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Several summer reality series set premiere dates on NBC:
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards set for June 19 at 8p on CBS based at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas. Associated Television International produces the broadcast for the third year in a row.
More original comedies in store for TV Land as the network approved Happily Divorced starring Fran Drescher and The Exes (wt). TV Land also renewed Retired at 35 for a second season. All three series received 10-episode orders. Happily Divorced will premiere June 15 while The Exes and Retired at 35 debut next winter. This Wednesday, TV Land airs the finales of Hot in Cleveland at 10p and Retired at 35 at 1030p. Additionally, TV Land upped the third season order of Hot in Cleveland from 22 episodes to 24.
With spring comes baseball and ESPN debuts its 22nd season of MLB coverage with MLB Opening Week airing March 31 through April 3. Furthermore, ESPN's Baseball Tonight show opens April 3 with shows airing each Sunday at 1230p and 7p.
A seven-episode sophomore season of Hogs Gone Wild is back on Discovery Channel starting April 19 at 10p. The series chronicles the tough pest control companies as they try to catch aggressively mean wild hogs that cause health risks and property damage across the US. Film Garden produces the series for Discovery Channel.
RLTV selected Ken Kolb Direct (KKD) as its direct response agency to manage the network's short-form direct response and long-form paid programming. RLTV's Gig Barton who serves as VP/Advertising Sales and Sponsorships will work directly with KKD.
On the Cyn opsis website today, the newest installment on the Cyn opsis | Sports news page, "March Madness -- A tru Blue Brandbuilder for Turner", written by Chris Pursell. Feel free to add your comments or thoughts at the bottom of the Sports page about his story, his opinions, suggestions on future stories and or anything else.
At this year's MIPTV, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will reveal his involvement in a new international TV series during a press conference on April 4 at the Riviera-side Majestic Hotel.
BuzzTaxi Communications launches several series and specials at market:
With offices in the UK and the US, Target Entertainment is bringing more than 100 hours of new programming to market including:
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ABC's Private Practice casts Benjamin Bratt as a series regular. Bratt will first appear in the series' season four finale then will continue during season five as a full-time cast member. Bratt's TV credits include NBC's Law & Order, A&E's The Cleaners, NBC's E-Ring and a recent appearance on ABC's Modern Family.
Aaron Sorkin's tentatively titled HBO drama pilot, More As the Story Develops is in talks with Jeff Daniels to star. Sorkin had spent time with former MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann as well as MSNBC's Chris Matthews to better understand the cable news world. If this project goes to series, this project will be Daniels' first venture into regular series television.
HBO is also prepping a new miniseries after optioning the book, Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency by journalist Barton Gellman. The project would take a look at Dick Cheney's political career from his involvement in the Nixon administration through his eight years as Vice President under President George W. Bush. Spring Creek Productions and Fair Catch Productions' Paula Weinstein are set to produce with Jeffrey Levine. Frontline's David Fanning and Michael Kirk and Fair Catch Productions' David Kennedy will serve as executive producers. Rick Cleveland (The West Wing, Six Feet Under) will adapt the book. The production is from Spring Creek Productions in association with WGBH/Frontline and Fair Catch Productions.
Academy Award-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes is working on Titanic, a new television miniseries project that was approved for production. Fellowes will write the epic drama consisting of two 90-minute episodes as well as four one-hour eps. The production, scheduled to air near the centenary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic was picked up by several broadcast partners globally including ABC in the US; Channel Seven in Australia; Canada's Global; Ireland's TV3; TVNZ in New Zealand; Portugal's SIC; Sweden's SVT; and ITV1 in the UK. The miniseries will be simulcast on Global and ABC followed by premieres in the other countries. ITV Studios is teaming with Deep Indigo Productions and Lookout Point in the UK, Sienna Films Inc in Canada and Hungary-based Mid Atlantic films to produce the drama which commences filming in Hungary this spring. Fellowes won his Oscar for Gosford Park and was also the creator and writer behind ITV1's popular costume drama Downton Abbey.
Former rocker Tommy Lee involved in developing a new television project for Syfy billed as an investigative travel show titled Culture Shock With Tommy Lee. In this one-hour series produced with ITV Studios America, Lee will examine rituals, symbols and other mysteries surrounding secret societies.
Friday A18-49 Analysis: Univision matched its ratings from the previous week on Friday night at 1.7/6 among A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen. Univision's Eva Luna was #1 at 8p with a 1.7/7 and FOX’s Kitchen Nightmares sizzled in a not-too-distant second place at 1.6/6. Univision held its top slot at 9p with Triunfo del Amor at 1.8/6 while CBS' NCAA Championship game was #2 at 1.5/6. By a slim margin, CBS' continued NCAA Championship coverage won at 10p with a 1.6/6 and the second hour of Univision's Triunfo del Amor was a close second by posting a 1.6/5.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, March 18, 2011 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
NBC: 4.2/8 Who Do You Think You Are? [r] 2.9/5, Dateline 4.8/9
CBS: 2.8/5 CBS NCAA Basketball Championship: UNC vs. Long Island [7p start] 2.7/5, CBS NCAA Basketball Championship: Washington vs. Georgia 2.8/6
FOX: 2.3/4 Kitchen Nightmares 2.3/4, Fringe 2.3/4
UNIV: 2.2/4 Eva Luna 2.3/4, Triunfo del Amor 2.2/4
ION: 0.9/2 Without a Trace 0.9/2, Without a Trace 0.9/2, Criminal Minds 0.9/2
CW: 0.8/1 Smallville [r] 0.8/2, Supernatural [r] 0.8/1
TELE: 0.7/1 Aurora 0.5/1, Los Herederos del Monte 0.5/1, La Reina del Sur 1.2/2
TF: 0.3/1 Cine de Las Estrellas [r] 0.3/0, India 0.4/1
A18-49: UNIV 1.7/6, CBS 1.5/5, FOX 1.5/5, ABC 1.3/4, NBC 1.2/4, TELE 0.6/2, CW 0.5/2, ION 0.3/1, TF 0.2/1
Clear Channel Radio Sales elevated Robert Schachter to Co-Director/Clear Channel Traffic, National Sales based in New York. Robert will head the team working along with Robert Gad in Los Angeles. Clear Channel Radio Sales is a unit of Katz Media Group.
Effective immediately, MediaVest USA taps Suhaila Suhimi as SVP/Group Digital Director where she will spearhead the company's digital strategy, investment and activation for the MediaVest's West Coast clients. Based in Los Angeles, Suhaila reports to Brent Poer, EVP/Managing Director of MediaVest on the West Coast. Previous to this appointment, Suhaila was Director/Digital Strategy for MediaCom's Chicago and Los Angeles offices.
Tanya Giles advances to EVP/Strategic Insights and Research with MTV Networks Entertainment Group. In her new role, Tanya will manage research and planning for the multi-platform assets associated with the division which encompasses Comedy Central, TV Land and Spike TV, their associated websites in addition to digital properties Atom.com and Gametrailers.com. Congratulations Tanya!
Maria Hale hired by Corus Entertainment Inc. as VP/Television, Head of Programming and Production beginning April 4. Maria will steer the strategic direction of Corus' television programming including production, acquisitions and distribution across the company's specialty and pay channels. She will report to Doug Murphy, EVP and President/Television, Corus Entertainment.
Opus Distribution recently added Suzanne Barron as VP/Sales.
Marcus Peterzell takes on a new position at Ketchum as EVP/Entertainment for the company's Sports & Entertainment unit. Marcus will be located in New York reporting to Ann Wool, Partner/Managing Director of KSE. Previously, Marcus has held successful stints at entertainment marketing agency AWE as Co-President followed by Fathom Communications as Managing Director/Entertainment, both of which are Omnicom agencies.
This day in History: 1987 - The "Garbage Barge" loaded with 32,000 tons of refuse left Islip, NY, to find a place to unload. After being refused by several states and three countries space was found back in Islip.
Answer to Yesterday's Trivia Question: When this show premiered, this character rode a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. During the course of the series, he was seen on a Triumph, Harley Panhead, Harley Knucklead, Harley Sportster, Triumph 500 CC Twin, Trophy 650 CC and a BSA. Who is he? THE FONZ on HAPPY DAYS Kudos to: Patty Youngross/Atlanta; Thomas Kingsley-Blue Man Prods/NY; Michael Madden-Weather Channel/Atlanta; Barry Abrams-ESPN/Bristol; Adam Leston-WDJT/Milwaukee; Roger Bare-39Online/Houston; Dory Melman Petsrillo-Petry Media/Dallas; Julie Pearson-Ca Roule Prods/Denver; Jon Crowley-NBCUniversal/PTZ; Chris Nappi-ABC Daytime/Burbank; Steve Rodgers-PRO/Hollywood; Nick Monroe-Monroe Photography/San Diego; Arthur Reinstein-Shaw Media/Toronto
Today's Trivia Question: As long as Constable Benton Fraser wore this article, he seemed okay and in fact often his life was saved. But if he did not, something bad happened. What was the article and the name of this CBS and later syndicated series? HINT: After the series ended, the Constable's uniform and this article were placed on exhibit at Planet Hollywood in Toronto. (Email Cynthia@cynopsis.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: Only the second four correct answers from each time zone will be mentioned; and once you've been mentioned in any of the Cynopsis editions, you can't be mentioned again that calendar week.)
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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT - TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
ABC: No Ordinary Family, Best in Film: Greatest Movies of Our Time
AZTECA: Cosas de la Vida, Al Extremo, La Loba
CBS: NCIS, NCIS: LA, The Good Wife
CW: One Tree Hill [r], Hellcats [r]
FOX: Glee [r], Raising Hope [r], Traffic Light [r]
ION: Without a Trace, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds
NBC: The Biggest Loser: Couples, Parenthood
PBS: Ferrets: The Pursuit of Excellence, Frontline [r], Independent Lens [r]
TELE: Aurora; Los Herederos del Monte, La Reina del Sur
UNIV: Eva Luna, Triunfo del Amor
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