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Good morning. It’s Monday, June 24, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
CBS: Under the Dome at 10p    
ID: I (Almost) Got Away with It at 9p
PBS: POV at 10p
Telemundo: Dama y Obrero at 8p

Tonight’s Finales:
Bravo: Newlyweds: The First Year at 10p
Oh Sit! At 8p
ID: Blood Relatives at 10p


“…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 Food Network is cutting ties with Paula Deen. The cable channel has decided not to renew the cooking TV show queen’s contract when it expires the end of June. Deen, who joined the network in 1999 and hosts Paula’s Best Dishes and Paula’s Home Cooking, came under fire last week, when she admitted that she’d used racial slurs in a deposition. She released two videos apologizing on Friday.


It’ll be a busy Monday for Warner Bros: That’s because there’s plenty of talk that film chief Jeff Robinov will soon be stepping down from his position at the Hollywood movie studio. Robinov, who has served as president of Warner Bros. Pictures Group since 2007, may be looking for a new gig; he has reportedly not been happy, ever since Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes chose Kevin Tsujihara to run Warner Bros. Entertainment. The news comes on the heels of Bruce Rosenblum leaving Warner Bros. as head of its Television Group just last week to build a television division at Legendary Pictures. And now the buzz is that Legendary is about to end its eight-year production and distribution deal with Warner Bros, throwing the business to NBCUniversal.

On Friday, NBC released its fall premiere dates for 2013:
Monday, September 23: The Voice at 8p
Monday, September 23: The Blacklist at 10p
Tuesday, September 24: The Voice at 8p
Tuesday, September 24: Chicago Fire at 10p
Wednesday, September 25: Revolution at 8p
Wednesday, September 25: Law & Order: SVU at 9p
Thursday, September 26: Parks and Recreation at 8p
Thursday, September 26: The Michael J. Fox Show at 9p
Thursday, September 26: Parenthood at 10p
Friday, September 27: Dateline NBC at 9p
Wednesday, October 2: Ironside at 10p
Thursday, October 3: Welcome to the Family at 8:30p
Thursday, October 3: Sean Saves the World at 9p
Tuesday, October 8: The Biggest Loser at 8p
Friday, October 25: Dateline NBC (regular time slot) at 8p
Friday, October 25: Grimm at 9p
Friday, October 25: Dracula at 10p

Anger Management isn’t wasting any time looking for a new leading lady to replace Selma Blair. Blair exited the series last Tuesday, after reported friction between her and series star Charlie Sheen. The FX show released a casting breakdown on Friday for a sexy Latina or Caucasian actress in her 30s or 40s to play a “by-the-book” psychiatrist. The character will join Sheen’s in co-authoring the sex study research he and Kate (Blair) were working on before she left. The role will likely start with a multiple-episode guest-starring arc with the potential to become a regular.

Lifetime‘s Project Runway returns for its 12th season on Thursday, July 18 at 9p. Marking a series first, fans will be able to interact with viewers across the country during each episode through the interactive on-screen feature, PlayRunway, using smartphones, tablets and computers. Among the fan integration elements: viewers will get to chose a contestant from the past to compete this season and submit videos for a chance to win a fashion makeover. Project Runway is produced by The Weinstein Company, Bunim/Murray Productions and Full Picture Entertainment.

Switched at Birth star Cassi Thomson and Cierra Ramirez of The Fosters will participate in live Twitter chats during the East Coast feeds of their series on Monday, June 24 on ABC Family. Fans should tweet Thomson at @CassiNThomson from 8 to 9p include the hashtag #SwitchedAtBirthChat. Ramirez will chat from 9 to 10p. Fans should tweet her at @cierraramirez 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 driving 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 on August 13.

In the race for Emmy gold, “Always on. Slightly off” IFC is trying something unusual. To snag a nomination for Portlandia, IFC took its budget (in the relatively low hundreds of thousands of bucks) and launched a “Vote Portlandia” campaign, featuring a video from Deputy Emmy Campaign Strategist James Carville, as well as lawn signs and press kits that anyone can order direct from, featuring streamers, buttons, and more. “Your own office can be campaign headquarters!” enthuses Blake Callaway, IFC’s SVP, Marketing. Come July 18th, when the nominations are announced, Callaway and his cohorts have plans. “If we get nominated, we’ll have a celebration involving locally sourced beer, food trucks, gluten free baked goods, and some crawfish in honor of our campaign strategist. But if we’re not nominated, we have two new seasons of Portlandia, so we’ll probably head to a nearby feminist bookstore to get ideas for next time.”

Time Warner Cable Media (TWC Media) is starting a new client-solicitation campaign called “That’s How” to provide integrated marketing solutions. Beginning last week, “That’s How” began its six week appearance in 52 markets including New York City, Los Angeles and Dallas. We spoke to one happy client: Jim Wilkerson, General Sales Manager of Los Pines Toyota in Austin, TX. “I had a banner ad that ran on Field & Stream, Sports Illustrated, and CNN. Just 19days into the campaign, I was up 46% in digital leads,” he said.

Top 10 Weekend Box Office Estimates:  June 21-June 23, 2013

Monsters University (Disney) $82.0 million – opening weekend
World War Z (Paramount) $66.0 million – opening weekend
Man of Steel (Warner Bros.) $41.2 million – 2 wk total $210.0m
This Is the End (Sony) $ 13.0 million – 2 wk total $57.8m
Now You See Me (Lionsgate) $7.9 million – 4 wk total $94.5m
Fast & Furious 6 (Universal) $4.7  million – 5 wk total $228.4m
The Internship (20th Century Fox) $3.4 million – 3 wk total $38.4
The Purge (Universal) $3.4 million – 3 wk total $59.4m
Star Trek Into Darkness (Paramount) $3.0 million – 6 wk total $216.6m
Iron Man 3 (Disney) $2.2 million  – 8 wk total $403.1m

Source: Rentrak


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CABLEready, the international television program distribution and development company, has filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut in Bridgeport, Connecticut. President and CEO Gary Lico commented that “the Company will continue operations (every buyer will receive their programs, every original concept will be developed) while it looks into the many possibilities that are available to reorganize its debts and transition the business for the benefit of our employees and customers. This filing provides the best means of maximizing recoveries for our creditors.”




“Boston’s Finest is a sleek and engaging work…genuine and casual…Wahlberg and Jarrett Creative have put together a series that feels almost scripted, in the best of ways.” – The Hollywood Reporter


Thursday A18-49 Analysis:  ABC came out on top with the A18-49 viewers Thursday at 4.8/15, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen led at 8p at 2.0/7. ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live and Two and KIA NBA Countdown combined for second at 1.9/7. At 9p, ABC’s NBA Finals was #1 at 8.2/26, followed by Univision’s Amores Verdaderos at 1.9/6. ABC’s NBA Finals continued in the top spot at 10p at 10.7/31. Univision’s Que Bonito Amor trailed at 1.5/4.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Thursday, June 20, 2013  time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

ABC 7.4/13 Jimmy Kimmel Live 2.6/5, KIA NBA Countdown 4.4/8, NBA Finals 15.3/26
CBS 4.1/7 The Big Bang Theory [r] 5.1/10, Two and A Half Men 3.9/7,  Person of Interest [r] 3.9/6,  Elementary [r] 3.6/6
FOX 2.4/5 Hell’s Kitchen 3.3/6, Does Someone Have to Go 1.5/3
UNI 2.0/3 Porque el Amor Manda 1.9/3, Amores Verdaderos 2.3/4, Que Bonito Amor 1.8/3
NBC 1.2/2 Parks and Recreation [r] 1.5/3, Parks and Recreation [r] 1.1/2, The Office [r] 0.9/2, Hannibal 1.4/2
ION 1.2/2 Criminal Minds 1.1/2, Criminal Minds 1.3/2, Criminal Minds 1.1/2
TEL 1.0/2 Pasion Prohibita 0.9/2, 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] 0.4/1
UMA 0.2/0 Cinemas 0.3/0, Republica de la Copa 0.1/0

A18-49: ABC 4.8/15, UNI 1.6/5, FOX 1.5/5, CBS 1.1/4, TEL 0.8/2, NBC 0.6/2,  ION 0.4/1, CW 0.3/1, UMA 0.2/1


TV director Paris Barclay has been elected president of the Directors Guild of America. Barclay was chosen at the Guild’s National Biennial Convention held at DGA National Headquarters in Los Angeles. He is the Directors Guild’s first African-American and first openly gay president.

Lucy Hood, Executive Director of the Institute for Communication Technology Management at the University of Southern California, has been named President and Chief Operating Officer for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Hood replaces Alan Perris, who announced his retirement earlier this year. She will be responsible for daily operations of the Academy and its Foundation, overseeing department heads and staff, and acting as liaison to the Executive Committees and the Boards of both organizations. Retiring COO Perris will continue through the end of the year as a Consultant to the Chairman, helping Hood transition into her new role.


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Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: What was the name of the unseen doorman on Rhoda? Carlton. Kudos to: Tom Winiarski-Turner Entertainment Sales/NYC; Andrew Goldman-HBO/NYC;Laurie Ulster-A&E/NYC; Linda Lieberman-IMG/Big Fish Entertainment/NYC; Sally Sluss-Charter/St. Louis, MO; Will Allmendinger-Captivate/Chicago, IL; Kristin Staskowski-Charter Media/Birmingham, AL; Mike Ritzman-NEXTMedia/Dallas, TX;  Patti Rodriguez-KXRM-FOX21-KXTU/Colorado Springs, CO; David Hauptman/Denver, CO;Greg Armstrong-KCDO-TV/Denver, CO; Jaime Turner/Denver, CO; Rita Mullin-OWN/Los Angeles, CA; Lilian Lemer-MyMac Productions/Venice, CA; Peter Steckelman-The Tennis Channel/Santa Monica, CA; Kerri Huyck-Pasco, WA.

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ABC: The Bachelorette, Mistresses
CBS: How I Met Your Mother, [r],2 Broke Girls [r], The Big Bang Theory [r], The Big Bang Theory [r], Under the Dome [p]
CW: Oh Sit! [f], 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: 2013 Stanley Cup Finals
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Roadshow [r], POV [p]
Telemundo: Dama y Obrero [p], La Patrona, El Senor de los Cielos
UMA: Vispera de Destruccion
Univision: Porque el Amor Manda, Amores Verdaderos, Que Bonito Amor

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