Monday, August 5th, 2013


Good morning. It’s Monday, August 5, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
Food Network: The Shed at 10p

Tonight’s Finales:
The Bachelorette at 8p
ABC Family: The Fosters at 9p
TELE: El Senor de los Cielos at 10p

After failing to come to terms over retransmission consent, Time Warner Cable dropped CBS-owned local TV stations, Showtime and other CBS cable stations in markets including New York, L.A. and Dallas shortly after 5p ET Friday, leaving the CBS channels of nearly three million subscribers  dark. “CBS has refused to have a productive discussion. It’s become clear that no matter how much we give them, they’re not willing to come to reasonable terms,” said TWC. “Time Warner Cable has conducted negotiations in a combative and non-productive spirit,” countered CBS, “indulging in pointless brinksmanship and distorted public positioning.” CBS also blocked all TWC customers from access to full episodes of CBS shows on and mobile apps. TWC’s response: “CBS enjoys the privilege of using public owned airwaves to deliver their programming  they should not be allowed to abuse that privilege.” When will it all end? BTIG‘s Richard Greenfield isn’t holding his breath. The media analyst says that while TWC risks upsetting or losing subscribers in the bruising battle, the late summer timing  mostly reruns, no high-profile sports – is on the cable company’s side. “They have to draw a line in the sand,” says Greenfield. “This is a once-in-a-cable-lifetime opportunity to go dark and fight retrans. I think this could be a long blackout.”


Ellen DeGeneres is handling hosting duties for the Academy Awards for the second time. “As a longtime friend, we have always hoped to find a project for us to do together,” said show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “There are few stars today who have Ellen’s gift for comedy, with her great warmth and humanity.” DeGeneres, who was nominated for a primetime Emmy for her first stab at the gig, in 2007, said, “I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time. You know what they say – third time’s the charm.” Trophies will be handed out Sunday, March 2, 2014.

Kathy Bates tells Cynopsis she hadn’t intended to go on a rant against former employer NBC at the TCA on Friday. On hand to talk about FX‘s American Horror Story, Bates was asked if her experience on Harry’s Law, the legal drama canceled in May 2012, had soured her to weekly television  and she responded, “I think they treated us like s***.” Explains Bates, “I didn’t want to say anything… but you create a family. I loved the part and the people I worked with. It was astounding to feel as an older person you weren’t wanted, your audience wasn’t wanted.” Now, she’s enthusiastic about Horror Story. “I’m really happy to be moving on to this,” says the actress. “It’s a magnificent character. Easy come, easy go, I guess.”

Panelists were ready for the tough questions at the TCA session for FOX comedy Dads – and they got them. FOX chairman Kevin Reilly had earlier acknowledged that the show needed retooling, urging the media to wait to pass judgment, but the rampant racist and sexist jokes in the pilot from Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild and The Simpsons Mike Scully, about two best friends (Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi) whose offensive fathers (Peter Reigert and Martin Mull) move in, had raised hackles too much for that. “We ideally want to keep it insulting and irreverent, but the most important thing is that it’s funny,” said Scully. “If we missed the mark a few times in the pilot, I think we’re aiming to hit it better.”

NBC News anchor Brian Williams announced he will take a leave of absence of several weeks to undergo knee surgery to repair a high school football injury. “I’ve been in pain for 35 years,” he said. “I reached a point recently in the last 12 months where I decided this has to happen.” Lester Holt will fill in. It’s tricky timing  ABC’s World News With Diane Sawyer recently snapped NBC’s nearly five-year winning streak in A25-54, though NBC remained on top in total viewers.

Winners of the TCA Awards, announced Saturday at the Beverly Hilton, included AMC drama Breaking Bad as program of the year; FX‘s The Americans as outstanding new program; HBO‘s Game of Thrones for drama; ABC‘s Shark Tank for reality programming; CBS’s The Big Bang Theory and NBC‘s Parks and Recreation in a tie for comedy; HBO‘s Behind the Candelabra for miniseries and ABC Family‘s Bunheads for youth programming. Barbara Walters took home an award for career achievement.

Though John Landgraf told reporters at the TCA, “I don’t think it’s possible to be all things to all people,” it’s not for the FX Networks CEO’s lack of trying. In addition to “mother ship” FX, aiming for A18-49 and movie channel FXM, geared to A25-54 comes young-male (A18-34)-skewing FXX in September. “We just need more shelf space,” Landgraf explained of the newest addition. “We started this process almost a year and a half ago, and we’re going to make just a lot more television shows.”

But there’s a lot more competition now for the kinds of shows FX airs, Landgraf tells Cynopsis. “We never used to be in a competitive situation,” says the exec. “FX’s brand was so distinctive five years ago relative even to our premium competitors – HBO, Showtime and AMC – that it was different. Now, we’re frequently in a competitive situation because there’s more and more overlap between what any of the channels that are making more ambitious television will do. Two shows we’re making, Tyrant and The Strain, had multiple other networks bidding on them. So we’re in each other’s business in a different way than we used to be.”

Perhaps it’s fitting that the creators of a show about underachievers attribute its success to having such short seasons. “We’re nine years into it,” said exec producer/star of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Rob McElhenny at the TCA, “but we only do 10 episodes a season, which allows us to be fresh.” Added fellow exec producer and star Charlie Day, “You really don’t run the risk of burning out.” But in fact, the forces behind the sitcom, moving from FX to FXX for its tenth season, have achieved quite a feat: the new season will bring Sunny’s episode count to at least 114, making it cable’s longest-running sitcom. And, said McElhenny, “I still feel like we’re doing our best work.”

The X Factor‘s Simon Cowell talked changes in store for the singing competition. In addition to Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio joining Cowell and Demi Lovato on the judging panel, the American Idol alum revealed at the TCA that the show’s prize structure will change: instead of a $5 million recording contract there will be a $1 million prize, and a record contract similar to Idol’s. “This is gonna sound crazy coming from me – it was almost too much,” Cowell explained. “We want artists who really want to be artists. The prize will be $1 million, which is still a lot of money. They’ll get a recording contract with Sony and become our number one priority.” As for that other Simon news, that he has a baby on the way with the wife of a former friend, Lovato assured E! News, “I don’t have any advice to give someone who has lived like a hundred more years than I have. He’ll be good.”

Speaking of judging panels, Jennifer Lopez is close to returning to her American Idol perch, this time alongside Black Eyed PeasWill.I.Am. The Hollywood Reporter says Lopez’s deal will be signed “any day now” while Will’s is still being worked out. Lopez judged Idol’s 2011 and 2012 seasons, while Will.I.Am earned singing comp judging creds on U.K.’s The Voice. Keith Urban is already on board for a second season on the FOX show’s panel.

Fresh out of rehab, Lindsay Lohan got off to a good start. The actress, released from Cliffside  Malibu on Tuesday, taped a guest host gig on E!‘s Chelsea Lately, and the net is reporting all went swimmingly, saying Lohan “busted right through the opening monologue in one take, feeding off of the audience’s energy and even poking fun at herself from time to time.” Show airs tonight at 11p.

The force is with them: Disney‘s purchase of Lucasfilm put a “glint in the eye” of Paul Lee, the ABC entertainment president admitted at the TCA. Does this mean Luke Skywalker could lightsaber his way onto the small screen? “We started conversations,” said Lee.

Bethenny Frankel‘s candor is part of what earned her her own syndicated talk show, but the reality star/Skinnygirl mogul admitted at the TCA that she’s not going to be quite as open as you might think when her show launches on Monday, September 9. During a six-week test run last summer, “There was a lot of sex,” she acknowledged. “There will be sex on the show because I think that’s something women are going through, whether they are having it or not. But there’s so much more to mention.” Frankel also shrugged off reports of tension on the set. “There’s no disharmony because there is no set,” she said. As for rumors about a disgruntled former personal assistant, Frankel didn’t exactly deny the reports, but offered, “I worked with her for four days. I run a tight ship… I imagine it won’t be the last time this type of thing happens. You’ve got to keep your circle tight.”

What does Joan Rivers think about the trial board The Writers Guild of America East has formed to examine allegations that the caustic comedian wrote and performed showrunner duties on E!‘s Fashion Police, a non-union show? “This is such a bunch of bull****,” Rivers said in a statement. “E! should hire Anthony Weiner to work with these people. He’d fit right in.” Rivers faces possible expulsion from the guild.

Air Aces, which had its Military Channel premiere on Sunday, relays the stories of incredible combat missions. Max Culhane, exec producer of Military Channel, tells Cynopsis the show’s “ambitious and spectacular stories” are real-life miracles. “In the next episode, a Lancaster crew member climbs out on the wing of his plane mid-flight to extinguish a fire in the engine,” says Culhane; the feat, which ended happily but not without dramatic complications, earned him the name Wing Walker. Ep airs Sunday, August 11 at 10p.

When Syfy reality series Face Off, about competing make-up artists, returns for its fifth season, so will host McKenzie Westmore. While Westmore’s family pioneered the art of film and TV makeup  dad Michael was the makeup artist behind Star Trek  the actress says working on the soap Passions from 1999-2008 gave her cosmetics cred, too. “I not only learned so much in the world of fast acting, but got an even stronger grasp on the field of makeup,” she tells Cynopsis. “I saw the changes to makeup over the course of nine years, what worked and what didn’t, and certainly what translated better in person as opposed to on camera.” Face Off returns Tuesday, August 13 at 9p.

In a call with analysts on Friday, Cablevision CEO James Dolan offered a cryptic “never say never” when asked if the cable company, a possible target for Charter or Time Warner Cable, might be sold. “Our plans are to continue to proceed in terms of operating the cable company in the best interest of the company and its shareholders,” he said. 

Some details about ABC‘s split season strategy, “to allow for fewer or no preemptions or repeats,” emerged with the announcement that new drama Resurrection will slip into Betrayal‘s spot on Sunday, March 9 at 10p; The Quest bows on Thursday, January 2 at 8p, then will move into Once Upon a Time In Wonderland‘s berth. After their winter finales, Nashville, Grey’s Anatomy, Once Upon a Time, Revenge and Scandal will return in the spring with new episodes.

HGTV‘s Beyond Spelling Manor goes behind the scenes with Candy Spelling as work proceeds on her 19,000 square foot penthouse overlooking Los Angeles. The series also shows Spelling scouring NYC for a “crash pad,” a shopping expedition she thoroughly enjoyed. “The prospect of having a place to call home in one of my favorite cities made for a fun experience,” Spelling tells Cynopsis. “It was well worth the time, and I’m happy to say that I just spent my first night in my New York home!” Next ep airs Sunday, August 11 at 8p.

At Saturday’s ceremony for the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, NBC4 topped the winners’ list with eight trophies, with ABC7 hot on its heels snatching seven. KTLA5 and Time Warner Cable SportsNet each nabbed five Emmys. Univision was presented with the Governor’s Award, for Educate, es el Momento.

ESPN‘s Summer X-Games get will get the 4K treatment from Sony, which needs to create content in 4K – about four times the resolution of HD – to help sell the 4K Ultra HD TV sets it has on the market now.

Top 10 Weekend Box Office Estimates:  August 2-4, 2013

2 Guns (Universal) $27.4 million opening weekend
The Wolverine (20th Century Fox) $21.7 million 2 wk total $95 million
The Smurfs 2 (Sony) $18.2 million 5 day total $27.8 million
The Conjuring (Warner Bros.) $13.7 million 3 wk total $108.6 million
Despicable Me 2 Universal) $10.4 million 5 week total $326.7 million
Grown Ups 2 (Sony) $8.1 million 4 wk total $116.3 million
Turbo (20th Century Fox) $6.4 million 3 total $69.5 million
Reds 2 (Lionsgate) $5.7 million 3 wk total $45.1 million
The Heat (20th Century Fox) $4.8 million 6 wk total $149.6 million
Pacific Rim (Warner Bros.) $4.6 million 4 wk total $93.0 million

Source: Rentrak


After its second season finale earned 1.6 million total viewers, Bravo announced Million Dollar Listing will return for season three.


Canal 22 Internacional, an arts and entertainment channel committed to bringing “the best of Mexico home to U.S. audiences,” premieres the series Isabel on Tuesday, August 6 at 11p. The channel is available through DirecTV, Time Warner Cable, AT&TU-verse and Verizon Fios, among others.


Disney Junior announced production of animated outer space series Miles From Tomorrowland, aimed at preschoolers and set to bow in 2015 worldwide. “We hope this series will influence a child’s interest in science and technology by introducing them at an early age to the exciting world of space exploration,” said senior vp, original programming Nancy Kanter.

Oscar nominated Life of Pi writer David Magee is at work on a drama project sold to ABC. Travelers features a man who discovers that the doors to his late father’s estate are time portals, which send his family hurtling through history. Michael Green and Erwin Stoff will exec produce with Magee.

FOX has given a pilot commitment to Fatrick, a sitcom about a thirtysomething whose emotional development is stalled thanks to his past as a chubby kid. Don’t Trust the B—- At Apt. 23 creator Nahnatchka Khan is teaming with writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Descendents) on the project.

A Jim Gaffigan sitcom CBS took a pass on in May is back at the net to develop for 2014-15. CBS had ordered a pilot of the unnamed show, then to co-star Mira Sorvino, but didn’t give it a series order.

Standup comic Cristela Alonzo has a script commitment at ABC for a sitcom based on her life called Cristela, about an American Latina caught between two cultures.


Billy Bob Thornon will play the lead in FX‘s adaptation of Fargo, the 1996 Coen brothers film. The 10-episode series will tell a different story than the movie, but the tone of the script is “remarkably true to the film,” says FX Networks CEO John Landgraf. “I think people are going to be entranced.”

Peter Capaldi will be the 12th actor to play the title character in the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who. The series ran from 1963-1989, and returned in 2005. Capaldi replaces Matt Smith.

Shannon Kane joins CW‘s Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals in the recurring role of sexy Sabine. Series premiere is Thursday, October 3 at 9p.

Maura Tierney has been cast opposite Dominic West in Showtime pilot The Affair.

American Horror Story: Coven is adding Alexandra Breckenridge for the FX drama’s third season. Breckenridge appeared in FX’s original Horror Story as a young Moira.


Despite hopes for a revival, once-mighty Australian Idol appears down for the count. In February, Network Ten program head Beverley McGarvey raised hopes by saying a return could be in the cards, but the net has confirmed it won’t be bringing back the singing competition, on the air from 2003-2009.

Content Media Corporation announced revenue growth of 54% and “significant profit growth.” Now private after “several aimless years as a public listing,” said CEO John Schmidt, the company’s growth “reflects the development of the group’s television and film production businesses,” reported the company, “including Collins Avenue [Dance Moms], Jigsaw Productions [Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God] and Preferred Film and Television.”

Star World, the channel aimed at women in Asia and the Middle East, got a makeover, including a new logo. FOX International Channels dubbed it an “image upgrade,” to “embody the essence of the channel; fun, feminine and glamorous.”


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Did a little male muscle make a difference? The 20th cycle premiere of CW‘s America’s Top Model earned the show 1.6 million total viewers and a .6 A18-49 rating, its highest numbers in two years. This time around, for the first time male contestants are part of the mix.

Thursday A18-49 Analysis:  CBS grabbed the most A18-49 viewers Thursday with 1.8/6, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen.  At 8p, CBS took the top spot with Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half men averaging 2.0/7 to Univision’s 1.5/5 take for Porque el Amor Manda. CBS’s domination continued at 9p with Big Brother’s 2.5/8 clobbering the 1.5/5 for Univision’s new soap, Tempestad. At 10p Telemundo grabbed the lead with 1.5/5 for Senor de los Cielos versus a 1.2/4 for NBC’s Hollywood Game Night.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Thursday, August 1, 2013  time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

CBS 4.2/7 The Big Bang Theory [r] 2.1/8, Two and a Half Men [r] 1.7/6, Big Brother 2.5/8, Elementary [r] 1.0/3
ABC 2.8/5 Wipeout 1.1/4, Motive .9/3, Rookie Blue 1.0/3
NBC 2.7/5 America’s Got Talent [r] .9/3, And the Winner Is .9/3, Hollywood Game Night 1.2/4
UNI 1.7/3 Porque el Amor Manda 1.8/3, Tempestad 1.8/3, Que Bonito Amor 1.6/3
FOX 1.0/2 Glee [r] .6/2, New Girl [r] .7/2, The Mindy Project [r] .6/2
ION 1.0/2 Crimnal Minds [r], Criminal Minds [r], Criminal Minds [r]
TELE 1.0/2 Dama y Obrero .6/1, Marido en Alquiler .8/1, Senor de los Cielos 1.5/3
CW .4/1 Young Hollywood Awards .3/1
UMA .3/0 Cinemas .2/0, Cineplex .3/0

A18-49:  CBS 1.8/6, UNI 1.4/5, NBC 1.0/3, ATELE .9/3, ABC 1.0/3, FOX .6/2, ION .4/1, CW .3/1, UMA .2/0.


Ricky Ow resigned from Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia after 14 years with the company. As exec vp, he headed Asian regional operations.


Veteran journalist John Palmer died on Saturday, August 3. He worked for NBC News from 1962-1990, and again from 1994 until he retired in 2002. Palmer’s reporting on the 1980 aborted rescue attempt of American hostages held in Iran won him the White House Press Corps’ Merriam Memorial Award for Excellence in Presidential new coverage. “John was a brilliant, brave, and tireless journalist,” said NBC News in a statement, “who guided viewers through many of the most significant events of the past half century.” Palmer was 77.

Actress and producer Gail Kobe died Thursday, August 1. Kobe appeared in numerous TV shows, including Dr. Kildare, Mod Squad and Bewitched. During the 1970s and 80s she produced soap operas including Guiding Light, which earned her an Emmy nomination. She was 82.

Actor Michael Ansara died on Wednesday, July 31 after a prolonged illness. Ansara played Klingon commander Kang in three Star Trek series: the original, Deep Space Nine and Voyager. He also had major roles in films including 1953’s Julius Caesar and 1961’s Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Married to Barbara Eden from 1958-1974, Ansara is survived by his wife of 36 years, Beverly. He was 91.


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JOB OPENING: DIR. PRICING AND PLANNING/El Rey Ntwks/NY: Ad/Media netwk experience preferred strong exp with Ad Sales. Must be detailed/analytical/able to multi-task. BS/BA Deg req,must have strong analytical & math skills.  Apply HERE (8/7)     

JOB OPENING: MGR, DIGITAL METRICS & ANALYTICS/Discovery/NY: Critical thinker to turn data into insights with expert-level analytic capabilities & best practices. 6-8 yrs digital analytics exp req’d. Omniture preferred. Apply HERE (8/7) 

JOB OPENING: BUSINESS DVLPMNT/NY: 10yrs Pay TV Channel Exp. Exp’d in affil. agreements, content acquisitions, evaluating deal structures, drafting, negotiating w/sr level lawyers & exes. Sports background a +. Res/cvr to Rose: HERE (8/6)

INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free, and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at [email protected].

FALL INTERNSHIPS CREDITS ONLY: INTERNSHIPS/Norwalk CT: Video/Post prod/Content & story dvlpmnt/social media/PR/Editorial/Advrtsng & mkgt + others. Full & PT hrs avail & Open to Jr & Sr yr undergrad or grad students. Res/cvr: [email protected]  (8/8)

FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: INTERNSHIP/Jigsaw Prods NYC: Assist producers @ Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney’s prod co. Major/minor in film, TV, media or journalism a +. Submit resume/cover letter to [email protected] (8/7)

SITUATION WANTED ADS, POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED… There is no charge for placing your Situation Wanted ad… for more information contact Trish Pihonak at [email protected].

E-mail [email protected] or call Trish Pihonak at 888.702.3858 for rates and specs for Job Openings.

Are you looking for a job? Post your Situation Wanted Ad here — Email [email protected] for specs.


ABC: The Bachelorette, The Bachelorette After the Final Rose
CBS: How I Met Your Mother [r], 2 Broke Girls [r], 2 Broke Girls [r], Mike & Molly [r], Under the Dome
CW: Hart of Dixie [r], Breaking Pointe
FOX: Raising Hope [r], Raising Hope [r], New Girl [r], The Mindy Project [r]
ION: Criminal Minds [r], Criminal Minds [r], Criminal Minds [r]
MyTV: Law & Order: SVU [r], Law & Order: SVU [r]
NBC: American Ninja Warrior, Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls, Siberia
PBS: Antiques Roadshow [r], A Flea Market Documentary [r], POV [r]
Telemundo: Dama y Obrero, Marido en Alquiler, El Senor de los Cielos [f]
UMA: Sin Salida, La Seleccion, Resident Evil 3
Univision: Porque al Amor Manda, La Tempestad, Que Bonito Amor

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