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FXX is hopping on the aftershow bandwagon with Archer After Hours. Hosted by Amber Nash and Lucky Yates, stars of the animated comedy series Archer, the new live streaming project is being described as a mix of aftershow, talk show, sketch show and party that will give Nash and Yates a chance to connect with fans. Three episodes have been ordered to stream following the broadcast of Archer:1999, with the first after the series’ returns on Wednesday, May 29 at 10p. Archer After Hours will be available at www.facebook.com/ArcherFXX.                      
BBC and HBO ordered a second season of Gentleman Jack. The period drama is based on the true story and stars Suranne Jones as Anne Lister, a lesbian and the owner of her family’s coal mines, who has to walk a fine line to balance her business and love life 1832 northern England.
Big Bad Boo Studios announced the launch and details of The Bravest Knight, the groundbreaking animated Hulu series featuring a household with two dads (T.R. Knight as Sir Cedric and Wilson Cruz as Prince Andrew), making it one of the first television series with an openly gay main character. Bobby Moynihan, Storm Reid, RuPaul, Christine Baranski and Wanda Sykes are also among the voice cast. Based on Daniel Errico’s popular children’s book The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived, it follows the adventures of young pumpkin farmer. The first five episodes of the series launch on Tuesday, June 11.
USA Network announced the pickup of Straight Up Steve Austin, an interview-based series hosted by retired WWE Legend “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. In each episode, Austin and a celebrity guest will swap stories about their lives and careers. The series is produced by Wilshire Studios with Austin and Dave Barsky (Dirty Jobs) as executive producers, premieres Monday, August 12 at 11p.
Hulu has teamed with ITV on Zomboat! a new zombie apocalypse comedy set on a canal boat in Birmingham, England. The six-part series from ITV-owned Noho Film & Television, will launch on ITV2 this fall and on Hulu later this year. It stars Leah Brotherhead (White Gold), Hamza Jeetooa (Doctor Who), Ryan McKen (White Dragon) and Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey).
Disney Channel ordered a second season of Sydney to the Max, the live-action daughter/father comedy starring Ruth Righi, Ian Reed Kessler and Caroline Rhea. Set in present day with flashbacks to the 1990s, the series follows outgoing middle schooler Sydney Reynolds, who lives with her single dad and progressive grandmother. Production will commence later this summer.
The Top Women in Sports honorees have been announced. See the list here. The remaining Top Women in Media honorees will be announced in mid-June. Let’s celebrate. Reserve your table today for the Top Women in Media Awards Gala Dinner September 9 at Tribeca Rooftop in NYC.
OWN is expanding its Saturday night lineup with To Have & To Hold: Charlotte, debuting June 1 at 10p. The unscripted series from Truly Original takes a candid look inside the lives of five high-powered African-American Couples in Charlotte, NC.
ID’s Murder Loves Company debuts Thursday, May 30 at 10p. The series examines how murder can happen anywhere – even among a close group of people.
ABC airs Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda on Sunday, June 23 at 8p. The two-hour event features Wallenda and his sister Lijana attempting to cross Time Square simultaneously from 25 stories up.
Historian James Holland explores how the use of amphetamines affected the course of World War II and unleashed the first pharmacological arms race in Secrets of the Dead: World War Speed. It debuts Tuesday, June 25 at 8p on PBS. (Check local listings.)
Smithsonian Channel commemorates the 75th anniversary of the biggest military landings in history in The Battle of Normandy: 85 Days in Hell on Thursday, June 6 at 8p. One of the world’s foremost experts in WWII archives, Dominique Forget, identified over 100 hours of never-before-seen archival footage, including 20 hours from the battle itself, to reveal the Allies’ struggle to liberate Europe.
IFC will air a sing-along version of Documentary Now!’ “Original Cast Album: Co-Op” on Friday, June 7 at 1a. Snubbed by the Tony Awards in 1970, even though it only ran for one performance, “Co-Op” is retaking the theater world by storm thanks to being featured in Season 52 of the IFC series.
ID is airing a Memorial Day programming marathon, featuring six of its most anticipated series this summer, on Monday, May 27. Among the highlights is two-hour special Rebecca Zahau: An ID Murder Mystery at 9p, which explores 6-year-old Max Shacknal’s fatal fall while under the watch of his father’s girlfriend.”
Andrew Leeds (Cristela) will recur opposite Jane Levy in NBC’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, reports Deadline.
Bowing to the reality that most people prefer to create and watch long-form video in landscape mode and hoping to encourage usage of IGTV, Instagram is breaking the original design that allowed only vertical video to support horizontal video, as well. It remains to be seen if the move will help IGTV, positioned as a YouTube rival, get off the ground. IGTV still lacks monetization features that would provide greater incentives for creators to distribute original video on the platform. However, Instagram says monetization plans for IGTV are on the drawing board.
Apple introduced a new technology that allows attribution of advertising clicks, while protecting user privacy. In a blog post on Wednesday, John Wilander, a security and privacy engineer on the WebKit team at Apple, wrote that the approach is more modern. It does not allow the cross-site tracking of users, but does provide a way to measure the effectiveness of online ads. The technology, based on something called Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution, “is built into the browser itself  and runs on-device, which means that the browser vendor does not get to see what ads are clicked or which purchases are made,” added Wilander.
Streaming service Fox Nation is rolling out a slate of programs, including new shows with Fox News Channel contributors Tyrus, Kat Timpf, Tammy Bruce and Lawrence Jones. Nuffsaid features Tyrus interviewing big names each week, including John Rich of Big & Rich, Snoop Dogg, former MLB all-star Cal Ripken Jr. and more. In Sincerely Kat, described as a “Dear Abby program for millennials,” Timpf discusses politics, pop culture and relationships. Get Tammy Bruce explores Bruce’s thoughts on identity politics and the week’s biggest cultural stories. Keeping up with Jones showcases Jones debating issues with a different guest each week. Man on the Street is an extension of Jones’ segments of the same name for FNC’s Hannity. The new additions will begin rolling out to subscribers the week of Monday, June 10.
Netflix released The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience, featuring Andy Samberg and Akiva Shaffer as MLB home run hitting duo Jose Conseco and Mark McGwire, honoring the 30th anniversary of the Oakland Athletics’ 1989 championship season. The short film is available in all 190 countries where Netflix is available.

FuboTV inked a new deal with fantasy sports provider and bookmaker FanDuel to integrate sports betting data with the fuboTV streaming TV service. It marks FanDuel’s first strategic partnership with a third-party OTT internet television service with its betting data set to be integrated on the fubo platform in the coming weeks.

Planettoon’s World, the new children’s property teaching children to care about each other and our planet, will unveil its character range at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, on June 4. Included in the mix are a book series, toys, games, puppets, skincare, vitamins, apparel and an exclusive Plant-A-Kit.
Gigantosaurus, the animated preschool series from Cyber Group Studios that airs on Disney Channel and Disney Junior, is introducing a range of “dino-mite” apparel and soft home fashions. Making their way to retail beginning spring 2020 are series-inspired introductions from American Marketing Enterprises Inc., Centric Socks LLC, Children’s Apparel Network and Jay Franco. The soft lines partners follow on the tail of mastery toy licensee JAKKS Pacific, whose debut offerings will begin arriving at retail this fall.
BBC One commissioned a third season of Peter Bowker’s The A World from Fifty Fathoms and Keshet Productions UK. Keshet International is distributing the series which centers 10-year-old autistic Joe.
Journalist, author, TV and web host Laura Ling is set as a keynote speaker at PRSA’s 2019 International Conference in San Diego, taking place from October 20 to 22. Ling became major news in 2009 when she and colleague Euna Lee were captured by soldiers and sentenced to 12 years of hard labor while reporting the trafficking of North Korean women for Current TV’s Vanguard documentary series. After 140 days, former President Bill Clinton travelled to North Korea as a special envoy leading to her release.
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Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Wednesday, May 22, 2019 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
ABC: 9.15 million
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons 10.36, Nightline Presents All About All in the Family and The Jeffersons 7.93
NBC: 7.15 million
Chicago Med 7.44, Chicago Fire 7.46, Chicago P.D. 6.55
CBS: 4.25 million
The Amazing Race 4.55, The Amazing Race 4.00, SEAL Team 4.21
FOX: 1.90 million
MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown 2.08, Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back 1.72
TELE: 0.96 million
Un Poquito Toyo 0.66, Betty en NY 0.90, La Reina del Sur 1.31
CW: 0.95 million
My Last Days 0.95, Jane the Virgin 0.95
UNI: 0.84 million
La Reina Soy Yo 0.90, La Rose de Guadalupe 0.78, Por Amar Sin Ley 0.83
Wednesday A19-49 Analysis: ABC 1.3/6, NBC 1.0/5, CBS 0.8/4, FOX 0.6/3, TELE 0.5/3, UNI 0.4/2, CW 0.2/1
Igal Svet, formerly Senior Director, Development at National Geographic, joined Discovery Channel as Vice President of Production and Development for documentaries and special.
WildBrain appointed Elia Bouthors as Strategy and Innovation Director. Bouthors most recently served as Digital Strategy & Business Development Director at The Walt Disney Company.
Tegna promoted Brad Ramsey to Senior Vice President and Carolyn Mungo to Vice President and Station Manger at WFAA in Dallas-Ft. Worth.
Control vs Exposed hired Justin Orkin as Vice President of Global Business Strategy. He joins from Verizon Media where he was Head of Agency and Brand Programmatic Sales.

Friday Fun Fact: You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
This Day in History: 1964 – The Broadway musical Hello, Dolly! won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: What’s the Name of the restaurant where the Glee club often hung out? Breadstix. Kudos to: Karyn Hecht-Trifecta Entertainment & Media/NYC; Lori Ingram-Discovery/Knoxville, TN; Joe Brucia-AMC Networks/NYC; Synda Kollman-Charter Media Group/Boca Raton, FL; Amanda Miller-Spark Foundry/Chicago, IL; Aaron Paquette-ScreenEngine/ASI/Forth Worth, TX; Jay Margolis-The Ad Place/Dallas, TX; Alicia Smits-Potawatomi Hotel & Casino/Milwaukee, WI; Dan Haberer-Creo Entertainment/Playa del Rey, CA; Lynn Gutstadt-LG Communications Consulting/Los Angeles, CA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/Los Angeles, CA; David Westberg-AFTRA-SAG Federal Credit Union/Burbank, CA.
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BRAND DIRECTOR/NBC 7 & TELEMUNDO/San Diego: Ensure all platforms are consistent with the overall voice and tone of our stations’ images. BA deg or equivalent work exp. Min 5 yrs of mktg, brand development, or creative prod exp. Working knowledge of editing platforms, final cut pro. Full info HERE (5/31)

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CBS SPORTS SENIOR WRITER/PRODUCER, ON-AIR PROMOTION/NYC: Write/produce all wkly promos for CBS Sports with particular knowledge of NFL, College Football, NCAA BB Tournament, PGA & the Masters. Pressure player with superior conceptual skills. Min 7 yrs exp as promo producer req’d. Full info HERE (5/30)

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SR DIRECTOR, DISTRIBUTION OPERATIONS/Viacom/NYC: Lead ops for new media and linear distribution, act as SME and thought leader across all brands. 5+ yrs leadership and ops exp within media or technology industry. Full info HERE (5/30)

TALENT COORDINATOR/INSP/CHARLOTTE NC: Multi-tasking dynamo w/strong orgnzt’l skills to support team in optimizing celeb appearances. Mng travel plans incl setting up logistics for principal photography, promotional events, media tours & talent interviews. 2 yrs exp in a leadership or management role. Full info HERE (5/30)

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DIR, DISTRIBUTION/Nexstar Media/Irving TX: Resp for managing relationship & contract negotiations with Nexstar Media’s valued Multichannel Video Prgrmng Dist (MVPD). Able to mng full scope of acct mngmnt & affiliate sales processes. 8+yrs of affil sales & negotiation exp in the cable and TV industry, incl acct mngmnt exp. Proven track rec delivering results. Full info HERE (5/29)

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ABC: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., 20/20
CBS: Whistleblower [p], Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods
CW: Dynasty [f], Who’s Line Is It Anyway?, Who’s Line Is It Anyway
FOX: Beat Shazam, MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown
NBC: Blindspot, Dateline NBC
PBS: Washington Week, Firing Line with Margaret Hoover, Live from Lincoln Center, Live from Lincoln Center
Telemundo: Un Poquito Toyo, Betty en NY, La Reina del Sur
Univision: La Reina Soy Yo, La Rose de Guadalupe, Por Amar Sin Ley

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