"Family Guy", "Men" to run in access in Chicago

The full fall schedule isn’t out yet, but WGN-TV in Chicago has announced that new-to- syndication repeats of Family Guy and Two and a Half Men will air in prime access starting Sept. 10.

Family Guy will air at 6:30 and at 10, replacing Everybody Loves Raymond and Sex and the City, respectively. The Family Guy slotting at 10 is likely in response to Fox-owned WFLD-TV dropping The Simpsons in that time slot last spring, to make way for an expanded newscast (Bart & Co. now air at 10:35.)

Sex and the City is expected to be relocated to 11 or 11:30p.m.

Family Guy could surpass WBBM-TV’s slumping 10 p.m. newscast in the ratings. WFLD’s newscast has equaled or bettered WBBM’s newscast in certain demos and in households.

Two And A Half Men will air at 6 and 10:30, replacing According to Jim and Everybody Loves Raymond, respectively. Raymond moves to WFLD and WPWR in March. Jim is expected to move into an earlier time slot (between 5 and 6.)

WGN is also adding The Steve Wilkos Show to its daytime lineup, most likely airing at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

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