Amazon: Luxe Listings in Sydney
Apple TV+: The Snoopy Show
CBS: Secret Celebrity Renovation at 8p
CW: Gossip Girl at 8p
Hulu: This Way Up
IMDb TV: Leverage: Redemption
Netflix: Atypical, How to Become a Tyrant, The Cook of Castamar, Virgin River
Nick: The Patrick Star Show at 7p, Middlemost Post at 7:30p
HGTV: My Lottery Dream Home at 9p
Nat Geo Wild: The Hatcher Family Diary at 10p
Oxygen: Cold Justice at 8p, Florida Man Murders at 9p
BBC America: Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty at 8p
Bravo: The Real Housewives of Potomac at 8p
CNN: History of the Sitcom at 9p
CW: Wellington Paranormal at 9p
discovery+: Shark Academy
HBO: The White Lotus at 9p
HGTV: Battle on the Beach at 9p
PBS: Unforgettable on Masterpiece at 9p, Professor T at 10p
TNT: Animal Kingdom at 9p
TV5Monde USA: Wilder at 11p
Food Network: The Great Food Truck Race at 9p
IN THE NEWS
Amazon streaming services Prime Video and IMDb TV struck a multi-year licensing deal with Universal Filmed Entertainment Group that gives Prime Video an exclusive pay-one window for UFEG’s slate of live-action films like “Jurassic World: Dominion” and “Ambulance” in the US, starting with the 2022 release slate. IMDb TV has secured an exclusive network-window for films from UFEG’s 2020-2021 theatrical slate, as well as rights to a package of animated titles. “Recognizing that all parties would benefit from a modernized windowing structure, this new agreement allows Prime Video and IMDb TV to benefit from UFEG’s vast library and diverse content like never before,” said Peter Levinsohn, Vice Chairman and Chief Distribution Officer, UFEG. “This agreement further delivers on our distribution strategy to monetize our unparalleled movie library across multiple services, while offering customers the most choice, control and flexibility in how, when and where they watch films.”
Nielsen has acquired Paris-based TV attribution provider and ad monitoring company TVTY, to complement and expand its TV Attribution and Ad Intel services. “The acquisition of TVTY aligns to Nielsen’s strategy to deliver cross-media outcomes as a complement to audience measurement,” said Sean Cohan, Chief Growth Officer and President, International for Nielsen. “TVTY bolsters Nielsen’s ability to size an audience with analytics….Together we will be powering a better media future for marketers.”
Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” scored the most nominations for the Hollywood Critics Association’s inaugural HCA TV Awards, landing eight. Among networks/platforms, NBC and HBO squeaked past Netflix with 29 nominations each, versus the streamer’s 28. The awards have separate categories for broadcast, cable and streaming shows.
Cheering for the Tokyo Olympics will have to be done from home – due to a rise in new COVID-19 cases, a state of emergency has been declared in Tokyo, and spectators will not be allowed. The Games run from July 23-August 8 on NBC (and family).
The FCC is proposing a fine of $518,283 for Gray Television “willfully and repeatedly” violating the commission’s prohibition on owning two of the top four TV stations in a market. “By executing and consummating an agreement to apparently purchase the CBS affiliation from KTVA(TV) for KYES-TV, Gray caused a change in network affiliation that resulted in Gray’s owning and operating the top two of the top-four stations in the Anchorage DMA, as of July 31, 2020, in violation of Commission rules,” the FCC said.
Frndly TV and getTV today announced an agreement to bring getTV’s slate of action, crime, comedy and western TV series to Frndly TV subscribers. “This is a fantastic ‘get’ for Frndly TV,” said Michael McKenna, Chief Programming Officer of Frndly TV. “getTV’s library of TV shows that we all love continues our goal of bringing to market a family friendly TV service at a family friendly price.”
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|PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
USA greenlighted a docu-series following the drivers and teams competing in this year’s Nascar Cup Series. “Race for the Championship” (wt) is set to premiere in 2022, following the Nascar Cup Series’ move to USA.
It’s not just about the small screen for the “Bridgerton” team of Shonda Rhimes and Netflix. A new partnership with Shondaland Media and the streamer includes feature films, live events and experiences.
Outfit7 and Epic Story Media announced new deals for the Talking Tom & Friends brands. In addition to a range of consumer products, the companies are developing a new 3D CGI animated series for global distribution.
Comedy brand Laugh Out Loud and Sundance Institute announced the launch of Women Write Now, a screenwriting fellowship designed to champion the next generation of Black women in comedy. The program will offer a selection of talented writers the opportunity to receive mentorship and professional guidance from leading Black women in comedy and to see their original comedic screenplay produced by LOL Studios.
Paramount+ ordered season three of “Evil,” relocated from CBS to Paramount+ after its first go-round. The psychological mystery is currently in season two.
Over at streamer Peacock, “Rutherford Falls” was renewed for a sophomore run. The comedy, which debuted in April, follows two lifelong best friends at a crossroads.
Late night talk show “Pause with Sam Jay” landed a season two renewal from HBO. “I can’t express how excited I am to bring you all a second season of Pause,” said the host. “We learned so much during the first season and hope to take those lessons into this new chapter and deliver something even better…See y’all mofos soon!”
Matthew Broderick (“Election”) and Uzo Aduba (“In Treatment”) will star in Netflix’s “Painkiller.” The limited series is focused on the origins of the opioid crisis.
Kiefer Sutherland (“24”) is set to play President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Showtime anthology series “The First Lady.” He’ll share scenes with Gillian Anderson (“The Crown”) as Eleanor Roosevelt.
Season five of HBO Max comedy “Search Party” will include Jeff Goldblum (“Jurassic Park”) in a recurring role as a charismatic tech billionaire.
Alex Tarrant (“Night Raiders”) landed the lead opposite Vanessa Lachey in CBS spin-off “NCIS: Hawai’i.” Enver Gjokaj (“Agent Carter”) will recur.
Luke Kleintank (“The Man in the High Castle”), Heida Rees (“Poldark”) and Vinessa Vidotto (“Lucifer”) will star in Dick Wolf spin-off “FBI: International.” The drama, shot in Hungary, will round out CBS’s Tuesday lineup of FBI franchisees.
OWN added two series regulars and four recurring guest stars for the new drama “The Kings of Napa.” Ashlee Brian (“Family Reunion”) and Devika Parikh (“Grey’s Anatomy”) join in series regular roles, with Curtis Hamilton (“Charming the Hearts of Men”), Heather Simms (“Blue Bloods”), Samantha Walkes (“Orphan: First Kill”), and Isiah Whitlock Jr. (“The Wire”) are set for recurring roles.
Dominic Monghan (“Lost”) is the first actor to be cast in upcoming utopian drama, “Moonhaven,” slated to launch on AMC and AMC+ next year.
In December of 2020, Telemundo launched a reorganization designed to fuel growth. Ronald Day, President of Entertainment and Content Strategy, NBCUniversal Telemundo, outlines the company’s new omnichannel approach, and the programming aimed at future-proofing the company’s business, in Cynsiders.
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
BET Digital is teaming with Kin for new original weekly show “Celebrity Stash,” which has celebrity guests inviting fans into their home to help decide which treasures to keep and which to donate. Series premieres Friday, July on BET Her’s YouTube channel.
USA is wrapping up summer Southern style, with the season nine premiere of “Chrisley Knows Best” launching Thursday, August 12 at 9p, followed by the season three premiere of “Growing Up Chrisley” at 9:30p.
“Family Game Fight!”, hosted by Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, debuts Sunday, August 8 at 10:30p on NBC, following the Closing Ceremony of the Summer Olympics. The show – inspired by the couple’s competitive antics on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” – moves to its regular time slot Wednesday, August 11 at 9p.
HGTV’s “Cheap Old Houses” premieres Monday, August 9 at 9p with back-to-back episodes. The series is inspired by the popular Instagram feed of Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein.
Six ice cream makers compete for the chance to create an original Ben & Jerry’s flavor in Food Network’s “Ben & Jerry’s: Clash of the Cones.” The four-parter premieres with a super-sized, 90-minute serving on Monday, August 16 at 9p.
Swedish crime drama “The Hunt for a Killer,” based on the true story of the 1989 search for a sadistic killer, has its North American premiere Thursday, August 12 on AMC+ and Sundance Now.
Comedy “Total Badass Wrestling,” about a washed-up pro wrestler mentoring an overnight sensation, premieres Saturday, July 17 on Snapchat’s Discover. Also on the way: “Coming Out,” following young people on their coming out journeys, on Saturday, July 25.
Disney+ animated series “What If…?”, reimagining famous events from Marvel films, launches on Disney+ on Wednesday, August 11.
Nexstar Media’s NewsNation is launching two new programs on Monday, July 19. “NewsNation: Rush Hour” airs at 6p, and “On Balance with Lelan Vittert” airs at 8p. “’Rush Hour’ and ‘On Balance’ emphasize our commitment to building a unique, one-of a kind news network that is independent, respects its viewers, and remains dedicated to keeping them engaged, with just a little bit of unpredictability thrown in for good measure,” said Michael Corn, President of News for NewsNation.
CBS’ first broadcast of the CMT Music Awards, transported from ViacomCBS cousin CMT, airs Sunday, April 3, 2022. CMT will host a week of related programming leading up to the event.
Jeff Daniels (“The Comey Rule”) will narrate “9/11: Inside the President’s War Room,” a special from Apple TV+ and the BBC timed to the 20th anniversary of the attack. The documentary recounts the 12 hours after the terrorist strike, with testimony from President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, among others who were on the scene.
MTV’s True Crime Week kicks off Tuesday, July 13 at 10p, with the season two premiere of “True Life Crime.”
NewsON, the streaming service for local news content, has completed the relaunch of its product offering across all supported platforms. The free app, which offers ad-supported access to live and on-demand news content, features a redesigned user experience as well as a web-based offering.
Three of Cinedigm’s channels are now available on YouTube TV as optional add-ons. The trio includes family-oriented Dove Channel, pop culture destination CONtv and Docurama.
In a new antitrust lawsuit, 37 attorneys general accuse Google of engaging in conduct aimed at disincentivizing competition in Android app distribution. “For all apps that consumers obtain from the Google Play Store, Google requires that consumers purchase any in app digital content through Google Play Billing,” says the lawsuit. “By imposing this unduly restrictive and anticompetitive tie, Google can indefinitely collect supracompetitive commissions from consumers who purchase in-app digital content.” The lawsuit says Google prevents apps distributed through the Google Play Store from using, directing consumers to, or informing consumers about alternative payment processing options that may provide lower prices.
The Story Lab inked a new license deal for factual entertainment format “All Together at the Table” with Discovery Networks Mexico. The new deal will see the format air as “Todos a la Cocina,” premiering on Discovery Home & Health, and produced in-house by Discovery.
Europe’s Studiocanal has secured worldwide international rights to “N.E.O,” the young adult drama from France’s Michel Bussi, and will co-produce a series along with Authentic Prod.
Endeavor China announced the acquisition of Mailman Group, a digital agency for sports brands and rights holders. “Mailman and Seven League are exceptionally well-respected content engines with a proven track record building fan engagement,” said Mark Shapiro, President of Endeavor.
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Nielsen Top 10 SVOD Content Ratings for the week of June 7
Show, # episodes, Total Minutes Viewed (Millions)
Sweet Tooth (Netflix), 8, 1434
Lucifer (Netflix), 83, 1012
Loki (Disney+), 1, 731
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), 45, 422
Lupin (Netflix), 9, 237
The Kominsky Method (Netflix), 22, 235
Ragnarok (Netflix), 12, 182
Longmire (Netflix), 63, 156
Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous (Netflix), 26, 142
The Great British Baking Show (Netflix), 65, 137
Source: Nielsen SVOD Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu, and Netflix), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing through Television.
Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Wednesday, July 7
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: Press Your Luck 3.66 (0.4), The $100,000 Pyramid 3.78 (0.5), Card Sharks 2.63 (0.4)
CBS: Big Brother 4.00 (1.0), Love Island 1.80 (0.4)
CW: Kung Fu 0.84 (0.1), In the Dark 0.43 (0.1)
FOX: MasterChef 0.43 (0.1), Crime Scene Kitchen 1.83 (0.4)
NBC: Stanley Cup Finals 3.00 (0.7)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages
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|This Day in History
1795 – Businessman James Swan helped put the US on solid financial footing by assuming the country’s entire French debt.
Friday Fun Fact
The Barbie doll’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
Who was originally supposed to play the wife of Nick Nolte’s character in “Graves” (2016-17)? Susan Sarandon was first cast in the role; when she exited, Sela Ward replaced her. Kudos to: Louis Lewow-FITE/Atlanta; Sandy Spiegel-WTTW/Chicago; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA; Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./NYC; Charles Lore/NYC; Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station, TX; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank
Today’s Trivia Question
Which series premiered as the most-watched drama ever on A&E among A25-54 and A18-49 in 2011, but was canceled after two seasons? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four answers per time zone.)
TRAFFIC COPY COORDINATOR
Oversee that all commercials on Ovation air have correct continuity and are dubbed correctly and in time for airing deadlines. The Traffic Copy Coordinator communicates with the Account Executives and Ad Agencies regarding tapes and instruction. The position also enters continuity data into the traffic system. The coordinator will also assign house numbers to commercial and promo materials. Full info HERE. (7/23)
MEDIA SALES PLANNER >>
Join a dynamic sales team in developing customized plans and presentations for Ad Sales clients. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to join a fast-growing business with future growth opportunities. This position reports to the Manager of Pricing & Planning and is based in our New York office – currently remote. Full info HERE.
SR RESEARCH ANALYST
NEWSNATION & ANTENNA TV
Build and maintain Research systems, ongoing corporate reports, develop sales materials for Account Executives for both Digital and Linear sales needs, as well as maintain detailed programming databases for Nielsen measurement. Working directly with Research, the Sr Analyst will act as a liaison between Ad Sales, Programming and Affiliate relations. Monitor social audience trends. Full info HERE (7/22)
DIRECTOR, PRICING AND PLANNING >>
GAC MEDIA/NYC, NY
Works with Ad Sales, Traffic, Finance and Programming to ensure all revenue is being maximized through inventory management and optimal pricing. Experience navigating planning and traffic systems is a must. Daily responsibilities include inventory maintenance, pricing approvals, and stewardship tracking. The job requires attention to detail, industry knowledge as well as strong communication skills. Full info HERE (7/22)
DIRECTOR, RESEARCH >>
GAC MEDIA/NYC, NY
Works with Ad Sales, Distribution, Programming and Marketing to provide information and analysis on a timely basis regarding ratings and performance of various platforms. Experience navigating Nielsen systems is a must. Daily responsibilities include overnights, audience estimates and stewardship tracking. The job requires attention to detail, industry knowledge as well as a team mentality. Full info HERE (7/22)
DIRECTOR, GROWTH MARKETING
LOS ANGELES, CA
The Director, Growth Marketing will work closely with other members of the Streaming TV, Product & Marketing teams to grow the audience and monetization of Jukin Media’s streaming apps. The position is primarily tasked with driving downloads and engagement of Jukin’s Roku, Fire, etc applications through paid and organic means. Full info HERE (7/17)
DIRECTOR, DIGITAL CONTENT & EMAIL MARKETING
Lead strategic design and user-experience vision for the redesign of INSP.com. Manage multiple project timelines and executions simultaneously and create and manage digital content & email marketing campaigns. 5+ yrs experience leading management of a website property, leading email marketing initiatives and people management. Full info HERE (7/22)
EVS Associate Producer >>
EARLY MORNING TALK/NEWS SHOW/MT LAUREL, NJ: Seeking EVS Associate Producer for live, daily, early morning NFL talk/news show. Must be ready, willing, and able to work VERY EARLY mornings (3:45am daily call time) in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. The job will start Monday, July 19th. Full info HERE (7/22)
SR ANALYST, AD SALES RESEARCH
Learning and leveraging a variety of research resources to provide data driven intelligence in support of advertising sales and marketing initiatives. Position networks within the ad sales marketplace and use analytical and syndicated research systems to produce relevant sales and network reports. 2-4 years relevant business experience required. Full info HERE (7/21)
MANAGER, CONTENT ACQUISITIONS >>
FILMRISE/NYC, NY: Develop licensing and content distribution partnership opportunities with representatives of TV and film catalogs, production companies, sales agents and IP owners. Pursue leads and shepherd prospective deals through internal pipeline and oversee workflow process of deals. 5 years of relevant experience in a similar role required. Full info HERE (7/21)
SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL >>
FILMRISE/NYC, NY: Drafting and negotiating content acquisition, distribution agreements, television contracts and releases. Assisting the Business Affairs team with rights management and Copyright research. Three to four plus years of experience negotiating television and streaming platform agreements required. Full info HERE (7/21)
ASSOCIATE LEGAL COUNSEL >>
FILMRISE/NYC, NY: Drafting and negotiating content acquisition, distribution agreements, television contracts and releases. Working closely with acquisitions, distribution and sales teams and assisting the Business Affairs team with rights management. Two to three years of experience in entertainment law. Full info HERE (7/21)
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 (7/21)
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT >>
EARLY MORNING TALK/NEWS SHOW/NYC, NY: Seeking entry level office/set Production Assistant to support the Production Management Team. This is for a live, daily early morning NFL talk/news show in Lower Manhattan. The job will start Monday, July 19th and will continue for approximately 8 months and TBD beyond. Full info HERE (7/21)
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER >>
iN DEMAND/NYC, NY: Serve and support the needs of the owner and affiliates by delivering reliable and relevant products and service. Bring leadership, excellence, organization, discipline and accountability to the organization. Establish and implement the overall technical vision for the company. Min of 8-10+ yrs relevant technical experience in cable or related industry required. Full info HERE (7/20)
DIRECTOR, MEDIA RELATIONS
Assist in the strategic development and execution of comprehensive communications plans and cultivate and maintain strong relationships with key journalists and media outlets. Leverage opportunities to promote Telemundo’s corporate narrative and manage incoming media inquiries and requests. Knowledge & experience of PR industry and specifically media relations required. Full info HERE (7/20)
ACCOUNT MANAGER, ENTERTAINMENT PUBLIC RELATIONS >>
CIVIC/NYC, NY: Contribute to planning, ideation and development of campaign strategies. With the VP, manage and coordinate communications with clients, talent (and their reps) on campaign junkets, key dates, interview requests. 6+ years of experience in
television/film/entertainment/media public relations and/or corporate communications required. Full info HERE (7/20)
Implementation Specialists are the main point of contact for customers transitioning on to the WO Network product. 4+ years’ experience at a Cable Network required, with a strong preference for applicants with deep knowledge of the Cable Network Sales world, including Sales Planners. Full info HERE (7/20)
CLIENT SOLUTIONS MANAGER
Build and manage relationships with clients – both supply and demand. Serve as Activation point on RFP responses, vetting concepts with all necessary teams, and overall create outstanding pitches. PowerPoint wizardry and ability to work effectively across multiple departments and external parties to make an impact on revenue. Full info HERE (7/20)
COORDINATOR, A&E/FYI LINEAR AND MULTI-PLATFORM SCHEDULING
Responsible for linear and multi-platform content scheduling on A&E/FYI/C+I networks. Excellent communication and attention to detail. Creative thinker who can build programming stunts and playlists. BS in film, television preferred along with good understanding of TV/Film Pop Culture. MS Excel skills are required. Full info HERE (7/19)
SENIOR PUBLICIST >>
FOX NEWS MEDIA, NYC, NY: As a Senior Publicist, you have the ability to cultivate pitches and work with the media to secure coverage. If you are a strategic thinker who understands how communication shapes the world of media, this role is the perfect opportunity to experience all aspects of public relations.Full info HERE (7/19)
NEWSLETTER GROWTH MANAGER, APM STUDIOS >>
AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA GROUP/NYC, LA, ST PAUL, MN: Build a world-class suite of newsletter engagement tactics across the APM Studios portfolio with one single goal: Turning anonymous users into known audiences, and serving their needs with meaningful, engaging content. 5 yrs experience with enterprise ESPs, specifically Marketing Cloud required. Full info HERE (7/19)
DIRECTOR, AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT & LOYALTY >>
AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA GROUP/NYC, LA, ST PAUL, MN: Oversee editorial strategies and loyalty products that significantly grow and engage audience and convert anonymous listeners to known fans. 7+ years of work experience in loyalty, engagement or conversion funnel roles with measurable results in attracting and converting consumers into loyal users/subscribers required. Full info HERE (7/19)
TALENT BOOKER >>
DAYTIME TALK SHOW/NYC, NY: Top rated nationally syndicated daytime talk show looking for a NY based talent booker to join an established team booking newsworthy, topical celebrities in pop culture and cover various facets of entertainment. Must have previous celebrity booking experience, strong contacts and a finger on the pulse what’s happening in pop culture. Full info HERE (7/18)
ACCOUNT LEAD >>
HOT PAPER LANTERN/NYC, NY: Support media relations and account management for digital and fantasy sports clients. Must have a min. of 6 years previous agency experience working within sports, sport betting, or gaming. Strong knowledge of the media landscape and extensive media relationships across traditional, online, and broadcast media. Full info HERE (7/18)
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 (7/17)
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 (7/17)
|FRIDAY JULY 9
ABC: Shark Tank, 20/20
CBS: Secret Celebrity Renovation [p], Love Island, Blue Bloods
CW: Gossip Girl [p], Whose Line Is It Anyway
FOX: WWE Friday Night Smackdown
NBC: American Ninja Warrior, Dateline NBC
PBS: Washington Week, Firing Line With Margaret Hoover, Great Performances, Beyond the CANVAS
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, Hercai: Amor y Venganza, Café con Aroma de Mujer
Univision: Disenando Tu Amor, Si nos Dejan, La Hija Del Embajador