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ID: The Mind of a Murderer at 10p
Food: Food Network Star Kids at 7p
ID: Killer Instinct With Chris Hansen at 9p
NatGeo: Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks at 9p
Jane Pauley is taking over the CBS Sunday Morning anchor seat, succeeding Charles Osgood, who retired after 22 years with the news program and nearly 50 years with CBS. Pauley joined CBS Sunday Morning in 2014 as a contributor and had been a substitute host. “Charles Osgood set the standard for CBS Sunday Morning,” said Pauley. “It’s a great honor to be given the chance to further our show’s legacy of excellence.”
George Stephanopoulos will lead coverage of tonight’s presidential debate on ABC. Dan Harris will recap and cover reaction from the spin room afterward, on Nightline.
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Saturday that will require IMDB Pro to remove ages of actors and others listed on the site if requested by them. Pushed by SAG-AFTRA as a way to combat age discrimination, the bill is likely to face a First Amendment challenge. The bill applies to “commercial online entertainment employment providers” that charge a “subscribers” fee. Online publications which can be viewed for free are not subject to the law.
Comedy Central’s The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail is coming to an end after its current third season. The stand-up series, starring Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani, will air its final show on Wednesday, October 19.
On the eve of Bullying Prevention Month in October, Disney ABC Television Group is encouraging viewers to “Choose Kindness” through original programming and customized public service announcement campaigns featuring Viola Davis, Kiefer Sutherland, Anthony Anderson, Troian Bellisario, Rowan Blanchard and more. The PSAs will air on multiple platforms across ABC, ABC-owned television stations, Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Radio Disney.
Jimmy Rollins, the 2007 National League Most Valuable Player, joins Turner Sports as a studio analyst for MLB on TBS coverage leading up to and throughout the 2016 MLB Postseason. Rollins teams with 2015 Hall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez and nine-time MLB All-Star Gary Sheffield as studio analysts alongside host Casey Stern for pre- and post-game shows on TBS.
The 12th annual New York Television Festival unveiled a comedy heavy line-up, featuring a keynote conversation with How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, a Q&A session with Arrested Development’s Mitchell Hurwitz and more. Participants include Lena Dunham, Jennie Konner, Ali Wentworth, Jon Glaser, Rachel Dratch, Janeane Garofalo, Jena Friedman, Nicole Byer and Scott Adsit. This year’s festival takes place Monday, October 24 through Saturday, October 29, primarily at the Helen Mills Theater and Event Space and SVA Theatre in Manhattan.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is opening a new screening room and educational space in New York City on October 5. The Robin Williams Center for Actors, Broadcasters and Recording Artists, located at 247 W. 54th Street, will offer free educational programming to more than 40,000 actors, broadcasters and recording artists in the metro area.
Next TV announced that Producer and CEO of Pilgrim Media Group, Craig Piligian will be honored as the first ever Next TV’s NY Innovator of the Year. Piligian will be presented with the award as part of the closing session at the Next TV Summit & Expo during NYC Television & Video Week on October 19.
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TENNIS HEATS UP AS THE WEATHER COOLS DOWN
Coverage on Tennis Channel continues in Q4, with stars elbowing their way into the Women’s and Men’s Finals, for a chance to be crowned 2016 World Champion
Tennis Channel is closing out 2016 with a 60% increase in distribution, as more people than ever watch the sport’s greatest fight for a spot in the finals
Only one network provides the lowest clutter environment in sports television; only Tennis Channel offers daily access to the affluent tennis enthusiasts in Q4
PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
Freeform is developing a late night series with comedian Iliza Shlesinger. “We were looking for a voice that speaks to and for our audience, and we have found it in Iliza,” said Karey Burke, EVP, programming and development, Freeform. “We weren’t just looking to get into late-night for the sake of it – it’s Iliza’s brilliantly modern take on culture, relationships, and gender politics that made her vision for a series undeniable to us.”
ABC ordered a procedural from British writer/actress Lizzie Mickery (The Bill) and Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner’s Bad Wolf production company. The untitled drama focuses on a team of female detectives.
AMC renewed travel series Ride with Norman Reedus. The show’s sophomore season, consisting of six one-hour episodes featuring The Walking Dead actor and motorcycle and travel enthusiast, is slated to air in 2017.
Superstore is stocking up. NBC ordered nine more episodes of the comedy, bringing the season total to 22. “We’re very proud of Superstore and we were so happy to see fantastic viewing levels with the preview during the Olympics as well as last night’s ratings in its new Thursday anchor time period,” said Jennifer Salke, president, NBC Entertainment, on Friday. “This is a show our audience loves and, paired with The Good Place, which our audience also loves, we think we have a sensational new comedy block to build this season.”
Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: September 23-25, 2016
The Magnificent Seven (Sony) $35.0 million, opening weekend
Storks (Warner Bros.) $21.8 million, opening weekend
Sully (Warner Bros.) $13.8 million (week 3), cume revenue $92.4 million
Bridget Jones’ Baby (Universal) $4.5 million (week 2), cume revenue $16.5 million
Snowden (Open Road Films) $4.1 million (week 2), cume revenue $15.1 million
Blair Witch (Lionsgate) $4.0 million (week 2), cume revenue $16.1 million
Don’t Breathe (Sony) $3.8 million (week 5), cume revenue $81.1 million
Suicide Squad (Warner Bros.) $3.1 million (week 8), cume revenue $318.1 million
When the Bough Breaks (Sony) $2.5 million (week 3), cume revenue $26.6 million
Kubo and the Two Strings (Focus) $1.1 million (week 6) cume revenue $46.0 million
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NEW & RETURNING SERIES
Victoria, starring Jenna Coleman as the young queen, has been renewed for a second season. The move comes ahead of the drama’s U.S. premiere Sunday, January 15 on Masterpiece on PBS. The series has been averaging 7.7 million viewers in the UK since it bowed in August on ITV, making it the net’s top drama of 2016.
Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars premieres Friday October 7 at 9p on WE tv. Five new couples enter compound grounds with major baggage, in a house full of secrets and chaos.
The princes and princesses of the hip hop world return for Season 2 of WE tv’s Growing Up Hip Hop on Thursday, October 13 at 10p. Angela Simmons, Romeo Miller, Damon “Boogie” Dash, Kristinia DeBarge, TJ Mizell and Egypt Criss will be joined by newcomers Andre King and Briana Isaacs.
Cross-platform report The Naked Truth: Rigged, including a primetime documentary, in-depth digital reports and a mobile game, explores how democratic institutions are being hijacked and what you can do about it. Doc bows Sunday, September 25 at 8p on Fusion.
El Rey Network is launching a new series of specials featuring short films from independent filmmakers from around the world. The People’s Network Showcase will air as a 2-hour quarterly programming event. The People’s Network Showcase: Horror Edition, hosted by John Carpenter and featuring 10 short horror films submitted by rising independent filmmakers, debuts Sunday, October 30 at 8p and 10p.
Snapped: Notorious – The Menendez Brothers launches Sunday, October 2 at 9p on Oxygen. The two-hour special investigates the case of Erik and Lyle Menendez fatally shooting their parents in 1989 and the ensuing trial.
Illusionist Criss Angel returns to A&E in Criss Angel Trick’d Up, airing Wednesday, October 12 at 9p. The one-hour special features Angel and his crew, The Supernaturalists, as they hit the road to shock unsuspecting bystanders and celebrity guests.
TV One’s News One Now is devoting today’s broadcast to the grand opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Content includes the dedication ceremony with President Barack Obama and the “Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration” festival featuring artists such as Public Enemy, Sweet Honey in the Rock and The Roots.
Stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco asks the question, Why Would You Do That? in his upcoming Showtime comedy event. Premiering Saturday, October 1 at 10p, the special features Maniscalco as he invites the audience to take a look at their habits through the lens of his old-world, Italian-American upbringing.
Cougar Town’s Carolyn Hennesy has joined Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. She’ll recur as Toni, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Debuts Friday, November 25
All in the family: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s David Hornsby guest stars in a November episode of Fox comedy New Girl. Hornsby is the husband of Bones star Emily Deschanel, sister of New Girl’s Zooey Deschanel.
Hilarie Burton (One Tree Hill) nabbed a guest spot in new FOX drama Lethal Weapon. She’ll play tough, smart DEA investigator Karen Palmer.
TheBlaze has entered a multi-year linear agreement to bring the TheBlaze TV to video distributors utilizing Vubiquity’s linear distribution platform. “We are sympathetic to the costs facing small to mid-sized operators and are taking steps to make it easier than ever to add TheBlaze to channel lineups,” said Stewart Padveen, President of TheBlaze.
Close to 100,000 media professionals. Hundreds of seminars and workshops across four days and 15 venues. All this can mean only one thing…Advertising Week is here. Taking place in New York City through Sept. 30, the 13th annual Advertising Week focuses on the industry’s most important topics, from innovations in technology to creative storytelling and data. Rod Granger caught up with Matt Scheckner, CEO, Advertising Week and Stillwell Partners, for a snapshot of the week.
Cynopsis: How has the event evolved since it launched?
Scheckner: This is the 13th edition here in New York City and the 18th global edition, overall. Looking back to 2004 when we began, the dominant variable is the rise and “Mainstreaming” of digital and the growth of the thought leadership agenda, on the whole.
Cynopsis: What are some of the highlights that people should be looking for this year?
Scheckner: The Town Hall “Super Sessions” which are all new for this year, will be outstanding, with such industry leaders as Snapchat’s Imran Khan; Oscar winning filmmaker Paul Haggis; Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on stage with GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra; P&G CMO Marc Pritchard; FOX & the NFL with Joe Buck and Michael Strahan; Arianna Huffington on stage with Mark Cuban, and many more leading luminaries.
Cynopsis: What advice/tips would you give to first time attendees to take full advantage of the event?
Scheckner: The challenge is navigating quality and quantity …. There are about 270 seminars to choose from. Go beyond your core competency or areas of interest; it’s a tremendous learning opportunity.
According to a study from IPG Media Lab, Forbes and Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, branded content leads to 59% higher recall than other digital advertising, including native and display ads. The study also found that consumers are 14% more likely to search for more content from a company after an impression of branded content. Finally, the study found that branded content is only improving; in fact, there’s been a 17% improvement in brand recall as compared to a 2013 study. You can take a look at the full study here. And to learn more about how to produce the kind of branded content advertisers are looking for, check out the October 20 Cynopsis webinar: http://www.cynopsis.com/webinar/produce-branded-content-advertisers-need-now
AT&T’s soon-to-launch virtual-MVPD service, DirecTV Now, is set to become the company’s dominant video service in the next three to five years, unseating AT&T U-verse and the DirecTV satellite service, reports Bloomberg, citing sources close to the development of the service. The predictions came this week as AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson told a Goldman Sachs investor conference in New York that the service is on track to launch by the end of 2016 with more than 100 channels, initially targeting the approximate 20 million Americans who don’t pony up for pay-TV.
CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service, and Instagram have teamed to feature curated Instagram stories in CBSN’s live streaming coverage for the presidential and vice presidential debates. As part of the partnership, Instagram Stories created by CBSN anchors and CBS News correspondents and contributors, including Nancy Cordes, Vladimir Duthiers, Major Garrett, Reena Ninan, Will Rahn and Bob Schieffer, will be integrated into CBSN’s anchored coverage before and after each debate, along with stories from political experts and voters across the country. CBSN will also curate questions from voters to inform coverage of the debates.
Showtime is giving viewers the chance to watch the Season 7 premiere of Shameless across multiple platforms ahead of its linear premiere on Sunday, October 2 at 9p. The episode is available to view for free via YouTube, SHO.com, iTunes and SVOD platforms.
Smithsonian Channel launches on StarHub TV in Singapore on September 27, marking the network’s first expansion outside of North America.
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The series premiere of CBS’s MacGyver on Friday averaged A 1.7 rating among A18-49 and 10.9 million viewers, besting every other broadcast series on the night. Fox freshman The Exorcist had a softer opening, with 1.0 in the demo and 2.9 million viewers.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Thursday, September 22, 2016 time period averages.
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD
Thursday Night Kickoff 5.1/10, NFL Football 10.6/19
Grey’s Anatomy 5.8/10, Notorious 3.7/6, How to Get Away with Murder 3.6/7
Superstore 3.6/6, The Good Place 3.5/6, Chicago Med 4.7/8, Blacklist 4.2/8
Rosewood 2.5/4, Pitch 2.7/5
Silvana Sin Lana 0.9/2, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso 1.1/2, Senora Acero 3: La Coyote 1.2/2
Despertar Contigo 0.9/2, Tres Veces Ana 1.1/2, Color e la Pasion 1.0/2
Flash 0.6/1, Supernatural 0.4/1
Thursday A19-49 Analysis: CBS 4.3/17, ABC 1.7/6, NBC 1.4/5, FOX 0.9/4, TELE 0.8/3, UNI 0.6/2, CW 0.2/1
Hero4Hire Creative has hired Daniel Flynn as Animation Director. Flynn last served as Animation Director at Soup2Nuts where he directed the PBS series, Astroblast.
This Day in History: 1962 The Beverly Hillbillies debuted on CBS.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Dermot Mulroney was cast in a reboot, which never passed the pilot stage, of which 1970s series? The Rockford Files (1974-1980). Kudos to: Marion Z. Murphy-GroupM Direct/NYC; Andrew Goldman-TVtibi/NYC; Jordan Bienstock-Katz Broadcasting/Atlanta, GA; Alejandro Sacasa-Albavision/Miami, FL; Matthew Sharp Fera-McgarryBowen/Chicago, IL; Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station, TX; John J. Wood-Wood Agency/Los Angeles, CA; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank, CA; Susan Nessanbaum- Goldberg-M and S Entertainment,Inc./Los Angeles, CA.
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Initial This: RW played DS in TO (Email [email protected]; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia will be posted along with the answer on www.Cynopsis.com.)
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
ABC: Dancing With the Stars, Presidential Debate
CBS: The Big Bang Theory, Kevin Can Wait, Presidential Debate
CW: Supergirl, Supergirl
FOX: Gotham, Presidential Debate
NBC: The Voice, Presidential Debate
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Presidential Debate
Telemundo: La Gran Batalla, La Gran Batalla
Univision: Despertar Contigo, Clinton Vs. Trump: El Debate
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