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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
Mindy Kaling’s untitled coming-of-age-comedy got a 10-epsiode series order at Netflix. Co-created, co-written and executive produced by Kaling and Lang Fisher, who also serve as showrunners, the semi-autobiographical series explores the life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl. David Miner (30 Rock, Master of None) will exec produce with Kaling and Fisher. Universal TV, where Kaling was previous under a deal before inking with Netflix, is the studio.
Ava DuVernay, the creative force behind OWN series Queen Sugar, is bringing her next series to the network. With a straight-to-series order, DuVernay will create and exec produce Cherish the Day, an anthology series from Warner Horizon Scripted Television as part of her recently announced overall deal with the studio. Winfrey will executive produce alongside DuVernay for a winter 2020 premiere; filmmaker Tanya Hamilton (Queen Sugar, Night Catches Us) serves as exec producer/showrunner. Each season will chronicle the romance of one couple, with each ep spanning a single day.
Momentum Content inked an exclusive overall deal with Industrial Media, home studio of American Idol. Under the pact, the Momentum team will create, develop and produce new television content under the Industrial Media umbrella.
Netflix acquired rights to upcoming Mary Kubica suspense novel The Other Mrs., which it will turn into a feature film. The novel is slated for US publication in 2020. Kubica will exec produce the film.
Missing and overlapping data as well as competing third-party syndicated services are forcing media pros to navigate data collection and reporting with creative solutions. Join leaders from A+E, Omnicom, Fox, and Kantar as they discuss the Data Jigsaw Puzzle at the Cynopsis Measurement & Data Conference June 11 in NYC. See the full agenda and register your team today.
Emmy winner Gavin Purcell signed an exclusive overall producing deal with Universal Television that comprises unscripted and scripted programming. Purcell most recently was showrunner and exec producer on Hulu’s I Love You America with Sarah Silverman. Before that he headed video at Vox Media.
Matthew A. Cherry, who exec produced BlacKkKlansman and directs on ABC’s new Whiskey Cavalier, is teaming with Sony Pictures Animation on the short animated film Hair Love, for which he ran a Kickstarter campaign two years ago that’s raised $300,000.
Nigel Williams, who penned Catherine The Great, is teaming with European producer Wild Horses on Three Lions, a period drama focused around King Richard I. Williams is writing the 10-part series, which was created by Nicolas Deprost, and begins when King Richard I is shipwrecked somewhere off the coast of Trieste and follows the power vacuum his absence and suspected death create.
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
From the creators of Deadliest Catch and Storage Wars, new eight-part docu-series The American Farm bows Thursday, April 4 at 10p on History. Series takes an authentic look at the hardship, dedication and personal triumphs of America’s farmers via five family farms across the country.
Dr. Diarra Blue, Dr. Aubrey Ross and Dr. Michael Lavigne are back in a new season of The Vet Life, premiering Saturday, April 6 at 9p on Animal Planet. New season continues to follow the daily lives of the passionate vets at their Cy-Fair animal hospital in Houston.
New episodes of The Book of John Gray, featuring pastor John Gray of Relentless Church in Greenville, SC, will debut beginning Saturday, April 6 at 9p on OWN.
Season 8 of Seaguar’s Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge and season 10 of Jackson Kayak’s Kayak Fishing Show are set for spring debuts on Sportsman Channel on Sunday, April 7 at 2:30p and 6:30p, respectively. Both series are hosted by kayak angler Jim Sammons.
Business is booming for home renovation experts Clint Robertson and Luke Caldwell in season two of HGTV’s Boise Boys, premiering Wednesday, April 24, at 11p, when the best friends and business partners take new reno risks on properties with serious problems in the Idaho capital city.
Netflix yesterday dropped its first full trailer for season 3 of Stranger Things that tied in handily with its new adaptation of Motley Crue memoir The Dirt, which premieres tomorrow (March 22). While the new season of Stranger Things is months away, the trailer kicks off with the song “Home Sweet Home,” by the Crue.
Six fan-favorite couples return for TLC’s 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?, which kicks off its fourth season of 12 two-hour eps on Sunday, April 28 at 8p. Special eps “90 Day Fiance: Pillow Talk” extend the franchise to a new night for the first time, beginning Monday, April 29.
WGN America dropped four new trailers for the second season of Pure, which drops Tuesday, May 28 at 10p.
Oxygen Media will air two-hour special The Piketon Family Murders on Sunday, March 31 at 7p. Hosted by Beth Karas, the special delves into a complicated and horrific massacre that stunned the small town of Piketon, Ohio, when in 2016 seven members of the Rhoden family as well as Hannah Gilley, the fiancee of one of the victims, were found murdered.
AXS TV dropped a first look at Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus: The Final Farewell, its documentary in conjunction with Feld Entertainment slated to premiere Monday, May 27 at 8p. In the clip, Feld Entertainment chair/CEO Kenneth Feld, producer and Feld Entertainment EVP Alana Feld, cast and crew reflect on the circus’ place in American history, discuss the personal impact the circus has had on their lives, and contemplate the emotional effects of the circus’ bittersweet ending.
Crown Media Family Networks is poised for a strong upfront season, the company says. The programmer, home to Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and Hallmark Drama, is holding its annual Upfront celebration this evening at the Rainbow Room. What can be expected? “We are entering into the Upfront marketplace in a position of strength, with our brand offering one of the most unique value propositions in the industry,” says Ed Georger, EVP, ad sales. “For one thing, our networks continue to see ratings growth; in fact, Hallmark Channel was the No. 1 network for all of fourth quarter among Women 25-54 and Women 18-49. Additionally, all of our platforms, from our linear channels to our SVOD service, have become the country’s most trusted and beloved destinations for celebratory, family entertainment. And this trust extends to our advertisers who are facing so many challenges and uncertainties today. With Crown Media, they know they can count on high quality programming, consistent results that deliver on expectations, and a brand safe environment second to none.” For more Upfronts info, go to the Cynopsis Upfronts Navigator, here.
Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musica, Rent: Live) is in as star and exec producer of Netflix feature The Knight Before Christmas. Directed by Monika Mitchell and written by Cara Russell, the project follows an English knight who seeks out his true quest after a sorceress inadvertently sends him from the medieval era to the present, where he finds himself falling for a high school science teacher. Josh Whitehouse (Valley Girl, the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel), also stars.
Imagicomm Entertainment has made its INSP series Brush of Honor available through Amazon Prime Video. Series, narrated by Gary Sinese, follows artist Phil Taylor on a mission to pay tribute to America’s fallen military service members. In each ep, he embarks on a journey to learn as much as he can about them in order to accurately reflect the fallen hero’s true spirit in a hand-painted original portrait.
In the battle for YouTube subscriber bragging rights, India music and pop culture brand T-Series pulled ahead of s PewDiePie as the No. 1 most-subscribed channel on the platform briefly before PewDiePie’s restored him to the top slot with 90.40 million subs to T-Series’ 90.396 million at press time.
Apple announced an updated version of its AirPods wireless earphones that includes hands-free access to Siri and an optional wireless charging case that can he used with a wireless charging pad.
The European Commission ordered Google to pay $1.7 billion for suppressing competition, ruling the company prevented rivals from fairly competing and innovating with regard to online advertising with regard to Google’s AdSense contracts… In other Google news, the Supreme Court yesterday sent back to the lower courts a long-running privacy class-action against Google over whether the company harmed people by transmitting their search queries to publishers.
Glossier, which launched in 2010 as a beauty blog and is known for its line of beauty products, landed a $100 million Series D led by Sequoia Capital. The latest round values Emily Weiss’ business at $1.2 billion.
Launched by Hollywood producer Uri Singer of Passage Films and former Netflix and Apple exec George Berry, TaleFlick enables authors to directly showcase their works to movie and television studios. The digital platform places content in a library of searchable content that’s categorized and curated for studio execs.
Advocacy group Games for Change launched an accelerator to generate funding and support for developers making games and mixed reality products for social impact will admit two “cohorts” of developers each year and is open to game and XR teams.
Nickelodeon will drop unscripted series The Substitute on Monday, April 1, at 2p. Hidden camera series comes from the producers of Undercover Boss and features celebrities who are transformed by a team of special effects artists to go undercover as substitute teachers, surprising classes of unsuspecting students. The premiere ep guest stars Jace Norman (Henry Danger).
In other Nick news… the net has built a strong digital and social campaign around the Kids’ Choice Awards, which air Saturday, March 23. The campaign kicked off with Double Dare host and YouTube star Liza Koshy announcing this year’s KCA nominees and host via a livestream, which fueled online voting to more than 36 million global votes in first three days, up triple-digits over last year.
Andy Garcia will lead opposite Kenan Thompson in NBC’s comedy pilot The Kenan Show (formerly Saving Kenan), the first TV series regular role for Garcia… Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Tim Robbins (Here and Now), Garrett Hedlund (Mosaic) and Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade) will lead season 2 of Hulu’s psychological horror series Castle Rock…
Emma Paetz (Gentleman Jack) scored a series regular role and Jessica Ellerby (Lovesick) will recur opposite Jack Bannon and Ben Aldridge in Pennyworth, Epix’s upcoming Batman sequel… Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager), Brett Gelman (Stranger Things) and Natalie Paul (YOU) are joining the cast of AT&T Audience Network’s original series Mr. Mercedes as recurring guests… Saba Homayoon (Mistresses) and Paul Chahidi (This Country) are in opposite Nasim Pedrad and Jake Ryan in Pedrad’s TBS comedy pilot Chad. Rounding out the cast are Alexa Loo (Rogue) and Ella Mika (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow).
The Last O.G. is giving back to Brooklyn. TBS and creator/star Tracy Morgan on March 28 will unveil the New Hattie Carthan Community Garden as part of TBS’ partnership with GrowNYC to renovate one of Brooklyn’s largest
community gardens and tackle nutritional inequality. Season 2 of The Last O.G. premieres Tuesday, April 2 on TBS.
Season 3 of Sky’s original UK thriller series Tin Star is underway. Series stars Tim Roth, Genevieve O’Reilly and Abigail Lawrie.
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SHAREABLEE TOP 10 Primetime VPI Shows for the week of March 11, 2019
Program, Network, VPI, Video Actions, Video Views, Total Actions
Riverdale (CW) 1,771, 1.8M, 315K, 4.4M
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 634, 919K, 6.7M, 1.6M
Supernatural (CW) 434, 264K, 933K, 638K
Shadow Hunters (Freeform) 433, 811K, 522K, 1.9M
E! News (E!) 423, 1.1M, 2M, 12M
The Walking Dead (AMC) 403, 585K, 716K, 1.7M
World of Dance (NBC) 376, 879K, 343K, 1M
Henry Danger (Nickelodeon) 423, 96K, 9K, 160K
Legacies (CW) 313, 439K, 292K, 733K
The Flash (CW) 306, 37K, 840K, 686K
Source: Based on Shareablee’s Video Power Index (VPI) which combines viewing, consumer interactions and audience scale across all active platforms and includes the video performance of primetime TV shows
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Tuesday, March 19, 2019 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 6.05 million
Ellen’s Game of Games 5.73, This Is Us 7.53, The Village 4.91
ABC: 3.41 million
American Housewife 3.94, the Kids Are Alright 3.03, Black-ish 2.72, Splitting Up Together 2.38, The Rookie 4.19
CBS: 6.41 million
NCIS 8.38, FBI 6.19, NCIS: New Orleans 4.66
FOX: 2.54 million
MasterChef Junior 2.80, Metal Samurai 2.28,
Exatlon 822,000, Betty en NY 894,000, La Reina del Sur 669,000
Jesus 1.03, Mi Marido Tie Ma Fam 1.10, Por Amar sin Ley 797,000
CW: 1.33 million
The Flash 1.64, Roswell, New Mexico 1.03
Monday A18-49 Rating: ABC .7/3, FOX .7/3, NBC 1.3/6, CBS .6/3, UNI .4/2, TELE .3/2, CW .4/2
Poppy Delbridge, formerly head of development at Warner Bros. UK production company Wall To Wall, launched entertainment firm The Empress Way, to develop and package new ideas for television, digital and film.
Jen Hollingsworth was elevated to COO of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group; she previously was EVP of strategic planning and operations.
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This Day in History: 1871 – Journalist Henry M Stanley began his famous expedition to Africa.
Answer to our last trivia question: What are three of the five songs the Beatles playe on their Ed Sullivan Show debut on February 9, 1964? Here are all five: All My Loving, Till There Was You, She Loves You, I Saw Her Standing There, I Want To Hold Your Hand. Kudos to: Ray Giacopelli-MI7 Media Intel/NY; Marni C. Gold-Hawthorne/NJ; Michael Goodman-Radio One/Atlanta; Joe Morrone-PMI/Pittsburgh; Tim Overmyer-20th TV/Atlanta; James Ryan-A+E Networks/NY; Samantha Salvatore-WNET/NY; Ged Young-GC Marketing LLC/Garden City, NY; Kathy Kraft-Abelson Taylor/Chicago; Dan Haberer-Creo Entertainment/Playa del Rey, CA; Liz Healy-BDRC/London
Today’s Trivia Question: What was the theme song to the original Wonderful World of Disney anthology series? (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, MARCH 21
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, For the People
CBS: 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament
CW: Supernatural, Legacies
FOX: Gotham, The Orville
NBC: Superstore, A.P. Bio, Brooklyn-Nine Nine, Will & Grace, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
PBS: This Old House Hour, Secrets of the Dead, Antiques Roadshow
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, Betty en NY, La Reina del Sur
Univision: Jesus, Mi Marido Tiene Mas Familia, Amar a Muerte