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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 1/24/23)
FOX: 9-1-1: Lone Star (Premiere) at 8pm
HULU: How I Met Your Father (Premiere)
ID: Body Cam: On the Scene (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: American Auto (Premiere) at 8:30pm
NETFLIX: Physical: 100 (Premiere)
TLC: I Am Jazz (Premiere) at 10pm

HBO’s “The Last of Us” has hit a new milestone. Debuting as the most-watched season premiere in over 10 years on the channel, viewership for episode two rose 22%, to 5.7 million viewers. That’s the largest two-week growth ever for an HBO Original drama series. The premiere now has 4x its early audience, with around 18 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS has canceled “Rat in the Kitchen” after one season. The reality series, following cooks competing to win cash prizes, premiered in March 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox’s Adam Klotz opened up about being attacked on a New York City subway. The meteorologist for Fox News, Fox Business and Fox Weather was assaulted by a group of four teenagers on Sunday. He suffered bruised ribs, two black eyes, cuts and other wounds. After watching the New York Giants-Philadelphia Eagles game at a bar in Manhattan, Klotz witnessed a group of teens allegedly light a man’s hair on fire, before the group turned on him. Klotz said in a video posted to Instagram, “I want there to be something done.” Two 15-year-olds and a 17-year-old were arrested and charged with assault, and were later released to their parents after being charged as juveniles.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SCAD TVFest will honor Sarah Michelle Gellar with its Icon Award. “Sarah Michelle Gellar is a trailblazer in the field of television,” said Christina Routhier, executive director of SCAD TVFest. “An actor who speaks to many generations, she epitomizes what it means to be a television icon.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fireworks Media Group has partnered with Aaron Sagers on a supernatural slate. The production company founded by Jesse Fawcett will collaborate with the paranormal pop culture storyteller on a series of upcoming projects. The first title under production, “Shadow Vortex: Path of Evil,” will follow paranormal researchers attempting to prove the possibilities of time travel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jen Casey and Nick Gilhool of Wonderburst have launched a production company. The duo behind “Captive Audience” and “Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy” will develop One Traveler with All3Media to create and produce documentaries and unscripted series for broadcast, cable, streaming and digital.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stephen Falk is developing comedy “Get Buckets.” Starring and executive produced by Allen Maldonado, Darrell Britt-Gibson and Brandon Mychal Smith, the single-camera series will center on three brothers who inherit a professional basketball team following their father’s unexpected death.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney+ series “Star Wars: Skeleton Crew” with Jude Law has wrapped filming. Directed by Jon Watts and Christopher Ford, the sci-fi spinoff series is slated to premiere later this year exclusively on the streaming platform. Watts described the series as focusing on “a group of kids who are about ten years old who get lost in the Star Wars universe” but adds that it is “not a kids’ show.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

FilmRise and Blue Ant International will co-produce “Killers: Caught on Camera.” The 10-episode true crime series, co-developed by BAI and back2back productions, will show raw footage and analysis of criminal decisions on security footage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Manga-inspired series “Drops of God” is in development at Apple. From writer Tadashi Agi and artist Shu Okimoto, the French-Japanese eight-episode series starring Fleur Geffrier and Tomohisa Yamashita follows a girl left with her deceased father’s fine wine collection.
(Source: Cynopsis)

STARZ announced seven series regulars joining Katherine Langford in its upcoming drama series “The Venery of Samantha Bird”: Finn Jones (“Iron Fist”), Francesca Reale (“Stranger Things”), Embeth Davidtz (“The Morning Show”), Brenda Strong (“Unprisoned”), Adam Faison (“Hellraiser”), Shalini Bathina (“Little Voice”) and Tyrone Marshall Brown (“Power”). Additionally, Larysa Kondracki (“Power,” “Better Call Saul”) has been added as executive producer and will serve as director on four episodes, including the pilot, and Nicole Jefferson Asher (“P-Valley,” “The First Lady”) has joined as co-executive producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Watchful Eye” will have a double premiere on Freeform on January 30 at 9p. Starring Elena Santos, the series centers on a young woman with a complicated past in Manhattan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tubi is launching its first original unscripted cooking series, “Kitchen Commando,” on after the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 12. From Gordon Ramsay via his Studio Ramsay Global and FOX Alternative Entertainment, the series will see former US Army Master Sergeant and White House Chef, Chef Andre Rush take on a new mission: to save struggling restaurants and reignite their passion for the service industry.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Love comes to Gotham: “Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special” debuts on February 9. The HBO Max Original features the voices of Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk and more. The animated special’s official synopsis reads, “As Harley goes to obsessive lengths to ensure that her first Valentine’s Day with Ivy is the best ever, Bane’s efforts to impress an unexpected date go horribly awry. Meanwhile, after an unfortunate online dating encounter, Clayface engages in some self-love.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Price of Glee” paid off: ID’s new three-part series ranked as the top cable network airing without sports among P25-54 and W25-54 on January 16. With more than 3.4 million total viewers, the series averaged a .43 live plus three-day rating, with increases of 54% and 88% over the prior six weeks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Accused” was the top-rated and most-watched debut on any network in three years. The Fox drama posted a 2.0 live and same day rating among A18-49 and 8.4 million viewers. Now the highest-rated scripted telecast of the season to date, “Accused” joins “Alert: Missing Persons Unit” as a top two drama debut of the 2022-23 season among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“1000lb Sisters” was the highest-rated season premiere on TLC across key demos. The season four opener earned a 1.64 W25-54 rating, a 1.17 P25-54 rating and a total of 2.5 million P2+ viewers, and marked the network’s seventh consecutive week as the top cable program on Tuesday nights among W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On Tuesday, Food Network’s “Chopped: Casino Royale XL” tournament posted a .6 P18+ / .8 W18+ L3 rating, up from the prior six-week benchmarks (+7% and +13% respectively) as well as up vs. YAGO (+18% and +24% respectively), and ranked as the #2 non-news/sports cable program in its timeslot among W18+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Yoshio Yoda of “McHale’s Navy” died at 88. The actor behind Fuji, the prisoner of war and friend of American sailors during World War II, died on January 13 in Fullerton, CA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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