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Vice Media inked a big SVOD licensing deal with Hulu for 15 series. Included are Ellen Page’s Gaycation, Gloria Steinem’s Woman and Action Bronson’s F*ck, That’s Delicious. Programming will be available beginning Friday, June 8.
Brad Kern is leaving his post as EP/showrunner of NCIS: New Orleans and shifting to consultant on the series; EP Chris Silber is taking over as showrunner. The move comes months after Kern was the subject of two Human Resources investigations while working on the crime procedural.
A series starring adult film star Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, and former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was pitched to two cable networks in recent weeks, according to the New York Times. TV agent Jay Sures met with execs from CNN and MSNBC to discuss the concept for a program featuring the two men squaring off.  
MTV temporarily halted production on Catfish: The TV Show after video was posted of a woman claiming series star Nev Shulman made inappropriate advances when she appeared on the reality show three years ago. Shulman denied the allegations. “The behavior described in this video did not happen and I’m fortunate that there are a number of former colleagues who were present during this time period who are willing to speak up with the truth,” said Shulman. “I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions – but these claims are false.”
Meredith Corporation unveiled the new look, name and direction of its in-house television production company, which will now be known as Four M Studios. Formerly known as Time Inc. Productions, Four M Studios will have access to one of the largest portfolios of media brands, and continue to create shows independent of any Meredith brand.
The US Senate passed a measure to preserve net neutrality rules, overturning the Federal Communications Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order. The move prevents internet providers from slowing, blocking or charging extra for access. The final vote was 52-47; the House is not expected to follow suit.
The Hollywood Professional Association opened Call for Entries in Creative Categories for the 13th annual HPA Awards, which recognize creative artistry in color grading, editing, sound and visual effects in feature film, television and commercials. Ceremony will be held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, November 15.
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Showtime ordered 12 episodes of City on a Hill, starring Kevin Bacon (The Following) and Aldis Hodge (Underground). Created by Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler) and based on an original idea by Ben Affleck, the series exploring the criminal justice system premieres in 2019.
A documentary series about gifted and controversial Argentinean soccer player Maradona was commissioned by Amazon. Project from BTF Media, the Miami and Spain-based production company founded by Mexico’s Francisco Cordero and Ricardo Coeto, looks back on Maradona’s early life and prolific career.
Amazon also landed The Hunt, a Nazi-hunting series, handing it a 10-episode straight-to-series order, according to Deadline. Project is executive produced by Get Out writer/director Jordan Peele and produced by his Monkeypaw Productions and Sonar Entertainment.
Acorn Media Enterprises partnered with RTE and Treasure Entertainment on Finding Joy. Created, starring and written by Amy Huberman (Striking Out, The Clinic), the six-part comedy follows a single woman who looks for happiness in all the wrong places. Series will make its North American premiere on Acorn TV in late 2018.
A second season of Big City Greens was ordered ahead of its series premiere on Monday, June 18 by Disney Channel. Animated comedy centers on a mischievous and optimistic country boy who moves to the big city with his wildly out of place family.
The CW celebrated its expansion to Sunday nights during its New York City Center Upfront yesterday morning. Supergirl will anchor the night at 8p, followed by a rebooted version of Charmed at 9p.
Among the network’s new series are dramas All American, which centers on a real-life high school football star from South Los Angeles, and Legacies, set in the   world of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals.
Midseason dramas include Roswell, New Mexico, a new version of Roswell, which takes place at the ground zero location for those who seek proof that aliens exist. In the Dark centers on a disaffected, hard-drinking 20something with a penchant for cigarettes and casual sex, who is also blind.
Three series are coming to a close at the network. Jane the Virgin will end after its upcoming fifth season, while Crazy Ex-Girlfriend wraps following its upcoming fourth. In addition, the net revealed that the upcoming fifth season of iZombie will be its last.
Supernatural spinoff Wayward Sisters won’t be moving forward. In a phone call with press before the Upfronts presentation CW chief Mark Pedowitz said, “We are big fans of the characters and the women who played the characters in the series, but we did not feel creatively the show is where we wanted it to be.”
NBC will honor The King with The 50th Anniversary of the Elvis Comeback Special, slated to air in 2019. The tribute will take a look back at the net’s 1968 special that put Elvis Presley back on the map. During the two-hour event, music superstars will recreate performances of Presley’s greatest songs.
The Paley Center for Media announced two events as part of its PaleyLive Spring 2018 season. Creating Great Characters: Dick Wolf & Mariska Hargitay in Conversation will be held on Monday, June 4, and An Evening with Dear White People will take place on Tuesday, June 5.
Becca Kufrin begins her search for “The One,” when ABC’s The Bachelorette premieres on Monday, May 28 at 8p. Celebrity appearances slated for the season include Fred Willard, Wayne Newton, former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson, rapper Lil Jon, Australian country star Morgan Evans and The Baha Men.
Questionable courtroom convictions are delved into when Reasonable Doubt returns to Investigation Discovery on Wednesday, June 13 at 10p.
Oxygen Media debuts original series Buried in the Backyard, which explores true crime stories of victims buried in the most unsuspected places, on Sunday, June 3 at 7p.  A Wedding and a Murder, examining engagements, weddings and honeymoons that turned deadly, immediately follows at 8p. The Price of Duty, featuring detectives recounting cases that changed their lives, premieres on Saturday, June 9 at 6p.
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger bows with a two-hour event on Thursday, June 7 at 8p on ABC. Series is based on the beloved comic characters.
HBO announced summer premiere dates for two series. Season 4 of Dwayne Johnson’s Ballers returns on Sunday, August 12 at 10p, followed by the third season debut of Issa Rae’s Insecure at 10:30p.
The X-Files Gillian Anderson was tapped to star as a sex therapist in Netflix’s Sex Education. Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game) has also boarded the original series…. Charlotte Hope (Game of Thrones) landed the lead role in Starz’s The Spanish Princess, the third installment following The White Princess and The White Queen.
Clifford The Big Red Dog is getting a reboot. The Scholastic Entertainment produced series will launch on Amazon Prime Video and PBS KIDS in fall 2019.


People announced new weekly podcast series Cover-Up, which investigates Senator Ted Kennedy’s tragic car accident on Chappaquiddick. Show premieres Thursday, May 31 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play and wherever podcasts are available.
FuboTV continues adding local stations, with 8 more now live, giving the live streaming TV service for sport fans a total of 284. Included are stations owned and operated by or affiliated with CBS, FOX, NBC, The CW and Telemundo.
Quiddity, a first-of-its-kind, video-based review and lifestyle site that celebrates shopping, was launched by ad agency Figliulo&Partners on Thursday. The multimedia platform features buyers’ guides, researched product pages and original aspirational articles and video series to inspire and inform and audience of urban millennials.
Globo licensed limited series The Formula and Doomed and telenovela Rising Sun to the MBC Group. The programs will air in Middle Eastern and North African countries.
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ABC’s finales of The Goldbergs, Modern Family and Designated Survivor hit multi-week highs with Total Viewers. The Goldbergs built 9% week-to-week in Total Viewers (5.1 million vs. 4.7 million). Modern Family ranked as the #1 series in its half hour in A18-49 (1.3/5-tie), while improving by 6% week-to-week in Total Viewers (5.0 million vs. 4.7 million). Canceled Designated Survivor built 9% week-to-week in Total Viewers (3.6 million vs. 3.3 million) and 20% in A18-49 (0.6/3 vs. 0.5/2), delivering its largest audience in six weeks.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Wednesday, May 16, 2018 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
CBS: 6.48 million
Survivor 7.45, SEAL Team 6.15, Code Black 5.85
NBC: 4.71 million
The Blacklist 5.13, Law & Order: SVU 5.28, Inside the Royal Wedding 3.73
FOX: 4.49 million
Empire 5.10, Star 3.88
ABC: 4.22 million
The Goldbergs 5.14 Alex, Inc 3.35, Modern Family 4.96, American Housewife 4.11, Designated Survivor 3.56
CW: 1.05 million
Riverdale 1.29, The Originals 0.81
UNI: 0.98 million
Rico y Lazaro 1.09, Papa a Toda Madre 0.91, Por amar sin ley 1.02
TELE: 0.87 million
Mia Familia Perfecta 0.69, Al otro lado del muro 0.79, El Senor de los Cielos 1.13
Wednesday A19-49 Analysis: FOX 1.4/6, CBS 1.1/5, ABC 0.9/4, NBC 0.8/3, UNI 0.6/3, TELE 0.5/2, CW 0.4/2
Suzanne Scott was upped to Chief Executive Officer of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, and Jay Wallace was named President of Fox News and Executive Editor. Jack Abernethy will continue as Chief Executive Officer of the expanded Fox Television Stations Group, relocating to LA to work closely with Fox Broadcasting Company and Fox Sports.
Magnus Kastner was appointed Chief Executive Officer at Endemol Shine Germany. He joins from eSports company Turtle Entertainment where he served as Chief Executive.

Friday Fun Fact: Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
This Day in History: 1989 – Donna Mills made her first regular appearance as Abby on Knots Landing.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: How did Joan meet her fiance, Aaron, on Girlfriends (2000-2008)? They were both rehabilitating homes in New Orleans damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Kudos to: Barbara E. Bevel-Sesame Workshop/NYC;
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Today’s Trivia Question: At which fictional college was Charles a student on Charles in Charge (1984-1990)? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four.)
Answer to Our Last Anagram: Unhand Shot Rot = North and South. Kudos to: Charlene White-A+E Networks/Stamford, CT; Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank, CA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/Los Angeles, CA.
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JOB OPENING: PR & COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL/BECK MEDIA & MARKETING/LA: Seeking experienced & proactive tech & TV PR pros for entertainment clients. Digital savvy, consumer/trade chops, superior writing skills & sense of humor are all important. Apply HERE (5/25)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCER, HARDBALL/MSNBC/DC: Join the Hardball team as a segment producer & contribute daily by writing exceptional, compelling segments regarding political insight & newsworthy events of the day. Min 5 yrs of TV production, including at least two years as a segment producer. Full info/apply HERE (5/25)

JOB OPENING: COUNSEL BUSINESS LEGAL AFFAIRS/MLB/SECAUCUS, NJ: Strong knwlg/understanding of legal & business issues related to media, strong negotiation & drafting skills. Min 2 yrs legal exp in media/ent transactional envir (in house or law firm) req’d. Extensive contract knwlg. Full info/apply HERE (5/25)

JOB OPENING: SALES MGR/FilmRise/Brooklyn: Asst in various administration of client accts. Handle TV, Film & Dig. Content Sales to Non-theatrical, Inflight & others as designated. Exc writing/comm skills a must. 2-3 yrs of sales/bus. exp, pref in media industry req’d as well as ability to travel int’l. Full info/apply HERE (5/24)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, ADVERTISING & PROGRAM STANDARDS/NBC/NYC: Direct the screening & evaluation of content in multiple prgrmng formats compliant w/co. & community standards & FCC regulations. Min 7 yrs exp working in Standards & Practices for a Brdcst &/or Cable Network. Full info/apply HERE (5/24)

JOB OPENING: CONTENT SCREENER/MEDIA INFORMATION SERVICES/NYC: Entry-level position writing summaries of TV programs. Full Time w/Benefits. Requires BA/BS, strong writing skills, attention to detail and love of TV. Send resume to [email protected] (5/24)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXEC/Pluto TV/NYC: Mng/grow/maintain the nat’l advertising revenue derived from a specified group of ad agencies & assigned regional territories. 5+ yrs of Nat’l TV advertising sales exp as well as 2 yrs dig exp req’d. Proven track rec of outstanding sales results req’d. Full info/apply HERE (5/24)

JOB OPENING: SR RESEARCH ANALYST/Turner Broadcasting/NYC: Work w/cross-functional portfolio team (sales, publicity, mktg) to dvlp optimal portfolio positioning. Well-rounded cross-platform rsrch/analytics exp a must. BA deg & 3+ yrs of exp, incl linear, digital &/or direct-to-consumer rsrch exp. Full info/apply HERE (5/24)


JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE DIRECT RESPONSE/OPPORTUNITY MEDIA/NY: Seeking an energetic achiever with excellent written & organizational skills for role to assist in growing revenue for dynamic Direct Response Team: BA Degree, Min 2 yrs DR Planning Experience req. [email protected] (5/24)

JOB OPENING: HUMAN RESOURCE MGR/NYC: Growing TV production co needs HR mgr to source/recruit for full-time & freelance positions. Position will coordinate on-boarding new hires as well as administer benefits and payroll changes.  BA Deg w/ HR emphasis pref’d as well as 5yrs HR exp. High attention to detail/accuracy a must. Resumes to: [email protected] (5/23)

JOB OPENING: SR ACCT MGR/iN DEMAND/NYC: Manage/develop MVPD relationships. Negotiate agreements. Analyze business opportunities. Evaluate competitive landscape. Min 3-5 yrs content distribution/acct mgmt exp. Travel req. Highly motivated self-starter.  Resume to:[email protected] (5/23)

JOB OPENING: MARKETING COORDINATOR/Spotlight Cinema Networks/NYC or LA: Provide strategic sales support, dvlp/execute mktg collateral & prgrms. Serve as a key liaison between mktg & sales. Help identify/execute daily needs of sales & our clients. 3+ yrs mktg exp in media sales org. Resume to: [email protected] (5/23)

JOB OPENING: MGR, HUMAN RESOURCES- AD SALES/NBCU/NYC: Responsible for providing strategic and operational HR leadership, direction and expertise for the Ad Sales organization. Min 5 yrs professional level HR generalist exp. Full info/apply HERE (5/22)

JOB OPENING: HR GENERALIST- AD SALES/NBCU/NYC: Provide a broad range of HR support in support of functional objectives, strategic goals, and human resource initiatives Min 3 yrs relevant HR exp. Full info/apply HERE (5/22)

JOB OPENING: HR COORDINATOR-AD SALES/NBCU/NYC: Respond to routine questions from clients including, but not limited to benefits, payroll, vacation or redirect clients to appropriate contacts. BA DEG & Min of 1 yr of HR or related exp in meeting fast paced employee based or client needs. Full info/apply HERE (5/22)


ABC: Once Upon A Time [f], Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [f], 20/20
CBS: Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition, Hawaii Five-0 [f], Bluebloods
CW: Harry and Meghan: A Love Story, Life Sentence
FOX: MasterChef [f]
NBC: Blindspot [f], Dateline NBC
PBS: Washington Week, In Principle, American Masters
Telemundo: Mi Familia Perfecta, Al otro lado del muro, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: El rico y Lazaro, Papa a toda madre, Por amar sin ley

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