11/25/19: Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough exit AGT after one season

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America’s Got Talent judges Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough
are leaving the show after one season, reports Variety. Union and Hough had replaced judges Melanie Brown and Heidi Klum for season 14.
T-Mobile and Comcast have teamed with telecommunications company Inteliquent
to announce a technical breakthrough that should help with the growing robocall problem: the first call routed across three networks using the STIR/SHAKEN cryptographic security
framework. Caller Verified is now available to all T-Mobile customers on 17 (and counting) smartphone models. “Scammers and spoofers are a scourge on the industry, and at T-Mobile, we’re using every tool available to fight against these bad guys on behalf of consumers,” said John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile.
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang said he won’t appear on MSNBC
unless he gets an apology for getting “a fraction of the speaking time” of other candidates, despite higher polling, in Wednesday’s debate. Yang said had invited Yang to appear on the network over the weekend.
Tom Rogers, Executive Chairman at WinView
; Darren Cox, President and CEO of Millennial Esports; and former WWE Chief Digital Officer Lou Schwartz introduced a new venture. WinView is merging with streaming specialist Frankly Media and esports experts Torque Esports to create Engine Media, a platform integrating news, gaming, sports, and esports that will be dedicated to accelerating new, live, immersive experiences for consumers, aimed at driving new revenue opportunities and expanding the options for live content. 
Adtech company IgnitionOne is closing
, according to a note to shareholders from CEO Bill Margiloff, reported in Business Insider. The firm recently cut head count and faces allegations from a former investment firm and two other adtech companies that it owes them money. Margiloff told investors the company had spent most of the year looking for a buyer, but struggled in a changing media environment. “The grounds have shifted in the digital market and we couldn’t get to safer ground in time,” he wrote.
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Night Shyamalan thriller Servant was picked up for a second season

by Apple TV+, ahead of the series’ debut on November 28. Shyamalan dropped the news on The Tonight Show. Dickinson, For All Mankind and See also got early renewals.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Games of Thrones), writer Joe Derrick
and VP and Head of Development Jeffrey Chasen have teamed to form Ill Kippers Productions, reports Deadline. The US- and Europe-based production company is
focused on scripted and unscripted projects for multiple platforms.
Sci-fi label Dust has begun production on Alt
, a spin-off series based on the short film GLOW starring Catherine Parker (The Haunting of Hill House) and directed by Trevor Stevens (Rock Steady Row).
Gloria Calderon Kellett (One Day at a Time) inked an overall deal with Amazon Studios
that will start in June 2020, upon the expiration of her current deal with Sony Pictures Television.
Short-form service Quibi ordered comedic dance competition series Floored,
hosted by Liza Koshy (Liza On Demand). Mission Control Media is producing.
Fox gave a put pilot commitment to Football Book Club
, a from Robert Horn and Scott Ellis (Broadway’s Tootsie), former NFL wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, Kapital Entertainment and Warner Bros. TV. Comedy is inspired by Mitchell’s experiences.
Fox also gave a scrip commitment
to a comedy starring and exec produced by stand-up comedian Louie Anderson (Baskets), reports Variety. Tigsley is focused on a family and their obnoxious talking cat, played by Anderson.
Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: November 22-24
Frozen 2
(Walt Disney) $127.0 million, opening weekend
Ford v Ferrari
(Twentieth Century Fox) $16.0 million (week 2), cume revenue $58.0 million
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
$13.5 million, opening weekend
21 Bridges
(STX) $9.3 million, opening weekend
(Lionsgate) $4.7 million (week 3), cume revenue $43.1 million
Playing with Fire
(Paramount) $4.6 million (week 3) $31.6 million
The Good Liar
(Warner Bros.) $3.4 million (week 2), cume revenue $11.8 million
Charlie’s Angels
(Sony Pictures) 3.2 million (week 2), cume revenue $13.9 million
Last Christmas
(Universal) $3.0 million (week 2) $27.8 million
(Warner Bros) $2.8 million (week 8), cume revenue $326.9 million
Source: Comscore
New ID series Homicide City: Charlotte
debuts Tuesday, December 3 at 9p, ahead of the season two launch of Body Cam. Six-part The Interrogator, recounting cases solved with a detective’s keen questioning, premieres Thursday, December 5 at 10p.
The “I” Word, a video series focused on the impeachment inquiry
, launched Sunday on The Recount site and app. John Heilemann (The Circus) and former Acting Solicitor General/NBC analyst Neal Katyal explore the political process in weekly 15-minute episodes.
TLC’s new series My Feet Are Killing Me
premieres Thursday, January 2 at 10p.
Connected TV continues to dominate video advertising
, according to the 3Q Video Benchmarks Report from Extreme Reach. Trends include the steady rise of 30-second ads, which accounted for 66% of video ad impressions; 15-second spots declined to 32%. DTC and Auto ads showed an even larger investment in this length – for auto, 30-second spots accounted for 84%, while in the DTC category they rose to 97% of impressions by length.
YouTube Masthead ads for TV are out of beta and available to all advertisers
on a CPM basis. “It can be purchased as part of a seamless cross-screen buy that runs on mobile, desktop and TV screens or as part of a single-screen only buy that runs just on TV Screens,” wrote Anish Kattukaran, Product Manager, YouTube Ads, in a blog post. Fox was part of the beta test, to drive awareness of The Masked Singer, and the ad format got a thumbs up from Natalie Park, Fox’s VP of Media, who said, “This first-of-its-kind initiative reaches viewers where they live, right at their point of viewing, and with YouTube’s scale, it’s the perfect partnership and a fantastic way to promote our #1 show.” The format appears across the entire upper part of the TV app, and expands when a user hovers over the ad.
The CW Dog Honors have been scheduled for Wednesday, January 15 at 8p
, with Mario Lopez hosting a broadcast that will see canines fetching awards like Top TV Dog, Pawpular, and Celebrity Dog Selfie. “The CW Dog Honors is a special which brings together two guaranteed winning components, celebrities and their love for their canine family members,” JUMA President Robert Horowitz tells Cynopsis. “Mario Lopez proves the point as he’ll be joined at the party and in the show by his daughter Gia, and the Lopez’s French Bulldog, Julio.” The event will be filmed during a studio lot party at CBS Radford Studios. “By using a Hollywood studio as a backdrop for the party, we’re breaking away from the traditional theater-style award show format,” said Horowitz.
The Cowboy Channel will broadcast live on location
at the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Wrangler National Finals Rodeo from December 5-14. The net will broadcast 5+ hours of daily content from two locations: Thomas & Mack Center and Las Vegas Convention Center’s Cowboy Christmas exposition.
The Caddie Network announced its 12 Days of Christmas Sweepstakes
promotion, giving golf fans the chance to win live chats with 12 PGA Tour caddies. “Talking directly to the caddies of up and comers, proven winners and major champions is a golf fan’s dream,” said TCN co-founders Merrill Squires and John von Stade. “One of our main goals in creating The Caddie Network was to share the unique front-row perspective only caddies have.”
Tyler Perry announced via Twitter that his new Netflix film
, A Fall From Grace, starts streaming January 17. Thriller centers around a divorced woman whose secrets threaten her newfound happiness.
Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood) and Brandon Micheal Hall (God Friended Me)
are onboard Starz drama Power for the series’ final five episodes, reports Deadline…Margo Martindale (The Americans) will play Lucianne Steinberger Goldberg in FX’s Impeachment: American Crime Story…
Goran Višnjić (ER, Timeless) and Robert Glenister (Paranoid, Law and Order: UK) are set to appear in the upcoming season of Doctor Who
when show returns in early 2020 on BBC America…Camila Morrone (Mickey and the Bear) landed a lead role in Amazon’s Daisy Jones & The Six.
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WGN America’s Dog’s Most Wanted finished the season
with an average 797,000 P2+ in Live+3 Nielsens, the net’s #1 original series, up 49% versus original series Dog the Bounty Hunter. The show was up 124% above the original among A25-54.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Thursday, November 21 time period averages
Source: Nielsen Live+SD
FOX: 12.92 million
Thursday Night Football 12.92
CBS: 5.68 million
Young Sheldon 8.38, The Unicorn 5.65, Mom 6.06, Carol’s Second Act 4.87, Evil 3.43
ABC: 4.38 million
Grey’s Anatomy 6.40, A Million Little Things 4.59, How to Get Away With Murder 2.16
NBC: 2.51 million
Superstore 2.65, Perfect Harmony 1.87, The Good Place 2.05, Will & Grace 2.19, Law & Order: SVU 3.18
TELEMUNDO: 1.50 million
Exatlon 1.72, Final del Paraiso 1.45, Senior de Cielos 1.34
UNIVISION 1.41 million
Rosa de Guadelupe 1.66, Cuna de Lobos 1.48, El Dragon 1.10
1.00 million
Supernatural 1.14, Legacies 0.86

Thursday A18-49 Ratings
FOX 3.8/17, ABNC 0.9/4, CBS 0.7/4, NBC 0.6/3, TELE 0.5/3, UNI 0.5/2, CW 0.3/1
Eliot Goldberg is stepping down as EVP of Nonfiction and Alternative Programming
for AMC, Sundance TV and BBC America. Marco Bresaz, SVP of Nonfiction and Alternative Programming, will lead the nonfiction programming group going forward. The group also includes Kelly Nash, recently promoted to VP of Nonfiction and Alternative Programming. “This has been my dream job and I can honestly say I have achieved everything I came here to do,” said Goldberg. “I am enormously proud of the strength of the nonfiction team I leave behind and the quality of original programming on three amazing brands.” 
WeWork named former Publicis Groupe CEO Maurice Levy
as Interim Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Communications Officer. The move came after the struggling workplace solutions provider announced its decision to lay off 2400 employees.
VENN, the Video game Entertainment and News Network slated to launch in mid-2020
, tapped Neal Kirsch to serve as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Kirsch comes to VENN from OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, where he was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for five years.  
The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) has promoted Marcus Riley
to serve as senior director of content strategy for its East Coast television stations.
Riley now works with newsroom leaders in nine of Scripps’ local TV markets to implement, evaluate, measure and refine the Scripps local content strategy. 
Rogers & Cowan/PMK announced the promotion of five senior executives
in the agency’s Brand Marketing and Communications division.
Melissa Schumer
has been named President, Digital Entertainment, Technology and Gaming, and Cary Kwok has been elevated to EVP of the department. In addition, Meilani Weiss will serve as EVP, Brand Integration and Content Partnerships, Beth Andrews has been promoted to EVP, Lifestyle, and Genesa Garbarino has been promoted to EVP, Brand Strategy and Thought Leadership.
Actor Michael J. Pollard died November 21 of cardiac arrest. He was 80. Pollard, perhaps best known for his Oscar-nominated role as C.W. Moss in Bonnie and Clyde, appeared on numerous TV series, including Gunsmoke, Lost in Space, The Lucy Show and The Andy Griffith Show.
Producer/ director Arthur Marks died November 13. He was 92. In addition to work in films, Marks directed 76 episodes of Perry Mason, and produced 145 episodes of the legal drama.
Casting director Pam Polifroni passed away on November 21. She was 90. Among those to whom Polifroni gave early career boosts were Bruce Boxleitner, Corbin Bernsen, Genie Francis and Ted Danson.

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The CW Network/NYC: The CW Network seeks a Vice President, Multiplatform Sales Research for their Media Sales & Planning department. Thought leader with in depth knowledge in Digital/Linear Research. Developing product & brand research for multiplatform. Full info
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NBC/NYC: Support VP, Content Dist. Draft/review/negotiate complex dist agreements with dist partners for the TV Networks and Peacock app. Provide business-facing, relevant & practical legal advice to content distribution business teams & more. Full info HERE (12/10)

Sony/NYC: Assist in the maintenance of accounts/campaigns across all SPTAS properties. 3 – 5 years related exp. Media Math/media background a must as well as skilled in wide orbit & Dealmaker. Full info HERE (12/7)

SportsEngine Inc/Minneapolis MN:
Resp for implementing behaviorally-triggered customer onboarding communications, designing and implementing a customer upsell and retention strategy to support sales. 5+ yrs mktg exp ideally w/Saas Company. Full info HERE (12/7)

Combate Americas/NYC:
Present Combate Americas to potential local/national/global sponsorship partners & dvlp an integrated, solution driven approach to creating sponsorship packages. Min 7-10 yrs of success w/cross-platform sponsorships, incl sales, servicing & activation. Full info HERE (12/7)

 Support design and execution of primary research relating to the NFL fan, brand, and marketing initiatives. 2+ yrs mkt research and consumer insights exp. Exp working with various syndicated data sources (MRI, EPoll, YouGov, Ace Metrix, etc.) Full info HERE (12/7)
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A + E Networks/NYC: Ambitious, goal-oriented digital marketer to mng acquisition & retention mktg for our Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) products. 6-8 yrs exp in a CRM dvlpmnt/execution role or a direct mktg/customer acquisition or retention role w/proven track record of success. Full info HERE (12/6)


Lifetime & A&E/NYC: Responsible for developing and managing the paid social media strategy for Lifetime & A&E. Reporting into the Senior Manager, Paid Media, 3-5 years of paid social marketing experience, with a strong preference for specialization in entertainment marketing. Full info HERE (12/6)


Drexel University’s Westphal College/PHL: 2 FT faculty positions avail to teach core EAM courses as well as courses related to their area of expertise. Min 5 yrs management/leadership experience in media, arts or entertainment. Full info HERE (12/6)

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 (12/20)

: Draft & negotiate a wide range of tech transactions, inc SaaS, Paas, IaaS. Draft & negotiate data privacy & security provisions in vendor & partner transactions. YOU NEED: JD, min 5 yrs legal exp preferably within media or tech fields, exp negotiating both legal & business terms in complex transactions across technologies. Apply HERE (12/5)

 Resp. for dev/implementing media proposals and working directly with Acct Execs. and Pricing & Planning. College deg. & 1+ yrs cable exp. in ad sales ind. Strong Microsoft Office & DealMaker skills a +. Good comm, interpersonal & organzt’l skills. Send Resume: HERE (12/5)

 Seeks a mktg leader who can inspire creative excellence 8 years consumer advertising and promotion experience with promotion-specific record of success in the television/news industry, brand management, or marketing/digital/advertising agency. Full info HERE (12/4)

SportsEngine Inc/Minneapolis MN:
  Responsible for leading digital marketing strategy. 12+years of marketing leadership experience with a track record of proven success, ideally with a SaaS company.  Full info HERE (12/4)

SportsEngine Inc/Minneapolis MN:
Exp’d B2B marketer who is able to develop marketing campaigns across multiple channels and mediums to ensure our continued success.  5+yrs marketing experience, ideally with a SaaS company. Full company HERE (12/4)

SportsEngine Inc/Minneapolis MN:
Responsible for managing day to day partner relationships, the execution of all partnership deliverables and account management work. 2+ years of exp, ideally in a high-growth software business  HERE (12/4)


A + E Networks/Stamford CT: Support the Stamford production facility in addition to taking a lead role in projects when assigned by department managers. 5 years as a Post-Production engineer req’d.  Full info HERE (12/4)

Clear Channel Outdoor/NYC: Dvlp strategic & compelling advertising pitches to address client challenges. Drive a collaborative partnership w/Nat’l Sales Group & Clients Solutions Team. 5+ yrs sales or ad mktg exp media sales or ad tech org. Full info HERE (12/3)

Crown Media Networks/NYC:
Responsible for supporting the Ad Sales team with client communication materials, event coordination, advertiser sponsorship opportunities, premiums and promotions. Min 2 yrs exp marketing or advertising at an entertainment co. Full info HERE (11/28)

Crown Media Networks/NYC:
 Responsible for developing 360-degree advertiser-driven marketing programs while ensuring that our brand value proposition, network voice and programming priorities anchor every proposal.  3-5y rs exp Ad Sales Marketing or related field. Full info HERE (11/28)

Lead the creative dvlpmnt process from setting clear goals, managing capacity of designers & assigning projects accordingly, ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget, and inspiring the team to produce dynamic content that connects with our diverse audience. Full info HERE (11/28)

 Support senior team at boutique PR firm; work daily with entertainment & corporate clients and press. Looking for detail-oriented, motivated self-starter for high-paced, fun environment. 1-3 years exp. in PR. Full info HERE (11/27)

NBC Sports Bay Area/San Francisco CA:
 Build & execute pregame, postgame and digital formats at a high level. Min 3+ yrs exp producer role in top 10 TV market. Full info HERE (11/27)

: Build best-in-class procurement capabilities. Lead function to create value, drive improvement, & provide realized savings. Lead strategic sourcing process while developing appropriate risk mgmt strategies. YOU NEED: BA/BS, MBA preferred. 10+ yrs relevant strategic/operational exp in a procurement org. CPM/CPSM/CSCP cert preferred. Full info HERE (11/26)


Dancing With the Stars [f], The Good Doctor  
The Neighborhood, Bob Hearts Abishola, All Rise, Bull
All American, Black Lightning
9-1-1, Prodigal Son
The Voice, Bluff City Law
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