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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 5/11/23)
AMC+: Fear the Walking Dead (Premiere)
BET+: College Hill: Celebrity Edition (Premiere)
ID: Murder in the Big Apple (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: Ultraman (Premiere)
PEACOCK: A Special Agent Special (Premiere)
CBS: Ghosts (Finale) at 8:30pm
CW: Walker (Finale) at 8pm
FOX: Next Level Chef (Finale) at 8pm
MAX: Titans (Finale)

No sooner had Tucker Carlson announced a new show on Twitter, than Elon Musk tweeted they haven’t struck a deal “of any kind whatsoever.” The former Fox News anchor, fired last month, tweeted a video announcing a “new version” of his political commentary program on the social media platform. Carlson is currently being paid by Fox News until the end of his contract and, if the recent news is true, the move would sidestep the noncompete clause that mandates he not appear on another TV network before the end of 2024 – excluding digital or streaming projects. In response, Despite his denial of a deal, Musk is clearly not averse to the idea, tweeting, “On this platform, unlike the one-way street of broadcast, people are able to interact, critique and refute whatever he or anyone may say…I hope that many others, particularly from the left, also choose to be content creators on this platform.”
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In more Tucker Carlson news, the former host accused Fox News of fraud and breach of contract. In a letter sent to the network, Carlson claimed the noncompete clause in his contract is now void, allowing him to produce his own show. Referencing Carlson’s leaked text messages, which are presumed to have played a part in his exit, Axios reported the letter said, “Fox broke an agreement with Carlson not to leak his private communications to the media and not to use Carlson’s private messages ‘to take any adverse employment action against him.’”
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CBS is projected to finish the 2022-23 season as the most-watched broadcast network. Currently nearing an average of 6 million primetime viewers on weeknights, the network has maintained the highest viewership per Live+SD Nielsen data through April 30. This will be the network’s 15th consecutive season on top, tying its winning streak from 1955-1970.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney+ lost 4 million subscribers in the first quarter of 2023. CFO Christina Spade said the company is “in the process of reviewing the content on our DTC services to align with the strategic changes in our approach to content curation,” and assured that the company “will be removing certain content from our streaming platforms.” Still, the company has narrowed its losses by $400 million, or 26% year over year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In related news, Disney will roll out one streaming app that includes content from Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ by the end of 2023, announced CEO Bob Iger during the company’s earnings call. The three services will still be available as stand-alone services, but Iger said the single app will bring “greater opportunities for advertisers, while giving bundle subscribers access to more robust and streamlined content, resulting in greater audience engagement and ultimately leading to a more unified streaming experience.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central renewed Andy Samberg’s “Digman!”. The announcement that the adult comedy series, which Samberg co-created with showrunner Neil Campbell, will have a second season coincided with its season one finale.
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“Animal Control” landed a second season on Fox. The renewal of the Joel McHale-led single-camera series, and Fox’s first wholly owned live-action comedy, follows the network’s cancellation of “Call Me Kat.” No news yet on plans for Fox’s “Welcome to Flatch.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW canceled the prequel “Walker: Independence” after one season. The ending of the origin story comes as the network ordered a fourth season of the original series “Walker.” But it’s not over ‘til it’s over. Said executive producer Jared Padalecki, “We are aggressively looking for a place that ‘Walker Independence’ can land.”
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Tom Holland’s “The Crowded Room” premieres June 9. The release of the first three episodes of the Apple TV+ original limited series, also starring Amanda Seyfried and Emmy Rossum, will be followed by one new episode every Friday through July 28.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Justin Hartley’s “Tracker” drama debuts next year. The survivalist drama will premiere immediately after CBS’ telecast of Super Bowl LVIII on February 11, 2024.
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“Survivor” alum Kim Wolfe is back in the spotlight in HGTV’s “Why the Heck Did I Buy This House?”. Wolfe will rescue San Antonio-area homeowners suffering from buyer’s remorse in a new eight-episode season, debuting Tuesday, June 13 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of HBO’s “The Righteous Gemstones” premieres June 18. Starring John Goodman, Adam Devine and Edi Patterson, the new season will continue the story of a televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work. Created, written, co-directed, executive produced by and starring Danny McBride, the nine-episode series will be available on Max every Sunday at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS announced contestants for “The Great American Recipe” season two. These cooks will showcase their culinary expertise next season: Khela Brewer, Maria Givens, Salmah Hack, Relle Lum, Brad Mahlof, Abbe Odenwalder, Ted Pappas, Leanna Pierre and Mike Thomas. Each episode will challenge the cooks to present two signature dishes, hosted by Alejandra Ramos and judged by Leah Cohen, Tiffany Derry and Graham Elliot. The new season premieres June 19 at 9p on PBS, with new episodes released Mondays through August 7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Survivor” and “The Amazing Race” will each have 90-minute episodes this fall. Wednesdays will be dedicated to the two competition shows for an all-reality primetime lineup, as scripted shows are threatened during the writers’ strike.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the Mark: Mark Consuelos bumped up ratings for “Live with Kelly and Mark” for the second week. Since the new host took over for Ryan Seacrest on April 17, ABC has seen strong numbers, averaging 2.3 million viewers per episode and a 1.6 Household ratings for the week of April 24, according to Nielsen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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