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IN THE NEWS
Freeform’s most-watched series ever, “Cruel Summer,” was renewed for a second season ahead of last night’s first season finale. No word yet as to whether the Jessica Biel-executive produced series will return with a new story and the same actors and characters, or feature an entirely new cast.
Trevor Noah is taking a lengthy break from The Daily Show, beginning Friday, June 18. The show is set to return on September 13, with Comedy Central promising that it will have a “brand new look and feel.”
The cancellation of NBC series “Manifest” prompted a strong online reaction from the show’s fans, cast and creator. Series creator Jeff Rake told fans he is hoping to find a new home for the series, adding that viewers “deserve an ending” to the story that tracks the lives of the passengers and crew of the once missing Montego Air Flight 828.
The CW announced premiere dates for the bulk of its new and returning series. Joining the network’s lineup in October are “Legends of The Hidden Temple,” debuting October 10 at 8p, and “4400,” bowing October 25 at 9p. The fall schedule begins with a new season of “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” at 8p on Friday, October 1. “Nancy Drew” returns on Friday, October 8 at 9p. Here’s the rest of the network’s fall 2021 premiere schedule:
Saturday, October 9:
“Whose Line Is It Anyway?” at 8p
“World’s Funniest Animals” at 9p
Sunday, October 10:
“Killer Camp” at 9p
Wednesday, October 13:
“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” at 8p
“Barwoman” at 9p
Thursday, October 14:
“Legacies” at 9p
Monday, October 25:
“All American” at 8p
Thursday, October 28:
“Walker” at 8p
Tuesday, November 16:
“The Flash” at 8p
“Riverdale” at 9p
Carrie Budoff Brown is exiting as editor of Politico, and joining NBC News. She will take on the post of SVP of “Meet the Press,” overseeing the franchise.
“The Blacklist” is losing a key cast member. Deadline reports that Megan Boone, the female lead opposite James Spader, is exiting the NBC series. The actress will make her last appearance as a series regular in the show’s upcoming Season 8 finale.
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|PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
Showtime picked up drama series “American Gigolo,” starring Jon Bernthal (“Ford v Ferrari,” “The Walking Dead”), and written and directed by David Hollander (“Ray Donovan”). Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the original film, will serve as executive producer along with Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed.
Production has begun on a third season of Telemundo’s “La Reina del Sur,” starring Kate del Castillo. The action kicks off in Bolivia, one of six countries featured in the new season. Pepe Rapazote (“Queen of the South,” “Shameless”) joins the cast for the show’s third installment.
Disney+ has greenlit limited musical series “Beauty and the Beast” (wt) from Disney Branded Television and ABC Signature. The eight-episode prequel to the 2017 film will star Luke Evans (“The Alienist”) and Gosh Gad (“Frozen 2”) reprising their roles of Gaston and LeFou. The project is developed, executive-produced and written by Gad, Edward Kitsis and Aama Horowitz (“Once Upon a Time”), with each serving as a co-showrunner.
Discovery+ will deliver surprise bedroom makeovers to teens via a new home series with Marsai Martin (“black-ish”). The actress will serve as EP on the eight-episode series and lead the design team that creates the renovations for peer-nominated youth who make a positive impact on their communities.
Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP) has signed actress/comedian Amanda Seales (“Insecure”) and her Smart, Funny & Black production company to its first-ever Residency deal. Seals will develop, produce and potentially star in scripted and unscripted series with the Banijay-owned studio. The first project, scripted series “Amanda Seales Is Difficult,” is being pitched to potential platforms.
Susannah Grant, writer of “Erin Brockovich” and co-creator of Netflix true-crime series “Unbelievable,” has signed a first-look TV deal with Lionsgate. Grant will be tasked with creating and producing scripted shows across streaming, cable and broadcast.
Casting notes: Diandra Lyle (“American Woman,” “Moonbase 8”) has been upped to series regular on Season 2 of Disney Channel’s Secrets of Sulphur Springs, and Dane DeHaan has joined the cast of the HBO Max’s “The Staircase.”
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
Chefs, restaurant critics, cookbook authors and accomplished home cooks vie to win $50,000 in the new Food Network show “Money Hungry.” Hosted by Kal Penn, the five-episode series bows Sunday, July 25 at 10p.
“First Wives Club” debuts its second season on Thursday, July 15 on BET+. The pressure is on Jill Scott, Michelle Buteau, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Michelle Mitchenor, RonReaco Lee and Mark Tallman as they dive into new jobs and loves, rekindling a marriage, and welcoming a new friend (Mitchenor) into the clique.
“Mysteries of Mental Illness” bows on PBS Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 23 (check local listings). The four-episode docu-series aims to bust the stigma surrounding mental illness. Each episode features portraits of individuals sharing their personal stories, and insight from prominent experts.
AXS TV debuts new original music documentary “If These Walls Could Rock” on Wednesday, July 7 at 8:30p. Each 30-minute episode takes viewers on a journey through the country’s iconic music venues.
Cynopsis’ biggest 3-day event of the year, the Big TV Conference, is back and virtual for September 21-23! Connect the dots between networks, brands, agencies, and tech to grow your business in the new TV landscape. This is your opportunity to discuss challenges and seek out actionable opportunities with peers and thought leaders in the media landscape. View the agenda, initial roster of speakers, and register now (for free).
PBS Short Film Festival will return for a 10th anniversary year from July 12 to 23 to all PBS and station digital platforms, with 25 short-form independent films presented in six categories: culture, family, humanity, identity, race and society. For the first time, all 25 films will be resented in virtual reality.
The most prominent players in esports are throwing their hats in the ring for the industry’s #1 awards program, The Tempest Awards. Start your entry and make your mark. This year’s program includes new categories like Diversity + Inclusion Initiatives, Payload, Licensing and Merchandising, and more. Enter by July 15 and save $150 on your entry.
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters refused Facebook’s top dollar offer to use the 1979 classic, Another Brick in the Wall Part 2, in an Instagram ad. The musician had heated words for the site’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, noting that “this is an insidious movement of them to take over absolutely everything. Waters added, “I will not be a party to this bullsh**, Zuckerberg.”
YouTube TV has started alerting customers about the launch of an optional 4K content add-on and offering them a free Chromecast or TiVo device. The streamer sent emails to subscribers, noting that they wanted to ensure their “loyal YouTube TV members have a great watch experience (including the ability to watch 4K content on our optional new add-on service coming soon!)”.
TiVo inked a new “Master Services Agreement” with National Cable Television Cooperative to preserve MobiTV’s deal with the organization. The pact gives NCTC members the opportunity to continue receiving the MobiTV IPTV service and covers TiVo’s implementation and management of the IPTV service that it recently acquired from MobiTV.
FOX News Audio has teamed with Apple Podcasts Subscriptions to launch subscription-based content channel FOX News Podcasts+. The platform will offer exclusive content along with commercial-free episodes of the FOX News Podcast portfolio, as well as commercial-free podcast versions of “FOX News Sunday,” and FOX News Radio’s “The Brian Kilmeade Show,” “FOX Across America with Jimmy Faila” and “The Guy Benson Show.”
James Fox and Dom Waugh will join ITV Studios later this year to launch Rollercoaster Television. The new entertainment label will create and produce new formats for the UK and global markets.
APC Kids secured a deal with Super RTL (Germany) through Zephyr Animation to co-develop Lana Longbeard. The new 2D animated fantasy/adventure comedy series targets 6-to-9-year-olds.
XTR’s global streaming platform Documentary+ announced a new initiative to share viewership data directly with filmmakers. Filmmakers will be able to request reports about performance and viewing data of their films on the platform including insights like top cities, age group, gender identity and related films being streamed on Documentary+.
BiggerStage and FOX Alternative Entertainment have teamed to co-produce “The Big Deal” for Ireland’s Virgin Media Television. Six hour-long episodes of the variety competition series are set to bow this fall.
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Most of syndication lost ground in the session ending June 6, the week that began with Memorial Day. “Family Feud” (5.4 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, unchanged from the week before) was one of the few big shows to avoid the downturn, dominating the game show category since the week beginning April 19. “Jeopardy” (4.9, down 4%) with host Mayim Bialik and “Wheel of Fortune” (4.7, down 2%) both declined.
On the daytime talker front, “Live With Kelly and Ryan” (1.7, steady) remained #1. The show has been first or tied for first 13 times in the last 14 weeks. Reruns of “Dr. Phil” (1.5, down 6%) took second.
BET’s Wednesday lineup, featuring dynamic women, scored ratings success with 2.5 million Total Viewers P2+ watching the premiere and encore telecasts of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” season 3 and new original series, “BET Presents The Encore.” Over 1.4 million Total Viewers P2+ tuned in to “Sistas,” which scored a .845 P18-49 rating on Live+3D (on BET and BET Her). The show continued its stronghold position as the #1 scripted series on cable for African Americans P18-49, two years in a row.
Broadcast Nielsen Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of May 31 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Family Feud (CMV) 5.4 AA
Judge Judy (CMV) 4.9 AA
Jeopardy (CMV) 4.9 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CMV) 4.7 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.2 AA
Inside Edition (CMV) 2.0 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CMV) 1.9 AA
Live With Kelly and Ryan (DAD) 1.7 AA
The Dr. Phil Show (CMV) 1.5 AA
Last Man Standing (DAD) 1.5 AA
Shows on the Rise for the week of June 7
Loki (Disney+) – 100.00%
Trese (Netflix) – 99.90%
Lupin (Netflix) – 96.80%
Love, Victor (Hulu) – 94.70%
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) – 73.40%
Batwoman (The CW) – 69.70%
Sweet Tooth (Netflix) – 59.30%
The Owl House (Disney Channel) – 56.70%
Total Drama (Teletoon) – 56.30%
Walker (The CW) – 53.60%
Every week, millions of viewers around the world use TV Time to track their favorite series. “Shows on the Rise” is calculated by determining the week-over-week growth in episodes watched for a given program.
Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Monday, June 14
Show, P2+ 0000s, (A18-49)
ABC: The Bachelorette 3.35 (0.8), The Celebrity Dating Game 2.64 (0.4)
CBS: The Neighborhood 3.45 (0.4), Bob Hearts Abishola 3.01 (0.3), NCIS: New Orleans 2.79 (0.3), Bull 2.79 (0.2)
CW: All American 0.80 (0.3), The Republic of Sarah 0.45 (0.1)
FOX: Hell’s Kitchen 2.45 (0.7), Housebroken 0.98 (0.3), Duncanville 0.66 (0.2)
ION: NCIS: Los Angeles 1.02 (0.3), NCIS: Los Angeles 1.03 (0.3), NCIS: Los Angeles 1.01 (0.3)
NBC: US Olympic Trials 2.85 (0.5), Small Fortune 1.24 (0.3)
TELE: Exatlon Estados Unidos 0.60 (0.3), La Suerte de Loli 0.60 (0.4), Café con Aroma de Mujer 0.504(0.3)
UNI: Disenando Tu Amor 0.93 (0.4), Si Nos Dijon 1.13 (0.5), La Hija Del Embajador 1.02 (0.4)
Source: Nielsen, live + same day time period averages
Wendy Luckenbill was named Senior Vice President of Brand Communications at Fox Sports. She last served as Senior Vice President, Brand Strategy Communications at OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Harpo Inc.
Becky Clements, former president of Tomorrow Studios, was upped to Partner alongside company CEO Marty Adelstein.
Channel Factory expanded its female executive branch with three appointments. Emily Deere, previously at DoubleVerify, was named Vice President of Product Operations. Chelsea Jacobsen joins the company from Ogury to run the Midwest region as Vice President of Central Sales, and Jessica Littlemore will serve as Marketing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Marissa Nelson was promoted at Magid. She’ll join the Local Media leadership team as Vice President, Consulting.
WildBrain CPLG appointed Jasen Wright as Vice President, North America. He last served as Vice President of Licensing and Brand Management at Beanstalk.
Christie Kawada has been hired as Executive Vice President, Head of Media Development and Audience Measurement at Ipsos North America. Joining her at the company are Thomas Grayman, as Senior Vice President, Content Strategy and Audience Measurement, and Audra Priluck, as Senior Vice President, Media Development and Head of Revenue Activation. Kawada and Grayman were previously at Viacom CBS, while Priluck was at Maru/Matchbox.
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|This Day in History
1978 – The movie “Grease,” starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, was released.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
David Spade played himself as the star of what show in “Roadies” (2016)? “Dead Sex.” Kudos to: Benjamin Zander-MSNBC/Great Neck, NY; Louis Lewow-FITE/Atlanta, GA; Gerry Bixenspan- TV Marketing, Inc./NYC; Charles Lore/NYC; Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station, TX; Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank, CA; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/Los Angeles, CA; David Westberg-SAG AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank, CA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/Los Angeles, CA.
Today’s Trivia Question
What television job did Regine land on “Living Single” (1993-1998)? (Email email@example.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four.)
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE >>
MARATHON VENTURES/EAST COAST/REMOTE: Responsible for generating revenue and achieving sales targets and maintaining and developing our direct response account business. Analyze sales data, execute strategies for revenue growth, build relationships with existing accounts and consistently develop new business. Established relationships required. Full info HERE (6/30)
SVP, PRICING & PLANNING
CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS
Manages the execution of the pricing and planning function for all media and digital platforms.15 years progressive and related Ad Sales, Pricing & Planning and/or Operations experience. BA Degree in Communications, Advertising/Marketing, Business Admin, Finance or related field required. Full info HERE (6/27)
DIRECTOR, PROGRAM STRATEGY
LOS ANGELES, CA
Oversees programming and on-air promo strategy and scheduling. Rapidly growing team that is at the center of the fastest growing area of the Streaming TV market. 8+ years in television or digital programming strategy required, in addition to a deep understanding and passion of television, streaming tv and digital content landscape. Full info HERE (6/26)
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY >>
KHQ INC./SPOKANE, WA: Collaborate with, and support engineering departments at all stations and work with vendors to research, acquire, and maintain broadcast equipment. Work with chief engineers and the master control supervisor to comply with all FCC regulations; work with chief engineers to develop capital and expense budgets. Full info HERE (6/26)
SENIOR CONTENT PRODUCER >>
NESN/WATERTOWN MA: Format, edit and line produce a weekly 30-minute kids baseball show, NESN Clubhouse, throughout the Red Sox Season. Produces, writes and edits multi-shoot features and edits, writes and formats long-form interview, and documentary shows. 5 or more years of experience in sports television at a regional or national level required. Full info HERE (6/25)
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, PRESIDENT & CEO
CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS
Manages the day-to-day operations of the office of the President & CEO. All matters pertaining to the CEO including discrete handling of confidential and sensitive information. Undergraduate Degree or 4 years of equivalent executive administrative experience, preferably with Entertainment Industry and an expert level using MS Office Suite and building PowerPoint decks. Full info HERE (6/25)
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, BUSINESS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS
CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS
Manages the day-to-day administrative work of the Business & Legal Affairs team, with focused support for the EVP, General Counsel. This position serves as a key coordinator for the Business & Legal Affairs team, as well as a key coordinator between the Crown Media Business & Legal Affairs team and the Hallmark Legal team. Full info HERE (6/25)
COORDINATOR, PARTNERSHIP MARKETING (ASSETS)
CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS
Responsible for the execution and management of promotional materials utilizing image and video assets for merchandising of programming content across all Hallmark’s programming channels. Adobe Suite skills (Photoshop & InDesign) and a minimum of 2 years of experience in entertainment is required, cable preferred. Full info HERE (6/25)
SR. PRODUCT MANAGER-OTT/WEB, PANTAYA
HEMISPHERE MEDIA GROUP INC.
SANTA MONICA, CA
Design technology, content, customer service and marketing teams to deliver a best-in-class streaming experience across multiple device platforms. Own the user experience, feature set and AB testing for engagement campaigns. 2-4+ years’ experience designing, launching, and maintaining digital D2C products required. Full info HERE (6/24)
SALES PLANNER >>
MARATHON VENTURES LLC/NY, NJ, CT, REMOTE: Primary point of contact for our media partners, effectively anticipating and solving problems. Review client orders for accuracy and resolve discrepancies and reconcile logs and reports. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office required. Full info HERE (6/24)
CAMPAIGN MANAGER – NATIONAL >>
AMPERSAND/NYC, NY: Input and transmit all new orders for the National business. Facilitate communication amongst stakeholders regarding order details, copy and traffic and collaborate with MVPD contacts on order confirmation and campaign activation to ensure all platforms are live. BS/BA Degree required. Full info HERE (6/23)
SALES ASSISTANT >>
REELZ/NYC, NY: Maintain agency accounts including upfront and scatter order entry, campaign changes, and product allocations. Assist Account Executives and work closely with the Director of Inventory Control. Bachelor’s Degree required. Proficient in Excel & PowerPoint. Full info HERE (6/23)
SR. SALES PLANNER >>
REELZ/NYC, NY: Create/revise upfront/scatter media plans, account stewardship & serve as agency liaison. Should be comfortable presenting and cultivating agency relationships. A min. 5 yrs ad sales exp. Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong media math skills. Proficient in Wide Orbit, MS Suite. Full info HERE (6/23)
DIRECTOR GROWTH MARKETING-CONSUMER MARKETING
Data-driven digital marketer needed to acquire and retain viewers for the A&E, HISTORY, and Lifetime apps. Own strategy and implementation for retention tactics including email, push notifications, and digital video house ads. Requires 7-10 years of experience, product marketing experience is a plus. Full info HERE (6/22)
LOCAL ACCOUNT MANAGER >>
AMPERSAND/LOS ANGELES, CA: Assist Account Directors with preparation of sales proposals, and work across functional groups such as MVPD’s, Partners, Research, etc. to assist in the creation of client proposals, presentations, and Media Plans. 2-3 years advertising related experience and thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office required. Full info HERE (6/22)
DIGITAL CAMPAIGN MANAGER >>
AMPERSAND/NYC, NY: Review and validate online insertion orders (IO) and obtain all creative materials from Sales and/or Advertisers. Process and transmit all digital orders through Ampersand applications and streamline communication to publishers. Knowledge of ad-serving and verification vendors and Bachelor’s degree required. Full info HERE (6/21)
Maintain agency accounts including upfront and scatter order entry, inventory moves, and product allocations and Electronic Data Interchange. Assist Account Executives, Sales Planner and Pricing Inventory and compile information for Sales team. B.A. in Communications or equivalent required. Full info HERE (6/21)
PAID SOCIAL ANALYST >>
WARNERMEDIA/NYC or LA or ATLANTA or CHICAGO-currently REMOTE: Implement, plan, and measure paid social media campaigns for sponsored content across the WarnerMedia portfolio. Develop audience insights and analyze campaign performance. 1+ years working experience in paid social, digital marketing or social insights required. Full info HERE (6/19)
Design, lead, and manage all internal and external communication for the OWN brand. Work directly with talent, creatives, and more. Must have 15 years exp in comms/PR preferably with media (tv/streaming) exp. Full info HERE (6/19)
SR. MANAGER, PUBLICITY >>
PBS/ARLINGTON, VA: Develop and implement publicity campaigns for PBS primetime programs and digital initiatives. 6+ years exp in communications, publicity, and/or journalism. Broadcast/TV exp strongly preferred. Full info HERE (6/19)
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & REGIONAL MANAGER >>
NEXSTAR/IRVING, TX: Direct oversight of several markets and will report directly to the President of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. Provide daily management and guidance of multiple General Managers and responsible for the achievement and growth of their assigned markets. Min. of 10 yrs in television management and sales required. Full info HERE (6/18)
QUALITY CONTROL TECHNICIAN – BROADCAST
Bilingual Spanish Technician needed for the QC of AETN programs prior to Broadcast. Evaluate show and movie master files for technical quality, Standards & Practices, grammar, spelling and closed caption accuracy so AETN content meets network standards and air critical deadlines. Requires 2+ years of related experience and ability to read waveform/vector and audio scopes. Full info HERE (6/18)
|WEDNESDAY JUNE 16
ABC: Press Your Luck, The $100,000 Pyramid, Card Sharks
CBS: Kids Say the Darndest Things, S.W.A.T., S.W.A.T.
CW: Kung Fu, The Cube
FOX: MasterChef, Crime Scene Kitchen
NBC: U.S. Olympic Trials, The Blacklist
PBS: Rivers of Life, NOVA, Kingdoms of the Sky: Rockies
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, La Suerte de Loli, Café con Aroma de Mujer
Univision: Disenando Tu Amor, Si Nos Dijon, La Hija Del Embajador