Philip Michaels

Philip Michaels has been writing about television for years, first at TeeVee.org and later at Television Without Pity. After a lengthy tenure as an editor for both Macworld and TechHive, he is embarking on an exciting new career of freelancing and mendicancy. Follow on him on Twitter to hear him complain about how the sports teams he likes aren't playing very well.

Have Yourself A Nichey Little Christmas On Shark Tank

The Sharks look at holiday-themed products aimed at our nation's richest kings. 2017.12.04S09.E13

Haters Gonna Hate On Shark Tank

The Sharks let the hate flow through them when assessing tonight's pitches. 2017.11.27S09.E12

Shark Tank Fishes for Good Advice

The Sharks try to reel in more deals with savvy suggestions. 2017.11.13S09.E10

It's A Shark Tank Double Team

More and more this season, the Sharks seem to think it takes two to make a deal. 2017.11.06S09.E08

Father Knows Best On Shark Tank

It's Father's Day in October as back-to-back episodes focus on daddy issues. 2017.10.30S09.E06

Shark Tank Gets That Sinking Feeling

Everyone's content just to keep their head above water on this week's Shark Tank. 2017.10.23S09.E05

A Huddle Of Gronks

Five Gronkowskis too many descend upon Shark Tank. 2017.10.16S09.E04

Ring-a-Ding-Dingalings

The Sharks show they have their finger on the pulse of what's hot -- until that finger gets horribly severed in an industrial accident. 2017.10.09S09.E03

Then Came Branson

Meet the new guest Sharks, same as the old guest Sharks. 2017.10.02S09.E01

Shark Tank Ends Season 8 By Saying 'Yes' To The Dress

Another season of Shark Tank concludes as so many episodes before it -- with a product that makes it easier for you to go potty. 2017.05.13S08.E24

These Days, Can Anything Still Bowl Over The Shark Tank Sharks?

Daymond John decries gadgets that people buy and never use. Dammit, Daymond, that's Shark Tank's entire raison d'etre! 2017.05.06S08.E23

Shark Tank Needs A Lift

Daymond John may get a little pick-me-up from an overjoyed body builder, but where's the helpful meaty hand to lead the rest of us through this confusing episode? 2017.04.22S08.E22

Shark Tank Tries Out Braking Bad

Kevin O'Leary is the One Who Knocks...Other People's Businesses. And there's good reason for that on this episode, in which every pitch has its share of problems. 2017.04.15S08.E21

Are The Shark Tank Sharks Stuck Inside A Bubble?

Philip Michaels would never suggest the Sharks are throwing good money after bad, but someone who makes wine for cats just walked away with a deal. 2017.04.08S08.E20

More Like Drunk Tank

The wine flows free and furiously on one segment of Shark Tank, and that's all the excuse we need to delve into the curious relationship of Barbara Corcoran and Kevin O'Leary. 2017.03.04S08.E19

Shark Tank Experiences Technical Difficulties

Not every product is made better by sprinkling some high-tech pixie dust on it and calling it a day, as more than a few of the would-be entrepreneurs learn on this episode. 2017.02.18S08.E17

Shark Tank Shows Us How To Bag A Deal

Some times it isn't just about striking the right deal. In this episode, we learn that it's just as important to deal with the right Shark. 2017.02.11S08.E16

Daymond John Cleans Up Nicely On Shark Tank

Sharks may come and Sharks may go, but tonight's episode shows why Daymond John is at the head of this particular shiver. 2017.02.04S08.E15

For Fox's Super Bowl LI Broadcast, Expect The Unexpected

What does Fox have planned for its onslaught of football coverage this weekend? We have no earthly idea. But we're willing to guess. 2017.02.03

Should You Be On The Lookout For APB?

If you've found yourself thinking, 'Man, there's not enough fascism on my TV these days,' brother, have we got the show for you. 2017.02.03S01.E01

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