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The clock hasn’t run out on Timeless after all. NBC canceled the time travel drama last week, but changed course after fan outcry. “So huge thanks to NBC for supporting us,” tweeted EP Eric Kripke on Saturday. “And THANKS for the fan support….It worked, guys!” A 10-episode season 2 will air in 2018.
Fox announced 2 live broadcasts with Marc Platt (Grease: Live) onboard as exec producer: Tony Award nominated musical A Christmas Story, to air in December, and 1996 Broadway smash Rent.
A&E had to suspend its live broadcast of Live PD on Saturday due to an underground transformer explosion near the network’s studios. The show, which follows policemen on patrol via dash cams and handheld cameras, hit a season high 1.5 million viewers the week prior.
Dismissed from Fox News after a New York Times article revealed $13 million in payouts to settle sexual harassment claims against him, Bill O’Reilly blamed his ouster on an “organized left-wing cabal.” Speaking Friday on Glenn Beck’s radio show, O’Reilly promised a “big, big story” exposing a group that “terrorizes sponsors, that threatens people behind the scenes, that pays people to say things.” O’Reilly also trashed the “vicious and evil media.” Beck offered O’Reilly a job at TheBlaze, saying, “We could unite our powers for good.”
Instead of settling down after a tumultuous election season, news viewership is on the rise. Year-to-date viewing of Fox News, MSNBC and CNN is up 31% in “person viewing hours,” according to Pivotal Research Group, while all news-related programming on national media is up 12%.
CBS canceled 2 Broke Girls after 6 seasons. The show earned a solid 1.8 rating among A18-49 in Live+7 numbers, but CBS did not have an ownership stake in the Warner Bros. comedy. The Great Indoors is also out, after one season.
Also off the air: NBC spin-off The Blacklist: Redemption. The freshman drama averaged a 1.2 rating among A18-49. Mother ship The Blacklist did make it to season 5.
And low-rated freshman comedy Imaginary Mary will disappear from ABC, as well as The Catch, Secrets & Lies, Dr. Ken and The Real O’Neals after 2 seasons each, and American Crime after 3.
Baby Daddy ’s current sixth season will be its last. The Freeform drama’s May 22 series finale is also its 100th episode.
Cord cutters aren’t the only ones affecting ESPN’s audience numbers, according to a report from Deep Root Analytics, which specializes in local audience understanding. Aggregated data from 43 markets found that the ESPN audience became 5% less Republican in 2016 than in 2015, and ESPN2’s audience became 10% less Republican. ESPN News saw the biggest shift, becoming 36% less Republican.
Season 3 of A&E’s Born This Way will help spread the word about ABLEnow, a savings program offering greater financial security for people with disabilities. The docu-series follows a group of 7 young adults born with Down syndrome as they pursue their dreams. The partnership includes online and social media promotion; a 60-second spot featuring ABLEnow CEO Mary Morris will run during the May 16 and May 30 broadcasts.
The deadline for the 2017 Rising Star Awards is a month away. This is a terrific chance to encourage and award the young members of your team who have demonstrated great initiative over the past year, and exhibit enormous potential.
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PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT
By the Book (formerly Living Biblically) was among the series pick-ups at CBS. Exec produced by Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki, the comedy focuses on a modern man who decides to live according to the Bible. CBS also announced series orders for comedies 9JKL and Me, Myself & I, and dramas S.W.A.T.; Seal Team; Instinct and Wisdom Of the Crowd . Elementary will be back for season 6, while Amazing Race heads for season 29
ABC gave series orders to drama Deception (Chris Fedak/Greg Berlanti), centered on a disgraced magician who goes to work for the FBI, its untitled Zach Braff comedy and comedy Splitting Up Together (Emily Kapneck/Ellen DeGeneres), about a couple whose romance in reignited by their divorce, and David Shore medical drama The Good Doctor. Renewed are black-ish and Fresh Off the Boat for fourth seasons, and Designated Survivor, American Housewife and Speechless for second runs.
Once Upon a Time was renewed for season 7 by the alphabet net, but without cast members Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Rebecca Mader and Jared S. Gilmore, along with previously announced departee Jennifer Morrison. “This group will always be the beating heart of the show,” said co-creators/executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. “Even though we won’t be with them every week, in a show about magic and hope, we fervently believe it won’t be the last we see of them.”
NBC picked up VR thriller Reverie, from Mickey Fisher and Amblin TV, and Universal TV drama Good Girls, about suburban wives who decide to stop playing it safe, as well as Mindy Kaling comedy Champions. Law & Order: SVU was renewed for a 19th season, but showrunner Rick Eid won’t be along for the ride. Eid is moving to NBC cousin Chicago PD as executive producer/showrunner, replacing Matt Olmstead, now at ABC Studios.
The Son will rise on AMC for a second season. The Texas saga, averaging 2.3 million viewers per week, is the #1 original program on cable and #3 in all of television on Saturday nights.
Fox is in for season 2 of psychological thriller The Exorcist, and season 5 of comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Period drama Damnation, a co-production of Universal Cable Productions and Netflix, is headed to series at USA. A debut date in October is expected. Scripted true crime drama Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. also got the green light.
Gay Lennon signed a 2-year overall deal with Starz to develop new projects for the network as he continues as executive producer for Power. The third season of Power delivered 8 million multiplatform viewers.
There’s momentum for an Arrested Development return. Jason Bateman tweeted Friday he “officially signed on” for the ensemble series, which started on Fox in 2003 and was revived for a fifth season by Netflix in 2013.
MY Entertainment struck a deal with Rodale Inc. (Men’s Health, Runner’s World). Under the deal, MY Entertainment will work with Rodale to develop content based on Rodale’s IP and talent relationships.
Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: May 12-14, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy (Buena Vista) $63.0 million (week 2), cume revenue $246.2 million
Snatched (Fox) $17.5 million, opening weekend
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (Warner Bros.) $14.7 million, opening weekend
The Fate of the Furious (Universal) $4.6 million (week 5), cume revenue $215.0 million
The Boss Baby (Fox) $4.6 million (week 7), cume revenue $162.4 million
Beauty and the Beast (Buena Vista) $3.9 million (week 9), cume revenue $493.2 million
How to Be a Latin Lover (Lionsgate) $3.8 million (week 3) cume revenue $26.1 million
Lowriders (BH Tilt) $2.4 million, opening weekend
The Circle (STX) $1.7 million (week 3), cume revenue $18.9 million
Baahuball 2: The Conclusion (Great India Films) $1.6 million (week 3), cume revenue $18.9 million
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NBC comes into Upfronts poised to win the A18-49 demo for the third broadcast season out of the past 4. The 2017 schedule adds 5 freshman dramas and 3 new comedies, anchored by a Thursday lineup that includes the returning Will & Grace, breakout hit This Is Us and new Dick Wolf true crime series Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.
“Coming off another stabilizing year, which included the launch of one of the great new dramas in a decade, our upcoming fall schedule is both limited in the number of new series and aggressive in rebooting Thursday night,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman, NBC Entertainment. “To create another undeniable night of television, we’re aligning some of our most potent shows on Thursday in order to bring back ‘Must See TV.’ We are also strategically deploying strong new shows in choice time periods on other nights and nurturing our growing comedy lineup.”
Here’s the schedule:
8-10p The Voice
8-9p The Voice
9:30-10p The Good Place
8-9p The Blacklist
9-10p Law & Order: SVU
8-8:30p Will & Grace
8:30-9p Great News
9-10p This Is Us
10-11p Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
8-10p Dateline Saturday Night Mystery
10-11p Saturday Night Live (encores)
7-8:20p Football Night in America
8:20-11p NBC Sunday Night Football
“Three years ago, when we announced our plan to totally reinvent truTV as a comedy network, people thought we were nuts and it would never work – but at least they were nice about it,” said Chris Linn, president of truTV. “Not only have we completely changed the programming slate, but truTV has evolved into a distinct brand that appeals not only to a higher level of talent, but also to more premium audiences and advertisers.”
truTV renewals include Impractical Jokers, Jon Glaser Loves Gear, The Carbonaro Effect, Hack My Life, Adam Ruins Everything, Those Who Can’t, You Can Do Better and Comedy Knockout. Among new additions will be Laff Mob’s Laff Tracks, At Home with Amy Sedaris, Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters, I’m Sorry and The Chris Gethard Show. The net also has 4 shows in development.
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises ’ lineup of programming for the 2017-2018 television season includes over 850 hours of new formats and multiplatform original content. Telemundo’s new primetime programming line-up features three returning Super Series, El Senor de los Cielos, La Reina del Sur and Senora Acero, La Coyote, and 5 new mini-series, including one based on the life of music icon Luis Miguel and El Secreto de Selena, the story behind the death of the Mexican-American singer, Selena Quintanilla.
The network presented the first-ever virtual reality experience for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and Double Accion 52, as well as its first digital bilingual reality show, the first-ever Hispanic Snapchat show and two multiplatform content collaborations with BuzzFeed. Universo will bring back its proven hit “celeb-realities” including The Riveras, and series including The Walking Dead en Espanol.
“Telemundo continues to drive growth in Hispanic media with original content that resonates with today’s Hispanic in the U.S.,” said Cesar Conde, Chairman NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and NBCUniversal International Group. “Latinos are evolving and they are influencing our economy and mainstream culture more than ever. Telemundo has evolved with them by offering innovative entertainment, news and sports, fulfilling their growing appetite for quality programming in Spanish across all platforms.”
Univision Communications’ Upfront presentation tomorrow in NYC will have the theme “Proof of Passion,” and highlight the five passion points driving audience engagement: Soccer, News, Family, Music, and Drama. To that end: Starting in the summer of 2018, Univision Deportes will begin airing soccer’s UEFA Champions League. UCI launched Edicion Digital, a noon news show. Also ahead is family-friendly entertainment like Tu Cara Me Suena (Your Face “Sounds” Familiar), in which well-known celebrities will accept the challenge of singing live while impersonating a music icon, and game show A Jugar en Familia, executive produced by Simon Cowell.
UCI will move its annual music award shows to Sunday nights, introduce a series, Barrio Records, mixing hip-hop with a Caribbean beat, and is developing a bio-series of the aforementioned Luis Miguel’s life story. New dramas include El Ultimo Dragon, Mi Marido Tiene Familia (My Husband has a Family), Papa a Toda Madre (The Mother of all Dads) and Amar Despues de Amar (To Love After Loving), among others.
“From more catered programming to improved access to content, we have enhanced our diverse portfolio to meet the needs of not only the next generation of American youth, but also our valued clients,” said Randy Falco, president and Chief Executive Officer of Univision Communications.
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
Three-parter Earthworks, immersing musicians in locales important to our ecosystem, premieres Friday, June 2 at 11p on Viceland.
The inaugural Split Screens Festival, taking place June 2-8 at the IFC Center in NYC, will kick off with the premiere of HBO period drama The Deuce. A Q&A with series producer and co-star Maggie Gyllenhaal and others will follow.
Hosts for the T-Mobile Magenta Carpet Live at the BBMS, official pre-show for the Billboard Music Awards, include Chris Daughtry, Jessie James Decker, AJ Gibson, Jeannie Mai, Laura Marano and Sway. Pre-show streams from 6p-8p on Twitter, followed by the awards show on ABC Sunday, May 21.
“Police Week” on the Justice Network starts today with a roll call featuring the names of all 143 fallen officers in 2016. Stories will air throughout the week, narrated by John Walsh, of heroes who have perished in the line of duty and gone beyond the call of duty to help others.
Treasures of New York: Rails-to-Trails explores innovative rail trails across New York State, including Manhattan’s “High Line.” Doc premieres Sunday, May 21 at 7p on THIRTEEN.
My Big Bollywood Wedding premieres on Smithsonian Channel Saturday, June 10 at 10p. Special follows 3 couples creating their dream Indian weddings in America.
With the cancellation of NBC’s Blacklist: Redemption, series star Ryann Eggold will return to The Blacklist as a series regular.
Lucy Liu (Elementary) will recur on the upcoming season 3 of Hulu comedy Difficult People as a morally corrupt alpha female.
VIDEOS IN SHORT
Bravo gave the green light to 5 new original short-term digital series. Set to launch over the next 6 months are luxury travel show The Upgrade; relationship series Personal Space; reality show play-by-play The Weekly Pre-game; gossip show Dish Happy Hour, and apology cake show Bake Amends.
Disney Channel ‘s Andi Mack hit series ratings highs and its 4th consecutive week of growth in Total Viewers (1.8 million) and 3rd straight week of solid gains in Kids 6-14 (1.1 million/2.9 rating), based on Live+3 data for its May 5 telecast. The show was the week’s #1 show in target youth demographics.
James Comey’s loss continues to be MSNBC’s gain, as the cable news net was first among A25-54 (635,000) on Thursday, its third win of the week after the FBI director was fired. The Rachel Maddow was first in cable news with 734,000 in the demo, and 2.87 million viewers.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Thursday, May 11, 2017 time period averages.
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD
Big Bang Theory 7.9/15, Big Bang Theory 6.2/12, Mom 5.1/9, Life in Pieces 3.7/7, Amazing Race 2.6/5
Grey’s Anatomy 4.8/9, Scandal 3.5/6, The Catch 2.1/4
Law & Order: SVU 1.9/4, Chicago Med 4.6/8, Blacklist 3.2/6
MasterChef: Junior 1.8/3, Brookylyn Nine-Nine .8/1, Brooklyn Nine-Nine .7/1
Rena de la Cancion .8/1, Doble Vida e Carrillo 1.0/2, La Piloto .9/2
Supernatural .9/2, Riverdale .6/1
El Capo .5/1, Guerra de Idolos .5/1, Querida Centauro .5/1
Thursday A19-49: CBS 1.5/6, ABC 1.3/5, NBC .9/4, FOX .7/3, UNI .6/2, CW .5/2, TELE .3/1
On This Day: 1940 – McDonald’s opened its first restaurant, in San Bernadino, CA.
Today’s Trivia Question: John Lennon and Yoko Ono co-hosted which talk show for a week in the 1970s? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: A limit of four correct answers from each time zone will be selected.)
Answer to Friday’s Trivia Question: What show did Dave have an obsession with on News Radio (1995-1999)? A Horse With No Name. Kudos to: Rev Mark Wajda/Leesburg, FL, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA, Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Deerfield Beach, FL, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank, Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo
Talk Show Host Anagram: A Lion Lasher (Email [email protected] ; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia will be posted in tomorrow’s newsletter.)
Answers to Friday’ Initial This: HH played AW on VM = Harry Hamlin played Aaron Echolis on Veronica Mars. Kudos to: Jasmine Howard-Yahoo/NYC, Nicole Langella-Fox Networks/NYC, Jordan Breslow-GfK/NYC
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – MONDAY MAY 15, 2017
ABC: Dancing With the Stars, Quantico [f]
CBS: The Big Bang Theory [r], Man With a Plan [f], The Big Bang Theory [r], Kevin Can Wait [r], Scorpion [f]
CW: Supergirl, Jane the Virgin
FOX: Gotham, Lucifer
NBC: The Voice, The Wall
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Roadshow [r], Independent Lens
Telemundo: El Capo, La Querida del Centauro, La Querida del Centauro
Univision: La Raina de la Cancion, La Doble Vida e Estela Carrilo, La Piloto