Tuesday, May 7th, 2013



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Good morning. It’s Tuesday May 7, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
Cooking Channel: Road Trip with G. Garvin at 9p
NatGeo : Polygamy USA at 9p
Weather: Reel Rivals at 9p

Tonight’s Finales:
Splash at 8p
The CW: Hart of Dixie at 8p
Lifetime: Preachers’ Daughters at 10p


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Primetime television’s longest-running reality series, Cops, is getting a new beat. Spike TV is picking up the show, which is about to wrap an abbreviated 25th season on FOX, and will begin airing it in the fall in its same 8p Saturday time slot. A FOX renewal was not expected; the network is bringing in more sports to its Saturday-night time slots. Cops, created by John Langely, began airing in March 1989.


Cee Lo Green couldn’t stay away from NBC‘s The Voice for very long. He returns tomorrow (May 8) not only to the judge’s chair, but also to perform his new single Only You. In other Voice news… Grammy winners Maroon 5 will debut Love Somebody, the fourth single from the band’s album Overexposed, on the May 20 episode. Front man Adam Levine has been a judge/mentor on the series since its launch.

Oh mama, get ready for some more pageant-style pop culture. TLC will launch the new season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo beginning July 19 at 9p. The series averaged 2.3 million viewers last fall.

E! will spotlight fashion’s big night the Costume Institute Gala tonight with an expanded 90-minute edition of E! News, and extensive coverage at eonline.com, with Giuliana Rancic and Alicia Quarles.

FX will return dark comedy series Wilfred Thursday nights for a third season beginning June 20 at 10p, this time without its other half, Louie CK’s series Louie, which is on hiatus until 2014.

On July 5 HBO will put final punctuation on Life’s Too Short, the comedy series created by Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Warwick Davis that chronicles the show-biz ups and downs of little person Davis, with the Life’s Too Short Special. The series, in which Davis plays a fictionalized version of himself, debuted on HBO in February 2012.

Investigation Discovery is launching two new series in June that explore dastardly deeds done down in Dixie–Swamp Murders and Southern Fried Homicide. Swamp Murders, which premieres June 4 at 10 p, dives into the bogs, bayous and other waterways to reveal all sorts of foul play. Southern Fried Homicide, premiering June 5 at 10 p, is hosted by actress Shanna Forrestall and probes juicy murder mysteries in the Bible Belt.

Nickelodeon continues to beef up NickMom, its ad-supported mom-centric primetime programming block that airs on Nick Jr. The View‘s Sherri Shepherd will host the second season of stand-up comedy series NickMom Night Out (23 episodes), and NickMom also ordered up a second season of talk show Parental Discretion with Stefanie Wilder-Taylor (20 episodes).

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Q1 television station revenue was down at Scripps, due largely to a drop in political and Super Bowl-related advertising. Station revenue of $96.9 million signaled a 2.7% dip from the same quarter last year. Silver linings came via increases in retransmission fees, up 35% over Q1 2012 to $10.4 million; digital revenue, up 23% to $3.8 million; and national advertising, up 4.6%. Local ad sales were down 4.9%.

Outdoor Channel is saying, Not so fast to potential buyer Kroenke Sports & Entertainment. The cooling off comes after the network received a $237 million offer Friday from Intermedia, which it determined bested Kroenke’s latest $9.15-per-share bid. Kroenke now has until 5p. (PT) Thursday to submit a higher bid. Kroenke would receive a $1 million “break-up” fee from the Outdoor ends up selecting Intermedia, the hunting and fishing channel said in a statement.

Smithsonian Media is providing digital content from Smithsonian Channel and other outlets in the areas of travel, arts, history and science to the universities, companies, government agencies and regional/state education networks that are part of the Internet2 online community of universities and researchers.


by double-digits in both TOTAL DAY and PRIME!

The #2 ranked African American network for Adults is BOUNCE TV.

For more information contact Dennis Ray at [email protected]

Source: Nielsen – April 2013 M-Su Total Day (6a-6a) and M-Su Prime (8p-11p). Based on A18+ Live+SD data. Nets Ranked: Bounce TV, BET, TV One and Centric.


PBS will commemorate the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy with an eight-episode series of its Emmy-winning This Old House focusing on three sets of homeowners rebuilding in Bay Head, Point Pleasant and Manasquan, New Jersey. Along with the show’s usual run of side stories, regulars Norm Abram, Richard Trethewey, Roger Cook and Jersey-born host Kevin O’Connor will report on individual communities’ restoration efforts in the heart of the state’s worst storm damage.

New NBC net Cozi TV has greenlit reality series Pushing It, starring birthing coach and tough-love personal trainer Jenny Skoog. The series debuts June 2 and will track Skoog and her adventures coaching and training three New York women before, during and after pregnancy.


Brett Dier (L.A. Complex) and model Elizabeth Whitson have been cast on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars spinoff Ravenswood. Dier will play Abel, a brooding intense loner. Whitson will play Olivia, Abel’s twin sister and a former prom queen.



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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, CBS’ Undercover Boss and Univision’s Porque el Amor Manda tied for first at 1.2/5, followed by FOX’s Kitchen Nightmares at 1.1/4. Univision’s Amores Verdaderos led the pack at 9p at 1.8/6. ABC’s Shark Tank was second at 1.7/6. At 10p, ABC’s 20/20 took over the #1 spot at 1.6/5. CBS’ Blue Bloods trailed at 1.3/.

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

CBS: 5.4/10              Undercover Boss 4.7/9/11, Vegas 4.8/8, Blue Bloods 6.7/12

NBC: 2.8/5             Fashion Star 1.9/3, Dateline 3.6/6, Rock Center with Brian Williams 2.9/5

ABC: 2.7/5              Happy Endings 1.9/4, Happy Endings 1.6/3, Shark Tank 3.7/6, 20/20  3.7/7

UNIV: 1.9/3            Porque el Amor Manda 1.7/3, Amores Verdaderos 2.3/4, Que Bonito Amor 1.6/3

FOX: 1.7/3             Kitchen Nightmares 2.0/4, Touch 1.4/2

TELE: 1.0 /2             Pasion Prohibida 0.8/1, La Patrona 1.0/2, Senor de los Cielos  1.2/2

ION: 0.6/1             Cold Case 0.6/1, Cold Case 0.6/1, Cold Case  0.5/1

CW: 0.6/1               Nikita 0.7/1, Supernatural!  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 1.2/4, CBS 1.1/4 NBC 1.0/3, FOX 0.9/3, TEL 0.8/2, CW 0.2/1,   ION 0.2/1, UMA 0.2/1


NBCUniversal is promoting ad sales executive Maureen Murphy to Senior Vice President. In her new role, Murphy will oversee ad sales strategy and integrations for both NBCU’s E! and its new Esquire Network, a joint venture between NBCU and Hearst Magazine. Murphy joined NBCU in 2000 and most recently served as vice president daytime, late night and primetime special sales.

Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole will serve as the primary highlight team for Fox Sports Live, the flagship news show of FOX‘s upcoming Fox Sports 1 national network. The duo have been an anchor team for the Canadian sports network TSN’s SportsCentre.

Oncologist and pioneering biomedical researcher Dr. David Argus joins CBS News as a contributor. Argus will report on a broad range of topics for CBS News’ medical division broadcasts.

New York indie video effects and design firm Phosphene is expanding its creative team with the appointments of CG supervisor Vance Miller, lead digital artist Eddie Porter and lead compositor Scott Winston. In addition, lead digital artist Aaron Raff has been promoted to VFX supervisor.


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This Day In History, sponsored by Destination America: 1950 – Tim Russert, the longest-serving moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press and one of the most influential television journalists of his time, was born in New York. Russert died in 2008.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: What was the name of the school the girls attended on Facts of Life? Eastland. Kudos to: Kristina Alvarez-VH1/NYC; Barbara E. Bevel-Sesame Workshop/NYC; Jerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing/NYC; Danna Castiglia-CBS Corp/NYC; Tom Boyd-WGN/Chicago, IL; Adam Leston-WDJT/Milwaukee,WI ; Julie Houston-Tom Scott Communication Shop/ Boise, ID; Cammie Buerry-Station Casinos/Las Vegas,NV; Hank Hope-American Casino & Entertainment Properties/Las Vegas,NV; Roz Seibold-EDA/Tucson, AZ; Chip Beaman-Formosa Interactive/West Hollywood, CA.

Today’s Trivia Question: What time does the clock count down to at the end of the Season Eight final episode of Fox’s 24? (Email trivia@cynopsis.com 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: Splash, Dancing with the Stars, Body of Proof
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: Jesse James: American Experience,  Constitution USA with Peter Sagal, TED Talks Education
Telemundo: Pasion Prohibida, La Patrona, El Senor de los Cielos

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