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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


Piers Morgan Tonight
– Will Piers finally serve up the compelling interview style we’ve been waiting for since he starting lining up A-list chats with the likes of Oprah and George Clooney? He’s got his old pal Simon Cowell on the hot seat tonight, so here’s hoping …

Inside the Actors Studio
The Hangover and Limitless star Bradley Cooper becomes the first Actors Studio Drama School graduate to return for a sitdown with host James Lipton, who calls the occasion a dream event. “The night that one of our graduated students has achieved so much that he or she walks out on this stage and takes that chair will be the moment I’ve waited for since we began the school and the series 17 years ago,” the bearded and bespectacled one has said.

The Bachelor
Emily or Chantal? At least Brad‘s making a choice this time. The annual After the Final Rose special follows (10PM), where Brad and his alleged future wife are introduced as a couple.

8PM | VH1
Basketball Wives
Reunion, Part 2 John Salley … really?

– The Old Spice dude – Isaiah Mustafa – returns as an operative who has Chuck worrying about his future as a spy guy, especially after he finds out that his old pal Casey has been embarking on secret missions.

Kid in a Candy Store
Adam takes sweet and sour trips: one to a NECCO factory and another to the place that makes the colorful, but super sour Airhead Xtremes Sweetly Sour Belts.

Cake Boss
Buddy bakes a cake for New York’s version of Punxsutawney Phil: Staten Island Chuck.

The Chicago Code
– The Shawn Ryan drama continues to be a midseason treat, as Colvin (Jennifer Beals) directs Wysocki (Jason Clarke) and Evers (Matt Lauria) to hunt down a drug dealer whose goods sent a wealthy couple’s son into a coma. Along the way, the detectives uncover a big murder case and a club where the pretty women in attendance may be for hire.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
– Tonight’s weekly four-episode block includes the season five gem “Paddy’s Pub: Home of the Original Kitten Mittens,” in which Dennis (Glenn Howerton) invents the Dennis shirt pop-off pen and Charlie (Charlie Day) invents the titular kitty gloves, thereby solving a problem that plagues, well, no one but him.

Bethenny Ever After
– Is mixing business and her marriage a good idea? We’ll see, as Bethenny asks biz whiz and hubby Jason to find out why liquor stores are having trouble keeping her Skinnygirl margarita mix in stock.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– House and team treat a bullfighter who’s attacked by a bull on House (8PM, Fox);
– Officer Reynolds is all up in the girls’ Cool-Aid as Rosewood celebrates Founder’s Day on Pretty Little Liars (8PM, ABC Family);
– Kate helps Larry see the error of his break-up method on Mad Love (8:30PM, CBS);
Beverly Hills 90210 alum Gabrielle Carteris guests on The Event (9PM, NBC);
Snooki is tonight’s guest on WWE Raw (9PM, USA);
– The series premiere of Wedding Wars (9PM, VH1) gives 12 engaged couples the chance to win their dream wedding;
– The festivities turn into a circus when a mom throws a circus-themed soiree on the season one finale of Outrageous Kid Parties (9:30PM, TLC);
– The series premiere of Beverly Hills Fabulous (10PM, VH1) revolves around the goings on at an African-American beauty salon (owned by actress Jackée‘s ex-hubby) in BH;
Weeds star Guillermo Diaz guest stars as a man who hires Harry to help him stop his lover’s husband from keeping his wife locked up on Harry’s Law (10PM, NBC);
Cheryl Tiegs and Johnny Weir are the judges as the contestants are challenged to make patriotic videos for the troops on RuPaul’s Drag Race (10PM, LOGO).

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Adam Sandler and Donald Glover (REPEAT);
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Prince Zeid Raad (REPEAT);
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Jimmy Fallon (REPEAT);
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Charles Barkley;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Jane Lynch, Avril Lavigne and Chris Matthews;
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Mila Kunis and Dr. Drew Pinsky (REPEAT);
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Ryan Phillippe, Mila Kunis and The Bachelor “winner”;
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Holt McCallany and Tyra Banks;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Lewis Black;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Kevin Smith.

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV


– It’s graduation day for the cast and crew of Greek, as the college dramedy wraps its four-season run tonight. The good news is that we can expect resolution on the show’s ongoing storylines: the Kappa Taus try to stop their house from being demolished, Casey and Cappie realize what their future holds and Cappie and Evan decide whether or not their friendship is meant to last.

The Bachelor: The Women Tell All
– A.k.a., the crazies return and rip into Brad.

The Event
– It’s back with a new two-hour episode, and Virginia Madsen joins the cast as an Alaskan senator who’s threatening to go on Hardball and let Chris Matthews and his viewers know about the secret detention facility.

– Dream sequence alert! But don’t groan; this one’s musical, with choreography.

Pretty Little Liars
– The girls have been feeling so guilty about their own issues that they didn’t realize just how many other townsfolk have major secrets of their own. Until tonight.

The Chicago Code
– Alderman Gibbons’ help is solicited when a teen boy is murdered while spreading his church’s message in Chinatown, and the locals refuse to cooperate.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
– Tonight’s four-episode block includes “The Gang Gets Whacked,” parts one and two, the episodes where Charlie finds and must bid adieu to his beloved Peter Nincompoop. Classic Charlie Day.

Bethenny Ever After
Jason and Bethenny plan a date night, but they’re still dealing with tension about his family, especially after he suggests another visit to his parents’ house in Pennsylvania.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– It’s the second season premiere of Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back on Style (8PM);
Adam tours the Ben & Jerry’s factory on Kid in a Candy Store (8:30PM, Food Network);
– Connie and Larry decide to be each other’s wingmen on Mad Love (8:30PM, CBS);
– The gang makes a life-size replica of a table hockey game, with movable players, on Cake Boss (9PM, TLC);
Heather Locklear plays a woman who tries to save her marriage after both she and the hubs are unfaithful in He Loves Me (9PM, Lifetime);
– An eight-year-old gets a killer rock-n-roll-themed bash on Outrageous Kid Parties (9:30PM, TLC);
Nelly‘s the subject of a new Behind the Music (10PM, VH1);
– A former college football star battles weigh gain on Heavy (10PM, A&E);
– On Pawn Stars (10PM, History), we find out how much money Houdini’s handcuffs and a Super Bowl trophy would fetch;
The Shat chats with Ed Asner on Shatner’s Raw Nerve (10PM, Bio);
– Daisy tries to clean up her friends’ problems on Skins (10PM, MTV);
Stargate Universe (10PM, Syfy) returns as Chloe tries to buy her cohorts time by contacting the aliens who abducted her.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): Seth Green and Jayma Mays;
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Senator Rand Paul;
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Joshua Foer;
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Betty White and The Script;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Amy Poehler and The Situation (REPEAT);
Lopez Tonight (Midnight, TBS): Donald Glover and Forest Whitaker;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Owen Wilson, Kelly Ripa and Adele (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Ricky Martin, Minka Kelly and Dana Carvey (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Aaron Eckhart;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Thomas Lennon (REPEAT).

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV


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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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


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.

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