Monday, June 17th, 2013




Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Adepero Oduye, Condola Rashadand Jill Scott


Good morning. It’s Monday June 17, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Finales:
ID: Sins and Secrets at 9p


“…superb acting, magnificent imagery and beautiful storytelling” – The Washington Times

“Compelling and complex.” – LA Times

“The U.S. wouldn’t be the U.S. without them.” – TV Guide


The future beyond season two looks hazy for ABC Katie Couric talker Katie. It’s been reported that there’s been plenty of backstage drama since Jeff Zucker, who launched Katie in September 2012 and served as executive producer, exited in January 2013 to become worldwide president of CNN. While Katie tries to strike a balance between hard news and more standard daytime topics, most of the show’s station partners, mainly ABC affiliates, say the show hasn’t lived up to ratings expectations.


E!’s The Soup is getting a new comedy spinoff. Led by host Joel McHale, The Soup Investigates will delve deeper into the Hollywood scene and take on pop culture myths and rumors, with tongue-in-cheek investigative reporting. The new show premieres Wednesday, June 19 at 10:30p, following a new episode of The Soup at 10p.

Brooklyn DA is relocating to a new time slot. The CBS documentary series that follows the lives of employees in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office is moving from Tuesdays at 10p to Saturdays at 9p.

No more waiting to exhale. ASPiRE is set to premiere its first original weekly talk show exhale, a Black Robin Media production. Hosted by five African-American women — journalist Angela Burt-Murray; actress and comedian Erin Jackson; director, writer and actress Issa Rae; author and TV anchor Rene Syler; and actress Malinda Williams – the show will serve up conversation about topics affecting African American women. The eight-episode series premieres Thursday, June 27 at 8p, coinciding with the one-year anniversary of ASPiRE’s launch. Subsequent episodes will air Wednesdays at 8p starting July 10.

ABC Family Switched at Birth star Katie Leclerc and David Lambert of The Fosters will participate in live Twitter chats during the East Coast feeds of their series on Monday, June 17. Fans should tweet Leclerc at @KatieLeclerc from 8 to 9p and include the hashtag #SwitchedAtBirthChat. Lambert will chat from 9 to 10p. Fans should tweet him at @DGLambert 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:  June 14-June 16, 2013

Man of Steel (Warner Bros.) $113.1 million – opening weekend
This Is the End (Sony) $ 20.5 million – opening weekend
Now You See Me (Lionsgate) $10.3 million – 3 wk total $80.0m
Fast & Furious 6 (Universal) $  9.4 million – 4 wk total $219.6m
The Purge (Universal) $  8.2 million – 2 wk total $51.8m
The Internship (20th Century Fox) $ 7.0 million – 2 wk total $30.9m
Epic (20th Century Fox) $ 6.0 million  – 4 wk total $95.4m
Star Trek Into Darkness (Paramount) $ 5.7 million  – 5 wk total $210.5m
After Earth (Sony) $ 3.8 million –  3 wk total $54.2m
Iron Man 3 (Disney)  $ 2.9 million  – 7 wk total $399.6m

Source: Rentrak




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Starz has greenlit the drama Power. The series tells the story of James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city’s elite. From executive producers Mark Canton and Randall Emmett in association with CBS Television Studios, the show’s first season will be eight one-hour episodes, with filming to begin in late 2013.


Scott Foley has been upped to a series regular on ABC‘s Scandal. Foley joined the show during its second season as Jake, a mysterious military guy who was spying for Fitz.

George Wendt is set to guest star on the upcoming TV Land series Kirstie’s New Show, says the Hollywood Reporter. Wendt, who’ll reunite with Cheers alum Kirstie Allie and Rhea Perlman on the comedy, will portray Duke Bainbridge, Thelma’s (Perlman) cheating ex-husband.

It’s been reported that Jorge Garcia (Lost) has been tapped for a guest spot on Hawaii Five-0. He’ll play a conspiracy theorist on the CBS drama.

Four of Grey’s Anatomy‘s interns are returning for the show’s tenth season. Gaius Charles, Tessa Ferrer, Jerrika Hinton and Camilla Luddington, have all been promoted to series regulars.

A major production company is searching the Los Angeles area for powerful and professional European females for an unscripted documentary series. Women must be smart, successful and have personality to spare. Please submit to [email protected] with name, age, where in California you live, country where you’re from, phone, email, pictures and a brief summary of your current lifestyle.


Cynopsis: Digital BIG Monetization Summit

It’s not too late to REGISTER for the Summit Tomorrow!

Panel Sessions Include
Get Ready: YouTube’s Next Wave of Content
Next Generation Digital Programming Models
“How We Monetize” Debate

Sponsored By: Yahoo!


Thursday A18-49 Analysis:  ABC came out on top with the A18-49 viewers Thursday at 3.3/11, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen led at 8p at 2.0/7. CBS’ The Big Bang Theory and Two and A Half Men combined for second at 1.8/7.  At 9p, ABC’s NBA Finals was #1 at 5.8/19, followed by Univision’s Amores Verdaderos at 1.8/6. ABC’s NBA Finals continued in the top spot at 10p at 7.2/22. Univision’s Que Bonito Amor trailed at 1.4/4.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Thursday, June 13, 2013  time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

ABC 5.5/10 Jimmy Kimmel Live 2.7/5, NBA Countdown 3.8/7, 2013 NBA Finals 10.0/18
CBS 4.5/8 The Big Bang Theory [r] 5.6/10, Two and A Half Men 4.2/7,  Person of Interest [r] 4.4/7,  Elementary [r] 3.8/7
FOX 2.3/5 Hell’s Kitchen 3.1/6, Does Someone Have to Go 1.5/3
UNI 1.9/3 Porque el Amor Manda 1.9/3, Amores Verdaderos 2.2/4, Que Bonito Amor 1.6/3
NBC 1.4/3 Save Me [r] 1.7/3, Save Me 1.6/3, The Office [r] 1.1/2, Parks and Recreation [r] 1.1/2, Hannibal 1.5/3
ION 1.3/2 Criminal Minds 1.1/2, Criminal Minds 1.5/2, Criminal Minds 1.2/2
TEL 1.0/2 Pasion Prohibita 0.8/1, La Patrona 1.0/2, El Senor de los Cielos 1.1/2
CW 0.5/1 Vampire Diaries [r] 0.5/1, Beauty and the Beast [r] 0.5/1
UMA 0.2/0 Cineplex [7p start] 0.2/0, Los Heroes Del Norte 0.2/0, Sin Ellas No Paraiso 0.2/0

A18-49: ABC 3.3/11, UNI 1.6/5, FOX 1.5/5, CBS 1.4/5, TEL 0.7/2, NBC 0.5/2,  ION 0.3/1, CW 0.3/1, UMA 0.2/0



2013 Cynopsis: Digital Model D Awards Deadline is this Thursday at midnight EST!

Awards Event: November 2013  TBD

Click here to learn about the Awards program & enter online!

This Day In History, sponsored by Military Channel:
1994 TV viewers across the nation watched police cars chase a white Ford Bronco containing O.J. Simpson, a suspect in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: What were the names of the three Bolt brothers on Here Come the  Brides? Jeremy, Joshua and Jason. Kudos to: Clay Eichelberger-DC Entertainment/NYC; Karen Kelly-SPUH/New Brunswick, NJ; Tara McCann-Wavemaker/Harrington Park, NJ; Ellen Falb-Newmark-Telemundo/NYC; Kristin Staskowski-Charter Media/Birmingham, AL; Larry Glazer-WTTW-TV/Chicago, IL; Dory Melman Petsrillo-Petry Television/Dallas, TX; Robin Zorn-RZTV Productions/Basin, WY; Joe Pedri-KLAS/Las Vegas,NV; Pat Brady-CESD/Los Angeles,CA; Paul Blutter-General American Group, Inc./Northridge, CA; Arthur Reinstein-Shaw Media/Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Today’s Trivia Question  What was the name of the football team Eric Taylor coached on Friday Night Lights? (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], Mike & Molly [r], 2 Broke Girls [r], Mike & Molly [r], Hawaii Five-0 [r]
CW: Oh Sit!, The Carrie Diaries [r]
FOX: Raising Hope [r], The Goodwin Games, New Girl [r], Anger Management [r]
ION: Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds
MyTV: Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: SVU
NBC: The Voice, The Winner Is…
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Roadshow, Independent Lens
Telemundo: Pasion Prohibida, La Patrona, El Senor de los Cielos
UMA: La Caida del Halcon Negro, Republica de la Copa?
Univision: Porque el Amor Manda, Amores Verdaderos, Que Bonito Amor

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