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ABC: Holey Moley at 8p, The Hustler at 10p
Discovery: Homestead Rescue at 8p
Discovery+: Battle of the Brothers
HBO Max: Summer Camp Island
HGTV: Hot Mess House at 8p
ID: Deadly Women at 9p
Netflix: Black Summer, Hospital Playlist, Record of Nagnarok
Amazon: Chivaz, El Corazon de Sergio Ramos
Apple+ TV: Physical
Netflix: Elite, Rational Life, So Not Worth It, The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals
OWN: Black Love at 10p
BET: BET Her Presents: Queen Collective 2020 at 9p
DIY: Mind for Design at 9p
Adult Swim: Rick & Morty at 11p
AMC: Kevin Can F**k Himself at 9p
E!: We Got Love Iman & Teyana at 10p
HGTV: Renovation Island at 8p
PBS: Us on Masterpiece at 9p
TLC: You, Me and My Ex at 10p
A&E: WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures at 8p
Bravo: Married to Medicine at 9p
Discovery: Cal Fire at 12p
E!: Keeping Up with the Kardashians at 9p
Fox: Bless the Harts at 7:30p, The Moodys at 9:30
Starz: The Girlfriend Experience at 8:30p
Weather: Deep Water Salvage at 10p
IN THE NEWS
Will Smith will host his first-ever comedy variety special on Netflix, set to launch globally later this year. The one-hour show will include surprise celebrity guests, conversation, sketches, musical performances and more. Smith’s Westbrook Studios is producing the project, with Smith serving as an executive producer.
Fox’s “Call Me Kat” has a new boss for season two. Alissa Neubauer, who co-produced CBS’ “Mom,” has been named showrunner for the series’ second season. The move comes after Darlene Hunt’s exit.
Following the roaring success of the Wednesday, June 9 debut Disney+’s “Loki”– the streamer’s most-watched series premiere – all original scripted, unscripted and animated series will debut on Wednesdays, instead of Fridays, effective July 1. Original movies will continue to drop on Fridays.
The price tag for Super Bowl commercials is rising toward an all-time high. Variety reports that NBC is talking to potential advertisers about charging $6 million for a 30-second spot. In addition, NBC is reportedly telling potential sponsors they may have to buy an equal amount of ad inventory in its 2022 broadcast of the Beijing Winter Olympics to guarantee prominent placement in its telecast of Super Bowl LVI.
iHeartMedia announced the 2021 lineup for the iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 17 and 18. Held at AREA15 in Las Vegas, the event will feature performances by Billie Eilish, Cheap Trick, Coldplay, Duo Lipa, Florida Georgia Line, Journey, Khalid, Lil Baby, Maroon 5, Nelly, Sam Hunt, Weezer and more. Ryan Seacrest will serve as host. The CW Network will broadcast the two-day special on Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3, and livestream the concert vias the CW app and CWTV.com.
New York Women in Film & Television will hold their third annual NYWIFT Summit from June 22-25. The event examines strategies to create meaningful change in the industry, mobilizing support and leaderships.
Real dads overcome obstacles to be present in their kids’ lives in new “#Dadication” PSAs. The spots are the latest installment in the ongoing national campaign encouraging fathers to play an active role in their children’s lives. Touching on topics like addiction and immigration, each dad shares a commitment to being there for their kids throughout parenting highlights and challenges.
TEGNA Inc. was named a 2021 honoree of The Civic 50 by Points of Light for demonstrating a national standard for social responsibility and driving social impact for the second consecutive year. “The critical role local broadcast television plays in the communities we serve was more apparent than ever during 2020. Our people and stations helped meet the unprecedented challenges our communities faced due to the coronavirus pandemic, helping to raise $65 million for relief efforts,” said Dave Lougee, president and CEO, TEGNA.
Comscore has struck a partnership with Viant Technology Inc. The deal enables Viant’s advertisers to leverage Comscore’s cookie-free targeting solutions, including brand protection, contextual relevance, keyword targeting and Comscore’s latest innovation, Predictive Audiences.
New trends mean new categories. As the digital world continues to evolve, this year’s Model D + It List Awards covers all angles. Digital media’s movers and shakers, this is your opportunity to put your work in the spotlight. Get started on your application now.
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HGTV has greenlit “The Nate & Jeremiah Home Project,” starring married designers and dads, Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent. The docu-series will follow the duo as they help families moving into a new place let go of things they no longer need to get a fresh start.
Mae Martin, star of Netflix comedy “Feel Good,” has inked a first-look deal with the show’s production collaborator, Objective Fiction. They’re already teaming to make new Netflix series “Programmed,” with other television and film projects expected to follow.
Shudder will produce the next installment of V/H/S horror anthology franchise, “V/H/S 94.” The original film will release in North America, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand later this year.
April Shih, who has written for FX series “Dave”, “Mrs. America” and “You’re the Worst,” has signed an overall deal with FX Productions and is launching her own production company, Diversity Hire Ltd. She’ll develop content for FX through the company including half-hour series, “Love Rules.”
Joe Pairulli and Luan Thomas, co-executive producers of Netflix’s “Cobra Kai,” have signed a multi-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television, the studio behind the series. The pair will continue as EPs on Cobra Kai, as well as develop new series for cable and streaming services.
Casting notes: Chris Lowell (“Promising Young Woman”) has landed the lead opposite Hilary Duff in “How I Met Your Father,” the straight-to-series Hulu spinoff of the CBS comedy, “How I Met Your Mother.”… Starz original series “Dangerous Liaisons” has announced its cast, including Lesley Manville (“Phantom Thread”), Carice van Houten (“Game of Thrones”), Paloma Faith (“Youth”), Michael McElhatton (“Game of Thrones”) and Kosar Ali (“Rocks”).
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
Somali cook, food journalist and cookbook author Hawa Hassan embarks on a quest to learn the stories behind traditional recipes and ingredients from around the world in “Spice of Life.” The series premieres with back-to-back episodes on Cooking Channel on Thursday, July 8 at 7p and 7:30p.
Apple TV+ released the premiere date for the second season of “Truth Be Told.” The anthology drama, starring and executive produced by Octavia Spencer, will make its global debut on Friday, August 20. The new season will also feature Kate Hudson in her first lead role in a television series.
Showtime debuts family drama “American Rust” on Sunday, September 12 at 10p. The nine-episode series stars Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney.
Meanwhile, Showtime Documentary Films announced new docu-series “UFO,” available to subscribers on Sunday, August 8. From J.J. Abrams and Glen Zipper, it explores our fascination with unidentified flying objects.
Peacock original series “Dr. Death” bows Sunday, September 12 at 9p. Based on the Wondery podcast of the same name, the show follows the true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Jonathan Jackson).
American Masters documentaries, streaming on pbs.org/americanmasters for Pride Month, have added new digital series “Masters of Drag.” Hosted by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Peppermint, new episodes go live every Friday thought September 17.
Sun, sand, surf and romance collide in “Love in Paradise: The Caribbean, A 90 Days Story,” premiering on discovery+ on Sunday, July 18. The series follows four Americans and their Caribbean love interests.
“Transnational” launches Thursday, June 24 across VICE’s YouTube and social media platforms. The newsmagazine will be hosted by trans correspondents, who explore issues affection trans communities around the world.
All 84 episodes of “LA Ink,” starring Kat Von D, are coming to AXS TV. The tattoo artist reality series will be added to the network’s “Sunday Night Rocks” lineup beginning Sunday, July 11 at 9p.
“The Old Bull,” a story about a grandson granting his dying grandmother’s request, serves as the centerpiece of Sportsman Channel’s Father’s Day Marathon Special. The network’s salute to dads begins Saturday, June 19 at 7p.
BBC Select premieres documentary “The Black American Fight for Freedom” on Thursday, July 1. The film explores the struggle for a fair system in education, housing and criminal justice since the Civil Rights Act in America.
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ “To Catch a Spy” premieres on Sunday, June 20 at 8p.
Disney+ documentary film “Wolfgang” makes its debut Friday, June 25, following the path and career of chef Wolfang Puck.
WORLD Channel premieres “Jack & Yaya,” on Tuesday, June 22. The doc explores the journey of two transgender individuals who grew up next door to one another in New Jersey.
For the upcoming Juneteenth holiday, BNC (Black News Channel) will run on-air, multi-day coverage from locations across the nation, host a day of service and more to highlight the holiday’s historical significance. BNC is also partnering with local Black-owned businesses to host a community festival in the Castleberry Hill neighborhood of Atlanta. Sharon Reed and Mike Hill of “Start Your Day with Sharon and Mike” morning show will broadcast live from the event.
Smithsonian Channel will air a series of original video essays to commemorate Juneteenth. The essays are from prominent and emerging writers, artists, activists, community leaders and teachers reflecting on Juneteenth and how the consequential moment in American history deeply resonates today.
Magellan TV will launch a curated playlist for Juneteenth on Friday, June 18, featuring a range of documentaries and docu-series celebrating the day. Two titles, “Monumental Crossroads: Heritage, History, And Hate” and “The Fight for the Black Middle Class” will be available without a subscription from June 18-20.
Amazon Studio’s released an Inclusion Policy that extends its commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity for its content and productions, as well as a playbook with guidelines for its collaborators in the creative community.
Spotify has launched live-audio app Greenroom, giving creators a new way to connect with their audience and borrowing a page from audio-chat app Clubhouse. Spotify also has plans to start a Spotify Creator Fund designed to pay live creators for their work, later this summer. “Spotify Greenroom,” the new name for Locker Room -which was acquired in March – was announced this week. “Since bringing the Locker Room app into the fold, we’ve been working to expand its capabilities, with the goal of creating live audio experience that will delight creators and listeners everywhere,” said Spotify.
CBS Reality commissioned two locally produced original series in Poland: “Criminal Investigations in Communist Poland” and Season 2 of “Inspector Biskupska’s Crime Files.” Both will debut later this year.
Omens Studios is bringing new preschool dinosaur adventure “Eddy and the Ecosaurs” to the international marketplace, launching at Annecy this week. The ECO-based animated series is aimed at kids age 5 to 8.
9 Story Distribution acquired global distribution rights to “Circle Square.” The new animated series was created by The Brother McLeod (“Quiff and Boot”).
Fuse Media secured content licensing deals with rlaxxTV and MT. It continues the multiplatform entertainment company’s expansion into the global media marketplace.
Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Tuesday, June 15
Show, P2+ 0000s, (A18-49)
ABC: The Goldbergs 2.18 (0.3), Home Economics 1.52 (0.2), The Connors 1.53 (0.2), black-ish 1.17 (0.2), To Tell the Truth 1.22 (0.2)
CBS: NCIS 4.20 (0.3), FBI 3.31 (0.5), FBI: Most Wanted 3.20 (0.2)
CW: The Flash 0.81 (0.2), Superman & Lois 0.92 (0.2)
FOX: LEGO Masters 1.56 (0.4), Mental Samuari 1.35 (0.3)
ION: Chicago Fire 1.06 (0.2), Chicago Fire 1.10 (0.2), Chicago Fire 1.04 (0.2)
NBC: U.S. Olympic Trials 2.90 (0.5), America’s Got Talent 4.03 (0.5)
TELE: Exatlon Estados Unidos 1.00 (0.3), La Suerte de Loli 1.02 (0.3), Café con Aroma de Mujer 0.83 (0.3)
Source: Nielsen, live + same day time period averages
Fred Rogers Productions upped Matt Shiels to Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs. He had served as Director.
Rick Jefferson was named Senior Vice President of New Operations at CBS News. He’d been Vice President of News Operations since 2017.
Bodega Pictures has bolstered its team with new hires and promotions. Matt Bordofsky, previously EVP of Production at Banca Studios, joins as VP of Production. Andy McEntee was upped from VP SVP of Development. Paul Head was promoted from Casting Director to VP of Casting and Development. Sarah Trilla, who last served as an associate producer at Disney, was hired as Director of Development.
Imaginary Forces hired Anthony Gibbs as Creative Director. He previously held Creative Director and Design Director Titles at Framestore.
Jazwares has named Sara Rosales as SVP of Communications. She joins from Careismatic Brands, where she was SVP of Communications.
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CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS
Will partner with cross-functional teams on copy development for all of Hallmark Channel’s digital platforms. 5+ years of experience in branding, creative agency, or entertainment in digital spaces preferred. BA Degree in marketing, advertising, communications or journalism required. Full info HERE (7/6)
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)
|THURSDAY JUNE 17
ABC: Holey Moley [p], Holey Moley, The Hustler [p]
CBS: Young Sheldon, United States of Al, Mom, B Positive, Clarice
CW: Walker, Legacies
FOX: Beat Shazam, LEGO Masters
NBC: 2021 U.S. Open Golf Championship, U.S. Olympic Trials
PBS: This Old House, Ask This Old House, Victoria & Albert: The Wedding, Victoria & Albert: The Wedding
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, La Suerte de Loli, Café con Aroma de Mujer
Univision: Disenando Tu Amor, Si Nos Dijon, La Hija Del Embajador