07/21/22: New talk show gets Nosey

Cynopsis Medias First Morning Read
Thursday July 21, 2022

Today’s Premieres
Adult Swim: Rap Sh!t at midnight
HBO Max: Rap Sh!t; The Last Movie Stars; Almost Fly
Hulu: American Horror Stories
Netflix: Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous
SundanceNow: Showtrial

Today’s Finale
FX: The Old Man at 10p


NBCUniversal Syndication Studios’ new talk show, “Change with Ed Mylett,” has been sold as part of an exclusive deal with streaming site Nosey. The half-hour talker stars author, entrepreneur and inspirational speaker Ed Mylett. “We are committed to creating a wide breadth of content while broadening our distribution platforms and we are thrilled to work with our partners at Nosey on ‘Change with Ed Mylett,’” said Tracie Wilson, EVP, NBCUniversal Syndication Studios & E! News. “Change with Ed Mylett” is produced and distributed by NBCUniversal Syndication Studios and Stamford Media Center Productions.

The sale of “substantially all” of Black News Channel to Allen Media Group has been approved by a bankruptcy court. AMG is acquiring BNC for $11 million from billionaire Shahid Khan, who invested over $100 million in the network. “We are excited to have been selected to acquire the Black News Channel, which has approximately 300 million linear and digital subscribers,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group. “Allen Media Group will deliver a best-in-class network to serve the underserved African-American community and the advertisers who want to reach this extremely valuable audience.”

“I Am a Killer” was renewed for season three by Netflix. The true crime series from Transistor Films interviews murderers in maximum security prisons. “At launch, ‘I Am a Killer’ quickly became a global phenomenon, and the team at Transistor have once again pushed the boundaries to deliver a series that continues to challenge and surprise our fans around the world,” said executive producer Danny Tipping.

E! has picked up an eighth season of “Botched.” The plastic surgery reality series will be back in 2023.

Evolution Digital and the National Cable Television Cooperative struck a new multi-year agreement that will continue to make Evolution Digital’s suite of broadband and Android TV products available to more than 700 independent service providers across the US. As part of the deal, NCTC’s member operators may access Evolution Digital’s OpenSync certified devices, which in combination with Plume’s SaaS Experience Platform enables service providers to deploy a new bundle of cloud-driven Smart Home Services.

GSTV, the video network at gas stations, has curated a slate of programming aimed at US Spanish-speaking audiences. Content includes the addition of a new content partner, kiwilimon, the largest Spanish-speaking digital food platform. The programming will launch in zip codes that index higher with Hispanic consumers.

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Rideback (“The Lego Movie,” “Walker”) is launching Rideback Rise, a non-profit accelerator to support BIPOC writers, filmmakers and entrepreneurs in the development of content. The program will consist of the Rise Circle, a community of diverse writers, filmmakers and creative talent supported through career-oriented programming and networking events, and the Rise Fellowship, offering BIPOC creators and entrepreneurs financial support in the development of market-ready film, television, digital and audio entertainment.

HUSSLUP, a mobile app for talent discovery in media and entertainment, has partnered with Fuse Media, Keshet Studios and Roadmap Writers to power talent discovery initiatives aimed at accelerating opportunities for creatives who are networking and connecting on the HUSSLUP app. “We are all about great writers telling original stories and HUSSLUP helps us source and vet smart new talent,” said Keshet International CEO Alon Shtruzman, an early investor.

Lifetime has greenlit new original movie “House of Chains,” inspired by the true story of a couple who imprisoned their six children within their home due to an intense religious ideology. Mena Suvari (“American Woman”) and Greyston Holt (“The Night Agent”) star in the film, set for a fall debut.


Season two of “Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog” premieres tomorrow, July 22 at 9p on National Geographic. Episodes will air back-to-back on Fridays on Nat Geo, and encore Saturdays at 10p and 11p on Nat Geo WILD.

Hulu docuseries “Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers” launches Monday, August 15. The 10-parter chronicles the rise of one of the most iconic franchises in sports, featuring access to Laker owners the Buss family.

“House of Ho” returns for season two on HBO Max on Thursday, August 25, following the lavish lifestyle and strong family values of Vietnamese immigrants who achieved the American dream.

New robot fighting competition “Battlebots Champions” premieres Thursday, August 4 on Discovery. Each week, eight bots face off in a “Sin City Slugfest.”

Home renovator and New Kid on the Block Jonathan Knight is back for a new season of HGTV’s “Farmhouse Fixer” on Wednesday, August 24 at 9p. Knight is joined by designer Kristina Crestin as they renovate old properties while keeping the original charm.


“South Park The 25th Anniversary Concert,” starring “South Park” co-creators Trey Parker & Matt Stone, Primus and Ween, will premiere on Comedy Central on Saturday, August 13 at 10p. The concert, featuring songs from the long-running series, celebrates the role music has played in the show since its debut 25 years ago. Primus and Ween will collaborate with their own songs in honor of their long-standing relationship with South Park.

Shout! Factory in collaboration with Candid Camera will debut the documentary feature “Mister Candid Camera” on August 2 across major digital streaming platforms. The movie traces the life and career of Allen Funt, and the release coincides with the 75th anniversary of Funt’s foray into hidden recordings with the “Candid Microphone” radio series.


Facebook is moving engineering and product support away from its Facebook News tab and newsletter Bulletin as “those teams focus on building a more robust Creator economy,” Campbell Brown, head of global news partnerships, told employees in a memo. “For a lot of us—this was a labor of love and I know it’s hard to see these products put on the backburner,” said Campbell. “These are products that have delivered tremendous value for our partners and our users.” The shift comes amid global regulations requiring technology platforms to pay for news content, and Meta’s focus on short-form video content and the metaverse.


Netflix has ceased responding to inquiries on its Twitter customer help account (@Netflixhelps), established in 2009. Customer support is still available via online chat and phone.


World TeamTennis is accepting expansion proposals from prospective ownership groups and markets that are interested in acquiring a WTT franchise. WTT, which played in single locations during the 2020 and 2021 seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is also planning to return match play to venues hosted by the individual teams’ markets in the summer of 2023.

Elysian Park Ventures and the PGA of America launched EP Golf Ventures, LLC, a new investment partnership designed to support innovation in the golf industry. The venture will look to invest in areas that drive value across the $84 billion-plus golf industry, which is led by the nearly 28,000 PGA Professionals who comprise the PGA of America. Targeted areas include: Coaching and training; health, wellness and performance science; hospitality; facility management; retail; and agriculture.

Meanwhile, the World Golf of Fame is moving to Pinehurst, North Carolina. As part of a partnership with the United States Golf Association, the hall will relocate its physical presence and displays from St. Augustine, Florida, to the USGA’s new Golf House campus on the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club property in a move to “cement the long-term relevance and viability” of the Hall of Fame.

Alka-Seltzer is on deck return to NASCAR, sponsoring Bayley Currey for five races at Pocono, Daytona, Bristol, Talladega and Las Vegas. This will mark the first time the brand has sponsored a car in NASCAR since 2004.


Kurt Russel and his son Wyatt Russell (“Under the Banner of Heaven”) will star in Apple TV+’s Godzilla and the Titans monster series, part of Legendary’s Mosterverse franchise.

Olivia Colman (“The Crown”), Luke Evans (“Nine Perfect Strangers”) and Jessie Buckley (“The Lost Daughter”) will star in Netflix’s animated adaptation of “A Christmas Carol.”

Joining the season three cast of Netflix’s “Bridgerton are Daniel Francis (“Stay Close”), Sam Phillips (“The Crown”) and James Phoon (“Wreck”). In the new season, Penelope gives up on her crush, Colin, and looks for new love.

Singer-songwriter H.E.R. will star as Belle in ABC’s “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration,” airing Thursday, December 15 at 8p.

William Stanford Davis has been bumped up from recurring to series regular for season two of ABC workplace comedy “Abbott Elementary,” where he plays custodian Mr. Johnson.

Season 19 of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” will include Alexis Floyd (“Inventing Anna”) as a series regular. Floyd will play a first-year surgical resident.


MTV matchmaking series “Are You the One?” has spawned a UK version from Lime Pictures, debuting on Paramount+ in the UK and MTV channels outside the US later this year.

Zig Zag and Krempelwood have been commissioned by UK’s Sky to make “Player Pranks.” The co-production fronted by former Manchester City and England defender Micah Richards sees the Premier League winner team up with his Sky Sports colleague Adam “Smithy” Smith to prank fellow footballers.

Abacus Media Rights has secured worldwide distribution rights for The Frontier,” a factual series dispelling legends of the Wild West created and produced by Daniel Sharp at Dash Pictures.

Woodcut International has extended its reach into live theatrical filmed productions in partnership with one of the UK’s Bristol Old Vic. The deal sees Woodcut International appointed worldwide distributor for two stage plays, “Touching the Void” and “Wuthering Heights.”

FilmRise has secured the worldwide distribution rights to former US Army Green Beret Nate Boyer’s directorial feature film debut “MVP,” which follows the struggle of an NFL player forced into early retirement who forms a special bond with a former Army Green Beret.

Place Exchange, an SSP for programmatic out-of-home media, announced its expansion into Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru.

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FETV reports it achieved its highest monthly ratings in the history of the network in June in Total Day and Prime with Households, A25-54, and A35-64. For the month, the net ranked #43 in Total Day with HHs among ad-supported cable networks and #36 in Prime, according to Nielsen C3 ratings.

The 2022 T-Mobile Home Run Derby saw Juan Soto crowned as the new champion and drew an average of 6.9 million viewers across ESPN and ESPN2. In addition, the first round of the 2022 MLB Draft on ESPN was the second-most watched ever, averaging 544,000 viewers on ESPN for the event on July 17.

Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Tuesday, July 19
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: Celebrity Family Feud 2.55 (0.4), Judge Steve Harvey 1.61 (0.2), The Rookie 1.53 (0.1)
CBS: FBI 3.31 (0.2), FBI: International 2.94 (0.2), FBI: Most Wanted 2.88 (0.2)
CW: Superman & Lois 0.38 (0.1), Tom Swift 0.28 (0.0)
FOX: MLB All-Star Game 7.54 (1.5)
NBC: America’s Got Talent 6.15 (0.6), Dancing With Myself 2.19 (0.3)
Telemundo: La Casa de los Famosos 1.25 (0.3), Amor Valiente 0.80 (0.2), Infiel: Historia de un Engaño 0.86 (0.2)
Univision: La Mexicana y el Güero 1.02 (0.3), La Herencia, Un Legado de Amor 1.35 (0.4), Mujer de Nadie 1.14 (0.3)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages


Daryl Evans has been promoted to Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Crown Media. He reports to Chief People Officer, Pamela Wolfe.

Kris Coratti Kelly has joined CNN Worldwide as EVP and Head of Global Communications. Coratti Kelly was previously Chief Communications Officer for The Washington Post.

Jacki Kelley, CEO of dentsu Americas has been named Chair of the Ad Council’s Board of Directors. She succeeds Linda Yaccarino, Chairman, Global Advertising and partnerships of NBCUniversal, and will serve in the role until June 30, 2023.

This Day in History
1925 – John T. Scopes was found guilty of teaching evolution in Tennessee and fined $100.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
What TV and film star appeared as a contestant on the first season of VH1’s reality show “I Want to Work for Diddy”? Laverne Cox. Kudos to: Rory Rosegarten-The Conversation Company/Manhasset, NY; Heather Allen-WWE Corporation/Stamford, CT; Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./NYC; Karen Yaldoo-Effectv/Southfield, MI; Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank; David Garber-Loyola Marymount University/Playa Vista, CA; Drew Tappon-OWN/LA; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA

Today’s Trivia Question
Adam was retired from what occupation on “Mom” (2013-21)? (Email trivia@cynopsis.com 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.)

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