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11.05.14

Good morning. It’s Wednesday, November 5, 2014, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
BBC America: The Game at 10p
CNBC: The Car Chasers at 10p
Food: Kitchen Inferno at 10p
Mnet: Go! B1A4 2.0  Road Trip at 8p
MTV: Snooki & JWOWW at 10p
Ovation: The Fashion Fund at 10p
Oxygen: Fix My Choir at 10p
TV Land:  Hot in Cleveland at 10p, The Exes at 10:30p

Tonight’s Finales:
Bravo: Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles at 9p
Food: Cutthroat Kitchen, Superstar Sabotage at 9p
ID: Surviving Evil at 9p
NatGeo: Southern Justice at 9p
SundanceTV: Dream School at 10p


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It’s official, finally: Kevin Reilly has been named president of TNT and TBS, and chief creative officer for Turner Entertainment. The former chairman of entertainment for Fox takes on responsibilities handled by two departed execs: Turner Entertainment Networks president Steve Koonin, who left in April, and former president of TNT, TBS and TCM, Michael Wright, who exited in August. “Kevin brings a tremendous track record of success not only in terms of programming hits but also in the new media arena, where he was among the first broadcast network executives to push for meaningful investment in digital and social media,” said Turner Broadcasting president David Levy, to whom Reilly will report. “He has never shied away from taking bold programming risks and being a true champion of quality television.” 

IN THE NEWS

Evan Shapiro is leaving his position as president of Pivot. An early, enthusiastic advocate for and interpreter of Millennials as socially active, engaged and optimistic, Shapiro, who teaches at NYU to help gain insight into the generation, was already sounding the call in HuffPo back in 2012: “By writing off all Millennials as over-protected, underachieving, self-entitled group-thinkers, you … alienate and discount the very people you most need,” he commented. Currently in serious talks with more than one company, say sources, Shapiro is expected to remain in the Millennial space – and to announce his next move in the not-too-distant future. “To y’all: stay tuned!” he tweeted….

…Kent Rees, part of the team that established the Pivot brand, has been promoted from EVP, marketing, scheduling and operations to general manager, reporting to Participant Media CEO Jim Berk. “I want to continue the network’s momentum in demonstrating that what you watch does make a difference,” said Rees.

CBS confirmed season seven of The Mentalist will be its last. The procedural launches its 13-ep final season Sunday, November 30 at 9:30p ET/9p PT (football doubleheader day). The drama moves to Wednesdays at 8p when The Good Wife returns, and has its two-hour series finale February 18.

CBS also announced Undercover Boss will resurface Sunday, December 14 at 8p, moving to Fridays on January 2. There’s method to the schedule madness: bridging the fall finales and spring returns of Survivor and Amazing Race. “One of the goals this season was to keep expanding our lineup of year-round, original programming and have fewer repeat cycles,” said Kelly Kahl, senior EVP, CBS Primetime.

Paul Buccieri has been appointed president, A&E and History, effective early next year, overseeing all content creation, programming, brand development and marketing for the nets. “As the media landscape continues to evolve, Paul will be looking at the future of our powerful brands with a macro vision,” said Nancy Dubuc, president and CEO, A+E Networks, to whom Buccieri will report. Buccieri had been Chairman, ITV Studios U.S. Group & ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

NCBUniversal’s Hispanic cable net mun2 will relaunch as NBC Universo, complete with peacock logo, announced NBCU. The rebrand takes place Sunday, February 1, the day of its exclusive Spanish-language telecast of the Super Bowl. “mun2’s transformation into a high-demand cable network is one of our top company priorities,” said Joe Uva, chairman, Hispanic enterprises and content, NBCUniversal. “Our commitment to the U.S. Hispanic market is stronger than ever and the relaunch…is a direct reflection of that pledge.”

Social media “reminds” people to watch an episode after the live airing, according to a new report from Nielsen. The more social the show, the greater the boost in time-shifted viewing, with the audience for “high social” shows 36 percent higher in Live+7, versus a 16 percent boost for “low social” shows.

An interactive clock, games and “magical online passageway” to the North Pole are part of Hallmark Channel’s enhanced multi-platform digital strategy to support its 2014 “Countdown to Christmas” event, “ultimately creating a 360-degree environment in which our audience can experience Countdown to Christmas across platforms – from on-air, to online, to social,” said Bill Abbott, president and CEO, Crown Media Family Networks. Also in the net’s bag of goodies: a “Joy to the World” sweepstakes, offering viewers a chance to win a 16-day around the world trip for two.

Opening keynote for NATPE 2015 is 92-year-old TV icon Norman Lear. “It is nearly impossible to describe Norman’s impact in terms of both creative television hits and catalyzing the national narrative about otherwise untouchable subjects,” said NATPE CEO Rod Perth. “His ability to combine humor and make all of us reexamine our own values, was without equal. He is very simply an American treasure.” Market is held January 20-22 in Miami.

Cameron Diaz (The Other Woman) will host NBC’s Saturday Night Live for the fourth time, on November 22. Musical guests are producer Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, who collaborated on “Uptown Funk,” set for a November 10 release. Diaz stars in Annie, in theaters December 19.

Warner Bros. joins Time Warner’s HBO and Turner Broadcasting in a round of belt-tightening that started Tuesday, with layoffs aimed at reducing the studio’s annual budget by $200 million. In an email to staff, chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara said most cuts would happen this week.

In an earnings call Tuesday, Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav dismissed the potential threat of online video services from CBS and HBO. “Through all the innovation and press releases, we believe there is one constant: It is a great time to be in the content business,” said Zaslav. “Despite shifting behaviors and new digital offerings, more and more viewers are gravitating to high-quality content. And we still believe there are many years of sustainable organic growth from the continuing global rollout of pay television.” That said, “We can do a better job in our flagships of growing our audience,” Zaslav acknowledged. “Over the last year it’s been relatively flat. With the right creative leadership we can really drive that.”


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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

NBC ordered a pilot starring Jerrod Carmichael (Neighbors), inspired by the stand-up comedian’s real life. Nick Stoller is writing, and will exec produce with Carmichael and Rav Nandan. Universal Television is producing.

Endemol Studios is teaming with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie) and Tony Krantz (Dracula) for a pilot based on blockbuster musical The Phantom of the Opera. Jeunet, Krantz and Colin Callender of Playground Entertainment will serve as exec producers.

Political drama Anthem was scooped up by Showtime. From Brian Koppelman and David Levien, writers and exec producers of Showtime pilot Billions, and written by former President Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett (1600 Penn), the project focuses on the dangers of partisan division.

Bill Martin and Mike Schiff (3rd Rock from the Sun) have been named showrunners for season four of TV Land’s Soul Man, taking over from Ric Swartzlander. Comedy starring Cedric “The Entertainer” and Niecy Nash returns in 2015.

COMING UP

History’s Sons of Liberty premieres Sunday, January 25 at 9p. The three-night mini-series, produced by A+E Studios in association with Stephen David Entertainment, follows the radicals who sparked the American Revolution.

Documentary Rise of the Berlin Wall tells the story of the journalist who broke the story to the western world of a city suddenly divided by a barbed wire fence. Sky Vision production premieres on American Heroes Channel Thursday, November 6 at 10p.

Pop star-turned-pastor/music exec Gerardo Mejia, aka “Rico Suave,” and his family are the focus of a comedic docu-series on VH1. Suave Says launches Wednesday, December 3 at 10p.

Can’t wait for the January 4 premiere of Downton Abbey? PBS is offering Downton Abbey Rediscovered, featuring highlights from past seasons and sneak previews from season five. Tony Award winner/Downton fan Bernadette Peters hosts, on Sunday, November 30 at 9p (check local listings).

Mom stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney partner again to host the People’s Choice Awards, live from LA Wednesday, January 7 at 9p on CBS. Voting began yesterday for all 58 categories on www.PeoplesChoice.com.

Comedy special Erik Rivera: I’m No Expert premieres on NUVOtv Saturday, November 8 at 10p. One topic Rivera covers: the difficulty of telling people where you’re from when you’re Spanish in America.

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RETURNING SERIES

TLC’s The Little Couple is back with new eps Tuesday, December 2 at 9p. The LMNO production focuses on family milestones and medical challenges.

Cast members onboard season seven of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice run the gamut from Geraldo Rivera, to Sharknado’s Ian Ziering, to Jonas brother Kevin, to Real Housewives, Olympians and Lorenzo Lamas (Falcon Crest). Two episodes feature past winner/guest advisor Joan Rivers, taped before the comedian’s death on September 4. They’ll air, said Donald Trump, because “I think she would have liked it that way.” Reality show returns Sunday, January 4 at 9p, then moves to Mondays at 8p.

CW’s Hart of Dixie launches 10-ep season four Friday, January 9 at 8p. Leading into the series, Masters of Illusion, hosted by Dean Cain (Lois and Clark), returns with four new episodes at 8p, followed by repeats of Whose Line Is It Anyway? at 8:30p.

MTV’s Real World: Skeletons, with the surprise addition to the house of people from the past the reality show roommates hoped never to see again, premieres Tuesday, December 16 at 10p. 

Season three of Banshee premieres on Cinemax Friday, January 9 at 10p. The action drama stars Antony Starr as an ex-con impersonating a town’s murdered sheriff.

CASTING

Former The View co-host Sherri Shepherd will return to TV Land’s Soul Man in a major story arc for season four, reprising a character she’d played for one episode in the comedy’s freshman run.

CASTING CALL: TV Host with a Fashion background/interest. Sean De Simone Casting and fashion stylist Lori Goldstein are casting a back up guest to sell on QVC. Must be comfortable with overnight and early morning [email protected]

ADVERTISING AND BRANDS

TV spending by automakers will increase 9.8 percent on cable in 2015, to $1.7 billion, but drop 9.7 percent on broadcast, to $2.3 billion, according to new data from Borrell. Car dealer spending is expected to dip in both. “It’s a landmark year for digital advertising,” said the report. “For the first time, more than half of all automotive dollars will be spent on digital media. While it’s clearly come at the expense of radio and newspaper budgets, the next phase of erosion will likely affect TV the most.” Online spending is predicted to jump 33.7 percent, to $7.4 billion in 2015.

RATINGS

Freshman Fox drama Gotham was up two tenths week-to-week on Monday, its 2.4/7 rating among A18-49 enough to match a four-week high.

Syndicated talker Live with Kelly & Michael was up 4 percent versus last week and up 12 percent from last year, to 2.9. Dr. Phil was down 3 percent week-to-week, to 3.1, but up 10 percent from last year.

One Starry Christmas, the first of Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” original premieres, averaged 3.1 million total viewers, and was Sunday’s number one program (outside of sports) in its time period in cable in HH (2.9), W18-49 (1.0), W25-54 (1.5) and total viewers (1.4), according to Nielsen.

Weather Channel reports its Wake Up with Al early morning show outpaced CNBC over the past 9 weeks during the5:30a-7:00a M-F time period, outperforming CNBC by 335 percent. During the week of October 6, WUWA also outperformed CNN, and during the week of October 20, outpaced MSNBC, CNBC and CNN, said TWC. (Source: Star Media, MultiTrak)

Broadcast Evening News Shows  Weekly Average Ratings (week of October 27, 2014)
NBC: Nightly News8.69 million total viewers; 1.6/7 1.92 million A25-54
ABC: World NewsTonight8.11 million total viewers; 1.7/7 and 1.98 million A25-54
CBS: Evening News 6.67 million total viewers; 1.3/5 and 1.59 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI Total Viewers and A25-54 Live+SD

Top Ten Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share for the week of 10/27/14
NBC:
Sunday Night Football 6.7/18
FOX: World Series Game 7 6.6/20
CBS: Big Bang Theory 4.1/14
NBC: The Voice 3.7/11
NBC: Football Nt America Pt 3 3.6/10
FOX: World Series Game 6 3.5/11
ABC: Modern Family 3.5/10
CBS: 60 Minutes 3.4/9
ABC: Scandal 3.1/9
NBC: The Voice (Tues.) 2.9/9
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Top Ten Basic Cable Network Performance among Total Viewers for the week of: 10/27/2014
Primetime(000)/Total Prog. Day (000)
ESPN
5017/ESPN 1714
AMC 1902/NICK 1218
FOXN 1639/DSNY 1114
USA 1597/FOXN 1088
DISC 1575/USA 991
TNT 1564/ADSM* 969
TBSC 1518/TNT 903
FX 1422/TOON 845
DSNY 1373/ NAN* 771
HIST 1205/AMC 746
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe o
f 116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Preliminary: Live+SD. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performances.

Top Ten Basic Cable Network Performance among A18-49 for the week of: 10/27/2014
Primetime (000), Total Prog. Day (000)
ESPN
2299/ESPN 833
AMC 1086/ADSM* 556
TBSC 777/TNT 387
TNT 757/USA 377
FX 684/AMC 374
AUSA 632/NAN* 353
DISC 584/TBSC 348
FAM 570/FX 339
ADSM 545/NICK 336
TLC 484/TOON 274
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Univer
se 116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Preliminary: Live+SD. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performance.

Top 10 Basic Cable Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of: 10/27/20014
Walking Dead
(AMC) 9603
Washington/Dallas (ESPN) 8755
Talking Dead (AMC) 3816
2014 Week 9  New Orleans vs. Carolina (NFLN) 2938
American Horror Story (FX) 2920
Sportscenter (ESPN) 2704
Sons of Anarchy (FX) 2509
Auburn/Ole Miss (ESPNN) 2284
New York/Cleveland (TNT) 2199
Cleveland/Chicago (ESPN) 2164
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.?All ratings based on Total US Television Universe
of 116,400,000 homes; Ranked by Delivery (000); Preliminary: Live+SD

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week ending 10/26/14 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.9AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 6.5AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 6.3AA
Family Feud (2/T) 5.9AA
Big Bang Theory (WB) 5.3AA
Modern Family (2/T) 3.5AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.2AA
Dr. Phil Show (CTD) 3.1AA
Two and a Half Men (WB) 2.9AA
Live with Kelly & Michael (DAD) 2.9HH
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Top 13 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week ending 10/26/14 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.6AA
Modern Family (2/T) 2.0AA
Family Feud (2/T) 1.8AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.6AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.4AA
How I Met Your Mother (2/T) 1.5AA
Two and a Half Men (WB) 1.3AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.3AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.3 AA
Cleveland Show (2/T) 1.0AA
Seinfeld (SPT) 1.0AA
TMZ (WB) 1.0AA
The Middle ((WB) 1.0AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Monday A18-49 Analysis: NBC won the most A18-49 viewers Monday with 3.1/9, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. NBC topped 8p with 3.3/10 for The Voice, followed by 2.4/7 for Fox’s Gotham. The second hour of The Voice won 9p with 3.6/10, versus 2.6/6 for CBS’s Scorpion. NBC kept the lead at 10p with 2.4/7 for The Blacklist; CBS’s NCIS: Los Angeles was second with 1.5/5.

A18-49:NBC 3.1/9, FOX 2.0/6, CBS 1.9/6, ABC 1.7/5, UNI 1.2/4, TELE .6/1, CW .4/1, ION .4/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, November 3, 2014  time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
ABC: 7.4/12
Dancing with the Stars 8.6/13, Countdown to CMA Awards 5.0/9
NBC: 6.8/11
The Voice 7.3/11, The Blacklist 5.8/10
CBS: 5.7/9
2 Broke Girls 5.1/8, The Millers 4.3/6, Scorpion 6.5/10, NCIS: Los Angeles 6.0/11
FOX 3.4/5
Gotham 3.9/6, Sleepy Hollow 2.8/4
Univision: 1.6/3
Mi Corazon es Tuyo 2.0/3, Hasta Fin del Mundo 1.7/3, Malquerida 1.1/2
ION: .9/1
Criminal Minds .9/1, Criminal Minds 1.0/1, Blue Bloods .7/1
Telemundo: .8/1
Reina Corazones .7/1, Los Miserables .7/1, Senora Acaro .9/2
CW: .7/1
Originals .7/1, Jane the Virgin .7/1

Sunday A18-49 Analysis: NBC won the most A18-49 viewers Sunday with 5.7/15, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. An average 2.3/7 for NBC’s Football Nt America Part 2 and Football Nt America Part 3 topped 7p, versus an average 1.3/4 for Fox’s The Simpsons and Bob’s Burgers. An average 5.0/13 for Football Nt America 3 and Sunday Night Football kept NBC in first at 8p, followed by 3.4/9 for CBS’s 60 Minutes. NBC’s game scored 7.1/18 to win 9p, with CBS’s Madam Secretary settling into second with 1.8/5. At 10p ABC’s game led with 6.8/19, followed by 1.4/4 for CBS’s The Good Wife.

A18-49: NBC 5.7/15, CBS 2.3/6, ABC 1.6/4, FOX 1.4/4, UNI 1.0/3, ION .4/1, TELE .2/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, November 2  time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
NBC: 9.5/15
Football Night America Pt 2 2.2/3, Football Nt America Pt 3 6.1/10, NBC Sunday Night Football 11.1/18
CBS: 8.8/14
60 Minutes 11.0/17, Madam Secretary 8.3/13, The Good Wife 6.9/12
FOX: 1.7/3
The Simpsons [r] 1.4/2, Bob’s Burgers 1.6/3, The Simpsons 2.4/4, Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2.0/3, Family Guy [r] 1.6/2, Mulaney 1.0/2
ABC: 3.4/5
America’s Funniest Home Videos 3.4/5, Once Upon a Time 4.1/6, Resurrection 3.1/5, Revenge 3.2/6
Univision: 1.3/2
Aqui Ahora Sun 1.1/2, Va Por Ti Sun 1.4/2, Sal y Pimienta 1.3/2
ION: .9/1
Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds .8/1, Criminal Minds .8/1
TELE: .2/1
Yo Soy El Artista .3/1, Suelta la Sopa Extra .1/0

Saturday A18-49 Analysis: CBS had the most A18-49 viewers Saturday with 1.1/4, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. ABC topped 8p with 1.1/4 for Saturday Night Football, versus .9/3 for CBS’s college match-up. ABC clocked 1.0/4 at 9p to remain in first for its game, followed by CBS with .9/3. CBS came out on top at 10p with 1.1/4, with ABC and NBC’s SNL Prime tying for second with .8/3 in the hour.

A18-49:CBS 1.1/4, ABC .9/3, FOX .7/3, UNI .6/2, NBC .5/2, ION .2/1, TELE .1/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, November 1, 2014  time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 2.3/4
College Football 2.3/4
ABC: 2.2/4
Saturday Night Football 2.2/4
NBC: 1.7/3
Breeders Cup 1.7/3, Law & Order: SVU 1.3/2, SNL Prime 1.9/3
FOX 1.5/3
Fox College Football 1.5/3
UNIVISION: 1.1/2
Sabado Gigante 1.1/2
ION: .9/2
Law & Order: CI .8/1, Law & Order: CI .9/2, Law & Order: CI .9/2
TELE: .2/0
Yo Soy el Artista .2/0, Futbol Estelar Leon .2/0


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JOB OPENING: PROGRAMMING/TRAFFIC COORDINATOR/CSI SPORTS/NY: 3-5 yrs TV Network exp. Create/manage logs and allocate inventory. Schedule promos, ads & coord. w/Ad Agencies. Traffic software exp. & excel skills req. Res/cvr to Rose: HERE (11/8)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR AD SALES RESEARCH/NBC/NYC: Responsible for supporting Ad Sales in the positioning of Bravo & Esquire networks in the marketplace, working closely with int Full info/apply HERE (11/8)

JOB OPENING: FREELANCE INTEGRATED MKTG SOCIAL MGR/NYC: The Nickelodeon portfolio of brands has opp to mng ideation & execution of priority social media campaigns w/in Integrated mktg team. KCA social media ideation/execution. Full info/APPLY HERE [email protected] (11/7)

JOB OPENING: CONSUMER INSIGHTS RSCH MGR/Disney Channels WW/Burbank: For all kids brands: incl concept/pilot testing. 4+ yrs exp with primary/qual rsrch. Apply: http://bit.ly/1DjJ76f (11/7)

JOB OPENING: CREATIVE DIR/TODAY SHOW/NYC: Provide smart creative leadership & successful implementation of Today show on and off air campaigns. Oversee show’s brand & advertiser experiences. Full info/APPLY HERE (11/7)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCTION ADMINISTRATION DIR/IFC/NYC: Mng all aspects of Prod Admin for this "slightly off" network’s expanding slate of Orig Prgrmng. Strong background in series prod models, dvlpmnt, & prod accounting. 10+ yrs. exp. Full info/Apply HERE (11/7) 

JOB OPENING: FREELANCE CREATIVE DIRECTOR/MTV Promos/NYC: Oversee promos campaigns for tentpole events, including the Video Music Awards, Movie Awards & more. More info/apply HERE (11/7)

JOB OPENING: TRAFFIC OPS MGR/TENNIS CHANNEL/Santa Monica: Mng Traffic Team & aid in networks’ daily logs for TC and Mnet. BA deg w/min 5 yrs exp in TV Traffic, min 2 of those yrs in mngmnt/supervisory role. Res/sal HERE (11/7)

JOB SEARCHING? REINVENT YOURSELF/CYNOPSIS CAREER WEBINAR: Whether you work for a TV ntwrk on traditional side of prod but want to make an internal switch to the more digitally-focused area, or are thinking of a complete career shift to digital publishing, check it out HERE (11/7)

JOB OPENING: BUSINESS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS/Production Company/LA: Negotiate, draft & review develop/prod contracts – JD with at least 5 years ent law firm, network/studio or prod co exp/ABA accredited. [email protected] (11/7)

JOB OPENING: MGR PUBLICITY/CNBC/EAST COAST: Responsible for the development and implementation of public relations campaigns and strategies for CNBC primetime programming and talent. Full info/apply HERE (11/7)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL PROJECT DIR./NBC/UNIVERSAL CITY: Responsible for the production of marketing materials on digital platforms. 7 years exp in digital media – client or agency-based. Full info/apply HERE (11/7)

JOB OPENING: ON-AIR PROMOS ASSOCIATE/NYC: Responsible for management of on-air promotion number inventory for all CNBC Networks. Includes coordinating and assigning house numbers and the entry of promotional data int: Full info/apply HERE (11/7)

JOB OPENING: FREELANCE COORDINATOR, PARTNERSHIP MARKETING/PIVOT TV/NYC: Help develop & execute sales pitches/creative concepts. PowerPoint skills a MUST. Cover letter & resume: [email protected] (11/7)

CASTING CALL: Companies can showcase their casting notices/casting calls here. For information on rates and specs for posting a casting notice, please email Trish at [email protected]

EXPERT SERVICES ADS: These ads are for companies or people who offer an expertise in the field of media by way of production, voice over artistry, writing, set development, etc. For information on rates and specs for posting an Expertise Service ad email Trish at [email protected]

INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free, and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at [email protected].

SITUATION WANTED ADS, POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED… There is no charge for placing your Situation Wanted ad… for more information contact Trish Pihonak at [email protected]

SITUATION WANTED: 10+ yrs exp as supervisor, researcher, exec asst, copy-editor on award-winning TV. Avail for short term/perm assignments. Exc refs. [email protected] (11/6)

E-mail [email protected] or call Trish Pihonak at 203-899-8459 for rates and specs for Job Openings.

Are you looking for a job? Post your Situation Wanted Ad here — Email [email protected] for specs.


WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2014


ABC: 48th Annual CMA Awards
CBS: Survivor, Criminal Minds, Stalker
CW: Arrow, The 100
Fox: Hell’s Kitchen, Red Band Society
NBC: The Mysteries of Laura, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago PD
PBS: Nature, NOVA, How We Got to Now
Telemundo: Reina de Corazones, Los Miserables, Senora de Acero
Univision: Mi Corazon Es Tuyo, Hasta el Fin del Mundo, La Malquerida

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