01/15/16: USA gets serious about Playing House; Debra Messing with Dirty Dancing; CNBC teams with LeBron James



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Good morning. It’s Friday January 15, 2016, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Today’s Premieres:
AXS TV: New Japan Pro Wrestling at 9p
Bravo: The People’s Couch at 10p
Disney Junior: The Lion Guard at 9:30a
Food: Burgers, Brew & ‘Que at 10:30p
FOX: Hell’s Kitchen at 9p
HBO: Real Time With Bill Maher at 10p

Saturday’s Premieres:
A&E: The First 48: Miraculous Survivors at 9p
BET: From the Bottom Up at 10p

Saturday’s Finale:
Esquire: Spotless at 10p

Sunday’s Premieres:
Bravo: The Real Housewives of Potomac at 9p
ID: Evil Lives Here at 10p
Ovation: Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty at 8p, Los Angeles Times’ The Envelope at 8:30p
PBS: Mercy Street at 10p
Showtime: The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth at 8p, Billions at 10p
TBS: Angie Tribeca at 9p

Sunday’s Finales:
Cooking: Unique Sweets at 10p
E!: The Royals at 10p

Monday’s Premieres:
A&E: War & Peace at 9p
BBC America: Almost Royal at 10p
HGTV: Ellen’s Design Challenge at 9p
History: War & Peace at 9p
Lifetime: War & Peace at 9p
MundoMax: Diomedes at 7p
Nick: The HALO Effect at 8p
Travel: Best Bargain Places at 8p, Beach Town Countdown at 8:30p, Could I Live There? at 9p
truTV: Fameless at 10p and 10:30p

IN THE NEWS

USA is off the fence about Playing House, renewing the comedy for season three. News broke at TCA on Thursday, when series creators/stars Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair badgered USA president Chris McCumber during his opening remarks with queries about the fate of their show, until he assured them they’d be back. While season two was strong on VOD, linear ratings were soft.

With a casting contingency lifted, it’s a go for ABC’s three-hour Dirty Dancing remake. Debra Messing (The Mysteries of Laura) will play Marjorie opposite Abigail Breslin’s Baby. The event, produced by Lionsgate Television in association with Allison Shearmur Productions, will be filmed, not live.

American Idol runner-up and Grammy nominee Adam Lambert will be featured in Fox’s remake of 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Lambert will play motorcycle-riding party crasher Eddie, a role Meat Loaf sunk his teeth into in the original.

Retrans dispute-fueled blackouts jumped from 94 in 2014 to 193 last year, according to the Wall Street Journal. It’s not been smooth sailing in 2016, either. So far this year, Cordillera Broadcasting yanked Dish Network in 11 markets, and Baton Rough NBC affiliate WVLA-TV blacked out Cox Communications.

Apparently they won’t all be there for you. Despite the announcement at TCA that there will be a Friends reunion of sorts at NBC’s February 21 special honoring comedy director James Burrows, Matthew Perry will be in London rehearsing a play. So while Perry may be participating via video, don’t hold your breath for a group hug.


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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

 
USA ordered Falling Water, from exec producers Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead) of Valhalla Entertainment, Blake Masters (Brotherhood) and the late Henry Bromell (Homeland). Mind-bending drama from Universal Cable Productions tells the story of three unrelated people who come to realize they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream.

CNBC is teaming with NBA superstar LeBron James, SpringHill Entertainment and Magical Elves for unscripted series Cleveland Hustles, giving entrepreneurs a chance to realize their dreams. The business news net also announced plans for The Partner, featuring investor Marcus Lemonis (The Profit) searching for someone to help him run his businesses. Both shows are slated to debut in summer 2016.

Amen to that: Breakthrough Entertainment has broadened its programming slate into faith-based film and television content with a multi-picture deal with Toronto’s Reel Deal Guys Entertainment.First up: supernatural drama Adam’s Testament, Christmas pic Holiday Miracle and drama The Find.

Netflix gave the green light to Haters Back Off, starring Colleen Ballinger-Evans. The YouTuber developed the show with her brother, Chris Ballinger, and Perry Rein & Gigi McCreery. They will exec produce with The Firm’s Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry.

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COMING UP

Hell’s Kitchen premieres tonight on Fox. What’s on the menu for season 15? “Chef Ramsay will be giving the competing chefs even harder challenges -we’ve raised the bar yet again,” exec producer Arthur Smith tells Cynopsis. “Viewers are going to watch the chefs work harder than ever to win – they’re more competitive across the board, and they’re a hungrier, more driven group than we’ve ever seen. If anything, this year is one of the strongest teams of women we’ve ever had, as well – the whole team is full of big personalities.We’ve found one of our best villains in years-Jackie-who is unpredictable and has a ton of attitude.” Drop-ins this season include Steve Aoki, Flo Rida, Caesar Milan, Lil Jon,Kris Kardashian and Buzz Aldin, among others.

New Syfy series Hunters, focused on trackers of alien terrorists, debuts Monday, April 11 at 10p. One week later it gets its lead-in when 12 Monkeys returns at 9p for a sophomore run.

Fuse’s Saturday Morning Fever, set at a long-running dance show, launches Wednesday, January 27 at 11. Docu-series explores the lives of hopeful hoofers.

Renovators who transform abandoned, rundown homes in Florida are featured in FYI’s new Zombie House Flipping, launching Saturday, January 30 at 10p.
 

ADVERTISING AND BRANDS

Local news has drawn the most political ad dollars of any type of program, about $36 million on 45,000 spots, according to an analysis by The Associated Press, while the broadcast morning shows have had the most spots. Between March 1 and January 11, over 10,700 presidential spots aired on local affiliates during Today, GMA and CBS This Morning. Close behind: Wheel of Fortune.
 
Avid golfer Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) will take a swing at voicing spots for the PGA Tour of Champions’ “Where the Legends Play” campaign. The rebranding effort showcases how legendary golfers are the most accessible and accommodating athletes in the world. Ribeiro is scheduled to play in the PGA Tour’s Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February.

DISTRIBUTION & CARRIAGE

Entertainment Studios acquired horror/thriller film Friend Request for North American distribution through its recently-purchased distribution company, Freestyle Releasing.

TEGNA Media and NBC renewed the affiliation agreements of all 17 TEGNA Media NBC stations. TEGNA’s portfolio of NBC stations will now be under one common, long-term agreement. 

News and entertainment net TheBlaze and The National Cable Television Cooperative entered into a multi-year distribution agreement. NCTC serves over 850 cable companies across the United States.

GLOBAL GOINGS ON

GRB Entertainment announced Discovery Latin America has acquired Untold Stories of the ER, while Globosat has picked up My First Home and GRB-produced Pregnant & Dating for Brazil.

UK’s Channel 4 ordered three new series: emotional thriller Kiss Me First, a collaboration with Netflix; dramedy Loaded, following four pals who hit it rich when they sell their startup company, and dramedy Foreign Bodies, about young travelers looking for paradise in Asia.

21eme Siecle (21st Century), a half-hour  monthly magazine series produced by United Nations Television, has tapped Grammy winner and activist Angelique Kidjo as the new anchor for its French version.Produced in partnership with TV5MONDE since 2012, season five begins production in New York later this month. 

CASTING

B.J. Britt (Being Mary Jane) has been cast in Lifetime’s UnREAL as a pro quarterback.

Busy Phillips (Cougar Town) will guest on New Girl this spring, reports TVLine. Fox comedy airs Tuesdays at 8p.

DIGITAL DOINGS

Season six of IFC’s Portlandia premieres Thursday, January 21 at 10p, but impatient fans of the offbeat hit comedy can watch a full episode now for free on IFC.com and the new IFC mobile app. Spoiler alert: Carrie gets a gift of a refrigerated can of the Mayor’s sperm.

New Civil War drama Mercy Street will be available to Amazon Prime subscribers in the U.S. seven days after episodes air on PBS. “Prime members love PBS period dramas like Downton Abbey and Mr. Selfridge and fans of those great shows are going to really enjoy Mercy Street,” said Brad Beale, VP digital video content acquisition for Amazon.

Starting today, SundanceTV is making documentary series The  Staircase is available via the SundanceTV app and website. No log-in required for the first two episodes of the crime show.

ESPN is muscling into the e-sports game. On Thursday, a section on ESPN.com devoted to content about professional leagues and tournaments for video games was introduced. “We decided there was no reason we shouldn’t be doing this on a daily basis with the same rigor we cover the National League Football or other sports,” said Chad Millman, editor-in-chief of ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine.

TCA Network is launching an OTT network aimed at millennial audiences, with four live weekly video call-in series devoted urban music, millennial moms, speed dating and pop culture commentary. Curated video-callers will interact in real time with show hosts and each other; the video programming platform is backed by technology from digital media startup The Video Call Center.  “Television/Web video viewers are no longer just passive content consumers,” said Tom Wolzien, founder and chairman of TCA’s parent The Video Call Center. “They become the dynamic source and focus of our programming. They are no longer just following somebody else’s conversation.”

ABC Digital and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is amplifying Oscars excitement with “The Official Oscars Challenge” and sweepstakes sponsored by Kohl’s. Fans can use their Facebook accounts to make predictions, challenge friends and access real-time results and leaderboard rankings, and for the first time, win prizes.


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RATINGS

New WE tv series Growing Up Hip Hop premiered to over 1 million total viewers, nearly 600,000 A25-54 and more than 500,000 W18-49, according to Nielsen Live+3 numbers. The show was the number one cable telecast of the night among African American adults and women 18-49, 25-54 and total viewers, and a top five program in cable among adults and women 18-49 in its timeslot.

Over 31 million viewers tuned in for the State of the Union address on Tuesday across the Big Four, Al Jazeera America, Azteca, CNN, FBN, FNC, Galavision, MSNBC and NBC Universo.

Univision special La Captura de El Chapo on Saturday from 9p-11p averaged 1.8 million total viewers, 863,000 among A18-49 and 407,000 A18-34, making Univision the number two broadcast network during the two-hour airing, out-delivering ABC, NBC and FOX among A 18-34 and beating Fox A18-49 and total viewers 2+.

The winter season premiere of Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars rounded up 2.25 million total viewers, and was Tuesday’s number one TV telecast among A18-34, W18-34, viewers 12-34 and females 12-34, and cable’s top telecast in A18-49 and W18-49. The series launch of Shadowhunters delivered a solid 1.82 million total viewers.

HGTV’s Fixer Upper on Tuesday was one of the top 15 telecasts in network history, with a series high rating of 1.44 among P25-54, the highest rating on HGTV in six years. Tuesday also was the fourth highest-rated night in network history among P25-54 ratings. 

BET bragging rights: The mid-season four premiere of Real Husbands of Hollywood generated over 1 million total viewers in the first three days since its initial airing on Tuesday, January 5.

Good news all around: ABC’s Good Morning America was tops in viewers and NBC’s Today took the news demo crown, but CBS This Morning was the only network morning show to grow year to year – and had its largest audience in the time period in 22 years.

Fox newcomer Second Chance premiered to 1.2/4 among A18-49 on Wednesday, not too shabby but less than half the 2.5/8 pulled in by lead-in American Idol.

CBS daytimer The Talk delivered its largest weekly audience in 11 months the week ending January 10, averaging 3.01 million viewers, up 12 percent week to week to squeak past ABC rival The View (2.944 million). But The View, which also boasted its most-watched week since February, out-delivered The Talk in W18-49 by its widest margin of the season.

Broadcast Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of January 4, 2016
ABC: GMA 5.095 million total viewers; 1.5/12 and 1.743 million A25-54
NBC: Today 4.805 million total viewers; 1.6/13 and 1.881 million A25-54
CBS: This Morning 3.87 million total viewers; 1.0/8 and 1.191 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI

Wednesday A18-49 Analysis: FOX led with the most A18-49 viewers Wednesday with 1.9/6, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. Fox won 8p with 2.5/8 for American Idol, versus 1.9/7 and 2.0/7 for ABC’s The Middle and The Goldbergs. ABC rose to the top at 9p with 2.7/8 for Modern Family and 1.9/6 for black-ish; CBS and NBC shared second with 2.0/6 for Criminal Minds and Law & Order: SVU. It was NBC’s turn in the lead at 10p with 2.0/7 for Chicago PD; CBS’s Code Black followed with 1.2/4.

A18-49: FOX 1.9/6, ABC 1.8/6, NBC 1.7/6, CBS 1.6/5, UNI .9/3, TELE .8.2, CW .4/1, ION .2/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Wednesday, January 13, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
NBC: 5.0/9
Mysteries of Laura 4.7/8, Law & Order: SUV 5.1/9, Chicago PD 5.1/9
CBS: 4.8/8
2 Broke Girls 4.1/7, Mike & Molly 4.4/7, Criminal Minds 5.8/10, Code Black 4.3/8
FOX: 4.4/7
American Idol 5.9/20, Second Chance 2.9/5
ABC: 3.8/7
The Middle 4.6/8, The Goldbergs 3.8/6, Modern Family 4.9/8, blackish 3.8/6, American Crime 2.9/5
UNIVISION: 1.2/2
Antes Muerta que Lichita 1.2/2, Pasion y Poder 1.2/2
TELE: 1.0/2
Celia 1.0/2, Bajo el Mismo Cielo 1.0/2, Querida Centauro 1.0/2
ION: 0.8/1
Law & Order 0.8/1, Law & Order 0.8/1, Law & Order 0.8/1
CW: 0.8/1
The Flash [r] .8/1, Arrow [r] .7/1

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Marissa Ronca has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Head of Programming, and Puja Vohra to Executive Vice President, Marketing and Digital at truTV. Both will continue to report to network president Chris Linn.

Programmatic media and audience platform Xaxis promoted Nicolle Pangis to the position of Chief Operating Office. Previously, Pangis was Global Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for almost $1 billion in global revenue.

Tricon Films & Television appointed Fred Joubaud to the position of Director International Sales & Digital Acquisitions. Joubaud previously served as General Manager of Ouat Media, Inc.

INNOCEAN Worldwide Americas named Eric Springer to the newly created position of Chief Creative Officer at INNOCEAN USA. Most recently, Springer was CCO of Ignited.

Univision Communications appointed Jorge Ferradas as President of its music division. Ferradas, who had been Senior Vice President of Touring at LiveNation, will be responsible for the development of an integrated music strategy.

The Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources Association announced the appointment of Cheryl Middleton Jones to its board of directors. Middleton Jones is Senior Vice President of International Human Resources for Scripps Networks Interactive.

IN MEMORIAM

Actress Barbara Allyne Bennet died January 9. She was 76. Bennet’s numerous television credits included The West Wing, The Office and Brothers & Sisters.



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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – FRIDAY JANUARY 15, 2016


ABC: Last Man Standing, Dr. Ken, Shark Tank, 20/20 [r]
CBS: Undercover Boss, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods
CW: Reign, Penn Teller: Fool Us [r]
FOX: MasterChef, Hell’s Kitchen [
p]
NBC: Undatable, Superstore [r], Dateline NBC 
PBS: Washington Week with Gwen Hill, Charlie Rose  The Week, PBS Previews: The Best of PBS Indies [r]
Telemundo: Celia, Bajo el Mismo Cielo, La Querida del Cantauro [r]
Univision: Antes Muerta que Lichita, Pasion y Poder

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Cynopsis 05/22/24: Comcast offers details on StreamSaver

Comcast offers details on StreamSaver

Wednesday May 22, 2024 Today’s Premieres Apple TV+: Trying BET: Sistas at 9p Fox: Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars at 9p Hulu: Chief Detective Magnolia: Happy to Be Home at 8p Netflix: Toughest Forces on Earth; Buying London Today’s Finales ABC: Jeopardy! Masters at 8p; Abbott Elementary at 9p; The Conners at 9:30p CBS: Survivor at […]

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