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Good morning. It’s Thursday, June 27, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
ASPiRE: exhale at 8p
GAC: The Willis Clan at 8p

Tonight’s Finales:
Bravo: Tabatha Takes Over at 10p
FOX: Does Someone Have to Go? at 9p
Military: The Brokaw Files at 10p


Congratulations, Nik Wallenda!
On Your Remarkable Achievement

Discovery’s Skywire Live captivated over 21 million US viewers* making it the highest
rated live event in network history
**and #1 program in all of TV across all persons demos.***

Fans from across 178 countries tuned in LIVE to witness Nik conquer the Canyon.

Skywire Live’s Wired In and digital videos generated 6 Million streams.+
Skywire Live became Discovery’s most social event ever with more than 1.3 Million Tweets.++
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On Thursday, FOX released the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series.
Wednesday, September 11: The X Factor at 8p
Thursday, September 12: The X Factor at 8p
Monday, September 16: Bones at 8p
Tuesday, September 17: New Girl at 9p
Tuesday, September 17: The Mindy Project at 9:30p
Thursday, September 19: Glee at 9p
Sunday, September 29: The Simpsons at 8p
Sunday, September 29: Bob’s Burgers at 8:30p
Sunday, September 29: Family Guy at 9p
Sunday, September 29: American Dad at 9:30p
Friday, November 8: Raising Hope at 9p


Awkward creator Lauren Iungerich is leaving the MTV series. Iungerich will finish production on the show’s third season, which wraps today. The comedy is slated to return in October for the second half of its 20-episode order. The search for a new showrunner is underway.

The fallout from Paula Deen‘s racial slurs continues. Walmart is the latest company severing ties with the celebrity chef. The retail giant announced that it would not place new orders for products bearing Deen’s name beyond those already committed. Earlier this week, Caesars Entertainment and Smithfield Foods decided to part ways with Deen. Food Network announced it would not be renewing its contract with Deen last week.

CNN is reviving Crossfire. The political debate show, which originally aired weeknights from 1982 to 2005, will return this fall. The new version will have Newt Gingrich and S.E. Cupp hosting from the right and Stephanie Cutter and Van Jones hosting from the left.

Pivot, the new cable network from Participant Media, has announced premiere dates for its programming slate. The network will launch on Thursday, August 1 at 12a with weeknight talk show TakePart Live. Meghan McCain‘s docu-talk show Raising McCain debuts Saturday, September 14 at 10p, followed by docuseries Jersey Strong at 10:30p.

Variety show hitRECord on TV!, which will feature short films, music, live performances and more, debuts Saturday, January 18, 2014. In addition, the network has acquired  Canadian series Little Mosque, which is set to premiere Monday, August 5 at 7p.

On the heels of the ratings success of Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda, Discovery has already scheduled a followup. Nik Talks the Walk is set to air Sunday, June 30 at 8p. The interview special will feature Wallenda’s commentary on his super stunt: crossing the Grand Canyon on a tightrope.

As the options for TV viewing increase and the cost of cable TV rises, many U.S. adults agree that cable is too expensive compared to other alternatives. Yet, they remain reluctant to “cut the cord.” A new survey reveals the following: 45% of U.S. adults think cable TV is a waste of money; 81% of U.S. adults are currently subscribers of cable or satellite TV; 11% report they have previously subscribed to cable or satellite TV, but don’t anymore; 31% spend more than $100 per month on cable or satellite TV; and 43% won’t cancel cable TV services because they couldn’t watch live sports programming.

Joey Lawrence and the Harvard Baseball Team are featured in back-to-back season finale episodes of ABC Family‘s Dancing Fools on Friday, July 5 at 6p. First up, Lawrence pops in to surprise host Melissa Peterman, and all-girl dance group The Stajettes battle it out with a duo of dudes known as The Handsome Ladies for the $10,000 prize. Then, the Harvard baseball team shows up and performs Call Me Maybe.

Nick Robinson, who stars as Mel’s teenage nephew Ryder on Melissa and Joey, will participate in a live Twitter chat during the East Coast broadcast of the ABC Family series on Wednesday, June 26 at 8p. Fans should tweet Robinson at @nickjrobinson and include the hashtag #MelissaandJoeyChat.

Save the date! The annual Cynopsis: Sports Business Summit is set to take place on Aug. 14 in NY, and will feature some of the biggest names driving sports today. In addition, we are holding our Women of Action cocktail event celebrating and discussing the impact women are having in the sports industry on August 13.


Cynopsis: Sports Business Summit
Engage Fans. Integrate Brands. Make Money. Score!

August 14 | Grand Hyatt NY

Leading executives from networks, leagues and teams will be on hand to deliver thoughtful, actionable perspectives on how to best grow brands, monetize value and tap into the unrivaled passion and enthusiasm of the sports fan.



PBS and have signed a new multi-year deal for content including more NOVA, more Masterpiece, several Ken Burns documentaries and exclusive streaming rights for future seasons of Downton Abbey starting with season three, according to AdWeek. The financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. However, PBS reported $46 million in undesignated video revenue in 2011, when the companies last signed an agreement.


All My Children and One Life to Live are returning to television. OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has acquired the first 40 episodes of The OnLine Network‘s reprisal of the two daytime dramas. The special, 10-week limited engagement will air Monday through Thursday beginning Monday, July 15 with All My Children at 1p and One Life to Live at 3p. New episodes of both series, which returned online on April 29, 2013, are being produced by Prospect Park and The OnLine Network.



Gannett Broadcasting is picking up the syndicated show RightThisMinute in eight markets, beginning this fall. The stations that will carry the viral videos show are: WUSA Washington, KARE Minneapolis, KXTV Sacramento, KSDK St. Louis, WZZM Grand Rapids, WFMY Greensboro, WCSH Portland (Maine) and WLBZ Bangor (Maine). The show is produced by MagicDust Television in Phoenix and distributed by MGM Television.


More celebrities have signed on to dig into their families’ histories on TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? Kelly Clarkson, Chelsea Handler, Chris O’Donnell, Jim Parsons and Trisha Yearwood are all on board for the show’s fourth season, premiering Tuesday, July 23 at 9p.

Andrew McCarthy has been tapped to guest star on the second season premiere of CBS series Unforgettable. He’ll play Ari Sonnenland, a wealthy real estate developer whose 11-year-old daughter has been kidnapped.

Rhys Ifans has landed the recurring role of Sherlock Holmes’ older brother, Mycroft, in the CBS series Elementary. He’ll debut in the second season’s premiere airing Thursday, September 26 at 10p.

AOL is calling out to the most talented and passionate news, sports, weather, entertainment and Internet storytellers in the world to help launch AOL Live this summer. For fans who have always dreamed of being in front of the camera, this is your chance. Auditions begin Thursday, June 27 at 5a and continue through Friday, June 28 at AOL headquarters, 770 Broadway, New York. For more information visit:


Nielsen is expanding the global footprint of its online advertising measurement solution, Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings. Currently available in the U.S. and U.K., Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings is slated to launch in Australia, Canada, Germany and Italy in the coming weeks. Quickly emerging as the standard for online campaign measurement, Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings measures the audience of online advertising, providing reach, frequency and gross rating point (GRP) metrics as well as demographics such as age and gender.


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Star Trek * Scream * Platoon * The Da Vinci Code
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Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 6/10-6/14/13 ranked in order by HH Rtg

Judge Judy (CTD)

6.6 AA

The Big Bang Theory (WB)

6.4 AA

Wheel of Fortune (CTD)

5.9 AA

Jeopardy (CTD)

5.4 AA

Family Feud (2/T)

4.5 AA

Two and a Half Men (WB)

4.3 AA

Entertainment Tonight (CTD)

3.3 AA

Family Guy (2/T)

3.1 AA

Inside Edition (CTD)

2.7 AA

Law & Order: CI (NBU)

2.6 AA

Source: Nielsen Media Research

 Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 6/10-6/14/13 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg

The Big Bang Theory (WB)

3.4 AA

Family Guy (2/T)

2.1 AA

Two and a Half Men (WB)

1.8 AA

Judge Judy (CTD)

1.6 AA

Family Feud (2/T)

1.6 AA

How I Met Your Mother (2/T)

1.5 AA

King of the Hill (2/T)

1.3 AA

Wheel of Fortune (CTD)

1.3 AA

Jeopardy (CTD)

1.3 AA

Friends (WB)

1.2 AA

Seinfeld (SPT)

1.2 AA

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Tuesday A18-49 Analysis:  Univision and FOX tied for the lead among A18-49 viewers on Tuesday  with a 1.7/5, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance was #1 at 8p at 1.8/6, followed by Univision’s Porque El Amor Manda at 1.7/6. At 9p, NBC’s America’s Got Talent took over the top spot at 2.5/8. Univision’s Amores Verdaderos placed second at 1.9/6. NBC’s America’s Got Talent remained in the lead at 10p at 2.8/8. Univision’s Que Bonito Amor trailed at 1.4/4.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 – time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.



NCIS [r] 5.6/10, NCIS: Los Angeles [r] 4.2/7, Person of Interest [r] 3.5/6



Off Their Rockers [r] 2.6/5, Off Their Rockers 2.5/4, America’s Got Talent 6.1/10



So You Think You Can Dance 2.9/5



Extreme Weight Loss 2.7/4, Body of Proof 2.0/3



Porque El Amor Manda 2.2/4, Amores Verdaderos 2.3/4, Que Bonito Amor 1.9/3



Criminal Minds 1.1/2, Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds  1.2/2



Dama y Obrero 0.8/1, La Patrona  1.1/2, El Senor de los Cielos  1.2/2



Hart of Dixie [r] 0.5/1, America’s Next Top Model [r] 0.4/1



Cineplex [7p start] 0.2/0, Republica de la  Copa 0.1/0

 A18-49:  UNI 1.7/5, FOX 1.7/5, NBC 1.6/5, ABC 1.0/3, TEL 1.0/3, CBS 0.9/3, ION 0.5/1, CW 0.2/1, UMA 0.2/1


Discovery Communications has named Charlie Foley as Executive Vice President of the company’s newly created Original Content Group. Foley will create, write and executive produce both scripted content and non-fiction series and formats and oversee a team dedicated to creating and producing content for Discovery Networks in the U.S. and internationally. In addition, he will continue to oversee Animal Planet’s Development department.

Alix Jaffe has been tapped to head Greg Garcia‘s Amigos de Garcia Productions. Jaffe had served as Vice President of Current Programs with CBS since June 2004. In her new position she will oversee current programming and future development, beginning with new comedy The Millers, which debuts on CBS this fall.

JWT Worldwide has appointed Peter Sherman as CEO of JWT New York. Sherman, formerly Executive Vice President, Managing Director, BBDO Europe, will be tasked with driving overall strategic direction and growth, while building on JWT New York’s creative reputation. He will also lead business development efforts, manage client relationships, and accelerate the agency’s nontraditional offerings.

The InterMedia Group of Companies has tapped Rob Levy to head up InterMedia Entertainment as President. He will lead the company’s growth in celebrity endorsement and branded entertainment deals, talent and entertainment partnerships and intellectual property ventures. Levy launched the Branded Entertainment Division of Untitled Entertainment in 2007 and for the next six years oversaw its roster of clients.

Guggenheim Digital Media has promoted Suzan Gursoy to Publisher of Adweek, the leading media, marketing and advertising publishing company. Gursoy assumes the role after serving as interim publisher, beginning February 2013 and integrated advertising director from 2010 to 2013. She will oversee integrated sales, marketing, events and circulation in addition to overall revenue for the Adweek brand.



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This Day In History, sponsored by Velocity. Drive Your Passion: 1951 – Modern Homemakers, the world’s second color television series, made its debut.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Arnold Schwarzenegger announced his candidacy for governor of California on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Kudos to: Ellen Falb-Newmark-Telemundo/NYC; Joel Dearing-Virtual News Center/Indianapolis, IN; Altagracia Gari-Univision Communications Inc./Miami, FL; Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing/NYC; Chuck Gordon-Clear Channel Media/Mobile, AL; Dory Melman Petsrillo-Petry Television/Dallas, TX; Jim Gray-FrogLight Productions LLC/Missoula, MT; Greg Armstrong-KCDO-TV/Denver,CO; Patti Rodriguez-KXRM Fox21/ KXTU SOCOCW/Colorado Springs, CO; Julie Houston-Tom Scott Communication Shop/Boise, ID; Ken DuBow-Opus Distribution/Sherman Oaks, CA; Terry Danuser-OWN/Los Angeles, CA; Frank Albano-National TeleConsultants/Los Angeles, CA; Michael Malone/Los Angeles, CA.

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ABC: Wipeout, Motive, Rookie Blue
CBS: The Big Bang Theory [r], Two and A Half Men [r], Person of Interest [r], Elementary [r]
CW: The Vampire Diaries [r], Beauty and the Beast [r]
FOX: Hell’s Kitchen, Does Someone Have to Go? [f]
ION: Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds
MyTV: White Collar, White Collar
NBC: Parks and Recreation [r], Parks and Recreation [r], The Office [r], America’s Got Talent
PBS: The This Old House Hour, Frontline, Antiques Roadshow
Telemundo: Dama y Obrero, La Patrona, El Senor de los Cielos
UMA: El Dorado
Univision: Porque el Amor Manda, Amores Verdaderos, Que Bonito Amor

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