Day: January 11, 2022

ABC plans Oscar host, adds Koy pilot, renews “19”

(Please note: This is anewsy TV brief, from information that’s EMBARGOED until 12:45 p.m. ET today. The “Station 19” info is embargoed until noon, the Jo Koy info until 12:45, so please don’t put this online or elsewhere until then.)
By Mike Hughes
Looking ahead to next season – one without “Black-ish” – ABC has ordered a comedy pilot with comedian Jo Koy (shown here).
It has also nenewed “Station 19” for its sixth year. “Grey’s Anatomy,” the show that spawned it, had already been renewed for its 19th year.
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Best-bets for Jan. 13: Lots of laughs … and real-life agony

1) “Call Me Kat,” 9 p.m., Fox. Low-key and kind of goofy, this is also oddly enjoyable. In the season-opener (after football on Sunday), Kat (Mayim Bialik, shown here in a previous episode) was in the unfamiliar position of choosing between two guys. She chose Oscar; now the show settles into its regular slot as they try to celebrate and their friends, Randi and Carter, build their own romance. The result, as usual, is light and likable. Read more…