A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM PROGRAM PARTNERS INC.
TO OUR PARTNERS IN CRIME?
Good morning. It’s Tuesday, January 24, 2006, and this is your first early morning briefing, coming to you from the NATPE Convention in Las Vegas:
Fox will move forward with a new late-night comedy series in the fall called Talk Show with Spike Feresten (working title), airing on Saturday nights from 12-1230a, following MADtv. This series will employ the traditional elements of a talk show, peppered with irreverent comedy sketches.
*MORE GOOD STUFF*NATPE Updates:
Discovery Health Channel has picked up seven more episodes of its forensic science and medical mystery series Skeleton Stories, from producer Atlas Media Corp. The show originally launched on Discovery Health back in December when it got a 13-episode order.
VH1 will launch a new series in conjunction with Entertainment Weekly called The World Series of Pop Culture, with host Pat Kiernan. The show is expected to launch this summer and will be a pop culture competition designed for teams on the topics of music, television and film. If you think this may be right up your alley as a contestant, check out VH1.com. Auditions will commence next month in five cities.
Showtime Networks has picked up Season #2 of Masters of Horror, produced by IDT Entertainment. Set to debut in the Fall of 2006, the order is for 13 one-hour episodes, and concentrates on the most prominent directors in the horror genre.
TNT Sports will provide mobile phone users access to TNT NBA Thursday via Txtstation TV, a marketing solution for interactive television. Txtstation will be implemented during TNT’s live sports broadcasts. To get a better idea of how the technology will work, plug this into your web browser:
* EXECUTIVE MOVES *Paula A. Kerger, will become the PBS’ President/CEO, effective March 13. Paula will direct the operations of the nation’s largest public broadcasting service, comprised of 348 member stations that reach more than 99 percent of U.S. television households. She will succeed Pat Mitchell, who announced last year her plan to step down as PBS’ president and CEO.
Although expected news, top changes are afloat at BET. BET Networks has boosted CEO Debra L. Lee up to Chairman. As of yesterday, BET Founder Robert Johnson officially ended his employment at the company
The HorseTV Channel announced today the upping of Wanda Thomas to VP/Affiliate Relations and Mike Miller to VP/Sales. Wanda will oversee affiliate relations, carriage agreements, and communications as well as administrative, database and information functions and processes for the Affiliate Sales and Relations Department. Mike will be responsible for national distribution and sales negotiations for large MSOs and DBS providers. He will also be responsible for managing sales teams located throughout the US and will determine annual sales projections.
Tim Foisset has been upped to Director/Digital Marketing for Razor & Tie Entertainment, based at the company’s headquarters in New York City. He will report to Michael Krumper, VP/Marketing, and Edith Bellinghausen, VP/New Media.
ABC Radio Networks announced Eric Stanger has been elevated to Director/Talk Programming. Eric will be responsible for overseeing the lineup of talk shows on ABC Radio Networks and the upcoming national debut of The Mark Levin Show. He will report to John McConnell, SVP/Programming, and will be based in New York City.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has promoted Liz Korda to Director/Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, Adam Philbin to Director/Marketing and Adonis Wilson to Senior Accountant. The announcements were made by Frank Kohler, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer and acting COO. Liz will oversee all aspects of the awards and the LA Area Peer Group. Adam will assume responsibility for new media, radio, electronic retailers and third party promotions. He will continue to be responsible for marketing research projects, international marketing of the Emmy? Awards and marketing the Academy. As Senior Accountant, Adonis will be responsible for all accounting software upgrades, preparation and approval of financial analysis requested by individual departments and monthly journal entries.
Co-founder of CSTV Networks Chris Bevilacqua will take over the reins of the company’s new regional networks division as the President of CSTV Regional Networks, announced by CEO/President Brian Bedol. Plans were announced last year for a 2006 launch of a network dedicated to the Mountain West Conference, when the conference transfers all media rights to CSTV. The company also has plans to develop other regional properties. Chris will continue to lead future rights negotiations for CSTV and CSTV Online.
Barbara Wall has joined Lionsgate as SVP/Television, reporting to Kevin Beggs, President/Television Programming and Production. Barbara will work on new program development for both broadcast and cable, and will also oversee current programming.
VEE Corporation has named Mary English as its General Sales Manager. Mary will lead the company’s sales and business development efforts for the design, production services and costume creation units. VEE has also upped Deb Miller to Senior Account Manager.
DHR International has named Laurie Rosenfield as its EVP in the New York City office, as a member of the firm’s Media and Entertainment Practice. Laurie has successfully built her career in the motion picture and television industry, both in program development and in sales. Most recently, she began her own production company, Galaxy Pictures, which develops television programming and feature films.
* RATINGS *Sunday- A18-49 Analysis: Fox had the NFC Championship Playoffs on Sunday night, and that game drew them a big win with an overall 9.8/22 among A18-49, according to time period fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen Media Research. ABC with its standard Sunday night fare was #2 overall with a 7.2/16. From 7-9p, Fox won both hours, while ABC was #2 from 7-9p and #1 from 9-11p. During the 7p hour, Fox drew a 13.0/32, and scored a 12.1/27 from 8-9p. At 9p Desperate Housewives delivered a 10.4/22, and Grey’s Anatomy had a big win with a 9.5/22 at 10p.
Live + Same Day Ratings: Sunday, January 22, 2006 – time period averages. Source: Nielsen Media Research.
Fox 14.9/22 Fox Sports Special: NFL 06 NFC Championship Playoffs [6:30] 14.9/22
ABC 10.8/16 AFV 4.9/7, EM: Home Edition 9.1/13, Desperate Housewives 15.4/22, Grey’s Anatomy 13.6/21
CBS 6.4/9 60 Minutes 7.5/12, Cold Case 6.7/10, NCIS 6.8/9, Without a Trace 5.5/9
NBC 6.2/9 Dateline NBC 5.9/9, The West Wing 4.9/7, Law & Order CI 6.8/9, Crossing Jordan 7.3/11
Univ 2.0/3 La Hora Pico 1.4/2, Bailando por un Sueno 2.4/3
WB 1.4/2 Reba [r] 1.6/2, Reba [r] 1.8/3, Charmed 2.4/3, Supernatural [r] 1.3/2
A18-49: Fox 9.8/22, ABC 7.2/16, NBC 2.7/6, CBS 2.6/6, Univision1.8/4, WB 0.9/2
A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM COURT TV
If you ever run into trouble in sin city,
Think what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas ?
Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question: Julian is questioned by Detective Sunday about the murder of one of his “clients” in what film? AMERICAN GIGOLO Kudos to: Johnny R. Jan-Americaningenuity/Gaithersburg MD; Marisa Cicolini-RPA/Waltham MA; Marge Pistulka-Empower Media Marketing/Coral Springs FL; Gaudys Sanclemente/NY; Colleen McGrew-WBTV/New Orleans; Roger L. Armstrong/Park City UT; Lynn Fraker-The Richards Group/Dallas; Robert Cass-Chicago Reader/Chicago; Laura Black-Lulupix/LA; Walter Willkomm-KTLA/LA; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M&S Entertainment/LA; Steve Rubin-Fast Carrier Pictures/LA; Josh Anisfeld-FSA Entertainment/W. Hollywood
Today’s Trivia Question: Who was known as the barman poet both in NYC and a Caribbean Island? (click here 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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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT: Tuesday, January 24, 2006
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