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Good morning. It’s Tuesday, January 20, 2015, and this is your first early morning briefing.

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HBO: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel at 10p

Tonight’s Finales:
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Cooking:  Pizza Masters at 9p, Taco Trip at 9:30p


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Should American Idol contestants start shaking in their boots? Simon Cowell, who left the singing competition in 2010, is in talks with Fox. “What we are exploring is an overall deal where he would become an internal production pod on the reality side,” said Fox Television Group chairman Dana Walden at TCA.


Walden’s fellow Fox TV chairman Gary Newman didn’t gloss over Fox’s disappointing numbers this season. “We are well aware we’re the fourth place network and our ratings are challenged,” said Newman, addressing reporters at TCA. “We know it’s going to be an uphill battle to turn this network around, and there’s only one way to do it: put your head down, do the hard work, get in business with the best talent, support their visions, focus on one time period at a time, and slowly, with a little bit of luck, our team will be able to turn this network around.”
NBC plans to release digital viewing projections along with daily ratings projections. “Live same day is pretty much irrelevant and will only become more irrelevant as time goes on and some of these long-tail and digital numbers become more relevant,” NBCUniversal president of research and media development Alan Wurtzel said at TCA. Digital data will include live viewing and Live+7.

Eva Longoria’s ready for primetime again. Comedy Telenovela, from the Desperate Housewives alum’s Universal Television-based UnbeliEVAble, scored a straight-to-series 13-episode order from NBC, with Longoria set to star. 

Meet the new boss: Corie Henson has been named the new EVP of alternative entertainment for Fox, replacing Simon Andrae. On the job since October 2013, Andrae was in charge during the brief, expensive run of poorly rated reality show Utopia; it was announced he will transition into a producing role. Henson had been EVP of unscripted television at Electus.

A year after announcing a Bill Cosby project at NBC, NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt faced reporters at TCA wondering what took so long to scuttle the sitcom as the comedian’s sex scandal widened. “While over the years, we’d heard some of those accusations and we knew there were a couple of settlements and what not…it didn’t seem to be the sort of thing that was critical mass,” said Greenblatt. “When we realized that there seemed to be so much more of it.… when that many people come out and have similar complaints and it becomes such a tainted situation, there was no way that we could move forward with it.” As for whether NBC would work with Cosby again, Greenblatt said it’s “safe to say” the comedian’s days at the net are over.

CBS and the NFL reached an agreement for Thursday Night Football for the 2015 season, with an additional year at the NFL’s option. CBS will broadcast the first eight games, simulcast on NFL Network. NFL Network will exclusively televise eight games in the run-up to the playoffs. The mix of games will include 14 on Thursday nights and two late-season games on Saturday. “The NFL continues to be the best premium content in the business,” said Les Moonves, CEO of CBS Corp., “and we look forward to another year of our expanded partnership in 2015/16, a season that will culminate with Super Bowl 50 on CBS.”

The late actor Edward Herrmann’s final project was narrating PBS documentary Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies. Director Barak Goodman told reporters at TCA that after Herrmann collapsed on the first day, he revealed that he was suffering terminal brain cancer. But he forged on. “He did a magnificent job,” said Goodman. “I can’t tell you how hard he pushed to get this right.”

FX Networks CEO John Landgraf did some horn-tooting at TCA, using critics’ 2014 top ten lists to make the case that “HBO and FX absolutely dominated the race for quality in television…the race for the best in TV is really only a competition between two channels.” Acknowledging the net’s other “very good and formidable competitors,” the exec nevertheless maintained, “it’s just the reality that FX has broken well out of that pack.”

Anchor Jim Clancy left CNN after engaging a Twitter debate the day the terror attacks on Charlie Hebdo in which he suggested Israel and Zionist propaganda were partially responsible for the tragedy. Clancy had been with the news net for almost 34 years. “As I reflect on all of the great adventures and achievements of the past, I wish you great success in the future,” he said in a memo to colleagues.

Asked at TCA if American Idol was planning a crossover with Empire, the Fox drama set in the music industry that airs after Idol Wednesdays at 9p, exec producer Trish Kinane enthused, “We’d love to do something if it’s organic and works for both of us.” Added Empire star Terrence Howard later, “It would stupid not to.”

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There’s no confusing Allegiance with FX’s The Americans, said exec producer/director George Nolfi at TCA about the two spy dramas focused on Russian cells living undercover in the U.S. “Watch one or two episodes and its pretty clear we’re going in a different direction,” noted Nolfi of his NBC series, launching Thursday, February 5 at 10p. “This is fundamentally a family drama about people who do not want to be spies.”

Also making the case that his upcoming show covers new ground was Peter Horton, an exec producer on NBC drama Odyssey, about a female soldier, a lawyer and a political activist show who stumble on an international conspiracy. Horton said at TCA that while he enjoys dramas like Homeland, “It’s not a cop show, it’s not an FBI show, it’s not a spy show. It’s about three ordinary people doing extraordinary things.”

Fox News Channel issued an apology during Saturday’s Fox Report, after supposed terrorism expert Steven Emerson drew criticism for a January 10 interview on Justice With Judge Jeanine during which he said UK’s Birmingham was a “totally Muslim” city, where non-Muslims “simply just don’t go.” (Emerson is “clearly an idiot,” Prime Minister David Cameron later told ITV News.) “We have made some regrettable errors on air,” said anchor Julie Banderas. Judge Jeanine Piro also apologized on her show.

History was number one among cable nets in Brand Index, Brand Buzz and Quality for 4Q14 in total respondents, according to YouGov’s BrandIndex. That’s the lucky 13th consecutive quarter that the net ranked first for Buzz among all networks, and the ninth straight quarter it was rated the Highest Quality Network.

AAA World Heavyweight Champion wrestler Albert El Patron has joined Lucha Underground. The one-hour series from United Artists Media Group and FactoryMade Ventures airs Wednesdays at 8p on El Rey and Saturdays at 4p in Spanish on UniMas.

Katz Broadcasting promises “comedy around the clock” with the debut of over-the-air broadcast net LAFF on Wednesday, April 15 (tax day!). The A18-49-targeting brand will include a mix of contemporary off-network sitcoms and movies. Initial agreements with ABC Owned Television Stations and The E.W. Scripps Company will make LAFF available in over 35 percent of the country so far.

Saying that LAFF will be “an excellent addition to our subchannel lineup," Rebecca Campbell, president of the ABC Owned Television Station Group added that while Live Will Network will end in syndication, it will continue as the D2 channel for the eight ABC owned stations. "We are committed to keeping Live Well Network up and running in our own markets, so that we can continue to provide unique local programming and pursue corporate synergy opportunities," said Campbell.

NATPE 2015 got off to a great start with a poolside cocktail party at the Thompson hotel on Collins avenue just steps from the conference headquarters at the Fontainebleau hotel. The rum drinks were flowing as execs from all the major tv entities mingled and ate paella and pulled pork. Stay tuned for more news and updates in tomorrow’s issue.

Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: January 6-18, 2015
American Sniper (Warner Bros.) $90.2 million, cume revenue $93.4 million
The Wedding Ringer (Sony) $21 million, opening weekend
Paddington (The Weinstein Company) $19.3 million, opening weekend
Taken 3 (20th Century Fox) $14.1 million, cume revenue $62.8 million
Selma (Paramount), $8.3 million, cume revenue $26.0
The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company) $7.2 million, cume revenue $50.8
Into the Woods (Disney) $6.5, cume revenue $114.3 million
Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Warner Bros.) $4.9 million, cume revenue $244.5 million
Unbroken (Universal) $4.3 million, cume revenue $108.6
Blackhat (Universal) $4.0 million, opening weekend
Source: Rentrak Corporation


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FX ordered pilot Better Things, created by and starring comedian Pamela Adlon. The comedy will be directed by fellow Louie star Louis C.K. Adlon C.K. will write the pilot and serve as exec producers, along with Blair Breard, Dave Becky and 3 Arts Entertainment. The pilot is produced by Louis C.K.’s production company, Pig Newton, and FX Productions. FX also acquired TV rights to C.K.’s next comedy special, Louis C.K. Live From the Comedy Store, to air in spring 2015.

Fox announced early renewals for freshman dramas Empire and Gotham at TCA on Saturday, as well as season three for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Empire is tied with ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder as the top new broadcast series premiere among A18-49, Gotham is the number one broadcast drama among M18-49 and M18-34 and Brooklyn is up 17 percent year over year, with a 2.7 average rating among A18-49.

PBS, BBC and BBC Worldwide inked a multi-title co-production deal to create 8-10 new factual shows, both singles and multi-part series, to air on PBS stations. The specials could be part of the PBS schedule, or be featured in ongoing series like Nature and Nova. “Our organizations have a long-standing relationship in bringing the best of British content to American audiences,” said Matt Forde, EVP, TV sales and co-productions, BBC Worldwide North America. “This is the perfect foundation on which to extend this partnership into the factual space.”

A Civil War hospital series several years in the making is headed for Sundays on PBS. The drama, based on true stories from both sides of the conflict, comes from Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Lisa Wolfinger and David Zabel and is slated for 2016.

Sprout ordered 26 eps of live action series Terrific Trucks, produced by Toronto-based Breakthrough Entertainment. Principal photography starts in May in Canada.

Big Coat Studio optioned format rights for Canada for The Extra Mile from Studio Glam. The reality competition, which achieved the highest share for a debut series launch on Israel’s Channel 10, forces divorced couples to work together for a cash prize.

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To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, One Day in Auschwitz, following a survivor’s return to the concentration camp, will air across Discovery Communications’ networks Sunday, January 25. The one-hour special from USC’s Shoah Foundation, will premiere internationally on Discovery in over 220 countries, and in the U.S. on Discovery and AHC. The same day, Schindler’s List will air on Discovery in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Africa as well as on AHC in the U.S. without commercial interruption.

Eight-episode season five of FX’s Louie launches Thursday, April 9 at 10:30p, following the series debut of The Comedians, starring Billy Crystal as a comedy legend paired with an up-and-comer on a late night comedy sketch show.

Reelz kicked off 2015 with new eps of Beverly Hills Pawn, airing Saturdays at 9p. What’s the appeal of the pawn shop team? Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of the net, says, “The show is a hit because it is aspirational, not down and out. The items and stories behind them are eye-popping and the show’s star, Yossi Dina, is the ultimate independent business person, which is near and dear to our truly independent network.”

Season three of Hollywood Hillbillies inherits Reelz’s Saturday-at-9p slot starting April 11, followed by Polka Kings at 9:30p. June 6 brings docu-series Branson Taxi, about a family-run cab company in Missouri.

Discovery’s Fast N Furious: Rolling Thunder zooms into Motor Mondays for season two on January 26 at 10p. In the premiere, a ’68 Firebird gets the fix.

The new multicast TV network from Weigel Broadcasting Co. and CBS Television Stations, Decades, announced that journalist Bill Kurtis will host a new daily one-hour original series, Through the Decades. The information/entertainment show will air in first-run Monday-Friday, mining the CBS News and Entertainment Tonight archives. Net debuts in 2Q15 on the digital sub-channels of CBS Television Stations and other broadcast stations.

USA event series Dig, about an FBI agent who uncovers an international conspiracy,
has “that paranoid feel,” co-creator Tim Kring told Variety. “Just when you think it’s going down a certain road, something happens.” Ten-ep thriller premieres Thursday, March 5 at 10p.

Upcoming syndicated talker The F*A*B Life has cleared in over 70 percent of the country, with local station interest and sales “outstanding,” said Janice Marinelli, president, Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution. Tyra Banks will moderate a panel of lifestyle experts in the one-hour daytimer, debuting in national syndication in fall 2015.

Turner Movie Classics celebrates Debbie Reynolds with a five-film tribute on Thursday, January 22, starting with Singin’ In the Rain at 8p. Reynolds receives the Life Achievement Award at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards the following Sunday, in a ceremony simulcast live on TNT and TBS starting at 8p.

It Happened Here, a documentary about sexual assaults on campus, premieres on Pivot Wednesday, January 21 at 9p. The net teamed with the White House’s “It’s On Us” campaign to explore the impact rape can have on victims, their families and the university community.


Season two of The Meredith Vieira Show has been sold in 80 percent of the country by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution. Station groups picking up the talker for a sophomore run include Hearst, Sinclair, Hubbard, Scripps, Gray, Dispatch, Graham Media, LIN, Bonten, Media General and Schurz, joining previously announced NBC Owned Television Stations.


Canada’s 9 Story Media Group animated preschool series Peg + Cat has been acquired by Discovery Kids for Latin America, including Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina.The show originally premiered on PBS Kids in fall 2013.

Singapore-based Bomanbridge Media announced program deals for Asia, including Mediacorp’s Toggle service’s (Singapore) acquisition of Nutri Ventures Animation;Nine Media Corporation’s (Philippines) acquisition of 50 hours of current affair and factual entertainment titles; Oman TV’s (Oman) pickup of Animal Atlas; I-Cable’s (Hong Kong) acquisition of Extraordinary Dogs and the sale of several factual titles to EBS (South Korea).

Mongol TV acquired the 2015 Grammys, to air live on February 8 around the world including Mongolia. The show is distributed by Alfred Haber, Inc.


Gary Sinise (CSI: NY) will star in CBS’s Criminal Minds planted spinoff, as an FBI vet in charge of handling cases involving Americans abroad. The potential series is produced by ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios and The Mark Gordon Company.


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The week ending January 11, CBS’s The Talk drew more total viewers (2.95 million, up 9 percent from the week prior) than ABC’s The View (2.88 million) for the first time with first-run episodes, and tied among W25-54 (1.0) and W18-49 (.7).

CBS This Morning scored the net’s largest audience in the time period since February 2004, for the week ending Jan. 9. The only network morning broadcast to post gains in total viewers (up 11 percent, to 3.58 million) compared to the same week as last year, the show added 360,000.

The series premiere of Telemundo’s Duenos del Paraiso averaged 2.39 million total viewers and 1.44 among A18-49, making it the highest premiere in net history in total viewers and the top Spanish program in its time period among A18-34. Telemundo says the series, edgier and more action-packed than traditional telenovelas, exemplifies its “super series” concept.

The Saturday premiere of Lifetime biopic Whitney averaged 4.5 million total viewers and 2.1 million among A18-49, according to Nielsen fast cable ratings. The one-hour special that followed, Bobby Brown: Remembering, delivered 4.1 million total viewers and 1.8 million A18-49, and Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances at 11p drew 3.2 million total viewers and 1.3 million A18-49.

Broadcast Late Night Talk Shows  Weekly Average Ratings (week of January 5, 2015) 
ABC: Nightline 1.56 million total viewers; .4 and 455,000 A18-49
NBC: Late Night 1.41 million total viewers; .4 and 531,000 million A18-49
CBS: Late Late Show 1.36 million total viewers; .3 and 365,000 A18-49
Source:The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 Live + SD

Broadcast Morning Shows  Weekly Average Ratings (week of January 5, 2015)
ABC: GMA 5.68 million total viewers; 1.8/14 and 2.13 million A25-54
NBC: Today  5.09 million total viewers; 1.6/13 and 1.92 million A25-54
CBS This Morning 3.58 million total viewers; .9/7 and 1.09 million A25-54
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and A25-54 Live+SD

SHAREABLEE SOCIAL TV RATINGS: Top U.S. Shows Overall by Engagement for the week of January 12, 2015
Program, Date, Total Actions (000), % Facebook, % Twitter, % Instagram
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(Warner Bros.) 9257, 37.99, 3.70, 58.31
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)
4374, 27.57, 2.85, 69.58
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
2028, 99.53, .01, .46
Steve Harvey (NBCU)
1978, 83.37, .81, 15.82
Today Show (NBC)
1749, 72.09, 4.39, 23.52
Good Morning America (ABC),
1692, 87.62, 5.18, 7.20
Empire (FOX),
1328, 92.93, 1.94, 5.13
Entertainment Tonight (CBS/synd.)
1081, 95.39, 2.43, 2.19
Fox & Friends (FOXN),
704, 98.27, 1.21, .53
The Tonight Show (NBC),
668, 71.29, 16.01, 12.70
Source: Shareablee Inc. The total actions metric includes post-level likes, shares, favorites, retweets and comments. % actions metric notes the portion of actions (likes, shares, favorites, retweets and comments) attributable to a platform.

Thursday A18-49 Analysis: FOX won the most A18-49 viewers Thursday with 2.6/8, according to Nielsen. CBS was first at 8p with a 2.5/8 average for Big Bang Theory and Mom, followed by 2.4/8 for Fox’s American Idol. Fox took the lead at 9p with 2.8/9 Idol, versus a 1.8/6 average for CBS’s Two and a Half Men and The McCarthys. Univision topped 10p with 1.4/5, followed by 1.3/4 for CBS’s Elementary.

A18-49: FOX 2.6/8, CBS 1.8/6, UNI 1.4/4, NBC .9/3, ABC .8/3, TELE .7/2, CW .5/1, ION .3/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: January 15, 2015 – time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
FOX: 6.2/10
American Idol 6.2/10
CBS: 5.7/10
Big Bang Theory [r] 7.3/12, Mom 6.5/10, Two and a Half Men 5.9/10, The McCarthys 4.4/7, Elementary 5.2/9
NBC: 2.4/4
The Biggest Loser 2.8/5, Bad Judge 1.8/3, A to Z 1.2/2, Parenthood 2.8/5
ABC: 2.1/3
The Taste 2.2/4, How to Get Away with Murder [r] 1.8/3
Mi Corazon Es Tuyo 1.9/3, Hasta Fin del Mundo 1.8/3, Malquerida 1.8/3
TELE: .9/1
Los Miserables .8/1, Tierra de Reyes .7/1, Duenos del Paraiso 1.1/2
CW: 1.3/2
World Dog Awards 1.3/2
ION: 1.3/2
Blue Bloods 1.1/2, Blue Bloods 1.4/2, Blue Bloods 1.3/2

Wednesday A18-49 Analysis: FOX won the most A18-49 viewers Thursday with 3.5/11, according to Nielsen. Fox was first at 8p with 3.0/9 for American Idol, followed by a 2.3/7 average for ABC’s The Middle and The Goldbergs. Fox’s Empire topped 9p with 4.0/12, versus a 2.5/8 average for ABC’s Modern Family and black-ish. Tied for first at 10p were CBS’s Stalker and NBC’s Chicago PD, with 1.5/5.

A18-49: FOX 3.5/11, ABC 1.8/6, CBS 1.7/5, NBC 1.3/4, UNI 1.3/4, TELE .7/2, CW .2/1, ION .2/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: January 14, 2015 – time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
FOX: 6.6/11
American Idol 6.6/11, Empire 6.5/10
CBS: 5.7/9
The Mentalist 5.7/9, Criminal Minds 6.3/10, Stalker 5.0/9
NBC: 4.2/7
Mysteries of Laura 4.1/7, Law and Order: SVU 4.3/7, Chicago PD 4.4/8
ABC: 3.9/6
The Middle 4.7/8, The Goldbergs 4.3/7, Modern Family 5.6/9, black-ish 4.0/7
Mi Corazon Es Tuyo 1.9/3, Hasta Fin del Mundo 1.8/3, Malquerida 1.9/3
TELE: .9/1
Los Miserables .8/1, Tierra de Reyes .7/1, Duenos del Paraiso 1.1/2
CW: .6/1
Arrow [r] .5/1, The Flash .6/1
ION: .5/1
Cold Case .6/1, Cold Case .5/1, Cold Case .5/1


David Ford was promoted to Vice President of Communications & Marketing at Fusion. Ford, who has overseen the company’s Communications and Public Relations efforts, adds oversight of the network’s marketing team.

Keshet Productions UK appointed Simon Shalgosky as Head of Development, Non-Scripted. Shalgosky had been Head of Development at ITV Studios.


Actor/writer George Dickerson died January 10 after a long illness. He was 81. Dickerson’s television work included a regular role on Hill Street Blues, as well as guest star stints on shows such as Three’s Company, L.A. Law and Little House on the Prairie.

Canadian entertainer/author Don Harron died January 17 of cancer. He was 90. Harron appeared on Hee Haw, as well as shows including Mission Impossible and Dr. Kildare.

Reality TV star/fitness model Greg Plitt died January 17 in Burbank. He was 37. Plitt, the star of Bravo’s Work Out, was hit by a Metrolink train; he and a small camera crew had been shooting video.

This Day in History: 1896 – Comedian George Burns was born (as Nathan Birnbaum) in NYC.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which sitcom character described herself as “a teenage Holden Caulfield”? The title character in Blossom (1990-1995). Kudos to: Rev. Mark Wajda/Leesburg, FL, Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./NYC, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA/LA, Megan McCoy-Asylum Entertainment/LA, Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA, Dan Haberer-Freo Entertainment/Playa del Rey, CA.

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JOB OPENING: MGR, CONSUMER PRODUCTS PRESS/Nickelodeon/NYC: Mng all press related to Consumer Products events & trade shows, incl Toy Fair, Licensing. BA Deg. 5+ yrs publicity exp req’d. Nat trade press incl tech, TV & Bus rolodex. Full info/apply HERE (1/22)

JOB OPENING: MGR, INTEGRATED MARKETING/NYC: Develop multiplatform campaigns for USA Network. Self-starter & strong presenter. Digital & on-air mktg exp required; cable exp preferred. Full info/apply HERE (1/22) 

JOB OPENING: SR PREDITOR/NBCU/EAST COAST: Creates complex 3D animations working with Adobe CS and Cinema 4D Produces of graphic templates for promotional toolkits and show packaging. Full info/apply HERE (1/22)

JOB OPENING: SR MGR, SALES STRATEGY/FOX SPORTS DIGITAL/LA: Oversees all pre/post-sale activities & creates long-term strategies. Develops & executes custom ad proposals. Highly visible, outward facing role. 8+ yrs exp in ad industry req. http://tinyurl.com/k7rd7tv (1/21)

JOB OPENING: DIR, SOCIAL STRATEGY/CNBC/NJ: Drive growth and innovation across social platforms. 5 years digital exp required, passion for digital storytelling. Full info/apply HERE (1/21) 

JOB OPENING: DIR, PUBLIC RELATIONS/TVOne/MD: 8 yrs PR exp. Collaborate with SVP in the developing and implementing of PR campaigns/budgets as well as the establishing & creations of press kits materials/releases. Contribute to communication efforts. Apply HERE (1/21)

JOB OPENING: DIR., INT’L DIG MEDIA/A+E Networks/NY: Support and grow A+E’s brand & programming abroad through digital & marketing initiatives to develop content & social media campaigns, as well as oversee two B2B sites. Full Info/Apply: HERE (1/21)

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ABC: Marvel’s Agents of Carter [r], State of the Union
CBS: NCIS [r], State of the Union
CW: The Flash, State of the Union
FOX: MasterChef Junior, State of the Union
NBC: Parks and Recreation, State of the Union
PBS: Geneology Roadshow, State of the Union
Telemundo: Los Miserables, Tierra de Reyes, Duenos del Paraiso
Univision: El Chavo, Tiro de Gracia, La Malquerida

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