ABC: High School Musical: The Musical: The Series at 8p
Amazon: Busted! I Know Who You Are, Distrito Salvaje, Greatest Events of World War II in Colour, Green Eggs and Ham
Discovery: Gold Rush: White Water at 10p
Disney: The Rocketeer at 11a
OWN: Black Love at 9p
TruTV: Laff Mobb’s Laff Track at 11p
DIY: Texas Flip N Move at 9p
FYI: The Lost Corvettes at 10p
Netflix: Little Things
Travel: Ghost Adventures at 9p
Adult Swim: Rick & Morty at 11:30p
History: The Lost Corvettes at 10a
Netflix: Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
Science Channel: Unexplained and Unexplored at 10p
Showtime: Shameless at 9p
Starz: Dublin Murders at 8p
Travel: Lost Secrets at 11p
AXS TV: Paul Shaffer Plus One at 8p
HBO: Axios at 6p
PBS: Press on Masterpiece at 10p
Showtime: The Circus at 8p
IN THE NEWS
ABC gave full-season orders to comedies American Housewife and Bless This Mess. “Bless This Mess has quickly become a fan favorite, due in large part to the expert wit of co-creators Lake Bell and Elizabeth Meriwether, and our incredibly talented and charismatic cast,” said Karey Burke, President, ABC Entertainment. Burke added, “Sarah Dunn created something special with hit comedy American Housewife, and the Otto family continues to entertain on a level that is relatable and hilarious.”
AMC renewed Eli Roth’s History of Horror. The show’s six-episode second season will also appear on AMC Networks’ horror streaming service, Shudder. Season 1 reached nearly 6 million viewers on AMC in Nielsen Live+7 ratings.
Kristen Bell closed a deal to return to Gossip Girl, HBO Max’s reimagined version of the pop culture phenomenon. Bell will reprise her role as the series’ narrator in the upcoming version from original series writer and executive producer Joshua Safran, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. TV and CBS Television Studios.
Another day, another new streaming video service? Discovery may soon be launching a service that combines content across its portfolio. During a third quarter earnings call, Discovery CEO David Zaslav said his company is considering a new aggregated streaming service that offers all its content in the US. Discovery already has its TV Everywhere apps and some subscription streaming services operating in the US, but is now discussing a unified streaming service with all its intellectual property.
Nielsen has decided to spin out its global media and global connect businesses into two separate, publicly traded companies. James Attwood, chairman of Nielsen’s board of directors, said separating the businesses will position both for long-term success. Nielsen Global Media houses the company’s metrics and analytics services for media companies and advertisers, while Nielsen Global Connect provides consumer packaged good manufacturers and retailers with data, tools and predictive models for informing business decisions and strategies.
After three years, Cris Carter’s association with Fox Sports over. “Cris Carter is no longer with Fox Sports,” a spokesperson for the Murdoch-owned outlet said on Thursday about the former First Things First co-host and NFL Hall of Famer. “There is no further comment at this time.” There is also no word on who will be replacing Carter on the FS1 morning show.
Bleacher Report reached a multi-year extension with host Adam Lefkoe . As part of the agreement, Lefkoe will expand the scope of his Turner Sports responsibilities to serve as the studio host for NBA on TNT Tuesday night coverage alongside the newly formed team of Candace Parker and Shaquille O’Neal.
GLAAD released its “Where We Are On TV” report , which breaks down overall diversity of primetime scripted series regulars on broadcast networks and assesses the number of LGBTQ character on cable networks and streaming platforms. The report showed that things are at an all-time high when it comes to LGBTQ series regulars, and there was a significant increase in racial diversity of LGBTQ characters on broadcast and cable. However, there was a decrease in streaming. Also of note: for the first time in the report’s 24-year history, LGBTQ regular and recurring women on broadcast TV, outnumber LGBTQ men 53% to 47%.
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Mix and Mingle With Digital’s Elite
NOV 8 | 8:30 – 10:30AM | NYC
Change is the only constant in the dizzying world of digital media, and there never seems to be enough time to applaud the developments spearheaded by these trailblazing companies (view finalists here ). That’s why we created the Cynopsis Model D and Digital “it List” Awards. Be in the room when winners are announed and finalists are celebrated.
PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
Tyler Perry is expanding his content offerings with BET , with two new original series for it streaming service Bet+. Tyler Perry’s Bruh examines the world of dating career and friendship in a present-day society for a group of 30-something college friends. Tyler Perry’s Ruthless, a spin-off the linear series Tyler Perry’s The Oval, follows a young woman named Ruth into the dark underworld of a fanatical religious cult. Both projects are written, directed and executive produced by Perry. Michelle Sneed will also serve as executive producer of the series for Tyler Perry Studios. “Our landmark partnership with Tyler Perry is off to a fantastic start with the breakout success of The Oval, the #1 scripted series on cable, and Sistas,” said Scott Mills, President of BET Networks. “We’re thrilled that Tyler has created these two exciting new series exclusively for our rapidly growing streaming service, BET+. Bruh and Ruthless will join BET+’s other hit original series, including Tracy Oliver’s First Wives Club, Will Packet’s Bigger and BET’s American Gangster, and allow us to continue to super serve our subscribers’ demand for premium original African American content.”
Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) will star opposite Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, Broadway’s Color Purple) in the next installment of National Geographic anthology series Genius Aretha. From Imagine Television Studios and Fox 21. Filming begins this December and is slated for a spring 2020 premiere.
Comedy Central ordered D.L. Hughley docu-comedy, How Not to Get Shot and Other Advice from White People. Hughley will executive produce and star in the special, which is based on his New York Times bestselling book of the same name and
Motortrend is moving forward with Faster With Finnegan , starring Mike Finnegan, co-host of Roadkill. Series follows Finnegan as he takes on the challenge of maxing vehicle performance using a minimal budget, limited time and plenty of sweat equity, and is set to debut in early 2020.
ABC is developing Invisible , a thriller drama from Hand of God creator Ben Watkins, Rashad Raisani (The Gifted) and 20th Century Fox TV, where Raisani under an overall deal, reports Deadline. Watkins and Raisani will write and executive produce the series, described as a sexy, high-octane thriller about an undercover federal agent going through an identity crisis as she struggles to find balance between her roles as wife and mother and her calling as a high-risk law enforcement officer.
Erica Messer, Criminal Minds executive producer and showrunner, extended her exclusive overall pod deal with ABC Studios, the studio behind the CBS procedural. Under the agreement, Messer will continue focusing on developing and executive producing original series for network, cable and streaming, which includes two projects for ABC developed through her banner, Erica Messer Productions: Best Kept Secret, which she is writing and executive producing, and Nightingale, which she is executive producing.
Netflix greenlit From Scratch, a new limited series based on Tembi Locke’s best-selling memoir that will star and be executive produced by Zoe Saldana. The project hails from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine banner and 3 Arts Entertainment.
CBS is developing Extended Family from Mom and Bob ♥ Abishola co-creator Eddie Gorodetsky and Warner Bros. TV . Written and executive produced by Gorodetsky, family ensemble comedy follows a brother and sister who are at ground zero, when a family secret sends shock waves.
Rapper Warrior Ninja is coming to Quibi. Hosted by Eric Andre, the series is Dubbed as “the biggest rap battle to ever hit the hip hop world.” As its name indicates, the show is a hybrid of a rap battle and American Ninja Warrior.
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
Jo Frost is headed back to Lifetime. The authority on childcare comes to the aid of a new generation of families in the return of Supernanny, debuting Wednesday, January 1 on Lifetime.
Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules is back Tuesday, January 7 at 9p. After the successful debut of TomTom with partners Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz last summer, Lisa Vanderpump is busier than ever with her expending empire.
Cosmos: Possible Worlds bows March 9 on National Geographic. The trip through space and time will transport viewers across 13.8 billion years of cosmic evolution and deep into the future.
The Lost Corvettes debuts Saturday, November 9 at 10p on FYI and Sunday, November 10 at 10a on History. Docu-series follows the history and restoration of 36 classic cars, once owned by pop artist Peter Max, by Chris Mazzilli and his team.
TLC kicks off 2020 with the return of six fan favorite series . My 600-LB Life premieres Wednesday, January 1 at 8p; Dr. Pimple Popper bows Thursday, January 2 at 9p; Say Yes to the Dress debuts Saturday, January 4 at 8p; Sister Wives is back Sunday, January 5 at 10p; My Big Fat Fabulous Life premieres Tuesday, January 7 at 8p; and I Am Jazz bows Tuesday, January 28 at 9p.
Season 3 of Oxygen’s Criminal Confessions premieres Saturday, December 7 at 6p with a special 90-minute episode. It features the lead investigators on the Chris Watt s case, detailing for the first time how they secured his confession.
Freeform released January 2020 premiere dates for three returning series: Good Trouble bows Wednesday, January 15 at 10p; Grown-ish debuts Thursday, January 16 at 8p; and The Bold Type premieres Thursday, January 23 at 9p.
AXS TV airs three days of holiday concerts during a Saturday Stack marathon beginning December 21 at 12p. Among the highlights: Faith Hill – Joy to the World airs at 3:40p p and 6:55p and Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas, Baby at 4:45p and 8p.
OWN is offering three new original holiday features: One Fine Christmas, bows Friday, November 15 at 9p; Carole’s Christmas premieres Friday, November 22 at 9p; and Baking Christmas debuts Friday, November 29 at 9p.
ABC and Disney Channel bring the magic of Disney parks to viewers with three holiday specials . The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration bows Thursday, November 28 at 8p, followed by the premiere of Disney Channel Holiday Party Walt Disney World on Friday, December 13 at 8p. Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade airs Wednesday, December 25 at 10a.
Ovation and REELZ will broadcast the 2019 National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse in President’s Park on Monday, December 9. REELZ airs the big holiday moment at 8p, while Ovation follows at 9p.
Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under, Brother & Sisters) , David Sullivan (Goliath, The Son), Troy Winbush (The Goldbergs), Sophia Ali (Grey’s Anatomy, Famous in Love), Sarah Pidgeon (Gotham), Jenna Clause and Erana James (Golden Boy) have been cast as regulars in Amazon drama, The Wilds… Glenn McCuen (Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures), Michael Park (Stranger Things), Gideon Emery (Teen Wolf), Jennifer Ikeda (Maniac) and Diego Guevara (Strapped for Danger) will recur in Dash & Lilly, Netflix’s 2020 romantic comedy series.
Podcast discover platform Spkr launched yesterday. The new free app curates short-form and full-length podcasts and other audio, while organizing content into different channels like News & Politics, Self-Improvement, True Crime, Pop Culture and more.
Verizon Media’s Yahoo News launched its first XR experience, Rebuilding Paradise, focusing on the one-year anniversary of the Camp Fire in Paradise, CA.
Acorn TV begins streaming French crime drama Balthazar in the US on Monday, November 25. Series centers on suave, smart and somewhat strange forensic pathologist Raphael Balthazar, who has a knack for making the dead speak to solve Paris’ most disturbing crimes.
Amazon will launch feature-length documentary Andy Murray: Resurfacing on Friday, November 29. Film follows the British tennis superstar’s painstaking rehabilitation from injury with access to his life and features interview with his family, team members and tennis rivals
Some owners of older Vizio and Samsung Smart TVs, as well as some Roku owners, are finding out they won’t be able to access Netflix anymore. Samsung announced that “due to technical limitations, Netflix will no longer be supported on 2010 and 2011 TVs beginning December 1, 2019.” Older Vizio and Roku streaming units sold before 2011 will also be affected. Samsung instructed its customers to go to Netflix.com/compatibledevices to find a list of products that accommodate Netflix. Another simple solution is for owners of older sets to buy a new streaming box from
AMC Networks International Southern Europe and ATRESMEDIA Internacional’s Spanish-language TV pack, EspanaTV, launched in France on SFR and Free.
Topic acquired ten international titles from Fremantle. The Miracle and The Sunshine Kings debut on the new streaming service on Thursday, November 21, with the eight remaining titles bowing throughout 2020.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Wednesday, November 6, time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 7.37 million
Chicago Fire 8.03, Chicago Med 7.64, Chicago PD 6.44
FOX: 6.97 million
The Masked Singer 6.97
CBS: 5.09 million
Survivor 6.80, SEAL Team 4.62, S.W.A.T. 3.84
ABC: 3.36 million
The Goldbergs 4.22, Schooled 3.19, Modern Family 3.93, Single Parents 2.64, Stumptown 2.83
UNI: 1.42 million
La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.61, Cuna de Lobos 1.47, El Dragon 1.17
TELE: 1.40 million
Exatlon Estados Unidos 1.46, El Final del Paraiso 1.45, El Senor de los Cielos 1.30
CW: 0.72 million
Riverdale 0.80, Nancy Drew 0.63
Wednesday A19-49 Rating
FOX 2.0/10, NBC 1.0/5, CBS 0.8/4, ABC 0.7/3, UNI 0.5/2, TELE 0.5/2, CW 0.2/1
Scripps promoted Carolyn Pione Micheli, previously Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, to Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. Laura Tomlin, who served as SVP, National Media, was elevated to Executive Vice President, National Media.
Fran Hazeldine was named Senior Vice President of Marketing of Pluto TV. He joins from YouTube TV, where he served as Global Head of Integrated Marketing.
Nickelodeon appointed Michael H. Levine, Ph.D. as SVP, Learning and Impact, for Noggin , the net’s direct-to-consumer interactive learning service for preschoolers. Levine had been Chief Knowledge Officer at Sesame Workshop.
Lion Television USA appointed Rebecca Bregman as Executive-in-Charge. Bregman has a long history with the company, having produced three seasons of Cash Cab in 2009 and 2010.
Appilcaster appointed Bennett Theimann as Chief Financial Officer. Theimann was previously CFO at Conductor, a NY-based enterprise SEO platform.
Friday Fun Fact
Airplane food isn’t very tasty because our sense of smell and taste decreases by 20 to 50 percent during flights.
This Day in History
1965 – Days of Our Lives premiered on NBC.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
Which country’s adaptation of Everybody Loves Raymond became its most-watched comedy, surpassing the American original of eps aired? Russia. Kudos to: Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing, Inc./NYC; Rick Dascher-Turner Studios/Atlanta, GA; Charles Lore/NYC; Ted Linhart-NBCU/NYC; John Kukla-FOX4/Dallas, TX; 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 was the name of the record store Art Garfunkel’s character owned on American Dreams (2002-2005)? (Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four.)
|DIRECTOR, SPORTS INSIGHTS & POSITIONING NBCU NYC
Drive research innovation, measurement opportunities and forward-thinking sales solutions for NBC Sports properties. 7+ yrs of exp rsrch, measurement or insights within the media industry, ideally with direct exp in linear TV
Full info HERE
MANAGING EDITOR >>
KNBC/LA: Exp’d, creative and motivated leader w/10 yrs newsroom exp to partner with the Vice President of News to manage aspects of the station’s News department including daily coverage, long and short-range planning. 5+ yrs exp req’d in mngng role. Full info HERE (11/22)
ASSOCIATE EDITOR >>
Skycastle Digital Studio/NYC: Specialize in ideating and articulating content strategies in response to client RFPs.Min BA deg & 3+ yrs paid content creation exp or journalism exp, ideally in a full-time writing or editing position with a news publisher or agency. Full info HERE (11/22)
DIRECTOR, SPORTS INSIGHTS & POSITIONING >>
NBCU/NYC: Drive research innovation, measurement opportunities and forward-thinking sales solutions for NBC Sports properties. 7+ yrs of exp rsrch, measurement or insights within the media industry, ideally with direct exp in linear TV. Full info HERE (11/21)
INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY ENGINEER >>
A+E/NY: Evaluate existing security infrastructure & propose changes that reduce the company’s risk level. Dvlp security standards, procedures & processes. A BS in computer science or IT, 5+yrs exp in cyber security plus 3+ yrs exp in ntwk & platform security, exp w/firewall design & configuration. Apply HERE (11/20)
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE >>
Tennis Channel/Santa Monica:
Maintains existing and forges new relationships with agencies and clients to maximize revenue for the network. Minimum 5-7 yrs advertising sales experience, preferably in the cable or sports television arena. Full info HERE (11/19)
DIR OF INTEGRATED MARKETING >>
REVOLT TV/NY: Seeking candidate to support Ad Sales Integrated Mktg teams in NY. Must be able to creatively write sls deck’s/mktg presentations. Manage execution of sold campaigns from launch to completion. Min of 3.5 yrs Sr Mngr/Dir level exp with a strong affinity/passion for Hip Hop Culture. Full info HERE (11/19)
DIR OF AUDIENCE INSIGHTS>>
POP TV/LA: Seeking self-starter with the ability to initiate and supervise multiple projects as well as collaborate with other team members on day to day operations. Min 7 yrs exp at a network, studio or agency and must be proficiency with Nielsen systems. Full info HERE (11/19)
SR. ANALYST, CROSS-PLATFORM RESEARCH >>
A+E Networks/NY: Provide analysis, insights & reporting to the A+E Distribution Sales and Marketing teams with the goal of maximizing A+E subscribers across traditional and emerging Pay TV platforms. Full info HERE (11/19)
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR >> 9story Media Grp/NY:
Skg oper hands-on candidate to support Production team on a new animated children’s series. Focus on audio and music prod. Must be organized and detail oriented. 2+ yrs production exp, Audio production exp is a plus. Knowledge of SAG-AFTRA Animation agreements. Full info HERE
MGR, AD SALES PARTNERSHIPS >>
A+E Networks/NY: Manage the departmental activities for monetizing network content and assets to drive national ad sales revenue. Full Info/Apply HERE (11/15)
ENTERTAINMENT ATTORNEY >>
WHEELHOUSE GROUP/LA: Exp (5-7yrs) attorney versed in unscripted prog negotiations, Prod Svc, Co-Prod, Talent and Dev Agrmts. Plus, practical prod exp overseeing and directing prod personnel on prod issues, rights & clearance, risk asmt, and overseeing watch-downs and assoc legal issues. Full info HERE (11/15)
MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER >>
ION MEDIA/NY: Resp for design and creation of high quality, on-brand, multimedia graphics for print, digital, and outdoor media, plus sales prsnts and collateral. Min 3 yrs exp. Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Prod Ste, Mac and PC oper sys, Microsoft Off Ste and PPT. Full info HERE (11/14).
SALES RESEARCH, DIRECTOR >>
ION MEDIA/NY: Dir to oversee Sales Research team to arm Sales grp with network perf metrics and competitive advantages. Collect, analyze and interpret audience data for Sales reports and ad hoc requests. Must have 7 yrs exp with knowledge of Nielsen systems and other research tools. Full info HERE (11/14).
PRIVACY COUNSEL >>
A+E/NY: Oversee data privacy & sec compliance, best prac & risk mgmt, to align the networks’ intl procedures, extl vendor & client rel with shifting legal privacy frameworks & defend against security threats. Must have JD, min 5yrs legal exp pref within media or tech fields, extensive knwl of domestic & int’l data privacy & sec legal frameworks. Apply HERE (11/14)
MANAGER, MARKET RESEARCH ANALYSIS >>
CMA/NSH, TN: Seeks candidate to org and mine CMA’s current subs. Create research, presentations, white papers, newsletter, etc. Support ad-hoc events and init which require mkt and data inputs/insights. BA/BS, 3 yrs exp in mkt res and analytics, mktg or related field. Media or music ind exp preferred. Knwl of media and data tools. Full info HERE (11/14)
CONTRACTS ADMINISTRATOR >>
THE JIM HENSON COMPANY/LA: Seeks individual to collect, track, audit and monitor all pertinent data and information from production, talent, and license contracts. BA required with 2 yrs exp in a law firm, network, or studio. Exp with guild agreements a plus. Full info HERE (11/13)
MANAGER, RESEARCH ANALYTICS >>
Resp for leading research analytics and reporting for sr channel partners across linear and non-linear properties. Must have hands-on tech skills, using reporting tools and industry specific tools. Full info HERE
MGR, MULTIPLATFORM PROGRAMMING >>
BET/NYC: Manage and schedule content to our VOD and EST (Electronic Sell Through) partners. Previous exp in TV programming and/or scheduling. Great organizational & communication skills a must. Full info HERE(11/13)
DIRECTOR COMMUNICATIONS >>
National Geographic/LA: Run point on major NGC public relations campaigns for upcoming 2.0 tentpole projects, with a primary focus on scripted content. also be responsible for planning and overseeing assigned shows and talent at key industry events. 10 yrs relevant exp. Full info HERE (11/13)
COORDINATOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT >>
VENN/NYC: Assist the department with planning, organization and execution. Candidate must have knowledge of, and passion for the media and gaming industries, staying up to date across the latest trends. Full info HERE (11/12)
MGR, PRODUCTION ACCOUNTS >>
Nickelodeon/NYC: Supervise logistic and financial elements of Nick Experience projects. Manage aspects of production, including but not limited to legal, risk assessment and financial. 4 yrs of exp in prod. accounting or prod management. Full info HERE (11/12)
DIRECTOR, BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE >>
Major League Soccer/NYC: Establish/maintain company-wide KPI measurements and associated processes to drive strategic decision making. 8+ years of experience, preferably in business intelligence, analytics or relevant data driven support roles. Full info HERE (11/12)
VP, ANALYTICS >>
Major League Soccer/NYC: Dive integration of advanced analytics projects throughout the enterprise & lead a team that will transform data thru application of advanced data modeling techniques. 12+ yrs of exp working in data science and/or advanced analytics w/ track record of delivering insights & business impact. Full info HERE (11/12)
COORDINATOR, INTEGRATED MEDIA SOLUTIONS >>
Major League Soccer/NYC: be the subject-matter expert on MLS & SUM Digital advertising systems and processes, who will help operationalize and streamline all internal aspects of our digital media campaigns. 1++ years digital marketing/promotions/advertising role or capacity. Full info HERE (11/8)
TV AD SALES BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/SR ACCT EXECUTIVE >>
Black News Channel/NYC: Exp’d in Major market and Network TV Sales and is an extremely motivated multi-platform sales professional. Exceed or at a minimum achieve monthly, quarterly and annual sales/revenue goals. Min 5 yrs media sales exp. Full info HERE (11/8)
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE >>
Ride TV/NYC & ATL: confident, driven, goal-oriented, relentless, and self-motivated with a positive attitude and the ultimate team player to succeed in the fast-past entrepreneurial sales environment. 8 yrs sales expe, preferably in the ad sales space. Full info HERE (11/8)
SALES PLANNER >>
Ride TV/Chicago/LA/NYC: Develop media proposals and create sales presentations for all RIDE TV networks and platforms utilizing all available research, sales and content resources. Minimum 1 yr exp as ad sales planner or 3+ yrs as an ad sales assistant. Full info HERE (11/8)
|FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8
ABC: High School Musical: The Musical: The Series [p], 20/20
CBS: Hawaii Five-0, Magnum P.I., Blue Bloods
CW: Charmed, Dynasty
FOX: WWE Friday Night SmackDown
NBC: The Blacklist, Dateline NBC
PBS: Washington Week, Firing Line with Margaret Hoover, Great Performances,
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, El Final del Paraiso, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: La Rosa de Guadalupe, Cuna de Lobos, El Dragon