05/18/16: Showtime shuts down House of Lies; Comic book doc series greenlit at AMC; ABC slips Notorious in Scandal slot



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05.18.16

Good morning. It’s Wednesday May 18, 2016, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
Discovery: Blue Collar Backers at 10p
PBS: Genius by Stephen Hawking at 9p
Poker Central: PrimeTime Poker Report at 9p
USA: Royal Pains at 10p

Tonight’s Finales:
ABC: The Middle at 8p, The Goldbergs at 8:30p, Modern Family at 9p, black-ish at 9:30p, Nashville at 10p
CBS: Survivor at 8p
Destination America: What’s for Sale: With a View at 10:30p
Fox: Empire at 9p
PBS: Nature: Jungle Animal Hospital at 8p
TLC: My 600-Lb. Life at 9p
VH1: Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn at 8p


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IN THE NEWS

Showtime’s House of Lies will fold after five seasons. Series finale of the comedy starring Don Cheadle was shot in Havana, Cuba, to air Sunday, June 13 at 9p.

ABC is apparently assuming Jimmy Kimmel’s recently-announced intention to run for Vice President won’t pan out. The same day Kimmel told ABC’s Upfront audience, “18-49 isn’t our target demo – it’s the number of people who watched Wicked City last season,” the net extended the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host’s contract through fall 2019 (“I’m actually wondering at this moment if we’ve actually closed Jimmy’s deal,” joked ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey after Kimmel’s monologue). The late nighter is currently in its 14th season.

As expected, Billy Bush is leaving NBCUniversal’s syndicated Access Hollywood to join Today’s 9a hour. Today’s Natalie Morales is leaving her NBC morning show post to take over for Bush on Access, but will contribute to Today as West Coast anchor. Bush starts his new gig during the Olympics in August.

Time Inc. announced the upcoming launch of Instant, a mobile-first platform featuring content by and about digital celebrities. Time Inc.’s People, EW and HelloGiggles will be launch partners on programming and strategy initiatives. Instant will stand out from the pack in a couple of ways, Will Lee, digital editorial director for People and EW, tells Cynopsis. “There’s no ‘millennial-focused digital offering’ that truly covers the new famous – digital stars – the way we will, which is to say, the same way People and EW cover Hollywood,” says Lee. “Also, our content experience will be mobile-first and all-video, which is a major differentiator from many ‘millennial’ destinations. And Instant will be part of the People, EW, and HelloGiggles ecosystem, which none of the ‘millennial-focused digital offerings’ can claim – it will be a tremendous competitive advantage from an audience growth and talent access standpoint.”

Starz launched the Starz App on select Android TV devices, allowing subscribers to watch original series as well as movies and first-run films. The app is offered on Chromecast, Apple TV, iPhones and iPads, Google Nexus Player and Sony Android TV.

TV One announced the 2016 TV One Screenplay Competition finalists  N’Zuri Za Austin (Dallas, Texas), Cheronda Gunn & Traci Rooks (Houston, Texas), and Michelle McKissic (Arlington, Texas). The trio gets a trip to the American Black Film Festival in Miami (June 15-17) and the winner, announced June 18, takes home a $5000 cash prize and the chance to have their work produced into an TV movie. Last year’s winner, Keronda McKnight, debuts her original film at this year’s festival.


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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

AMC greenlit documentary series Heroes and Villains: The History of Comic Books (wt), slated for a 2017 premiere. Robert Kirkman and David Alpert (The Walking Dead) will exec produce through Skybound Entertainment. “At the end of the day I am a comic fan first and foremost,” said Kirkman. “I am a lover of the medium and the stories it enables people to tell.”

INSP ordered a 13-episode season two of Handcrafted America. Production begins this summer for an October premiere.

It’s a holiday in Pittsburgh: The Steel City officially declared May 18 “Outsiders Day,” celebrating the start of production of season two of the WGN America drama. Sophomore run launches in January.

COMING UP

TV One bio-pic Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story premieres Sunday, June 12 at 7p, part of the net’s “Black Music Month” celebration. The R&B singer will make a cameo appearance in the film, a spin-off of TV One series Unsung.

Who’s the greatest maker of them all? Winner makes a cool million on the season finale of America’s Greatest Makers, Tuesday, May 24 at 9p on TBS.

Top Chef Mexico gets a two-hour finale on Thursday, May 19 at 7p on NBC Universo (a new time for East Coast and Central viewers). Elimination challenge: create three dishes inspired by the elements: earth, wind and water.

Looking: The Movie, which will serve as a finale for the HBO series, will premiere Saturday July 23 at 10p. The comedy was canceled in March after two seasons.

AT THE UPFRONTS

Channing Dungey (called “a breath of fresh air” by Ben Sherwood, president, Disney|ABC Television Group), introduced advertisers to the net’s 2016-17 programming slate at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall in NYC. New fall and midseason series include Conviction, centered on a woman who accepts a job from the New York DA to avoid jail time for cocaine possession; conspiracy thriller Designated Survivor; Notorious, inspired by the relationship of criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker; Shondaland period drama Still Star-Crossed; time travel drama Time After Time; family comedies American Housewife and Speechless; Downward Dog, based on the web series about a struggling millennial, and Imaginary Mary, starring Jenna Elfman.

ABC expanded its Tuesday comedy block to two hours; moving Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to 10p will allow the drama to be edgier, said Dungey. Replacing Scandal on Thursdays in the fall, during Kerry Washington’s pregnancy, will be the aforementioned Notorious. Specials on tap include a new David Blaine magic show, and Ali: The Champion (wt), honoring the boxing legend.

“Our new shows reflect the inclusive and empowering storytelling that defines the ABC brand,” said Dungey. “We will continue to raise the bar for our audience, investing in great storytellers and reflecting the authentic faces and voices of the world around us.”

Looks like Netflix and Univision Communications are on the same team. The first season of Netflix original series Narcos will air on Univision; sister net UniMas will air Spanish-language Netflix original series Club de Cuervos. Both series will air on the networks leading up to the exclusive global debuts of their second seasons on the streaming service. The companies are also partnering to co-produce drama El Chapo, based on the life of the notorious drug lord. El Chapo will be available to Netflix members in the U.S. following its television airing on UniMas in 2017; in the rest of the world, the drama will premiere exclusively on Netflix. “Netflix knows that Hispanics are their growth consumers,” said Univision CMO Jessica Rodriguez at the company’s Upfront presentation.

On the ad front, Univision  made up of two broadcast networks, 11 cable networks, 126 TV and radio stations as well as digital destinations, offered advertisers an “expanded programmatic buying effort across both digital and linear platforms” in the categories of sports, comedy, music and drama. 

Digital who? “I don’t care what those Silicon Valley guys say – there is no algorithm for heart-pumping, breath-holding premium content,” said NBCUniversal ad sales chief Linda Yaccarino at the company’s Upfront at Radio City Music Hall on Monday. Sizzle reel after sizzle reel of NBCUni shows made Yaccarino’s point that content is still king – and the company has a lot of content. “NBC, Telemundo, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel, MSNBC, USA, Syfy, E! Entertainment, Bravo, Oxygen, Twinkle, Esquire Network, Sprout, TV One, The Surgery Channel, Chiller, Cloo, The Weather Channel, and Universal HD,” rattled off Late Night’s Seth Meyers, “and only two of those were made up." Clips were shown not by network, but fan base – a slate of sc-fi dramas included USA’s Falling Water, Syfy’s Krypton and NBC’s Emerald City.

Yaccarino noted viewers spend seven times as many hours watching TV as they do on Facebook, and 15 hours more than do watching YouTube. NBC expects lots of those eyeballs to rest on its 17 nights of Olympics in Rio this summer, and apparently advertisers agree  the company has sold over $1 billion in ads for the Games. NBCUni CEO Steve Burke also touted the five Thursday Night Football games on NBC’s sked.

Upfronts isn’t just about broadcast nets, of course. We share the pitches from Viacom, Hallmark, Discovery and more in the latest Cynsiders.

INTX INTEL

Monetization of digital content was a hot topic on opening day of INTX in Boston. “Facebook is without question the biggest [digital] video platform out there, and they don’t have monetization, which makes a company like us tentative,” said Kay Madati, BET Networks’ EVP and chief digital officer, said on a panel. “Maybe we’ll use it as marketing platform and not an editorial platform.”

To pilot or not to pilot? Network execs are taking different approaches these days. While IFC president/GM Jennifer Caserta said at INTX the network currently does “very few pilots,” Gary Levine, Showtime president of programming, said, “We are big believers in making a pilot. It is more expensive, but it’s a living, breathing organization from which you can learn a lot. When we make a pilot we tend to go to series, so it’s not a lack of commitment, it’s an important process for us.”

Let it Go: Sometimes programmers hit a home run, sometimes they strike out. TV One president Brad Siegel reminisced about passing on the 1999 TV movie Jesus while he was at TNT – the movie went on to become one of the top performers for CBS. Noting the network was coming off a series of movies based on Old Testament stories, Siegel said, “We had the greatest-selling book, we should not have allowed fatigue or a script that wasn’t there yet to get in the way. We were tired of doing these movies and we wanted to move on; it was a mistake… It’s a bad mistake not taking Jesus,” he quipped. “Luckily he’s forgiving.” Caserta had her own Catastrophe to share. “We wanted [Amazon’s] Catastrophe and we were sad to see it go. We had a relationship with Sharon Horgan and would’ve loved to have the show. But it happens, this is the business we are in. Sometimes you have to let it go.”

Binge-viewing is here to stay, but there’s plenty of magic to serialized shows. For The People vs. OJ Simpson, “We marketed it really well, there was a lot of pre-awareness of it,” said Eric Schrier, president of original development at FX Networks. “By spreading it over 10 weeks it really captured a large imagination and conversation that’s still going on.”

How does Vikki Neil, SVP/GM, online brands, Scripps Networks Interactive, rate Facebook Live? “I’ve seen some really interesting responses from our audience,” she said at INTX. Neil cited a recent dispatch from Travel Channel host Josh Gates from base camp at Mt. Everest as “a great use of Facebook Live to showcase our talent and brands to show people how to experience something going on in the world. There’s real promise there.”

ADVERTISING & BRANDS

TV ad spend is rising as digital spend slows, according to Standard Media Index’s latest data. National TV advertisers invested 6 percent more dollars in April than they did in the same month in 2015, even as TV viewership dipped, according to SMI. So far this broadcast year, TV has gained 6 percent compared to 2015 results, with some analysts suggesting that commitments for the Upfront could increase by 3-5 percent. Meanwhile, digital media revenues rose by 15 percent year-over-year in April, though the sector grew at a significantly slower rate than in previous months.  “SMI’s April data continues to show the reemergence of TV as the industry’s strongest and most effective medium. We have seen digital’s growth slow over the past few months and know from feedback from advertisers and agencies that television is still the best place to find high quality, guaranteed audiences at scale,” said James Fennessy, SMI’s CEO. “Timing couldn’t be better for the major networks as a strong scatter market again in April should ensure they book healthy increases in the upfronts over the coming weeks.”

At its “Datafront” yesterday, Viacom announced Vantage Intent, a tool using data from American Express transactions to target audiences across Viacom networks. “At a time when marketers are searching to target viewers beyond age and gender, our analytics will help them break through all the static to reach the right audience with the right message,” said Manish Gupta, EVP, global information management and data products at American Express.

Dish Media Sales announced the availability of addressable advertising inventory on eight Latino networks (beIN Sports, Discovery en Espanol, ESPN Deportes, Fox Deportes, Galavision, Telemundo, Telemundo West and Univision Deportes) on Dish’s satellite pay-TV service. “We’re offering brands the opportunity to have a meaningful, in-language conversation with the largest Latino bilingual customer base in pay-TV,” said Adam Gaynor, VP of Dish Media Sales. Dish stakes a claim as the first national pay-TV provider to offer household-addressable advertising on Latino networks.

GLOBAL GOINGS ON

FremantleMedia secured its first global commissions for dating format Hear Me. Love Me. See Me. Israeli broadcaster Channel 10 and the Italian broadcaster FOX Life are onboard; Abot Hameiri and FremantleMedia Italy will produce the respective versions for launch this summer.

A+E Networks UK will launch a new free-to-air entertainment channel in the UK this fall on Freeview, following a long-term DTT capacity deal with SDN. The channel name and content line-up will be revealed later this summer. A+E rolled out Lifetime as a FTA channel in Turkey in April.


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RATINGS

The turned-out-to-be-series finale of ABC’s Castle drew 7.8 million total viewers and 1.3/4 among A18-49, up 16 percent and two tenths for season highs.

Syndicated Dr. Phil hit a ten-week high of 3.2, up 3 percent versus the week prior. Live with Kelly & Michael dipped 14 percent to 3.1 after a surge following the exit announcement of co-host Michael Strahan, but was up 11 percent over last year. Most improved talker goes to Rachael Ray (1.5), up 25 percent year over year.

Sibling revelry: All six Scripps Networks Interactive brands saw ratings increases in primetime (A25-54) for the week ending Sunday, May 15, with HGTV landing at #8 and Food Network taking the #11 spot in cable for the week. HGTV recorded a 9 percent lift, while Food Network and Travel Channel each saw a 5 percent increase year-over-year. For the week, DIY Network grew 7 percent, Cooking Channel grew 8 percent and Great American Country posted an 88 percent gain over last year. 

Hallmark Channel original movie Tulips in Spring was the #1 household-rated ad-supported cable program on Saturday, delivering a 2.0 HH rating. The movie also reached 2.1 million total viewers, elevating the network to become #1 in the Saturday, 9-11p time period.

Top 11 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share for the week of May 9, 2016
FOX: Empire (5/11) 3.7/12
CBS: The Big Bang Theory (5/12) 3.4/14
CBS: NCIS (5/10) 2.1/8
NBC: The Voice (5/9) 2.1/7
CBS: Survivor (5/11) 2.1/8
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy (5/12) 2.1/8
ABC: Modern Family (5/11) 2.1/7
ABC: The Goldbergs (5/11) 1.9/7
NBC: The Voice (5/10) 1.8/7
CBS: Mom (5/12) 1.8/6
ABC: Scandal (5/12) 1.8/6
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 5/2/16 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 7.1AA
Family Feud (2/T) 7.0AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 6.3AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 5.9AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 5.2AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 3.2AA
Live with Kelly & Michael (DAD) 3.1AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.1AA
Modern Family (2/T) 3.0AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.9AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 5/2/16 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.3AA
Family Feud (2/T) 2.2AA
Modern Family (2/T) 1.7AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.7AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.3AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.2AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.2AA
2 Broke Girls (WB) 1.1AA
Two and a Half Men (WB) 1.1AA
Cleveland Show (2/T) 1.0AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings (week of May 9, 2016)
NBC: Nightly News 7.95 million total viewers; 1.6/7 1.88 million A25-54
ABC: World News Tonight 7.76 million total viewers; 1.4/6 1.66 million A25-54
CBS: Evening News 6.77 million total viewers; 1.3/6 and 1.53 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI Total Viewers and A25-54 Live+SD

Monday A18-49 Analysis: NBC had the most A18-49 viewers Monday with 1.8/6, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. NBC’s The Voice topped 8p with 2.0/7, followed by ABC’s Dancing With the Stars with 1.7/6. NBC’s The Voice maintained the lead at 9p with 2.1/7, versus 1.8/6 for ABC’s Dancing. NBC’s Blindspot and ABC’s Castle tied at 10p with 1.3/4.

A18-49: NBC 1.8/6, CBS 1.6/5, CBS 1.3/4, FOX 1.0/3, TELE .6/2, UNI .6/2, ION .4/1, CW .3/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, May 16 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
ABC: 6.7/11
Dancing With the Stars 7.5/13, Castle 5.1/9
NBC: 5.1/9
The Voice 5.9/10, Blindspot 3.4/6
CBS: 4.2/7
Mike & Molly 4.9/9, Mike & Molly 5.3/9, The Big Bang Theory [r] 4.6/8, The Odd Couple 3.6/6, Person of Interest 3.4/6
FOX: 1.9/3
Gotham 2.3/4, Houdini & Doyle 1.5/3
UNIVISION: 1.0/2
Un Camino Hacia el Destino 1.0/2, Yago .9/1, Hotel de los Secretos 1.1/2
ION: .9/1
Criminal Minds .8/1, Criminal Minds .8/1, Criminal Minds 1.0/2
TELE: .8/1
Eva La Trailera .8/1 La Esclava Blanca .7/1, El Senor del los Cielos 1.0/2
CW: .6/1
Reign .5/1, Jane the Virgin .6/1

Sunday A18-49 Analysis: ABC scored the most A18-49 viewers Sunday with 1.1/4, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. ABC’s Once Upon a Time topped 7p with 1.3/6, followed by 1.0/4 for CBS’s 60 Minutes. The second hour of Once Upon a Time kept the lead at 8p with 1.2/4, versus a 1.1/4 average for Fox’s The Simpsons and Bob’s Burgers. Fox was first at 9p with 1.3/4 for Family Guy and .9/3 for Last Man On Earth; CBS’s Undercover Boss earned .9/3 to place second. ABC was back in the lead at 10p with 1.0/3 for Quantico, followed by Univision’s Neustra Belleza, earning .9/3 and 1.0/3 in the half-hours.

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

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, May 15, 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 5.0/9
60 Minutes 7.0/13, 60 Minutes Presents 6.0/10, Undercover Boss 3.7/6, NCIS [r] 3.3/6
NBC: 2.8/5
Dateline: On Assignment 2.6/5, Little Big Shots [r] 3.5/6, The Carmichael Show 2.3/4, Crowded 2.0/3, Dateline NBC 2.8/5
ABC: 2.4/4
Once Upon A Time 2.5/5, The Family 2.2/4, Quantico 2.5/5
FOX: 1.2/2
Bordertown .8/2, The Simpsons [r] .9/2, The Simpsons 1.6/3, Bob’s Burgers 1.3/2, Family Guy 1.5/3, The Last Man on Earth 1.3/2
UNIVISION: 1.2/2
Nuestra Belleza Latina 1.2/2
ION: .7/1
Leverage Sun .7/1, Leverage Sun .7/1, Leverage Sun .8/1, Leverage Sun .7/1
TELE: .7/1
Voz Kids 1.0/2, Ya Era Hora Sun .4/1

Saturday A18-49 Analysis: ABC led with the most A18-49 viewers Saturday with .7/3, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. It was a three-way tie at 8p with ABC movie The Blind Side, NBC’s Dateline Mystery and Univision’s Monterrey versus Tigres match all scoring .6/3. ABC and Uni shared the lead at 9p with .8/3 for the same programming; NBC’s Dateline was close behind with .7.3. ABC’s movie had the top spot at 10p to itself with .9/4; CBS’s 48 Hours was next with .7/3.

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

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, May 14, 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 2.5/5
Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.0/4, Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.4/5, 48 Hours 3.0/6
NBC: 2.2/4
Dateline Mystery 2.5/5, SNLPrime [r] 1.7/3
ABC: 2.2/4
The Blind Side 2.2/4
FOX .6/1
Houdini & Doyle .7/1, American Grit .5/1
ION: 1.0/2
Law & Order: SVU 1.1/2, Law & Order: SVU 1.0/2, Law & Order: SVU 1.0/2
UNIVISION: .8/2
Liga MX .8/2, Cronicas de Sabado.7/1
TELE: .5/1
Que Noche .4/1, Futbol .5/1

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Leigh Anne Brodsky has been named Executive Vice President, Discovery Global Enterprises, overseeing consumer products, location-based entertainment and program sales. Brodskey joins Discovery from Peanuts Worldwide and Iconix Entertainment.

Zodiak Kids announced CEO Jean-Philippe Randisi will oversee Zodiak Kids Studios with the departure of current CEO Michael Carrington to ABC Children’s. Gwen Hughes lands the new role of Chief Operating Officer, Zodiak Kids Studios. Hughes had been Managing Director Zodiak Kids Studios.

IN MEMORIAM

TV producer and executive Dave Bell died May 13 after battling cancer. He was 84. “Dave was ahead of his time as a social documentarian who walked the talk on women’s issues, equally passionate onscreen and off,” said NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Chairman Bonnie Hammer, who had worked with Bell.


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JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, DIGITAL SALES OPS/NBC/NYC: Lead team of Mgrs & Campaign Sp. Resp for setup, traffic & opt of ad sales campaigns across apps, websites, mobile, set-top box, & emerging platforms. 7+ yrs Ad Ops exp; ad serving/ad tech exp req w/strong background in digital video. Full info/apply HERE (5/24)

JOB OPENING: PUBLICIST/NBCU/East Coast: Work closely with VP, PR to manage internal/external communications and press efforts for Business News. Minimum 3 years of Public Relations experience. Full info/apply HERE (5/21)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR-PUBLICITY/TLC/LA: Talented PR professional to create buzz for TLC’s relatable real-life prgrmming. Create/implement publicity campaigns for series/specials, execute nat’l, local mkt & trade branding/comms initiatives. Work closely across depts & serve as LA Comms lead. 7 yrs exp. Full info/apply HERE (5/21)

JOB OPENING: SALES MANAGER/Inside Sales Radio: Resp ad sales, mgmt ad inv, client rel. FT Work-from-home reports to PUB/GM. 3-5 yrs ad sales prof radio sales/digital media. Radio sales/mgmt exp pref’d. Proven ability to meet and exceed sales quotas. Resume HERE (5/20)

JOB OPENING: DIR, INTEGRATED SALES MKTG/ION/NYC: Provide mktg support for the Network Sales Team to help achieve addit’l rev. Mng the RFP process by coord/brainstorming meetings. Min 5 yrs mktg exp. Exc written/verbal skills & sense of urgency. Full info/apply HERE [email protected] (5/20)

JOB OPENING: SR WEB DEVELOPER/AMC Networks/NYC: 5+ yrs exp building within a LAMP stack env and proficient with PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript libraries/frameworks. Exp w/API & SDK development is a big plus. Exp with Angular, Backbone, and React is also a plus. Full info/apply HERE (5/20)

JOB OPENING: SR STRATEGY MARKETING MGR/USATODAY NETWORK/NY: Seeking a talented, creative Sr Strat Marketing Manager. Must have 8-10 years of experience in digital marketing ideally with advertising agency experience. Please send resumes to Sydney Murphy at [email protected] (5/20)

JOB OPENING: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/History/NY: Manage the development of unscripted series & specials; oversee current series. 5+ yrs exp as a developer/show runner at a cable/brdcst network. A think out of the box type. Apply HERE (5/20)

JOB OPENING: MGR, PUBLICITY/History/NY: Responsible for the development & implementation of PR strategies & campaigns. 5+ yrs exp in TV/entertainment publicity on non-fiction prgmng. Apply HERE (5/20)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, GROWTH STRATEGY/Telemundo/Southeast FL: The purpose of this position is to grow & diversify the revenue streams of Telemundo Enterprises. Maximize the revenue capability. Self-starter, ability to mng projects in a timely manner. 5-7 yrs Media exp. Full info/apply HERE (5/20)

JOB OPENING: ANALYST, PROGRAM RESEARCH/NBCU Bravo & Oxygen/NYC: Proven strong statistical analysis exp. Proactive thinker, multitasker and good comm skills required. BA Deg/GPA 3.5. Full info/apply HERE (5/19)

JOB OPENING: MGR DIGITAL DATA STEWARDSHIP/Discovery/NY: Develop digital analytics capabilities, create processes and best practices across the biz, oversee the lifecycle for data rationalization, sourcing, standardization, integration, and integrity. Est strong relationships with broader team and extrnl vendors. Full info/apply HERE (5/19)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, CONTENT DISTRIBUTION & MARKETING/Scripps Networks Interactive/Knoxville, TN: Support CDM team on renewal strategies, tactics, and plans for all accounts. Present sales proposals, contribute to development of key client maintenance & documentation. For more detail www.scrippsnetworks.com J100994 or J100806 (5/19)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCERS, ASSIGNMENT EDITORS, EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS/WRNN-TV, FIOS1 News/ Rye Brook NY: is currently recruiting for News positions. Candidates must have TV News experience & be able to work an overnight & wknd shift. Full info/apply HERE (5/19)

JOB OPENING: SR PARTNERSHIPS MGR, ADVANCED TV/THE TRADE DESK/NYC: Responsible for dvlpmnt/execution of strategic partnerships 7+ yrs of exp TV advertising in sales/business dvlpmnt for Nat’l Brdcst Ntwrks, MVPDs, Syndicators, OTT devices, Video SSPs or Local Brdcst. Full info/apply HERE (5/19) 

JOB OPENING: Sr. DIR. DIGITAL OPS/FUSETV/NY: Provide guidance on strat. direction, planning & org structures to support evolving dig. ad sales business. Operations of campaign trafficking, delivery, optimization, inventory forecasting and analysis. click on our career page @ www.fuse.tv (5/19)

JOB OPENING:INTEGRATED MKTG Sr. MANAGER/FUSE/NYC: Strategic dvlpmt & execution of multiplatform integrated mktg solutions for potential/existing Ad Sales clients. Exp: Mktg/Ad Sales/Mgmt/Media/Crtv Writing Full info/apply @ www.fuse.tv (5/19)

CASTING CALL: Companies can showcase their casting notices/casting calls here. For information on rates and specs for posting a casting notice, please email Trish at [email protected]

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]

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.


WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – WEDNESDAY MAY 18, 2016


ABC: The Middle [f], The Goldbergs [f], Modern Family [f], blackish [f], Nashville
CBS: Survival [
f], Survivor: Reunion
CW: Arrow, Supernatural
FOX: Rosewood, Empire [
f]
NBC: Heartbeat, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago P.D.
PBS: Nature: Jungle Animal Hospital [
f], Genius by Stephen Hawking [p], Genius by Stephen Hawking
Telemundo: Eva la Trailera, La Esclava Blanca, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: Un Camino Hacio el Destino, Yago, El Hotel de los Secretos

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