Some news, not enough time:
– Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting has sold its three low-power TV stations in South Bend, Ind. to Schurz communications, owners of dominant CBS affiliate WSBT-TV.
The three TV stations are WBND (ABC), WCWW (CW) and WMYS (My Network TV.)
Weigel has stated its main Chicago and Milwaukee properties are not for sale.
– Twentieth Television is expected to announce any day now it is bringing out a daily syndicated strip version of Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? beginning in September 2009, with the possibility of prime-time host Jeff Foxworthy hosting the show.
Since its debut in February 2007, Fifth Grader has been a hit for Fox, settling in on Thursday nights at 7 p.m (CT), where it thrives in a competitive time period.
Tempation, Twentieth’s most recent game show strip, was canceled this past season after less than spectular ratings (as in none.)
– While ESPN wasn’t busy running FavreWatch, they were running a dugout fight between two teammates of the Milwaukee Brewers on their sports and news shows over 8,000 times last time I counted. SportsCenter is launching a new live daytime edition next week, so the FavreWatch never ends. Gotta love the Worldwide Leader in B.S.