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Good morning. It’s Monday, July 8, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
BBCA: Top Gear at 8:30p, Dangerman: The Incredible Mr. Goodwin at 10p
History: God, Guns & Automobiles at 10p
NBC:  Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls at 9p
truTV: Kentucky Bidders at 10:30p
VH1: Hollywood Exes at 10p

Tonight’s Finales:
Syfy: Defiance at 9p, Warehouse 13 at 10p

The winner in the battle for Hulu is inching closer. Bidding for the streaming-media company was set to end on Friday. It’s been reported that Hulu has narrowed down its list of prospective bidders to DirectTV, The Chernin Group and Guggenheim Digital Media. Owned by Disney, 21st Century Fox and Comcast, Hulu earned $695 million in 2012 and the Hulu Plus service had four million paying users, according to the company.


USA Network has announced the launch of TV Everywhere, giving viewers access to its original content the day after air. USA is the first cable entertainment network within NBCUniversal to provide this offering. USA fans will be able to access shows via and a new app, “USA Now,” which derives its name from the Bravo Now app. Launched last Wednesday for iOS, “USA Now” will be available in an Android version in mid-July.

The history of the mob told by those who lived it is the focus of the new National Geographic Channel series Inside the American Mob. The series chronicles the true-life story of the modern mob in America as former mobsters, informants and FBI agents expose the takedown of some of the most infamous organized crime rings in U.S. history. The series premieres Sunday, July 28 at 9p.

Bring on the pom-poms! The eighth season of Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team premieres Friday, September 6 at 9p on CMT. The network’s longest running non-music series will feature eight one-hour episodes, as the Lone Star State’s most iconic group of women takes on more challenging dance routines and navigates the drama that comes with the competition.

Big Brother‘s live eviction show, NCIS: Los Angeles and Person of Interest are moving to new time periods on CBS. Big Brother, which currently airs Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, will now be broadcast on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, with the live eviction show shifting to Thursday on July 11 at 9p. Beginning Tuesday, July 9, NCIS: Los Angeles will air at 9p, followed by Person of Interest at 10p. 

BFFs Mary and Rhoda are reuniting on MeTV. Starting tonight, the cable network will air The Mary Tyler Moore Show followed by Rhoda weeknights at 9p. Viewers are invited to send greetings to Valerie Harper and the rest of the Rhoda cast at and share their best gal pal moments or personal photos on the online guest book.

ION Television is adding two viewer favorites to its lineup. Burn Notice and White Collar will join the network’s off-cable drama portfolio, which includes Psych, Leverage and Monk. “Burn Notice and White Collar have the creative quality and originality we look for to serve smart and engaged audiences with our ‘Positively Entertaining’ brand promise,” said Brandon Burgess, Chairman and CEO, ION Media Networks.

Nine passionate fans will put their imagination and skills to the test to compete in the new Syfy series Heroes of Cosplay. The six-episode docu-series spotlights comic book fans who dress up as their favorite characters at conventions. The show debuts Tuesday, August 13 at 10:30p, before moving to its regular 10p slot on Tuesday, August 20.

Hallmark Channel is cutting ties with Marie, the talk show hosted by Marie Osmond. In a statement the network said, “Hallmark Channel is in a phase of true transformation to a much more diversified portfolio of family friendly entertainment that includes original movies and acquired series in addition to original primetime scripted series and a full original daytime line up. With so many talk show offerings in the daypart, particularly in broadcast syndication, Hallmark Channel has decided not to greenlight a second season of its Critics Choice Award nominated talk show Marie, starring Marie Osmond.”

The perilous world of the animal kingdom’s deadliest hunters is explored in The Secret Life of Predators, a four-part event from National Geographic Television. The special will be simulcast on both National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD on Friday, September 20 and Friday, September 27. Naturalist and big cat tracker Boone Smith is the host.
Designing duo Monica Mangin and Jess Jackson transform lackluster spaces into rooms the whole family can enjoy in Knock It Off! The newest original series on The Live Well Network, which premiered Saturday, July 6, will air Sundays at 7p.

Switched at Birth star Lea Thompson and Bianca Santos of The Fosters will participate in live Twitter chats during the East Coast feeds of their series on Monday, July 8. Fans should tweet Thompson at @LeaKThompson from 8 to 9p and include the hashtag #SwitchedAtBirthChat. Santos will chat from 9 to 10p. Fans should tweet her at @Bianca00Alexa and include the hashtag #TheFostersChat.

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.

Top 10 Weekend Box Office Estimates:  July 5-July7, 2013

Despicable Me 2 (Universal) $82.5 million – opening weekend
The Lone Ranger (Disney) $29.4 million – opening weekend
The Heat (20th Century Fox) $25.0 million – 2 wk total $86.4m
Monsters University (Disney) $19.6 million – 3 wk total $216.1m
World War Z (Paramount) $18.2 million – 3 wk total $158.8m
White House Down (Sony) $13.5 million – 2 wk total $50.5m
Man of Steel (Warner Bros.) $11.4 million – 4 wk total $271.2m
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (Lionsgate) $10.1 million – opening weekend
This Is the End (Sony) $ 5.8 million – 4 wk total $85.6m
Now You See Me (Lionsgate) $ 2.8 million – 6 wk total $110.4m

Source: Rentrak


Cynopsis: Sports Business Summit
Engage Fans. Integrate Brands. Make Money. Score!

August 14 | Grand Hyatt NY

Leading executives from networks, leagues and teams will be on hand to deliver thoughtful, actionable perspectives on how to best grow brands, monetize value and tap into the unrivaled passion and enthusiasm of the sports fan.



YouTube Channel Alchemy Networks, the premiere digital network for urban lifestyle and entertainment, and BMP Digital, the digital division of Bunim/Murray Productions, are teaming to produce new original episodes of the Alchemy original online series BRKDWN for Bounce TV. Based on the online show, the new version of BRKDWN will be a half-hour series featuring pop culture news and stories of the moment. It will debut this fall.


Netflix has expanded its licensing agreement with PBS Distribution for its members in the United States and Canada. Beginning this fall, members will have SVOD access to all seasons of U.K. drama The Bletchley Circle. In addition, in 2014 Netflix will be the exclusive SVOD home of the PBS Kids preschool series Super Why! and will add Ken Burns documentaries including Prohibition and Central Park Five, past seasons of Nova and Secrets of the Dead, and children’s series Wild Kratts, Cailou and Arthur.



TNT has renewed alien invasion drama Falling Skies for a fourth season. The series will return with 10 new episodes in 2014.


A+E Networks UK has announced the UK launch of Lifetime this fall, marking the European debut for the brand. Lifetime will offer a range of quality scripted dramas, original movies and factual entertainment from the US and UK with an emphasis on bold, distinctive, feel good content.


Phil Breman has been named Vice President of Current Programming at NBC. Breman, formerly executive director of original series development at Disney Channel, will be tasked with overseeing some of the network’s new comedy and drama series for the 2013-2014 season.

The Promotional Edge has hired Ryann Johnson as Director, Marketing. Johnson, who previously worked for ABC Networks as a member of the Primetime Integrated Marketing team, will supervise promotional strategy and development and client management for the entertainment marketing agency. 


AUG 13 | Cynopsis: Sports Women of Action | NYC

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.

Sessions Include: Personal Branding: Sportscasters; Beyond Pink: How Marketers Are Tackling Women; State of the Business.


This Day In History, sponsored by Discovery Fit & Health: 1990 – American sitcom Mr. Belvedere aired its last episode on ABC.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Who is Ted’s favorite poet on How I Met Your Mother? Pablo Neruda. Kudos to: Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL; Gina Malfa-NBCUniversal, NYC; Nicole Correnti-TVGN/NYC; Jackie Atlas-CBS Sports Network/NYC; Joanna Kuebel-Entertainment Studios/Chicago, IL; Karla Kelley-High Noon Entertainment/Denver, CO; Kendra Campbell-Milburn-TVGla/Los Angeles, CA; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA/Los Angeles,CA; Paul Blutter-General American Group, Inc./Northridge, CA; Amy Kent/Burbank, CA; Philip Fier-Focus Advisory Services LLC/Los Angeles, CA.

Today’s Trivia Question  Who sang the theme song for the FOX crime drama series Booker? (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: The Bachelorette, Mistresses
CBS: How I Met Your Mother, [r], 2 Broke Girls [r], 2 Broke Girls [r], Mike & Molly [r], Under the Dome
CW: Oh Sit! [r], The Carrie Diaries [r]
FOX: Raising Hope [r], Raising Hope [r], New Girl [r], The Mindy Project [r]
ION: Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds
MyTV: Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: SVU
NBC: America Ninja Warrior, Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls [p], Siberia
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Roadshow, POV
Telemundo: Dama y Obrero, La Patrona, El Senor de los Cielos
UMA: Trafico de Armas, Comando Antibombas
Univision: Porque el Amor Manda, Amores Verdaderos, Que Bonito Amor

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