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Michelle Obama Encourages Kids to Get Cooking in Netflix's Waffles + Mochi

ALSO: This Is Us, Mayans MC, Holmes Family Effect, Staged, Blended, and more.
  • Michelle Obama stars in Waffles + Mochi. (Netflix)
    Michelle Obama stars in Waffles + Mochi. (Netflix)

    Former First Lady Michelle Obama is set to do her best Mr. Hooper as she plays a friendly supermarket owner who helps two puppet pals fulfill their dream of becoming chefs in Netflix's Waffles + Mochi. Produced in association with The Partnership for a Healthier America, the new ten-episode kids series packs some serious star power, with the likes of Rashida Jones, Tan France, Zach Galifianakis, Gaten Matarazzo, Jack Black, Sia, Common, and Mandy Moore all dropping by to help extol the virtues of eating fresh healthy foods.

    Also today: Mayans MC heads out on the highway for Season 3, Phylicia Rashad guests in a new This Is Us, and TLC introduces viewers to a real life Brady Bunch. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Tuesday:

    COMPLETE FIRST SEASON: Michelle Obama helps two puppets named Waffles + Mochi embark on a global food expedition where they learn about different foods and cultures, with an assist from some famous friends. Primetimer's Aaron Barnhart previewed the series and filed this review. Streaming on Netflix

    NEW EPISODE: Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) navigates qualms with her mother (returning guest star Phylicia Rashad) as This Is Us returns from a two-week break. Also, Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Kate (Chrissy Metz) bring their families together for dinner. Watch trailer.  9:00 PM ET on NBC

    SEASON PREMIERE: Now a full patch member, an emboldened EZ (J.D. Pardo) proposes a plan that could change the course of the club as Mayans MC kicks off its third season with two back-to-back episodes. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on FX

    SERIES PREMIERE: The latest example of Canada saving our bacon (or is it ham?) this topsy-turvey TV season, The Holmes Family Effect is a four episode limited series pairing home renovation TV personality Mike Holmes with his daughter and son as they surprise unsuspecting community leaders and transform their worlds. Two episodes air back-to-back. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on FOX

    COMPLETE SECOND SEASON: Cate Blanchett, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Ewan McGregor are just a few of the stars guesting in the second season of David Tenant and Michael Sheen's COVID-era British comedy Staged. All eight episodes drop today. Watch preview. Streaming on Hulu

    NEW EPISODE: Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) has always had a tenuous relationship with her father General Sam Lane (Dylan Walsh), but she is not having it on tonight's Superman & Lois after the General attempts to get in between Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) and the boys. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on The CW

    SERIES PREMIERE: TLC tries its hand at a real-life Brady Bunch in The Blended Bunch, which follows newlyweds Erica and Spencer Shemwell as they face the challenges of integrating their families and raising eleven kids under one roof. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on TLC

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Waffles + Mochi, Netflix, Michelle Obama