Wednesday, May 29th, 2013


Summer Fridays on WE tv

The 10th and final season of
Bridezillas 8pm | 7c

The honeymoon is over
Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas 9pm | 8c

They are single, sexy, and taking control
Pregnant & Dating 10pm | 9c
Get a sneak peek of the new original series


Good morning. It’s Wednesday May 29, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
ABC: ABC’s The Lookout at 10p
ABC Family: Melissa & Joey at 8p, Baby Daddy at 8:30p, Dancing Fools at 9p
CBS: The American Baking Competition at 8p
History: Top Shot All-Stars at 10p
OWN: Love Thy Neighbor at 9p

Tonight’s Finales:
ID: I Was Murdered at 10:30p
REELZ: Bomb Girls at 9p
Psych at 10p


: Syndication’s most anticipated premiere
FAMILY FEUD: Huge growth, dominating 5-8p time periods
DISH NATION: #1 among all new first-run series
WENDY WILLIAMS: Daytime powerhouse
GLEE: The pop culture phenomenon comes to weekends

Source: Nielsen NPower, C3 A18-49 Rating, 9/10/12-5/5/13, New First-Run Syndication Strip Programs. Qualifications available upon request

It’s not too late to get your tickets for CynKids !magination Awards luncheon, June 4 at The Yale Club in New York City. For more information, please go to



In honor of her milestone 80th birthday on June 8, Joan Rivers will be taking over E!‘s airwaves for five days, beginning Monday, June 10. From extra episodes of Fashion Police airing daily, to popping up on the network’s other series, to special birthday content appearing on Eonline, Rivers will bring her unfiltered comedy to all areas of the network. Despite the show’s writers still being on strike, E! will air a brand-new half-hour episode of Fashion Police every night Monday, June 10  through Thursday, June 13 at 10:30p, culminating with a special full hour birthday salute to Rivers on Friday, June 14 at 10p. The half-hour special episodes will feature guest appearances by celebrities, friends, and even some victims of Rivers’ past critiques. In addition, Rivers will make daily appearances on E! News, surprise Joel McHale during the July 12 episode of The Soup, and even stay up late one night to invade the set of Chelsea Lately.

Dan Harmon, creator of NBC‘s Community, is in talks with Sony Pictures Television to return to the series in some capacity for its upcoming fifth season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show’s fourth season, which was overseen by David Guarascio and Moses Port, had some critics noting that it had lost the edge it had under Harmon.

From plastic surgeon to US President: Hot off his role as glossy Dr. Jack Startz in the HBO biopic Behind the Candelabra, Rob Lowe has been announced as the star of the upcoming National Geographic Channel factual drama Killing Kennedy from Scott Free Productions. He’ll play the President John F. Kennedy. Ginnifer Goodwin will join Lowe in the White House as first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, while Michelle Trachtenberg rounds out the cast as Lee Harvey Oswald’s wife, Marina. Killing Kennedy will premiere on the National Geographic Channel later this year in the United States and globally in 171 countries and 38 languages, timed to the 50th anniversary of the assassination.

AMC has named the slate of agencies and brands that will be featured in the second season of The Pitch, the series that follows advertising agencies as they prepare campaigns to try and win a major new piece of business. Brands to be featured include: 1-800-Flowers, Bliss, College Hunks Hauling Junk, Fuller Brush Company, Gibson Guitar Corporation, Little Caesars, Square Trade and Tommy Bahama. Agencies to be featured include: Daniel Burton Dean (Nashville, TN), Fletcher Rowley (Nashville, TN), Powell Creative (Nashville, TN), breensmith Advertising (Atlanta, GA), Innerspin (Los Angeles, CA), MC2 (Los Angeles, CA), COR (Santa Monica, CA), Neuron Syndicate (Santa Monica, CA), Central Coast (Chicago, IL), Commonground (Chicago, IL), The Monogram Group (Chicago, IL), Bee-line Communications (Chicago, IL), Mischievous Studios (Hollywood, CA), Heavenspot (Glendale, CA), OneX (Culver City, CA) and Pasadena Advertising (Pasadena, CA). The show’s new, eight-episode season premieres Thursday, August 15 at 10p.

Great American Country introduces a hard-working, tight-knit American family, their struggles and their victories in the new series The Willis Clan.Premiering Thursday, June 27 at 8p, the series focuses on Toby and Brenda Willis and their talented brood of 12 children. “As part of our evolution to country lifestyle programming, Great American Country will connect viewers with the stories of hard-working people like The Willis Clan, an extraordinary family of 12 children who embody what is great about Americahard work, strong family bonds and living life more simply,” Sarah Trahern, GM of Great American Country, tells Cynopsis.

CNN has teamed with BuzzFeed on a new YouTube Channel. The deal gives BuzzFeed access to CNN’s video archives for use in creating mash-up news videos.


Cynopsis: Digital BIG Monetization Summit
Next Gen Video Content Biz Models
June 18 | 10 On the Park, Time Warner Center | NYC

More info + registration:

Registration / Tickets: Pete Romas, 203.899.8483
Advertising / Sponsorships: Mike Farina, 203.218.6480


Are money and relationship issues colliding and creating strife that you’d like to move past? Is there a struggle around cash you’d like to break free from? A major TV production company would like to support you in making positive changes in your relationship with money, so you can have a solid financial and relationship foundation for the future. If you are in the New York/New Jersey area and are a girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife, or parents of kids where money issues are too big to tackle alone, contact [email protected] and explain why you would be the perfect candidate for a new TV series.


ABC Family has expanded the third season of Melissa & Joey, as well as ordered a fourth season, making it the network’s first comedy series to reach 100 episodes. The additional season three episodes will air in 2014.

Comedy Central has renewed Inside Amy Schumer for a second season. The network has ordered 10 new episodes to debut in 2014. 



Melissa Leo has landed a key role opposite Matt Dillon in the FOX event series Wayward Pines. She’ll play Pam, an intense and unpredictable nurse who first takes care of Secret Service Ethan Burke (Dillon), when he wakes up in the hospital.


Cynopsis: Digital Model D Awards
The Best in Online Video Content & Advertising

Our awards show continues to spotlight the groundbreaking work created by digital media, don’t let your 2012-2013 efforts go unnoticed!

Entry Deadline: June 20, 2013  | Late Submissions: June 27, 2013
Awards Event: November 2013 (NYC)

Learn about the awards program & how to enter:


Friday A18-49 Analysis: Univision won the night among the A18-49 viewers at 1.4/5, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. At 8p, ABC’s Shark Tank and Univision’s Porque El Amor Manda tied for first place at 1.3/5, followed by NBC’s Dateline at 0.9/4. Univision was #1 at 9p with Amores Verdaderos at 1.7/6. ABC’s Shark Tank placed second at 1.6/6. At 10p Univision’s Que Bonito Amor led the pack at 1.3/4.  ABC’s 20/20 trailed at 1.1/4.

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, May 24, 2013  time period averages.  Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

ABC: 3.3/6         Shark Tank [r]  3.0/6, Shark Tank [r] 3.3/6, 20/20 3.5/6

NBC: 3.3/6            Dateline [r] 3.8/7, Rock Center with Brian Williams 2.8/5

CBS: 3.3/6          Undercover Boss [r] 2.6/5, Blue Bloods [r] 3.2/6,  Blue Bloods [r] 4.2/8

UNI: 1.9/3          Porque El Amor Manda 1.8/3, Amores Verdaderos 2.2/4, Que Bonito Amor 1.7/3

FOX: 1.8/4          Bones [r] 1.9/4, Brain Games 1.6/3

TEL: 0.9/2        Pasion Prohibida 0.7/1, La Patrona 1.0/2, El Senor de los Cielos 1.1/2

ION: 0.8/1             Cold Case 0.8/1, Cold Case 0.7/1, Cold Case 0.8/1

CW: 0.5/1              Nikita [r] 0.5/1, Supernatural [r] 0.5/1

UMA: 0.2/0           Cineplex [7p start] 0.2/0,Cineplex [7p start] 0.2/0

A18-49: UNI 1.4/5, ABC 1.3/5, NBC 1.0/4, FOX 0.9/4, TEL 0.8/3, CBS 0.7/2, CW 0.3/1, ION 0.2/1,  UMA 0.1/1


Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. has named Chris Linn as President, Head of Programming, truTV. Linn, who previously served as executive vice president of programming and head of production at MTV, will be responsible for all programming on the network, including the development and production of original programs. Linn’s duties will also include overseeing all marketing, digital initiatives and strategic planning for truTV.

Lauren Dolgen has been promoted to Head of West Coast Reality Programming, Executive Vice President of Series Development for MTV. Dolgen was formerly Head of West Coast Reality, SVP Series Development. In her expanded new position, she will oversee the creation and development of the network’s west coast based reality television slate, including Teen Mom 2, Ridiculousness, Teen Mom 3 and the next season of The Real World.

Univision News, the news division of Univision Communications, Inc., has appointed Patsy Loris as Vice President of News. Loris, who last served as senior news director for Univision News, will oversee evening and late night news, the weekend edition, news segments for Despierta America, and the operations of Univision’s news division, as well as work with ABC to launch Fusion.
Granite Broadcasting Corporation has promoted Michael Nurse to President and General Manager of WKBW-TV, its ABC affiliate serving Buffalo, New York; effective July 1. Nurse, who previously served as Station Manager and Vice President of Sales at WKBW-TV, will oversee the station’s operations, programming and sales functions. He replaces Bill Ransom who recently announced his retirement.

Maxus North America, the award-winning media services agency, has named Mark Egan as Chief Strategy Officer. Egan, formerly Global Head of New Business and Network Development at Havas Digital, will be responsible for guiding and managing growing agency disciplines. In addition, Brian Leder has been appointed Digital Director. Leder, formerly Global Digital Director at MediaVest, will be responsible for all the agency’s digital activities.

Madison Square Garden Media has appointed Miranda Brown as Director, Ad Sales Systems and Services. Brown is charged with overseeing the commercial operations process for MSG and MSG+ networks from advertiser order approvals to post air. She previously managed commercial operations for The Hotel Networks.


What are you waiting for?
We’ve announced the Cynopsis Kids !magination Award finalists, Kids People Award winners and our 2013 Luminaries… now join us in saluting them at the Awards luncheon!

Date: June 4, 2013
Time: 11:30AM – 2:00PM
Location: The Yale Club of NY

Registration: Pete Romas; 203.899.8483
Sponsorships: Mike Farina; 203.218.6480

This Day In History, sponsored by Velocity. Drive Your Passion: 1994 – The sitcom Ellen premiered on ABC.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Married with Children’s Al Bundy was a shoe salesman. Kudos to: Dennis Dorfmeister-HBO/Hauppauge, NY; Chris Ellis-Comcast Spotlight/Philadelphia PA; Smiti Kumar-Merrill Lynch/NYC; Brian Quinn -Comcast Spotlight/Bethesda, MD; Linda L. Wooldridge-Rovicorp/Tulsa, OK; Will Allmendinger-Captivate/Chicago, IL; Eric Jackson-Richardson Bike Mart/Dallas, TX; Heather R. Floore-CW33 – KDAF-TV/Dallas, TX; Jim Gray-FrogLight Productions, LLC/Missoula, MT; Julie Houston-Tom Scott Communication Shop/Boise, ID; Alfred Hopton-Triple 7 Public Relations/Los Angeles, CA; Adam Zuvich-Shine America/Hollywood, CA; Randall Bosley-Studio Talent Group/Santa Monica, CA; David Smith/Spokane, WA.

Today’s Trivia Question:  What is the full name of the comic book store the guys go to every Wednesday on The Big Bang Theory? (Email 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.).


SAVE THE DATE: Cynopsis Sports Business Summit
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | Grand Hyatt NY

It will examine how the industry is using content, context and digital connectivity to build audiences, engage fans and integrate sponsors locally, nationally and on a global stage.

For sponsor information, please contact Mike Farina at (203) 218-6480.

More information to follow…

Keep Watching & Reading,
Roberta Caploe

Denise O’Connor: Group Publisher, Cynopsis Media
Diane K Schwartz: Senior Vice President, Media Communications Group 

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JOB OPENING: MGR, SCHEDULING/WETV/NY: 3+ yrs cable/brdcst scheduling, strong Nielsen ratings b’ground. Execute/facilitate short term linear & Multiplatform sched strategy, competitive analysis, & oversee operat’l sched in systems CLICK HERE (6/4)

JOB OPENING: CONTENT PRODUCER/CBS/Studio City: The Content Producer shoots and edits video assets for CBS programming and distributes to media outlets. Up to 10% of travel on the job. To apply and full details CLICK HERE (6/4)

JOB OPENING: SR. ANALYST RESEARCH/ESPN/MIAMI: 3+ yrs. exp. wrkng w/multi-platform data & sales positioning. Exp. w/IBOPE,TGI & ComScore preferred. Strong analytical & presentation required. To apply: Job-109868 (6/1)

JOB OPENING: START UP/PRIORITY HIRES/STUDIO CONTROL/STUDIO TECH OPS: Univision/ABC hiring for New Network FUSION/Miami: Show Dir, Media Mgr, Asst Dir, Acquis Satellite/Audio/VCO-Lighting-Robotics/Camera Jib and Steadicam Operators needed! Apply; [email protected] (6/1)

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ABC: The Middle [r], Family Tools, Modern Family  [r], How to Live with Your Parents, ABC’s The Lookout [p]
CBS: The American Baking Competition [p], Criminal Minds [r], CSI [r]
CW: Arrow [r], Supernatural [r]
FOX: Master Chef
ION: WWE Main Event, Flashpoint, Flashpoint
MyTV: Numb3rs, Numb3rs
NBC: Dateline NBC, Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert, Chicago Fire [r]
PBS: Nature [r], NOVA, NOVA
Telemundo: Pasion Prohibida, La Patrona, El Senor de los Cielos
UMA: Futbol, Sin Ellas no Hay Paraiso
Univision: Porque el Amor Manda, Amores Verdaderos, Que Bonito Amor

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