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05.15.15 Good morning. It’s Friday May 15, 2015, and this is your first early morning briefing. Tonight’s Premieres:
Nat Geo Wild: Is Your Dog a Genius? at 8p Tonight’s Finales:
ABC: Shark Tank at 8p
CBS: The Amazing Race at 8p
Discovery: Bering Sea Gold at 9p
NBC: Grimm at 8p Saturday’s Premieres:
HGTV: Living Big Sky at 11p and 11:30
GAC: Texas Flip and Move at 7p Saturday’s Finales:
ID: Scorned: Love Kills at 10p Sunday’s Finales:
ABC: America’s Funniest Videos at 7p
AMC: Mad Men at 10p
E!: The Royals at 10p
Food: Cutthroat Kitchen: Evilicious at 10p
FOX: The Simpsons at 8p, Brooklyn Nine-Nine at 8:30p, Family Guy at 9p, Bob’s Burgers at 9:30p
Discover Life: Hoarding: Behind Closed Doors at 10p
PBS: Call the Midwife at 8p
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The guest list has been set for the final broadcasts of the Late Show with David Letterman, airing Monday, May 18, Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20 at 11:35p. Tom Hanks appears on the show on Monday, along with rocker Eddie Vedder. Bill Murray, Letterman’s first guest on Late Show’s August 30, 1993 premiere, guests on Tuesday.
In more Letterman news, Dave sits down for an interview with Jane Pauley on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood to air May 17 at 9a. Excerpts will be broadcast today on CBS This Morning at 7a and on the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley at 6:30p.
Harry Shearer, the voice behind Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers and Principal Skinner, is exiting The Simpsons, due to a reported contract dispute. “Harry Shearer was offered the same deal the rest of the cast accepted, and passed. The show will go on and we wish him well,” said executive producer Al Jean in a statement to the New York Times, adding that the show does not plan to kill off characters like Burns and Flanders and will instead “recast with the finest voiceover talent available.”
Fox News Channel is launching a comedic news hour on Sunday nights. The Greg Gutfeld Show, premiering May 31 at 10p, will feature parodies on current events. Gutfeld will also interview newsmakers, culture critics, and media personalities.
Hallmark Channel is adding to its sitcom lineup. The network has acquired Last Man Standing and will begin airing the show in January 2016.
CBS Television fans now have the ability to watch CBS content from CBS.com and the CBS App, including content from the CBS All Access subscription service to televisions using Google’s Chromecast. For $5.99 a month, the service offers more than 7,000 on-demand episodes from the current season, previous seasons and classic shows on demand, as well as the ability to stream local CBS stations live in more than 20 markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia, with more to be added each month.
Building on the momentum of its recent brand refresh, truTV has announced 17 new shows. “These new shows, specials and pilots are the kind of fresh and innovative programming that will help us build on the success our ‘Way More Fun’ brand is generating," said Chris Linn, president, head of programming for truTV.
First up, the net has greenlit its first-ever fully scripted series, Those Who Can’t, a comedy about a trio of frustrated high school teachers. It stars show creators Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy, members of the Denver-based comedy troupe The Grawlix. Other series include: Fameless, a half-prank/half-sketch show from David Spade; Six Degrees of Everything, a fast-paced, comedic look at the unexpected connections between various topics; Adam Ruins Everything, an investigative comedy in which Adam Conover debunks social conventions, and The Driver’s Seat (wt), a show that hits the road to discover what people really dish about in the privacy of their own four wheels.
On the development front, truTV has ordered a television version of CollegeHumor’s long-running Jake and Amir, a guerilla-style game show, a docu-series about a weed distribution business run by four women, a new project from How to Be a Grownup‘s Tom Segura and Christina Pazsistky and a docuseries that follows a season of the FXFL’s Brooklyn Bolts football team.
The CW presented its 2015-16 broadcast schedule at New York City Center in New York. President Mark Pedowitz noted that the network wrapped its “most watched season” ever and its highest-rated season among men in seven years. He called new fall series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend “a perfect companion for Jane the Virgin on Monday nights.” It follows Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom), a successful young woman who impulsively gives up everything her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan in an attempt to find love in West Covina, Calif.
New seasons of America’s Next Top Model, Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Masters of Illusion were ordered to air in 2015. iZombie is slated to return as well. Mid-season series include DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Containment, about an urban quarantine enforced after a deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta. The net also announced a new broadcast and digital partnership with Just For Laughs, in which the CW will broadcast an exclusive two-hour special next season featuring performances from top comedians and new stars, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Finally, the second annual World Dog Awards, hosted by George Lopez, will return to The CW in January 2016.
"I know it’s been along week, but I think we saved the best for last," said chairman of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Bonnie Hammer at the final Upfront presentation on Thursday at NYC’s Javits Center. Hammer was joined by a group of the portfolio’s talent 168 strong, including Real Housewives, Kardashians, Prancing Elites and matchmakers, to name just a few.
Hosts Nick Cannon, of Oxygen‘s Next Gen Boss, E! News‘ Giuliana Rancic and Watch What Happens Live‘s Andy Cohen hosted, as packages of the nets’ clips told the content story. "This year we’ve invested in more original programming than ever before, 140 series across our networks," said Hammer.
Talk eventually turned to data, and Linda Yaccarino, Chairman, Advertising Sales and Client Partnerships announced that during the 2015-16 season, NBCU will start using Comcast set top box data to power its Audience Targeting Platform. Hammer asked that the audience leave with three things in mind: "First, nowhere else will you find the strength and reach of our portfolio, a collection of the most unique, targeted and diversified brands in the entire business.” Second: "Our premium content, truly outstanding programming, both scripted and reality, on a scale that you won’t find anywhere else." And finally, ‘We know what it takes to compete in this constantly changing media landscape. We offer a totally immersive experience, connecting our audiences on all screens, across all platforms 24/7.”
ABC Family‘s Job or No Job, a reality show about young adults interviewing for their dream positions, has begun production in Chicago. Jane Buckingham, founder and CEO of Trendera and author of The Modern Girl’s Guide to Life, will serve as career expert. Show premieres Wednesday, August 5 at 8p.
Patti LuPone makes a special guest appearance on Showtime‘s Penny Dreadful on Sunday, May 17 at 10p. In the special flashback episode, Vanessa (Eva Green) meets “The Cut-Wife” (LuPone), who teaches her how to harness her powers.
Ray Liotta narrates Avenging the Alamo: The Road to Texas Rising on History, on Monday, May 18, at 10p on History. The one-hour special takes an in-depth look at the events preceding and surrounding the defense of the Alamo and its legacy.The doc is a precursor to History’s event series Texas Rising, premiering on Memorial Day.
AMC‘s Humans premieres Sunday, June 28 at 9p. The eight-part drama series takes place in a parallel present, where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth a highly developed, artificially intelligent servant eerily similar to its living counterpart.The series is based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama Real Humans.
The stories behind the world’s mummies are explored in the new Smithsonian Channel series Mummies Alive, premiering Sunday, June 7 at 9p. Narrated by Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills 90210), the show spans 5,000 years of history, with each episode focusing on one mummy, including a legendary cowboy gunslinger of the American Wild West, a 3,000-year-old Egyptian pharaoh, and a 14-year-old girl found on top of a 22,000-foot volcano in South America.
Velocity shines the spotlight on the “King of Cool” on the new season of What’s My Car Worth? Steve McQueen’s 1967 Ferrari, the auto that was delivered to him on the set of the film Bullitt, kicks off the season on Thursday, May 21 at 8p as hosts Keith Martin and Josh Nasar scrutinize the car.
Oprah Winfrey Network premieres Dance Crash on Saturday, May 30 at 10p.The one-hour special follows Brandee Evans, a professional dancer and celebrity choreographer, as she travels to Atlanta’s Westlake High School to overhaul the dance team.
TLC airs Submissive Wives’ Guide To Marriage on Sunday, May 17 at 9p. The hour long special chronicles the lives of three married couples, two living in submissive marriages and one considering the lifestyle.
Snoop Dogg guest stars on the special half-hour premiere of Nickelodeon’s Sanjay and Craig, airing Sunday, May 17 at 7:30p. He plays Street Dogg, a rap legend and friendly guy eager to rhyme with the kids.
Caity Lotz (Arrow) has joined the cast of The CW‘s DC Legends of Tomorrow as White Canary.
Steve Pasquale (The Good Wife) has landed a role in FX‘s American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. He’ll play former LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman.
CASTING CALL: Jillian Michael’s New Fitness Show for LOS ANGELES LOCALS. Casting active men and women 25-40 yrs old who are ONLY 10-20 pounds away from being SHREDDED! Get paid to go from FLAB to FAB by end of summer! Email NAME, CONTACTS, CURRENT/GOAL HEIGHT and WEIGHT & RECENT PICTURES to MyNewBodyCasting@gmail.com (5/22)
CASTING CALL: Have you ever thought that you or someone you know could have their own series? Here’s your chance to sit in the director’s chair. Send us your reality TV show ideas. All unscripted TV genres are acceptable, incl competition, dating, makeover, adventure, etc. A legal release doc for your submission first needs to be filed. Accepting apps from age 13+. Email for legal release HERE: firstname.lastname@example.org (5/21)
CASTING CALL: Sean De Simone Casting and scientific skin care brand StriVectin are casting a female Brand Rep to sell on QVC.In search of TV Host or performer/personality with strong beauty background/interest. Should be located w/in 2 hrs of West Chester, PA (Philadelphia). Photo, Resumes and links to email@example.com (5/20)
The bolero, one of Latin America’s most popular musical genres, is the focus of original Canal Once series Noche, boleros y son, debuting Saturday, May 16 at 8p on the channel’s international feed. Show is hosted by Cuban singer, songwriter, musician and arranger Daniel Herrera.
ITVBe has commissioned 10 one-hour episodes of Keshet UK’s dating format When Do You Get Off? The show, currently in pre-production, focuses on singles dating potential suitors at their workplace.
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Late Show With David Letterman drew its largest audience in more than four years the week of May 4 to 8. The CBS talk show, whose guests included President Obama and Reese Witherspoon, averaged 3.82 million viewers, according to Nielsen and stood as the most-watched late night program.
TV One original movie, For the Love of Ruth, which aired on Saturday, May 9, yielded a combined reach of 1.7 million total viewers 2+, Live +3. In addition, it was the No. 1 movie premiere telecast on Saturday among Black Adults 18-49, Black Adults 25-54, Black Females 18-49, and Black Females 25-54.
Late Night Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of May 4, 2015
ABC: Nightline, 1.55 million total viewers and .500/0.4 A18-49
NBC: Late Night, 1.20 million viewers and .504/0.4 A18-49
CBS: Late Late Show, 1.43 million total viewers and 0.414/0.3 A18-49
Source: Nielsen, NTI
Sunday Morning News Shows May 10, 2015
CBS: Face the Nation 3.15 million total viewers; 0.7 and 781,000 A25-54
ABC: This Week 2.77 million total viewers; 0.9 and 1,030,000 A25-54
NBC: Meet the Press 2.65 million total viewers; 0.8 and 932,000 A25-54
CBS: Face the Nation-2 2.07 million total viewers; 0.4 and 529,000 A25-54
FOX: Fox News Sunday: 1.24 million total viewers; 0.3 and 387,000 A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI
Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of May 4, 2015
ABC: GMA 5.09 million total viewers; 1.5/13 and 1.83 million A25-54
NBC: Today 4.59 million total viewers; 1.5/12 and 1.74 million A25-54
CBS: This Morning 3.54 million total viewers; 0.9/7 and 1.05 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI
Wednesday A18-49 Analysis: ABC led for the most A18-49 viewers Wednesday with 1.9/7, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p CBS’ Survivor took the top spot with 2.3/8, followed by ABC’s The Middle and The Goldbergs combining with 1.9/7. ABC’s Modern Family and Blackish combined for the lead at 9p with 2.4/8, followed by FOX’s American Idol with 1.8/6. NBC’s Chicago PD was #1 at 10p with 1.6/5. ABC’s Nashville and CBS’ CSI: Cyber tied for #2 with 1.2/4.
A18-49: ABC 1.9/7, FOX 1.7/6, CBS 1.6/5, NBC 1.4/5, UNI 1.2/4, CW 0.9/3, TELE 0.5/2, ION 0.3/1
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
American Idol 5.1/9
Survivor 5.6/10, CSI: Cyber 4.5/7, CSI: Cyber 4.4/8
Mysteries of Laura 4.1/7, Law and Order: SVU 4.6/8, Chicago PD 4.6/8
The Middle 4.4/8, The Goldbergs 4.0/7, Modern Family 5.0/8, Black-ish 3.9/6,
Amores Con Trampa 1.4/3, Hasta Fin Del Mundo 1.8/3, Que te Perdone Dios…Yo No 1.6/3
Arrow 1.7/3, Supernatural 1.1/2
Avenida Brasil 0.7/1, Tierra de Reyes 0.8/1, Futbol 0.8/2
Ghost Whisperer 0.6/1, Ghost Whisperer 0.6/1, Ghost Whisperer 0.6/1
Rene Santaella has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Global Ad Strategy and Operations, Digital Networks for Sony Pictures Television. He last served as Vice President and General Sales Manager for SPT.
Danixa Diaz has joined Oishii Creative as Executive Producer. She was formerly Executive Producer at Three Ring Circus and, in 2012, launched iartists, which focused on business development for mixed-media clients.
Digital advertising technology company Magnetic has named Mark Pinney as Chief Financial Officer and promoted Sandeep Swadia to Chief Operating Officer. Swadia was previously Chief Strategy Officer. Pinney had been CFO at Tremor Video, Real Media and Tacoda.
PR agency Kwittken has hired Betsy Cooper as Managing Director of Kwittken Toronto, its Canadian headquarters. Most recently, Cooper led her own communications agency in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Friday Fun Fact: Google comes from the word googol, which means 10 to the 100th power. This Day in History: 1988 – Michael Jackson made the top of the New York Times best-seller list with his autobiography, Moonwalker. Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: What was Bob Newhart’s occupation in the 1992 sitcom Bob? Cartoonist. Kudos to: James Ryan-A+E Networks/NYC, Ed Goode-Connelly Partners/Boston, MA, Anthony Salerno-Horizon Media/NYC, Barbara Post-Signature By Design, Williamsburt, VA, Cynthia New-Charter/Cape Girardeau, MO, Nick Monroe-Monroe Photography/San Diego, CA, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment,Inc/LA.
Today’s Trivia: Who played Detective Steve Sloan on Diagnosis: Murder? (Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone.).
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – FRIDAY MAY 15, 2015
ABC: Shark Tank [f], Beyond the Tank, 20/20
CBS: The Amazing Race [f], AMC Presents: Superstar Duets
CW: Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Whose Line Is It Anyway? [r], The Messengers
FOX: Scream 2
NBC: Grimm [f], Dateline NBC
PBS: Washington Week with Gwen Hill, Charlie Rose: The Week, Loopdiver: The Journey of the Dance
Telemundo: Avenida Brazil, Tierra de Reyes, El Senora de Acero
Univision: Amores Con Trampa, Hasta el Fin del Mundo
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