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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – June 8, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

8PM | CMT
2011 CMT Music Awards
Kid Rock is the host of the show – originating live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena – which will include performances by Keith Urban, Big & Rich, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Toby Keith and Luke Bryan, while Shania Twain, Sheryl Crow, Train, Gary Busey, Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon, Martina McBride, Hines Ward and American Idol winner and runner-up Scotty McCreary and Lauren Alaina are among the evening’s award presenters.

9:30PM | TLC
Extreme Couponing
– An Ohio couponer plots to get more than $3,000 worth of groceries for less than a hundred bucks.

10PM | ABC
20/20: Reality Rules: When TV Gets Real
– No one will be surprised to find out that reality TV stars like Snooki, The Situation and, more understandably, Bethenny Frankel, are getting rich from baring their lives on TV. You might be surprised by just how rich, though.

10PM | SCIENCE CHANNEL
Locked Up Abroad
– A fantastic new episode spotlights Henry Hill, the real-life gangster played by Ray Liotta in Goodfellas.

10PM | TNT
Men of a Certain Age
– Joe does a favor for Manfro, Owen’s got employee problems and Terry deals with being in a relationship with (just) one woman.

10PM | MTV
The Real World
Reunion Special Maria Menounos hosts this reunion of the Las Vegas cast. Can’t wait to hear what Dustin and the gang have been up to.

10PM | COMEDY CENTRAL
South Park
– Stan celebrates his 10th birthday, which brings about a whole new, more serious ‘tude for him and a big smackdown with Kyle.

10PM | NETWORK – 2ND SEASON PREMIERE
Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman
– Consciousness and life after death are the topics debated by scientists and spiritualists.

10PM | BRAVO
Top Chef Masters
– The chefs honor returning U.S. troops by cooking up their favorite meals.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– G4 continues day 3 coverage of E3 2011 Live (6PM);
– It’s Las Vegas callback auditions time on So You Think You Can Dance (8PM, Fox);
America’s Got Talent (9PM, NBC) auditions continue in Houston and Minneapolis;
Fred Willard guest stars in an episode that finds Franklin & Bash (9PM, TNT) defending a woman accused of killing her husband with sex;
– The LoCash Cowboys try a 72-oz. steak challenge in Nashville on Man v. Food Nation (9PM, Travel);
– On MythBusters (9PM, Discovery), Jamie and Adam try to fix a flat tire without using a spare.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Peter Sarsgaard and Death Cab for Cutie;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Larry King;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Bre Pettis;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Jon Cryer;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Elle Fanning and Jada Pinkett Smith;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Don Cheadle;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Carson Daly (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Glenn Close and Joe Jackson;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Chris Gorham and Heather Graham;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Evan Glodell (REPEAT).

 

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

(ALL TIMES ET)

10PM | TNT
Men of a Certain Age
– The show is back for summer episodes of its second season, as Joe (Ray Romano) visits Manfro, his bookie, who’s about to undergo a delicate medical procedure; Terry (Scott Bakula) and Erin move forward in their relationship; and Owen (Andre Braugher) gets an interesting opportunity … from a competing car dealership.

9PM | HISTORY
American Pickers
– Keeping up with the network’s Civil War Week, the Pickers dudes search for collectibles on behalf of the Gettysburg Museum, then take part in a Civil War re-enactment.

9PM | TNT – SERIES PREMIERE
Franklin & Bash
– Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) as one-half of a young pair of spunky attorneys … take that, Mr. Belding!

9 and 9:30PM | TRAVEL – SERIES PREMIERE
Man v. Food Nation
– In back-to-back eps of the Man v. Food spin-off, Adam travels to Connecticut to cheer on a college freshman who’s trying to eat 10 grilled cheese sandwiches in an hour, followed by a trip to Florida to coach a pro wrassler who’s trying to down 10 crazy-hot hot wings.

9:30PM | TLC
Extreme Couponing
– A stay-at-home mom and super couponer in Idaho takes her husband on one of her big coupon trips, hoping to spark his interest in big, big savings.

10 and 10:30PM | SYFY – 2ND SEASON PREMIERE
Hollywood Treasure
– Back-to-back episodes include gems like a cast-signed copy of The Wizard of Oz book, puppets and props from The Nightmare Before Christmas and cyborg heads from Terminator Salvation.

10PM | MTV – 25TH SEASON FINALE
The Real World: Las Vegas
– The last few seasons have been tired, but you can’t say the show’s return to Vegas has been without major drama. Neither, of course, will the season end without a big dose of hubbub with the roomies.

10PM | OXYGEN – SERIES PREMIERE
The World According to Paris
– Is this new reality series another attempt to make you think Paris Hilton is famous for something other than being famous? Yes. Is it successful? That’s your call. But, no.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The delightful Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly star and scene-stealer of Bridesmaids, guests on the Ellen DeGeneres Show (Check local listings for time and channel);
– Audition rounds 3 and 4 unspool on So You Think You Can Dance (8PM, Fox);
– In game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals (8PM, NBC), the Boston Bruins travel to Vancouver to take on the Canucks;
– The new series Haunted Collector (9PM, Syfy) follows a paranormal investigator on the hunt for haunted goodies;
Adam and Jamie see if they can actually dodge a bullet on MythBusters (9PM, Discovery);
– Classic Happy Days (10PM, The Hub): Joanie goes on a date with Spike, The Fonz’s lookalike nephew;
Rick and his Pawn Star$ cohorts are offered a 1915 Model T Ford (10PM, History);
– The new series Sand Masters (10PM, Travel) follows a team of sand sculptors, and no, we’re not talking about the stuff your kids build with their buckets at the beach … these are elaborate sculptures and real works of art;
– Butters is diagnosed with multiple personality disorder on South Park (10PM, Comedy Central);
– On Top Chef Masters (10PM), the culinary whizzes have to whip up tasty treats at a science fair;
– On Workaholics (10:30PM, Comedy Central), Anders and Blake feel left out when Adam falls for a rich cougar.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Eric Stonestreet (REPEAT);
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Bill Moyers;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Robert Kennedy Jr.;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Bill Murray (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Aubrey Plaza and Steven Tyler (REPEAT);
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Tyler Perry (REPEAT);
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Jesse Ferguson Tyler (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Tina Fey and Tom Welling (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): David Beckham;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Ted Leo (REPEAT).

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