Author Archives: Terence

“Murphy Brown”, “Happy Together” to end runs (maybe)

But don’t look for an official cancellation right now…try again in six months (Editor’s Note: Due to a wrong draft of this article being posted on November 30, [..]

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“Peanuts” gang heads to Apple

Longtime Charles Schulz characters head to new streaming service in 2019 as viewers’ preferences shift Good grief, you’re heading to a streaming service, Chuck. Apple and DHX Media [..]

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The Media Notepad: Bears draw big ratings for SNF

Plus… HBO Boxing swan song a bust; Judge Joe Brown returns to TV The Monsters Of The Midway are back! Sunday Night Football scored a significant ratings victory [..]

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Court TV to return as a digital subchannel

New Katz network signs with Tribune Media’s WGN-TV and 21 others First, we have TV shows such as Magnum P.I. and Murphy Brown being rebooted. Now, we have [..]

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Media Notepad: Bulls fire Fred Hoiberg

Also: WKQX hires new morning personality, Carol Fowler out at the Sun-Times; Tamron Hall adds Hearst stations Can anyone in Chicago management keep a job these days? Weeks [..]

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Netflix cancels “Daredevil”

Charlie Cox drama is the latest casualty as the Marvel Netflix Universe goes bust With Marvel looking to move on from Netflix, the streaming service canceled Daredevil last [..]

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Nexstar to buy Tribune Media

DFW-area company to buy Chicago-based broadcaster for record price (Editor’s Note: This post has been updated with new information.) Nexstar Broadcasting is purchasing Chicago-based Tribune Media for $4.1 [..]

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2019-20 syndication development season gains steam

Five shows now vying for time slots as new game show joins pack In a marked reversal from the last few selling seasons, syndicators are amping up their [..]

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The 2018 T Dog Media Turkey Awards

Welcome to the 13th annual T Dog Media Turkey Awards – celebrating the worst in media, sports, and life in general. We have 20 recipients this year just [..]

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Bears romp on field and in the ratings

Sunday Night Flex game gives Bears local and national ratings win The last time the Chicago Bears played on Sunday Night at Soldier Field, it was a heavily-hyped [..]

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The Media Notepad: Ben Shapiro joins WLS-AM’s afternoon lineup

Plus: Classic Hip-Hop loses ground as Soft AC makes a comeback; Tribune Media bidding heats up; another cable channel is in the works In a move widely anticipated, [..]

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Marvel creator Stan Lee dies

The 95-year old pop culture icon created iconic characters leading to TV and movie success Stan Lee was responsible for creating a pop-culture franchise with unforgettable iconic characters. [..]

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Media Notepad: Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville fired in a “Survivor”-like blindside

Also: Bears scores ratings success; Jeopardy and Wheel renewed for three more years; Alec Baldwin Show pulled I guess the hockey tribe has spoken. In a Survivor-style blindslide, [..]

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Election 2018: Your viewer and listener guide

Hot-button issues drives viewers to the polls – and election coverage Election night on Tuesday is going to be like Christmas morning for news organizations as viewers are [..]

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Media Notepad: New York media “feud” has implications for Entercom Chicago stations

Also: Jerry Springer gets a new show; another new talk show to debut; 11 series get full-season pickups In yet another chapter of how absurd this business can [..]

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