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Good morning. It’s Monday June 3, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
ABC: Mistresses at 10p
ABC Family: The Fosters at 9p
Cooking Channel: Man Fire Food at 9:30p
Sundance: Push Girls at 10p

Tonight’s Finales:
ABC Family: The Secret Life of the American Teenager at 8p
NBC: Revolution at 10p



NAT GEO CHANNEL’S #2 series in network history
reached over 30 million total viewers in Season 2.

DOUBLE DIGIT INCREASE vs. prior season across all major A/M/W demos.
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NBC‘s Community is getting back to its roots. Dan Harmon, who created the series, and writer Chris McKenna are expected to return to the show. Harmon is finalizing a deal with producer Sony Pictures Television to come back as showrunner. McKenna, who left in 2012 after inking an overall pact with Universal Television, is also formalizing his return. Both deals are expected to close soon.


There’s another all gals talk show on the horizon. The Real, which will feature five women of color, is coming to FOX owned TV stations this summer. Tamera Mowry (Tia & Tamera), Tamar Braxton (Braxton Family Values), Adrienne Bailon (The Cheetah Girls), Jeannie Mai (How Do I Look?) and comedian Loni Love will comprise the panel.  FOX has yet determine the show’s debut date or which markets or time periods the show will air. Telepictures is producing the project.

More retro TV? Garth Ancier, founding programmer of FOX and The WB, is reportedly pitching pay-TV operators to carry four channels that would air shows from yesteryear; specifically programs from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. According to Variety, Ancier’s Zeus Media Partners hopes to launch the channels the second quarter of 2014 and would air the shows in high definition.

After weeks of speculating, the news has been confirmed. Neither Mariah Carey nor Nicki Minaj will be back for American Idol‘s 13th season. Carey confirmed her exit from the FOX reality show on Twitter, re-posting a message from her publicity firm PMK-BNC. “W/ global success of “#Beautiful” (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @Mariah Carey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol” Minaj followed suit posting, “Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!”

Syfy continues to ramp up its reality competition programming with the premiere of Exit.  Based on the Japanese hit Dero! and hosted by Curt Doussett (America’s Lost Treasures, Hazard Pay), the six episode series premieres Tuesday, June 4 at 10p. In each episode, four teams battle to escape four mind-bending rooms. The winning team must beat the clock, while solving rapid-fire brain games, for a chance to win $10,000. Exit is produced by Smart Dog Media in association with Zig Zag Productions.

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Curious to know how NBC‘s canceled series, Ready for Love wraps? On Tuesday, June 4, the dating show’s finale will be available on and HULU, with episodes also airing on E! and Style networks.

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Viewers of ABC‘s new drama Mistresses will be able to submit questions and receive real-time responses on Twitter from the cast during the east and west coast broadcasts of the show’s premiere on tonight at 10p. Use hashtag #AskMistresses to join the conversation. During the east coast broadcast Alyssa Milano @Alyssa_Milano, Jason George @JasonWGeorge, Erik Stocklin @erikstocklin, Jes Macallan @JesMacallan and Rochelle Aytes @rochelleaytes will participate. During the west coast broadcast Jason George @JasonWGeorge, Erik Stocklin @erikstocklin and Jes Macallan @JesMacallan will be tweeting.

Top 10 Weekend Box Office Estimates:  May 31-June 2, 2013
Fast & Furious 6 (Universal)                     $34.5 million  – 2 wk total $170.4m
Now You See Me (Summit Entertainment)  $28.1 million – opening weekend
After Earth (Overbrook Films)                   $27.0 million  – opening weekend
Star Trek Into Darkness (Paramount)         $16.4 – 3 wk total $181.2m
Epic (20th Century Fox)                          $16.4 – 2 wk total  $65.2m
Hangover III (Warner Bros.)                     $15.9 – 2 wk total $88.1m
Iron Man 3 (Disney)                                $8.0 – 5 wk total $384.8m
The Great Gatsby  (Warner Bros.)              $6.3 –  4 wk total $128.3m
Mud (Roadside Attractions)                       $1.2 million – 6 wk total $16.9m
The Croods (20th Century Fox)                  $.615 million  11 wk total $180.5m
Source: Rentrak


NBC has renewed Hannibal for a second season. The network has ordered 13 episodes of the Silence of the Lambs prequel to air in 2013-2014


Writer-producer Jon Cowan has inked a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV. The Suits executive producer had been based at NBCUniversal. The pact includes a blind script deal with Fox that will lead into his overall agreement, slated to start next May. Cowan’s previous credits include My Generation, Private Practice and Crossing Jordan.


NickMom welcomes the family comedy The New Adventures of Old Christine to the block on Saturday, June 1 at 10p, under a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. The half-hour series, which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as working mom Christine Campbell, will air weeknights 11p and 1a and weekends from 10p to 12a on the Nick Jr. channel.


Jean Stapleton, best known as the lovable Edith Bunker on the CBS sitcom All in the Family, died Friday of natural causes at her home in New York City. She was 90.


Judy Greer is adding another FX gig to her resume. The actress, who’s part of the voice cast of Archer, is set to co-star in the network’s Andrew Gurland pilot. She’ll play Lina, wife to Nat Faxon‘s Russ Bowman, in the comedy about a couple who gets along great everywhere but the bedroom.

ABC‘s Suburgatory is losing two cast regulars. Alan Tudyk and Rex Lee will be leaving the comedy series for the third season, although there is a possibility they may return as guest stars. Tudyk, who plays George’s best friend, Noah, and Lee, who portrays Tessa’s high school counselor Mr. Wolfe, may return as guest stars. Both have been with the show since its first season.

Matt Smith is leaving BBC‘s Doctor Who after four years. Smith, who first made his debut as the series’ 11th Doctor in 2010, will depart at the end of this year after starring in the 50th Anniversary special, airing November 23 and the Christmas special. The search for the show’s next Doctor is on.


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Broadcast Morning News Shows  Weekly Average Ratings (week of May 20, 2013)
ABC: GMA 5.73 million total viewers; 1.8/13 and 2.13 million A25-54
NBC: Today 4.86 million total viewers; 1.7/12 and 2.08 million A25-54
CBS: This Morning 3.17 million total viewers; 0.9/7 and 1.12 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI

Broadcast Sunday Morning News Shows  Weekly Average Ratings (Sunday, May 26, 2013)
CBS: Face the Nation 3.36 million total viewers; 0.8 and 911, 000 A25-54
NBC: Meet the Press – pre-empted
ABC: This Week 2.11 million total viewers; 0.5 and 641,000 A25-54
CBS: Face the Nation-2 1.97 million total viewers; 0.4 and 503,000 A25-54
FOX: FOX News Sunday 1.15 million total viewers; 0.3 and 373,000 A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI

Thursday A18-49 Analysis: FOX came out on top with the A18-49 viewers Thursday at 1.6/6, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen led at 8p at 2.1/8. CBS’ The Big Bang Theory and Mike & Molly combined for a 2.1/7 to place second. At 9p, Univision’s  Amores Verdaderos took over the lead at 2.0/6. CBS’ Person of Interest trailed at 1.2/4. Univision ended the night on top with Que Bonito Amor at 1.3/4. ABC’s Rookie Blue was second at 1.2/4.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Thursday, May 29, 2013  time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 4.9/8          The Big Bang Theory [r] 6.0/11, Mike & Molly 5.2/9,  Person of Interest [r] 4.6/7,  Elementary [r] 3.7/6

ABC: 3.5/6            Wipeout 2.6/5, Motive 3.8/6, Rookie Blue  4.1/7

FOX: 2.5/5            Hell’s Kitchen 3.2/6, Does Someone Have to Go 1.7/3

UNI: 2.1/3             Porque el Amor Manda 1.9/3, Amores Verdaderos 2.4/4, Que Bonito Amor 1.9/3

NBC: 1.6/3            Save Me 2.0/4, Save Me 1.6/3, The Office [r] 1.3/2, Parks and Recreation [r] 1.3/2, Hannibal 1.6/3

ION: 1.2/2            Criminal Minds 1.1/2, Criminal Minds 1.2/2, Criminal Minds 1.3/2

TEL: 1.0/2              Pasion Prohibita 0.7/1, La Patrona 1.0/2, El Senor de los Cielos 1.2/2

CW: 0.6/1             Vampire Diaries [r] 0.6/1, Beauty and the Beast [r] 0.5/1

UMA:  0.2/0           Cinemas [7p start] 0.2/0, Heroes Del Norte 0.2/0, Sin Ellas No Paraiso 0.1/0

A18-49: FOX 1.6/6, CBS 1.6/5, UNI 1.6/5, ABC 1.2/4, TEL 0.9/3, NBC 0.7/2,  ION 0.6/2, CW 0.4/1, UMA 0.1/1


Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners has promoted Vikram Tank to Executive Director of Product, effective immediately. Tank, who last served as director of product development, will be responsible for overseeing the agency’s user experience, interaction design and community management teams, as well as continuing to lead product vision through the agency’s digital and technology offering.

Mindshare, the global media agency network, has named Jordan Bitterman as Chief Strategy Officer for Mindshare North America. Bitterman, who last worked at Digitas, will drive digital, content and communications planning.

Participant Media has named Jennifer Garnick, Vice President, Public Relations, for Pivot, the company’s new cable networks, and Participant’s digital publishing arm, TakePart. Garnick, formerly Vice President, Communications at the Independent Film & Television Alliance, will be responsible for the overall communications strategy for Pivot and will oversee of all TV program publicity, talent relations, events, awards campaigns and corporate and consumer initiatives for TakePart and TakePart Live.


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ABC: The Bachelorette, Mistresses [p]
CBS: How I Met Your Mother, [r], Rules of Engagement [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
ION: Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds
MyTV: Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: SVU
NBC: The Voice, Revolution [f]
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, In Performance at the White House,  Independent Lens
Telemundo: Pasion Prohibida, La Patrona, El Senor de los Cielos
UMA: Francotirador: Ricargado , Los Heroes Del Norte, Sin Ellas no Hay Paraiso?
Univision: Porque el Amor Manda, Amores Verdaderos, Que Bonito Amor

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