Discovery: Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings at 8p
Facebook Watch: Peace of Mind with Taraji at 9p
HBO: We’re Here at 9p
HGTV: Love It or List It at 8p
Netflix: The King’s Affection, The Baby-Sitters Club
PBS: Independent Lens at 10p
TLC: The Family Chantel at 8p
CW: Roswell, New Mexico at 9p
DIY: Restoring Galveston at 9p
IN THE NEWS
Netflix ordered spinoff “That Nineties Show,” with Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp reprising their “That Seventies Show” roles as Red and Kitty Forman. Set in 1995 Wisconsin, the comedy follows the daughter of Eric and Donna during her summer visit with her grandparents. Smith and Rupp will also serve as executive producers, alongside the comedy’s creators, Gregg Mettler, Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner and their daughter, Lindsay Turner.
HBO Max greenlit “Atlas of the Heart,” based on the book by Dr. Brene Brown, Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connections and the Language of Human Experience. Brown will executive produce the eight-part unscripted series for Weird Lucy Productions alongside Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager, Barb Bialkowski and Jared Morell for Den of Thieves. Meaghan Rady will serve as executive producer and showrunner. “By bringing Dr. Brown’s extensive research to life through film, television, and pop culture, we are able to demonstrate deep connection and insight that will resonate with our viewers,” said Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max.
The first four weeks of football season, NFL games are averaging 17.3 million viewers on TV and digital, up 17% over last year and up 3% over pre-pandemic 2019. The top 21 rated shows since the start of the season were all NFL games, topped by Tampa Bay Buccaneer Tom Brady’s return to New England, which averaged 26.7 million viewers.
It appears celebrity chef Bobby Flay is leaving Food Network after 27 years. He and the network were reportedly unable to come to terms on a new contract. Flay has starred in numerous series for the net, from “Grillin’ and Chillin’” to “Beat Bobby Flay.”
Also unable to reach a deal on a new contract – yet – are IATSE and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Five days of negotiations last week ended in a stalemate, with talks resuming today. In a memo to union members, IATSE President Matthew Loeb said negotiations will end within “days not weeks,” with a strike that would shut down shooting on TV and films. Pay TV channels, which operate under a separate contract, are not affected.
C-SPAN drew fire for covering Donald Trump’s “Campaign 2024” rally in Iowa on Saturday evening. Critics online questioned why C-SPAN, which covers proceedings in the House of Representatives and Senate, would air a gathering for a candidate who has not officially announced yet.
“Talk the talk, but more importantly, walk the walk. Never expect your team to do something you wouldn’t do yourself,” advises Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discover & Factual for Discovery, Animal Planet and Science Channel and one of the fantastic Top Women in Media honorees. To join us for an evening of more stand-out leaders at the Awards Gala on October 27 in NYC, register today! Vaccine mandate and all CDC protocols to gather safely are in place; limited tickets remain. Questions? Contact Gayle@cynopsis.com.
|NEW & RETURNING SERIES
Adult Swim and Crunchyroll’s “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” is set to premiere Saturday, November 13 at midnight with two back-to-back episodes.
Season 19 of “Secrets of the Dead” launches Wednesday, October 20 at 10p on PBS (check local listings), tracking Ferdinand Magellan’s unexpectedly long expedition to the Spice Islands.
Amazon Prime’s “Hanna” is back for season three Wednesday, November 24. The drama follows a young woman trained to be an assassin, who is trying to free herself from the sinister organization that trained her.
Esports Business Summit is kicking off in just one week! Don’t miss out on this three-day event featuring Workshops, Big-Name Keynotes, the Tempest Awards Gala, After-Parties, and so much more. One-day passes now available – lock in your registration before it’s too late.
Animated series “Geronimo Stilton” is joining the lineup of Future Today streaming platform HappyKids this month. It’s the second deal for Atlantyca Entertainment and Future Today.
Season 13 of the BBC’s “Doctor Who” debuts Sunday, October 31 on BBC One and BBC America. The season, called “Doctor Who: Flux,” will be the last for Jodie Whitaker.
The next batch of episodes for the 11th and final season of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” premiere February 20. No timeframe has been given yet for the final eight episodes of the zombie drama.
Bloodthirsty leprechauns! Killer monkeys! “Crossing Swords” returns to Hulu for 10-episode season two on Friday, December 10.
Call for Submissions: Cynopsis is producing our annual Holiday Programming Guide, which comes out on October 28 and will be sent to all Cynopsis subscribers. If your network has holiday programming airing from November 3 through January 1, please send your listing to Lynn@Cynopsis.com and firstname.lastname@example.org no later October 15 with the subject line: Holiday Guide. To be included, programs must be listed by date, title of program, and start times, in the following format: “Thursday, November 19: Network Name: My One Christmas Wish at 9a, Paper Angels at 11a, 12 Days of Giving at 1p”. Holiday-related programs only! A confirmation email will be sent following each submission (if you don’t receive a confirmation email, please resubmit).
The sophomore run of “Canada’s Drag Race” premieres in the US on WOW Presents Plus on Thursday, October 14 at 9p.
A two-hour “Nash Bridges” reunion movie premieres on USA Network Saturday, November 2. Don Johnson and Cheech Marin reprise their roles for the film, based on the 1996-2001 series created by Carlton Cuse.
Performers for this year’s “CMT Artists of the Year” special include Mickey Guyton with Yola; Boyz II Men with Kevin Olusola of Pentatonix; Kelsea Ballerini and her fellow tourmates Jonas Brothers; and Walker Hayes. The show airs live on Wednesday, October 13 at 9p on CMT.
“Psych 3: This Is Gus” premieres Thursday, November 24 on Peacock. Dule Hill and James Roday Rodgriguez star in the series-turned- film franchise.
Global Screen has sold mini-series “Dark Woods” to international territories including Japan (NHK Enterprises), CIS (Mauris Film), Poland (Canal +), Czech Republic (Ceska Televize), Slovenia (RTV Slovenija), Latvia (Latvian Television), Lithuania (LRT), India and sub-continents (BookMyShow) and French-speaking Switzerland (RTS).
Canadian production companies Connect3 Media and Yap Films are partnering with Russian producer 1-2-3 Production to co-develop “Seventy-Two” (wt), a docuseries exploring the USSR vs. Canada ice hockey rivalry.
About Premium Content has secured new international sales for its Belgian scripted series “Unseen” with ZDFneo in Germany, MHz Choice in the USA and Canada, serieclub and Salto in France, Showjet in Russia, Media4Fun in Poland and Streamz in Belgium. Finnish spy thriller “Shadow Lines” has been sold to Sundance Now for the US and Canada, Viasat World for Epic Drama across Central & Eastern Europe and CIS, AMC Networks International Southern Europe (Spain and Portugal) and Filmin for Spain, SBS for Australia, Okko for Russia and Proximus for Belgium.
FilmRise has inked an exclusive deal with Fuji Television Network through its distribution arm Fuji Creative Corporation to bring domestic and international audiences the hit culinary cook-off series, “Iron Chef.” FilmRise has secured all SVOD and AVOD rights and will also present the series on its FilmRise Streaming Network.
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OWN was Tuesday night’s #1 cable network among African-American W25-54/18-49/18+ and Households (#1 non-news cable net for A.A. P2+) in Live+3 Nielsens, driven by “Queen Sugar.” Additionally, “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” and “Family or Fiancé” made OWN Saturday night’s #1 network on all of TV for African-American W25-54/W18-49/18+ and the night’s #1 non-sports cable net for A.A. P25-54/18-49, P2+, and Households.
Streaming Nielsen Top 10 for the week of September 6
Show, # episodes, minutes (millions)
Clickbait (Netflix), 8, 1108
Lucifer (Netflix), 93 1052
Manifest (Netflix), 42, 831
Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror (Netflix), 5, 691
Criminal Minds (Netflix), 316, 649
Grey’s Anatomy (Netflix), 376, 641
CoComelon (Netflix), 12, 636
NCIS (Netflix), 353, 546
Money Heist (Netflix), 41, 538
Heartland (Netflix), 215, 498
Source: Nielsen SVOD Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu, and Netflix), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing through Television.
Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Thursday, October 7, 2021
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: Station 19 4.29 (0.6), Grey’s Anatomy 4.04 (0.6)
CBS: Young Sheldon 7.12 (0.7), United States of Al 4.84 (0.5), Ghosts 5.52 (0.6), Bull 4.18 (0.4)
CW: Coroner 0.55 (0.1), The Outpost 0.32 (0.0)
ION: Chicago PD 0.95 (0.2), Chicago PD 0.88 (0.1), Chicago PD 0.85 (0.1)
FOX: NFL Football 14.76 (4.17)
NBC: Law & Order: SVU 2.37 (9.4), Law & Order: SVU 3.88 (0.9), Law & Order: Organized Crime 3.20 (0.6)
Telemundo: La Casa de los Famosos 1.30 (0.4), Hercai: Amor y Venganza, 1.50 (0.4), Malverde: el Santo Patron 1.07 (0.3)
Univision: Seleccion EE UU 1.08 (0.3), Seleccion Mexicana 1.92 (0.7)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages
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Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
On which comedy did Paul Reubens recur as a murder suspect, and David Arquette as a taxidermist? “Pushing Daisies” (2007-09). Kudos to: Scott Jenkins-Gracenote/Queensbury, NY; Joy Watson Jarrell-BroadBased/Jacksonville, FL; Charles Lore/NYC; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA; Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA; Kate Fonshell- Running Place/Ardmore, PA.
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The title character in which series had a rival named Mandark? (Email email@example.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.)
TECHNICAL PRODUCT MANAGER >>
WEATHER GROUP/ALLEN MEDIA/ATLANTA, GA: Manage & drive the full product lifecycle from digital product strategy to product development to product maintenance. Lead the evaluation & refinement of the existing technology stack & design the desired future-state products; and lead the release management process. 3-5 years of product management experience & technical product. Full info HERE (10/25)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER >>
WEATHER GROUP/ALLEN MEDIA/ATLANTA, GA: Lead a team of producers & associate producers for live programming. Develop topical, engaging climate & sustainability content. Supervise the segment producers for all live and taped segments, making sure broadcast needs are consistently being met. 5 yrs recent and significant live television/control room & production/development experience req. Full info HERE (10/25)
SENIOR DIGITAL DATA ANALYST >>
WEATHER GROUP/ALLEN MEDIA/ATLANTA, GA: Produce dashboards with Looker, Excel to provide routine reporting to clients & internal stakeholders. Design & execute ad hoc analyses to answer questions about digital performance. Collaborate with internal & external stakeholders to manage data logistics. 4+ yrs of direct experience w/analytics, data mining & advanced analytical modeling req. Full info HERE (10/25)
CONTENT QUALITY ASSURANCE SUPERVISOR
Responsible for monitoring and reporting the status of A+E Network’s content publishing and related assets. Ensure all A+E media assets are delivered to partner package requirements and SLA’s. Must have familiarity with distribution products. Desired knowledge of partner platforms such as Amazon, Apple, Comcast, Pluto, Roku. Full info HERE (10/21)
AVID SYSTEMS ENGINEER
Support Post-Production and Production during the evening shift (2pm-10pm). Will provide technical support for our NY based Production & Post-Production facility including install/config/troubleshooting Systems include the Avid suite, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Premiere/Aftereffects), Telestream Vantage, Vidchecker, Spectra Logic Full info HERE (10/21)
ADMINISTRATOR, GLOBAL ACQUISITIONS
Resp for the procurement, receipt, registration & processing of incoming Acquired Movies, Acquired Series for all A+E Network brands along with Lifetime Original Movies. 2 yrs of exp & understanding of movie formats. General knowledge of broadcast technical specs (video codecs, audio channel configs, closed captioning, post-production workflows). Full info HERE (10/21)
MANAGER, AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT & ANALYSIS – STREAMING TV
Manage audience development and performance analysis and work with Program Strategy and Marketing teams on program/promo planning, scheduling and programming acquisitions. Analyze the performance of Streaming TV Channels, programming and promotion to optimize and grow viewership. 4+ yrs experience with 2+ yrs in a creative organization required. Full info HERE (10/21)
MANAGER, AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT & ANALYSIS – SOCIAL
Manage audience development and content strategy & work with cross-functional brand team to develop & execute programming plans. Analyze the performance of all published content & establish effective feedback loops. Define & implement best practices for social media channel optimization. 4 yrs work exp with 2 yrs in programming and/or audience dev. Full info HERE (10/21)
DIRECTOR, PUBLIC RELATIONS
SILVER SPRING, MD
Works directly with the PR department Senior Vice President on developing PR strategy and campaign plans. Generate publicity for network programming & branding in consumer, business & trade press. Manage all press materials, including releases, bio captions, talking points, pitches & media correspondence. Min of 8 years related experience req. Full info HERE (10/20)
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT & ASSET PLANNER, PUBLIC RELATIONS
SILVER SPRING, MD
Schedule appointments/meetings & maintain/update the daily calendar of the SVP, Public Relations. Display confidence in functioning as administrative liaison to internal TV One departments, external vendors, executives & consultants. Extensive experience in travel itineraries & preparing travel & expense reports. Min of 8 yrs admin exp req. Full info HERE (10/20)
SALES PLANNER >>
REELZ, NY: Create/revise upfront/scatter media plans, account stewardship & serve as agency liaison. Should be comfortable presenting and cultivating agency relationships. A min. 5 yrs ad sales exp. Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong media math skills. Proficient in Wide Orbit, MS Suite. Full info HERE (10/20)
SALES ASSISTANT >>
REELZ, NY: Maintain agency accounts including upfront and scatter order entry, campaign changes, and product allocations. Assist Account Executives and work closely with the Director of Inventory Control. Bachelor’s Degree required. Proficient in Excel & PowerPoint. Full info HERE (10/20)
DIRECT RESPONSE SALES PLANNER >>
REELZ, NY: Support AE’s/management with all aspects of direct response sales effort. Create and maintain deals, monitor inventory/sellout levels to optimize & monetize pricing, primary liaison between sales, traffic, and agency contacts. Proficient in Wide Orbit, MS Suite. Full info HERE (10/20)
DIRECT RESPONSE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE >>
REELZ, NY: 5+ years exp in direct-to-consumer ad sales. Strong knowledge of current DTC/performance driven marketplace. Grow and develop new revenue opportunities. Full info HERE (10/20)
MANAGER, SLAES PLANNING & ANALYSIS >>
REELZ, NY: Create, maintain and provide forecasts and analyses on advertising revenue, pricing, inventory, research data for P&I and Research groups across multiple networks/platforms. 3+years of finance or National Ad Sales exp. Knowledge of media math, research terminology, Wide Orbit and national ad sales planning. Full info HERE (10/20)
Build strategic media plans in response to RFPs and proactive proposal requests. Work hand-in-hand with AE’s on renewals, upsells, make-goods, cancellations, and assisting in development of QBRs. Maintain pricing integrity & utilize historical data to provide strategic recommendations. Min of 3+ years experience working in a similar role required. Full info HERE (10/19)
NY, LA or TELE
Demonstrate WO Network software to clients, answer technical questions (RFPs), & assist Sales team. Maintain databases, work closely with our product development team, & stay in touch with the product roadmaps. 3+ yrs of WO Network sales experience; a strong understanding of the network sales landscape & media industry. Willingness to travel req. Full info HERE (10/18)
VP, BRAND EDITING
CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS
Manages creative editor staff, ensures highest technical, creative & executional standards for On-Air Promos across linear, digital & social platforms. 8-10 yr. supervisory exp, min 12 yr. exp editing short form. Degree in related field required. Strong technical skills, Adobe CC2020BA and MAM environment for asset management preferred. Full info HERE (10/16)
INVENTORY ANALYST >>
TENNIS CHANNEL/HYBRID REMOTE/NYC, NY: Work with the inventory and sales teams to help maximize the use of Commercial Inventory. Identify premium program opportunities and create packages to monetize high rated inventory and generate and distribute inventory reports. Strong functional knowledge of media ad sales planning and traffic required. Full info HERE (10/16)
MANAGER, MULTIPLATFORM RESEARCH AND ANALYTICS >>
AMC NETWORKS/NYC/NY: Responsible for compiling and tracking KPIs across TVE, VOD, SVOD, and AVOD/FAST sources. Managing digital estimating in the form of analyses & reports and create compelling analyses and presentations related to understanding viewing of AMCN digital content to both technical and non-technical stakeholders. 3-5 yrs of exp working in digital media. Full info HERE (10/16)
DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL CONTENT
Lead campaign development and day-to-day management of marketing content and digital platforms. Key creative leadership position, building and executing multi-platform marketing campaigns that leverage creative content as the key asset. Passionate about creative design and has a natural desire to build innovative and impactful marketing campaigns. Full info HERE (10/16)
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER >>
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS/WASHINGTON DC OR CHICAGO: Support development of corporate & series content. Collaborate to ensure Program goals, marketing plans & messaging platforms are incorporated into Campaign Production assets. Aid in script writing, with a focus on storytelling – elevating & supporting brand initiatives. 5 yrs of Production, Creative, Marketing and/or Advertising agency experience. Full info HERE (10/16)
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS/WASHINGTON DC OR CHICAGO: Conceptualize & produce video content to effectively reach & communicate with target audience, with a focus on Leadership Team and Program deliverables. Ensure Program goals, marketing plans and messaging platforms are incorporated into Campaign Production assets. 10 yrs of Production, Creative, Marketing and or Advertising agency experience. Full info HERE (10/15)
RESEARCH ANALYST >>
GAC MEDIA/NYC, NY: Track Nielsen data day-by-day in both broadcast & cable television. Ability to project ratings in line with the strategic focus and direction established of the advertising sales team. Understand programming with an emphasis on the various streams of data, including Live, Live + Same Day and Live +3. 2-4 years of experience working in Research req. Full info HERE (10/15)
FRED ROGERS PRODUCTIONS
Create organizational, tracking, and filing systems for all series material. Create processes for and oversee upload and archive of all production material & related metadata to digital asset management system. Create & manage schedules for delivery and review of scripts and production elements. 3 years of production experience in related required. Full info HERE (10/15)
CONTENT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, PRODUCTION FACILITY & CONTENT MANAGEMENT
SILVER SPRING MD
Workflow Management; including tracking and finalizing all orders for linear content within the Media Asset Management system, while making adjustments as deadlines change and new work is introduced. Placing requests in context, and resolving discrepancies in order to maximize efficiencies. 3 years of prior experience working in related field. Full info HERE (10/14)
DIGITAL CONTENT SCHEDULING SPECIALIST
SILVER SPRING MD
Primary operational point of contact for all departments as it pertains to STB VOD, App and OTT initiatives. Process monthly VOD, OTT, and App schedules/schedule changes. Manages metadata entry of digital content, ads and promotions to be pitched to TV One and CLEO TV STB universe of Affiliates. 5+ years of exp in Cable Broadcast and Digital Media. Full info HERE (10/14)
MANAGER, PRODUCTION FACILITY OPERATIONS & CONTENT MANAGEMENT
SILVER SPRING MD
Create and track edit schedules for the production facility editors. Review technical QC Reports and approve programs for air; or coordinate replacement or editing. Spot check content to determine a pass or fail status. Ensure timely and accurate delivery of all original program. 7 years of prior experience working in operations and/or production. Full info HERE (10/14)
LONG STORY SHORT MEDIA/WASHINGTON, DC: Leads creative and production process from pre-production to delivery. The Producer will work directly with the client and the LSS team. 5+ years exp, with agency, network, or production company. Full Info HERE (10/13)
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER >>
LONG STORY SHORT MEDIA/WASHINGTON, DC: Assist producers throughout pre, field, and post-production, generate creative concepts per project, craft proposals, conduct research and assemble briefing materials. 2+ year exp with an agency, network or production company. Full Info HERE (10/13)
CONTENT COORDINATOR, NETWORK OPERATIONS
SILVER SPRING, MD
Edit, time out, prepare & update the daily broadcast log through the insertion of promo filler, network ids and interstitial material. Optimize primary & secondary promotional events in daily logs via Grip It and Broadway Traffic Systems. Identify and allocate available time and assign deadlines. 4 years of Broadcast Operations experience required. Full info HERE (10/12)
GRAPHICS COORDINATOR, NETWORK OPERATIONS
SILVER SPRING, MD
Enter secondary event triggers into the daily programming log to support on-air promotions and sales initiatives. Manage and maintain the process of data entry and data transfer into Grip It for proper secondary events scheduling. Accurately QC graphic elements per on-air specs. At least 4 year of Broadcast Operations experience required. Full info HERE (10/12)
MANAGER, CROSS-PLATFORM INSIGHTS – NHL
Creation of research tactics, insights and storylines surrounding sports programming and sports consumers. Generate knowledge points on emerging sports and new content platforms. Provide leadership in staff development, project management and capacity planning. Exp with Nielsen software is req. 5+ years of exp in television, 3+ years as a manager. Full info HERE (10/11)
VICE PRESIDENT, APT SYNDICATION AND PREMIUM SERVICE
AMERICAN PUBLIC TELEVISION
Strategic planning; broadcast and digital initiatives; diversity, equity and inclusion; & mapping the future of APT. Lead, manage & motivate the organization’s leading prime time content department as well as others throughout organization in various projects. Develop, manage & forecast annual budgets & updates. 5-10 yrs related media experience. Full info HERE (10/11)
|MONDAY OCTOBER 11
ABC: Dancing With the Stars, The Good Doctor
CBS: The Neighborhood, Bob Hearts Abishola, NCIS, NCIS: Hawai’i
CW: Roswell, New Mexico, Roswell, New Mexico [f]
FOX: 9-1-1, The Big Leap
NBC: The Voice, Ordinary Joe
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Roadshow, Independent Lens [p]
Telemundo: La Casa de los Famosos, Hercai: Amor y Venganza, Malverde: el Santo Patron
Univision: Disenando Tu Amor, Si Nos Dejan, La Desalmada