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Good morning. It’s Friday June 14, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Friday’s Premieres:
Starz: Magic City at 9p

Friday’s Finales:
HBO: Vice at 11p
HGTV: Flea Market Flip at  9p
Nat Geo Wild: Australia’s Deadliest at 9:30p

Saturday’s Premieres:
ID: Pretty Dangerous at 8p, Happily Never After at 9p, Poisoned Passions at 10p

Saturday’s Finales:
Hillbilly Blood at 9:30
OWN: Raising Whitley at 9p

Sunday’s Premieres:
Animal Planet: Off the Hook: Extreme Catches at 8p
HBO: True Blood at 9p
PBS: Masterpiece Mystery! at 9p

Sunday’s Finales:
Discovery: Alaska: The Last Frontier at 8p
Lifetime: The Client List at 9p
Showtime: Nurse Jackie at 9p, The Borgias at 10p


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Sarah Palin is returning to FOX News. The former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate, who appeared on the network for three years before opting not to renew her contract in January, has decided to rejoin the news team as a paid contributor. Palin will begin on Monday, June 17 with an appearance on the morning show Fox & Friends. She will also contribute to Fox Business Network.


Brian McCann (Late Night with Conan O’Brien) has joined Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell as a producer and writer. “In 1995 my Chicago Bulls shocked the world by acquiring Dennis Rodman, best known for his incredible rebounding, his will to win, and unpredictability,” said Bell. “Totally Biased has just acquired Brian McCann, best known for his incredible run with Conan O’Brien, his will to get laughter at any cost, and his unpredictability. He is our Dennis Rodman. We are now ready to win.” The half-hour nightly series, produced by FX Productions, is slated to debut on FXX in September.

The Military Channel is going all out today  Flag Day – by turning the network over to the US Army as a salute to its 238th birthday and dedication to our country. The promotion includes the premiere of the special Rangers Lead the Way at 10p with IPMs and custom promos leading up to the broadcast, including birthday mentions. In addition, there will be promotion through the network’s social channels congratulating the Army on its birthday, including this video, which is being posted online: 

HGTV is bolstering its real estate programming line-up with a new series focused on how buyers can maximize their budgets and secure the best possible deal on a home. Premiering Tuesday, July 23 at 9 p, Power Broker follows real estate agent Mike Aubrey as he works to buyers land a new home they never thought they could afford.

INSP network is unveiling Old Henry, a new entry in its Moments series, starting Monday night in prime time, during Little House on the Prairie. These are short vignettes, a few minutes in length, that are designed to “let people know there a lot of positive moments to celebrate,” according to INSP’s SVP of Creative Services, On-Air Promotions and Short Form Programming, Jim Goss. “This is commercial time we could sell, but we’ve chosen to use this as a way to impact the world around us.” Financed by INSP, Old Henry stars The Waltons’ Ralph Waite and is the net’s first foray into scripted TV. Three episodes air Monday, and the remaining three air Tuesday. INSP is available in more than 75 million households across the U.S. via cable and DBS. 

Save the date! The annual Cynopsis: Sports Business Summit is set to take place on Aug. 14 in NY, and will feature some of the biggest names driving sports today. In addition, we are holding our Women of Action cocktail event celebrating and discussing the impact women are having in the sports industry on August 13.




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Jennifer Garner‘s production company Vandalia Films has signed an overall deal with Warner Bros. TV. Via the terms of the two-year agreement, Garner will develop and executive produce series projects for the studio.


HBO has renewed Vice. The show’s 12-episode second season is slated to premiere in 2014.

The hilarious tips on dating, drinking, dancing and then some will continue. MTV has ordered a second season of the comedy series Girl Code.

Country music entertainer and TV host Craig Morgan has announced the return of his hit show Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors to Outdoor Channel. The fourth season will premiere on July 7 at 11p.


Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games) has landed the starring role in Ryan Murphy’s HBO drama, Open. The show is described as a multi-character exploration of sexuality, monogamy and intimacy in relationships. Bentley will play the handsome but arrogant Evan Foster.

Josh Groban will guest star on next season’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The singing superstar will play himself on an episode titled The Gang Saves the Day, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show returns in September and moves from FX to FXX network.

Jason Alexander has been tapped for a guest spot on TV Land sitcom Kirstie, starring Kirstie Alley as Broadway star Maddie Banks. He’ll play Maddie’s agent.


Cynopsis: Digital BIG Monetization Summit
First ever, live digital debate… THIS IS HOW WE WILL MONETIZE
We gathered leading voices from across the entire digital video ecosystem to debate on the future of monetization

David Freeman, Co-Head of Brand Coverage Group [CAA]
Kathryn Friedrich, Head of Video Strategy, Americas [Google & YouTube]
Michael Rourke, Co-Founder & CEO [Hud:sun Media]
James Smith, SVP/Digital Media Sales [Crackle]
Larry Tanz, CEO [Vuguru]




Broadcast Morning News Shows – Weekly Average Ratings (week of June 3, 2013)


5.39 million total viewers

1.7/12 and 1.96 million A25-54

NBC: Today

4.55 million total viewers

1.6/12 and 1.85 million A25-54

CBS: This Morning

2.90 million total viewers

0.8/6 and 1.01 million A25-54

Source: Nielsen, NTI


Broadcast Sunday Morning News Shows – Weekly Average Ratings (Sunday, June 9, 2013)

CBS: Face the Nation

2.97 million total viewers

0.8 and 952,000 A25-54

NBC: Meet the Press

* pre-empted


ABC: This Week

2.59 million total viewers

0.6 and 535,000 A25-54

CBS: Face the Nation-2

1.74 million total viewers

0.4 and 428,000 A25-54

FOX: FOX News Sunday

1.24 million total viewers

0.4 and 491,000 A25-54

Source: Nielsen, NTI


Wednesday A18-49 Analysis:  NBC came out on top Wednesday night delivering a 2.5/9 among A18-49, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p, NBC’s NHL Stanley Cup Finals ranked #1 at 2.3/9, followed by FOX’s Master Chef at 2.0/7. NBC’s NHL Stanley Cup Finals and FOX’s Master Chef tied for the top spot at 9p at 2.5/8. Univision’s  Amores Verdaderos was second at 1.8/5. At 10p, NBC’s NHL Stanley Cup Finals took sole position of first at 2.6/8. CBS’ CSI followed at 1.4/4.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 – time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.



American Baking Competition 3.8/7,  Criminal Minds [r] 4.2/7, CSI [r] 4.8/8



NHL Stanley Cup Finals  3.9/7



Master Chef 3.5/6  Master Chef 3.8/6



The Middle [r] 3.1/6, Family Tools 2.5/4, Modern Family [r] 2.9/5, How to Live with Your Parents 2.8/5, ABC’s The Lookout 2.7/5



Porque el Amor Manda 2.0/4, Amores Verdaderos 2.3/4, Que Bonito Amor 1.7/3



Pasion Prohibida 0.7/1, La Patrona 1.1/2, El Senor de los Cielos 1.1/2



Arrow [r] 0.8/1, Supernatural [r] 0.7/1



WWE Main Event 0.7/1, Flashpoint 0.6/1, Flashpoint  0.6/1



Cineplex [7p start] 0.2/0, Heroes Del Norte 0.2/0, Sin Ellas no Hay Paraiso 0.2/0


A18-49:  NBC 2.5/9, FOX 2.4/8, UNI 1.6/5, CBS 1.3/4, ABC 1.1/3, TEL 0.7/2, CW 0.4/1,  ION 0.2/1, UMA 0.2/1


WVIA Public Media has announced a management transition. Tom Curra has been elected WVIA’s fourth President and Chief Executive Officer and will assume overall management responsibility. Billy Kelly has been named President Emeritus and Chief Development Officer and will remain active as consultant and on-air producer/host, while building the WVIA Endowment.


Cynopsis: Digital Model D Awards
The Best in Online Video Content & Advertising

Our awards show continues to spotlight the groundbreaking work created by digital media, don’t let your 2012-2013 efforts go unnoticed!

Entry Deadline: June 20, 2013  | Late Submissions: June 27, 2013
Awards Event: November 2013 (NYC)

Learn about the awards program & how to enter:

Friday Fun Fact: The first Emmy awards were broadcast on LA radio station KTSL.

This Day In History, sponsored by Discovery Fit & Health: 1976 – The Gong Show, an amateur talent contest, began broadcast on NBC.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Where did Sophia live before moving in with Blanche, Rose and Dorothy on Golden Girls? Shady Pines Retirement Home. Kudos to:
Suzanne Semilof-CNBC/Englewood Cliffs, NJ; Eric Emeric-AMC Networks/NYC; Barbara Napier-V Media Services/King William, VA; Dennis Maguire-Apple/Tampa, FL; Sydney Veno-NBC 5/Dallas, TX; David Smith/Spokane, WA; Aaron Paquette-Vision Critical/Los Angeles, CA; Hank Hope-American Casino & Entertainment PropertiesLLC/Las Vegas, NV; Michael Rosenzweig/Los Angeles, CA.

Today’s Trivia Question: What were the names of the three Bolt brothers on Here Come the Brides? (Email with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: Only the second four correct answers from each time zone will be mentioned; and once you’ve been mentioned in any of the Cynopsis editions, you can’t be mentioned again that calendar week.).


Women In Action Sports Event
SAVE THE DATE: August 13 from 4-7pm in NYC

To take place the evening before the Cynopsis Sports Business Summit (8/14 at the Grand Hyatt NY), join us for a stimulating 2-hrs with a dynamic group of women in senior sports positions talking candidly about the challenges that women still face in landing shot-calling, game-changing positions in the sports world, as well as the opportunities those same challenges present.

Networking cocktail reception to follow!
For more info, contact: Jenn Ocampo.

Keep Watching & Reading,
Janet Di Lauro

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JOB OPENING: SR ASIGNMENT DESK EDITOR/Fox Sports 1/LA: Newsgathering for programming. Answer phones, book feeds & crews. Monitor wires, cut video, set up live events. Req 5+ yrs relevant exp. Apply: (6/18)

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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: Nikita [r], Supernatural [r]
FOX: Bones [r], The Following [r]
ION: Cold Case, Cold Case, Cold Case
MyTV: Monk, Monk
NBC: Dateline NBC, Rock Center with Brian Williams
PBS: Washington Week, Need to Know, American Masters, Pioneers of Television
Telemundo: Pasion Prohibida, La Patrona, El Senor de los Cielos
UMA: Crash y Byrnes, Heroe
Univision: Porque el Amor Manda, Amores Verdaderos, Que Bonito Amor

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