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ABC Family: Melissa & Joey at 8p
CBS: Dogs in the City at 8p
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CW: America’s Next Top Model at 9p
HISTORY: Hatfields & McCoys at 9p
TLC: Toddlers & Tiaras at 10p
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Three new series are coming in 2012: Opening Act, Married to Jonas and
Love You Mean It with Whitney Cummings. Plus we’ve partnered with some of
the biggest names in Hollywood to develop an amazing array of
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A true-crime limited series, Final Witness premieres on ABC beginning June 27 at 10p. The seven-episode series offers a unique perspective on some of the country’s most heinous murders. Each episode will examine one case from beginning to end, telling the story from the victim’s point of view and offering a blend of documentary and drama. The series will highlight interviews from real-life witnesses, prosecutors, law enforcement, family and friends in addition to dramatic reenactments filmed on location at the crime scene and using an indie-band soundtrack. The opening episode, The Kids Aren’t Alright recounts the murders of the Caffey family in rural East Texas on March 1, 2008 which originally aired as a backdoor pilot on September 14, 2010 and because of that episode’s success, the project was approved to series. Final Witness is produced for ABC by Lincoln Square Productions.
Chef, author and TV personality Anthony Bourdain will have a new weekend show on CNN beginning early 2013. The show, according to CNN, will create “a signature showcase for the network’s coverage of food and travel.” Bourdain’s new program will air on Sundays in primetime on CNN and CNN International with encore airings on Saturday nights. Shot on location, the program will spotlight cultures around the world through their food, dining and rituals. Bourdain will further offer commentary for other CNN programs and platforms. Zero to Zero Productions, behind Bourdain’s other Travel Channel series The Layover and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations is behind the upcoming CNN series.
Next month, SCIENCE debuts the new six-part series Danger By Design on June 18 at 9p. The series documents Nik Wallenda, known as King of the Highwire and the seventh generation descendent of the famous Wallenda Family of acrobats. The series will watch as Nik and his family creates acts that cheat death through science, skill and discipline. Danger By Design, airing on Mondays this summer, is produced for SCIENCE by RelativityREAL/The Jay and Tony Show.
For its next season, HBO selected the Miami Dolphins as the focus for its reality series Hard Knocks, set to premiere a seventh season on August 7. Hard Knocks offers a behind-the-scenes look at an NFL team during its pre-season training camp. Hard Knocks will air on Tuesdays this forthcoming season on HBO.
HISTORY’s miniseries Hatfields & McCoys, starring Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Mare Winningham, Powers Boothe and Tom Berenger among others debuted on Monday Memorial Day and finishes tonight at 9p, has become the #1 non-sports telecast in ad-supported cable television history. HISTORY tallied more than 13.9 million total viewers; 5.8 million with A25-54; and 4.8 million among A18-49 for the miniseries’ debut on Monday, based on Nielsen’s fast cable ratings. More than 17 million watched both the premiere and encore telecast Monday night. Hatfields & McCoys is produced for HISTORY by Thinkfactory Media.
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A18-49 & A25-54 Audience Retention & Engagement WGN America offers top off-net hits including How I Met Your Mother,
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NBC approved a new singing game show, The Winner Is where contestants will compete before an in-studio panel. The singers, some soloists and groups including kids, teens, adults, seniors, families and professionals will have to figure out if they should negotiate a cash prize and step out of the competition or continue in the game. If the contestants continue, they await the jury results to see if they made it to the next round and closer to the $1 million in prize money. Talpa Media USA and John de Mol, creator of The Voice, who will serve as EP on the project, are behind The Winner Is.
Female-targeted cable network, Lifetime is developing a drama series centered on the character Clarice Starling from the 1991 horror film The Silence of the Lambs. MGM is producing the project and the plot will start soon after a young Starling graduates from the FBI Academy. NBC also has the new 13-episode series, Hannibal in the works also based on the film, a project NBC ordered straight to series.
An hour-long project from Jeff Nathanson and Gavin Polone was sold to HBO. The duo is working on a behind-the-scenes sports dramedy about a professional baseball team highlighting the money, sex, power and temptation that is sometimes part of the professional sport for its wealthy players and owners. Nathanson will write, be an EP and direct the project while Polone will serve as EP.
Chris Noth (Sex and the City, The Good Wife) will narrate the first season of I Didn’t Do It, a six-part, one-hour crime series that reveals the stories behind wrongful convictions. The series is in production for Discovery Channel Canada and Investigation Discovery US. The series will premiere on Discovery Channel Canada this summer and in the US on Investigation Discovery in the fall. I Didn’t Do It is from Lively Media.
Season two of Showtime’s drama series Homeland has added actress Zuleikha Robinson in the recurring role as a Middle Eastern woman and field journalist named Roya Hammad who has ties to the terrorist organization and will cross paths with Brody (Damian Lewis).
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At its Canadian Upfront presentation to advertisers in Toronto yesterday, broadcaster Citytv, whose parent company is Rogers Media announced pickups of a slew of new US sitcoms and drama series while at the Los Angeles Screenings for its Fall 2012 schedule. Rogers Media acquired the comedies Partners, Ben and Kate, The Mindy Project, Malibu Country, 1600 Penn, The Goodwin Games and How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) for next season on Citytv along with acquiring the new dramas Revolution, 666 Park Avenue, Hannibal and The Carrie Diaries. Katie Couric was also in attendance at Citytv’s upfront event, whose syndicated talk show will be airing on the network this fall. In addition, Citytv announced it has approved two new Canadian sitcoms, Seed and Package Deal and further revealed Canadian Tyler Harcott will become the new host for The Bachelor Canada. The Canadian Upfront presentations continue today with Global Television followed by CTV on Thursday.
Original series Less Than Kind from Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) has begun production on its fourth and final season this week. Principal photography is underway through July 10 in Winnipeg and the fourth season will roll out in 2013 on HBO Canada. Less Than Kind is produced by Breakthrough Entertainment and Buffalo Gal Pictures, in association with Astral’s The Movie Network and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central.
Canadian-based independent television production studio Entertainment One Ltd. reported revenue of $803 million, up +7% from 2011 and a profit before tax increase of 103% from 2011 at $37 million. During its fiscal year, Entertainment One delivered 237 half hours of original television covering various genres. The company is behind TV projects such as Haven for Showcase and Syfy; Hell on Wheels and The Walking Dead for AMC; Mary Mary for WE tv; Rookie Blue for Global and ABC; The Firm for Global and NBC; and Saving Hope for CTV and NBC among others.
Tricon Films & Television has racked up international sales totaling more than 140 hours of programming involving several scripted series:
- Sci-fi series Sanctuary is now in more than 150 countries with season 4 licensed to ABC Australia, NBC Universal/Steel Network Italy, UKTV and YES DBS Israel. Seasons 1 and 2 were picked by EBC Taiwan and seasons 1 through 4 by Pyramid Entertainment Kuwait and TET TV Ukraine.
- Michael: Tuesday’s & Thursday’s with 12 half-hour eps was licensed to Izi Media Group Malaysia and Globosat Brazil that also licensed the comedy InSecurity with 23 half-hour eps.
- Smart Woman Survival Guide with 39 half-hour eps and Forbidden Science with 13 half-hour eps have been licensed to Strong Technologies Ltd of Nigeria.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Friday, May 25, 2012 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 3.7/7 Undercover Boss [r] 3.1/6, CSI: NY [r] 3.7/7, Blue Bloods [r]
ABC: 2.9/6 Shark Tank [r] 2.9/6, Primetime: What Would You Do? [r] 2.6/5, 20/20 3.2/6
NBC: 2.4/5 Who Do You Think You Are? [r] 2.1/4, Grimm [r] 1.8/3, Dateline Classic [r] 3.3/6
UNIV 1.8/3 Refugio Para Amor 2 1.3/2, Abismo de Pasion 1.8/3, La Que No Podia Amar 2.2/4
FOX: 1.5/3 Kitchen Nightmares [r] 1.5/3, Kitchen Nightmares [r] 1.5/3
ION: 0.8/1 Cold Case 0.9/2, Cold Case 0.8/1, Cold Case 0.6/1
TELE: 0.7/1 Maid en Manhattan 0.8/2, Corazon Valiente 0.7/1, Relaciones Peligrosas 0.5/1
CW: 0.5/1 Nikita [r] 0.5/1, Supernatural [r] 0.5/1
TF: 0.3/0 Cine en Familia Fri [7p start] 0.3/1, Cine de Las Estrellas Fri 0.3/0
A18-49: UNIV 1.3/5, ABC 1.2/4, CBS 0.9/3, FOX 0.9/3, NBC 0.7/3, TELE 0.4/2, ION 0.3/1, CW 0.2/1, TF 0.2/1
Former AOL executive Jennifer DeGuzman was added at National Geographic Channels as VP/Communications. Additionally, Dara Klatt was promoted to Senior Director/Corporate Communications and Erin Griffin to Associate Director/Communications and Talent Relations. Jennifer and Dara, who are based in New York and Washington, D.C. respectively, report to Chris Albert, SVP/Communications and Talent Relations while Erin reports to Jennifer. Congrats to Jennifer on her new hiring and to Dara and Erin on their new promotions! Well done ladies!!
Leftfield Pictures, behind such current television series as Pawn Stars and Monster In-Law tapped television producer Laura Nieder as Director/Development. Laura will concentrate her efforts on developing female-focused programming and will report to Rob Shaftel, VP/Development. Previously, Laura was with Rachael Ray where she served as producer on the syndicated series.
This day in History: 1987 – Michael Jackson attempts to buy Elephant Man’s remains.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: How many people have been permanent moderators on Meet The Press? 11. Kudos to: Aaron Jones-Horizon Media/NY: Linda Grillo-Viacom/NY; Judie Henninger -Valentine Productions, Inc; Roz Seibold-EDA/ Tucson AZ; Paul Blutter-General American Group, Inc/Northridge, CA; Brett Ashy -The Ashy Agency/LA
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
ABC: The Middle [r], Suburgatory [r], Modern Family [r], Happy Endings [r], Don’t Trust The B… [r], Modern Family [r]
AZTECA: Extra Normal, Al Extremo, Fabrica de Huevos
CBS: Dogs in the City [p], Criminal Minds [r], CSI [r]
CW: America’s Next Top Model [r], America’s Next Top Model [f]
FOX: So You Think You Can Dance
ION: Cold Case, Cold Case, Criminal Minds
NBC: 2012 Stanley Cup Final: Los Angeles Kings at New Jersey Devils
PBS: Nature, Nova, Inside Nature’s Giants
TELE: Una Maid en Manhattan, Corazon Valiente, Relaciones Peligrosas
UNIV: Un Refugio para el Amor; Abismo de Pasion, La Que No Podia Amar
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