Author Archives: Terence

“Family Feud” returns to Hollywood

Game show returns to Los Angeles. If Los Angeles is seeing a boost in production recently, city leaders ought to send a thank you note to Steve Harvey. [..]

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WCIU to “Jam” up your mornings

  Replacement for You & Me finally announced At first glance, when you look in your TV listings and see something called The Jam, your first thought would [..]

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NBA Finals score highest ratings in nineteen years

Third straight Warriors-Cavs matchup sends viewers through the entrances Despite a few games in boring blowout territory, the 2017 NBA Finals matchup between the Golden State Warriors and [..]

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2017 Stanley Cup Final surges in ratings

Pittsburgh repeats but smaller market as opponent actually drew more viewers than last year’s matchup Who needs those Blackhawks anyway? The 2017 Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh [..]

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T Dog Media’s Notepad: “24: Legacy canceled”

And… other news of note  To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Fox has pulled the plug on 24: Legacy after one season. The series was left off the fall [..]

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Bill Maher escapes punishment for N-Word use on “Real Time”

The use of a racial slur isn’t the career-ending death sentence one think it is – but should it? Bill Maher’s use of the “N-Word” on his Real Time [..]

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Ex-Chicagoan Jason Matheson goes national with talk show

Or… close to it. Matheson part of four-week test in select markets, including Chicago Chicago native and Minneapolis radio personality Jason Matheson is getting a second shot at [..]

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WCIU unveils new look, logo

With Weigel Broadcasting’s WCIU set to become Chicago’s only locally-owned broadcaster once Sinclair’s purchase of Tribune Media is done, the company’s two local stations are putting a fresh [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: “Underground” dropped by WGN America

Also: Clean May sweep for ABC 7; another shot-in-Chicago drama canceled; Hawk Harrelson calls it a career; a note regarding T Dog Media As expected, WGN America announced [..]

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NBC makes changes to Tuesday, Thursday fall lineups

This Is Us remains on Tuesday; new Will & Grace avoids showdown with Big Bang Theory The month of June hasn’t arrived yet, and we already have our [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: Chicago loses population again

Also…management change at CSN Chicago; another new entry in syndication; MeTV FM going national; new host for Sy-Fy’s Comic-Con show All together now: The Chicago DMA has lost [..]

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“Dirty Dancing” slips and falls

The remake of the 1987 theatrical classic was so poorly received, it likely ends the bid for the Made-For-TV Movie to return to the broadcast networks on a regular basis [..]

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The Upfronts post-game show

Ratings don’t seem to matter much as ad buyers remained committed to primetime TV This season, the television business has had its share of negative headlines: notably declining [..]

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“Dynasty” reboot, “Black Lightning” highlights CW’s 2017-18 schedule

Four new dramas on tap this fall The year of the reboot rolls on with another familiar name: Dynasty. The CW announced its new 2017-18 schedule in front [..]

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T Dog Media’s Notepad: Tom Joyner out at Soul 106.3

Also: WGN-TV unveils new set and logo; Jon Kelley gets a new gig as host of a syndicated game show; Kathy Hart still MIA; “Wheel” celebrates Chicago In [..]

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