Thursday, September 8th, 2011



Phineas and Ferb Took Summer to Another Dimension!

#1 Series on all TV with K6-11 for Summer 2011

Original Summer Movie, Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension, is:

  • #1 Cable Entertainment Telecast of 2011 among Total Viewers
  • #5 Cable Movie of All Time among Total Viewers
  • #1 Animated Telecast Ever among Kids 2-11

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Good morning. It’s Thursday, September 8, 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 .

Tonight’s Premieres:
VERSUS: NBC SportsTalk at 6p
NBC: Sunday Night Football (special night) at 830p

Tonight’s Finales:
USA Network: Burn Notice at 9p; Suits at 10p
ABC: Rookie Blue at 10p
Comedy Central: Futurama at 10p
FX: Wilfred at 10p; Louie at 1030p

Tonight’s Special:
President Obama’s address to Congress airing live on most broadcast and cable news networks at 7p.

Programming note:  President Obama’s scheduled speech airing live tonight will move NBC’s NFL pre-game show, NFL Kickoff 2011 to NBCUniversal cable channels VERSUS, USA Network, Syfy and G4 in addition to the NFL Network.  The NFL Kickoff 2011 will now run for 90 minutes beginning at 7p.  NBC will resume the pre-show in progress after its live coverage of the President’s speech.  The four NBCU cable channels will resume regular programming soon after NBC picks up the show while the NFL Network will carry the pre-show in its entirety.  The NFL opening game between the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers starting at 830p is expected to begin on time on NBC. 


Discovery Channel’s first-ever live interactive series Penn & Teller Tell A Lie premieres October 5 at 10p.  The six-part series allows exclusive co-viewing opportunities in each episode, as viewers will be prompted by Penn & Teller to launch the Guess the Lie app available on iPad, iPhone and online at  Additionally, viewers will select in real time if Penn & Teller’s over-the-top stories are “true” or a “lie” and can change their vote as many times as they like until the final reveal.  Penn & Teller Tell A Lie is produced by Discovery Studios in association with 1/17 Productions and Creative Differences. 

Summer series Alphas received a second season renewal from Syfy.  The network ordered 13 new episodes of the scripted series from Universal Cable Productions and BermanBraun Television to debut in 2012.  Alphas premiered July 11 and the opening episode became Syfy’s most-watched original scripted series debut in two years.  Alphas airs on Monday nights at 10p and to date the weekly episodes have averaged 3.3 million total viewers, based on all available Live + 7 DVR data. 

Showtime set the second season premiere date of Gigolos on October 20 at 11p.  The unscripted series, with eight new episodes, takes an uncensored look inside the lives of high-end male escorts Nick, Vin, Steven, Jimmy and Brace as they juggle relationships, friendships and family as well as the demands of their female clients.  Prior to the new season debut, Showtime will air the complete first season starting September 8 at 11p with the first two episodes back-to-back with weekly episodes and ending with the last two eps on October 13 at 11p.

A new season of VH1 Tough Love Miami with Master Matchmaker Steve Ward and his mother JoAnn opens October 2 at 8p on VH1.  The new season, with eleven one-hour episodes, has the son/mother duo working with eight relationship-challenged women in Miami to help them finally land Mr. Rights.  Furthermore, Steve and JoAnn Ward will star in a one-hour docu-special for VH1 called Tough Love: The Wards Get Real airing October 9 at 9p.  The series and the special are executive produced by Jim Berger and Pamela Healey for High Noon Entertainment as well as Nancy Juvonen, Drew Barrymore, Ember Truesdell and Chris Miller for Flower Films.  Steve and JoAnn Ward are also executive producers for the series.

The sophomore season of scripted series Workaholics premieres September 20 at 1030p on Comedy Central following the fall season debut of Tosh.0 at 10p.   The stars of Workaholics, Adam Devine, Blake Anderson and Anders Holm will also host the red carpet pre-show of the network’s Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen on September 19 at 930p on and on Comedy Central at 945p.  The actual Roast of Charlie Sheen airs at 10p on September 19.

Former The Bachelor star Bob Guiney is hosting HGTV’s new series Showhouse Showdown debuting next Monday at 10p.  In each episode, local interior designers from across the country will battle to complete ten room makeovers inside two, newly-built identical model homes.  Potential buyers will vote for the designer who they think did the best.  

In primetime next month, Food Network offers up a new four-episode competition series surrounding Halloween as Halloween Wars bows October 2 at 9p.  The series watches as five teams made up of cake decorators, candy makers and pumpkin carvers working together to create Halloween-themed displays.  One team is eliminated each week with the final team winning $50,000.  Justin Willman (Cupcake Wars) will host the series and cake decorator Shinmin Li and Hollywood conceptual artist Miles Teves will judge the teams along with one rotating celebrity guest judge each week. 

National Geographic Channel pushed back the premiere date of its new series Mad Scientists to October 5 at 10p.  The previous debut date was September 28. 

Tuesday’s season four premiere of Sons of Anarchy on FX chalked up the most-watched episode in the series’ history based on Live+Same Day ratings data.  The 90-minute episode at 10p tallied 4.94 million total viewers and 3.22 million with A18-49, a +20% and a +15% gain respectively compared to the third season premiere.  Adding in the two encore airings at 1130p and 1a to the premiere episode, Sons of Anarchy delivered 7.25 million total viewers and 4.76 million A18-49 viewers for the night. 

Yesterday, Nielsen said the Media Rating Council (MRC) voted to give accreditation to Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings, a new measurement system that will provide overnight audience reach, frequency and gross rating points (GRPs) for online display and video advertising.  Nielsen’s online measurement system is the first accredited by the MRC that will offer demographic ratings for online ad campaigns.

Program Call:  Cynopsis Media will be producing our annual MIPCOM Shopping Guide sent to all Cynopsis and Cynopsis Kids subscribers on Thursday, September 29, the week before MIPCOM 2011 in Cannes. If you’re exhibiting programming at MIPCOM or MIP Jr. this year, please send us only the following info for your top 5 shows: title, availability date, number of episodes, length, type (i.e., movie, series, special, etc.), genre and your terms (barter, cash, etc.) as well as your company’s stand/booth location.  To be included in this free and highly-read special edition, please send your submission to Lisa Ball at: [email protected] no later than Friday, September 23, 2011. A confirmation email will be sent following each submission from Lisa (if you don’t receive a confirmation email, please resubmit).


Adding to its lineup, ION Television acquired the off-network rights to all seasons of TNT’s drama series Leverage from Electric Entertainment.  Leverage will begin airing on ION Television during the summer of 2012. 


NBC approved a single-camera comedy script titled My Best Friend Is A Lesbo from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage and their production company Fake Empire through Warner Bros. Television, cites Variety.  The half-hour comedy centers on two female best friends, one gay and one straight.  Sascha Rothchild and Randi Barnes are on board as writers and co-executive producers.  Schwartz and Savage are behind NBC’s Chuck and the upcoming Hart of Dixie premiering this fall on The CW. 

Lifetime’s upcoming new competition series Project Accessory will be hosted by actress/model Molly Sims and lifestyle expert Eva Lorenzotti will serve as the contestant’s mentor.  Twelve aspiring artists will be charged with creating the newest and hottest trends in accessories competing for attention from Sims and judges designer Kenneth Cole and InStyle Editor, Ariel Foxman.  Lifetime has ordered eight one-hour episodes slated to premiere yet this year following Project Runway All Stars.  Project Accessory is produced by The Weinstein Company and Goodbye Pictures. 

ER alum Eriq La Salle joins another hospital drama this fall playing a neuropsychiatrist on CBS’ new medical/medium drama A Gifted Man. La Salle landed a multi-episode run when the series debuts on CBS September 23 at 8p.

Two signed development deals with Twentieth Century Fox Television:

  • British actor Tim Roth (Lie To Me) made a combo talent/development deal with the studio to star in another series or a project he could produce and not star in.  Twentieth also has a first-look option on projects developed by Roth.
  • Creator/executive producer of Men of a Certain Age, Mike Royce forged a multi-year development agreement with the studio to develop new projects for Twentieth in addition to contributing to existing Twentieth shows.

Carol Mendelsohn, showrunner on CSI, had a pilot titled Scent of the Missing picked up by TNT.  The drama is based on the book of the same name by Susannah Charleson and the plot is about a search-and-rescue officer who braves harsh conditions with help from her best friend and partner, a Labrador retriever.  CBS Television Studios is producing with Melissa Byers and Treena Hancock as writers and executive producers.  Barry Josephson and Julie Weitz will also serve as executive producers; Diane Nabatoff and Shelly Glasser are co-executive producers.

TNT further has okayed a script from Mick Davis and is also in development on Davis’ action/adventure drama Wasteland, reports Variety.  Wasteland is from FremantleMedia North America and Landscape Entertainment and is set in the American Southwest following a US Marshal who hunts down supernatural escapees on the run following a federal prison break.  Davis will serve as executive producer on Wasteland along with Robert C. Cooper and J.J. Jamieson.  Jordan Helman will also serve as co-executive producer.

BBC’s Washington correspondent Katty Kay will become Lead Anchor of BBC World News America, the nightly newscast airing on the BBC World News cable channel and via US PBS stations.  Kay is replacing Matt Frei who was the former lead anchor before he departed for UK’s Channel 4 last May.  

GSN (Game Show Network) made a two-year developing and producing agreement with Kelly Goode who has been SVP/Programming with the network since 2008. 



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Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among A18-49 for the week of: 8/29-9/4/11
Primetime    (000)        Total Pgm Day      (000)
USA               1008         ADSM*                     756
ESPN               945         NAN*                        532                    
TBSC               824         ESPN                        514
MTV                784         USA                          512
AEN                760          NICK                        497
FX                   702         TBSC                        482
TNT                 674         FX                            417
HIST                660         TNT                         394
FOOD              579         AEN                          386
FAM                572         MTV                          380
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data. All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 115,900,000 homes
* = Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Primetime listing only includes those networks broadcasting more than 51% of the primetime hours (M-Su 8p-11p)

Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among Total Viewers for the week of: 8/29-9/4/11       
Primetime    (000)      Total Pgm Day            (000)
USA                2689       NICK                            1906
DSNY              2321       DSNY                           1583
TNT                2103       ADSM*                         1311
ESPN              1961       USA                             1229
FOXN              1686       NAN*                           1198
AEN                1567       TNT                             1098
HIST               1541       TOON                          1097
TBSC              1504       FOXN                             993
FX                  1298       ESPN                             927
SYFY               1293      TBSC                             856
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 115,900,000 homes
* = Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Primetime listing only includes those networks
broadcasting more than 51% of the primetime hours (M-Su 8p-11p)

Top 10 Cable Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of: 8/29-9/4/11
MTV    Jersey Shore Season 4 10p                              2889
MTV    Teen Mom Season 3                                        2500
AEN    Storage Wars                                                  2479
EN      Keeping Up with the Kardashians                      2405
MTV    Jersey Shore After Hours Season 4                   2295
USA    WWE Entertainment 9p                                    2247
ADSM  Family Guy 8/31 1130p                                   2210
USA    WWE Entertainment 10p                                  2142
ADSM  Family Guy 8/30 1130p                                   1993
ADSM  Family Guy 8/29 1130p                                   1977
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television
Universe of 115,900,000 homes

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share and (000) for the week of 8/29-9/4/11
CBS    Big Brother 13  WED                                 3.3/11            4162
NBC    America’s Got Talent  TUE                         3.1/8              3997
FOX    Hell’s Kitchen  MON 9P                              2.9/8              3710
ABC    Sat Night Football                                       2.7/10            3497
NBC    America’s Got Talent  WED                        2.6/7              3325
CBS    Big Brother 13  THU                                  2.5/7              3133
CBS    Big Brother 13  SUN                                  2.4/8              3097
ABC    Bachelor Pad                                              2.0/6              2603
ABC    Wipeout  TUES                                          2.0/6              2548
ABC    Modern Family                                            1.8/5              2286
ABC    Modern Family SP                                       1.8/5              2239
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Broadcast Evening News Weekly Average Ratings (week of August 29, 2011)
NBC:   7.86 million total viewers; 1.9/8 and 2.30 million A25-54
ABC:   7.23 million total viewers; 1.6/6 and 1.87 million A25-54
CBS:   5.88 million total viewers; 1.4/6 and 1.74 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI

Saturday A18-49 Analysis:   ABC scored the highest ratings Saturday at 2.7/10 with the A18-49 demo, according to final national ratings from Nielsen.  ABC’s season opener of Saturday Night Football debuted at 8p with a 2.2/9 with FOX’s Cops rerun episodes averaging a 0.8/3 in second place.  ABC’s college football spiked at 9p with a 3.1/11 followed by Univision’s Sabado Gigante at 0.8/3.  ABC finished off the night at 10p with more of the Oregon vs. LSU game in first place at 2.9/10 and CBS’ 48 Hours Mystery repeat was next at 1.0/3.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, September 3, 2011  time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

ABC: 4.6/9        Saturday Night Football: Oregon vs. LSU 4.6/9

CBS: 3.1/6         Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.8/5, Crimetime Saturday [r] 3.2/6, 48 Hours Mystery [r] 3.4/7

NBC: 1.5/3         NBC Movie of the Week: Game Time: Tackling the Past 1.5/3

UNIV: 1.3/2        Sabado Gigante 1.3/2

FOX: 1.2/2          Cops [r] 1.5/3, Cops 2 [r] 1.7/3, American Dad [r] 0.8/2, The Cleveland Show [r] 0.8/2

ION: 0.7/1          Monk 0.7/1, Monk 0.8/1, Psych 0.6/1

TELE: 0.4/1         Cine de Impacto II: Death Race 0.4/1

TF: 0.3/1            Cine de Las Estrel [r] 0.3/1, Cine de Las Estrel Sat 2 [r] 0.3/1

A18-49:  ABC 2.7/10, CBS 0.8/3, UNIV 0.7/3, FOX 0.6/2, NBC 0.5/2, TELE 0.5/2, ION 0.2/1, TF 0.2/1

Sunday A18-49 Analysis:  Univision topped the pack Sunday with a 1.4/5 among A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen.  A rerun of ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos won at 7p by a skosh at 0.9/3 while a three-way tie for #2 occurred between CBS’ 60 Minutes repeat, NBC’s Dateline Classic rerun and the average of American Dad and Bob’s Burgers on FOX all at 0.8/3 each.  CBS took over at 8p with Big Brother at 2.4/8 with Univision’s Pequenos Gigantes next at 1.8/6.  During 9p, Univision remained in #1 with the second hour of Pequenos Gigantes at 2.2/6 and FOX was #2 with a Family Guy encore and In the Flow with Affion Crockett averaging a 1.2/4.  Then at 10p, ABC did best with 20/20: Sixth Sense at 1.4/4 and NBC’s Movie of the Week and Univision’s Sal y Pimienta shared the second spot at 1.1/3 apiece.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, September 4, 2011 time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 3.1/6         60 Minutes [r] 4.1/8, Big Brother 3.9/7, Mike & Molly [r] 2.0/3, The Good Wife [r] 2.0/3, The Good Wife [r] 2.3/4

ABC: 2.7/5          America’s Funniest Home Videos [r] 2.2/5, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition [r] 2.1/4, Sunday 20/20: Sixth Sense 3.2/6

NBC: 2.5/5         Dateline Classic [r] 2.8/6, NBC Movie of the Week: Indiana Jones – Kingdom Crystal 2.4/4

UNIV: 1.8/3        La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2, Pequenos Gigantes 2.3/4, Sal y Pimienta 1.6/3

FOX: 1.3/2         American Dad [r] 1.1/2, Bob’s Burgers [r] 1.0/2, The Simpsons [r] 1.4/3, The Cleveland Show [r] 1.3/2, Family Guy [r] 1.7/3, In the Flow with Affion Crockett 1.1/2

ION: 0.6/1        Monk 0.5/1, Monk 0.7/1, Monk 0.7/1, Psych 0.6/1

TELE: 0.5/1       Cine Millonario 0.5/1

TF: 0.3/1          Cine de Las Estrel Sun [r] 0.3/1, Cine de Las Estrel Sun 2 [r] 0.3/1

A18-49:  UNIV 1.4/5, CBS 1.1/4, ABC 1.0/3, FOX 1.0/3, NBC 0.9/3, TELE 0.5/2, TF 0.3/1, ION 0.2/1

Monday A18-49 Analysis:  Univision capped off the holiday weekend a winner Monday at 2.6/7 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen.  Starting out, Univision won the 8p hour with Pequenos Gigantes at 2.4/7 and ABC’s Bachelor Pad was next at 1.9/5.  At 9p, FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen and Univision’s Pequenos Gigantes shared #1 at 2.7/7 each and the last hour of ABC’s Bachelor Pad remained in second place at 1.8/5.  During 10p, Univision with the third hour of Pequenos Gigantes was #1 at 2.6/7 and a tie for #2 occurred between CBS’ Hawaii Five-O rerun and NBC’s special Children of 9/11 at 1.1/3 each.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, September 5, 2011  time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

ABC: 3.7/6          Bachelor Pad 4.0/6, Castle [r] 3.0/5

CBS: 2.9/5             How I Met Your Mother [r] 2.4/4, How I Met Your Mother [r] 2.4/4, Two and a Half Men [r] 3.2/5, Mike & Molly [r] 3.3/5, Hawaii Five-O [r] 3.0/5

UNIV: 2.9/5         Pequenos Gigantes 2.9/5

FOX: 2.7/4           Hell’s Kitchen [r] 1.9/3, Hell’s Kitchen 3.4/5

NBC: 2.5/4          America’s Got Talent [r] 2.5/4, Children of 9/11 2.4/4

ION: 0.9/1           Without a Trace 0.7/1, Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds 1.0/2

TELE: 0.5/1          Mi Corazon Insiste 0.4/1, Flor Salvaje 0.4/1, La Casa al Lado 0.5/1

CW: 0.4/1            Gossip Girl [r] 0.4/1, One Tree Hill [r] 0.4/1

TF: 0.3/1             Cine Las Estrellas: Hulk [r] 0.3/1, Cine Las Estrellas: El Cocodrilo [r] 0.3/1

A18-49:  UNIV 2.6/7, FOX 2.0/5, ABC 1.5/4, CBS 1.3/3, NBC 0.9/2, ION 0.3/1, TF 0.3/1, TELE 0.3/1, CW 0.2/1



Nan-Kirsten Forte, formerly an EVP of WebMD Health Corp. was appointed CEO of the Travel Ad Network (TAN) by its Board of Directors.  Additionally, Brian Silver will remain as President and head a new division at TAN called Travel Publisher and Advertiser Services. 

As a result of new business growth, MKTG INC, an integrated agency specializing in experiential marketing elevated Paul Trager to CFO up from SVP/Financial Planning and Analysis. 

Sundance Channel tapped Suzy Berkowitz Weksel as SVP/Public Relations.  In her new role, Suzy will be the primary consumer press strategist for the network working in tandem with Sundance Channel EVP/GM Sarah Barnett and the network’s management team.  Suzy will spearhead all consumer communications encompassing program publicity, talent relations, award campaigns and special events.  Suzy will report to Ellen Kroner, EVP/Communications, AMC Networks.

Effective immediately, GroupM added John Kristick as Global CEO of GroupM Entertainment & Sports Partnerships (ESP), the company’s entertainment and sports consultancy division.  Based in New York, John will report to Irwin Gotlieb, GroupM Global CEO. 

JUMA Entertainment welcomes Peter J. DeVita in the newly-minted role as COO.  Peter will inaugurate and lead the company’s New York offices next month and also begins his new position where he will report to Robert Horowitz, President/Founder.  Peter previously worked for IMG Worldwide, Inc. for 14 years.  Furthermore, JUMA Entertainment hired Michael Hazan as West Coast Head/Development based in Los Angeles.

This day in History:  1968 – The Beatles perform their last live TV performance on the David Frost show. They perform their new hit “Hey Jude”. (Great trivia question for Beatle fans!)

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question:   Who knitted most of Mr. Rogers Cardigan sweaters?  His Mother. A lot of you sly dogs just wrote Mrs. Rogers but I had to give credit, but some of you meant his wife, you know who you are.  🙂  Kudos to: Carl Mayer-Active International/Pearl River, NY; RT Harris-Eagle TV Sales/Detroit; Wendy Stone-Golf Channel/Orlando; Lyndsay Meabon-Turner Broadcasting: truTV/NYC; John Kukla-FOX TV/Dallas Fort Worth; Judy Margolis-The Ad Place/Dallas; Sarah Burnap-Sherman Oaks;  Alan Perris-The Television Academy/North Hollywood; David Olsen-GSN/Santa Monica; Stephen Arnell/UK

Today’s Trivia Question:  What actor portrayed the same character on NBC in 1957, ABC in 1979, and on CBS in 1981?  (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.)

Later — Cyn

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FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Remote Ops Intern/CBS Sports Network. Participate in &prepare for on-location sports events. Duties incl. operational, creative, &admin. tasks related to delivery of remote broadcasts. Apply: (9/10)

FALL INTERNSHIPS CREDITS ONLY: Media firm/Beijing: 40 hrs wkly. Unique/exciting media internship overseas.Includes RT flight to Beijing. Fluent Chinese reqd. Fluent English reqd. Apply: [email protected] (9/9)

FALL INTERNSHIPS CREDITS ONLY: AFFILIATE SALES INTERN/CBS Sports Network/NYC: Lead grassroots mktg campaigns; manage inventory & distribution of affiliate premiums; research non-affiliate small systems. Apply: select CAREERS (9/9)

FALL INTERNSHIPS CREDITS ONLY: CAMPUS MKTG INTERN/CBS Sports Network/NYC: Will assist in campaign mgmt, devise innovative campus/grassroots promos, & utilize social media to network w/ college student. Apply: select CAREERS (9/9)

FALL INTERNSHIPS CREDITS ONLY: SALES/MARKETING FALL INTERNSHIP/PLUM NTWRK/NYC:Gain practical experience in the communications industry by working with a top-notch sales & marketing team at a multi-platform media company. Resume to [email protected] (9/9)

SITUATION WANTED ADS, POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED …  There is no charge for placing your Situation Wanted ad … for more information contact Trish Pihonak at [email protected]

SITUATION WANTED: REALITY TV SHOW PRODUCER: with strong network contacts, looking for the next reality TV show STAR, check our work here , most importantly INTERESTING CHARACTERS 917 375 6527 [email protected] (9/15)

SITUATION WANTED: Enthusiastic, Organized Professional seeking FILM/TV ASSISTANT POSITION. 3 YRS NY + LA Film Production, Development, Publicity, Marketing experience assisting high-level execs. BS Marketing Comm. [email protected] (9/15)

SITUATION WANTED: Dedicated & Experienced ADV. SALES PLANNER/NYC: Sales proposals, resolving client discrepancies, quarterly post analysis, special sales service projects, expert computer skills. Contact- [email protected] (9/15)

SITUATION WANTED: ASSISTANT (LA) 2+ years talent agency exp., 4+ years of administrative exp., and an MA in media, preferring an entry-level network, agency or management assistant position. [email protected] (9/14)

SITUATION WANTED: I’ve written a 1-hour dramedy entitled, Tree House, which is loosely based on my life story. It’s, “A Contemporary, Edgy, Multiplatform Show “. I’m looking for studio executive assistance. [email protected] (9/14)

SITUATION WANTED: Jeanne Intile Burns, VOICE-OVER ARTIST, Web Links: , Cell: 845-721-9681, E-Mail: [email protected], Specializes in unique character voices for various animated prods (9/14)

SITUATION WANTED: BUS. CONSULTANT – owned & operated my own businesses for the past 23 yrs. I have seen it all & dealt with it. Experienced businessman who can make decisions & guide your company as a Consultant? [email protected] (9/14)

SITUATION WANTED: Courtney Cleaver,VOICE-OVER ARTIST, Cell:310-817-3771Website: : Specializes in commercial & reality television narrative (9/14)

SITUATION WANTED: Worldwide #3 ranked “girls only” website brand, looking to expand into TV, film. 917 710 5820, [email protected] (9/14)

SITUATION WANTED: MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST/NYC BA-Broadcast Journalism. MFA-Media Arts. Thesis documentary awarded by Directors Guild of America, Amnesty Intl & 20 film fests. Worked in news since age 15! Seeks job! [email protected] (9/10)

SITUATION WANTED: WRITER/PRODUCER : Did exec level marketing in sports, fiber optics & telecom. Ent. industry 5 yrs . Can write what you need fast! Scripts, press, corporate overviews, etc. BS Biology; MS Journalism. Ph: 818-585-8760 (9/10)

SITUATION WANTED: Script Doctor/PROD w 16 yrs as Brdcst exec can consult/edit/polish your TV/film/web pitch/bible/screenplay. Credits inc. DeGrassi, DaVinci, Dragon Boys [email protected] (9/9)

SITUATION WANTED: WEB PRODUCER/NYC: 5+ years exp. Familiar w/ Prod Mgmt, Project Mgmt, Social Media, SEO, CMS. Exp working with developers & creatives. Client & agency exp. Passionate w/ a sense of humor. [email protected] (9/9)

SITUATION WANTED:- Creative Producer with 5+ years production and business finance background looking for new full time job opportunities. Please contact [email protected] (9/9)

SITUATION WANTED: MANAGER/DIRECTOR FINANCIAL PLANNING AND ANALYSIS/LA. 10+ yrs exp in corporate entertainment finance. Extensive background in financial budgeting, planning, modeling and executive presentations. [email protected] (9/9)

SITUATION WANTED: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER. Tell your story in images with a twist. David Goorevitch – [email protected] – see his stuff at (9/9)

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ABC: Wipeout [r], Rookie Blue, Rookie Blue [p ]
AZTECA: Cosas de la Vida, Al Extremo, Extra Normal
CBS: Big Bang Theory [r], CBS Fall Preview, Big Brother, The Mentalist [r]
CW: Vampire Diaries [r], Plain Jane [r]
FOX: Bones [r], Bones [r]
ION: Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds
NBC: NBC Opening Kickoff 2011 [p ], NFL Football: Saints at Packers
PBS: Antiques Roadshow [r], Frontline, This Old House Hour [r]
TELE: Mi Corazon Insiste, Flor Salvaje, La Casa de la Lado
UNIV: Teresa, La Fuerza del Destino, Mujeres Asesinas 3


SPECIAL PROGRAM LISTINGS FOR 9/11 ANNIVERSARY — Specials Listed Below Will Air through September 11. 

September 8:
PBSPBS NewsHour presents Creating safer skies and airports (check local listings)

CNNBeyond Bravery: The Women of 9/11 at 11p

September 9:
CBSThe Early Show broadcasting live from Ground Zero at 7a; Scott Pelley will anchor CBS Evening News from Ground Zero at 630p

NBCToday‘s Matt Lauer will be live from Ground Zero in a split show with Ann Curry live in Studio 1A; Brian Williams will anchor NBC Nightly News from Ground Zero at 630p; Dateline two-hour special with Tom Brokaw at 9p

Univision – Live coverage from Ground Zero; Despierta America with co-anchor Raul Gonzalez will host live; Noticiero Univision at 630p

REELZCHANNEL9/11 – Ten Years Later at 4p

PBSPBS NewsHour presents How has Egypt changed since 9/11? (check local listings)

HISTORY9/11: The Days After (commercial free) at 9p

FOX News ChannelFOX News Reporting: 9/11: Timeline of Terror at 10p

CNNBeyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience at 11p

September 10:
CBSThe Early Show on Saturday broadcasting live from Ground Zero (check local listings); CBS Evening News broadcasting live from Ground Zero at 630p

UnivisionNoticiero Univision weekend edition with anchor Edna Schmidt live from Ground Zero

REELZCHANNEL9/11 – Ten Years Later (encores) at 930a, 7p, 10p & 1a

MSNBCOn Native Soil at 3p

NBC – Lester Holt will anchor a special edition of NBC Nightly News from Ground Zero at 630p

CNNBeyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience at 8p & 11p; Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports: Terror in the Dust at 9p

TLCFlight 175: As the World Watched at 8p & 11p; 9/11: Heroes of the 88th floor at 9p

CNBCThe Suze Orman Show discusses money lessons from 9/11 at 9p

FOX News ChannelFOX News Reporting: 9/11: Timeline of Terror at 9p

HISTORYVoices From Inside the Towers (commercial free) at 9p

SHOWTIMEThe Love We Make at 9p

A&E NetworkPortraits from Ground Zero at 10p

BIO ChannelBeyond: Messages from 9/11 at 10p

September 11:
FOX News ChannelFOX and Friends live from Ground Zero at 6a; America’s Newsroom at 9a; Happening Now at 11a; America Live with Megyn Kelly at 1p; FOX News Reporting: 9/11: Timeline of Terror at 3p & 8p; Your World with Neil Cavuto live from Ground Zero at 4p; The Five at 5p; Special Report with Bret Baier at 6p; FOX Report with Shepard Smith live from Ground Zero at 7p; FOX News Reporting: Freedom Rising with Shepard Smith at 9p

ABC9/11: America Remembers Ten Years Later – A Special Edition of Good Morning America at 8a (three hours of live special coverage); Special Edition of 20/20Remembrance and Renewal: 10 Years After the 9/11 Attacks at 10p

CBS – Scott Pelley anchors a CBS News Special9/11: America Remembers live from Ground Zero at 8a; Face the Nation broadcasting live from Ground Zero; 60 Minutes (special 9/11 coverage) at 7p; 9/11: 10 Years Later at 8p

NBC – NBC News’ America Remembers from 8a to 11a; will be simulcast on MSNBC; Brian Williams anchors a special edition of NBC Nightly News from Ground Zero at 630p

NPR – Live special coverage from Ground Zero, the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA with nine hours of coverage from 8a to 5p hosted by Weekend Edition host Audie Cornish and Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan; Remembering September 11: Live Concert Webcast (Live at NPR Music and WQXR’s Q2) at 330p

Telemundo – Jose Diaz Balart broadcasts live from Ground Zero at 8a to 1p

HBOBeyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience at 846a (HBO2 will air the documentary special at 7p)

HISTORY102 Minutes That Changed America at 846a (special will be simulcast across all A+E Networks domestically and internationally in 150 countries on HISTORY); The Making the 9/11 Memorial at 8p

Univision – Live coast-to-coast coverage from New York City across all time zones; Local coverage from WXTV Univision 41 at 7a; 9/11 – Diez Anos Despues (9/11 – 10 Years Later) at 8a; Al Punto (special edition) hosted live by Jorge Ramos from Ground Zero at 10a; Noticiero Univision broadcasting from Ground Zero at 630p & 1130p

REELZCHANNEL9/11 – Ten Years Later (encores) at 9a, 5p & 2a

PBSObjects and Memory (encore) at 4p; Frontline presents Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero (encore) at 5p; NOVA presents Engineering Ground Zero at 7p; PBS NewsHour presents America Remembers – 9/11 at 8p; Great Performances presents The New York Philharmonic 10th Anniversary Concert for 9/11 at 9p; Frontline presents The Man Who Knew (encore) at 1030p; Frontline presents Top Secret America at 1130p (check local listings)

VH1The Concert for New York City: Ten Years Later (commercial free over six hours) from 4p to 10p

SCIENCE – Encores Discovery Channel’s Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero at 5p

CNNFootnotes of 9/11 at 8p; Beyond Bravery: The Women of 9/11 at 9p

Military ChannelPentagon Under Fire at 8p; 9/11: After the Towers Fell at 9p; 9/11: The Towers and the Pentagon at 10p

MSNBC9/11: In Our Own Words at 8p; On Native Soil at 9p

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) – Four films selected by two 9/11 first-responders: Casablanca at 8p; Mister Roberts at 10p; All the Young Men at 1215a; Red River at 2a

OWN: Oprah Winfrey NetworkTwins of the Twin Towers at 9p; From the Ground Up at 1015p

SHOWTIMERebirth at 9p

USA NetworkThe Space Between at 9p; Twin Towers at 1021p

*Broadcast times are subject to change; please check current listings to verify air times.

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