01/17/17: Nat Geo goes to Mars again; TV Land picks up Heathers; PBS goes 24/7 for kids


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Good morning. It’s Tuesday January 17, 2017 and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
Esquire: Friday Night Tykes at 9p
Telemundo: La Fan at 9p
TV Land: Teachers at 10p, Throwing Shade at 10:30p
Z Living: Altar’d at 8p, Finding Fido at 9p,
POPSUGAR Presents: Conquered at 9:30p

Tonight’s Finales:
CW: No Tomorrow at 9p
ID: Is O.J. Innocent? The Missing Evidence at 10p
TLC: Outdaughtered at 9p
USA: Shooter at 10p


National Geographic greenlit a second season of MARS, the global event series that garnered more than 36 million viewers last fall and became the most DVR-ed series in network history. MARS will air globally on National Geographic Channels in 172 countries in 43 languages, and in Spanish on Nat Geo Mundo. The first season is available in digital HD to own and is coming soon on DVD.

Nat Geo is also adapting David France’s book, How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS, into a scripted miniseries. Scott Rudin will EP the project, which explores the true story of a patient population that seized power over its own care and treatment to push through drugs that turned HIV from a fatal infection to a manageable disease.

April premiere dates for new drama The Son and season 3 of Better Call Saul were announced by AMC. The Son, based on the Philipp Meyer novel, stars Pierce Brosnan and bows with a two-hour episode on AMC and Sundance TV on Saturday, April 8 at 9p. Better Call Saul returns Monday, April 10 at 10p.

TV Land picked up Heathers, its first ever hour-long series. “Our take on ‘Heathers’ is a cinematic, surprising and twisted comedy that gives a wonderful nod to the film while also creating something entirely its own,” said Keith Cox, President of Development and Production for TV Land. “We’re really passionate about this show and the satirical story-telling its provocative characters allow.” Series premieres in fall 2017.

Nat Geo WILD’s number one series, The Incredible Dr. Pol, celebrates its 100th episode on Saturday, March 25 at 9p. It airs as the season 10 finale, highlighting the series’ top moments and most memorable cases.

ID teamed with Joe Berlinger for docu-series Killing Richard Glossip, about a former motel manager sentenced to die for orchestrating a murder that he swears he had nothing to do with. Show bows on the Crime and Justice Network for a two-night event starting Sunday, March 5 at 9p. 

PBS announced its first-ever national 24/7 channel for kids. PBS KIDS will be available during the primetime family viewing hours of 5p to 8p, 24/7. Some 107 PBS stations are expected to launch the PBS KIDS channel on TV, making it available to 90 percent of U.S. TV households.

James Franco returns to Lifetime as EP and star of High School Lover, premiering Saturday, February 4 at 8p. The romantic thriller tells the story of 17-year-old Kelly (Paulina Singer, Orange is the New Black), who falls in love with older man Christian (Francois Arnaud, Blindspot), while her father (Franco) tries to intervene before the crush turns into a dangerous obsession.

On the pop icons front, Lifetime has Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland (wt) in pre-production. Project is based on the best-selling book, Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days, and is told through the eyes of the late singer’s trusted bodyguards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard. Also, Britney Ever After, starring Natasha Bassett as Britney Spears, bows Saturday, February 18 at 8p. The biopic follows Spears’ tumultuous story from her rise to fame, fall from grace and eventual triumphant resurrection.

Fox News Channel’s Ainsley Earhardt landed the next sit-down interview with President-elect Donald Trump, slated to air Wednesday on Fox & Friends. Among the topics to be discussed: Friday’s inauguration, Trump’s relationship with the press and plans for his first day in office.

BBC America, AMC and SundanceTV will simulcast the premiere of BBCA’s Planet Earth II on Saturday, February 18 at 9p. The following five episodes will air Saturdays on BBCA. This won’t be the first time the show celebrating the planet has an audience – half the population of the UK watched it on BBC One last year, and the trailer has been viewed over 50 million times around the world.

Exclusive: The WorkShop, producer of Amazon’s Novak, is collaborating with the Department of Health Policy & Management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health for a discussion series addressing issues like how the new DC leadership will impact how healthcare decisions. Healthcare in the Round will utilize a format similar to Inside the Actors’ Studio, co-hosted by Meg FitGerald and Michael Sparer, professors at Columbia.


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TBS greenlit 10 episodes of The Cops (wt), starring and co-created by Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks. The animated series follows Al (Brooks) and Lou (C.K.), two Los Angeles patrolmen trying their best to protect and serve, sometimes failing at both. Debut is slated for 2018.

AMC ordered documentary James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction. The six-episode series explores the evolution of the film and television genre. 

AMC and BBC teamed with Ink Factory to adapt John le Carre’s The Spy Who Came in From the Cold. Simon Beaufoy is writing the series, which is set in 1962 at the height of the Cold War and follows Alec Leamas, a hard-working, hard-drinking British intelligence officer who returns to London and is given a chance at revenge as long as he takes on one final mission.

Kevin Hart will executive produce and star in 2-hour History special Kevin Hart Presents: The Black Man’s Guide to History, a look at lesser-known but important events in black history. “Not only is it entertaining, and it’s hysterical, but it also is an important program for our country right now. We hope to make people laugh and learn a bit too,” said Hart. Show comes from Hartbeat Productions and Comedy Dynamics.

Dakota Fanning is set to star in The Alienist, a psychological thriller based on the best-selling novel by Caleb Carr. Set in the Gilded Age of New York City in 1896, series is slated to premiere in late 2017 on TNT.

Lifetime is developing psychological thriller You. Based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel of the same name, it’s a 21st century love story about an obsessive, yet brilliant 20-something who uses the hyper connectivity of today’s technology to make the woman of his dreams fall in love with him.

On the movie front, Lifetime’s 2017 slate includes Custody, executive produced and starring Viola Davis, debuting Saturday, March 4 at 8p.

Entertainment One secured the television rights to Holly Cave’s novel The Architecture of Heaven, due out in 2018 in the UK. Set in a near-future London, it explores humans who can create artificial heavens before they die based on the best memories of their lives.

Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: January 13-15, 2017
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Buena Vista
) $22.0 million (week 4), cume revenue $477.3 million
Hidden Figures (Fox) $21.8 million (week 3), cume revenue $24.8 million
Sing (Universal) $19.6 million (week 3), cume revenue $213.4 million
Underworld: Blood Wars (SGem) $13.1 million, opening weekend
La La Land (Lionsgate) $10.0 million (week 5), cume revenue $51.7 million
Passengers (Sony) $8.8 million (week 3), cume revenue $80.9 million
Why Him? (Fox) $6.5 million (week 3), cume revenue $48.6 million
Moana (Buena Vista) $6.4 million (week 7), cume revenue $225.4 million
Fences (Paramount) $4.7 million (week 4), cume revenue $40.7 million
Assassin’s Creed (Fox) $3.8 million (week 3), cume revenue $49.5 million
Source: comScore


The Awards Season ‘Bump’
 This weekend’s box office may be led by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Sing, and Hidden Figures, but NCM is able to deliver a golden 9.4 A18-34 rating thanks to growing interest in award winners like La La Land and Fences.
No other network has content this celebrated, Millennial audiences of this scale, or the data to back it up.

No other network is America’s Movie Network.


Deon Cole (black-ish) and Nicole Ari Parker (Rosewood) have been set to co-host the 25th Annual Trumpet Awards, airing Sunday, January 29 at 9p. The show, celebrating African American achievements, will honor talk show host Wendy Williams, NBA star Dikembe Mutombo, R&B group New Edition, singer Peabo Bryson and fashion blogger Gabi Gregg.

THIRTEEN‘s American Masters presents the exclusive U.S. broadcast premiere of Maya Angelous: And Still I Rise on Tuesday, February 21 at 8p on PBS, during Black History Month. The first feature documentary on the author/activist includes exclusive interviews with Dr. Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Common, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and others Check local listings.

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Reelz mini-series The Kennedys – After Camelot launches Sunday, April 2 at 9p, concluding the following Sunday at 9p. “The extraordinary response and recognition we received when we aired the controversial miniseries The Kennedys is what really put Reelz on the map,” said net president Stan E. Hubbard. “The Kennedys-After Camelot has been years in the making, is based on Randy Taraborelli’s incredibly well researched best-selling book and will continue the story that earned record ratings and 10 Emmy Award nominations.” Katie Holmes and Matthew Perry star as Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Ted Kennedy.

TNT ordered a second season of Good Behavior, starring Michelle Dockery. The show’s entire first season is available on TNT On Demand and TNT’s digital and mobile platforms. Season 2 launches in the fall.

Comedic lifestyle series Upscale with Prentice Penny premieres Tuesday, March 21 at 10p on truTV. Show tackles topics including travel, fashion, gift giving and cooking.

Mashup comedy series Talk Show the Game Show from creator and host Guy Branum bows Wednesday, April 5 at 10p on truTV. Celebrity guests for Season 1 include Chelsea Handler, Maria Bamford, John Sally and Wanda Sykes.

I’m Sorry, debuts Wednesday, June 21 at 10p on truTV. Created by and starring Andrea Savage, the scripted comedy follows seemingly confident, together comedy writer, wife and mom Andrea (Savage), who exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations.

truTV ordered pilot presentations for comedy competition series Smart, Funny and Black from creator Amanda Seales and for Apocalypse Video, a journey through found footage hosted by Judah Friedlander. In addition, the net greenlit the Untitled Amy Sedaris Project, a half-hour scripted comedy series created by and starring the comedian.

Nobodies received a 12-episode, second season renewal, two months ahead of its March 28 series premiere. The TV Land comedy, executive produced by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone with Michael McDonald (MADtv), who serves as EP, director and showrunner, is slated to premiere in 2018.

Mary Kills People bows Sunday, April 23 at 10p on Lifetime. The original scripted series stars Caroline Dhavernas (Hannibal) as a doctor who helps people in need end their lives with dignity.

IFC’s Brockmire is ready to take the field. The network’s newest original comedy, starring Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet, premieres Wednesday April 5 at 10p. Series follows Jim Brockmire (Azaria), a major league baseball announcer who suffered an embarrassing public meltdown live on the air a decade ago after discovering his wife’s infidelity, who is looking to reclaim his career, reputation, and love life.

Journalist Maria Elena Salinas joins ID as host of The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas. The newsmagazine show peels back the layers of national headline-making crimes in search of new evidence, perspectives and updates to the cases, starting in early 2017.

Sketch series Portlandia returns for its eighth and final season in 2018. “There are very few shows that can be credited with both establishing and helping to define a television network, and that’s exactly what Portlandia has done for IFC,” said network president Jennifer Caserta. “It has been at the heart of our ‘slightly-off’ comedy programming strategy since its inception.” Series currently airs Thursdays at 10p.

Lifetime keys into the world of pop music with The Pop Game, premiering Tuesday, February 21 at 10p. Series follows music industry icon Timbaland as he works with five aspiring young vocal artists, vying to be the next big thing on the charts.

Telemundo’s La Fan debuts Tuesday, January 17 at 8p. The romantic comedy tells the story of a
happy-go-lucky woman from a poor background who is a passionate fan of a famous telenovela actor, until an unexpected twist of fate drives her headlong right into his life.

Smithsonian Channel is shooting for a Sunday, February 12 at 9p launch for season 2 of The Weapon Hunter. Series spotlights iconic moments and artifacts in military history.

SundanceTV’s spring slate includes season 2 of anthology series Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo, starring Brian Dennehy (First Blood), premiering Wednesday, March 15 at 10p, and season 2 of Gomorrah, bowing Wednesday, April 26 at 10p. Summer brings the sophomore season of Cleverman, while new series Liar, an emotional thriller, arrives in the fall. Other notable autumn arrivals include crime story Top of the Lake: China Girl, starring Elisabeth Moss and Nicole Kidman; new docu-series Murder in the Heartland: In Cold Blood Revisited, and season 2 of The A-Word.

Bravo’s Summer House bows Monday, January 16 at 10p, featuring a group of nine friends who work hard making money and building their resumes during the week, but on the weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day share a house to let loose.


Cynopsis will be honoring the industry’s top advertising talent at the Buyers & Planners Awards celebration in NYC on February 7. Who are our all-star nominees? Today’s nod goes to Samantha Rose, VP, director video investment, Horizon Media.

Cynopsis: What is the biggest challenge facing the advertising community today?
Sam Rose:
Information overload! There is so much discussion around data, but that is an extraordinarily broad term – what does this “data” really mean for advertisers and how can it impact their business is a lot to dig through and there is no one size fits all approach. Also, the continued evolution of technology and data can impede progress since there is new information to decipher every day.

Cynopsis: What kind of education or experience best helped prepare you for your job?
Although I completely value the education I had, the real preparation for me was on the job experience.

Cynopsis: What do you find most rewarding about working at Horizon?
The culture and people. The people who I’ve worked with (many for over 10 years) are the best of the best, both professionally and personally. Also, Horizon’s independence has allowed me to learn, grow and take on new responsibilities with less red tape to wade through.
Cynopsis: And of course, what are you wearing to the Cynopsis Awards?
Rose: I am due to give birth earlier that day so unfortunately wont be in attendance. But hopefully will be wearing either a hospital gown or pajamas!

For questions about the event, which will also includes the inaugural TV Awards, please email [email protected].


Supernatural star Misha Collins is headed to NBC’s Timeless. She’ll guest star as Untouchables leader Eliot Ness in the episode, Public Enemy No. 1.


AMC Networks is teaming with Reliance Games to develop a martial arts mobile game based on AMC drama Into the Badlands. The game will feature isometric tactical combat and feature characters from the series, returning for season 2 later in 2016. “In addition to releasing exciting and authentic gaming experiences for fans, we want fresh game design and innovation to be hallmarks of the games based on AMC originals,” said Mac McKean, EVP of innovation & digital media for AMC and SundanceTV.

Freeform launched three new digital short-form series. Time for Bed with Punam Patel, a talk show starring comedian and actress Punam Patel; School of Doodle, a compilation of short-form videos celebrating the arts; and Open Roads, a docu-series recounting camper experiences are live on Freeform.com, the Freeform app and Hulu.

More than 2 million people have tuned in to the Coca-Cola Co.’s music-focused live video channel distributed across platforms including Facebook Live, Periscope and Ume, with content ranging from backstage bits at Coke-sponsored events to intimate recording sessions. Joe Belliotti, head of global entertainment, will share learnings and predictions at the Cynopsis webinar, “How to Monetize Around Live Video” on January 31 (details are here):
What’s the business case for live streaming today?
Live streaming is not only going to open up new avenues in content marketing, but in the near future live video is going to redefine experiential marketing, because the live and visual experiences for this generation are equally as important ad think if you can create great live visual digital virtual experiences, you can connect with consumers as easily ads you can if you were there physically live.
Where do brands stand to gain?
What’s happening right now is that we all know that people have more choice and control over what media they consume, when they consumer it, how they consume it. So creating great fan experiences that people want to be a part of and want to engage in for a long period of time is something that’s going to have benefits for those brands that can crack that.

Katie Couric, the host and EP of two-hour documentary Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric, will moderate a Facebook town hall discussion following its Nat Geo premiere on Monday, February 6 at 9p. The network will also feature a public service advertisement from the Ad Council’s Love Has No Labels campaign during the two-hour broadcast premiere, to promote inclusiveness among America’s diverse population.

El Rey has 2 original unscripted series on tap for the first half of 2017. Coming to television is Defy Media digital series Man at Arms, in which craftsmen reproduce famed weapons and armor. In Rite of Passage, from Seven Productions, Australian producer/reporter Tim Noonan immerses himself in local cultures across the world, participating in extreme rituals (think bucking bronco, python wrestling) that define the transition to manhood.


Charter Communications has added HITN-TV, the Spanish-language network offering educational and entertainment programming, to its Latino View packages in LA, San Diego and Orange counties in California, and in El Paso, Corpus Christi, Brownsvill, Halingen and McAllen, TX. “We are confident that our new content offering, which includes top documentary, lifestyle, children’s, educational and political programming, will represent a fresh alternative to traditional Hispanic networks for subscribers of Charter Communications and other operators in their own language,” said Eric Turpin, net GM.

Japan’s public English-language channel, NHK World TV, is now on Denver’s CPT12, joining stations in New York, LA, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, D.C., Seattle, Charlotte and Baltimore to cover Asian culture, lifestyle and news.

Antenna TV expanded to clearances on 131 stations across the country, bringing the network’s reach to 87 percent of US TV households. In new affiliate agreements, Antenna TV has partnered with Gray, American Spirit and SagamoreHill to add 3 stations. Markets include Gray TV’s KSCW in Wichita, KS, American Spirit’s WDBD in Jackson, MS and SagamoreHill’s WLTZ in Columbus, GA/Opelika, AL.


Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and RightThisMinute were renewed for 2017-2018 on the ABC Owned Stations that currently carry the shows. Millionaire is in its 15th season, while RightThisMinute is in its seventh year on the air and fifth in syndication.

TEGNA Inc. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer are set to premiere BOLD, an interactive, multi-platform topical entertainment program, in fall of 2017. BOLD will be the industry’s first live multi-daypart syndicated show, spotlighting the day’s essential stories, information and trending social media content in real-time across multiple screens.


Keshet International announced the sale of BBC One drama The A Word to BBC First for Africa and Benelux, UKTV New Zealand, Poland’s TVP, Brazil’s Globosat and South Korea’s EBS public service channel.

Viacom International Media Networks bought a minority stake in Israel-based content producer Ananey Communications. Ananey already licensed Viacom brands including MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon. “We are delighted to cement our strong position in this valuable pay TV market and pursue new opportunities with a leading content producer in one of the most dynamic production sectors internationally,” said VIMN president and CEO David Lynn.

Buffalo Pictures producers Philippa Braithwaite and Mark Crowdy confirmed that Doc Martin will continue through Seasons 8 and 9. Season 8 will shoot and be broadcast in 2017 in the UK, while Season 9 will shoot and be broadcast in 2019 in the UK and around the world in 2020. “It’s then our intention to bring the series to an end,” said the two producers. American Public Television projected that Season 8 will reach audiences in the U.S. at the end of 2017 or early 2018. Season 9 is anticipated for release at the end of 2019 to early 2020.

4KUNIVERSE signed a 10-year agreement with tech company DiaDem Technologies to distribute the channel throughout China.

GRB Entertainment secured sales at NATPE to Discovery for their Latin America and US Hispanic channels. Both picked up several seasons of long-running medical show Untold Stories of the E.R., and Discovery Latin America acquired the new LeBron James series, Cleveland Hustles.



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ABC’s season finale of The Great American Baking Show on Thursday built for its 3rd straight original telecast in Total Viewers (up 2 percent to 5.1 million) and held even in A18-49 (1.0/4), the show’s most watched telecast-ever and equaling a season best in young adults. Two-hour special Taking the Stage: Changing America, celebrating the unveiling of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture with music, dance and the spoken word, drew an average audience of 5.3 million viewers and a .9/3 among A18-49, building audience from its first to second hour in total viewers up 16 percent, to 5.7 million) and A18-49 (up 11 percent, to 1.0/4).

Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations delivered its highest-rated season ever, withP25-54 ratings 13 percent higher than the prior season’s average. Season 4, which Tuesday, January 10, attracted more than six million viewers.

Science Channel’s premiere of MythBusters: The Search broke into the Top 20 in key demos among Men and Adults in its timeslot across all ad-supported cable in L+3. It also averaged 454,000 Total Viewers P2+.

The premiere of new FX drama Taboo delivered 3.43 million Total Viewers and 1.63 million A18-49, making it the most time-shifted FX series premiere ever among A 18-49 (up 101 percent) and the most time-shifted FX drama series premiere ever among Total Viewers (up 86 percent).

Live + Same Day AA Homes: Thursday, January 12, 2017 based on time period averages.
Source: Nielsen
CBS: 4.5/8
The Big Bang Theory 6.2/11, Great Indoors 4.4/8, Mom 4.6/8, Life in Pieces 3.7/7, Pure Genius 3.4/6
ABC 3.5/6
Great American Baking Show 3.4/6, Taking the Stage 3.5/6
NBC: 3.2/6
Superstore 2.7/5, Good Place 2.3/4, Chicago Med 4.4/8, Blacklist 3.4/6
FOX: 2.0/4
Hell’s Kitchen 2.4/4, My Kitchen Rules 1. 6/3
CW: 0.6/1
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 0.7/1, Supernatural 0.5/1
Despertar Contigo 0.9/2, Vino El Amor 1.2/2, El Color de la Pasion 1.2/2
Silvana Sin Lana 0.9/2, La Dona 1.0/2, El Chema 1.1/2

A18-49 Ratings: CBS 1.4/5, ABC 1.3/5, NBC 1.3/5, FOX 1.3/5, UNI 0.7/3, TELE 0.7/2, CW 0.3/1

SHAREABLE SOCIAL TV RATINGS: Top U.S. Shows Overall by Engagement for the week of January 9, 2017
Program, Date, Total Actions (000), Total Content, Actions per Post (000), Fans/Followers (000)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Warner Bros./synd.)
10092, 103, 98, 129559
E! News (E!)
5212, 839, 6, 27738
Teen Wolf (MTV)
2744, 128, 21, 11402
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (NBC) 2513, 390, 6, 3784
Today Show (NBC)
2370, 605, 4, 10973
Good Morning America (ABC)
2324, 788, 3, 10946
Shadowhunters (Freeform) 2157, 278, 8, 2880
The Daily Show (Comedy Central)
1843, 103, 18, 12279
TMZ (Warner Bros./synd.)
1362, 892, 2, 12599
Fox & Friends (FOX)
1309, 466, 3, 2982
Source: Shareablee Inc. The total actions metric includes the total volume of post-level likes, shares, favorites, retweets and comments. Total content includes all posts, tweets and media posted by each TV property across all platforms. Actions per post metric notes the average e number of actions garnered by each TV property. Total fans/followers includes Facebook and Twitter and Instagram followers.


Viacom promoted James Currell to Executive Vice President, Managing Director of VIMN UK, Northern and Eastern Europe. He had been Chief Operating Officer. In addition, Channel 5’s Chief Operating Officer, Paul Dunthorne, has been promoted to the same role for VIMN UK, Northern and Eastern Europe.

This Day in History:
1893 – Hawaii’s monarchy was overthrown, forcing Queen Liliuokalani to abdicate.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which future film actress was turned down for the part of the Tool Time girl on Home Improvement (1991-1999), because she was too talented? Ashley Judd. Kudos to: Phyllis Rosenstein-Mediassociates/Sandy Hook, CT, Natalie Leff-Turner, Atlanta, FL, Matt Gentile-Entertainment Studios Networks/NYC, Jo Tavarez-Cox Media Group/NYC, David Garber-Loyola Marymount University School of Film & Television/Playa Vista, CA, Jim Katz-Radcliffe Road Pictures/LA, Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA, Alan Perris/Beverly Hills, CA.

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SUPERVISING PRODUCER & DIRECTOR with 15 yrs exp in build/process, talk, hosted, and docu-soap exp as well as branded and sponsored content for television as well as digital specific content. Available now. Located in Los Angeles, CA. Willing to travel. Phn. 310-465-7715 / [email protected] (1/21)

SITUATION WANTED: VIDEO CONTENT CREATOR: 10+ yrs exp. multimedia professional specializing in high production value entertainment-related visual projects ranging from custom branded content and commercials to music videos and broadcast series. – [email protected] (1/19)


ABC: The Middle, American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat, The Real O’Neals, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
CBS: NCIS, Bull, NCIS: New Orleans
CW: The Flash [r], No Tomorrow [
FOX: New Girl, The Mick, Bones
NBC: The Wall, This Is Us, Chicago Fire
PBS: American Experience [r], Frontline
Telemundo: La Fan, La Dona, El Chema
Univision: Despertar Contigo, Vino el Amor, El Color de la Pasion

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