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Good morning. It’s Friday, January 9, 2015, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Friday’s Premieres:
Animal Planet: Treehouse Masters at 8p
Cinemax: Banshee at 10p
Disney: Jessie at 8p
DIY: Texas Flip and Move at 10p
FOX: Glee at 8p
HBO: Real Time with Bill Maher at 10p
IFC: Comedy Bang! Bang! at 11p
TNT: Cold Justice at 8p
WE tv: Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars at 9p, David Tutera’s CELEBrations at 10p

Saturday’s Premieres:
Animal Planet: Preposterous Pets at 8p
Discovery: MythBusters at 9p
DIY: Family Under Construction at 7p and 7:30p
TLC: All About Sex at 11p

Saturday’s Finales:
DIY: Renovation Realities at 10p
Starz: The Missing at 9p

Sunday’s Premieres:
Animal Planet: Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters at 9p
HBO: Girls at 9p, Togetherness at 9:30p, Looking at 10p
Nat Geo: Remote Survival at 10p
Showtime: Shameless at 9p, House of Lies at 10p, Episodes at 10:30p

Discovery Channel is branching out. Net president Rich Ross told reporters at TCA’s winter press tour that male-skewing Discovery is “more narrowly niche than I think it ever needs to be… being more inclusive to women and younger men is a way for us to build back audience.” Mermaids and Megalodons may be out (“it’s something that has run its course”) but as for scripted, “I think we have a huge opportunity,” said Ross.


Fox is hungry for more Bob’s Burgers. The Emmy winner from 20th Century Fox Television, averaging 1.7 among A18-49 and 3.5 million viewers for season five, has been renewed for a 22-ep season six.

More from Fox: this season, the net is for the first time making full episodes of American Idol available on Americanidol.com, FOX Now and Hulu Plus, as well as VOD providers, the day after air. The reality competition opened to a 3.2 rating among A18-49 on Wednesday, down from 4.7 a year ago.

Good news, bad news: Debmar-Mercury and FremantleMedia North America announced the renewal of Celebrity Name Game for a second season, after the show was picked up by Tribune Broadcasting, Sinclair and Cox, among others. Name Game “came out of the gate with an impressive start, building its audience each week, and showing itself to be a strong contender in syndication,” said Thom Beers, CEO of FremantleMedia North America. On the other hand, Tribune scuttled plans for a half-hour talk/variety show starring Ferguson, after not enough clearances could be secured to move forward.

Here’s one way to drum up interest for a new series: Leading up to the premiere of Bravo’s social experiment docu-series Friends to Lovers, the net commissioned a survey from Research Now asking if the risk of dating a best friend is worth the reward of finding love. And? 76 percent of men are open to a romantic relationship with a friend, versus 58 percent of women, while 19 percent of both sexes said they’d rather date their first cousin than their best friend. As for straight men with a best friend who’s a man: 27 percent said they wished they were gay so they could date him. Friends to Lovers premieres Monday, January 12 at 10p.

They’re not smiling in Happyland. MTV has decided not to bring the dramedy back for another round, after season one averaged .2 among A18-49 and 370,000 total viewers at 11p.


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It’s history, docu-comedy style in Nat Geo’s upcoming miniseries event, History of the World (wt). Currently in the early stages, the show from Altschuler & Krinsky Works, 3Arts Entertainment and National Geographic Studios aims to blend documentary storytelling, animation and comedy to explore topics from the evolution of man to hygiene. “As we continue to develop and evolve our brand, we’re always looking to push style and format boundaries,” said NGC president, original programming and production Tim Pastore.

The Banijay Group inked a deal for controlling interest in Stephen David Entertainment (The World Wars). “This move complements our existing business and strengthens Banijay’s ability to break new creative ground in North America,” said David Goldberg, Banijay Group President and Banijay Studios North America CEO. “We believe there is a great deal of opportunity for growth of the non-scripted and scripted documentary genres.” Said , “We share mutual goals and ambitions. First and foremost, the desire to create top quality programming that entertains and has strong local and international appeal.”

Showtime picked up documentary series Inside Comedy from David Steinberg and Steve Carell for a fourth season, slated to debut later this year. Among those to be featured: Stephen Colbert, Michael Keaton, Bryan Cranston and Dan Aykroyd.


Nat Geo WILD is trawling for viewers not interested in football with Fish Bowl, returning Super Bowl Sunday, February 1 at 6p. Goldie and her new co-star, Charlie the clown fish will…visit a farm. “We’re offering people an alternative to clashing helmets and brutal tackles,” said Goldie in a statement. “I think everyone can agree that a few quiet moments alone with a horse is a game changer.” Preceding the stunt is a marathon of The Incredible Dr. Pol, starting at 7a.

If George Clooney can get Downton Abbey fever, why not an animated aardvark? A new episode of Arthur, “Fountain Abbey,” pays homage to the period drama when Muffy is transported back to the English estate where her great-great grandmother worked, Monday, January 26 on PBS (check local listings).

Anthony Anderson (black-ish) is back to host the NAACP Image Awards, airing live Friday, February 6 at 9p on TV One. One-hour pre-show hits the red carpet at 8p.

Showtime’s Web Therapy has Friends in the right places. Matthew Perry guests on the Lisa Kudrow comedy Wednesday, January 14 and again on January 21 at 11p, as a pathological liar.

Destination America promises action as well as “rope operas” when Impact Wrestling debuts on the net Friday, January 16 at 9p. On Saturdays, Impact Wrestling: Unlocked will air from 10a-12p, with extra content and behind the scenes footage from the previous week’s Impact Wrestling.

The final battles of World War II are documented in Surrender, premiering on American Heroes Channel in spring 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.

Also headed for AHC: Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw relives his most memorable interviews in a one-hour special from NBC News’ Peacock Productions. The Men Who Changed the World with Tom Brokaw (namely George H.W. Bush, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Colin Powell and Bill Gates) premieres 1Q15.

Velocity and Discovery Channel rev up excitement for the upcoming 100 hours of live Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction coverage premiering Tuesday, January 13 with the announcement of the on-air auto experts driving the action: host Chris Jacobs (Overhaulin’), expert and correspondent Ray Evernham (Americarna), pit reporter Rick Debruhl offering play-byplay, auction block experts Mike Joy and Steve Magnante and social media correspondent Cristy Lee (All Girls Garage).

Travel Channel’s five-day “Beach Week,” hosted by Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Nina Agdal, kicks off Sunday, February 15. Included: two five-part specials, 101 Sand n’ Surf Hotspots and SI: The Making of Swimsuit 2015, and “seaside adventurer” Marianela Pereyra touring coastlines in back-to-back specials Marianela’s Best Beaches.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer hosts Holocaust documentary Voices of Auschwitz, premiering Tuesday, January 27 at 9p, the 70th anniversary of the camp’s liberation. One-hour special looks at the atrocities committed there through the eyes of survivors.


Discovery Life Channel’s New Girls on the Block, following a group of transgender women in Kansas City, MO, premieres Thursday, April 2 at 10p. “Putting the ‘real’ back in reality television, we are thrilled to introduce these lovable characters to our audience without a filter, serving as an inspiration to live our lives freely and full of humor, heart, and hope,” said net GM Jane Latman.

Adventure junkies grab their GoPros and hit the road – 100 miles a day, way off the beaten path – in Animal Planet’s Matt on the Run. “No cameraman can keep up with us, which is why we must shoot everything ourselves,” said Matt Galland, who along with two pals braves wild animals, brutal terrain and extreme weather. Show premieres this spring.

Emmy-winning investigative journalist Chris Hansen takes to the field for an in-depth look at horrific crimes in six-part series Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen, produced by ITN Productions and premiering on ID in 3Q15. “I have been a reporter for more than 30 years and this is some of the most fascinating television I have ever helped produce," said Hansen.

Two pals turn epic Internet fails around on Science’s upcoming, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?, launching Saturday, February 7 at 10p. Metallurgist Kevin Moore and Marine veteran Grant Reynolds reboot stunts like forging a Gatling gun that shoots meatballs.

Weather Channel is launching a new, live series, airing weeknights from 6-8p and hosted by meteorologist Mike Bettes. The so-far-unnamed show, premiering in March, will feature Bettes offering his take on the day’s events, a well as behind-the-scenes looks at forecasts.

“An epic story of unforgivable secrets” will premiere Monday, January 19 at 10p. Shot on location in Mexico, Univision’s Que Te Perdone Dios (May God Forgive You) tells the story of a woman from a wealthy family who falls in love with the foreman of her father’s ranch. And guess who doesn’t approve?


With NATPE less than two weeks away, Cynopsis is talking with some of the major players attending the conference to see what they plan to accomplish during the 3-day Miami Beach event. First up? Joe DiSalvo, President of Sales, CBS Television Distribution.

What are CTD’s goals for the convention?
Our focus is renewals. Sometimes the sexy thing is the new show, but we have shows (Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, The Insider), that stations want to know they’re going to have for a long time. We plan to extend shows for the next two years  which is important, because of the presidential elections in 2016.

Are there specific plans for ET?
We want to make it part of the stations’ franchise and identity by offering them additional segments and pieces for their sites. ET is further along than Inside Edition: we need to make some strides there. But Inside Edition has really great year-over-year ratings; it’s the second highest-rated news magazine, behind ET.

Any new shows coming down the pike in 2016?
We always have something in development. We tried with Man in the Middle [the talker with Jerry O’Connell and wife Rebecca Romijn]. But that doesn’t mean we won’t still be coming up with new ideas.


FremantleMedia International acquired the international distribution rights (excluding North America) to MTV scripted thriller, Eye Candy, set to premiere on MTV in the U.S. on Monday, January 12 at 10p.

Up has acquired all 166 episodes of Growing Pains in a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. Keep an eagle eye out for Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Hillary Swank and Cuba Gooding Jr., among others, weekdays from 5-7p.


Alison Sweeney (The Biggest Loser) will star in Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (wt), slated for a spring 2015 premiere. Sweeney, who starred in Hallmark’s 2013 movie Second Chances and is set to star in and exec produce Radio Hype for the net, recently wrapped a long-running role on Days of Our Lives and hosts NBC’s The Biggest Loser.

Ted Danson (CSI), Jean Smart (Samantha Who?) and Patrick Wilson (Angels in America) will star in the second season of FX’s Fargo. They join leads Kirsten Dunst (Meloncholia) and Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights).

Edward James Olmos (Miami Vice) has hopped aboard ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the role of Robert Gonzales. Drama returns Tuesday, March 3 at 8p.


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The premiere of Fox drama Empire on Wednesday delivered 9.9 million viewers and was the night’s top-rated show among A18-49 with 3.8, tying ABC hit How to Get Away With Murder as the best series bow of the season in the demo.

ABC’s World News Tonight won 4Q14 among A24-54 for the first time since 2007, 9,000 viewers ahead of NBC Nightly News in the demo, according to Nielsen. In total viewers, the show cut its year-to-year quarter gap in total viewers with NBC by 39 percent, with 7.9 million. CBS Evening News was up in viewers (up 1 percent to 7.03 million) and even in the news demo (1.4/6) for the quarter.

Over 4 million total viewers P2+ tuned into Sunday’s season six premiere Food’s Worst Cooks in America, a 20 percent lift versus 2014’s season five premiere. For the 9p time slot, the show rated 1.0 among P18-49 (1 million imp).

Hallmark Channel original movie Surprised by Love garnered a 2.3 HH rating and 2.4 million total viewers, boosting Hallmark to be the number one-rated and most-watched cable network among HHs and total viewers in its time period.

Broadcast Evening News Shows  Weekly Average Ratings (week of December 29, 2014)
NBC: Nightly News 9.33 million total viewers; 1.7/6 and 2.08 million A25-54

ABC: World News 8.63 million total viewers; 1.9/6 and 2.22 million A25-54

CBS: Evening News 7.42 million total viewers; 1.5/5 and 1.78 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI Total Viewers and A25-54 Live+SD

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share for the week of 12/29/2014
NBC: NFL Playoff Game, 8.8/27
FOX: The Simpsons, 4.7/13
ABC: Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve part 2, 3.9/15
FOX: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.0/8
FOX: Family Guy, 2.8/5
NBC: The Apprentice, 2.4/7
ABC: Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve part 1, 2.3/9
ABC: Galavant, 2.0/5
FOX: Bob’s Burgers, 2.0/5
CBS: Mike & Molly, 1.8/6
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Top Ten Basic Cable Network Performance among Total Viewers for the week of: 12/29/2014
Primetime(000)/Total Prog. Day (000)

ESPN 8308/ESPN 4108
DSNY 2179/DSNY 1654
USA 1986/NICK 1374
TBSC 1973/USA 1354
DISC 1662/TOON 1173
FAM 1534/ADSM* 1131
TNT 1499/TNT 940
HGTV 1358/HGTV 923
HIST 1303/ AMC 851
ADMS 1208/FAM 807
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of 116,400,000 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 performances.

Top Ten Basic Cable Network Performance among A18-49 for the week of: 12/29/2014
Primetime (000), Total Prog. Day (000)

ESPN 3211/ESPN 1652
TBSC 885/ADSM* 628
USA 719/USA 515
FAM 709/AMC 382
DISC 692/NICK 382
ADSM 602/TBSC 379
FX 547/FAM 373
AMC 527/NAN* 346
DSNY 520/TNT 346
FOOD 480/FX 335
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe 116,400,000 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 Basic Cable Programs among A18-49 (000) for the week of: 12/29/20014
College Football Playoffs-Semifinal (ESPN) 11353
College Football Playoffs-Semifinal (ESPN) 10573
Arizona/Carolina (ESPN) 8824
College Bowl Football Studio (ESPN) 6478
College Bowl Football Studio (ESPN) 5935
College Bowl Football Studio (ESPN) 5866
Sportscenter (ESPN) 4146
Mississippi State/Georgia Tech (ESPN) 3352
Cotton Bowl (ESPN) 3268
College Football Bowl Studio (ESPN) 3172
Source: Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research Data.?All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of 116,400,000 homes; Ranked by Delivery (000); Preliminary: Live+SD

Tuesday A18-49 Analysis: CBS won the most A18-49 viewers Tuesday with 2.3/7, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. CBS topped 8p with 2.8/9 for NCIS; a 2.1.7 gave the first hour of ABC’s new Marvel’s Agent Carter second. CBS’s NCIS: Los Angeles drew 2.5/7 for first at 9p, versus 1.8.5 for ABC’s Carter. CBS shared the lead at 10p: 1.7/5 for Person of Interest was matched by NBC’s Chicago Fire.

A18-49:CBS 2.3/7, ABC 1.7/5, FOX 1.5/4, UNI 1.3/4, NBC 1.1/3, TELE .7/2, ION .5/1, CW .4/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Tuesday, January 6, 2014  time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 9.6/16
NCIS 12.0/19, NCIS: New Orleans 10.6/17, Person of Interest 6.2/11
ABC: 3.9/6
Marvel’s Agent Carter 4.2/7, Forever 3.3/6
NBC: 2.5/4
Parks and Recreation [r] 1.7/3, Marry Me 1.4/2, About a Boy 1.8/3, Chicago Fire 4.3/8
FOX 2.4/4
MasterChef Junior 3.1/5, New Girl 1.9/3, Mindy Project 1.4/2
Mi Corazon es Tuyo 1.8/3, Hasta Fin del Mundo 1.9/3, Malquerida 1.3/2
ION: 1.0/2
Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds 1.0/2
Telemundo: .9/1
Los Miserables .7/1, Tierra de Reyes .7/1, Senora Acero 1.2/2
CW: .8/1
Flash [r] .9/1, Supernatural [r] .6/1

Monday A18-49 Analysis: ABC and CBS won the most A18-49 viewers Monday with 2.2/7, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. Fox was first at 8p with 2.5/8 for Gotham, versus a 2.3/7 average for CBS’s 2 Broke Girls and Mike & Molly. CBS slipped into first at 9p with 2.4/7 for Scorpion, followed by 2.3/6 for ABC’s The Bachelor. ABC’s The Bachelor landed on top at 10p with 2.5/7, followed by CBS’s NCIS: Los Angeles with 2.0/6.

A18-49:NBC 2.2/7, CBS 1.9/6, ABC 1.6/5, UNI 1.2/4, CW .5/2, FOX .5/1, TELE .5/1, ION .4/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, January 5, 2014  time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 6.8/11
2 Broke Girls 5.7/9, Mike & Molly 5.9/9, Scorpion 7.4/11, NCIS: Los Angeles 7.4/13
ABC: 5.0/8
The Bachelor 5.0/8
NBC: 3.8/6
The Apprentice 4.2/7, State of Affairs 3.0/5
FOX 3.4/5
Gotham 4.1/6, Sleepy Hollow 2.7/4
Mi Corazon es Tuyo 1.8/3, Hasta Fin del Mundo 1.9/3, Malquerida 1.4/2
ION: 1.0/2
Criminal Minds 1.1/2, Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds .9/2
Telemundo: .9/1
Los Miserables .8/1, Tierra de Reyes .7/1, Senora Acero 1.2/2
CW: .5/1
Originals [r] .5/1, Jane the Virgin [r] .4/1

Sunday A18-49 Analysis: FOX won the most A18-49 viewers Sunday with 3.7/10, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. ABC grabbed 7p with 1.3/4 for America’s Funniest Home Videos, followed by .8/2 for CBS’s 60 Minutes. A 3.9/11 average for Fox’s Simpsons and Brooklyn Nine-Nine topped 8p, versus 2.0/5 for ABC’s Galavant. Fox stayed in the lead at 9p with a 2.4/6 average for Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers, followed by 2.3/6 for the first hour of NBC’s The Apprentice. The Apprentice snatched first at 10p with 2.5/7, versus 1.3/4 for CBS’s CSI.

A18-49: NBC 6.0/17, FOX 2.7/7, ABC 1.4/4, CBS 1.3/4, UNI 1.0/3, TELE .4/1, ION .2/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, January 4  time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

CBS: 6.0/9
60 Minutes 4.8/8, Madam Secretary 7.1/11, The Good Wife 6.6/10, CSI 5.4/9
FOX: 4.7/7
The Simpsons 5.9/9, Brooklyn Nine-Nine 3.5/5, Family Guy 3.2/5, Bob’s Burgers 2.3/4
NBC: 4.0/6
Dateline 3.9/6, The Apprentice 4.1/7
ABC: 3.1/5
America’s Funniest Home Videos 3.3/5, Galavan 4.0.6, Resurrection 2.5/4, Revenge 2.6/5
Aqui Ahora Sun 1.1/2, Cine Especal 1.2/2, Sal y Pimienta 1.1/2
TELE: .5/1
Cine Exclusivo .5/1
ION: .4/1
Batman and Robin .4/1

Saturday A18-49 Analysis: NBC had the most A18-49 viewers Saturday with 8.7/27, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen, winning every hour with an NFL playoff game. NBC topped 8p with 8.7/28, versus .5/2 for Telemundo. The game scored 9.0/28 at 9p, followed by .7/2 for CBS’s Crimetime Saturday and Univision’s Sabado Gigante. At 10p NBC hit 9.2/28 for the game; CBS was second with .9/3 for 48 Hours.

A18-49:NBC 8.7/27, CBS .7/2, UNI .7/2, TELE .6/2, ABC .5/2, FOX .3/1, ION .2/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, January 3, 2015  time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.

NBC: 15.5/27
NFL Playoff: Baltimore at Pittsburgh 15.8/27
CBS: 2.9/5
Crimetime Saturday 2.6/4, Crimetime Saturday 2.7/5, 48 Hours 3.4/6
ABC: 1.6/3
Hairspray 1.5/3
Sabado Gigante 1.1/2
FOX .9/1
Bones [r] 1.1/2, Sleepy Hollow [r] .6/1
ION: .6/1
Law & Order: CI .6/1, Law & Order: CI .6/1, Law & Order: CI .6/1
TELE: .6/1
Mr. and Mrs. Smith .6/1


John Hoffman has been appointed Executive Vice President of Documentaries and Specials at Discovery Channel. Most recently, Hoffman served as CEO of The Public Good Projects, a non-profit production company he founded in 2013.

Marielle Zuccarelli has been named to the newly created position of Executive Vice President, International Distribution for Sonar Entertainment.Previously, Zuccarelli was Managing Director, International Content Distribution for A+E Networks.

ITV Studios America promoted Gregg Moscot from Executive Director of Production to Vice President. Moscot will continue to report to Sam Zoda, Chief Operating Officer.

Jessica Sebastian joined USA Network as Vice President of Unscripted Series. Previously, Sebastian was Vice President of Development at Electus.

Half Yard Productions announced three new hires: John Jones as an Executive Producer in the company’s Bethesda, MD headquarters, Nikki Taub as Executive Producer on the New York team, and Lisa Sicari Antenucci as Assistant Controller in Bethesda.

Gerald Griffin has been named Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, CBS Television Stations. Griffin had served as Senior Vice President, ABC Regional Sports & Entertainment Sales in New York.

Friday Fun Fact: Oklahoma’s state vegetable is the watermelon.

This Day in History: 2007 – Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which sitcom child star had an older brother who became a teen pop idol? Dawn Lyn (My Three Sons), sister of Leif Garrett. Kudos to: Robert Deason-INSO/Charlotte, Larry Smith-Scripps Networks International/Knoxville, TN, Anthony Salerno-Horizon Media/NYC, Denise Takvorian-WBZ-TV/Boston, Judy Margolis- The Ad Place/Dallas, Amy Kessler/Oakland, CA, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, Lisa Sutton-Pie Town Productions/Van Nuys, CA, Robin Meryl-Corner of the Sky Communication Group/London

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JOB OPENING: PRODUCTION ADMINISTRATION DIRECTOR/IFC/NYC: Mng all aspects of Prod Admin for this "slightly off" network’s expanding slate of Orig Prgrmng. Strong background in series prod models, dvlpmnt, & prod accounting. 7+ yrs. exp. Full info/ APPLY HERE (1/14)

JOB OPENING: VP/DIR. OF SALES, CONSUMER PRODUCTS/JIM HENSON CO/LA: Manage domestic licensing business for multiple brands/develop new consumer products-related business opportunities. 5 years of related experience Resume HERE (1/14)

JOB OPENING: SENIOR ANALYST/BRAVO & ESQUIRE/AD SALES RESEARCH/NYC: The Senior Analyst for Bravo & Esquire Ad Sales Research should possess a strong ability to analyze data and communicate insights in visually compelling formats. Full info/apply HERE (1/13)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, CONTENT OPERATIONS/Immersion/San Jose, CA: (NASDAQ:IMMR) Drive content operations & account support. Mng video content operations, from haptic creation to QC. 5+ yrs video mngmnt exp. 3+ yrs of process /operations exp Apply HERE (1/13)

JOB OPENING: SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER/NBCU/Burbank CA: Manage social media strategy/execution for Access Hollywood/Access Hollywood Live. Min. 3 years social media/digital exp required. Full info/apply HERE (1/10)

JOB OPENING: SR. DIRECTOR PRODUCTION OPS/OXYGEN/LA: Oversee production management of programming through pre-production to delivery. Min. 5 years line prod./prod. exp required. Full info/apply HERE (1/10)

JOB OPENING: MGR, AD SALES RESEARCH/Lifetime/LMN/A+E Networks/NY: Assist in development and execution of ad sales research initiatives and strategies that help in positioning Lifetime/LMN in marketplace. Full Info/Apply (1/10)

JOB OPENING: DIR SOCIAL MEDIA MKTG/AMC/NYC: Serve as liaison to AMC social comms & dvlpmnt of social mktg initiatives to engage & est social presence. Find new social opps in mkt. Dvlp partnerships & foster relationships w/all social media platforms. Res to: http://tinyurl.com/l7gtffv (1/10)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCER TCN/NBC SPORTS GROUP/EAST COAST: Line Produce 2-hour morning show Develop daily and weekly show ideas Full info/apply HERE (1/10)

JOB OPENING: AUDIO OPERATOR/NBCU/EAST COAST: The Audio Engineer will prepare show audio requirements and operate equipment to integrate audio sources and create a full program mix for air. Full info/apply HERE (1/10)

JOB OPENING: PROD/DVLPMNT/TALENT & CASTING/Nashville TN: Oversee budgeting, staffing, & overall prod process from pre-prod thru wrap for CMT’s Creative Services group & others internal depts as needed. 3-5 yrs exp as prod mgr TV or film. Full info/apply HERE (1/10)

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INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Creative Agency specializing in movie trailers is giving a talented student the opportunity to learn the promotions business. Editing required. Send resumes to: modularmovietrailers@gmail.com (1/14)

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ABC: Last Man Standing, Cristela, Shark Tank, 20/20 [r]

CBS: Undercover Boss, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods

CW: Hart of Dixie [r], Whose Line Is It Anyway? [r], Masters of Illusion

FOX: Glee [p]
NBC: Grimm [r], Dateline NBC [r], NBC News Special: Golden Globes

PBS: Washington Week, Charlie Rose, Great Performances

Telemundo: Los Miserables, Tierra de Reyes, Senora Acero

Univision: Mi Corazon Es Tuyo, Hasta el Fin del Mundo, La Malquerida

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