07/11/19: Fintastic! Discovery announces Shark Week schedule; Will and Jada Smith launch holding company

 

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IN THE NEWS
 
Discovery Channel is really sinking its teeth into Shark Week 2019 with “fantastic” programming set to air from July 28-August 4. The network is premiering its first scripted feature-length film, Capsized: Blood in the Water, starring Josh Duhamel, followed by “fincredible” documentary programming set to scare you out of the water all week long. In addition, the network is engaging fans on digital and social media platforms through partnerships with nonprofit groups, affiliates, education programs and more. At this stage, we’re surprised the whole event isn’t a national holiday.
 
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith are launching Westbrook, Inc ., a cross-platform holding company that will encompass subsidiary companies including Overbrook Entertainment, Red Table Talk Enterprises, Westbrook Studios, Westbrook Media and Good Goods. The company is designed to allow the Smiths to “ fully immerse ourselves in all areas of the media and entertainment space. With our incredible team of family, chosen family and longtime business partners, Westbrook Inc.’s mission is to spread positive ideas, art and products that entertain and empower the greatest number of lives, inspiring the next generation of artists to do good in the world,” as they said in a statement.
 
Disney Television Studios underwent a leadership restructuring that named Jonnie Davis as ABC Studios president and Carolyn Cassidy as president, creative affairs for 20th Century Fox Television. Cassidy will lead the studio alongside Howard Kurtzman, president of business operations. Josh Sussman is joining ABC Studios as EVP, business affairs. The changes come four months after Disney’s $71.3B acquisition of major Fox properties. Departing the company are ABC Studios president Patrick Moran and EVP business operations Howard Davine.
 
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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

Katherine Heigl is set to star and executive-produce Firefly Lane , a drama series based on the Kristin Hannah novel, with showrunner/co-executive producer Maggie Friedman. The show focuses on two best friends and their complicated relationship; Heigl plays one-half of that inseparable set, the troubled Tully. Hannah is also executive-producing.

 
Pilgrim Media Group (a division of Lionsgate) and World Surf League’s new studio division, WSL Studios, are joining forces for a co-development deal to produce surf-centric sport and lifestyle content across multiple formats and platforms.
 
Makeready has a non-exclusive two-year deal with Hiro Murai , who directed Donald Glover’s This Is America video and the Amazon musical Guava Island, which starred Glover and Rihanna. Murai and manager/producing partner Nate Matteson have created production company Super Frog, and Makeready will provide independent financing for features and non-traditional format content.
 
Pop TV has given an eight-episode order to the coming-of-age comedy pilot Best Intentions, from Adam Herz (American Pie writer), A+E Studios and Howard T. Owens and Ben Silverman’s Propagate. Production is expected to begin this fall.
 
Decades Television Network is set to launch on 12 Fox O&O TV stations in Q3 of this year. Fox Television Stations has reached a multi-year agreement to carry the Weigel Broadcasting Co.’s network, which will launch on Fox stations in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, Tampa, Detroit, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Austin and Gainesville.
 
HGTV kicked off a new renovation competition series, Rock the Block , in July. The show, which films around LA, will give renovation experts from the network a chance to face off in a “design battle royale” as they take identical properties and turn them into suburban oases. The show will be hosted by Property Brothers host Drew Scott and is set to premiere in the fall of 2019.

NEW & RETURNING SERIES
 
Shondaland’s first original scripted series for Netflix is coming in 2020, two years after producer Shonda Rhimes moved her deal from ABC to the streaming service. The cast of Bridgerton, a scripted soap by Scandal writer Chris Van Dusen, will run for eight episodes and is based on Julia Quinn’s novels. Julie Andrews is set to voice the unseen gossip writer Lady Whistledown, while Rege-Jean Page (For the People) will play the eligible bachelor pursued by local ladies.
 
Ready for some fresh Masked Singer costumes? Well, now we know what the hidden warblers will be hiding in when the Fox breakout hit returns for a second season: Egg, Leopard, Flamingo, Skeleton and Eagle. The reality competition show was the season’s No. 1 new series and top unscripted show and is based on a South Korean format. Masked Singer returns on Sept. 25 on Fox.

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has a new music series on AXS TV. Brian Johnson: A Life on the Road first aired in the U.K. on Sky Arts and will premiere on Sept. 15. AXS has acquired two seasons of 12 episodes in which Johnson shares backstage talk with music “friends and heroes” including Sting.
 
AccuWeather presents a new series of stories celebrating 50 Years of Woodstock, airing from August 9 18. The show will include interviews with original attendees discussing how weather challenges shaped the festival.
 
The Circus is coming back to town in time for the 2020 election , which means Showtime will have eight new episodes following the largest field of presidential candidates in history starting on September 22 at 8pm.
 
Say Yes to the Dress: America announced the all-stars and special guests who’ll be appearing in upcoming episodes that will work with one couple in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. The guests for the TLC show include Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, bridal designer Hayley Paige and Emmy winner/style expert Lilliana Vazquez.
 
Smithsonian Channel is set to spotlight the homes of Britain’s nobility in An American Aristocrat’s Guide to Great Estates in a new series. Each hourlong episode will follow host Julie Montagu, Viscountess Hinchingbrooke, as she looks into the lifestyles of the owners, staff and craftspeople who maintain the estates. The series is produced by Nutshell TV for Smithsonian Networks and will premiere in 2020.
 
Investigation Discovery announced that Season 2 of the 44 Blue Productions and Khloe Kardashian-produced series Twisted Sisters will premiere on August 12.

ADVERTISING

Nielsen is launching the Nielsen Podcast Listener Buying Power Service through its Nielsen Scarborough division, with iHeartMedia, Cadence13, Midroll, Westwood One and cabana as charter clients. The new service will provide podcasters and brands with insights that match listeners by genre with their buying habits. The service has an effective sample of nearly 30,000 respondents and uses targeted questions on more than 12 podcast genres, more than 2,000 retail/plan-to-buy categories and hundreds of advertisers. The reports will be generated via web-based software and will be released twice a year.
 
Content logistics company MAZ has announced a new partnership with Flowplayer , a best-in-class online video platform designed for publishers. MAZ will offer clients access to Flowplayer’s video player, while Flowplayer’s users will have access to the distribution channels provided by MAZ. “With this partnership, video creators and publishers can get more reach from each piece of content,” says CMO Wayne Congar. “They can upload once with Flowplayer and distribute everywhere with MAZ.”

STREAMING

 
Snapchat has added more shows and contributors to its content community, with the first of its newly conceived Creator Shows premiering Wednesday. The social network has added Arnold Schwarzenegger, Serena Williams and Kevin Hart to its creator list as it aims to capitalize on its young viewing audience. Snapchat also announced its Animated Comedy Creator Initiative, which asks creators to pitch a one-page treatment; the network will green-light as many as 10 shows from the submissions. Scripted Comedy Creator Shows are scheduled to debut through the summer and into the fall.
 
Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace) is set to star, EP and write songs for Royalties, a musical comedy series focusing on a pair of songwriters for shortform streaming platform Quibi. It’s the first sale for SideCar, the Fox Entertainment company headed by Gail Berman.
 
Quibi has announced an unscripted series Fight Like a Girl , which will be headlined by WWE Superstars from WWE Studios and Critical Content. WWE chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon will pair a WWE Superstar with a young woman struggling to overcome a personal issue, the goal being that both emerge tougher, stronger and healthier.

Poker Central and partypoker LIVE announced a rights deal for live streaming of partypoker LIVE MILLIONS tour stops on the PokerGo OTT service. The exclusive streaming collaboration kicks off on August 9.
 
KIDS PROGRAMMING

The FCC voted Wednesday to ease rules about children’s programming broadcasts. It’s the first update of the “kid-vid” restrictions initially put in place 30 years ago, which ensured that educational programs would be widely available to American families, including through broadcast networks whose signals don’t require a pay-TV subscription. The order starts the window of time when children’s programming can air one hour earlier (6am) and keeps its traditional end time of 10pm. The Republican-led commission voted along party lines, with FCC commissioner Michael O’Rielly saying that the limitations were burdensome in a streaming/online media content world. Democrats on the committee dissented, saying that the new rules only require broadcasters to air less than one hour of children’s programming per month on their most widely viewed stream.
 
Anthony Anderson, Yvette Nicole Brown, Tony Hale and other funny folk are set to star in the upcoming live one-hour special Mo Willems & the Storytime All-Stars Present Don’t Let the Pigeon Do Storytime, which will record at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Greg Silverman‘s Stampede is producing the family comedy special, which kicks off Willems’ two-year residency as the Center’s first Education Artist-In-Residence. Bobcat Goldthwait is directing the July 13 event.
 
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic’s mid-season premiere will air on August 3 at 11:30 am on Discovery Family. The episode features the voice of “Weird Al” Yankovic, who’s reprising his role as Cheese Sandwich. The season has 13 episodes left.
 
PODCAST POSTS

Podcasts are hotter than ever, Gary Reisman , CEO of podcast producer Forever Dog, told Cynopsis in a recent conversation. In part, he says, this is because “the podcasting platform is perfectly designed to accommodate today’s audiences, which are accustomed to having complete control over the content they consume.” Podcasts are no longer hobbies — they’re “a bona fide business” and a “lucrative new frontier,” he adds. Find out more here.
 
Discovery Channel and Alan Alda have teamed up , with the cable network becoming the presenting sponsor of the former M*A*S*H star’s podcast Clear + Vivid. Discovery will also create a pipeline for science communication training in concert with Alda’s Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.
 
CNN is producing a six-part companion podcast to The Movies in which entertainment experts Lisa France, Sandra Gonzalez and Kristen Meinzer talk about the classic films of each decade and chat with some of today’s biggest stars. Lisa, Sandra and Kristen Go to the Movies launched on Wednesday on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and other podcast platforms. New episodes are available weekly.
 
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COMING UP

CBS Evening News’ anchor Norah O’Donnell will interview Caroline Kennedy and Jeff Bezos during her debut broadcast on Monday, July 15. During the joint interview — which marks the 50th anniversary month of mankind’s first moon walk — Kennedy and Bezos will discuss the future of space exploration as well as President Kennedy’s part in expanding the space program. The following day, O’Donnell will anchor the news from the Kennedy Space Center.

Things get slithery on Smithsonian Channel with Queen of the Pythons, a doc following the daily life of a deadly 13-foot snake in South Africa. One-hour special airs Wednesday, August 7, at 8p.

TECH TALK

TiVo has renewed its agreement with Canada’s Shaw Communications in a deal that expanded Shaw’s Rovi patent portfolio IP license deal to also cover the TiVo patent portfolio. “We’re happy to renew our agreements with TiVo, which reinforces our commitment to providing advanced entertainment offerings to our customers across Canada,” said Jay Mehr, president of Shaw Communications.

Instagram is battling online bullies with two new features. In the first, artificial intelligence will be used to flag comments that “might be considered offensive,” giving users a chance to undo a nasty comment before it posts. The second will allow people to restrict users looking at their account without resorting to blocking. “We’ve heard from young people in our community that they’re reluctant to block, unfollow or report their bully because it could escalate the situation,” said Instagram head Adam Mosseri.

CASTING

Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man) and Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum) are joining the BBC’s remake of RuPaul’s Drag Race. They’re set to appear alongside stars including Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) and Spice Girl Geri Horner. … Mindy Kaling has cast the lead in her Netflix coming-of-age comedy, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan. The newcomer will play Devi and was chosen from a worldwide casting call for the untitled series from Kaling, co-executive producer Lang Fisher and Universal TV. … Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey and Abigail’s Party) will star in the six-part BBC drama Life alongside former Doctor Who lead Peter Davidson. The series was created by Doctor Foster originator Mike Bartlett and is filming in Manchester, U.K. … Theater star Imogen Kogge will play German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a new drama, Merkel, which will look at the country’s decision to open Germany’s borders to almost 1 million Syrian refugees in 2015. Carte Blanche International is producing Merkel with German public broadcasters RBB and NDR. … Carrie-Ann Moss (Matrix) will star with Danielle Campbell in the second series of the CBS All Access anthology Tell Me A Story.


GOING GLOBAL

The Epix Batman prequel Pennyworth has found a home around the world, thanks to a deal with StarzPlay. The digital platform now has rights to the show in the U.K., Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria and Latin America. It begins airing in the U.S. later in July.

 
France’s TF1 Studio has partnered with Globalgate Entertainment , the Lionsgate-affiliated local-language film and TV production and financing venture. This makes it the 14th international partner for the company. Previously, Globalgate had a deal with TF1’s rival Gaumont.
 
German public broadcaster ZDF will co-produce its first Finnish-German project, Arctic Circle, an original series from Bavaria Fiction and Yellow Film & TV.
 

CBC streaming service CBC Gem announced a new content slate for young adults, with select programming beginning to air in July. Shows include Warigami (a 10-part short-episode series produced in partnership with The CW), four short films produced as part of the CBC New Indigenous Voices training program and Utopia Falls (a 10-part hourlong episodic YA sci-fi drama “infused with dance and music”) that will air in 2020.


ADVERTISING
 
Programmatic video platform Tremor Video announced it has paired with YuMe by Rhythm One. The newly integrated company will provide brands and agencies with Connected TV (CTV) advertising solutions, including directly sourced inventory relationships across apps and smart TVs. Advertisers will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of their CTV spend and ROI; in addition, Tremor’s in-house Creative Studio will provide advanced creative placements such as Interactive In-Stream, Standard In-Stream and Smart TV Impression Units.
 
Blended in-game advertising platform Anzu and cybersecurity company CHEQ have partnered to deliver the first ad-verification solution for console games. Programmatic ads integrated directly into games will be served as a viewable brand-safe and fraud-free environment, according to CHEQ. The pilot will launch with Turner, which is part of AT&T’s Warner Media Group and includes brands such as HBO and CNN. Turner also owns E-League, one of the largest gaming leagues in the world.
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RATINGS
 
Fox continues to do well in the ratings — over at Showtime that is , where the new limited series The Loudest Voice, chronicling the rise of the “fair and balanced” network topped 2 million viewers in replays, streaming and on-demand. That’s a 602% rise from its first linear airing, which Nielsen says drew just 618,000 viewers. Meanwhile, Big Little Lies and Euphoria have both done well for HBO; Lies drew 2.8M total viewers to its fifth episode of the second season, while Euphoria drew 1.2M total.
 
CBS’ Love Island is on five nights a week but debuted Tuesday to lackluster numbers, watched by just 2.68 million viewers. NBC’s Bring the Funny also premiered Tuesday night and was the third-most-watched program of the night with 6.2 million viewers total. The comedy competition features Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy.
 
Top 10 Broadcast Programs Among A18-49 Ratings/Share for Week of July 1
ABC: The Bachelorette – 1. 5/8
CBS: Big Brother (Tuesday) – 1.1/6
CBS: Big Brother (Wednesday) – 1.1.4/7
NBC: America’s Got Talent – 1.0/6
CBS: Big Brother (Sunday) – 1.0/5
NBC: Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks – 0.9/7
ABC: Celebrity Family Feud – 0.9/4
ABC: $100,000 Pyramid – 0.8/4
NBC: American Ninja Warrior – 0.8/5
NBC: Songland – 0.7/4
   
Broadcast
ABC: Reef Break – 88.1%
CBS: NCIS: The Cases They Can’t Forget – 87.7%
CBS: Life in Pieces – 87.2%
CBS: Elementary – 85.0%
The CW: Masters of Illusion – 84.7%
 
Cable
History Channel: Ancient Aliens – 88.0%
HGTV: Island Life – 87.7%
HGTV: Lakefront Bargain Hunt – 87.3%
HGTV: Beach Hunters – 86.8%
USA Network: Chrisley Knows Best – 86.8%
 
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Wednesday, July 3, time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 8.49 million
America’s Got Talent 9.64, Bring the Funny 6.18
FOX: 7.07 million
2019 MLB All-Star Game 7.07
CBS: 2.53 million
Love Island 2.68, The Big Bang Theory 1.77, Blood & Treasure 2.69
ABC: 1.86 million
The Conners 2.96, American Housewife 2.02, Modern Family 1.74, The Goldbergs 1.49, Modern Family 1.50, black-ish 1.44
Univision: .86 million
Reina Soy Yo .9, Rosa De Guadalupe .86 , Por Amar Sin Le Mon .81
CW: 0.66 million
The Flash 0.62, The 100 0.69

Wednesday A18-49 Ratings
FOX 1.7/9, NBC 1.4/7, CBS 0.4/2, ABC 0.4/2, CW 0.2/1, UNI 0.4/2
 
EXECUTIVE MOVES
 
Donna Speciale is reportedly departing AT&T Warner Media amid the company’s reorganization. She had been with the company since 2012 and was promoted to head of sales at Turner, then all of WarnerMedia, which has not confirmed her exit.
 
BET Networks has named Devin Griffin general manager of BET+, its new premium SVOD product. Griffin was a producer and EVP at Story Lab US; before that he worked in senior content roles at Netflix.
 
History has hired Adam Fratto to head its scripted programming department. Fratto hails from A&E Networks, where he worked as VP for scripted programming; at History he’ll be in charge of development and production for scripted originals like Vikings and Project Blue Book while also developing projects for A&E Studios.
 
Research exec Tony Cardinale, who recently exited NBCUniversal as EVP of strategic insights after 14 years, has launched his own research and consulting outpost, American Insight & Strategy, in Chappaqua, NY. The company will offer political clients a proprietary voter-sentiment tracking system called VoterDNA that will analyze political issues using psychographic factors rather than traditional age-based demographics.
 
Ben Samuel has joined Lightbox as creative director, development. He’ll work with co-founders Simon and Jonathan Chinn to oversee development strategy and manage teams in London and Los Angeles focusing on the company’s premium returning series, like Netflix‘s Diagnosis and Murder Mountain.
 
Experiential content creation platform Ceros announced the hire of Rob Bender as CFO. Rob spent 15 years as CFO of financial tech company Axioma.
 
Kanica Suy has joined Inspire Entertainment as a talent manager, bringing her clients from Cultivate Entertainment, including Dayo Okeniyi, Bella Dane and Claudia Doumit. At Inspire, Suy will work with managers Jason Spire and Danny Mancini to develop film and television projects from the company’s talent list.
   
IN MEMORIAM
 
Rip Torn, who generated nearly 200 film and TV credits during his seven-decade career, died at his home in Lakeville, CT, surrounded by his family. He was 88. Torn was known for his roles in Men in Black and The Larry Sanders Show but also starred on Broadway. He had nine Emmy nominations and one win, in 1996 for Sanders. Born Elmore Rural Torn, Jr. on Feb. 6, 1931, in Temple, TX, the actor claimed his secret weapon was to play drama as comedy and comedy as drama.
 
Freddie Jones, who starred on ITV soap opera Emmerdale and was the father of fellow actor Toby Jones, died Tuesday evening after a short illness. He was 91.
 

Japanese entertainment executive Johnny Kitagawa died Tuesday after suffering a stroke on June 18. He was 87. The LA-born Kitagawa created megastar boy bands through his company Johnny’s Associates, including SMAP, Kat-tun and Arashi. In the 1990s his acts appeared in 40 TV shows weekly in Japan.


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THURSDAY, JULY 11
ABC: Holey Moley, Family Food Fight, Reef Break
CBS: Love Island, Big Brother, Elementary
CW: iZombie, The Outpost
FOX: MasterChef, Spin the Wheel
NBC: The Wall, Hollywood Game Night, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
PBS: The This Old House Hour, Endeavour on Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow
Telemundo: Un Poquito Tuyo, Betty en NY, La Reina del Sur
Univision: La Reina Soy Yo, La Rosa de Guadelupe, Por Amar Sin Ley
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