12/04/20: Warner Bros. commits to dropping films on HBO Max concurrent with their theatrical release

 

Cynopsis Medias First Morning Read
Friday December 4, 2020

Today’s Premieres
Apple TV+: “Earth at Night in Color,” “Stillwater”
CBS: “MacGyver” at 8p, “Magnum P.I.” at 9p, “Blue Bloods” at 10p
Disney+: “Beyond the Clouds”
Hulu: “The Hardy Boys”
Netflix: “Selena: The Series,” “Bhaag Beanie Bhaag,” “Big Mouth,” “The Great British Baking Show: Holidays”

Today’s Finales
Cinemax: “Warrior” at 10p
HGTV: “Martha Knows Best” at 10:30p

Saturday’s Premieres
BBC America: “Baby Chimp Rescue” at 8p
HGTV: “Escape to the Chateau” at 8p, “You Live In What? International” at 9p
Netflix: “Detention”
Travel Channel: “Most Terrifying With Jason Hawes” at 9p

Sunday’s Premieres
Adult Swim: “Lazor Wulf” at midnight
Bravo: “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” at 8p
ID: “American Monster” at 9p, “On the Case With Paula Zahn” at 10p
Showtime: “Shameless” at 9p, “Your Honor” at 10p
TLC: “90 Day Fiance” at 8p

Sunday’s Finales
Bravo: “The Real Housewives of Potomac” at 9p
Food Network: “Holiday Wars” at 8p
Showtime: “The Reagans” at 8p

IN THE NEWS

“We’re living in unprecedented times which call for creative solutions,” said Ann Sarnoff, Chair and CEO, WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group, announcing that Warner Bros. Pictures Group has committed to releasing its entire 2021 film slate on HBO Max in the US concurrent with each movie’s domestic theatrical release. Following the one month HBO Max access period, each film will leave the platform and continue theatrically in the US and international territories. “With this unique one-year plan, we can support our partners in exhibition with a steady pipeline of world-class films, while also giving moviegoers who may not have access to theaters or aren’t quite ready to go back to the movies the chance to see our amazing 2021 films,” said Sarnoff. “We see it as a win-win for film lovers and exhibitors.”

Warner Bros. Pictures Group’s 2021 expected release slate currently includes “The Little Things,” “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Tom & Jerry,” “Godzilla vs. Kong,” “Mortal Kombat,” “Dune,” and “Matrix 4,” among others. “Our content is extremely valuable, unless it’s sitting on a shelf not being seen by anyone,” said Jason Kilar, CEO, WarnerMedia. “We believe this approach serves our fans, supports exhibitors and filmmakers, and enhances the HBO Max experience, creating value for all.”

The Walt Disney Co. is the latest media company to eliminate positions as part of a restructuring. Thursday not only saw layoffs at ABC News, but as Disney Branded Television sharpens its focus on producing more content for Disney Channels and Disney+, the company said is shuttering Radio Disney and Radio Disney Country in 1Q21.

AMC Networks is aligning its UMC streaming service and WE tv reality network under a common leadership team, run by UMC’s former Chief Content Officer, Brett Dismuke, who will now serve as GM of UMC and WE tv. “The strong growth we have achieved at UMC is based on our ability to dial into the lives our subscribers are living and deliver stories and content that they care about,” Dismuke said. “The same is true of WE tv, a network that has been successful by bringing fans real and relatable shows, stories and characters. Now we have the ability to further explore the synergies that exist between these two dynamic platforms and build on the success UMC and WE tv have already achieved.”

CBS’s new drama “The Equalizer” was granted the post-Super Bowl slot for its debut on Sunday, February 7. The reboot starring Queen Latifah moves to its regular Sundays-at-8p spot on February 14. Also on Super Bowl Sunday, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will air after the late local news. “FBI” makes its midseason return on January 24, after the NFL’s AFC Championship Game.

When it comes to representation of diverse identity groups on-screen, streaming shows do better than broadcast or cable, according to a new Nielsen study, “Being Seen on Screen: Diverse Representation and Inclusion on TV.” SVOD video has a healthy representation of Blacks, Hispanics and Asians, according to the study, which helps explain “why more diverse audiences are subscribing the streaming services than the general population.” Despite the fact that women make up 52% of the US population, they appear on screen 48.9% of the time on SVOD, 37.8% on cable and 33% on broadcast. And while women over 50 make up 20% of the population, their share of screen is just 8%.

Facebook said it is removing posts that contain false claims about COVID-19 vaccines, rather than just making them less visible on news feeds. “This is another way that we are applying our policy to remove misinformation about the virus that could lead to imminent physical harm,” said the company in a blog post. “This could include false claims about the safety, efficacy, ingredients or side effects of the vaccines.” Facebook will also send people to its COVID-19 Information Center, for verified updates.

In more Facebook news, the Trump administration is suing the social media giant, claiming it illegally reserved thousands of jobs for immigrants instead of looking for qualified Americans for 2600 jobs. The lawsuit follows a nearly two-year investigation into Facebook’s practices. “Facebook has been cooperating with the DOJ in its review of this issue and while we dispute the allegations in the complaint, we cannot comment further on pending litigation,” said a spokesperson.

AMC spin-off “Fear the Walking Dead” was renewed for season seven. “The past is dead…but the future is bright,” tweeted the show.

Disney XD’s “DuckTales” will end with season three. “The talented creative team, led by Matt Youngberg and Francisco Angones, have delivered exceptional storytelling with uniquely reimagined characters for three seasons of 75 episodes and more than 15 shorts,” said a Disney XD spokesperson. “While physical production is wrapping…fans will get an epic season finale in 2021.”

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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

Hulu picked up UCP true crime drama “Candy,” starring Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) as Texas axe murderer Candy Montgomery. Moss will executive produce alongside Lindsey McManus via their Love & Squalor production company and Nick Antosca and Alex Hedlund through their production company Eat The Cat.

“Our launch slate represents an ambitious start for discovery+,” said Lisa Holme, Group SVP of Content and Commercial Strategy for Discovery, Inc., of the upcoming streamer’s offerings. “We can’t wait for January 4, when we will give fans even more of the shows and stars they love. But we’re even more excited to surpass expectations on streaming by mixing genres in new ways, digging even deeper in the documentary space and introducing fans to their new favorite personalities.” For example? Among over 50 new originals will be “HGTV’s House Party,” a talk show featuring HGTV talent and their celebrity superfans; “Say Yes to the Dress: In Sickness and In Health,” helping women have their special day during the pandemic; and “Dr. Pimple Popper: This Is Zit,” offering gory details of Dr. Sandra Lee’s “most difficult pops.”

Universal Music Group announced the formation of Mercury Studios, a content studio established to develop, produce, and invest in music-based storytelling. Mercury Studios will include global film and television producer Eagle Rock Entertainment and build upon ERE’s library that includes nearly 2000 hours of programming and more than 800 titles of original documentaries. Music will continue to serve as the foundation for projects across performance/live, factual/reality, scripted, artist and filmmaker partnerships and remastering and audio originals via film and television content, podcasts and short form content.

IMDb TV ordered true crime docu-series “Moment of Truth” from Amazon Studios. The five-parter, telling the story of the murder of NBA superstar Michael Jordan’s father, will premiere early in 2021 on the Amazon streaming service. IMDb TV also announced a series in development with filmmaker dream hampton that spotlights crime procedural dramas.

A24 and Scott Rudin Productions landed the rights to Douglas Stuart’s best-selling novel, Shuggie Bain, to adapt for television. Scott Rudin and Eli Bush will produce. The story centers on a struggling working-class family.

CuriosityStream announced production on the original new series, “Rescued Chimpanzees of the Congo with Jane Goodall” (wt). The five-part series plus one-hour special is executive produced by CuriosityStream and Off the Fence Productions in conjunction with the Jane Goodall Institute.

Welcome to Middle-earth: Amazon Studios has added a slew of new actors to the cast of its “The Lord of the Rings” series. Onboard the show are Cynthia Addai-Robinson (“Power”), Maxim Baldry (“Years and Years”), Ian Blackburn (“Unbreakable Beau”), Kip Chapman (“Top of the Lake”), Anthony Crum (“The Wilds”), Maxine Cunliffe (“Power Rangers Megaforce”), Trystan Gravelle (“The Terror”), Sir Lenny Henry (“Broadchurch”), Thusitha Jayasundera (“Donmar”), Fabian McCallum (“You, Me & The Apocalypse”), Simon Merrells (“Knightfall”), Geoff Morrell (“Grassroots”), Peter Mullan (“Westworld”), Lloyd Owen (“Apollo 18”), Augustus Prew (“Into the Dark”), Peter Tait (“The Return of the King”), Alex Tarrant (“Filthy Rich”), Leon Wadham (“Go Girls”), Benjamin Walker (“Heart of the Sea”) and Sara Zwangobani (“Doctor Doctor”).

Imogen Poots (“I Know This Much Is True”) landed a role in Amazon Studios thriller “The Outer Range,” starring Josh Brolin, Tamara Podemski and Tom Pelphrey.

A new production company founded by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sam Branson and Chelsea Clinton has launched with a straight-to-series order from Apple TV+ for “Gutsy Women,” spotlighting a diverse group of trailblazing women. HiddenLight Productions will focus on documentary, unscripted and scripted entertainment for TV, film and digital that “celebrates the best of the human spirit and help audiences see the world in new ways.” The business will be led by Executive Chair Roma Khanna, and CEO Johnny Webb.

Meena Harris, niece of VP-elect Kamala Harris and CEO of activist company Phenomenal, is teaming with Brad Jenkins, a former Funny or Die exec and Obama White House alum, for the launch of Phenomenal Productions. The creative production house will produce content for non-profits, foundations, causes and companies.

“Alma’s Way,” a new animated series from Fred Rogers Productions, is headed for PBS Kids. The series is created by actor and writer Sonia Manzano, who played “Maria” on “Sesame Street.” The show, targeting children ages 4-6, is slated to debut on PBS stations, the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel, and PBS KIDS digital platforms in fall 2021.

MTV Entertainment Group has committed $250 million over three years to provide funding, production infrastructure, services and staff to generate more content from production companies owned and operated by BIPOC and women. “As a former showrunner, this endeavor is something very close to my heart,” said Nina L. Diaz, MTV Entertainment’s President of Content and Chief Creative Officer. “Having come up on the production side where this kind of pipeline didn’t exist, it is a great privilege to help launch a new generation of creative powerhouses into production ownership.”

TECH TALK

SpotX released its “2021 Global Video Advertising Trends” report. Key findings include:
• Ad spend is following new consumer habits and will flow into OTT and CTV faster than expected.
• With programmatic, addressable linear TV is ready for scale. With more inventory available and the programmatic pipes built out, expect to see more linear TV budgets transacted digitally. For programmers, this means tapping into the growing pool of programmatic TV spend that is expected to reach $6.69 billion by 2021 in the US, up from $2.77 billion in 2019.
• Expect a surge in programmatic guaranteed campaigns. While advertisers used to treat TV and OTT ad buys separately, they are increasingly considering them together, and the trend is clearly moving towards all TV being transacted digitally.
“As we move further into the connected decade, incumbents and new entrants alike will invest in the future of video, while new technologies will quickly emerge to support the evolution,” said Kelly McMahon, SVP, Global Operations at SpotX.

COMING UP

Honorees for the 2020 Bounce Trumpet Awards: Stand Up, recognizing outstanding accomplishments of African Americans, include supermodel and businesswoman Naomi Campbell, “grown-ish” star-turned-activist Yara Shahidi, Georgia political figure Stacey Abrams, and former track & field star Tommie Smith. The 29th annual ceremony premieres Sunday, December 13 at 8p.

Season two of “Pennyworth” premieres on Epix on Sunday, December 13 at 9p. The story picks up a year after the events of last season, with England embroiled in a devastating civil war.

WE tv special “Beyond the Pole: Living Under Lockdown” premieres Thursday, December 17 at 10p, exploring what Atlanta’s exotic dancers, bartenders and bottle girls do to make a living when the pandemic shuts down the nightlife scene.

LMN is kicking off 2021 with thirteen new thrillers, including five additional “Wrong” movies, produced by Hybrid and executive produced by and starring Vivica A. Fox. The premiere of “The Wrong Valentine” on February 11 will mark the 25th installment of the network’s franchise helmed by Fox. The stunt begins January 1 and concludes in March, featuring premieres every Friday night. What makes LMN thinks “Wrong” is right? The net’s 2019 “Wrong Summer Vacation” stunt was seen by 13.9 million total viewers and 2.8 million W25-54 in July 2019.

The 2021 Make-Up Artists and Hairstylist Guild has set its annual MUAHS Awards for Saturday, April 3, 2021, in a digital format. Submissions open for TV and film on Monday, December 21.

As part of Mariah Carey’s Christmas special, a video for “Oh Santa,” with Carey, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson, debuts today, December 4 on Vevo. Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s cover of the holiday classic “The Christmas Song” premieres Monday, December 7.

ADVERTISING

US local media ad spend will inch up 2.5% in 2021, to $137.5 billion, according to BIA Advisory Services. That’s down from an estimated $161 billion haul in 2019. The pandemic pushed 2020 local advertising down a projected 17% versus last year, to $134.1 billion.

McDonald’s and Toyota will be the national sponsors of the new Bounce original holiday movie “Marry Me This Christmas,” a romantic comedy about a young pastor who falls for one of his parishioners, premiering Sunday, December 6 at 9p.

Genesis Motor America, Tastemade and Amazon Advertising have collaborated to create “Origins,” a five-part, mid-form social series that “celebrates the power of our roots and the journey of our evolution” – that features Amazon Fresh shopability. Each episode profiles an on-the-rise chef who dives deep into their origins story, while cooking a dish that explores the culture and traditions of their past. The weekly series is available on Tastemade’s YouTube and Facebook channels.

STREAMING

Since the onset of the pandemic, 71% of US consumers say they have increased their use of paid streaming services, according to a November study from TransUnion. On average, consumers are spending 3-4 hours a day consuming streamed media, with 55% opting for it in place of a cable TV subscription. Across generations, content was the top reason consumers gravitated toward streaming services, greater than both affordability and convenience. “COVID-19 has upended the entertainment landscape and with it, has accelerated the shift to streamed media,” said Matt Spiegel, EVP and head of the marketing solutions and media verticals at TransUnion. “To gain market share, platforms are vying for captive audiences, focusing on how their content can stand out in a growing sea of choices. We can expect factors like content quality, price, and user experience to all carry weight in decisions from consumers about streaming new content through various service providers.”

Animation studio ZAG announced “Miraculous” is now available on TikTok. The new TikTok channel will offer never before seen footage, including music videos with choreography for kids and young adults to replicate at home and record themselves performing the dances.

GOING GLOBAL

ViacomCBS International Studios announced the development of a new scripted series that will depict the life of Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga. Director James Kent (“Testament of Youth”) and writers Rebecca Pollock and Kas Graham are onboard, with Frida Torresblanco (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “The Assassination of Richard Nixon”) of Braven Films set to serve as executive producer.

All3Media has acquired Silverback Films, an independent producer of natural history series. Silverback Films was founded in 2012 by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey.

Banijay has acquired the rights to “Famous Last Words.” The original format will be distributed outside Denmark as part of Banijay Rights’ catalogue.

UK’s Plimsoll Productions announced the appointment of Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees to their Board. Mayor Rees will offer strategic advice to Plimsoll CEO Grant Mansfield and the current Board, focusing particularly on new commercial opportunities, talent, diversity and sustainability.

Comedy content provider ComediHa! has concluded an agreement with Montreal-based production company Melenny Productions to acquire Canada’s film and television franchise, “The Boys.”

Red Arrow Studios International has scored new deals for the Australian version of its dating format “Married at First Sight.” Produced by Endemol Shine Australia for Nine Network, seasons 4-7 have been sold to UK’s Channel 4 for broadcast on E4, produced by CPL Productions. Other sales of Married at First Sight Australia include to Lifetime (US), which has picked up season 6, while RTL Netherlands has taken seasons 4-7 and Mediaworks (New Zealand) has picked up seasons 8 and 9.

Animation company Omens Studios is headed to Amazon Prime with the first season of its STEM-based edutainment program “Argo’s World.” The series will be available on the service in the US and the UK.

UK Indie Woodcut Media has been commissioned by Sky to produce a 90-minute Christmas special based on the producer’s factual series “Paranormal Captured” called “Paranormal Captured: The Dead of Winter.”

RATINGS

The November 17 premiere of ABC’s “Big Sky” delivered an okay 4.15 million viewers and 0.68 among A18-49, but shot up to 8.71 million viewers and 1.47 in the demo in Nielsen Live+7 numbers, the biggest gain for a show this season.

In syndication,Dr. Phil” (2.0, steady) maintained its season high and was the #1 talk show for the 203rd time in the past 220 weeks. Hot on the doc’s heels was “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (1.9, down 5%). “Ellen DeGeneres” (1.1, down 8%) was third, followed by sophomore “Kelly Clarkson” (1.0, steady), which matched its season high.

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of November 16 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.1 AA
Jeopardy! (CTD) 5.9 AA
Family Feud (CTD) 5.7 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.6 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.7 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.6 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.4 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.0 AA
Last Man Standing (DAD) 2.0 AA
Live With Kelly and Ryan (DAD) 1.9 AA
Source: Nielsen

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Crown Media Family Networks has tapped Lara Richardson to serve as Chief Marketing Officer. Richardson was previously the Group Executive Vice President of Marketing for Discovery and Science Channel

Half Yard Productions has promoted Dirk Hoogstra from EVP of Development to CEO. Current CEO and Co-founder Sean Gallagher is stepping down to pursue interests outside of the TV industry.

IN MEMORIAM

Character actor Warren Berlinger died December 2. He was 83. Berlinger had a lengthy list of TV credits, including “The Joey Bishop Show,” “Gunsmoke,” “That Girl,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Picket Fences,” “Happy Days” and, most recently, “Grace and Frankie.”

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01/15/21: OWN renews “Queen Sugar” for season 6, ahead of season 5 debut

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    Friday January 15, 2021 Today’s Premieres Disney: “Bunk’d” at 7:30p, “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” at 8p Disney+: “WandaVision” HBO: “Real Time with Bill Maher” at 10p Hulu: “Endings” ID: “Onision: In Real Life” at 10p Netflix: “Bling Empire,” “Carmen Sandiego,” “Disenchantment” OWN: “Belle Collective” at 10p Oxygen: “An Unexpected Killer” at 8p, “Framed […]

01/14/21: “Insecure” to end with season five

HBO's "Insecure" to end with season five

    Thursday January 14, 2021 Today’s Premieres ALLBLK: “Double Cross” BET+: “American Gangster: Trap Queens” discovery+: “UFO Witness” HBO Max: “Search Party,” “The Event” Peacock: “Cleopatra in Space” Today’s Finales CW: “World’s Funniest Animals” at 8:30p truTV: “Top Secret Videos” at 10:30p IN THE NEWS Tom Hanks will host “Celebrating America,” an inauguration special […]

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