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Ryan Seacrest Productions Taps BBC’s Izzie Pick Ashcroft

30 September 2013 5:03 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

BBC exec Izzie Pick Ashcroft is set to join Ryan Seacrest Prods. early next year as exec VP, current, unscripted programming, the company announced today.

Pick Ashcroft is currently senior VP of programming development and production at BBC Worldwide Prods. in L.A. There, she oversees a team that developed and formatted shows including Bravo’s “Ladies of London,” CW’s “Breaking Pointe” and “Breaking Pointe 2,” Own’s “Lovetown, USA,” Oxygen’s “The Next Big Thing” and ABC’s “Skating With the Stars.”

Before joining BBC, she was the showrunner for “Dancing With the Stars,” currently in its 17th season. She was also on the original team for “Strictly Come Dancing,” the U.K. series on which “Dancing With the Stars” is based, and served as showrunner for the first few seasons. She played an integral role in launching both the U.S. and U.K. versions.

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- Alex Stedman

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Ryan Seacrest Prods Adds Unscripted Evp

30 September 2013 4:22 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ryan Seacrest Productions said Izzie Pick Ashcroft will join the company as Evp Current, Unscripted Programming. She will report to CEO Adam Sher and start early next year. Pick Ashcroft is currently Svp Programming Development and Production at BBC Worldwide Productions La, where she oversees a team that developed and formatted shows including Ladies Of London (Bravo), Breaking Pointe and Breaking Pointe 2 (the CW), Lovetown, USA (Own), The Next Big Thing (Oxygen), and Skating With The Stars (ABC). Before joining BBC, she was the showrunner on Dancing With The Stars and was part of the original team on Strictly Come Dancing, helping to develop both formats in the UK and the U.S. Ryan Seacrest Prods recently sold Dream Date to Fox, marking a rare competition series for the company, which has built its unscripted brand on docu-reality series like the Keeping Up With The Kardashians franchise and Shahs Of Sunset. »

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Ryan Seacrest Productions Taps Evp Current, Unscripted Programming

30 September 2013 4:22 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Ryan Seacrest Productions has tapped Izzie Pick Ashcroft as executive vp current, unscripted programming, the company announced Monday. The Los Angeles-based Ashcroft, currently BBC Worldwide Productions L.A.'s senior vp programming, development and production, will begin her new position at the entertainment production company early next year. She will report to Rsp CEO Adam Sher. At BBC Worldwide Productions L.A., she oversaw a team that developed and formatted shows for cable and broadcast networks, including Bravo's Ladies of London, The CW's Breaking Pointe, Own's Lovetown, USA, Oxygen's The Next Big Thing and ABC's Skating With the Stars.

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Ryan Seacrest Productions Taps BBC Exec to Head Current, Unscripted Programming

30 September 2013 4:11 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Izzie Pick Ashcroft is joining Ryan Seacrest Productions in the newly created position of executive vice president of current, unscripted programming. She will report to CEO Adam Sher and begin at the entertainment production company early next year. Currently, Ashcroft serves as the senior vice president of programming development and production at BBC Worldwide Productions La where she managed the team that developed and formatted series for both cable and broadcast networks. That includes “Ladies of London” (Bravo), “Breaking Pointe” (CW), “Lovetown, USA” (Own), “The Next Big Thing” (Oxygen), and “Skating with the Stars” (ABC). Also read: What You Didn’t See on. »

- Jethro Nededog

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Relativity hires BBC Worldwide exec

24 September 2013 5:26 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media has hired former BBC Worldwide executive Matthew Vafiadis to boost its nascent television business.

Vafiadis becomes senior vice president of development at Relativity Television’s Ellen Rakieten Entertainment, the production company set up by The Marriage Ref producer in association with the film company, which coproduced and distributed films including Shark Night 3D, Immortals, Haywire and Act of Valor.

He was previously development and current executive at BBC Worldwide and its La production arm Adjacent Productions, where he managed the sale of series, special, original formats and UK formats to Us broadcasters.

During his tenure at BBC Worldwide, he exec produced What Not To Wear for TLC, Breaking Pointe for The CW and Big Brooklyn Style for TLC.

Separately, Relativity has also hired Jennifer Danska as senior vice president of development. She was previously svp of development and current at Kinetic Entertainment, the indie owned by Germany’s Red Arrow, where she exec »

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Relativity Television’s Ellen Rakieten Entertainment Adds 2 Execs

20 September 2013 11:27 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Matthew Vafiadis and Jennifer Danska have joined Relativity Television‘s Ellen Rakieten Entertainment as Svp Development. Both will report directly to Ellen Rakieten. Vafiadis previously served as Development and Current Executive at BBC Worldwide & Adjacent Productions, where he managed the sales of series, specials, original formats and UK reformats. While at BBC he executive produced What Not To Wear (TLC) and developed and executive produced Breaking Pointe (CW) and Big Brooklyn Style (TLC). Danska previously served as Svp of Development and Current at Kinetic Entertainment. There she executive produced Perez Hilton All-Access (CW/ITV2), and worked on such shows as Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (NBC) and You Deserve It (ABC). Ellen Rakieten launched her production company within Relativity Television in April 2010, and has since produced such series as The Marriage Ref (NBC), in partnership with Jerry Seinfeld; Losing It with Jillian (NBC), and the Emmy Award-winning Trisha’s »

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Did You Ditch Dads? Can the Mad Men Cast Keep Mum? Best Newsroom Kiss? And More TV Qs!

20 September 2013 10:43 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including The Newsroom, Bones, Sleepy Hollow and Suits!

1 | We have lots of Breaking Bad Qs: For one, should AMC reconsider having the actors live-tweet these final, sacred episodes? (Is it adding anything to the viewing experience beyond taking us out of the viewing experience?) Next, is the biggest mystery of Sunday’s episode how Walt managed to keep his shirt and jacket so clean after the big desert standoff (during which he was practically »

- Team TVLine

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Breaking Pointe: Season Two Ratings

17 September 2013 7:39 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Despite last summer's poor ratings, The CW renewed Breaking Pointe for a second season. Will the reality show be as lucky this time around? Will it be cancelled or renewed for season three? We'll have to wait and see.

Below are the TV show's ratings for the Summer 2013 season. Breaking Pointe typically airs on Monday nights and there are 10 episodes this time (vs six in season one). These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so check back to see how things are going:

Update: What happened to the last episode of the season?

Final season averages: 0.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 0.48 million total viewers.

Episode 02-09: Monday, 09/17/13

0.2 in the demo (0% change) with 0.43 million (-10% change).

Season averages: 0.19 in the demo with 0.48 million. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Monday Ratings: Sleepy Hollow, Bones, Dancing with the Stars, Siberia, Breaking Pointe

17 September 2013 1:41 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Monday, September 17, 2013 ratings -- Premieres: Sleepy Hollow, Bones, and Dancing with the Stars. New episodes: The Million Second Quiz, Breaking Pointe, American Ninja Warrior, Under the Dome and Siberia. Reruns: How I Met Your Mother, Hart of Dixie, 2 Broke Girls, The Big Bang Theory, and Castle.

† = compared to last season's premiere ratings.

These are the fast affiliate ratings. The percentages represent the change since the previous original episode. (Percentages aren't given for reruns or specials.) To see past ratings for a particular show, click the show's link. The show pages are updated with the daily final ratings when they become available and include season averages to date.

What were you watching last night? Original network episodes, reruns, cable, or something else?

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TV ratings: 'Sleepy Hollow' starts strong for Fox Monday, 'Dancing With the Stars' up too

17 September 2013 9:54 AM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Fast National ratings for Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

The first new network series of the 2013-14 season got off to a good start Monday: Fox's "Sleepy Hollow" tied for the lead among adults 18-49 in its hour and helped the network capture the demographic crown for the night. "Sleepy Hollow" was way up over Fox's "Mob Doctor" premiere in the same spot last year and even bested last spring's premiere of "The Following."

Also Monday, "Dancing With the Stars" kicked off Season 17 to a bigger audience than last fall's all-star season and better 18-49 numbers than either of last season's cycles. (Those numbers may change a bit in the final nationals as the network's Pittsburgh affiliate carried the "Monday Night Football" telecast.) The "Bones" season premiere was in line with its start a year ago for Fox, and CBS' "Under the Dome" was up in its season finale.

ABC scored 13.4 million viewers »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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TV Ratings Report: Sleepy Hollow Awakens Fans

17 September 2013 9:35 AM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Sleepy Hollow turned many heads for Fox last night, with the unusual take on this classic fairy take drawing over 10.5 million viewers, doubling what the network earned a year ago at this time for The Mob Doctor premiere.

With a 3.4 rating among 18-49-year olds, the Sleepy Hollow premiere also exceeded previous openers for The Following, Alcatraz and Terra Nova.

Elsewhere:

Under the Dome garnered its highest figures in overall viewers and in the young adult demographic, netting 11.8 million a 2.8, respectively. Dancing With the Stars Season 17 rebounded for ABC with 16.2 million viewers and a 3.2 rating in the demographic, up 28 percent from last fall. Bones returned to 7.5 million and a 2.2, respectively, down a tenth from last year’s opener. Million Second Quiz (3.7 mil/1.1) dropped considerably for NBC. Breaking Pointe earned 500,000 total viewers for its Season 2 finale. »

- matt@mediavine.com (Matt Richenthal)

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'Dancing With the Stars,' 'Bones' and other Monday, September 16 premieres

16 September 2013 1:09 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

The new TV season doesn't start officially for another week, but you might not know it by looking at Monday's (Sept. 16) lineup.

Not everything on the broadcast networks is first-run that night, but between series premieres and season finales, enough is to make it almost seem as if the 2013-14 season was under way in full. At the very least, it's a solid indicator that fall is at the doorstep.

8 p.m. Et/Pt:

"Dancing With the Stars" (Season 16 premiere, ABC): Much attention is being paid to health-challenged TV icon Valerie Harper's participation in the contest -- with partner Tristan MacManus -- as it moves to a once-weekly telecast combining performances and results. The former "Rhoda" has ballroom rivals including Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, NFL veteran Keyshawn Johnson, Amber Riley ("Glee"), Leah Remini, Corbin Bleu ("High School Musical") and Bill Nye "The Science Guy."

"Bones" (Season 9 premiere, Fox): »

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What to Watch Monday: Bones and DWTS Return, Sleepy Hollow Awakens, Dome Closes and More

16 September 2013 4:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Monday: Bones and Dancing With the Stars are back, evil comes to Sleepy Hollow, Under the Dome is sealed for the summer and three other finales air. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Bones (Fox) | Season 9 premiere: Freddie Prinze, Jr. (24) and Mather Zickel (House of Lies) guest-star as the team investigates remains found in an air-conditioning unit. (Looking for scoop? Find some here, here, here and here. Also: Boreanaz video Q&A!)

8 pm Dancing With the Stars (ABC) | Season 17 premiere: Will Christina Milian be more useful on the dance floor than she is on The Voice? »

- Rebecca Iannucci

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What to TiVo: Monday

15 September 2013 11:59 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

ABC 8:00 Dancing With the Stars (new, season premiere) 10:00 Castle (repeat) 11:35 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (new, with guests Andy Samberg and Malin Akerman) 12:37 Nightline (new) CBS 8:00 How I Met Your Mother (repeat) 8:30 2 Broke Girls (repeat) 9:00 2 Broke Girls (repeat) 9:30 The Big Bang Theory (repeat) 10:00 Under the Dome (new) 11:35 Late Show With David Letterman (repeat) 12:37 The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (new, with guest Dianna Agron) Fox 8:00 Bones (new, season premiere) 9:00 Sleepy Hollow (new, series premiere) NBC 8:00 Million Second Quiz (new) 9:00 American Ninja Warrior (new) 10:00 Siberia (new) 11:34 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (new, with guests Chris Hemsworth and Kristen Schaal) 12:37 Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (new, with guests Ben Affleck and Mindy Kaling) The CW 8:00 Hart of Dixie (repeat) 9:00 Breaking Pointe (new) More TV to watch when you read more. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Did Sons Tease Fifty Shades? Why Are Newsroom Peeps Such Noobs? Dumb Dome? And More Qs!

13 September 2013 10:17 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Mistresses, Sons of Anarchy, The X Factor and Graceland!

1 | Can Breaking Bad‘s final DVD set feature an alternate edit of last Sunday’s episode, one where we get to see Jesse on the phone taunting Walt with choice chestnuts such as, “Got my photo, bitch?” Meanwhile, Hank’s emotional call to Marie in the final minutes all but confirmed he’s not making it out of that desert alive, right? Also, why »

- Team TVLine

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Breaking Pointe: CW Pulls the Season Finale

12 September 2013 12:27 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The CW has decided to replace the season finale of Breaking Pointe. A pair of Whose Line Is It Anyway? reruns will air instead on September 23rd. It's unclear when or if the Breaking Pointe finale will air.

The network renewed the Ballet West docu-series last year despite poor ratings and this summer's ratings have been even worse. Season one averaged 780,000 weekly viewers while season two has been averaging 490,000.

Meanwhile, Whose Line Is It Anyway? has been the network's best performer of this summer. Even reruns have been performing better than other shows' originals. Last night's reruns attracted about 1.8 million.

What do you think? Have you been watching Breaking Pointe on The CW? Are you hoping that they air the finale? Would you like a third season renewal?

Update: Ballet West has indicated that the »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Monday TV Show Ratings: Million Second Quiz, Siberia, Mistresses, American Ninja Warrior

10 September 2013 2:11 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Monday, September 9, 2013 ratings -- Premieres: The Million Second Quiz. New episodes: Mistresses, Breaking Pointe, American Ninja Warrior, Under the Dome, and Siberia. Sports or specials: Us Open Tennis: Men’s Final: Nadal vs. Djokovic. Reruns: Shark Tank, How I Met Your Mother, Hart of Dixie, Raising Hope, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Two and a Half Men, 2 Broke Girls, The Big Bang Theory, and Castle.

These are the fast affiliate ratings. The percentages represent the change since the previous original episode. (Percentages aren't given for reruns or specials.) To see past ratings for a particular show, click the show's link. The show pages are updated with the daily final ratings when they become available. Those pages include season averages to date.

What were you watching last night? Original network episodes, reruns, cable, or something else?

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TV ratings: 'Million Second Quiz' has Ok start Monday, 'Mistresses' ends on high note

10 September 2013 9:48 AM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Fast National ratings for Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

The premiere of NBC's game show "The Million Second Quiz" scored decent but not great ratings Monday night, improving a bit the numbers for previous timeslot occupant "American Ninja Warrior." It led its hour across the board but didn't crack a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49.

Also Monday, the season finale of ABC's "Mistresses" scored its biggest total audience of the summer and matched its best 18-49 rating. The U.S. Open men's final ran well into primetime on CBS in much of the country, pushing everything else back. "Under the Dome" began airing at 10:30 p.m. Et.

CBS led the night with just over 6 million viewers and a 4.0 rating/6 share in households, pending updates for the U.S. Open runover. ABC (5.2 million, 3.5/6) came in second in viewers, beating NBC (4.6 million, 2.9/5). Fox drew 3.4 million viewers and a 2.1/3 to finish fourth. The CW (555,000, 0.4/1) was well off the pace. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Updated Ratings: Mistresses Dips With Finale, Million Second Quiz Starts Solidly

10 September 2013 8:47 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

With some Monday Night Football preemptions now factored out, ABC’s Mistresses finale drew 3.9 million total viewers and a 1.1 rating, per Nielsen finals – dipping 5 percent and two tenths week-to-week.

Related | Michael Slezak’s Mistresses Finale Recap: From Here to Paternity

NBC’s Million Second Quiz, despite lacking a critical hyphen in its name and despite experiencing “server error” snafus, opened with 6.5 million total viewers and a 1.7 rating — winning the hour, improving on American Ninja Warrior‘s week-ago 8 o’clock audience by some 20 percent while on par in the demo, and scoring the Peacock’s best numbers in the time slot »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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What to Watch Monday: Mistresses Finale, Million Second Quiz Gets Ticking, Mnf Kickoff and More

9 September 2013 4:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Monday: It’s go time for The Million Second Quiz, tough decisions face the Mistresses, Monday Night Football kicks off and those Under the Dome go hunting. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

7 pm Monday Night Football (Espn) | Season 44 premiere: The Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. (Note: A second game — Houston at San Diego — will air at 10:20.)

Related | Fall TV Spoiler Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 45 Returning Favorites!

8 pm The Million Second Quiz (NBC) | Series premiere: In this live game show, contestants battle each other in intense bouts of trivia for 12 consecutive »

- Rebecca Iannucci

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