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Good morning. It’s Tuesday, February 19, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
The CW: Cult at 9p
ABC: Body of Proof at 10p
HISTORY: Ultimate Soldier Challenge at 10p
Comedy Central: The Jeselnik Offensive at 1030p

Tonight’s Finale:
Syfy: Total Blackout at 10p


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For the first time, NBC and Shine America are teaming with Pinterest to jointly promote The Biggest Loser, airing on Mondays at 8p.  NBC will create fitness and food tips based on each week’s episode specifically for the Pinterest platform.  The integration began with last night’s episode and will continue until the series’ season finale on March 18.  The Biggest Loser is a production of Shine America, 25/7 Productions and 3 Ball Productions.


Everyone’s favorite TV mom, Florence Henderson, will star in RLTV’s new culinary show, Who’s Cooking with Florence Henderson, debuting February 27 at 9p.  Henderson will cook healthy versions of classic dishes alongside Chef Govind Armstrong.  The weekly show also welcomes guest celebs sharing their family recipes from Virginia Madsen, Marie Osmond and Tim Conway to Henderson’s former Brady son, Christopher Knight (Peter) among many others.
British actor Richard Briers has died at the age of 79.  Briers is best known to American TV audiences for his long-running role as Tom in 1970s series The Good Life as well as a starring turn in the series Monarch of the Glen. Briers also played roles in several of Kenneth Branagh’s films including Much Ado About Nothing, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Henry V and Hamlet.
Programming Alert: National music television network Fuse, part of The Madison Square Garden company for the second year will be the exclusive US home for The BRIT Awards airing this Wednesday at 6p.



A fifth season of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta returns to TLC’s schedule starting March 8 at 9p.  The show is produced by North South Productions for TLC.

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Top 10 Weekend Box Office Estimates:  February 15-18, 2013
A Good Day to Die Hard (20th Century Fox)        $29.3 million  1 wk total $37.5m
Identity Thief (Universal)                                     $27.9 million  2 wk total $75.2m
Safe Haven (Relativity Media)                              $25.2 million  1 wk total $34.0m
Escape from Planet Earth (The Weinstein Co.)    $21.0 million  opening weekend
Warm Bodies (Lionsgate)                                    $10.3 million  3 wk total $51.5m
Beautiful Creatures (Warner Bros.)                     $8.9 million  1 wk total $11.5m
Side Effects (Open Road)                                     $7.8 million  2 wk total $20.6m
Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Co.)        $7.6 million  14 wk total $100.0m
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (Paramount)  $4.2 million  4 wk total $50.4m
Zero Dark Thirty (Sony)                                       $3.6 million  9 wk total $88.5m
Source: Rentrak


The Broadway Channel is partnering with ClearVISION, an airport-based video network, for delivery of its theatrical programming in airports across the US. Broadway Channel programming includes Broadway Previews, Broadway on Tour and more.

Entertainment Studios, Inc., independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated shows and owner of eight 24-hour HD cable TV networks, announced the launch of its newest network, JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV on FAVE TV.  Owned by Sky Angel U.S., LLC, FAVE TV is a provider of inspirational and family-friendly television and radio programming.


2nd Annual Cynopsis Kids !magination Awards

Honoring the best in kids programming & marketing

Entry Deadline: February 20, 2013  |  Awards Ceremony: June 2013

For more information + to enter online, visit the !magination Awards webpage: http://www.cynopsis.com/events/kids-awards.


Kirstie Alley is back on television with TV Land’s aptly titled Kirstie’s New Show (previously titled Giant Baby) with Alley as Broadway star Madison Banks.  The show reunites Alley with friend and former Cheers co-star Rhea Perlman in addition to Seinfeld actor Michael Richards. Set to premiere this fall with 12 episodes, Kirstie’s New Show is written and executive produced by Marco Pennette; Alley and manager Jason Weinberg are EPs along with TV Land’s Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox.

Matt Williams, creator/EP of the ’80s series Roseanne, will become writer and showrunner on George Lopez’s comedy project produced by Lionsgate TV and distributed by Debmar-Mercury. Lopez and Williams are shopping the multi-camera Latino family comedy series to networks which will follow Debmar-Mercury’s 10-90 formula (in which 10 episodes air as a test-run and if a ratings threshold is met, a 90-episode order is triggered, allowing the project to sell into syndication on an expedited timeline) which was used successfully for Tyler Perry’s comedies on TBS and most recently for Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management on FX.  A year ago, Lopez inked a deal with Lionsgate and Debmar-Mercury to co-create, star in and serve as EP on a new multi-cam comedy about a Latino family.  This last January, Lionsgate signed a first-look deal with Williams and his Wind Dancer Films.  The George Lopez comedy falls under that deal.

Lifetime is passing on Renee Zellweger’s drama pilot Cinnamon Girl set in the late 1960s/early 1970s Los Angeles.   Zellweger created the drama with Anthony Tambakis

Food Network’s culinary competition series Food Network Star’s ninth season is currently in production in Los Angeles, slated to premiere this June.  Network stars Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay are returning to the series produced by Triage Entertainment.


Prolific actor Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty) landed the lead role in Showtime’s drama pilot The Vatican, a thriller about spirituality, power and politics set against the modern-day machinations within the Catholic Church.  Chandler will portray Cardinal Thomas Duffy, Archbishop of New York.  Matthew Goode and Sebastian Koch have also joined the cast.  Production begins this year on The Vatican which is produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with SHOWTIME for series consideration. 

Former Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman will next play an assassin in FOX’s drama pilot Boomerang.

Burn Gorman is joining AMC’s period drama pilot Turn, playing Hewlett, a British Major assigned to the Colonies.  Gorman had previously starred in Torchwood.

David Alan Grier (In Living Color) is going back to school in CBS’ adaptation of Bad Teacher, based on the 2011 Cameron Diaz feature film.  In the single-camera comedy, Grier will play the principal, Carl Gaines, the role played by John Michael Higgins in the Columbia Pictures movie.

Casting Call: Minuto Para Ganar (Minute to Win It), just renewed for a second season by MundoFox and produced by Shine America, is basing production in New York and casting is underway in the Tri-State area.  The show is looking for fun-loving couples in good physical condition with big personalities who want a chance to win big money.  Couples can also include friends, siblings, dad/daughter or mom/son combos, in-laws and more.  To participate send an email to: [email protected] or call: 646-588-5336.  Complete rules and regulations can be found at: minutoparaganarcasting.com


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MTV reports last Thursday was a strong night for the network with the season three premiere of Ridiculousness and the series debut of Failosophy.  Ridiculousness attracted 1.7 million total viewers and ranked as the top cable series among P12-34 that night.  The series launch of Failosophy following Ridiculousness drew in 1.1 million total viewers and was the #1 series in its timeslot with male teens across all TV.  Both series continue to air on Thursdays with Ridculousness at 10p and Failsophy at 1030p.

Broadcast Morning News Shows  Weekly Average Ratings (week of February 4, 2013)
ABC: GMA 5.39 million total viewers; 1.7/12 and 2.04 million A25-54
NBC: Today 4.74 million total viewers; 1.7/12 and 1.99 million A25-54
CBS: This Morning 3.12 million total viewers; 1.0/7 and 1.20 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI

Thursday A18-49 Analysis:  CBS had a sweet evening Thursday winning the A18-49 demo with a 3.3/10, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen.  At 8p, CBS’ comedies The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men averaged a 4.7/15 to win followed by FOX’s American Idol at 3.7/12.  Also this hour, ABC debuted new series Zero Hour at 1.4/4 which ranked fourth.  CBS was #1 at 9p with Person of Interest at 3.0/8 while ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy was a couple of paces behind at 2.8/8.  Then at 10p, ABC moved into first place with Scandal at 2.7/8 and CBS took a second seat with Elementary at 2.3/7.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Thursday, February 14, 2013  (February Sweep Day 14) time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 8.5/14            The Big Bang Theory 10.7/18, Two and a Half Men 8.4/13, Person of Interest 9.1/14, Elementary 6.9/12

FOX: 5.3/9                 American Idol 7.4/12, Glee 3.2/5

ABC: 5.0/8               Zero Hour [p] 4.1/7, Grey’s Anatomy 5.7/9, Scandal 5.3/9      

NBC: 2.1/4               Community 1.7/3, Parks and Recreation 1.8/3, The Office 2.4/4, Law & Order: SVU [r] 2.2/4

UNIV: 2.1/4              Por Ella Soy Eva 2.1/4, Amores Verdaderos 2.2/4, Amor Bravio 2.0/3

CW: 1.2/2                Vampire Diaries 1.5/2, Beauty and the Beast 1.0/2

ION: 0.7/1                Without a Trace 0.6/1, Without a Trace 0.6/1, Criminal Minds 0.9/1

TELE: 0.7/1              Pasion Prohibida 0.6/1, La Patrona 0.8/1, El Rostro de la Venganza 0.6/1

UMA: 0.2/0               Cineplex THR [7p start] 0.3/1, Made in Cartagena 0.2/0, Rosario Tijeras 0.2/0

A18-49:  CBS 3.3/10, FOX 2.7/8, ABC 2.3/7, UNIV 1.7/5, NBC 1.4/4, CW 0.8/2, TELE 0.5/2, ION 0.2/1, UMA 0.2/0


Cynopsis: Kids! Webinar
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Thursday * March 14, 2013 * 1:30-3:00 p.m. ET

Hosted by: Cathy Olson, Editor Cynopsis: Kids! along with panelists:
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This Day In History, sponsored by Discovery Fit & Health: 1955 Happy Birthday, Jeff Daniels, star of HBO’s Newsroom!

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: In this Valentine-themed episode of Friends “The One with the Candy Hearts” Chandler agrees to go on a double date with Joey. Who ends up as Chandler’s date? His ex-girlfriend, Janice. Kudos to: Monica Caraffa-The Radio Agency/Media, PA; Anne Vega-Jump NY/NYC; James Taguchi-WTVR/Richmond; Richard Pitruzzello-FairWarning Inc./Clearwater, FL; Scott Wallace-Showtime Networks/Overland Park, KS; Cortney Naylor-Swagger Films/Houston; Sally Zikas-Weigel Broadcasting/Chicago; Lucie Prann-The Richards Group/Dallas; Todd Schliewen-KMSB-BELO/Tucson; Betsy Samuel-OpenTV/Golden, CO; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; Melissa Friedman/LA; Will Neil-KTVU/Oakland, CA; Terry Danuser-OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network/LA; Anand Roy-The Walt Disney Company/Mumbai, India; Amy Manchester Borg-CMJ Productions/Toronto.

Today’s Trivia Question: The POTUS & FLOTUS on TV Theme Week:  Who is the only producer in Hollywood history to have produced a FOX holiday special hosted by President and Mrs. Clinton (2000) and also the FOX relationship series Mr. Personality (2003) with Monica Lewinsky as host? (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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ABC: The Taste, The Bachelor, Body of Proof [p]
CBS: NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Vegas
CW: Hart of Dixie, Cult [p]
FOX: Raising Hope, New Girl [r], New Girl, The Mindy Project
ION: Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds
MyTV: House, House
NBC: Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, Go On, The New Normal, Smash
PBS: Bill the Kid: American Experience, After Newtown: Guns in America, Frontline
Telemundo: Pasion Prohibida, La Patrona, El Rostro de la Venganza
UMA: Bajo Amenaza, Made in Cartagena, Rosario Tijeras
Univision: Por Ella Soy Eva, Amores Verdaderos, Amor Bravio

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