02/18/21: WarnerMedia Kids & Family showcases new content slate

 

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Thursday February 18, 2021

Today’s Premieres
discovery+: “Good Eats: The Return”
HBO Max: “It’s a Sin”
NBC: “The Widower” at 10p
Netflix: “Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan”
Peacock: “Archibald’s Next Big Thing Is Here”
Sundance Now: “Playing for Keeps”

Today’s Finale
A&E: “Killer Cases” at 10p

IN THE NEWS

Nielsen has launched Gracenote Inclusion Analytics, offering visibility into the gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation of talent appearing in TV programming and the audiences watching it. “The entertainment industry has a massive challenge ahead – to ensure the talent associated with popular TV programming mirrors today’s increasingly diverse viewing audiences,” said Sandra Sims-Williams, SVP, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Nielsen. “By democratizing information around representation in content, Gracenote Inclusion Analytics holds the power to push the industry toward better balance and a more equitable future.”

CBS renewed Monday night comedies “The Neighborhood” for season four, and “Bob ? Abishola” for a third season. The shows “masterfully blend humor with relatable and culturally relevant storylines, and are tremendous, successful Monday night anchors,” said Thom Sherman, EVP, Programming, CBS Entertainment.

With the phase-out of third-party cookies threatening audience targeting, 66% of marketers surveyed by Lotame said that while contextual targeting is a useful tactic, it cannot alone replace audience targeting. As opposed to publishers, 69% of whom expressed confidence that their contextual targeting can replace audience targeting when cookies disappear. Only 38% of publishers are looking for a solution for the potential loss of third-party tracking, with 16% using more contextual and intent data while they search for a longer-term solution.

CNN is shuffling anchors in its daytime lineup. Early-afternoon anchor Brianna Keilar will move to “New Day,” co-hosting with John Berman, while morning host Alisyn Camerota joins Victor Blackwell in the 2p-4p slot previously held by Brooke Baldwin (who announced earlier this week she’s leaving in April). Ana Cabrera lands the weekdays at 1p time period, while former White House correspondent Boris Sanchez takes Blackwell’s previous slot on the weekend broadcast of “New Day,” along with Christi Paul. Jim Acosta, who had been CNN’s chief White House correspondent, will anchor three hours each on Saturday and Sunday. The changes take effect in April.

News Corp. struck a three-year deal with Google that it said includes the development of a subscription platform, shared ad revenue via Google’s ad technology services, the cultivation of audio journalism and “meaningful investments in innovative video journalism by YouTube.” Google will add News Corp. news sites to Google News’ “Showcase,” including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, the UK’s Times, Sunday Times and The Sun, as well as Australian titles. Australian lawmakers have proposed a law requiring tech and social media companies to pay more for news on their sites.

Facebook has a different strategy for Australia. The proposed law “fundamentally misunderstands the relationship between our platform and publishers who use it to share news content,” said William Easton, Managing Director, Facebook Australia & New Zealand. “It has left us facing a stark choice: attempt to comply with a law that ignores the realities of this relationship, or stop allowing news content on our services in Australia. With a heavy heart, we are choosing the latter.” Rather than following through on plans to launch Facebook News Down Under, Easton said the company will “prioritise investments to other countries.”

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Synamedia announced the launch of Clarissa, a business insights solution aimed at helping traditional pay-TV and OTT businesses get more value from their data. The solution takes a holistic view of four categories – viewing quality, user experience, content consumption, and advertising insights – to determine behavioral and consumption insights that, when assessed correctly, can allow video providers to make more informed business decisions and create more engaging customer experiences. “Clarissa turns what has been a dark art into a science. It democratizes data by giving insights to all decision makers,” said said Amruta Shankar, Director of Data and Analytics at Synamedia.

The E.W. Scripps Company has entered into an agreement with iHeartMedia to sell technology and services company Triton Digital for $230 million. “The sale of Triton creates significant value for Scripps’ shareholders and employees, as we close a chapter on our growth of digital audio businesses through a series of successful transactions and a focus on prudent operations, including our core TV business,” said Adam Symson, Scripps President and CEO. “We believe iHeartMedia is a perfect fit for Triton Digital given their focus and position as the leader in audio solutions.” Scripps sold podcast company Stitcher in October.

An expansion of CBS’ “NCIS” franchise is reportedly in the works, with a new offshoot set in Hawaii. Chris Silber, showrunner for “NCIS: New Orleans,” would move to “NCIS: Hawaii.”

Starz has launched a #TakeTheLead initiative, aimed at deepening the company’s commitment to narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. In an effort to inspire and engage others across the industry to #TakeTheLead, Starz will host a series of monthly “Transparency Talks” with thought leaders and members of key organizations.

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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

Under the new tagline “Redraw Your World,” WarnerMedia Kids & Family unveiled over 300 hours of original series

, specials and acquisitions that will debut on its global Cartoon Network channels and HBO Max beginning later this year. Greenlights went to “Ben 10” specials; season four of “Craig of the Creek”; an early season two renewal for animated prequel “Gremlins”; “Infinity Train: Book Four”; “Jade Armor,” centered on a martial arts-loving teen; two new seasons of reality show “Total Drama Island”; and season three of “Victorn and Valentino.” Among the shows in development are spin-off series “Teen Titans Go! The Night Begins to Shine”; “Family Mash-Up,” described as a modern day “The Brady Bunch” meets “Pitch Perfect”; and animated comedy “Gross Girls.” “After 100 years of creating some of the world’s most beloved IP, today we’re at the beginning of our new story, with the history, corporate unity and modern approach to be the industry leader our heritage deserves,” said Tom Ascheim, President of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics.

Apple inked a partnership with Skydance Animation for kids and family movies and TV series for Apple TV+, starting with the acquisition of “Luck” and “Spellbound,” and upcoming “The Search for WondLa,” based on the book series by Tony DiTerlizzi.

Netflix ordered a live-action series focused on Wednesday Addams. The YA series follows the Addams Family daughter’s years at the Nevermore Academy as she “attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago.” Series creators Al Gough and Miles Millar will serve as showrunners and executive producers, with Tim Burton aboard to direct and EP.

A comedy centered on a group of social outcast teens in 1997 South Central LA, attempting to find out who murdered rapper Biggie Smalls, is in development at Showtime. Creators/stand-up comedians Moshe Kasher (“Betty”) and Jermaine Fowler (“Superior Donuts”) produce with 3 Arts Entertainment’s Michael Rotenberg and Josh Lieberman for CBS Studios.

Peacock took the opportunity at the TCA Press Tour to announce the pickup of unscripted series “Ex Rated,” with host and executive producer Andy Cohen, as well as the development of “Real Housewives of Miami.” On the comedy front, the streamer has ordered a series starring Craig Robinson (“The Office”) and ensemble comedy “Bust Down,” from Lorne Michaels. Additionally, Peacock announced true crime docu-series “John Wayne Gacy” Devil in Disguse,” and sports series “Michael Phelps: Medals Memories & More.”

YouTube also had programming news to share at TCA, including a YouTube Originals docu-series focused on Alicia Keys. “It’s going to be a sick series that takes you on a real-life journey,” said the Girl on Fire singer. Also on tap: rapper and basketball lover Quavo will explore new cities and communities through the lens of famous local courts in “Supreme Courts” (w/t); ”K-Pop Evolution” focuses on the music phenomenon, starting Wednesday, March 31; “Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil” premieres Tuesday March 23; the second season of “Glad You Asked” debuts Tuesday, March 30; and the second season of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “Create Together” arrives April 22.

Workplace comedy “Harrity Elementary” got a put pilot commitment from ABC. The project following a group of teachers in one of the worst schools in the country is created by, exec produced and stars Quinta Bronson (“A Black Lady Sketch Show”). Studios are Warner Bros. TV and 20th Television.

Working Title nabbed the TV rights to Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell, by John Preston. Working Title’s Head of Drama, Surian Fletcher-Jones, will oversee development as a limited series.

9 Story Media Group animated preschool series “Ladybird Lu” got a green light, and will join Cartoonito, the newly announced preschool programming block set to launch this fall on Cartoon Network and HBO Max. “Ladybird Lu” explores everyday dramas in the world of a three-year-old with a brand-new social life.

Casting notes: Holt McCallany (“Mindhunter”), Aunganue Ellis (“Lovecraft Country”) and Killian Scott (“Dublin Murders”) landed series regular roles in AMC courtroom drama “61st Street.”…Whoopi Goldberg and Jasmine Guy (“The Vampire Diaries”) will recur on Amazon comedy “Harlem.”… Quentin Plair (“The Good Lord Bird”) has joined the third season of “Roswell, New Mexico” in a recurring role… Hulu and BBC Three’s “Conversations with Friends” will include newcomer Alison Oliver alongside Sasha Lane (“American Honey”), Joe Alwyn (“Mary Queen of Scots”), and Jemima Kirke (“Girls”).

NEW & RETURNING SERIES

Season two of “The Adventures of Paddington” makes its US debut Friday, February 19 at 8:30p on Nick Jr. The show will roll out on Nick’s international channels and branded blocks beginning in April.

BYUtv announced spring premiere dates, including season three of sports competition “All-Round Champion” (Tuesday, March 30 at 8p), and the service-focused “Making Good” (Wednesday, April 7 at 7:30P), plus season two of uplifting unscripted shows “Survivalists” (Tuesday, May 4 at 9p) and “The Wizard of Paws” (Wednesday, April 28 at 9p). The fifth and final season of adventure comedy “Dwight in Shining Armor” will premiere Sunday, March 21 at 8:30P, while two new crossover family comedies with overlapping storylines, “The Parker Andersons” and “Amelia Parker,” premiere Monday, April 19 at 7p and 7:30p.

Waka Flocka and his wife, Tammy Rivera are back for season two of “Waka & Tammy: What the Flocka,” premiering Thursday, March 18 at 9p on WE tv.

STREAMING

Fox Nation inked a deal with Fox News host Tucker Carlson to provide flagship content for the streaming service. Beginning in April, Carlson will release at least three new video podcast episodes a week. Long-form documentary series “Tucker Carlson Originals” will also debut in April, and continue monthly with episodes exploring a single topic.

Toonz Media Group has launched a new OTT platform for kids and family entertainment. The MyToonz app is now available on iOS, Android and Android TV playstores, as well as the Roku Video-on-Demand platform, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.

TECH TALK

Eighty percent of the top 500 Roku apps and 62% of the top 500 Fire TV apps had app-ads.txt by the end of 2020, according to a report from ad fraud intelligence and marketing compliance platform Pixalate that analyzed the state of app-ads.txt adoption among Connected TV apps in 2020. The IAB Teck Lab’s Ads.txt / App-Ads.txt programs aim to “increase transparency in the programmatic advertising ecosystem” by allowing “to publicly declare the companies they authorize to sell their digital inventory.”

Cyprus’ Cablenet Communication Systems has expanded its use of SaaS solutions from OpenVault and OpenVault Europe to increase customer satisfaction through better alignment of usage and broadband packages. Cablenet is using OpenVault’s Marketing Dashboard solution to help it work with consumers to identify broadband speeds that are most appropriate for individual subscribers’ consumption patterns. “Our commitment to provide all of our subscribers with download speeds starting from 100 Mbps or more is ensuring that every customer has a powerful technology foundation,” said Panayiotis Kouloumbrides, Chief Core Networks Officer for Cablenet. “Expanding our agreement with OpenVault will help us work with customers who have demonstrated greater needs so that they can customize their speeds to match their individual usage.”

COMING UP

Dr. Jill Biden’s first solo sit-down since becoming First Lady will be for “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” Clarkson will head to the White House for the socially distanced chat later this month.

Disney XD is sending off “DuckTales” with a 90-minute finale on Monday, March 15 at 7p. Among the returning voice guests will be Lin-Manuel Miranda, Giancarlo Esposito, Julie Bowen, Jameela Jamil, Jaleel White and Amy Sedaris.

Justin has been set as the headline performer at the “Kids’ Choice Awards 2021,” airing live Saturday, March 13 at 7:30p across Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons and Nick Jr.

Awkwafina, Cynthia Erivo, Annie Mumolo, Joaquin Phoenix, Kristen Wiig and Renee Zellweger will serve as presenters at this year’s 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards. The ceremony, hosted by Tina Fey from the Rainbow Room in NYC and Amy Poehler from The Beverly Hilton in LA, airs live Sunday, February 28 at 8p on NBC.

The challenges of filming season 13 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” during the pandemic will be chronicled on VH1 special, “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Corona Can’t Keep a Good Queen Down,” airing Friday, February 26 at 8p.

GOING GLOBAL

Arena Media has renewed GBfoods and Affinity, after a media review for Europe launched last May. The international network of the Havas Media Group agencies will manage online and offline media services including media strategy, planning, buying, digital strategy, data management, analytics and other related services.

WWE and TV3 Group announced a new multi-year agreement that will make WWE’s weekly flagship programming available live for the first time in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania via TV3 Sport channels, as well as on Go3.

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RATINGS

 

Airing Joe Biden’s first TV town hall since being sworn in, CNN drew 3.5 million viewers and 880,000 among A25-54 on Tuesday, up 6% from Biden’s last, pre-POTUS CNN town hall, in September.

In its time slot premiere, CBS’ “TheEqualizer” – which drew 20.4 million total viewers for its post-Super Bowl debut – delivered 7.98 million viewers, hanging on to 39% of viewers. That’s the best post-Super Bowl show since 2013 (tied with NBC’s “The Blacklist” in 2015).

The premieres of NBC comedies “The Rock” and “Kenan” had solid debuts on Tuesday, scoring 5.03 million viewers and 0.9 among A18-49, and 4.07 million/0.8, respectively, in Live+SD Nielsens.

Basic Cable Top 5 for the week of February 8
Primetime (P2+)
MSNBC (2,583,000)
Fox News(2,580,000)
CNN (2,020,000)
TNT (1,155,000)
HGTV (1,090,000)
Total Day (P2+)
MSNBC (1,791,000)
CNN (1,592,000)
FoxNews (1,380,000)
HGTV (681,000)
Hallmark Chanel (567,000)

Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Monday, February 5
Show, P2+ (millions), (A18-49)
ABC: “The Bachelor” 5.51 (1.4), “The Good Doctor” 4.40 (0.6)
CBS: “The Neighborhood” 4.46 (0.7), “Bob ? Abishola”4.00 (0.6), “All Rise”2.62 (0.4), “Bull” 2.96 (0.3)
CW: “All American”0.75 (0.3), “Black Lightning” 0.44 (0.1)
FOX: “9-1-1” 6.84 (1.0), “9-1-1: Lone Star” 5.73 (.9)
NBC: “Ellen’s Game of Games” 3.28 (0.7), “The Wall” 2.90 (0.6), “The Wall” 2.41 (0.6)
Telemundo: “Exatlon Estados Unidos” 1.15 (0.4), “La Suerte de Loli” 1.07 (0.3), “Buscando a Frida” 0.96 (0.3)
Univision: “Vencer el Desamor” 1.76 (0.6), “Te Acuerdas de mi Ton”1.33 (0.4), “Dulce Ambicion” 1.36 (0.4)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Jeff Meier has been named Head of Programming for Crackle Plus networks. Meier comes from Sony Pictures, where he was General Manager and SVP of Programming.

Discovery, Inc. announced that Patrizio “Pato” Spagnoletto will join the company as Global Chief Marketing Officer, Discovery Direct-to-Consumer. Spagnoletto most recently served as Head of Marketing for Hulu.

Gena McCarthy has stepped down as Head of Programming for Lifetime unscripted and fyi. “It’s been a true pleasure serving as a teammate and team leader in two successful chapters of the Lifetime story,” said McCarthy. “

B/HI, a new division of 42West, announced the promotions of Nicole Yavasile and Jonah Keel, from Senior Directors to Vice Presidents.

TuneIn named Paul Brody as Chief Technology Officer; Rob Deichert as Chief Revenue Officer; and Joe King as Chief Product Officer. Yasmin Coffey has been elevated to Chief Legal Officer.

This Day in History
1972 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono ended a week of co-hosting “The Mike Douglas Show.”

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
On “The Office” (2005-13), what do Angela and Pam both want to name their babies? Phillip. Kudos to: John Ferlazzo/London, Dan Whitford-WTTW/Chicago, Heather Allen-WWE Corporation/Stamford, CT, Nathan Baskin-WarnerMedia/NYC, Sandy Spiegel-WTTW/Chicago, Lynn Kelly/Hillsborough, NJ, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, Dave Braxton-DaveBVO LLC/Las Vegas, Matt Sautter-WideOrbit/York, PA, Alee Petrucelli-BBC Studios/NYC, Noah Korduner-Endeavor Content/Beverly Hills

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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18
ABC: “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune,” “The Chase,” “The Hustler”
CBS: “Young Sheldon,” “B Positive,” “Mom,” “The Unicorn,” “Clarice”
CW: “Walker,” “Legacies”
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Call Me Cat,” “Last Man Standing”
NBC: “Mr. Mayor,” “Young Rock,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Dateline NBC”
PBS: “This Old House,” “Ask This Old House, “ “Jazz”
Telemundo: “Exatlon Estados Unidos,” “La Suerte de Loli,” “Buscando a Frida”
Univision: “Premio Lo Nuestro 2021”

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