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Good morning. It’s Tuesday, July 15, 2014, and this is your first early morning briefing.
El Rey: Matador at 9p
Food: Chopped Teen Tournament at 10p
FYI: B.O.R.N. to Style at 10p
History: Counting Cars at 9p
Travel: Underground BBQ Challenge at 9p
TVGN: The Sorrentinos at 10p
DIY: I Hate My Yard at 10p
NBC: The Night Shift at 10p
PBS: Time Scanners at 8p
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EL REY NETWORK packs a powerhouse line-up of original scripted and unscripted programming, movies, cult classics and more!
From the writers of Star Trek and Transformers watch the season premiere of MATADOR TONIGHT at 9PM ET/PT
It’s official: Dana Walden and Gary Newman are in charge of the Fox broadcast network. The 20th Century Fox TV co-chairmen will oversee a new business unit within Fox Networks Group, Fox Television Group, combining Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television. They’ll report to Peter Rice, chairman and CEO of FNG. In a conference call Monday, Newman said that while studio and network will continue to operate independently, "They will have shared creative and financial goals – to create more hits and, with the benefit of more collaboration and a more streamlined approach to development, create more hits together."
NBC is holding Katherine Heigl CIA drama State of Affairs until November because the series has "a bit of DNA from The Blacklist," NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt tells Cynopsis. "We wanted to move The Blacklist to Thursday after the Super Bowl. It will come off Monday after its fall run, so we thought we’d hold one of our 10 o’clock dramas for that time period. Joe Carnahan directed The Blacklist pilot and conceived State of Affairs, so it seemed like a natural evolution of the schedule." Affairs launches Monday, November 17 at 10p.
Jenny McCarthy‘s jumping from The View to SiriusXM Radio, for weekly Dirty, Sexy, Funny With Jenny McCarthy. Said McCarthy, who’s wrapping up a one-year stint on the ABC talker, "It’s no secret that I love to talk. I’m excited to do it on SiriusXM without having to interrupt anyone or keep things clean. You can bet your sweet ass this show will live up to its title." Show launches Wednesday, July 16 at 6p.
It’s an ESPN/History mashup, as the nets share co-branded spots featuring SportsCenter‘s Scott Van Pelt and Kenny Mayne along with American Pickers’ Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. The promos, airing on both networks, throw a spotlight on the newly launched SportsCenter set as well as the new season of American Pickers, premiering Wednesday, July 30, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. "This is an organic next step in our continued partnership," said Samantha Maltin, SVP of marketing for History and H2. "By combining forces with ESPN SportCenter we can expand our fan base and raise the cultural currency of our core franchises."
Alisyn Camerota, who left Fox News‘ America’s News Headquarters in March, has landed at CNN. "I’ve always admired the fine work of the journalists at CNN and I’m honored to join their ranks," said Camerota, who spent 16 years at FNC.
The Africa Channel will make television history with the soft launch of morning weekday series Expresso on Friday, July 18, the birth date of Nelson Mandela. On its official premiere in the fall, Expresso will be the first series to air live on the African continent and then on tape the same day in the U.S.
USA is partnering with Vice Media and HowAboutWe to promote provocative relationship series Satisfaction. The net commissioned Vice for a three-part docu-series exploring modern romance, and is rolling out advertorials on HowAboutWe, made up of digital platforms to help daters. "By aligning with disruptive and innovative digital platforms we hope to appeal to new audiences," said USA EVP of marketing and digital Alexandra Shapiro. Satisfaction premieres Thursday, July 17 at 10p.
A four-year battle over control of the Golden Globes came to an end when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions reached a deal to have DCP produce the glitzy Globes on NBC until 2018.
ZM Capital and Neil Court have made an equity investment in 9 Story Entertainment Limited, with Court becoming its executive chairman. The investment is being made out of ZM Capital II, a private equity fund from ZelnickMedia.
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Paramount Television signed a two-year, first-look deal with filmmaker Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump), Jack Rapke and their Compari Entertainment. "Bob is a masterful storyteller, and we’re thrilled to be developing character-driven, visually creative programming in the television space that reflects his beloved cinematic approach," said Amy Powell, president, Paramount Television.
Universal Cable Productions announced it has acquired the rights to Danish drama The Legacy, with the intention of developing an event series around the story of a family weighed down by secrets and lies. Doug Liman (Suits), Dave Bartis (Covert Affairs) and Gene Klein (Suits) of Hypnotic will produce.
Violence in Jerusalem has extended by a week a planned production hiatus for USA‘s Dig. The Keshet Media Group event series, about an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem, has been shooting in the region. "This caught us off-guard and we are reassessing," said exec producer Gideon Raff at TCA.
USA ordered a pilot for Mr. Robot, a "visionary drama" about a computer hacker. Sam Esmail (Comet) and Anonymous Content‘s Steve Golin (True Detective) and Chad Hamilton (Breakup at a Wedding) will exec produce.
Venevision Productions announced a multi-year contract with Enrique Santos to host a new show for UniMas. Santos is the star of Univision Radio’s Enrique Santos Show.
Logo TV is reviving Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23, the cult fave comedy canceled by ABC early last year. A "The B Is Back" marathon of already-aired episodes airs Saturday, July 19 from 1p-10p, ahead of the roll-out of unaired eps Saturdays at 10p.
Ho ho ho! Music Choice is celebrating Christmas in July with non-stop holiday music now through Sunday, July 20. As the likes of Nat King Cole, Burl Ives and Michael Buble croon holiday classics, MC’s Sounds of Music channel will show images of snowmen, Christmas trees and Santa getting a suntan.
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There may be grumbling that Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany was shut out of the Emmys, but focus on the positive: the critically acclaimed drama got a third season pickup. Perry Simon, GM of BBC America Worldwide shared the news at TCA, telling Cynopsis, "We now see Orphan Black as an anchor, a show that will enable us to launch other shows. It continues to give the channel an identity for our sponsors, advertisers and affiliates. To have a series that is so unique and buzzed-about, it elevates everything."
TV One docu-series Unsung, the net’s longest-running original series, returns Wednesday, July 30 at 8p. Artists to be profiled include The Emotions, Wilson Pickett, Peaches & Herb and Hi Five.
Teresa Caputo is back – hair, nails and all – for TLC‘s Long Island Medium: On the Road. The season starts in Las Vegas Sunday, August 3 at 9p.
The Great Food Truck Race heads back to Food Network for season five Sunday, August 17 at 9p. Eight teams of three get a vehicle for the race, but the grand prize winner gets to keep the truck, plus $50,000 to start a business.
Reality star Melissa Rycroft (The Bachelor, Dancing with the Stars) is onboard season nine as judge and mentor for CMT‘s Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team. Competition premieres Friday, August 8 at 9p.
AT&T U-verse and EPIX premium reached a distribution agreement to offer EPIX as a premium offering across all U-verse TV platforms, including EPIX, EPIX 2, EPIX 3 and EPIX Drive-In. AT&T U-verse is offering customers a free preview of the channels the weekend of July 25-27. EPIX, boasting "the largest lineup of big movies," is a joint venture between Viacom, Lionsgate and MGM.
Television and feature film writer-director Brian Herzlinger wed law student Megan Henry July 12 in Malibu, CA. Attendees included actors Paul Sorvino, Corey Feldman and Chris D’Elia (Undateable).
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Ben Kingsley (Ghandi) will lead the cast of Spike TV event series Tut as Ay, Grand Vizier to the young Egyptian ruler. Tut will be shot on location in Morocco and Canada this fall, for a 2015 premiere.
Thomas Jane (Hung) will star in Syfy‘s The Expanse. The 10-ep "space opera" debuts in 2015.
Telenovela alum Angelica Celaya joins the cast of NBC‘s upcoming supernatural drama Constantine, premiering Friday, October 24 at 10p. It was announced last week that co-lead Lucy Griffiths (True Blood) was leaving after a decision to take the show in a different direction.
Kristen Connolly (House of Cards) replaces Brianna Brown in ABC midseason drama The Whispers. Brown played Lena Lawrence in the pilot, but left in June.
Cry for Argentina, but not ABC: Sunday’s World Cup final averaged 17.3 million viewers, the most-watched World Cup final ever. The match gave a lift to ABC’s prime time lineup: America’s Funniest Home Videos surged 75 percent in the A18-49 demo, to 1.5/6 in early Nielsens, while Wipeout (1.3/4) and Rising Star (1.4/4) were up two tenths versus last week.
Swapping timeslots paid off for CBS Sunday. Unforgettable gained two tenths at 9p (.9/3 among A18-49) versus last week; Reckless held steady at 10p with .6/2.
CNN‘s The Hunt with John Walsh was the-highest rated premiere ever for an original series on the net, with 330,000 viewers A25-54. With 989,000 total viewers, the investigation show beat Fox News Channel by 21 percent and MSNBC by 174 percent in viewers.
Amazon UK reported CBS‘s Extant drew a record audience to its Prime Instant Video, with streaming three times higher than any other opening episode of a TV show.
NIELSEN TWITTER TV TOP TEN for the week of 7/7/14
Program, Date, Unique Audience (000), Tweets (000)
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family), 7/8, 3769, 533
The Bachelorette (ABC), 7/7, 2432, 90
Teen Wolf (MTV), 7/7, 2116, 287
Finding Carter (MTV) 7/8, 1845, 143
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (VH1), 7/7, 1703, 458
Catfish: The TV Show (MTV), 7/9, 1537, 103
Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!), 7/13/6, 1484, 39
WWE Monday Night RAW (USA), 6/30, 2167, 297
Big Brother (CBS), 7/13 1270, 78
Big Brother (CBS), 7/10, 1247, 112
Source: Nielsen. Nielsen Social captures relevant tweets from three hours before, during and three hours after an episode’s initial broadcast, local time. Unique Audience measures the audience of relevant Tweets ascribed to an episode from when the Tweets are sent until the end of the broadcast day at 5a. The data includes new/live primetime and late fringe episodes only and excludes sports events.
Friday A18-49 Analysis: Univision won the most A18-49 viewers Friday with 1.2/5, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. NBC’s Dateline topped the 8p hour with 1.0/5, along with 1.0/4 for Univision’s De Te Quiero, Te Quiero. Uni had the number one spot to itself at 9p with 1.5/6 for Que Vida Me Robo, versus 1.2/5 for Dateline’s second hour. ABC won 10p with 1.3/5 for ABC’s 20/20; Uni came in second with 1.2/5 for Que Pobres Tan Ricos.
A18-49: UNI 1.2/5, ABC 1.1/4, NBC .9/4, CBS .7/3, TELE .6/3, FOX .4/2, CW .2/1, ION .1/1
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, July 11, 2014 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CSI [r] 3.0/6, Hawaii Five-0 [r] 3.2/6, Blue Bloods 4.2/8
Dateline 4.0/8, Crossbones 1.7/3
Shark Tank [r] 2.8/6, What Would You Do? 2.5/5, 20/20 4.3/8
De Te Quiero, Te Quiero 1.3/3, Que Vida me Robo 1.9/4, Que Pobres Tan Ricos 1.6/3
MasterChef [r] 1.1/2, 24: Live Another Day [r] .6/1
Reina de Corazones .7/1, En Otra Piel .7/1, Senore de los Cielos 1.0/2
Whose Line Is it Anyway [r] .7/1, Whose Line Is it Anyway [r] .6/1, Reign [r] .3/1
Law & Order: CI .4/1, Law & Order: CI .4/1, Law & Order: CI .4/1
Dick Clark Productions named Amy Thurlow as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Thurlow was CFO and Executive Vice President of Sales Strategy for TV Guide Network.
Megan Lawrence was named Vice President, Programming and Development for Food Network and Cooking Channel. Previously, Lawrence was Senior Director of Development at WE tv, were she worked on shows including Marriage Boot Camp.
Discovery Networks appointed Dominic Coles as Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Discovery Networks Western Europe. Coles had been Director of Operations, BBC.
Havas promoted Alex Sehnaoui to the role of General Manager, Shanghai Group, where he oversees Havas Worldwide’s and Arnold Worldwide‘s Shanghai agencies.
Outdoor Channel appointed Viga Hall and Michael Savino as Account Executives on the ad sales team. Hall will serve clients in western U.S., while Savino focuses on the southeast.
Keshet International appointed Karina Dolgiej to the newly created role of Sales Manager of Latin America. Most recently, Dolgiej was Sales Director at Zodiak Latino.
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Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: What role (with different character names) was played by both William Shatner and John Lithgow? Both actors played a man who spots a gremlin on the wing of an airplane, Shatner in a 1963 episode of The Twilight Zone and Lithgow in the 1983 film Twilight Zone: The Movie. Kudos to: Kudos to: Bill Simms-Lava Entertainment/NYC, Eric Feinstein/Ossining, NY, Gary Saginario-Bounce TV/NYC, Julia Stowell-Gracenote/Queensbury, NY, Tom Boyd-WGN-TV/Chicago, IL, John Kukla-KDFW/Dallas, Kristin Staskowski-Charter Media/Birmingham, AL, Barbara Spafford-Spafford Creative/Mobile, AL, Steven E. Levin-Silver’s Metal Co./Detroit, MI, Dale Warshaw-KMSB/KTTU/Tucson, Larry Hutchings/Pacific Palisades, CA, RT Harris-WideOrbit Inc./San Francisco, Ken DuBow-Lightning Entertainment/LA, Dennis Treleven-Fox Networks Group/LA.
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JOB OPENING: DIR BRANDED ENT/INTEGRTD MKTG/TLC/MD/LA/NY: Rock star creative to guide ideation/strategy/execution of breakthrough Branded Ent Solutions. Cross-net synergy, 360 cmpgns, Upfront, Crtve Svcs spprt. 5-7 yrs Integrtd Mktg reqrd Apply HERE (7/19)
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JOB OPENING: INTEGRATED SALES MGR/Meredith Video Studios/NY: Drive rev for branded ent programs leveraging Meredith assets. Conceptual seller across all platforms with strong client and agcy contacts. Resume: Kerry.firstname.lastname@example.org (7/16)
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JOB OPENING: DIR, LIVE ACTION DVLPMNT/Nickelodeon/Santa Monica: Oversee development process from script phase through pilot prod. 5+ yrs min exp in TV PROD and/or dvlpmnt, preferably w/in children’s prgrmng. Full info/apply HERE (7/16)
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – TUESDAY 15, 2014
ABC: Extreme Weight Loss, Celebrity Wife Swap
CBS: NCIS [r], NCIS: Los Angeles, [r] Person of Interest [r]
CW: Arrow [r], Supernatural [r]
FOX: 2014 MLB All-Star Game
NBC: America’s Got Talent, The Night Shift [f]
PBS: Time Scanners [f], History Detectives Special Investigations, Frontline
Telemundo: Reina de Corazones, En Otra Piel, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero, Lo Que la Vida Me Robo, Que Pobres Tan Ricos
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