What’s Hot on TV Friday and Saturday – The Boss Returns

Starz has a real hit on its hands with The Boss starring Kelsey Grammer. It’s back on tonight with season two. It’s more of the same in this upcoming season, with Kane’s illness getting worse. Yet on tonight’s premiere, he’s doing very well politically. Catch up with your favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

Friday

1. Teachers Rock. Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Fun, Josh Groban, and Garth Brooks perform in this show honoring teachers. 7:00 PM CT CBS

2. NFL Preseason Football. Detroit Lions at Baltimore Ravens at. 7:00 PM CT Fox

3. 20/20. Parenting methods that include bribing, a day who taught his daughter a lesson and became an Internet sensation, people who work with animals, animal attacks, and animal parks and zoos safety. 8:00 PM CT TBS

4. Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse. In the first half hour, Leslie doesn’t want reminders about getting older. In the second half hour, Leslie tries to arrange a blind date for Jennifer. 8:00 PM CT TBS

5. Say Yes to the Dress. In the first half hour, Krystle wants the perfect dress, and wants the glitz, beads, and sparkle. In the second half hour, Katie is a double lung transplant survivor, Molly wants to dress that shows she’s ready for womanhood, and Christy comes to her first fitting minus 160 pounds. 8:00 PM CT TLC

6. America’s Most Wanted. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

7. Boss. Season premiere. Kan’s legacy is cemented with the groundbreaking of the modernized O’Hare terminals, but despite his career looking rosy, Kane has his struggles with his disease. 8:00 PM CT Starz

8. Dateline NBC. A murder investigation turns up a message written in blood. 9:00 PM CT NBC

9. Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day. The bride wants unequalled French-inspired decadence and fashion. 9:00 PM CT TLC

10. The Dead Files. Amy Allan and Steve DiSchiavi investigate reports of paranormal activity at Smalley’s Inn in Carmel, NY. 9:00 PM CT Travel Channel

11. Real Time with Bill Maher. Panelists include Mark Cuban, Reihan Salam, Alex Wagner, and Chelsea Handler. 9:00 PM CT HBO

12. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Jason Statham, Allyson Felix, and The Offspring. 10:35 PM CT NBC

Saturday

1. NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series. NAPA Auto Parts 200 from Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal 1:30 PM CT ESPN

2. PGA Tour Golf. Third round of Wyndham Championship from Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC. 2:00 PM CT CBS

3. Golf. Semifinals of U.S. Amateur from Cherry Hills Village, CO. 2:00 PM CT NBC

4. MLB Baseball. Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals. 3:00 PM CT Fox

5. NFL Preseason Football. New York Giants at New York Jets. 6:00 PM CT NFL

6. The Devil Wears Prada. Anne Hathaway plays a new journalist without fashion sense who takes a job working at a fashion magazine. 2:30 PM CT FX

7. NFL Preseason Football. Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears. 7:00 PM CT Fox

8. Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s: An Extra Slice. In the first hour, a picture is stolen from the restaurant, Robbie’s grandson likes about who he is dating, and Tim and Jenae look for the perfect nanny. In the second hour, Tim sets up a cook-off with Miss Robbie to find recipes for the menu, Jenae tries to get attention, and Charles begins bartender training. 7:00 PM CT OWN

9. My Cat From Hell. A fat cat who eats everything possible, and a breast cancer survivor who tries to move on with her life, but her cat refuses to allow potential suitors. 7:00 PM CT Animal Planet

10. Smart Cookies. In an homage to the Girl Scouts of the USA’s 100th anniversary, a successful real estate agent gets a new perspective when she’s asked by her boss to lead a struggling Girl Scout troop of misfit girls through their annual cookie drive and begins to transform them from zeroes to heroes. 7:00 PM CT Hallmark

11. Tanked Wayde and Brett put together a koi pond for an NFL linebacker, and a client requests an 8-foot-tall 500-gallon tank. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

12. Friends with Benefits. Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis star as two best friends who decide they can just have a physical relationship and keep it platonic. You probably know how it turns out, but it’s still a great funny and warm story. 8:00 PM CT Starz

13. 10 Kids 2 Dads. Series premiere. In the first half hour, Clint and Bryan try to fill up spring break with productive activities. In the second hour, with the end of the break nearing, hey need to arrange driving tests sand a birthday, and also deal with bullying issues surrounding Caleb. 9:00 PM CT OWN

14. NFL Preseason Football. Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers. 6:00 PM CT NFL

 

Big Brother 14, Aug. 16 – “See you, Jack”

No matter how you look at it tonight, Janelle's old team is falling apart quickly. After she left last week, now either Wil or Joe will be evicted. It all depends on who the others decide to vote out – someone who is irritating to all or someone who is a big threat.

After Frank keeps Wil and Joe on the block in the power of veto ceremony, Dan is completely relieved, as he was worried about being backdoored. He won his season and figures he'll have to worry throughout the rest of his time in the game. Frank didn't use the veto because he was worried it could rock the boat too much. The decision could make or break his game later down the road.

Wil can't believe Frank didn't use the veto. He feels that Frank had a golden opportunity to get rid of a major player in the game in Dan and thinks he just chickened out. Wil's plan now is just to play it cool. Joe sometimes digs his own grave, so Wil's hoping he does his job for him. Joe says he may be on his knees this week, but he's going to give it everything he's got to stay. Ashley tells Wil that things change all the time, despite it seeming like the odds are against them.

Britney tells Danielle and Shane that they need to win HoH next week, but she doesn't think they'll get that lucky again. She doesn't think it should have been a concern this week. With Frank having considered backdooring Dan, she's worried, and thinks the Silent 6 are crumbling already. Dan walks in, and she asks if he's going to win HoH. He tells her it's not in the foreseeable future. He tells her he always tries. Who is he kidding? Everyone knows that's part of his schtick, not winning.

Ashley tells Joe she guesses that Frank just didn't want to use the veto. Joe assumes he just didn't want to rock the boat. He asks her how she's going to vote, but she doesn't know and says it's so hard. He explains to the DR, “I went looking for a yes, and I got a maybe, and a maybe means no way Baby, so I gotta get my buttocks to work.”

Frank surprises Dan who is in the HoH listening to music. Dan knows it's difficult to trust in these situations, but he appreciates it, because he knows Frank probably could have backdoored him. Frank admits he's thinking about it, because he wants Dan to be able to trust him moving forward. Dan tells the DR, though, that this means he can't trust Frank, and he knows it could be an option later in the game. If he gets an opportunity to “shank Frank,” he's going to do it. They discuss the vote, and Frank thinks sending Wil home is the best bet, because Ashley will be by herself, and it will be easy to send Joe home the next week.

Ashley wants ice cream, and also wants info from Frank to see how the vote might be going this week, so she asks Frank on an ice cream date. Dan respects her making a move and not waiting for the guy to guy come to her. As it is, Ian never asked her out after the slop date. Ian says he was going to make her dinner, but Dan doubts him. Ian tells the DR that this is supposed to be his flirtmance.

Frank and Ashley have their ice cream date, but there's no ice cream around, so it's just beer and wine for them. He remarks it went from G-rated to more of a PG or PG-13 date. She tells him it sucks because she thought Wil had it pretty good, but now he's not looking good. She's trying to support him. Frank says Wil's problem is he wears his emotions on his sleeve. Ashley agrees he gets paranoid. She feels alone, as he has “Boogs,” and she has Wil, but she needs some testosterone in her life. Frank tells her when they finish their drinks they can make out on the couch. She cracks up, then says she doesn't want anyone thinking she's doing this for game purposes. It's simply a nice getaway.

Britney tells Ian he's apparently dumped and asks how he's feeling. He's worried with Ashley on a date with Frank. And Frank's not going to miss the opportunity. He jumps onto the making out thing right away, perhaps calling her bluff. He asks if she wants to and she says let's do it, then asks if he's serious. He says this is one of his favorite moves, and it works most of the time. Ashley thinks he's Channing Tatum-esue, is manly, has nice lips, and a very soft tongue. She laughs and tells him she can't believe he did that, but admits she liked it.

Ian is upset, saying he thought he and Ashley were exclusive. Ashley tells Frank this is exactly what she wanted. He's a little upset, thinking about Ian. She tells him that's all fake and that he's not really all that upset. Frank disagrees. Ian's outside playing badminton and thinking they're probably doing “I don't know what.” Ashley's plan was to get closer, so her plan works. She got a lot more than she bargained for than ice cream.

Wil asks Britney, Shane, and Danielle if they're still contemplating about Thursday. He doesn't want to pressure or annoy anyone, but he can guarantee Ashley will work him, yet in this house a person's word is worth nothing, and for all he knows, there could be some big group targeting, him, Joe and Ashley. Shane knows he only has until Thursday to figure out what's going on. Britney calls it awkward after he leaves.

Britney thinks their Quack Pack group just needs to get on the same page. It's hard to not raise suspicion among others in the house. Joe is trying to put the word out about himself but doesn't want to go against Wil directly. He can be extremely loyal and straightforward, and he cooks a lot. Dan says the bottom line is their alliance has the numbers and they control it. It's good to be the king.

The show must be worried that Joe will lose out tonight, as we get to meet his family tonight in Schererville. His four kids can't wait for him to come home as the only good thing their mom cooks is crab cakes. Not long after they met, they realized they'd be together forever. He admitted to Dan in the house recently that he was actually dating his wife's mom at first. One of the kids calls him Joe, and he said he and his wife have been together eight years, so some are possibly his stepchildren. None of them like Mike Boogie and want him gone. They think he's full of himself. Joe's son would like America to talk Joe into getting that white thing off his face. His wife just wants him to stop yelling in the diary room. We all do, Hon.

Top Chef Masters 4 – Episode 4 – I’ve Got Me A Canyon, It Seats About 20…

Of course, this week Top Chef featured the B-52s, because when I think about fine dining, I instantly think about the B-52s. And what better casting for a show airing in 2012 than a band that last hit it big during the first Bush Administration. People born the week that “Love Shack” was released are now old enough to drink. The entire U.S. Olympic gymnastics team was not even born yet. Derek Jeter was in middle school. Padma was a teenage model. Tom was working in NYC kitchens. Curtis was studying for midterms at some Melbourne junior high school. Taylor Swift, Jordin Sparks and Daniel Radcliffe were infants.

But, yes, the B-52s are here to judge food. I guess Wolfgang Puck will be showing up in The Voice later this year.

So, the eight remaining chefs file in and Stone twists the Mark Elimination Knife a bit for Clark, implying that Clark can now claim the win in household arguments. They are shown a giant salad bar with 52 ingredients and instructed to make a gourmet salad. The Hat comments about how deceptively difficult it is to make a salad – much less difficulty in tossing salad. Well, for some. Stone drops a hint as to who the guests will be when he tells them to make a salad “as big as a whale, and there’s 8 minutes to set sail.” Oh, Stone.

Yeo smartly runs to the pantry instead of the salad bar to focus on making her vinaigrette instead of slamming into everyone else at the bar. Art goes for the blender to mix up some fruit soup, which Clark thinks is a risk given the time. Um, it’s a blender. It blends really quickly, you know, to save time. Kerry again comments about how much he wants to win – as opposed to the others who blindly stumble around and accidentally win all of the challenges. Lorena is the one taking a real risk as she races over to the grill to heat up her cauliflower. She barely makes it back in time to plate her dish.

Stone joins Kate and Fred from the B-52s to eat the salads, and surprisingly, no one questions why two singers are going to judge their food.

The Hat – Baby Arugula, Beets & Blueberries with Rice Vinegar Dressing – Kate doesn’t like fruit in her salad, but she digs this. Fred begins his ongoing theme of bitching about the dressing.

Lorena – Grilled Cauliflower with Lemon Vinaigrette, with Teardrop Tomatoes and Hearts of Palm – Kate sings about sad tomatoes before making yummy sounds and digging the saltiness of the dish.

Takashi – Romaine and Arugula with Beets and Pickled Radishes, with Yuzu Wine Vinaigrette – Fred wanted more dressing, and Kate commented on the tanginess. Stone likes the flavor and says it is a good salad.

Clark – Green Olives and Hearts of Palm with Mustard Vinaigrette – Kate loves the pretty presentation, and Fred is hung up on the tangy dressing.

Art – Tomato, Cucumber and Pomegranate Salad, with Balsamic Vinegar and a side of Watermelon Soup – Art calls this the Holy Trinity of Southern Food. I would agree, if it was fried. Fred bitches about the dressing, Kate likes it, but the soup is too sweet.

CC – Romaine Lettuce with Radish, Egg, and Soft Herbs – Kate thinks you can’t go wrong with radishes. Fraggles around the world agree. However, the salad is underdressed and a little bland. CC takes great umbrage with this.
Kerry – Salade Russe with Yogurt – Kate and Fred seem to both like the flavors a lot.

Yeo – Chopped Romaine and Chinese Noodles with Yuzu Dressing – Fred loves the “tacky” crispy noodles.

Kate and Fred are greeted with dancing and merriment from the chefs, and they give their top three salads, and none for the bottom. Lorena gave them a “tingling taste sensation.” There’s an ointment for that at your local CVS. The Hat’s fruit/veggie combo worked, and Kerry had a nice flavor combination. Lorena earns the win, the $15K for her charity to fight obesity, and the coveted immunity.

Elimination Challenge – Stone tells them that we all rely on the land for our ingredients, apparently forgetting about the existence of fish. An aside – The Existence of Fish will be my next punk band name. He brings in Louise Benson, part of the Tribal Council for the Hualapai Native American Tribe. No Jeff Probst to be found for the Tribal Council. She is inviting them to come to Arizona and cook a meal for the tribe using their native ingredients. Cool challenge.