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Awards Breakfast: NOV 9 in NYC
Cynopsis is thrilled to announce the 2018 finalists for the Model D Awards and the “It List” Honorees . These companies and individuals have pushed the boundaries in all elements of the space, from infectious campaigns, to groundbreaking tech, to compelling content and much more. We invite you to take a look at these talented finalists and join us on Friday, November 9th in NYC for an awards celebration like no other.

Hulu gave a direct-to-series order to a Veronica Mars revival starring Kristen Bell, who will reprise her role as the title character. The series is set to debut in 2019. As part of the deal, the streamer struck and agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution for SVOD rights to all past episodes of the original series, which will be available in the summer of 2019.
HGTV ordered a third season of Flip or Flop Vegas. The Sin City series follows Bristol Ma, a licensed contractor and MMA fighter, and his wife Aubrey, a real estate agent and designer, as they transform desert homes from dilapidated to dazzling.
WE tv renewed Hustle & Soul for a third season. The series, set in and around the Pink Teacup soul food restaurant, wrapped its second season having increased its audience by 10% among A25-54, 9% among W25-54 and 7% in Total Viewers, compared to season one.
Everyone’s favorite Jersey girls will soon be back. Bravo Media’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey returns for its ninth season on Wednesday, November 7 at 9p.
Lifetime greenlit My Great Big Live Wedding with David Tutera, to join its “Real Love Tuesdays” lineup. Reality show centers on eight couples who will work with the wedding and event planner to receive the nuptials of their dreams.
OWN is bringing three new unscripted series, centered on love, relationships and marriage, to its Saturday night lineup. Chad Loves Michelle, featuring Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child and Pastor Chad Johnson, is set to bow Saturday, November 3 at 9p. Family of Fiance focuses on newly engaged couples whose families have concerns over their proposed marriages. And Rocket City Revival (wt) brings together three high-powered African-American couples who have returned to Huntsville, AL to help revitalize the region through their joint real estate venture.
FOX is developing 100 Days Without Fear, a drama inspired by the life and blog of Michelle Poler. Series hails from Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman and his Weed Road Pictures, and 20th Century Fox TV
Thomas Kail’s Old 320 Sycamore optioned Georgia Hunter’s best-selling novel We Were the Lucky Ones with plans to adapt it for television. Kail is attached to direct the project, which was inspired by Hunter’s grandfather and tells the story of a Jewish family separated at the start of World War II.
Crypt TV is producing a 15-episode series based on the Webby Award winning short, The Birch, for Facebook Watch. It centers around the dark relationship between a monster protector in the woods and a pure-hearted teen who summons her in a time of crisis.
TLC’s 90 Day Fiance returns for its sixth season on Sunday, October 21 at 8p.
OWN set a two-night premiere date, Tuesday, October 23 and Saturday, October 27 at 10p, for Will Packer’s Ready to Love dating series.
LadyGang, inspired by the popular podcast The LadyGang, bows Sunday, October 28 at 10:30p on E!. Newbie follows Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin and Jac Vanek and their celebrity guests for unfiltered discussions with no topic off limits.
Investigation Discovery explores violence and racism in Love & Hate Crime: A Murder in Mississippi. The second installment of three-part BBC documentary premieres Saturday, October 13 at 8p on ID.
Comedy Central announced premiere dates for its slate of Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents… half-hour specials. Series kicks off with back-to-back episodes on Friday, September 28 with Langston Kerman at 11p and Megan Gailey at 11:30p.
CBS All Access announced that Star Trek: Short Treks, four stand-alone short stories, will begin rolling out on Thursday, October 4 in anticipation of the early 2019 return of Star Trek: Discovery. Each short will be approximately 10 to 15 minutes and offer fans an opportunity to dive deeper into key themes and characters that fit into the Star Trek’s expanding universe.
U.S. ad spending is expanding at a greater rate than anticipated, increasing 5.8% in the second quarter after rising 6.5% in the first quarter. Spending is currently on pace to reach an all-time high for full year 2018, according to a release by IPG Mediabrands’ Magna unit. Magna projects the U.S. ad market will top $200 billion for the first time, this year; wrapping up at around $207 billion for all four quarters – a 6.9% expansion over 2017.
Jordan Peele was tapped to host and narrate The Twilight Zone reboot set at CBS All AccessTGIF alum Jaleel White and Los Angeles Lakers greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Cooper guest star on the season premiere of ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat on Friday, October 5… Alan Tudyk (Con Man, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) was tapped to star in the title role of drama pilot, Resident AlienBrec Bassinger (Bella & the Bulldogs) will play the title character in Stargirl, one of the new series to be featured on Warner Bros. Digital Networks and DC Entertainment’s streaming sites aimed at superhero fans… Variety reports that Kadeem Hardison (A Different World) will recur on upcoming Showtime comedy Black Monday.
USA Network and Universal Cable Prods. rounded out the cast of its Suits spinoff. Joining as series regulars are Bethany Joy Lenz (One Tree Hill), Chantel Riley (Wynonna Earp), Isabel Arraiza (The Oath) and Eli Goree (Riverdale).
Pinterest is opening its content marketing API to third-party influencer marketing platforms. The move will give brands more visibility into various stats like monthly views, followers, impressions, click-throughs and “saves;” information that should make it easier for brands to separate the truly influential from influencers in name only. The move comes amid a growing market for influencers and increasing competition by platforms to attract them.
“Post-cable” news network Cheddar is making the jump to the gas pump. The company is set to provide content to GSTV, which programs content to screens at more than 18,000 gas stations across the U.S. Under the deal’s terms Cheddar will provide new segments, each about 20 seconds long and focused on topics like technology and entrepreneurship, to GSTV. They will rotate in and out a couple of times per day.
ESPN’s direct to consumer strategy appears to have hit the mark. Disney’s ESPN+ streaming service has reached 1 million subscribers in its first five months. The sports giant’s $5-a-month service, which debuted in April, ended speculation about how ESPN planned to address the decline in its traditional video subscriber numbers.
ABC’s Localish, a new digital media brand that brings out the good in America’s cities through locally sourced stories, debuted on Thursday. Drawing on the demand for authentic local storytelling, it launched three new series. Secretly Awesome uncovers unusual local finds. My Go-To offers influencers tips into their favorite local hangouts. Worth the Wait braves the long lines at hotspots to see if it’s worth it.
Dish Network inked a deal with Nielsen for digital TV measurement of Sling TV, its digital live linear TV network.  Sling will be measured by Nielsen’s Digital Ad Ratings, comparable to TV measurement, for measuring target demographics. In addition, Sling is being included in Nielsen Digital in TV Ratings, which will be added into overall TV C3/C7 measurement. Sling joins other digital streaming services, including YouTubeTV and Hulu with Live TV, which signed up over a year ago.
CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming network, presents Puerto Rico, the Exodus: After Hurricane Maria on Sunday, September 23 at 8p. Program examines the aftermath of the disaster. The special will also be available across CBS News’ digital properties, as well as air on CBS affiliates across the country beginning Monday, September 24.
Season 3 of Marvel’s Daredevil has a launch date. The series, led by Charlie Cox, begins streaming on Netflix on Friday, October 19.
Banjay Rights’ hit format The Legacy was picked up in Belgium. Locally titled Les Associes, the game will air on RTBF’s free-to-air channel La Une beginning Monday, September 24. Banjay Rights will launch a host of new formats at MIPCOM including entertainment show The Duo and cookery series Taste of the Nation.
The Tempest Esports Business Awards
OCT 2 | 7 – 9:45PM | The Esports Arena Las Vegas
From world-class organizations that touch every continent to new franchises who were quick to leave their mark – these teams not only showed a winning spirit this year, but also embraced their fans, invigorated sponsors and grew their brand recognition. Only one team will walk away with the win. But, all ten deserve a nod for their excellence in the space. 
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FX’s American Horror Story: Apocalypse’s season debut was the most watched program of the night on Wednesday, September 12 in key adult demographics. On a Live+3D basis, the telecast ranked #1 in A18-49 (3.5 million), A18-34 (1.8 million) and A25-54 (3.4 million). The series garnered 5.7 million Total Viewers and was the most watched basic cable program of the night an #4 overall inclusive of broadcast.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Wednesday, September 19, 2018 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 7.80 million
America’s Got Talent 12.59, I Feel Bad 6.59, I Feel Bad 4.21
CBS: 3.70 million
Big Brother 5.45, SEAL Team 2.56, Criminal Minds 3.09
FOX: 3.56 million
MasterChef 3.56
ABC: 2.41 million
The Goldbergs 3.09, American Housewife 2.32, Modern Family 2.28, Modern Family 2.25, Shark Tank 2.10
TELE: 1.04 million
Exation 0.92, Falsa Identidad 1.01, El Senor de los Cielos 1.19
UNI: 0.68million
Futbol Central 0.65, FutbolRico y Lazaro 0.71
CW: 0.58 million
Burden of Truth 0.71, Supergirl 0.43
Wednesday A19-49: NBC 1.7/7, FOX 1.0/5, CBS 0.8/4, ABC 0.6/3, TELE 0.5/3, UNI 0.4/2, CW 0.1/1
Push It Productions hired Beth Belew as Head of Development. Belew previously held roles at ITV and NBC focused on alternative comedy.
We Are Royale named Chad Howitt as Creative Director in its Los Angeles office. Howitt was previously Creative Director at Wolf & Crow.
UK TV production company Icon Films appointed Matthew Clifton as Head of Development. Clifton joins from Mentorn Media, where he was also Head of Development.

Friday Fun Fact: There are approximately 100,000 hairs on an average human’s head.
This Day in History: 1968 – Police drama Adam 12 debuted on NBC.     
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: In which drama did before-they-were-stars Kevin Spacey, Bryan Cranston, Kathy Bates, Steve Buscemi and William H. Macy make appearances? L.A. Law (1986-1994). Kudos to: Anthony Salerno-Horizon Media/NYC; Phyllis McQuillan-MSG Networks/NYC; Rev. Mark Wajda/Leesburg, FL; Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./NYC; Kathy Kraft-Abelson Kraft/ Chicago, IL; Andy Pitman-TAMU/College Station, TX; Steve Iha-LBI Media/Dallas,TX; David Westburg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank, CA; Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/Los Angeles, CA; Daniel Haberer-Creo Entertainment/Playa del Ray/CA.
Today’s Trivia Question: Which short-lived comedy featured a cop and his android sidekick, who picked up radio signals from Sweden and danced when bullets were fired at him? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four.)
Answer to Our Last Anagram: Him Longing To = Moonlighting. Kudos to: Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL; Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank, CA.
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JOB OPENING: SVP MARKETING/TLC/MD or NYC: Strategic marketing exec w/ a strong creative vision to lead team, foster TLC’s brand strategy, enhance channel visibility and leverage w/ advertisers. 15+ yrs media mktg exp. Full info/apply (9/26)

JOB OPENING: VP, MULTIPLATFORM & DIGITAL MEDIA/TLC/MD or NYC: Proven social media strategist to drive viewership & revenue on TLC dig pltfms, develop brand content, and foster talent/partnership relations. 10+ years media exp. Full info/apply (9/26)

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ABC: Fresh Off the Boat, Speechless, Child Support, 20/20
CBS: MacGyver, TKO: Total Knock Out, Bluebloods
CW: Masters of Illusion, Masters of Illusion, Penn & Teller: Fool Us
FOX: The Resident, The Orville
NBC: I Feel Bad, I Feel Bad, Dateline NBC
PBS: Washington Week, Breaking Big, Art in the Twenty-First Century, Art in the Twenty-First Century
Telemundo: Exation Estados Unidos, Falsa Identidad, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: El Rico y Lazaro, Mi Marido Tiene Mas Familia , La Piloto

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