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NBC’s ‘Blacklist’ Move Creates Drama Over Thursday Lineup
By Cynthia Littleton, Variety.com - Jan. 29, 2015

The reconstruction of NBC’s Thursday night lineup begins with the kickoff on Super Bowl Sunday. The Peacock has as much at stake in the telecast of the big game on Feb. 1 as do the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots.

NBC is relocating its most valuable scripted-series asset, “The Blacklist,” from Monday to Thursday in an effort to shore up a night that has become a black hole for the network. “Blacklist” opens the second leg of its sophomore season with the post-Super Bowl airing of a two-part episode. The conclusion will run four nights later when the James Spader starrer settles into its new Thursday 9 p.m. berth.

The move of the show from its familiar Monday 10 p.m. slot is risky, even with a Super Bowl-sized platform to promote the timeslot switch.

“Blacklist” is the anchor of NBC’s new all-drama strategy on Thursday — a radical makeover of a night that has had a long legacy of laffers, from “Family Ties” and “Cheers” through “Friends” and “Seinfeld” to “The Office” and “30 Rock.” NBC now aims to draw viewers to a block of intense, heavily serialized hours, with the espionage thriller “Allegiance” following “Blacklist” at 10 p.m., and the limited series “The Slap” arriving at 8 p.m. on Feb. 12. (The 8 p.m. hour on Feb. 5 will see a rerun of the first half of “The Blacklist” two-parter.)

NBC’s drama-rama reflects a renewed interest among the broadcast networks to market specific blocs of programming as must-see events in addition to promoting individual shows. NBC’s bid to turn Thursday into a destination night of shows of a similar genre and tone would seem a counterintuitive approach at a time of time-shifted viewing and on-demand platforms offering an alphabetical menu of shows.

But ABC’s success this season in stacking three Shonda Rhimes-produced dramas on Thursday — “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder” — and selling them to viewers as a can’t-miss, tweet-along-with-us weekly event has execs reconsidering the importance of branding a night. NBC was the modern pioneer with its “Must-See TV” tagline affixed to Thursday night in the 1990s. ABC echoed its past by branding the new incarnation “TGIT,” a play on the “TGIF” moniker for the block of family comedies that aired on Fridays in the 1980s and ’90s.

ABC Entertainment Group prez Paul Lee credited the Alphabet’s new Thursday traction as an old-fashioned feat of scheduling that was enhanced by the lure of second-screen activity in real time for ardent fans. He praised ABC’s lineup-makers for pulling off “a rather brilliant mix of the very, very new and the very, very old.” ABC is now taking the same tack on Wednesday night with its 8-10 p.m. bloc of domestic comedies, anchored by “Modern Family.”

NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt gave a nod to ABC’s Thursday success in outlining the Peacock’s overhaul of the night. NBC’s dramas hope to skew more male than ABC’s femme-heavy lineup, but nonetheless the Peacock is facing strong competition from the Shondaland trio as well as CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory”-infused alignment.

“We think that while the move of ‘Blacklist’ is certainly risky, the only way to really reinvigorate that night is to jump-start it with something like ‘The Blacklist,’ ” Greenblatt told reporters last month. “We’re trying to create a new night of really high-quality drama, which hopefully will bring an audience.”

NBC hasn’t had a drama-laden Thursday night since the 1979-80 season. It has carried a four-stack of 8-10 p.m. comedies on the night since at least 1982, with the exception of 2004-2005, when “The Apprentice” aired at 9 p.m. Execs wrestled over the decision to drop the comedy block, but the high casualty rate for new shows in those time periods ultimately left them no choice.

“We looked at ourselves and thought that putting comedies there that we love and having them fail started to feel like the definition of insanity,” said NBC Entertainment prexy Jennifer Salke. “We’re really proud of the Thursday prestige dramas anchored by ‘The Blacklist.’”

Thursday is vital to all major networks because it is a highly trafficked night for TV viewing overall and a high-demand night for advertisers looking to influence weekend purchasing decisions. Greenblatt said he doesn’t expect “Blacklist” to draw a bigger audience on Thursday than it has on Monday.

NBC feels confident that the live-plus-7 ratings will remain constant, because 60% of the show’s viewers watch it on a time-shifted basis.

“Hopefully it will be a big enough live number to help turn the tide on (Thursday),” Salke said.

Noting that it took ABC years to find the right mix of shows, Greenblatt cautioned that re-establishing Thursday will likely be a years-long process.

“I think we can completely reconfigure the night and hopefully build something for the future that lasts,” he said. “If you don’t start that move at some point, you’ll never get there.”

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‘Duff Till Dawn,’ don’t bother to stay up
From the Food Network, yet another baking competition
By Tom Conroy, Media Life Magazine - Jan. 29, 2015

We’ve all seen reality shows in which groups of skilled bakers try to create elaborate cakes under a deadline. We’ve all seen them because there are so many such shows that it’s almost statistically impossible for a random channel surfer not to have landed on at least one.

So the folks at the Food Network must have spent minutes trying to come up with a new spin for their competition series “Duff Till Dawn.” Perhaps inspired by the sonic resemblance of the first name of the star, Duff Goldman, to the word “dusk,” they have the two competing teams work all night on their creations, stopping at dawn.

Of course, since the series is shot indoors, we have to take it on faith that the shoot isn’t actually taking place during the day. After all, it’s never been proven that 100 percent of reality shows producers fudge reality, so we can’t assume that this show’s sole distinguishing feature isn’t fake too. We can only state that it’s essentially irrelevant.

Since the show’s only egregious flaw is that it’s so late to the game, viewers who nonetheless want to see another group of skilled bakers try to create elaborate cakes under a deadline should watch it.

Premiering tonight at 10:30, “Duff Till Dawn” pits two cake chefs, working with assistants, against each other in an eight-hour contest to design, bake and frost a cake based on an assigned theme. In the episode provided for review, the theme is a monster and a damsel — or dude — in distress.

The two teams, headed by owner-baker-designers, are moderately telegenic: Wiley, from Redding, Calif., has chosen as his assistant Jackie, a colleague who is also his mother-in-law. Kelly, from San Francisco, has chosen as her assistant her “amazing husband slash homeboy for life,” Pete, who apparently doesn’t know how to frost or design.

Wiley comes up with a bulbous creature that has plucked out its own eyeballs and is holding them in its claws. But he procrastinates when it comes to choosing the creature’s intended victim.

Kelly bases her creature on the “apple monster” that her 3-year-old nephew likes to draw. Its distressed prey is a Granny Smith apple.

The episode’s major controversy is Wiley’s decision not to use fondant as frosting because he loves working with butter cream. Even his partner is dubious: “Doing a cake that big in butter cream is way out of my comfort zone,” says Jackie.

The main issue with Kelly’s team is Pete’s lack of experience. But he eventually steps up and starts creating small details like leaves.

About halfway through, Goldman says, “You know how clients call in at the last minute with changes? That’s what I’m going to do.”

He tells the bakers that their damsel has to be provided with a weapon to fight back. Wiley hasn’t yet picked a damsel at all.

As the time clicks by, one of the monsters suffers a minor injury that prompts a discussion of the relative merits of fondant and butter cream.

The up-all-night gimmick has no effect on the proceedings. We don’t see any nighttime establishing shots, and no one even complains about being tired. When Goldman interrupts the proceedings for a quick dinner of Chinese takeout, he could at least have mentioned how hard it was to find a restaurant that was open that late.

The three judges in the episode are Goldman, the actress and Cooking Channel hostess Haylie Duff (no relation) and Geof Manthorne, a colleague of Goldman’s on the Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes.” Throughout the episode, including the final tasting and judging, they provide prosaic commentary.

The winner gets what Goldman calls “the sacred, vaunted Golden Whisk.” It’s nice the producers have a sense of humor about their own stinginess.

In most shows, that weak joke would be a low point. On “Duff Till Dawn,” it’s the icing on the cake.

http://www.medialifemagazine.com/duf...t-bother-stay/
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But pretty soon there won't be enough "show" left to bother recording in the first place.
Now that I'm without cable and DVR I'm experiencing first-hand the commercial overload in OTA network programming. It's nuts. "The Price Is Right," a gameshow that itself is a series of endless commercials for the prizes the contestants are bidding on, is down to about 36 to 37 min. when the commercials and credits are excluded. Drew Carey is going so freaking fast and the show is so rushed that we rarely get reactions from the contestants when they win their big prizes. Just bam! You win, 'we'll be right back,' split-second of contestant jumping, fade to black. If a gameshow barely has time to show the one thing that gameshows are supposed to show, i.e. a contestant winning, then commercial overload is already wagging the dog.
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Nielsen Notes (Cable)
Cable overnights: ‘Americans’ dips slightly
By Media Life Magazine Staff - Jan. 29, 2015

“The Americans” drew a slightly smaller audience for its third-season bow.

The FX drama averaged 796,000 adults 18-49 Wednesday night, according to Nielsen overnights, off 8 percent from last year’s premiere, which averaged 863,000.

Among total viewers the show was up very slightly from last year, from 1.8 million to 1.89 million.

TBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” repeat topped the night in both total viewers and 18-49s. The top original show on cable in 18-49s was A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” which drew 1.177 million.

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‘Problem Child’ Comedy Based On Movie Gets NBC Pilot Order
By Nellie Andreeva, Deadline.com - Jan. 29, 2015

NBC is going ahead with Problem Child, giving a pilot order to a single-camera comedy inspired by the 1990 Universal Pictures/Imagine feature that starred John Ritter and Amy Yasbeck as a couple conned into adopting a troubled 7-year-boy who wreaks havoc in their lives and leaves a path of destruction anywhere he goes.

Scot Armstrong, writer on such R-rated feature hits as Old School and The Hangover Part II, wrote the adaptation of the PG comedy, described as a family show about the cat-and-mouse game between a set of parents and their brilliant but mischievous child.

Armstrong is executive producing with Imagine TV’s Brian Grazer, fellow producer of the original movie Bob Simonds of STX Entertainment as well as TBD Entertainment’s Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan for Universal TV where TBD is based.

Problem Child, on which the late Ritter met his future wife Yasbeck, was a hit, grossing $72 million on a $10 million budget and spawning two sequels.

Armstrong has a long history with NBC and Universal TV where American Work — his company with Ravi Nandan — was based and produced several pilots and two series for the network: Best Friends Forever and Animal Practice. The two currently exec produce the USA comedy series Playing House with BFF‘s Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair.

Imagine TV has breakout new drama series Empire, departing Parenthood and Kurt Sutter’s FX pilot Bastard Executioner.

Problem Child is the latest movie remake to get a pilot order this season, following Minority Report at Fox and Rush Hour at CBS. An Uncle Buck comedy is heating up at ABC. In addition to Problem Child, NBC also has a comedy pilot based on the British comedy series Cuckoo and one based on the Australian series Strange Calls.

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A TV deal so great even cord cutters will think twice
By Lauren Ready, USA Today - Jan. 29, 2015

You may be one of them, or you may be considering joining them. "Cord cutters." Hundreds of thousands of people who forego a typical cable TV subscription for online video services like Netflix and Hulu.

In an attempt to bring back or keep some of those who are cutting the cord, cable companies are making incredible offers at low prices.

Money expert Matt Granite is talking about one such offer that is the lowest he's ever seen. Watch the video above to see how low this company is going to get your business. [CLICK LINK BELOW]

Follow @mattg ranite for more money saving tips.

Matt Granite is a consumer reporter with Gannett's WKYC station in Cleveland. His videos offer tips to consumers on how to save money. We do not get any financial compensation for mentioning any of these deals or companies. The only purpose of this segment is to save you money.

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Dish AutoHop to zap Super Bowl game, not commercials
By Meg James, Los Angeles Times' 'Company Town' Blog - Jan. 29, 2015

Dish Network roiled the TV industry with its AutoHop technology that enables subscribers to automatically delete commercials from blocks of prime-time network programming.

On Thursday, the Colorado satellite TV giant introduced a new AutoHop gimmick just in time for Sunday's Super Bowl extravaganza.

"We're putting a twist on the commercial-skipping feature so that instead of automatically skipping commercials, customers will have the option to instead skip the game and watch only the commercials," a Dish spokesman said.

The feature, dubbed Reverse AutoHop, will be available to Monday morning ad quarterbacks who want to watch replays of the most popular commercials that run during the NFL championship.

Fittingly, the feature will be available to users on Monday, the day after the big game. In years past, the conversation following the Super Bowl has quickly switched to debates about which advertisers had the most clever commercials.

Dish cautioned that in order for customers to watch a block of commercials, they must enable the PrimeTime Anytime feature for NBC prior to the game.

NBC, which is broadcasting this year's game, said Wednesday that it has sold out its advertising inventory at record levels.

The network charged an average of $4.5 million for each 30-second spot that runs during the game. This year's roster includes more than 70 advertisers in the Super Bowl.

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Fox Orders Kevin Connolly Fantasy Football Comedy, Rivers Cuomo Half-Hour to Pilot
By Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter's 'Live Feed' Blog - Jan. 29, 2015

Just in time for the Super Bowl, Fox is moving forward with its fantasy football comedy — and adding a half-hour inspired by the life of Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo.

The network on Thursday handed out pilot orders to Fantasy Life, the adaption of ESPN analyst Matthew Berry's best-selling book of the same name, with Entourage's Kevin Connolly attached to star, and Detour, the Cuomo comedy from Psych's Steve Franks.

Fantasy Life, which landed at Fox in September with a sizable put-pilot commitment with a significant penalty attached, centers on a regular guy who lands his ultimate dream job hosting a fantasy football show and is forced to navigate office politics while becoming the star he never thought he could be.

It will be written by Tim McAuliffe (Bad Teacher, Satisfaction, The Office, Up All Night), who will executive produce alongside Connolly, Berry, 3 Arts' Jonathan Berry, Greg Walter, Michael Rotenberg and Troy Zien. Fantasy Life, from 20th Century Fox Television, will be a multicamera hybrid comedy in a vein similar to CBS/20th's How I Met Your Mother.

Berry's Fantasy Life was published in July 2013 and became a New York Times best seller. The book chronicles Berry's journey from a 14-year-old fantasy player to the face of fantasy sports for ESPN.com, where he serves as fantasy sports analyst and columnist. Berry, coincidentally, is a former TV writer whose credits include Fox's Married … With Children, Roseanne, Grace Under Fire and Sports Night, among others.

For Connolly, the comedy comes after 20th TV inked the former Entourage star to his second overall deal with the studio to develop projects alongside 3 Arts. The actor previously starred in CBS/20th's short-lived comedy Friends With Better Lives last season. An avid football fan, Connolly also directed ESPN's hockey-themed Big Shot episode in its 30 for 30 series.

For Fox, the comedy comes as the network currently carries Sunday afternoon and evening NFL games. Should Fantasy Life move forward, it would join FX's similarly themed comedy The League. For 3 Arts, Fantasy Life marks its second pilot order of the season. It joins NBC's Greg Malins' multicamera comedy Take It From Us.

Detour, meanwhile, landed at the network in August with a hefty put-pilot commitment. The single-camera comedy is inspired by Cuomo, a rock star who made the unexpected choice at age 30 to quit his band and go back to college.

Based on a pitch from Franks, the 20th TV comedy will be written by the Psych creator and executive produced by Cuomo, Tagline Pictures' Willie Mercer and Chris Henze. Dan Field will also be credited as an EP.

Weezer frontman/songwriter Cuomo opted to go to college and live in the dorms. He tried out for the school choir and didn't get in. He made friends and met his wife. Detour would embellish his journey with a fictional character and the small band of misfit friends that made it possible for him to get through his formative years. Cuomo took the sabbatical eight years ago to return to college at Harvard.

Semi-autobiographical fare continues to be a popular genre at the broadcast networks this pilot season. In addition to Detour, Fox has dramedy Studio City, based on the life of creator Krista Vernoff, and a John Stamos comedy; NBC has half-hour Go Jerrod Go (Jerrod Carmichael) and drama Heart Matters (Kathy Magliato), while CBS has its Tommy Johnagin vehicle.

Fantasy Life and Detour become Fox's fifth and sixth comedy pilot orders of the season, off two from last year.

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Super Bowl Ads Turn Serious
From the Food Network, yet another baking competition
By Suzanne Vranica, Wall Street Journal - Jan. 29, 2015

Super Bowl viewers have come to expect TV ads laden with slapstick humor and crude gags such as a crotch-biting dog or a flatulent horse. But this year, some advertisers have lined up weightier fare.

The 100 million-plus viewers expected Sunday will see a host of emotion-rich commercials that tug on the heartstrings or take on problems. Coca-Cola ’s spot will shed light on the rash of Internet bullying while the National Football League will air a public-service announcement aimed at ending domestic violence. Procter & Gamble will re-air an ad for its feminine-care brand Always that tries to fight gender stereotypes and remove the stigma associated with the phrase “like a girl.”

To be sure, the Super Bowl won’t be a somber affair. Ads for brands such as Snickers and Doritos will aim for the funny bone while T-Mobile and Esurance are enlisting stunt casting.

Not all the celebrities—a fixture of big-game ads—will elicit a chuckle. Some advertisers are taking an emotional tack. Toyota will showcase Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy’s fast-paced life. An ad designed to give viewers goose bumps portrays Ms. Purdy training, dancing and modeling to the sound of Muhammad Ali’s “How Great I Am” speech.

Executives say the shift reflects today’s realities, including extremism in parts of the globe and political infighting in Washington.

“People are looking for the humanity in the world right now,” said Stephen Butler, chief creative officer of TBWA\Chiat\Day LA, the firm behind a Super Bowl spot for Nissan .

Whatever their creative approach, advertisers have plenty riding on the outcome. Last year, a record 111.5 million viewers tuned in to the Super Bowl, the largest audience for a TV event. The Academy Awards broadcast in 2014 drew 43 million viewers.

The Super Bowl also commands the highest ad rates. This year, 30 seconds of time costs roughly $4.5 million. Here are some of the most-anticipated ads slated to run during the game.

Coca-Cola

Coke’s ad seeks to eliminate anonymous sniping on the Internet and stop the spread of hate online. It tries to address the problem by adding a little Coke to the Web, which—surprise!—helps spread happiness and positivity.

Esurance

Last year, the insurance company bought the first ad slot after the game’s final whistle and used it to launch a sweepstakes with a $1.5 million prize. The stunt generated enormous attention for the company, which is owned by Allstate. Esurance’s new spot, which will air right before kickoff, features Lindsay Lohan. The twist: Ms. Lohan, whose travails as a motorist have been perennial tabloid fare, posted a teaser video on her Facebook page that showed her asking “Anybody need a ride to the big game?”

T-Mobile

The wireless company will run a mock public-service announcement that condemns wireless companies for taking back data consumers have paid for but not used. The spot features Kim Kardashian poking fun at herself by suggesting that the data could have been used for viewing pictures of her clothes and makeup. The twist: The ad highlights Ms. Kardashian’s famous backside.

Budweiser

Last year’s Super Bowl stars—the Clydesdale horses and an irresistible puppy—are looking to repeat. This year, the Clydesdales come to the rescue of the puppy. Stepping in at the last minute, they save him from a hungry wolf and bring him home safely. The twist: The spot adds extra emotion by using a reworked version of “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by the Proclaimers performed by Sleeping At Last. Is it enough to outdo last year’s spot that had “Let Her Go” by Passenger as its soundtrack?

Nissan

After sitting on the bench for almost 20 years, the auto maker is returning to the big game with a 90-second tear-jerker that shows a family’s struggle with work-life balance and highlights the bond between a race-car driver and his son. The twist: Get out your hankies. This spot uses Harry Chapin’s “Cat’s in the Cradle” as the soundtrack.

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FRIDAY Network Primetime/Late Night Options
(All shows are in HD unless noted; start times are ET. Network late night shows are preceded by late local news)

ABC:
8PM - Last Man Standing
8:30PM - Cristela
9PM - Shark Tank
10PM - 20/20
* * * *
11:35PM - Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting; Omar Epps; Steel Panther performs)
(R - Jan. 14)
12:37AM - Nightline

CBS:
8PM - Undercover Boss: Stella & Dot
9PM - Hawaii Five-0
10PM - Blue Bloods
* * * *
11:35PM - Late Show with David Letterman (Aziz Ansari; comic Brian Kiley; Ben Howard performs)
12:37AM - The Late Late Show (Adam Pally guest hosts; Ben Schwartz; animal advocate Beth Stern; Eric André; Death Cab for Cutie performs)

NBC:
8PM - Constantine
9PM - Grimm
10PM - Deadline NBC
* * * *
11:34PM - The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Don Cheadle; Kate Bosworth; Lecrae performs)
(R - Jan. 9)
12:36AM - Late Night with Seth Myers (Lauren Graham; Rainn Wilson; comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis)
(R - Jan. 20)
1:37AM - Last Call with Carson Daly (Gillian Anderson; Alt-J performs; "Thug Kitchen")
(R - Nov. 3)

FOX:
8PM - World's Funniest Fails
9PM - Glee

PBS:
(check your local listing for starting time/programming)
8PM - Washington Week With Gwen Ifill
8:30PM - Charlie Rose This Week
9PM - Shakespeare Uncovered: A Midsummer Night's Dream With Hugh Bonneville (Season Premiere)
10PM - Shakespeare Uncovered: King Lear With Christopher Plummer

UNIVISION:
8PM - Mi Corazón Es Tuyo
9PM - Hasta El Fin del Mundo
10PM - Que Te Perdone Dios... Yo No

THE CW:
8PM - Hart of Dixie
9PM - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
(R - May 2)
9:30PM - Masters of Illusion: Close Up

TELEMUNDO:
8PM - Los Miserables
9PM - Tierra de Reyes
10PM - Dueños del Paraíso
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Nickelodeon To Debut A Subscription-Based Video Streaming Service This Spring
By Sarah Perez, TechCrunch.com - Jan. 29, 2015

Kids’ TV network Nickelodeon will soon take its shows directly to consumers with the launch of a subscription streaming service in March, according to comments made by Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman on the company’s earnings call on Thursday. The move to bring the children’s programming directly to consumers – outside of top streaming players like Netflix, Amazon or Hulu – follows similar efforts from CBS, which launched its own streaming service in late 2014. HBO is also poised to announce a standalone version of its HBO GO service in 2015.

Like CBS and HBO GO’s forthcoming services, Nickelodeon will not require households to subscribe to a cable or satellite TV subscription in order to use its new subscription product.

In addition, the service will not be branded as “Nickelodeon,” the company said, but will target young viewers with its own unique brand. The company didn’t detail what content the service would include, or how much it will cost, but Dauman described the new service as being “very attractive for parents and children.”

“We want to satisfy the demand that is coming from the viewers out there,” he said, noting also that the service would be aimed at consumers who use mobile devices. “They want more programming. They have an insatiable appetite for great content. They want to view that content on every device that they own.”

Nickelodeon today already has a number of mobile apps on the app stores, including the Nick Jr. app, which currently includes full episodes of favorite TV shows along with other interactive content. Many of the episodes can be streamed for free, without advertising, while others are made available by authenticating with the credentials from a TV provider. It’s unclear at this time how the new service will affect this current property or its content.

That Nick Jr. app today is very popular, however, ranked No. 2 in a couple of “Kids” categories on the iTunes App Store, and No. 8 in the “Education” category, as well as No. 119 “Overall.”

Viacom says it will reveal more details about the streaming service and its branding at its “upfront” meetings with advertisers next month.

The company already has a streaming deal with Amazon for some of its Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. content. In June 2013, Viacom signed a “multi-year” agreement that brought top kids’ shows including like Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, Bubble Guppies, The Backyardigans, Fairly Odd Parents, Fresh Beat Band, Team Umizoomi, Blue’s Clues, iCarly, Victorious, and more to Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service.

This quarter, Viacom also expanded and renewed its deal with Hulu, it said. Hulu says that a few Nickelodeon series were added in the expanded agreement, including Invader Zim, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Drake & Josh and Hey Arnold!.

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TV Notes
Best tube bets this weekend
The top draws on broadcast and cable and in sports
By Louisa Ada Seltzer, Media Life Magazine - Jan. 30, 2015

FRIDAY

Best bet on broadcast
: ABC, “Last Man Standing” 8 p.m.
Eve breaks up with her boyfriend, and everyone has an opinion on how she should handle it.

Best bet on cable: VH1, “Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert for the Troops” 9 p.m. Headliners on this year’s special include Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX.

Top sporting event: ESPN, “NBA Basketball,” 8 p.m. Should be an entertaining doubleheader featuring Mavs-Heat and Bulls-Suns.

SATURDAY

Best bet on broadcast
: NBC, “NFL Honors,” 9 p.m.
The season’s top awards are presented, including league MVP and coach of the year.

Best bet on cable: HBO, “Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen,” 9 p.m. The comic legend tells stories about his career at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

Top sporting event: ESPN, “College Basketball,” 7 p.m. A key matchup in the ACC between No. 4 Duke and No. 2 Virginia.

SUNDAY

Best bet on broadcast
: NBC, “The Blacklist,” 10:15 p.m.
In the post-Super Bowl episode, Red is arrested and shipped to a secret facility.

Best bet on cable: Animal Planet, “Puppy Bowl” 3 p.m. The 11th annual adoption fair special, which this year features Team Ruff versus Team Fluff.

Top sporting event: NBC, “NFL Football,” 6 p.m. If the Super Bowl between the Seahawks and Patriots is as close as the oddmakers think, the game should draw a record audience.


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