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Good morning. It’s Monday June 1, 2015, and this is your first early morning briefing.
ABC: The Whispers at 10p
A&E: The First 48: Murder in the Family at 8p
FOX: So You Think You Can Dance at 8p
HGTV: Love It or List It at 9p
Lifetime: Devious Maids at 9p, unREAL at 10p
Nat Geo: American Genius at 9p
VH1: T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle at 9:30p
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will talk to Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly, their first TV interview since allegations surfaced that 19 Kids and Counting oldest son Josh had fondled five girls, including some of his sisters, as a teenager. Conducted from the Duggars’ Arkansas home, portions will run during The Kelly File on Wednesday, June 3 at 9p, with additional content airing during a one-hour special on Friday, June 5 at 9p. The couple will “share our hearts with you about the pain that we walked through as a family twelve years ago, the tears we all shed and the forgiveness that was given,” said the elder Duggars in Michelle’s blog. TLC has pulled repeats of the reality show, which recently wrapped its most recent season.
Fox hit Empire is back for an 18-episode season starting Wednesday, September 23. Cast member Taraji P. Henson announced the premiere date on Twitter. Sophomore run will be split into two cycles, with guest stars including Chris Rock, Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz.
Trinity Broadcasting Network is rolling out TBN Salsa today. Targeting “next generation Hispancs who might not be fluent in Spanish,” the English-language faith and family net will debut in 38 major broadcast markets, including NYC, LA, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle and Phoenix. Programming includes contemporary Christian worship and music from Latino singers and groups, talk shows, sports, family-friendly movies and specials.
Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic are back for season eight of ABC’s Castle, but Penny Johnson Jerald announced she won’t be reprising her role as Captain Victoria Gates. “I am surprised and saddened to learn that I will no longer be part of the Castle family,” tweeted Jerald on Friday.
Sofia Vergara will receive the first ever “Actors Inspiration Award” at the 6th Annual Los Angeles Golf Classic on Monday, June 8, part of the SAG Foundation’s 30th anniversary celebration. The honor recognizes contributions the Modern Family star has made to the acting community.
The Tony Awards gets its first “Live! From the Red Carpet” production, hosted by Darren Criss (Glee) and Laura Osnes (Grease). Star Trek alum George Takei will serve as official fan correspondent. Action airs on TonyAwards.com, CBS.com, Playbill.com and TimeOut.com between 5:30p-8p ahead of the awards show on CBS Sunday, June 7.
Universal Television optioned the rights to The Wicked + The Divine comic books. Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Milkfed Criminal Masterminds will produce.
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Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: May 29-31, 2015
San Andreas (Warner Bros.) $53.2 million, opening weekend
Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal) $14.8 million, cume revenue $147.5 million
Tomorrowland (Disney) $13.3 million, cume revenue $63.2 million
Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros.) $13.6 million, cume revenue $115.9 million
Avengers: Age of Ultron (Disney) $10.9 million, cume revenue $427.1 million
Aloha (Sony) $10.0 million, opening weekend
Poltergeist (20th Century Fox) $7.8 million, cume revenue $38.3 million
Far From the Madding Crowd (Fox Searchlight) $1.4 million, cume revenue $8.3
Hot Pursuit (Warner Bros.) $1.4 million, cume revenue $32.3 million
Home (20th Century Fox) $1.2 million, cume revnue $170.4 million
Source: Rentrak Corporation
Nat Geo’s American Genius, premiering tonight at 9p, sheds light on innovations that changed the world. “We’re bringing to life the aha moments, the human stakes and the full-blooded battles of will and ego to unlock the secrets of American invention,” Tim Pastore, president, original programming and production, National Geographic Channel U.S., tells Cynopsis. “Everyone knows the legendary icons and luminaries who changed the world through their innovations – they gave us the telephone and the television, the six-gun, the A-bomb, the iPod. But those American geniuses were not the only ones behind these inventions,” adds Stephen David, president and executive producer, Stephen David Entertainment. “The challenges they faced were too big to face alone, and not many people know the story of who those bright minds were seconded by – we wanted to bring them to light as well.”
As the FIFA scandal makes headlines, Fusion is airing a special edition of The Soccer Gods tonight at 9p. In FIFA Watch: The Wrath of the Soccer Gods, Nando Vila and Simon Carr talk corruption, money and whether a takedown of top officials could lead to the U.S. getting to host a World Cup.
World Cup sponsors have expressed outrage over charges leveled against FIFA officials for years of corruption, but it’s hard to walk away from such a valuable marketing opportunity. How far should advertisers go to dissociate themselves from the scandal? Let us know in the new Cynopsis poll.
Was “The Star Spangled Banner” originally a drinking song, or Amelia Earhart really the best female pilot of her day? American Heroes Channel looks into untold stories in six-part What History Forgot, launching Tuesday, June 2 at 10p.
Arts channel Canal 22 Internacional celebrates World Environment Day with Arqueologia Subacuatica (Underwater Explored). Series airs Monday-Friday at 2a during June, along with other programs intended to raise awareness about the environment and conservation.
The season finale of Science’s Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman asks, “Why Do We Lie?” on Wednesday, June 3 oat 10p. Ep explores false memories, the potential influence of technology and the brains of pathological liars.
Season four of Spike TV’s Bar Rescue continues in San Francisco on Sunday, June 21 at 9p, where host Jon Taffer deals with a family member who can’t stop guzzling the inventory, when he’s not giving it away. Oh, and there’s family debt, and the business’s “pornographic” past.
Erin Andrews (Dancing With the Stars) and Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect) co-host the CMT Music Awards airing Wednesday, June 10 at 8p. Frontrunner: Carrie Underwood, with five nominations, including “Video of the Year.”
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Jennifer Hudson, Greg Kinnear and Jeffrey Wright (Boardwalk Empire) have joined the cast of HBO movie Confirmation, about the hearings of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas. Kerry Washington plays Anita Hill, while Wendell Pierce (Treme) takes on Thomas.
Add Rob Morrow to the cast of FX’s American Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson. The Northern Exposure star will play DNA expert Barry Scheck.
Bob Saget is the latest Full House alum to hop aboard Netflix spin-off Fuller House. “This completes the perfect reunion,” posted guest star and co-exec producer John Stamos on Twitter.
How do you keep viewers engaged with your channel when there’s no live action? Golf Channel SVP of programming Tom Knapp tells you how he avoids that particular (sand) trap in Cynsiders.
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Blue Ant International acquired nature doc Jago: A Life Underwater, from Under Dog Films Ltd. producer and director James Reed.
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David F. Poltrack I Chief Research Officer I CBS Corp.
Kevin Rini I Director, Product Leadership of Total Audience Measurement I Nielsen
Brad Adgate I SVP/Director, Research I Horizon Media I Kern Schireson I EVP, Data Strategy and Consumer Intelligence I Viacom I Carol Hinnant I SVP, National Television Sales I Rentrak
NBC’s Aquarius debuted to 5.7 million total viewers and 1.1/4 among A18-49 on Thursday.
HBO’s Game of Thrones got a 67 percent lift in Live+3 ratings, up 1.7 to hit 4.2 among A18-49, the biggest boost among cable for the week ending May 24.
Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle was the top cable original on Thursday with a 1.0 rating among A18-49, up from .7 the week prior.
Broadcast Morning Shows Weekly Average Ratings (week of May 18, 2015)
ABC: GMA5.12 million total viewers; 1.5/12 and 1.76 million A25-54
NBC: Today 4.76 million total viewers; 1.5/13 and 1.83 million A25-54
CBS This Morning 3.48 million total viewers; .8/7 and 1.00 million A25-54
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and A25-54 Live+SD
Thursday A18-49 Analysis: FOX won the most A18-49 viewers Thursday with 1.2/5, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. CBS was first at 8p with a 1.3/5 average for Big Bang Theory and The Odd Couple, opposite 1.2/5 for NBC’s Dateline and Fox’s Bones. Fox’s Wayward Pines topped 9p with 1.2/4 in both half hours, versus ABC’s 500 Questions, with 1.1 at 9p and 1.2/4 at 9:30p.Telemundo’s Senor de los Cielos led at 10p with 1.1/4; second hour of NBC’s Aquarius was next with 1.0/3.
A18-49:FOX 1.2/5, NBC 1.1/4, CBS 1.0/4, ABC .9/3, CW .2/1
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Thursday, May 28, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
Dateline 4.5/8, Aquarius 3.8/7
Big Bang Theory [r] 5.1/10, The Odd Couple [r] 3.5/6, Mom [r] 3.3/6, Mike & Molly [r] 3.2/6, Elementary [r] 2.7/8
Bones 3.4/6, Wayward Pines 2.5/4
500 Questions 3.3/6, Jimmy Kimmel Live [r] 1.9/4
Amores con Trampa 1.2/2, Imperdonable 1.2/2, Que to Perdone Dios 1.3/2
Avenida Brasil .6/1, Tierra del Reyes .8/1, Senor de los Cielos 1.3/2
Criminal Minds .8/1, Criminal Minds .8/1, Criminal Minds .9/2
iZombie [r] .5/1, Vampire Diaries [r] .3/1
Watchwith promoted Geoff Katz to Senior Vice President, Design and Chief Experience Officer. Katz, who has been with the company for five years, most recently served as Vice President, Business Development and Marketing.
Univision Communications promoted Carlos Deschapelles to Executive Vice President of Network and Digital Sales. Most recently, Deschapelles served as Senior Vice President of Sports Sales.
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This Day in History: 1926 – Marilyn Monroe was born in LA (as Norma Jeane Mortensen). Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which comedy included recurring characters played by Carol Burnett, Mel Brooks and Carroll O’Connor? Mad About You (1992-1999). Kudos to: Lauren Milberger/NYC, Donna Moore-ttpm/Anb Media/NYC, John Terracciano-Manhattan Center Productions/NYC, Dan Elias-Verizon/Ashburn, VA, Dory Petsrillo-HRP/Dallas, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, Angela Megrey-Crown Media/Studio City, CA, Dan Haberer-Creo Entertainent/Playa del Rey, CA, Jack Sugrue-KPIX-TV/San Francisco, Linda Nolan-Animal Planet/Toronto. Today’s Trivia Question John Stamos Theme Week: On General Hospital, who was Blackie’s (John Stamos) roommate at the Port Charles Hotel? (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 – MONDAY JUNE 1, 2015
ABC: The Bachelorette, The Whispers [p]
CBS: 2 Broke Girls [r], Mike & Molly [r], Scorpion [r], NCIS: Los Angeles [r]
CWThe Originals [r], Jane the Virgin [r]
FOX: So You Think You Can Dance [p]
NBC: American Ninja Warrior, The Island
PBS: Antiques Roadshow [r], A Program About Unusual Buildings & Other Roadside Stuff [r], Independent Lens [r]
Telemundo: Avenida Brasil, Tierra de Reyes, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: Amores con Trampa, Lo Imperdonable, Que te Perdone Dios…Yo No
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