Bravo Stays “Below Deck” and How “Breaking Bad” Relies on Our Terrible Health Care


Justin Bruening should be familiar to ABC Family viewers as Switched at Birth’s Chef Jeff. Now, he will appear in a multi-episode arc on the Pretty Little Liars spin-off Ravenswood, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bruening will play a teacher who “has a special affinity for his students”. I hope that doesn’t mean he’s Ravenswood’s Ezra whose creepiness is only overshadowed up by his dumbness.

Justin Bruening in "Ringer"Justin Bruening

After reaching a series high in the ratings with its first season finale, Bravo has ordered a second season of Below Deck. I hope David returns, even if he mostly looked pretty in the background, got engaged and occasionally said sensible things.

The cast of ABC’s Betrayal just got even hotter with the addition of Brendan Hines, as reported by EW. Hines has been part of the team on Fox’s short-lived Lie to Me, and was the even more short-lived tabloid reporter from the first season of Scandal.

Brendan HinesBrendan Hines

As The Daily Beast notes, the very premise of Breaking Bad depends on the U.S. health system being terrible, and that includes the most recent shocking plot twist (I won’t spoil it for you, but its explained at the link). I remember browsing the Breaking Bad talk on Tumblr once and ran into a British person who couldn’t get past the first few episodes, thinking Walt and Skyler made all their problems for themselves by not signing up for various government programs.

David Morrissey has been cast in the AMC pilot Line Of Sight, Deadline reports. The series follows a man who survives a plane crash and works to unravel its cause. The role won’t get in the way of playing The Walking Dead’s governor, since both projects film in Atlanta, at least while it’s still a pilot.

Doctor Who, "The Other Doctor"David Morrissey, back when he was “The Other Doctor”

With a less competitive schedule, Monday’s ratings saw the audience increase for Mistresses, American Ninja Warrior and Get Out Alive.


Melissa & Joey (ABC Family) 8:00 PM ET
For Melissa & Joey’s third season finale — or, at least, the first part of the season finale — the family is heading to New Jersey to meet the people who raised Joe. That includes Joe’s grandmother (Doris Roberts), his mother (Faith Prince) and his sister (Marissa Janet Winokur. Small problem: they also think Joe’s still married. Good thing they don’t know she doesn’t look like Mel, because Joe’s going to ask her to pretend to be her.

Doris Robers, Faith Prince and Marissa Jaret Wonkur in "Melissa & Joey"

All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC) 8:00 PM ET
Fifty years after it was delivered, All In is airing the full version of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. That’s a pretty rare occurrence because… er, I think it’s because the the copyright is in question? Either way, chances are good you’ve only seen short clips from King’s speech, but not the whole thing. Here’s a chance to remedy that.

Baby Daddy (ABC Family) 8:30 PM ET
Ben leans that his daughter was never invited to the new neighborhood play group because the organizer thinks Ben is a bad dad. Ben decides to prove them wrong by sneaking Emma into the play group. Yeah, dishonesty is a great way to prove you’re a great father.

Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles (Bravo) 9:00 PM ET
Madison’s soured relationship with Heather comes back into focus when Madison gets a sale out of Malibu and runs into Heather. Maybe Madison won’t get so worked up this time now that he has a boyfriend to turn to at the end of a bad day.

Hot in Cleveland (TV Land) 10:00 PM ET
Victoria gets a case of cold feet when she starts thinking about her long list of failed marriages. That gets her to call all her exes including her personal Voldemort, played by Just Shoot Me’s Enrico Colantoni.

Hot in Cleveland

Top Chef Masters (Bravo) 10:00 PM ET
It’s usually a lot of fun when Top Chef does a child-centric challenge… so adding Yo Gabba Gabba into the mix has to be amazing, right?

Futurama (Comedy Central)10:00 PM ET
For its penultimate (barring a pickup by Netflix or something) episode Futurama says, “Yes! Why not Zoidberg!” as he romances a woman (voiced by Game of ThronesEmilia Clarke) with no sense of smell.


Broadchurch (BBC America) 10:00 PM ET
At the story’s midpoint, Danny’s parents decide it’s time to talk to the press about their story.

The Exes (TV Land) 10:30 PM ET
For some reason, Holly’s ex-boyfriend Paul (you know the one with the control issues played by Diedrich Bader) has invited Holly and the guys to the wedding. At least it gives everyone a chance to spend their summer finale visiting sitcom wedding tropes like trying to hook up with a desperate bridesmaid (the faboo Nicole Sullivan), stealing the bride’s stuff and last-minute fake date recruiting.

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Lyle Masaki is a fan of obscure superheroes, video games, adorkable guys and that show you loved that got cancelled way too soon.