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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

(ALL TIMES ET)

10PM | BRAVO – 2ND SEASON PREMIERE
Bethenny Ever AfterBethenny, our favorite Real Housewives star, is back for another season, which sees her and adorable hubby Jason enjoying life with baby Bryn, considering a move to California, continuing to run Bethenny’s many businesses and deal with a meltdown when Bethenny realizes she’s freaked out about turning 40 … at her 40th birthday party. In tonight’s season opener, the Hoppy clan visits Jason’s parents in Pennsylvania, where dinner turns tense when Grandma and Grandpa Hoppy ask for more time with Bryn.

Check local listings for time and channel | PBS
American Experience – This installment unfolds the tragic 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City, which claimed more than 100 lives and brought about major labor law changes.

8PM | ABC
The BachelorBrad and the three finalists head to South Africa, where another bites the dust after a romantic dinner that fizzles out. Also, the next cast of Dancing With the Stars is announced during the show.

8PM | NBC
Chuck – Sarah and Chuck, Bonnie and Clyde … one a spy pair, one a bank robbing pair. Until tonight.

8PM | FOX
House – House and Cuddy’s relationship takes another hit when he gets wrapped up in the case of a guy who gets a severe rash from his new job, the job he hasn’t told his wife about after he got fired from his last one.

8PM | CBS
How I Met Your Mother – Barney is horrified by his latest romantic development: he realizes he actually cares about Nora.

8PM | ABC FAMILY
Pretty Little Liars – The friends try to clue the authorities in on what’s up with Ian, but the cops think they’re making up stories.

9PM | FOX
The Chicago Code – It’s a flashback to a very different Gibbons when a teen tries to rob him.

10PM | ABC
Castle – Agent Fallon (guest star Adrian Pasdar) is still getting under their skin, but Castle and Beckett have to play it cool if they want to avoid a New York City meltdown.

10PM | E!
Fashion Police: 2011 Oscars – Who was best dressed at last night’s Oscars? And whose frocks were hideous? The Fashion Police reveal all, though my vote for best definitely goes to the adorable, and appropriately attired, Hailee Steinfeld and her beautiful Marchesa gown.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Snoop Dogg‘s in the house on 90210 (8PM, The CW);
– It’s the second season finale of You’re Cut Off on VH1 (8PM);
Adam visits The Doughnut Plant in NYC on Kid in a Candy Store (8:30PM, Food Network);
– Ben tries to find a great birthday present for Kate on Mad Love (8:30PM, CBS);
– It’s the season eight premiere of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (9PM, Travel Channel) and Tony‘s in Haiti;
– Remember tough Staten Islander Flo, from Bad Girls Club season four? She’s getting hitched on Bad Girls Club: Flo Gets Married (9PM, Oxygen);
– On Being Human (9PM, Syfy), Aidan confronts Bishop about Emily’s attack;
Buddy builds a snow globe cake on Cake Boss (9PM, TLC);
– Serena’s dad returns to the Big Apple on Gossip Girl (9PM, The CW);
– Franny tries to impress the ZBZ national reps with the promise of getting a celeb to show up for a concert to celebrate the CRU chapter on Greek (9PM, ABC Family);
– It’s a two-hour block of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on Comedy Central (9PM);
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost visit the track on Top Gear (9PM, BBCA);
– An 8-year-old gets a pirate extravaganza on Outrageous Kid Parties (9:30PM, TLC);
– Michelle finds out what Tony’s been up to and lashes out at him, and their Skins (10PM, MTV);
– On Shatner’s Raw Nerve (10:30PM, Bio), The Shat chats with Men of a Certain Age star Scott Bakula.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Marisa Tomei;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Howard Stern;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Michael Sheuer;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Brian Williams and the Zac Brown Band;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Christina Applegate;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Owen Wilson and Terry Fator;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Bill Maher and Esperanza Spalding;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Jim Gaffigan and Topher Grace;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Patton Oswalt and Isaac Mizrahi;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Nate Corddry.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV

(ALL TIMES ET)

9PM | LIFETIME
Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy – Neither representatives for Amanda Knox nor the family of murdered British student Meredith Kercher wanted this movie to be shown. But for those of us who still don’t know whether or not to believe Seattle exchange student Knox (played here by Heroes star Hayden Panettiere) is really guilty of Kercher’s murder, the flick is a good primer on the case that ended with the young American being convicted in Italy and sentenced to serve 26 years in an Italian prison. Following the movie, Lifetime airs a Beyond the Headlines special (11PM), with an update on Knox’s appeal, which is currently in the works.

8PM | ABC
The Bachelor – It’s hometown visit time, which includes a scary dad and Brad‘s admission that he just isn’t that into one of the women.

8PM | NAT GEO WILD – SERIES PREMIERE
Blue-Collar Dogs – Not only are they man’s (and woman’s) best friend, but this new documentary shows how doggies are sniffing out bombs as K-9 team assistants and helping save lives as “canine MDs” who assist people with diabetes, epilepsy and even cancer.

8PM | FOX
House – This could be really clever or really silly: House attends an elementary school career day, where a pair of fifth graders try to convince him that his selfishness is going to ruin his relationship with Cuddy.

8PM | ABC FAMILY
Pretty Little Liars – The girls play detective to try to figure out who killed Alison, while Aria uses the school play as a way to hang with Ezra.

8PM | TLC – 1ST SEASON FINALE
The Unpoppables – Back-to-back episodes find the New Balloon Art team fashioning a tropical paradise and a giant castle from colorful inflatables.

9:30PM | TLC – SERIES PREMIERE
Outrageous Kids Parties – You know those parents you make fun of, the ones who spend thousands, and sometimes tens of thousands of dollars, on their kids’ birthday bashes? Here’s a whole show about them, complete with footage of their gaudy soirees.

10PM | ABC
Castle Heroes star Adrian Pasdar guests as a federal agent who’s brought into the investigation of a murdered cab driver who was involved in some major bad-doings.

10PM | NGC
Lincoln’s Secret Killer – We know he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, but a DNA test performed on a spot of blood from his clothing might prove that Abraham Lincoln was also inflicted with a rare form of cancer.

10PM | BRAVO – 3RD SEASON FINALE
Tabatha’s Salon TakeoverTabatha wraps the season by revisiting salons from seasons one and two to see if they’re still benefitting from her help.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– Super Grover 2.0 helps the Sesame Street gang all this week (Check local listings for time and channel, PBS);
Robin Givens plays a government official who wants to lure Casey away with a new assignment on Chuck (8PM, NBC);
– Ted runs into the Captain on How I Met Your Mother (8PM, CBS);
– Ben and Kate have their first official date, which is officially interrupted by Larry and Connie on Mad Love (8:30PM, CBS);
American Experience profiles Jimmy Carter, his presidency and his life since leaving the White House (9PM, PBS);
– Josh schedules a date with a nurse on Being Human (9PM, Syfy);
Gabrielle Union hosts, Herbie Hancock and Jamie Foxx are among the honorees and Ne-Yo is among the performers on the fourth annual BET Honors (9PM, BET);
– On Cake Boss (9PM, TLC), Buddy bakes a giant cake for the Columbus Day parade in NYC;
– Jarek and Caleb chase a bank robber on The Chicago Code (9PM, Fox);
– Happy 18th Birthday, Eric! on Gossip Girl (9PM, The CW);
– Casey and Evan use a mock trial in class to unleash their real frustrations with each other on Greek (9PM, ABC Family);
– It’s a four-episode block of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on Comedy Central (9PM);
– History Channel’s It’s Good to Be President special (9PM) explores how the President lives while in office;
Dane Cook guests as Danny’s brother on Hawaii Five-O (10PM, CBS);
Heavy (10PM, A&E) profiles a man and a woman who struggle with their 400-pound-plus weights;
– The contestants have to show their best celebrity impersonations on RuPaul’s Drag Race (10PM, Logo);
– On Shatner’s Raw Nerve (10PM, Bio), The Shat chats with Hollywood legend Carl Reiner.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Ed Helms and Carmelo Anthony;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Lisa Ling;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Eugene Jarecki;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Adele, Donald Rumsfeld and Cobie Smulders;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Armie Hammer, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Kate Gosselin;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Matthew Perry (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Samuel L. Jackson;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Wolf Blitzer and Sara Rue;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Rich Eisen.

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