Cynopsis 12/11/23: “Station 19” to end with season seven

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Monday December 11, 2023

Today’s Premieres
CBS: Big Brother Reindeer Games at 8p
CNBC: Money Movers at 11a
Paramount+: The Billion Dollar Goal
TV5MondeUSA: Il Était une Forêt at 6:30p

Today’s Finale
FOX: MasterChef Junior: Home for the Holidays at 8p

IN THE NEWS

ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff, “Station 19,” will end with its upcoming seventh season, launching March 14. “’Station 19’ has been a highlight of the ABC lineup thanks to Shonda [Rhimes] and Betsy [Beer’s] incredible vision, beloved characters and compelling storytelling,” said Craig Erwich, president, Disney Television Group. “With Zoanne [Clack] and Peter [Paige] at the helm of the upcoming farewell season, we have so much to look forward to, most notably the celebration of the show’s milestone 100th episode.”

AMC drama “Lucky Hank,” starring Bob Odenkirk, has been canceled after one season. The “Unfortunately, we are not able to proceed with a second season, but we are glad these eight episodes exist on AMC+ and will continue to find new fans – or be seen again by viewers who come back to spend more time with Hank, Lily and the entertaining cast of characters at Railton College,” said an AMC Networks spokesperson.

Also axed are Freeform’s last two scripted original series. “Cruel Summer” has been canceled after two seasons, and “Good Trouble” will wrap with the upcoming second half of its fifth season, launching January 2.

On the flip side, “Twisted Metal,” starring Anthony Mackie, scored a second season renewal. Peacock’s half-hour action-comedy from Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions and Universal Television premiered on July 27 and became the most-binged original in its first week on the streamer.

Tucker Carlson is launching a subscription site. “We’ve been out of work for 7 or 8 months now, hard to know,” said Carlson on a video on X. “Time flies when you’re unemployed, but actually we have been working in secret and producing an awful lot of material for months now, interviews, etc. And all of it has found its way to TuckerCarlson.com.” Carlson was fired by Fox News last April.

Terrence Howard accused CAA of racism. “I trusted CAA to look after me, and they looked after themselves,” said the former “Empire” star. “We need accountability. We need access. We need to be able to share in the profits.” According to Howard, the agency engaged in a lucrative packaging deal with Imagine, the creators and producers of “Empire,” but the actor allegedly did not receive “a much higher salary given the success of the show.”

Bob Costas is the new anchor of MLB Network’s “Prime 9,” returning today after eight years. “When MLB Network started in 2009, and for the first few years after that, ‘Prime 9’ was a signature program for the network,” said Costas in a statement. “There were dozens of various categories, but eventually the inventory ran its course. But in the decade-plus since then, new players, new baseball issues, new records, new ‘curses’ broken and extended and more have emerged… As someone who has followed and reveled in all that my entire life, I am very pleased to be the voice of the next episodes of ‘Prime 9.’”

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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

The kids are back in Hawkins. Following a delay due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, Netflix’s “Stranger Things” is expected to resume its production schedule for its fifth and final season on January 8. Executive Producer and Director Shawn Levy told Total Film Magazine in September, “It’s a major, major, cinematic storytelling that happens to be called a TV series. ‘Stranger Things’ Five is as big as any of the biggest movies that we see.”

Legendary Television acquired the rights to “Assistant to the Villain.” The onscreen adaptation of Hannah Nicole Maehrer’s “romantasy” novel is described as “The Office” meets “The Princess Bride,” following a young woman with an ailing family to support. In order to stay afloat, she takes a job as an assistant to an infamous villain.

True-crime series “Killer Portland” is in development. From Back Roads Entertainment and A+E’s Category 6 Media, the series follows families who set out to solve unsolved murders of their loved ones. “Portland is a city with unmatched beauty. But it also has a dark underbelly,” said Back Roads’ Colby Gaines. “‘Killer Portland’ shines a light on the depth of dysfunction, drugs, and despair while chronicling the extremes moms will go to, to close their murdered daughters’ cases and clean up the city in the process.”

NEW & RETURNING SERIES

CNBC’s “Money Movers” premieres today at 11a. The series, airing Monday through Friday with hour-long episodes, includes real-time analysis of the stories and the people attracting the attention of markets each day. Anchors Carl Quintanilla and Sara Eisen will speak with the CEOs, government decision-makers and newsmakers who play a role in how money is moving.

Netflix takes on traitors with “The Trust.” In the eight-part reality series hosted by Brooke Baldwin, 11 strangers must split a million dollars evenly, and it’s up to them if they let greed and mistrust destroy relationships. The series is set to premiere on January 10.

“An Optomist’s Guide to the Planet with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau” makes its deut February 8 on Bloomberg Originals and Bloomberg TV. The six-episode series produced by Cream Productions and Wildfire Television captures host Coster-Waldau and his team as they criss-cross the globe witnessing its power for good.

OWN has set a premiere date for “First Time Buyer’s Club.” The 10-episode unscripted series spotlighting the house hunting journeys of first-time home buyers starts with back-to-back episodes on December 30 at 9p.

COMING UP

Netflix’s “Workin’ Man” drops January 16. From Nashville-based comedian Dusty Slay, the special was filmed at Knoxville’s Bijou Theatre on May 13.

ABC News Studios announced the documentary event “Disney 100: A Century of Dreams – A Special Edition of 20/20.” The special will feature interviews, rare footage and photos, never-before-heard stories from those who built the brand and a look inside Disney’s newest attraction. “Disney 100” airs Thursday, December 14, and streams the next day on Hulu and later this month on Disney+.

Impact Network will present Black Hero Month in February. Dedicated to celebrating the spirit of African Americans and the impact made on the world, the Black Hero Month programming lineup include feature films, documentaries, biographical retrospectives, interviews and special segments.

CASTING

Amanda Warren stars in season two of “The Night Agent.” From creator Shawn Ryan and Sony Pictures Television, “The Night Agent” amassed 168.7 million hours viewed in its first few days on Netflix in March and currently ranks sixth on the streamer’s Most Popular TV chart.

Reina Hardesty is the newest cast member of Prime Video’s “Butterfly.” Starring opposite Daniel Dae Kim, Hardesty plays assassin Rebecca in the six-episode series.

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RATINGS

“Thursday Night Football” on Prime Video averaged 10.71 million viewers on Thursday night, an increase of +30% over last year’s comparable “TNF” game. This marked the twelfth week of year-over-year, double-digit viewership growth for TNF.

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Insight TV has named Rasit Kutlubay as its new chief operations officer. Additionally, the COO will join the global channel operator and content producer’s board of directors.

IN MEMORIAM

Producer Stan Rogow died December 7. He was 75. Rogow was an Emmy nominee for “Fame” and “Lizzie McGuire.”

This Day in History
1620 – Mayflower Pilgrims came ashore in Plymouth Bay, Massachusetts.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
Which show counted Martin Short, John Goodman and Ryan Philippe as series regulars? “Damages” (2007-12). Kudos to: Ken DuBow-Access Entertainment/LA, Justin Pierce-JP Consulting Group/LA, Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./New York, Andy Ehlen-Grady Britton/Portland, OR, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL

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What song plays when Jess asks Nick to “uncall it” in “New Girl” (2011-2018)? (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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