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Good morning! It’s Wednesday, January 13, 2010, and this is your first early morning briefing.   And as always, if you prefer to watch this morning’s news instead of reading it, click here.

Tonight’s Premieres:
HISTORY: MonsterQuest at 9p
Discovery Channel: Solving History with Olly Steeds at 10p
TNT: Leverage at 10p
TV Land: High School Reunion at 10p
Comedy Central: Tosh.0 at 1030p

Tonight’s Finale:
Investigation Discovery: The Bureau at 9p

Continuing the shake-up at NBC concerning its recent late-night programming announcement, Conan O’Brien released a statement yesterday denouncing NBC’s plans to move The Tonight Show to begin at 1205a following The Jay Leno Show which would switch to 1135p. In his rather long statement addressed to “People of Earth,” O’Brien is forthright in saying he will not continue as host of The Tonight Show under these terms and also declares he has no other offers to jump to a different network. O’Brien’s full statement is as follows:

“Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the Tonight Show to 12:05 to accommodate the Jay Leno Show at 11:35. For 60 years the Tonight Show has aired immediately following the late local news. I sincerely believe that delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. The Tonight Show at 12:05 simply isn’t the Tonight Show. Also, if I accept this move I will be knocking the Late Night show, which I inherited from David Letterman and passed on to Jimmy Fallon, out of its long-held time slot. That would hurt the other NBC franchise that I love, and it would be unfair to Jimmy.
“So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is for me to consider losing it. My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of The Tonight Show. But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the Internet a time slot doesn’t matter. But with the Tonight Show, I believe nothing could matter more.
“There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have no idea what happens next. My hope is that NBC and I can resolve this quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of, for a company that values our work.

“Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair; it’s always been that way.”


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During ABC’s turn during the TCA Winter Press Tour, the network said it is giving three frosh comedies second seasons: The Middle, Modern Family and Cougar Town. ABC Entertainment Group President Stephen McPherson also said the network is looking for a fourth new comedy to round out the two-hour comedy block since Hank was cancelled previously. ABC furthermore said the tenth season of Dancing with the Stars will premiere March 22 with a two-hour episode at 8p and Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution will launch March 26 at 9p.

Sundance Channel opens new docu-series Be Good Johnny Weir January 18 at 1030p. The eight-episode series follows the colorful figure skater and gold medal hopeful as he readies himself for the Olympic Games.

Also on January 18, Syfy will air a special marathon run of the 11-episode vintage series The Invaders from 8a to 7p. The series originally aired on ABC in 1967-68 and starred Roy Thinnes, Edward Asner, Suzanne Pleshette, Michael Rennie, Dabney Coleman, Harold Gould, William Windom, Diana Hyland and Susan Oliver.

Beginning February 4, Comedy Central will air two returning series back-to-back as Important Things with Demetri Martin airs at 10p with ten new episodes for its second season, followed by The Sarah Silverman Program back for a third season with 10 new episodes at 1030p. A secondary run of The Sarah Silverman Program airs on Logo starting February 9 at 1030p. Important Things with Demetri Martin is produced by Busboy Productions and Person Global. Additionally, The Sarah Silverman Program: Season Two, Volume Two DVD containing ten episodes from the second season will be released in stores February 9.

HBO opens the comedy series How To Make It In America produced by HBO Entertainment on February 14 at 10p. Eight half-hour episodes will air on Sundays at 10p about two 20-something Brooklyn hustlers as they try to make it in New York’s competitive fashion industry and claim their portion of the American Dream.

National Geographic Channel takes viewers to the universe as the three-day, six-part miniseries A Traveler’s Guide To The Planets debuts February 14 at 9p. Each one-hour episode offers breathtaking images of the planets using modern-day high-tech telescopes. Essential Media and Entertainment produces the series for NGC.

Logo, under the MTV Networks umbrella and available in 45 million homes, unveiled the four new series and noted several pick-ups. The new programs include:

  • The Robert Verdi Show Starring Robert Verdi – Half-hour reality-comedy series about stylist to the stars, Robert Verdi. Eight episodes produced by True Entertainment set to premiere February 10 at 10p.
  • RuPaul’s Drag U Series spin-off of RuPaul’s Drag Race where ordinary women compete in a series of challenges to reveal their inner diva. Hosted by RuPaul who leads a cadre of drag queen instructors. Eight one-hour episodes produced by World of Wonder will premiere next July.
  • The Arrangement – Competition series where floral designers are battling each other. Eight one-hour episodes produced by World of Wonder will debut next October.
  • Kept – Original docu-series about the real lives of New York City’s gay homemakers and socialites. Eight episodes produced by True Entertainment will premiere next October.

Logo’s returning series include:

  • RuPaul’s Drag Race – 12 one-hour episodes debut February 1 at 9p. World of Wonder produces.
  • Exes & Ohs – Lesbian scripted comedy series is back with eight 30m episodes this summer. Produced by Principia Productions and E1 Entertainment.
  • Beautiful People – Six new 30m episodes return this June.
  • Real Momentum – Docu-series returns with eight episodes this April.
  • The Big Gay Sketch Show – Season three is back with eight 30m episodes starting in April. Produced by Oh Really! Productions and Marobru Productions.

ABC Family announced it renewed a third season of The Secret Life of the American Teenager and a second season of Make It or Break It. Both series will premiere their new seasons this summer. Presently, The Secret Life of the American Teenager airs on Monday nights at 8p followed by Make It or Break It at 9p. ABC Family also set the premiere date for its half-hour comedy series 10 Things I Hate About You for March 29 at 8p.

Noted television producer David Gerber, 86, died of heart failure at the University of Southern California Medical Center on January 2. David was involved with some of the best-known cop series including Police Story and In the Heat of the Night. Throughout his career, he won numerous awards include the Emmy, Golden Globe and the Peabody Award. David also produced television movies including the more recent Flight 93. David is survived by his wife, actress Laraine Stephens, and many many fans throughout the industry, including me.

HBO debuted the fourth season of Big Love Sunday night, attracting 1.7 million total viewers which is a +49% bump over the third season opener at 1.1 million total viewers.

Sunday’s premiere of new series Border Wars on National Geographic Channel ranks as the network’s highest-rated series ever. The 9p debut episode posted a 0.84 with A25-54 and a 1.23 HH rating and delivered 2.9 million total viewers.

VH1 launched a pair of new series Monday night with Fantasia For Real delivering a 1.4 rating among A18-49 and 2.3 million total viewers at 10p followed by Let’s Talk About Pep at 1030p posting a 1.2 A18-49 rating and 1.9 million total viewers.

Broadcast Evening News Weekly Average Ratings (week of January 4, 2010)
NBC: 10.74 million total viewers; 2.7/9 and 3.32 million A25-54
ABC: 9.40 million total viewers; 2.2/7 and 2.68 million A25-54
CBS: 7.10 million total viewers; 1.8/6 and 2.26 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI

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We remind you about this event every year and it’s come around again Save the Date! February 25, Battle of the Bands at the Highline Ballroom in NYC.  They are now accepting submissions for bands (email Emily Cleveland at emily@ as well as your favorite playlists (20 minutes maximum).  Submissions need to be in by January 25, so no dawdling!  This evening is not only a lot of fun, but it benefits the Citymeals-on-Wheel helping to provide meals to homebound elderly New Yorkers.  For more information, check out See you there!


USA Network made a deal where the network will have non-exclusive rights to seasons one through ten of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation starting December 2010. Then beginning Fall 2011, USA will have the exclusive off-network rights to premiere the show’s eleventh season and other future seasons. By September 2014, NBC Universal will be the exclusive home of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. CSI is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television.

Fox Soccer Plus from Fox Cable Networks is set to launch in hi-def on March 1, 2010 as a companion network to Fox Soccer Channel. Fox Soccer Plus will showcase exclusive worldwide matches including England’s Barclays Premiere League scheduled for March 6-7, UEFA Champions League, Britain’s FA Cup and Italy’s Serie A. The new network will be available to video providers nationwide and available to viewers as a premium service.

Spike TV picked up two action programs from Mighty Oak Entertainment. The first series is Knockout Sportsworld with 88 half-hour episodes highlighting the best knockouts in sports and the second series is Sports Crash with 66 half-hour episodes presenting the amazing sports crashes.

Litton Entertainment sold the new version of Judge Karen’s Court to WPIX/New York for a fall 2010 roll-out. Judge Karen’s Court, featuring Judge Karen Mills-Francis is targeted to air daily in daytime.


TV Land cast four veteran TV actresses to star in its comedy pilot Hot in Cleveland. Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick star as three eccentric, 40-something best friends from Los Angeles who get stuck in Cleveland and decide to stay when they realize the locals think they are glamorous. Betty White was also cast as the curmudgeonly next-door lady who lives near the threesome. Hot in Cleveland is from Sean Hayes’ Hazy Mills Productions.

ABC gave a seven-episode order to a spin-off of The Bachelor called Bachelor Pad where former contestants live together in a big house and participate in elimination challenges. Mike Fleiss’ Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon is producing and will gather 20 previous contestants from the last 13 cycles of The Bachelor and five installments of The Bachelorette together. The Bachelor host Chris Harrison will emcee the new show and ABC will likely premiere Bachelor Pad in late summer just after a new edition of The Bachelorette.

In other ABC news, the network gave an official nod to Matthew Perry’s comedy pilot Mr. Sunshine, cites THR. The single-camera comedy is headlined by Perry who plays the manager of an aging local sports stadium in San Diego and also realizes that now at 40 he can no longer rely on his charm and humor. Sony Television and Fanfare are producing with Alex Barnow, Marc Firek and Jamie Tarses executive producing. Perry wrote the script.

Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald made an agreement with Canadian independent production company No Equal Entertainment to develop and star in a new 30m comedy called Big in the 80s for Canwest Global Communications Group. The comedy, written by Foley and McDonald, has the pair starring as former bandmates of a popular 1980s rock group that decides to reunite and live together. J.B. Sugar and Jonathan Kesselman along with Foley and McDonald will executive produce the series.

Nicole Lapin joins CNBC as the stateside anchor of the daily business news program Worldwide Exchange starting mid-January. Worldwide Exchange airs Monday-Friday from 4a-6a ET. Lapin will work based in the US alongside Ross Westgate in London and Christine Tan in Singapore to cover local stories with global importance. The show is distributed to 100 countries worldwide.


Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among A18-49 for the week of: 1/4-1/10/10
Primetime      (000)         Total Pgm Day          (000)
USA               1410         USA                         748
TBSC             1019         ADSM*                     676
TNT                 973         TNT                          625
AEN                 826         NAN*                        623
FAM                 742         NICK                        614
DISC                694        TBSC                         548
FX                    683         ESPN                        523
TRU                  644         AEN                         440
FOOD                634        DISC                         400
ESPN                 627        TRU                          399
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 114,900,000 homes
* = Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Primetime listing only includes those networks broadcasting more than 51% of the primetime hours (M-Su 8p-11p)

Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Network Rankings among Total Viewers for the week of: 1/4-1/10/10       
Primetime     (000)        Total Pgm Day              (000)
USA               3467       NICK                            2356
TNT                2212       USA                             1751
FOXN             2153       NAN*                            1671
NAN               1922       TNT                              1366
AEN               1703       FOXN                            1251
TBSC              1687      ADSM*                          1158
FAM               1602       TOON                            1098
ESPN              1393       ESPN                              928
HGTV             1377        AEN                               916
FX                  1330       TBSC                              913
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 114,900,000 homes
* = Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Primetime listing only includes those networks
broadcasting more than 51% of the primetime hours (M-Su 8p-11p)

Top 10 Cable Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of: 1/4-1/10/10
USA     WWE Entertainment 10p                               2981
USA     WWE Entertainment 9p                                 2780
EN       Keeping Up with the Kardashians                   2593
MTV     Jersey Shore                                                2303
FAM     The Secret Life of the American Teenager       2119
ADSM   Family Guy 1/4 1130p                                  1868
TNT      Shooter                                                      1835
ADSM   Family Guy 1/5 1130p                                  1774
ESPN    NFL Countdown                                            1765
ADSM   Family Guy 1/6 1130p                                  1764
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total U.S. Television
Universe of 114,900,000 homes

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share and (000) for the week of 1/4-1/10/10
NBC    NFL Playoff Game 2                                  11.8/33    15563
ABC    Citi BCS National Championship Game          10.5/28    13880
FOX    The Simpsons                                           6.9/17     9084
FOX    The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special         5.5/13     7222
ABC    BCS Championship Pre-Game                       5.2/16      6816
ABC    Desperate Housewives                                4.7/11      6178
FOX    Tostitos Fiesta Bowl                                   4.6/12      6090
NBC    The Biggest Loser                                      4.6/12      6092
CBS    NCIS                                                        4.4/12      5777
ABC    Modern Family                                            4.1/11      5386
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Saturday A18-49 Analysis: NBC scored a huge win Saturday primetime, easily taking the A18-49 demo with a 11.8/33, according to final national ratings from Nielsen. NBC’s NFL Playoff Game won at 8p with a 11.5/34 followed by the two Cops episodes on FOX averaging a 1.7/5. NBC’s ratings during 9p surged to a 12.6/35 and FOX was second again, this time with AMW: America Fights Back at 1.6/4. NBC’s NFL Playoff match leveled off some during 10p to a 11.4/30, though yards ahead of the next nearest competitor: CBS with 48 Hours Mystery at 1.1/3.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, January 9, 2010 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD

NBC: 18.1/30    NFL Playoff Game 2: Philadelphia at Dallas 18.0/30

FOX: 3.1/5         Cops 2.9/5, Cops 2 [r] 3.3/5, AMW: America Fights Back 3.1/5

CBS: 2.4/4         Crimetime Saturday [r] 1.9/3, Crimetime Saturday [r] 1.8/3, 48 Hours Mystery 3.6/6

ABC: 1.9/3         The Bachelor [r] 1.7/3, Castle [r] 2.4/4

UNIV: 1.4/2       Sabado Gigante 1.4/2

ION: 0.4/1        Saturday 9PM Movie: Goodfellas [r] 0.4/1

TELE: 0.3/1       Cine de Impacto [7p start] 0.4/1, Cine de Impacto II 0.3/1

A18-49: NBC 11.8/33, FOX 1.6/5, UNIV 0.9/2, ABC 0.7/2, CBS 0.7/2, ION 0.3/1, TELE 0.3/1

Sunday  A18-49 Analysis: FOX celebrated a big win Sunday night among A18-49 demo with 8.7/22, according to final national ratings from Nielsen. At 7p, ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos did best at 1.8/5 with CBS’ 60 Minutes next at 1.5/4. At 8p, FOX wowed viewers with the 450th episode of The Simpsons and the first half of The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special averaging a 6.5/16 while ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was second at 3.2/8. ABC sharpened its focus to win at 9p with Desperate Housewives at 4.7/11 while The Simpsons Anniversary Special and The Cleveland Show averaged a close second at 4.6/11 for FOX and the return of NBC’s Chuck landed in third place at 3.0/7. Then at 10p, ABC was first with Brothers & Sisters at 3.5/9 and the second half of NBC’s Chuck premiere was #2 at 2.9/7. 

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, January 10, 2010  time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.

FOX: 12.1/19   The Simpsons 8.0/12, The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special 6.1/9, The Cleveland Show 4.5/7

ABC: 6.4/10      America’s Funniest Home Videos 3.9/6, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 6.0/9, Desperate Housewives 8.8/13, Brothers & Sisters 6.7/11

CBS: 5.9/9       60 Minutes 6.4/10, NCIS: Los Angeles [r] 4.5/7, Cold Case 6.5/10, Criminal Minds [r] 6.0/10

NBC: 4.0/6       Dateline 4.0/6, Chuck [p] 4.1/7

UNIV: 1.2/2     Hora Pico 1.0/2, Cine Especial 1.4/2, Quien Tiene Razon? 1.1/2

ION: 0.4/1       Sunday Night Movie: A Trace of Danger 0.5/1, Durham County 10P 0.2/0

TELE: 0.4/1      Cine Millonario 0.4/1

A18-49: FOX 8.7/22, ABC 3.3/8, NBC 2.2/5, CBS 1.6/4, UNIV 0.9/2, TELE 0.4/1, ION 0.2/0

Monday  A18-49 Analysis: Amid a cadre of new shows, CBS was #1 Monday with 4.3/11 A18-49, according to final national ratings from Nielsen. FOX secured the top spot at 8p with House at 4.6/12 followed by CBS’ comedies How I Met Your Mother and Accidentally on Purpose averaging a second place at 3.5/9. CBS had no trouble coming in first at 9p as Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory averaged a 5.5/13 while ABC’s The Bachelor wooed viewers with a 4.0/9 in #2. CBS ended the night a winner through 10p with CSI: Miami at 3.7/10 with ABC next with Castle at 2.6/7 and NBC’s The Jay Leno Show in third at 1.6/4.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, January 11, 2010 time period averages. Source: NTI Galaxy, as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 8.0/13        How I Met Your Mother 6.0/9, Accidentally on Purpose 5.2/8, Two and a Half Men 10.1/15, The Big Bang Theory 9.3/14, CSI: Miami 8.7/15

ABC: 6.7/11           The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love 6.9/11, Castle 6.3/11

FOX: 6.0/9             House 7.3/11, Fringe 4.7/7

NBC: 3.4/5           Chuck 4.3/7, Heroes 2.9/4, The Jay Leno Show 3.1/5

UNIV: 2.2/3         En Nombre Del Amor 2.2/3, Sortilegio 2.4/4, Cristina 2.0/3

ION: 0.9/1           Ghost Whisperer 0.6/1, Criminal Minds 1.2/2, Criminal Minds 1.1/2

CW: 0.6/1            One Tree Hill [r] 0.7/1, Gossip Girl [r] 0.5/1

TELE: 0.6/1          Mas Sabe El Diablo 0.7/1, Ninos Ricos 0.6/1, Victorinos 0.4/1

A18-49: CBS 4.3/11, FOX 3.7/9, ABC 3.3/9, NBC 2.1/5, UNIV 1.6/4, TELE 0.5/1, CW 0.4/1, ION 0.4/1


Comcast Corporation renewed the contract for Ted Harbert to remain as Comcast Entertainment Group President/CEO for five more years through 2016. Ted will head the company’s West Coast entertainment brands including E! Entertainment Television, The Style Network, G4, Comcast International Media Group and Comcast Entertainment Productions.

Comcast Corporation additionally appointed Curt Henninger as Regional SVP for California to oversee the company’s video, online and telephone operations in the Bay Area and Central California. Curt begins his new post immediately, reporting to Steve White, President, Comcast West Division.

David Brewer advanced to Director/Bravo Program Planning at NBC Universal. In his new role, David will work in tandem with Whitney Holland managing grids and building program strategies and also with Francesca Sullivan on VOD and streaming rollouts and upfront projects.

MTV Networks Latin America upped Pablo Szneiberg to the newly created position of VP/Original Content Development, MTVNLA. Pablo will take on new responsibilities involving Nickelodeon Latin America as well as MTV and VH1 Latin America. He will manage original programming and co-productions for the company’s programming and production units in addition to establishing digital platforms. Based in Miami, Pablo will jointly report to Tatiana Rodriguez, SVP/Programming and Creative Strategy, Nickelodeon Latin America and Fernando Gaston, SVP/Content, MTV and VH1 Latin America.

Colin Jarvis, Director/International Formats with BBC Worldwide is departing the company after 30 years. Colin has been involved with increasing BBC Worldwide’s formats and local production operations globally and was most recently working with the company’s new international production network with locations in Australia, India, North and South America and Europe. Colin was also a key player involved with licensing Weakest Link to NBC in 2000 and later was part of the team involved with bringing a US version of Dancing with the Stars to ABC. Colin officially leaves the company in July and to date BBC Worldwide has not indicated who will replace him.

Liberman Broadcasting, Inc. (LBI Media) hired Mike Reid as EVP/National Sales, effective immediately. Mike will head national sales activities and the national sales team to present advertisers and agencies national sales opportunities on behalf of LBI Media’s Spanish-language network Estrella TV. Based in Dallas, Mike reports to Winter Horton, COO, LBI Media.

Ofelia Castiblanco was elevated to Director/Community Affairs with NBC Local Media New York and Telemundo 47, effective immediately. Ofelia will be in charge of WNBC and WNJU’s community affairs efforts, taking over from Anna Carbonell, VP/Press and Public Affairs for NBC Local Media New York who just announced her retirement.


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  1928 – Ernst F. W. Alexanderson gave the first public demonstration of television.

Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question:  Two families on two separate sitcoms lived at 704 Hauser Street.  Who were they?  THE BUNKERS and THE CUMBERBATCHES  Kudos to:  John Griffith-HBO/NY; Sandra Manley-Corp Shorts Video Prods/NY; Wendi Friedman Tush-Lexicomm Group/NY; John Moore-Renegade Adv/Clifton Park; Sylvia Holcomb-KMID/Midland; Kathy Carlson-Cuneo Adv/Bloomington MN; Rosemary Cunningham-MMT/Chicago; Renee Rochman-Vision Media Adv Group/Anthem AZ; Linda Marr-LandMarr Prods/LA; Chuck Weiss-Nickelodeon, the iCarly Show/Hollywood; Kevin Fay-Euro RSCG Edge/Carlsbad; Michael Rosenzweig-Primestor Development/LA; Mira Quinn-William F. Cooke TV Programs/Toronto

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JOB OPENING: DIR. PROGRAMMING/FOOD NETWORK/NY: Manage all aspects of commissioned shows. Long form storytelling exp in competition, docusoap and/or reality TV req’d plus 5 yrs TV prod exp for cable nets. (1/15)

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JOB OPENING: VP SCHEDULING AND ACQUISITIONS/Santa Monica Cable network seeks Experienced VP Scheduling and Acquisitions. Please include resumes and salary history/requirements. Submit resumes to [email protected]  (1/14)

INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free , and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at [email protected] .

SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY:  PROD INTERN/ NAHB Production Group: Seeks orgnzd, resourceful & confident Intern- looking for hands on training at busy prod. co. PC skills & technical knwldg a +. Min 12 hr/wk. Cover/resume: [email protected] (1/19)

SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: PR INTERN for Entertainment/Fashion firm. Seeks mature, strong writers, eager to learn and detail-oriented. Will gain exp. in PR event mkting, stylist relatns etc. Send cover letter,Resume to [email protected] (1/16)

SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: DEVELOPMENT INTERN/High Noon Entertainment Unpaid, Credit Only. Learn ins & outs of TV dvlpmnt & production. 8hrs/2 days per wk min, open to Junior & Senior level.   Send resume/cover letter: [email protected]    (1/16)

SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY:INT’L. LANGUAGE/BUSINESS INTERN/The Kitchen/Los Angeles: Learn the world int’l. language customization for TV/Films. Send resume and Cover letter to [email protected] (1/14)

SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY:INT’L. LANGUAGE/AUDIO INTERN/The Kitchen/Miami:  Learn the world int’l. language customization for TV/Films. Send resume and Cover letter to [email protected] (1/14)

SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Trylon SMR (, a NYC PR agency, is seeking a Spring intern that has familiarity with the media industry and tech sector, and strong internet skills. [email protected] (1/14)

SITUATION WANTED ADS, POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED …  There is no charge for placing your Situation Wanted ad … for more information contact Trish Pihonak at [email protected]

SITUATION WANTED: MEDIA SALESMAN WITH STRONG TRACK RECORD. Six years experience in international and domestic film and television sales with deep knowledge of contracts and distribution. Email: [email protected]; 646-300-0546 (1/20)

SITUATION WANTED: Creative COPYWRITER. Award-winning, all media, affordable. For samples, visit (1/19)

SITUATION WANTED: CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR: 10 yrs Contract/Sales Admin: avails, reporting, etc.; looking for work in the NY or LA area. Contact e-mail: [email protected]  (1/19)

SITUATION WANTED: CREATIVE DIRECTOR (NYC)20 years experience working concept through completion. Portfolio: Email: [email protected] (1/19)

SITUATION WANTED: 20+ yrs. experience in TV Broadcasting & Cable ACCOUNTING/FINANCE. Seeking FT/PT or Temp-to-Perm position: [email protected] (1/19)

SITUATION WANTED: DIGITAL MEDIA/CABLE/BUSINESS AFFAIRS ATTORNEY Broad in-house exp in content prod& distribution, new media, operations, cable affiliate & ad sales. Avail for project/consultant/FT. Contact [email protected] (1/19)

SITUATION WANTED: PERSONAL ASSISTANT: Efficient and talented professional looking for flexible PA job in the entertainment industry. 2+ yrs PA.; 2+ yrs Corp. Asst. BA Comm. Seeks PT.  contact:  [email protected]    (1/19)

SITUATION WANTED: Well-versed and dynamic CPG MARKETING/LICENSING professional seeking licensing or product development position in San Diego, CA. Please contact [email protected] (1/19)

SITUATION WANTED: RECEPTIONIST Polished NYC Receptionist w/10+ years experience working with Ad Agencies seeking F/T or Temp-to-Perm position.Eager to begin ASAP. [email protected] (1/19)

SITUATION WANTED: SUPERVISING PRODUCER/SHOW RUNNER (LA/NYC): 7 years of network TV incl. live daytime, entertainment news, docudrama, competition reality & travel/food. Extensive exp. w/ camera, field, studio & post. [email protected]   (1/16)

SITUATION WANTED: Creative Copywriter. Award-winning, all media, affordable. For samples, visit (1/16)

SITUATION WANTED: CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR: 10 yrs Contract/Sales Admin: avails, reporting, etc.; looking for work in the NY or LA area. Contact e-mail: [email protected] (1/16)

SITUATION WANTED:  SHOW RUNNER/PRODUCER/WRITER/LA: 7 years experience in pop-culture documentary and reality for both network and cable, seeking immediate gig. Email: [email protected] (1/15)

SITUATION WANTED: PRODUCER/WRITER/DIRECTOR (NY) Ultra-creative, award winning, all formats, all genres, all major networks and major cable.  Fast, frugal and fun! [email protected] (1/14)

SITUATION WANTED: ASSOCIATE PRODUCER(L.A.): 10+ years production experience, including reality, scripted, post production, game shows, live shows, location shoots.Valid passport. Willing to travel. [email protected] (1/14)

E-mail [email protected] or call Trish Pihonak at 203.926.9878 for rates and specs for Job Openings.

Are you looking for a job? Post your Situation Wanted Ad here — Email [email protected] for specs.


ABC:   Modern Family [r], The Middle, Modern Family, Cougar Town, Ugly Betty
AZTECA: Laura de Todos, Lo Que Callamos Las Mujeres Edicion Especial, Al Extremo
CBS:   New Adv of Old Christine, Gary Unmarried, Criminal Minds, CSI:NY
CW:   One Tree Hill [r], Gossip Girl [r]
FOX:  American Idol, The Simpsons
ION:  Ghost Whisperer, Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds
NBC:  Mercy, L&O: SVU, Jay Leno Show
PBS:  The Human Spark, Great Performances at the Met
TELE: Mas Sabe el Diablo; Perro Amor, Victorinos
UNIV: En Nombre del Amor, Sortilegio, Don Francisco Presenta

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