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Good morning. It’s Tuesday, September 28, 2010, and this is your first early morning briefing. As always, if you prefer to watch this morning’s news instead of reading it, click here .
~ MORE GOOD STUFF ~
Dexter opened a fifth new season on Showtime Sunday night at 9p with the series’ highest-rated premiere episode ever and the best season debut for a Showtime original series in 15 years. Dexter attracted 1.77 million total viewers for the season opener at 901p and another 575,000 total viewers at 11p, making the combined total viewer tally at 2.34 million.
Discovery Channel launches 10 new episodes of the series Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe beginning October 19 at 9p. In each episode, Rowe travels cross-country delving into some of the dirtiest jobs in America. For the first program, Rowe goes to Pilot Point, TX to work at a ranch that keeps and breeds exotic animals such as lemurs, porcupines and kangaroos. The series is produced by Pilgrim Film & Television with Craig Piligian as executive producer.
On October 29, The Oprah Winfrey Show is reuniting the entire cast of the hit musical movie, The Sound of Music for the first time in 45 years. The cast will join Oprah and share behind-the-scenes stories about the movie’s production, their time together on set and what they each have been doing since the film first debuted in 1965. In addition, the von Trapp Children, a singing ensemble featuring members of the real von Trapp family will offer a special tribute to the film on the Oprah show. Members of The Sound of Music appearing include Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Charmian Carr (Liesl), Nicholas Hammond (Friedrich), Heather Menzies-Urich (Louisa), Duane Chase (Kurt), Angela Cartwright (Brigitta), Debbie Turner (Marta) and Kym Karath (Gretl). The Sound of Music won five Academy Awards in 1965 including Best Picture.
~ DISTRIBUTION, CLEARANCE & CARRIAGE ~
TV One begins airing the syndicated court series, Judge Karen’s Court on October 4, airing back-to-back episodes at 6p and 630p weeknights. Following Judge Karen’s Court, TV One will air the hour-long family drama Lincoln Heights at 7p. TV One will air encore airings of Judge Karen’s Court weekdays at 6a and 630a. TV One picked up the rights to run Judge Karen’s Court from Litton Entertainment.
~ PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT ~
CBS has two new comedies in development including another project inspired by a Twitter feed produced by Ashton Kutcher’s Katalyst, reports The Live Feed. CBS gave a script deal for Shh . . . Don’t Tell Steve based on the Twitter feed of the same name that presently has 13,000+ followers. The TV show centers on a guy who secretly tweets the rants and immature actions of his drunken, unemployed roommate. CBS TV Studios and Katalyst will produce the project with Andrew Waller and Mike Gagerman serving as writers/executive producers. Kutcher and his producing partner Evan Goldberg will also be involved as executive producers. CBS’ second deal is for Murses, a multi-camera comedy about two male nurses. Jake Lentz and David Weinstein are on board as writers/executive producers with CBS TV Studios and New Waves producing.
Correction: HISTORY’s spin-off series based on its reality show Pawn Stars is called Rusty Nuts, a working title. Leftfield Pictures is producing.
Casting Call: WEtv.com is putting out a call to brides-to-be for next season’s Bridezillas show. Beginning Sunday, Oct. 2, engaged gals can upload a pitch video at WEtv.com and visitors to the site will have the chance to comment on and vote for their favorite entrants. The winner will have a chance to appear on the show and net $2,500.
Friday A18-49 Analysis: CBS reigned Friday night with back-to-back premieres at 1.9/7 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p, UNIV’s Hasta que el Dinero Nos Separe did best at 1.8/7 and CBS with the season premiere of Medium and NBC with a new season start of Dateline each tied for second place at 1.4/5 followed by The CW’s new season opener of Smallville in third at 1.3/5. UNIV stayed on top through 9p with Soy Tu Duena at 2.1/7 followed closely with CBS’ season debut of CSI: NY at 2.0/7 with NBC’s Dateline in third at 1.8/6 and a new season of Supernatural on The CW in fourth at 1.3/4. CBS’ new drama series Blue Bloods came on strong at 10p with a 2.2/7 with ABC’s 20/20 at #2 with a 1.6/5.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, September 24, 2010 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated, Live+SD.
CBS: 6.2/12 Medium [p] 4.0/8, CSI: NY [p] 6.6/12, Blue Bloods [p] 8.1/15
NBC: 4.5/8 Dateline [p] 5.0/9, Outlaw 3.4/6
ABC: 2.7/5 Modern Family [r] 2.5/5, Better With You [r] 1.9/4, The Whole Truth [r] 2.0/4, 20/20 3.8/7
UNIV: 1.9/4 Hasta que el Dinero Nos Separe 2.0/4, Soy Tu Duena 2.4/4, La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.4/3
FOX: 1.8/3 Human Target [r] 1.9/4, The Good Guys [r] 1.7/3
CW: 1.7/3 Smallville [p] 1.8/3, Supernatural [p] 1.7/3
ION: 0.7/1 Without a Trace 0.8/2, Without a Trace 0.7/1, Criminal Minds 0.7/1
TELE: 0.4/1 El Clon 0.5/1, El Fantasma de Elena 0.4/1, Alguien Te Mira 0.4/1
TF: 0.3/1 Cine de Las Estrellas 0.2/0, Rosario Tijeras 0.6/1
A18-49: CBS 1.9/7, UNIV 1.7/6, NBC 1.4/5, CW 1.3/5, ABC 1.1/4, FOX 0.7/3, TF 0.4/1, TELE 0.3/1, ION 0.2/1
~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~
David J. Barrett, President/CEO at Hearst Television announced John Drain was added as SVP/Finance. John will begin his new position October 4. Furthermore, Hearst Television named Jeana Stanley as VP/Financial Planning up from Director/Financial Planning. Jeana and Al Lustgarten, VP/Administration and IT with Hearst Television will both report to John Drain.
RJ Palmer recently expanded its barter division, Trade X Media and in the process tapped veteran media professional and corporate trade executive, Nick Kaftan for the role as Director/Client Services. Nick will report to Vince Laraia, SVP, Trade X Media.
The Third Act, the brand content unit of Digitas tagged Paul Kontonis, Eric Korsh and Teal Newland as VPs/Group Director, Content Strategy and Development. Paul joins from MATTER and will head the development of original and partnered digital brand content entertainment offerings for The Third Act’s clients. Eric comes to The Third Act following a stint as COO at Scout Productions. Teal was previously a commercial director at 60Frames Entertainment.
Effective immediately, Jim Ladas was appointed VP/Creative Services at Los Angeles television stations KTTV FOX 11 and KCOP My 13 to oversee all promotional activities for the stations. Jim will report to Kevin Hale, VP/GM of both stations.
Scripps Networks’ HGTV moved Kathleen Finch into the newly-created position as SVP/GM to supervise the network’s program development and production. Kathleen will work in tandem with HGTV president Jim Samples in the implementation of HGTV’s strategic vision. Most recently, Kathleen served as SVP/GM of DIY Network and has been with Scripps Networks since 1999. Succeeding Kathleen at DIY Network is Andy Singer who was promoted to GM up from SVP/Programming.
Sheraton Kalouria takes on the new role as SVP/Programming Business Development at Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Sheraton’s responsibility includes tapping into and executing partnerships to leverage current SPT productions into the areas of promotional alliances, merchandising and other entertainment productions all with the goal to create incremental revenue. Furthermore, Sheraton will work to increase the brand value of SPT’s unscripted series by pairing them with targeted brands and companies that share the same common audience. Sheraton will report to Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, Presidents/US Programming and Production.
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SITUATION WANTED: PRODUCTION MGR 20+ yr NYC exp-live ent/news/sports/talk/mag/docs: studio/remote- hands-on- bld/guide team.Cap+op bdgt/rept/fcast. Fmr CAM/LD/TD/P-D. Contact: [email protected] 206-715-4273 (9/29)
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
ABC: No Ordinary Family [p], Dancing with the Stars, Detroit 1-8-7
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