Good morning. It’s Monday, September 12, 2011, 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 .
- Games: Family Feud, Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune;
- Court: We the People With Gloria Allred (new show), America’s Court With Judge Ross, Judge Joe Brown, Judge Judy, Swift Justice;
- Talk: Anderson (new show), The Doctors, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, Nate Berkus Show, Steve Wilkos, Steven & Chris, The Wendy Williams Show;
- Magazines: America Now (new show), Right This Minute (new show), Access Hollywood Live, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, The Insider;
- Relationship: Excused (new show), Date a Comedian (new show);
- Sitcoms/Off-Net: ‘Til Death (new), According to Jim, Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, How I Met Your Mother, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Scrubs, South Park;
- Weeklies: Brothers & Sisters, The Closer, Cold Case, Grey’s Anatomy, Stargate: Universe, Ugly Betty, Without a Trace
MTV: The Substitute at 430p
ESPN: Monday Night Football at 7p
Food Network: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives at 9p; The Best Thing I Ever Ate at 10p
HGTV: Showhouse Showdown at 10p
Univision: Don Francisco Presenta at 10p
ABC: Bachelor Pad at 9p
HGTV: HGTV Design Star at 9p
TLC: Kate Plus 8 (series finale) at 10p
Thursday’s one-hour live address by President Obama to the joint session of Congress at 7p averaged 31.4 million viewers. The speech was carried on 11 networks including ABC, AZA, CBS, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, CNBC, CNN, FBN, FOXNC and MSNBC.
Despite an ongoing feud over the television rights for the Golden Globes between the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions, a one-year deal was made by the two entities with NBC to broadcast the awards event on January 15, 2012. Judge A. Howard Matz, a senior judge of the US District Court for the Central District of California will oversee the dispute in a non-jury trial that is expected to take two weeks.
A new original half-hour real-life series highlights meddling in-laws when A&E Network premieres Monster In-Laws on October 24 at 10p. Each episode features a married couple revealing their in-law problems to experienced relationship experts. Monster In-Laws is produced by Leftfield Pictures for A&E.
This week, Shalom TV is premiering the exclusive series Rethinking Judaism produced by the Shalom Hartman Institute. The series convenes several rabbis speaking on a range of issues specific to Jewish life today and is part of Shalom TV’s free VOD network available on nearly every cable system in the US.
Top 10 Weekend Box Office Estimates: September 9-11, 2011
Contagion (Warner Bros.) $23.1 million – opening weekend
The Help (Disney) $8.7 million – 5 wk total $137.1m
Warrior (Lionsgate) $5.6 million – opening weekend
The Dept (Focus Features) $4.9 million – 2 wk total $22.0m
Colombiana (Sony) $4.0 million – 3 wk total $29.8m
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (20th Century Fox) $3.9 million – 6 wk total $167.8m
Shark Night 3D (Relativity Media) $3.5 million – 2 wk total $14.8m
Apollo 18 (The Weinstein Co.) $2.9 million – 2 wk total $15.0m
Our Idiot Brother (The Weinstein Co.) $2.8 million – 3 wk total $21.4m
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (The Weinstein Co.) $2.5 million – 4 wk total $34.2m
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Portia de Rossi (Better Off Ted, Ally McBeal) is banking on making a return to TV in a comedy picked up by NBC. The network approved the comedy about dueling sisters (with de Rossi playing one of the sisters) in a put pilot deal which would be executive produced by de Rossi’s wife Ellen DeGeneres via her company A Very Good Production based at Warner Bros. Television. Don Todd is on board as writer for the multi-camera comedy.
Reba McEntire is also looking to make a comeback on television in a multi-camera comedy called Malibu Country bought by ABC. McEntire, who previously starred in The CW comedy Reba will executive produce and star in the new project about a woman whose rock star husband cheats on her and leaves her in debt. After a divorce, the main character moves herself and her three children from Nashville to Malibu where she attempts to re-launch her own singing career. Kevin Abbott, producer on The CW’s Reba is on board to write Malibu Country.
The classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast is getting a dusting off as ABC is developing a new version produced by ABC Studios. Jonathan E. Steinberg (Human Target, Jericho) will write and executive produce the one-hour fantasy/drama based on the romantic story. Gary Fleder and Mary Beth Basile of Mojo Films will also serve as executive producer.
Long-time TV show host Regis Philbin has no plans to retire after serving 28 years as head of his talk show, Live! With Regis and Kelly, reports THR. Instead, Philbin said on Friday footage has been shot in the last week for a reality series pilot in Los Angeles titled This Week With Regis!. The series follows Philbin in his real-life activities.
ABC’s sitcom Cougar Town cast Sarah Chalke in a multi-episode run for season three playing Angie, a college photography professor and new love interest for Bobby (Brian Van Holt).
Casting Call: Food Network is seeking the worst cooks in America to compete during a new season of Worst Cooks in America starring Bobby Flay and Anne Burell. This Saturday, the show is hosting open auditions in New York City where you can bring an example of your worst dish and the person who is nominating you. Additional open auditions will take place in Los Angeles and Miami. Even if you are attending the open casting call in NYC, please email your information to: [email protected] including your name, age, hometown, occupation, contact phone number and a recent photo along with why you or the person you are nominating is the worst cook in the country. For more details and to download the application please visit www.theconlincompany.com.
Casting Call: A new show for a major cable network is seeking celebrity couples who are having relationship problems and are willing to do whatever it takes to save their relationship. Each couple will embark on a journey confronting the biggest questions in their relationship while working with a renowned relationship expert who offers a sensitive, caring approach. The program will include challenges, exercises and offer the participants a life-changing experience. The show, with production beginning this fall, is looking for well-known celebrities from TV, film, music, sports and more. Interested participants can send an email to: [email protected].
Broadcast Morning News Shows – Weekly Average Ratings (week of August 29, 2011)
NBC: Today 4.94 million total viewers; 1.8/14 and 2.21 million A25-54
ABC: GMA 4.71 million total viewers; 1.4/11 and 1.75 million A25-54
CBS: Early Show 2.41 million total viewers; 0.8/6 and 956,000 A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI
Broadcast Late-Night Shows – Weekly Average Ratings (week of August 29, 2011)
NBC: Tonight Show 3.69 million total viewers; 1.2 and 1.42 million A25-54; 0.9 and 1.10 million A18-49
ABC: Nightline 3.42 million total viewers; 1.1 and 1.30 million A25-54; 0.8 and 1.02 million A18-49
CBS: Late Show 2.66 million total viewers; 0.9 and 1.10 million A25-54; 0.7 and 837,000 A18-49
Source: Nielsen, NTI
Thursday A18-49 Analysis: NBC wowed viewers Thursday night a 10.0/28 among A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen. The NFL season kicked off this night with special coverage on NBC and at 8p, NBC did best with a combo of NFL Kickoff 2011 and the New Orleans vs. Green Bay game averaging a 7.8/25 and Univision’s Teresa was a distant second place at 1.9/6. NBC rose way above the competition with its 9p ratings for more NFL coverage at 11.6/32 and CBS’ Big Brother was #2 at 2.4/6. NBC closed the night a huge winner at 10p with more of the NFL game at 10.7/28 with ABC’s Rookie Blue many steps behind at 1.2/3.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Thursday, September 8, 2011 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
NBC: 15.0/25 NFL Kick-Off 2011 8.8/16, NBC NFL Thursday Special: New Orleans at Green Bay 16.0/26
CBS: 3.8/6 The Big Bang Theory [r] 4.3/7, CBS Fall Previews 3.9/6, Big Brother 13 4.1/6, The Mentalist [r] 3.1/5
ABC: 3.2/5 Wipeout [r] 3.2/5, Rookie Blue [r] 3.0/5, Rookie Blue 3.4/6
FOX: 2.3/4 Bones [r] 2.1/3, Bones [r] 2.4/4
UNIV: 2.0/3 Teresa 2.3/4, La Fuerza del Destino 2.6/4, Mujeres Asesinas 1.2/2
ION: 0.9/1 Criminal Minds 0.7/1, Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds 1.0/2
TELE: 0.6/1 Mi Corazon Insiste 0.5/1, Flor Salvaje 0.6/1, La Casa de Al Lado 0.8/1
CW: 0.5/1 Vampire Diaries [r] 0.6/1, Plain Jane [r] 0.5/1
TF: 0.2/0 Dona Bella 0.2/0, Ultimo Matrimonio 0.2/0, Reto de Mujer 0.2/0
A18-49: NBC 10.0/28, UNIV 1.7/5, CBS 1.7/5, ABC 1.2/3, FOX 0.9/2, TELE 0.4/1, CW 0.3/1, ION 0.3/1, TF 0.1/0
Ron Plante was hired by GMC in the newly-created role as SVP/Research where he will be in charge of all research activities for the network and its digital assets and original programming. Based in Atlanta, Ron reports to Philip Manwaring, SVP/Strategic Planning, Research and Technology.
Effective immediately, creative agency Big Spaceship added five new executives and promoted one within its design and development teams:
- Stacey Mulcahy becomes a Senior Developer; Bruce Drummond joins as a Developer; and Luke BrownGold becomes a Junior Developer. All three report to Joshua Hirsch, Minister/Technology.
- Dan Mall was elevated to Art Director up from Senior Designer; Able Parris joins as Senior Director; and Valerie Gnaedig was hired as Senior Director. These three report directly to Michael Lebowitz, Founder/CEO.
Victoria Quoss was named SVP/Network Development with Vibrant TV. Victoria’s scope has her in charge of all program acquisitions, co-productions and network strategy. Based in New York, Victoria will report to Dan Zifkin, President/CEO, Vibrant TV. Congratulations Victoria!
The Jim Henson Company named Richard Goldsmith to the newly-minted role as EVP/Global Distribution. Richard will manage global distribution of all company assets in the domestic and international markets for all media encompassing television, home entertainment and current and emerging digital platforms. Richard reports to Peter Schube, President/COO.
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This day in History: 1959 – Premiere of Bonanza, the first regularly scheduled TV program presented in color.
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
ABC: Bachelor Pad, Bachelor Pad [f ]
AZTECA: Cosas de la Vida, Al Extremo, Extra Normal
CBS: How I Met Your Mother [r], How I Met Your Mother [r], Two and a Half Men [r], Mike & Molly [r], Hawaii Five-0 [r]
CW: Gaga by Gaultier, CW Fall Preview
FOX: Hell’s Kitchen [r], Hell’s Kitchen
ION: Without a Trace, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds
NBC: America’s Got Talent [r], The 2011 Miss Universe Pageant
PBS: Antiques Roadshow [r], Antiques Roadshow [r], Nancy Reagan: A role of a Lifetime
TELE: Camino a la Corona de Miss Universo, Miss Universo
UNIV: Teresa, La Fuerza del Distino, Don Francisco Presenta [P ]
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