08/22/17: VH1 renews RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars and greenlights after show; CBS developing Isla Fisher comedy; SundanceTV premiering Aussie hit, Rosehaven

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How to connect with:
GENERATION Z
Gen Z is the largest, most diverse group of media users ever and their attention is a massive opportunity for networks and marketers. Learn how to reach these young but savvy decision-makers in Cynopsis Digital’s newest webinar: How to Connect and Engage with Gen Z, on Tuesday, September 26.
 

PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
 
CBS landed Things You Should Already Know, an ensemble comedy about millennials from Ben Schwartz (House Of Lies), Laura Moses, Gary Sanchez Productions and CBS TV Studios. The series is based on a similarly-titled upcoming guide to dating book by Schwartz and Moses, set to be published in the fall. Meanwhile, Gary Sanchez’s female-centric production arm Gloria Sanchez Productions has a comedy in the works with CBS TV Studios starring Isla Fisher. Erica Rivinoja (South Park) is writing the script.
 
HGTV renewed Flip or Flop Atlanta for a sophomore season after airing just five episodes of its first season. The series has garnered more than 7.9 million viewers since its premiere on Thursday, July 20. “The performance of Flip or Flop Atlanta is exactly what we anticipated,” said John Feld, SVP of Programming for HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country. “The Corsinis’ real estate and budgeting savvy, expansive renovation, and seemingly effortless ability to manage their business relationship is inspiring for anyone who has ever thought about flipping a house.”
 
Deadline reports that Fox is delving into Labor Of Love, an unscripted series that follows professional women in their 30s and 40s who decide to have a baby. The project, which is in the early stages of development, hails from Howard Owens and Ben Silverman’s Propagate Content and Project Runway EP Desiree Gruber.
 
Marblemedia is developing Just Like Mom and Dad, a remake of the Canadian ’80s hit game show Just Like Mom that will explore just how well families really know one another.
 
Universal Music Group and Grace/Beyond joined forces on three projects: animated children series Melody Island (wt); 27 (wt), which delves into the stories of musicians, artist and entertainers who died tragically at the age of 27; and episodic drama Mixtape.
 
 
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
 
SundanceTV premieres Season 1 of Australian hit comedy Rosehaven on Wednesday, September 27 at 11p with back-to-back episodes. The quirky series set in a small town was created and written by real-life best friends and comedians Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola.
 
Entrepreneur Network launches Elevator Pitch on Wednesday, September 20 at 1p; the series will give aspiring businesspeople the opportunity to work with a group of investors that might be able to take their businesses to the next level.
 
Orion Television debuts Season 5 of Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court and launches new series Couples Court With the Cutlers on Monday, September 18. Check local listings for times.
 
Six-part event series The Disappearance of Maura Murray bows Saturday, September 30 at 9p on Oxygen, and will delve into the true story of a nursing student who vanished after a 2004 car crash.
 
National Geographic and Nike have partnered on the feature documentary Breaking2 which bows Wednesday, September 20 at 8p.
 
 
COMING UP
 
Outdoor Sportsman Group is planning to take a bite out of Shark Week with #DeerWeek on Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel. The deer-centric programming, sponsored by Cabela’s, will air Sunday, October 15 at 7p through Saturday, October 21.
 
BBC One will get former One Direction fans swooning this November with Harry Styles At The BBC. The 60-minute special will be filmed in front of a live studio audience in Manchester and feature live performances and a discussion with pop star and Dunkirk actor.
 
HDNET Movies will put the spotlight on cinema sirens with Woman Crush Wednesday, featuring films starring Julia Roberts, Sharon Stone, Salma Hayek and more. The female fascination starts Wednesday, September 6 at 8p with Marisa Tomei in 2008’s The Wrestler.
 
American Masters: Tyrus bows Friday, September 8 on PBS. (Check local listings.) It’s the first documentary about Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong, who is best known for his atmospheric artwork on Bambi, which is celebrating its 75th year since release in 2017.
 
 
ADVERTISING
 
Telemundo announced its sponsors for entertainment awards show Premios Tu Mundo, airing Thursday, August 24 at 8p. This year’s lineup includes Allstate, Cricket Wireless, Ford Motor Company, L’Oreal Paris, Walmart and Western Union. “We are fortunate to have an incredible lineup of sponsors who value what ‘Premios Tu Mundo’ delivers, [which is] ultimate fan engagement,” says Laura Molen, EVP, Lifestyle and NBCU Telemundo Enterprises Advertising Sales, NBCUniversal. “This year’s annual award show will be another great example of how Telemundo can work with advertisers to align their messaging with compelling event programming in new and unique ways.”
 
 
CASTING
 
Ramon Rodriguez (Iron Fist) joins the fourth season of Showtime’s The Affair for a major story arc… Rachelle Lefevre (Under the Dome) and Ian Lake (Rookie Blue) board Season 2 of Lifetime’s Mary Kills PeopleAT&T Audience Network has cast Jocelyn Hudon (The Strain) to play Willow Green on Ice, replacing Chloe East, who exits due to scheduling reasons. Also joining the series is Laura Vandervoort (Haven)Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) nabbed a recurring gig on The CW’s The Flash.
 
 
DIGITAL DOINGS
 
Netflix renewed Friends from College for a second season.
 
Jenny Jaffe’s Neurotica is set to launch on IFC Comedy Crib. The series follows plucky dominatrix Ivy, who struggles with her OCD and fights to maintain her business when a new MegaDungeon opens in her small town.
 
Omnia Media optioned the rights to Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan‘s 2016 novel Sarong Party Girls, with plans to adapt it into a comedy/drama series. The novel centers on Jazzy, a twentysomething woman in Singapore whose main goals are to party and marry an ex-pat.
 
Mandy Mayhem’s Rapping with Actors debuts on Bell Fibe’s VOD channel TV1 on Monday, August 28. The 22-minute chat show features sketch comedy, games, beat boxing and more.
 
 
GOING GLOBAL
 
Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia UK Thames are producing the primetime special Your Song for ITV; the series features music’s biggest stars and celebrates the lives of real people who have done extraordinary things.
 
Sunrights Inc. has licensed the first season of animated series Beyblade Burst to New Zealand’s TVNZ.
 
A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE
YouTube Kids and others to be honored
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Tuesday, September 19 | The Yale Club | NYC
 
Join Cynopsis and your peers as we honor the year’s best in children’s, tween, family programming and marketing at the 6th Annual Kids !magination Awards breakfast and networking mimosa reception. Luminary honorees include YouTube Kids and NBC’s Little Big Shots, not to mention our dozens of industry award finalists. Music, mimosas and awards… What could be better?
 
 

RATINGS
 
For the third consecutive week TV One’s Rickey Smiley For Real ranked among cable’s Top 3 rated telecasts in its time-slot among African American P25-54, and its second consecutive week of growth among Total Households, W25-54, W18-49 andP2+.
 
NIELSEN SOCIAL CONTENT RATINGS: Top Series and Specials by Total Interactions for the week of August 18, 2017
Program, Total Interactions (000), Facebook (000), Twitter (000)
Game of Thrones (HBO) 2518, 1803, 716
CMA Fest 2017 (ABC) 660, 630, 30
WWE Monday Night RAW (USA) 357, 251, 106
Power (STARZ) 349, 291, 58
Big Brother (CBS) 322, 203,120
America’s Got Talent (NBC) 248, 213, 35
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) 244, 229, 15
Big Brother (CBS) 213, 170, 43
Big Brother (CBS) 212, 175, 38
Big Brother (CBS) 206, 162, 44
 
SHAREABLEE SOCIAL TV RATINGS: Top US Shows Overall by Engagement for the week of August 14, 2017
Program, Total Actions (000), Total Content, Actions per Content (000), Fans/Followers (000)
Teen Wolf (MTV) 4233, 144, 29, 12298
E! News (E!) 4223, 701, 6, 30333
Shadowhunters (Freeform) 3738, 248, 15, 3781
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) 2401, 120, 30, 20411
America’s Got Talent (NBC) 1814, 318, 6, 10584ightly News withLester Holt icial kickoff to Emmy weekend. mber 14 at Jean-Georges at the . Productions and CBS TV STudios.
Today Show (NBC) 1763, 615, 3, 11972
TMZ (Warner Bros./synd.) 1367, 1021, 1, 13522
Game of Thrones (HBO) 1302, 37, 35, 32065
Good Morning America (ABC) 1250, 486, 3, 11987
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (NBC) 1059, 677, 2, 4223
Includes the total volume of post-level likes, shares, favorites, retweets and comments. Total content includes all posts, tweets and media posted by each TV property across all platforms. Actions per post metric notes the average number of actions garnered by each TV property. Total fans/followers include Facebook and Twitter and Instagram followers.
 
Top 10 Basic Cable Network Live+7 Performance among Total Viewers for the week of July 31, 2017
Primetime (000)/Total Prog. Day (000)
FOXN  2190/FOXN 1332
USA 1923/NICK 1331
MSNB 1733/MSNB 978
HGTV 1587/ADSM* 893
TBSC 1335/TOON 879
HIST 1297/HGTV 857
DISC1146/DSNY 841
AEN 1114/ NAN* 793
ID 1108/USA 769
FX 1064/CNN 732
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of 116,400,000 homes. *  + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24-hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream: Preliminary: Live+7. Primetimes is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performances.
 
Top 10 Basic Cable Network Live+7 Performance among A18-49 for the week of July 31, 2017
Primetime (000)/Total Prog. Day (000)
USA  731/ADSM* 540
TBSC 585/NAN* 400
ADSM 565/NICK 391
FX 504/TOON 271
DISC 454/USA 271
BRAV 448/ID 269
AEN 432/TBSC 250
HGTV 428/HGTV 248
HIST 409/AEN 220
MTV 396/FOOD 217
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of 116,400,000 homes. *  + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24-hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream: Preliminary: Live+7. Primetimes is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performances.
 
Top-Rated Cable Shows among 18-48 for the week of July 31, 2017 (000)
Rick & Morty (ADSM) 2456
Teen Mom II (MTV) 1330
Teen Mom II (MTV) 1213
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta (VH1) 1140
Basketball Wives (VH1) 859
Rick & Morty (ADSM) 849
Family Guy (ADSM) 716
The Challenge XXX: Dirty 30 (MTV) 709
Impractical Jokers (TRU) 688
Life of Kylie (EN) 673
 
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Friday, August 18, 2017 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
CBS: 4.5 million
Big Brother 5.1, Hawaii Five-0 3.8, Blue Bloods 4.6
NBC: 3.9 million
America’s Got Talent 3.9, Dateline NBC 3.9
ABC: 3.4 million
Shark Tank 3.6, What Would You Do? 3.2, 20/20 3.4
FOX: 1.5 million
Master Chef 1.6, Beat Shazam 1.3
Univision: 1.1 million
Enamorandome de Ramon 0.9, La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo 1.3, La Tierra Prometida 1.1
TELE: 1.0 million
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa e Barrio 0.9, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso 1.0, El Senor de los Cielos 1.1
CW: 0.9 million
Masters of Illusion 1.0, Masters of Illusion 0.9, Penn & Teller: Fool Us 0.9
 
Friday A18-49 Analysis: CBS 0.8/4, NBC 0.7/3, FOX 0.7/3, ABC 0.7/3, TELE 0.6/3, UNI 0.5/2, CW 0.2/1
 
 
EXECUTIVE MOVES
 
NBCUniversal appointed Trevor Fellows as Executive Vice President, Digital Sales and Strategy. He joins from Dow Jones Company where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer.
 
Andy Richley was named Senior Vice President Development at Fox 21 Television Studios. He spent the last 12 years in development and programming at Lionsgate Television, most recently as Senior Vice President.
 
Hulu hired Linda Cardenas as Head of Viewer Experience Operations. She had been Senior Vice President of Customer Service and Voice of the Customer at SWBC.
 


This Day in History: 1932 – The BBC began its first TV broadcast in England.
 
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which future film star guested as the school mascot on Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000)? Shia LaBeouf. Kudos to: Marc Wollis-Cadent Network/NYC; Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./NYC; Claire Hambrick-A+E Networks/NYC; Joe Brucia-AMC Networks/NYC; Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station, TX; Mary Beth Sales-Wilshire Austin/Los Angeles, CA; David Garber-Loyola Marymount University/Playa Vista, CA; Amy Kessler-Oakland Symphony/Oakland, CA; Elizabeth Wendorf-Blackwood Seven/Los Angeles, CA.
 
Today’s Trivia Question: Which film actress requested a guest-starring role on Third Watch (1999-2005) because her kids watched the show? (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 Our Last Anagram: Human Obscurity Ruse = Curb Your Enthusiasm. Kudos to: Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Deerfield Beach, FL; Jack Giacchetti-Neo@Ogilvy/NYC.
 
Sitcom Initial this: CF played NW in TDCS (Email [email protected] with your answer; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia will be posted in tomorrow’s newsletter.)
 
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – TUESDAY, AUGUST 22
ABC: Downward Dog, The Middle, blackish, blackish, American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat
CBS:
NCIS, Bull, NCIS: New Orleans
CW: The Flash, iZombie
FOX:
Lethal Weapon, The Mick, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Prison Break
NBC:
America’s Got Talent, World of Dance
PBS: The Story of China [p], Frontline
Telemundo: Especial El Senor de Los Cielos, El Senor de Los Cielos
Univision: Jose de Egipto, La doble vida de Estela Carrillo, La Piloto

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