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Good morning.It’s Friday, July 12, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Friday’s Premieres:
IFC: Comedy Bang! Bang! at 10p

Friday’s Finales:
CW: Cult at 9p
PBS: Need to Know at8:30p
Up: Family Addition With Leigh Anne Tuohy at 9p
VH1: Stevie TV at 10p
Saturday’s Premieres:
BBCA: Being Human at 10p
CMT: Bounty Hunters at 10p
Nickelodeon: The Haunted Hathaways at 8:30p

Saturday’s Finales:
ABC: 666 Park Avenue at 9p
OWN: Golden Sisters at 9:30p

Sunday’s Premieres:
CMT: Hillbillies for Hire at 9p
E!: Pop Innovators: at 8p
HBO: The Newsroom at 10p
Style: Tia & Tamara at 8p
Travel: Adam Richman’s Fandemonium at 10p
VH1: La La’s Full Court Life at 10p

Sunday’s Finales:
E!: The Wanted Life at 10p
Style: Resale Royalty at 9p

CBS and PBS led the nominations for the 34th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards. CBS received 46 noms, including 24 nominations for its long-running newsmagazine 60 Minutes. PBS was a close second with 45 noms, including 18 nominations for Frontline. In addition, David Fanning, founder and executive producer of Frontline, will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.


NBC is parting ways with Betty White. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has canceled Off Their Rockers. The series, which was hosted by White and ran for two seasons, featured seniors punking younger folks while hidden cameras captured it all. The show debuted in April 2012.

Darren Star is headed back to prime time. The Sex and the City alum will direct and executive produce the Lifetime pilot HG, starring Alicia Silverstone. The show centers on Ellen Bell (Silverstone), the director of human resources for a global company who throws standard corporate practices out the window.

Everyone’s last chance for style advice from Stacy London and Clinton Kelly is inching closer. TLC‘s longest running primetime series What Not to Wear, which is coming to an end this season, begins airing its final episodes on Friday, August 9 at 10p. The show’s last season includes some of the biggest wardrobe challenges to-date, including a mother of nine who gets a $10,000 makeover (vs. the usual $5,000), a woman who gets a surprise visit from London and Kelly while sitting in the audience of The Chew, and a behind-the-scenes episode where viewers will get a look at what it takes to produce each episode of the show. What Not to Wear is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for TLC.

Pivot, the upcoming network from Participant Media, has announced its first original scripted series, Please Like Me. Loosely based on the life of Australian comedian Josh Thomas, the series was created and written by Thomas. It will debut on the network’s Thursday, August 1 launch date at 8p. The network is also releasing the first episode free online at

New speakers announced daily! Buy your tickets now to the Cynopsis Sports Business Summit and Women of Action as our events have ALWAYS sold out. On Aug. 13, don’t miss our state of women in sports business session that will include: Lesa France Kennedy– Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors for International Speedway Corporation; Heidi Ueberroth-President of NBA International; CSN Mid-Atlantic President Rebecca Schulte; Pac-12 Networks President Lydia Murphy-Stephans; and Christina Miller– Turner Sports SVP and GM of NBA Digital. The panel will be moderated by espnW VP Laura Gentile. Tickets are on sale now for WoA as well as the Cynopsis Sports Business Summit on Aug. 14 at


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A sampling of the powerful line-up of speakers:
Frank Golding, Director, Head of Sports North America [Google]
Michael Jaquet, VP & Chief Marketing Officer [USSA]
Steve Phelps, SVP & CMO [NASCAR]
Tyler Slocum, Director, Mobile Product [NFL]


There’s a new family game show heading to NBC. The network has ordered eight, hour-long episodes of Wall of Fame. This comedic game show offers families the chance to win big money, if they can not only answer pop culture trivia questions correctly, but also guess whether members delivered the correct answers to those same questions. The show is being produced by Endemol USA.


Nickelodeon has greenlit 20 additional episodes of Sam & Cat, the network’s number one, live-action series. The comedy airs Saturdays at 8p.


NCIS is losing a major cast member. Cote de Pablo, who plays agent Ziva David, will leave the show during its upcoming 11th season. The actress joined the series in season 3. The show is slated to return on September 24 on CBS.

Kristen Bell has been tapped to guest star in an episode of NBC‘s Parks and Recreation, reports Entertainment Weekly. She’ll play Ingrid, a snooty city councilwoman from Eagleton. The series returns for its sixth season on September 26. Bell is slated to air in early October.

Another American Idol alum is heading to Glee. Adam Lambert is joining the FOX series, when it returns for its fifth season. Details on who Lambert will play or the length of his run have not been disclosed. Last season, Idol winner Jessica Sanchez had a multiple-episode role on the show, playing a singer at a rival glee club. The series returns on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 9p.

It’s been reported that Matt Lauria has closed a deal to return to NBC‘s Parenthood for its upcoming fifth season. Lauria will reprise his role as Ryan, a soldier dealing with post- traumatic stress disorder and involved with Amber (Mae Whitman).

Carla Gugino has landed a lead role in FOX‘s limited series Wayward Pines. The 10-episode drama, which is being described as a thriller a la Twin Peaks, centers on Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon). Gugino will play Kate Hewson, Ethan’s former Secret Service partner. 


A+E Networks has concluded a transaction with Astro Overseas Limited to assume full ownership of AETN All Asia Networks, the Singapore-based company formed as a joint venture in 2007. AETN All Asia Networks will be rebranded as A+E Networks Asia.  A+E Networks Asia also operates History, Crime & Investigation Network and bio.


Monday A18-49 Analysis: ABC won the night among the A18-49 viewers at 1.6/5, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p, ABC’s The Bachelorette led the pack at 1.9/6. NBC’s American Ninja Warrior and Univision’s Porque El Amor Manda tied for second at 1.6/5. Univision’s Amores Verdaderos took over the #1 spot at 9p at 2.0/6, closely followed by ABC’s The Bachelorette at 1.9/6. At 10p, CBS’ Under the Dome came out on top at 2.7/8. Univision’s Que Bonito Amor trailed at 1.4/4.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, July 8, 2013  time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.




The Bachelorette 4.8/8, Mistresses 2.8/5



How I Met Your Mother [r] 2.6/4, 2 Broke Girls [r] 2.8/5, 2 Broke Girls [r] 3.2/5, Mike & Molly 3.2/5, Under the Dome 6.7/11



American Ninja Warrior 2.9/5, Get Out Alive: Bear Grylls 2.3/4, Siberia 1.6/3



Porque El Amor Manda 2.1/3, Amores Verdaderos 2.5/4, Que Bonito Amor 1.9/3



Raising Hope 1.1/2, Raising Hope 1.0/2, New Girl 0.9/1,  Mindy Project 0.9/1



Criminal Minds 1.2/2, Criminal Minds 1.1/2, Criminal Minds 1.0/2



Dama y Obrero 0.6/1, La Patrona 1.1/2, El Senor de los Cielos 1.3/2



Oh Sit! [r] 0.4/1, Carrie Diaries [r] 0.2/0



Cineplex [7p start] 0.2/0, Cineplex 0.2/0

A18-49: ABC 1.6/5, CBS 1.5/5, UNI 1.7/5, NBC 1.3/4, TEL 0.9/3, FOX 0.6/2, ION 0.4/1, CW 0.2/1, UMA 0.2/1 


Petra Luna has been named Senior Vice President of entertainment marketing company MerryMedia, Inc., effective immediately. Luna, a co-founder and of Q-This, a promotion, music publishing and production company, joined MerryMedia as a senior consultant in 2012.


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Friday Fun Fact: The youngest primetime Emmy winner was Roxanna Zal, who won at age 14 for the 1984 TV-movie, There’s Something About Amelia.

This Day In History, sponsored by Discovery Fit & Health: 2000 –  Kathie Lee Gifford made her final appearance on Live! after 15 years as co-host.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: The name of Shirley’s beloved stuffed animal on Laverne and Shirley was Boo Boo Kitty. Kudos to: Eric Emeric-AMC Networks/NYC; David Woolfson/Remsenburg, NY; Chris Schwieterman-Gray Television, Inc./Tallahassee, FL; Cindy McFaden-Comcast Spotlight/Fredericksburg, VA; Lucie Prann-The Richards Group/Dallas, TX; Lance WilliamsComcast Spotlight/Chicago, IL; Pam Tierney/Chicago, IL; Judy Margolis-The Ad Place/Dallas, TX; Christie Locascio-Disney Channel/Burbank, CA; David Smith/Spokane, WA; Pat Brady-CESD/Los Angeles, CA; Hank Hope-American Casino & Entertainment PropertiesLLC/Las Vegas, NV;Arthur Reinstein-Shaw Media/Toronto, Canada.

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ABC: Shark Tank [r], What Would You Do?, 20/20
CBS: Undercover Boss [r], Hawaii Five-0 [r], Blue Bloods [r]
CW: Cult, Cult [f]
FOX: Bones [r], The Following [r]
ION: Cold Case, Cold Case, Cold Case
MyTV: Monk, Monk
NBC: Camp, Dateline NBC
PBS: Washington Week, Need to Know [f], American Masters, Ribbon of Sand
Telemundo: Dama y Obrero, Marido en Alquiler, El Senor de los Cielos
UMA: Futbol, Futbol Central, Futbol
Univision: Porque el Amor Manda, Amores Verdaderos, Que Bonito Amor

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