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TRAILBLAZING LIVE PD CONTINUES TO GAIN FANS
The #1 show on all of cable and the #1 non-sports show on all of television
on Saturday night among A25-54, A18-49 and W18-49
527K Twitter Followers & 1.8MM Facebook Fans
  across LIVE PD and A&E Platforms

A&E’s groundbreaking, original hit documentary series continues
to impress in Season 2 as it shines a light on authentic stories of truth.
 
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AI can customize viewing experiences in a way that makes pay TV more valuable to consumers; it can help you reach potential consumers with increasingly precise ad targeting, and it can help you reach content consumers on A.I. driven platforms, such as smart speakers. We think it’s high time the industry starts really utilizing this new tool. That’s why we’re hosting the Wednesday, December 6 webinar, Using Artificial Intelligence to Capture & Captivate Audiences.

 

PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
 
NBC is developing half-hour comedy Danni Lowinski, based on the 2010 German TV series. Ian Brennan, co-creator of Glee and Scream Queens; Tariq Jalil’s Intrigue Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV are behind the project, which follows a smart, mouthy working-class woman who opens a kiosk law practice in a mall after she’s rejected by every traditional law firm in Milwaukee. Brennan wrote the project and serves as showrunner.
 
Starz is the victor in a competitive scenario for Family Crimes, a drama from Suicide Squad writer/director David Ayer that hails from Jerry Bruckheimer Television. Starz has given a production commitment to the project, about a privileged Latina who tries to save her family when the federal government sniffs out their dealings with the Mexican mob.
 
Nat Geo greenlit its next scripted project, Valley of the Boom, a six-part limited series from STXtv immersed in the culture of speculation, innovation and debauchery that led to the rapid inflation and burst of the tech bubble in the ‘90s. Series will have a hybrid element similar to the network’s Mars, with supporting documentary elements on screen. Matthew Carnahan (House of Lies) is creator, showrunner, director and exec producer; Arianna Huffington also serves as an exec producer.
 
Crimetown, based on the podcast from The Jinx creators Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier, is in development at FX, with Ted Melfi attached to direct and executive produce. The TV version probes organized crime and municipal corruption in Providence, RI. Smerling and Stuart-Pontier exec-produce with Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, along with Melfi.
 
OBB Pictures and Crypt TV are partnering to develop and produce horror and thriller series for television and digital. The companies will collaborate on a projects that combine Crypt TV’s library of horror content and merchandising channels with OBB’s experience in developing, producing and selling premium serial programming.
 
Indie production house The WorkShop is about to begin production on eight-part series Shame: The Story of Sexual Harassment in Hollywood. As the Hollywood sex scandals continue to pile up, the project will examine H’wood cultural issues starting with the “casting couch mentality” that dates back to the days of silent films, and peripheral fallout such as how many people are losing their jobs when a show is canceled in the wake of a scandal.
 
 
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
 
Fox has set January 3 as the premiere date for new drama 9-1-1. The series will bow Wednesday, January 3 following the debut of the 10-ep second season of The X-Files. The two series take the Wednesday night slots of the on-hiatus Empire and Star.
 
Ralph Friedman, the most decorated detective in NYPD history, takes viewers inside his white-knuckle investigations in the series Street Justice: The Bronx, with new eps premiering on Investigation Discovery starting Thursday, November 30 at 10p.
 
Ben and Erin Napier return to HGTV for a sophomore season of their series Home Town on Monday, January 8, at 9p.
 
 
COMING UP
 
Carrie Underwood and John Legend will host Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special, Friday, November 24 at 9p on CBS. Two-hour special will feature rare archival footage, exclusive interviews and appearances by winners and nominees including Mary J. Blige, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Bruno Mars, P!nk, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake and Keith Urban.
 
Miss Me This Christmas, premiering Sunday, December 3 at 7p, and You Can’t Fight Christmas, premiering Sunday, December 10 at 7p, are part of TV One’s holiday gift to viewers. The original movies both are set at the fictional Chesterton Hotel, which serves as the epicenter of a small town’s annual Christmas celebration.
 
Ovation TV is going to 11, as in seasons, with its annual Battle of the Nutcrackers. Beginning Monday, December 11, this year’s “battle” features broadcasts of five different productions of The Nutcracker, and culminates with the fan-voted favorite being revealed and repeated on Monday, December 18 at 7p. All five productions will also be available on VOD.
 
AXS TV presents Ann Wilson’s Christmas With A Heart, a week of Christmas concerts every night at 8p from Sunday, December 17 through Sunday, December 24, followed by an all-day marathon Monday, December 25 starting at 11a.
 
Tony Bennett will be honored with the 2017 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in a special event that took place last night at DC’s DAR Constitution Hall and airing on PBS on Friday, January 12. The concert features appearances by Michael Buble, Gloria Estefan, Josh Groban, Vanessa Williams, Stevie Wonder and Wynton Marsalis, among others.
 
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is getting in the Super Bowl spirit with a live telecast on Sunday, February 4 from the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis – home of Super Bowl LII. Guests for the show TBA. This marks the NBC late nighter’s second post-Super Bowl airing. The show was telecast live from Phoenix following Super Bowl XLIX in 2015.
 
 
CARRIAGE & DISTRIBUTION
 
After reaching a tentative agreement last month, Viacom renewed and expanded its distribution agreement with cable operator Charter. The multiyear deal broadens the companies’ distribution relationship on Charter’s Spectrum systems, and includes a new co-production deal for original content and a plan to collaborate for select advertising and measurement services. Viacom earlier this year reached renewed carriage with Altice for Optimum and Suddenlink.
 
 
DIGITAL DOINGS
 
Time Inc. launched OTT streaming service Sports Illustrated TV, available beginning today (November 16) on Amazon. The network premieres with 130 hours of on-demand programming, including original doc series, weekly studio shows and acquired sports movies, documentaries and TV shows. SI TV joins People TV as Time Inc.’s second streaming network. The five original shows greenlit for SI TV for launch are doc series The Vault, revisiting some of SI the magazine’s most impactful series; SI: Under the Cover, featuring interviews with cover subjects; basketball lifestyle show The Crossover; soccer deep dive Planet Futbol; and The Line (working title), about sports wagering and daily fantasy. In addition, the service launches with exclusive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit content, and SI Now, the daily show that airs on SI.com. SI TV inked deals with Oscar-nominated and award-winning sports filmmaker Mike Tollin, co-chair of Mandalay Sports Media, and 10-time Emmy winner Jonathan Hock, for two sports doc projects slated for early half and latter half of 2018, respectively.
 
Endemol Shine North America and the New York Post’s nationally syndicated Page Six TV, which launched in September in more than 200 local markets across the US, will begin streaming today (November 16) exclusively on Hulu the day after broadcast.
 
Fusion Media Group launched of The Takeout (TheTakeout.com), a website exploring the intersection of food and pop culture that’s spun off from The A.V. Club’s food coverage and born from the (non-satirical) editorial teams at Onion Inc.
 
Univision will extend its direct-to-consumer livestream and on-demand service, Univision NOW, free of charge for a full year to US active duty military personnel.
 
Music Choice will debut of Sounds of the Seasons Live, a series of live holiday performances and vignettes, on November 20 on Music Choice On Demand.
 
 
CASTING
 
Jenna Elfman is in as a series regular on AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead for season 4.
 
 
GOING GLOBAL
 
Viacom-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 is producing Raped: My Story, a timely doc it hopes will encourage victims to “find the courage to break their silence,” according to the company.
 
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The Cynopsis Social Good Awards honors civic-minded professionals who find a way to utilize the media industry as a tool for social good. With a panel of judges who’ll benchmark excellence in the TV and entertainment industry. This is an incredible opportunity to shine a light on your team’s social good initiative, raising awareness and inspiring action! ( check out our 2017 winners, here).
 
 

RATINGS

The season 5 premiere of WE tv’s Tamar and Vince on Thursday, November 9 at 9p delivered 1.025 million Total Viewers in Nielsen Live+3 ratings, a 17%  increase from the season 4 finale that aired in February 2016.

EstrellaTV’s 18th edition of its Premios de la Radio experienced a 32% growth nationally among A18-49 (+32%) and A18-34 (+47%) versus last year.
 
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Tuesday, November 14, 2017 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 8.02
The Voice 9.89, This Is Us 9.93, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders 4.24
FOX: 2.89 million
Lethal Weapon 3.89, The Mick 2.11, Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.65
CBS: 11.02 million
NCIS 12.94, Bull 10.39, NCIS: New Orleans 9.71
ABC: 3.51 million
The Middle 5.64, Fresh Off the Boat 3.84, Black-ish 3.90, The Mayor 2.51, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World 2.60
Univision: 1.66 million
La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.81, Mi Marido Tien e Familia 1.76, Cesar en Tentacion 1.41
Telemundo: 1.54 million
El Cesar 1.05, Sin Senos Sin Hay Pi 1.93, Senor Acero 4: La Coyote 1.63
CW: 1.97 million
The Flash 2.40, Legends of Tomorrow 1.55

Tuesday A18-49 Rating: ABC .9/3, FOX .8/3, NBC 1.9/7, CBS 1.3/5, UNI .6/2, TELE .6/3, CW .7/3
 
 
EXECUTIVE MOVES
 
Production company Back Roads Entertainment hired former BBC Worldwide executive Jonathan Cane as head of development. Most recently, Cane served as VP of development for BBC Worldwide Productions.
 
Indie studio and financier Makeready hired former Bad Robot creative executive Natalie Laine Williams to work on the development and production of films and television projects.
 


This Day in History: 1915 – Coca-Cola had its prototype for a contoured bottle patented. The bottle made its commercial debut the following year.
 
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Who did Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons) play on an L.A. Law (1986-1994) guest spot? A theme park employee fired for inappropriate behavior while in a Homer Simpson costume. Kudos to: Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./NY; Rachael Cholak-Brown University/Providence, RI; Marc Mondry-MSG Networks/NY; Dan Haberer, Creo-Entertainment/Playa del Rey, CA; Jim Katz-The Carney Awards/LA; Tom Moore -Kalt Productions/LA

Today’s Trivia Question:) In what short-lived drama did Jane Alexander play a therapist working with three interconnected couples on their relationship issues? (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.).

Answer to last Initial This: IG plays IW on BC = Ilana Glazer plays Ilana Wexler on Broad City. Kudos to: Robert Hunt-Gracenote, A Nielsen Co./NY; Elizabeth Wendorf-Blackwood Seven, North America/LA

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JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT/Cyber Group Studios/LA: A leading television animation company seeks. Network series background required.  Send CV HERE (11/28)

JOB OPENING: ASSOCIATE, DIRECTOR, PUBLICITY/PBS/Arlington, VA: Lead publicity efforts for primetime & digital programs. Create PR/event plans, secure earned media, and form & execute promo plans & strategies that drive program awareness and tune-in. 6-8 yrs of related exp. Apply HERE (11/28)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, SOCIAL MEDIA/NBC SPORTS/Stamford CT: Oversight of social media strtgy/execution while leading social media staff focused on NBC Olympics, Sunday Night Football & other premiere NBC Sports properties. Min 4 yrs exp in social media & min 3 yrs managing team. Full info/apply HERE (11/22)

 
JOB OPENING: CONTENT MGR/NBC SPORTS/Stamford: Ensure high-quality standards for all digital content creation and presentation across all platforms and devices for the Regional Sports Networks. 5 yrs exp working w/digital media. Exp w/CMS & site management Full info/apply HERE (11/22)
 
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JOB OPENING: DIGITAL SALES EXEC/NCC/LA: Forward facing role to Online Media & Interactive Ad decision-makers @ Digital Agencies, Full Srvc Agency Digital Depts & Clients. Introduce/sell Digital’s suite of products across desktop, tablet & mobile platforms across our owner/affil’d MVPDs & OTT distributor partners. Resume HERE (11/22)

JOB OPENING: COORDINATOR, MULTIPLATFORM & MUSIC/CMT/Nashville: Energetic, extremely detail-oriented, & problem solving candidate to join our Programming Strategy team. Implement multiplatform schedules. Min 2 yrs exp working in radio, music video prgrmng and/or TV programming req’d. Full info/apply HERE (11/22)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT & SOCIAL MEDIA/CMT/Nashville: Lead all audience engagement & social media efforts, supporting the CMT linear TV network, incl launching/sustaining orig series, and active management of external partners. 7+ yrs escalating exp mktg, SM, PR or comm. Full info/apply HERE (11/22)

JOB OPENING: ASSOCIATE COUNSEL BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS, NEW DIGITAL BUSINESS/AMC/NYC: Exp’d attorney to support AMC Networks’ New Digital Business team. Min 3yrs relevant exp incl exp @law firm & ideally also at an in-house legal or business affairs dept w/in media space. Full info/apply HERE (11/22)
 
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JOB OPENING: DUBBING COORDINATOR, BILINGUAL SPANISH-ENGLISH/NYC: Coordinate and traffic multiple TV series being dubbed English-to-Spanish, including script coordination, graphics re-design, captions, and audio description. Manage workflow for no-fail, on-time delivery. Resume/cover HERE (11/22)

JOB OPENING:  ACCOUNT EXEC, DIRECT RESPONSE ADVERTISER/NYC: A rapidly growing and competitive News Network in over 50M homes delivering content to a mature & affluent audience. Successful candidate must have a strong relationship w/DR clients & agencies. Strong systems & client services req’d. Resume/cvr HERE (11/22)

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JOB OPENING: SR DIRECTOR MARKETING/NBC Ent/NYC: Identify/dvlp/implement strategic media buying initiatives in consumer & trade media to achieve mktg goals for each 1st run & off-ntwrk series. BA deg & 5 yrs exp w/media plan’g, digital mktg, ad sales, promo w/focus TV synd or related field. Full info/apply HERE (11/21)

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 (11/21)


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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 (11/20)
 
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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 (11/20)

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 (11/19)

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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – THURSDAY NOVEMBER 16
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder
CBS: The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Mom, Life in Pieces, S.W.A.T.
CW: Supernatural, Arrow
FOX: Gotham, The Orville
NBC: Football Night In Pittsburgh, NFL Football
PBS: This Old House Hour, Poldark on Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow
Telemundo: El Cesar, Sin senos si Hay Paraiso, Senora Acero 4
Univision: Latin Grammy Awards 2017


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TRAILBLAZING LIVE PD CONTINUES TO GAIN FANS
The #1 show on all of cable and the #1 non-sports show on all of television
on Saturday night among A25-54, A18-49 and W18-49
527K Twitter Followers & 1.8MM Facebook Fans
  across LIVE PD and A&E Platforms

A&E’s groundbreaking, original hit documentary series continues
to impress in Season 2 as it shines a light on authentic stories of truth.
 
LOOK CLOSER. WE ARE A&E
A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE
Use Artificial Intelligence to Find the Biggest Possible Audience
 
AI can customize viewing experiences in a way that makes pay TV more valuable to consumers; it can help you reach potential consumers with increasingly precise ad targeting, and it can help you reach content consumers on A.I. driven platforms, such as smart speakers. We think it’s high time the industry starts really utilizing this new tool. That’s why we’re hosting the Wednesday, December 6 webinar, Using Artificial Intelligence to Capture & Captivate Audiences.

 

PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
 
NBC is developing half-hour comedy Danni Lowinski, based on the 2010 German TV series. Ian Brennan, co-creator of Glee and Scream Queens; Tariq Jalil’s Intrigue Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV are behind the project, which follows a smart, mouthy working-class woman who opens a kiosk law practice in a mall after she’s rejected by every traditional law firm in Milwaukee. Brennan wrote the project and serves as showrunner.
 
Starz is the victor in a competitive scenario for Family Crimes, a drama from Suicide Squad writer/director David Ayer that hails from Jerry Bruckheimer Television. Starz has given a production commitment to the project, about a privileged Latina who tries to save her family when the federal government sniffs out their dealings with the Mexican mob.
 
Nat Geo greenlit its next scripted project, Valley of the Boom, a six-part limited series from STXtv immersed in the culture of speculation, innovation and debauchery that led to the rapid inflation and burst of the tech bubble in the ‘90s. Series will have a hybrid element similar to the network’s Mars, with supporting documentary elements on screen. Matthew Carnahan (House of Lies) is creator, showrunner, director and exec producer; Arianna Huffington also serves as an exec producer.
 
Crimetown, based on the podcast from The Jinx creators Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier, is in development at FX, with Ted Melfi attached to direct and executive produce. The TV version probes organized crime and municipal corruption in Providence, RI. Smerling and Stuart-Pontier exec-produce with Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, along with Melfi.
 
OBB Pictures and Crypt TV are partnering to develop and produce horror and thriller series for television and digital. The companies will collaborate on a projects that combine Crypt TV’s library of horror content and merchandising channels with OBB’s experience in developing, producing and selling premium serial programming.
 
Indie production house The WorkShop is about to begin production on eight-part series Shame: The Story of Sexual Harassment in Hollywood. As the Hollywood sex scandals continue to pile up, the project will examine H’wood cultural issues starting with the “casting couch mentality” that dates back to the days of silent films, and peripheral fallout such as how many people are losing their jobs when a show is canceled in the wake of a scandal.
 
 
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
 
Fox has set January 3 as the premiere date for new drama 9-1-1. The series will bow Wednesday, January 3 following the debut of the 10-ep second season of The X-Files. The two series take the Wednesday night slots of the on-hiatus Empire and Star.
 
Ralph Friedman, the most decorated detective in NYPD history, takes viewers inside his white-knuckle investigations in the series Street Justice: The Bronx, with new eps premiering on Investigation Discovery starting Thursday, November 30 at 10p.
 
Ben and Erin Napier return to HGTV for a sophomore season of their series Home Town on Monday, January 8, at 9p.
 
 
COMING UP
 
Carrie Underwood and John Legend will host Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special, Friday, November 24 at 9p on CBS. Two-hour special will feature rare archival footage, exclusive interviews and appearances by winners and nominees including Mary J. Blige, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Bruno Mars, P!nk, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake and Keith Urban.
 
Miss Me This Christmas, premiering Sunday, December 3 at 7p, and You Can’t Fight Christmas, premiering Sunday, December 10 at 7p, are part of TV One’s holiday gift to viewers. The original movies both are set at the fictional Chesterton Hotel, which serves as the epicenter of a small town’s annual Christmas celebration.
 
Ovation TV is going to 11, as in seasons, with its annual Battle of the Nutcrackers. Beginning Monday, December 11, this year’s “battle” features broadcasts of five different productions of The Nutcracker, and culminates with the fan-voted favorite being revealed and repeated on Monday, December 18 at 7p. All five productions will also be available on VOD.
 
AXS TV presents Ann Wilson’s Christmas With A Heart, a week of Christmas concerts every night at 8p from Sunday, December 17 through Sunday, December 24, followed by an all-day marathon Monday, December 25 starting at 11a.
 
Tony Bennett will be honored with the 2017 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in a special event that took place last night at DC’s DAR Constitution Hall and airing on PBS on Friday, January 12. The concert features appearances by Michael Buble, Gloria Estefan, Josh Groban, Vanessa Williams, Stevie Wonder and Wynton Marsalis, among others.
 
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is getting in the Super Bowl spirit with a live telecast on Sunday, February 4 from the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis – home of Super Bowl LII. Guests for the show TBA. This marks the NBC late nighter’s second post-Super Bowl airing. The show was telecast live from Phoenix following Super Bowl XLIX in 2015.
 
 
CARRIAGE & DISTRIBUTION
 
After reaching a tentative agreement last month, Viacom renewed and expanded its distribution agreement with cable operator Charter. The multiyear deal broadens the companies’ distribution relationship on Charter’s Spectrum systems, and includes a new co-production deal for original content and a plan to collaborate for select advertising and measurement services. Viacom earlier this year reached renewed carriage with Altice for Optimum and Suddenlink.
 
 
DIGITAL DOINGS
 
Time Inc. launched OTT streaming service Sports Illustrated TV, available beginning today (November 16) on Amazon. The network premieres with 130 hours of on-demand programming, including original doc series, weekly studio shows and acquired sports movies, documentaries and TV shows. SI TV joins People TV as Time Inc.’s second streaming network. The five original shows greenlit for SI TV for launch are doc series The Vault, revisiting some of SI the magazine’s most impactful series; SI: Under the Cover, featuring interviews with cover subjects; basketball lifestyle show The Crossover; soccer deep dive Planet Futbol; and The Line (working title), about sports wagering and daily fantasy. In addition, the service launches with exclusive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit content, and SI Now, the daily show that airs on SI.com. SI TV inked deals with Oscar-nominated and award-winning sports filmmaker Mike Tollin, co-chair of Mandalay Sports Media, and 10-time Emmy winner Jonathan Hock, for two sports doc projects slated for early half and latter half of 2018, respectively.
 
Endemol Shine North America and the New York Post’s nationally syndicated Page Six TV, which launched in September in more than 200 local markets across the US, will begin streaming today (November 16) exclusively on Hulu the day after broadcast.
 
Fusion Media Group launched of The Takeout (TheTakeout.com), a website exploring the intersection of food and pop culture that’s spun off from The A.V. Club’s food coverage and born from the (non-satirical) editorial teams at Onion Inc.
 
Univision will extend its direct-to-consumer livestream and on-demand service, Univision NOW, free of charge for a full year to US active duty military personnel.
 
Music Choice will debut of Sounds of the Seasons Live, a series of live holiday performances and vignettes, on November 20 on Music Choice On Demand.
 
 
CASTING
 
Jenna Elfman is in as a series regular on AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead for season 4.
 
 
GOING GLOBAL
 
Viacom-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 is producing Raped: My Story, a timely doc it hopes will encourage victims to “find the courage to break their silence,” according to the company.
 
A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE
**CALL FOR ENTRIES**
 
The Cynopsis Social Good Awards honors civic-minded professionals who find a way to utilize the media industry as a tool for social good. With a panel of judges who’ll benchmark excellence in the TV and entertainment industry. This is an incredible opportunity to shine a light on your team’s social good initiative, raising awareness and inspiring action! ( check out our 2017 winners, here).
 
 

RATINGS

The season 5 premiere of WE tv’s Tamar and Vince on Thursday, November 9 at 9p delivered 1.025 million Total Viewers in Nielsen Live+3 ratings, a 17%  increase from the season 4 finale that aired in February 2016.

EstrellaTV’s 18th edition of its Premios de la Radio experienced a 32% growth nationally among A18-49 (+32%) and A18-34 (+47%) versus last year.
 
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Tuesday, November 14, 2017 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 8.02
The Voice 9.89, This Is Us 9.93, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders 4.24
FOX: 2.89 million
Lethal Weapon 3.89, The Mick 2.11, Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.65
CBS: 11.02 million
NCIS 12.94, Bull 10.39, NCIS: New Orleans 9.71
ABC: 3.51 million
The Middle 5.64, Fresh Off the Boat 3.84, Black-ish 3.90, The Mayor 2.51, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World 2.60
Univision: 1.66 million
La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.81, Mi Marido Tien e Familia 1.76, Cesar en Tentacion 1.41
Telemundo: 1.54 million
El Cesar 1.05, Sin Senos Sin Hay Pi 1.93, Senor Acero 4: La Coyote 1.63
CW: 1.97 million
The Flash 2.40, Legends of Tomorrow 1.55

Tuesday A18-49 Rating: ABC .9/3, FOX .8/3, NBC 1.9/7, CBS 1.3/5, UNI .6/2, TELE .6/3, CW .7/3
 
 
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Production company Back Roads Entertainment hired former BBC Worldwide executive Jonathan Cane as head of development. Most recently, Cane served as VP of development for BBC Worldwide Productions.
 
Indie studio and financier Makeready hired former Bad Robot creative executive Natalie Laine Williams to work on the development and production of films and television projects.
 


This Day in History: 1915 – Coca-Cola had its prototype for a contoured bottle patented. The bottle made its commercial debut the following year.
 
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Who did Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons) play on an L.A. Law (1986-1994) guest spot? A theme park employee fired for inappropriate behavior while in a Homer Simpson costume. Kudos to: Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./NY; Rachael Cholak-Brown University/Providence, RI; Marc Mondry-MSG Networks/NY; Dan Haberer, Creo-Entertainment/Playa del Rey, CA; Jim Katz-The Carney Awards/LA; Tom Moore -Kalt Productions/LA

Today’s Trivia Question:) In what short-lived drama did Jane Alexander play a therapist working with three interconnected couples on their relationship issues? (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.).

Answer to last Initial This: IG plays IW on BC = Ilana Glazer plays Ilana Wexler on Broad City. Kudos to: Robert Hunt-Gracenote, A Nielsen Co./NY; Elizabeth Wendorf-Blackwood Seven, North America/LA

Unscripted TV show anagram: So Straw Rage (Email trivia@cynopsis.com; 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: ENGINEERING LEAD/Episode Interactive/SFO: Oversee initiatives to ship mobile storytelling platform on iOS & Android to enable writers to create stories to reach millions of users. Drive platform’s tech roadmap. 4+ yrs of engineering exp. BS/BA in computer science or equiv. Full info/apply HERE (11/28)
 
JOB OPENING: ENGINEERING MANAGER/Episode Interactive/SFO: Lead team of talented engineers to ship mobile storytelling platform on iOS & Android. Drive platform’s tech roadmap by working closely with other teams. 5+ yrs of eng experience, 1 yr of eng management. BS/BA in computer science or equivalent. Full info/apply HERE (11/28)
 
JOB OPENING: SR SOFTWARE ENGINEER, MOBILE/Episode Interactive/SFO: Build next generation visual engine for immersive storytelling and develop new features to help readers stay connected with creators and discover new stories. Work closely with PMs, artists, designers, etc. 4+ yrs in iOS & Android, BA/BS, MS, PhD in CS or relevant field. Full info/apply HERE (11/28)
 
JOB OPENING: DIGITAL ANALYST RESEARCH/Katz Broadcasting/ATL: Emphasis on digital analytics trusted w/innovation & application of critical insights for SVOD, BounceTV.com & social media analytics for 4 brdcst nets. Ext. exp. w/Google Analytics. 5+ yrs exp Rsrch, dig. analytics &/or data science. Full Info/Apply HERE (11/28)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT/Cyber Group Studios/LA: A leading television animation company seeks. Network series background required.  Send CV HERE (11/28)

JOB OPENING: ASSOCIATE, DIRECTOR, PUBLICITY/PBS/Arlington, VA: Lead publicity efforts for primetime & digital programs. Create PR/event plans, secure earned media, and form & execute promo plans & strategies that drive program awareness and tune-in. 6-8 yrs of related exp. Apply HERE (11/28)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, SOCIAL MEDIA/NBC SPORTS/Stamford CT: Oversight of social media strtgy/execution while leading social media staff focused on NBC Olympics, Sunday Night Football & other premiere NBC Sports properties. Min 4 yrs exp in social media & min 3 yrs managing team. Full info/apply HERE (11/22)

 
JOB OPENING: CONTENT MGR/NBC SPORTS/Stamford: Ensure high-quality standards for all digital content creation and presentation across all platforms and devices for the Regional Sports Networks. 5 yrs exp working w/digital media. Exp w/CMS & site management Full info/apply HERE (11/22)
 
JOB OPENING: MGR, INTEGRATED SALES/NCC Media/LA: Resp for sales dvlpmnt & presentation integrated suite of dig. products & srvcs represented by our owner/affil’d MVPDs & OTT dist partners. Expand bus. categories, create integrated dig media partnerships across all key client & agency decision makers. Resume HERE (11/22)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL SALES EXEC/NCC/LA: Forward facing role to Online Media & Interactive Ad decision-makers @ Digital Agencies, Full Srvc Agency Digital Depts & Clients. Introduce/sell Digital’s suite of products across desktop, tablet & mobile platforms across our owner/affil’d MVPDs & OTT distributor partners. Resume HERE (11/22)

JOB OPENING: COORDINATOR, MULTIPLATFORM & MUSIC/CMT/Nashville: Energetic, extremely detail-oriented, & problem solving candidate to join our Programming Strategy team. Implement multiplatform schedules. Min 2 yrs exp working in radio, music video prgrmng and/or TV programming req’d. Full info/apply HERE (11/22)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT & SOCIAL MEDIA/CMT/Nashville: Lead all audience engagement & social media efforts, supporting the CMT linear TV network, incl launching/sustaining orig series, and active management of external partners. 7+ yrs escalating exp mktg, SM, PR or comm. Full info/apply HERE (11/22)

JOB OPENING: ASSOCIATE COUNSEL BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS, NEW DIGITAL BUSINESS/AMC/NYC: Exp’d attorney to support AMC Networks’ New Digital Business team. Min 3yrs relevant exp incl exp @law firm & ideally also at an in-house legal or business affairs dept w/in media space. Full info/apply HERE (11/22)
 
JOB OPENING: PROGRAMMATIC TV AD SALES DIRECTOR, EAST COAST/NYC Office: Responsible for new business development and ad sales strategy, presenting innovative business models to large agency groups and their clients. Minimum 10+ years TV ad sales experience. Resume: HERE (11/22)

JOB OPENING: DUBBING COORDINATOR, BILINGUAL SPANISH-ENGLISH/NYC: Coordinate and traffic multiple TV series being dubbed English-to-Spanish, including script coordination, graphics re-design, captions, and audio description. Manage workflow for no-fail, on-time delivery. Resume/cover HERE (11/22)

JOB OPENING:  ACCOUNT EXEC, DIRECT RESPONSE ADVERTISER/NYC: A rapidly growing and competitive News Network in over 50M homes delivering content to a mature & affluent audience. Successful candidate must have a strong relationship w/DR clients & agencies. Strong systems & client services req’d. Resume/cvr HERE (11/22)

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ANALYST, PROGRAM & DIGITAL RESEARCH/NBCU@Bravo/Oxygen/NYC: Entry level. BA Deg Communications/Media. Min 2-3 yrs exp TV and/or Digital Research. Strong analytical and presentation skills needed. Attn to detail and strong math skills a must. Full info apply HERE (11/21)

JOB OPENING:
FT SCRIPT COORDINATOR/Twin Cities PBS/NJ Remote position: A leading public media org, is seeking for an animated children’s series. Assist EP & head writer by coordinating all script details between producing partners & writers. Ability to travel to NYC for meetings. Full info/apply HERE (11/21)

 
JOB OPENING: SR DIRECTOR MARKETING/NBC Ent/NYC: Identify/dvlp/implement strategic media buying initiatives in consumer & trade media to achieve mktg goals for each 1st run & off-ntwrk series. BA deg & 5 yrs exp w/media plan’g, digital mktg, ad sales, promo w/focus TV synd or related field. Full info/apply HERE (11/21)

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 (11/21)


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VP, DISTRIBUTION STRATEGY/Viacom/NYC: Lead affiliate & dist strategy projects by dvlpg data-driven analyses, conducting rsrch & preparing plans/presentations. 8-10+ yrs strategy/business dvlpment or consulting role, pref w/in the media industry. Strong knwlg mkt trends. Full info/apply HERE (11/21)

 
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 (11/20)
 
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 (11/20)

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 (11/20)

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 (11/19)

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 (11/19)

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 (11/19)


 
WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – THURSDAY NOVEMBER 16
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder
CBS: The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Mom, Life in Pieces, S.W.A.T.
CW: Supernatural, Arrow
FOX: Gotham, The Orville
NBC: Football Night In Pittsburgh, NFL Football
PBS: This Old House Hour, Poldark on Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow
Telemundo: El Cesar, Sin senos si Hay Paraiso, Senora Acero 4
Univision: Latin Grammy Awards 2017


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