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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
NBC gave a script commitment plus penalty to comedy Brotherly Love, from the NBA’s Ben Simmons and superstar LeBron James and his SpringHill Entertainment, and Kourtney Kang (Fresh Off the Boat). Series is based on the multi-ethnic family life of Simmons.
The Cove is in development at CW, following estranged sisters who find secrets at the Caribbean resort they return to after their father’s death. Family adventure drama comes from The Vampire Diaries’ Chad Fiveash and James Stoteraux Robert Zemeckis’ Compari Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
Haunted Live, Travel Channel’s first weekly live series, premieres Friday, September 14 at 10p. The Tennessee Wraith Chasers start off in a 19th century house they suspect contains the ghosts of soldiers who died while there in hiding.
New food series The Urban Vegetarian premieres on Z Living tonight at 8p. Dietician, author and self-proclaimed “food nerd at heart” Desiree Nielsen hosts.
Ten-episode scripted series Queen America, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, launches on Facebook Watch on Wednesday, November 21. Additional cast includes Judith Light (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), Jennifer Westfeldt (Younger), Victoria Justice (Victorious), Teagle Bougere (A Night at the Museum), Rana Roy (Life Sentence), Isabella Amara (Wilson), Molly Price (Bloodline) and Megan West (This is Us).
A new season of Alaska the Last Frontier launches on Discovery on Sunday, October 7 at 9p, with the Kilcher family celebrating warmer weather, and singer/songwriter Jewel returning with her son.
CBS’s Let’s Make a Deal is back for season ten on Monday, September 17 with fan favorite “Zonk Redemption” super-sized from one episode to a week-long event, with formerly “zonked” traders from past seasons given another chance to win – or lose.
The lineup for the ninth season of Litton’s Weekend Adventure, ABC’s Saturday morning programming block, will include new addition The Great Dr. Scott, following a vet and his family-run clinic.
The Office will have a new home starting January 1, when the comedy joins Will & Grace and Frasier as part of Cozi TV’s primetime comedy lineup.
Now through Halloween, AMC Networks’ streaming service Shudder will premiere a new scary movie every week. Shudder original Revenge will be available starting September 13.
Ralph Lauren, Robert Redford and supermodel Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend will among those featured on Sunday’s Best: Celebrating 40 Years of CBS Sunday Morning on Friday, September 14 at 8p. Jane Pauley will anchor the one-hour special.
The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8p on CBS.
The complete lineup for this year’s PaleyFest NY includes Outlander, The Walking Dead, Drunk History, David Tennant Talks Doctor Who, Good Omens, and Much More, Documentary Now!, Sunday Morning, Murphy Brown: A Conversation with Candice Bergen and Diane English, Shark Tank, The Good Fight, The Conners, and Top Chef. Festival takes place October 5-18.
Univision is offering a mash-up of sports and dramedy tonight. On the west coast, a live broadcast of the international soccer match between U.S. and Mexico at 6p will followed by the premiere of Mi Marido Tiene Mas Familia (My Husband Has More Family) at 8p, while East coast viewers will be see the dramedy premiere at 8p, followed by the live soccer match at 9p.
Turner Classic Movies will celebrate the life of Burt Reynolds, who died September 6 at age 82, with a six-film tribute on Wednesday, December 26. First up: 1977’s Smokey and the Bandit at 8p.
SHORT FORM VIDEO
Former VP Joe Biden is set to host ATTN: series Here’s the Deal. Ten-part short form political show premieres tomorrow on IGTV, with episodes landing on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube after a 24-hour window. Biden promises “Not complicated policy wonk language or confusing acronyms, just facts” on issues like health care, jobs and gun violence, ahead of the midterm elections.
The 13th Annual NBCUniversal Short Film Festival, celebrating diverse stories while finding the next generation of storytellers, unveiled six original short films, pilots and webisodes as this year’s finalists, chosen from over 3400 submissions. A festival record number of submissions came from women. Screening and awards ceremony takes place October 24 at the Director’s Guild of America in Hollywood.
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Facebook advertisers can now review the list of publishers monetizing content through Instant Articles and in-stream videos, and block publishers they want to avoid, as part of an effort to increase brand safety. “The people and businesses that use Facebook deserve a safe environment to share and connect,” said Facebook VP of global marketing Carolyn Everson on Monday. “We’ve been working with advertisers to build more controls and we’re taking another step forward today.”
ABC Talent and Casting’s annual ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Competition is live now through Monday, September 24. The competition aims to discover and champion actors who may not have had the opportunity to be seen yet by a team of professional casting executives; winner gets a $25,000 talent deal with ABC. A separate UK talent contest is also underway.
ABC talker The View is now available as a podcast. Each episode will be available by 4p on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Spotify, Stitcher and the ABC News app.
NBC’s The Voice will debut its first companion series, 10-part Comeback Stage, for its upcoming 15th season. Singer/songwriter Kelsea Ballerini will serve as the companion series’ “fifth coach,” mentoring six artists who auditioned but didn’t make a team. The Comeback Stage will air on platforms including YouTube, The Voice Official app, IGTV, Facebook and NBC.com.
Apple is reaching out to newspapers like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post about contributing stories to Texture, the magazine app it bought in March, reports Recode.net. Texture subscribers can read an unlimited number of stories from magazines for $10/month.
Subaru has released a series of short form spots as part of a new campaign for the 2019 Ascent. The spots offer a look into the lives of three different owners for the three-row SUV, highlighting “family, fun and adventure.” The ads were created by Carmichael Lynch.
Telemundo announced the launch of a nationwide Latino empowerment campaign, Somos El Futuro: The Future Is US. The multiplatform initiative, which will highlight the impact Latinos are having on America’s economic future, social attitudes and cultural trends, while aiming to enhance the Hispanic community’s power through increased civic engagement, is part of Telemundo’s El Poder En Ti corporate social responsibility platform.
David Lambert will reprise his The Fosters role as a guest star on Freeform spinoff, Good Trouble.
A&E IndieFilms announced Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes. The feature documentary about the former chairman and CEO of Fox News will be released by Magnolia on December 7 following a fall festival run; A&E retains television rights to the film.
9 Story Distribution International acquired worldwide distribution rights to the new 3D animated preschool series Dr. Panda, excluding China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and select rights within MENA. Series is based on the app franchise.
ITV Australia is set to produce the Australian version of family variety show Saturday Night Takeaway for Network Ten, while ITV France will produce a new season of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here for TF1. And ITV and Twenty Six 03 Entertainment are reuniting reality TV favorites Chris and Kem for a new season of You vs Chris and Kem. The four-part series, will air on ITV2 in 2019.
Singapore-based content distribution and production agency Bomanbridge Media announced the global launch of a new factual adventure series with extreme British adventurer, Ash Dykes. Partnering with production house Mandarin Film, Into The Heart Of China: Walking The Yangtze will follow Ash’s attempt at walking the length of Asia’s longest river, the Yangtze, over a period of one year.
MTV International greenlit local versions of its hip-hop franchise YO! MTV Raps for the UK, Germany, Southeast Asia and Africa.
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CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT: ESPORTS TEAM ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
From world-class organizations that touch every continent to new franchises who were quick to leave their mark – these teams not only showed a winning spirit this year, but also embraced their fans, invigorated sponsors and grew their brand recognition. Only one team will walk away with the win. But, all ten deserve a nod for their excellence in the space.
FX outlaw biker drama Mayans M.C. premiered to the best ratings of any new cable series this year in every major demo, including A25-54 (2.8 million), A18-49 (2.5 million) and A18-34 (1 million).
CBS Sports’ Week 1 coverage of The NFL on CBS on Sunday scored its best opening NFL singleheader rating in three years, earning an average overnight household rating/share of 10.6/22, up +23% from last year (8.6/18) in the metered markets.
Opposite NBC’s Sunday Night Football, the Miss America Competition on ABC delivered 4.3 million viewers and .7/3 among A18-49, down 19% in viewers and 36% in the demo, but ranking #1 across all key Women demos.
The series premiere of ID’s Twisted Sisters averaged nearly 1.5 million viewers P2+ in delivery for the premiere episode on Labor Day, and reached a combined 3.5 million unique P2+ viewers when including the encore airing in late night. The episode ranks as the #1 Primetime telecast on ID for 3Q18 to-date in W25-54 delivery and rating.
SHAREABLEE TOP 10 U.S. TV SHOWS for the week of September 3, 2018
Program, Total Actions (000), Total Content, Actions per Content (000), Fans & Followers (000)
E! News (E!) 11505, 590, 20, 33868
Ellen DeGeneres (Warner Bros./synd.) 8255, 101, 82, 163055
TMZ (Warner Bros./synd.) 2576, 1099, 2, 15154
America’s Got Talent (NBC) 2213, 225, 10, 13559
World of Dance (NBC) 1937, 135, 14, 2926
Today Show (NBC) 1161, 686, 2, 12755
The Daily Show (Comedy Central) 1054, 90, 12, 17081
Fox & Friends (Fox News) 963, 322, 3, 4170
Good Morning America (ABC) 888, 734, 1, 12545
The Tonight Show (NBC) 882, 1115, 8, 22339
Based on Total Actions (reactions, comments, shares and retweets)
TVision’s Monthly Attention Index for Primetime Broadcast and Cable and in August
Salvation (CBS) 142.7
Trial & Error (NBC) 124.9
American Ninja Warrior (NBC) 122.3
The Gong Show – ABC – 120.0
Big Brother (CBS) 114.3
The Sinner (USA) 192.7
The Great Food Truck Race (Food Network) 177.1
Chopped (Food Network) 163.3
Kids Baking Championship (Food Network) 152.9
House Hunters (HGTV) 139.1
TVision measures actual eyes on screen attention from an opt-in panel of 7500 people at 2000 U.S. households, second by second with privacy safe facial recognition technology.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Friday, September 7, 2018 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 3.60 million
Stand Up to Cancer 2.07, Dateline 4.37
CBS: 2.63 million
Stand Up to Cancer 2.03, TKO: Total Knockout 1.62, Whistleblower 2.26, Blue Bloods 3.11
ABC: 2.63 million
Stand Up to Cancer 2.07, What Would You Do? 2.40, 20/20 3.43
CW: 1.07 million
Masters of Illusion 1.19, Masters of Illusion 1.11, Penn & Teller: Fool Us 0.91
UNIVISION: 0.99 million
Seleccion EE.UU .86, Selleccion Mexicana 1.14
FOX: .98 million
Stand Up to Cancer 1.03, The Orville 0.93
TELEMUNDO: 0.89 million
Exatlon .74, Sin Senos 0.86, Senor de los Cielos 1.09
Friday A18-49: NBC .6/3, UNI .6/3, TELE .5/2, ABC .4/2, CBS .3/2, FOX .3/2, CW .2/1
Vince Hudson has been named to the newly created role of Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer of BET. Hudson joins BET from beverages company Diageo, where he was SVP, Global and U.S. Smirnoff and SVP, U.S. Multicultural Marketing and Vodka Innovation.
Sarah Personette will join Twitter as Global Head of Client Solutions in mid-October. Personette was most recently COO of Refinery29.
Crown Media Family Networks announced three appointments: Rachel Snyder as Director of Social Media, Unscripted Programming; Sajaad Shah as Director, Email Marketing; and Leilani Gushiken as Director, Production, EPK & Gallery.
Discovery Channel elevated Scott Lewers to Executive Vice President of Multiplatform Programming and Digital Media, and Jennifer Williams to the newly-created role of Executive Vice President of Global Talent Management and Brand Strategy and Operations, Discovery and Factual.
The IAB upped Michael Texidor to Vice President, Learning and Development, and named Breda O’Reilly as Vice President, Investment and Relations. Texidor joined IAB in 2016 as the Director of IAB’s learning and certification operations portfolio, while O’Reilly most recently served as the Digital Advertising Director for The New Yorker.
Imran Khan, Snap’s Chief Strategy Officer, is leaving the company “to pursue other interests,” according to Smap. Khan, who will remain until a successor is found, is starting his own investment firm, according to Bloomberg.
Ron Hines was promoted to Senior Vice President, Creative Development, Global Experience Design for Nickelodeon. In his new role, Hines will lead a team creative development for Nick attractions and exhibits.
This Day in History: 1928 – The first U.S TV drama, The Queens Messenger, was broadcast in the New York area.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: What classic animated series first appeared in Japan under the title Mach Go Go Go? Speed Racer. Kudos to: John Ferlazzo/UK, Brad Stern/Carbondale, IL, Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station, TX, Luke Watson-Essential TV/NYC, Alan Dorfman-Super Impulse USA/Bristol, PA, Marni Gold/Saddle Brooke, NJ, Rick Dascher-Turner Studios/Atlanta, Judy Margolis-The Ad Place/Dallas, Barb Throm-True Media/St. Louis, Jack Simmons-US Army Reserve/LA, Richard Quan-Heat/San Francisco, Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA, Bill Shea-Netflix/Amblin, Mary Louise Schiavone-WSFL-TV/Ft. Lauderdale, Steve Ha-LBI Media/Dallas, Eric Merrill-The Davis Group/Austin, Tom Boyd-WGN-TV/Chicago, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA
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Answer to our last Anagram: Fans Nod Ran Sod = Sanford and Son. Kudos to: Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank, Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, Jess LePenta-Razor and Tie Media/NYC, Matt Sautter-WideOrbit/York, PA
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11
ABC: Bachelor In Paradise [f], Castaways
CBS: NCIS, Bull, NCIS: New Orleans
CW: The Flash, The Outpost
FOX: Beat Shazam, Love Connection
NBC: America’s Got Talent, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Presents NBC Fall 2018
PBS: The Great American Road [p], American Masters, Frontlin
TELEMUNDO: Exatlon, Falsa Identidad [p], El Senor de los Cielos
UNIVISION: Mi Maido Tiene Mas Familia [p], U.S./Mexico Soccer