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Good morning. It's Tuesday, May 1, 2012, and this is your first early morning briefing.
BBC America: Jamie's Meals in Minutes at 1p
ABC: Last Man Standing at 8p
NBC: The Biggest Loser at 8p
HISTORY: Top Shot at 10p
A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM LOGO
A Big Brother-style competition series will debut this summer on ABC titled The Glass House. The series, premiering June 18 at 10p, watches as 14 contestants live with and compete against each other in a totally wired house with a 24/7 live feed and multiple cameras throughout vying for a $250,000 grand prize. In a different twist, viewers of the show will be able to support the contestants they like through online and social media platforms and their votes will help determine which ones go home and which eliminated participants will have the chance to return to the competition. The Glass House is from Big Brother producer Kenny Rosen.
Newly launched HBO comedy series Girls and Veep each received second season renewals yesterday with both gaining 10-episode seasons for 2013. Girls, from creator Lena Dunham debuted with 872,000 total viewers and has grown to a gross of 3.8 million viewers to date. Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus is from Armando Iannucci and delivered 1.4 million total viewers with its premiere episode and has since grossed to 3.7 million viewers. Veep and Girls air on Sundays at 10p and 1030p respectively through the summer.
New original real life series Barter Kings will debut on A&E Network June 12 at 9p. The series features the subculture of cashless trading by following barterers Steve and Antonio. A&E will present two back-to-back episodes and the series is produced by Brownstone Entertainment for A&E.
Bounce TV is introducing its first-ever original series titled Family Time, a 30m comedy created by Bentley Kyle Evans who is behind such comedies as The Jamie Foxx Show, Martin and Love That Girl. Family Time centers on the Stallworths, a working-class African American family who ends up with a winning lottery ticket that pivots them to middle class status overnight. Omar Gooding and Angell Conwell star as the parents to two kids played by Jayla Calhoun and Bentley Kyle Evans, Jr. Family Time will air on Monday nights and premieres on Bounce TV June 18 at 8p. The series is produced by Evans and his partner Trenten Gumbs.
The new after-show to Animal Planet's miniseries Whale Wars: Viking Shores will be available via Watchitoo (www.watchitoo.com), the interactive SaaS-based company that offers hi-def video collaboration and streaming. The after-show will be a discussion between Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conversation Society and Heri Joensen, a Faroese native and lead singer of the international band Tyr. The live discussion powered by Watchitoo will be available on Animal Planet's website at www.animalplanet.com and its Facebook page starting May 4 at 10p, following the second episode of Whale Wars: Viking Shores.
Tuesday nights on TLC will include two fashion-themed shows beginning May 29. What Not to Wear returns with 13 all-new episodes airing at 9p while at 10p the network premieres Big Brooklyn Style, a new series executive produced by Stacy London that follows husband and wife entrepreneurs Lisa and Jim Dolan owners of a plus-sized clothing store. Both series are produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for TLC.
This Wednesday evening, New York City's Empire State Building will be lit in "The Weather Channel blue" in honor of The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) 30th anniversary. Congrats TWCC on your anniversary!
UPFRONT 2012: E!
At its upfront presentation last night in New York, E! relayed the news the network is expanding into scripted programming with a slate of projects in development. E! also unveiled its new look, logo, "Pop of Culture" tagline and brand campaign which will debut July 9 coinciding with the series launch of Opening Act. E! introduces three new series in 2012:
Nine one-hour series in development for E! includes:
UPFRONT 2012: truTV
truTV boasts a new "Bigger, Bolder, Broader" approach as the network adds four new original series to its lineup:
truTV has a trio of series projects in development:
In addition, truTV is returning a slew of series to its schedule this summer: Operation Repo debuts season 10 on June 6 at 9p; World's Dumbest. . . premieres season 14 on June 7 at 9p; Lizard Lick Towing is back with season 2 on June 11 at 10p; Storage Hunters returns for a second season on June 12 at 10p; Hardcore Pawn will return in with a sixth season in July; and Vegas Strip has a third season coming in July.
Cynopsis Kids !magination Awards Finalists have been announced! For a full listing of all the finalists, and to register for the June 7 Awards Breakfast in NYC click here.
Exclusive to Cynopsis: Digital network the Live Well Network offering lifestyle programming made an affiliation deal with WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. owned by Allbritton Communications. Live Well Network will be carried on WJLA-TV beginning July 1, 2012 and following this launch, Live Well Network will be available in 60% of US households. Live Well Network is also carried on Allbritton Communications' station KATV/Little Rock which launched last September. To date, the Live Well Network is carried on affiliates including the eight ABC Owned Television Stations, ten Scripps Television Station Group properties, seven stations owned by Belo Corporation and various stations operated by Journal Broadcasting Group, Citadel Communications, Gannett Broadcasting, Bonneville International, Carlisle One Media, Bonten Media Group, Bruno-Goodworth Network, Great Plains TV, Lilly Broadcasting, LKK Group and Quincy Newspapers. The Live Well Network is operated by the ABC Owned Television Stations Group.
Time Warner Cable has launched a new 24-hour Health on Demand network offering healthy lifestyle content for its Digital Cable subscribers. Health on Demand features Cooking Light segments offering recipes and tips for healthy food choices as well as Gaiam TV segments featuring videos on exercise and stress reduction and more.
A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM UNIVISION
CHECK YOUR PLAN.
[ ] Bigger
[ ] Younger
[ ] DVR Proof
[ X ] All of the above.
UNIVISION. The New American Reality.
Source: The Nielsen Company, NPM, 12/27/10-12/25/11, Mon-Sat 8-11pm/Sun 7-11pm, Live+SD, A18-49(000).
Live viewing data based on Live, Live+7 (UNI, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX). Qualifications available upon request.
ABC's upcoming new competition series Duets is replacing Lionel Richie with John Legend who will be a mentor and singing partner to the show's singing contestants along with Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles and Robin Thicke. Richie reportedly left the show due to scheduling conflicts. Duets premieres on ABC May 24 at 8p.
Premium cable network here! TV, targeting the LGBT community, is developing two new docu-style series: Downtown Divas (wt), a reality series about a group of diverse artists living amidst Manhattan's lively art scene and a second docu-series features gay weddings. here! TV is also has the upcoming original political talk show For & Against hosted by Jim Morrison on the docket and is in development on the third season of music video series Boombox as well as a second season of the sketch comedy series She's Living for This. Boombox: Season 3 is hosted by rapper/performer Cazwell which will sport a new set and a new attitude. The six-episode She's Living for This is hosted by Sherry Vine.
A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE
Friday A18-49 Analysis: Univision won by a slim lead at 1.6/5 among A18-49, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p, CBS' Undercover Boss and Univision's Una Familia con Suerte tied for #1 at 1.6/6 each and ABC's Shark Tank was third at 1.4/5. A similar scenario happened during 9p as ABC's Primetime: What Would You Do? and Univision's Abismo de Pasion shared the top spot at 1.5/5 each and NBC's Grimm was a step behind in third place at 1.4/4. Univision then surpassed the competition at 10p with La Que No Podia Amar at 1.8/5 followed by CBS' Blue Bloods at 1.5/5.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, April 27, 2012 (May Sweep Day 2) time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 5.7/10 Undercover Boss 4.6/8, CSI: NY 5.9/10, Blue Bloods 6.6/12
NBC: 3.1/5 Who Do You Think You Are? 3.5/6, Grimm 2.8/5, Dateline 3.0/5
FOX: 2.2/4 The Finder 2.4/4, Fringe 1.9/3
UNIV: 2.0/4 Una Familia con Suerte 1.9/3, Abismo de Pasion 2.1/4, La Que No Podia Amar 2.2/4
CW: 0.9/2 Nikita 0.9/2, Supernatural 1.0/2
ION: 0.8/1 Cold Case 0.7/1, Cold Case 0.8/1, Cold Case 0.8/1
TELE: 0.6/1 Maid en Manhattan 0.7/1, Corazon Valiente 0.6/1, Relaciones Peligrosas 0.5/1
TF: 0.3/0 Cine en Familia Fri [7p start r] 0.2/0, Cine de Las Estrellas Fri [r] 0.3/0
A18-49: UNIV 1.6/5, CBS 1.5/5, ABC 1.3/4, NBC 1.2/4, FOX 1.1/4, CW 0.5/2, TELE 0.4/1, ION 0.3/1, TF 0.2/1
Effective immediately, Jennifer Caserta was elevated to President/GM of IFC by AMC Networks. Most recently, Jennifer served as EVP/GM. Jennifer is based at company headquarters in New York and reports to Ed Carroll, COO of AMC Networks.
Crown Media Family Networks (CMFN), a unit of parent company Crown Media Holdings Inc. and owner of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel named Chad Harris as SVP/Business Development, a newly-created position. In addition, Rob Perna was also named VP/Financial Planning and Analysis. Both Chad and Rob are based in Studio City, CA and report to Andy Rooke, EVP/CFO.
Premium cable network, here! TV has reorganized its executive leadership team by appointing Josh Rosenzweig as SVP/Original Programming and Development based at the company's New York office. Furthermore, John Mongiardo has become the network's SVP/Broadcast Operations based in Los Angeles.
Aaron Martinez takes on the new role as Manager/Public Relations at REELZCHANNEL. Aaron has been with the network since April 2009 joining as Copywriter and then moving to a public relations role. In his new position, he will be in charge of designing press plans and booking media tours as well as playing an integral role in event publicity for REELZCHANNEL.
This day in History: 1006 - Supernova observed by Chinese & Egyptians in constellation Lupus.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Why did Michael Scott (sorry for the typo yesterday!) have a Union Jack on his desk? As an homage to the original The Office starring Ricky Gervais. Kudos to: Terry Sekel-RFD-TV/NYC; Katie Schenk-ESPN/NYC; Ed Casey-BBC Worldwide Americas/NYC; Linette S. Hwu-Scripps Networks/Travel Channel/Chevy Chase MD; Theresa McCann-NBC Sports Group/NYC; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment,Inc/LA.
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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT - TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
ABC: Last Man Standing, Cougar Town, Dancing With the Stars, Private Practice
AZTECA: Lo Que la Gente Cuenta, Al Extremo, Buenas Noches America,
CBS: NCIS, NCIS: LA, Unforgettable
CW: 90210 The L.A. Complex
FOX: Glee, New Girl, New Girl
ION: Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds, Flashpoint
NBC: The Biggest Loser [f], The Voice, Fashion Star
PBS: Jesse Owens: 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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