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Nickelodeon is developing an animated project, Man of the House (wt), from Norman Lear’s Act III Productions. Concept from Colombian-American writer and illustrator Michael Molina (Trivia Night) follows an 11-year-old helping his mother watch over his siblings as he tries to form a hip-hop group. Lear and Brent Miller (One Day at a Time) will serve as exec producers.
Endemol Shine North America and Major TV have optioned the rights to late Latin superstar Celia Cruz’s autobiography, “Celia: My Life,” with plans to adapt it for a scripted TV series. Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) is onboard as exec producer and director. 
New unscripted series Miz & Mrs, following the lives of married WWE Superstars The Miz and Maryse, premieres Tuesday, July 24 at 10p on USA.
John Glenn (Allegiance) will serve as showrunner for season two of CBS military drama SEAL Team. Creator/EP Benjamin Cavell and EP Ed Redlich are exiting the show.
The spinoff to Freeform’s The Fosters has a name: Good Trouble. Series follows Callie and Mariana as they embark on the next phase of their lives in LA. Also on Freeform: The Bold Type returns for a new season Tuesday, June 12 with a two-hour premiere starting at 8p.
How sweet it is: Wedding Cake Championship, hosted by Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, debuts on Food Network Monday, June 25 at 9p. Competition series is preceded that night by special Wedding Cake Countdown with Drew and Linda, featuring Property Brother Drew Scott, at 8:30p
Netflix is releasing all 10 episodes of new Matt Groening comedy Disenchantment on August 17. Animated series is set in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland.
Lifetime is introducing a “Real Love” relationship block this summer, with season seven of Married at First Sight launching Tuesday, July 10 at 8p with a match-making special, followed by a two-hour premiere at 9. Seven Year Switch debuts its third season Tuesday, July 17 at 10p.
Marvel’s Spider-Man returns for season two on Monday, June 18 at 6:30p, in a one-hour telecast on Disney XD, DisneyNOW and Disney XD VOD. New episodes will debut every Monday through August.
Viceland is introducing four new series this summer. Post Radical, focused on the world of skateboarding, launches Tuesday, July 10 at 8p; Hollywood Love Story, hosted by Paris Hilton, debuts Wednesday, July 11 at 10p, followed later that night by science show Mister Tachyon at 11:30p. Previously announced Hunting ISIS, a coproduction with History, arrives Sunday, June 3 at 10p.
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Discovery’s “Shark Week” returns for its 30th anniversary Sunday, July 22, running through Sunday, July 29 with appearances by celebs including Ronda Rousey, Aaron Rodgers, Rob Gronkowski, Lindsey Vonn, Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John, and Bear Grylls. In addition to groundbreaking research and insights from marine biologists, the week will include stunts like “Shark Tank Meets Shark Week” and “Bear vs Shark.”
Racecar driver Danica Patrick will host The 2018 Espys Presented by Capital One, airing Wednesday, July 16 at 8p on ABC.
E! marks the 20th anniversary of the debut of Sex and the City with a three-day binge-a-thon beginning Friday, June 8 at 7p. Action kicks off with a themed episode of E! News at 7p, followed by a 94-episode marathon of the series.
Comedy Central is following up last year’s “Up Next” showcase at Clusterfest, featuring the net’s rising stars, with another stand-up showcase and a variety showcase in San Francisco. The weekend will highlight over 20 comedians with two separate showcases taking place on Friday, June 1, hosted by Chris Redd with special guest Tim Dillon and Saturday, June 2, hosted by Jullian McCollough with special guest Mark Normand. The new variety showcase takes place on Sunday, June 3, hosted by Matthew Broussard.  
For the 11th consecutive year, Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night will air during prime time every night of the NBA Finals, beginning with Game One on Thursday, May 31 on ABC. Set to guest are Sandra Bullock, Jamie Foxx, Ryan Gosling, Tiffany Haddish, Samuel L. Jackson and Jennifer Lopez.
Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther); Seth Rogen and Kristen Bell, from the new comedy Like Father; Mila Kunis (The Spy Who Dumped Me); Zendaya and Gina Rodriguez (Smallfoot); and Common are among the presenters for the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, airing Monday, June 18 at 9p.
The 2019 Miss America Competition will mark the “dawning of a new day,” promises ABC, highlighting women “from all walks of life who are advancing the message of female empowerment.” Two-hour show airs live Sunday, September 9.
El Rey Network celebrates Memorial Day weekend with all 100 episodes of Stargate: Atlantis, beginning Friday, May 25 at 4p. The U.S. TV premiere of Starhunter Redux airs Tuesday, May 29 at 8p.
James Cromwell (American Horror Story) has been cast in a recurring role on season two of Starz drama Counterpoint.,,,Paul Ritter (Electric Dreams), Jessie Buckley (Taboo), Adrian Rawlins (War and Peace) and Con O’Neill (Happy Valley) are onboard HBO miniseries Chernobyl….Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) has joined the cast of CBS All Access psychological thriller Tell Me a Story….Regina King (Ray), Don Johnson (Miami Vice), Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?),Louis Gosset Jr. (Roots), Adelaide Clemens (Justify) and Andrew Hoard (Hatfields and McCoys) have been added to the cast of HBO pilot Watchmen.
Consulting firm Accenture Interactive is entering the digital ad buying space with the launch of a Programmatic Services division. “Advertisers are reacting to the changing media landscape and they want to move beyond the status quo and take back control of their media capability,” said Scott Tieman, global lead of programmatic services. “We believe we can help our clients do things differently.” 
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is launching The Work, a digital database offering ways to search over 200,000 global pieces of creative work, playlists and spotlights on the work of individual brands and agencies. “The Work brings a unique and fundamental digital platform to the market which offers more intelligent and efficient ways of working, to increase creative output and ultimately, drive better business,” said Phillip Thomas, CEO, Ascential Events chairman-elect, Cannes Lions. The Work will officially launch at the Cannes Lions festival next month.
Microsoft says it will extend the consumer privacy rights that are at the heart of GDPR worldwide. “As an EU regulation, GDPR created important new rights specifically for individuals in the European Union,” write corporate VP and deputy general counsel Julie Brill in a blog post. “But we believe GDPR establishes important principles that are relevant globally.” Brill adds that Microsoft has been advocating for national privacy legislation in the U.S. since 2005.
AirTV has launched a new solution that wirelessly streams free local channels to internet-connected TVs and mobile devices, in and out of the home. Free local channels are available for viewing via the Sling TV or AirTV app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and iOS and Android phones and tablets. Local channel availability depends on the OTA signal availability at the user’s home location. “Our new AirTV solution solves two problems: first, it blends free local channels with OTT television, something customers have demanded since the advent of streaming,” said Mitch Weinraub, director of product development for AirTV. “And, because it’s a Wi-Fi-enabled device, you can power your entire home with one OTA antenna, simplifying the installation process.”
SuchApp, the messenger service powered by blockchain technology, will be integrating the Bancor Protocol into their platform to ensure that all users are offered continuous liquidity when sending and receiving SP Tokens. By April 2019, SuchApp is expected to reach three million users.
“The linear model is dead,” said Verizon CEO chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam in an interview with Yahoo Finance. Rather than create its own vMVPD service, the company plans to partner with an existing MVPD, contribute Oath-branded content and deliver it via 5G. “Our view is that we should partner with those that are in the linear game, let them be very good at what they do,” said McAdam. “We’ll add digital content to that mix.”
Boomerang is adding to its content offerings with new series including Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? and Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs!. The streamer greenlit season three of Bunnicula, and season two of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz kicks off with a Memorial Day movie special. Wacky Races was also picked up for season two, which launches later in 2018.
YouTube TV has been added to Nielsen’s local audience ratings, a development local broadcasters have been “eagerly anticipating,” said Jeff Wender, managing director of Nielsen Local. “We’re excited to be able to help local media buyers and sellers capture digital audiences, as well as provide advertisers a full account of all viewing activity, irrespective of distribution channel.”
Hulu struck a deal with STX Entertainment for the Uglydolls franchise, including an order for a 26-episode animated series and SVOD rights for the upcoming film.
Gunpowder & Sky has partnered with Sky Arts for its first international project, Sounds Like a Home, a documentary chronicling the story of Sofar Sounds’ and Amnesty International’s Give a Home Project, and the effort to bring attention to the global refugee crisis. Doc will be released on Sky Arts on Monday, May 28 at 6:30p, in honor of Amnesty International Day, and Wednesday, June 20, in honor of World Refugee Day.
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The season finale of ABC’s Roseanne scored a 2.5/12 among A18-49 and 10.33 million viewers, a dip from the prior week’s 2.6/10.73 million but still Tuesday’s number one series in the demo, a spot it held for all 8 of its original broadcasts. The series finale of The Middle earned 1.7/7 (up 34% from last year’s ender), second for the night to Roseanne in the demo.
Bravo’s Below Deck Mediterranean season 3 launch was the highest-rated season premiere of the series, with 984,000 P18-49 (up 37% versus the prior season premiere), 1.2 million P25-54 (up 43%) and 2 million total viewers (up 44%) in Live+3 Nielsens.
Fox Business Network’s Varney & Co. marked one year as the most-watched market on television, with 223,000 total viewers the financial news week of May 14.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Tuesday, May 22, 2018 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 7.83
The Voice 6.09, The Voice 8.77
CBS: 7.56
NCIS 12.07, NCIS 6.52, 48 Hours: NCIS 4.12
ABC: 5.57
Roseanne 10.58, The Middle 7.09, Splitting Up Together 4.02, For the People 2.37
FOX: 1.55
Hancock 1.52
CW: 1.54
The Flash 2.16, The 100 .94
El Rico y Lazaro 1.08, Papa a toda madre 1.00, Por amar sin ley 1.04
TELE: 0.82
Mi Familia Perfecta 0.69, Al Otro Lado del Muro 0.74, El Senor de los Cielos 1.04
Tuesday A19-49 Analysis: UNI .5/2, TELE .5/2,
Jorge Hidalgo has joined Hemisphere Media Group as Senior Vice President of Operations. Prior to consulting with Hemisphere in its bid to secure the broadcast license to Canal 1, Hidalgo was the EVP of Sports at Telemundo.
Bruce Rosenbaum is exiting his job as President, Business Operations for Disney-ABC Television Group. He started the position in 2016.  

This Day in History: 1899 – The first auto repair shop opened, in Boston.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question:  Today’s Trivia Question: Where did teens Meg and Sam meet on American Dreams (2002-2005)? The Vinyl Crocodile record store. Kudos to: Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station, TX, Anthony Salerno-Horizon Media/NYC, Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, Jordan Buster-Reelz/Albuquerque
Today’s Trivia Question: Which TV president dissolved the Senate, nationalized the media, and instituted a policy to kill refugees? (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: Need Ten Machines = Dennis the Menace. Kudos to: Charlene White-A+E Networks/Stamford, CT, Paul Blutter- Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank,
Reality Show Anagram: Torched Bra Bin (Email [email protected] with your answer; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia will be posted in tomorrow’s newsletter.)
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Resp for driving sales efforts & reaching ad sales targets for Machinima, the premiere digital video programmer of gamer and fandom-focused content. 3+ yrs exp digital media sales w/in a Ent/media or ad agency.

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JOB OPENING: HUMAN RESOURCE ASSOC/John Gore Org/NYC: Well-organized person to aid HR team in day to day ops. Asst mgrs w/recruiting exp incl maintaining internal/external job boards, placing candidates, background checks. Previous exp working in a role that req’s high level of confidentiality. Full info/apply HERE (5/31)


JOB OPENING: MGR DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS/Telemundo/Miami: Position/promote all NBCU Telemundo Enterprises social media profiles to boost the corp brand, its human element & its creative content. 3-4 yrs exp Dig Mktg w/a focus on content dvlpmnt. Knwlg of latest in digital &social media tech & channels. Full info/apply HERE (5/31)


JOB OPENING: SOCIAL MEDIA DIR, UNSCRIPTED PROGRAMMING/Crown Media Family Networks/LA: Dvlp/execute strategic SM & dig. initiatives for Home & Family. Provide creative dir for content creation, drive tune-in & ratings, enhance social awareness/engagement. Min 5 yrs SM exp & BS req’d. Full info/apply HERE (5/31)


JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/Machinima/California: Resp for driving sales efforts & reaching ad sales targets for Machinima, the premiere digital video programmer of gamer and fandom-focused content. 3+ yrs exp digital media sales w/in a Ent/media or ad agency. Full info/apply HERE (5/31)


JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, MARKETING & PARTNER INSIGHTS/Viacom/Chicago: 8+ yrs in ad sales related media rsrch. Dynamic individual with strong client facing experience to develop strategy & thought leadership pieces, moving ad sales initiatives forward.  Retail & CPG exp a plus. Full info/apply HERE (5/31)


JOB OPENING: PROJECT MGR/Showtime/NYC: Mng dig.initiatives & workflow for Digital Media – in particular, supporting social and display media efforts including mngng all aspects of creative execution process, facilitation of design team’s work, leading creative reviews & delivery to sites for media placement. Apply HERE (5/31)


JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, PEOPLE ACQUISITION/A+E/NY: Mng the function to identify, assess & hire the best & brightest. Partner w/Talent Acquisition VP to create an engaging & cohesive employee life cycle. 5+ yrs recruitment exp within media. Strong HR ntwrk of recruiters, talent acq specialists, HR Professionals. Apply HERE (5/30)

JOB OPENING: WHITE HOUSE PRODUCER/MSNBC/DC: Join the NBC News team as a Producer. You will work with correspondents to prepare live reports and field produce. Min 3 yrs editorial exp working in prod at a network/cable news operation. Full info/apply HERE (5/30)
JOB OPENING: DIGITAL PRODUCER, THE STEVE WILKOS SHOW/NBCU/Stamford CT: Oversee daily website, app and digital initiatives and content including video, photos, promotional items, sales, marketing and public relations campaigns. Min of 2-4 yrs exp in online, digital or mktg/post prod. Full info/apply HERE (5/30)


JOB OPENING:  TV POST PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN/TV ONE/Silver Spring MD: Encoding and Duplication, using a variety of videotape formats & digitizing for non -linear editing.  BA deg in communications or video production + 1 yr work exp. Full info/apply HERE (5/30)

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, DIGITAL & SOCIAL SALES/beIN Sports/NYC or Miami: Resp for selling across all beIN Sports Digital platforms within an assigned territory while maintaining/growing th
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JOB OPENING: PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATE/MEB Networks/Springfield VA: Organize/participate in daily screening sessions to evaluate programs being considered for acquisition. BA Deg in TV/Film Prod or Journalism & min 2 yrs hands-on exp TV prgmng/prod.  Proficiency in MS suite. Full info/apply HERE (5/26)

JOB OPENING: MGR, AD SALES PRICING FORECASTING SPORTS/NBCU/NYC: Responsible for the Sports Group Sales forecasting, revenue analysis and financial closes for broadcast sports properties. BA deg finance /accounting. Min 4 yrs exp in financial management & analysis. Full info/apply HERE (5/26)

JOB OPENING: MGR, AD SALES FINANCE/NBCU/NYC: Help support the portfolio FP&A responsibilities including the weekly, monthly and annual reviews of revenue performance for SR Sales and Finance leadership. Min 3 yrs of corporate or operational finance exp. Full info/apply HERE (5/26)

JOB OPENING: MGR, AD SALES FINANCE FP & A/NBC Sports/NYC: Responsible for the Sports Group Sales forecasting, revenue analysis and financial closes for the Golf Channel. Min 4 yrs exp in financial managemen t and analysis. Full info/apply HERE (5/26)

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/e nt transactional envir (in house or law firm) req’d. Extensive contract knwlg. Full info/apply HERE (5/25)

ABC: The Last Days of Michael Jackson, What Would You Do?  
CBS: The Big Bang Theory [r], Young Sheldon [r], Mom [r], Life in Pieces [r] , S.W.A.T. [r]
CW: Supernatural [r], Arrow [r]
FOX: Terrence Howard’s Fright Club, Showtime at the Apollo [f]
NBC: American Ninja Warrior, Hollywood Game Night, Red Nose Day
PBS: This Old House Hour, The Tunnel: Sabotage [r], Royal Wedding Watch
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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