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ESPN: Thursday Night College Football at 730p
Comedy Central: Futurama at 10p
Yesterday early afternoon James Jay Lee entered the headquarters of Discovery Communications in Silver Spring, Maryland, armed with a gun and an explosive device, taking three people hostage for most of the afternoon. Approximately, 1900 employees work at the Discovery Building and many of the employees were evacuated early on including children in the Discovery Kids Place day care center, while other employees were told to go to the highest floor in the building. Police Chief Thomas Manger of Montgomery County said Lee was shot dead by police at approximately 450p. The three hostages held by Lee for several hours were safe and unharmed. At least one explosive device went off when police shot Lee, though it was not clear if anything in the building was damaged. Lee was reportedly a longtime protester at the building and was sentenced to six months of supervised probation in March 2008 for disorderly conduct when he was involved in a multi-day protest in February 2008. Lee also allegedly posted a manifesto online, stating humans are ruining the planet and that Discovery should produce programs in support of saving the planet and animals. Late in the day, authorities continued to search the Discovery Building for any further explosive devices.
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Tuesday's address delivered by President Obama from the Oval Office was carried live from 8p to nearly 820p on 11 networks: ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, TEL, UNI, CNN, CNBC, CNTRC, FOXNC and MSNBC. The total average audience for the 11 combined networks was 29.2 million viewers. This viewership figure was down -9% compared to President Obama's address concerning the oil spill on June 15, 2010.
Conan O'Brien yesterday unveiled the name of his new late-night talk show on TBS as ... Conan. To support the launch of the new show on November 8 at 11p, TBS is currently airing a series of promos and O'Brien updated his website at TeamCoco.com with a TBS countdown clock and the show's new name while at the same time launching a YouTube page. Conan will air Monday through Thursdays on TBS.
As of 1201a ET on September 1, AT&T U-verse dropped Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel from its lineup following an impasse between the two entities when the negotiations reached a standstill on August 26. Bill Abbott, President/CEO of Hallmark Channels released this statement late yesterday afternoon:
Logo is premiering the first-ever floral design competition series, The Arrangement starting October 4 at 11p. The eight-episode, one-hour series follows ten top floral designers as they are challenged to use flowers in new and imaginative ways. Eric Buterbaugh, known as "America's premier floral designer" for his business based at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles and designing arrangements for celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Madonna and the President of the United States will serve as Head Judge. Screenwriter/author, Gigi Levangie Grazer will host the series and be one of the judges along with a weekly guest celebrity judge. World of Wonder Productions is producing.
HBO renewed its comedy series Hung for a third season, ordering 10 episodes slated to air next year.
FOX is moving forward with a midseason half-hour sketch comedy series produced by Jamie Foxx and headlined by Affion Crockett who will also produce. The series is described as being similar to In Living Color with a diverse cast parodying movie trailers, commercials, TV shows, music videos and celebrities. Fox TV Studios, Foxx/King Entertainment and The Tannenbaum Company are producing the project.
British comedian/actor Eddie Izzard will guest star in Showtime's series United States of Tara. Izzard will appear in eight episodes during the third season playing a brilliant psychology professor who becomes fascinated with Tara's Dissociative Identity Disorder. Production on the season three begins this month in Los Angeles with episodes premiering in 2011.
Kevin Rankin (Friday Night Lights) has been cast in a recurring role on HBO's series Big Love, where he will play a son of hard line polygamists, reports THR.
Angry Scott Productions, Oceanwatch Productions and Apparent Gravity Media in cooperation with Fleshwound Films have produced a new series, Crusty Demons: No Borders. The half-hour series with 26 episodes takes viewers along with the Demon's sought-after arena tours featuring freestyle motocross personalities and performances. In addition, Dainty Consolidated Entertainment has licensed the media and performing rights to the Crusty Demons brand globally.
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 8/16-8/20/10 ranked by HH Rtg
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.7 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 4.7 AA
Two and a Half Men (WB) 4.4 AA / 5.8 GAA
Judge Judy (CTD) 4.1 AA / 6.4 GAA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.4 AA / 3.4 GAA
Family Guy (2/T) 3.1 AA / 3.6 GAA
Everybody Loves Raymond (CTD) 3.1 AA / 3.9 GAA
Oprah Winfrey Show (CTD) 3.0 AA / 3.1 GAA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.7 AA / 2.7 GAA
The Office (NBU) 2.7 AA / 3.3 GAA
Source: NSS Galaxy Explorer, Live+SD
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 8/16-8/20/10 ranked by A18-49 Rtg
Two and a Half Men (WB) 2.2 AA / 2.9 GAA
Family Guy (2/T) 2.2 AA / 2.6 GAA
The Office (NBU) 2.0 AA / 2.3 GAA
Everybody Loves Raymond (CTD) 1.6 AA / 1.9 GAA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.4 AA
Seinfeld (SPT) 1.4 AA / 1.7 GAA
Friends (WB) 1.4 AA / 1.7 GAA
King of the Hill (2/T) 1.3 AA / 1.6 GAA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.2 AA / 1.8 GAA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.1 AA
George Lopez (WB) 1.1 AA / 1.4 GAA
Maury (NBU) 1.1 AA / 1.3 GAA
Source: NSS Galaxy Explorer, Live+SD
Tuesday A18-49 Analysis: Week to week, NBC remained at #1 with a 2.7/8 A18-49 on Wednesday night, according to final national ratings from Nielsen. Note: Most broadcast networks carried the live address from President Obama from 8p-815p. ABC held onto its 8p time period winning streak with Wipeout at 2.4/8 followed by UNIV's Hasta que el Dinero Nos Separe at 2.2/7. At 9p, NBC's America's Got Talent beat all with a 3.0/9 and UNIV trailed in second place with Soy Tu Duena at 2.5/7. NBC polished off another win at 10p with the second half of America's Got Talent at 3.1/9 and UNIV remained in the #2 spot with Aqui y Ahora at 1.8/5.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.
NBC: 6.0/10 Minute to Win It 3.6/6, America's Got Talent 6.7/11
ABC: 2.8/5 Wipeout 3.8/6, Shaq vs. 2.4/4, Primetime: Crime 2.6/5
FOX: 2.5/4 Glee [r] 2.3/4, Glee [r] 2.7/4
UNIV: 2.4/4 Hasta que el Dinero Nos Separe 2.4/4, Soy Tu Duena 2.8/5, Aqui y Ahora 2.1/4
ION: 1.0/2 Without a Trace 0.9/2, Criminal Minds 0.9/2, Criminal Minds 1.1/2
CW: 0.6/1 Plain Jane [r] 0.7/1, Life Unexpected [r] 0.5/1
TELE: 0.4/1 El Clon 0.5/1, Fantasma de Elena 0.4/1, La Diosa Coronada 0.3/1
TF: 0.3/1 Cine de Las Estrellas [7p start r] 0.2/0, Regreso a la Guaca 0.2/0, Rosario Tijeras 0.4/1
Crystal Egger was added at The Weather Channel (TWC) as an On-Camera Meteorologist. Crystal joins from KDVR/Denver, the FOX affiliate where she was the morning meteorologist. Crystal will relocate to Atlanta with her family.
Effective immediately, Tribune Broadcasting appointed Eric Meyrowitz as VP/GM of WPIX/New York. Since 2004, Eric was VP/GM at WDCW-TV in Washington, D.C. also owned by Tribune.
This day in History: 1963 - "The CBS Evening News" was lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes.
Answer to Yesterday's Trivia Question: In 1959 this genre of television series was so popular there were 32 of these shows on air, and 9 of those were in Nielsen's Top 20. What genre was this? WESTERNS - the year before there were 11 Westerns in Nielsen's Top 20! Kudos to: Tony Caravello-ABC/NY; Hilary Wolk-Heads Up Creative/NY; Douglas Hochstadt-ABC/NY; David Rubinsohn-RubesMedia/Philadelphia; Bobby Tarantino-TheCoolTV/CTZ; Marc Christian-KMID/Midland Odessa; Leah Broeders-Target/Minneapolis; Jenny Beam-Grand Hotel Marriott Resort Golf Club & Spa/Point Clear AL; Don Wollman-Big Brother/LA; Steve Rubin-Fast Carrier Pictures/LA; Alan Perris-The Television Academy/North Hollywood; Evan Weinstein-The Amazing Race/LA; Sheldon Wiebe-EclipseMagazine.com/Valgary
Today's Trivia Question: Who am I? From a western series, I am part of a pair who specialized in bank and train robberies. I was the "silver tonged" one - could talk us out of nearly any jam. We were pretty popular with everyone, but over time the safes were harder to crack and the trains tougher to rob, so we decided to change our approach. Who am I? (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 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
ABC: Wipeout [R], Rookie Blue, NightlinePrime: Secrets of Your Mind - Why We Do What We Do
AZTECA: Laura de Todos, Al Extremo, La Loba
CBS: Big Brother 12, CSI [r], The Mentalist [r]
CW: Vampire Diaries [r], 90210 [r]
FOX: Bones [r], Fringe [r]
ION: Without a Trace, NCIS, NCIS
NBC: Community [r], 30 Rock [r], The Office [r], Community [r], Law & Order: SVU [r]
PBS: This Old House Hour, Antiques Roadshow, Sound Tracks: Music without Borders
TELE: El Clon, El Fantasma de Elena, La Diosa Coronada
UNIV: Hasta que el Dinero Nos Separe, Soy Tu Duena, Rosa de Guadalupe
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