Author Archives: Terence

The Media Notepad: Suppelsa, Herndon exit respective 9 p.m. news anchor positions

Also: Rob Stafford returns to WMAQ; Get ready for more PAC ads; CBS Radio gambles and loses on blunder Mark Suppelsa is calling it a career – the [..]

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Think Tank Express: President Trump – the ultimate embarrassment

President Trump’s lackluster response to tragic events in Charlottesville proves he and other politicians don’t care about us and we must fend for ourselves  [Warning: Contains strong language. Reader [..]

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Shonda Rhimes heads to Netflix

The former south suburban University Park resident scores deal with SVOD service Talk about extracting quick revenge. Last week, Disney announced come 2019, it was pulling its movies [..]

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Comic-Con Notepad Vol. 3 – Big day for Marvel and DC

Marvel Mania; Black Lightning the standout during The CW panels; Family Guy news; SyFy succeeds with live Comic-Con show This final Comic-Con Notepad of 2017 covers the weekend at [..]

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Fox at TCA: “We won’t miss American Idol.” (Sure.)

Plus: Seth MacFarlane chats up The Orville; Fox execs try to explain their screw-ups; and more With TCA finally winding down, the last two networks presented this week [..]

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Disney splits with Netflix; creates new OTT service

                  Disney to pull films from SVOD service in 2019; launches new service; also new ESPN OTT In a stunning [..]

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ABC at TCA: “The Middle” to say goodbye after nine years

                Network targeting families with single-cam comedies It was ABC day Sunday at the Television Critics Association Press Tour and much [..]

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“The Cutler Factor” canceled – before it even goes on the air

The former Bears QB signs deal with the Miami Dolphins – ending his broadcast career before it begins. Keeping in the Fox tradition of shows being canceled before [..]

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NBC at TCA: Will & Grace renewed for a second season already

And other peacock network notes It was NBC day at the Television Critics Association press tour and the show everyone was talking about of course was the return [..]

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CBS at TCA: The more things change, the more they stay the same

Network talks about new shows, but comes up short on diversity. Again. In what has been the case for the last several years, CBS’ presentation at the summer [..]

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Fox, Ion to hook up?

          The move meant to send a message to Sinclair According to a report in Bloomberg, 21st Century Fox is reportedly in talks with [..]

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There’s some (forgotten) gold in those hills: Hulu, Antenna TV acquire “new” sitcom classics

Late ’80’s, ’90s sitcoms making comeback on Hulu, Antenna TV At a time when multi-cam sitcoms are fading away faster than the pavement on the Dan Ryan Expressway, [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: WCIU finally launches new morning show “The Jam”

Also: Chicago White Sox gets a ratings boost; Discovery merges with Scripps; Chicago R&B star to appear in new daily show. If you blinked, you might have missed [..]

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Chicago Crosstown Cup baseball games draws viewers

(Editor’s Note: This story was originally posted on Tumblr July 27 due to a site outage and has been updated from the original. Contains strong language – reader [..]

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Comic-Con Notepad: Vol. 2

TV shows, trailers dominate for the second day (Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on Tumblr due to a recent site outage. A trailer to “The Defenders” and [..]

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