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Good morning. It’s Friday, August 7, 2009, and this is this is your first early morning briefing. And as always, if you prefer to watch this morning’s news instead of reading it, click here.
A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL
More adults 25-54 Wake Up With Al!1 than any other morning cable news program!
Continued growth in week 2:
Wake Up With Al! featuring Al Roker and Stephanie Abrams
Source: 1 Nielsen Media Research/NPOWER. 2 Nielsen Media Research/StarMedia. For complete source go to: www.twcmediakit.com/cynopsis
~ MORE GOOD STUFF ~
Following Paula Abdul’s announcement she will be leaving FOX’s American Idol, the network’s Entertainment Chairman Peter Rice revealed at the Television Critics Association tour the network would use guest judges until a permanent replacement is found. Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham will a guest judge for one episode and singer Katy Perry is also booked. Rice said he hopes by January when the show returns live a new judge will be in place, though the network could opt to go with the three current judges they have Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi.
Furthermore at the TCA tour, Rice said FOX was renewing Hell’s Kitchen for an eighth season from ITV (formerly Granada America) in association with A. Smith & Company Productions. FOX also set the date for its one-hour special Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live on December 15 at 9p, produced by One Potato Two Potato. FOX also said the reality series Moment of Truth was not returning, saying the cancellation was due to the tough advertising market.
Premiere Results from August 5:
Film director/writer/producer, John Hughes age 59, known for his work on such iconic teen films as The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink and Sixteen Candles, died suddenly yesterday of a heart attack while taking a morning walk in Manhattan. In the last ten years, John had not been as involved in film work, opting to enjoy time with his family and supporting independent arts while living on a farm in northern Illinois. John is survived by his wife, Nancy of 39 years, two sons and four grandchildren.
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If you’re among the nominees … congratulations!! And if you’d like to send us a description or brief bio of the nominated series/director/actor/writer (maximum of 150 words – emailed 48 hours prior to publication date), we will include it in our special edition. Please send the description to me at
A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE HISTORY
A groundbreaking documentary that reflects history as it happened
on Sept. 11, 2001 … For Your Emmy® Consideration: Outstanding Nonfiction Special
102 MINUTES THAT CHANGED AMERICA From the first plane that hit the World Trade Center to the collapse of the second tower,
this special weaves together footage and sound taken by over 100 eyewitnesses, presented with no narration and no commercial interruption. Preserved for this generation, and for the future.
~ DISTRIBUTION, CLEARANCE & CARRIAGE ~
Crown Media Holdings, Inc., owner/operator of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel said its standard-def Hallmark Movie Channel will now be carried via Verizon’s FiOS TV. Verizon already carries the hi-def versions of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel.
Epix, the premium television network formed by Viacom, MGM and Lionsgate, made a distribution deal with Samuel Goldwyn Co. for all Epix platforms involving up to 20 of Goldwyn’s theatrical films coming out in 2010 and 2011. This deal marks Epix’s first with a production company not owned by one of the network’s partners. Most of Goldwyn’s 2010 and 2011 movie slate has not been announced with the exception of next year’s The Yellow Handkerchief produced by Arthur Cohn and headlined by William Hurt, Maria Bello, Kristen Stewart and Eddie Redmayne.
~ PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT ~
HBO is developing a single camera comedy called Enlightened featuring actress Laura Dern as a woman who wants to change her self-destructive ways after having a spiritual awakening which causes further havoc in her life. The project will be written by Mike White, writer on School of Rock. Production on the pilot is expected to begin this year.
Syfy will once again work with director/producer Bryan Singer (Superman Returns, X-Men) as well as producer Andrew Deane and Keith Addis on the development of a yet-to-be-titled six-hour limited series. Syfy teamed with Singer on the 2005 miniseries The Triangle. The new untitled project will be penned by Michael Petroni and Michael Bond and the network is developing it with Singer’s Bad Hat Harry Productions and Deane and Addis of Industry Entertainment. The action/adventure plot will mesh scientific fact and legend surrounding the Mayan Calendar and what it predicts for mankind.
Casting Call: G4 is hosting an open casting call in Los Angeles for its new series American Ninja Warrior. Interested participants will try-out on a Ninja-inspired obstacle course in front of judges and on camera. The open casting call is August 26 and 27 from 7a to 6p both days at 2861 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles. Semifinal and Final rounds will be August 28 and 29 and the ten finalists will fly to Japan the second week of September 2009. Participants should bring a valid picture ID and wear comfortable or athletic clothes. For more information and directions to the casting call location call 818-728-3729. To secure a spot in the line, send an email along with a recent photo, phone number, city/state and a brief explanation as to why you are the next American Ninja Warrior to
Casting Call: A&E Network’s series Obsessed is casting in the Chicago area for its second season. The series chronicles people suffering from severe OCD who need help. For information about the casting, visit http://castingboard.oconnorcasting.tv or send an email to
Casting Call: Production company, Pictures of Los Angeles, Inc. is seeking individuals who are interested in re-energizing their careers to appear in a new reality program called Hired. The show is currently in development and is now asking people to submit how they want to restart their careers or find their dream job. Interested individuals should send a copy of their current resume and a description of 250 words or less on why they want to be “Hired.” Submissions should be emailed to
~ ELSEWHERE IN CYNOPSIS ~
CYNOPSIS DIGITAL – TODAY’S TOP STORY: Thursday brought a reminder of the vulnerability of web based services as multiple social networking services including Facebook and Twitter were hit by “denial of service” attacks, designed to overwhelm servers with traffic to prohibit users from accessing them. As sites have limited capacity to handle a deluge of such requests, huge slowdowns or crashes inevitably ensue. Security experts note that such attacks are becoming more and more common and that stiffer penalties should be enacted to dissuade hackers from launching such malware. (Google’s motto alone, Don’t be Evil, just isn’t enough to dissuade them.) Full edition: CYN DIGITAL.
CYNOPSIS KIDS – TODAY’S TOP STORY: Send it On, a new song for Disney’s Friends for Change: Project Green initiative, performed by Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato, premieres today on Radio Disney. The song will be available on iTunes beginning Tuesday, August 11, with all proceeds benefiting environmental charities via the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. The music video for Send it On is set to premiere Friday, August 14 on Disney Channel and Saturday, August 15 on Disney.com and ABC. Additionally, Disney Channel will debut the 30-minute special, Lights, Camera, Take Action! Backstage with Disney’s Friends for Change, a behind the scenes look at the campaign, on Friday, August 28, after the premiere of the new TV movie, Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie (8-10p). Full edition: CYN KIDS.
A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM HISTORY
One of the greatest adventures in history, relived in the present. For Your Emmy® Consideration
Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction ProgramExpedition Africa: Stanley & Livingstone Equipped with just a compass and basic maps, four modern day explorers attempt to retrace one of the toughest expeditions of all time: Henry Morton Stanley’s search across the wilds of Tanzania to find Dr. Livingstone.
~ RATINGS ~
Wednesday A18-49 Analysis: FOX danced its way to #1 Wednesday night at 2.8/9 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. At 8p, ABC’s Wipeout took out the competition with a 2.8/10, though just a tenth of a rating point ahead of FOX’s part one finale of So You Think You Can Dance at 2.7/10. During 9p, FOX’s second half of So You Think You Can Dance and NBC’s America’s Got Talent tied for first at 2.9/9 followed by UNIV’s Manana es Para Siempre at 1.7/5. Then through 10p, CBS’ CSI: NY repeat made it to #1 at 1.7/5 and ABC’s I Survived a Japanese Game Show came next at 1.4/4.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Wednesday, August 5, 2009 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.
FOX: 4.8/9 So You Think You Can Dance [f part 1] 4.8/9
CBS: 4.1/7 Old Christine [r] 2.7/5, Gary Unmarried [r] 2.6/5, Criminal Minds [r] 4.2/7, CSI: NY [r] 5.6/10
NBC: 4.0/7 TV’s 50 Funniest People 3.2/6, America’s Got Talent 6.3/11, Philanthropist 2.7/5
ABC: 2.8/5 Wipeout 4.4/8, I Survived a Japanese Game Show 2.1/4
UNIV: 1.9/3 En Nombre del Amor 1.7/3, Manana es Para Siempre 2.2/4, Don Francisco Presenta 1.7/3
CW: 0.7/1 America’s Next Top Model Encore [r] 0.8/1, America’s Next Top Model Encore 2 [r] 0.7/1
MNT: 0.6/1 World’s Funniest Moments [r] 0.5/1, Magic’s Biggest Secrets Revealed [r] 0.7/1
TELE: 0.5/1 Mas Sabe El Diablo 0.5/1, Ninos Ricos 0.5/1, Victorinos 0.5/1
ION: 0.4/1 Reba [r] 0.3/1, Wednesday 9PM Movie: Unlawful Entry [r] 0.4/1
A18-49: FOX 2.8/9, ABC 1.8/6, NBC 1.7/6, CBS 1.4/5, UNIV 1.4/4, CW 0.4/1, TELE 0.4/1, MNT 0.3/1, ION 0.1/0
~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~
Mediaedge:cia announced three key shifts to its worldwide management organization:
Lori Teig and Leanne Elias were recruited as Senior Talent Executive and Talent Executive respectively for TBS’ new late-night talk show Lopez Tonight starring George Lopez. The Monday-Friday at 11p show debuts November 9 on TBS and is produced by 2.2 Productions, para Media Inc. and Telepictures Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television.
A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE WESTDOC
Listen. Learn. Network. Pitch. Triumph.
WESTDOC: The West Coast Documentary and Reality Conference
September 14th – 16th , 2009 Doubletree Suites Hotel – Santa Monica, Ca.
Meet Program Buyers, Network with Producers, Attend Pitchfest.
For Registration, Schedule and Speaker Information visit:
Friday Fun Fact: Butterflies taste with their feet. Kinda makes me glad I’m not a butterfly.
This day in History: 1974 – French stuntman Philippe Petit walked a tightrope strung between the Twin Towers of New York’s World Trade Center.
Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: What was the original name of Saved by the Bell series starring Hayley Mills? GOOD MORNING, MISS BLISS Kudos to: Rachel Griffin-RHG Consulting/NY; Tiffany Jackson-Delta Air Lines/Atlanta; Christy Stewart-Malone Advertising/Indianapolis; Brian Teta-Late Show with David Letterman/NY; T R Wilkinson-Bull Moose Films/Chicago; Mary Brannen-Merriam-Webster Inc. / Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc./Chicago; Candice O’Connor-The Richards Group/Dallas; Sue Coogan-Starcom Mediavest Group/Chicago; Andrew Simonian-Standard Media Company/LA; David Garber-Linzack Productions/Woodland Hills; Mitch Messinger-ABC Daytime and SOAPnet Media Relations/Burbank; Kim Kottler-Telepictures/Los Angeles; Felicity Clive-Turner International Australia/Sydney; David Brunner-AGB Nielsen Media Research/Lugano, Switzerland; Arthur Reinstein-Canwest Broadcasting/Toronto
Today’s Trivia Question: Which character coined the term “Beyond Body Odor”? (Email
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The saga continues tonight on IFC
Chris Kattan stars in
A 3 Night Comedy Musical Mini-Series Event
Continues Tonight and Concludes Tomorrowat 10pm on IFC
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ABC: Surviving Suburbia [R], The Goode Family, According to Jim [r], According to Jim [r], 20/20
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