Tuesday, April 30th, 2013



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Good morning. It’s Tuesday April 30, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
Comedy: Inside Amy Shumer at 10:30p
Military: Warrior POV at 10p
Syfy: Weird or What? at 9p       
TLC: The Little Couple at 10p
Travel: Airport 24/7: Miami at 9p


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FOX is rolling out the red carpet for fans at its first-ever “fanfront” celebration on Monday, May 13 in New York, immediately following the network’s announcement of its 2013-2014 schedule. The event will give fans a front-of-the-line pass to see FOX stars from series, including The Following, New Girl, The X Factor, The Mindy Project, Bones, Glee, Raising Hope and American Idol, get an exclusive sneak peek at the networks new shows, learn more about its returning shows, and take home some one-of-a-kind FOX swag. To attend, fans must RSVP via email at [email protected] or via phone at 646-745-1570 by Friday, May 10. Details will be provided upon confirmation.

Speaking of Fox, just a week after Stevie Wonder performed live on ABC‘s Dancing With the Stars, he will be celebrated on Glee, when the FOX show pays homage to the singing legend on Thursday, May 2 at 9p, as the New Direction takes on the music icon’s greatest hits. The episode is appropriately titled Wonder-ful. Among the performances, returning guest star Kate Hudson will sing Uptight (Everything’s Alright).

Food Network serves up a sweet Southern summer with season premieres of three daytime favorites. Trisha’s Southern Kitchen (Ellen Rakieten Productions) returns on Saturday, May 25 at 10:30a as Trisha Yearwood serves up delicious recipes with a side of singing. Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen (Follow Productions) is back on Sunday, May 26 at 10a with Jamie Deen in the kitchen preparing delicious meals for his family. The Pioneer Woman (produced by Pacific), starring Ree Drummond, returns on Saturday, June 1 at 10a.

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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced that Steve Harvey will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, May 13. Harvey has established a multi-faceted entertainment and media career from doing stand-up in the mid-1980s to hosting It’s Showtime at the Apollo, Family Feud and The Steve Harvey Show.

The Banff World Media Festival has named actor/comedian Wayne Brady as host of the Banff World Media Festival’s evening Rockie Awards Gala. The event will take place at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Canada, on Tuesday, June 11. In addition, Rob Marciano, co-anchor of Entertainment Tonight, has been announced as host of the Rockies Industry Awards Lunch at Banff on Monday, June 10.


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WE tv has ordered six, hour-long episodes of the new original series House of Curves. The show spotlights Atlanta-based, plus-sized fashion designer Kenyatta Jones as she takes on the skinny world of fashion with her edgy designs. Produced for WE tv by Pie Town Productions, the series is set premiere on Thursday, June 13 at 10p.

The crazy world of competitive mothering has a new entry. Lifetime has greenlit the unscripted comedy Pretty Wicked Moms, a show that featured six feisty Atlanta women jockeying to be the ultimate mother as they plan extravagant birthday parties to augment their baby’s social climb to the top, Naturally, there’s no end to their plotting and scheming. Lifetime has ordered nine episodes of the series, which is produced by Ellen Rakieten Entertainment. It premieres Tuesday, June 4 at 10p.


Gabourey Sidibe (Precious, The Big C) has been added to the cast of FX‘s American Horror Story: Coven. Showrunner Ryan Murphy announced the news on Twitter. No details about her character were made available.

John Krasinski (The Office) will make a cameo appearance on the new season of Arrested Development, according to Entertainment Weekly. He’ll appear on one of the upcoming 15 new episodes of the show, which is being released on Netflix on May 26.


ITV Studios Global Entertainment has announced that Netflix has acquired the exclusive broadcast premiere window rights to Rectify for its members in Canada. Netflix launched the first two episodes of the series days after its US premiere on Sundance Channel. The rest of the series will roll out weekly in line with the US broadcast.



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Friday A18-49 Analysis:  Univision won the night among A18-49 viewers Friday with a 1.5/5, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p, CBS’ Undercover Boss led at 1.7/7, followed by Univision’s Porque el Amor Manda led at 1.5/6. ABC’s Shark Tank took over the top spot at 9p at 2.0/6. Univision’s Amores Verdaderos ranked second at 1.7/5. At 10p, Univision’s Que Bonito Amor was #1 at 1.4/4, followed by CBS’ Blue Bloods at 1.3/4 and ABC’s 20/20 at 1.2/4.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, April 26, 2013 time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 5.9/10               Undercover Boss 5.8/11, Vegas 4.9/8, Blue Bloods 6.9/12

NBC: 2.4/4             Fashion Star 1.9/3, Grimm 2.9/5, Rock Center with Brian Williams 2.5/4

ABC: 2.0/4              Happy Endings 1.6/3, Happy Endings 1.3/2, Shark Tank 4.2/7, 20/20  3.1/5

UNIV: 1.9/3            Porque el Amor Manda 1.8/3, Amores Verdaderos 2.1/4, Que Bonito Amor 1.8/3

FOX: 1.7/4             Kitchen Nightmares 1.9/4, Touch 1.5/3

TELE: 0.9/2             Pasion Prohibida 0.7/1, La Patrona 0.9/2, Senor de los Cielos  1.1/2

ION: 0.8/1             Cold Case 0.8/1, Cold Case 0.8/1, Cold Case  0.8/1

CW: 0.5/1               Nikita 0.6/1, Oh Sit!  0.4/1

UMA: 0.3/0            Cineplex Fri [7p start r] 0.3/0  Cineplex Fri  0.2/0

A18-49:   UNI 1.5/5, CBS 1.3/5, ABC 1.1/4, NBC 1.0/3, FOX 0.8/3, TEL 0.8/2, CW 0.3/1,   ION 0.3/1, UMA 0.2/1


Marco Bassetti has been appointed CEO of Banijay Entertainment. Bassetti, formerly president of Endemol Worldwide, will be responsible for the international development of Banijay Group. Francois de Brugada, who joined Banijay as Executive Vice President in 2008, has been promoted to COO of Banijay Group.

Rich Riley has been named new CEO of Shazam Entertainment, the music discovery and budding TV app vendor based in the U.K. Riley, who last served as executive vice president of Yahoo, succeeds Andrew Fisher, who will remain on the board and become non-executive director of Shazam.

Gary Auerbach has been named Executive Vice President, Development and Programming for Wilshire Studios, formerly Comcast Entertainment Studios, effective May 1. Auerbach joins Wilshire Studios from Go Go Luckey Entertainment, where he was founder and partner. In this newly created role, Auerbach will oversee  all development, as well as production of current series The Soup, Fashion Police, Live from the Red Carpet and True Hollywood Story for E!, Giuliana and Bill for Style and The Nerdist for BBC America.

ABC News is expanding its investigative unit. James Gordon Meek is joining the Washington bureau as an investigative producer. Josh Margolin is joining ABC News as a senior investigative reporter. ABC News Radio correspondent Aaron Katersky is expanding his duties to include investigative reporting. Lee Ferran is taking on a larger role within the investigative unit as the new editor of The Blotter on ABCNews.com.

Fusion has named Maritza Puello as Managing Editor for Newscore. Puello, formerly of NY1 Noticias, the only 24-hour Spanish-language local news station covering New York, will oversee Newscore’s news gathering team and coordinate breaking news coverage.

Derrick Ashong is joining Fusion as an anchor. He will cover politics, cultural events, the big headlines of the day and entertainment and social media trends. Ashong previously anchored The Derrick Ashong Experience on SIRIUS XM’s Oprah Radio and The Stream on Al Jazeera English.

JWT Canada has made two new hires for its Toronto office. Ryan Spelliscy, formerly Co-Creative Director at Sid Lee Toronto, has been named SVP, Creative Director. Carolyn Bingham, formerly Group Account Director at Zulu Alpha Kilo, has been appointed Vice President, Creative Operations. Spelliscy will be charged with supporting and executing the creative vision. Bingham will lead creative services, broadcast production, traffic and print production.

CMT has appointed Jon Unger and Mike Maniaci as the network’s newest Managers of Development in Los Angeles and New York, respectively. Unger and Maniaci join Development Manager, Matt Trierweiler in helping to oversee the development of a broad range of the network’s programming. Unger previously served as Manager of Development of Pilgrim Studios. Maniaci previously served as Director of Development for Pipeline 39 Entertainment.

Sascha Uzzell has been hired as Director of Accounts for New York marketing agency Campfire. Uzzell will overseeing and grow the agency’s relationships with current and prospective clients and help manage the agency’s account services teams. She joins Campfire from Safari Sundays in New York, where she served as Vice President and Senior Director.



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ABC: Splash, Dancing with the Stars, 20/20: Murder. Mystery. Amanda Knox Speaks
CBS: NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Golden Boy
CW: Hart of Dixie, America’s Next Top Model [r]
FOX: Hell’s Kitchen, New Girl, The Mindy Project
ION: Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds
MyTV: House, House
NBC: The Voice, Grimm
PBS: The Dust Bowl, Frontline
Telemundo: Pasion Prohibida, La Patrona, El Senor de los Cielos
UMA: Beowulf, Los Heroes Del Norte, Rosario Tijeras
Univision: Porque el Amor Manda, Amores Verdaderos, Que Bonito Amor

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