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Good morning. It's Tuesday, March 20, 2012, and this is your first early morning briefing.
TLC: The Little Couple at 10p & 1030p
ABC Family: Switched at Birth at 8p
TNT: Southland at 10p
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FOX set its season finale dates for several series: May 21 at 9p is the series finale for House preceded by a one-hour retrospective episode at 8p; American Idol will air its two-night season finale on May 22 and 23; and Glee also airs its season finale on May 22 after the final competition episode of American Idol. For its comedies, FOX will conclude the second season of Raising Hope on April 17; New Girl airs its season finale on May 8; and the Sunday animated comedies The Cleveland Show, The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers and Family Guy with an hour-long episode all end their seasons on May 20 though American Dad will end its season a week prior on May 13. Other dramas The Finder and Fringe will air season finales on May 11 with Bones season ender on May 14.
Late in April, Animal Planet debuts a new five-part series that continues the Whale Wars saga featuring the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and its mission to end whale killing. Whale Wars: Viking Shores premieres April 27 at 8p with a two-hour episode and follows the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, led by Paul Watson, as the group is deployed at sea as well as undercover in the Faroe Islands, a chain of islands between Iceland and Scotland that is a self-governed Danish Territory of 50,000 people comprised of Viking descendants. The series watches as the Sea Shepherd team attempts to stop the annual Faroese ritual called The Grind where the Faroese people gather to herd pilot whales to their shallow shores to be killed for their meat. Following the two-hour premiere, the one-hour episodes will air on Fridays at 9p. Whale Wars: Viking Shores is produced for Animal Planet by The Lizard Trading Company.
On Monday, MTV renewed Jersey Shore for a sixth season and the full cast will be returning to the show. Production is set to commence this summer. MTV is also airing Jersey Shore: The Reunion this Thursday at 10p.
The first three episodes of new original drama series Magic City will be offered as a multi-platform sampling by STARZ. The first opportunity to view a sneak preview of the Magic City debut episode is March 30 on STARZ at 11p following the season finale of Spartacus: Vengeance. Starting March 31, the first three episodes of Magic City will be available on select multichannel video affiliates through on-demand and/or sampling opportunities. A full list of the affiliates and other outlets which will air the first three episodes of Magic City can be found via the Starz press release available at Cynopsis.com under More Industry News. Magic City will premiere on STARZ April 6 at 10p.
A new cast from The Big Easy is highlighted in a new season of VH1's Tough Love: New Orleans opening April 15 at 9p. The new season watches as love experts and Master Matchmakers Steve and JoAnn Ward usher women looking for love in New Orleans through their dating boot camp. Tough Love: New Orleans is from High Noon Entertainment and Flower Films.
UPFRONT 2012: ABC Family
Yesterday, ABC Family hosted its upfront presentation at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City. The network released its summer lineup including the premiere dates of three new original series and other returning original series:
GroupM and Nielsen are partnering to develop a new measurement service which will merge media planning and measurement across television and the internet. The new service is called Nielsen Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings and it will leverage the Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings product in addition to its current television audience measurement service to offer clients with total and overlapped reach and frequency for their marketing campaigns. Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings will provide reach, frequency and GRP measures for online advertising. GroupM and Nielsen will each contribute resources and knowledge to create Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings and make it available to GroupM clients. Furthermore, the two entities will work together to create new measurement tools designed to extend beyond TV and online to other platforms.
Outdoor network, Sportsman Channel will become a Nielsen-rated network as of March 26. Sportsman Channel has now exceeded 31 million homes.
On the heels of canceling its talk show, The Rosie Show, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has eliminated 30 positions at the network's Los Angeles and New York offices. The responsibilities of these staffers will be distributed through the network's venture partners, Discovery Communications and Harpo Studios.
Sunday's season two finale of AMC's original series The Walking Dead at 9p became the series' highest-rated episode ever. The finale episode attracted 9.0 million viewers as well as 6.0 million with A18-49; 5.3 million among A25-54; and a cume of 10.5 million total viewers combining the 9p episode with an encore at 1130p.
Program Call: Cynopsis Media will be producing our annual MIPTV Shopping Guide sent to all Cynopsis and Cynopsis Kids subscribers on Thursday, March 29, the week before MIPTV 2012 in Cannes. If your company is an official exhibitor at MIPTV this year and would like to have your programming included in our shopping guide, please send us only the following info for your top 5 shows: title, availability date, number of episodes, length, type (i.e., movie, series, special, etc.), genre and your terms (barter, cash, etc.) as well as your company's stand/booth location. To be included in this free and highly-viewed special edition, please send your submission to Lisa Ball at: email@example.com no later than this Thursday, March 22, 2012. A confirmation email will be sent following each submission from Lisa (if you do not receive a confirmation email, please resubmit).
Ovation acquired the US television premiere rights to two dramatic miniseries and one two-hour feature distributed internationally by FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME). Ovation picked up Laconia (2 x 120 min) produced originally by FremantleMedia UK and Teamworx Productions for UK's BBC and Germany's ARD; What To Do When Someone Dies (3 x 60 min) originally produced by Sally Head Productions for ITV1 in the UK; and Holy Flying Circus (1 x 120 min) originally produced by Hillbilly Television and FremantleMedia UK for UK's BBC. The three programs will debut on Ovation as part of the network's new branded programming night, The Best You've Never Seen.
Independent distributor DRG cemented several international deals for the ITV1 series Doc Martin and additionally acquired the format and finished program rights for the series' sixth season. Currently seen in more than 200 territories worldwide, Doc Martin is produced locally by Antena3 in Spain, ZDF in Germany, TF1 in France and on Mega TV in Greece as Kliniki Periptosi. DRG recently secured a third season format deal in France with Ego Productions for TF1 and has optioned the format rights in Russia with Albany Productions, an affiliate of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Additionally, DRG inked new finished program sales with New Zealand's TV One; Sweden's Kanal Fem; Denmark's TV2; Canada's Vision TV; TV Norge in Norway and Doc Martin is syndicated through APT to 46 PBS markets in the US including 19 of the top 20 markets. Doc Martin is produced by Buffalo Pictures in association with Homerun Productions.
Production on a new crime series Ripper Street co-produced by BBC America has begun in Dublin. The eight-part series is set in and around the Whitechapel area of London's East End in 1889 following the Jack The Ripper murders. Matthew Macfadyen (MI-5, Pride and Prejudice) stars in Ripper Street along with Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones), Adam Rothenberg (Alcatraz), Myanna Buring (The Twilight Saga, White Heat) and David Dawson (Luther, Secret Diary of a Call Girl). The plot centers on the H Division which is charged with holding order in the chaotic streets of East London. Ripper Street is produced for the BBC by Tiger Aspect Productions, Lookout Point and BBC America.
Original series The Walking Dead on AMC cast Danai Gurira (Treme, The Visitor) as Michonne, a character featured in Robert Kirkman's comic book series described as a mysterious woman with a sword. Gurira's character was introduced in the recent season two finale episode and will reappear in the third season.
Casting Call: A major cable network and the producers of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and The Real Housewives of Orange County are looking for wealthy, materialistic families with household staffs including personal chef, nanny, gardener, assistants, etc. in the Los Angeles area. If you or your family live the good life in L.A. and have all the trappings that go with it, the producers want to hear from you. Please send an email or find out more information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Casting Call: PlayboyTV is casting males and females 21 and over for the fifth season of its program Foursome produced by DuBose Entertainment and airing on the Playboy Channel. The show is looking for sexy single women and men, all ethnicities accepted. Interested applicants can audition in person at PlayboyTV's Woodland Hills production office or if you live outside the Los Angeles area, you can Skype in your audition. You can live anywhere as long as you are a US citizen or have a green card and are 21 years and older. Please send an email ASPA to: CastingbyMindy@gmail.com and include your full name, contact phone number, city/state where you live and two photos of yourself (close up and full body shot - jpg format, small file size only).
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Friday A18-49 Analysis: CBS dribbled to a victory Friday with the A18-49 viewers at 1.9/6, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. CBS' NCAA Basketball Championship game between Lehigh and Duke won at 8p with a 1.7/7 and ABC's Shark Tank was a close second at 1.7/6. At 9p, the Lehigh vs. Duke NCAA Basketball Championship on CBS held viewers' interest at 3.2/11 and ABC's Primetime: What Would You Do? was next at 1.5/5. CBS swished in a third and final win of the night during 10p with the NCAA Championship basketball game between Xavier and Notre Dame at 1.8/6 and Univision moved into second with La Que No Podia Amar at 1.7/5.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, March 16, 2012 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
ABC: 3.8/7 Shark Tank 3.8/7, Primetime: What Would You Do? 3.6/6, 20/20 3.8/7
NBC: 2.8/5 Who Do You Think You Are? 2.9/5, Grimm [r] 2.3/4, Dateline 3.2/6
UNIV: 2.0/4 Una Familia con Suerte 1.9/3, Abismo de Pasion 1.9/3, La Que No Podia Amar 2.2/4
FOX: 1.6/3 Kitchen Nightmares [r] 1.7/3, Kitchen Nightmares [r] 1.6/3
CW: 1.1/2 Nikita 1.0/2, Supernatural 1.1/2
ION: 1.0/2 Cold Case 0.9/2, Cold Case 1.1/2, Cold Case 1.0/2
TELE: 0.7/1 Maid en Manhattan 0.8/1, Corazon Valiente 0.8/1, Relaciones Peligrosas 0.5/1
TF: 0.3/0 Cine de Las Estrellas Fri [r] 0.2/0, El Capo 0.3/1
A18-49: CBS 1.9/6, ABC 1.5/5, UNIV 1.5/5, FOX 1.1/4, NBC 0.8/3, CW 0.6/2, TELE 0.5/2, ION 0.3/1, TF 0.2/1
New York City-based Thrillist Media Group tapped Philippe Guelton as its new President. Philippe will focus on content strategy for the entire organization including supervising the editorial, marketing, front-end technology and product development teams. Most recently Philippe served as EVP/COO of HGMUS.
Bill Rosolie joins REELZCHANNEL as SVP/National Advertising Sales where he will head national advertising sales activities for the network. Bill will be based in New York. Previously, Bill was EVP/Digital and Advanced Platforms at AMC Networks.
Effective immediately, media agency MEC named Scott Schwartz as Senior Partner/Engagement Planning. Scott is charged with creating connection strategies and ideas to influence perceptions and encourage engagement with the agency's US clients. Located in New York, Scott reports to Mason Franklin, Managing Director/Engagement Planning.
Univision Communications Inc. appointed Michael T. Rodriguez as VP/GM of the Univision and TeleFutura affiliates in Miami. WLTV is the Univision affiliate while WAMI is the TeleFutura affiliate in South Florida. Prior to this new job, Michael was with Telemundo as EVP/Development, Distribution and Broadcast Operations.
Toronto-based interactive agency, Secret Location hired Graham Budd as Director/Business Development to develop new business opportunities and handle the company's existing broadcast, brand and agency clients. Secret Location additionally added five others including developers Adam Drake, Josh Manricks and Paul Stodolak, producer Kathryn Rawson and designer Jory Kruspe.
Worldwide distribution company Mance Media named Ralitsa Trifonova as International Sales Executive to head sales and contract negotiations for Mance Media's library throughout Eastern Europe including Russia/CIS. Ralitsa joins from Associated Television International where she was Director/Worldwide Distribution.
This day in History: 1976 - Patricia Hearst convicted of armed robbery.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: What TV show is the longest running spin off in US history? The Simpsons. Kudos to: David Woolfson-CAB | Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau/NYC; Perry Casciato-CBS 3 & The CW Philly/Philadelphia; Diane Librizzi-La Loca Entertainment/NYC; Greg Scordato-GJS Media/NY; Jaime Horowitz-Grant Stations/Huntsville Alabama; Allen Hooser, Tribal Fusion/Chicago; John Kukla-KDFW/Dallas; Tom Boyd-WGN-TVChicago; Ken DuBow-Opus Distribution/Tarzana, CA; Sharon Silverman-KCPQ/KZJO/Seattle; Michael Madnick-Saban Brands/LA; Tom Meredith-The Nielsen Company/Hollywood.
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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT - TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
ABC: Last Man Standing, Cougar Town, The River [f], Body of Proof [r]
AZTECA: Lo Que la Gente Cuenta, Buenas Noches America, Al Extremo
CBS: NCIS, NCIS: LA, Unforgettable
CW: 90210, Ringer
FOX: Raising Hope, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, New Girl, Breaking In
ION: Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds, Flashpoint
NBC: The Biggest Loser, Fashion Star
PBS: An American Experience, Frontline
TELE: Una Maid en Manhattan, Corazon Valiente, Relaciones Peligrosas
UNIV: Una Familia con Suerte; Abismo de Pasion, La Que No Podia Amar
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