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Good morning. It’s Tuesday June 18, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
Discovery: Blood & Oil at 10p

Tonight’s Finales:
NBC: The Voice at 9p



“endlessly watchable…so much fun to watch…” – Los Angeles Times

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn


Netflix has inked an agreement with DreamWorks Animation for exclusive access to more than 300 hours of new programming. Under the terms of the multi-year pact, DreamWorks will produce original series for the video streaming giant based on the studio’s characters and franchises. The deal is Netflix’s largest ever for original content. The two companies did not disclose the financial terms of the pact.


NBC News has greenlit an exclusive, hour-long documentary chronicling Valerie Harper‘s battle with a rare terminal cancer. Hosted by Meredith Vieira and produced by NBC News’ Peacock Productions, this first-person account captures Harper’s journey as she undergoes experimental treatments and spends time with her husband Tony Cacciotti and their daughter Christina. Since being diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis on March 6, 2013 Harper has allowed camera crews unprecedented access into her life to help tell her story. From doctors’ visits to surgeries and reunions with family and friends, the documentary takes an intimate look inside Harper’s world. The special will air on NBC on primetime. An airdate has yet to be announced.

Yesterday, CBS announced premiere dates for its new and returning series for the 2013-2014 season as well as the date for The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards:

Wednesday, September 18: Survivor at 8p
Sunday, September 22: The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at 8p
Monday, September 23: How I Met Your Mother at 8p
Monday, September 23: 2 Broke Girls at 9p
Monday, September 23: Mom at 9:30p
Monday, September 23: Hostages at 10p
Tuesday, September 24: NCIS at 8p
Tuesday, September 24: NCIS: Los Angeles at 9p
Tuesday, September 24: Person of Interest at 10p
Wednesday, September 25: Criminal Minds at 9p
Wednesday, September 25: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation at 10p
Thursday, September 26: The Big Bang Theory at 8p
Thursday, September 26: The Millers at 8:30p
Thursday, September 26: The Crazy Ones at 9p
Thursday, September 26: Two and a Half Men at 9:30p
Thursday, September 26: Elementary at 10p
Friday, September 27: Undercover Boss at 8p
Friday, September 27: Hawaii Five-0 at 9p
Friday, September 27: Blue Bloods at 10p
Saturday, September 28: 48 Hours at 10p
Sunday, September 29: 60 Minutes at 7p
Sunday, September 29: The Amazing Race at 8p
Sunday, September 29: The Good Wife at 9p
Sunday, September 29: The Mentalist at 10p
Monday, February 24: Intelligence at 10p

E! is teaming up with Live Nation to give viewers a backstage pass to a day-in-the-life with some of the hottest musical artists and bands as they prepare for a performance along their US tour. Showcased exclusively on E! News, and on Eonline’s dedicated digital hub (www.eonline.com), E!’s Inside Track Summer Concert Series kicks off on Friday, June 21 at 7p with the Pitbull and Ke$ha concert in Detroit. Other performers to be featured include: Brad Paisley in Tampa; Jonas Brothers in Chicago; Backstreet Boys in Chicago; New Kids on The Block in Detroit; Big Time Rush in Phoenix; and Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls in St. Louis.

It’s going to be a sizzling summer on MTV2. Things get started on Tuesday, June 25 at 11p with the one-hour special Wild ‘N Out Wildest Moments, as Nick Cannon and friends count down the top 10 moments in Wild ‘N Out history. The one-hour special will also introduce fans to the new cast of Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out, which premieres on Tuesday, July 9 at 11p, along with sneak peeks of the season ahead.

Investigation Discovery‘s signature newsmagazine, On the Case with Paula Zahn, returns for its eighth season on Sunday, June 23 at 10p. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist Zahn, each episode profiles stories of perseverance, courage and justice. In the season premiere episode, A Tangled Web, Zahn explores how a romantic Valentine’s Day rendezvous ends in murder for a doting husband.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s nationally broadcast telethon will return this Labor Day weekend with a new broadcast home, the ABC Television Network. ABC has signed on to air the two-hour MDA Show of Strength Telethon on its stations across the country on Sunday, September 1 from 9 to 11p. As in the past, the entertainment event will raise funds and awareness to support MDA’s mission to help children and adults affected by progressive and often fatal muscle diseases.

IC Punch Media, Inc. has announced the official launch date for the VU Television Network as September 23, 2013. VU, which will debut in 15 major cities across the U.S., is currently developing National programming consisting of launch related specials, reality series, comedy, local entertainment news, drama and family friendly movies, and children’s programming. The break-out star of local programing for VU Television in each city will be a weekly half-hour entertainment news show Happening This Week in…!! The show will bring local viewers their own one-stop entertainment-hub to know everything going on that week in their city.

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 in 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 the night before, on August 13.


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Disney Channel has greenlit Girl Meets World, a spinoff of the 1990s ABC sitcom Boy Meets World. The series will star Rowan Blanchard as Riley Matthews, the young daughter of Cory and Topanga. Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel will reprise their roles as parents in the new sitcom, which is slated to premiere in 2014.


Beer Geeks, the nationally syndicated series about all things Craft Beer, is on a roll. The Television Syndication Company has announced clearances at 50% of the country and climbing with a premiere set for September 2013. Clearances include WLNY – New York, WBBM – Chicago, WCVB – Boston, WFTC – Minneapolis, WTSP – Tampa; KDVR – Denver, WESH – Orlando, KXTX – Sacramento, KPTV – Portland, WBGN – Pittsburgh; and stations from Raycom, Sinclair, Tribune, Gray, Hearst, Journal Broadcast, Lin, Media General, and Meredith station groups. 

CNN Latino is expanding to Miami. It will be available on WDFL-Channel 11 in Miami from 3-11p beginning in August, and will also be seen on Comcast Channel 18, AT&T U-Verse Channel 20 and Atlantic Broadband Channel 82. With this addition to its existing presence in Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Tampa, Phoenix and Salt Lake City, the Spanish-language programming block will be available in markets that represent more than one third of U.S Hispanic homes.


Reggie Watts, Miles Fisher and Mike Castle have been tapped to star in the Comedy Central pilot Bad Advice from My Brother. The half-hour series is based on Jordan Pope Roush‘s blog of the same name. Fisher will play big brother Jason. Castle will play younger brother Ben. Watts will portray their neighbor Reggie.

Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Merlin) is set to guest star as Machiavellian alchemist Paracelsus on Syfy‘s Warehouse 13. Head’s three-episode story arc begins Monday, June 24 at 10p.

Billy Porter, the Tony Award-winning star of Kinky Boots, appears on the season finale of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on Thursday, June 20 at 11p. Also appearing on the episode is comedian/rapper Zach “MC Mr. Napkins” Sherwin, who will perform an original rap number. Totally Biased will return in September on FXX.

Tr3s has announced the expansion of its popular Regional Mexican music show ReMexa with a new face. Long time genre aficionado Paulina Garces will host the half-hour program that gives viewers the sights and sounds of genre-favorites from Duranguense and Banda to Nortena and Ranchera through interviews, exclusive access, live performances, and more.


OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Discovery Networks International have announced the international expansion of OWN with a weekly block of programming to air in Australia exclusively on Discovery Home & Health. Beginning Sunday, August 4 at 7:30p, viewers in Australia will be able to watch the programming at Foxtel/Austar/Optus Channel 640. Series airing in the block include Oprah’s Next Chapter, Super Soul Sunday, America with Lisa Ling and The Oprah Winfrey Show: Behind the Scenes.


Friday A18-49 Analysis:  Univision won the night among A18-49 viewers Friday with a 1.4/5, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p, Univision’s Porque el Amor Manda was #1 at 1.4/6, followed by ABC’s Shark Tank at 1.1/5. Univision’s Amores Verdaderos took the top spot at 9p at 1.6/6. ABC’s What Would You Do? placed second at 1.2/5. ABC’s 20/20 led at 10p at 1.4/5. Univision’s Que Bonito Amor followed at 1.3/4.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, June 14, 2013 time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

NBC 3.6/7 Dateline NBC 4.0/8, Rock Center With Brian Williams 3.1/6
CBS 3.2/6 American Baking Competition [r] 2.7/6, Hawaii Five-0 [r] 2.9/6, Blue Bloods [r] 3.9/7
ABC 3.0/6 Shark Tank [r] 2.9/6, What Would You Do 2.6/5, 20/20 [r] 3.4/6
UNI 1.9/4 Porque el Amor Manda 1.8/4, Amores Verdaderos 2.1/4, Que Bonito Amor 1.7/3
FOX 1.4/3 Bones [r] 1.9/4, The Following [r] 0.9/2
TEL 0.9/2 Pasion Prohibida 0.7/1, La Patrona 1.0/2, El Senor de los Cielos 1.0/2
ION 0.6/1 Cold Case 0.6/1, Cold Case 0.6/1, Cold Case  0.6/1
CW 0.5/1 Nikita [r] 0.4/1, Supernatural  [r] 0.5/1
UMA 0.2/0 Cineplex Fri [7p start r] 0.2/0,  Cineplex Fri 0.2/0

A18-49:  UNI 1.4/5, ABC 1.2/5, NBC 1.0/4, CBS 0.8/3, TEL 0.7/3, FOX 0.5/3, CW 0.2/1, ION 0.2/1,  UMA 0.1/1


Legendary Entertainment has named Bruce Rosenblum as President of Television and Digital Media. Rosenbaum previously served as president of Warner Bros. Television Group, where he ran the studio’s TV unit. In his new post he will oversee the division producing programming for linear and on-demand platforms as well as developing digital distribution opportunities.

Paul Kahn has joined FOX One, News Corp.’s cross-company Sales and Marketing group, as Vice President of Integrated Sales and Marketing. Kahn spent the last decade at ABC Television, a division of the Walt Disney Company, working on cross-divisional integrated sales opportunities. In his new role Kahn is tasked with seeking out new and incremental business through the development and implementation of integrated marketing techniques and developing and executing cross-platform solutions that drive revenue across all News Corp companies.

NBC News Digital has announced that Tony Dokoupil is joining NBCNews.com as a Senior Writer. Dokoupil, who previously held Senior Writer positions at Newsweek and The Daily Beast, begins his new role in September.

Veteran TV syndicator and producer Gayle Dickie has been appointed President of IC Punch Media, Inc. and the newly created VU Television Network. Dickie will oversee the network’s day-to-day operations of their multi-platform broadcast, cable, OOHD and streaming content distribution channels. Her first appointment is James Allen Bradley as Executive Vice President of Production and Operations. Bradley will be tasked with producing original content. Dickie has also appointed Meredith Waters to the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Partnerships.



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This Day In History, sponsored by Discovery Fit & Health:
1976-Country singer and star of The Voice Blake Shelton was born.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: What was the name of the football team Eric Taylor coached on Friday Night Lights?  Actually there were two: The Panthers and The Lions. Kudos to: Ben Whitney-Current TV/NYC; David Stern-BARD Entertainment/NYC; Chris Geddis-CW Network/NYC; Amy Pecorino-Bethenny/NYC; Judy Margolis-The Ad Place/Addison, TX; Suzy Shoup-Moroch/Dallas, TX; Lisa Fikeys-Zimmerman/Chicago, IL; Roz Seibold-EDA/Tucson, AZ; Miriam Aardahl-OMD/Los Angeles, CA; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA/Los Angeles, CA; Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA.

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ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live, NBA Countdown, 2013 NBA Finals
CBS: NCIS [r], NCIS: Los Angeles [r], Person of Interest [r]
CW: Hart of Dixie [r], America’s Next Top Model [r]
FOX: So You Think You Can Dance
ION: Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds
MyTV: House, House
NBC: America’s Got Talent, The Voice [f]
PBS: John D. Rockefeller: American Experience, Frontline
Telemundo: Pasion Prohibida, La Patrona, El Senor de los Cielos
UMA: Futbol Central, Clasificacion de la Copa Mundial de FIFA
Univision: Porque el Amor Manda, Amores Verdaderos, Que Bonito Amor

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