07/13/17: Tamron Hall teams with Weinstein for new talker; NBCU has “best Upfront ever”; TNT sinks its Claws into new dramedy

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Pop’s Hot Date starts production this week in Chicago, headed for a fall premiere. Will Arnett (Arrested Development) and College Humor’s Big Breakfast are producing the 10-episode comedy skewering the social mores of dating, sex and marriage.
A&E ordered 100 additional episodes of Live PD from Big Fish Entertainment. The docu-series, averaging 1.4 million total viewers in Live+7, has more than doubled the A&E year-ago time period numbers. New episodes will air Friday and Saturday nights at 9p throughout the summer.
Toni Collette (United States of Tara) and her new production company, Vocab Films, have partnered with RadicalMedia to develop Julia Dahl’s “Invisible City,” a psychological thriller set in Brooklyn’s ultra orthodox Hasidic Jewish community. Colette, who wrote the pilot, will serve as executive producer.
A fall production schedule has been set for 11 episodes of HGTV’s Property Brothers and 6 of spinoff Property Brothers: Buying & Selling. The new installments will premiere in 2018.
Jesse Collins will exec produce BET awards show 2017 Black Girls Rock! through his production company Jesse Collins Entertainment, part of  his first look production deal with BET Networks.
Paul Simms inked an overall deal with FX Productions, calling for him to develop, write and produce TV projects exclusively for FXP. He’ll continue as exec producer on FX’s Atlanta.
FX Networks is bringing back FXhibition to San Diego Comic-Con July 20-23, with installations from shows including Legion, American Horror Story, Atlanta and Archer. The space will also host an early screening of the first 2 episodes of the final season of The Strain.
Conan episodes airing from Comic-Con July 19, 20, 22 and 23 will include cast members from Game of Thrones, Supernatural, and Netflix’s Bright. The shows will be available across TBS and Team Coco platforms the following day.
Jokers wild: truTV’s Impractical Jokers are returning to San Diego for a supersized block party on Saturday, July 22 on the Field at Petco Park in the Gaslamp. Last year’s event drew 12,000 fans. Mountain Dew will have ownership of the experience, as part of the brand’s year-long partnership with Jokers.
The 3rd annual “We Day” special will air on CBS Friday, August 4 at 8p, aimed at inspiring Americans to make a difference. Joining host Selena Gomez will be Alessia Cara, Josh Gad, Tyrese Gibson, Alicia Keys, DJ Khaled, Demi Lovato, Miss Piggy along with other Muppets, Lilly Singh and more.
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce returns to Bravo for season 4 on Thursday, August 17 at 10p.
Season 16 of Lifetime’s Project Runway will for the first time celebrate size diversity by incorporating models in a range of sizes. Premiere date: Thursday, August 17 at p.
Amber Stevens (The Carmichael Show) landed a series regular role on Fox’s upcoming comedy Ghosted, as an idealistic tech specialist. Stevens replaces Edi Patterson, who played the role in the pilot.
Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool) won a lead role on season 2 of Fox drama The Exorcist, reports Deadline.
Complex looks at the rise of people shaping entertainment in new short-form, biweekly docu-series The Culture, launched yesterday. First episode focuses on self-taught photographer Gunner Stahl.
Turner Asia Pacific announced the launch of its “Code the Future with Cartoon Network,” a program teaching the basics of computer programming in a fun and interactive way. With a Philippines-first launch, the effort is part of a broader campaign to introduce coding to schoolchildren in Asia.  
2016 revenue for UK’s Channel 4 was $1.3 billion, up 1.6% from the year prior. Despite an uncertain Brexit climate that will require a close eye on spending, chief executive David Abraham said the net was “very confident” it will weather a shaky ad environment.
Indian premium streaming platform Hotstar and CBS Corp. announced an SVOD content licensing and trademark agreement for Showtime in India. The deal will introduce the Showtime brand to India for the first time.
So You Think You Know Kung Fu and 8K Miles Media Group are teaming to bring competition series The Bruce Lee Project to South Asia and Middle East. SYTYKKF, a joint venture made up of Company Films (co-owned by Keanu Reeves and Stephen Hamel), Bruce Lee Entertainment, Benaroya Pictures and Metan Global Entertainment Group, created the series and oversees the format’s global rights and licensing.
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Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City had its most watched P2+ episode of the season to date, delivering 1.3 million P18-49 (up +12% versus the prior week’s episode), 1.5 million P25-54 (up +9%), and 2.6 million total viewers (up +13%). Million Dollar Listing NY delivered a season high among all key demos, earning 731,000 P18-49 (up +6% versus the prior week’s episode), 902,000 P25-54 (up +9%), and 1.7 million total viewers (up +14%).
In syndication, The Doctors had a 14% (.8) lift the week of June 26 despite being in reruns on all five days, and along with Wendy Williams (1.4, up 8%) was the only show moving up the week ending July 2. True crime series Crime Watch Daily (.9), also in repeats, was up 13% over last year, the biggest annual improvement in the category
Top 10 U.S. Primetime Shows Video Power Index: Week of July 3, 2017
Tucker Carlson Tonight (Fox News) 436, 162K, 3.9M, 162K
Orphan Black (BBC America) 262, 60K, 94K, 265K
Power (Starz) 220, 132K, 4.4M, 216K
Jay Leno’s Garage (CNBC) 219, 101K, 2.9M, 141K
Queen Sugar (OWN) 206, 30K, 1.3M, 69K
E! News (E!) 130, 258K, 6.7M, 3.4M
Unsung (TV One) 124, 28K, 710K, 70K
Fear the Walking Dead (AMC) 124, 127K, 792K, 223K
Little Women: LA (Lifetime) 121, 17K, 562K, 23K
Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta (VH1) 109, 143K, 3.4M, 349K
Based on Shareablee’s Video Power Index, which combines viewing, consumer interactions and audience scale across all active platforms and includes the video performance of primetime TV shows.
Top 11 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 6/26/17 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.4 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.2 AA 
Jeopardy (CTD) 5.5 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.3 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 4.8 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.7 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.6 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 2.5AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.4 AA
Hot Bench (CTD) 2.2AA
Two And A Half Men (WB) 2.2 AA
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 6/26/17 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 1.9 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 1.8 AA 
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.3 AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.2 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 1.2 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.0 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.0 AA
Two And A Half Men (WB) 0.8 AA
The Cleveland Show (2/T) 0.8 AA
2 Broke Girls (WB) 0.7AA
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Tuesday, July 11, 2017 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 10.8 million
America’s Got Talent 12.6, World of Dance 7.1
FOX: 9.3 million
MLB All-Star Game 9.3
CBS: 5.6 million
NCIS 6.6, Bull 5.0, NCIS: New Orleans 5.2
ABC: 2.1  million
The Middle 3.0, Fresh Off the Boat 2.11, black-ish 1.9, black-ish 1.9, American Housewife 2.0, The Middle 1.9
Univision: 1.6 million
Jose e Egipto 1.9, La Doble vida de Estela Carrillo 1.7, Rosario Tijeras 1.2
Telemundo: 1.4 million
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa e Barrio 1.2, La Querida del Centauro 1.0, El Senor de los Cielos 1.9
CW: .6 million
The Flash .6, Whose Line Is it Anyway? .5. Whose Line Is it Anyway? .5
Tuesday A19-49 Rating: FOX 2.3/9, NBC 2.2/9, CBS .6/2, UNI .5/2, TELE .5/2, CW .2/1
Two key appointments at Viacom International Media Networks: Jill Offman has been promoted to Executive Vice President, and will add oversight of Paramount Channel to her current role as head of Comedy Central International and Managing Director of MTV UK and Comedy Central UK. And Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of VIMN Africa, will expand his role to include oversight of BET in all markets outside of the US.
Thrillist tapped Ocean MacAdams to serve as President. Most recently, MacAdams was head of entertainment at GoPro, where he oversaw programming, production and platform development across GoPro’s distribution channels.

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JOB OPENING: MUSIC PRODUCT MANAGER/Discovery/LA: Resourceful self-starter resp for all digital music asset and metadata mgmt for in-house production library of 110K+ tracks. Extensive exp w/Soundminer req’d. 3+ yrs exp working w/production libraries, pltfrms or TV music dept. Full info/apply HERE (7/20)

JOB OPENING: VP MARKETING & BRANDING/NBCU/NECN/BOSTON:  Lead creative svc providing overall creative services, mktg strategy & brand direction to drive viewership for NBC Boston, necn & Telemundo. Min 10 yrs relevant, successful  & progressive creative services &/or mktg exp. Full info/apply HERE (7/20)

JOB OPENING: SR RESEARCH ANALYST/TV ONE/SILVER SPRING MD or NYC: Assist Sr. Rsrch, Dir w/interpreting media rsrch results & effectively communicating results. Strong knwlg Nielsen software & 3rd party systems. BA/BS deg & 2+ yrs rsrch expe @ media co., agency or advertiser. Full info/apply HERE (7/20)

JOB OPENING: SENIOR ANALYST/A+E Networks/NY: engage in audience discovery, data management, & data activation to support addressable media strategy for A+E brands. Full Info/Apply HERE http://www.aenetworks.com/careers/jobs (7/18)

JOB OPENING: MGR CONTENT SVCS/UPTV/ATL: 5 yrs exp. in broadcast envirmt. Exp. managing non-linear content. Working knowledge of prod. ops & proced. Prior exp. managing staff. Familiar w/post prod (tape/digital), editing, transcoding, digital media formats & workflows. Send res: [email protected] (7/18)

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JOB OPENING: MGR RESEARCH & ANALYTICS/SPE/NY: Consumer/Industry/Program insights for SPT Research; supports sales, production and distribution across all platforms of television: Network, Cable, SVOD & Synd. Exp. In TV Research, Nielsen & MS systems. Resume & cover HERE (7/14)

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JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR AD SALES MARKETING/Discovery/LA: Lead Ad Sales Marketing team, managing concept through execution of Auto/Studio/Tech custom solutions, sponsorships, and value earned marketing opportunities across all platforms. Must have proven managerial experience. 8-10 yrs mktg exp. APPLY (7/14)

ABC: Boy Band, Battle of the Network Stars, The Gong Show    
CBS: The Big Bang Theory [r], Life in Pieces [r], Big Brother, Zoo
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us [p], Hooten & the Lady [p]
FOX: Beat Shazam, Love Connection
NBC: America’s Got Talent, The Wall, The Night Shift
PBS: This Old House Hour [r], TheTunnel: Sabatoge, Antiques Roadshow [r]
Telemundo: Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio, La Querida del Centauro, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: Jose de Egipto, La doble vida de Estela Carrillo, Rosario Tijeras

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