07/06/15: Reelz CEO gets real about Miss USA; NBC cancels A.D.: The Bible Continues, but the story’s not over; binge viewers offer excuses


Good morning. It’s Monday July 6, 2015, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
ABC Family: Chasing Life at 9p
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us at 8p
Disney XD: Star Wars: Droid Tales at 9:30p
DIY: Yard Crashers at 10p, House Crashers at 11p
HGTV: Tiny House, Big Living at 9p and 9:30p, Tiny House Hunters at 10p
Travel: Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations at 9p

Tonight’s Finale:
NBC: The Island at 10p

What prompted independent cable channel Reelz to grab the rights to the 2015 Miss USA Pageant, dropped by NBC and Univision’s UniMas following derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants made by Donald Trump? Aside from a fire sale price, “I think we did the right thing by stepping up to this,” CEO Stan E. Hubbard tells Cynopsis. “The city of Baton Rouge and the state of Louisiana put up a lot of money to hold this pageant, and all the women who have been looking forward to competing shouldn’t have to pay a price for a political controversy.” As for advertisers, “Just having 11 days notice is tough anyway. As we’ve been reaching out to brands and agencies we hear they applaud what we’re doing, but are wary of taking a chance with their brands. We knew going in we might have no advertising. But it’s live, and it’s big and there aren’t too many iconic TV events that are available for an independent network like ours. We’re not kidding ourselves thinking we’ll have the viewership NBC would have had, but I think we’ll have good viewership.” Hubbard has distanced himself from Trump, calling the presidential candidate’s remarks “insensitive and wrong,” but notes, “controversy opens up opportunities. There may be more attention paid to this pageant than there has been for decades.” Pageant is set to air Sunday, July 12.


NBC canceled A.D.: The Bible Continues after a freshman run that averaged 6.5 million viewers and 1.0 among A18-49, but the story’s not over. Producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have plans to continue the show on their upcoming faith-focused OTT channel, slated for launch in late 2015 or 2016.

A+E Networks announced the launch of Lifetime Movie Cub, the company’s first SVOD service. For $3.99/month, subscribers will have access to a library of 30 Lifetime films, refreshed weekly, without commercial interruption, available exclusively on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch at launch. Why go the sub route? “The decision to launch was based off of the overwhelming success we have had in streaming Lifetime movies on an ad-supported basis,” Dan Suratt, EVP digital A+E Networks, tells Cynopsis. “We believe this property will stand out among other services based on its rich library and how Lifetime movies have along-standing place in people’s hearts.”

Out of the top 20 ad-supported cable networks, only 5 saw viewership gains in 2Q15 versus the year before. And the winners are: Discovery, rising 16 percent to 1.49 million; HGTV, with a 13 percent lift to 1.49 million; ID, up 8 percent to 873,000; Food Network, growing 5 percent to 1.0 million and Fox News, with a 2 percent boost to hit 1.6 million.

On Thursday, Univision Communications filed for an initial public offering, and announced an expansion of its licensing agreement with Mexican media company Televisa, through “at least 2030” if the IPO plans are enacted. In 2014, the company generated $2.9 billion in revenue with a net income of $900,000; in addition to broadcast networks Univision and UniMas, Univision Communications has nine cable networks and 60 TV stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Now that Reelz has picked up the Miss USA Pageant, is it safe for brands to enter the advertising waters? Let us know in the new Cynopsis poll.

Showtime is offering the season three premieres of Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex across multiple platforms ahead of their linear launches on Sunday, July 12 at 9p. Viewers can sample the series free on YouTube and SHO.com, as well as select providers’ On Demand channels and web sites.

Chasing Life, moved from an August 17 premiere to tonight, July 6, will also change timeslots. The ABC Family drama takes over the 9p spot where critically acclaimed Becoming Us has been drawing soft numbers (down from 638,000 and .2 among A18-49 for its debut); the transgender docu-series slides to 10p.

Law & Order will air dubbed in Spanish for the first time in the U.S. on NBC Universo starting today, and Law & Order: Los Angeles beginning tomorrow. L&O takes up the cable net’s Monday-Thursday slot with back-to-back eps at 5p, while L&O: LA is slated for Tuesdays at 9p.

A cross-platform partnership between National Geographic, the New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute and Antarctica New Zealand documenting the men and women working on the frontiers of science at New Zealand’s Scott Base, Antarctica includes an upcoming global television series for Nat Geo. “We are all about bringing our viewers a real look inside places most will never go,” said Tim Pastore, president, original programming and production for Nat Geo. “Our series will document the incredible feats that take place on a daily basis on the least explored continent in the world.”

Why binge? In TiVo’s annual binge behavior study, 61 percent of those surveyed say they binge three or more episodes of the same show in one day because they fell behind; 45 percent say they learned about a show after many episodes had already aired and they needed to catch up, and 39 percent say some shows are just better when watched back to back.

Sonia Manzano is moving off of Sesame Street. Manzano, who played Maria on the PBS children’s show for 44 years as well as serving as a writer, is retiring. Thanking her supporters, Manzano tweeted, “Don’t be bummed!”.

Ovation TV acquired US broadcast rights to arts-and-culture-centric documentaries and series including UK series A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun from Orange Smarty, docs Let the Scream Be Heard and Stealing History from Nordic World and docu-series Antiques Road Trip from Red Arrow. Programs will debut on Ovation TV this month.

Animal advocate Betty White is set to host Discovery Family summer stunt “Pawgust,” showcasing animal-themed series, specials and movies starting Saturday August 1 at 8p with 101 Dalmations. Pawgust is anchored by the net’s first original series, From Wags to Riches With Bill Berloni, launching Thursday, August 6 at 9p.

Busy Betty White has also been tapped to serve as a panelist in ABC’s To Tell the Truth reboot, along with NeNe Leakes (Real Housewives of Atlanta). White’s no amateur – she was on the game show’s original panel in 1961.

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USA renewed Suits for a 16-episode season 6. Round five of the Universal Cable Productions drama, airing Wednesdays at 9p, opened June 24 to 3.4 million total viewers P2+ and 1.3 million P18-49 – but don’t look for more of the same. “Aaron Korsh has some great surprises for the audience at the end of Season 5 that should really set future seasons on an exciting new course,” said Jeff Wachtel, chief content officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and president, Universal Cable Productions.

NBC ordered an eight-episode season two of summer series I Can Do That. The Armoza format, which averaged 1.7 among A18-49 and 5.7 million viewers for NBC during its first go-round, is currently in production in 15 countries.

E! renewed Botched for a season three. Season two of the plastic surgery docu-series from Evolution Media is averaging 863,000 among A18-49 and 1.5 million total viewers in Live+3. Mid-season finale airs Sunday, July 12 at 9p.

Manson’s Lost Girls (wt), focused on teenagers who fell under the spell of murderer Charles Manson, got the green light from Lifetime. The movie from Asylum Entertainment stars MacKenzie Mauzy (Into the Woods) as a girl who breaks away from the cult after the Helter Skelter murder spree and turns herself in as a witness for the prosecution.

Louis J. Horvitz is onboard to direct his 17th Emmy Awards, announced the telecast’s exec producers, Don Mischer, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare. Baz Halpin, creative director for Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime extravaganza, has been named production designer. Emmys air Sunday, September 20 at 8p on Fox.

Disney XD greenlit the pilot for Epic Offenders. Hidden camera comedy was written by Adam Small (Mad TV) and Trevor Moore (Whitest Kids U Know).


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Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: July 3-5, 2015
Jurassic World (Universal) $30.9 million, cume revenue $558.1 million
Inside Out (Buena Vista) $30.1 million, cume revenue $246.1
Terminator: Genisys (Paramount) $28.7 million, cume revenue $44.2 million
Magic Mike XXL (Warner Bros.) $11.6 million, cume revenue $26.7 million
Ted 2 (Universal) $11.0 million, cume revenue $58.3 million
Max (2015) (Warner Bros.) $6.6 million, cume revenue $25.3 million
Spy (Fox) $5.5 million, cume revenue $97.9 million
San Andreas (Warner Bros.) $3.0 million, cume revenue $147.4 million
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Fox Searchlight) $1.3 million, cume revenue $4.0 million
Dope (Open Road) $1.1 million, cume revenue $14.1 million
Source: Rentrak


Nat Geo WILD is urging viewers to “leave the Housewives behind this season to globe-trot with the animals of summer.” The net’s Sunday night “Destination Wild” specials launch July 12, with Real Angry Birds.

I Am Chris Farley features the late comedian’s most memorable skits and characters and offers insights from colleagues and co-stars including Dan Aykroyd, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Bob Saget and Bob Odenkirk, among others. Documentary debuts on Spike TV Monday, August 10 at 9p, after a theatrical run in New York and LA.

Discovery’s Mythbusters returns Saturday, July 18 at 9p with the most requested myth of the year, teaming with Breaking Bad exec producer Vince Gilligan to test the ability of a homemade machine gun  just like Walter White’s in the Bad finale.

Bounce TV welcomes Premier Boxing Champions on Sunday, August 2 at 9p with the launch of a monthly series, PBC – The Next Round. The main event for the premiere: a Bantamweight Championship fight between Olympians Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquiao” Payano and Rau’shee “Nuke” Warren.

People who got their hands dirty building fortunes are celebrated in CNBC’s Blue Collar Billionaires, premiering Wednesday, July 15 at 10p. First up: a concrete pourer who went from sleeping in a shack to living the high life in a mountaintop mansion.

Discovery Life special Conjoined Twins: Miracle Separation follows the journey of Knatalye and Adeline Mata from birth through separation, with an exclusive interview with the family. One-hour doc from ABC News and Lincoln Square Productions airs Thursday, July 16 at 9p.

Via dramatic recreations, personal accounts and expert commentary, Reelz docu-series Murder Made Me Famous examines killers who gained notoriety with their crimes. AMS Pictures program debuts Saturday, August 15 at 9p. 

WE tv’s second annual “Snark Week” runs today through Friday, July 10, featuring a line-up of the net’s “snarkiest characters and shows.” Look for one-liners from Braxton Family Values, Cutting It: In the ATL and Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars, as well as Law & Order, Roseanne and Will & Grace.

Also coming up on WE tv: L.A. Hair returns for season four Thursday, July 30 at 10p. The opener features “Queen of Hip Hop” Soul, who’s set her first appearance on Fox’s Empire.

One-hour special Dusk Returns, on Tuesday, July 7 at 8p, offers a sneak peek at season two of El Rey’s From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, as well as insights from creator Robert Rodriguez, show execs and cast members. Series returns Tuesday, August 25 at 9p.

Castaway Dawn Wells hosts MeTV’s “Maryann’s Three Hour Tour,” featuring three hour’s of the actress’s favorite episodes of 1964-67 comedy Gilligan’s Island. Special event airs Sunday, July 19 from 7p-10p.


Melissa Leo landed the role of Lady Bird Johnson opposite Bryan Cranston’s LBJ in HBO movie All the Way. Steven Spielberg is exec producing.

Season two of Fox hit Empire will feature Marisa Tomei in a recurring role. The Oscar winner plays a venture capitalist enmeshed in Lyon family drama.

Laurence Fishburne will star as Alex Haley in A+E Networks reboot Roots. Scripted series will be simulcast on History, A&E and Lifetime.

Jessica Lucas (Evil Dead) landed a series regular role on season two of Fox drama Gotham. Lucas plays Tigress, sister of Theo Galavan. 

Mark Valley (Boston Legal) joins Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce for a six-ep arc. Valley will play a TV personality.


“You’re selling beer to babies, diapers to teens; you barely even know what your customer needs.” That’s a line from Viacom Velocity’s new video, featuring The Fat Jewish and Todrick Hall rapping lines about Viacom’s Big Data capabilities. Video on Velocity’s YouTube Channel includes a cameo from Kern Schireson, EVP, data strategy and consumer intelligence at Viacom, a panelist at last month’s Cynopsis webinar, “TV Measurement vs. You True Total Audience.”

Volkswagen of America is diving into Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. The auto company and the network are partnering with composer/social activist J. Ralph for the debut of “Theodora,” a 151-piece symphonic work commissioned by Discovery. The “Sharks Rescored” microsite (SharksRescored.com) allows audiences to listen and watch a six-and-a-half-minute performance featuring the London Symphony Orchestra that celebrates the majesty of sharks. “In a time when most music is made on a laptop, I am incredibly grateful that these two visionaries would go to such great lengths in assembling an orchestra of this magnitude and commission an original live work on this scale,” said Ralph.


Rural Media Group and The National Cable Television Cooperative struck a multi-year affiliation agreement for FamilyNet. “We appreciate the mutually beneficial advantages that a relationship of this kind provides both network and distributor,” said Peter Clifford, SVP of distribution at Rural Media Group.

CBS released a statement last week, saying, “AT&T and CBS have reached an agreement to continue our long-standing relationship, which includes carrying the CBS Owned TV Stations, Showtime Channels, CBS Sports Network, Smithsonian, and Pop (launching in 2016) on AT&T U-verse. Ultimately, we both want to provide our customers with the shows they want, when and how they care to watch.” The Wall Street Journal had reported that in the shadow of its upcoming merger with DirecTV, AT&T was reluctant to push for a renewal of its deal with CBS.


The world’s going wlld over Zoo. CBS Studios International licensed first-window broadcast rights for the CBS drama to Sky 1/UK, ProSiebenSat.1 Group/Germany, TF1/France, CTV/Canada, RAI/Italy, Mediaset Espana/Spain, Network Ten/Australia, M-Net/Pan-Africa, yes/Israel, AXN/India, FX/Turkey, DR3/Denmark, TV 2/Norway, nc+/Poland and MTV/Finland.

Ouch. The BBC is cutting over 1000 jobs as part of a restructuring program that will merge divisions, cut management layers and simplify and standardize procedures. “A simpler, leaner, BBC is the right thing to do, and it can also help us meet the financial challenges we face,” explained BBC director general Tony Hall. Those challenges include the government freezing the BBC’s license fee for seven years. The BBC is also facing $1 billion in charges to cover the cost of the license fee for viewers over 75, currently handled by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Time Warner sibs Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros. Global signed a global multi-series deal for Boomerang, calling for nearly 450 half-hours of original content from Warner Bros. Animation to premiere on the net. “Turner Broadcasting has a very strong kids and family business around the world and our exciting new partnership with Warner Bros. presents a number of new opportunities that will help strategically grow the Boomerang brand," said Christina Miller, president and GM, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang.

Scripps Networks Interactive closed on its agreement to acquire a 52.7 percent interest in Poland’s TVN from ITI and Canal+ Group. “The acquisition of TVN marks an important step forward in Scripps Networks Interactive’s international expansion strategy, and gives us a leadership position in one of the most important media markets in Central Europe,” said Kenneth W. Lowe, president, chairman and CEO, Scripps Networks Interactive.


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The Sunday, June 28 premiere of AMC’s Humans delivered 2.5 million total viewers in Live+3, up 43 percent from Live+SD. The sci-fi drama drew 1.0 million viewers among A18-49, up 52 percent.

CBS won the week ending June 28 in viewers with 5.449 million, with assists from the season premieres of Under the Dome (6.25 million) and Big Brother (Wed. 6.92 million, Thurs. 6.42 million and Sunday 5.56 million). Among A18-49, NBC topped the week with 1.1/4, versus 1.0/4 for ABC, .9/4 for CBS and .9/3 for Fox.

CBS event summer series Zoo premiered to 8.07 million viewers, according to Live+SD ratings for Tuesday, June 30. Among A18-49, the drama scored 1.2/4. The season two premiere of Extant on Wednesday didn’t fare as well, delivering 5.2 million viewers and .7 among A18-49 in Live+SD, down 46 percent and 56 percent, respectively, versus last year.

USA’s Mr. Robot bowed to a combined audience of 3.7 million total viewers P2+ (2.83 million for the 10p telecast and 823,000 for the 11p encore), including 1.04 million P18-49 for the 10p premiere.

Discovery’s Deadliest Catch scooped up 3.7 million viewers and topped cable for P/M25-54 (2.29/2.93 rating) on Tuesday, June 16 in Live+3, ranking as the night’s number two show in all television in M25-54 and M18-49 after NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

The BET Awards on Sunday, June 28, simulcast on BET and Centric, drew nearly 12 million total viewers during the evening beginning with the BET Pre-Show with 1.9 million viewers, the BET Awards 2015 premiere delivering 6.5 million viewers and the BET Post-Show with 3.4 million viewers.

The week ending June 21, Entertainment Tonight rose 7 per cent versus the week prior to tie Inside Edition, up 3 percent, with 3.0, topping syndicated magazine shows. It was a three-way tie at the top among game shows, with Family Feud (down 3 percent), Wheel of Fortune (down 2 percent) and Jeopardy (steady) all scoring 5.9. Year over year, Family Feud was the big winner, up 23 percent.

Hallmark’s A Country Wedding on Saturday, June 27 drew a 2.1 HH rating and 2.2 million total viewers, becoming the number one-rated program of the day and top-rated movie of the week.

Major Crimes reached 8.9 million viewers across TNT‘s multiple platforms and averaged more than 7.4 million viewers in Live+7 delivery for its June 8 season premiere and encore.

WE tv was up 29 percent and 26 percent respectively among W18-49 and W25-54 for 2Q15 versus the first quarter and up 8 percent and 10 percent among W18-49 and W25-54 versus the second quarter of last year.

CBS daytimer The Talk topped ABC rival The View in total viewers (2.54 million versus 2.52 million) and W25-54 (.9/6 versus .8/6) for the first time in any quarter.

The season finale of TBS’s Your Family Or Mine delivered a combined audience of 2.1 million viewers in Live+7 for its premiere telecast and encores, including 1.1 million A18-49.

Food Network Star ranked third in its 9pm timeslot among cable on June 28, hitting a season-to-date high .9 rating (915,000 imp) among A25-54, up 12 percent versus last year, and drawing over 2 million P2+ viewers. To date the series is averaging a .9 rating (over 2 million P2+ imp), up 14 percent versus year-ago.

Not to be outdone, Cooking Channel marked its five-year milestone in June with viewership at its highest ever among A25-54 (up 14 percent year-over-year) and W25-54 (up 21 percent), delivering its fifth straight monthly gain. 

Telemundo’s Monday-Friday primetime programming delivered a 32 percent share among all Spanish-language broadcast networks in 2Q15, up six share points versus last year among A18-49, marking the best quarter in network history. Weekday primetime averaged 758,000 A18-49 in the second quarter of 2015, up 12 percent in the demo versus last year. In total viewers, the net is averaging 1.52 million, a 7 percent year-over-year increase.

The June 30 season premiere of OWN’s The Haves and the Have Nots set a network record with 3.3 million total viewers, the most-watched season premiere ever, and a 2.8 rating among W25-54, the highest-rate telecast in series history in the key demo.

Bounce TV posted its most-watched quarter ever in 2Q15, up year-over-year 17 percent in primetime in HH (to 179,000), and 14 percent in A18-49 (to 90,000) and P2+ (to 246,000). Helping spur growth was new series Mann & Wife, with premiere episodes outperforming the previous four-week time period average by 77 percent in African American HHs, 102 percent in P2+ and 158 percent in A18-49.

Broadcast Morning Shows Weekly Average Ratings (week of June 22, 2015)
ABC: GMA 4.654 million total viewers; 1.4/12 and 1.615 million A25-54
NBC: Today 4.384 million total viewers; 1.4/12 and 1.625 million A25-54
CBS This Morning 3.14 million total viewers; .7/7 and 888,000 A25-54
Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers and A25-54 Live+SD

Sunday Morning News Shows Weekly Average Ratings (June 28, 2015)
CBS: Face the Nation 2.959 million total viewers; .5/622,000  A25-54
NBC: Meet the Press 2.869 million total viewers; .7/847,000 A25-54
ABC: This Week 2.726 million total viewers; .8/946,000 A25-54
CBS: Face the Nation-2 1.754 million total viewers; .3/343,000 A25-54
FOX: Fox News Sunday 1.163 million total viewers; .3/360,000 A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI Total Viewers and A25-54 Live+SD

Wednesday A18-49 Analysis: FOX, CBS and NBC tied for the most A18-49 viewers Wednesday with 1.2, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. CBS’s Big Brother won at 8p with 1.9/8, followed by 1.4/6 for Fox’s MasterChef. NBC’s American Ninja Warrior topped 9p with 1.2/5, versus .9/3 for CBS’s Criminal Minds and Fox’s Bullseye. Warrior kept the lead at 10p with 1.3/5; Univision’s Senor de los Cielos was next with .9/3.

A18-49:FOX 1.2/5, CBS 1.2/4, NBC 1.2/4, ABC .8/3, UNI .8/3, TELE .6/2, CW .2/1, ION .2/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Thursday, July 1, 2015  time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 3.6/7
Big Brother 3.6/7, Criminal Minds [r] 3.8/7, Extant 3.5/7
NBC: 2.9/5
America’s Got Talent [r] 3.5/7, American Ninja Warrior [r] 2.6/5
ABC: 2.2/4
The Middle [r] 2.5/5, The Goldbergs [r] 2.4/4, Modern Family [r] 2.4/4, black-ish [r] 1.9/3, Celebrity Wife Swap 2.0/4
FOX: 2.1/4
MasterChef 2.6/5, Bullseye 1.6/3
Amores con Trampa 1.2/2, Imperdonable 1.2/2, Que te Perdone Dios…Yo No 1.4/3
Avenida Brasil .6/1, Tierra del Reyes .8/1, Senor de los Cielos 1.1/2
ION: .6/1
Ghost Whisperer .6/1, Ghost Whisperer .6/1, Ghost Whisperer .7/1
CW: .5/1
Arrow [r] .6/1, Supernatural [r] .5/1


The Madison Square Garden Company named David O’Connor President and Chief Executive Officer. O’Connor had spent the last three decades at Creative Artists Agency.

Innocean USA appointed Steve Jun as CEO. Jun replaces Tony Kim, who is returning to Innocean’s headquarters in Seoul after six years.


Writer/producer Chris Thompson died June 26 after a long illness. He was 63. Thompson created comedy series including Shake It Up!, Action and The Naked Truth, and co-created Bosom Buddies. 

Actress Diana Douglas, first wife Kirk Douglas, died July 4 of cancer. She was 92. In addition to movie roles, Douglas appeared on dozens of television shows, including The Waltons, Dynasty and ER.

This Day in History:
2005 – General Hospital actress Kelly Monaco won the first season of Dancing With the Stars.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Where are the inmates moved to as a result of the pending super storm on Orange Is The New Black‘s season two finale? The cafeteria/activity room. Kudos to: Greg Cavaluzzo-Assembly Media/NYC, Eddie Dunn-LaSalle University/Philadelphia, Daniela Napoli-Eden Road Trading/NYC, Jenna Bellamy-Spectrum Reach/Birmingham, AL, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-Generate/LA, Chip Beaman-Formosa Interactive/West LA, Maria Shuckahosee-Al Jazeera America/San Francisco, Jillian Smith-RIVR Media West/LA

Today’s Trivia Question: Which actor guested on Charlie’s Angels (1976-1981) before going on to play James Bond?  (Email trivia@cynopsis.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone.).
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JOB OPENING: DIR, BUSINESS ANALYTICS/LA: NBC Universal is one of the worlds leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information. Full info/apply HERE (7/11)

JOB OPENING: SR MANAGER, BUS AFFAIRS & LEGAL/iN DEMAND/NYC: Draft, negotiate, review agreements incl. prgrm license & dist. Review ad materials & marketing initiatives. Provide legal analysis/counsel all depts. JD/ NYS Bar + 3 yrs exp, pref cable. Apply HERE: [email protected] (7/11)

JOB OPENING: INTEGRATED AD SALES MARKETING SPECIALIST/Discovery/NYC: Detail/client oriented marketer to support the dvlpmnt & execution of advertiser based mktg elements & sponsorship packages for Animal Planet. 3+ yrs exp reqd. Full info/apply HERE (7/11)

JOB OPENING: DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER/The National Geographic Society/DC: Mng/coord dvlpmnt initiatives surrounding Society initiatives for NG Studios dvlpmnt team. 5 yrs exp TV ind working w/dvpmnt & talent @ntwk or prod co. Req#7261 Full info/apply HERE (7/11)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT SERVICE REP/CBS/LA: Nat’l network TV ad sales position responsible for client & agency relationships acting as a liaison between planning and AEs. Min. 3 years buying/planning exp. Apply/Info http://cbscorporation.jobs/jobs/ Ref #21939 (7/11)

JOB OPENING: NATIONAL DIGITAL AE/NYC: The Account Executive will be responsible for growing revenue across NBC Owned TV Stations digital platforms through the development and sale of creative advertising solutions. Full info/apply HERE (7/11)

JOB OPENING: VIDEO PRODUCER/msnbc/NYC: Video Producer for Morning Joe will oversee all tape production & the post-production editing of interviews & the show itself in its entirety. hours are 1am to 9am. Full info/apply HERE (7/11)

JOB OPENING: VP DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT/INTERACTIVE MEDIA/Jim Henson Co./LA: For lead & design direction for all online & mobile products; mng websites, games, mobile apps. Exp w/children’s online games/apps & producing successful site & mobile products req’d. Resume: [email protected] (7/11)

JOB OPENING: SR MANAGER RESEARCH/ANALYTICS/IN DEMAND/NYC: Provide analysis for digital video, VOD & PPV. Monitor trends. Manage qualitative/quantitative research. 5+ yrs exp, BA req’d. Apply: [email protected] (7/11)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCER DIGITAL MEDIA/Discovery/MD: Keen digital eye w/cutting edge ideas responsible for programming/publishing long-form content in Discovery’s TVE experiences to drive engagement/ awareness. 3+ yrs interactive media exp req’d. Full info/apply HERE (7/11)

JOB OPENING: MEDIA ASSIST/Mahwah, NJ: EXCEL WIZ A MUST! DIGITAL EXP +. Lding kid media buyg/plng agcy looking for media assist with 2+ exp; inputter, day-to-day maint of nat’l buys, research, etc. Great bnfits. Resumes to: [email protected] (7/11)

JOB OPENING: SEGMENT PRODUCER/msnbc/NYC: Research, Write and Produce segments for msnbc’s "The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart". Full info/apply HERE (7/11)

JOB OPENING: SENIOR PRODUCER/msnbc/NYC: Responsible for creating, producing and supervising the airing of The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart. Full info/apply HERE (7/11)

JOB OPENING: ANALYST, RESEARCH & ANALYTICS (TEMP)/A+E Networks/NY: Creation & development of reports, presentations & strategies pertinent in positioning A+E brands on various multimedia platforms. Full info/apply HERE (7/11)

JOB OPENING: TECH CLIENT SVCS & SUPP SUPV/A+E Networks/CT: Mng/prioritize workload of tel. supp, desktop (PC/MAC) supp, mobile supp, bld’g of workstation images, creat’g scripts, deploy’g pkgs & monitor’g customer assets. Min 10 yrs IT Infrastructure exp. Full info/apply HERE (7/11)

JOB OPENING: SR ANALYST (FREELANCE)/MTV/VH1 Editorial/NYC: Extract and provide actionable insights across web, apps & soc media. 3-5 yrs exp related digital analytics/rsrch. Omniture, comScore, Sysomos knwlg req’d. Resume HERE (7/11)

JOB OPENING: COMM & PR PRO/Nickelodeon/LA: Develop, oversee, and implement communications strategies for Nick live-action projects. 7+ yrs leadership exp. Develop strategy, press kits; Media relationships; Live-action TV Production exp. a must. Full info/apply HERE (7/11)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY/NBC Universal Cable Entertainment/NY: Develop CSR and cause mktg initiatives for networks. 7-10 yrs exp. Email for full description. Full info/apply HERE (7/11) 

JOB OPENING: MGR OF LEGAL AFFAIRS/Pilgrim Studios/LA: Secure, monitor and enforce soft IP rights for company properties. Min. 2 years exp/ABA-accredited/litigation exp a plus. Resume to: [email protected] (7/11)

JOB OPENING: MKTG MGR (TEMP ROLE)/Access Intelligence, LLC/Cynopsis Media/NYC: For a leading publisher of B to B media. Mng campaigns for our events. Create mktg collateral, incl writing copy for emails/ websites/ social media & press releases. 5+ yrs exp req’d. Res/cover/sal req: HERE (7/11)

JOB OPENING: DIR, CYBER SECURITY/A+E Networks/NY: Mng all aspects of Information Security func., Estb’g, maint’g & monitoring policies & procedures which promote secure & uninterrupted operation of all data processing systems. Min 10 yrs sec prgrm mngmnt exp. Full Info/Apply: HERE (7/11)

JOB OPENING: MGR, DIGITAL PROGRAMMING/NBCU/NYC: Digital Planning Mgr to manage Planner team & drive company goals & initiatives. 5+ yrs digital media planning, prior mgmt exp a plus. Apply: Full info/apply HERE (7/11)

CASTING CALL: Companies can showcase their casting notices/casting calls here. For information on rates and specs for posting a casting notice, please email Trish at [email protected]

EXPERT SERVICES ADS: These ads are for companies or people who offer an expertise in the field of media by way of production, voice over artistry, writing, set development, etc. For information on rates and specs for posting an Expertise Service ad email Trish at [email protected]

INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free, and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at [email protected].

SITUATION WANTED ADS, POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED… There is no charge for placing your Situation Wanted ad… for more information contact Trish Pihonak at [email protected]

SITUATION WANTED: Production Manager/Field Producer staff position wanted. 20 yrs experience working at all major entertainment companies from long form to promos. High energy get it done attitude with exceptional results. Email: [email protected] (7/11)

E-mail [email protected] or call Trish Pihonak at 203-899-8459 for rates and specs for Job Openings.

Are you looking for a job? Post your Situation Wanted Ad here — Email [email protected] for specs.


ABC: The Bachelorette, The Whispers
CBS: 2 Broke Girls
[r], Mike & Molly [r], Scorpion [r], NCIS: Los Angeles [r]
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us [p], Whose Line Is It, Anyway?, Cedric’s Barber Battle
FOX: So You Think You Can Dance
NBC: American Ninja Warrior, The Island [
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Roadshow [r], POV
Telemundo: Avenida Brasil, Tierra de Reyes, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: Amores con Trampa, Lo Imperdonable, Que te Perdone Dios…Yo No

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