Two Chicago television stations have made adjustments to their Sunday morning schedules effective this week – which brings more local programming into the mix:
– NBC-owned WMAQ-TV is adding Weekend Connection, a new program co-produced by NBC News and hosted by Zoraida Sambolin. The program brings a local focus on national and international news (the devastating earthquake in Haiti this week, for example.) Connection will air at 8:30a.m., leading out of The Talk, a week-in-review roundup show which moves down a half-hour to 8 a.m. Network morning news show Sunday Today moves to 7 a.m.
– Meanwhile, Tribune’s WGN-TV has added two local programs that already appear on sister cable news station CLTV: HomesPlus, a real-estate show, and Living Healthy Chicago, a fitness and lifestyle program. Beginning this Sunday, the two shows will air back-to-back at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Both programs replace WWE Superstars (which is exiting the station, but is being retained on WGN America, WGN’s cable superstation.) There are no plans to run neither CLTV show on WGN America.