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Tuesday September 13, 2022

Today’s Premieres
Discovery: Deadliest Catch: The Viking Returns at 9p
Freeform: The Come Up at 10p
Netflix: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

Today’s Finales
E!: Celebrity Game Face t 9p
Food Network: Big Bad Budget Battle at 10p

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IN THE NEWS

Six-time Emmy nominee (and 2018 winner) Kenan Thompson was a first-time Emmys host on Monday night, for a show that aired on NBC and streamed live for the first time on Peacock. Oprah Winfrey gave out the first award of the night — Michael Keaton for Hulu’s “Dopesick.” Streaming was a topic of the night — Thompson reminded viewers that “Abbott Elementary” donated its Emmys marketing budget to public schools and teachers, noting, “It’s about helping those in need — that’s why all of my salary from tonight’s show is going straight to Netflix.” Big winners for the night included HBO’ “Succession” for best drama; Apple’s “Ted Lasso” for best comedy; and HBO’s “The White Lotus for best limited or anthology series.

Former CNN host Brian Stelter has landed at Harvard Kennedy School, where he will be a fall 2022 fellow. At the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Stelter will discuss the threats to democracy and potential media responses. Stelter left CNN last month after the network dropped the long-running, media-focused show “Reliable Sources.”

HBO Max renewed “Rap Sh!t” for a second season. The comedy series starring Issa Rae is now in production for its sophomore run. All eight episodes of the show’s first season are currently available to stream on HBO Max.

Fat Joe and Diddy scored a pilot order at Starz. The documentary-style interview series from Joseph “Fat Joe” Cartagena and Sean “Diddy” Combs will be produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s company SpringHill. “We’re about to create the biggest and most culturally-relevant series on television,” said Fat Joe.

NEW & RETURNING SERIES

SNL will return on October 1 for its 48th season. The sketch comedy show will be followed by episodes on October 8 and October 15. No hosts or musical guests have been announced.

Paramount+ legal drama “The Good Fight” will return on September 15 for its sixth and final season. Written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Tyne Rafaeli, “The Good Fight” follows protagonist Diane as she feels like she’s going crazy, with an uneasy sense of déjà vu.

“Rivers of Life” season 2 will premiere on September 28 on PBS. The three-part season will take viewers downriver on Africa’s the Zambezi, Europe’s Danube River and North America’s frozen river, the Yukon Journey.

“The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans” will debut on October 25 on Shudder. A two-episode premiere will kick off the spinoff series starring drag icons from the show’s previous seasons. Subsequent episodes will roll out weekly on Shudder and AMC+.

COMING UP

ITV will broadcast Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday. In what is expected to be the largest outside broadcast in the network’s history, the event will be shown live and uninterrupted on ITV’s main channel and all of its digital channels.

Ovation TV is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with curated programming including profiles and interviews with Carlos Santana, Jennifer Lopez, Benicio del Toro, Demi Lovato, Salma Hayek, Shakira and more. Films and series will be available on the Ovation NOW app from September 15 to October 15.

“The Lincoln Project,” a docuseries about the anti-Trump PAC comprised of current and former Republicans, is coming out on Showtime. The five-part series makes its debut on October 7.

HLN Investigates’ newest installment will premiere on September 18 at 10p. The investigative series “Runaway Mom: The Sherri Papini Story” covers the story of the hoax perpetrated by Papini, the night before her sentencing.

STREAMING

“Days of Our Lives” star Robert Scott Wilson voiced support for Peacock after broadcast backlash. Wilson’s tweet came three days after New York City viewers missed the final scene of an episode after NBC News cut to King Charles III’s speech about his late mother. Wilson listed five reasons why the show’s switch from NBC to Peacock is “a very good thing” – including fewer commercials, the ability to pause, not having to set a DVR, the ability to watch previous episodes and not having to hear the words, “We interrupt this program to bring you a special news report.”

TECH TALK

Comscore struck a partnership with FOX Television Stations to leverage a Comscore-based currency that will support transactions on advanced audiences across its owned and operated footprint. Comscore local TV solution will combine real-world TV viewership information with advanced household-level consumer and demographic behavior data, which will allow buyers and sellers to access relevant metrics for transactions.

SPORTS

Tennis Channel serves up exclusive, live coverage of the Davis Cup Finals Group Stage across multiple platforms starting today and running through September 18, including the three matches the US will play in Glasgow, from September. 14-17. The network will carry Davis Cup competition on its original linear television network, its subscription streaming service Tennis Channel Plus and T2 – its second linear television network.

CBS Sports announced its college football Saturday showcase for September 24 at 3:30p, picking up Florida/Tennessee as the SEC on CBS Game of the Week. Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson and reporter Jenny Dell will call the action from Neyland Stadium in Knoxville.

FOX Deportes opened the doors to a brand-new studio facility in Mexico City that will serve as the home to two new daily programs, “Punto Fina”l and “Total Sports 360.” The move comes while the channel is also launching its renovated studio in LA, done in conjunction with FOX Sports and designed to align with the new FOX Sports Studio A.

1/ST CONTENT, a global provider of premium content for North American horse racing, and NYRA Content Management Solutions announced a 10-year partnership agreement that will dramatically expand the availability of North American horse racing content throughout international markets. As part of the deal, NCMS acquires a significant equity position in TSG Global Wagering Solutions.

NFL Network announced that Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Chase Daniel will join the platform in-studio throughout the 2022 NFL season. Daniel will appear in-studio on NFL Network’s NFL GameDay Final on Mondays following “Monday Night Football,” joining Omar Ruiz, DeAngelo Hall and Adam Rank.

Sports journalist Luis Miguel Echegaray joined ESPN as a host, writer, digital analyst, and social commentator. Echegaray will contribute to ESPN’s soccer coverage across several leagues and competitions, such as LaLiga, Premier League, the FA Cup, Carabao Cup, and more. He will write for ESPN.com and regularly appear on ESPN FC, Fuera de Juego, and more.

MSG Networks announced that sports content creator and social media personality Jack Settleman will join the network as a new host. Settleman will tackle the sports betting space through the launch of new original shows that will air exclusively across the network’s digital and social media channels.

GOING GLOBAL

British broadcasters have been reviewing national TV schedules in the lead-up to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday. The country has been in mourning after their longest-reigning monarch died Thursday at 96. Schedules are expected to return to normal following the funeral.

Three Premier League games and Arsenal’s European match were postponed due to the Queen’s funeral preparations. The English soccer league said there was “no other option” due to a lack of police units available due to national funeral preparations and the Bank Holiday, which fall on the same day. Chelsea v. Liverpool, Manchester United v. Leeds, and Brighton v. Crystal Palace will be played at a later date.

British screenwriter Tony Jordan and BAFTA nominee Colin Teague have combined forces on Saudi Arabian series “The Devil’s Promise.” The latest show from MBC Studios will star Paula Patton and Amr Youssef, along with a roster of Saudi actors.

2022 BIG TV Conference

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Do you ever flip through your TV channels and discover a rerun of one of your favorite shows from childhood? Vevo will be bringing a fresh perspective to BIG TV to talk about the impact nostalgia is having on CTV and the connections that can be made with viewers, with Senior Director Bethany Atchison. Just over two weeks away, you can still register now for BIG TV.

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RATINGS

“The Crown” streaming surged in popularity following Queen Elizabeth II’s death. The Netflix series is now one of the biggest shows globally, ahead of its fifth season. In the UK, the show’s viewership increased more than 800% from the previous week’s period.

Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Friday, September 9
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: The Con 2.49 (0.3), 20/20 3.15 (0.3)
CBS: Secret Celebrity Renovation 2.53 (0.2), Blue Bloods 2.23 (0.2), Blue Bloods 2.43 (0.2)
FOX: WWE Friday Night Smackdown 2.37 (0.6)
NBC: Capital One College Bowl 1.83 (0.2), Capital One College Bowl 1.60 (0.2), Dateline 1.59 (0.2)
Telemundo: Top Chef VIP 1.01 (0.3), El Fuego del Destino 0.96 (0.3), Infiel: Historia de un Engaño 0.96 (0.2)
Univision: La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.11 (0.3), La Herencia, Un Legado de Amor 1.25 (0.4), Los Ricos También Lloran 1.29 (0.4)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages

EXECUTIVE MOVES

TelevisaUnivision appointed Ignacio “Nacho” Meyer as president of US Networks. Meyer will lead the expansion and continued transformation of the US TV Networks at the leading Spanish language media and content company.

UTA’s Brett Hansen is now a senior content agent at Paradigm Talent Agency. Hansen joined the agency’s senior leadership to work across unscripted and scripted television.

The newly launched TMRW Sports revealed its first wave of key staff positions who have been helping form the company’s technology-backed ventures. Staff announcements include Matthew Levine, Senior Vice President, Business Operations; Tom Veit, Senior Vice President, Venue and Events; Christopher Murvin, General Counsel; and Joey Brander, Vice President, Corporate Development.

IN MEMORIAM

Actor Jack Ging died September 9. He was 90. Ging was best known for his role s General Harlan “Bull” Fulbright on “The A-Team.”

This Day in History
1965 – The Beatles released their single “Yesterday” in the US with vocals by Paul McCartney and a string arrangement by George Martin

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
Which short-lived TV drama was written by Academy Award winners John Ridley and Sofia Coppola? “Platinum” (2003). Kudos to: Randall Bosley-Studio Talent Group/Santa Monica, CA, Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./New York, Sandy Spiegel/Chicago, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, Carl Mayer-Active International/Pearl River, NY, Karen Yaldoo-Effectv/Southfield, MI, David Garber-Loyola Marymount University/Playa Vista, CA, Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL

Today’s Trivia Question
What is Cameron’s clown alter ego called in “Modern Family” (2009-2020)? (Email trivia@cynopsis.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four answers per time zone.)

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COORDINATOR, BRAND MARKETING
HALLMARK MEDIA
LA, STUDIO CITY

Will support the marketing department in planning and execution of consumer marketing initiatives for everything Hallmark Media related. BS/BA in marketing or related field and 1-3 yrs marketing experience in entertainment. Full info HERE (9/27)

VICE PRESIDENT & MARKET MANAGER – HOUSTON RADIO
COX MEDIA GROUP
HOUSTON

Operates a market strategy that achieves EBITDA, revenue, expense, & ratings budgets. Leads the execution of a growth-driven sales strategy. Oversees all station departments including sales, content, promotions, engineering, production, and community affairs. 8+ yrs of progressive radio or related media management exp. and/or general management. Full info HERE (9/23)

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A data storyteller that balances consumer behavior and media trends to inform campaign strategy; brings insights expertise to internal sales strategy sessions for RFPs/sales presentations. Aligns client needs & challenges to propose marketing solutions. 6+ yrs exp. in advertising research; 2+ yrs leading/supervising Analysts. Full info HERE (9/21)

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Build, revise & maintain all sales proposals for agency list assignment. Receive registered budgets from agency buyers. Compile advertiser history & pricing direction for Account Executive as req. Communicate deal planning status to national sales team on a weekly basis for financial reporting purposes. Min 3+ yrs in television National Ad Sales. Full info HERE (9/21)

VP DIGITAL, MULTIPLATFORM, AND STRATEGY RESEARCH >>
E. W. SCRIPPS/ATLANTA, Remote:
Lead and manage the digital research team. Working with the Digital team to measure the performance of all of Scripps Networks’ streaming properties across all venues. Compile aggregate viewing metrics across platforms using first- and third-party data sources. 15 yrs research & analytics exp., some of this at an entertainment and/or news provider. Full info HERE (9/21)

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AccuWeather/STATE COLLEGE, PA:
Works with AccuWeather meteorologists, weather graphics designers and producers to prepare accurate on-camera weather forecasts. Assist in clearly tell a weather story using provided graphics tools. Tailor content and delivery based on pertinent weather stories and breaking weather situations. 7-10 yrs of weather-related broadcasting exp. Full info HERE (9/17)

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Deliver a unique style and cohesive cross-platform editorial voice. Provide key input with editorial leadership to provide guidance and quality consistency for AccuWeather digital, social video, and between dayparts. Produce recognizable programming that is distinctive and best-of-class. 5 yrs of exp. in a dynamic, live news production environment. Full info HERE (9/17)

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AccuWeather/STATE COLLEGE, PA: Working knowledge of daily weather graphic production workflow. Functional understanding of the Baron Lynx weather graphic system. Ability to perform general Baron Lynx and PC troubleshooting. Generate daily content under deadline pressure. Previous experience with weather graphics systems (I.e. Baron Lynx, WSI, Weather Central). Full info HERE (9/17)

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NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP/HOUSTON:
Provide clear, positive leadership for the sales team and sales managers. You will lead a team of 3 sales managers and 12-14 salespeople. Develop and execute sales strategies which result in exceeding revenue targets. Manage inventory, pricing, budgeting, and revenue forecasting. Minimum 5-7 years of experience in media sales management. Full info HERE (9/15)

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GSTV/NYC:
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CREATIVE DIRECTOR, BOUNCE
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ATLANTA GA

Work with internal creative studio teams to deliver inspired, clear, creative direction that levels-up to strategy and exceeds creative expectations. Provide creative direction for marketing assets created by groups within Scripps Networks. Min 8 yrs of progressively responsible multimedia creative/management in medium to large market. Full info HERE (9/13)

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E. W. SCRIPPS
ATLANTA GA

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THE SCRIPPS NETWORKS
ATLANTA GA

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THE SCRIPPS NETWORKS
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CLEARWATER FL

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13
ABC: The Bachelorette, Celebrity Family Feud, Jimmy Kimmel Live!
CBS: FBI, FBI: International, FBI: Most Wanted, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
CW: Leonardo, Devils
FOX: Academy of Country Music Honors
NBC: America’s Got Talent, Password, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
PBS: Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Facing Suicide, Antiques Roadshow Recut
Telemundo: Al Rojo Vivo, Top Chef VIP, El Fuego del Destino, Infiel: Historia de un Engaño
Univision: La Rosa de Guadalupe, La Herencia, Los Ricos También Lloran

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