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Good morning. It’s Thursday January 7, 2016, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
ABC: Beyond the Tank at 8p, My Diet Is Better Than Yours at 9p
CBS: Angel From Hell at 9:30p
ID: Real Detective at 10p
IFC: Todd Margaret at 10p
Lifetime: Child Genius: Battle of the Brightest at 8p
NBC: Shades of Blue at 10p
RFD-TV: Market Journal at 5p
Spike: Lip Sync Battle at 10p
UP: Bringing Up Bates at 9p
USA: SmackDown! at 8p
We TV: Growing Up Hip Hop at 10p


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Break out the cigars – House of Lies is Havana-bound. The Showtime comedy will film an episode during season five in Cuba, the first time an American scripted series has shot in the country since the U.S. and Cuba restored diplomatic relations.

Michael Weatherly, who has played NCIS’s Special Agent Tony DiNozzo since 2003, is leaving the CBS procedural. “Les Moonves & CBS gave me the opportunity of a lifetime,” said the actor via Twitter. That opportunity is ongoing. “We thank Michael for all of his contributions to this successful franchise and look forward to continuing to develop projects with him as part of our ongoing development deal,” said the net.

Season six will be the end of the road for HBO’s Girls. Fifth season of the Lena Dunham comedy following a group of twentysomethings launches Sunday, February 21.

A White House petition prompted by a Netflix documentary, calling for the pardon of convicts Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, has collected over the 100,000 signatures needed to get a response from the White House. “Based on the evidence in the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer, the justice system embarrassingly failed both men, completely ruining their lives,” says the petition. The men were convicted of killing photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. Complication: because the men were convicted of a crime against the state of Wisconsin, not the U.S., only the governor has the power to pardon. And Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker told Fox, “I am not going to override a system that is already put in place.”


History picked up scripted drama Knightfall, following the strange but true accounts of elite warriors of the Crusades. Series from A+E Studios in association with Jeremy Renner’s and Don Handfield’s The Combine and Midnight Radio will bow in late 2016.

Also making History: Navy SEAL drama Six, from A+E Studios and The Weinstein Company, inspired by real missions. William Broyles (Apollo 13) and military special operations veteran David Broyles are writing.

Comedy Central ordered limited series Time Traveling Bong, about two cousins who bounce through space after their time traveling you-know-what breaks. Comedy from Broad City creators Ilana Glazer, Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello will debut after City’s season three finale on Wednesday, April 20. Speaking of Broad City – that show landed renewals for for seasons four and five.

A&E, Jake Gyllenhaal (Southpaw), Nine Stories Productions and A+E Studios (UnREAL) are partnering to develop an anthology series that will explore a different American cult leader each season. First up: deranged spiritual dictator Jim Jones. “We want to focus on the undeniable magnetism of zealots and the danger of that kind of charisma,” said Gyllenhaal, “a notion not only pertinent to cult leaders but to the geo-political climate of today.” Gylenhaal will exec produce with Riva Marker (Beasts of No Nation).

Nat Geo had plenty to share at TCA on Wednesday. The net and Scott Rudin Productions have optioned the rights to upcoming Annie Proulx novel Barkskins, about the taking down of the world’s forest. The deal is part of Rudin’s three-year first-look development and production pact with Fox Networks Group. Also in the works: a documentary event from best-selling author Sebastian Junger (The Perfect Storm) focused on the war in Syria and Iraq. And Nat Geo signed a development deal with DNA Films & TV (Ex Machina) and FX Productions for its first scripted series, Blood Ivory (wt), a thriller tracing the global web of contraband animals and ivory.

A little sex, a little space. Nat Geo also announced the commissioning, from World of Wonder, of Original Sin: How Sex Changed the World (wt), investigating how the sexual revolution over the past 50 years has impacted society. And the net is teaming with Protozoa Pictures (Black Swan) and Jane Root (America: The Story of Us) and Arif Nurmohamed (How to Build a Planet) and Peter Lovering (The 90s: The Last Great Decade) of Nutopia, for One Strange Rock. The “cinematic event series” will film for 100 weeks around the world and in outer space to “transport viewers on a mind-bending and thrilling adventure,” promised Nat Geo Global Networks CEO Courteney Monroe.

Syco Entertainment bought memoir Behind the Mask to develop as a series. Book describes the life of sex club founder Emma Sayle.

Netflix ordered 10 eps of Gypsy from Universal Television, Working Title and writer Lisa Rubin. Psychological thriller about a therapist is slated for a 2017 premiere.

Director/producer Jonathan Karsh (Catfish: The TV Show) pacted with Lionsgate to develop and produce alternative programming through his Shiny Objects Entertainment banner. “As Lionsgate TV expands its alternative programming portfolio, Jonathan fits right in with our mandate to create formats that can travel around the globe as well as identify interesting worlds to target for series,” said Jennifer O’Connell, EVP, alternative programming, Lionsgate Television.

TV Land ordered a pilot for Nobodies, exec produced by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone through their On the Day. Groundlings alums Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras star, exec produce and write the comedy inspired by their real lives.


Rock and a Hard Place, from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions and 44 Blue Productions, premieres on HBO in May. Documentary follows incarcerated young people who get a chance to trade prison for a harsh but effective rehabilitation program. “I’m always drawn to stories of redemption and second chances,” EP and 44 Blue president Rasha Drachkovitch (Lockup) tells Cynopsis. “Rock and a Hard Place hits those themes and offers a powerful and uplifting story of corrections in America today.”

It’s all about feel-good TV for UP, with upcoming shows like The McGhee Family (wt) and movies including Love Finds You in Valentine and The Game of Love. What’s the game plan? Amy Winter, net GM and EVP, said at TCA on Tuesday, “At a time when other networks are either walking away from family entertainment or are ‘family networks’ in name only, UP is doubling down and refining what that means.”To inspire real-life positive action, UP will continue to release videos each quarter as part of its pro-social initiative, “Uplift Someone.” The effort has so far generated over 132 million views.

Big day coming up on AXS TV. Sunday’s new line-up launches January 24 with returning Live from Abbey Road at 7p followed by three new series: Live from Red Rocks (8p), Rock and Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar Presented by Mercury Insurance (9p) and Breaking Band (9:30p). AXS TV Concert premieres at 10p.

Join or Die With Craig Ferguson, starring the former Late Late Show host, launches on History Thursday, February 18 at 11p. The comedian will debate “provocative and timely topics” with the likes of guests Judd Apatow, Jack Black, Jimmy Kimmel and Jay Leno.

Nickelodeon’s The Halo Effect arrives Monday, January 18 at 8p. Pro-social docu-series highlights teens making positive changes in their communities.


Inside Amy Schumer was renewed for season five at Comedy Central, three months ahead of the debut of season four. Can you blame them? “I’ve gotten picked up many times,” said Schumer, “but this time feels the best.”

Ion’s Saving Hope, returning for season two on Tuesday, January 12 at 11p, has been renewed for a fifth season. The medical series has ranked in the top ten in households, Adults and Women 25-54 and Adults and Women !8-49 in its time period, reports the network, as well as growing each month it has been on the air.

TV Land renewed Younger for a 12-episode season three. The comedy’s sophomore run begins Wednesday, January 13 at 10p.

A&E’s Born This Way will be back for season two. The docu-series following a group of adults with Down syndrome has shown steady growth since its December 8 premiere, up 83% among A25-54 and total viewers.

Being Mary Jane will be back on BET for season four, the net announced at TCA. Production on the drama will start later this year in Atlanta.

Season four of A&E’s Bates Motel premieres Monday, March 7 at 9p. New original horror drama Damien, a continuation of 1976 scarefest The Omen, follows at 10p.

StarTalk returns for season three on Nat Geo in fall 2016, coinciding with the release of the first-ever StarTalk book, published by National Geographic Books and serving as a companion to the series and podcast hosted by astrophysicist  Neil deGrasse Tyson.


Consumer Technology Assn. chief Gary Shapiro opened this year’s CES with a typically not-subtle call for less government intervention and greater freedom for market innovation. “What we’re up against is old rules that impede innovation,” he said. “Our job at CTA is to defend disruptive industries. We need governments to let the marketplace work.” Shapiro said the consumer technology industry – expected to hit $287 billion in US sales this year  will advance innovations drones, self-driving cars and facial recognition only if regulators balance the need for privacy with enterprise stimulation. “There are always those who only see how the bad guys use technology to threaten our privacy. Of course there will always be bad guys, but I believe technology can help us fight back and protect us.”

CES attendees got a sneak peek of the conference at The Tech Futures Suite, hosted by Cynopsis, GK Digital Media, and MyersBizNet. Michael Wolf, founder of NextMarket Insights, told the packed penthouse, “The smart home hub is on its way. Samsung’s SmartThings integration signals a huge strategic investment.” Also look for innovation in the kitchen specifically, featuring everything from robotic mixology to smart meat thermometers. While gesture control was big in the tech space last year, momentum this year has shifted to voice control. The other big buzz centered around Augmented and Virtual Reality. Noted NextVR Executive Chairman Brad Allen, “Mobile VR will be massive.” The Coca-Cola company, acknowledged Ariff Quli, Blippar’s North American Chief Commercial Officer, is a brand that really gets the capabilities of VR. “We had a Coke can turn into a jukebox, with a daily playlist.” Still, said Mike Bloxham of Frank R. Magid Associates, “We have not had that aha moment, where everyone says, “’That’s how it should be done.’” Audience members included execs from Showtime, Nielsen, Hulu and Pizza Hut.

Aside from turning on its service in an additional 130 countries, including India, Nigeria, Russia, South Korea and Vietnam during its CES keynote, Netflix execs Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos pulled back the curtain with first looks at two new 2016 dramas: Queen Elizabeth II saga The Crown reunites Peter Morgan (The Queen) with director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) and Andy Harries (The Queen). Series stars Claire Foy as QEII, Matt Smith, John Lithgow and Victoria Hamilton. Baz Lurhmann’s The Get Down fuses hip-hop, disco and punk as the backdrop to a coming of age story set in NY. Declaring that “the technology is here. It’s the business models that stand in the way. That’s the reason we decided to do original programming,” Sarandos said customers can expect 600-plus hours of original programming this year. “We love stories of all sorts – highbrow, lowbrow, funny. We have that luxury to explore them thanks to the Internet,” he said. “We can commit to publishing books rather than chapters.” Fast fact from Hastings: During Q415, people watched 12 billion hours of Netflix, up from 8.25 billion in 4Q14.

Dish announced the Hopper 3, a TV receiver that can record 16 shows at once with room to store 500 hours of high-definition video, as well as portable HopperGo, a battery-powered device that can hold 100 hours of programming. Also on the menu: Sling TV’s rollout of a new interface, MyTV, that predicts what programming would appeal to a viewer based on past viewing. 

Scripps loves its millennials. Chris McCown, VP, video product management, Scripps Networks Interactive, said at CES the company’s recent launch of the millennials-focused Scripps Lifestyle Studios sprouted largely from the success of its Food Network content partnership with Snapchat. “Millennials are a huge focus for us,” he said. “The crossover is already happening. Bobby Flay and his daughter did a piece on Snapchat Discovery Channel, and Alton Brown did a takeover of the channel for a day.”

Nat Geo’s upcoming Story of God, starring Morgan Freeman addressing religion around the world, will debut with complementary digital programming aimed at both pushing viewers to living room viewing and serving as stand-alone content. The digital sidebar features “a bunch of people in a bar-like setting talking about concepts and that’s something you can watch on the small screen,” said Brad Dancer, EVP, research & programming planning. “You don’t have to watch the actual show and can still get a good sense of it.”

Sober Up: In case there was anyone still wearing rose-colored glasses about financial margins in today’s digital market, Laura Martin, managing director at Needham & Co., offered some sobering numbers. Speaking about her client WWE, Martin noted the programmer to date has drawn 7 billion digital views, the majority of it shortform content on YouTube, and for the last year has earned $7 million from digital. “There’s no money in digital,” she said. “Unless you have the powerful economic machine of television, you’re losing money today.”


Trade group The Television Bureau of Advertising issued programmatic TV guidelines to “supplement and improve compliance with initiatives within the various industry forums and committees.” Goals include positioning broadcast TV to better compete in a landscape increasingly based on data, maintaining transparency in the marketplace and encouraging the accessibility of appropriate data for buyers and sellers. The effort, in partnership with a Pearl TV-led task force, is “open to input.”

Programmatic is certainly top of mind these days – for the latest updates and insights, register your team for the Cynopsis January 28 webinar, Programmatic TV 2016: The Keys to Mining Data and Measurement. Details are here.

Atlanta-based SunTrust Bank will run its first Super Bowl spot next month. And it’ll cost a pretty penny – CBS is fetching upwards of $5 million for a 30-second spot for the February 7 game.


Jenna Fischer (The Office) will recur on NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura. Fischer will play an attorney who stirs up trouble for Debra Messing’s Laura. Series airs Wednesdays at 8p.

Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) and James Tupper (Revenge) are onboard Big Little Lies. HBO limited series stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.

R&B group Boyz II Men will play Teen Angel on Grease: Live. Fox event airs Sunday, January 31 at 7p.


Canada’s Corus Entertainment secured international broadcast deals for unscripted lifestyle series Buying the View and Masters of Flip. View has been sold to Digicast RCS MediaGroup‘s Dove Channel, while Flip has been picked up by Nine Entertainment Co. for digital multichannel 9Life in Australia.


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Tuesday’s crossover between CBS sibs NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans delivered season highs for both shows in viewers (18.72 million and 17 million) and among A18-49 (2.7 and 2.5).

HGTV’s annual, day-long All-Premiere New Year attracted more than 16.5 million total viewers, boosting January 1 ratings 11% over last year’s holiday.At 9p, a special episode of Fixer Upper averaged a .91 rating among viewers P25-54. The episode grew ratings 56% among viewers P25-54 versus year ago and ranked as a top 10 cable program among P25-54 audiences.
Bounce TV increased 23% among HHs (155,000), 24% among P18-49 (98,000) and 22% in P25-54 (109,000) in 2015.On a Total Day basis, the net ended the year up 22% (145
,000) in HHs compared to 2014, while also posting gains of 10% in P18-49 (76,000) and 6% in P25-54 (83,000).

Monday’s season two premiere of Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship posted a .7 rating among A25-54, ranking #5 for its time period and up 35% versus the season one premiere and tying for the net’s second-highest-rated 8p hour ever.

Discovery’s Gold Rush on Friday hit season highs in Persons and Women 25-54/18-49/18-34 and Persons 12-17 in L+3. Pre-show,The Dirt hit season highs total viewers and demos that included all 25-54’s and all 18-49s.

Azteca America reached more than 3.6 million total viewers and 1.7 million among A18-49 in December, according to Nielsen. With primetime delivery reaching a four-year high, the network reported year-over-year growth of 22% among total viewers and 12% in the demo.

Broadcast Evening News ShowsWeekly Average Ratings (week of December 28, 2015)
World News Tonight 9.692 million total viewers; 1.9/7 and 2.241 million A25-54
NBC: Nightly News 9.291 million total viewers; 1.9/7 and 2.285 million A25-54
CBS: Evening News 7.873 million total viewers; 1.7/6 and 1.960 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI Total Viewers and A25-54 Live+SD

Top 12 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share for the week of December 28, 2015
NBC: NBC Sunday Night Football (1/3) 7.9/23
NBC: Football Nt America Pt. 3 (1/3) 4.2/13
ABC: New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Pt. 2 (12/31) 3.9/14
CBS: 60 Minutes (1/3) 2.8/8
FOX: The OT (1/3) 2.6/8
ABC: New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Pt. 1 (12/31) 2.3/9
FOX: The Simpsons (1/3) 2.0/6
FOX: Family Guy (1/3) 1.7/5
CBS: Undercover Boss (1/3) 1.6/4
CBS: NCIS (12/29) 1.2/4
NBC: Football Nt America Pt. 2 (1/3) 1.2/4
FOX: Cooper Barrett’s Guide (1/3) 1.2/3
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Tuesday A18-49 Analysis: CBS had the most A18-49 viewers Tuesday with 2.2/7 according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. CBS’s NCIS topped 8p with 2.7/9; NBC’s Hollywood Game Night and Fox’s New Girl and Grandfathered averaged 1.2/4 to tie for second. CBS’s NCIS: New Orleans led at 9p with 2.5/8, versus 1.8/6 for NBC’s Chicago Fire. NBC snatched the lead at 10p with 1.9/6 for Chicago Med, followed by 1.4/5 for CBS’s Limitless.

A18-49: CBS 2.2/7, NBC 1.6/5, FOX 1.1/4, ABC 1.0/3, UNI .9/3, TELE .8/3, ION .4/1, CW .3/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 8.9/15
NCIS 11.5/19, NCIS: New Orleans 10.4/17, Limitless 4.6/8
NBC: 4.3/7
Hollywood Game Night 2.8/5, Chicago Fire 4.7/8, Chicago Med 5.3/10
ABC: 2.4/4
Fresh Off the Boat [r] 2.3/4, Muppets [r] 1.3/2, Shark Tank 2.7/4, Beyond the Tank 2.5/5
Antes Muerta Lichita 1.1/2, Pasion y Poder 1.3/2, Yo No Creo En Hombres [r] 1.3/2
Celia 1.1/2, Bajo el Mismo Cielo 1.0/2, Senora Acero 1.2/2
FOX: 1.8/3
New Girl 2.1/3, Grandfathered 1.9/3, Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.8/3, The Grinder 1.4/2
ION: .9/1
Criminal Minds .9/1, Criminal Minds .9/1, Criminal Minds 1.0/2
CW: .6/1
The Flash [r] .8/1, iZombie [r] .5/1

Monday A18-49 Analysis: CBS had the most A18-49 viewers Monday with 1.9/6, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. The season premiere of ABC’s The Bachelor won 8p with 2.2/7, followed by 1.9/6 for CBS’s Supergirl. Hour two of The Bachelor eked out a victory at 9p with 2.3/7, versus 2.2/6 for CBS’s Scorpion. CBS’s NCIS: Los Angeles topped 10p with 1.6/5, followed by NBC’s Biggest Loser with 1.3/4.

A18-49: CBS 1.9/6, ABC 1.8/6, NBC 1.3/4, FOX 1.2/4, UNI .8/3, TELE .8/3, CW .4/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, January 4, 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 6.4/11
Supergirl 5.3/8, Scorpion 7.2/12, NCIS: Los Angeles 6.7/12
ABC: 4.3/7
The Bachelor 5.0/8, Bachelor Live 2.9/5
NBC: 2.7/4
Superstore 3.7/6, Telenovela 2.9/5, Biggest Loser 2.4/4
FOX: 2.2/3
Superhuman 2.2/3
Antes Muerta Lichita 1.1/2, Pasion y Poder 1.3/2, Yo No Creo En Hombres [r] 1.2/2
Celia 1.1/2, Bajo el Mismo Cielo 1.2/2, Senora Acero 1.2/2
ION: 1.0/2
Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds .9/2
CW: 0.9/1
Whose Line Is It Anyway [r] 1.0/2, Whose Line Is It Anyway .9/1, Penn & Teller [r] .8/1, ION .4/1

Sunday A18-49 Analysis: NBC had the most A18-49 viewers Sunday with 6.7/20, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. NBC’s Football Nt America Pt 3 topped 8p with 4.2/13, versus 2.8/8 for CBS’s 60 Minutes. NBC Sunday Night Football scored 8.0/23 to grab 9p, followed by 1.6/4 for CBS’s Undercover Boss. Football inched up to 8.1/24 to dominate 10p; CBS’s Limitless averaged .7/2 to place second.

A18-49: NBC 6.7/20, FOX 1.7/5, ABC .7/2, CBS 1.5/5, UNI .6/2, TELE .6.2, ION .2/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, January 3, 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
NBC: 11.8/19
Football Nt America Pt 2 2.4/4, Football Nt America Pt 3 7.3/12, NBC Sunday Night Football 13.8/23
CBS: 4.7/8
60 Minutes 9.2/14, Undercover Boss 5.0/8, Limitless [r] 2.2/4
FOX: 2.4/4
The OT 4.5/7, Simpsons 2.6/4, Cooper Barrett’s Guide 1.6/2, Family Guy 2.0/3, Bordertown 1.4/2
ABC: 1.9/3
America’s Funniest Home Videos 3.4/5, Galavant 1.8/3, Quantico 1.2/2
Aqui Ahora 1.0.2, Parodiando 3 1.0/2, Sal y Pimienta .9/2
ION: 0.7/1
Leverage .7/1, Leverage .6/1, Leverage .6/1, Leverage .7/1
Cine Millonario .6/1

Saturday A18-49 Analysis: NBC had the most A18-49 viewers Saturday with 2.8/5, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. NBC’s Dateline Mystery was first at 8p with .8/3, followed by .5/2 for CBS’s Crimetime Saturday. Dateline held onto first at 9p with 1.0/4, versus .6/2 for another installment of Crimetime. SNL made it an NBC sweep at 10p with .8/3; CBS’s 48 Hours was close behind with .7/3.

A18-49: NBC 2.8.5, CBS 2.6/5, ABC 1.3/2, FOX .6/1, ION .4/1, UNI .4/1, TELE .3/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, January 2, 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
NBC: 2.8/5
Dateline Mystery 3.2/6, SNL Prime 2.7/5
CBS: 2.6/5
Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.4/4, Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.8/5, 48 Hours [r] 2.7/5
ABC: 1.3/2
Galavant [r] 1.2/2, Galavant [r] .9/2, Galavant [r] .9/2, Galavant [r] .9/2, 20/20 1.9/3
ION: 1.0/2
Law & Order 1.0/2, Law & Order 1.0/2, Law & Order 1.1/2
FOX: .6/1
Gotham [r] .5/1, Rosewood [r] .7/1
Sabadazo Sat .5/1
Como un Seuno .4/1


Viamedia announced changes to the VNS structure that moves company vets Michael Labriola to Director of Political Sales, Laura Dello-Russo to National Operations Manager and Brad Henderson to Director of Sales.

This Day in History:
1955 – Marian Anderson made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question:  What character did Teri Garr play opposite Cher’s Laverne in the “At the Laundrette” sketches on The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour (19711974)? Olivia. Kudos to: Anthony Salerno-Horizon Media/NYC, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank, Greg Stewart-Evolution Media/Burbank, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-Generate/Beverly Hills, TJ Healy-Black Sheep Production Company/Montchanin, DE, Linda Grillo-Viacom/NYC, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA
Today’s Trivia: In season one of which comedy was the word “corn” used in every episode? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone.).

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JOB OPENING: SVP, PLANNING & INSIGHTS/Performics/Chicago: Lead team resp for providing strategic insights via knwldg of trends & rsch combined w/full understanding of how to activate data. 10+yrs bus exp in Interactive mktg, media, and strategic brand/acct plan’g. Res/cvr HERE (1/14)

JOB OPENING: MGR, AD SALES & INTEGRATED PARTNERSHIP/Crown Media Family Networks/LA: Support VP of AD Sales & Integrated Partnerships thru oversight of integration & added value processes. Mng lifestyle integration scripts & process. BS req and min 4 yrs exp. Apply HERE (1/14)

JOB OPENING: DIR RESPONSE AD SALES ASST/Crown Media Family Networks/NY: Provide sales support to the Director, Direct Response and Direct Response Team. Including entering sales orders, sending pre and post logs, and updating account info. BS req. Apply HERE (1/13)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/CNN/NYC: Perform trend & data analyses for current perf of prgrms, ntwrks & media landscape. 1+yrs work exp relevant internship pref’d. BA deg in related field. Strong math skills & ability to master new software. Full info/apply HERE (1/13)

JOB OPENING: SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYTICS MGR/HBO/NYC: Transform data into actionable insights that impact strategy & guide decision-making at brand, prgrm & prod level. Min 4 yrs’ exp dig. analytics &/or sm analytics w/focus on optimizing mktg strategy. Full info/apply HERE (1/13)

JOB OPENING: MULTIPLATFORM WRITER/EDITOR/PRODUCER/(4 mo.Temp) Syfy/NYC: Create short form video assets. 2 yrs post-production role & video & audio editing exp.Job via third-party vendor. Send resumes to [email protected] (1/13)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/TNT/ATLANTA: Support TNT w/qualitative/quantitative cross platform research creating actionable insights. Min 1+ yrs exp, strong math skills, statistical background. Full info/apply HERE (1/13)

JOB OPENING: COORDINATOR, AD SALES MARKETING/Travel Channel/NYC: Seeking strong communicator to support development and activation of client-specific marketing solutions and maintain communication tools.  www.scrippsnetworks.com #5161 (1/13)

JOB OPENING: TRAFFIC COORD/Tennis Channel/NYC: Proactive ind who takes initiative can work both independently & part of team seamlessly. Analytical & critical thinking skills. Strong knwlg log editing, formatting & copy req’d. 1-2 yrs log editing, exp w/copy pref’d. Res HERE (1/13)

JOB OPENING: ACCT EXEC/ABC Full Circle/SFO & NYC: (2 needed) ABC Full Circle the business dvlpmnt team of NTVS needs a passionate, career-minded, self-motivated sales professional for team. Min 5 yrs business dvlpmnt exp brdcst & dig platforms. Apply HERE (1/12)

JOB OPENING: SR ANALYST/ESPN/Miami: Deliver creative rsrch initiatives. Promote ESPN properties from a qualitative/quantitative rsrch perspective & support dir of rsrch in cross platform projects Min 3 yrs prof exp w/prior agency, ntwrk or media. Full info/apply HERE (1/12)

JOB OPENING: MGR, DIGITAL PLANNING/NBCU/NYC: Mgr, Digital Sales Planning for the News Group. Lead team of Planners & processes to drive revenue. 4+ years exp. in digital planning. Apply: Full info/apply HERE (1/12)

JOB OPENING: NAT’L SALES PLANNER/Pop/LA: Support Ad Sales team w/proposals, allocating & stewarding of accounts. Work closely w/AE’s, Traffic, Mktg and MGT on all aspects of biz. Must have TV exp. Agency a plus. Media Math, Excellent Comm & MS Office. Email resume HERE (1/8)

JOB OPENING: SPORTS PROGRAMMING ANALYST/NCC MEDIA/NYC: Collect and maintain sked info; analyze Nielsen audiences; support marketing efforts. Strong knowledge of Sports. Exceptional problem solving skills and adv’d experience with Microsoft Office. Resumes HERE (1/8) 

JOB OPENING: ENGINEERING COORD/NBCU/East Coast: Min 3 yrs; exp in a professional office environment. Ability to partner with management to support the engineering team with administrative operations at WCAU. Full info/apply HERE (1/8)

JOB OPENING: MGR, OPERATIONS/SPIKE/NYC: Rundown/traffic creation. BA deg w/at least 3 – 5 yrs relevant exp & 3+ yrs managing a server and working in Dig Asset Mngmnt on a daily basis. Exp owning onboarding process for a server &/or Dig Asset Mngmnt system. Full info/apply HERE (1/8)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, PROGRAMMING/EDITORIAL/MTV/NYC: Driven, focused & versatile candidate to transform our college brand, mtvU, into a new multi-platform college editorial network. 5-7 yrs exp in Digital Media. BA in Journalism or media comm. Resume HERE (1/8)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, LOCAL SALES/WFAA/DFW: Create/execute WFAA sales strategy to meet revenue goals across all station platforms. 3 yrs exp. Mng staff local mgrs., integrated acct execs, acct mgrs. & and sales assistants. Apply HERE (1/8)

CASTING CALL: Companies can showcase their casting notices/casting calls here. For information on rates and specs for posting a casting notice, please email Trish at [email protected]

EXPERT SERVICES ADS: These ads are for companies or people who offer an expertise in the field of media by way of production, voice over artistry, writing, set development, etc. For information on rates and specs for posting an Expertise Service ad email Trish at [email protected]

INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free, and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at [email protected].

SITUATION WANTED ADS, POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED… There is no charge for placing your Situation Wanted ad… for more information contact Trish Pihonak at [email protected]

SITUATION WANTED: T.J. Shanks, Producer and Director with 15 years experience in build/process, talk, hosted, and docu-soap experience. Experienced working with Discovery, BRAVO, MTV, Comedy Central, E!, Animal Planet, & Spike. Located in Los Angeles CA. [email protected] (1/17)

SITUATION WANTED: Associate Producer: Exp’d AP in NYC with five and half yrs exp in film and TV with extensive experience in production management and coordinating. Very organized, detail oriented, and adaptable. Email: [email protected] for resume and references. (1/17)

E-mail [email protected] or call Trish Pihonak at 203-899-8459 for rates and specs for Job Openings.


ABC: Beyond the Tank [p], My Diet Is Better Than Yours [p]
CBS: The Big Bang Theory, Life in Pieces, Mom, Angel From Hell [p], Elementary
CW: The Vampire Diaries [r], The Originals [r]
Fox: American Idol
NBC: Heroes Reborn, The Blacklist, Shades of Blue [
PBS: This Old House Hour, PBS Preview: The Best of PBS Indies, Mustang  Journey of Transformation [r], Antiques Roadshow [r] [r]
Telemundo: Celia, Bajo el Mismo Cielo, Senora Acero
Univision: Antes Muerta que Lichita, Pasion y Poder, Yo No Creo en los Hombres [r]

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