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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – August 31, 2011


Royal Pains
– Hank and Evan have it out when Evan learns Hank knew about Paige’s problem. Elsewhere, Wilmer Valderrama guest stars as an art collector who passes out when he finally sees a piece of art he’s been pursuing for years, and everyone finds out what Divya has been up to.

– Patty and Ellen depose Howard Erickson (John Goodman).

10PM | FX
Rescue Me
– Colleen gets married, and when Gavins and booze come together … insanity, of course, ensues.

Restaurant: Impossible
Chef Robert goes to Scrimmages, a sports bar in Delaware that’s fumbling because the four owners are fighting with each other.

10 and 10:30PM | A&E
Storage Wars
Dave and Jarrod butt heads (more so than usual) and, just guessing here, Barry makes fun of both of them.

Top Chef Just Desserts
– The Los Angeles Philharmonic is the inspiration for tonight’s challenge, which involves presenting a cake in three movements.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The Power of Veto competition is held on Big Brother (8PM, CBS);
– On Famous Food (8PM, VH1), the restaurant finally opens, but the opening does not go well;
– Bianca tries to worm her way back into Drew’s life on Degrassi (9PM, TeenNick);
The Challenge: Rivals Reunion (10PM, MTV) brings the contestants from the just-concluded 21st Real World/Road Rules Challenge together to rehash their adventures;
– In the season two finale of Hot in Cleveland (10PM, TV Land), it’s Elka’s (Betty White) wedding day, but she’s MIA after her bachelorette party, which included frat boys and an iguana.

And the late-night line-up:
Conan (11PM, TBS): John Krasinski (REPEAT);
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11PM, Comedy Central): Sen. Dick Durbin (REPEAT);
The Colbert Report (11:30PM, Comedy Central): Kevin Mitnick (REPEAT);
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Aubrey Plaza and Thurston Moore;
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Jay Mohr and Allison Janney;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Betty White (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Jim Gaffigan;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Leslie Bibb and Louie Anderson;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Foster the People (REPEAT).

Channel Surfing – October 26, 2009

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz confirms that the big-screen AD will happen, he will direct it and much of its plot revolves around a jail. Can’t wait.

– The New York Post has a peek at some of the songs we’ll supposedly hear on 2010 episodes of Glee. Among them: “Proud Mary, “Endless Love,” “Imagine” and Kelly Clarkson‘s “My Life Would Suck Without You.”

– It looks like NBC’s discarded cop drama Southland will land at TNT, possibly as soon as November.

– NBC is developing two new series: One’s an African-American comedy described as “Mad About You-meets-The Cosby Show,” while the other’s a drama about two guys who can be inhabited by ghosts and who use this ability to solve problems for living and dead New Orleans residents. That may be the most high-concept plot of the year …

– If you’re up at 6AM, check out Al Roker‘s new Weather Channel series Wake Up with Al, where, this week, guests include Tim McGraw (Tuesday), Anthony Edwards (Wednesday), Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan (Thursday) and Dan Ackroyd on Friday.

– Hosting her own talk show could have potentially been Jennifer Aniston‘s most interesting career move ever, but, sadly, it’s apparently not happening, despite rumors to the contrary.

– One of the main questions table-tossing Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa always sparked for me was, how the heck were she and her husband affording that pimp mansion that they were building on the show? Turns out, they weren’t. Affording it, that is.

The Beek is back! Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek will pop up as a baddie on ABC’s The Forgotten. The complete series DVD collection of the Creek, by the way, hits stores on Nov. 10.

Top Chef‘s getting another spin-off series: Just Desserts, which, like the title suggests, will be all about yummy sweet things. And the pastries they make. Bah dum dum! Thank you ladies and germs, I’m here all week, and there is a two-drink minimum.

– TV Land is developing a couple of original, scripted comedy series, one of which I think will be offensive to the fine folk of Cleveland, Ohio.

– Want a first gander at the assembled cast of the upcoming big-screen A-Team remake movie? The NY Post has it.

– That creepy, serial adulterer ESPN dude? He’s been fired by the sports network. And, of course, he’s using sex addiction as the excuse for his d-bag behavior.

– Who’s watching NBC’s Mercy? Who knows, but the beleaguered network ordered the back nine episodes of the medical drama anyway, along with nine more eps of Thursday night sitcoms Community and Parks and Recreation.

– And a second season of TLC’s fabulous Cake Boss, about New Joisey baker Buddy Valastro, debuts tonight at 10PM ET. Among the highlights of the season: Buddy and his team fashion a NASCAR car cake, life-sized.

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