heads like Omarosa, Jerry Springer and Tila Tequila debating which is better – Star Wars or Star Trek, Rocky or Rambo, Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune … you get the idea. The week-long series kicks off on July 6, and fans can weigh in now by voting on such topics as “Funny or Not?” (including Adam Sandler, Dane Cook and Kathy Griffin), “Sibling Rivalry” (Kevin or Matt Dillon? Owen or Luke Wilson? Paris or Nicky Hilton?) and “Hot or Not?” (including Michael Phelps, Fergie and Zach Braff). Sounds like a fun summer series, though you have to wonder, weren’t any of the Best Week Ever peeps available? Omarosa and Tila Tequila aren’t exactly, to play off the title, the great debaters.

– So you wanna be a star? Auditions for American Idol, season nine, kick off in Boston on June 14.

– The ratings are in, and the season premiere wasn’t a fluke. Plenty of people are still rubberneckin’ at the trainwreck that is Jon & Kate Plus 8. More Gosselin news: US Weekly is featuring the fam on its cover for a sixth consecutive week. Almost makes you nostalgic for the days when Britney was doing something crazy every week, huh?

– Claire (Hayden Panettiere) is getting a college roommate on Heroes next season, and she’s being played by Californication‘s Madeline Zima.

The Jay Leno Show will debut on NBC on Sept. 14.

Breaking Bad‘s second season just ended, but there’s already a preview clip for season three.

– And Grandma Gilmore, a.k.a. Gilmore Girls (and Dirty Dancing!) great Kelly Bishop, will guest star in the new season of Army Wivesas a cougar!

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