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Good morning. It's Monday, June 11, 2012, and this is your first early morning briefing.
G4: The Top 100 Video Games of All Time at 8p
Style Network: Tia & Tamera at 8p; Chicagolicious at 9p
ABC Family: The Secret Life of the American Teenager at 8p; Bunheads at 9p
BBC America: Top Gear at 9p
PBS: Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work at 9p
The Weather Channel: Hurricane Hunters at 9p
truTV: Lizard Lick Towing at 10p
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The real-life brother duo, Tom and Ray Magliozzi, otherwise known as Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers and hosts of NPR's weekly show Car Talk announced they are retiring from the show. The brothers have been taping their show for the last 35 years beginning with WBUR in Boston and then the show went national on NPR member stations 25 years ago. NPR said in a statement that it will continue to distribute the show to stations nationwide in weekly syndication. Starting in October, the Car Talk production team will produce new shows compiled from the 25-year archive comprised of more than 1,200 shows. The new shows will also include some updates on Tom and Ray. The brothers will continue to write their twice weekly, Dear Tom and Ray column and have a presence online and on Facebook.
SHOWTIME's summer schedule includes the premiere dates for five returning series: Weeds season 8 opens July 1 at 10p with 13 half-hour eps; the second season opener of Episodes from Hat Trick airs on July 1 at 1030p with nine half-hour episodes; the second season of Web Therapy debuts July 2 at 11p with 11 half-hour episodes; then on July 11 the one-hour second season premiere episode of The Franchise airs at 10p with the season consisting of 7 other half-hour episodes; and The Real L Word bows its third season on July 12 at 10p with 9 one-hour episodes from Magical Elves.
Top 10 Weekend Box Office Estimates: June 8-10, 2012
Madagascar 3 (Paramount) $60.4 million opening weekend
Prometheus (20th Century Fox) $50.0 million opening weekend
Snow White and the Huntsman (Universal) $23.0 million 2 wk total $98.5m
Men in Black 3 (Sony) $13.5 million 3 wk total $135.5m
Marvel's The Avengers (Disney) $10.8 million 6 wk total $571.9m
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Fox Searchlight) $3.2 million 6 wk total $31.0m
What to Expect When You're Expecting (Lionsgate) $2.7 million 4 wk total $35.7m
Battleship (Universal) $2.3 million 4 wk total $59.8m
The Dictator (Paramount) $2.2 million 4 wk total $55.2m
Moonrise Kingdom (Focus Features) $1.6 million 3 wk total $3.7m
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NBC has picked up a modern-day series about the Hatfields & McCoys from actress Charlize Theron and her Denver and Delilah Productions company. The project would be produced by ABC Studios where Theron has an overall deal. Dawn Olmstead and Beau Flynn are also involved as producers and John Glenn will write. Theron so far is attached as a producer.
Three actors are joining a trio of SHOWTIME programs: Valerie Cruz, who has appeared in multiple episodes on True Blood and Dexter, is joining Homeland during season two as Major Joy Mendez. Cruz' role begins as a guest starring stint that may become a recurring role. Matt Gerald (Avatar, The Shield) will be a part of Dexter's cast for the seventh season. He will play a blue-collar violent criminal in a multi-episode run. Gerald is also in the new ABC drama Last Resort. For Californication, Maggie Grace was just added as a professional muse to rock bands. Newcomer Meghan Falcone is joining to play a groupie roommate named Shari to Grace's role.
Rocky Carroll made a deal with CBS to remain on NCIS for its tenth season in his role as Director Vance, per TVLine.
Casting Call: An Emmy Award-winning production company is currently casting in Los Angeles for the new reality series, Beverly Hills Pawn. The production company is seeking people with dynamic personalities who have unique or rare items that can be featured in the series. Do you have a one-of-kind item that you no longer need? Have you been looking for a way to make some fast cash? Does your item have an interesting story behind it? Send your story via email to: BHPawnCasting@gmail.com and include your name, age, contact info, photo and a description about your items with photos.
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Thursday A18-49 Analysis: Even with a night of encores, CBS led Thursday with the A18-49 at 1.6/5, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p, CBS won with its repeat comedies The Big Bang Theory and 2 Broke Girls at an average of 2.0/7 and FOX's new competition series Take Me Out was next at 1.3/5. FOX moved into first place during 9p with its second new series launch, The Choice at 1.8/5 followed by CBS' encore of Person of Interest at 1.5/4. Also this hour, NBC debuted new series Saving Hope which ranked fifth at 0.7/2. Univision topped the pack at 10p with La Que No Podia Amar at 1.7/5 with CBS' rebroadcast of The Mentalist at #2 with 1.5/4.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Thursday, June 7, 2012 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 4.5/8 The Big Bang Theory [r] 5.3/10, 2 Broke Girls [r] 4.1/7, Person of Interest [r] 4.5/8, The Mentalist [r] 4.4/8
ABC: 3.6/6 Duets 3.5/6, Rookie Blue 3.7/6
FOX: 2.4/4 Take Me Out [p] 2.1/4, The Choice [p] 2.7/5
UNIV: 2.0/3 Refugio Para Amor 2 1.8/3, Abismo de Pasion 2.0/3, La Que No Podia Amar 2.2/4
NBC: 1.9/3 The Office [r] 1.5/3, Parks and Recreation [r] 1.2/2, Saving Hope [p] 2.2/4, Rock Center with Brian Williams 2.1/4
ION: 0.9/2 Cold Case 0.9/2, Cold Case 0.8/1, Criminal Minds 0.9/2
TELE: 0.7/1 Maid en Manhattan 0.9/2, Corazon Valiente 0.8/1, Relaciones Peligrosas 0.5/1
CW: 0.4/1 Breaking Pointe 0.4/1, Vampire Diaries [r] 0.3/1
TF: 0.3/0 Cine en Familia THR [7p start r] 0.2/0, Cine de Las Estrellas THR [r] 0.3/0
A18-49: CBS 1.6/5, FOX 1.5/5, UNIV 1.4/5, ABC 1.2/4, NBC 0.7/2, TELE 0.5/2, ION 0.4/1, CW 0.2/1, TF 0.1/0
Newly established Vancouver-based production company, Remedy Canada named veteran producer Toby Dormer as President. Toby will manage development, production and all business operations. In 2003, Toby founded Remedy Productions with his business partner Juliet Borges. London-based media company, Argonon purchased Remedy Productions in May 2011. Argonon is additionally making an investment in Remedy Canada.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association elected Dr. Aida Takla O'Reilly as President for the 2012-2013 year at the organization's annual election meeting held last Friday. Also elected were Jorge Camara as Vice President; Serge Rakhlin as Executive Secretary; and Ali Star as Treasurer. The new Board of Directors consists of Helen Hoehne, Yoram Kahana, Yukiko Nakajima, Ruben Nepales (Chairman) and Dierk Sinderman (alternate).
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This day in History: 1993 - Steven Spielberg's movie "Jurassic Park" opened.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: ABC's Wide World of Sports had three spin offs. What was the first one? Professional Bowlers Tour in 1962. The American Sportsman followed in 1964 and finally in 1973, Superstars. Kudos to: T. J.Healy-lack Sheep Productions/Wilmington, DE; Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton; Roz Seibold-EDA/Tucson; Patti Rodriguez-KXRM Fox21 / KXTU CW57/Colorado; Dale Warshaw-KMSB/KTTU/Tucson; Jerry Jones-A La Carte Comm/SF; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; Paul Blutter-General American Group, Inc./Northridge, CA.
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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT - MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
ABC: The Bachelorette, Castle [r]
AZTECA: Extra Normal, Al Extremo, Buenas Noches America
CBS: How I Met Your Mother [r], 2 Broke Girls [r], Two and a Half Men [r], Mike & Molly [r], Hawaii Five-0 [r]
CW: Breaking Pointe [r], The Catalina [r]
FOX: Hell's Kitchen, Master Chef
ION: Cold Case, Cold Case, Criminal Minds
NBC: 2012 Stanley Cup Finals NJ Devils vs. LA Kings
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work, Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work
TELE: Una Maid en Manhattan, Corazon Valiente, Relaciones Peligrosas
UNIV: Un Refugio para el Amor; Abismo de Pasion, La Que No Podia Amar
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