More on "Dr. Oz"

In the same Feder column from today, Fox-owned WFLD-TV (as well as WNYW-TV in New York and KTTV in Los Angeles) have purchased Dr. Oz from Sony Pictures Television for next fall. WFLD plans to air the show at 4 p.m. as a lead-in to a planned 5 p.m. newscast that could also launch next fall. Oz would replace syndicated repeats of Cops and King of the Hill, which currently occupy the hour.

WFLD has been talking about an early fringe newscast basically forever – only to see WGN-TV beat them to it by launching a 5:30 p.m. news show earlier this month.