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Good morning. It’s Friday, June 28, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Friday’s Premieres:
TLC: Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids at 9p

Friday’s Finales:
IFC: Maron at 10:30p
PBS: Need to Know at 8:30

Sunday’s Premieres:
Discovery: Nik Talks the Walk at 8p
PBS: Secrets of Henry VII’s Palace at 8p
Showtime: Dexter at 9p, Ray Donovan at 10p
Smithsonian: The Real Story at 8p

Sunday’s Finales:
ID: Unusual Suspects at 9p
TLC: Breaking Amish: Brave New World at 10p


A New Season on Smithsonian Channel™
The facts behind the fiction
Star Trek * Scream * Platoon * The Da Vinci Code
Sunday at 8 pm et/pt
Smithsonian Channel™
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Tycoon businessmen and philanthropists Steve Tisch and John Paul DeJoria are diving into ABC‘s Shark Tank, when it returns for its fifth season this fall. Tisch, Chairman and Executive Vice President of the New York Giants and partner at Escape Artists Productions, and DeJoria, a co-founder of the Paul Mitchell line of hair products and The Patron Spirits Company, will be featured guests on the series, joining the Sharks to give budding entrepreneurs the chance to make their dreams come true and potentially secure business deals that could make them millionaires.


Actors Kate Mara (House of Cards) and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) will join Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Chairman-CEO Bruce Rosenblum to announce the nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards on July 18 at 5:40a. The announcement will take place at the Television Academy’s Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, Calif. and be streamed live on The Emmys will air on Sunday, September 22 on CBS.

DIY Network will ambush homeowners nationwide during its fourth annual Crash Week. The weeklong marathon, which begins Monday, July 8, features House Crashers hosted by licensed contractor Josh Temple; Yard Crashers hosted by licensed contractor Matt Blashaw; Bath Crashers hosted by licensed contractor and designer Matt Muenster; and Kitchen Crashers hosted by interior designer Alison Victoria. Each night from 8p to 12a, the four hosts will visit local residents in cities across the country to turn simple renovations into stunning makeovers. Also debuting on Sunday, July 14 at 7p, DIY’s one-hour special The Ultimate Crash brings all the shows’ hosts together for an exciting surprise home makeover.

Real estate agents Josh Altman, Josh Flagg and Madison Hildebrand continue to battle it out, when Bravo‘s Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles returns on Wednesday, August 7 at 9p. The series’ sixth season will feature Bravo’s latest participation TV innovation: Play Live. As viewers watch the show, they can visit on their mobile phones, tablets, desktop or download the Bravo Now App to guess the listing price of a property or voice their opinions on how the agents handle the deal. Live results are shown during the broadcast and change in real time as the audience reacts to what’s happening. Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles is produced for Bravo by World of Wonder Productions.

Get ready to “Ring It On!” Logo is airing weekend-long programming in support of marriage equality. Beginning Saturday, June 29 and continuing through Sunday, June 30, the network will air viewer submitted wedding videos, proposals and photos, along with same-sex marriage themed episodes of programs, including The L Word, The Baby Wait and Roseanne. In addition, Logo’s Ryan Brockington and a team of correspondents will report from locations across the country, sharing important news and reactions around the Supreme Court decisions. To learn more about the networks “Ring It On!” campaign or to get involved, visit here or tweet #ringiton.

AOL has hired David Homyk as its first live anchor. A singer, writer, and producer, Homyk has made recordings for many well-known artists including Beyonce and her sister Solange. He regularly appears on the daytime drama All My Children and has made appearances on both The Tyra Banks Show and Sex and the City.

The laughs continue on EPIX‘s Comedy Unbound this summer with the addition of two new hour-long specials. Tom Papa: Freaked Out debuts Friday, July 26 at 10p. Known for his irreverent appearances on Leno, Letterman and Conan and for hosting NBC’s The Marriage Ref, Papa stands out among his fellow comedians for his optimistic take on the insane world he lives in. Jim Norton: American Degenerate debuts Friday, August 23, 2013 at 10p. Returning after his first EPIX comedy special Please Be Offended, Norton continues his self-deprecating humor in his third standup special.

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 in 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 the night before, on August 13.


FX is developing the limited series Mohicans, an adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper‘s classic The Last of the Mohicans, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Chris Crowe, who co-wrote the screenplay for the 1992 film, is penning the script alongside Kerry McCluggage and Steve Beck, who are co-developing the project. Crowe and McCluggage will serve as executive producers, and Beck will serve as a producer.


Smash lives on — in reruns. Ovation has acquired all episodes of the critically acclaimed show from NBCUniversal Cable and New Media. “Ovation is thrilled to satisfy the wishes of diehard Smash fans and followers to keep the series alive, as well as to provide viewers who are new to the series an opportunity to experience the incredible talent, music, dancing, drama and excitement,” said Robert Weiss, Ovation’s Chief Creative Officer. The series debuts Friday, July 19 at 8p.


Scott Speedman, last seen in ABC‘s Last Resort, has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy‘s HBO pilot Open. Speedman will portray a sports agent named Jonathan in the drama that explores sexuality, monogamy and intimacy in relationships.


The Got Talent format is heading to Afghanistan. A local version of the TV talent competition from Simon Cowell‘s Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia will launch on regional channel 1TV Media later this year. Afghanistan’s Got Talent will be the 55th local adaptation of the show.


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Broadcast Morning News Shows  Weekly Average Ratings (week of June 17, 2013)

ABC: GMA 5.23 million total viewers 1.6/13 and 1.90 million A25-54
NBC: Today 4.32 million total viewers 1.5/12 and 1.73 million A25-54
CBS: This Morning 2.60 million total viewers 0.7/6 and .834 million A25-54

Source: Nielsen, NTI

Broadcast Sunday Morning News Shows  Weekly Average Ratings (Sunday, June 23, 2013)

CBS: Face the Nation 2.79 million total viewers 0.8 and 941,000 A25-54
NBC: Meet the Press 2.46 million total viewers 0.6 and 698,000 A25-54
ABC: This Week 2.56 million total viewers 0.6 and 684,000 A25-54
CBS: Face the Nation-2 1.58 million total viewers 0.4 and 432,000 A25-54
FOX: FOX News Sunday 1.06 million total viewers 0.3 and 342,000 A25-54

Source: Nielsen, NTI

Wednesday A18-49 Analysis:  FOX came out on top Wednesday night delivering a 2.4/8 among A18-49, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p, CBS’ Big Brother and FOX’s Master Chef tied for the top spot at 2.2/8. Univision’s Porque el Amor Manda trailed at 1.7/6. FOX’s Master Chef led at 9p at 2.5/8, followed by Univision’s Amores Verdaderos at 2.1/6. At 10p, Univision’s Que Bonito Amor was #1 at 1.6/5. CBS’ Criminal Minds ranked second at 1.3/4

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.



Big Brother 4.0/7,  American Baking Competition 3.3/6, Criminal Minds [r] 3.9/7




Master Chef 3.4/6  Master Chef 3.7/6



Dateline [r] 3.8/7, Law and Order [r] 3.4/6, Chicago Fire [r] 2.1/4



The Middle [r] 2.3/4, Family Tools 1.8/3, Modern Family [r] 2.5/4, How to Live with Your Parents 2.1/3, ABC’s The Lookout 2.4/4



Porque el Amor Manda 2.1/4, Amores Verdaderos 2.4/4, Que Bonito Amor 1.9/3



Dama y Obrero 0.6/1, La Patrona 1.1/2, El Senor de los Cielos 1.2/2



Arrow [r] 0.9/2, Supernatural [r] 0.6/1



WWE Main Event 0.7/1, Flashpoint 0.5/1, Flashpoint  0.5/1



Cineplex [7p start] 0.2/0, Republica de la Copa 0.1/0

A18-49:  FOX 2.4/8, UNI 1.8/6, CBS 1.6/5, ABC 0.9/3, NBC 0.9/3, TEL 0.8/3, CW 0.3/1,  ION 0.2/1, UMA 0.1/0


TNA Entertainment has appointed John Gaburick as Executive Vice President of Television Production, effective immediately. Gaburick, formerly VP of Television Production at WWE, will oversee management and production of TNA Entertainment television, including LIVE IMPACT Wrestling, marketing and advertising production, special projects and digital assets.


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Friday Fun Fact: Formed in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America, NBC is the oldest major broadcast network in the United States.

This Day In History, sponsored by Velocity. Drive Your Passion: 2009 – The comedy-drama series Hung premiered on HBO.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: What was the name of the ship on The Love Boat? Pacific Princess. Kudos to: Bob Melvin-NBC Sports Group/NYC; Frank DeCaro-Sirius XM Satellite Radio/NYC; Eric Emeric-AMC Networks/NYC; Laurie McNair-Turner Broadcasting System,Inc./Atlanta, GA; Larry Glazer-WTTW TV/Chicago, IL; Sally Sluss-Charter/St. Louis, MO; Judy Margolis-The Ad Place/Addison, TX; Vaughn Ericson-Bernstein Rein/Kansas City, MO; Cynthia Gibson-Tom Scott Communication Shop/Boise, ID; Roz Seibold-EDA/Tucson, AZ; David Smith/Spokane, WA; Alan Perris-The Television Academy/North Hollywood, CA; Dan Haberer-Creo Entertainment/Playa del Rey, CA.

Today’s Trivia Question: Who is Ted’s favorite poet on How I Met Your Mother? (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.).



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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, Ann Curry Reports: A Face in the Crowd
PBS: Washington Week, Need to Know, Annie: It’s the Hard-Knock Life, From Script to Stage, Lidia Celebrates America
Telemundo: Dama y Obrero, La Patrona, El Senor de los Cielos
UMA: Piratas del Caribe 3: En el Fin del Mondo, Republica de la Copa
Univision: Porque el Amor Manda, Amores Verdaderos, Que Bonito Amor

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