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Good morning. It’s Tuesday March 22, 2016, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
CNBC: Billion Dollar Buyer at 10p
Cooking: Cheap Eats at 9p
DirecTV: You Me Her at 9p
Esquire: Friday Night Tykes: Steel Country at 10p
Freeform: Stitchers at 10p
HGTV: Good Bones at 11p
Myx TV: Call to Cosplay at 8p
NBC: Heartbeat at 9p
Weather: 23.5 Degrees with Sam Champion at 11p

Tonight’s Finales:
Esquire: Friday Night Tykes at 9p
TV One:  Here We Go Again at 8p


In addition to books, toys and garden hoses, Amazon now sells service bundles from Comcast. The phone, Internet and TV Xfinity packages, part of the retail giant’s new “Amazon Cable Store,” are priced the same as those offered via Comcast. So what’s the draw? “Amazon is not only the biggest online retailer and a place where millions of our customers shop every day, but it’s also a brand that’s unrivaled when it comes to customer service,” said Charlie Herrin, EVP of customer experience for Comcast Cable. And you know cable’s reputation for customer service. At Amazon, cable customers are offered “dedicated customer service, exclusively for Amazon customers.” Plus gift cards.

Turner Classic Movies will honor filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola during a handprint-footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on Friday, April 29. The event is part of the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival.


Social Good Awards Breakfast
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We’ll be celebrating social responsibility in the TV & entertainment industry. Space is limited & tables are selling out quickly (only 2 left). Register your team today!



The Battle of Versailles, an HBO movie focused on the legendary 1973 fashion show that shone a light on American designers and black models, has Ava DuVernay (Selma) onboard as director as well as co-writer with Michael Starbury. DuVernay is also at work on upcoming OWN drama Queen Sugar, a co-creation with Oprah Winfrey.

Freeform’s Dead of Summer, set in a late 1980s midwestern summer camp, started production yesterday in Vancouver. Produced by ABC Signature Studios and Kitsis/Horowitz, drama stars Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost), Zelda Williams (Teen Wolf), Mark Indelicato (Ugly Betty), Alberto Frezza (Charlie’s Angels), Eli Goree (The 100), Ronen Rubenstein (Orange Is the New Black), Amber Coney (Class) and Paulina Singer (Gotham).

Amazon getting into the cable business – would you consider ordering a cable service through Amazon? Let us know in the new Cynopsis poll: http://cynopsis.com/poll/.


A comedy special starring a young comic diagnosed with terminal cancer will air on HBO this spring. A Kickstarter campaign was launched on behalf of 32-year-old Quincy Jones that led to a March 15 appearance on Ellen; host Ellen DeGeneres surprised Jones with the HBO news in a follow-up visit on Monday: http://ellentube.com/videos/0-x71zfym3/. Quincy’s standup show will be recorded April 4 in LA.

Barrett-Jackson Live, 19 hours of coverage from the 14th annual Palm Beach auto event, launches Friday, April 8 from 12p-8p on Velocity. Auction action moves to Discovery from 2p-4p on Saturday, April 9, then Velocity picks it up from 4p-8p, and again Sunday, April 10 from 12p-5p. January’s Scottsdale auction drew six million real-time viewers for Velocity’s best week ever.

The dark side of eating ramen noodles is explored as only Portlandia can in the quirky comedy’s season finale, “Noodle Monster,” on Thursday, March 24 at 10p. Top Chef’s Gregory Gourdet guests.

10 Homes That Changed America launches on PBS Tuesday, April 5 at 8p (check local listings). The three-parter highlights spaces from Monticello to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater to 19th century NYC tenements, that transformed residential living.

The season one finale of FX’s Baskets airs Thursday, March 24 at 10p. Highlight: Chip hits rock bottom, but “on the plus side, there are curly fries down there.”

Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland and fiancee Carre Callaway renovate a Detroit dream home they bought after just seeing pictures, on DIY’s Sight Unseen. Six-episode series premieres in July.

Al Jazeera America will air The Limits of Hope: Inside Obama’s White House for four consecutive nights starting Thursday, April 7 at 10p. Documentary series includes interviews with President Obama, as well as former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Representative Nancy Pelosi, former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanual, and more.

Smithsonian Channel is celebrating Sir David Attenborough’s 90th birthday with seven consecutive weeks of natural history programs. Event kicks off with three-part series David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies on Wednesday, April 6 at 8p. The famed naturalist turns nonagenarian May 8.

The next episode of ID’s Hate in America travels to Flathead Valley, Montana, home to groups of anti-government and all-white extremists, on the heels of the decision to defer the prosecution of the region’s David Lenio. Despite tweeting about shooting up a synagogue and wanting to kill schoolchildren, charges against Lenio will be dismissed in two years if he doesn’t break the law. “A Town on Fire,” airing Thursday, March 24 at 8p, comes from NBC News ripped-from-the-headlines pros Peacock Productions.

A preview episode of Up’s Small Town, Big Mayor airs Thursday, March 31 at 9:30p. Docu-series focuses a town leader determined to revitalize D’Lo, Mississippi – home to 240 cows, three swimming  holes and 74 rocking chairs.


Bounce TV launched a free mobile app that features full seasons of original series including Saints & Sinners, Mann & Wife and Family Time, as well as films and Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round fights. The app is being introduced because despite “record-breaking ratings growth,” according to Jonathan Katz, COO of Bounce, there are still services “that are behind the times and undervalue African-American consumers by not offering Bounce. The Bounce TV app complements our existing viewership by expanding the network’s available audience base and giving everyone access to our programming.”

Amazon Prime Video will be the exclusive U.S. streaming home for long-running BBC hit Doctor Who. Starting Sunday, March 27, the first eight seasons will be available to Prime members, with season nine arriving in the fall. Netflix’s rights to the sci-fi drama, which has aired on BBC America since 2005, expired last month.


Season four of VH1’s Black Ink Crew premieres Monday, April 4 at 9p, with two new tattoo shops and three new artists. Watch for rivalries heating up, a fall off the wagon and a newcomer with a checkered past.

All 10 episodes of the second season Bloodline will be released Friday, May 27 on Netflix. This time around, “Good people may have to do some very bad things,” teases the streaming service.

Games of Thrones is back for season six Sunday, April 24 at 9p on HBO. And if they do say so themselves, it’s “the best one we’ve ever done,” David Benihoff told EW, speaking for himself and co-creator Dan Weiss. “Usually there’s an episode or two we’re kind of nervous about, that didn’t turn out as well as we hoped. This season there is not a weak episode.”


Music Choice’s Today’s Country music channel is featuring Academy of Country Music Awards content now through April 10. The channel will be co-branded Today’s Country: ACM Awards starting Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3, when the 51st annual awards show airs on CBS. Additional content, including ACM Awards flashback vignettes, will also appear on MC Today’s Country Video Channel via web and app.

Speaking of the ACMAs, Dolly Parton and Katy Perry will duet, and Parton will be honored for her 2015 TV movie, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors during the ceremony.

Nominations for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be announced live on CBS’s The Talk on Thursday, March 24 at 2p. Ceremony for the Creative Arts Awards takes place Friday, April 29, while the Daytime Emmy Awards event is set for Sunday, May 1. The Talk holds its fifth annual “After Party” honoring winners on Monday, May 2.

Recipients of the 41st annual Gracie Awards, recognizing the outstanding achievements of women in media, include Tina Fey, Jada Pinkett Smith, Angela Bassett, Cynthia Nixon and Kathie Lee Gifford, among others. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation event will take place Tuesday, May 24 in Beverly Hills.

MTV is rounding up big names for its 2016 Movie Awards. First round of presenters includes Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Seth Rogan, Zac Efron, Olivia Munn and Gigi Hadid, for a show hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart on Sunday, April 10 at 8p.


Pop announced an upfront slate on Monday that includes over 400 hours of original content and eight original shows. “We have had nine quarters of year-over-year growth,” net president Brad Schwartz tells Cynopsis. “Small shifts are making big differences.” Banking on increased distribution to keep numbers growing for content designed to attract a target audience of “modern grown-ups,” fun-loving, socially engaged entertainment fans, new docu-comedy Hollywood Darlings, focused on child stars of the 90s, joins original scripted comedies Schitt’s Creek and Nightcap, returning series Sing it On, Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block and Unusually Thicke, pop culture game show Easiest Game Show Ever and after show Big Brother After Dark.

One year after the network’s rebrand, advertisers are responding. “We’ve added nearly 100 new blue chip advertisers and are well-positioned for this year’s upfront offering a premium cable environment at an efficient price,” said Michael DuPont, EVP, Ad Sales. “Advertisers view Pop as an attractive and more competitive alternative to other lifestyle and entertainment networks.”


Discovery Communications announced a TV and multi-platform broadcast agreement with NOS in the Netherlands, making the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games available to Dutch viewers on both NOS and Eurosport. Discovery and the International Olympic Committee struck a deal last June that includes exclusive multimedia rights for 50 countries and territories in Europe for the 2018 through the 2024 Olympic Games.

Italy’s Mediaset and France’s Vivendi are in talks to partner in content creation, but Vivendi is not going after Mediaset, former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi told a radio station on Monday. Berlusconi, whose family controls the Italian broadcaster, said Vivendi has reached an agreement in principle for a share swap and collaboration in pay-TV content.

9 Story Entertainment Group licensed three animated series in the UK: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood to Cartoonito UK, Nerds and Monsters to CITV and Numb Chucks to Kix.

TCB Media Rights struck deals for Arrow Media and Handel Productions’ one-hour documentaries Definitive Guides: Extreme Sea Monsters and New Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle to RMC Decouverte France, N24 Germany and SBS and Foxtel in Australia.

Hat Trick International announced crime series including Plum Pictures doc Killer Women with Piers Morgan and Emporium ProductionsInside the World’s Toughest Prisons are headed for MIPTV. “In our experience this genre has always been a consistently strong performer in the global market for factual content,” said Sarah Tong, director of sales at Hat Trick.


NBCUniversal announced the launch of The NBCU Content Studio, to “serve as developer and producer of original content on behalf of its advertising partners.” The initiative “makes it easier to bring clients the unique ideas and opportunities that only our portfolio of networks and talent can provide,” said John Harrobin, NBCU’s chief marketing officer, ad sales. Custom content has been developed for customers including Amazon, Fiat and Zoolander 2, along with integrated partnerships with The Voice and Kohl’s and Nissan; Today and Citi, and The Tonight Show and GE, among others.
groups GroupM and Kantar have teamed for “Live Panel,” a planning platform that uses measurement arm Kantar’s offerings like consumer research panels and retail behavior data to enhance agency planning ability, and “turn customers into audiences and audiences into customers more nimbly and efficiently for our clients,” said Irwin Gotlieb, chairman, GroupM Global.


Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight) and Samantha Morton (Miss Julie) will star in BBC One three-parter Rillington Place. Serial killer period drama comes from BBC One Drama Productions and Bandit Television.

Mary Louise Parker (Weeds), Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under) and Guy Pearce (Memento) landed lead roles in ABC mini-series When We Rise, centered on the LGBT rights movement. Gus Van Sant is directing.

Lucas Till (X-Men) will star in CBS drama pilot MacGyver, a reboot of the 1985-1992 series starring Richard Dean Anderson as a secret agent with way with paper clips and chewing gum. Also joining the cast is Joshua Boone (Fan Girl).

Esai Morales will co-star in Fox’s untitled workplace comedy starring Judy Greer as the head of HR for a plastics molding plant. Patton Oswalt plays the new CEO.

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Fox’s star-studded live musical The Passion averaged a solid 1.6/5 rating among A18-49 and 6.6 million viewers on Sunday, according to preliminary figures. That’s an improvement of 45 percent in the demo and 153 percent in viewers versus last Sunday, but down from the 4.3/13 and 12.21 million viewers the net’s Grease: Live delivered in January.

SHAREABLEE SOCIAL TV RATINGS: Top U.S. Shows Overall by Engagement for the week of March 14, 2016
Program, Date, Total Actions (000), Total Content, Actions per Post (000), Fans/Followers (000)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Warner Bros./synd.)
6586, 93, 71, 106735
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)
4382, 310, 14, 22230
The Walking Dead (AMC)
3182, 100, 32, 42303
Good Morning America (ABC)
1294, 86, 15, 11939
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
1294, 86, 15, 11939
Today Show (NBC)
1215, 599, 2, 9667
Shadowhunters (Freeform)
1090, 237, 5, 1572
TMZ (Warner Bros./synd.)
991,1082, 1, 10674
Little Big Shots (NBC)
972, 114, 9, 473
American Idol (Fox)
939, 221, 4, 14385
Source: Shareablee Inc. The total actions metric includes the total volume of post-level likes, shares, favorites, retweets and comments. Total content includes all posts, tweets and media posted by each TV property across all platforms. Actions per post metric notes the average e number of actions garnered by each TV property. Total fans/followers includes Facebook and Twitter and Instagram followers.

TV Playback Rank, based on the difference between Nielsen’s first-reported Live + Same Day rating and the final Live + 7 Day rating for the week of February 29, 2016
Program, Live+SD A18-49 US AA%, Live +7 US AA%
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
2.2, 3.9
Modern Family (ABC) 2.6, 4.3
How to Get Away With Murder (ABC) 1.4, 2.9
Blindspot (NBC) 1.8, 2.3
Quantico (ABC) 1.1,2.4
Criminal Minds (CBS) 1.9, 3.2
Chicago P.D. (NBC) 1.5, 2.7
Law and Order: SVU (NBC) 1.6, 2.8
Lucifer (FOX) 1.3, 2.4
Shades of Blue (NBC) 1.0, 2.1
Source: The Nielsen Company. Based on original telecasts only.

NIELSEN TWITTER TV TOP TEN for the week of March 14, 2016
Program, Date, Unique Audience (000), Tweets (000)
The Bachelor (ABC)
3/14, 6746, 703
The Walking Dead (AMC) 3/20,
3356, 294
The Passion (Fox) 3/20,
2175, 133
Pretty Little Liars (Freeform)
3/15, 1778, 231
WWE Monday Night RAW (USA) 3/14,
1315, 191
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 3/17, 1194, 58
How to Get Away With Murder (ABC) 3/17, 1028, 116
The Voice (NBC) 3/14,
1001, 63
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX) 3/15,
990, 30
Scandal (ABC) 3/17,
990, 79
Source: Nielsen. Nielsen Social captures relevant Tweets from three hours before through three hours after broadcast, local time. Unique Audience measures the audience of relevant Tweets ascribed to a program from when the Tweets are sent until the end of the broadcast day at 5am. The data includes new/live primetime and late fringe programming only and excludes sports events. For multicast events, networks are listed alphabetically and metrics reflect the highest Unique Audience across all airing networks.

Friday A18-49 Analysis: CBS scored the most A18-49 viewers Friday with 1.8/7, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen, winning every hour with NCAA basketball coverage. CBS topped 8p with 1.3/6 for Stephen F. Austin versus West Virginia’s game, followed by ABC with 1.2/5 for Last Man Standing and 1.0/4 for Dr. Ken. CBS rose to 2.5/10 at 9p; ABC was second with 1.3/5 for Shark Tank. Michigan/Notre Dame earned CBS 1.8/7 at 10p, versus 1.2/4 for ABC’s 20/20.

A18-49: CBS 1.8/7, ABC 1.2/5, NBC .9/3, UNI .7/3, FOX .6/2, TELE .6/2, ION .4/1, CW .1/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, March 18, 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
ABC: 3.8/7
Last Man Standing 4.4/9, Dr. Ken 3.4/6, Shark Tank 4.0/7, 20/20 3.6/7
CBS: 3.5/7
NCAA Basketball 3.0/6, NCAA Basketball 3.4/7
NBC: 2.8/5
Caught on Camera 2.3/4, Grimm 2.6/5, Dateline 3.5/7
FOX: 1.5/3
Sleepy Hollow 1.8/3, Second Chance 1.3/2
Sueno de Amor 1.0/2, Pasion y Poder 1.2/2, Hotel de los Secretos 1.1/2
ION: 1.0/2
Criminal Minds .9/2, Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds 1.0/2
Quien es Quien .6/1, Eva, La Trailera .8/1, La Querida del Centauro 1.0/2
CW: .4/1
Vampire Diaries [r] .4/1, Originals [r] .4/1


Viacom Music and Entertainment Group hired Matthew Borst as Director of Connected Content for MTV. Borsthad served as Director of Social Media & Integrated Marketing for Endemol Shine North America.

Entertainment Studios Networks appointed Cindy Kelly as President of Advertising Sales. Previously, Kelly was Senior Vice President of Strategic Sales & Solutions for ION Media Networks.

Small World IFT named Tara Gaule as Vice President, Format Sales and Development, Europe, and promoted Henny Adolfsdottir to manages sales for the Nordics, Baltics, Turkey, Greece and Poland. Most recently, Gaule was Vice President of Sales at Zodiak Rights.

This Day in History:
1882 – Congress outlawed polygamy.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which song did Will & Grace’s (1998-2006) Jack teach Grace [correction: not Karen] the dance to? Oops! … I Did It Again. Kudos to: Mindy Silver-Freeform/NYC, David Stern-Bard Entertainment/NYC, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-Generate/NYC, Elizabeth Corda-Turner/NYC, Ken DuBow-Bob’s Your Uncle Distribution Services/LA

Today’s Trivia Question: On The Drew Carey Show (1995-2004), which WWF star played a character that endorsed Buzz Beer? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone.).

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ABC: Fresh Off the Boat, The Real O’Neals, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Beyond the Tank
CBS: NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, Limitless
CW: The Flash, iZombie 
FOX: New Girl, Grandfathered, Brooklyn Nine-Nine [r], The Grinder [r]
NBC: The Voice, Crowded, Heartbeat [
PBS: Last Days in Vietnam: American Experience [r], Frontline [r]
Telemundo: Quien es Quien, Eva la Trailera, La Querida del Centauro
Univision: Sueno de Amor, Pasion y Poder, El Hotel de los Secretos

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