Monday, May 6th, 2013



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Good morning. It’s Monday May 6, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
Bravo: Newlyweds: The First Year at 10p
Cooking: Pizza Cuz at 9p


Live Viewing Lives Here.

#1 Highest Percentage of Live Commercial Viewing
of All Entertainment Network Groups.

Scripps Networks Interactive. BRANDS FOR LIFE. 
HGTV-DIY Network-Food Network-Cooking Channel-Travel Channel-GAC-SNI Digital

Source: Nielsen NPower. For details, visit

ABC‘s Nightline is going primetime. The new weekly, hour-long edition, Nightline: Two Truths and a Lie, will begin airing on Wednesday, May 29 at 10 p. The show will be a  survival guide to the modern consumer jungle, offering undercover investigations, coverage of trends and products that obsess Americans, and tips about how to maximize value and avoid costly mistakes. Cynthia McFadden and Bill Weir will anchor the show and be joined by other ABC News correspondents. Jeanmarie Condon will serve as executive producer and David Scott as senior broadcast producer.


Another day, another mention of a potential new judge on American Idol. After his recent stint as a mentor on the FOX series, Harry Connick, Jr. confirmed he’s been approached about being a judge on the show next year. E! News broke the story, in which Connick revealed that this isn’t the first time the subject has been broached: it was first posed when he advised contestants on season nine, three years ago. While Connick noted that his stints on the show have been “really fun,” he admitted that because of his upcoming tour schedule, it would be hard to make a commitment.

Ken Ehrlich has been named Executive Producer of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards. This will mark Ehrlich’s sixth time producing the awards show. He recently led The Grammy Awards to two of its most-viewed events, with the 2012 broadcast delivering 39.9 million viewers, its largest audience since 1984. The Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast from Nokia Theater L.A. live in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 22 on CBS.

STARZ mob drama series Magic City returns for a second season on Friday, June 14 at 9p as Ike (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) risks everything in a life and death battle to rid his Miramar Playa Hotel of the mob and Ben (Danny Huston). Olga Kurylenko, Steven Strait, Christian Cooke, Kelly Lynch, Yul Vazquez, Dominik Garcia-Lorido and Elena Satine will all be returning. The show will be adding more star power as James Caan and Esai Morales join the cast. Viewers can catch up on season one of Magic City Tuesday, June 11 through Thursday, June 13 when episodes air every night at 8p.

Let the monkey business begin!  National Geographic Channel‘s new three-part series, Going Ape compares humans and apes side-by-side in sex, fame, power struggles and more. The three-part series will include hidden camera experiments, expert analysis and wild ape footage and is slated to premiere Monday, May 13 at 10p.

Rock and roll icon and Outdoor Channel star Ted Nugent, is gearing up for more hunting adventures. All-new episodes of his award-winning show Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild return this summer. The show’s new season premieres on Tuesday, July 2.

Top 10 Weekend Box Office Estimates:  May 3-5, 2013

Iron Man 3  (Disney)                           $175.3 million  opening weekend
Pain & Gain (Paramount)                      $7.6 million  2 wk total  $27.6m
42 (Warner Bros.)                               $6.2 million –  4 wk total $75.3m
Oblivion (Universal)                             $5.8 million – 3 wk total  $70.5m
The Croods (20th Century Fox)             $4.2 million  7 wk total $167.2m
The Big Wedding (Lionsgate)                 $3.8 million  2 wk total  $11.3m
Mud (Roadside Attractions)                  $2.1 million  2 wk total
Oz: The Great & Powerful (Disney)         $1.8 million  9 wk total
Scary Movie 5 (The Weinstein Co.)        $1.4 million – 4 wk total $28.9m
The Place Beyond the Pines (Focus Features) $1.2million – 6 wk total $17.4m
Source: Rentrak


Following a successful six-week summer test on select FOX-owned stations, syndicated talk show Bethenny is back and has been cleared in 98% of the country. Hosted by Bethenny Frankel, the show (by Telepictures Productions) will premiere on Monday, September 9.

CNN Latino, the Spanish-language programming block custom-made for the U.S. Hispanic market, is expanding to Salt Lake City. With the addition of this new market to its existing presence in Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Tampa and Phoenix, CNN Latino programming will now be available in markets that represent about 30% of U.S. Hispanic households.


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MTV has greenlit a new summer relationship series. The network ordered 20 episodes of Girl, Get Your Mind Right! The half-hour show focuses on author and romance expert Tionna Smalls, as she helps young women get over their dating issues. The show is set to premiere Monday, May 20 at 6p.

A&E has given an eight-episode order for a new reality series. Modern Dads, from Sirens Media, will follow a group of stay-at-home dads who balance fatherhood with guy-life.

Bell Media’s E! has ordered the new Canadian entertainment documentary series Brave New Girl [wt] from Peacock Alley Entertainment. The eight-episode, 30-minute, unscripted series follows the life of model and former Miss Universe Canada contestant Jenna Talackova as she moves from Vancouver to Toronto to pursue her career and start a new life in the big city. The show production this summer and is set to premiere on E! this fall.


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Thursday A18-49 Analysis:  CBS came out on top with the A18-49 viewers Thursday at 3.1/10, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. CBS led at 8p with The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men combining for a 4.1/9, followed by FOX’s American Idol at 2.6/9. ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy led the pack at 9p at 3.0/9. CBS’ Person of Interest followed at 2.4/7. ABC continued in the #1 spot at 10p with Scandal at 2.6/8. CBS’ Elementary trailed at 2.0/6.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Thursday, May 2, 2013  time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 8.0/13           The Big Bang Theory 10.1/17, Two and a Half Men 7.8/13,  Person of Interest 8.1/13, Elementary 6.2/10

FOX: 5.2/9              American Idol 7.0/12, Glee 3.3/5

ABC: 4.6/7            Wife Swap 2.5/4, Grey’s Anatomy 5.9/9, Scandal 5.5/9

UNIV: 2.1/3        Porque el Amor Manda 1.9/3, Amores Verdaderos 2.6/4, Que Bonito Amor 1.8/3

NBC: 1.8/3             Community 1.6/3, Office  2.1/3, Parks and Recreations 1.8/3, Hannibal 1.7/3

CW: 1.1/2               Vampire Diaries 1.4/2, Beauty and the Beast 0.8/1

TELE: 1.0/2              Pasion Prohibita 0.8/1, La Patrona 1.1/2, Senor de los Cielos 1.2/2

ION: 0.7/1                Without a Trace 0.7/1, Without a Trace 0.6/1, Criminal Minds 0.8/1

UMA:  0.2/0              Cinemas [7p start] 0.3/1, Heroes Del Norte 0.2/0, Rosario Tijera 0.2/0

A18-49: CBS 3.1/10, FOX 2.3/7, ABC 2.2/7, UNI 1.6/5, NBC 1.4/4, TELE 0.8/2, CW 0.8/2,  ION 0.2/1, UMA 0.2/0


Bill Hilary, former Comedy Central and BBC America executive, has been tapped as Head of Programming at nuvoTV. The move marks the cable network’s first senior executive hire. Hilary will oversee all aspects of programming, including development, production, acquisitions and scheduling. He will also work with nuvoTV partner Jennifer Lopez and her production company, Nuyorican Productions.

Turner Entertainment Networks president Steve Koonin has announced that TruTV Executive Vice President and COO Marc Juris has exited the company. The search has already begun for a replacement.

Andy Bourne has joined Fox Television Studios as Vice President of Programming. Bourne previously served as senior vice president of development and production at Oni Press/Closed on Mondays Productions.

Marie Ann Dougherty has been named Vice President of National Spot Sales for Univision Television Group. Dougherty has been with Univision since 2001 and last served as National Spot Sales manager for KMEX Univision 34 and KFTR UniMas 46 in Los Angeles. In her new position, she will help lead the team of national spot sales professionals in Los Angeles.

Pilgrim Studios has made a new hire and announced several key promotions. Nicholas Caprio has been upped to Senior Vice President, Production and Current Programming. Leigh Purinton and Isabel San Vargas have each been promoted to Vice President, Production. Semi Aboud, head of Pilgrim’s casting department, has been promoted to Vice President, Talent Development and Casting. In addition, Shaun Hoff joins the company as Manager, Talent Development and Casting.

Stephen Arnold Music has announced two key appointments. Noelle Alanis has been named Director of Licensing, Northeast USA. Alanis will be based in New York, following three years working at the company’s Dallas headquarters, and will oversee the company’s East Coast clients with a focus on content producers in New York, Boston and Washington, DC. Whitney Arnold has been named Vice President Music Services at The Vault Anti-Library and will be responsible for the ongoing development of The Vault’s selective catalog of licensed music.


Kids !magination Awards Finalists + Kids People Award Winners

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This Day In History, sponsored by Destination America: 1957 After six years, beloved American television sitcom I Love Lucy aired its last episode on CBS.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: What was the name of the detective agency owned by Maddie on Moonlighting? Blue Moon. Kudos to: Dawn Stout-Star Media/Indianapolis, IN; Chris Schwieterman-Gray Television, Inc./Tallahassee, FL; Ranfi Rivera-Viacom/NYC; Anne Vega/NYC; Lisa Nordstrom-Compass Point Media/Minneapolis, MN; Dan Whitford-Lakeshore Public Media/Chicago, IL; Kristen Staskowski-Charter Media/Birmingham, AL; Barry Wooley-Telepictures/Chicago, IL; Ed Horwitz-LMNO TV/Encino, CA; Darlene Tipton-Fox Cable Networks/Los Angeles, CA; Danny Harris-Daisy Lu Productions/Los Angeles, CA; Dale Warshaw-KMSB/KTTU/Tucson, AZ.

Today’s Trivia Question: What was the name of the school the girls attended on Facts of Life? (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: Dancing With the Stars, Castle
CBS: How I Met Your Mother, Rules of Engagement, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Hawaii Five-0
CW: Oh Sit!, 90210
FOX: Rihanna 777, Bones
ION: Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds
MyTV: Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: SVU
NBC: The Voice, Revolution
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Roadshow, Independent Lens
Telemundo: Pasion Prohibida, La Patrona, El Senor de los Cielos
UMA: Los Mercenarios, Los Heroes Del Norte, Rosario Tijeras
Univision: Porque el Amor Manda, Amores Verdaderos, Que Bonito Amor

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