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Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – July 29, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

10PM | STARZ
Torchwood: Miracle Day
– The Torchwood crew’s battle with PhiCorp leads to California, while Jilly (Lauren Ambrose) and Oswald (Bill Pullman) have their own demons – demon – to battle.

10PM | ABC
20/20
Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton and Everybody Loves Raymond series creator Phil Rosenthal sit down for a chat about Exporting Raymond, the documentary about Rosenthal’s attempt to make a Russian version of Raymond.

10PM | HBO
Real Time with Bill Maher
– The always awesome Bryan Cranston is the interview guest.

11PM | IFC
Young, Broke & Beautiful
Broke-Ass Stuart rolls into the Motor City, where he go-karts, goes to a speakeasy and buys $12 worth of Detroit real estate.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
Thundercats (8PM, Cartoon Network) is a reboot of the classic ’80s ‘toon;
– On Whale Wars (9PM, Animal Planet), the Bob Barker and Gojira attack the harpoon ship that was trailing them;
– The docks in town start attacking people on Haven (10PM, Syfy);
– On American Restoration (10PM, History), items in need of tender loving repair include a 1950s bumper car and a 1960s coin-operated motorcycle;

FX

Aaron and Roger try the 7-Alarm Challenge on Heat Seekers (10PM, Food Network), which requires them to eat seven hot, hot, hot wings, in seven minutes, with no water;
– Funny guy John Pinette performs at the Vic Theater in Chicago in the special John Pinette: Still Hungry (11PM, Comedy Central).

And the late-night line-up:
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Robin Williams and Judy Greer (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Aziz Ansari and Kelly Rowland;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): John Stamos (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Brian Williams;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Tim Gunn;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Walt Goggins (REPEAT).

 

Potts Picks: Today’s Best TV – July 22, 2011

(ALL TIMES ET)

10PM | STARZ
Torchwood: Miracle Day
– The Torchwood gang lams it, heading off to PhiCorp HQ, where Jack (John Barrowman) confronts a mysterious criminal.

7PM | CARTOON NETWORK
Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace
– Yoda’s ship has a zealous stowaway, while R2-D2 and C-3PO have to lead some Jedi Academy students through a field trip.

9PM | ID
Deadliest Women: Killer Countdown
– ID viewers voted for the series’ top 10 deadliest women of all, and tonight’s two-hour special reveals the … winners?

10PM | FOOD NETWORK
Heat Seekers
– A trip to find Chicago’s spiciest food includes a stop at Bricks Pizza, the home of the “Super Painful Pizza Challenge.”

11PM | IFC
Young, Broke & Beautiful
Broke-Ass Stuart heads to N’awlins, where he meets up with a vampire, tours the swamps and joins in on a gumbo jam session.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– Usually, I could not care less about Platinum Hit (8PM, Bravo), but Colbie Caillat, she of the soothing voice and infectious summery tunes, is the guest judge;
– On Whale Wars (9PM, Animal Planet), the Steve Irwin-ers find out the location of the Nisshin Maru;
– On American Restoration (10PM, History), tonight’s goodies include a 1940s U.S. mailbox and a ’67 Harley;
– The always awesome John Turturro is the interview guest on Real Time with Bill Maher (10PM, HBO);
– Food Net stars share where they had the best ice creams they’ve ever eaten on The Best Thing I Ever Ate (10:30PM, Food Network).

And the late-night line-up:
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Denzel Washington (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Dolly Parton and Ben Bailey;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Kyra Sedgwick (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Kevin Connolly;
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): John Goodman;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Frenchie Davis (REPEAT).

 

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

(ALL TIMES ET)

10PM | STARZ – SERIES PREMIERE
Torchwood: Miracle Day
– Even if you weren’t a viewer of the original Torchwood, this U.S. remake, which finds Captain Jack Harness (John Barrowman) and company investigating why no one on Earth is dying anymore, will hook you. And Bill Pullman, as convicted rapist/murderer Oswald Danes, who survives an execution and is then set free? Nearly unrecognizable physically, and creepily good as a guy who’s going to prove to be, um, complicated.

8PM | NBC
Friday Night Lights
– I can barely even think or write about this penultimate episode of FNL without tearing up, so be warned that Eric and Tami’s dilemma, Riggins’ reunion with a fellow Panther alum and Grandma Saracen – especially Grandma Saracen – are gonna have you wiping the salty discharge from your eyes, too.

9PM | TRAVEL CHANNEL
Paranormal Challenge
– Host Zak Bagans says the Ohio State Reformatory is one of the most haunted places he’s ever visited. It’s also the prison used in The Shawshank Redemption.

10PM | NAT GEO WILD – SERIES PREMIERE
Killer Shots
– The new series follows wildlife photog Andy Casagrande (how awesome is that name?) as he goes to some dangerous lengths to get the perfect shot. In the opener, he leaves a diving cage to get an up close shark photo.

10PM | TLC – SERIES PREMIERE
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: It’s not just for bridezillas anymore.

11PM | IFC
Young, Broke & Beautiful
Broke-Ass Stuart visits Boston, where he helps judge a burlesque contest, parties at a steampunk mansion and hangs with some nerdy bikers.

Worth flipping to during commercials:
– The Bob Barker is on the lookout for two missing boats on Whale Wars (9PM, Animal Planet);
– On Outrageous Food (10PM, Food Network), Tom helps make an 800-pound burger at an Oklahoma festival;
Chaz Bono is an interviewee and Ann Coulter is among the roundtable guests on Real Time with Bill Maher (10PM, HBO);
Joel McHale and the gang serve up another bowl of tasty snark on The Soup (10PM, E!).

And the late-night line-up:
The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35PM, CBS): Mark Harmon (REPEAT);
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35PM, NBC): Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb;
Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05AM, ABC): Matt Nathanson (REPEAT);
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35AM, NBC): Charlie Day (REPEAT);
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (12:37AM, CBS): Larry King;
Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35AM, NBC): Thomas Lennon (REPEAT).

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