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"Once I Could Actually See What I Was Eating I HAD to Get a Different Show"

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | August 16, 2016 |


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2016 Summer Olympics on NBC at 8:00pm ET. Tonight we have men’s high jump and 110m hurdles, the women’s 1500m, men’s high bar, women’s floor exercises, and more beach volleyball.

Andrew Zimmern’s Driven By Food on Travel at 9:00pm ET. Series premiere. As best I can tell, there are three ways to get your own food show: 1. Be an accomplished chef who also has a significant amount of charisma and decide you want to make money the easy way now. 2. Be a slightly better than average chef who happens to be very attractive and/or charismatic bolstered by a virtually unlimited budget for ingredients and PAs to pretty up the food you make. And 3. Be willing and able to put virtually anything in your mouth and look like you actually enjoy eating it, and an iron stomach to ward off constant bouts of food poisoning. Andrew Zimmern definitely made it in on point #3. Hopefully he’s famous enough that they’ve let him mostly off the hook on the really questionable stuff. I’d argue that Guy Fieri managed a combo of #2 and #3.

Swamp Murders on ID at 9:00pm ET. Fourth season premiere. Murder shows are getting really specific these days, aren’t they?

Zoo on CBS at 9:00pm ET.

Scream on MTV at 10:00pm ET. Second season finale.


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