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Good morning. It’s Tuesday April 5, 2016, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
A&E: Storage Wars at 10p
BET: Chasing Destiny at 10:30p
Bounce: Mann & Wife at 9p
Great American Country: Log Cabin Living at 9p
PBS: 10 Homes that Changed America at 8p, Point Taken at 11p (check local listings)
TBS: America’s Greatest Makers at 9p
ION: Saving Hope at 11p

Tonight’s Finales:
Freeform: Shadowhunters at 9p
FX: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story at 10p
LMN: Intervention: Codependent at 10p



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Disney’s Thomas Staggs is expected to leave his position as COO on May 6. He will remain in the role of special adviser to chair/CEO Robert Iger through this fiscal year, Disney said in a statement. Staggs’ departure comes after 26 years at the company, through which he rose to the position of heir apparent to Iger, who is expected to step down in about two years. With the news today, the Disney board will begin a broad search for Iger’s replacement.

BET Networks acquired the Soul Train brand from InterMedia Partners and The Yucaipa Companies. The network relaunched the Soul Train Awards in 2009. Assets acquired include one of the largest libraries of African-American, music-oriented content in the world, including more 1,100 television episodes and 40 television specials.

It’s a full year for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. TBS ordered 26 episodes of its new series less than two months after star and exec-producer Samantha Bee entered the late-night landscape. TBS’s order brings the total number of eps to 39, taking it to the end of 2016. Series, which offers a satirical take on weekly news, airs Mondays at 10:30p and is averaging 3.7 million viewers (L+7) per episode across TBS’s linear, digital and mobile platforms. The show is executive-produced by Bee, Jason Jones, Jo Miller, Miles Kahn and Tony Hernandez.

Nielsen and Dish Network signed a multiyear agreement to integrate Dish’s aggregated set-top-box data initially into Nielsen’s Local TV Measurement service across all 210 designated market areas. This is the first nationwide dataset to be calibrated with Nielsen’s panel to provide deeper granularity and demographic descriptiveness. The agreement will also enable Nielsen to leverage Dish’s set-top-box data to complement many of its local and national products including Nielsen Scarborough, Nielsen Data Fusion, Nielsen Media Custom Insights, and multiple national insight services.

Ovation TV acquired US premiere rights to two documentaries from the distributor Terranoa. Picasso, The Legacy and Picasso: A Museum Reborn will premiere on the network in 4Q16.

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will present the 2016 International Emmy Founders Award to Shonda Rhimes at the 44th International Emmy Awards Gala on Monday, November 21 in NY. Rhimes, of course, is behind global hit series including Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Private Practice and How to Get Away with Murder.


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Newish HBO exec Bill Simmons, formerly an ESPN personality, is producing a post-Game of Thrones program. After the Thrones, hosted by Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan (both from The Ringer), will follow the GoT premiere April 24 and continue through the duration of the upcoming sixth season recapping the latest episode and exploring the complexities of the show.

Selena Gomez and Aaron Kaplan are developing a drama series project to air on Freeform. Described as “a Latina Empire,” the untitled drama project is set in a low-income Latino neighborhood and unfolds through the eyes of an 18-year-old girl. Gomez exec-produces with Kaplan through his Kapital Entertainment and Mandy Teefey.

Endemol Shine is hanging a production shingle in Israel. Endemol Shine Studios Israel, based in Tel Aviv, will invest in local writers, showrunners and onscreen talent to develop and produce scripted series for distribution around the world. The studio will be led by director of drama and comedy Gal Zaid, reporting to Endemol Shine Israel’s CEO Elad Kuperman. Endemol Shine Israel’s current slate of scripted series includes thriller The Orpheus Project for HOT, dark comedy Killing Grandma for YES and drama The Harem for Reshet.

Reel One Entertainment and UP TV formed an international development, production and distribution deal to develop scripted content to premiere on the cable net. The deal marks the network’s continued expansion in original programming and allows UP to build on its relationship with Reel One Entertainment, the producer and distributor of its first scripted series, Ties that Bind (aka Detective McLean).

INSP started production on a new original weekly series, State Plate, with a debut slated for fall 2016. Grammy- and former American Idol winner Taylor Hicks will host the series. State Plate will celebrate the unique food traditions of all 50 states.

The Africa Channel closed content and channel partnership deals with leading African channel creator and content distributor AfricaXP. Under terms of the agreement, AfricaXP will serve as the exclusive agent for supplying content to the network from African producers, and will play a content sourcing and development role for Africa Channel managing all aggregation, quality control and delivery logistics. Additionally, the companies will launch a premium African Entertainment channel for Africa.


Nat Geo Wild is gearing up for its second annual BarkFest weekend, kicking off Friday, April 15 at 9p and featuring an expose on dangerous Chihuahuas (apparently they exist), a look at why breeds come in different shapes and sizes, the world’s funniest dogs, and the best doggy moments from The Incredible Dr. Pol and Cesar 911.

Democrats, a film that chronicles Zimbabwe’s quest to create a constitution that won best documentary feature at the 2015 Tribeca Film Fest, premieres on PBS’ Independent Lens on Monday, April 18 at 10p.

Brooke Shields returns as flower-shop-owner-turned-sleuth Abby Night in the second installment of the Flower Shop Mystery movie series – Flower Shop Mystery: Snipped in the Bud, premiering Sunday, April 24 at 9p on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Based on the bestselling series by Kate Collins, the movie also stars Brennan Elliott and Beau Bridges.

Sebastian Maniscalco will return to Showtime for his third stand-up comedy event, to be recorded at NY’s Beacon Theatre. Maniscalco’s Why Would You Do That?, which will be filmed in front of a live audience on May 7, is directed by Joe Demaio.

Logo will tip off its 2016 docu slate on May 3 with Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw. The feature is about the women’s basketball star whose mental illness cut short her promising career. Also on the schedule are Out of Iraq, about two enlisted men in Iraq, one an Iraqi solider, the other a US translator, who fall in love before being forced to flee when one becomes the target of an honor killing, and The IF Project, about the writing program launched by a Seattle police officer trying to understand how inmates ended up incarcerated.


Oklahoma City’s elite team of street racers, the 405, is back and on the hunt for redemption when Street Outlaws returns to Discovery Channel’s Motor Mondays on Monday, April 25 at 9p. Series, produced by Pilgrim Media Group, is Monday night’s top cable series for M25-54, M18-49 and M18-34, excluding sports shows.

Reelz has renewed three original series. New episodes of Gangsters: America’s Most Evil will premiere in winter 2016-17, while new episodes of Collision Course and Autopsy: The Last Hours Of will premiere in early 2017.


Vox Media and NBCUniversal launched Concert, the first major partnership initiative following NBCU’s strategic investment in Vox Media in August 2015. Concert gives brand marketers the ability to reach a high value audience of more than 150 million across Vox Media’s eight properties and NBCU’s digital properties.

Z Living is expanding its advertising and sales team across the US, a reflection of the network’s growth strategy under new GM Rafe Oller. Joining the network as SVP, sales & marketing, for the Central and Western US regions, is veteran cable executive Lisabeth Hayes. Also joining Z Living and reporting to Hayes are Rudy Balderama, who serves as VP, advertising sales, Western region, and Concha Christian, who is VP, national media sales. Daija Arias also joins the network as VP, new business development. “From our commitment to original programming to forging innovative partnerships, such as our recent deal with Popsugar, Z Living is more focused than ever on providing unique ways to reach Millennial women, and all viewers passionate about heath and living well,” Oller tells Cynopsis.


NCIS cast British actor Duane Henry as guest star in the final two episodes of the series’ current season, with an option to become a regular in upcoming season 14 of the veteran CBS show.

Wilson Bethel has been cast in Discovery Channel miniseries Harley and the Davidsons. He’ll play Ray Weishaar, an influential member of the Harley-Davidson “Wrecking Crew.” Dougray Scott has been cast to play the CEO of Harley’s chief competitor. Miniseries premieres September 5.

Class, the BBC’s Doctor Who young adult spinoff, is expanding its class. The series is bringing in Greg Austin (Mr Selfridge), Fady Elsayed (Silent Witness), Sophie Hopkins (Dark Matters) and Vivian Oparah to play Coal Hill students in the series.


NBCUniversal Hispanic Group launched Movimiento, a social-first movement based on NBCU’s CultureFirst report on US Latinos, The Curve Report. The first project of the initiative will be Movimiento Musica, a social video series with multi-platform extensions dedicated to aligning emerging artists and their content with forward-thinking brands, powered by Samsung.


Little Big Shots, the unscripted variety series that’s making a splash stateside on NBC, is headed to Europe. Warner Bros International Television Production set the first two international local production sales. ITV ordered a British version straight to series; Wall to Wall is on board to produce. Additionally, Mediaset will create a local-language version of the show in Spain, which will be produced by WBITVP.

Keshet International sold its car game show Trade Up to Beijing Tong Chang Tong Ying Ltd. The Chinese version is soon to go into production and will be broadcast on the China state television channel CCTV-2.

ITV Studios Global Entertainment signed presale deals for its upcoming drama Victoria with TV4 (Sweden), NRK (Norway), DR (Denmark), FYLE (Finland), NPO (Netherlands), Yes (Israel), ITV Choice (across Africa) and Vision TV (Canada). Series stars Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who).

Content Television sold the new third season of World Productions thriller Line of Duty to global broadcasters including DirecTV (Latin America) and BBC Worldwide (Benelux). VOD rights to the series have been picked up by Hulu for the US.


HGTV delivered its best-ever March in primetime for the A25-54 demo, delivering an average rating of .65 and notching a 14 percent increase over March 2015. The network also snagged the No. 1 slot in primetime in March among upscale W25-54. And HGTV’s ratings among viewers A18-49 grew 16 percent over year-ago levels, making March the highest-rated primetime month ever among that audience. Ratings drivers included Flip or Flop and Fixer Upper – both of which had their highest-rated seasons ever.

Investigation Discovery closed March with the best quarter in network history for prime delivery of P2+, HH, A25-54, W25-54, A18-49 and W18-49, moving up six positions to secure the No. 9 slot in ad-supported cable for prime delivery of W25-54. Highlights for the quarter included original series Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda, averaging close to 2 million A2+ (1.925 million).

Science Channel achieved its highest-rated quarter ever among A25-54, A18-49, M18-49 and W25-54/18-49 in L+3 during 1Q16 in primetime, while the network had its highest0rated quarter ever among Total Viewers P2+ and Persons/Men/Women 18-49 in Total Day. Highlights included What on Earth becoming the net’s most watched series of all time with a season average of 794,000 Total Viewers P2+.

Azteca America boasts its best March prime time delivery in five years, reporting year-over-year average audience increases of 39 percent among total viewers, 33 percent among A18-49 and 71 percent among A18-34, according to Nielsen. Primetime growth among A18-49 was driven by Escape Perfecto (up 241 percent), Desafio Africa (up 65 percent) and Kaçak (up 48 percent).

SHAREABLEE SOCIAL TV RATINGS: Top U.S. Shows Overall by Engagement for the week of March 28, 2016
Program, Date, Total Actions (000), Total Content, Actions per Post (000), Fans/Followers (000)
The Walking Dead (AMC)
3928, 110, 36, 42585
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Warner Bros./synd.)
3433, 35, 98, 108444
Good Morning America (ABC)
1651, 800, 2, 9133
Shadowhunters (Freeform)
1372, 245, 6, 1669
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
1365, 75, 18, 25209
Empire (FOX)
1356, 187, 7, 6834
Today Show (NBC)
1153, 529, 2, 9732
American Idol (FOX)
1098, 242, 5, 14442
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
864, 96, 9, 8131
Once Upon A Time (ABC)
710, 58, 12, 8368
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 March 14, 2016
Program, Live+SD A18-49 US AA%, Live +7 US AA%
Empire (Fox) 5.0, 7.3
Big Bang Theory (CBS) 3.9, 6.0
Modern Family (ABC) 2.7, 4.6
X Files (Fox) 3.1, 4.8
Blindspot (NBC) 2.2, 3.9
How To Get Away With Murder (ABC) 1.9, 3.5
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 2.3, 3.8
Scandal (ABC) 2.3, 3.8
Quantico (ABC) 1.4, 2.9
Blacklist (NBC) 1.5, 2.9
Source: The Nielsen Company. Based on original telecasts only.

NIELSEN TWITTER TV TOP TEN for the week of March 28, 2016
Program, Date, Tweets (000)
iHeartRadio Music Awards (TBS) 4/3, 3,271
The Walking Dead (AMC) 4/3, 932
CNN GOP Presidential Town Hall (CNN) 3/29, 724
Empire (Fox) 3/30, 471
Academy of Country Music Awards (CBS) 259
WWE Monday Night RAW (USA) 3/28, 213
Love & Hip Hop (VH1) 3/28,
American Idol (FOX) 3/31, 133
When Calls the Heart (Hallmark) 4/3, 117
Trump Town Hall (MSNBC) 3/30, 104
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.

Top Ten Basic Cable Network Live+7 Performance among Total Viewers for the week of: 3/14/2016
Primetime(000)/Total Prog. Day (000)
FOXN 2592/FOXN 1412
TNT 2207/NICK 1330
TBSC 2188/ADSM* 1156
AMC 2138/DSNY 1023
HGTV 1877/HGTV 1000
USA 1819/TNT 970
HIST 1547/TOON 892
CNN 1481/USA 891
FX 1396/CNN 859
DSNY 1370/NAN 857
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of
116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Preliminary: Live+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performances.

Top Ten Basic Cable Network Live+7 Performance among A18-49 for the week of 3/7/2016
Primetime (000), Total Prog. Day (000)
AMC 1101/ADSM* 668
TBSC 1054/TBSC 440
TNT 809/NAN* 426
USA 750/NICK 402
ADSM 688/TNT 386
FX 651/USA 339
BRV 632/HGTV 325
HGTV 597/TOON 300
DISC 530/AMC 282
AEN 524/FX 268
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe
116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Preliminary: Live+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performance.

Top-Rated Cable Shows among A18-49 for the week of 3/7/2016
The Walking Dead (AMC) 11532
Talking Dead (AMC) 3707
American Crime Story (FX) 3696
Better Call Saul (AMC) 2534
The Real Housewives of Atlanta (BRAV) 2307
WWE Entertainment (USA) 1956
Vikings (HIST) 1898
WWE Entertainment (USA) 1768
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (BRAV) 1750
WWE Entertainment (USA) 1720
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe
116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Preliminary: Live+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and
demographic performance.

Friday A18-49 Analysis: CBS grabbed the most A18-49 viewers Friday with 1.1/4, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. CBS’ Amazing Race topped 8p with a 1.1/5, besting ABC’s Last Man Standing (.8/3) and Dr. Ken (.7/3). At 9p, CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 narrowly edged out ABC’s Shark Tank, with 1.1/4 and 1.0/4, respectively, and at 10p Blue Bloods hit it home for CBS with 1.2/5, besting ABC’s 20/20 with 1.0/4.

A18-49: CBS 1.1/4, NBC .8/3, ABC .9/4, UNI .8/3, FOX .7/3, ION .3/1, TELE .3/1, CW .5/2

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, April 1, 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 5.1/10
Amazing Race 3.6.7, Hawaii Five-0 5.3/10, Blue Bloods 6.5/12
ABC: 3.0/6
Last Man Standing [r] 3.0/6, Dr. Ken [r] 2.4/5, Shark Tank [r] 3.0/5, 20/20 3.2/6
NBC: 2.5/5
Caught on Camera 2.1/4, Grimm 2.6/5, Dateline 2.8/5
FOX: 1.6/3
Sleepy Hollow 1.6/3, Hell’s Kitchen 1.6/3
Sueno de Amor .9/2, Pasion y Poder 1.2/2, Hotel de los Secretos 1.1/2
ION: 1.0/2
Criminal Minds .9/2, Criminal Minds 1.1/2, Criminal Minds 1.0/2
Quien es Quien? .6/1, Eva la Trailera .7/1Senor de los Ceilo 1.0/2
CW: .7/1
Vampire Diaries .7/1, Originals .6/1


Sidney Kimmel Entertainment hired Mark O’Connor as EVP Production. O’Connor most recently was a senior exec at Todd Phillips’ Warner Bros-based Green Hat Films.

Discovery Communications appointed Dominic Baillie as Chief Technology Officer, Olympics & Sports, and Simon Farnsworth as SVP, Olympic Technical Distribution. Both will work across Discovery’s international portfolio of channels and digital products including both Eurosport and Eurosport Player. Baillie was CTO at Sky News Arabia; Farnsworth most recently was CEO of Globecast Australia.

Turner Ad Sales elevated Todd Braverman to SVP, portfolio sales and client partnerships, a new role developed out of Donna Speciale’s realignment in December. He previously was VP/sales manager of the Turner Emerging Consumers sales division.

Allison Clarke has expanded her scope of responsibility at AMC Networks to include oversight of ad sales for both WE tv and IFC. As SVP of advertising sales for WE tv and IFC, she will oversee a combined ad sales team supporting both networks.
Clarke joined AMC Networks in 2008.

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah added NY-based writer and standup comic Michelle Wolf as an on-air contributor and writer. Wolf most recently was a writing supervisor on Late Night with Seth Meyers, on which she has appeared, along with stints on Comedy Central.

Longtime casting directors Brandi Brice and Dana Gergely of Brice/Gergely Casting have made the transition to agent-hood. The two joined the Osbrink Agency’s Adult Television and Film Department. Their credentials include MTV, Disney, E!, Fox, MTV and Nickelodeon.

MinorityVR appointed Gary R. Carter, former co-CEO at Endemol Shine Group, and COO/CCO at Fremantlemedia Group, as senior creative and strategic advisor.

Jason Kurtz joins NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution‘s new daytime show, Harry, starring Harry Connick Jr., as executive producer. Previously, Kurtz served as an executive producer of the Harry pilot, and most recently as co-executive producer for NBCU’s Steve Harvey.

Mediaocean, software provider for the advertising industry, hired Ramsey McGrory as chief revenue officer. McGrory most recently was president of Scout Media.

This Day in History:
1955 – Winston Churchill resigned as British prime minister.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Who played a temperamental opera singer who takes a shine to Ann on That Girl (1966-1971)? Carroll O’Connor. Kudos to: Linda Grillo, Viacom, NY; Synda Kollman, Charter Marketing Group, Boca Raton, FL; Cynthia New, Charter, Cape Girardeau, MO; Joe Norskov, Red Arrow Industries, Knoxville, TN; David Stern, BARD Entertainment, NY; Tom Moore, Kalt Productions, LA; Susan Nessanbaum- Goldberg, Generate, Beverly Hills; Richard Quan, BSSP, San Francisco; Greg Stewart, Evolution Media, Burbank; David Westberg, SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union, Burbank.

Today’s Trivia Question: In what series did Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland play the sarcastic teen daughter of a Manhattan socialite? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone.).

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EXPERT SERVICES ADS: These ads are for companies or people who offer an expertise in the field of media by way of production, voice over artistry, writing, set development, etc. For information on rates and specs for posting an Expertise Service ad email Trish at [email protected]

EXPERT SERVICES: Getting permission from rights holders of video, photos, and music for your project can be expensive and time-consuming. We have the expertise to save you time and money. Call us for your next project. Reasonable rates for any budget. 866-761-9990 or email [email protected] (4/6)

INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free, and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at [email protected].

SITUATION WANTED ADS, POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED… There is no charge for placing your Situation Wanted ad… for more information contact Trish Pihonak at trish@cynopsis.com

E-mail [email protected] or call Trish Pihonak at 203-899-8459 for rates and specs for Job Openings.


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: American Idol, Brooklyn Nine-Nine,
NBC: The Voice, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire
PBS: 10 Homes That Changed America, The Secrets of Saint John Paul, Frontline
Telemundo: Quien es Quien, Eva la Trailera, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: Un Camino Hacia el Destino, Pasion y Poder, El Hotel de los Secretos

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