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02.19.16 Good morning. It’s Friday February 19, 2016, and this is your first early morning briefing. Tonight’s Premieres:
History: Million Dollar Genius at 10p
Nat Geo WILD: Cesar 911 at 9p Tonight’s Finales:
Lifetime: The Rap Game at 10p
WE tv: Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars at 9p Saturday’s Finale:
Animal Planet: Yankee Jungle at 9p Sunday’s Premieres:
Hallmark: When Calls the Heart at 9p
HBO: Girls at 10p, Togetherness at 10:30p
HGTV: Caribbean Life at 9p and 9:30p Sunday’s Finales:
E!: Keeping Up wit the Kardashians at 9p
TLC: Married By Mom & Dad at 10p
DIY: Garage Gold at 9:30p
The curtain shows no signs of dropping on the live televised musical. NBC will pick up on the success of its latest entry, The Wiz Live, with Hairspray Live, set to air Wednesday, December 7 at 8p. Director Kenny Leon, choreographer Jerry Mitchell and script adaptor Harvey Fierstein join original songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman for a Tony Award-heavy behind the scenes posse.
History is out to prove truth is funnier than fiction. The network on Thursday, February 25 at 11:30p is launching Night Class, a late-night comedy block featuring talent including Jack Black, Dana Carvey, Nick Kroll, Aubrey Plaza, Sarah Silverman and Jason Sudeikis. The block, which puts a humorous spin on real facts, will debut with three original short-form comedy series: time-hopping Great Minds With Dan Harmon, featuring Black, as Ludwig Van Beethoven; Crossroads of History, a look at unknown moments that have shaped the world created by Elizabeth Shapiro; and How To Lose the Presidency, an assemblage of embarrassing presidential moments caught on camera, produced by Red Marble Media.
Silicon Valley scored yesterday in its debate against pay TV distributors and studios with the FCC’s most recent “Unlock the Box” rule-making aimed at dispersing the control cable and satellite companies have over customers’ set-top boxes. Currently 99 percent of pay TV subscribers lease their boxes from service providers. FCC chair Tom Wheeler said of the vote, which came down on partisan lines, that competition would help reduce customer fees and ease their ability to access programming delivered over the Internet.
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VH1 gave the greenlight to a one-hour scripted series inspired by Star Jones’ 2011 book Satan’s Sisters. Set in the bright lights of daytime television, it’s the story of The Lunch Hour – a long-running, popular ladies’ talk show in which alliances are forged, careers are made, and bridges are burned. Slated for a 2017 premiere, the series is exec-produced by Josh Berman (Drop Dead Diva), Star Jones, Suzanne DePasse (The Temptations) & Madison Jones and Susan Levison. Writers are Amy Engelberg and Wendy Engelberg, who also serve as executive producers. The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television.
Craig William Macneill (The Boy) will direct all six episodes of new Syfy limited series Channel Zero: Candle Cove, set to premiere in October. The first installment of Channel Zero is based on Kris Straub’s creepy Internet tome about a man’s growing suspicions that a kids TV program from the ‘80s may have played a big role in a series of deadly events from his childhood.
Investigation Discovery and Emmy Award-winning journalist Tony Harris are teaming up again with civil rights advocacy organization, the Southern Poverty Law Center to produce Hate In America. Docu-series, which bows Monday, February 29 at 8p, showcases the SPLC’s efforts to combat bigotry and hate groups in the US. First ep is titled The Klan on Trial.
truTV is moving ahead on shortform comedy series Late Night Snack, featuring Alec Baldwin and Esther Povitsky. The 10-ep series will premiere Thursday, March 3 at 11p. Also new from tru is comedic doc anthology series truInside (previously announced as truOriginals: Inside Iconic Comedy) on Monday, February 29, at 10p. The series delves into the untold tales behind iconic films, clubs and performers. First season will tackle the films Airplane!, Election, Bridesmaids, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Jerk, Tommy Boy, Bull Durham and Heathers, as well as talent breeding grounds The Groundlings and The Comedy Cellar. It’s produced by Left/Right with Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, and Anneka Jones and Michael LaHaie serving as co-executive producers.
FYI’s new docuseries Bride & Prejudice, which follows three star-crossed couples who desperately want to get married despite disapproval from family members, has a new premiere date Tuesday, March 15 at 9p. The show was previously slated for a March 8 debut.
UP is going big with new series Small Town, Big Mayor, which premieres Thursday, March 31 at 9:30p. The subject of the series is John Henry Berry, mayor of D’Lo, Mississippi – complete with one town hall, one masonic lodge, 240 cows, three swimming holes, 74 rocking chairs, three churches, a bonafide World War II veteran and 456 residents and his quest to revitalize his beloved town.
The wait is over. BBC America will bring back Peabody Award-winning clone drama Orphan Black for a fourth season on Thursday, April 14 at 10p. The new season sees Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) returning home from her Icelandic hideout to track down an elusive new ally tied to deceased clone Beth (Maslany), whose identity Sarah stole in the series’ first episode.
The men of Cowboys4Angels return for sixth season of Showtime’s Gigolos on March 17. Series chronicles the lives of five of the service’s top earners from Las Vegas hotel suites to suburban bedrooms.
El Rey Network is celebrating all things Quentin Tarantino this Saturday, February 20 at 10a with an all-day marathon featuring Reservoir Dogs, both Kill Bills, Django Unchained and both of the net’s Director’s Chair specials featuring Tarantino.
Oscar winners Morgan Freeman and John Legend join the list of presenters for the 88th Academy Awards, along with J.J. Abrams, Sacha Baron Cohen and Henry Cavill. Oscar producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin also announced a special performance by Dave Grohl for the event, airing live Sunday, February 28 at 7p on ABC.
Ben Affleck will be in the studio for the 11th annual Jimmy Kimmel Live: After The Oscars special on Sunday, February 28 at 10p on ABC. The show will also feature appearances by Tracy Morgan, J.K. Simmons, Mike Tyson, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Henry Cavill and Jesse Eisenberg.
AXS TV will premiere a new concert special from country crooner Alan Jackson on Sunday, March 6 at 8p as a part of the network’s concert series Live From Red Rocks.
BET News sits down, separately, with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for half-hour special Talking Black: A BET News Special with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, premiering Sunday, February 21 at 10a on BET and Centric.
PBS Kids on Monday, March 7 will premiere Rollin on the Riverboat: Parts 1 & 2, a new special, as part of a week of new programs from The Jim Henson Co.’s series Dinosaur Train.
Digital reading motivation platform Speakaboos is adding 10 Sesame Street music videos featuring characters Elmo, Cookie Monster and more. The videos can be accessed through the Speakaboos digital storybook library via the web or on the Speakaboos app for both iOS and Android mobile devices.
Niecy Nash (Clean House) will portray one of two single mothers tapped as inspectors for the Code Enforcement Dept. in new Fox comedy The Enforcers, from Warner Bros. TV. Despite dreams of being a police officer, Nash and her partner battle petty codes including noise complaints and tree trimming.
NBC comedy pilot Good Fortune has set its co-leads. Tone Bell (Truth Be Told), Beau Mirchoff (Awkward) and Diane Guerrero (Orange Is The New Black) will star in the project from Rashida Jones and Will McCormack’s Le Train Train and 20th TV that follows the aftermath of a woman who changes her life after a fortune teller predicts her death.
Justin Long takes the lead in comedy Dream Team for ABC, from writers Kari Lizer and Bill Wrubel, and Warner Bros. TV. Written/executive produced by Lizer and Wrubel, the comedy follows a recently divorced yet eternally optimistic sporting goods store and soccer coach.
Josh Bowman (Revenge) will step into the role of Jack the Ripper in Kevin Williamson’s ABC pilot Time After Time. The Warner Bros. TV project is based on Karl Alexander’s 1979 novel of the same name that speculates what would have happened if H.G. Wells had built a time machine to return to the ‘70s to search for JtR.
David Morrissey (The Walking Dead) will star in season 2 of multi- BAFTA-nominated Starz/BBC drama The Missing, alongside Keeley Hawes and Tcheky Karyo. New season will be helmed by Ben Chanan; the series is produced by New Pictures with Two Brothers Pictures and Playground.
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MIPTV Market: FremantleMedia is kicking off MIP with reality series Football Nightmares, produced by FremantleMedia Italia in conjunction with iconic football (soccer in the US) legend Gianluca Vialli and featuring two former players who travel around to save local leagues in distress.
Indie distributor all3media International has a new commission for Lion Television’s Sexy Beasts – Russia’s CTC Network. In the series, produced for the UK’s BBC Three, experts use Hollywood-style prosthetics to transform people into monsters, creatures and aliens before they go on dates, taking real looks out of the equation.
Second-screening the Oscars: This year’s The Oscars Backstage on Oscar.com will be hosted by TV personalities including Orlando Jones, Diane Mizota, Matt Shively, film critic Ben Lyons and reporter Chris Connelly. The director’s cut from the best of the live backstage cameras will also be available on ABCNews.com, AOL, Comcast Xfinity and Yahoo. The 88th Oscars will air live Sunday, February 28, at 7p.
Epix picked off North American TV rights to Under the Gun, the documentary about America’s gun debate that premiered at Sundance last month. Katie Couric exec-produced and narrates the film, which will make its world television debut May 14 across all of Epix’s platforms.
"More widespread ad blockers come as good news to anyone who’s ever been chased around the Internet for months with the same static retargeting ad after a careless product click," says Giles Goodwin, CEO of creative management platform Flite. The solution? "Marketers need to get personal." Read more in the new Cynsiders: http://www.cynopsis.com/cyncity/an-ad-blocking-neutralizer-one-to-one-engagement/
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TV One’s new docuseries The Next: 15, which break the fourth wall between producers and six reality stars, debuted on Wednesday, February 10 as the No. 2 cable program at 9p among black A25-54. Partnered with 8p lead-in Unsung featuring the Sugarhill Gang, TV One garnered 1.7 million total unique viewers 2+ for the night.
Wednesday A18-49 Analysis: ABC inched by with the most A18-49 viewers Wednesday with 1.6/6, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. Fox topped 8p with 2.0/7 for American Idol, followed by ABC’s The Middle with 1.9/7 and The Goldbergs with 2.0/7. At 9p ABC pulled ahead with an average 2.4/8 for Modern Family and 1.8/6 for Black-ish, followed by the second part of CBS’ Survivor with a 1.9/6. NBC took first at 10p with 1.6/6 for Chicago PD; CBS’s Code Black was second with 1.0/4.
A18-49: FOX 1.6/5, NBC 1.4/5, CBS 1.5/5, ABC 1.6/6, CW 1.4/2, UNI .7/2, TELE .5/2, ION .3/1
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
Mysteries of Laura 4.2/7, Law & Order: SUV 4.1/9, Chicago PD 4.8/9
American Idol 5.1/9, Hell’s Kitchen 2.5/4
Survivor 5.0/8, Big Bang Theory 3.1/5, Code Black 4.0/7
The Middle 4.5/8, The Goldbergs 3.9/6, Modern Family 4.6/8, Black-ish 3.6/6, American Crime 2.1/4
Arrow 1.5/3, Supernatural 1.2/2
Muchacha Italiana 1.2/2, Antes Muerta Lichita 1.0/2, Hotel de los Secretos 1.0/2
Quien Es Quien .6/1, Eva, La Trailera .7/1, Querida Centauro .8/2
Law & Order .7/1, Law & Order.7/1, Law & Order .7/1
Tuesday A18-49 Analysis: CBS led with the most A18-49 viewers Tuesday with 1.8/6, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. CBS’s NCIS was first at 8p with 2.3/8, versus 1.5/5 for CW’s The Flash. CBS’s NCIS: New Orleans kept the lead at 9p with 2.0/6, followed by 1.4/5 for NBC’s Chicago Med. NBC moved to the top at 10p with 1.6/5 for Chicago Fire; CBS was second with 1.2/4 for Limitless.
A18-49: CBS 1.8/6, NBC 1.3/4, CW 1/3, FOX .9/3, ABC .8/3, UNI .7/2, TELE .5/2, ION .5/2
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
NCIS 10.8/18, NCIS: New Orleans 8.2/14, Limitless 3.9/7
Hollywood Game Night 2.4/4, Chicago Med 4.3/7, Chicago Fire 4.8/9
Fresh Off the Boat 2.9/5, Muppets 1.5/2, Marvel’s Agent Carter: Life of the Party 1.6/3
The Flash 2.3/4, iZombie .8/1
New Girl 1.8/3, Grandfathered 1.4/2, Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.4/2, The Grinder 1.1/2
Antes Muerta Lichita 1.1/2, Pasion y Poder 1.3/2, Hotel de los Secretos 1.1/2
Criminal Minds .9/1, Criminal Minds 9./1, Criminal Minds .9/2
Quien ed Quien .7/1, Eva la Trailera .7/1, Querida Centuaro .9/2
Endemol Shine International appointed Luciana Nogueira as sales director, Latin America. Luciana was most recently international distribution manager with Media Mundi Brasil.
Angela “Big Ang” Raiola, who starred in VH1’s Mob Wives during the 2012-13 season, died after a battle with cancer. She was 55. Raiola also had her own spinoff, Big Ang, on the network. Other TV credits include Couples Therapy, Celebrity Wife Swap and a recent appearance on The Dr. Oz Show.
Friday Fun Fact: Between 1961-97, it was illegal to get a tattoo in New York City following an outbreak of hepatitis B. This Day in History: 1985- The Coca-Cola Company introduced Cherry Coke. Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: In which series did Halle Berry, Tupac Shakur and Lena Horne all guest star? A Different World (1987-1993). Kudos to: Barbara E. Bevel, Sesame Workshop, NY; Kendrick Coq, AMC Networks, NU; TJ Healy, Black Sheep Production Company, Montchanin, DE; Mike Pirozzi, Kindle Creative, NY; James Ryan, A+E Networks, NY; Sarah Sweeney, voiceover actor, NY; Steve Williams, Time Warner Cable, Columbus; Oretha Winston, Orethapedia.com, NY; Steve Alexander, Octagon Talent and Properties, Chicago; Anita Johnson, WMAQ-TV, Chicago; Pam Tierney, LilyBarks Productions, Chicago; Sarah Hunt, Spincycle, LA; Tom Moore, Kalt Productions, LA; Alex Petrilli, Jr., TiVo; David Westberg, SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union, Burbank. Today’s Trivia Question: What series regular was the first to be listed as a “Special Guest Star” throughout the run of the show? (Email email@example.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone.). Keep Watching & Reading,
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2016
ABC: Last Man Standing, Dr. Ken, Shark Tank, 20/20
CBS: The Amazing Race, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods
CW: The Vampire Diaries, The Originals
FOX: Sleepy Hollow, Second Chance
NBC: Caught on Camera With Nick Cannon, Grimm, Dateline NBC
PBS: Washington Week with Gwen Hill, Charlie Rose – The Week, American Masters, Bluegrass Underground
Telemundo: Quien es Quien?, Eva la Trailera, La Querida del Centauro
Univision: Antes Muerta que Lichita, Pasion y Poder, El Hotel de los Secretos
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