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Delivery, a family drama from new parents Kristin Newman (The Muppets) and Rob Wright (Lethal Weapon), has been put into development at NBC. Project hails from ABC Studios and Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine banner. Newman and Wright teamed to write the script during the three months they spent living in a hospital labor and delivery ward, following the birth of their daughter, who was 10-weeks early.
Suspense thriller Salvation earned a second season renewal from CBS. The net issued a 13-episode order; season will launch during summer 2018.
Things just got better for Better Things. The FX series was renewed for a third season, to air in 2018.
FOX issued a put pilot commitment to Daddy Issues. The comedy, from actress/writer Erin Foster and New Girl creator Liz Meriwether, centers around the relationship of a womanizing father and his adult daughters.
Blumhouse Television and military media brand We Are the Mighty are collaborating to produce Searching for Bergdahl. The documentary focuses on the soldiers involved in the nearly five-year search for missing U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who recently pled guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
CBS TV Studios’ legal thriller Your Honor landed a series commitment at Showtime. Based on the Israeli drama Your Honor (Kyodo), drama follows the son of a respected judge who is involved in a hit and run.
Empire co-creator Danny Strong has new project pending at FOX. The net gave a put pilot commitment to Operation Nexus, from 20th Century Fox TV and Danny Strong Productions, which centers on members of the NYPD’s Counter Terrorist Unit.
Bron Studios acquired the rights to Sara Blaedel’s bestselling crime fiction book series, which focuses on police detective Louise Rick. The plan is to adapt the novels into TV series.
Electus struck a partnership with author, investigative journalist and tech blogger Jamie Bartlett to take several high-profile projects to market next month.
HGTV’s Fixer Upper, featuring Chip and Joanna Gaines, returns for its fifth and final season on Tuesday, November 21 at 9p.
Crime drama Bellevue bows Tuesday, January 23 at 10p on WGN America….Drop The Mic premieres on TBS on Tuesday, October 24 at 10:30p….At Home with Amy Sedaris debuts Tuesday, October 24 at 10:30p with back-to-back episodes on truTV….The Untitled Action Bronson Show debuts Monday, October 23 at 11:30p  on Viceland.
Bring It! and The Rap Game head back to Lifetime Friday, November 24. Bring It! bows at 9p, with an all-day best-of marathon leading into the new season starting at 7a. The Rap Game airs at 10p.
Cozi TV launches its third annual Munster marathon on Saturday, October 28 at 12p.
Flint, the film inspired by the Time Magazine cover story, “The Toxic Tap,” bows Saturday, October 28 at 8p on Lifetime. Queen Latifah, Jill Scott (Steel Magnolias), Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad) and Marin Ireland (Sneaky Pete) star.
ID kicks off December with the world premieres of two movies. Dating Game Killer bows Sunday, December 3 at 8p, followed by Final Vision on Sunday, December 10 at 8p.
Fuse airs a commemorative broadcast of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, starring Brandy and Whitney Houston, on Thursday, November 2 at 8p. The made-for-television movie first aired 20 years ago in 1997.
American Heroes Channel and People partnered with the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust to present the 2017 Red Bandanna Hero Award in memory of the 9/11 hero known as “The Man in the Red Bandana.” This year’s winner is retired Navy Seal Lieutenant Jason “Jay” Redman, founder of the Combat Wounded Coalition. The special, 9/11 Hero: The Red Bandanna Leagacy, airs Saturday, October 28 at 10p on AHC.
Steve Buscemi replaced Owen Wilson as the co-lead opposite Daniel Radcliffe in TBS anthology comedy Miracle WorkersOded Fehr (Covert Affairs), James Fansone (Bosch) and Lisa Gay Hamilton (The Practice) joined the cast of upcoming Hulu drama The First… Survivor’s Remorse alum Erica Ash nabbed a starring role on upcoming BET legal drama In Contempt.
Hasbro premieres the first episode of My Little Pony: Esquestria Girls on You Tube on Friday, November 17.
Marvel’s The Punisher is set for release on Netlflix Friday, November 17.
The season finale of AT&T Hello Labs teen drama, Guilty Party, is set for Tuesday, October 24. Available on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, it follows a teenager’s plot for revenge after her diary is exposed on prom night.
Italy’s Mediaset commissioned Armoza Formats’ long running factual format The Package and hit game show Upgrade. Both begin airing in November 2018.
Globo telenovela Wounded Past has reached Mozambique and is set to premiere on channel STV

Titulares y Mas ended the 2016-2017 season as the highest-rated sports studio show in Spanish-language television among A18-49 and Total Viewers, according to Nielsen. The Telemundo Deportes nightly sports and entertainment show averaged 266,000 A18-49 and 478,000 Total Viewers.
The Season 8 premiere of Discovery’s Gold Rush was the #1 non-sports telecast on TV on Friday, topping all broadcasting programming across M25-54, M18-49 and M18-34.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Wednesday, October 18, 2017 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
CBS: 7.0 million
Survivor 8.1, SEAL Team 7.1, Criminal Minds 5.9
NBC: 5.6 million
The Blacklist 5.5, Law & Order: SVU 5.6, Chicago PD 5.8
ABC: 5.1 million
The Goldbergs 5.6, Speechless 4.4, Modern Family 6.2, American Housewife 5.1, Designated Survivor 4.3
FOX: 5.0 million
Empire 5.7, Star 4.2
CW: 1.4 million
Riverdale 1.8, Dynasty 0.9
TELE: 1.2 million
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa e Barrio 1.0, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso 1.2, El Senor de los Cielos 1.2
Univision: 1.1 million
Rosa de Guadalupe 1.0, Caer en Tentacion 1.0, Liga MX 1.2 
Wednesday A19-49 Analysis: FOX 1.6/6, CBS 1.3/5, ABC 1.2/5, NBC 1.1/4, UNI 0.7/3, TELE 0.6/2, CW 0.5/2


Samie Kim Falvey was named President of Imagine Television. She last served as Chief Content Officer of M4.
Keith Levine was hired as President of David Goyer’s Phantom Four production company. He joins from Dimension Films, where he was Senior Vice President of Production.
Steven Baker was promoted to Executive Producer of Nightline. In addition, Eric Johnson and Jenna Millman were hired as Senior Broadcast Producers.
Entertainment Studios Inc. appointed Denise Wally as Executive Vice President, Human Resources, and Jeffrey Mayes as Vice President, Legal Affairs and Human Resources. Wally joins from Universal Music Group/Capitol Records. Mayes previously ran his own law practice, The Mayes Firm.
Mark S. Clark was hired as Head of Development of 2C Originals. He’d worked as a freelance editor/producer at the company since 2005.
Friday Fun Fact: Typewriter is the longest English word that can be made by using only one row of a keyboard.

This Day in History: 1998 – Comedian Richard Pryor was awarded the first Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: What did Penny Robinson name her pointy-eared animal pet on Lost in Space (1965-1968)? Debbie. Kudos to: Holly Hearn-H2 Concierge Marketing/Sarasota, FL; Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./NYC; Matthew Fera-McGarry Bowen/Chicago, IL; Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station/TX; Jim Katz-Radcliffe Road Pictures/Los Angeles, CA; Pat Brady-CESD/Los Angeles, CA; Miriam Aardahl-OMD/Los Angeles, CA; Ken DuBow-Bob’s Your Uncle/Los Angeles, CA.
Today’s Trivia Question: What pin was the mayor frequently seen wearing on Spin City (1996-2002)? (Email trivia@cynopsis.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four correct answers from each time zone will be selected.)  
Western Series Anagram: Disjoint Nasal Shame = Alias Smith and Jones. Kudos to: Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Deerfield, FL; Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Productions/Burbank, CA.
Switcheroo (two TV characters, one actor): Phyllis Stickle (Email trivia@cynopsis.com with your answer; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia will be posted in tomorrow’s newsletter.)
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JOB OPENING: MANAGER, RESEARCH/VICELAND/Brooklyn NY: Oversee analysis for VICELAND’S linear/digital/social performance. Report findings to programming, dev, sales, marketing and key execs. 4+ years exp in relevant TV/content analytics. Full info/apply HERE (10/27)
JOB OPENING: CONTROLLER/for LA  based  network rep firm: Broadcast minded controller to mng day to day activities & work w/ CEO to build future strategies. HR & procedure compliance exp a + but not req’d. Strong knwldg of Accounting software, payroll systems, Salesforce, Quickbooks & WO. EOE. Resume HERE (10/26)
JOB OPENING: MANAGER, SOCIAL MEDIA/VICELAND/BROOKLYN/NY: Person to effectively mng social strategy across all key platforms. Mng/drive linear tune-in, engagement & social video views for max reach, relevance, & effectiveness. 3-4 yrs exp mngg social accts for a publisher or brand (ideally media/TV) Full info/apply HERE (10/25)
JOB OPENING: MEDIA RESEARCH ANALYST/NYC: Analyze lrg amt quanti data. Ability to draft compelling stories. Creative. 2-3 yrs exp working in media/rsrch related cos. Interact w/clients. Strong kwldg of cross platform data (TV, dig, social). Bilingual (Eng/Spn) 30 hrs wkly. Position open for NYC or Miami. Res HERE (10/25)

LOCAL SALES MGR/WVIT/Hartford CT: Local Sales Manager w/min 5 yrs previous broadcast/radio/print advertising experience to lead a team of Account Execs. Working knowledge of Nielsen audience data. Full info/apply HERE (10/25)

JOB OPENING: MEDIA RESEARCH ANALYST/NYC: Analyze lrg amt quanti data. Ability to draft compelling stories. Creative. 2-3 yrs exp working in media/rsrch related cos. Interact w/clients. Strong kwldg of cross platform data (TV, dig, social). Bilingual (Eng/Spn) 30 hrs wkly. Remote 2 days/wk & 1-2 days NY. Resume HERE (10/25)
JOB OPENING: DIR, ACCOUNT MGMT – ADVANCED AD PRODUCTS/FOX/NY: Client-facing role responsible for proposal dev, campaign execution & mgmt of all digital campaigns. Min 7-10 yrs exp in an agency account mgmt role with exp leading a team & providing strategic oversight. Full info/apply HERE (10/25)

/INSP/Open location: Growing nat’l ntwk seeks VP to mng agency relationships w/planners/buyers, dev new business w/clients direct & agency. Must exceed short form revenue; assist sponsorship sales for orig prgming. 3-5 yrs sales exp pref’d. Netwk exp a must. Full info/apply HERE (10/25)

JOB OPENING: VP, SALES/SPORTLOGiQ/Montreal, QC: Bringing a new level of analysis to the sports statistics market using advanced computer vision. Five+ years of exp. in software industry/technology/sales management w/ business degree. Passion for hockey a plus! Full info/apply HERE (10/25)

JOB OPENING: DIR, PAID SOCIAL MEDIA/A+E Networks/NY: Develop & manage all paid social media campaigns to drive engagement & increase visibility of programs across the entire portfolio. 5+ yrs. of digital media plng experience. Apply: HERE (10/24)

ACCT EXECUTIVE/Stage 13/Burbank: Dvlp deep relationships w/clients to deliver against specific sales targets, while delivering exceptional mktg solutions & highest levels of client service w/top tier brand partnerships & prgrms w/in a new premium content. 3-5 yrs’ exp dig media sales. Apply HERE (10/24)

LOCAL SALES MGR/ KNSD (NBCUOTS)/San Diego: Manage and develop Account Managers within the Sales Department training & motivating the team to surpass rev targets. Min 5 yrs of previous brdcst/radio/print advertising exp. Full info/apply HERE (10/24)

JOB OPENING: INTEGRATED SALES MARKETING MGR/ KNSD (NBCUOTS)/San Diego: Be both client and intercompany facing, responsible for the hands on development and execution of multi-market integrated sales solutions. Min 3 yrs working in TV or entertainment space. Excellent comm skills. Full info/apply HERE (10/24)
JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, CONTENT PRODUCTION/EKO/NYC: Pioneer of interactive serial video ent. Manage creative development & prod for all scripted interactive series. Exp developing scripted content or serial content prod. Budgeting/negotiating exp a must. Mng team to achieve goals. Resume HERE (10/24)
JOB OPENING: SR DIGITAL RESEARCH ANALYST/Showtime/NY: Reporting & strategic analysis related to subscription and viewing behavior on SHO digital platforms, including Showtime (OTT) and Showtime Anytime (TVE). Min 2 yrs digital exp. with robust Adobe Analytics skills. APPLY HERE (10/24)
JOB OPENING: VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & OPERATIONS/FOX Sports/Playa Vista CA: Identify/analyze business opps, negotiate contracts & follow deals thru completion. Multiple yrs of media/interactive exp w/ad & subscription businesses. Knwlg of internet tech platforms. 7-10 yrs mngmnt exp. Full info/apply HERE (10/24)

SR RESEARCH ANALYST AD SALES/GSN/NY: 2yrs exp in Media (TV, Digital, Social, CBL) Knowledge/Skill in (Nielsen NPower, Nielsen AdViews, comScore, Rentrak, Wide Orbit, Custom Show & Simmons) Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint & Excel) Detail Oriented. Send res and CL to tvcareers@gsn.com (10/23)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS/BBCWA/NYC: Design/deliver short & long-term strategic plans related to internal comms & events, as well as external corp comm. Apply if you are bright, energetic & enthusiastic about BBC brand values & content. Min 4-6 yrs exp. Full info HERE (10/23)
JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, PRODUCTION ADMINISTRATION/IFC/Santa Monica: Supervise physical prod & administrate contractual payments for all IFC Originals; Interact w/3rd party prod entities ensuring compliance guidelines. Able to cultivate prod relations w/industry contacts externally & internally. Full info/apply HERE (10/23)

PRODUCTION COORD/UP/ATL: Provide creative & admin supprt to SVP, Prod. & Dev.; mgt prod. sched; deliver treatments, scripts, rough cuts, etc.; serve as liaison to Ad Sales Exec & prod. companies; At least 1 yr exp. in T.V. or film prod. Strong verbal, written & org skills. Full info/apply HERE (10/23)

ABC: Once Upon a Time, Marvel’s Inhumans, 20/20
CBS: MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods
CW: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin
FOX: Hell’s Kitchen, The Exorcist
NBC: Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, Dateline NBC
PBS: Washington Week, Third Rail with Ozy, Great Performances
Telemundo: Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: Enamorandome de Ramon, Mi Marido Tiene Familia, Caer en Tentacion

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