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‘The Security Brief’ an Official ‘Go’ for Fall 2016

Initial Time Period Commitments from the Sinclair Broadcast Group and Gray Television

Daily first-run hour “The Security Brief,” which is described as “’Dateline’ meets daytime talk,” will officially launch on September 12, 2016 with its initial market commitments from the Sinclair Broadcast Group and Gray Television. The announcement follows a recent four-week test for the crime and solutions-themed program led by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, and is being offered to stations on a 50/50 barter split basis.

Created and produced by East 86th Productions and hosted by law enforcement veteran Paul Viollis, “The Security Brief” offers different real life stories followed by positive solutions and inspiring messages of survival and hope. The logline: Paul Viollis, along with a team of leading safety and security experts, connect these powerful cautionary tales with real-world solutions to help viewers prevent themselves and their families from falling victim to similar crimes.

“True crime television is wildly successful in other dayparts,” while family safety and security are primary concerns for women everywhere,” said Terry Murphy, Executive Producer and CEO of East 86th Productions. “The Security Brief delivers on both counts, filling the white space in daytime between medical advice and celebrity chats.”

“We are happy to support Terry and her show The Security Brief,”
added Arthur Hasson, COO, Sinclair Broadcasting Group. “We are attracted to crime as a genre and to Terry’s innovative production model.”

The Security Brief’s 80-episode library includes titles like Who Killed Walter? Online Abduction, Craigslist Killers, Sleeping with the Enemy, Hostage at Gunpoint, Bank Robber Mom, Deadly Devotion and Home Invasion Nightmare. Signature solution segments include Shield Your Home, Survival 101, Shield Your Money, Cyber School, Escape Plan, To Tell The Truth, Safety Made Simple and Fitness is Your First Defense.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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