The Morning Update for Friday, June 10, 2016.

Hi all, here’s your Morning Update for Friday, June 10, 2016. Have a great weekend!

SCRIPTED NEWS:

‘Law & Order’ Veteran Michael Chernuchin To Showrun ‘Chicago Justice’
Michael S. Chernuchinhas signed on as showrunner of NBC’s new drama series Chicago Justice. The move brings him back into the Dick Wolf fold after long stints as a producer-writer on Wolf’s flagship Law & Order franchise, which he showran from 2002-04. http://deadline.com/2016/06/chicago-justice-showrunner-michael-chernuchin-dick-wolf-nbc-1201769873/

HBO Promotes Francesca Orsi and David Levine to Head Drama Series
HBO has promoted Francesca Orsi and David Levine to co-heads of drama series, overseeing all production and development for the network. The pair, who are both senior VPs, report to Casey Bloys, president of programming. http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/hbo-francesca-orsi-david-levine-drama-series-1201792405/

Jerry Bruckheimer Television Goes Independent, Ending 15-Year Run with Warner Bros. TV
Jerry Bruckheimer Television is looking to become an independently financed operation, a change that will mark the end of its exclusive pact with Warner Bros. Television after a 15-year run. Bruckheimer’s television division is shopping for investors and financing that would allow the company to retain a much greater ownership interest and rights to its shows. http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/bruckheimer-television-warner-bros-television-leaving-1201792696/

TVLine: Fall TV First Impression: Notorious
Amid a largely different Thursdays-at-9 playing field and fronted by a pair of known names, Notorious could open well if “#TGIT” (or whatever the lineup gets dubbed this fall) viewers buy into it as the new Scandal. http://tvline.com/2016/06/09/notorious-preview-pilot-abc-fall-lineup/

CASTING NEWS:

‘Masters of Sex’ Adds Niecy Nash, ‘Nurse Jackie’s’ Betty Gilpin for Season 4
Both have booked multi-episode arcs on the upcoming season, which premieres Sept. 11. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/masters-sex-adds-niecy-nash-901145

Major Crimes Are on Tap for Jere Burns

Jere Burns is set to guest-star on Major Crimes as Eliot Chase, a methodical and tightly wound former engineer who lost everything, including his job, wife and house, and now aims to make a bold statement against those who harmed him. http://tvline.com/2016/06/09/jere-burns-major-crimes-season-5/

NON-SCRIPTED / ALTERNATIVE NEWS:

ABC, Dick Clark Prods. Partner on Musical Event ‘For the Record Live’
ABC and Dick Clark Productions are partnering with the creators of “For the Record” — an indie musical theater show that has become a cult hit in Los Angeles — to develop “For the Record Live” for television. The planned show is described as a unique, genre-bending production turning the soundtracks of iconic directors’ films into immersive live entertainment events. http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/for-the-record-live-tv-musical-abc-dick-clark-1201792211/

Comedy Central Set to Roast Rob Lowe
The veteran actor and recent ‘Grinder’ star is set as the next roastee. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/comedy-central-set-roast-rob-901288

TLC Renews ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ and ‘Long Lost Family’
TLC has renewed “Who Do You Think You Are?” for Season 9 and freshman series “Long Lost Family” for Season 2. http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/who-do-you-think-you-are-season-9-renewed-long-lost-family-season-2-1201792182/

(review) Hitfix: ESPN’s O.J. Simpson documentary is even better than FX’s ‘The People v. O.J.’
ESPN’s newest 30 for 30 film O.J. Simpson: Made in America(*) proves to not only be better than The People v. O.J. — and among the best things ESPN has aired in its history — but a perfect complement to the FX show. Where People v. O.J. was mostly interested in the members of the two rival legal teams, Made in America is about everyone else — but especially Simpson himself. http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/review-espns-oj-simpson-documentary-is-even-better-than-fxs-the-people-v-oj

TWDC NEWS:

‘Descendants 2’ Greenlighted By Disney Channel For 2017, New Characters Added
The Disney Channel has greenlighted a sequel to its hit 2015 musical fantasy original movie about the teenage children of classic Disney villains, with production on Descendants 2 set to begin this summer. http://deadline.com/2016/06/descendants-2-disney-channel-china-anne-mcclain-1201770262/

EXECUTIVE / TALENT NEWS:

Talpa Media USA Hires Jennifer Danska As SVP Development, Promotes Duo
Talpa Media USA, the Los Angeles-based outpost of John de Mol’s Talpa Media, has brought in veteran reality producer/executive Jennifer Danskaas SVP Programming & Development. Talpa also has promoted Monica Stock to SVP Production and ReBecca Crawford to VP Current Programming & Development. http://deadline.com/2016/06/talpa-media-usa-jennifer-danska-svp-1201769764/

Propagate Taps Kevin Healey As Head Of Alternative Programming, Ups Brett-Patrick Jenkins
Propagatehas beefed up its production team with the hire of Fameless EP Kevin Healeyas Head of Alternative Programming and the promotion of Brett-Patrick Jenkinsto Head of Development. http://deadline.com/2016/06/propagate-kevin-healey-head-alternative-programming-ups-brett-patrick-jenkins-1201770030/

Winners of Inaugural ATX-Black List Script Competition Announced
ATX and The Black List partnered with Bad Robot, Carlton Cuse Productions, FX, Sony and USA Network on a new writing program, designed to find TV writers for staffing consideration across participating networks, studios and production companies. Here are the winners of The Black List and ATX writing program: Chris Basler, Angela Berliner, Alex Chevasco & Tony Dunoyer, Gabriel Duran, Jonathan Flicker, Sergio Guerra, Kate Heckman & Erin Weller, Jacob Isser, Nick Keetch, John Lambert, Tony Nichols, Jonni Remmler, Paula Sabbaga, Roniel Tessler, Tristan Thai.http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/atx-festival-black-list-script-competition-winners-1201790632/

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS:

(ratings) AdAge: Scripted TV Is Dying a Slow Death
According to a MoffettNathanson analysis of 2015-16 C3 ratings trends for TV programming throughout the day, sports now accounts for more than one-third (34%) of all deliveries of viewers in the 18-to-49 demo, making it the single most significant category by a wide margin. Another live segment, news, serves up 17% of targeted ratings points, tying drama for the No. 2 slot. When sports, news, one-off specials ("The Wiz Live!," "Grease Live") and live installments of reality shows like NBC’s "The Voice" are lumped together, real-time programming now accounts for a staggering 61% of all broadcast GRPs. http://adage.com/article/media/scripted-tv-dying-a-slow-death/304423/

Variety: Fox Bids To Push Super Bowl Ad Prices Past $5 Million
Fox Sports is seeking more than $5 million for a 30-second commercial in its 2017 broadcast of Super Bowl LI, according to people familiar with the situation. http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/super-bowl-ads-fox-5-million-1201792176/

Atlantic: Hollywood Has a Huge Millennial Problem
In 1980, Hollywood spent less than 20 cents on advertising for every $1 it earned at the box office. Now it spends 60 cents to get that buck. In a market where it costs $60 million just to earn $100 million, movie makers are spending an enormous amount of money on fewer blockbusters and advertising the bejesus out of them. …Ten percent of monthly filmgoers buy half of all movie tickets. The celluloid loyalists are young, heavily concentrated heavily among people between 18 and 39. But Hollywood’s young fanatics are getting less fanatical by the year. http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/06/hollywood-has-a-huge-millennial-problem/486209/

(video) Boing Boing: What everyone earns working on a $200m blockbuster
Vanity Fair breaks down the individual incomes of people who work on a major Hollywood blockbuster. Assuming a budget of $200m, the breakdown is approximate but based upon average union rates and published figures. http://boingboing.net/2016/06/08/what-everyone-earns-working-on.html

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