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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
HBO veteran David Levine has found a new gig as president of television at Anonymous Content, where he’ll oversee the TV division, development and production of projects. The move watermarks the rapid growth of Anonymous’ television business; the company came on to the TV scene in 2014 with True Detective, which Levine shepherded at HBO. Other gems in its television crown include 13 Reasons Why, The Alienist, Berlin Station, Maniac and Mr. Robot. Levine recently exited HBO after 10 years, most recently serving as EVP and co-head of drama.
The comeback story continues. NBC renewed Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a seventh season. This will mark the series’ second season on the Peacock net, which rescued the show after it was canceled by Fox.
Book Of Enchantment, which centers on some of Disney’s most popular villains, is in the works at upcoming direct-to-consumer platform Disney+. From Michael Seitzman (Quantico, Code Black), ABC Signature Studios and Seitzman and Christina Davis’ Maniac Productions, series is an adaptation of the Villains book series penned by Serena Valentino. The project reportedly has been in development for more than six months, with Seitzman serving as showrunner.
Strike Back will have one more season on Cinemax. The signature original drama series got the thumbs up for a seventh run, an early renewal for the show which currently is airing season 6 through March 29. Series follows the escapades of Section 20, an elite, multinational, covert special ops team.
Acorn TV ordered a third season of drama Agatha Raisin, marking the first renewal for one of the streamer’s originals. Based on MC Beaton’s novels, series centers on a London PR exec turned amateur sleuth, who becomes entangled in mischief, mayhem and murder after she opts for early retirement in a small town.
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
Fox will return its favorite ZIP code to the air this summer. The network sealed the deal for a new series reuniting original Beverly Hills, 90210 cast members Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling. Titled simply 90210, the new serialized drama, from CBS TV Studios, has a six-ep order and follows the meta plotline of the series stars coming back together to reboot the series. The new show was created by Mike Chessler and Chris Alberghini, who worked on the CW’s reimagined 90210 series.
Animal Cribs returns for a second season, featuring designer and animal enthusiast Antonio Ballatore, on Friday, March 1 at 9p. Ballatore, his team of experts and his rescue dog Edie take transformations to a whole new level by turning dull, cramped homes and yards into awe inspiring spaces for both pets and their families.
Science Channel kicks off a new season of rock-solid engineering series Mysteries of the Abandoned with a two-hour premiere that explores some of the world’s strangest ghost towns. Series returns for nine new episodes beginning Tuesday, March 19 at 9p.
UPtv acquired The Librarians from Electric Entertainment and will launch the series on Wednesday, March 13 at 8p. The net will debut the episodes as special extended editions never before seen on television that will also include bonus content and behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and crew. Series joins UPtv’s previously acquired The Librarian movie franchise, which originated at TNT and centers on an ancient organization dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around.
WE tv is serving up drama on new culinary docuseries Hustle & Soul, premiering Thursday, April 4 at 10p. Series follows Chef Lawrence Page, proprietor of The Pink Teacup, as he navigates the opening of his new restaurant in South Beach and a side dish of personal drama.
Murder for Hire, from exec producer Dick Wolf and Shed Media, premieres on Oxygen Media on Sunday, April 7 at 7p. Series gives an exclusive look into the dark world of contract killings, showcasing some of the most fascinating murder for hire cases ever caught on tape.
TV One will air the inaugural Urban One Honors tonight (February 28) at 8p, immediately followed by an encore presentation at 10p. Hosted by comedian and Reach Media Syndicated Radio Personality DL Hughley, the event will honor Jermaine Dupri, April Ryan, Brandy, Tom Joyner, Marvin Sapp, DJ Khaled, June Ambrose, Doc Walker, Shaun King, Benny Pough, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Jade Novah, Dr. Nadia Lopez, Tracy Martin, Sybrina Fulton and Rotimi. The awards are presented by MGM National Harbor and Radio One’s DC radio stations. Performers include Marvin Sapp, K-Ci of Jodeci, Elle Varner and Avery Sunshine.
Newly anointed Academy Award-winning doc Free Solo will air commercial-free this Sunday, March 3 at 9p on National Geographic.
Ovation’s original special Arts Across the Heartland airs Tuesday, March 5 at 8p.
The VH1 Trailblazer Honors special airs on Friday, March 8 at 9p. The event, which honors Nancy Pelosi, feted by Cher; Ava DuVernay, feted by Mindy Kaling; Tarana Burke, feted by Alyssa Milano; and Margaret Atwood, feted by Samira Wiley, bows on International Women’s Day and also features Anita Hill honoring Everyday Trailblazers, performances by Rita Ora and Elle King.
Smithsonian Channel special Wolf Vs. Bear, which brings two archenemies together in a fight for food and survival, premieres Wednesday, March 27 at 9p. Shot over the course of a year across the far northern wild of Norway, Finland and Russia, it shows what makes both creatures optimal predatory machines, albeit with remarkably different strategies.
Hotel Mumbai co-stars Dev Patel and Tilda Cobham-Hervey, and Happy Feet scribe John Collee are writing an animated short about a murderous hamster that’s received funding from Screen Australia. Called Roborovski, the 12-minute animated short /VR project follows the title character, who’s always hoped to find a family but unleashes a dark side when he constantly overlooked in the pet shop. Patel and Cobham-Hervey will co-direct and produce alongside Jomon Thomas (Hotel Mumbai).
Romance genre media brand Frolic is launching The Know-How, an online educational series that goes beyond the pages with authors to explore the craft of writing and building a personal brand. Series debuts with bestselling authors Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the writing duo known as Christina Lauren; first installment is $29.99.
With studios, networks and streaming services on the hunt for quality original stories and content, new platform TaleFlick, from producer Uri Singer of Passage Films and former Netflix and Apple executive George Berry, launched as a means to enable authors to submit their work and have it placed into the first-ever library of searchable content that has been categorized and curated for studio executives around the world.
Litton Entertainment and Karlie Kloss’ Kode With Klossy are partnering to create and distribute a new public service announcement to inspire young women to pursue their passions in a technology-driven world. The PSA will air on platforms including the three-hour programming block Litton’s Weekend Adventure, which airs Saturday mornings on ABC stations nationwide, and The CW’s three-hour Saturday morning block One Magnificent Morning. Kode With Klossy hosts free two-week summer coding camps for women ages13-18 in cities across the US.
New animated preschool series Corn & Peg, produced by Nelvana Studios, debuts on Nickelodeon on Monday, March 4, at 12:30p. Series follows the friendship between Corn, a loveable Unicorn, and Peg, a plucky Pegasus, who share the same unbridled enthusiasm for doing good deeds.
Cartoon Network on March 11 will debut gaming platform Cartoon Network Arcade, which will feature the largest library of games ever based on CN’s series in one app. App will be free to download in the United States via the App Store and Google Play. The Lego Group has signed on as the launch sponsor via their Lego Ninjago and Lego City brands.
ADVERTISING & MEASUREMENT
AMC Networks will begin using TVision’s Performance Metrics Platform to optimize its inventory for performance, and help advertisers identify the best programming to capture engaged audiences in order to maximize TV performance metrics.
Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break) and Dohn Norwood (The Sinner) scored lead roles opposite Monica Raymund, James Badge Dale and Riley Voelkel in Starz drama Hightown… Jason Biggs (Orange is the New Black) landed the male lead opposite Maggie Lawson in Fox comedy Geniuses (working title)… Angus Macfadyen (Turn) will play the founder of Thelema opposite Jack Reynor in the second season of CBS All Access series Strange Angel. In more CBS All Access news, Reid Scottt (Veep) has been cast in dramedy Why Women Kill for the platform… Mike Vogel (The Brave) scored the lead in ABC drama pilot Triangle… Parker Young (Imposters) joined the cast of comedy pilot The Us Project, from Mike Royce, Nick Stoller, Sony Pictures TV and CBS TV Studios.
After launching across the pond in the US, BritBox will also have a home in the UK. The BBC and ITV are partnering to launch a combined streaming service in the second half of 2019 that will feature BBC and ITV library shows and also include new content from British production companies. The two partners run the like-named service in the States.
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Comedy Central primetime averaged a .281 rating among A18-49 in February, growing +13% from February 2018, with primetime share up +23% (to .98) year over year. As the network continues to widen its target audience, W18-49 helped drive primetime gains, with a +20% rating increase in the demo compared to the previous year.
The Nielsen verdict at the midpoint of the February sweep (January 31 – February 27) was extremely favorable to syndication heavy hitter Judge Judy, which attracted more than 11 million viewers on average each day for the session ended February 17. The court show also surged 22% year to year and opened up a virtually insurmountable lead over all syndicated programs in the sweep while ranking at No. 1 in HH ratings for a milestone 32 straight weeks.
In syndicated talk, Dr Phil (3.3, up 3% from the week before) matched its highest rating of the season and pulled away from the field, leading its category for the 128th week in a row. In the battle for sole possession of second place, Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.3, steady) overtook Ellen DeGeneres (2.2, down 8%).
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week ended February 11, 2019 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 7.8 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.8 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 6.5 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 6.5 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 4.9 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 3.3 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 3.2AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.2 AA
Hot Bench (AT) 2.6 AA
Last Man Standing (2/T) 2.4 AA
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week ended February 11, 2019 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
Family Feud (2/T) 1.8 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 1.7 AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.7 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.3 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.3 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 1.0 AA
Family Guy (2/T) 0.9 AA
Entertainment Tonight (AT) 0.7 AA
Inside Edition (AT) 0.7 AA
Dr Phil (AT) 0.7 AA
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Tuesday, February 26, 2019 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 7.70 million
The Voice 10.55, World of Dance 6.27,
ABC: 3.52 million
American Housewife 4.44, The Kids Are Alright 3.32, Black-ish 3.12, Splitting Up Together 2.52, The Rookie 3.85
CBS: 9.44 million
NCIS 11.66, FBI 9.48, NCIS: New Orleans 7.17
FOX: 2.39 million
Lethal Weapon 3.08, The Gifted 1.69
Telemundo: 1 million
Exatlon 840,000, Betty En NY 922,000, Rosa de Guadalupe 1.1
Univision: 1 million
Jesus 981,000, Mi Marido Tie Mas Fam 985,000, Amar a Muerte 974,00
CW: .82 million
The Flash .67, Roswell, New Mexico .98
Tuesday A18-49 Rating: ABC .7/3, FOX .6/3, NBC 1.6/7, CBS 1.0/5, UNI .5/2, TELE .4/2, CW .2/1
Michael Schmidt, chief creative officer of Red Arrow Studios, will exit when his management contract concludes at the end of June 2019. Nina Etspueler, currently EVP of creative operations at Red Arrow Studios and Schmidt’s deputy, will succeed him.
Global sonic studio Man Made Music appointed John Taite to the new post of EVP, global business development & partnerships. Taite most recently served as VP, branded content and partnerships at BBC America
BTI Studios, a provider dubbing, subtitling, and access services, appointed Chris Carey to the role of chief revenue officer/managing director for The Americas. Carey joins from Verizon, where he was CRO and head of strategy for digital media services.
Longtime CBS News producer, writer and director Perry Wolff, best known for his now-iconic 1962 documentary in which Jackie Kennedy provided a tour of the newly restored White House, died February 17 in Portland, Ore. He was 97. Wolff won 17 News & Documentary Emmys, and was nominated for an Oscar in 1996 for his short film An Essay on Matisse. Among his myriad other accomplishments, he oversaw the groundbreaking 1969 documentary series Of Black America.
This Day in History: 1827 – The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad became the first railroad incorporated for commercial transportation of people and freight.
Answer to our last trivia question: How many siblings did John-Boy have on The Waltons (1972-1981)? Six. Kudos to: Candice DiLavore-Crown Media/NY; Phyllis McQuillan-MSG Networks/NY; Lisa Fikeys-Zimmerman/Chicago; Julie Houston-Tom Scott Agency/Boise, ID; Coleen Raymond-Disney/Burbank; Tony Reyes-ShadowMachine/Hollywood, CA; Anne Wettig-Fox Cable/LA
Today’s Trivia Question: What series was inspired by The Diagnosis Column in the New York Times Magazine? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: A limit of four correct answers from each time zone will be selected.).
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things, How To Get Away With Murder
CBS: The Big Bang Theory, Mom, Young Sheldon, Fam, S.W.A.T.
CW: Charmed, Legacies
FOX: Gotham, The Orville
NBC: The Titan Games, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Will & Grace, The Enemy Within
PBS: This Old House Hour, Victoria on Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, Betty en NY, El Baron
Univision: Jesus, Mi Marido Tiene Mas Familia, Amar a Muerte