06/27/23: Jesse Watters replaces Tucker Carlson in Fox News primetime spot

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Tuesday June 27, 2023

Today’s Premieres
HBO: Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music at 9p

Today’s Finales
CW: Superman & Lois at 8p; Gotham Knights at 9p

IN THE NEWS

Jesse Watters has replaced Tucker Carlson in Fox News’ primetime spot. Also part of the lineup shuffle: Laura Ingraham has moved to 7p, while Sean Hannity maintains the 9p slot, and “Gutfeld!” with Trace Gallagher will now air at 11p on weeknights.

John Goodman alluded to the end of “The Conners.” In a recent interview, Goodman said, “It’s lasted longer than I thought we would.” He continued, “I think we may be coming to an end on it. I’m not sure.”

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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

Netflix signed a multi-year partnership with Indian filmmaker Hansal Mehta. Mehta’s crime drama “Scoop,” which was a success for the streamer when released earlier this month, was the first season of a new franchise under the deal. Mehta and Netflix will develop multiple series over the next few years. Mehta said, “As a filmmaker, the idea of creating diverse and dynamic stories constantly keeps me on my toes.”

Richard Brown (EP, “True Detective”) struck a first-look deal with Caledonia Productions. Brown’s production company Passenger has partnered with Patrick Daly’s company to develop and co-produce film and TV projects over the next two years.

NEW & RETURNING SERIES

Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino of “Jersey Shore” is the new host of a true-crime series. “Statute of Limitations,” co-produced by FilmRise and Grinning Dog Entertainment, is a 10-episode limited series that focuses on ordinary people who have committed nonviolent crimes. “This one-of-a-kind series features crimes openly discussed by people who ‘got away with it’. Coupled together with series host Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino’s unique style of humor, [it] brings a light heartedness to a normally dark genre,” said FilmRise SVP of Acquisitions and Co-productions Max Einhorn.

“Native America” season two premieres October 24 on PBS. The series returns with four new Native-directed episodes that present a portrait of contemporary Native America. The sophomore season follows engineers, politicians and artists who have drawn upon Native tradition in their work.

STREAMING

Ryan Reynolds inked a deal with Welsh public service network S4C for his channel on Fubo. Now featuring a “Welsh Wednesdays” block in the US, comprising six hours of Welsh-language content per week, Reynolds’ Maximum Effort Channel will air a slate of series for a global audience. Llinos Griffin-Williams, S4C content officer, said, “Ryan Reynolds is our adopted Welshman and his respect, understanding and commitment to Wrexham and Wales is unquestionable.”

TECH TALK

Netflix has ended its ad-free Basic plan in Canada. The $9.99 CAD monthly plan was removed from the list of options for new subscribers; the company’s plans start at $5.99 CAD per month for an ad-supported plan.

Comcast Cable Xfinity Internet users will say goodbye to free Peacock Premium. The $4.99-per-month will “no longer be included at no additional cost for all Xfinity X1 and Flex customers,” according to Comcast’s FAQ page.

GOING GLOBAL

Prime Video Nordics announced its upcoming unscripted originals slate. The streamer will develop 12 series to launch this fall, including titles such as “LOL: Last One Laughing,” the competition series that is getting new versions in Denmark and Norway after its first launch in Sweden, and “Girls of Oslo,” a documentary-style reality series on the influencers of Norway.

The BBC is reimagining the “Famous Five.” Filming for the series, which is based on the 21 short stories and novels Enid Blyton wrote between 1942 and 1963, is currently underway in the UK.

Propagate International acquired the global distribution rights to “All Town Aren’t We.” The three-part sports docuseries from Shush Films follows Grimsby Football Club’s 2021-22 season, when the team was promoted to the Football League after defeating Wrexham AFC in the National League playoff semifinal. Season two, focusing on the 2022-23 season and Grimsby’s run to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup, is currently in production.

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RATINGS

Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Thursday, June 22
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: NBA Draft on ABC 2.22 (0.44)
CBS: Young Sheldon 3.31 (0.25), Ghosts 2.64 (0.20), So Help Me Todd 2.36 (0.19), CSI: Vegas 1.90 (0.14)
CW: Walker 0.31 (0.04), Penn & Teller: Fool Us 0.36 (0.04)
ION: Chicago P.D. 0.99 (0.09), Chicago P.D. 1.02 (0.10), Chicago P.D. 1.01 (0.13)
FOX: TMZ Investigates: The Miracle Children of the Amazon 1.45 (0.21), Stars on Mars 0.70 (0.14)
NBC: The Blacklist 2.47 (0.21), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 1.91 (0.16), Magnum P.I. 1.58 (0.14)
Telemundo: Top Chef VIP 0.90 (0.19), Betty en NY 0.50 (0.12), Secretos de Sangre 0.58 (0.11)
Univision: La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.09 (0.26), Perdona Nuestros Pecados 1.30 (0.27), El Amor Invencible 1.46 (0.35), Mujer 1.03 (0.21)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages

This Day in History
1994 – Aerosmith became the first major band to allow fans to download a new track for free from the Internet

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
Which 1970s series included soap opera parody sketches titled “Love of Chair”? “The Electric Company” (1971-77). Kudos to: Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, Craig Kallin-Schellman/Orlando, Robert Levy-NOAA Studios/Silver Spring, MD, Larry Kahn/Orlando, Dan Whitford-WTTW Chicago/Chicago, Louis Lewow-FITE/Atlanta, John Kukla-KDFW FOX 4/Dallas, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank, CA, David Garber-Loyola Marymount University/Playa Visa, CA, Wendy Holmes/Denver

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How many children does Terry have on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (2013-2021)? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four answers per time zone.)

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TUESDAY JUNE 27
ABC: Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, Celebrity Jeopardy!, Claim to Fame
CBS: FBI: International, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted
CW: Superman & Lois [f], Gotham Knights [f]
FOX: Daughter of the Bride [p]
NBC: America’s Got Talent, Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge
PBS: Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., American Experience
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