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Nina Tassler, former CBS Entertainment Chairman, and producer Denise Di Novi have launched PatMa Productions, a multi-platform independent studio aimed at amplifying diverse voices. “We recognize that diverse voices from diverse backgrounds make innovative storytelling, which is good for business, and we are excited to work in partnership with an array of creatively talented people – both women and men – who share our vision and values,” said Tassler. “It’s a critical time and we look forward to telling these stories across a wide spectrum of platforms.” The studio is named for Di Novi and Tassler’s mothers, Pat and Norma.
Mark Gordon has become President and Chief Content Officer, Film, Television and Digital, for Entertainment One, as eOne agrees to acquire the 49% of The Mark Gordon Company it didn’t already own. Steve Bertram is the new President, Film, Television and Digital, overseeing all commercial and distribution operations. eOne purchased 51% of Mark Gordon Company for $133 million in 2015 with an option for the rest in 7 years, an option it exercised early for $209 million. John Morayniss, who led eOne’s TV business since its inception in 2008, will step down after assisting with the transition.
Today’s Megyn Kelly will have the first TV interview with Nicole Eggert since the actress accused her Charles in Charge co-star Scott Baio of molesting her when she was a minor. Baio, who went on Twitter and Facebook Live to vigorously deny Eggert’s claim, said they had a consensual relationship when she was 18.
Sting will be a featured performer during the Super Bowl pregame festivities on Sunday, February 4, joined onstage by Shaggy for their new single, “Don’t Make Me Wait.”
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With so many options for content, nearly half of viewers say they sometimes spend more time trying to find something to watch than actually watching something, according to Mindshare North America’s latest Culture Vulture Trends report. And many consumers just make it easy on themselves by watching the same TV shows (we’re thinking of you, Friends) multiple times.
It didn’t take Omarosa Manigault Newman long to find a new job. The former director of communications at the White House Office of Public Liaison will be one of 11 celebs competing on CBS spinoff Celebrity Big Brother, launching with a 3-night premiere on Wednesday, February 7, Thursday, February 8 and Friday, February 9. Competing against the former Apprentice star will be actors Shannon Elizabeth, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Marissa Jaret Winokur and James Maslow, Real Housewife Brandi Lynn Glanville, model Ariadna Gutierrez, UFC star Chuck Liddell, TV host Ross Mathews, musician Mark McGrath, and NBC champion Metta World Peace.
NFL ratings dips of 13% in regular season and 12-20% during playoffs could impact ad revenue and the bidding process for Thursday Night football rights, up for bids now, and Monday Night Football rights after the 2021 season, said MoffettNathanson analyst Michael Nathanson. “We think that the continued weakness of the NFL could pose a risk for broadcasters who may be forced to bid-up for rights if Disney chooses to move to a Sunday night or day package and pushes NBC into the Sunday day package bidding,” said Nathanson. “At the same time, the NFL will need to encourage digital bidders to enter the auctions to drive up prices, but may be uncomfortable with the low ratings produced by Twitter and Amazon during these early experiments.”
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TLC greenlit new seasons for all 4 shows in its 90 Fiancee franchise. In addition to a season 6 for the mother ship, 90 Day Fiancee: Happily Ever After? will be back for season 3, and 90 Day Fiancee: Before the 90 Days and TLC Go original 90 Day Fiancee: What Now? will return for sophomore runs.
Fox picked up 2 pilots, from Liz Meriwether (New Girl) and Ilene Chaiken (Empire). Daddy Issues, focused on a single 30something whose father falls in love with her best friend, will be exec produced by Meriwether and Barely Famous star Erin Foster along with Oly Obst and Josh Lieberman from 3 Arts Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television. Chaiken will exit her post as showrunner for Empire to write and exec produce an untitled hourlong drama centered on an FBI special agent, also from 3 Arts and 20th TV.
Hit+Run inked an unscripted co-production deal with Joe Weil, Sam Canter, Jack Begert and their Los Angeles-based production-management company Psycho Films. The deal calls for Psycho to create, develop and produce unscripted programming for cable networks and digital platforms to be co-produced with Hit+Run in the US, Canada and UK.
HBO ordered 6 episodes of late night series Random Acts of Flyness, exec produced by filmmaker Terence Nance.
Syfy picked up graphic novel adaptation Happy! for a second season. Season 1 finale of the quirky series airs tomorrow, January 31 at 10p.
Filmmaker Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher, The White Ribbon) is teaming with FremantleMedia’s UFA Fiction for 10-part dystopian drama Kelvin’s Book. “After 10 TV-movies and 12 films,” said Haneke, “I wanted to tell a longer story for once.”
Brent Montgomery, who last week announced his departure as CEO of ITV America, is planning a media and marketing company called Wheelhouse Entertainment aimed at developing content and marketing opportunities across multiple platforms that includes a new production label, Spoke Studios. “Incorporating everything I’ve learned and experienced as a producer, an entrepreneur, a CEO and an investor, Wheelhouse will concentrate on creating new and alternative business models specifically aimed at solving our clients’ cost challenges, while leveraging the changing and rocky media landscape we are all navigating,” said Montgomery.
ID greenlit season 3 of People Magazine Investigates, slated for launch in late 2018. Season 2 of the true crime series wrapped last night.
Independent TV prodco Pernell Media has been commissioned by History United Kingsdom to produce an English-language version of its docu-drama series, The Real War of Thrones: A History of Europe. Fronted by historian and writer Dan Jones and directed by Chris Holt (Elizabeth I), series charts the history of medieval Europe.
Tomorrow Studios is developing a series based on The Chemist, a 2016 novel by Stephenie Meyer (Twilight) that has nearly one million copies in print in the U.S.
Netflix renewed Fuller House for season 4. The streamer said in October that the revival of ABC’s 1987-1995 comedy was its second most “binge raced” (when fans watch an entire season in one 24-hour period) series, after Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
Contractor and real estate expert Scott McGillivray, star of DIY’s Income Property, will host new real estate investment series Buyers Bootcamp with Scott McGillivray, debuting Saturday, March 3, at 10p. Look for McGillivray to take the assignment seriously – he’ll have skin in the game, using his own money as he partners with first time house flippers to (hopefully) turn a profit.
Netflix comedy Alexa & Katie, about two besties anticipating the start of their freshman year in high school, launches Friday, March 23.
MTV’s Fear Factor returns Sunday, February 25 at 7p, with Ludacris back to host and exec produce a batch of 10 episodes. Second 10 episodes of the season are slated for summer.
If the Trump administration wants to nationalize the next generation mobile network to ensure cybersecurity, as has been reported, it appears they won’t have the backing of FCC chairman Ajit Pai. “I oppose any proposal for the federal government to build and operate a nationwide 5G network,” Pai said in a statement. “The main lesson to draw from the wireless sector’s development over the past three decades – including American leadership in 4G – is that the market, not government, is best positioned to drive innovation and investment.” Pai said what the government should do is push spectrum into the commercial marketplace and set rules that encourage the private sector to develop infrastructure.
Facebook is changing its algorithm to put more local stories in users’ feeds. In a post on Monday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “Local news helps us understand the issues that matter in our communities and affect our lives….Research suggests that reading local news is directly correlated to civic engagement.” Facebook is also testing a dedicated section called Today In, that connects people to news and information in their community.
Altice’s all-in-one connectivity platform Altice One is now available across the full Optimum footprint, and includes integrated and seamless access to Netflix service. Current customers of Altice One and Netflix will be prompted to sign in when accessing the Netflix service on the platform for the first time; Altice One customers without a Netflix membership will be able to sign up for Netflix service directly through Altice One. 
Ahead of tonight’s State of the Union address, Showtime is sampling the first episode of upcoming animated comedy Our Cartoon President on Facebook and SHO.com, as well as across TV and streaming providers’ devices, apps and services. Parody’s official Showtime premiere is Sunday, February 11 at 8p.
Toronto-based digital distribution company Syndicado inked digital distribution deals with 3 European companies, Madrid-based Feelsales, French sales agent Java Films and Bristol-based Filmcell International, for digital distribution rights to over 100 hours of factual content for the US and multiple territories.  
Sunny Anderson (The Kitchen) will join Food Network’s Game Day Eats Live, a cross-platform experience starting Saturday, February 3 at 10a featuring recipes, tips and inspiration across the brand’s linear, digital and convergent properties. Anderson will be on hand live at 1:30p from Food Network Kitchen.
Denver Broncos star Von Miller will host a live series, Von Miller’s Studio 58, on Facebook Watch. The comedy/variety show from High Noon Entertainment will mix comedy, chatter with celebs, teammates and Miller’s 3 brothers, along with interaction with fans on Facebook, originating from Miller’s Denver mansion. 
All 6 episodes of new original comedy Bartlett, based on the life of ad exec-turned-director Martin Edwards (All the Wrong Places) and exec produced by eshapTV’s Evan Shapiro (Portlandia), are now available to screen on Amazon Prime Video.
Love is in the air at TeleXitos. Telemundo Station Group’s Spanish-language multicast network will feature romantic comedy movie marathons all February during its “Mes Del Amor” (Month of Love). Every Sunday afternoon starting February 4, viewers can find the likes of The Wedding DateThe Perfect Man and Along Came Polly, among others (check local listings.)
A special episode of HGTV’s Fixer Upper airing tonight at 9p features Chip and Joanna teaming with Tim Tebow to create an accessible home for a family with 2 boys in wheelchairs.
Telemundo Deportes’ Spanish-language telecast of Super Bowl LII, airing on Universo Sunday, February 4, will be led by Miguel Gurwitz, the main host of the pre-halftime-and-post game shows. Announcing team Rene Giraldo and Edgar Lopez will deliver the play by play and analysis together with special guest, Rolando Cantu, former guard for the Arizona Cardinals.
On the season finale of Travel Channel’s Man v. Food on Monday, February 12 at 9p, Casey Webb takes on the challenge of a 5-pound tray loaded with chili dogs, fries, beer-battered onion rings and a 20-ounce soda. On a different note,Travel Channel offers a look at what the winner of its sweepstakes will experience with a tour of the $100,000 itinerary in St. Lucia and Antigua in The Trip: 2018, airing Sunday, February 18 at 10p.
Oxygen’s Killing Versace: The Hunt for a Serial Killer premieres Sunday, February 11 at 7p. One-hour special focused on the manhunt for Andrew Cunanan is hosted by NBC News Senior National Correspondent Kate Snow. And not to be confused with FX’s Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, airing Wednesdays at 10p.
Documentary feature film Beyond the Wall, following 5 formerly incarcerated men attempting to rebuild their lives, will be broadcast Tuesday, April 17 at 8p as part of the “America Reframed” series on the World channel.
The 17th edition of Super Bowl Greatest Commercials airs tonight at 8p on CBS, with viewers voting live to determine the favorite. Who will win – man or beast? “While there’s definitely great creative in both categories, I’d be surprised if Animals don’t win the fan vote,” EP Robert Horowitz tells Cynopsis of the show, produced by IMG Original Content and Juma Entertainment. “Viewers can’t seem to get enough of those humorous, heartfelt commercials featuring puppies, clydesdales and monkeys.”  
This February for Black History Month, Smithsonian Channel is screening their documentary The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X, presented entirely through his speeches, newscasts and rarely seen archival footage. In partnership with Comcast, Charter and Altice, the tour will consist of co-hosted red carpet sneak peek premieres of the documentary at Smithsonian Institution affiliated museums in 16 markets, with community leaders, government officials and public figures in attendance. The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X premieres on Smithsonian Channel on Monday, February 26 at 8p.
Sony Pictures Television Networks is partnering with the United Nations Foundation for the Picture This Festival for the Planet, a short-film competition that encourages emerging filmmakers to showcase the positive future they see for the planet. Storytellers from over 70 countries are invited to submit videos between 1 and 8 minutes in length, inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the plant and promote prosperity for all.
A Budweiser Super Bowl spot focuses on water, not beer. The Anheuser-Busch InBev brand highlights the company’s disaster relief efforts, including switching production of 3 million cans of Bud to cans of water in response to disasters in the past year in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and California. Tag line: “Whenever you need us, we’ll stand by you.”
Viewers who tune in to the Super Bowl for the game are 47% more likely to buy an Audi than those in it for the commercials or the show, according Viant, and viewers who watch mainly for the half-time show are less likely to drive brands who advertise during the game. Among other tidbits from the Time Inc. ad tech company, which analyzed the profiles of over 27 million people for insights around the Super Bowl audience: People who watch for the commercials are 29% more likely to drink Budweiser, while those who watch for the game are 38% more likely to guzzle Sam Adams. And people who watch or the half-time show are 25% more likely to buy Febreze.
Banijay Rights concluded a factual deal with Denmark’s TV 2 for 170 hours of programming, includint 10 Puppies and Us, Saving Lives at Sea, Location Location Location and Secret Dealers.
Me+You Productions struck a global distribution deal with BBC Worldwide for the Karl Pilkington scripted comedy series Sick Of It, produced by Me+You and Pilkington’s indie Alrite Productions.
Ernie Hudson (Grace & Frankie) will co-star opposite Gabrielle Union in NBC’s drama pilot spinoff of Bad Boys….Sophia Carson (Descendants) has joined the cast of Freeform drama pilot Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists as a trendsetting blogger….John Ortiz (Fast & Furious) landed a role in Netflix drama Messiah, a 10-parter from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.
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NBC’s so-that’s-how-Jack-died episode of This Is Us had a series-high lift of 5.38 million viewers and season-high boost of 1.91 million among A18-49 in Live+3 Nielsens,

Sunday’s Grammys on CBS delivered 19.81 million viewers, down 24% from 2017’s February date but it was the most-watched primetime entertainment show since last year’s Academy Awards, and responsible for the second-highest sign-up day ever for streaming service CBS All Access.
Paramount Network, which replaced Spike on January 18, is up 93% among A18-49 and 85% in viewers versus the previous quarter. The net boasts limited series Waco drew 1.9 million viewers and 1.1 in the demo, the best-rated drama to debut on ad-supported cable since August, and a Michael Jackson-themed Lip Sync Battle topped basic cable in its time period with a 1.1 rating among A18-49 and 1.2 among W18-49.
The premiere episode of TNT’s The Alienist has reached over 13 million viewers to date, TNT’s strongest series debut since 2012 and cable’s #1 new drama series this season in Live+3 delivery. The premiere telecast alone averaged 3.1 million total viewers and nearly 1 million among A18-49 in Live+3.
President Trump: The Piers Morgan Interview drew 3 million people to UK’s ITV, earning a 20% share and up 1 million viewers versus the time slot average.
Top 10 Live+7 Playback Rankers by actual gain for the week of January 8, 2018
Live+SD/Live+7/+7 Actual Gain
This Is Us (NBC) 2.7/5.0/+2.3
The Good Doctor (ABC) 1.8/3.4+1.8
Big Bang Theory (CBS) 3.1/4.9/+1.8
9-1-1 (Fox) 1.5/3.0/+1.5
Modern Family (ABC) 1.6/2.9/+1.3
Will & Grace (NBC) 1.1/2.4/+1.3
Criminal Minds (CBS) 1.0/2.1/+1.1
Young Sheldon (CBS) 2.8/3.7/+1.1
Chicago Fire (NBC) .9/2.0/+1.1
Chicago PD (NBC) 1.3/2.4/+1.1
Based on the difference between Nielsen’s first-reported Live + Same Day and the final Live + 7 Day ratings (for regular, original programs only).
Portent.IO’s TV Appetite Score: Top 10 for the January 21-27, 2018
Black Mirror (Netflix) 98.99 -0.45
Black Lightning (The CW) 98.49 +0.12
Vikings (History) 97.8 +0.8
Britannia (Amazon Prime) 97.33 +4.06
Stranger Things (Netflix) 97.31 -0.35
The Good Doctor (ABC) 96.71 -0.86
Peaky Blinders (Netflix) 96.45 -1.2
The Alienist (TNT) 96.27 +19.98
The Crown (Netflix) 96.26 -1.28
Game of Thrones (HBO) 95.3 -0.27
Portent.IO tracks search and Wikipedia volume, social media, torrent peers/downloads to see the digital buzz for every major TV show across 13
Top 10 Primetime Shows based on Shareablee’s Video Power Index for the week of January 22, 2018
Show: VIPI, Video Actions, Video Views, Total Actions
Riverdale (CW): 1302, 1.6M, 518K, 4M
This Is Us (NBC) 1164, 816K, 14.4M, 1.3M
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 1029, 1.1M, 13.4M, 1.7M
The Flash (CW) 552, 804K, 2M, 2M
Supernatural (CW) 516, 445K, 1.8M, 595K
Vikings (History) 320, 86K, 1.4M, 647K
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) 317, 240K, 1.6M, 386K
The Fosters (Freeform) 167, 288K, 819K, 506K
The X-Files (Fox) 134, 79K, 1M, 241K
Grown-ish (Freeform) 129, 279K, 156K, 496K
Shareablee’s VPI combines viewing, consumer interactions and audience scale across all active platforms and includes video performance of primetime TV shows.
Shareablee Social TV Ratings: Top US Shows Overall by Engagement for the week of January 22, 2018
Program, Total Actions (000), Total Content, Actions per Content (000), Fans/Followers (000)
Ellen DeGeneres (Warner Bros./synd.) 11118, 126, 88, 156643
E! News (E!) 9808m 935m 10, 32090
Riverdale (CW) 3987, 64, 62, 5583
The Flash (CW) 2008, 53, 38, 11514
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 1665, 44, 38, 31430
Saturday Night Live (NBC) 1489, 101, 15, 11002
This Is Us (NBC) 1339, 88, 15, 4470
The Tonight Show (NBC) 1318, 140, 9, 21444
Today Show (NBC) 1301, 631, 2, 12546
Good Morning America (ABC) 1026, 694, 1, 12406
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 number of actions garnered by each TV property. Total fans/followers include Facebook and Twitter and Instagram followers.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Friday, January 26, 2018 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
CBS: 5.60 million
Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo 4.40, Hawaii Five-0 5.56, Blue Bloods 6.85
NBC: 3.73 million
Blindspot 3.75, Taken 3.14, Dateline 4.30
ABC: 3.14 million
Child Support 4.11, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.27, 20/20 3.03
FOX: 2.75 million
Hell’s Kitchen 3.43, The Resident 2.07
UNIVISION: 1.06 million
Rico y Lazaro 1.18, Papa a Toda Madre 1.06, Caer en Tentacion .93
TELEMUNDO: .83 million
Jose Jose: Principe .71, Sangre de mi Tierra .82, Senora Acero 4: La Coyote .96
CW: .66 million
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend .65, Jane the Virgin .68
Friday A18-49 Analysis: CBS .7/3, FOX .7/3, NBC .6/3, ABC .6/3, UNI .5/2, TELE .4/2, CW .2/1
WE tv announced changes to its programming and development leadership team. David Stefanou is now serving as the network’s Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development, an expansion of his previous role as VP, development. Sitarah Pendelton-Eaglin has been promoted to Vice President, Original Programming from Executive Producer, and Kari McFarland joins WE tv from VH1 as Vice President, Original Programming. 
Winona Meringolo has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Development for ID. Meringolo, who has been with the network since 2011, was most recently Vice President.
Viacom International Media Networks appointed Chris Ellis as Vice President of Commercial and Business Development and Robyn Campbell as Programme Sales Manager for Australia and New Zealand. Ellis was most recently a partner in Blue Road Group, while Campbell previously represented BBC Worldwide.
Oath tapped Kathryn Friedrich to serve as Chief Business Officer for RYOT Studio, and Karen Schmidt as Head of B2B Field Marketing. Friedrich was formerly Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer at Thrive Global, while Schmidt was VP Global Head of Sales Enablement at American Express.
Cineflix Media Inc. appointed Jimmy Baker to the role of Senior Vice President, Development, Cineflix Productions. Baker was most recently at Hat Trick Productions.
October Films hired Nathan Peachey as Group Finance Director and promoted Louis Mole to Head of Development US and Matt Dewar to Head of Development UK.
44 Blue Productions hired Dan Snook as Senior Vice President of Development. Snook joins 44 Blue Productions from Warner Bros./Shed Media, where he was SVP, Development.
Zoe Rudderman has been promoted to Editor, People Digital. Previously, Rudderman served as Executive Director of Content Strategy for the Entertainment, Style and Sports brands.

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ABC: Fresh Off the Boat, Fresh Off the Boat, State of the Union
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CW: The Flash, Black Lightning
FOX: Lethal Weapon, State of the Union
NBC: Ellen’s Game of Games, State of the Union
PBS: We’ll Meet Again [p], Frontline
Telemundo: Jose Jose, el Principe de la Cancion, Estado de la Union, Senora Acero 4: La Coyote
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07/21/24: Cynopsis Jobs


ASSOCIATE, GLOBAL LICENSING & DISTRIBUTION HEARST MEDIA PRODUCTION GROUP CHARLOTTE, NC Coordinate and execute asset delivery to content distribution partners and assist with ideation and execution of marketing campaigns with channel partners as well as capture, analyze, and report viewership data. You will also follow and report on industry trends and create weekly programming schedules […]

Cynopsis 07/19/24: Beloved Bob Newhart dies at 94

Beloved Bob Newhart dies at 94

Friday July 19, 2024 Today’s Premieres A+E: Cold Case Files: DNA Speaks at 9p; Tell Me How I Died at 10p AppleTV+: Omnivore; Lady in the Lake PrimeVideo: Betty La Fea: The Story Continues Today’s Finale WeTV: Mama June: From Not to Hot at 9p; Deb’s House at 10p Saturday’s Premiere A&E: New House No […]

Cynopsis 07/18/24: Shogun rakes in Emmy nods

"Shogun" rakes in Emmy nods

Thursday July 18, 2024 Today’s Premieres ABC: Press Your Luck at 8p; Lucky 13 at 9p BET+: Bruh Hulu: How I Caught My Killer Max: Kite Man: Hell Yeah! MTV: The West Coast Hustle Netflix: Cobra Kai; Master of the House Peacock: Those About to Die Prime Video: Top Class Tennis IN THE NEWS Hulu’s […]