Wednesday July 24, 2013

I checked out the premiere of Supermarket Superstar  on Lifetime last night.  Interesting show.  It's got a little Shark Tank  mixed with a little MasterChef .  

Lifetime describes the show as one that "gives undiscovered food entrepreneurs their chance to shine among the big brands in the highly competitive food industry. Almost anyone can cook a great meal, but this is the first food competition show that provides a platform for individuals that can change the way millions of Americans shop and eat."

Stacy Kiebler fares quite well as a host.  Debi Fields and Michael Chiarello give the judging panel credibility.  I'm not certain this show as staying power, but I do think I'll stick with it for at least another couple of weeks.

Six differences between Orange Is The New Black  and the book upon which it is based?

Rolling Stone  sat down with It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia's Glenn Howerton, who said that season 10 will be the show's last:

 Well, you’re funny on Sunny so let’s talk about that. Are you really quitting after ten seasons?

Yes. There’s a certain point where you wear out your welcome and we don’t want to do that. We want to leave them wanting more. We spend a lot of time trying to find new lines to cross. We’re not trying to offend people or gross them out, but we’re looking to surprise them. I think we’re proud of what we’ve done so far, so it’s time to stop. I’m sure there are already a few people who are like 'Jesus Christ is that show still on? Go away.'"

TV Guide's  take on the budding relationship on Suits  between Mike and Rachel.

Here's a preview of the upcoming season of Top Chef Masters  from the viewpoint of Gail Simmons, which premieres tonight.

She'll also make a cameo on Royal Pains , which has been subpar at best this season.

CBS is teaming with Litton Entertainment to create a new Saturday morning programming block dubbed "The CBS Dream Team, It's Epic!" The three-hour block, announced by CBS on Tuesday, will consist of six half-hour shows dedicated to delivering a "pro-social" message targeted to viewers age 13 to 16.  Among the offerings are shows from former professional boxer Laila Ali and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.  I will never watch any of these shows.

Terrence Howard has joined M. Night Shyamalan's limited series for Fox, "Wayward Pines," a network representative told TheWrapHe will play Sheriff Pope, the town of Wayward Pines' top cop. He takes offense when Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) comes in to town to investigate the disappearance of two agents.  Howard joins already announced cast members, Dillon, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones and Melissa Leo on the series based on the novel series of the same the name.  Stay tuned for some more Terrence Howard news . . . hopefully.