Wednesday, January 30th, 2013


Good morning. It’s Wednesday, January 30, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
Spike TV: Auction Hunters at 9p; Savage Family Diggers at 10p
FX: The Americans at 10p

~ NATPE 2013 ~

Today at NATPE:

Sorry to report the Tresor elevators were slow as molasses today, resulting in people jamming themselves into Up elevators in a desperate attempt to get back down to the lobby. However, all was forgiven at the spectacular Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards, which kicked off with an elegant cocktail party on one of the Fountainebleu terraces, facing a calm and beautiful ocean.

During the day, highlights included:
* Debmar-Mercury’s Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus on how their Martin Laurence/Kelsey Grammer sitcom was born: “We had signed Martin first,” says Marcus, “and then Lionsgate told us that they had a deal with Kelsey Grammer. “So as a joke I said, ‘What about the two of them together?'” adds Bernstein. “So we put them in a room and they loved each other.”  In other Debmar news, the duo is thinking of airing original Wendy Williams episodes all through the summer, “Ratings are better when she’s live,” says Marcus. The two say they will continue to push production boundaries with their novel 10/90 model, which served them so well with Tyler Perry, and now with Anger Management.

* Outgoing NBCU President Barry Wallach (who looked awfully relaxed, by the way) on his successor: “There are already a bunch of talented people already on the team, so I am not sure they even need to replace me.”

* Legacy Award winner Steve Levitan on what’s next: “I’ve got my hands more than full with Modern Family,” he says. “This kind of show doesn’t come around often, and you need to take care of it.”

* Young Broadcasting’s Deb McDermott, President and CEO, on this year’s NATPE offerings: “We’re looking to buy in daytime/early fringe,” she says. “Maybe a talk show, maybe a talk/entertainment show.” NATPE was more than just a convention for McDermott and her team: “I bought all my general managers this year so that they could take advantage of some of the sessions, as well as looking for shows that will work on their schedules. It’s so great when they get to interact with syndicators face to face, and NATPE is a great place to do it.”

* MGM’s John Bryan, President of Domestic Television Distribution, feels much like McDermott: “I think any good business needs to have a convention. I brought 15 people with me so they can attend the sessions and make contacts. It’s incredibly valuable.”

Hey, I gotta go hit NATPE’s Birthday Bash: Fitz and The Tantrums are calling me! See you on the dance floor. 


Across the board CBS renewed four of its daytime series yesterday handing commitments to The Bold and the Beautiful, The Talk, The Price Is Right and Let’s Make a Deal for the 2013-14 season.  The Young and the Restless was previously renewed. 

Oxygen Media’s upcoming new supermodel competition series The Face will debut on Oxygen as well as NBCUniversal sister networks Bravo and Style on February 12 at 9p.  The seven-episode series is produced by Shine America and will find the newest face of ULTA Beauty with fashion icons Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha as supermodel coaches.  Photographer and personality Nigel Barker will serve as host.  Prior to the series launch, the one-hour special The Face: The Fight to Make The Final 12 is available via VOD,,, iTunes and Oxygen Mobile starting as of yesterday and will premiere on the network February 5 at 9p.

In its new docu-series Preachers’ Daughters from Thinkfactory Media, Lifetime follows teenage daughters of three different pastors who are trying to balance normal daily temptations with their strict code of conduct as laid out by parents and their faith.  The new series offers a behind-the-altar look at these families located in Joliet, IL; Nashville, TN; and Oceano, CA.  Preachers’ Daughters bows March 12 at 10p.

Science Channel is packing its Saturday nights with a double serving of its series Oddities and new spinoff series Odd Folks Home.  A fourth season of Oddities premieres February 9 at 9p set at New York City’s destination for one-of-a-kind and bizarre artifacts: Obscura Antiques & Oddities.  The series will follow the store owners as they relocate to a larger space and take a road trip across the US meeting special celebrity guests including Dita Von Teese, Moby and Fred Armisen.  New series Odd Folks Home is hosted by Edgar Oliver and follows some of Obscura’s most loyal and unique customers inside their homes for a look at their strange collections.  The series premiere of Odd Folks Home follows Oddities also on February 9 at 930p.   Leftfield Pictures produces both series for SCIENCE.

The Sunday lineup of shows on SHOWTIME including Shameless, House of Lies and Californication was picked up for new seasons in 2014.  Currently, all three series are pacing above their previous seasons across platforms.  Shameless is up by +22% and averaging 5.4 million weekly viewers across platforms.  Season two of House of Lies is averaging 3.2 million weekly viewers across platforms, up +10% from its first season.  The sixth season of Californication is averaging 3.1 million weekly viewers, up +21% versus the fifth season.  Production on the series’ new seasons will begin in Los Angeles later this year.  Shameless is produced by Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television and House of Lies is produced by SHOWTIME.

A new season of Travel Channel’s series Trip Flip led by professional fun-seeker and travel expert Bert Kreischer opens with back-to-back episodes starting March 17 at 8p.  The new collection of 13 half-hour episodes follows Kreischer as he convinces two people to join him on a fantasy surprise vacation.  Trip Flip is produced by High Noon Entertainment for Travel Channel.

Recently premiered British series Ripper Street has been renewed for an eight-episode second season slated to launch in 2014.  The series debuted in the UK on BBC One December 30 and on BBC America in the US on January 19.  Ripper Street is produced for BBC One by Tiger Aspect Productions, Lookout Point and BBC America. 

H2 approved a second season of America Unearthed and production on season two will begin this spring.  Scott Wolter will return as host.  During its first run, the series averaged 824,000 total viewers and 408,000 among A25-54 making it the #1 series ever on H2.  America Unearthed is produced for H2 by Committee Films.

Premium network Cinemax is reupping its drama action series Banshee from Alan Ball for a second season.  The Friday night series will be back with all-new episodes in 2014.

Monday’s season five premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race on Logo at 9p averaged a 0.8 rating with A18-49, a +33% bump over Logo’s previous top-rated season premiere (the fourth season debut of RuPaul’s Drag Race) and is now the highest-rated season premiere in Logo’s history.  The 90-minute premiere episode also attracted 565,000 total viewers.  In addition the opening of companion series Untucked: RuPaul’s Drag Race delivered more than 1.3 million viewers.

Hallmark Movie Channel reports its original movie Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts has become the second highest-rated and second most-watched program in the network’s history.  Last Saturday’s premiere posted a 1.0 HH rating and reached more than 1.0 million unduplicated viewers.


Charter Communications and CBS renewed their content carriage agreements encompassing retransmission consent for CBS Owned Stations and the continued carriage of Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, and Smithsonian Channel on Charter’s cable TV platform.  The deal also includes new online and on-demand services from CBS and SHOWTIME.  Terms of the deal were not available.

Sierra/Engine Television picked up the international distribution rights to HGTV’s new series Holmes Makes It Right with 26 half-hour episodes.  Holmes Makes It Right is the third spinoff series from the Holmes On Homes franchise. 


The Charlize Theron-produced drama Hatfields & McCoys was approved to pilot by NBC.  Set in present-day Pittsburgh, the drama opens with a death that reignites the feud between two families, the blue-collar McCoys and the wealthy, powerful Hatfields.  Theron will be an EP along with A.J. Dix, Dawn Olmstead and Beau Flynn; John Glenn is on board to write the pilot.  ABC Studios is producing where Theron has an overall deal, in addition to Theron’s Denver & Delilah shingle, Tower Hill, Beau Flynn Productions and Grady Girl. 

Also for NBC, the network okayed an Alice in Wonderland sequel project giving a pilot order to Wonderland.  The project is a follow-up to Lewis Carroll’s classic novel though will focus on a new character named Clara.  Whit Anderson will write the pilot and CSI creator Anthony Zuiker will serve as EP in addition to Matt Weinberg, JoAnn Alfano and Margaret Riley. 

Gaumont International Television based in Los Angeles and part of the European-based motion picture studio, Gaumont and its production partner Canal+ made a deal with the writing team Neal Purvis and Robert Wade to pen the previously-announced upcoming series Barbarella.  Purvis and Wade have co-written five of the James Bond films include the most recent Skyfall.  Barbarella is based on the character created by Jean-Claude Forest and made famous in the 1968 film of the same name starring Jane Fonda.  Nicolas Refn will direct and serve as EP on the series along with Martha De Laurentiis; Julien Forest and Jean-Marc Lofficier are co-EPs. 

Starz has a new original drama series in the works from Breaking Bad Co-EP Moira Walley-Beckett and Lawrence Bender.  The yet-to-be named drama centers on a young female ballet dancer, Claire who even though has a troubled past joins a prestigious ballet company in New York.  The drama is described as “dark and gritty” and will delve into the “dysfunctional underbelly of the ballet world.”  Starz Entertainment will produce the original series with Bender serving as EP along with Kevin Brown.  Bender, Brown and Walley-Beckett all have ties to ballet which brought them together on the Starz project. 

Spike TV has a new series on the docket featuring magician Criss Angel.  The 11-episode untitled series will take Angel’s magic and illusions “to the next level” featuring demonstrations of the creative process behind the magic.  Angel’s former series Mindfreak ran on A&E Network for six seasons and ended in 2010.

Former The Daily Show veteran Rob Corddry was cast in the starring role of ABC’s pilot Spy.  The project is based on a British comedy series about a well-intentioned father of a highly intelligent son who inadvertently takes a job at the secret service to prove he is a worthy father.  The single-camera comedy is from Simeon Goulden, the creator of the UK version.  Jimmy Mulville will serve as EP for his Hat Trick Productions.


Zodiak Rights, the international unit of Zodiak Media made a new deal in Latin America for its format Psychic Challenge.  Frecuencia Latina in Peru acquired the rights to Psychic Challenge originally produced by TEVE Partners in Holland for RTL4.  Frecuencia Latina will produce 13 primetime episodes to air this spring.


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Top Ten Ad-Supported Basic Cable Network Performance among A18-49 for the week of: 1/21-1/27/13
Primetime    (000)        Total Pgm Day     (000)
TBSC             1171          ADSM*                    811
USA               1060          NICK                      584                    
FX                   977          NAN*                      554                    
TNT                 852          USA                        537
ADSM              811          TNT                        516
HIST               789           FX                          499
DISC               785          TBSC                       478
AEN                710          AEN                         426
ESPN              674           HIST                       414
MTV                609          TOON                      402
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data.
All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of 114,600,000 homes.
* = Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day.
Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen data stream; Preliminary: Live+SD. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8P-11P and Sun 7P-11P. Total day is Mon-Sun 6A-6A for household and demographic performance.

Top Ten Ad-Supported Basic Cable Network Performance among Total Viewers for the week of: 1/21-1/27/13  
Primetime    (000)      Total Pgm Day            (000)
USA               2867       NICK                             2035
TBSC             2172        ADSM*                         1425
HIST              2109        USA                             1425
TNT               1998        TOON                           1259
FX                 1653        TNT                              1169
FOXN             1587        NAN*                           1149
ADSM            1559        FOXN                            1042
DISC             1524        HIST                             1034
AEN               1520        AEN                               895
NAN              1406        FX                                  878
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data.
All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of 114,600,000 homes.
* = Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day.
Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen data stream; Preliminary: Live+SD. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8P-11P and Sun 7P-11P. Total day is Mon-Sun 6A-6A for household and demographic performance.

Top 10 Cable Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of: 1/21-1/27/13
BRAV     Real Housewives of Atlanta                 2524
DISC     Gold Rush                                            2190
MTV      Catfish: The TV Show                           2133
MTV      Teen Mom II Season 3                         1963
TBSC     The Big Bang Theory 1030p 1/26        1953
TBSC     The Big Bang Theory 10p 1/26            1941
DISC     Moonshiners                                        1940
TBSC     The Big Bang Theory 10p 1/23             1935
USA       WWE Entertainment 9p                       1930
TBSC     The Big Bang Theory 1030p 1/23         1920
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.
All ratings based on Total US Television
Universe of 114,600,000 home; Ranked by Delivery (000); Preliminary: Live+SD

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share and (000) for the week of 1/21-1/27/13
FOX    American Idol  Wednesday                           5.5/15                6956
FOX    American Idol  Thursday                               5.2/14                6521
ABC    Modern Family                                              4.2/11                5306
NBC    AFC-NFC Pro Bowl                                         4.0/10               5062
CBS    2 Broke Girls                                                  3.7/9                 4730
CBS    How I Met Your Mother                                  3.7/10                4700
CBS    Mike & Molly                                                   3.3/8                  4239
CBS    The Big Bang Theory 1/24                              3.2/9                  3988
CBS    The Big Bang Theory 1/21                              3.2/8                  4017
FOX    The Following                                                3.2/8                  4004
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Broadcast Evening News Weekly Average Ratings (week of January 21, 2013)
NBC:       9.22 million total viewers; 2.1/7 and 2.55 million A25-54
ABC:       8.26 million total viewers; 1.8/6 and 2.12 million A25-54
CBS:       7.23 million total viewers; 1.7/6 and 2.03 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI Total Viewers and A25-54 Live+SD

Saturday A18-49 Analysis:  FOX punched back with winning ratings Saturday night at 2.1/7 A18-49, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen.  At 8p, FOX’s coverage of the UFC bout won at 1.7/6 and Univision’s weekly Sabado Gigante was next at 0.9/3.  FOX’s UFC match surged through 9p to a 2.5/7 and Univision’s Sabado Gigante remained in second place with a 1.1/3.  FOX concluded its UFC stint by delivering a 2.4/7 to capture the 10p hour while CBS’s 48 Hours and Univision’s Sabado Gigante tied for #2 at 1.0/3 each.

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

CBS: 3.2/6            Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.7/5, 48 Hours Mystery [r] 3.4/6, 48 Hours 3.7/6

FOX: 2.4/4             FOX UFC Saturday: Johnson vs. Dodson [8p-1030p] 2.4/4

NBC: 2.2/4             US Figure Skating Championships 2.2/4

ABC: 1.7/3             The Taste [r] 1.4/2, 20/20 Saturday 2.4/4

UNIV: 1.4/2            Sabado Gigante 1.4/2

ION: 0.6/1              House 0.6/1, House 0.6/1, Psych 0.6/1

TELE: 0.6/1            Cine en Casa [7p start] 0.5/1, Cine de Impacto 0.6/1

UMA: 0.4/1             Liga Mexicana Saturday 0.4/1, Cineplex 3 Sat [r] 0.4/1

A18-49:  FOX 2.1/7, UNIV 0.9/3, ABC 0.8/2, CBS 0.7/2, TELE 0.6/2, NBC 0.5/2, ION 0.3/1, UMA 0.3/1

Sunday A18-49 Analysis:  NBC scored the highest ratings overall Sunday with a 3.7/10 among A18-49, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen.  Starting out, NBC took the 7p hour with a combination of the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl Pre-Game and the beginning of the game at an average of 3.4/10 followed by a repeat episode of America’s Funniest Home Videos on ABC at 1.8/5.  NBC’s AFC-NFC Pro Bowl game spiked a win during 8p at 4.4/12 and FOX moved into second place with The Simpsons and Bob’s Burgers at an average of 2.2/6.  At 9p, NBC continued to lead with more of the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl at 3.8/10 and once again FOX came next with more animated comedies, this time Family Guy and American Dad at an average of 2.6/6.  NBC finished the night on a high note at 10p as the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl game and the Post-Game coverage averaged a 3.1/8 and CBS’s The Mentalist took over the second spot at 1.9/5.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, January 27, 2013 time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

NBC: 6.6/10        AFC-NFC Pro-Bowl Pre-Game 5.6/9, AFC-NFC Pro Bowl 7.1/11, AFC-NFC Pro Bowl Post-Game 4.1/7

CBS: 6.4/10         60 Minutes 7.6/12, NCIS [r] 5.0/7, The Good Wife 6.3/9, The Mentalist 6.8/11

ABC: 3.3/5           America’s Funniest Home Videos [r] 3.9/6, Once Upon a Time [r] 2.3/3, Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Makeover 3.6/6

FOX: 2.2/3          Bob’s Burgers [r] 1.1/2, The Cleveland Show 1.4/2, The Simpsons 2.8/4, Bob’s Burgers 2.2/3, Family Guy 3.2/5, American Dad 2.6/4

UNIV: 1.5/2          Aqui y Ahora 1.3/2, Quw Mas Quieres 1.6/2, Sal y Pimienta 1.4/2

ION: 0.7/1            Monk 0.8/1, Monk 0.7/1, Law & Order: CI 0.7/1, Law & Order: CI 0.8/1

UMA: 0.7/1           Cine de Las Estrel Sun [r] 0.7/1, Cine de Las Estrel Sun 2 0.7/1

TELE: 0.5/1          Cine Millonario 0.5/1, Cine Millonario II 0.6/1

A18-49:  NBC 3.7/10, FOX 1.9/5, CBS 1.5/4, ABC 1.2/3, UNIV 0.9/2, TELE 0.6/2, UMA 0.6/2, ION 0.2/1

Monday A18-49 Analysis: FOX had the winning lineup Monday posting a 3.0/8 with the A18-49 viewers, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen.  At 8p, FOX’s Bones won at 2.6/7 followed closely by ABC’s The Bachelor at 2.5/7.  New series The Following on FOX ranked #1 during 9p at 3.3/8 and ABC’s The Bachelor remained in second place at 2.5/6.  Univision then topped at 10p with Amor Bravio at 1.6/4 and an encore of Castle on ABC was next at 1.4/4.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, January 28, 2013  time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

FOX: 5.8/9              Bones 5.6/8, The Following 6.0/9

ABC: 4.8/7               The Bachelor 5.2/8, Castle [r] 4.0/7

CBS: 4.5/7               How I Met Your Mother [r] 3.8/6, The Big Bang Theory [r] 5.2/8, 2 Broke Girls [r] 4.8/7, Mike & Molly [r] 4.6/7, Hawaii Five-O [r] 4.2/7

NBC: 3.4/5               The Biggest Loser 3.9/6, Deception 2.6/4

UNIV: 2.3/4              Por Ella Soy Eva 2.2/3, Amores Verdaderos 2.5/4, Amor Bravio 2.2/4

ION: 1.2/2                Criminal Minds 1.1/2, Criminal Minds 1.4/2, Criminal Minds 1.2/2

CW: 0.7/1                 The Carrie Diaries 0.9/1, 90210 0.5/1

TELE: 0.6/1               Pasion Prohibida 0.7/1, La Patrona 0.7/1, El Rostro de la Venganza 0.5/1

UMA: 0.2/0               Cineplex Mon [7p star] 0.5/1, Made in Cartagena 0.2/0, Rosario Tijeras 0.3/0

A18-49:  FOX 3.0/8, ABC 2.2/6, NBC 2.0/5, UNIV 1.8/5, CBS 1.7/4, ION 0.5/1, CW 0.4/1, TELE 0.4/1, UMA 0.2/1


Production studio Original Productions (OP), a FremantleMedia Company promoted Sarah Whalen to SVP/Programming and John Gray was upped to VP/Programming.  Both appointments are effective immediately. Sarah joined the company in 2002 while John began with OP in 2005.

Hahn Lee advances to SVP/Corporate Development and Strategy for TV Guide Network and TV Guide Digital up from VP.  Hahn oversees the company’s strategy and planning as well as business and partnership development in the areas of digital media, alternative platforms, international content syndication and music.  Hahn has been with the company since 2005.

Meruelo Media Holdings has restructured its core business and the company additionally launched a new production division, Meruelo Media Entertainment (MME).  The new unit will develop premium content exclusively for the Hispanic market.  Based in Los Angeles, MME’s COO/President Otto Padron will assemble a production team from the US, Mexico, Colombia and Latin America.  Meruelo Media currently operates three television stations in L.A., Houston and Santa Barbara as well as a Super Station on its digital KWHY-TV stream carried by Time Warner Cable.  The L.A. station, KWHY-TV is the flagship of the new MundoFOX TV Network.  Furthermore, the Television group of Meruelo Media will be headed by Lino Alvarez who was promoted to VP/GM of MundoFOX22 Los Angeles and MundoFOX32 Santa Barbara.  Former Univision executive, Bernarda Duarte has been named VP/GM of Meruelo Media and will head the re-launch of the new Super 22 project.  Both Lino and Bernarda will be based in Los Angeles at the newly acquired Meruelo Studios and will report to Otto Padron.

Monica Candiani was appointed Head/International Sales for Entertainment One Family (eOne Family) where she will be based in eOne’s London office and report to Olivier Dumont, Managing Director of eOne Family. 

ABC News President Ben Sherwood announced David Muir is joining Elizabeth Vargas to Co-Anchor 20/20.  David will continue to anchor World News on the weekends and to be a substitute for Diane Sawyer as well as reporting during the week.  In addition, Chris Cuomo is departing ABC News and joining CNN. 

For CNN, Chris Cuomo will host a new morning show and CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker said in a statement that Chris will “have a major role in a new CNN morning show and across the network, anchoring and reporting on major events.”  Chris’s hire follows that of Jake Tapper, an ABC News veteran who will host an afternoon show on CNN.  Pundits James Carville and his wife Mary Matalin as well as Erik Erickson all departed from CNN in addition to Managing Editor Mark Whitaker. 


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Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: In Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In (1967-1973) which presidential candidate appeared on the show in 1968? Richard M. Nixon. Kudos to: Keith Allo-Golf Channe/-NBC Sports/Orlando; Michael Avila-AviLand Productions/NYC; Phyllis McQuillan-MSG Media/NYC; Charles Mannino-Tyco Electronics Subsea Communications LLC/Eatontown, NJ; Adam Leston-WDJJ/Milwaukee; Dan Whitford-Lakeshore Public Television/Chicago; Gretchen Brady-KDAF/Dallas; Kristin Staskowski-Charter Media/Birmingham, AL; Roz Seibold-EDA/Tucson; Dale Warshaw-KMSM-KTTU/Tucson; Patti Rodriguez-KXRM-KXTU/Colorado Springs; Squirrel Rippley-Dark Horse Media/Tucson; Alexandra Leh-LaCheraqui Media/LA; Susan Levitan-Kaleidoscope Entertainment/LA; Adam Zurvich-Shine America/Hollywood; Stan Brooks-Stan & Deliver Films/Santa Monica; Bruce Nachbar-Outtabrooklyn Productions/Tokyo, Japan.

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JOB OPENING: RESEARCH/PROJECT MGR/Latitude/BOS: Join innovative media rsrch firm: established exp. w/mkt rsrch, pgt mgmt & clnt relations; attn. to detail & strong writing – Apply: [email protected] (2/1)

JOB OPENING: DIR, DIGITAL MKTG (DOMESTIC THEATRICAL) LA: 20 CENTURYFOX Oversee mkting for domestic theatrical releases that touch Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, PR and Sales Mgr.  Apply: (FFE0000797) (2/1)

JOB OPENING: SVP, INT’L PROG & CONTENTMUSIC & YOUTH/NYC/London: 15+ yrs exp. in TV Prog/Acquis/Dev; Min 3yrs @VP level & above; Exp. Youth demo across cultures/languages; Exp. w/Brdcst TV. EOE/M/F/D/AAP apply (2/1)

JOB OPENING: SENIOR PUBLICIST/E!/NBCUniversal/Los Angeles, CA: Publicize & Promote E! programming including E! News & E! Online. Exp.w/ Consumer TV PR Req; Breaking news exp. desired. Job#7375BR (1/31)

JOB OPENING: SR. WRITER/PRODUCER, ON AIR PROMOS/E!/Los Angeles, CA: Write, and produce promos for network and programming. 4 yrs. promo or advertising exp. required; Must be a true creative! Job#5591BR (1/31)

JOB OPENING: VP, PRICING & PLAN’G/SUNDANCE/NYC: Mng financial plan’g, forecasting, reports for Ad Sales Finance. Est’d upfront & scatter rate cards. Review proposals, oversee mgmt ntwk inventory. (1/31)

JOB OPENING: SALES ASST/PLANNER/American Target Network/NYC: Dvlp Sales prop, work w/agency buyers, 3 yrs+ exp in TV, must be very orgnzd, media math, Nielson, excel & PP skills a must. Apply: [email protected] (1/31)

JOB OPENING: DIR STRATEGY & CONS MKTG/LIFETIME MKTG/NY: Mng strat plng, cons mktg & digital/tradit’l media initiatives. 7+yrs strategy exp within an ad agency, ent mktg exp, media plng exp. BA/BS Deg Apply: (1/31)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, FINANCE & ADMIN OPS/DirecTV/NYC: Oversee expense mgmt. & reporting / revenue trends/financial modeling BA/BS Req’d (MBA Pref’d) 12+ yrs exp Ad Industry /Mgmt Exp + Strategy & Dvlpmnt (1/31)

JOB OPENING: MGR AD SALES MKTG/DISH MEDIA SALES/NY: Generate mktg strategies & supporting ad sales materials. Oversee presentation dvlpmnt, mktg partnerships, events & external comm. 5-7 yrs exp. Resumes: [email protected] (1/31)

JOB OPENING: MKT. MGR./RLTV/MD: 5+ yrs mkt. exp. at a network or entertain. co.; min. 3+ yrs exp. in digital & social media; develop/execute digital and consumer mkt. materials and consumer contact. B.A req. Apply: [email protected] (1/31)

JOB OPENING: MGR, STANDARDS & PRACTICES/DISNEY/BURBANK: Review Original & Acquired ABC Family shows. Knowledge primetime & family programming. Strong communication & negotiating skills. S&P exp req. REQ 54793 (1/31)

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 INTERSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Intern/NUVOtv/NY: Support Pricing & Planning/Ad Sales Dep. NY Office. Strong comm. & writing skills a must. Strong MS Office Skills req. Must be enrolled in a credit-only course. Resume to: [email protected] EOE (2/5)

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: RESEARCHER/NYC: 20+ years of experience in market research including director level experience with digital publishers including CBS Interactive, Everyday Health & NYTimes/ [email protected] (2/6)

SITUATION WANTED: Pro with software & ad operations experience seeks position with media software company. [email protected] (2/6)

SITUATION WANTED: MARKETING CONSULTANT: Over 20 years marketing experience in digital video and cable TV. Capabilities include branding, positioning, mkt plan’g, strategy creation and execution.  Contact: [email protected] (2/6)

SITUATION WANTED: CREATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR: 10+ years of exp. in multiple markets. Specialties: branding, online & social media. Have initiated many award winning on-air campaigns. Resume & Demos: (2/5)

SITUATION WANTED: DP/EDITOR (LA): 15+ years exp. Reality, Corporate, Music Video, News, Live, New Media. ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC, ESPN; Full Pkg. Mobile FC Edit System. [email protected] (travels) (2/2)

SITUATION WANTED: PRODUCER (LA): 10+ years exp. Field & Story; Shooter; Casting; Discovery, NBC, VH1, E!, CMT, Disney, History, CNN, etc. LA based, can work local in NY. [email protected] (2/2)

SITUATION WANTED: CASTING PRODUCER/AP/FIELD PRODUCER: with 6+ years in production and a casting background, looking for new full time or freelance job opportunities in NY. [email protected]  (1/31)

SITUATION WANTED: MARKETING CONSULTANT: Over 20 years marketing experience in digital video and cable television.  Capabilities include branding, positioning, market planning, strategy creation and execution.  Contact: [email protected] (1/31)

E-mail [email protected] or call Trish Pihonak at 888.702.3858 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: The Middle [r], The Neighbors, Modern Family [r], Suburgatory, Nashville [r]

CBS: Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2013, Criminal Minds [r], CSI [r]

CW: Arrow, Supernatural

FOX: American Idol

ION: WWE Main Event, Man on Fire

MyTV: Numb3rs, Numb3rs

NBC: Whitney, Guys With Kids, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire

PBS: Nature, NOVA, Life on Fire

Telemundo: Pasion Prohibida, La Patrona, El Rostro de la Venganza

UniMas: El Salvaje, Futbol Central, Futbol

Univision: Por Ella Soy Eva, Amores Verdaderos, Amor Bravio

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