Tuesday, September 10th, 2013


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She’s All About the New and the Now
Women’s Apparel Market $111 BILLION vs. $57 BILLION Men’s

Women are also MUCH more likely to serve as retailers’ best marketers –
sharing their fashion finds on Facebook and Pinterest

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Good morning. It’s Tuesday, September 10, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
CNBC: Money Talks at 9p
Destination America: King of Thrones at 10p
FX: Sons of Anarchy at 10p
NatGeo: Snake Salvation at 9p

Tonight’s Finales:
ABC Family: The Vineyard at 10p
Bravo: Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis at 9p
Fox: So You Think You Can Dance at 8p

Elton John will make his first Emmy appearance this year, paying tribute to Liberace. HBO’s Behind the Candelabra, about the flamboyant pianist, is up for 15 awards at CBS’s Sunday, September 22, presentation.


In a surprise switch, Esquire Network will launch on Style Network, not G4. Removing Style from the mix allows NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Chief Bonnie Hammer to streamline the company’s female-skewing nets, lessening brand confusion with E!, Bravo and Oxygen, and offering men’s-lifestyle-focused Esquire a larger cable platform. Esquire debuts Monday, September 23.

Saturday Night Live will kick off season 39 with Tina Fey in the spotlight. The September 28 appearance will be the SNL alum’s fourth time as host. Miley Cyrus, who hosted SNL in 2011, will do double duty and serve as musical guest as well on October 5; her album drops three days later. Bruce Willis is on tap for his second shot at the gig on October 12.

Grab the popcorn! A new report from Nielsen says the top VOD choice for both the A18-34 and 50+ demos is feature films. Among A18-34, 52 percent of the programs watched on VOD were movies.

The Monday, October 7, premiere of new Disney XD sitcom Mighty Med won’t be the first opportunity for kids to sample the series. The net is premiering a tie-in game, Heroic Healers, on Sunday, September 15, and offering a free download of the first Med ep on iTunes Monday, September 23, followed by VOD access on Monday, September 30. 

The Voice coaches will get assists from Cher, Ed Sheeran, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder and Miguel (All I Want Is You) for season five. The NBC singing competition premieres Monday, September 23, at 8p.

Peacock Productions is hopping the pond to establish a U.K. division. The unit of NBC News, which develops nonfiction programming, tapped veteran BBC producer Steve Anderson as U.K. managing director. “This is a great moment for Peacock Productions to build on our domestic success and make a significant move into the global marketplace,” said president/GM of Peacock Sharon Scott.

CBS has slotted The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for Tuesday, December 10, at 10p – as usual, just in time for holiday shopping.

Yahoo released a mobile video app that offers the same comedy programming as its website, including clips from 38 seasons of Saturday Night Live. It also announced a pact with Comedy Central for clips from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, strengthening its position as a comedy destination for millennials.

Saturday Night Live‘s Kenan Thompson will host Hub‘s First Annual Halloween Bash. The two-hour live-to-tape special, from Bob Bain Productions, airs Saturday, October 26, at 8p.

TLC’s Long Island Medium, adhering the adage, “Give ’em what they want,” kicks off with a Twitter event that offers viewers a chance to jump the years-long waiting list and meet with Theresa Caputo. Names of people who tweet the hashtag #LongIslandMedium will be chosen at random; winners receive a trip for two to receive a private reading. Tweet to Win – Live airs Sunday, October 6, at 8p, followed by the season five premiere of Magilla Entertainment‘s Medium at 9p.


After a solid summer performance, WE tv is bringing back L.A. Hair for season three. The docu-series about a high-end hair salon grew 66 percent in W25-54 and 57 percent in total viewers vs. season one.

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Danny Huston (Magic City) is hopping aboard season three of FX anthology series American Horror Story: Coven. Series premieres Wednesday, October 9, at 10p.

Stephen Rider (The Butler) scored a recurring role on ABC‘s upcoming drama, Lucky 7, about lottery winners whose lives are changed. Series debuts Tuesday, September 24, at 10p.

Paul Adelstein (Private Practice) will join another Shonda Rimes drama, Scandal, where he’ll recur on season three. Series returns to ABC Thursday, October 3, at 10p.


Crushed, about an African-American family involved in the wine business, is being developed by HBO. Tina Gordon Chism (Peeples director) will write the comedy; Lionsgate TV EP Chris Selak will exec produce.

Fox has acquired Frayed, a drama based on Dutch miniseries Bellicher, reports Deadline. The thriller comes from Sony TV, writer Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air), Vendetta and Scripted World.

NBC has picked up a drama starring Katherine Heigl (Greys Anatomy) about a maverick CIA officer. The project is being developed at Universal Television; Heigl is among the exec producers.


Music Box Films nabbed U.S. rights to Canal Plus French mini-series The Returned. The supernatural drama will appear on VOD platforms Wednesday, January 1, and DVD/Blu-Ray Tuesday, January 21, after its October debut on a TBA U.S. channel.


U.K.’s Red Planet Pictures is developing a 10-part drama series for UKTV‘s Watch. Legion follows criminologist Nathan Jones, who makes a deal with the devil to save his dying daughter.

Britain’s Got Talent crossed the line by allowing a contestant on the ITV2 reality show to perform a striptease to Jungle Book’s “The Bare Necessities,” ruled U.K. regulator Ofcom. ITV argued that the performer’s body was pixilated, but the regulator responded that “the performer’s naked buttocks” were not “sufficiently obscured.” The performance aired before the 9p hour when more risque content is allowed.

Zodiak France has partnered with newly created production company Blush Film to develop drama projects, aiming to strengthen its position in the fiction genre.

Canada’s Cineflix Media has struck a deal with Amazon‘s U.K. online streaming service LoveFilm to stream season one of BBC America‘s police drama, Copper. Subscribers will have access to all season one episodes starting Friday.

Hat Trick International has inked a deal with U.K. producer Outline Productions to distribute Outline’s new programming internationally outside the U.S., extending its catalogue to almost 600 hours.


As Extra launches its 20th season this week, the entertainment news magazine is debuting a new, twice weekly segment: The Gossip Girl On Extra. The segment will “deliver all the inside news and latest gossip,” said Senior EP Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey. Extra is produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution; canceled drama series Gossip Girl came from Alloy Entertainment, a division of the Warner Bros. Television Group.

Wheel of Fortune places its bet on Vegas for its 31st season bow – the game show taped 30 eps at Sin City’s The Venetian and The Palazzo. There’s been some tweaking on the wheel (goodbye, third round Jackpot Wedge; hello Express Wedge), but partnerships with brand like Sandals Resorts, Sears, Disney and Caesars Entertainment return. Season kicks off Monday, September 16.


TV Land The Mary Tyler Moore Show reunion on Hot in Cleveland drew over 2.5 million total viewers on Wednesday at 10p, and over 2.5 million for its season four finale at 10:30p, the most since March 2012 (Live + 3).

Even up against NBC‘s Sunday Night Football and AMC‘s Breaking Bad, HBO drama Boardwalk Empire drew 2.4 million viewers for its season four premiere. That’s down from its season three premiere, but beats last season’s 2.3 million viewer average.

Nielsen‘s SocialGuide Top-10 list of TV’s most social programs for the week of September 2, ranked by Twitter activity.

 Rank Program Tweets (000s) Date
1 Breaking Bad (AMC) 303.0 9/8
2 The Comedy Central Roast (Comedy Central) 302.0 9/2
3 WWE Monday Night RAW (USA) 192.0 9/2
4 Big Brother (CBS) 166.6 9/5
5 Bad Girls Club: Miami (Oxygen) 92.8 9/3
6 Catfish: The TV Show (MTV) 75.1 9/3
7 Duck Dynasty (A&E) 69.1 9/4
8 Big Brother (CBS) 62.5 9/4
9 The Game (BET) 61.0 9/3
10 The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN) 54.7 9/3

Friday A18-49 Analysis:  Univision and UMA tied for the most A18-49 viewers Friday with 1.2/4, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. Univision led at 8p with 1.5/6 for Porque el Amor Manda, with a set of Off Their Rockers grabbing second place with a .9/4 average for NBC. UMA took the lead at 9p, scoring 1.4/5 with a Mexico vs. Honduras competition, over 1.2/4 for Univision’s Tempestad. At 10p UMA’s game drew 2.0/7 vs. 1.3/4 for NBC’s Dateline.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, August 23, 2013 time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

NBC 3.0/6 Off Their Rockers [r] 2.3/4, Off Their Rockers [r] 2.5/5, Dateline 3.4/6
ABC 2.8/5 Last Man Standing [r] 2.7/5, Neighbors [r] 1.9/4, Shark Tank [r] 2.8/5, 20/20 3.3/6
CBS 2.1/4 Teach 1.6/3, Blue Bloods [r] 3.0/5
UNI 1.7/3 Porque el Amor Manda 1.9/4, Tempestad 1.7/3, Que Bonito Amor 1.5/3
FOX 1.6/3 Bones [r] 2.2/4, The Following 1.0/2
UMA 1.0/2 Futbol .6/1, Natl TMS Intl Qlfir 1.8/3
ION .7/1 Cold Case [r] .7/1, Cold Case [r] .8/1, Cold Case [r] .7/1
TELE .6/1 Dama y Obrero .6/1, Marido en Alquiler .7/1, Santa Diabla .6/1
CW .6/1 Perfect Score .4/1, Perfect Score [r] .3 /1, America’s Top Model .8/1

A18-49:  UNI 1.2/4, UMA 1.2/4, NBC 1.1/4, ABC .9/3, CBS .5/2, Fox .5/2, TELE .4/1, CW .3/1, ION .2/1


Jeff Wachtel has been promoted to President and Chief Content Officer at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. He had been Co-president, USA Network and Co-head, Original Content at Universal Cable Productions. Chris McCumber, who had been Co-president of USA with Wachtel, will now serve as its President.

Discovery Communications has upped Rick Holzman to Executive VP of Programming and Strategy for Animal Planet and Science Channel. Holzman had been SVP, Programming and Scheduling.

Frances Berwick, President of Bravo Media, will also take over Oxygen in the wake of Jason Klarman‘s exit.  

Rachel Eggebeen has been hired as Vice President of Development and Production at Fox 21.  Eggebeen had been a development and production exec at Shondaland.

Mark Gordon will head ICM Partners‘ literary department, the agency announced. Partner Gordon takes the reins from board members Kevin Crotty and Chris von Goetz.

Starz announced two promotions: Kevin Cross was bumped to Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, and Todd Hoy was upped to Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs. Cross had been VP; Hoy had served as Senior Counsel.

Gaumont International Television has tapped Sam Semon as Executive Vice President, Business Operations and promoted Elisa Roth to President, Creative/Production. Semon had been VP, Business & Legal Affairs at FremantleMedia North America; Roth had been GIT’s Head of Creative Affairs.


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ABC: Shark Tank [r], The Bachelor’s Funniest Moments [r], 20/20
CBS: NCIS [r], NCIS: Los Angeles [r], Person of Interest [r]
CW: Whose Line Is It Anyway? [r], Whose Line Is It Anyway? [r], Capture
FOX: So You Think You Can Dance? [f]
ION: Criminal Minds [r], Criminal Minds [r], Criminal Minds [r]
MyTV: House [r], House [r]
NBC: The Million Second Quiz, America’s Got Talent
PBS: American Masters [r], Frontline [r] 
Telemundo: Dama y Obrero, Marido en Alquiler, Santa Diabla  
UMA: Clasificacion de la Copa Mundial de FIFA, La Madame
Univision: Porque el Amor Manda, La Tempestad, Que Bonito Amor

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