Wednesday August 28, 2013

Anyone who reads this blog knows I am a huge fan of the show Suits.  It seems that it's a very under the radar show that a lot of people watch (if that's possible).  I was critical of the story line about Harvey Spector all of the sudden adding power NBA agent to his resume, and thankfully we have not seen that role come up again (I might be speaking too soon, see below).

I hate to be critical again, but I feel like this season is really dragging.  Last night was a new low in my opinion.  The whole mock trial over the cat was inane and can we move on from this Ava Hessington trial already and send this Steve character back across the ocean?  I'm obviously going to continue watching this show, I just wish they would pick it back up to the standard we've all come to appreciate.  

This is definitely NOT going to help that cause:

Michael Phelps will guest-star as himself on the mid-season premiere of Suits, according to  "On the episode, which will air in early 2014, Harvey (Gabriel Macht) finds himself face-to-face with Phelps, the one elusive sports figure he could never land. The two men deal with their prickly past after Scottie (Abigail Spencer) sets her sights on signing Phelps as her first client with the firm. "  Come on Suits !!

Kerry Washington revealed her favorite episode of Scandal .  She's worthy of some serious Emmy consideration.  

Nikko Hurtado was a guest judge on Ink Master  last night.  Unfortunately, he was seriously underutilized.  He's arguably one of the most talented artists in this country and we weren't treated to much of his art (not even a shot of the full ass tattoo he did on Cheryl Cole). Check out some of his work and see for yourself.

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are apparently separated. 

The Wrap  lists 20 shows it says you should not miss this summer.  

Dean Norris spoilers on Funny or Die.

Deadline  reports that "ER alum Mekhi Phifer is joining the upcoming third season of Showtime‘s comedy series House Of Lies  as a recurring. He will play Dre, a successful business mogul and clothing company founder who hires Marty (Don Cheadle) to help expand his empire. Season 3 of  House Of Lies  premieres January 12."

Bravo renewed Below Deck.  Awful.

I've mentioned this show once before, but I'm really enjoying Supermarket Superstar on Lifetime.  A bit long-winded, but here's what the show is all about:

"Supermarket Superstar 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.

Each one-hour episode of Supermarket Superstar follows three home chefs as they pitch their product concepts to titans of the food world for the opportunity to have their creation launched nationally in a major grocery chain. Chef, vintner, TV host and specialty foods pioneer Michael Chiarello; cookie mogul Debbi Fields of Mrs. Fields Cookies; and branding expert and food product visionary Chris Cornyn serve as the series’ mentors to share their expertise with the contestants as they prepare their products for mass production. With the help of Chef Chiarello and research and development chef Andrew Hunter, the hopefuls must refine and perfect their recipes to impress targeted focus groups of real-life consumers to make it to the checkout line.

The surviving contestants must then create professional packaging to present their product to Tom Dahlen, the supermarket buyer for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P), who will determine the winner of each episode. The last cook standing will be rewarded $10,000 in prize money and $100,000 worth of product development from DINE Marketing and Mattson (the largest independent food and beverage innovation company in the country) to create professional samples of their products."