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Good morning. It’s Tuesday May 10, 2016, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
E!: Botched at 9p
FYI: Arranged at 9p
TLC: Little People, Big World at 9p, Outdaughtered at 10p
TV One: Rickey Smiley for Real at 8p
USA: First Impressions With Dana Carvey at 10:30p
Viceland: Women at 10p

Tonight’s Finales:
Fox: Grandfathered at 8:30p, New Girl at 9p, The Grinder at 9:30p


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New Girl’s Hannah Simone has been tapped to host Fox’s new competition series Kicking and Screaming. The eight-episode show teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered partners to face challenges in wild environments around the world.

BBC Tokyo correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, producer Maria Byrne and cameraman Matthew Goddard are leaving North Korea, after being detained by officials on Friday, May 6 and held over the weekend. Wingfield-Hayes was questioned for eight hours. According to Chinese state media, an official with the country’s National Peace Committee accused the journalists of “attacking” the DPRK system and “non-objective reporting.” The trio was taken to the airport on yesterday morning.

Fusion is launching weekly one-hour series The Young Turks, part of its coverage of the 2016 presidential election, this fall. The show, featuring visits to college campuses, kicks off the week of September 5.

ESPN’s Monday Night Football is getting a new play-by-play man. Sean McDonough joins commentator Jon Gruden in the booth beginning this fall. The company vet replaces Mike Tirico, who is joining NBC Sports.

Lynda Carter will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 41st Annual Gracie Awards on Tuesday, May 24 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The gala honors outstanding individual achievement and programming by, for and about women.



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Featured speakers include Dawn Callahan, CMO for Boingo Wireless; Alison Hoffman, EVP of Marketing for Starz Entertainment; David Krupp, CEO of Kinetic North America; and Rick Robinson, COO for Billups.



Syfy greenlit to pilot Krypton, a Superman prequel set two generations before the destruction of the Man of Steel’s home planet. Project follows Superman’s grandfather, whose House of El was ostracized and shamed, as he fights to redeem his family’s honor. 

Sony Pictures Television’s Latin America unit is developing historical drama El Comandante, exploring the life and times of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.  Columbian actor Andres Parra will play the title role of Chavez. “It is our most ambitious series on many levels, in terms of budget, cast  some 600 cast members  locations and the recreation of 30 major events in Chavez’s life,” said Angelica Guerra, SPT’s Senior VP and Managing Director, Production, Latin America and U.S. Hispanic.

Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, directors of Captain America: Civil War, are developing a comedy series at Showtime. The brothers are set to EP the untitled project, which is being written and executive produced by comedian Moshe Kasher (Zoolander 2) and writer/actor Zach Cregger (Miss March), and centers on pot dealers whose world is turned upside down when their illegal enterprise becomes legal in their home state.

A biopic and TV projects are being developed about Jenni Rivera, the Mexican-American singer who died in a 2012 plane crash. The news was announced by Rivera’s estate, which noted that included in the mix is a music-based TV series focused on the lives and stories of the Rivera family as a musical dynasty.

Whizz Kid Entertainment and Man vs Food star Adam Richman’s production company County of Kings have secured a deal with producer Ugly Brother Studios to remake competitive cooking format BBQ Champ in the US, as a potential starring vehicle for Richman.

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Jeopardy “Power Players Week” begins Monday, May 16. Among the top media personalities showing off their acumen will be Anderson Cooper, ex-MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, Michael Steele and Lara Logan.

Sarah Jessica Parker visits syndicated series The Doctors on Wednesday, May 11. The actress sits down with Dr. Travis Stork to discuss her son’s severe peanut allergy and dishes about her family’s eating habits.

For the second year, Justice Network, in conjunction with National Police Week, salutes the men and women dedicated to protecting their communities. Narrated by John Walsh, the network will air stories of heroes who have fallen in the line of duty as well as those who have gone beyond the call of duty. Show begins Sunday, May 15 and features a roll call of names of all 137 fallen officers in 2015 that will air five times throughout the day.

Billboard, Dick Clark Productions and Kia Motors have announced that Troye Sivan will perform as “Kia’s One to Watch” at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. The ceremony will be broadcast live from Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8p on ABC.

Carrie Underwood, who won her sixth “Video of the Year” in 2015, is set to protect her crown against first-time nominees Chris Stapleton and Cam at the 2016 CMT Music Awards. The trio will face off in top categories against Blake Shelton, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 8 at 8p on CMT.


NBCUniversal’s Advertising Sales Group unveiled research that indicates viewers are more engaged with Lifestyle brands  Bravo, Oxygen, E!, Esquire Network, Sprout  when compared to other networks included in the study. Research firm Coherency used its LoveQuotient methodology. “This new quantitative data rooted in emotional attachment opens up new doors for our clients and better informs their investments,” said Laura Molen, EVP, NBCUniversal Lifestyle Advertising Group. “We set out to think like the brands we work with and have found unique ways to help them achieve ’brand love,’ which is the ultimate form of engagement.” Consumer compatibility with the advertisers and network brands measured were established through 26 core attributes that define a brand’s personality. The study measured eight key categories including retail, auto, wireless, electronics, health and beauty across the 26 personality attributes such as “dependable,” “relatable” and “exciting.”

Comcast purchased French ad tech company StickyAds.tv, which specializes in building exchanges for programmatic ad sales.  Published reports peg the deal at $100 million. StickyAds’ clients include France’s TF1, Yahoo, Deezer, France Televisions and Spiegel TV. Comcast will roll the company into FreeWheel, its unit that specializes in helping top media conglomerates monetize online video. "We are bringing together two companies who deeply understand the opportunities for the ‘new TV’ ecosystem on both sides of the Atlantic," said Doug Knopper, co-Founder and co-CEO, FreeWheel.


Bert Kreischer is back for Season 3 of Travel Channel’s Bert the Conqueror. Back-to-back episodes premiere on Tuesday, June 7 at 8p and 8:30p.

Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry returns Tuesday, August 16 at 8p on E! The 20-year-old clairvoyant will be reading more stars in Season 2, including Tori Spelling, Linda Blair, YouTube star Madison Beer and Melissa Joan Hart.

Velocity is moving forward with a second season of Unique Rides, as host Will Castro and his crew continue to build rides for car-loving celebs. New recipients include N.B.A. superstar Russell Westbrook, record producer DJ Khaled and actor/rapper/comedian Nick Cannon. Premiere is set for the fourth quarter of 2016.


National Geographic announced its 2016-2017 NewFronts slate on Monday. New programming includes 10 digital short series – most notably Before Mars, a prequel to the highly anticipated television event series MARS – and Wild_Life With Bertie Gregory, Nat Geo WILD’s premiere digital series featuring the up-and-coming filmmaker’s journey into the Pacific Northwest in search of elusive coastal rain wolves. New original Instagram series MoviNG Pictures will capture intimate moments from photographers in the field.

The Moment, an initiative launching this fall, will feature Nat Geo photographers and social ambassadors focusing their lens and storytelling on a single subject, at the same time, to drive global awareness and change for some of the biggest issues facing our planet. From fresh water on World Water Day to feeding a planet of 7 billion on World Food Day, The Moment will use images, videos and stories via a full-on social takeover across SnapChat Discovery, Live Stories, Instagram, Facebook Live, Twitter and other social and digital platforms.


Disney Junior‘s Doc McStuffins: Stuffy and Squibbles interactive appisode is live now as part of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, Amazon‘s all-you-can-eat content subscription service for kids. Available on Fire tablets, including Fire Kids Edition, the Stuffy and Squibbles episode is part of Doc McStuffins: Pet Vet, a multi-episode story arc highlighting care and responsibility for pets that premiered on Disney Channel last year.

The Kids !magination Awards recognizes outstanding achievements in content creation across platforms, and the campaigns that promote it. Throw your name in the hat by submitting your entries before May 18: http://www.cynopsis.com/?p=58458


Netflix is delving into the reality competition space. The streaming service is collaborating on Ultimate Beastmaster, a global action series featuring and being produced by Sylvester Stallone that will include top athletes from different countries. Each hour-long episode will feature 12 competitors, two from each country, running “The Beast,” a physically demanding obstacle course.



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The premiere of Fish or Die on Sunday, May 1 (11p) was a time period upgrade for Animal Planet. The show grew over its River Monsters lead-in by 21 percent with target A25-54 and posted double digit percentage gains over the network’s prior 4-week time period average.

SHAREABLEE SOCIAL TV RATINGS: Top U.S. Shows Overall by Engagement for the week of May 2, 2016
Program, Date, Total Actions (000), Total Content, Actions per Post (000), Fans/Followers (000)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Warner Bros./synd.)
6883, 98, 70, 112871
Good Morning America (ABC)
2014, 808, 2, 9406
Today Show (NBC)
1323, 571, 2, 9855
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
1010, 83, 12, 12516
Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E!)
970, 136, 7, 10265
TMZ (Warner Bros. Syndicated)
970, 1032, .940, 11194
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
966, 203, 5, 15161
Game of Thrones (HBO)
957, 64, 15, 22846
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
812, 55, 15, 25456
Empire (FOX)
806, 185, 4, 7164
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 April 18, 2016
Program, Live+SD A18-49 US AA%, Live +7 US AA%
Empire (Fox) 3.7, 5.7
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 3.2, 5.2
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 2.0, 3.5
Blacklist (NBC) 1.3, 2.6
Scandal (ABC) 1.5, 2.8
Blindspot (NBC) 1.3, 2.5
Quantico (ABC) 1.0, 2.1
Criminal Minds (CBS) 1.7, 2.8
Chicago Fire (NBC) 1.7, 2.7
Gotham (Fox) 1.2, 2.1
Source: The Nielsen Company. Based on original telecasts only.

NIELSEN TWITTER TV TOP TEN for the week of May 2, 2016
Program, Date, Tweets (000)
The Voice (NBC) 5/3, 393
Empire (Fox) 5/4, 199
Game of Thrones (HBO, HBO Latino) 5/8, 154
WWE Monday Night RAW (USA) 5/2, 143
America’s Choice 2016: Indiana Primary (CNN) 5/3, 110
Supernatural (The CW) 5/4, 82 
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (VH1) 5/2, 81
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 5/5, 74
Scandal (ABC) 5/5, 65
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) 5/5, 63
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: 4/18/2016
Primetime(000)/Total Prog. Day (000)
TNT 2753/ NICK 1203
FOXN 1983/TNT 1159
TBSC 1603/ADSM* 1147
HGTV 1497/FOXN 1108
USA 1483/DSNY 991
HIST 1379/HGTV 856
DSNY 1333/NAN* 829
DISC 1302/TOON 817
ESPN 1294/USA 806
AMC 1270/ID 664
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 4/18/2016
Primetime (000), Total Prog. Day (000)
TNT 1459/ADSM* 670
TBSC 762/TNT 576
ADSM 692/NAN* 426
AMC 622/NICK 382
USA 621/ESPN 339
ESPN 600/USA 323
DISC 513/TBSC 320
BRAV 498/TOON 279
FX 481/HGTV 269
HIST 461/DSNY 266
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 4/18/2016
Fear the Walking Dead (AMC) 4508
Houston/Golden Gate (TNT) 2594
Better Call Saul (AMC) 2542
Golden State/Houston (TNT) 2518
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta (VH1) 2516
Cleveland/Detroit (TNT) 2447
Teen Mom II (MTV) 2402
Blank Ink Crew (VH1) 1955
60 Days In
(AEN) 1954
Vikings (History) 1856
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 won the most A18-49 viewers Thursday with 1.0/4, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. CBS grabbed the top spot at 8p with Amazing Race at 0.9/4, followed by NBC’s Adele Live in NY with 0.7/3. ABC’s Shark Tank took over the lead at 9p with 1.2/5. CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 was second with 1.1/4. CBS’ Blue Bloods finished the night at #1 with 1.1/4; ABC’s 20/20 and NBC’s Dateline tied for #2 with 1.0/4.

A18-49: CBS 1.0/4, ABC 0.9/4, NBC 0.8/4, UNI 0.6/2, FOX 0.5/2, TELE 0.5/2, CW 0.3/1, ION 0.3/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: May 6, 2016 time period averages.
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 3.9/10
The Amazing Race 3.3/7, Hawaii Five-0 5.4/10, Blue Bloods 6.4/12
ABC: 3.1/6
Beyond the Tank 2.4/5, Shark Tank 3.4/6, 20/20 3.5/7
NBC: 3.0/6
Adele Live in New York City 2.9/6, Dateline NBC 3.1/6
FOX 1.0/2
Think Like A Man 1.0/2
Un Camino Hacia el Destino 1.0/2, Yago 0.9/2, El Hotel de los Secretos 1.0/2
CW: 0.7/1
The Vampire Diaries 0.7/1, The Originals 0.6/1
ION: 0.7/1
Criminal Minds 0.7/1, Criminal Minds 0.7/1, Criminal Minds 0.7/1
Eva La Trailera 0.6/1, La Esclava Blanca 0.6/1, El Senor de los Cielos 0.9/2


Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Ad Sales and Marketing, at TV One. Lindsay also oversees the strategic direction of the division, including national ad sales, direct response sales.

Clifford E. Marks has been upped to President of National CineMedia, and National CineMedia, LLC.  He most recently served as President of Sales and Marketing with NCM Veteran Visual Effects Producer Chad Hudson, whose credits include The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, has joined FuseFX where he becomes part of a production team creating effects for Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, pilots for CBS and Amazon, and other upcoming projects. Hudson had been at Rhythm & Hues where he worked on a variety of television and commercial projects.


Actor and former SAG president William Schallert, remembered as Mayor Norris on True Blood and Patty’s father on The Patty Duke Show, died May 8. He was 93,

Australian game show pioneer and Neighbours creator Reg Grundy died May 6 at his home in Bermuda. He was 92.

This Day in History:
1924 – J. Edgar Hoover became the acting director of the FBI, a post he held for 48 years.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: During the third season of Modern Family Mitch bets Cam he can’t get a woman’s phone number in a bar. Cam succeeds. Which actress plays the woman? Leslie Mann. Kudos to: Beverly Wolfe-Fox News/NYC; Cynthia New-Spectrum Reach/Cape Girardeau, MO; Rachel Thimble, Warner Bros, LA, Randall Bosley, Studio Talent Group, Santa Monica, CA; Paul Gygli-NBCUniversal Television Distribution/
Universal City, CA.

Today’s Trivia Question: Who was the S.S. Minnow named after on Gilligan’s Island (1964-1967)? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone.).

Actress Anagram: Seaside Lentil (Email [email protected]; first three respondents with the correct answer and three chosen at random  who aren’t in trivia – will be posted along with the answer on www.Cynopsis.com.)

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ABC: Fresh Off the Boat, The Real O’Neals, Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Battle Bots
CBS: NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, Person of Interest
CW: The Flash, Containment
FOX: New Girl, Grandfathered [
f], New Girl [f], The Grinder [f]
NBC: The Voice, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire
PBS: Independent Lens, PBS Previews  The Best of Drama
Telemundo: Eva, la Trailera, La Esclava Blanca, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: Un Camino Hacia el Destino, Yago, El Hotel de los Secretos

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