Cynopsis 04/01/24: “Death and Other Details” canceled by Hulu

Cynopsis Medias First Morning Read
Monday April 1, 2024

Today’s Premieres
ABC: The Interrogation Tapes at 10p
Acorn TV: For Her Sins
BritBox: QI
CW: All American at 8p; Lovers and Liars at 9p
HBO: The Synanon Fix at 9p
Hulu: Vanderpump Villa
Netflix: The Magic Prank Show With Justin Willman
The Roku Channel: WWE: Next Gen

IN THE NEWS

Warner Bros. Discovery’s branded content studio Courageous is Crush-ing it. To assist game app Candy Crush promote its annual All Stars Tournament, Courageous has produced a food-themed video for Food Network’s new season of “Tournament of Champions,” sports-themed video that has aired on “NBA on TNT Postgame Show,” and content to stream on Max and Bleacher Report. “The tournament-focused messaging of this new Candy Crush partnership presented the opportunity for us to tap into culturally relevant programming and events across the WBD portfolio to create a seamless ad experience for our viewers,” said Marybeth Strobel, EVP, ad sales at Warner Bros. Discovery. “By identifying synergies that fit our partners’ advertising and marketing goals, we are able to keep our audiences engaged and deliver the most impact for brands.

“Vanderpump Rules” spinoff “The Valley” debuted as Bravo’s most-watched series premiere in nearly ten years. The series drew 2.8 million viewers in Live+7 data, including 1.6 million A18-49. About 51% of viewership was on Peacock.

Hedge fund billionaire/Mets owner Steve Cohen’s Point72 owns about 5% of Fox Corp., or about 12 million shares, according to a filing with the SEC. Point72 appears to have accumulated most of its Fox holdings in recent weeks. But with the opening of baseball season, Cohen has other things on his mind. Asked on Friday about his expectations for the Mets after last season’s disastrous showing, Cohen said, “I think the goal is to make the playoffs. Pretty simple. Let’s not overthink this.”

Hulu canceled “Death and Other Details” after one season. The murder mystery starred Mandy Patinkin as “the world’s once greatest detective.”

In honor of its 10th anniversary, Pluto TV is hosting a rally for Pluto (the planet) to spark the conversation around Pluto’s planetary status. It’s been 18 years since the International Astronomical Union made the controversial decision to downgrade Pluto from the ninth plane from the sun, to a “dwarf planet.” The sit-in will feature guest speakers, chants, snacks and more, today at LA’s UCLA Bruin Plaza.

Harry Smith is exiting NBC News after 12 years, and returning to his alma mater, Iowa’s Central College, to teach. “And I might write a book or two,” he said during a send-off appearance on “Today.” Before NBC, Smith spent 17 years at CBS News.

What role can – and should – AI play in media buying and planning? Heather Petaccio, CEO at Adwanted USA, shares her point of view on the opportunities and concerns about AI tools, in Cynsiders.

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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

“Vanderpump Rules” star Ariana Madix, whose cheating boyfriend gave her a major career boost, will host of season 6 of “Love Island USA,” set to stream this summer on Peacock. She replaces Sarah Hyland (“Modern Family”). Since breaking up with her reality show co-star Tom Sandoval, Madix competed on “Dancing With the Stars,” and is currently starring in “Chicago” on Broadway.

Casting notes: Hunter Clowdus, who has played JJ Parker on CW’s “All American” since launch, is not onboard for season six….Dionne Gibson (“Dream Girls”) will recur in season two of NBC’s “Found.”

NEW & RETURNING SERIES

New Food Network series “Selena + Restaurant” follows Selena Gomez (“Only Murders in the Building”) as she ventures to professional kitchens to learn the tricks of the trade, starting Thursday, May 2 at 7p.

Season two of “Beacon 23” premieres Sunday, April 7 at 9p on MGM+. The sci-fi drama follows two men trapped in the galaxy.

“Orphan Black: Echoes,” starring and executive produced by Krysten Ritter (“Love and Death”), launches Sunday, June 23 on AMC, AMC+ and BBC America. The announcement was made as part of the celebration of the 11th anniversary of “Orphan Black.”

TECH

Dentsu unveiled Merkury for Media, a solution within its data, identity, and insights platform, Merkury, that enables addressable media experiences, AI-powered media allocations and optimizations that drive more cost-effective outcomes in a single integrated platform. “With Merkury for Media we can make media dollars work harder in unrivaled fashion through data-driven, customer-centric experiences, intelligent media allocations and optimizations that drive higher business value and media performance for our clients,” said Sean Reardon, CEO, Americas Media Practice, dentsu.

COMING UP

Big Town and Sugarland will collaborate on a performance at the “2024 CMT Music Awards,” airing live from Austin on Sunday, April 7 at 8p.

SPORTS ROUNDUP

FuboTV has partnered with the MLB’s Cleveland Guardians, Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers for new marketing partnerships for the duration of the season. The partnerships include Fubo in-stadium and digital branding as well as fan engagement opportunities.

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IN MEMORIAM

Actor Louis Gossett Jr. died March 28 at age 87.
The Oscar and Emmy winner’s lengthy television resume includes roles on “Roots” and “Watchmen.”

Deb McBride, VP of Corporate Communications at A+E Networks, passed away after a short, devastating battle with brain cancer. She was 45. For those who have expressed the desire to show support for Deb’s family, it is suggested that they visit deborahmcbride.com

This Day in History
2004 – Google launched Gmail.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
On “Smallville” (2001-10), why did Lionel Luther have his parents murdered? To get the insurance money to fund his business. Kudos to: Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./NYC; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL; Benjamin Zander-NBC News NOW/NYC

Today’s Trivia Question
Who played Julie’s mother on “Difficult People” (2-15-27)? (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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