Cheers & Jeers: Tony Robbins? Gimme a Break!
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...
Tue, Jul 27, 2010