Jeers to NBC for turning over an hour of primetime to a glorified infomercial.
The Peacock has flirted with the equivalent of self-help ads (The Biggest Loser, Losing It With Jillian), but the net has truly crossed the line with Breakthrough with Tony Robbins, an hourlong series debuting July 27 at 8/7c. That's right, "author, strategist and coach" Robbins—who was mocked as a charlatan nearly 20 years ago on The Ben Stiller Show ("I hypnotize you with my teeth, and you pay me money!")—is now a network-TV star...
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Neal's ego is about to get a major boost. Someone has pulled off a Caffery-style heist, and the suspect is traced back to a college, where a criminology professor (guest star Aidan Quinn) just so happens to be teaching a class about Neal. Catching the crook proves to be a real challenge, then, because if someone's thinking just like Neal, how's he supposed to stay a step ahead?
Read on for previews of Breakthrough with Tony Robbins, MasterChef, Growing Up Twisted, The Colony, Louie and Wipeout.