| Tuesday, January 21, 2020
CW: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow at 9p
Fuse: Kickasso at 11p
History: Project Blue Book at 10p
Univision: Rubi at 9p
ID: Homicide City: Charlotte at 8p
TLC: Hot & Heavy at 10p
For streaming premieres, go here.
IN THE NEWS
Fox Television Stations, Debmar-Mercury and producer Will Packer (Night School, Girls Trip) are teaming to bring back Central Ave as a weekly, nationally syndicated format. The provocative Atlanta-based series had been tested during November sweeps as a weekday strip. “With our consensus being shows like this rarely come along, and with an unusually crowded weekday market this fall, we looked toward the weekends,” said Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus. “Having the entire stage all to itself, we believe Central Ave has a good chance to thrive airing in strong weekend time periods with all original episodes and ultimately return as a weekday strip.” Added Frank Cicha, EVP of Programming for Fox Television Stations, “I thought the test was very well executed, but let’s face it, this is as close as I’ll ever get to hanging out with Will Packer on the weekend.”
Outstanding film and TV performances were honored Sunday night at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Taking home trophies for small screen work were Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams for Fosse/Verdon; Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage, Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show), Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), as well as the casts of The Crown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and for action performances by a stunt ensemble, Game of Thrones.
It’s not just the award that had Aniston excited to be part of Apple TV+’s Morning Show cast. Speaking to the press after her win, Aniston said of the #MeToo drama, “I’m so honored to be a part of show that is beginning the conversation and dialogue of an issue that affects each and every one of us all across the world. That has really been an extraordinary experience to explore.”
Winners of the Producers Guild of America were announced Saturday night. TV winners included producers for Succession, Fleabag, Chernobyl, Apollo: Missions to the Moon, Leaving Neverland, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, What’s My Name ,and Sesame Street.
Buoyed by the success of its “25 Days of Christmas” and “31 Nights of Halloween” stunts, Freeform is doing a deep dive into Valentine’s Day, it was announced at TCA on Friday. “Love However the FF You Want” runs for eight nights beginning Saturday, February 8. The event includes the Saturday, February 15 premiere of original film The Thing About Harry, as well as V-Day themed episodes of Good Trouble, and the Freeform premieres of Deadpool, Pitch Perfect 2 and The Other Woman.
AMC renewed Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul for a sixth and final 13-episode season. “Greenlighting a prequel to one of the most iconic series in television history is one of the boldest swings that AMC has ever taken. But, thanks to the creative genius of Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, it has also been one of the most rewarding,” said Sarah Barnett, president of AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios.
Nightly 10p newscasts are being introduced on CBS-owned CW affiliates. WKBD Detroit, WUPA Atlanta and WTOG Tampa are hiring multimedia news journalists to create news content. “Our stations love news. It does so much for a station’s identity in the community it serves, and it is appealing for advertisers,” said Peter Dunn, CBS Television Stations President. “Given advances in technology and the high demand for political advertising this year, this is a perfect time for us to launch newscasts on our CW stations.” Days earlier, Nexstar announced WGN America is launching a three-hour nightly newscast this summer.
Volvo launched its Volvo Safety Sunday campaign on Monday, offering Super Bowl fans a chance to design and win their ideal Volvo car if a safety is scored during the big game. People can visit VolvoSafetySunday.com to build a vehicle; Volvo will award cars to winners from a pool of $1 million. Sweepstakes runs through February 2. For the uninitiated, a safety is a relatively rare scoring play – which has occurred just 17% of Super Bowl games – that occurs when an offensive team is tackled, loses or fumbles the ball, or commits a penalty in their own end zone, resulting in two points to the defensive team. Another fun fact: Volvo invented the three-point safety belt in 1959, and opened the belt’s patent to all automakers.
Meryl Streep, Chris O’Dowd, Jacob Tremblay and Ruth Negga will voice Apple TV+ animated short Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth, debuting April 17. The 36-minute film is based on the 2017 bestseller of the same name, centered on a 7-year-old boy who learns about the wonders of the planet.
Freeform and Hulu acquired three films from STXfilms: 2017 comedy/drama The Upside, 2018 Amy Schumer comedy I Feel Pretty, and 2019 drama Hustlers. Starting with Pretty in August 2020, the movies will premiere day and date on Freeform and Hulu.
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Dish was blacked out in ten stations Apollo Global Management acquired from Northwest Broadcasting – and the timing was less than ideal. “Apollo intentionally delayed negotiations and purposely chose NFL Championship weekend to remove its channels, to inflict maximum pain for consumers. The channels could come back today if Apollo would give us the green light,” said Andy LeCuyer, SVP of programming for Dish. “On behalf of customers, we ask Apollo to stop punishing its own viewers so we can focus on reaching a fair deal.”
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Freeform ordered to series drama Last Summer, from eOne and executive producers Bert V. Royal (Recovery Road), with Iron Ocean Productions’ Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple (The Sinner, Limetown). Thriller takes place over the summers of ’93, ’94 and ’95 in small-town Texas. The net also picked up grown-ish for a fourth season and Good Trouble for season three, it was announced at TCA.
Chris Hemsworth (Thor) will host science series Limitless, the actor announced (via video) at Nat Geo’s TCA presentation. The series, which explores different ways to live better for longer, comes from Nutopia and Protozoa Pictures. “We’re hoping to shed some light on new ideas and emerging science with the focus on extending a healthy life span. Production starts soon, so wish me luck,” said Hemsworth.
Also onboard an upcoming Nat Geo show is Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot, who will exec produce a six-part digital series from eOne, Pilot Wave Motion Pictures and RPC Films focused on young women who achieve extraordinary things. “I’m deeply honored to bring awareness to these young women who are the true heroes among us,” said Gadot. “By partnering with National Geographic, I’m tapping into their massive and unparalleled global reach to ensure that #impact is followed by the largest audience possible.”
Nat Geo struck a deal with BBC Studios for two more seasons of Life Below Zero, another season of Life Below Zero: Port Protection, and a new spin-off, Life Below Zero: Next Generation, set to debut in 2021.
At a Lifetime TCA panel, Dan Pierson exec producer of the revival of reality show Supernanny, said the new iteration will dig deeper than dealing with toddler tantrums, to cover issues like postpartum depression. “You can’t go online without being bombarded by, inundated, awash with advice,” he said. “What we’re missing is wisdom.”
Lifetime also gave a thumbs up to Surviving Jeffrey Epstein, from Bungalow Media & Entertainment, following the story of the late, predatory financier. The four-hour documentary, slated for a summer premiere, follows Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly and its follow-up. True crime film I Was Lorena Bobbitt and the return of Smart Justice, hosted by Elizabeth Smart, are also on the way.
A five-movie series based on the Ruby Landry novels got the green light from Lifetime. First up: V.C. Andrews’ Ruby, starring Australian twins Raechelle and Karina Banno.
“I’m very used to criticism, so nothing really fazes me,” said Kim Kardashian West, asked at TCA if she was doing Oxygen’s Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project for the publicity. “I’m one of those not-human souls who can really deal with it. However, I really genuinely just stay focused on cases and people…I’m not just doing it for publicity.” Two-hour special is scheduled to air April 5.
For its 25th anniversary, History is returning to its roots with a focus on core history programming, it was announced at TCA. Programming includes two-hour documentary Auschwitz Untold, narrated by Ben Kingsley, including newly colorized footage and interviews with survivors, on Sunday, January 26 at 9p; three-night mini-series Washington, focused on the first US president and narrated by Jeff Daniels, premiering Sunday, February 16 at 8p; and one-hour doc Black Patriots, featuring NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and centered on the African American experience during the Revolutionary War, premiering Wednesday, February 19 at 10p.
YouTube ordered season three of comedy Liza on Demand, which launched season two in September. Also on tap is a live event from magician David Blaine, as well as a six-part docu-series that explores the last 50 years of women’s gymnastics, produced by Main Event Media.
Disney+ renewed The World According to Jeff Goldblum for a second season. The service’s first original series from National Geographic will conclude its freshman season on Friday, January 24.
Epix introduced a development slate at TCA that included A Column of Fire, an adaptation of the Ken Follett novel produced by Snowed-In Productions and Sony Pictures Television; The Winter King, a series adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s trilogy of Arthurian novels, from Bad Wolf; 20something, Reagan-era dramedy Gibson Station, from Edward Burns; docu-series Fall River, telling the story of a town caught in the grips of the Satanic Panic, from Blumhouse Television and Pyramid Productions; Slow Burn’s docu-series Fiasco, about politics and power; and a docu-series from Jackson Browne, Songs That Changed the World, directed by Thom Zimny.
Little America, an anthology series centered on the lives of immigrants across the country, debuted on Apple TV+ on January 17. Executive producer Joshua Bearman talks about the genesis of the series, and its unique development process, in Cynsiders.
How Manhunt: Deadly Games, the Spectrum Originals/Lionsgate Television series about falsely accused security guard Richard Jewell, will differ from feature film Jewell was a question EP Andrew Sodroski handled at TCA. “One of the great differences between film and television is that they had 110 minutes to tell a story, we had  hours,” he said. Limited series premieres February 3.
HBO Max ordered a pilot for cooking competition series Fantasy Food Fight, produced by Talos Films. Elli Hakami and Julian P. Hobbs serve as executive producers alongside Teri Weideman (Project Runway, Worst Cooks in America).
FilmRise and Sky Studios have entered into a joint worldwide production agreement for true crime docu-series Bloodline Detectives, with Discovery UK in place as the UK funding partner. Produced by Peninsula Television (Teens Who Kill), series focuses on familial DNA investigation as a way to track down suspects.
Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: January 17-20
Bad Boys for Life (Sony Pictures) $68.1 million, opening weekend
Dolittle (Universal) $30.0 million, opening weekend
1917 (Universal) $27.0 million (week 4), cume revenue $81.6 million
Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures) $12.6 million (week 6), cume revenue $273.5 million
Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Walt Disney) $10.6 million (week 4), cume revenue $494.2 million
Just Mercy (Paramount) $8.0 million (week 4), cume revenue $21.6 million
Little Women (Sony) $7.4 million (week 4), cume revenue $85.9 million
Knives Out (Lionsgate) $5.3 million (week 8), cume revenue $149.96 million
Frozen II (Walt Disney) $5.1 million (week 9), cume revenue $466.2 million
Like a Boss (Sony) $4.5 million (week 2), cume revenue $17.6 million
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
Discovery’s multi-platform series Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine is back for season two on Friday, February 21 at 9p. Viewers will also be able to watch a mid-form series about the show on the Discovery GO app that follows Turin’s search for newfound riches.
Among the original series announced by factual media company CuriosityStream at TCA last week were 4th and Forever: Muck City, focused on two small Florida towns that produce more pro football players per capita than anywhere else; The History of Home, exploring locations from caves to castles; Secrets of the Solar System; and Unsinkable: Japan’s Last Battleship, unraveling the secrets of a WWII boat that wasn’t supposed to sink.
Family dance competition Disney Fam Jam kicks off Sunday, February 23 at 8:25p on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. Series is inspired by choreographer Phil Wright’s Parent Jam online dance classes.
New Freeform drama Motherland: Fort Salem debuts Wednesday, March 18 at 9p. Series is set in an alternate, present-day America where witches ended their persecution by cutting a deal with the government to fight for their country. Another Freeform drama, Siren returns for season three with a two-episode premiere on Thursday, April 2 at 9p.
Hulu offered a look at new series High Fidelity, inspired by the 1995 novel by Nick Hornby, at TCA. The adaptation flips the main character, record store owner Rob, from man to woman, this time played by Zoe Kravitz (whose mother, Lisa Bonet, appeared in the 2000 film adaptation). “The main things we wanted to keep were the core conflict of the central character who is this hopeless romantic which is fueled by the obsession with pop music, but at the same time a total cynic,” said EP Veronica West. “That core issue for that character seems something really universal even if it’s classically male.”
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Stranger Among Us makes its debut Monday, January 27 at 10p. The new ID series tells stories of social circles turned upside down by the presence of a newcomer.
Travel Channel’s six-part True Terror with Robert Englund debuts Wednesday, March 18. “We’re delighted at Travel Channel to have the true icon of horror films, Robert Englund, take a ‘stab’ at leading our viewers through these hair-raising tales,” said Matthew Butler, GM, Travel Channel.”
Electric Entertainment announced its new crime series, Almost Paradise, will premiere on WGN America on Monday, March 30. Christian Kane (The Librarians) stars as a former DEA agent whose early retirement as a gift show owner doesn’t go as planned.
The pilot for new Freeform series Everything’s Gonna Be Okay will have a special airing on Disney sib FX, it was announced at TCA. The FX broadcast is tomorrow, January 22 at 10p. The season finale of another new Freeform series, the revival of Party of Five, will air as a special 90-minute episode on Wednesday, March 4 at 8:30p.
Musician Ozzy Osbourne will be the subject of an A&E “Biography” doc. The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne will premiere at SXSW in March, and air this summer on the network. “This film will take viewers on an incredibly honest and emotional journey into my father’s life that I feel will connect to people in so many ways,” said executive producer Jack Osbourne.
Showtime stand-up special Mo’Nique & Friends: Live From Atlanta premieres Friday, February 7 at 10p. The hour-long special also features newcomers including Prince T-Dub, Just Nesh, Tone-X and Correy Bell alongside veteran comedian Donnell Rawlings (Chappelle’s Show).
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MTV Presents: A 2020 Grammy Celebration will premiere on Friday, January 24 at 9p, with encore airings throughout the weekend across MTV, VH1 and CMT. The one-hour countdown special will highlight the top categories and nominees while looking back at past performances. Featuring industry influencer Sway Calloway, the special will also include Grammys trivia.
WWE Superstars The Bella Twins go undercover at Las Palmas Middle School in Covina, Calif when Nikki and Brie Bella guest star in the premiere of Nickelodeon’s The Substitute on Friday, January 31 at 8p. Series features celebrities who are transformed by a team of Hollywood special effects artists to surprise unsuspecting kids in schools, camps and other locations.
Brazilian streaming platform Globoplay is now available to stream in in the US. The biggest streaming platform in Brazil, Globoplay became operational in the country in 2015, with about 22 million users per month. “The arrival of Globoplay in the American market is an important step for our expansion and digital view,” said Raphael Corrêa Netto, director of International Business at Globo.
Netflix picked up international streaming rights (excluding the US, Canada and Japan) to 21 films from Japan’s Studio Ghibi. The films, including Academy Award winner Spirited Away, will be available starting February 1.
Joanna Vanderham (Warrior) will recur as a villain on season five of The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow, premiering tonight….Damon Gupton’s time on CW’s Black Lightning is up, the actor announced on Twitter. “I was told Chief Henderson is not in the plans for Season 4 and I would be let go. My heart to a helluva hard working crew. Big praise to cast, writers, producers, staff, CW, WB,” he wrote…Philip Anthony-Rodriguez (Why Women Kill) will recur on CBS drama Tommy, arriving February 6…Also landing a recurring role is Australian actor Charles Jazz Terrier (Wentworth), in CW’s Legacies.
UK’s Channel 5 nabbed Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, for documentary Thomas Markle: My Story, from Alaska TV. In the film, which follows the breakdown of Thomas Markle’s relationship with the Duchess of Sussex, he weighs in on his daughter and son-in-law’s “destroying” the British royal family by stepping away from their royal duties.
BBC Director General Tony Hall informed his staff on Monday that he is stepping down this summer from the position he has held since 2013. “I believe that an important part of leadership is putting the interests of the organization first,” he said in an email. “The BBC has an 11-year charter — our mission is secure until 2027. But we also have a mid-term review process for the spring of 2022….It must be right that the BBC has one person to lead it through both stages.” Hall won’t be free for long – he’s set to become the chairman of the National Gallery.
Netflix is increasing its investment in France with 20 new French productions and partnerships with creative institutions like La Femis and L’Ecole de l’Image. The announcement was made on Friday, as Netflix CEO Reed Hastings officially opened the streamer’s new headquarters in Paris.
Meredith Vieira and Jerry Springer have been added as presenters for Parrot Analytics’ Global TV Demand Awards, hosted by Carson Kressley and streamed today at 5p from NATPE.
ODMedia Group, the Dutch content services, aggregation and processing company for on-demand media, announced the opening of its Poland office. Based in Warsaw, the new office headed by Lukasz Brzezinski.
The pay-TV rights to Amazon Prime’s Just Add Magic was sold to Nickelodeon in an international pan-territory deal by Sinking Ship Entertainment.
TCB Media Rights announced a two-title deal with A+E Latin America for Discovery Science/UKTV’s Abandoned Engineering and UKTV’s Shipwreck Secrets. Abandoned Engineering.
all3media international has struck a new deal with Discovery Latin America for factual entertainment format 10 Years Younger to return to the region.
Japan’s Nippon TV announced today that two of its drama series, Mother, and Woman–My Life for My Children, are set to begin airing on Teleamazones in Ecuador and Red Uno in Bolivia this year. It’s the first time that both series will be offered as finished programs to the Latin American market.
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The Cynopsis Best Of The Best Awards Gala
We can’t wait to host the 2020 Cynopsis Best Of The Best Awards finalists and Rising Stars February 6th in NYC. In addition to the finalists leading the charge for innovation, we’re excited to announce our guest presenters: David Osmond (host of Wonderama), Angela Robinson (Actress in OWN’s The Have’s And The Have Not’s), Cody Harris and Booger Brown (stars of INSP’s The Cowboy Way), Matt Fraser (medium and host of E!’s Meet The Frasers), and Meg Stalter (Comedian and writer for National Lampoon’s Radio Hour).
Shareablee Top 10 TV Shows for the week of January 13
Program, Network, Total Actions, Total Content, Actions per Content, Fans & Followers
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (WB/syndicated) 16.7M, 128, 130,531, 194.2M
E! News (E!) 12.7M, 851, 14,941, 36.8M
America’s Got Talent (NBC) 1.8M, 99, 18,516, 15.8M
Entertainment Tonight (WB/syndicated) 1.7M, 667, 2,552, 8.7M
The Daily Show (Comedy Central) 1.5M, 151, 9,956, 21.5M
Today Show (NBC) 1.5M, 737, 1,989, 13.4M
The Late Night Show with James Corden (CBS) 1.4M, 91, 14,925, 6.8M
Fox & Friends (Fox News) 1.1M, 119, 9,048, 4.8M
Good Morning America (ABC) 1.1M, 968, 1,092, 13.6M
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC) 1M, 65, 15,641, 12.4M
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Thursday, January 16 time period averages
Source: Nielsen Live+SD
CBS: 5.81 million
Young Sheldon 8.88, The Unicorn 5.62, Mom 6.30, Carol’s Second Act 4.97, Evil 3.29
FOX: 4.23 million
Last Man Standing 4.79, Deputy 3.66
ABC: 2.96 million
mixed-ish 2.81, black-ish 2.27, The Last Days of Richard Pryor 3.80
NBC: 2.33 million
Superstore 2.67, The Good Place 1.93, Will & Grace 2.13, Perfect Harmony 1.35, Law & Order: SVU 3.60
Ringo 1.73, Amor Eterno 1.78, El Dragon 1.50
TELEMUNDO: 1.02 million
Decisiones: Unos Ganan 0.67, Otros Pierden, La Dona 0.90, El Senor de los Cielos 1.49
CW: 0.93 million
Supernatural 1.13, Legacies 0.73
Thursday A18-49 Ratings
FOX 0.7/4, CBS 0.7.4, ABC 0.5/3, NBC 0.5/3, UNI 0.5/3, TELE 0.3/2, CW 0.3/2
The Garden, part of ITV Studios, appointed Nicola Brown as Director of Programmes. She joins from Channel 4, where she was a Commissioning Editor in the Specialist Factual team.
Online data marketplace Datonics is expanding its business into Canada, and tapped Rodney Perry to oversee regional growth as General Manager. Perry was most recently GM for Oracle.
Aleksandra Gebauer has joined Studio 100 Media as Sales Manager International Licensing. Gebauer most recently was responsible for the planning and development of licensed products at CPLG.
Brian Ko has joined Audiencex as Chief Commercial Officer. Previously, Ko led the revenue team at Teads.
Melissa Cutlip, President of Violet Media, will be leading the newly formed development team at Brenton Productions, a Tampa-based TV production company
Character actress Norma Michaels died January 11. She was 95. With credits including Highway to Heaven, Modern Family, Angie Tribeca and more, Michaels was best known to TV audiences as Josephine on King of Queens.
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NBC Sports Northwest/Portland OR: Coord/execute all areas of the network’s digital properties; execute a multiplatform digital content strategy, focused around local and regional sports news, coverage of live events as well as collaborating on content with NBC Sports Northwest’s linear programs. Min 2 yrs exp sports/news digital media. Full info HERE (1/24)
SR MARKETING MGR >>
NBC Sports Bay Area/San Francisco: Responsible for developing/enforcing marketing strategies and brand guidelines to achieve business objectives. 6+ years of proven experience and results in previous Marketing roles. Full info HERE (1/24)
MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER >>
NBC Sports Washington/Bethesda MD: Candidate must have keen eye for design, modern graphic communications skills, a visual storytelling sense, and a strong interest in our brand. Min 2 yrs of related professional work exp (i.e. Graphic Designer/Animator/Editor) Full info HERE (1/24)
CREATIVE SERVICES PROJECT PLANNER >>
NBC Sports Washington/Bethesda MD: Plan, organize and execute the management of projects as requested from creative services. 2+ yrs of exp in creative services, agency or production related to sports, media or TV or ent industries. Full info HERE (1/24)
PRODUCER, BRAND MARKETING >>
NBC Dallas (Fort Worth AREA) TX: Support for NBC 5’s daily news operations and syndicated/network programming. Lead/participate in strategic planning, brainstorming, concept development, and concept refinement sessions. Full info HERE (1/24)
DIGITAL SALES PLANNER >>
NBCU/Philadelphia: Work w/sales, mktg & ops teams to create, optimize, deliver, and re-cap successful digital media campaigns. Well organized a must & familiarity with ad serving systems as well as knwldg of digital sales/ordering/traffic systems. Full info/apply HERE (1/23)
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE DR >>
Marathon Ventures/NYC: Maintain/develop our DR acct business while working in collaboration w/internal depts to minimize risk & maximize revenue on current & future business transactions. Success record selling TV inventory to nat’l advertisers in the branding & DR marketplace. Full info HERE (1/23)
SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE >>
Screenvision Sports/NYC: Responsible for establishing/maintaining strong relationships with brands/agencies. 5+ yrs developing & selling multi-media packages directly to agencies/clients. Proven success selling non-traditional and integrated products. Full info HERE (1/23)
DIGITAL SALES PLANNER >>
TSM/LA: Oversee all aspects of TSM & Blitz digital sales planning & collaborate w/dvlpmnt & sales teams to deliver campaigns for clients. 3+ yrs exp in a digital sales planner role. Full info HERE (1/22)
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT >>
NYC: A prominent unscripted prod company is seeking a FT Executive Assistant to the EVP of Business Affairs. Highly organized, detail-oriented and reliable a must. Responsibilities incl phones, scheduling, filing, tracking projects, and drafting. Resumes/cover HERE (1/22)
MARKETING MGR, MKTG SOLUTIONS >>
Clear Channel Outdoor/NYC: Dvlp strategic & compelling advertising pitches to address client challenges. Drive a collaborative partnership w/Nat’l Sales Group & Clients Solutions Team. 5+yrs sales or ad mktg exp media sales or ad tech org. Full info HERE (1/22)
MANAGER, ON AIR PROMOTION MARKETING >>
Marquee Sports Network/Chicago: Ideate/execute yr-long campaigns, write, produce & edit all topical on-air promotions, branded content, sizzle videos and more. Collaborate w/marketing, Prod, Digital & Social teams; also w/Sales requests & ad partnerships. 5+ yrs of on-air promotions exp. Full info HERE (1/22)
|TUESDAY JANUARY 21
ABC: The Conners, Bless This Mess, mixed-ish, black-ish, Emergence
CBS: NCIS, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted
CW: Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow [p]
FOX: The Resident, Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back
NBC: Ellen’s Game of Games, This Is Us, New Amsterdam
PBS: Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Secrets of the Dead, Frontline
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, La Dona, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: Ringo, Amor Eterno, Rubi [p]