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Good morning. It’s Monday, November 1, 2010, and this is your first early morning briefing. As always, if you prefer to watch this morning’s news instead of reading it, click here .
Over the weekend, Fox Networks and Cablevision Systems reached an accord in principle on a new distribution agreement providing 3 million plus households with programming from WNYW FOX 5 and WWOR My9 in New York, WTXF FOX29 in Philadelphia and the cable channels FOX Deportes, FOX Business Network and Nat Geo WILD. The FOX stations and cable channels were back in business for Cablevision subscribers on Saturday just before the first pitch of World Series Game 3 on FOX. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. On Saturday, Cablevision released this statement:
~ MORE GOOD STUFF ~
MGM’s creditors agreed on a reorganization plan which excludes billionaire Carl Icahn. Rather than selling their debt to Icahn, the creditors instead moved MGM into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The vote happened following Icahn’s two separate offers to purchase MGM debt in an effort to merge the company with Lionsgate where he is the majority stakeholder. If Icahn had been allowed to buy up the debt, he would have tallied a 51% share of MGM and been in a position to force the merger. Last week, a lawsuit was filed against Icahn by Lionsgate in New York Federal Court claiming he has been playing a “double game” with Lionsgate and MGM. During its bankruptcy plan, MGM will have approximately a month to reorganize resulting with its $4 billion in debt turned into equity. Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum of Spyglass Entertainment will now head MGM. MGM released this statement:
A plethora of broadcast and cable networks are providing midterm election coverage Tuesday. A brief rundown by network:
TLC renewed its real-life series Sister Wives about a polygamist family’s home life for a second season. TLC gave the new season a 10-episode order which will premiere in March. TLC will also air the one-hour Sister Wives Honeymoon Special on November 28, where newly-married Kody and Robyn Brown vacation together while the other three wives go camping with the 16 children. Sister Wives is produced by Figure 8 Films.
Telemundo and Gravity Energy Drinks will debut a new reality series Rumbo al Exito/Road to Success beginning November 6 at 12a. The one-hour show airs each Saturday night on the Telemundo network local channel 47 with the goal of discovering the best singer in the Tri-State area. At the end of the 13-week run, the best contestant will win a grand prize consisting of a record deal and more.
Top 10 Weekend Box Office Estimates: October 29-31, 2010
~ DISTRIBUTION, CLEARANCE & CARRIAGE ~
Fox Networks and DISH Network LLC forged a new carriage deal roughly two days before their current agreement was set to expire at midnight on November 1. The deal avoids a programming blackout on two dozen plus Fox Networks O&Os and additionally brings back more than 20 cable channels that have been dark on DISH for almost a month. Fox Networks’ O&Os are in 27 markets including New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago. The agreement also encompasses carriage of FX, National Geographic Channel and Fox’s 19 regional sports networks. Terms and the pricing involved in the deal were not disclosed.
Litton Entertainment is distributing the hidden-camera reality series Scare Tactics hosted by Tracy Morgan for fall 2011. Scare Tactics will be available in national syndication as a weekly hour. The series is presently in its fourth season on Syfy.
~ PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT ~
Spike TV has a new batch of scripted original comedy pilots and one drama on the docket created to expand the network’s male audience to reach older guys. All titles are working titles:
HBO is working on a political comedy pilot called Veep from Armando Iannucci and there is talk Julia Louis-Dreyfus will star. Veep is about a female US senator who gets promoted to Vice President and discovers the job is not what she thought and all that others warned her about. Iannucci will write the script along with Simon Blackwell in addition to directing and executive producing with Chris Godsick and Frank Rich.
ABC Family and Warner Bros. Television are in the early phase of developing a television series around the 1998 film Practical Magic, per THR. The plot is about the Owens sisters and their orphaned nieces who are the youngest members in a long line of witches. If any of the Owens’ females find true love with a man, he dies tragically. The film version starred Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman.
Laura Prepon (That ’70s Show) landed a role on ABC’s Castle playing the star in a movie within the TV show. Prepon’s character is actress Natalie Gray, who is cast as Nikki Heat, the fictional character from Castle’s novels. Nikki is based on Kate (Stana Katic), the cop Castle works with. Prepon’s first appearance will occur in the January 3 episode.
Alan Dale (Lost, Ugly Betty) will next appear on NBC’s Undercovers in a recurring role. Dale will play James Kelvin, the boss of Shaw (Gerald McRaney) and the man behind bringing Steven and Samantha Bloom back to the CIA. Dale will make his first appearance in the 11th episode though viewers will hear his voice in episode 8.
Casting Call: Bunim/Murray Productions, behind such series MTV’s The Real World, is casting for a new show created to help families in crisis. The producers are looking for positive, inspiring mentors to help troubled teens who will work with the family and the teen to change the family’s dynamics and get the teen on the right track. If you or someone you know has the skills to inspire change and can communicate with teens, please send photos and a bio describing your mentoring/social work or other related experience to [email protected].
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~ RATINGS ~
Thursday A18-49 Analysis: FOX won the first night of November Sweep Thursday with the A18-49 demo at 4.1/12, according to final national ratings from Nielsen. CBS was ahead during 8p with its comedies The Big Bang Theory and $#*! My Dad Says averaging a 3.6/11 and FOX’s World Series Game 2 came next at 3.2/10. At 9p, FOX wrested control away from the competition with the World Series game at 4.2/11 with ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy in second place at 3.9/10. Then in the 10p hour, FOX surged with more of the World Series Game 2 at 4.7/13 and CBS’ The Mentalist was #2 with a 3.2/9.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Thursday, October 28, 2010 (November Sweep Day 1) time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.
FOX: 8.6/14 FOX World Series Game 2: Texas at San Francisco [745p-11p] 8.5/14
CBS: 8.3/14 The Big Bang Theory 7.8/13, $#*! My Dad Says 6.6/11, CSI 8.5/14, The Mentalist 9.1/15
ABC: 5.4/9 It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown [r] 3.9/6, Grey’s Anatomy 7.0/11, Private Practice 5.4/9
NBC: 3.4/6 Scared Shrekless 4.3/7, Community 3.2/5, The Office 4.6/7, Outsourced 3.4/5, The Apprentice 2.4/4
UNIV: 2.2/4 Hasta que el Dinero Nos Separe 2.3/4, Soy Tu Duena 2.7/4, La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.6/3
CW: 1.9/3 Vampire Diaries 2.2/4, Nikita 1.5/2
ION: 1.0/2 Criminal Minds 0.9/2, Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds 1.0/2
TELE: 0.6/1 El Clon 0.6/1, El Fantasma de Elena 0.5/1, Alguien Te Mira 0.6/1
TF: 0.4/1 Cine de Las Estrellas 0.3/1, Futbol Liga Mex: San Luis vs. America 0.5/1
A18-49: FOX 4.1/12, CBS 3.4/10, ABC 2.9/8, NBC 2.4/7, UNIV 2.0/6, CW 1.3/4, ION 0.4/1, TELE 0.4/1, TF 0.3/1
This day in History: 1512 – Michelangelo’s paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were first exhibited to the public.
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