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The Cynopsis TV Awards: Looking for the best in TV Programming
Winning a Cynopsis TV Award is a symbol of acknowledgement and appreciation from your peers – that your work has risen to the top in entertaining and enriching a broad audience. With expanded categories (check out full list hear) and the terrific year we’ve seen in television, this is sure to be our best year yet! The final deadline is Friday, November 17th. Need help with your entries? Contact cathyp@cynopsis.com
 
 
PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
 
MTV ordered Amazingness, an irreverent variety and talent competition hosted by Rob Dyrdek alongside a star-studded panel of judges, including Eddie Huang, Krystal Bee and Chris “Drama” Pfaff. The net also ordered new episodes of Ridiculousness for its milestone tenth season.
 
Netflix greenlit a game show that’s a blend of Jackass and Wipeout from Sony Pictures Television-backed Stellify Media. Flinch (wt) features contestants’ attempt to withstand pain and discomfort in a series of hilarious games to make them scared.
 
The CW gave a full season order to seductive drama, Dynasty. Series airs Wednesdays at 9p.
 
Bet Networks ordered Black Card Revoked hosted by actor/comedian Tony Rock. The nostalgia game show, based on the popular party game, will offer a lighthearted test of pop culture, entertainment, historical facts and politics from an African American perspective.
 
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NEW & RETURNING SERIES
 
Oxygen Media debuts the sophomore season of Homicide for the Holidays on Saturday, November 25 at 6p.
 
The Detour returns to TBS for its third season on Tuesday, January 23 at 10p.
 
Season 2 of HBO’s pot comedy High Maintenance premieres Friday, January 19 at 11p.
 
Complex x Fuse bows Friday, November 10 at 11p. The new weekly block features athletes and celebrities eating killer food, answering burning questions and revealing the secrets behind the hottest kicks.
 
The Best Thing I Ever Ate returns on Monday, December 11 at 8p on Cooking Channel.
 
 
COMING UP
 
20/20 follows the inspirational story of Nathaniel Newman and his inspirational family on Friday, November 17 at 10p on ABC. Born with a rare cranio-facial condition called Treacher Collins Syndrome, Nathaniel has been called the real-life story of a character from the upcoming movie, Wonder.
 
Legendary magazine editor Tina Brown opens up about her career, new book, relationship with President Donald Trump and her interactions with former business partner Harvey Weinstein in an interview with Tony Dokoupil for CBS Sunday Morning on November12 at 9a on CBS.
 
Katy Perry is the featured interview guest on National Geographic’s STARTALK with Neil deGrasse Tyson airing Sunday, November 12 at 11p.
 
Revolt TV airs Under The Bridge on Tuesday, December 5. The documentary tells the story of late rapper Albert “Prodigy” Johnson.
 
Oprah Winfrey talks to former Vice President Joe Biden about his highly anticipated memoir, Promise Me Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship and Purpose, on Super Soul Sunday airing November 12 at 11a on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
 
 
HOLIDAY STUNTS
 
Lifetime released its guide to “all things festive.” It features a big block of original Christmas movies, like My Christmas Prince on Sunday, December 3 at 8p, and Snowed Inn Christmas
on Saturday, December 16 at 8p; as well as unscripted programming, like Little Women: LA: A Little Festive on December 13 at 8p, and Married at First Sight: Holiday Game Night on Tuesday, December 26 at 9p.
 
ABC kicks off the holiday season with The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday celebration airing Thursday, November 30 at 9p.
 
I Love Lucy Christmas Special airs Friday, December 22 at 8p on CBS. The new one-hour special features back-to-back colorized episodes of the classic series. Immediately following, The Dick Van Dyke Show – Now in Living Color!, a one-hour special with two colorized back-to-back episodes, airs at 9p.
 
 
CASTING
 
Dan Bucatinsky, who played Neil in the original Will & Grace, is reprising the role in an upcoming guest spot. Also appearing in the same episode of the NBC series are Matthew Letscher, Andy Favreau and Barry Bostwick.
 
Syfy set the full cast for Deadly Class, the pilot based on the graphic novel of the same name by Rick Remender and West Craig. Most notably, British actor Benedict Wong will play Master Lin, headmaster of the School of Deadly Arts.
 
Stephan James (Shots Fired) nabbed the male lead opposite Julia Roberts in Amazon’s straight-to-series order HomecomingMonica Barbaro landed the female lead opposite Tony Danza and Josh Groban in Netflix dramedy The Good Cop… Add Patti La Belle and Brandy Norwood to the list of musical talents set for multi-episode arcs on FOX music drama StarEric Winter (Witches of East End) joins ABC’s The Good Doctor in a recurring role.
 
 
KID STUFF
 
Ready Jet Go!: Holidays in Boxwood Terrace launches on PBS KIDS on December 11. (Check local listings.) Special will also be available to stream on pbskids.org and the PBS Kids Video App, as well as via the 24/7 PBS KIDS Channel.
 
 
DIGITAL DOINGS
 
Tvline reports that HBO is eyeing Spring 2018 to begin production on a second season of Big Little Lies, although the network declined to confirm it. Adding fuel to rumor is the fact that Reese Witherspoon has stepped away from Pale Blue Dot, the Fox Searchlight sci-fi film that she had planned to produce and star in. 
 
CBS All Access slotted the premiere date for the remaining six episodes of Star Trek: Discovery. Chapter 2 of the series returns Sunday January 7 after 8:30p.
 
Turner and IMG’s ELEAGUE bring fans The ELEAGUE CUP: Rocket League on Friday, December 1 across TBS with live gameplay on Twitch and YouTube.
 
Three new episodes of The Benefits of Gusbandry are now available on Amazon Prime Video, Seed & Spark and Vimeo. Series follows a straight woman and her gay male best friend.
 
Kin Community’s Paper Tigers debuted on Thursday. The original series, produced exclusively for Facebook Watch, features five of the world’s top paper artists.
 
Mexicanal inked a distribution deal with Sling TV, making the network available to Sling TV Mexico subscribers for a monthly free.
 
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RATINGS

 

ABC finished a dominant #1 on Wednesday night, fueled by The 51st Annual CMA Awards, winning all six half hours of the night in Total Viewers and A18-49. During primetime the net more than doubled its closest competition, leading CBS by 7.8 million viewers (+120% – 14.3 million vs. 6.5 million) and FOX by 113% in A18-49 (3.2/12 vs. 1.5/6).
 
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Wednesday, October 18, 2017 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
ABC: 14.3 million
The 51st Annual CMA Awards 14.3
CBS: 6.5 million
Survivor 7.8, SEAL Team 6.2, Criminal Minds 5.5
NBC: 5.1 million
The Blacklist 5.0, Law & Order: SVU 5.0, Chicago PD 5.2
FOX: 4.6 million
Empire 5.4, Star 3.8
CW: 1.1 million
Riverdale 1.5, Dynasty 0.7
Univision: 1.1 million
Rosa de Guadalupe 1.1, Mi Marido Tiene Familia 1.2, Caer en Tentacion 0.9
TELE: 1.0 million
El Cesar 0.7, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso 1.2, El Senor de los Cielos 1.0
 
Wednesday A19-49 Analysis: ABC 3.2/12, FOX 1.5/5, CBS 1.1/4, NBC 0.9/3, TELE 0.6/2, UNI 0.5/2, CW 0.4/2
 
 
EXECUTIVE MOVES
 
Cannabis news, entertainment and lifestyle OTT channel 420TV, set to launch in January 2018, named Douglas A. Lee as General Manager. Lee also negotiated the 420TV deal on behalf of OWNZONES Media Network and has been the architect of the channel’s programming.
 
AMC Networks International appointed Alina Florea and Sam Rowden to new roles. Florea is now Director of Acquisitions and Content Partnerships, while Rowden is Director of Programming, CBS Channels.
 
Discovery Communications expanded Susanna Dinnage’s role to the newly created position of Global President, Animal Planet. She currently serves as President UK/Ireland and Chief Content Officer for Discovery Networks International.
 
Fusion Media Group announced that Ben Reininga is joining as Head of Video for Gizmondo Media’s collection of sites.
 

Friday Fun Fact: Of all the words in the English language, “set” has the most definitions.
 
This Day in History: 1984 – Wes Craven’s horror film Nightmare on Elm Street premiered in the U.S.
 
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Who was Sam’s idol on Quantum Leap (1989-1993)? Albert Einstein. Kudos to: Holly Hearn-H2 Concierge Marketing/Sarasota, FL; Julie Stowell-Gracenote/Queensbury, NY; Lou Castellano-Turner Broadcasting/NYC; Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Deerfield Beach, FL; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/Los Angeles, CA; David Westburg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank, CA.
 
Today’s Trivia Question: Whose urine sample did Nora steal to run a pregnancy test on The Naked Truth (1995-1998)? (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.) 

Mystery Series Anagram: Mute Her Rewards = Murder She Wrote. Kudos to: Michael Strauss-CoxReps/NYC; Patrick Loftus-ListenFirst Media/NYC; Karen Van Vleet-Horizon Media/NYC.
 
Switcheroo (two TV characters, one actor) Jill Campbell (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: PRODUCER/REPORTER/NYC: Plan & coord orig stories/rpts for MetroFocus. story dev thru post-prod & delivery; min 2 yrs multimed exp, incl exp in dealing w/ a wide range of contemporary issues; camera & edit skills a must.  Exceptional written/verbal comm & presentation skills; Full info/apply HERE (11/17)


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JOB OPENING: DIGITAL CAMPAIGN MGR/NECN/Newton Mass: Administers complex and multi-platform sales and marketing campaigns – must be detail orientated! Proficient in PP. BA deg. Familiarity with ad serving systems (FreeWheel, Doubleclick DFP, Wide Orbit, Operative One, MOAT etc.) Full info/apply HERE (11/16)
 
JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, PAID SOCIAL/GLOW/NYC: Develop/manage paid social campaigns for high-profile media and entrtnmt clients, work closely with Sr. Leadership across the agency to create/identify new business opps and grow paid team. 5+ years exp w paid social and leading a team. Full Info HERE Apply to jobs@weareglow.com (11/16)

 

JOB OPENING: PRODUCT MGR/Cross MediaWorks/NYC: Former hands on exp as Proj mgr req’d. Strong tech background in lrg-scale analytics application dvlpmnt. 5 -7 yrs software product mngmnt exp ideally in linear TV, broadcast media, programmatic, online advertising . Travel to Philly reg. Full info/apply HERE (11/16)

 

JOB OPENING: SR DIRECTOR, PRODUCT MARKETING/Cross MediaWorks/NYC: Lead our product mktg team. Responsible for building our product-specific messaging. Min 8+yrs product marketing exp w/focus in advertising technology and addressable TV. Full info/apply HERE (11/16)

 

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/Cross MediaWorks/Chicago: Responsible for assisting the Sales Team in planning, strategic selling and support functions. Create/revise upfront/scatter plans for agencies/clients. BA Deg w/1-2 yrs exp in media. Full info/apply HERE (11/16)

 

JOB OPENING: NATIONAL CABLE MEDIA BUYER/Bluewater Media/Clearwater FL: Responsible for planning, negotiating & buying nat’l cable for all assigned clients, in addition to research, development, and presentation of media plans. 5+ years of experience.  DRTV experience is a plus. Resume/cover letter HERE (11/16)


JOB OPENING:
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JOB OPENING: COORDINATOR, CONSUMER MKTG/Crown Media Family Networks/LA: Supports implementation of ad campaigns, mktg partnerships, promos and email mktg iniatives. Assist with travel and expense reports. Min 2 yrs exp. Apply HERE (11/15)

 

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL MEDIA PLANNER/BUYER/R&R Partners/DENVER: Will lead reporting, optimization (creative & ad placement) and analysis/ROI of all plans including attribution and more. Min 5 yrs exp. Apply HERE (11/15)

 
JOB OPENING: LINE PRODUCER/SUPERVISING PRODUCER/Production Co/BKLYN NY: Leadership position overseeing financials/project supervision for multiple doc projects. Highly organized/solutions oriented prof. needed. Quickbooks a must. 5+ years exp in Line Producing and/or Production Accounting required. Full Info/Apply Here (11/15)


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JOB OPENING: SENIOR DIRECTOR/NBCUNIVERSAL/NYC: responsible for the day2day management of the NBC National RSN Sales Team of Directors and Account Managers to implement the collective strategy across agencies and adv. Full info/apply HERE (11/14)

 
JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/DISH/NYC: Detail oriented w/ excellent written/oral communication skills, strong analytical skill/media math knowledge to support 2 AEs on DISH Media Sales team. Steward campaigns, post, recommend makegoods. 2 yrs Ad Sales or Media Buying experience required. Full info/apply HERE (11/14)


JOB OPENING: DIGITAL MARKETING MGR/CNBC/Englewood Cliff NJ: Dvlp strategic mktg plans to build adoption across CNBC’s wide variety of digital products incl mobile & OTT apps & emerging platforms.  Min 5 yrs related work experience, pref in media. free shuttle from NYC. Full info/apply HERE (11/14)


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JOB OPENING: MEDIA PLANNER/AdMore/LA or Temecula: Create media plans across Local & National Brdcst, Syndication, National Cable and Local Cable/Satellite. BA deg req’d, 3 + years exp of general market/audience based media planning. Proficient in STRATA media planning software. Resume/cvr HERE (11/11)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR- BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS/TLC/LA: Resp. for handling deal negotiations and drafting/ review of agreements for dev/prod/distribution of non-scripted progmmng including agreements for lead/supporting talent across ntwrks w/ focus on TLC. Exp working in-house at an entertainment company. APPLY (11/11)
 
WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10

ABC: Once Upon a Time, Marvel’s Inhumans [f], 20/20

CBS: MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods

CW: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin

FOX: Hell’s Kitchen, The Exorcist

NBC: Blind Spot, Dateline NBC

PBS: Washington Week, Charlie Rose – The Week, Great Performances, Foo Fighters: Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special

Telemundo: El Cesar, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso, Senora Acero 4: La Cayote

Univision: La Rosa de Guadalupe, Mi Marido Tiene Familia, Caer en Tentacion

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