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Upcoming TV Highlights: January

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Hell’s Kitchen

Thursday / FOX / 8 p.m.
Hit culinary competition series Hell’s Kitchen returns for its 19th season in a flashy new setting, as Chef Gordon Ramsay takes the show to Las Vegas, the city that’s home to Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen restaurant at Caesars Palace. For the first time ever, 16 aspiring chefs from around the country will roll the dice and head to Sin City in the hopes of winning big.

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Celebrity Wheel of Fortune

Thursday / ABC / 8 p.m.
Hosted by Pat Sajak and Vanna White, celebrity contestants spin the wheel and solve word puzzles for a chance to win up to one million dollars for charity.

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Mr. Mayor

Thursday / NBC / 8 p.m.
“Mr. Mayor” follows a retired businessman (Ted Danson) who runs for mayor of Los Angeles to prove he’s “still got it.” Once he wins, he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his biggest critic (Holly Hunter) and connect with his teenage daughter, all while trying to get anything right for America’s second weirdest city. (A second episode follows.)

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Call Me Kat

Thursday / FOX / 9 p.m.
Mayim Bialik stars in her own sitcom about a woman who owns a cat cafe and deals with the wacky people in her life.

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The Chase

Thursday / ABC / 9 p.m.
“A heart-racing quiz show where three competitors face off against the Chaser, a ruthless quiz genius determined to stop them.” Sounds a lot more exciting than it really is.

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The Hustler

Thursday / ABC / 10 p.m.
The Hustler is clever and you can play along. During each episode, five contestants must collaborate to answer a series of 10 trivia questions which are worth $10,000 each, with the goal of building a collective prize pot that increases with each correct answer. So far, so good. However, one of them, aka “The Hustler”, already knows the answers and each of those are actually inspired by his or her life. Read More >>>

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TV News

The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse

In November, Rudish will be presenting a whole new round of shorts with a new title and music for Disney+. The streaming service (which is currently airing all of Paul Rudish’s shorts) will begin presenting The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse. Read More >>>

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TV Series Reviews

Next
(FOX)

Next

John Slattery and Fernanda Andrade stars in this new series from creator and executive producer Manny Coto who is known for his work on 24: Legacy. Described by the network as a fact-based thriller, Next is similar in tone to 24 where it straddles the line between being over-the-top and creepily realistic. Read More >>>

Swamp Thing
(The CW)

Swamp Thing

Based on the comic book character, the Swamp Thing series is a bit of an anomaly. The new series appears to be quite different from its original source material. It’s more horror than superhero, with a ghost story and voodoo overtones. And despite he’s the main character of the show, the Swamp Thing only makes a brief appearance in the first two episodes. Like the Louisiana bayou, the show takes it time telling its tale. Read More >>>

Emergency Call
(ABC)

Emergency Call

ABC has declared that its new fall show, Emergency Call is daring. While I guess not airing yet another game show or evening soap opera could be considered daring to the network, I didn’t see anything daring during the show’s first episode. What I did witness was an intense docudrama series that features stranger-than-fiction storylines that you won’t find on 9-1-1. Read More >>>

(FOX)

L.A.’s Finest

This comedy/drama crime series is technically a sequel to the Jerry Bruckheimer Bad Boys movie franchise where Gabrielle Union reprises her role as Syd Burnett (The sister of Marcus Burnett). The ex-DEA agent from Miami is now working as a detective for the Los Angeles Police Department. Her partner is the seemingly happily married Nancy McKenna who is married to Dr. Patrick McKenna a Los Angeles district attorney and stepmother to surly teenager Izzy McKenna.Read More >>>

(FOX)

Filthy Rich

Tate Taylor is the writer and director of FOX’s new comedy/drama Filthy Rich. I don’t know if he is a Christian or not, but he grew up in the south (where this show takes place) so I’m sure he has a perspective on how some southern Christians live their lives with some pretending to be all “nicey nice.” I’m just not sure if he understands the whole picture. Read More >>>

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