06/03/15: Kurt Wimmer and Spike TV partner for scripted series; ABC switches up Sundays; The brain behind Brain Games inks series option deal for Hollywood insider drama


Good morning. It’s Wednesday June 3, 2015, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
American Heroes Channel: WWII in the Pacific at 10p
BET: The Game at 10p, Frankie & Neffe at 10:30p, P.S. The Best Show at 11p
Destination America: Ring of Honor Wrestling at 8p
Food: Mystery Diners at 9:30p, Craziest Restaurants in America at 10p
HGTV: Brother vs. Brother at 9p
ID: Blood Relatives at 9p, The Perfect Murder at 10p
TV One: Unsung at 8p

Tonight’s Finales:
Cooking: Tia Mowry at Home at 9p
Esquire: Best Bars in America at 9p, Brew Dogs at 10p
Science: Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman at 10p
TV Land: Hot in Cleveland at 10p
Velocity: Junkyard Empire at 9p

Spike TV is partnering with screenwriter Kurt Wimmer (Salt) for his first TV project, scripted series When the Levee Breaks. Drama focuses on an African-American cop who crosses an LAPD strike line to investigate two murders.


ABC changed its game plan for Sundays. Biblical drama Of Kings and Prophets is off the fall lineup for now, headed for retooling. Fellow freshman Quantico gets an upgrade from Tuesday to Sunday at 10p, joining Once Upon a Time and Blood & Oil.

ESPN senior writer LZ Granderson is joining ABC News as a contributor. “LZ has a unique voice with a deep knowledge across a broad spectrum of subjects,” said ABC News president James Goldston in a memo to staff yesterday. Granderson will continue to work at the sports channel.

A Verizon Wireless press release cited “a total of nine named storms expected this season by The Weather Channel” in a statement assuring customers that they can count on Verizon network centers to withstand extreme weather events. But Verizon FiOs customers can’t count on getting The Weather Channel, since it was dropped by the cable provider in March. Still, “We appreciate that at least Verizon consults The Weather Channel, and our deep and always live hurricane experts, for their wireless customers," Shirley Powell, EVP, marketing and communications for The Weather Company, tells Cynopsis.

Subscription TV companies didn’t exactly ace the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index. In the annual survey of 70,000 customers, subscription TV tied Internet service providers with a score of 63 out of 100, the worst of the 43 industries covered. “There was a time when pay TV could get away with discontented users without being penalized by revenue losses from defecting customers,” said Claes Fornell, ACSI chairman and founder but those days are over.”




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EXCLUSIVE: Jerry Kolber, creator and exec producer of Nat Geo’s Brain Games, and his Atomic Entertainment partner Adam Davis closed a series option deal for the just-released book, “Judy & Liza & Robert & Freddie & David & Sue & Me…: A Memoir”, by Hollywood super-agent, Stevie Phillips. “Atomic is always interested in stories about smart people who succeed because of their ingenuity,” Kolber tells Cynopsis. “It’s no accident that Stevie was the only woman who rose to such heights in the male-dominated Mad Men era of Hollywood and we felt her story and all the behind the scenes drama was a perfect fit for our sensibilities. The list of A-list showrunners and stars who are considering working with us on this scripted series is humbling, and we’re grateful for the opportunity.”

Tom Fontana (St. Elsewhere) and Barry Levinson (Rain Man) have been named executive producers for Discovery’s Killing Fields. The crime series from Sirens Media, exploring locations where crimes have gone undetected and using advance technology to find answers, is set to debut in 2016.

TV Land signed a script development deal with Warner Horizon Television, John Wells Productions and John Riggi (30 Rock) for a dark comedy inspired by the life of Kyle Richards (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills). Richards will co-exec produce the project.

Monami Entertainment is inviting emerging producers to pitch TV and film ideas today, June 3 in Santa Monica. Pitch meetings will be 10 minutes each; attendees can use development materials like treatments, sizzle reels and power point presentations. Register here. Location revealed upon registering.

FYI is jumping into the backyard structure craze with He Shed, She Shed (ha!), focused on the small space craze. Production is beginning immediately for the series, developed and produced by Loud TV (Tiny House Nation) and Plum Pictures.

WE tv greenlit two unscripted series centered on law. Docu-dramas Ladies of Law (wt), from Eastern and Monami Entertainment, and Sisters in Law, produced by Collins Avenue Entertainment, join WE tv’s line-up in 2016. Production on both one-hour series begins this summer.

It’s a wrap. Production concluded over the weekend in Vancouver for Up premiere movie Welcome Home, starring and exec produced by Luke Perry. Drama from Entertainment One Television will make its debut this year.


Smithsonian Channel special Nepal Quake: Terror on Everest, airing Monday, June 8 at 9p, tells survivor stories like that of a terrified teen filming for his YouTube channel. The show also explores the science behind the April 25 event, with one quake expert saying it was a disaster 100 years in the making.

Adult Swim renewed live action comedy Childrens Hospital for season seven. “I’m happy,” said creator/exec producer Rob Corddry. “After our season six cliffhanger, people will be dying for us to turn our backs on the notion of series continuity even more.” Season six finale airs Friday, June 19 at midnight.

Comedy Central ordered Not Safe With Nikki Glaser to series, as well as a one-hour special featuring the Inside Amy Schumer recurring guest. Series blending interviews, pre-taped segments and social experiments will launch in 2016.

Logo gave the green light to new series Food to Get You Laid, with celeb chef Ronnie Woo, part of a summer “Sunday Funday” block kicking off July 26 at 7p that also includes RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 4 RuVealed and Kelly Ripa and Mark ConsuelosSecret Guide to Fabulous. The net’s annual special, Traiblazers Honors, airs Saturday, June 27.

National Geographic Channels International secured rights to China From Above from Beach House Pictures and NHNZ. The two-parter, showing China’s diverse landscapes, extreme weather, massive cities and staggering infrastructure from overhead, will air on Nat Geo from July 2015.

“King of Horror” Eli Roth (The Last Exorcism) will host late night talk show Shark After Dark, kicking off Sunday, July 5 at 11p and running on Discovery through Thursday, during the net’s Shark Week. It’s a natural fit. “I’ve been a Shark Week fan for 20 years,” said Roth. “It’s my favorite television week of the year. I am completely shark obsessed.”

In related news… Former Shark After Dark host Josh Wolf is set to start on CMT’s first late-nighter, The Josh Wolf Show, launching Thursday, June 11 at 11p. Wolf is also known for his recurring role on Chelsea Lately.

Season six of VH1 Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn returns this fall with more high-profile pairs at a crossroads. Relationship therapist Dr. Jenn Mann helps Angela “Big Ang” Murphy (Mob Wives), Creed front man Scott Stapp, RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Carmen Carrera, model Janice Dickinson and hip-hop star Joe Budden and their significant others decide whether or not it’s time to call it quits.

Here she comes: The 2016 Miss America Competition will air live from Atlantic City on Sunday, September 13 at 9p on ABC. It’s the first walk down the runway since Dick Clark Productions teamed with the Miss America Organization.

Season three of Canal Once original series Hospital Veterinario premieres Friday, June 5, at 9p on the international feed of Canal Once, Mexico’s public broadcasting network. Thirteen-week season includes characters like an injured peacock, a camel with a toothache and a cockatoo intoxicated with zinc.

Lifestyle channel Create TV, featuring public television how-to programming, announced seven series premieres: Joanne Weir Gets Fresh and Taste of the Islands with Chef Irie beginning Monday, June 29; Curious Traveler, arriving Wednesday, July 1; Frank Clarke Simply Painting Around the World: China, premiering July 8; Painting the Town with Eric Dowdle, bowing Friday, July 10 and Mineral Exploreres, launching Thursday, July 30. Create TV is carried by 220 local public television stations.

Azteca America is launching a youth-oriented telenovela, UEPA! Un Escenario Para Amar, on Monday, June 8 at 3p. The series, about a girl who leads a double life as a dancer at a bar to support her family, mixes music and dance with classic Latino telenovela melodrama.

Add Eric Church, Jake Owen, Sam Hunt and Zac Brown Band to the performers hopping onstage for the CMT Music Awards. Show airs live from Nashville Wednesday, June 10 at 8p.

Discovery en Espanol exposes the complex issues involved in illegal immigration in one-hour documentary Colombia: La Nueva Frontera. Original production premieres Sunday, June 7 at 10p as part of the “Discovery a Fondo” programming block.

Arts net Ovation takes viewers inside the high-stakes world of art collecting in Art Breakers, set to premiere Sunday, October 4 at 8p. In the docu-series, art advisors work to accommodate eclectic tastes and keep clients from wasting money on junk.


Homeland added four performers to its season five cast: German actor Sebastian Koch (The Lives of Others), Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings trilogy),Alexander Fehling (Inglorious Basterds) and Sarah Sokolovic (Cold Comes the Night) filming in Berlin this week for the Showtime drama.

Tom Lipinski landed the role of Bernie Madoff son Mark in ABC miniseries Madoff. Richard Dreyfuss plays the Ponzi schemer.

Adam Rodriguez (CSI: Miami) will recur on season two of Fox’s Empire. Rodriguez will play a concert promoter on the hip hop drama, premiering September 23 at 9p.

Frances Fisher (Titanic) and Michael O’Keefe (The Great Santini) will play Virginia’s parents on season three of Masters of Sex, reports EW. Showtime drama returns Sunday, July 12.

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Netflix may be promoting its shows, but don’t look for Matthew McConaughey talking to himself in his Lincoln anytime soon. “No advertising coming onto Netflix. Period,” posted Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on Facebook. “Just adding relevant cool trailers for other Netflix content you are likely to love.” Mark Zuckerberg gave the post a like.

No Cannes do: the Cannes Lions yanked its “Media Network of the Year Award” for 2015 after a consensus couldn’t be reached about precisely what constitutes a media network. Saying it had been “attempting to establish a way forward that is acceptable to all parties as it relates to calculation methodology,” the group explained it had “no option” but to suspend the honor this year.” The seven-day Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity begins June 21.

Bounce TV and software platform provider Mediaocean announced a partnership enabling agencies to access Bounce TV’s inventory within Mediaocean’s media management platform Spectra. Buyers will be able to compare the network’s audience data with broadcast stations, cable networks and advertisers.


Viral video show Right This Minute premieres June 8 on Lifetime in Asia (StarHub TV Channel 514), coinciding with the U.S. launch. The series will air in Asia weekdays at 7p and 7:30p.

Discovery Communications has partnered with Image Nation to launch a new Arabic language, free-to-air TV channel for the region. Quest Arabiya is slated for a 4Q15 debut. “Quest Arabiya will be a leading destination for men’s lifestyle entertainment in the Middle East and North Africa,” said James Gibbons, EVP for Discovery’s emerging business. “Discovery’s global success is based on building strong local teams and looking for new opportunities in key markets.”



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ABC’s The Bachelorette had a 19 percent boost versus last week in the young adult demo, to 1.9/6 among A18-49, and a 20 percent lift in total viewers, to 6.5 million. Lead-in The Whispers bowed with 1.5/5, the net’s best summer scripted premiere since Rookie Blue in 2010.

Exclusive: Azteca America’s broadcast of the Liga MX final match between Queretaro and Santos on Sunday, May 31 was the highest-rated primetime sports event on broadcast television, averaging 1,164,000 total viewers, 701,000 A18-49 and 501,000 M18-49, according to Nielsen. The game was the second-highest rated sports program of the day among A18-49 and M18-49 when factoring in cable programming, regardless of language.

A&E’s broadcast of Sunday’s Critics’ Choice TV Awards delivered 522,000 viewers, with 315,000 for an encore immediately following. Last year on The CW (admittedly, apples to oranges), the show drew 1 million total viewers.

Lifetime scripted series UnReal, a critically well-received drama skewering reality dating shows, launched to 815,000 viewers on Monday with 363,000 among A18-49, down from 1.47 million viewers and 671,000 in the demo for lead-in Devious Maids.

DIY Network delivered a record 14.8 million total primetime viewers in May. Assisted by series like Lake Life, Mega Decks, Garage Gold, Barnwood Builders and Building Alaska, the net averaged 101,000 viewers P25-54 during the month – a 19 percent improvement over May 2014.

HGTV had its best May ever among viewers P25-54 in primetime thanks to series including Flip or Flop, on pace for its best season ever, Lakefront Bargain Hunt, Caribbean Life and Fixer Upper. The net averaged a 0.51 P25-54 primetime rating in May, up 9 percent over 2014.HGTV was the number one cable network in primetime and on weekends (SS 7a-8p) among upscale W25-54 and again ranked as a top 10 cable network in primetime, eighth among P25-54 and third among W25-54. 

Among cable news nets, CNN boasted the biggest ratings boost in May versus last year, up 44 percent in primetime in total viewers and up 51 percent among A25-54. In total day, CNN saw a 42 percent lift in viewers and 55 percent in the news demo. 

Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings (week of May 25, 2015)
Nightly News 7.676 million total viewers; 1.5/7 and 1.771 million A25-54
ABC: World News Tonight 7.650 million total viewers; 1.6/7 and 1.880 million A25-54
CBS: Evening News 6.418 million total viewers; 1.2/5 and 1.442 million A25-54?
Source: Nielsen, NTI Total Viewers and A25-54 Live+SD

Top 14 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share for the week of May 25, 2015
America’s Got Talent (Tues.) 2.6/9
NBC: I Can Do That 1.8/6
NBC: American Ninja Warrior 1.8/6
ABC: The Bachelorette 1.6/5
FOX: MasterChef 1.6/6
NBC: NHL Playoffs 1.5/6
ABC: The Bachelorette (Mon.) .1/7
CBS: The Briefcase 1.4/5
ACB: What Would You Do? 1.3/5
CBS: Criminal Minds 1.2/4
NBC: Dateline 1.2/5
FOX: Bones 1.2/5
FOX: Wayward Pines 1.2/4
NBC: Island: Bear Grylls 1.2/4
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Monday A18-49 Analysis: ABC won the most A18-49 viewers Monday with 1.8/6, according to final primetime ratings from Nielsen. NBC’s American Ninja Warrior and ABC’s The Bachelorette tied for the lead at 8p with 1.9/6. Ninja pulled ahead at 9p with 2.2/7, followed by 2.0/6 for Bachelorette. ABC newcomer The Whispers won at 10p with 1.5/5, versus 1.1/4 for NBC’s Island: Bear Grylls and Telemundo’s Senor de los Cielos.

A18-49: ABC 1.8/6, NBC 1.7/6, FOX 1.3/4, CBS 1.0/3, UNI 1.0/3, TELE .7/2, ION .4/1, CW .2/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, June 1, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated.
ABC: 4.2/7
The Bachelorette 4.5/8, The Whispers 3.7/7
CBS: 4.0/7
2 Broke Girls [r] 3.7/7, Mike & Molly [r] 3.9/7, Scorpion [r] 3.9/6, NCIS: Los Angeles [r] 4.3/8
NBC: 3.3/6
American Ninja Warrior 3.9/7, Island: Bear Grylls 2.2/4
FOX: 2.5/4
So You Think You Can Dance? 2.5/4
Amores con Trampa 1.3/2, Imperdonable 1.3/2, Que te Perdone Dios…Yo No 1.3/2
Avenida Brasil .7/1, Tierra de Reyes 0.8/1, Senor de los Cielos 1.3/2
ION: 1.2/2
Blue Bloods 1.3/2, Blue Bloods 1.2/2, Blue Bloods 1.2/2
CW: 0.4/1
Originals [r] .4/1, Jane the Virgin [r] .4/1

Sunday A18-49 Analysis: NBC won the most A18-49 viewers Sunday with .9/3, according to final primetime ratings from Nielsen. ABC’s American Home Videos was first at 7p with .8/3 and 1.0/4 for its half hours, versus .8/3 and .9/3 for NBC’s Dateline. NBC grabbed the lead at 8p with 1.2/4 for Dateline, followed by an average .7/3 for Fox’s Simpsons and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. NBC’s A.D.: The Bible Continues topped 9p with .9/3; Univision’s Me Pongo de Pie was next with .7/2. At 10p ABC was first with .7/2 for Modern Family and black-ish, while CBS and Univision tied with .6/2 for CSI and Sal y Pimienta.

A18-49: NBC .9/3, ABC .7/3, FOX .6/2, CBS .6/2, UNI .6/2, TELE .5/2, ION .2/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, May 31, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated.
CBS: 3.5/6
60 Minutes [r] 5.3/10, Madam Secretary [r] 3.3/6, The Good Wife [r] 2.5/4, CSI [r] 2.9/5
NBC: 3.3/6
Dateline [r] 4.1/8, A.D.: The Bible Continues 3.0/5, American Odyssey 1.9/4
ABC: 2.2/4
America’s Funniest Home Videos [r] 2.6/5, Dancing With the Stars Anniversary 2.7/5, The Middle [r] 2.1/4, The Goldbergs [r] 1.8/3, Modern Family [r] 1.9/3, black-ish [r] 1.6/3
FOX: 1.0/2
Bob’s Burgers [r] .7/1, Bob’s Burgers [r] .8/2, Simpsons [r] 1.2/2, Brooklyn Nine-Nine [r] .9/2, Golan .9/2
Aqui Ahora Sun .7/1, Me Pongo d Pie .9/1, Sal y Pimienta .8/2
Voz Kids 1.0/2, Suelta la Sopa Extra .3/1
ION: 0.6/1
The Bone Collector .7/1, Constantine .5/1

Saturday A18-49 Analysis: NBC won the most A18-49 viewers Saturday with 1.5/6, according to final primetime ratings from Nielsen, winning every hour with NHL playoffs. NBC was first at 8p with 1.3/7, followed by .4/2 for Ion’s Criminal Minds and Fox baseball. Hockey scored 1.6/7 to lead at 9p, versus .5/2 for Univision’s Sabado Gigante. NBC topped 10p with 1.6/7; it was a three-way tie for third between ABC’s In an Instant, CBS’s 48 Hours and Univision’s Sabado Gigante, each with .6/2.

A18-49: NBC 1.5/6, UNI .5/2, ABC .4/2, CBS .4/2, FOX .4/2, ION .41, TELE .3/1,

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, May 30, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated.
NBC: 2.6/5
NHL Playoffs 2.6/5
CBS: 2.0/4
Crimetime Saturday [r] 1.5/3, Crimetime Saturday [r] 1.7/3, 48 Hours [r] 2.7/5
FOX: 1.1/2
Saturday Baseball 1.1/2
ABC: 1.6/3
Grey’s Anatomy 1.2/3, In an Instant 1.8/3
Sabado Gigante 1.0/2
ION: 1.0/2
Criminal Minds 1.2 /2, Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds .9/2
Cine Millonario .4/1, FIFA .3/1


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Turner Broadcasting promoted Sandy Padula to Vice President of Research for TBS and TNT. Previously, Padula was Vice President of Audience Insights, Brand and Cross-Platform Research for TBS & TNT.

Turner Asia Pacific is bolstering its distribution team. Robi Stanton was upped to General Manager, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Territories, Voo Chih Yeong was appointed Vice President, Southeast Asia, and Vishal Dembla was promoted to Vice President, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.

Spectrum named Daysun Perkins Senior Vice President of Programming and Development. Previously, Perkins served as Development Executive at 44 Blue Productions.

Sarah Etherden has been appointed Director, Corporate Communications for Blue Ant Media. Previously, Etherden was Communications Manager at Teletoon.

Entertainment branding agency loyalkaspar added Tony Kadillak as Director of Business Development and Amanda J. Abraham as Associate Director of Business Development, Emerging Media. Kadillak was Executive Producer at Eyeball; Abraham worked at EA Games.

Federico San Martin has been hired as Vice President of Global Consumer Products for The Jim Henson Company. Most recently, San Martin was Head of Global Toys at DreamWorks Studios.

This Day in History:
1967 – Happy 48th birthday, Anderson Cooper!

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: What did John Stamos’ character, Zach, do on Friends that made a skeptical Monica realize he might be a good potential sperm donor? Asked for a coaster for his beer. Kudos to: Smiti Kumar-Merrill Lynch/Bank of America/NYC, Heather Weldin-WWE Corporation/Stamford, CT, Amy Wu-DeviantArt/NYC, Angela Santomero-Out of the Blue Enterprises/NYC, Lori James-Spectrum Reach/St. Louis, MO, Jessica Jennings-NCC Media/Chicago, Mario Turchiaro-The CW/Burbank

Today’s Trivia Question  John Stamos Theme Week: Which John Stamos TV show was based on a hit British series? (Email trivia@cynopsis.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone.).
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ABC: The Middle [r], The Goldbergs [r], Modern Family [r], black-ish [r], Celebrity Wife Swap [r]
CBS: The Briefcase, Criminal Minds [r], CSI: Cyber [r]
CW: Arrow [r],
Supernatural [r]
FOX: MasterChef, Bullseye
NBC: NHL Stanley Cup
PBS: Nature [r], NOVA [r], The Ghost Army [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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