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Monday March 18, 2024

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IN THE NEWS

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a Ukrainian journalist killed while covering the Russia/Ukraine war in 2022 accuses Fox News of “reckless and negligent conduct.” The suit alleges Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshynova was led into an active war zone despite warnings that it was unsafe. “We will respectfully defend against the inaccurate claims within this lawsuit,” said a statement from Fox news. “The safety of our journalists has always been our number one priority and we are immensely grateful to the Fox News reporters who have covered the war in Ukraine.”

Carmichael Lynch announced that Tierney, a marketing communications firm in the Mid-Atlantic, will become part of Carmichael Lynch effective May 1. Both agencies are owned by Interpublic Group. Mary Stengel Austen, co-founder and CEO of Tierney, is stepping down from her role on March 31. Tracey Santilli, who Austen appointed President of Tierney in 2022, will continue in that role, reporting to Carmichael Lynch CEO Marcus Fischer.

ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” was named Outstanding Comedy Series, and Netflix’s “Queen Charlotte” Outstanding Drama during a non-televised ceremony last week for the NAACP Image Awards. On camera, winners included Quinta Brunson (“Abbott Elementary”) and Mike Epps (“The Upshaws”) for comedy and Damson Idris (“Snowfall”) and India Amarteifio (“Queen Charlotte”) for drama performers. The top talk show was “The Jennifer Hudson,” while Sherri Shepherd (“Sherri”) took the trophy for talk show host.

Sling TV-using sports fans will have an easier time recording games, with the launch of new feature Auto Record. After users opt in, Auto Record automatically records NCAA Football, NFL, NBA, NCAA Men’s Basketball, MLB, NHL, Premier League, NCAAW, WNBA, Bundesliga and La Liga Santander. “We understand the passion our viewers have for sports, and with the introduction of Auto Record, we’re enhancing their streaming experience like never before,” said Gary Schanman, Group President, Dish Video Services.

Tucker Carlson was pranked by UK YouTube tricksters John & Archie. “It is an amazing story,” says Carlson during an interview filmed for X’s The Tucker Carlson Network about Kate Middleton’s altered family photo. However, the man telling that story, who claimed to have been fired for negligence over the royally botched photoshopping job, was actually Archie Manners, and “proof” of his identity provided to Carlson’s team included a forged letter from Kensington Palace saying the palace had the right to amputate one of his limbs if he failed his probationary period. Manners and his partner in crime, Josh Pieters, went public with their story before Carlson could air it because, Manners told Deadline, they didn’t want to spread disinformation to Carlson’s followers.

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NEW & RETURNING SERIES

A new season of “Love During Lockup” kicks off Friday, April 19 at 9p on WE tv. Episodes of the reality show will be available on ALLBLK on Tuesdays.

Disney Branded Television and BBC announced the premiere date for the next “Doctor Who” season, the first to launch on Disney+ and release simultaneously worldwide. Beginning Friday, May 10, at 7p on Disney+ in the US and internationally (excluding the UK), audiences will return to “The Church on Ruby Road,” which premiered last December, and follow two new episodes. In the UK, the season kicks off Saturday, May 11.

Patti Stanger, who starred in and produced Bravo’s “The Millionaire Matchmaker” for eight seasons starting in 2008, moved to WE tv for two seasons of “Million Dollar Matchmaker” in 2016, then A&E for one season of “Confessions of a Matchmaker” (2007), has found a new TV home – this time on The CW. “Patti Stanger: The Matchmaker” debuts Thursday, April 11 at 8p, with “The Bachelor” alum Nick Viall along for the ride.

COMING UP

To celebrate its 30th anniversary on April 14, TCM will present on-air programming salutes featuring TCM staff who were there from the very beginning, as well as a 24-hour marathon of films with historical introductions from TCM’s first host, Robert Osborne. “How many other channels on television celebrate their anniversary? How many other channels’ fans know where they were the day a network launched?” said TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz. “I’m not sure either of those things are true without Robert Osborne. He’s the Walter Cronkite of TCM. The Johnny Carson. The Alex Trebek. With these intros of Robert’s, we’re celebrating his impact and his continued influence. Plus, as we do with the movies we show, we’ll put Robert into context. Additionally, we’ll also look back to those early years and get the perspectives and experiences of the early TCM staffers who helped shaped the legacy of the channel.”

Survival drama “On Fire” premieres on Peacock on March 22. Inspired by true events from several catastrophic wildfires on the Pacific coast, the film stars Peter Facinelli (“The Twilight Saga”).

Cynopsis Sports Media Awards

Meet sports influencers this April in NYC

Position your brand at the forefront of industry leaders at the Cynopsis Sports Media Awards, and join luminaries from Next 3, Harlem Globetrotters, Nickelodeon, CBS Sports, and Brands of the Year, CarMax and Toyota, at this celebratory breakfast awards ceremony on April 11th, 2024 at The Lighthouse, Pier 61 in NYC. Contact Albert Nassour, Executive Director of Sales, for exclusive branding opportunities!

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RATINGS

The Big East Men’s Quarterfinals on FS1 averaged 330,000 viewers, the most-watched quarterfinals in network history. The most-watched quarterfinal game was Providence vs. Creighton, with 417,000 viewers.

“9-1-1” is settling into its new home nicely. Transplanted from Fox for season seven, the opener on ABC drew 4.93 million viewers and 0.6 among A18-49, a two-year high for the Thursday timeslot.

After seven days of viewing on ABC, Hulu and digital platforms, ABC’s “Will Trent” rose to 9.02 million Total Viewers, its most-watched multiplatform telecast ever. In addition, the ABC drama delivered its highest-rated multiplatform telecast since January 2023 among Adults 18-49 (1.15 rating).

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Pete Distad has been named CEO of the new sports streaming service formed by ESPN, FOX and Warner Bros. Discovery. Distad worked at Apple from 2013-2023, where he was responsible for the business, operations and global distribution for Video, Sports and Apple TV+, and before that was part of the original Hulu launch team.

Former Endemol Shine North America Digital (Beyond) President and Maker Studios exec Will Keenan is returning to the entertainment industry as Chief Revenue Officer for COY Creator, a new talent-first business accelerator.

IN MEMORIAM

Bill Jorgenson, founding anchor of New York City’s “Ten O’clock News” on WNEW, died March 13. He was 96. Jorgenson hosted the program for over 12 years.

This Day in History
1662 – The first public bus service started, in Paris.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
George Costanza appears in every “Seinfeld” (1989-98) episode except which one? “The Pen.” Kudos to: Mitch English-KSA Entertainment/Orlando; Jamie Bugner-AMC Networks/NYC; Kathryn Tesoriero-GroupM/NY; Brad Clough-Premion/NYC; Justin Pierce-JP Consulting Group/LA; Max Datz-MJAwesome/LA; David Garber-Loyola Marymount University/Playa Vista, CA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; Marklen Kennedy-In Your Face Productions/LA

Today’s Trivia Question
Which sitcom starred six real-life siblings? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four answers per time zone.)

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MONDAY MARCH 18
ABC: An Oprah Special: Shame, Blame and the Weight Loss Revolution
CBS: The Price is Right at Night, NCIS, NCIS: Hawai’i
CW: Ride, Wild Cards
FOX: MasterChef, So You Think You Can Dance
NBC: The Voice, Deal or No Deal Island
PBS: Dante: Inferno to Paradise [p], POV
Telemundo: La Casa de los Famosos, El Senor de los Cielos
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