07/19/21: MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt is on the move

 

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Monday July 19, 2021

Today’s Premieres
A&E: Dirty Rotten Cleaners at 8p
Discovery: Street Outlaws: Memphis at 8p, Getaway Driver at 9p
MTV: Adorableness at 7p
Peacock: For Ball and Country
TLC: Darcey & Stacey at 8p
Vice: Betraying the Badge at 10p

Today’s Finales
CW: All American at 8p
Hogar de HGTV: Diseñador En Casa at 9p

IN THE NEWS

Daytime Emmy Awards were announced over the weekend in Children’s, Animation, Fiction and Lifestyle categories. Among the winners were HBO Max’s “The Power of We,” Nickelodeon’s “The Adventures of Paddington,” Netflix’s “Hilda,” and PBS’ “PBS Kids Talk About.” Mark Hamill picked up an award for Disney Channel’s “Elena of Avalor.” Said the “Star Wars” actor of doing voice work, “I love the voiceover community. They’re some of the most gracious welcoming and talented people I’ve ever encountered in all my years in this business.”

MSNBC host Kasie Hunt is leaving NBC News, she announced on Friday’s “Way Too Early.” Hunt promised an update on her “next adventure” – reportedly at CNN – in the next few weeks.

Facebook responded to President Biden’s blaming social media platforms for spreading misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. “They’re killing people,” Biden told reporters on Friday. A Facebook spokesperson begged to differ. “The fact is that more than 2 billion people have viewed authoritative information about COVID-19 and vaccines on Facebook, which is more than any other place on the internet,” said the rep. “More than 3.3 million Americans have also used our vaccine finder tool to find out where and how to get a vaccine. The facts show that Facebook is helping save lives. Period.”

The “21st Century FTC Act,” a bill introduced on Friday, would empower the agency to fine companies the first time they commit an unfair or deceptive practice, and streamline the process to issue regulations. “For too long, the FTC has been hamstrung in its ability to promulgate effective rules of the road for consumers and penalize companies that harm our friends and neighbors,” said Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Florida) when introducing the bill.

Lionsgate Entertainment acquired about 200 films – including “The King’s Speech,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Paddington” – for Starz. The treasure trove comes from Spyglass Media Group, which acquired the Weinstein Co. film and TV library in a bankruptcy auction. The acquisitions are part of Lionsgate’s agreement to buy a 20% stake in Spyglass, which includes a first-look TV deal.

AMC has agreed to pay Frank Darabont and CAA $200 million to settle a lawsuit that began in 2013. Darabont, former showrunner of zombie smash “The Walking Dead,” and CAA were seeking profit participation payouts; a trial was set to start in April 2022.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced a new gift policy prohibiting members from accepting promotional materials or gifts. It’s the latest change at the organization that owns the Golden Globes, and came days after Eldridge Industries, owner of Globes producer dick clark productions, proposed that the HFPA splinter into a real business to ensure corporate governance and address the group’s lack of diversity. NBC canceled the 2022 awards show over DEI issues and allegations of corruption.

Fox’s upcoming avatar singing competition “Alter Ego” has set its judging slate. Alanis Morissette, Grimes, Nick Lachey and will.iam will help search for the next singing star, with host Rocsi Diaz (“Dating Naked”). The show will premiere after “The Masked Singer” this fall.

ESPN analyst Jay Williams will miss the rest of the NBA Finals after testing positive for COVID-19. “I have received both my shots. I am fully vaccinated. But this is our new normal,” Williams said in a video, assuring fans hs is “doing okay.”

Univision Communications has secured the rights to the top competitions in South America, Brasileirão Championship and Argentina’s Liga Profesional de Fútbol, as part of a multi-year deal that will deliver live matches on AVOD PrendeTV.

GSTV (Gas Station TV) has signed a deal with Comscore to use the measurement company’s new place-based audience service. Comscore will report digital ad impressions, reach and frequency for the markets and demographics GSTV sells as part of its national video ad network.

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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

“Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” has been picked up by Paramount+. The series, a prequel to 1978 hit movie “Grease,” is written and executive produced by creator Annabel Oakes (“Atypical”), who also will serve as showrunner. Marty Bowen will exec produce via Temple Hill, and Erik Feig will executive produce via Picturestart.

Sex Pistol John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, is taking aim at Danny Boyle’s FX series “Pistol,” a biopic about the punk band, by trying to block use of Sex Pistols music. At a high court hearing, Lydon’s attorney argued the series is “disrespectful” and Lonely Boy: Tales From a Sex Pistol, the book on which it is based, paints Lydon in “a hostile and unflattering light.”

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COMING UP

“Reservation Dogs,” a comedy following four Indigenous teens in rural Oklahoma“who steal, rob and save in order to get to the exotic, mysterious and faraway land of California,” premieres Monday, August 9 on FX on Hulu. Every writer, director and series regular on the show is Indigenous.

Hogar de HGTV original series Diseñador En Casa, which helps families complete their home remodeling projects in 48 hours, wraps tonight, July 19. The show is the first to air from the partnership between Discovery US Hispanic and Lowe’s. And it’s just the beginning, David Tardio, VP of Advertising Sales, Discovery US Hispanic, tells Cynopsis: “There is much more to come, as we continue to work together to find ways to super-serve the Hispanic audience and to give them more of the food-and-home content that they love. Watch this space in the weeks to come!”

The search has begun for the second annual Kid of the Year, a multiplatform honor recognizing extraordinary young leaders. The Kid of the Year TV special, produced by TIME Studios, airs on Nickelodeon in early 2022 to spotlight the top finalists.

GOING GLOBAL

Discovery Inc. and YouTube are teaming to deliver on-demand Summer Olympics content and advertising to audiences in Europe. Eurosports’ YouTube channel will host on-demand highlights, daily recaps and more during the Games, as well as live-streamed coverage of the opening and closing ceremonies. “Working with YouTube to provide on-demand Tokyo 2020 content is a great opportunity to make new connections with these audiences,” said Scott Young, head of sports production and content, Discovery Sports. “It offers them new ways to find our content and be introduced to Discovery’s full Olympic Games offer.”

French animation production and distribution company Dandelooo has signed deals for preschool series Little Bear with BBC Alba, French Canadian public media company TFO, Brazilian TV network Globo, Narrative Capital’s kids channel Tiny Pop in the UK, Kidstream (US), Carousel (Russia), Czeska Televize (Czech Republic), OCS (France), Good TV (Taiwan), Pineapple TV (Nigeria), RTVS (Slovenia), Pakapaka (Argentina), MTVA (Hungary), LTV Latvia, and DSmart (Turkey).

A+E Networks Global Content Sales canine competition format “Top Dog” has been commissioned as a six-part prime time series by RTL in Germany, produced by RTL Studios and premiering Friday, July 23.

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RATINGS

The week of July 5, Discovery was the #1 cable network among M25-54/18-49 in Live+3 Nielsens, driven by the return of Shark Week, while TLC was #1 among women, thanks to “90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After.” On Tuesday, TLC was #1 among W25-54, led by series highs for sophomore “Doubling Down with the Derricos,” and OWN was the night’s #1 cable network among African-American W18+, HHs, and P2+, driven by “The Haves & The Have Nots” and “David Makes Man.”

Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Thursday, July 15
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren 2.44 (0.3), Holey Moley 2.16 (0.3), The Hustler 1.77 (0.30
CBS: Big Brother 3.61 (0.8), Love Island 1.66 (0.4), Bull 1.66 (0.20
CW: Walker 0.96 (0.1), The Outpost 0.48 (0.0)
FOX: Beat Shazam 1.87 (0.4), LEGO Masters 1.12 (0.3)
ION: Chicago PD 1.09 (0.2), Chicago PD 1.17 (0.2), Chicago PD 1.17 (0.2)
NBC: Making It 2.04 (0.3), Good Girls 1.61 (0.3), Law & Order: SVU 1.44 (0.2)
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, Hercal: Amor v Venganza, Café con Aroma de Mujer,
Univision: Disenando Tu Amor 1.54 (0.5), Si Nos Dejan 1.54 (0.5), La Hija Del Embajador 1.49 (0.4)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages

EXECUTIVE MOVES

WarnerMedia has has appointed May-Yi as the lead of Development & Production – Unscripted for its HBO Asia Originals team, while Garon De Silva has been named the new lead of Development & Production – Scripted.

Outdoor Sportsman Group has promoted of Mike Savino to VP, Ad Sales, overseeing all endemic multi-media sales.

Brian Morewitz, SVP and head of drama development at ABC, is leaving the network after 17 years. “He is an extraordinarily creative and dedicated executive whose contributions are appreciated by all who work with him,” said net bosses Craig Erwich and Simran S. Sethi.

Also out the door is Jay Shaylor, executive producer of “CBS Evening News” since 2019. Co-senior producers Elizabeth Turner and Alturo Rhymes will hold down the fort as the net decides on new leadership. “Jay Shaylor is leaving the company,” said CBS in a statement. “We thank him for his contributions to the broadcast and for helping develop it into the impactful program it is today.”

This Day in History
1991 – Drug lord Pablo Escobar surrendered to police.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
The cast of which series appeared in the music video for Darius Rucker’s rendition of “Wagon Wheel”? “Duck Dynasty.” Kudos to: Heather Allen-WWE Corporation/Stamford, CT; Juan P. Delgado-Delgado MediaWorks/Coconut Grove, FL; Phyllis McQuillan-MSG Networks/NYC; Angelina Kaliszak-Kite Hill Public Relations/NYC ; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank; Cherie Wall-Sandbox Entertainment/Nashville; Jason Brist-Outdoor Sportsman Group/Chicago; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA

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ABC: The Bachelorette, The Celebrity Dating Game
CBS: The Neighborhood, Bob Hearts Abishola, Young Sheldon, United States of AI, NCIS: Los Angeles
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FOX: Hell’s Kitchen, HouseBroken, Duncanville
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