Good morning. It’s Monday, November 26, 2012, and this is your first early morning briefing.
RLTV: Your Life Redefined at 5p
ENCORE: Return to Lonesome Dove at 8p
ABC: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition at 9p
TLC: Next Great Baker at 9p; Cake Boss at 1030p
Investigation Discovery: Blood, Lies & Alibis at 8p
Discovery Channel: Jesse James: Outlaw Garage at 10p
DIY Network: Bath Crashers at 1030p
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With the passing of Larry Hagman on Friday (see his obituary below), the producers and writers on TNT’s resurrected version of Dallas are reportedly planning to give Hagman’s iconic J.R. Ewing character “the proper sendoff that he deserves” during the show’s upcoming second season. Hagman had continued working on the second season even after he announced his cancer diagnosis in October 2011. He was, in fact, scheduled to appear on set this week. Hagman filmed six of the ordered 15 episodes of Dallas’ season two slated to premiere on TNT January 28. Season one of TNT’s Dallas averaged 6.1 million viewers per week based on Live+7 results.
As part of a mutual agreement, Chevy Chase is exiting the half-hour NBC comedy Community effective immediately. Production on the majority of ordered episodes for season four have been filmed and Chase, who plays character Pierce Hawthorne is expected to appear in the season finale. It is not clear though if Chase’s departure will be written into the series. Community is produced by Sony Pictures Television.
UK TV network operator ITV has renewed Downton Abbey for a fourth season. The costume drama, starring Maggie Smith and created by Julian Fellowes, recently concluded its third season on ITV1 with the highest rated season-to-date of the show. ITV cited Downton Abbey’s third season averaged 9.7 million viewers topping season one at an average of 8.4 million and season two at an average of 9.5 million viewers. The storyline of season four will take place in the early 1920s and will return to ITV in the fall of 2013 with production set to commence in February. PBS will debut season three of Downton Abbey in the US on January 6.
A second season of the better living series, Your Life Redefined premieres this evening on RLTV at 5p. The series airs weeknights and is hosted by television health expert, Dr. Anna Marie. Each half-hour episode has Dr. Anna Marie offering Generation 50+ people advice and tips on how to continue to reshape and improve their lives.
Larry Hagman, whose television career included him playing a handsome astronaut who finds a beautiful genie in a bottle to evil Texas oilman J.R. Ewing in the primetime soap Dallas, passed last Friday at the age of 81. Mr. Hagman died in a Dallas hospital reportedly surrounded by his Dallas co-stars Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy. Mr. Hagman announced in October 2011 he had a “treatable” form of cancer though that did not prevent him from working on TNT’s new version of Dallas which debuted last June with a second season set to premiere in January 2013. The original Dallas series, which ran from 1978-91 on CBS was an international hit seen in nearly 100 countries. Mr. Hagman was the center of one of the most famous cliffhangers ever, the “Who Shot J.R.?” storyline in which his Ewing character was shot in the 1979-80 season finale in March with the assailant not revealed until the following November when the series tallied a then-record 53.3 rating and 76 share. Mr. Hagman also had the distinction of appearing in every one of the original Dallas series’ 357 episodes. Mr. Hagman, the son of Broadway legend Mary Martin, had a long and varied career that spanned stage, film and television. He appeared on stage in England with his mother in South Pacific right after high school for five years as well as in numerous Broadway and off-Broadway plays. His television career began in 1961 with guest appearances on several shows which led to him being cast in the daytime soap The Edge of Night from 1961-63. Following this, NBC cast him as US astronaut Major Anthony Nelson opposite Barbara Eden’s Jeannie in I Dream of Jeannie (1965-70), the network’s answer to ABC’s popular sitcom Bewitched. Mr. Hagman’s film credits include Ensign Pulver and Fail-Safe both in 1964, the comedy Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976) to Primary Colors (1998) among others. Mr. Hagman is survived by his wife, Maj Axelsson whom he married in December 1954; their daughter Kristina; their son Preston; and five granddaughters.
Deborah Raffin, an actress and entrepreneur died last Wednesday of leukemia at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was 59. Ms. Raffin starred in several films such as 40 Carats (1973), Once Is Not Enough (1975) and The Ransom (1977) and then moved to starring in telefilms including 1976’s Nightmare in Badham County, the 1979 thriller Mind Over Matter and in 1980’s Haywire. She was nominated for a best actress Golden Globe in 1980 for the drama film Touched by Love. Ms. Raffin was a regular in the short-lived 1981 ABC drama Foul Play and guest starred in many TV series including 7th Heaven, ER and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Ms. Raffin is survived by her daughter Taylor Rose and her sister Judy.
Art Ginsburg, best known as “Mr. Food” with his signature sign-off “Ooh it’s so good!” died last Wednesday at the age of 81. Mr. Ginsburg demonstrated recipes and cooking tips in 90-second Mr. Food segments that originally launched in nine television markets in 1980. King World Productions (now CBS Television Distribution) began syndicating his segments in 1982. As of June, the Mr. Food segments were on more than 125 television stations nationwide. Mr. Ginsburg additionally established his own company which by 1994 sported its own TV studio, a test kitchen and publishing offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and by 2009 his company had produced more than 50 cookbooks.
Television pioneer, Dann Cahn died last Wednesday at his West Los Angeles home at the age of 89. Mr. Cahn pioneered multi-camera editing on sitcoms in the 1950s including for the classic television show, I Love Lucy. Mr. Cahn was the last surviving member of the original creative team behind I Love Lucy which broke ground in television by using three cameras instead of one for filming. This new system allowed a single episode to be filmed as though it were a stage play, continuously and in sequence. Mr. Cahn, the son of Philip Cahn, a film editor, in 1937 co-founded what is now the Motion Picture Editors Guild. Mr. Cahn’s son, Daniel Cahn, who is also a film editor, is currently president of the guild. Daniel Cahn is his father’s only survivor.
Top 10 Weekend Box Office Estimates: November 23-25, 2012
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (Lionsgate) $43.1 million 2 wk total $227.0m
Skyfall (Sony) $36.0 million 3 wk total $221.7m
Lincoln (Disney) $25.0 million 3 wk total $62.2m
Rise of the Guardians (Paramount) $24.0 million 1 wk total $32.6m
Life of Pi (20th Century Fox) $22.0 million opening weekend
Wreck-It Ralph (Disney) $16.7 million 4 wk total $149.5m
Red Dawn (FilmDistrict) $14.6 million 1 wk total $22.0m
Flight (Paramount) $8.6 million 4 wk total $74.9m
Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Co.) $4.6 million 2 wk total $6.5m
Argo (Warner Bros.) $3.9 million 7 wk total $98.1m
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Independent studio Red Planet Pictures, founded by writer Tony Jordan, is producing a new primetime crime drama for BBC One called By Any means. The thriller series has six one-hour episodes and centers on an undercover police department that when the legal system fails goes to any lengths to bring elite criminals to justice. By Any Means is produced by Tony Jordan and Belinda Campbell for Red Planet Pictures and Polly Hill for BBC One.
Scripps Networks Interactive reports its Food Network launched last Thursday in Poland via the country’s largest satellite platform, Cyfrowy Polsat. In Poland, the channel will be known as Polsat Food Network. The new carriage deal will make the 24-hour Food Network available to all 3.5 million Cyfrowy Polsat subscribers through the DTH platform’s basic tier package. Content will be offered in both Polish and English.
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Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 11/5-11/9/12 ranked in order by HH Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 7.5 AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 7.4 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 7.0 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 6.4 AA
Two and a Half Men (WB) 5.5 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 4.6 AA
Family Guy (2/T) 3.8 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.8 AA
Dr. Phil Show (CTD) 3.2 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 3.1 AA
Source: NSS Galaxy Explorer, Live+SD
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 11/5-11/9/12 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 4.2 AA
Two and a Half Men (WB) 2.6 AA
Family Guy (2/T) 2.5 AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 2.1 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 1.7 AA
How I Met Your Mother (2/T) 1.7 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.5 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.5 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 1.2 AA
Maury (NBU) 1.2 AA
Seinfeld (SPT) 1.2 AA
Source: NSS Galaxy Explorer, Live+SD
Tuesday A18-49 Analysis: CBS topped the pack Tuesday night with a 2.5/7 among A18-49, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p, NBC’s The Voice hit the right note among viewers at 3.4/10 with CBS’ NCIS in second place at 3.0/9. CBS moved into first place during 9p with NCIS: Los Angeles at 2.8/8 followed by Univision’s Amores Verdaderos at 1.9/5. Then at 10p, CBS remained at #1 with Vegas at 1.8/5 and NBC’s Parenthood was next in line at 1.7/5.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 (November Sweep Day 27) time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 8.7/14 NCIS 10.1/16, NCIS: Los Angeles 9.6/15, Vegas 6.5/11
ABC: 4.8/8 Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars Results 8.6/13, Happy Endings 3.0/5, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 2.1/3, Private Practice 3.0/5
NBC: 4.0/6 The Voice 5.8/9, Go On 3.7/6, The New Normal 2.8/4, Parenthood 3.1/5
UNIV: 2.2/3 Por Ella Soy Eva 2.2/3, Amores Verdaderos 2.3/4, Amor Bravio 2.0/3
FOX: 1.9/3 Raising Hope 2.1/3, Ben & Kate 1.4/2, New Girl 2.5/4, The Mindy Project 1.7/3
ION: 1.3/2 Criminal Minds 8P 0.9/1, Criminal Minds 9P 1.4/2, Criminal Minds 10P 1.6/3
CW: 0.8/1 Hart of Dixie 0.8/1, Emily Owens M.D. 0.8/1
TELE: 0.7/1 Rosa Diamante 0.6/1, Corazon Valiente 0.8/1, Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal 0.9/2, El Rostro de la Venganza 0.5/1
TF: 0.4/1 Cineplex TUE [7p start] 0.3/1, Cineplex 2 TUE 0.4/1
A18-49: CBS 2.5/7, NBC 2.3/7, UNIV 1.7/5, FOX 1.5/4, ABC 1.4/4, TELE 0.6/2, CW 0.5/1, ION 0.5/1, TF 0.3/1
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This day in History: 1922 – British archaeologist Howard Carter opens the tomb of 14th century BC pharaoh Tutankhamen in Egypt.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: In the Thanksgiving episode of Cheers titled “Thanksgiving Orphans” viewers almost get to see Norm’s oft-mentioned but never-before-seen-wife, Vera. Who actually played Vera in this episode? George Wendt’s (Norm) real-life wife, Bernadette Birkett. Kudos to: Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL; Gail Goins-Wile-Eagle Television Sales/Atlanta; George Finkel-MegaSports Productions/Myrtle Beach, SC; John Kukla-KDFW/Dallas; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; Jerry Jones-A La Carte Communications/San Francisco.
Today’s Trivia Question: The “Who Shot J.R.?” reveal season premiere episode of Dallas was the highest rated single episode of a TV series until the series finale of a sitcom in 1983 beat its record. What sitcom was it? (Email [email protected] 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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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
ABC: Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Part 1, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Part 2
CBS: How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory [r], 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Hawaii Five-O
CW: 90210, Gossip Girl
FOX: Bones, The Mob Doctor
ION: Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds
MyTV: Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: SVU
NBC: The Voice, Revolution
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Market Warriors, Independent Lens
TeleFutura: La Nueva Gran Estafa, Crank, Muerte Anunciada
Telemundo: Rosa Diamante, Corazon, Valiente, Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal, El Rostro de la Venganza
Univision: Por Ella Soy Eva, Amores Verdaderos, Amor Bravio
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