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Good morning.It’s Thursday, January 16, 2014, and this is your first early morning briefing.
CMT: Party Down South at 10p
DIY: Salvage Dogs at 11p
HGTV: The Brian Boitano Project at 11p
ID: Tabloid at 10p
Lifetime: Under the Gunn at 9p
MTV: Jerks with Cameras at 10:30p
TLC: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo at 9p, Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor at 10p
We TV: SWV Reunited at 10p
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TREEHOUSE MASTERS HAS SKY HIGH PERFORMANCE
Season debut on Animal Planet delivered 1.6M viewers
Series’ high for P25-54 & P18-49
Animal Planet was a top5 cable net on Friday night for P/W25-54
New episodes ofTreehouse Masters – Fridays at 10P
Two days after Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly announced his net was giving up pilot season, CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler acknowledged at the TCA press tour that while “pilot season isn’t perfect,” it works for her network. “It’s frustrating,” acknowledged Tessler, “but also it’s exciting.” The CW is staying the game, too. Remarked CW president Mark Pedowitz at the TCA, “Pilot season works well for us.”
Pedowitz also announced that a digital spinoff of Veronica Mars will air on the CW Seed site, with series creator Rob Thomas onboard. For a show that got canceled in 2007, Veronca’s getting a lot of action: a Kickstarter-funded Veronica film will be released in March, and the drama just started streaming on Amazon Prime.
Parents will have the ability to program a channel for their children with My Nickelodeon Junior, on deck from Viacom. Mom and Dad will be able to customize the interactive channel, specifying their content preferences, reports the Wall Street Journal. The interactive channel will debut on Verizon‘s Fios service.
CBS renewed every show in its daytime schedule. Coming back are Let’s Make a Deal, The Price Is Right, The Young and the Restless (the number one daytime drama for 25 years received a pick-up through the 2017 season), The Bold and the Beautiful and The Talk, which recently delivered its best-ever fourth quarter in viewers and W25-54.
Honda U.K.’s “Hands” ad, voiced by Garrison Keillor, won the TV advertising awards given by The One Club at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, as well as the award for online videos shown on YouTube for “Ayrton Senna 1989″. Toyota was a co-winner with BMW for Experiential Advertising.
Telemundo Media announced Wednesday that it will hold its annual Upfront presentation on Tuesday, May 13 in NYC’s Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Time Warner Center.
OWN‘s The Diamond Collar follows a former Mafia street enforcer whose career veered in a dramatically different direction: dog grooming (tip: “Always ask if your dog groomer uses cage drying, which can be very dangerous”). Docu-series debuts Friday, January 17 at 10p.
The premiere date for Bravo‘s sudsy drama, Southern Charm, is Monday, March 3 at 10p – but fans eager to check out the series about the exclusive world of six Charleston, S.C. singles can catch a 30-minute preview special on Monday, February 3 at 11:30p.
Two old pals and their sons, along with a collection of ragtag employees, restore vintage cars in new Discovery docu-series Rod N Wheels. Intuitive Entertainment production premieres Monday, January 27 at 10p.
CW acquired Labyrinth, starring John Hurt and Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey). Jumping between modern and medieval France, the four-hour event series focuses on the search by two women for the Holy Grail. CW premiere date for the Tandem Communications production, filmed on location in France and South Africa, is TBA.
Also on tap at CW: Two reality series, Barber Battle and Penn & Teller: Fool Us. Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, Barber has stylists competing for hairstyle honors; in Penn & Teller, magicians try to trick the master musicians for a chance to perform with them in Vegas.
Revolt documentary Wale: I Am follows rapper Wale on a journey to Africa to discover his roots, as he meets his family for the first time. Story premieres on the Millennial music net Monday, January 20 at 10p, followed by a live Ustream with the singer at 11p.
CBS announced premiere dates for two warhorse reality competitions. Amazing Race returns for its 24th go-round on Sunday, February 23 at 8p, after racking up an average 10.03 million viewers in the fall. Survivor comes back for season 28 on Wednesday, February 26 at 8p. The fall edition of TV’s longest-running reality competition averaged 11.58 million viewers, and ranked as the number two reality show in broadcast among A18-49.
Also on the CBS calendar: Summer event series Under the Dome, returning for season two Monday, June 30 at 10p, and new Halle Berry series Extant, debuting Wednesday, July 2 at 9p.
HBO‘s holding on to Bill Maher. Days before the season 12 premiere of Real Time with Bill Maher, the premium cabler announced the show has been renewed for season 13. “His irreverent wit and fearless insights make him the perfect observer for these unpredictable times,” said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo of comedian/political commentator Maher, who returns with his show Friday, January 17 at 10p.
Paul Rudd (This is 40) will appear in Adam Scott‘s (Parks and Recreation) fourth The Greatest Event in Television History special for Adult Swim, reports EW, reenacting a classic show’s title sequence. Show airs Thursday at midnight.
Former tween star Hilary Duff (Lizzie McGuire) has been cast in TV Land pilot Younger opposite Sutton Foster, reports Deadline.
Season eight of ITV‘s Foyle’s War will feature guest turns from John Mahoney (Frasier), Richard Lintern (Silent Witness), Nigel Lindsay (Four Lions), Jaime Winstone (Mad Dogs) and William Postlethwaite (Midsome Murders). Filming is underway for a 2015 premiere of three two-hour installments.
LAST CALL!Cynopsis Media is producing its annual NATPE Shopping Guide sent to all Cynopsis and Cynopsis Kids subscribers on Thursday, January 23, 2014, the week before NATPE Market and Conference opens at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Resort. If your company is an official exhibitor at NATPE 2014, please email Lynn Leahey (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than TODAY, January 16 to be included in this free and highly-read special edition. Send us only the following info for your top 5 shows, in the format as it appears below:title, availability date, number of episodes, length, type (i.e. series, special, movie, etc.), genre (comedy, drama, lifestyle, etc.) and your terms (barter, cash, etc.) as well as your company’s stand/booth location.
OK! TV will enter its second season with renewals in top markets including New York (WLNY), LA (KCAL), Boston (WSBK) and Detroit (WKBD), along with Journal Broadcast Group, Media General, Gray Television and Mission Broadcasting. OK! TV airs in all day-parts; stations are being offered a weekday strip and weekend companion show.
Morgan Freeman will present the SAG 50th Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 1971, Freeman and and Moreno starred in children’s educational series The Electric Company. Kudofest will be simulcast on TNT and TBS on Saturday, January 18 at 8p.
Add these names to the star-studded list of SAG presenters: Matt Damon, Robert DeNiro, Chiwetel Ejifor, SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard, Mindy Kaling, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Marsden, Ewan McGregor, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Julia Roberts, Elisabeth Rohm, Meryl Streep, and Emma Thompson.
Nominations for the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards were announced Wednesday, honoring work in film, television, commercials and theater. Presentation takes place Saturday, February 14 at Paramount Studios. For a list of nominees, check the guild web site.
ABC greenlit a pilot for American Crime, a drama examining race relations. ABC Studios project comes from John Ridley, who also wrote Golden Globe winner 12 Years a Slave.
CBS issued a pilot order for Taxi-22, a project the net bought in June with James Gandolfini attached as an exec producer. The Sopranos star died on June 19, but the project about a politically incorrect cab driver, adapted from a French-Canadian hit, is moving forward.
Canada’s Family Channel is teaming with Temple Street Productions for an animal-centric February event, Project Pet. Each day, Family will air pet-themed interstitials including Pet Peeves and Pets with Personality. Pet-themed games and videos will be available at Family.ca/projectpet.
Me TV started the new year off right. The net signed a new affiliation agreement with KRBK-DT-Springfield, MO, and its Odessa, TX affiliate, KWWT-DT is now primary channel 30.1, moving from 30.2. Featuring comfort TV like Gunsmoke, M*A*S*H and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Me TV has 157 affiliates and 90 percent clearance across the country.
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How did CBS feel about Monday night’s number for new drama Intelligence, which slid from a solid 2.4 A18-49 in a prime post-NCIS preview slot, to 1.1 in the demo in its regular Monday-at-10p berth? “That sucked,” said creator/exec producer Michael Seitzman at the TCA, pointing out the show would get another shot a sampling on Saturday.
ABC‘s The Goldbergs earned a 1.8/5 rating in A18-49 and 4.9 million viewers at 9p Tuesday night, its most-watched ep since October 8. At 10p, Killer Women dropped to a .7/2 rating among A18-49, down from its low-rated .9 premiere last week.
Modern Family hit new highs in syndication among A18-34 (3.2), A18-49 (3.2) and A25-54 (3.5) the week of December 30. The ABC comedy is number one or number two across all demos, including number one in A18-34.
Divorce Court, now in its fifteenth season, claims the highest growth year-over-year of any syndicated program. With a 1.9 HH rating, the show rose 36 percent (to tie Steve Harvey) from the same period a year ago.
Paternity Court also had a good week, scoring its highest ratings ever (1.1HH).
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 12/30/13-01/03/14 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 12/30/13-01/03/14 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
Tuesday A18-49 Analysis: CBS won the most A18-49 viewers with 2.5/7, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. CBS stalwart NCIS took 8p with 3.0/9, followed by 2.2/7 for ABC‘s Marvel‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. NCIS: Los Angeles was tops at 9p with 2.4/7, versus 1.7/5 for the second hour of NBC’s Biggest Loser. CBS held the lead at 10p with 2.0/6 for Person of Interest, with NBC‘s Chicago Fire (1.8/5) placing second.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 – time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
NCIS 12.2/19, NCIS: Los Angeles 9.9/15, Person of Interest 8.0/14
Biggest Loser 3.6/6, Chicago Fire 4.4/7
Marvel‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.9/6, The Goldbergs 3.1/5, Trophy Wife 2.3/4, Killer Women 2.5/4
Dads 2.1/3, Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2,2.3, New Girl 2.1/3, Mindy Project 1.7/3
Por Siempre Mi Amor 1.6/2, Que Vida Me Robo 2.0/3, Que Pobres Tan Ricos 1.5/3
Originals 1.4/2, Supernatural 1.4/2
Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds 1.1/2, Criminal Minds 1.0/2
Impostora .9/1, Reina Sur 1.0/2, Santa Diabla .7/1
Cineplex .3/1, Cineplex .2/0
A18-49: CBS 2.5/7, NBC 1.7/5, ABC 1.5/4, FOX 1.3/4, UNI 1.3/3, CW 1.0/3, TELE .6/2, ION .6/2, UMA .2/1
A+E Networks upped Thomas Moody to the position of Senior Vice President, Programming, Planning & Acquisitions, FYI and LMN, and promoted Laura Fleury to Vice President, Programming & Development at LMN. Moody has been with A+E Networks since 2001; Fleury has been with the company for fifteen years.
Disney Channels upped Dana Green to Vice President, Communications. Green, who joined the company in 2006, had been Executive Director of Media Relations.
Discovery Communications has named JB Perrette the next President of Discovery Networks International. Perrette, who joined Discovery in 2011 as Chief Digital Officer, takes over for retiring 23-year Discovery veteran Mark Hollinger.
FranceTV distribution appointed Aude de La Villarmois its Head of Licensing, effective January 26. She joined FranceTV in 2003 as Licensing Sales Manager.
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Answer to Our Last Trivia QuestionOn The Cosby Show (1984-1992), Cliff and Clair Huxtable had five children: Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy. Who was Olivia? The daughter of Martin, Denise’s husband. Kudos to: Amy Pecorino-Bethenny/NYC, Tara Berman-Big Fish Entertainment/NYC, Barbara E. Bevel/Sesame Workshop/NYC, Natalie Damico-Blue Bloods/Brooklyn, NY, Patty Youngross-Media Biz/Atlanta, Maquita Eaton-Weigel Broadcasting/Chicago, Kimmi Ray-Garman Productions/Oklahoma City, OK, Miriam Stocker-BET/Royal Oak, MI, Jennifer Bryars-WPMI/WJTV/Mobile, AL, Bev Ellinger-WANDTV/Decatur, IL, Judy Margolis-The Ad Place/Dallas, Jen Walz-Olson/Minneapolis, Aly Stogol-KOLD/KMSB/KTTU/Tucson, Renee McKinney-Cable One/Phoenix, Kerri Huyck/Pasco, WA, Michael Rosenzweig/LA, Anne Wetting-Fox Sports 1/LA, Paul Gygli-NBCUniversal/Universal City, CA.
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – THURSDAY JANUARY 16, 2014
ABC: The Taste, Shark Tank [r]
CBS: The Big Bang Theory[r], The Millers [r], The Crazy Ones [r], Two and a Half men [r], Elementary [r]
CW: The 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards
FOX: American Idol
ION: Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Criminal Minds
MyTV: House, House
NBC: Community, Parks and Recreation, Sean Saves the World, The Michael J. Fox Show, Parenthood
PBS: This Old House Hour, Masterpiece Mystery! [r]
Telemundo: LaImpostors, La Reina del Sur, Santa Diabla
UMA: Children of the Corn: Revelation, V for Vendetta
Univision: Por Siempre Mi Amore, Lo Que la Vida Me Robo, Que Pobres Tan Ricos
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