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ABC: The Bachelor at 8p
CW: All American: Homecoming at 9p
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IN THE NEWS
Netflix has renewed “You” for a fifth and final season. Penn Badgley will return to play the thriller’s serial killer, but showrunner Sera Gamble is stepping down, replaced by exec producers Michael Foley and Justin W. Lo. “You” originated on “Lifetime,” and moved to the steamer for season two.
“Arrested Development,” slated to leave Netflix this month, will remain on the streamer after all. Netflix and 20th Television have struck a new licensing agreement for the show, which aired for three seasons on Fox before moving to Netflix for seasons four and five.
Vice TV ordered six additional seasons of anthology series “Icons Unearthed,” for a total of ten. “We’ve had the opportunity to tell some incredible stories in ‘Icons Unearthed,’ and to have six more seasons of storytelling coming up is a testament to how well the show has been received,” said Nacelle Company CEO Brian Volk-Weiss. Season four premiered March 7.
“Grey’s Anatomy” has been renewed by ABC for a 20th season. Executive producer Meg Marinis will take over as showrunner from Krista Vernoff, who is stepping down from “Grey’s” and its spinoff “Station 19.”
Fox News has fired Abby Grossberg, the producer who was put on administrative leave after alleging she was coerced into delivering “shaded and/or incomplete” testimony in Dominion Voting Systems’ $1.6 billion defamation against FNC. “Our attorneys advised Ms. Grossberg that, while she was free to file whatever legal claims she wished, she was in possession of our privileged information and was not authorized to disclose it publicly. We were clear that if she violated our instructions, Fox would take appropriate action including termination,” said Fox News said in a statement. “Ms. Grossberg ignored these communications and chose to file her complaint without taking any steps to protect those portions containing Fox’s privileged information. We will continue to vigorously defend Fox against Ms. Grossberg’s unmeritorious legal claims, which are riddled with false allegations against Fox and our employees.”
Also not going quietly is Victoria Alanso, let go from her job as President, Physical and Postproduction, VFX and Animation Production for Disney’s Marvel Studios, reportedly because of her efforts to promote Amazon Studios’ “Argentina,1985.” “The idea that Victoria was fired over a handful of press interviews relating to a personal passion project about human rights and democracy that was nominated for an Oscar and which she got Disney’s blessing to work on is absolutely ridiculous,” said Alanso’s lawyer. “Victoria, a gay Latina who had the courage to criticize Disney, was silenced.” Responded Disney, “It’s unfortunate that Victoria is sharing a narrative that leaves out several key factors concerning her departure, including an indisputable breach of contract and a direct violation of company policy.”
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|PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
Fremantle, Revolution Films (“A Mighty Heart”), Passenger (“True Detective”) and Anonymous Content (“The Revenant”) are collaborating on a new six-part drama, “Fall of the God of Cars.” The series is written and directed by Revolution Films’ Michael Winterbottom and tells the story of Carlos Ghosn, the Brazilian-Lebanese CEO of Nissan and Renault, who was arrested in Japan and one year later orchestrated his own escape to Beirut, hidden in a music case on a private jet.
Detective drama “The Mysterious Mortons” is in development at CBS Studios, reports Deadline. The series for CBS comes from Amy Rardin (“Charmed”), George Northy (“Charmed”) and Laurie Zaks (“Castle”).
Added to the cast of Freevee’s “Clean Slate” as series regulars are D.K. Uzkoukwu, Telma Hopkins, Jay Wilkinson and Norah Murphy. They join Laverne Cox and George Wallace in the show about a child who returns who returns to their estranged family as a proud trans woman.
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
ABC unveiled its summer schedule, including the launch of three-week tournament “Jeopardy! Masters” on Wednesday, May 8, and new unscripted series “The Prank Panel” with a special preview Wednesday, May 24. “Judge Steve Harvey returns Tuesday, May 9, and season two of “The Wonder Years” debuts Wednesday, June 14. “Claim to Fame” kicks off season two on Monday, June 26, followed by “The Bachelorette.” Season two of “Generation Gap” joins “Press Your Luck” and “The Chase” on Thursday, June 29, with “Celebrity Family Feud” and “The $100,000 Pyramid” joining “The Prank Panel” on Sunday, July 9.
AMC spinoff “The Walking Dead: Dead City” premieres Sunday, June 18 at 10p, with subsequent episodes airing at 9p. The show follows Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) traveling into a post-apocalyptic Manhattan, long ago cut off from the mainland.
HBO Max’s “modern refresh” of MTV’s 2002-2003 animated series “Clone High” is set to debut this spring. Returning voice cast includes Will Forte, Nicole Sullivan, Chris Miller, Christa Miller voicing a new character, Candide Sampson, Donald Faison and Judah Miller. Among the new voice cast are Mo Gaffney, Michael Bolton, Mandy Moore and Ian Ziering.
BYUtv scripted series “A Kind of Spark,” a live-action adaptation of the novel by neurodivergent author Elle McNicoll tells the story of Addie, an autistic girl who fights for acceptance in her community. The series premieres on April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day – with the first two episodes airing on BYUtv at 8p and the first five episodes available to stream for free on the BYUtv app and at BYUtv.org.
Linda Yaccarino, Chairman of Global Advertising and Partnerships at NBCU, will take the stage with Twitter CEO Elon Musk on April 18 for a keynote at the Mobile Marketing Association’s “Possible” conference. What to expect? “The session is an intimate conversation between Yaccarino and Musk discussing Twitter 2.0 and what the future holds for marketers on the platform and the role Twitter plays in cultural conversations,” said the MMA.
“Succession” star Brian Cox sits down for an interview about his life and career for a one-hour special on BritBox, premiering April 11.
The second wave of guest hosts manning the desk on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” starting the week of April 3, include Roy Wood Jr., Jordan Klepper, Desi Lydic, Dulce Sloan and Michael Kosta.
Nickelodeon is marking the 10th anniversary of preschool series “Paw Patrol” with a special on Monday, April 24 at 7p. “All Paws on Deck” will reunite every Paw Patrol pup from the past and present.
Eight days in, the March Madness basketball tournament was up an estimated 22% in national TV ad revenue versus 2022, to $457.7 million, according to iSpot.TV. Viewership for the first five days averaged 9.04 million, on par with last year.
Buffalo Wild Wings has signed another NIL deal for the March Madness tournament, with Michigan State guard Tyson Walker. In the game versus Kansas State, Walker made a layup that sent the game into OT and triggered Buffalo Wild Wings’ Overtime Wingtime stunt, offering freebies to fans.
Monumental Sports & Entertainment celebrated the opening of District E Powered by Ticketmaster, a facility that will serve as a hub for esports, entertainment and discovery in Washington, D.C. “For many people in D.C. this space will be their first experience with esports, and we really want to make it a great one,” said Zach Leonsis, President of Media & New Enterprises. “But this won’t be a venue just focused on esports! We’re also excited about the proximity to Capital One Arena making it easy to host plenty of Capitals and Wizards events as well.”
Eurovision Song Contest will for the first time be broadcast live in UK movie theaters, announced the European Broadcasting Union. The UK is hosting the event on May 13 in Liverpool, substituting for Ukraine, which came in first last year but can’t host as the war with Russia rages on. TikTok will for the second year serve as entertainment partner, and stream the contest live.
EarthxTV has teamed up with Totalplay, the Mexican technology, teleco, and entertainment company, to bring a lineup of its current programming to audiences in Mexico on demand. EarthxTV offers audiences entertaining programming that celebrates the planet.
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TLC’s “MILF Manor” ranks as the #1 unscripted freshman cable series to date with people 25-54/18-34 and W8-34 and reached more than 10 million P2+ viewers over the course of its first season. The series has also accumulated more than 45 million video views across TLC’s social platforms.
Food Network’s “Tournament of Champions” posted a 1.10 P18+ / 1.34 W18+ Live+3 rating, up from prior six weeks (+21% and +18% respectively) as well as up vs. year-ago, (+11% and +4%) for timeslot benchmarks.
Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Thursday, March 23
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: Station 19 3.88 (0.5), Grey’s Anatomy 3.36(0.4), Alaska Daily 2.79 (0.2)
CBS: NCAA Basketball 4.26 (0.9), NCAA Basketball 6.13 (1.42)
CW: Walker 0.67 (0.1), Superman & Lois 0.1 (0.1)
ION: Chicago PD 0.84 (0.1), Chicago PD 0.82 (0.1), Chicago PD 0.84 (0.1)
FOX: Next Level Chef 2.00 (0.5), Animal Control 1.31 (0.2), Animal Control 1.01 (0.2)
NBC: Law & Order 4.41 (0.4), Law & Order: SVU 4.56 (0.5), Law & Order: Organized Crime 3.24 (0.4)
Telemundo: La Casa de los Famosos 1.29 (0.3), El Señor de los Cielos 1.28 (0.5), Juego de Meniras 0.86 (0.3)
Univision: Concacaf Nation 1.13 (0.4), Cabo 1.33 (0.4)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages
Brian Tannenbaum has been tapped to serve as Head of Roku Originals. Tannenbaum, who was previously Head of Alternative Originals, succeeds Colin Davis, who moved to Sony Pictures Television. Lydia Antonini, previously Head of Creative Affairs, is now Head of Scripted Originals and Olivia LaRoche has been promoted to Head of Alternative Originals.
|This Day in History
1884 – The first long-distance telephone call took place between Boston and New York.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
Which series was set in the town of Nearburg? “CatDog” (1998-2004). Kudos to: Charles A. Mannino-SubCom/Eatontown, NJ; Heather Allen-WWE Corporation/Stamford, CT; Benjamin Zander-NBC News NOW/NYC; Joe Swaney-Purchasing Power/Atlanta; Lorrie Shilling/ElSegundo,CA; David Garber-Loyola Marymount University/Playa Vista, CA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA
Today’s Trivia Question
Which detective series ran from 1982-1985 on ABC, then was picked up for one more season by CBS? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four answers per time zone.)
Represent FETV and FMC to media community via ongoing communications & relationship building. Maintain & develop strong working relationships w/both agencies & internal departments in support of sales efforts. Work w/sales management and pricing & planning to achieve quarterly revenue goals. 5+ yrs media sales exp. preferably in cable TV. Full info HERE
AD SALES PLANNER >>
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DIRECTOR OF SALES >>
NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP WKRN -TV (ABC)/NASHVILLE TN: Being a Leader of the Sales Team and owning the position. Driving new business development. Managing inventory, rates, political sales processes & revenue forecasting. Developing and executing sales packages and projects to increase stations’ revenue. Performing other duties as assigned. Minimum five yrs experience in Television Station Management. Full info HERE
MANAGER, RIGHTS CLEARANCES, STANDARDS & PRACTICES
SILVER SPRING MD, Hybrid, Remote
Pre-screen broadcast programs, commercials and other content to ensure compliance with TV One’s current Content Standards, Federal Trade Commission/Federal Communications Commission regulations. Assign parental ratings to all TV One programming based on content review. 3+ yrs exp. in a rights clearances and standards and practices is preferred. Full info HERE
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, UNSCRIPTED >>
LIGHTHEARTED ENTERTAINMENT/NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Hybrid, Remote: Responsible for overseeing the development of unscripted programming from concept to delivery. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of identifying, developing, pitching and producing successful unscripted projects across a range of genres and networks. 5+ years of experience in unscripted television development. Full info HERE
AD SALES MARKETING MANAGER >>
REELZ, NYC: Drive advertiser revenue growth on a TOP 25 network. Develop sales materials, presentations, one-sheets. Manage B2B marketing projects & execute sponsorships. Strong deck-writing abilities, positive attitude, self-motivated, collaborative, creative, superior communication skills with a keen eye for detail. 5+ yrs in Sales Marketing preferred. Full info HERE
DIRECTOR, AD SALES RESEARCH
Collect, analyze, & interpret audience data (Nielsen, MRI, iSpot, etc.) for recurring sales reports & ad hoc requests. Synthesize large data sets from multiple sources into compelling & strategic insights for our Linear, CTV, and Distribution sales teams to drive revenue. 10+ yrs of exp. in a TV research role, including managing & leading staff. Full info HERE
RESEARCH ANALYST >>
REELZ, NYC: 2+ years exp generating & analyzing competitive viewing & advertiser information. Support sales, programming, marketing and finance. Working knowledge of NPower, StarMedia, iSpot TV and MRI. Expertise in Excel & PowerPoint. Full info HERE
DIRECTOR OF AD SALES – PLATFORM PARTNER
BBC GLOBAL DIGITAL NEWS & STREAMING
BBC Global Digital News & Streaming is looking for a highly skilled, NY based, Director of Ad Sales – Platform Partner. The purpose of the role is to launch BBC Studios Youtube and social advertising proposition across the Americas, deliver advertising revenues across the BBC Studios global portfolio and build a best in market Partner Sales team. Full info HERE
LOG EDITOR, COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS
CHICAGO, IL, NEW YORK, NY – Hybrid, Remote
Prepare and update the daily assigned program log for TV One or Cleo TV. Manage the placement of key clients by using detailed instructions to ensure correct placement as ordered by the Advertising Sales team. Bachelor’s degree in a related field or 2+ years of experience in Broadcast Cable Log Operations. Full info HERE
SR. PROMO EDITOR
SILVER SPRING, Hybrid, Remote
Video editing, with primary responsibility in marketing and digital media. Work with creative marketing teams to complete their production assignments. Contribute creative ideas that will help elevate the brand. Organize, Manage and Archive Avid Media Projects and files. 10 years of video editing exp. including 5 years of promo editing exp. Full info HERE
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE – AD SALES >>
GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA/CHICAGO Remote: Strategically sells linear & digital properties to drive Ad Sales revenue. Works with agencies & clients to develop unique advertising solutions for their brands. Requires 5-10 years of sales experience with established agency & client relationships. Seeking a motivated, self-starter with strong negotiation, communication & presentation skills. Full info HERE
SALES PLANNER – AD SALES >>
GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA/NEW YORK, Hybrid/Remote: Works with Account Executives to service clients daily. Builds sales plans, maintains media schedules & handles client requests such as stewardship, liability, and traffic concerns. Seeking a motivated, self-starter with strong communication, problem-solving & time management skills. Must have 1+ year of planning experience. Full info HERE
MOTION GRAPHIC DESIGNER >>
LONG STORY SHORT MEDIA/WASHINGTON, DC: Bring creative concepts to life through design and animation. Motion Designer will work in a team environment to share fresh design perspectives and create engaging high-quality content for a variety of subjects and media. Full Info HERE
SALES MANAGER >>
NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP/INDIANAPOLIS: Provides leadership for the broadcast/digital sales teams. Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and operation of account executives and sales assistants. Develops and executes sales strategies that exceeds revenue targets in local, new business and digital revenue. Min 5 yrs of media sales exp; management exp. preferred. Full info HERE
SENIOR MANAGER, ACQUISITION AND OUTREACH >>
TELEVISION ACADEMY/LOS ANGELES, Hybrid: Develop, build, and execute member acquisition plans (monthly, quarterly, and annual) with measurable targets, optimize program performance and deliver strategic plans to achieve/exceed specific campaign KPIs. Identify and implement A/B tests & tactics, innovating & continually seeking to drive and improve. Min 4 yrs’ exp. in an acquisition role. Full info HERE
VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING & ON-AIR PROMOTION >>
REELZ/ALBUQUERQUE, NM: Develop strategic approaches and tactical planning for on-air promotion, guiding the creative process from creation through post-production, and managing the execution of consumer marketing programs for on-air promotion and off-air advertising. Responsible for full on-air presentation and format management. Min of 8-10 yrs exp. Full info HERE
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE – AD SALES >>
GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA/NYC, Hybrid, Remote: Strategically sells linear & digital properties to drive Ad Sales revenue. Works with agencies & clients to develop unique advertising solutions for their brands. Requires 3+ years of sales experience with established agency & client relationships. Seeking a motivated, self-starter with strong negotiation, communication & presentation skills. Full info HERE
SALES ASSISTANT – AD SALES >>
GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA/NYC, Hybrid, Remote: Provides workflow support to ensure effective campaign delivery for advertisers. Verifies order and schedule accuracy and entry. Monitors accounts while booking and maintaining inventory. Works closely with Account Executives and Sales Planners. Seeking a motivated, self-starter with strong communication, analytical & problem-solving skills. Full info HERE
MANAGER, COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS
CHICAGO, NYC, Hybrid, Remote
Supervise & train copy coordinators & log editors for accuracy & attention to detail of building a commercial log & reading agency instructions. Monitor employee performance & output; provide back-up for all desks including log editing, added value insertion & continued communication with marketing for all custom creations. Min of 3 yrs of exp. Full info HERE
TRAFFIC MANAGER >>
WHYY/Hybrid, PHILADELPHIA: Create monthly programming grids for 12.1 and 12.3. Update programming grids when schedule changes are made. Prepare daily logs & submit to Centralcast Joint Master Control. Work w/WHYY Traffic Specialist who creates programming grids for 12.2 and logs for 12.2 and 12.3. 3-5 yrs of management exp. & working with data or traffic systems. Full info HERE
LOCAL MULTIMEDIA SALES MANAGER >>
WALA FOX 10 TV/MOBILE AL: Build a steady stream of new business, constantly recruit to grow the sales team, developing client solutions with account executives using digital and television products. Generating a weekly forecast of revenue, regularly attend sales calls with account executives. Skilled negotiator and problem solver. Proven history of developing new business. Full info HERE
Remote, must be licensed in NY or CA
Negotiating and drafting development deals, shopping agreements, amendments, talent deals, above-the-line contracts, PSAs, production release templates, trade-out agreements, specialty releases and other necessary documents. Shaping corporate and production legal policies. 5-10 yrs of entertainment legal exp. working with a law firm or production. Full info HERE
SR. DIRECTOR, CONSUMER MARKETING
SILVER SPRING, Hybrid, Remote
Lead the Consumer Marketing media, promotion and marketing campaigns by prioritizing shows & campaigns across the brand, and support for each of those priorities. Work with internal research and marketing analytics team to gather and organize past performance and insights, construct goals and objectives, and develop target definitions. 7+ yrs exp. Full info HERE
|MONDAY MARCH 27
ABC: The Bachelor [f]
CBS: The Young and the Restless 50th Anniversary, NCIS, NCIS: Hawai’i
CW: All American, All American: Homecoming [f]
FOX: The 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards
NBC: The Voice, Quantum Leap
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Roadshow, Independent Lens
Telemundo: La Casa de los Famosos, El Señor de los Cielos, Juego de Mentrias
Univision: Perdona Nuestros Pecados, Mi Camino es Amarte, Cabo