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March 7, 2018 | SVA Theatre – NYC | 2pm – 7pm
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HBO renewed High Maintenance and Crashing for third seasons. The series’ sophomore runs are airing Fridays at 11p and Sundays at 10:30p, respectively.
Comedy Central ordered a sixth season of Drunk History, currently in season 5 on Tuesdays at 10p.
Entertainment One, Vicky Jones (Killing Eve) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) are teaming for romantic comedy thriller Run. Jones and Waller-Bridge will exec produce with Emily Leo of Wigwam Films.
Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. has launched Televisa Alternative Originals, a new original content division aimed at developing, producing and distributing premium programming with an emphasis on multicultural characters and storytelling. TAO has already inked a deal with Amazon Prime Video for a multi-series agreement; global SVOD rights are reserved for Amazon Prime Video and will be available to its customers across more than 200 countries and territories. Televisa will eventually have free-to-air and cable network windows in Mexico and in the U.S. through Univision.
Ben Katai (StartUp) is developing and producing a series based on dystopian novel Flashback, with Critical Content and Hollywood Gang. Ketai will write, as well as executive produce alongside Hollywood Gang’s Gianni Nunnari and Shannon Gaulding and Critical Content’s Tom Forman and Ray Ricord.
Fox NewsLife, Liberty & Levin launches Sunday, February 15 at 10p, with host Mark Levin exploring “the fundamental values and principles undergirding American society, culture, politics and current events.” Levi’s radio show is the third-largest syndicated show in the country.
Season 6 of AXS TV’s The Big Interview with Dan Rather launches Tuesday, March 13 at 9p with a convo with rock icon Robert Plant.
Six-episode entrepreneurial series Staten Island Hustle debuts Wednesday, April 11 on CNBC, following friends and businessmen “who have yet to come up with an idea or product too far-fetched for them to invest in.”
ID’s Evil Talks: Chilling Confessions takes viewers inside the interrogation room to watch tactics used by detectives (think “good cop, bad cop”) to secure admissions of guilt, starting Monday, March 12 at 9p.
Continuing with true crime, Oxygen’s In Ice Cold Blood debuts Sunday, April 1 at 7p. Hosted by Ice-T (Law & Order: SVU), the series delves into edgy mysteries via interviews, reenactments and archival footage.
Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time! is back with 4 new back-to-back episodes on Sunday, March 18 at 7p. Eager Finn and Jake fans can catch episodes early beginning March 9 on the Cartoon Network app and VOD.
Discovery’s Fast N’ Loud returns Monday, March 12 at 9p, promising bigger builds and higher horsepower at the Gas Monkey Garage.
Your Husband Is Cheating On Us premieres on Bravo Sunday, April 1 at 9p. Docu-series offers a behind-the-scenes look at the drama surrounding the creation of a stage production.
Azteca America has partnered with the Immigrant Archive Project for a video series, Quienes Somos (Who We Are), documenting the struggles faced by Hispanic immigrants. The campaign launches across the network’s stations Monday, February 26.
Bon Jovi will perform at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards, airing Sunday, March 11 on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8p. The “Livin’ On a Prayer” band join fellow honorees Chance the Rapper and Camila Cabello.
The Winter Games goodbye party on NBC will be hosted by Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir and Terry Gannon on Sunday, February 25 at 8p. “I’m honored and excited to be hosting the Closing Ceremony with my reserved, understated broadcast partners,” said Gannon.
Essence’s 11th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards will air on OWN Saturday, March 3 at 10p, honoring Danai Gurira (Black Panther), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), Tessa Thompson (Westworld) and Lena Waithe (Master of None) as Game-Changers.
Tiffany Haddish is busy – the actress/comedian will also be hosting the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards on Monday, June 18 at 9p. And that’s in addition to starring in TBS’s upcoming The Last OG.
One-hour CW special Tough Mudder: Tougher Together, offering an in-depth look at the challenges of Tough Mudder’s endurance race participants, premieres on Thursday, March 15 at 8p. The show will be preceded by 5 digital episodes on CW Seed, premiering Thursday, March 8.
Cinelatino airs the U.S. premiere of black comedy Elle es Ramona (She’s Ramona) on Sunday, February 25 at 9:30p. Stand-up comedian Andrea Ortega stars.
Food Network partnered with General Mills for a reimagined Pillsbury Bake-Off. The campaign features Food Network host Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman), tribute spots featuring the history and impact of the contest, custom video featuring contest finalists, accompanying short-form content, and the reveal of the bake-off winner this Saturday on The Kitchen, airing at 11a.
Brandon Victor Dixon (Hamilton) will star as Judas in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert on Easter Sunday, April 1. Also joining the cast are Tony nominee Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate, Tony nominee Norm Lewis as Caiaphas, Broadway veteran Jason Tam as Peter, M. Butterfly star Jin Ha as Annas and Swedish rock star Erik Gronwall as Simon Zealotes.
Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies) will play an eccentric heiress on season 2 of NBC comedy Trial & Error, premiering later this year. “I’m excited to slip into a role that feels very right for me at this time,” said the Tony and Emmy Award winner. “Plus, I’m surrounded by genius comedic actors and brilliant writing. I admire John Lithgow so much and want to make him proud by continuing what he began.” 
Australian actor Burgess Abernathy (H2O: Just Add Water) and Laura Mitchell (Menendez: Blood Brothers) will play Prince William and his wife Kate in Lifetime movie Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, arriving this spring.
Pilot lights: Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings) will star in an untitled CBS comedy pilot from writers Tim McAuliffe (The Last Man on Earth) and Austen Earl (9JKL) and The Late Late Show with James Corden executive producer Ben Winston, reports Deadline….Grace Van Dien (Greenhouse Academy) landed the lead in NBC pilot The Village, focused on the residents of a Manhattan apartment building…Ana Ortiz (Devious Maids) has been cast in ABC action-dramedy pilot Whiskey Cavalier….Josh Randall (Ten Days in the Valley) and Vanessa Vasquez (East Los Angeles) join the cast of ABC cop drama pilot Safe Harbor.…Brian J. Smith (Sense8) will star in CBS drama pilot L.A. Confidential, based on the James Ellroy novel…..Bellamy Young (Scandal) nabbed the lead in ABC comedic soap pilot False Profits.

Charter has launched a skinny bundle, Choice, that includes the Big 4 nets plus 10 cable channels, from a list of 65, for $26/month. Premium networks like HBO can be added for an additional charge.
The final notice of the Open Internet Rule, aka Net Neutrality, was published in the Federal Register; the rollback of FCC internet regulations takes effect April 23. Meanwhile, states are gearing up with lawsuits to block deregulation of internet access, so the battle’s not over yet….
The FCC has proposed procedures to encourage more timely implementation of new technology. “While the commission has a long history of facilitating the introduction of new technologies and services, the regulatory path from technological breakthrough to authorization of service has often been too long and arduous,” said the FCC.
VOD entertainment/lifestyle channel 420TV launched yesterday. Developed by execs from the TV, music and marijuana industries, the channel “dedicated to all things cannabis” offers series including In Amsterdam, animated comedy Trae tha Truth, and docu-series Medical Marijuana Miracles.
Sling TV is set to launch NBA League Pass on its service, offering out-of-market games in addition to those available on NBA TV, TNT, ABC, ESPN3, regional sports nets and local broadcast networks. NBA League Pass is available for $29/month.
The week after the mass shooting at a Florida high school, Amazon is under pressure to drop the NRA’s 24-hour streaming service from its devices. Yesterday, the hashtag #StopNRAmazon was trending on Twitter. NRA TV is also available on Chromecast, Apple TV and Roku.
People and Entertainment Weekly’s Red Carpet Live streaming pre-show will be hosted by People editor-in-chief Jess Cagle from the red carpet bleachers starting at 5p on Sunday, March 4. Viewers watching the livestream on Twitter can send in questions using the hashtag #RedCarpetLive.
Poker Central has teamed with Believe Entertainment Group to produce Super High Roller Club, a 6-episode series following the lifestyles of big spenders.  Chips fall where they may starting Monday, February 26 on PokerGO, Poker Central’s direct-to-consumer OTT subscription service.
Talk show Below the Belt debuts Wednesday, February 28 on Showtime Sports digital platforms. Hosted by Brendan Shaub, the twice-monthly show explores the latest news in combat sports and pop culture.
DCD Rights sold ITV1’s James Martin’s French Adventure to Asia (BBC Lifestyle), Australia (Foxtel), New Zealand (Choice TV), Poland (ITI Neovision-TV Kuchnia) as well as Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Moldova (AMC Networks International-Central and  Northern Europe).
Nickelodeon is launching streaming app Nick Jr. Play internationally, starting with the UK and Denmark. The app has scored more than 16 million downloads in the U.S.
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CNN’s town hall event on Wednesday, focused on gun violence, topped news nets in its slot with 3 million total viewers and 1.1 million among A25-54.
HGTV freshman Restored by the Fords averaged a .64 Live+SD rating among P25-54 during its 8-week run, and attracted 11.3 million total viewers since its January premiere, helping HGTV maintain the #2 position in cable among upscale W25-54 during the Tuesday 10-10:30p timeslot.
In its first 4 episodes, Paramount Network’s Waco averaged 2.4 million viewers in Live+7 numbers (1.9 million on Paramount and nearly 500,000 on the CMT simulcast), and 1.5 among A18-49 (1.2 on Paramount and .3 on CMT). Overall in its first month, Paramount Network is up +50% in primetime among A18-49.
Hallmark Channel’s first American Rescue Dog Show on Monday delivered 153,000 A25-54 and 864,000 total viewers, trending on Facebook and Twitter throughout the night. The show is a component of Hallmark advocacy initiative Adoption Ever After.
The week of February 12-18, Fox News Channel garnered 2.3 million total viewers in prime time and 1.4 million in total day.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Wednesday, February 22, 2018 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 13.98 million
2018 Winter Olympics 13.98
CBS: 4.70 million
Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 5.54, The Amazing Race 4.27
FOX: 2.94 million
The Resident 2.57, 9-1-1 3.31
ABC: 2.43 million
The Goldbergs 3.26, Speechless 2.40, Modern Family 2.43, American Housewife 2.14, Match Game 2.19
CW: 0.72 million
Riverdale .62, Penn & Teller: Fool Us .81
Wednesday A19-49 Analysis: NBC 3.3/13, CBS 1.1/4, FOX .6/2, ABC .6/2, CW .2/1
Liz Gateley, who had taken a temporary leave as Lifetime’s Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, is leaving her “dream job” to focus on her family. Gena McCarthy has been promoted from EVP of Programming for fyi to EVP, Head of Programming, Lifetime Unscripted & Head of Programming, fyi. Tanya Lopez, SVP Original Movies at Lifetime, is upped to EVP, Movies, Limited Series & Original Movie Acquisitions, Lifetime and LMN.
Francisco “Cisco” Suarez was named Executive Vice President of Primetime Realities and Specials at Telemundo. Previously, Suarez was SVP of Special Events for Univision Communications.
Carol Trussell been tapped to serve as Head of Production for Apple, starting next month. Trussell comes from Gaumont Television, where she held the same title.
Deena Beach has been upped to Vice President, Marketing Strategy and Dalia Ganz has been promoted to Vice President, Social Media, Digital Marketing & Synergy at Freeform.
Dave Davis, President and GM of WABC-TV, announced his retirement after 40 years in the business, the majority with the ABC Owned Station Group. Davis started his career in broadcast news as a news photographer in 1977 at Houston’s KTRK-TV.
Entertainment One named Peter Micelli to the role of Chief Strategy Officer, Film, Television and Digital. He comes from CAA. “Pete was my agent for four years, during which he helped me grow The Mark Gordon Company into a trusted destination for producers, talent and their passion projects,” said Mark Gordon, eOne’s President and Chief Content Officer. The Mark Gordon Company was fully integrated into eOne earlier this year.

Friday Fun Fact: The total cost for the 2018 Oscars ceremony will be $44 million (per WalletHub).
This Day in History: 1954 – The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine began.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question:  What’s the name of the gay community where Jack convinces Will they need to buy a vacation home in Will and Grace? Middleborough. Kudos to: Susan Nessanbaum-M and S Entertainment/LA, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank
Today’s Trivia Question: Why did the Howdy Doody (1947-1960) marionette have 48 freckles? (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.)
Answer to Anagram: Purr Pix Fee = Fixer Upper. Kudos to: Scott Cohn-Twiddlewater Media/Aptos, CA, Melissa Price-INSP/Charlotte, NC, Charlene White-A+E Networks/Stamford 
Medical Drama Anagram: Meat And Fig (two characters, one actor) (Email [email protected] with your answer; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia will be posted in tomorrow’s newsletter.)
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JOB OPENINGPRODUCER/MSNBC Hardball/East Coast: Join the Hardball team as a segment producer and contribute daily by writing exceptional, compelling segments regarding political insight and newsworthy events of the day. 5+yrs TV production, including at least 2yrs as a segment producer. Full info/apply HERE (3/2)

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JOB OPENING: SR MANAGER, PAID SOCIAL AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT/Comedy Central/NY: Prod/support digital ad campaigns to help grow Comedy Central’s digital & social audiences. Drive video views of long-form content. 3 yrs of exp plan’g & executing paid mktg campaigns on various platforms. Paid Social Media exp req’d. Full info HERE (3/1)

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JOB OPENING: RESEARCH COORDINATOR/Endeavor/NYC: Enthusiastic candidate w/an interest in media measurement and have an interest in sports and entertainment. Strong knwlg Excel & PP and strong attention to detail. Research exp at an agency, studio, network or research vendor is pref’d. Full info/apply [email protected] (2/28)
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JOB OPENING: TECHNINCAL OPERATIONS PRODUCER/Allied Sports/Las Vegas: Tech Ops Producer for brand new sports arena, emphasis on live streams, broadcasts & original content. 5-7+ yrs exp in remote television production and operations. Esports/gaming knowledge a plus. Apply [email protected] (2/28)


JOB OPENING: ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR/Spectrum/LA: Plan/develop/produce all of news programming, & provide day-to-day mngmnt of the newsroom. Participates in coordinating coverage of major stories, breaking news and specials; TV mngmnt work exp; 8+ yrs News mngment exp; 5+ yrs mngmnt exp. Full info/apply HERE (2/28)


JOB OPENING: SR PRODUCER/MLS/NYC: Responsible for overseeing the creation/production of video content for distribution across multiple MLS Digital, club and partner platforms incl social. Knwlg of Match Night a +. 5+ yrs exp creating compelling and engaging digital video content. Full info/apply HERE (2/27)

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JOB OPENING: HEAD OF SALES/PAC-12 NETWORKS/SF: Oversee digital and linear sales and vertically integrated sponsorships for Pac-12 Networks. Min of 15 yrs sales exp with proven abilities in growing advertising and sponsorship sales. Full posting/apply HERE (2/27)


JOB OPENING: TV HOST/QVC/Westchester PA: Credible while entertaining candidate w/exp hosting TV, digital, radio, spokesperson or live events. Intelligent, enthusiastic & a love for products a must. Must be quick on their feet w/ability to improv & engage as well as have an elevated sense of style. Resume HERE  [email protected] (2/27)


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ABC: Weck-It Ralph, 20/20
CBS: Big Brother: Celebrity Edition, Blue Bloods [r]
CW: 3rd Annual Howie Mandel Stand-Up Gala, Whose Line Is It Anyway
FOX: Showtime at the Apollo
NBC: 2018 Winter Olympics
PBS: Washington Week, MeToo, Now What?, Great Performances
Telemundo: Jose, Jose, el principe de la cancion, Al Otro Lado del Muro, Enemigo Intimo
Univision: El Rico y Lazaro, Papa a Toda Madre, Caer en Tentacion

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