08/11/17: Mooch Madness for Colbert; Seacrest goes all in at ABC; Diana scores royal numbers for ABC

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Ryan Seacrest is going big with ABC. His Ryan Seacrest Productions inked a multi-year overall deal with ABC Studios, where his company’s scripted division will develop scripted projects exclusively for ABC Studios at all TV networks and platforms, including broadcast, basic and premium cable and on-demand services.
NBC is rebooting comedy series The Munsters, with Odd Mom Out creator Jill Kargman and Seth Meyers. The new series, currently in development, follows members of an offbeat family determined to stay true to themselves as they struggle to fit in in hipster-infested Brooklyn.
Lifetime is sending straight to series the scripted American Princess, from Jenji Kohan, Jamie Denbo and Tara Herrman. The ten-episode series follows a socialite who runs off to join a Renaissance Faire after her wedding goes awry. It hails from A+E Studios in association with IM Global Television.
Three weeks ahead of the second season finale, USA Network ordered a third season of drama series Queen of the South for premiere in 2018.
Kill The Orange Face Bear, being billed with the corresponding knife, orange-face and bear emojis, is headed to Comedy Central. Toplined by Alex Karpovsky (Girls), written by Blue Mountain State co-creator Chris Romano and directed by Jake Szymanski, the series centers on a man whose girlfriend is eaten alive by a bear in front of him who vows to get revenge. Romano will also showrun.
Katrina: American Crime Story, Ryan Murphy’s limited series for FX, is moving forward. The team acquired the book Five Days At Memorial by Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink as source material, according to Deadline.
Fox ordered a second season of dating show reboot Love Connection, and Andy Cohen will return as host.
INSP will premiere the second season of original Taylor Hicks-hosted series State Plate tonight (August 11) at 8p, as part of the network’s “Destination Fridays” programming block.
The Cowboy Channel is adding Rodeo Video Inc. to its Friday night lineup beginning tonight (August 11) at 7p. Series takes viewers inside roping and rodeo events.
Vroom vroom: Season 4 of Garage Squad premieres on Velocity on Wednesday, August 30 at 10p. New hourlong eps will feature the squad helping a new group of “project car” owners get their autos back on the road… Also on August 30, Fast N’ Loud spinoff series Misfit Garage returns to Discovery at 9p. with the misfits at Fired Up Garage back in hopes of turning their shop into a money-making machine.
House rehabber Ally Mahon transforms Pittsburgh’s battered old homes into timeless treasures in the new DIY Network series Vintage Rehab, premiering Wednesday, September 6, at 9p.
Bravo Media unfurls season 5 of Below Deck on Tuesday, September 5 at 9p. Captain Lee Rosbach, Kate Chastain (chief stew), Nico Scholly (senior deckhand) et al are back for another Caribbean charter.
A week of new eps of PBS Kids’ Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood kicks off on Monday, September 4. Content includes a special where Daniel is curious about what it’s like to be king, so King Friday dubs him King for the Day as he takes on his royal mission.
Grammy-award winning recording artist Kendrick Lamar is in for the VMAs, airing live on MTV Sunday, August 27 at 8p.
Discovery on August 31 will premiere Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman, an official selection at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, the film explores conservation heroism, set deep in America’s heartland featuring families who work the land and sea and are crossing political divides to protect the natural resources vital to their livelihoods and the nation.
Reelz is now available to subscribers of live and on-demand streaming service DirecTV Now.
The CW’s Black Lightning added Marvin “Krondon” Jones III as a season regular for its debut season.
WWE Network will be available in China for the first time beginning on Friday, August 18, launching exclusively on PPTV, a Suning Sports Media company, as a SVOD service featuring all WWE live pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania and the upcoming SummerSlam.
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The Story of Diana – Part 1, which aired Wednesday 9-11p on ABC, made ABC the most watched network in the two-hour slot with 6.1 million viewers and delivered ABC’s biggest overall non-sports oriented summertime audience in the two-hour slot since June 10, 2009
The season 2 premiere of WE tv’s Million Dollar Matchmaker, starring Patti Stanger, was up 40 percent in total viewers from the first season. The premiere also grew 32 percent in the A25-54 demo, 28 percent in W25-54, and 18 percent in W18-49, compared to the first season.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Wednesday, August 9, 2017 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 4.1 million
America’s Got Talent, 7.01 The Carmichael Show 2.83, The Carmichael Show 2.36
FOX: 2.4 million
Masterchef 3.32, The F Word With Gordon Ramsay 1.47
CBS: 4.1 million
Big Brother 6.39, Salvation 3.11, Criminal Minds 2.82
ABC: 3.5 million
The Goldbergs 2.74, Speechless 2.43, The Story of Diana-Part 1 5.43
Univision: 1 million
Enamorandome 893,000, La Doble Vida de Estrela Carrillo 1.13, La Tierra Prometida 1.09
Telemundo: 1.5 million
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa e Barrio 1.04, Sin Senos SI Hay Paraiso 1.09, Senor de los Cielos 1.24
CW: .7 million
The Arrow 0.68 Supernatural 0.65
Wednesday A19-49 Rating: ABC .6/3, FOX .7/3, NBC 1/5, CBS .7/6, UNI .6/2, TELE .7/2, CW .2/1
Kent Rees joined Pop in the newly created position of Chief Marketing Officer. Rees joins the CBS/Lionsgate-owned cable network from Pivot, where he served as EVP/GM.
Ryan Doherty, the VP of literary development at Sony Pictures who worked on several books to film/television projects, will depart on September 12 to join Celadon Books, Macmillan’s new trade book division.
Adam Ostrow is joining media company Tegna as chief digital officer. Ostrow previously was chief strategy officer at Mashable.
You.i TV, a developer of video experience platforms, brought in Rob White as CFO. White previously was CFO/COO of Object Technology International.

Friday Fact: Less than 1% of the water supply on earth can be used as drinking water.
This Day in History: 1860 – The first successful silver mill in America began operations. The mill was located in Virginia City, NV.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which TV pet landed on the cover of Entertainment Weekly with the cover line, “He’s Hot. He’s Sexy. He’s Purebred.”? Eddie (Frasier) Kudos to: Tim Dempsey-FOX Networks Group/NY; Claire Hambrick-A+E Networks/NY; Holly Hearn-H2 Concierge Marketing/Sarasota FL; Fred Jackson-One Solution/NY; Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Deerfield Beach, FL; Marc Mondry-MSG Networks/NY; John Sinclair-IFC, NY; Charlie Conner-KOKI / KMYT/Tulsa, OK; Paul Gygli-NBCUniversal Television Distribution/Universal City, CA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; David Westberg-SAG•AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank;
Today’s Trivia Question (pet theme week): In which series finale did a pet bunny have babies? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: A limit of four correct answers from each time zone will be selected.).
Answer to yesterday’s TV Series Anagram:  Owe Wee Men Sherbet = Somewhere Between. Kudos toSynda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Deerfield Beach, FL; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA

Drama Series Anagram: Fixed Thin Green Crepe Rile (Email [email protected]; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia will be posted in tomorrow’s newsletter.)
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JOB OPENING: SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR/NYC: Boutique NYC PR agency specializing in kids’ TV/Ent, toys, consumer products, etc. looking for social media rock star w/previous prof. exp. Must be extremely savvy with strong writing & comp skills. Resume & cover HERE (8/17)

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JOB OPENING: MARKETING /LICENSING COORDINATOR/OUT OF THE BLUE/NYC: Support mktg & licensing activities at leading children’s media company. Mng approvals process, track samples, assist w/deck creation & other admin tasks as assigned. 1-2 yrs exp & strong interest in kids media pref’d. Resume HERE (8/17)
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JOB OPENING: INVENTORY CONTROL ANALYST/WVIT/NBC/Hartford: Inventory Control Analyst – report to the VPOS to help maximize WVIT station revenue by mngng & controlling the station spot inventory & program sellout. Min 2 yrs exp in Traffic, Sales, or Media Industry exp. Full info/apply HERE (8/15)
ABC: Shark Tank, What Would You Do?, 20/20
CBS: MacGyver, Blue Bloods, Son of Sam: The Killer Speaks
CW: Masters of Illusion, Masters of Illusion, Penn & Teller: Fool Us
FOX: Master Chef, Beat Shazam
NBC: America’s Got Talent, Dateline NBC
PBS: Washington Week, Charlie Rose – The Week, Shakespeare Live! From the RSC
Telemundo: Jenni Rivera, Sin Senos SI Hay Paraiso, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: Enamorandome, La Doble Vida de Estrela Carrillo, La Tierra Prometida

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