12/02/15: Bones stars seek millions from Fox; Linda Ellerbee retires with a smile and a special; Discovery launches streaming service



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CYNOPSIS
12.02.15

Good morning. It’s Wednesday December 2, 2015, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
Bravo: Top Chef at 10p
Great American Country: Flippin’ RVs at 9p
ID: Bad Blood at 10p
MTV: The Challenge: Battle of the Bloodlines at 10p
Poker Central: Super High Roller Cash Game at 9p and 10p
Travel: Rev Runs Around the World at 10p and 10:30p
truTV: Santas in the Barn at 9p

Tonight’s Finales:
CNBC: Jay Leno’s Garage at 10p
Food: Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage at 9p

IN THE NEWS

Bones stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz and exec producer Kathleen Reichs filed a lawsuit Monday claiming they are owed a percentage of the long-running Fox series’ profits, estimated at tens of millions of dollars. “When 20th TV finally did engage with Plaintiffs in the fifth and sixth seasons of the Series, it did so under the threat of cancelling the Series unless Plaintiffs accepted its non-negotiable license fee figure, and then concealed material information about the true value of that figure,” alleges the claim. Exec producer Barry Josephson made similar claims in a suit filed last week.

Television journalist Linda Ellerbee announced her retirement, as of January 2016. “I’m a lucky woman,” said Ellerbee. “I saw the world, met many of the world’s most interesting people and was well paid to do so. Now I choose to go, and I go smiling.” Ellerbee is best known for anchoring late-night news program NBC News Overnight in the early 80s and children’s news series Nick News with Linda Ellerbee on Nickelodeon.

Speaking of, Hello, I Must Be Going: 25 Years of Nick News with Linda Ellerbee, a retrospective series finale for the longest-running kids news show in TV history, airs Tuesday, December 15 at 8p on Nickelodeon. The hour-long special recalls some of the award-winning series’ most memorable episodes and discussions.

Discovery Communications has launched streaming service Discovery Go, offering live and on-demand access to nine networks: Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science Channel, Velocity, Destination America, American Heroes Channel and Discovery Life. Pay-TV customers can browse by network or programs organized by genre, and explore curated playlists. “This aggregated TVE streaming service and strong user experience is made possible by Discovery’s 30-year commitment to content ownership and our global learnings in the space,” said Paul Guyardo, chief commercial officer for Discovery Comm. The launch coincides with the global premiere of Discovery Channel doc Racing Extinction tonight.

While we’re talking Racing Extinction, producer Fisher Stevens opens up about how a documentary could help save the planet, and why Discovery is a perfect fit (“what better partners than a network that is not only all about but also called discovery?”), in the new Cynsiders.

Univision milked the nomination announcement process for the 28th Annual Premio Lo Nuestro a la Musica Latina Latin Music Awards, with two hours of engagement with fans and influencers on the show’s digital platforms. Among the 64 stars nominated in 26 categories were Bachata singer Romeo Santos, leading the pack with seven nominations, and Juan Luis Guerra (Merengue) with six. Awards show airs live Thursday, February 18 at 8p.

At a campaign rally in Georgia, presidential candidate Donald Trump threatened to boycott the December 15 GOP debate on CNN “unless they pay me $5 million, all of which money goes to the Wounded Warriors or to vets.” Before the September debate on CNN, the billionaire wrote to CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker asking that profits go to charity. Trump is scheduled to guest on daytime talker Live with Kelly and Michael on December 9.

Raycom Media completed its $160 million purchase of Drewry Communications Group. The acquisition adds Oklahoma to Raycom’s portfolio and brings the company’s national share of households to over 14 percent. The transaction is part of the company’s effort to expand beyond its traditional footprint of the southeastern U.S.; in October, Raycom closed on a deal in Boise, ID.

Anthony Anderson (black-ish) signed a multi-year deal to continue as host for the 47th and 48th NAACP Image Awards. Next year’s telecast will air live on TV One on Friday, February 5 as a two-hour special.


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PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

Fox is developing Rambo: New Blood, a father/son follow-up based on the Sylvester Stallone films. Stallone is exec producing the series, from Entertainment One and Millennium Films.

Rapper/producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Power) and Will Packer (Uncle Buck) will exec produce My Friend 50, a project at Fox, with Jackson making appearances as himself. Series from Will Packer Productions, Jackson’s G-Unit Film & Television and Universal Television focuses on a woman who believes joining 50 Cent’s entourage will solve all her problems.

The CW bought No Tomorrow from CBS Television Studios and Electus. The hour-long comedy is based on a Latin American format from Brazil’s Grupo Globo. Ben Silverman and Corinne Brinkerhoff will exec produce with Sean Canino.

Reality star/entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel (Real Housewives of New York City) has entered into an overall deal with Leftfield Entertainment to develop and produce original projects. Frankel also announced the launch of her own production company, B Real Productions. Food Porn, produced by Leftfield’s Loud TV, premieres Thursday, December 3 at 9p on Fyi; Closet Porn and Cocktail Porn are in the works.

TruTV is taking a deeper dive into scripted. The net ordered a second season of its first scripted series, Those Who Can’t, three months ahead of the show’s launch, and ordered a pilot for Shady Neighbors (wt), to be written and exec produced by Those Who Can’t showrunner Dean Lorey. The net also made a pilot deal with comedian Tom Segura for a medical comedy, and ordered a pilot script from Melissa Hunter (YouTube’s Adult Wednesday Addams). Since truTV’s “Way More Fun” rebrand one year ago, delivery of A18-49 has grown 32 percent, and A18-34 is up 43 percent.

NEW SERIES

Fuse’s Saturday Morning Fever will debut Wednesday, January 27. Docu-comedy tells the story of the long-running Philadelphia dance show that helped launch the careers of former series regular Kelly Ripa as well as Madonna and Will Smith, who performed.

Interview show Los Angeles Times’ The Envelope premieres on arts net Ovation Sunday, January 17 at 8:30p. Times writers Rebecca Keegan and Mark Olsen sit down with acclaimed actors and directors for “off-the-cuff discussions.”

Change the date: Travel’s Planet Primetime, originally slated to debut this month, will premiere with back to back episodes on Tuesday, January 19 at 8p and 8:30p. Series explores the cultures of different countries through the lens of their TV shows, from wacky Japanese game shows to Brazil’s Miss Bum Bum competition.

Amazon greenlit Trial, starring Billy Bob Thornton and William Hurt. Legal drama from David E. Kelley will premiere exclusively on Amazon’s Prime Video in the U.S., UK, Germany, Austria and Japan in 2016.

RETURNING SERIES

Season three of Bravo docu-series Newlyweds: The First Year premieres Sunday, January 3 at 9p, moving to its regular Wednesday-at-10p timeslot on January 6. Four new couples are put to the test, tangling with the likes of in-laws, adultery and fertility.

Fuse renewed three original series: Big Freedia, Queen of Bounce, Fluffy Breaks Even and Transcendent. Season four of Freedia was the series’ best-rated yet among A18-34, while freshmen Transcendent had the net’s best-ever series premiere in the demo and Fluffy had the best series premiere among A18-49, HHs and P2+

Season two of half-hour comedic drama Mozart in the Jungle, based on the memoir by Blair Tindall, lands on Amazon Prime Video Wednesday, December 30. New guest stars this season include Gretchen Mol, Dermot Mulroney and Esai Morales.

COMING UP

Sinatra & the Jack Pack, exploring President John F. Kennedy’s friendship with Frank Sinatra, premieres Tuesday, December 8 at 10p on Reelz. Documentary was produced by Circle Films.

More on the Chairman of the Board: Grammy winners Juanes and Trisha Yearwood and Grammy nominee Seth MacFarlane have been added to the list of performers for Sinatra 100 – An All-Star Grammy Concert, airing on CBS Sunday, December 6 at 9p. The special celebrates Sinatra’s music on the occasion(ish) of the iconic singer’s 100th birthday.

The Saturday, January 2 season finale of StarzAsh vs Evil Dead will be preceded by catch-up mini-marathons starting at 9p on Monday, December 28-Wednesday, December 30.

Add Luke Bryan, Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth and Demi Lovato to the entertainers performing live from Times Square on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, Thursday, December 31 at 8p on ABC.

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

Logo’s three-week programming event “Happy Holigays” starts Sunday, December 13 at 8p with the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Green Screen Christmas. Holiday special includes the debut of the music video for “Merry Christmas, Mary,” featuring 20 drag queens from past seasons of Drag Race.

El Rey’s offers 96 hours of Godzilla in its second annual “Kaiju Christmas.” Marathon launches Thursday, December 24 at 6a with Gojira, wrapping up Sunday, December 27 at 4a with Rodan.

ADVERTISING & BRANDS

Reddi-wip is using its sponsorship of NBC’s live production of The Wiz, airing Thursday, December 3 at 8p, as part of the brand’s “Share the Joy” program. “Our live musical productions have always been… a great opportunity to authentically integrate our marketing partners into the unique experience,” said Dan Lovinger, EVP, entertainment advertising sales, NBCUniversal. In a recent Reddi-wip survey, people said listening to their favorite songs is one of the top three moments that bring them joy.

Sinclair inked a multi-year deal with Marketron for exclusive access to the company’s location-based mobile advertising technology. “Marketron’s location-based ad platform provides the accuracy, scale, functionality, and support required for our stations to deliver mobile campaigns locally,” said Rob Weisbord, COO for Sinclair Digital Solutions. “Our advertisers will be able to timely share their message with the appropriate consumer in a geo-targeted manner, based on the places they visit every day.” Sinclair has 172 stations in 18 markets.

Just how much are ad blockers costing advertisers? About $8.2 billion annually, estimates a new study from the Interactive Advertising Bureau. Ad fraud accounts for $4.6 billion, while $1.1 billion comes from malware-related activity, including $781 million from consumers using ad blockers to protect themselves from digital malware.

GLOBAL GOINGS ON

A+E Networks is expanding the distribution of History in Poland. The channel is now available to over 500,000 additional homes across the country on cable platform Vectra. History launched in Poland in 2008.

UK’s Channel 4 has commissioned biography series Born On from Outline Productions. The format, exploring the lives of people born on the same day – one of whom is a celebrity – was a hit in Norway earlier this year.

Electus closed distribution deals with Discovery Networks International, Channel 4 and France’s D8 for The Running Wild with Bear Grylls special featuring President Obama. Special airs on NBC on December 17 at 10p.

Cartoon Network launched a digital network in Southeast Asia, with content created for mobile platforms. The app, Cartoon Network Anything, is a changing stream of games, activities, trivia quizzes and interactive video games, all about 15 seconds in length. “The app is a whole new way to engage our audience, constantly maintaining a high level of suspense of ‘what will come next?’” said Mark Eyers, chief content officer for Turner Kids Networks in Asia Pacific.

Virgin Media has brought aforementioned Starz series Ash vs Evil Dead to the UK, as part of a new on demand initiative. “Ash vs Evil Dead is just the start for Virgin Media customers,” said David Boucher, chief digital entertainment officer.

Turner commissioned an original production profiling the only tropical botanic gardens to be inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A World Icon: Singapore Botanic Gardens will premiere on Turner’s recently-launched World Heritage Channel in Asia.

Britain’s Royal Television Society announced the winners of the RTS Craft & Design Awards 2014-2015. The award for Director Fiction went to Julian Farino for Marvellous; Colette Camden picked up the award for Director Non Fiction for What Do Artists Do All Day? Sue Webster. Design & Craft Innovation went Pets – Wild At Heart, the Judges’ Award was given to Wolf Hall and the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to production designer Dennis De Groot. Amy Roberts won for for Costume Design Drama for her work on Cilla; David Roger landed Production Design Drama for Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell; Samuel Sim took home the award for Music Original Score and Music Original Title for Home Fires; Kate Hopkins, Tim Owens, Will Slater and Graham Wild won for Sound Entertainment and Non Drama Productions for Shark, and Pauline Fowler, Nik Williams, Samantha Ives and Mary Hanrahan were honored for Effects Special for Fortitude.

France’s TF1 acquired the series Colony from Legendary Television. “TF1 was the French viewing destination for Lost, which Carlton Cuse also executive produced, and we anticipate that Colony similarly will bring TF1 many years of ratings success,” said John McMahon, EVP and managing director, EMEA Distribution, Legendary Television.

CASTING NEWS

Sherri Shepherd (The View) landed a major recurring role on Rosewood. Fall finale of the Fox drama airs tonight at 8p.

Danny Pino (Cold Case) will star opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead in CBS summer series BrainDead. Comic thriller is set in D.C., where aliens have come to earth to eat the brains of Hill staffers. Yum!

Sterling Jerins (Conjuring) joins upcoming HBO comedy Divorce in a series regular role. Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Hayden Church star.


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FUN OF YOUR BUSINESS

On November 18th, we asked our readers to tell us, What’s your favorite afternoon pick-me-up snack?

Here is what your colleagues had to say…

  • Any flavor of Pipcorn – no, that’s not a typo. Mini, but mightily delicious. – Katie Grant, Communications Director, Discovery Family and Investigation Discovery
  • I love to pick up fro-yo. Strawberry shortcake mixed with chocolate peanut butter. Sprinkled with peanut butter chips, blackberries and strawberries. – Ben Eng, Omnicom media group
  • A handful of peanuts and a Coke Zero! Protein and caffeine – the perfect "afternoon pick-me-up!" – Todd Babish, VP Client Services, Viamark Advertising
  • Red licorice – because it is chewy and my favorite color, RED! It always makes me smile because it was my favorite treat as a kid! – Sheryl Bloom, Senior Broadcast Buyer/GroupM
  • Pop secret 100 calorie pack of popcorn! It’s the perfect snack  smells good, tastes good, lasts longer than most and it’s not too unhealthy!! – Liza Mandell, VP, Optimedia

Note: FOYB is taking a Holiday break until the New Year.  We would like to wish everybody a happy and healthy holiday and New Year!

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RATINGS

The season six midseason finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead drew 14 million viewers and a 7.02 rating among A18-49. That’s down 5 percent in viewers and 7 percent in the demo versus the season five midseason closer, but the second highest-rated midseason finale in series history.

AMC’s zombies were walking against a Patriots/Broncos matchup on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, which scored 25.2 million viewers and 8.5 among A18-49.

ABC’s It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown delivered 7.2 million viewers and 1.8/6 among A18-49 on Monday, versus 1.6/5 in the demo for Fox’s Gotham and CBS’s Supergirl.The net’s annual encore of A Charlie Brown Christmas held steady in the demo year-to-year with 2.0/6 and was up 7 percent in total viewers, to 7.3 million.

The series premiere of NBC’s Superstore in a special post-The Voice preview slot on Monday drew 8 million total viewers, retaining 86 percent with a second episode at 10:30p. Official season starts Monday, January 4.

The premiere and encore of Soul Train Awards 2015 on BET and Centric drew 2.3 million A18-49 and 2.2 million A18-34 viewers across networks. In the A18-49 demo, the show ranks as the top 3 cable awards show for the calendar year.
 
TV PLAYBACK RANK, based on the difference between Nielsen’s first-reported Live + Same Day and the final Live + 7 Day rating for the week of 11/9/15
Program/Live+SD A18-49 US AA%/Live+7 US AA
Big Bang Theory
(CBS) 3.7, 5.9
Empire (Fox) 4.2, 6.4
Modern Family (ABC) 2.7, 4.7
Quantico (ABC) 1.3, 3.1
Blindspot (NBC) 2.2, 4.0
How to Get Away With Murder (ABC) 1.9, 3.6
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 2.2, 3.8
Scandal (ABC) 2.2, 3.8
Blacklist (NBC) 1.5, 2.9
Law and Order: SVU (NBC) 2.0, 3.3
Criminal Minds (CBS) 1.6, 3.9
Source: The Nielsen Company DVR playback rankers, based on the difference between Nielsen’s first-reported Live + Same Day and the final Live + 7 Day ratings (for regular, original programs only).

Top Ten Basic Cable Network Live+7 Performance among Total Viewers for the week of 11/9/2015
Primetime(000)/Total Prog. Day (000)
ESPN 27468
/FOXN 1402
FOXN 2316/NICK 1336
HALL 1936/ ADSM* 1143
AMC 1844/DSNY 1115
DISC 1713/ESON 1016
USA 1646/HALL 933
FBN 1616/TOON 933
FX 1572/NAN* 897
TBSC 1510/USA 832
HIST 1494/TNT 787
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of 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+7. 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 Live+7 Performance among A18-49 for the week of 11/9/2015
Primetime (000), Total Prog. Day (000)
ESPN 1217
/ADSM* 694
AMC 1088/ESPN 512
FX 859/NAN* 433
TBSC 761/NICK 388
ADSM 735/TBSC 350
DISC 700/AMC 330
USA 643/FX 326
BRAV 575/USA 317
FOOD 502/DSNY 292
NFLN 475/TNT 290
TNT 475
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe 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+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performance.

Top-Rated Cable Shows Live+7 Performance among A18-49 for the week of 11/9/2015
The Walking Dead
(AMC) 11581
Into the Badlands (AMC) 5374
Chicago/San Diego (ESPN) 5291
American Horror Story (FX) 3847
Republican Presidential Debate (FBN) 3319
Buffalo/NY Jets (NFLN) 3299
Talking Dead (AMC) 2790
Love & Hip Hop Hollywood (VH1) 2473
Gold Rush (DISC) 2420
Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E!) 2368
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe 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+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and
demographic performance.

Friday A18-49 Analysis:  ABC scored the most A18-49 viewers Friday with 1.1/4, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. ABC topped 8p with 1.1/4 for Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, followed by 1.0/4 for CBS’s Amazing Race. ABC kept the lead at 9p with 1.0/4 for Shark Tank, versus .7/2 for CBS’s Hawaii Five-0. ABC was still in first at 10p with 1.1/4 for 20/20; NBC’s Dateline Classic was second with .9/3.

A18-49: ABC 1.1/4, CBS .8/3, UNI .8/3, NBC .7/2, FOX .7/3, TELE .6/2, CW .5/2, ION .4/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, November 27, 2015  time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 3.8/7
The Amazing Race 3.3/6, Hawaii Five-0 [r] 3.4/6, Blue Bloods [r] 4.7/9
ABC: 2.7/5
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town 2.5/5, Shark Tank [r] 2.7/5, 20/20 2.9/6
NBC 2.4/4
National Dog Show [r] 2.3/4, Dateline Classic 2.7/5
FOX 1.5/3
MasterChef Junior 1.9/4, World’s Funniest 1.1/2
UNIVISION: 1.0/2
Antes Muerta que Lichita .8/2, Pasion y Poder 1.1/2, Yo No Creo en los Hombres 1.1/2
TELEMUNDO: .0/2
Celia .8/2, Bajo el Mismo Cielo 0.8/1, Senora Acero .9/2
ION: .9/2
Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds .8 /1
CW: .9/2
Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer .9/2, Kung Fu Panda Holiday .8/1, Merry Madagascar .8/1

Thursday A18-49 Analysis: NBC gobbled up the most A18-49 viewers Thursday with 8.4/29, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. NBC’s NFL game coverage averaged 6.0/21 at 8p, followed by a 2.7/9 average for CBS’s The Big Bang Theory and Life in Pieces. NBC’s game scored 9.3/32 at 9p, versus 1.7/6 for CBS’s Mom and 2 Broke Girls. NBC football commanded the field at 10p with 9.3/31; CBS’s Elementary was second with 1.0/3.

A18-49:NBC 8.4/29, CBS 1.7/6, ABC .5/2, UNI .5/2, FOX .4/1, TELE .4/1, CW .3/1, ION .3/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: November 26, 2015  time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
Elementary 3.3/7
NBC: 12.9/27
NFL Pre-game 6.1/13, NFL Thursday Special 13.8/28
CBS: 4.1/8
Big Bang Theory [r] 6.2/13, Life in Pieces 4.1/8, Mom 3.9/8, 2 Broke Girls 3.5/7,
FOX 1.3/3
All-Star Dog Rescue 1.3/3
UNIVISION: 1.2/2
Antes Muerta Lichita 1.1/2, Pasion y Poder 1.4/2, Yo No Creo en Hombers 1.2/2
ABC: 1.1/2
The Muppets [r] 1.1/2, Fresh Off the Boat [r] .9/2, The Middle [r] 1.1/2, The Goldbergs [r] 1.1/2, Last Man Standing [r] 1.2/2, Dr. Ken [r] 1.2/2
ION: 1.1/2
Blue Bloods .9/2, Blue Bloods 1.3/2, Blue Bloods 1.1/2
CW: .6/1
Whose Line Is it Anyway [r] .6/1, Whose Line Is it Anyway [r] .6/1, Whose Line Is it Anyway [r] .6/1, Whose Line Is it Anyway [r] .7/1
TELEMUNDO: .4/1
The Croods .4/1, Rango .4/1

EXECUTIVE MOVES

AMC Networks made appointments to AMC Studios: Valerie Cabrera has joined as Senior Vice President of Distribution, and Melissa Landau has been named Senior Vice President of business affairs. Prior to joining AMC Studios, Cabrera was EVP of TV International for Entertainment One, and Landau had been SVP of Business Affairs and Deputy General Counsel for Comedy Central and TV Land.

UK’s Woodcut Media appointed Jeremy Mills to the newly created position of Chairman. Mills co-founded Lion Television in 1997.

Shine TV is promoting Tanya Shaw and Tim Whitwell to Managing Director and Creative Director, effective in 2016. Shaw is currently Creative Director and Whitwell, Head of Programming.



This Day in History:
1804 – Napoleon was crowned emperor of France.

Answer to Our Last Trivia: How did mutt Stinky come to own his own dog, Nunzio, on Dharma and Greg (1997-2002)? Nunzio was a Bar Mitzvah gift from Dharma. Kudos to: Stacey Tenenbaum-ST Casting/LA, Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, Jerry Jones/San Francisco

Today’s Trivia: Which comedy counted among its guest stars Jon Stewart, Patrick Stuart, Bryan Cranston and Phyllis Diller? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone.).

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JOB OPENING: SALES & MKTG MGR-DISTRIBUTION/DISCOVERY/LA: Enthusiastic innovator to manage client relationships, pitch/implement strategic mtkg initiatives & support sales efforts for distribution+ partner mktg strategy across Discovery’s portfolio of ntwks.. 4+ yrs exp req’d. Apply (12/8)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, PRESS & COMM/TV LAND/S. MONICA: Develop & implement PR/comm strategies for scripted series dev & prod. Relationships w/media in consumer, digital & entertainment segments. Req’s 7+ yrs in TV Comm/Media Relations Full info/apply HERE (12/5)

JOB OPENING: DIR SOCIAL MARKETING/AMC/NYC: Serve as in-house social media expert. Driver of social initiatives from idea creation to production. Understands social metrics and analytics. 4-6 yrs in consumer, digital, social mktg. Ntwk exp a plus. Apply HERE (12/5)

JOB OPENING: SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER/SKRATCHTV/NYC: Create social media content for visual storytelling across multiple platforms. Manage programming and distribution across all social media platforms. Interest in golf a must. Full info/apply HERE (12/5)

JOB OPENING: MGR INTEGRATED MARKETING/IFC/NYC: Mng sponsorship based mktg from pitch to fulfillment. Serve as liaison between network & sales teams. 3-5 yrs int mktg & project mmgt exp. Creative thinker, strong comm skills & det oriented a must. Full info/apply HERE (12/5)

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]

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


WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 2, 2015


ABC: The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, black-ish, Nashville
CBS: Survivor, Criminal Minds, Code Black
CW: Arrow, Supernatural
Fox: Rosewood, Empire
NBC: Christmas in Rockefeller Center, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Saturday Night Live [r]
PBS: Nature [r], NOVA [r], Held Hostage [r]
Telemundo: Celia, Bajo el Mismo Cielo, Senora Acero
Univision: Antes Muerta que Lichita, Pasion y Poder, Yo No Creo en los Hombres [r]

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