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Thursday October 28, 2021
A&E: City Confidential at 10p
The CW: Walker at 8p
HBO Max: Love Life
Netflix: The Motive, Paraiso, Selena + Chef, Takki
Paramount+: Star Trek: Prodigy
Shudder: Horror Noire
FX: What We Do in the Shadows at 10p
VICE: Dark Side of the Ring at 9p
IN THE NEWS
Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, LLC acquired HBCUGo.TV, the leading media provider for the nation’s 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, from Symonds-Evans Media, LLC. The move expands AMG’s reach to the African American Community, cements it relationship with HBCUs, and provides culturally significant content to national and global audiences. As part of the deal, AMG has acquired HBCUGo.TV’s library of more than 5,000 hours of content featuring HBCU students and alumni.
PR veteran Mia Ammer exited Paramount as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications of Paramount TV, according to Deadline. Ammer’s position was reportedly eliminated. The news comes in the wake of the Studio coming under the purview of Showtime CEO David Nevins.
Voting has begun for the 2021 “People’s Choice Awards.” Celebrating all forms of entertainment, winners are chosen entirely by the people. This year’s film field was led by “F9: The Fast Saga,” which received eight nominations including “Movie of 2021” and individual nods for Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron and John Cena. Marvel’s “Loki” scored five nominations in the TV category, including “Show of 2021,” with “Ted Lasso,” “This Is Us” and Grey’s Anatomy each garnering four. Fans can vote online at www.votepca.com or on Twitter. The ceremony will air on Tuesday, December 7 at 9p on both NBC and E!
The Country Music Association announced additional performers for “The 55th Annual CMA Awards.” Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, Chris Stapleton, Chris Young and Kane Brown will all be taking the stage. Hosted by Luke Bryan, the ceremony will be broadcast live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, November 10 at 8p on ABC.
FOX News Channel will present special live coverage of the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races, as well as the New York City mayoral race on Tuesday, November 2. Beginning at 3p, Martha MacCallum will anchor “The Story” from Virginia. At 7p, chief political anchor Bret Baier (“Special Report”) and MacCallum will helm a one-hour election special, “Democracy 2021: Virginia Showdown.”
U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice led a group of Members of Congress to call on seven major cable providers to expand the availability of Jewish television programming across the country. Letters were addressed to CEOs of Altice USA, AT&T, Charter Communications, Comcast, Cox Communication, Dish Network and Verizon Communications. An excerpt from the letter read, “Culturally specific programming fosters community and, for those outside the community, exposure to Jewish programming can be an important and effective antidote to the scourge of hate and bigotry agains Jewish people.”
Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold will return to co-host the 2021 “Soul Train Awards,” bowing Sunday, November 28 at 8p on BET and BET Her from the world-famous Apollo. Celebrating the best in soul music and the iconic show’s 50th anniversary, the event recognizes top talent in soul, R&B and hip hop.
NBCUniversal News Group inked a multi-year exclusive partnership with the Aspen Ideas Festival, the annual gathering of policy and political leaders in Aspen, CO. The plans will bring the festival events to NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and streamer Peacock, as well as other news brands. NBCU News Group and the Aspen Institute will work together to create content for the event, which takes place June 25 to July 1. NBCU is taking the place of longtime media partner The Atlanta.
The stars shined bright last night as the 2021 Top Women of Media gathered to celebrate and inspire their peers at the Awards Gala in NYC. Catch up here for the full list of honorees and Distinguished Companies, see pictures from last night’s event and a digital souvenir program book. Thank you to all the women and their colleagues, family and friends who made the night truly memorable. Thanks also to our Platinum Sponsors: TurnkeyZRG and Sucherman, a ZRG company, Fox Sports, and Vevo.
|PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
Scott Evans, host of USA Network’s “America’s Big Deal,” inked an overall talent and development deal with NBCUniversal, expanding his on-screen and offscreen work with the company. He’ll work with networks including NBC, USA Network, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, Syfy, Universal Kids and Peacock for unscripted hosting opportunities. The pact also includes a first-look at projects to develop as a producer.
Choreographer Laurieann Gibson, who’s worked with Lady Gaga, Megan Thee Stallion and Britney Spears, partnered with Jeff Collins and Catalina Content to develop “ICON.” The talent competition series aims to discover and cultivate the next global pop icon. Gibson will serve as an executive producer and a main judge on the series.
Magilla Entertainment has struck an exclusive, multi-year overall deal with Chris Deaux and his production label Two Fifteen West Entertainment. Magilla and Deaux will co-produce a variety of unscripted series and specials, which are already underway at Peacock, AMC, BET and HGTV.
Cobra Kai creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald’s Counterbalance Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television acquired the rights to Marc Fisher’s Washington Post article “Powerball mystery: Someone in this tiny town won $ 731 million. Now everyone wants a piece of it.” According to Deadline, the group are adapting the story into a half-hour comedy series with Sony TV. The search for a writer is currently underway.
“Mexican Beverly Hills” is being developed for CBS by Erick Galindo, Aaron Izek and Wilmer Valderrama, reports Deadline. The family comedy is inspired by Galindo’s New York Times essay of the same name. It explores the story of a working-class Mexican-American family that moves to the wealthy, heavily Latinx city of Downey.
Casting Notes: E.R. Fightmaster (“Shrill”) set to recur as first nonbinary doctor on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” …Forest Whitaker, Marion Cotillard, Tobey Maguire and Eiza Gonzales have joined the cast of Apple TV+’s anthology drama, “Extrapolations.”
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
HLN’s “Real Life Nightmare” bows its third season on Sunday, November 14 at 9p on CNN Headline News. The docu-series centers on personal mysteries and unexplained deaths that continue to baffle investigators and horrify those left behind.
Documentary “Black And Missing” premieres Tuesday, November 23 on HBO with back-to-back episodes, reports Deadline. The four-part series from Geeta Gandbhir and Soledad O’Brien the doc focuses on Black missing persons cases and exposes the stark disparity in media coverage of white and black missing persons.
JoJo Siwa searches for the next big girl group on reality dance competition “Siwas Dance Pop Revolution.” The new Peacock Original series debuts Monday, November 15 at 7p on YTV.
AMC+ released the trailer for “Anna.” The original drama, created and directed by Italian filmmaker and author Niccolo Ammaniti, and inspired by one of his best-selling novels, tells the story of a ravaged world destroyed by a virus that kills adults, but spares children. The series makes its U.S. premiere on AMC+ on Thursday, November 18.
Meanwhile, Netflix debuted it trailer for “True Story.” The seven-episode limited series from “Narcos” and “Narcos” Mexico” showrunner Eric Newman, stars Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes as brothers facing intense and dangerous situations. It premieres globally on Wednesday November 24.
Showtime kicks off its multiyear Hip Hop 50 initiative with three documentaries celebrating the history of the storied music genre. “Video Music Box” (wt), premiering Friday, December 3 at 8p, chronicles the longest-running music video show in the world. “Ricky Powell: The Individualist,” debuting Friday, December 10 at 8p, centers on the against-all-odds story of the NYC photographer. “Rolling Like Thunder,” bowing Friday, December 17 at 8p, delves into the underground world and history of freight train and graffiti culture, uncovering stories of myth-like artists, remarkable romances and more.
Do you work in entertainment, programming, content, marketing, tech, talent recruitment? Do you work with really smart people who deserve to be recognized? If you answered yes to any of those questions, see the full list of categories for the Best of the Best and Rising Stars Awards and submit your nominations by tomorrow October 29th. (If you answered no, see our Jobs section and maybe next year you’ll be a Rising Star.)
MNI Targeted Media, a division of the Meredith Corporation, announced the results of a survey of marketers regarding the sources they rely on for business purposes. It revealed that a majority preferred social media over traditional media and high-profile individuals with established digital presences. Overall, the survey found 50% (220 respondents out of 401) rely on Facebook, first; followed by Instagram and YouTube.
WWE struck an exclusive multiyear deal with Fox Entertainment’s Blockchain Creative Labs to launch an NFT marketplace for licensed digital WWE tokens and collectibles. As per the agreement, WWE will create “authentic NFTs that celebrate the company’s entire catalog of digital assets.” It includes iconic moments, WWE Superstars and tentpole events like WrestleMania and SummerSlam. The marketplace’s name and launch date will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
Redbox secured a deal with Team Whistle to have their Palomino Media Group handle direct sales for the advertiser-supported streaming video platform. Redbox has been aggressively expanding its free streaming efforts and recently surpasses 120 FAST channels with additions including Yahoo! Finance, 10 local news channels from Cox Media Group and children’s channel Happy Kids.
Haystack News launched a live-stream of Newsy, the national news network owned by the E.W. Scripps Company. The opinion-free net serves audiences with 14 news bureaus across the country, providing 17 hours of daily information.
PBS is offering a free collection of streaming content via its PBS Video App and PBS.org throughout November. Among the highlights: “The Oratorio: A Documentary with Martin Scorsese” bowing Friday, November 5 at 9p followed by “Da Ponte’s Oratorio: A Concert for New York” at 10p; INDEPENDENT LENS “Ferguson Rise” on Monday, November 8 at 10p; and VOCES on PBS “American Exile” on Tuesday, November 16 at 10p.
Tubi’s upcoming list of November titles features its first-ever original animated series. “The Freak Brothers,” starring Wood Harrelson, Tiffany Haddish, Pete Davidson and John Goodman, follows the adventures of three stoners and their sardonic cat. It bows Sunday, November 14.
Discovery+ released its November programming slate. Holiday Central hub launching on Monday, November 1, includes scripted feature “Candy Coated Christmas” with Ree Drummond amd “Home Town: Ben’s Holiday Workshop.” The network also welcomes Kendra Wilkinson, embarking on a new real estate career, in “Kendra Sells Hollywood,” bowing Wednesday, November 17. In addition, “Foodgod” features the lifelong foodie visiting restaurant hotspots with celebrity friends like Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian West, debuting Sunday, November 14, and “90 Day: The Single Life,” focusing on favorite newly single cast members, premiering Friday, November 12.
Genius Brands International has acquired Canada’s Wow! Unlimited Media for approximately $52 million in cash and stock. The move includes Channel Frederator Network, YouTube’s #1 talent driven animation network with 2,500 channels and over 1 billion advertiser supported monthly views.
Banijay UK is launching scripted label Double Dutch. Led by “Intergalactic” and “Good Karma Hospital” producer Iona Vrolyk, who has been a development executive for Banijay-owned Tiger Aspect, it will target popular, character-led returning series.
The loss of champion contestant Matt Amodio on October 11, after a 38 game winning streak, saw “Jeopardy” (5.7 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, down 3% from the week before) weaken in the standings. However the show held onto first place among all syndicated shows. “Family Feud” (5.5, up 6%) was a close second.
On the talk show front “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (1.7, up 6%) jumped into a tie with “Dr. Phil” (1.7, down 6%). “Kelly Clarkson” (0.9, steady) remained at its season high, catching up to “Ellen DeGeneres” (0.9, down 10%) for third place. “Drew Barrymore” (0.5, steady) attracted an average of more than 700,000 viewers each day, outperforming “Nick Cannon” (0.4, unchanged with 465,000 daily viewers). “Entertainment Tonight” (2.1, up 5%) was the only magazine moving up.
Broadcast Nielsen Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of October 11 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Jeopardy (CMV) 5.7 AA
Family Feud (CMV) 5.5 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CMV) 5.1 AA
Judge Judy (CMV) 4.6 AA
Inside Edition (CMV) 2.2 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.1 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CMV) 2.1 AA
Dr. Phil (CMV) 1.7 AA
Live With Kelly and Ryan (DAD) 1.7 AA
Hot Bench (CMV) 1.6 AA
Basic Cable Top 5 Nielsen Ratings for the week of October 11
Network, P2+ AA (000)
Fox News 1849
Fox Sports 1445
Fox News 1163
Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Tuesday, October 26
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: The Bachelorette 2.79 (0.6), Queens 1.47 (0.3)
CBS: FBI 4.13 (0.3), FBI: Most Wanted 3.20 (0.3), FBI: International 3.10 (0.3)
CW: DC’s Star Girl 0.63 (0.1), Supergirl 0.43 (0.1)
FOX: 2021 World Series 10.46 (2.3)
ION: Chicago Fire 1.05 (0.3), Chicago Fire 1.07 (0.3), Chicago Fire 1.01 (0.3)
NBC: The Voice 6.44 (0.7), La Brea 5.05 (0.6), New Amsterdam 3.57 (0.4)
TELE: La Casa del los Famosos 1.24 (0.3), Parientes a la Fuerza 1.00 (0.3), Malverde: El Santo Patron 0.86 (0.3)
UNI: La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.29 (0.4), Vencer El Pasado 1.49 (0.4), La Desalmada 1.67 (0.5)
Source: Nielsen, live + same day time period averages
Kyle Pleva was named Vice President of Corporate Communications for the U.S. at Vice Media Group. He succeeds Van Scott, who left last month for a top communications spot at ABC News. Pleva was previously Senior Director of Communications at ViacomCBS.
MiQ added to its leadership team, hiring Oscar Rondon as Senior Vice President of Partnerships and Daniella Krieger as Senior Vice President of U.S. Marketing. Rondon previously served as Vice President of Sales and Product Marketing at Ampersand and Vice President of Product Marketing at VideoAmp. Krieger Vice President joins from Viant where she was Vice President of Growth Marketing.
Mirriad appointed Martin Moor as Vice President and Head of Music & Brand Partnerships and James Goodhall as Head of Music Sales EMEA. The two music industry vets were formerly employed at Sony Music Entertainment, and EMI Music UK and Warner Music UK, respectively.
|This Day in History
1964 – The 100th episode of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” aired.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
For which series did Ryan Murphy win his first Emmy nomination? Answer: “Nip Tuck” (2003-2010). Kudos to: Eric Emeric-Showtime/NYC; Marni C. Gold/Hawthorne, NJ; Rev. Mark Wajda/Clermont, FL; Heather Allen-WWE Corporation/Stamford, CT; Cherie Wall-Sandbox Entertainment/Nashville, TN; Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA; Susan Nessanbaum Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/Los Angeles, CA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/Los Angeles, CA; David Westberg-SAG AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank, CA.
Today’s Trivia Question
What did Hank Kimball use the lab equipment in his office for on “Green Acres” (1965-1971)? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four per time zone.)
Enter program scheduling information into SIMS programming software for both MLB and NHL Networks. Manage reporting functions of scheduling software to create & distribute appropriate planning and customized reporting. Screen all taped non-quick turn programming prior to premiere. A min of 3 to 5 yrs’ experience or related business experience req. Full info HERE (11/10)
AD SALES PLANNER
NYC , REMOTE
Seeking organized, motivated candidate to join our linear/CTV sales team. Develop proposals, allocate inventory, steward existing business. Strong communication skills, proficiency in MSExcel and 2 years applicable experience desired. IAB training opportunity included in development for the position. Full info HERE (11/10)
PLANNER, AD SALES
Create Upfront/Scatter media plans. Prepare Pre & Post Analysis. Account stewardship: Monitor performance of media schedule and assign ADU. Actively track and arrange liability schedules. Update/Maintain/Validate internal reporting. Prior Sales and/or Media Planning experience strongly preferred. Full info HERE (11/8)
SR. ANALYST, RESEARCH
Analyze, interpret & craft stories on viewing patterns, national & local markets, potential programming acquisitions & competitors; detecting & illustrating trends. Create, design & supervise all research daily, weekly, monthly & quarterly reports, efficiently. BA/BS degree and 2+ years research experience at a media company, agency or advertiser. Full info HERE (11/8)
Work with advertising agency contacts & other advertising sales personnel to ensure that administration aspects of accounts are in order. Build, revise and maintain all sales proposals for AEs. Assist in the compilation & enhancement of upfront and scatter pricing and planning tools: reweight charts, pricing guide, etc. 1+ years related cable exp. Full info HERE (11/7)
Responsible for pre-sale planning and post-sale management & execution. Working closely with operations & sales on trafficking & QA for ad campaigns including scheduling, inventory requests, and production timelines. Helping sales and marketing put together pitch decks for client meetings and formal RFPs. 2-5 yrs prior exp. in the advertising/media. Full info HERE (11/7)
SENIOR SOLUTIONS CONSULTANT >>
TVSquared/NYC, REMOTE: You’ll be a part of our global and nurturing team and have regular contact with your international counterparts. You will work closely with Product, Marketing and Sales teams. The ideal candidate will work well under pressure and be able to easily adapt to new circumstances in a dynamic and demanding work environment. Full info HERE (11/7)
SOLUTIONS ANALYST >>
TVSquared/NYC, REMOTE: The role is a hybrid of product support and basic client-facing consultancy. You will ensure that our clients are brought on board successfully and have ongoing success with the TVSquared platform. This is a fantastic role for a junior candidate interested in progressing their career within a rapidly growing global tech company. Full info HERE (11/7)
MANAGER, CONSUMER MARKETING
Crafting and implement communication plans and marketing strategies across paid and emerging media platforms for the History Channel. Experience working with consumer marketing and creative groups with media agencies and data/analytics. 3+ years experience in the entertainment industry, ideally TV networks. Full info HERE (11/6)
DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP AND INDIVIDUAL GIVING
FRED ROGERS PRODUCTIONS
Assist President & CEO in the development and implementation of a comprehensive corporate sponsorship strategy. Analyze trends in corporate sponsorship and philanthropic giving. Identify corporate sponsorship programs nation-wide whose giving priorities align with our mission. 5 to 10 years of experience in sponsorships, sales, or advertising. Full info HERE (11/6)
DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC
LONG STORY SHORT MEDIA
Writer for social media and short-form content, project managing, and gathering data and analytics that inform digital content strategy. Ideal candidates will be able to think about content across the multimedia spectrum. Full Info HERE (11/6)
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT >>
LONG STORY SHORT MEDIA/WASHINGTON, DC: Support all around production needs, responsible for executing multiple tasks from project conception to finalization. Excellent opportunity for a go getter to participate in all aspects of production. Full Info HERE (11/6)
SALES AND MARKETING MANAGER >>
BLUE ANT MEDIA/CA, NY, MARYLAND or MIAMI: Develop sales materials and plan pitches to platforms and affiliates. Key account management and new account development. Present carriage and distribution opportunities to clients and negotiate deals under the supervision of the SVP, Latin America & U.S. Channel Distribution. Minimum of 3-5 years of sales and marketing experience. Full Info HERE (11/5)
MEDIA TRAFFIC ASSISTANT
Perform a variety of administrative tasks & should have experience with data entry background & attention to detail. Broadcast or Radio Traffic experience, & a bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred. Wide Orbit or related program & Microsoft office expertise is a plus. B.A. Degree or equivalent, preferable w/a marketing or business focus. Full info HERE (11/5)
Performs daily and monthly accounting and control procedures in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) including reconciliation of systems, month-end close, intercompany transactions, journal entries, and accruals. Financial accounting background and experience in television or network broadcasting, linear & OTT platforms. Full info HERE (11/5)
CONTENT EDITOR-MOTION GRAPHICS
Responsible for editing a variety of content, including but not limited to: acquired and original programming, network promos and graphics. Experience with Adobe editing suite and Motion graphics is a must. Create original programming for the linear network, AVOD platforms and social media as needed. Min of 2 yrs exp in broadcast/digital editing. Full info HERE (11/5)
MANAGER OF BRAND COMMUNICATIONS >>
FOX SPORTS/LOS ANGELES, CA: Communicate with outside voices, media, and other influencers to raise the profile of FOX Sports, its programming, executives & talent – garnering press coverage, securing speaking opportunities and conference participation to raise brand awareness. Full info HERE (11/4)
ACCOUNT MANAGER – ADVANCED TV >>
VEVO/NY, NY: Provide expertise on Vevo capabilities, products & offerings across programmatic & CTV. Shape new capabilities, strategies, products & partnerships across the exploding programmatic ecosystem. Understand marketplace trends to grow incremental revenue streams. Full info HERE (11/4)
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, SALES >>
VEVO/CHICAGO, IL: Develop, grow & manage local/regional book of business throughout the Midwest. Forecast/track/report sales performance, including budget, dates & probability to close. Full info HERE (11/4)
MANAGER, AD OPERATIONS >>
VEVO/CHICAGO, IL: Manage & drive development of Chicago Ad Operations team. Ensure successful campaign implementation and performance & proactively think about potential roadblocks to meeting campaign performance goals. Full info HERE (11/3)
SENIOR ANALYST, TV AUDIENCE RESEARCH
E.W. SCRIPPS COMPANY
Report & evaluate existing metrics, develop new metrics and reports, & provide strategic recommendations to assist with driving decision-making & measuring performance for key stakeholders. Perform analyses for network programming & competitive analysis for programs on other networks. Minimum 3+ yrs Media and/or TV audience research experience. Full info HERE (11/3)
SENIOR MANAGER OF PROMO PLANNING AND STRATEGY >>
FOX SPORTS/LOS ANGELES, CA: Responsible for strategy & scheduling of all Sports promotional content, including promo spots & graphic elements. Accountable for maintaining reporting database of FOX Sports contractual & Marketing Promo Priorities. Collaborate with In-Game team members to strategically schedule in-game elements for all broadcast sporting events. Full info HERE (11/2)
LEAD MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGNER >>
MARQUEE SPORTS/CHICAGO: Lead graphics efforts to elevate sports viewing experience across multiple platforms. Design work for live television events and programs, advertiser features, brand marketing efforts and more. Experience as a motion graphics designer or animator at a media company, sports property, brand, or agency. Full info HERE (11/2)
|THURSDAY OCTOBER 28
ABC: Toy Story of Terror! Toy Story 4, The Wonder Years
CBS: Young Sheldon, United States of Al, Ghosts, B Positive, Bull
CW: Walker [p], Legacies
FOX: NFL Football
NBC: The Blacklist, Law & Order: SVU
PBS: This Old House, Ask This Old House, Call the Midwife, Grantchester on Masterpiece
Telemundo: La Casa de los Famosos, Parientes a la Fuerza, Malverde: El Santo Patron
Univision: La Rosa de Guadalupe, Vencer el Pasado, Vencer el Pasado, La Desalmada