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Good morning. It’s Monday, July  5, 2010, and you’re probably off this morning in recognition of the 4th of July holiday … so is Cynopsis.  The difference is, the entire editorial staff here is off for the whole week (including Cynopsis Kids, Cynopsis Digital and Cynopsis Classified Advantage).  Our next scheduled edition will go out a week from today, Monday, July 12.  Enjoy your week, as we certainly will, and in the meantime, here’s what we know this morning —

Tonight’s Premieres:
FUEL TV: Mountain Dew’s Green Label Experience at 830p
DIY Network: House Crashers at 9p; Bath Crashers at 10p; Yard Crashers at 11p
Travel Channel: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations at 10p

Tuesday, July 6 Premiere:
Syfy: Warehouse 13 at 9p

Tuesday, July 6 Finale:
USA Network: Law & Order: Criminal Intent at 10p

Wednesday, July 7 Premieres:
BBC America: Come Dine With Me at 9p; The Choir at 10p
Investigation Discovery: The Shift at 10p

Wednesday, July 7 Finale:
Syfy: Ghost Hunters Academy at 9p

Thursday, July 8 Premieres:
CBS: Big Brother at 8p
truTV: Top 20 Most Shocking at 10p

Friday, July 9 Premieres:
National Geographic Channel: Nat Geo AMAZING! at 7p
Syfy: Eureka at 9p; Haven at 10p
Logo: Jeffrey & Cole Casserole at 1159p

Saturday, July 10 Premieres:
The Bridge at 8p
The Style Network: How Do I Look? at 8p; Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? at 9p

Sunday, July 11 Premieres:
Syfy: Inside Secret Government Warehouses: Shocking Revelations at 9p
TLC: Kate Plus 8 (special) at 9p
VH1: OchoCinco: The ULTIMATE Catch at 9p; The T.O. Show at 1030p
A&E Network: The Glades at 10p
truTV: Las Vegas Jailhouse at 10p
Adult Swim: Children’s Hospital at 1030p
Comedy Central: Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at The El Rey at 11p


Yesterday, MSG Plus along with partner Red Bull North America, opened a third season of The Transit Chapters at 530p. Throughout a total of 12 new half-hour episodes airing this summer and fall on Sundays, the series takes viewers away from Madison Square Garden and into the New York City metro area to profile emerging sports and cultural activities. The next episode on July 11 at 530p, will take in the world’s largest one-on-one B-boy battle with breakdancing at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The Transit Chapters is produced by MSG Plus along with 360 Productions and Aura360; Red Bull North America serves as co-executive producer for the show.

Top 3 Partial Weekend Box Office Estimates thru July 2, 2010 only
Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit)          $121.3 million – opening weekend (opened June 30)
The Last Airbender (Paramount)          $32.9 million – opening weekend (opened July 1)
Toy Story 3 (Disney)                         $10.4 million – total $269.2m (opened June 18)
Source: Box Office Mojo


Sean Young is staying in Genoa City for awhile longer as the actress will continue to play the barmaid Meggie on CBS’ daytime soap The Young and the Restless, cites EW. Young will be back on Y&R starting July 14 and is expected to extend her role through August. Sean joined Y&R in May and has appeared in five episodes.

Amy Madigan takes up the role as Olivia’s mother on the FOX series Fringe. Madigan, who has recently appeared on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, will appear in approximately four episodes of Fringe starting with the new season premiere episode.


Thursday  A18-49 Analysis: ABC made it to the top Thursday night delivering a 2.0/7 with A18-49 viewers, according to final national ratings from Nielsen. ABC’s Wipeout was #1 at 8p with a 2.8/11 while UNIV’s Hasta que el Dinero Nos Separe was #2 at 2.0/7. UNIV claimed first place at 9p with Soy Tu Duena at 2.4/8 and FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance swooped in to take second place with 2.1/7. A repeat episode of The Mentalist on CBS did best during 10p at 1.6/5 as ABC’s new Boston Med followed with a 1.3/4.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Thursday, July 1, 2010  time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 4.7/9      The Mentalist [r] 4.3/8, CSI [r] 4.5/8, The Mentalist [r] 5.3/10


ABC: 4.1/8       Wipeout 4.6/9, Rookie Blue 4.2/7, Boston Med 3.4/6

FOX: 3.1/6       Glee [r] 2.4/5, So You Think You Can Dance 3.7/7

UNIV: 2.1/4      Hasta que el Dinero Nos Separe 2.2/4, Soy Tu Duena 2.6/5, La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.4/3

NBC: 1.5/3       Community [r] 1.4/3, 100 Questions 1.2/2, The Office [r] 1.8/3, 30 Rock [r] 1.6/3, The Office [r] 1.6/3, Parks and Recreation [r] 1.4/3

ION: 1.0/2       Criminal Minds 0.9/2, NCIS 1.0/2, NCIS 1.1/2

CW: 0.9/2        Vampire Diaries [r] 0.9/2, Moonlight 0.8/1

TELE: 0.6/1      El Clon 0.5/1, Perro Amor 0.4/1, Donde Esta Elisa? 0.9/2

A18-49: ABC 2.0/7, UNIV 1.8/6, FOX 1.7/6, CBS 1.3/4, NBC 1.0/3, CW 0.6/2, TELE 0.6/2, ION 0.4/1



Effective immediately, J. David (Dave) Davis was appointed President/GM of WABC/New York. Dave was most recently EVP/ABC News and rejoins WABC-TV, ABC Television Stations Group’s station after having managed it from 2003-2007. As President/GM, Dave will oversee the station and its associated businesses including two digital channels, the station’s website and the syndicated series Live! With Regis and Kelly that is produced by the station. Dave precedes and succeeds Rebecca Campbell in this position.

Later  — Cyn

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ABC:  The Bachelorette, True Beauty
AZTECA: Laura de Todos, Al Extremo, La Loba
CBS: How I Met Your Mother [r], Rules of Engagement [r], Two and a Half Men [r], Big Bang Theory [r], CSI Miami [r]
CW:  90210 [r], Gossip Girl [r]
FOX:  Lie to Me, Good Guys
ION:  Without a Trace, Without a Trace, Without a Trace
NBC:  Persons Unknown, Last Comic Standing
PBS:   Antiques Roadshow, History Detectives, Lost Cave Temples of the Himalaya
TELE:  El Clon, Perro Amor, Donde Esta Elisa?
UNIV:  Hasta que el Dinero Nos Separe, Soy Tu Duena, Cristina

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