Category Archives: Television

NATPE 2015 is off and running

The 53rd annual gathering of the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) got underway at the Fontainbleau Resort in Miami on Tuesday as syndicators, producers, and content creators converged for [..]

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Debmar-Mercury, Fremantle to launch “Buzzr TV”

Both companies strike deal with Fox Television Stations to carry new classic game show channel In news that would no doubt please classic game shows fans, a new [..]

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ABC, Scripps to launch LAFF

ABC, Scripps stations clear new diginet; ABC to keep LiveWell after all ABC and Scripps Broadcasting announced this weekend they are launching a brand new digital subchannel called [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: Bill Kurtis joins Decades

- Emmy and Peabody winner Bill Kurtis has a new gig: he’ll host a show on the new Decades network called Though the Decades, a weekday strip recalling [..]

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CW, Gina Rodriguez nab Golden Globe wins

Netflix, Amazon wins also signal shift After watching your 2014 Chicago Bears becoming the most embarrassing export out of Chicago since Jim Belushi, Jenny McCarthy, and Kanye West [..]

Broadcast Networks, Television

“Bob’s Burgers” renewed for sixth season

Mission to one hundred is accomplished; syndication riches to follow. Maybe. Bob’s Burgers, the underrated show that’s become a utility player for Fox in the last few years, [..]

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WGN-TV, Cubs finalize deal

It looks like the Cubs are staying on WGN-TV after all. According to the Chicago Tribune, The Tribune Media-owned station are now in advanced talks to acquire the [..]

Chicago Media, Local TV (Chicago), Sports, Television

Winter Classic ratings disappoint, but College Football rocks

Despite close game, the seventh annual edition declines in ratings Is the NHL Winter Classic losing its luster? The seventh annual outdoor hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks [..]

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T Dog Media’s Stocking Stuffer: Heroes & Icons takes over MeToo

It’s a Holiday edition of the T Dog Media Grab Bag, renamed the Stocking Stuffer. Have you been naughty or nice? – In an effort to get a wider [..]

Broadcast Networks, Cable, Chicago Media, Radio, Television

Indianapolis’ WISH to join the CW

Soon-to-be former CBS affiliate WISH-TV will have a new network affiliation at the first of the new year – with The CW. The Media General-owned station announced Monday [..]

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Welcome to the Shame, 2014 Chicago Bears

History is made as the 2014 Chicago Bears becomes the first sports team ever to make the hollowed, smelly halls of The T Dog Media TV Hall Of Shame Usually, [..]

Sports, Television

ABC 7 , WCIU hook up for news

In a groundbreaking move for Chicago television, one local station is going to produce a newscast for another local station. ABC-owned WLS-TV (ABC 7) announced it has entered [..]

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WGN America takes the “super” out of its station

  Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional information since being published on Saturday. – T.H. It’s the end of an era as the last “superstation” [..]

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Cubs headed to WLS-TV

ABC-owned station to run 25 games a season from 2015 through 2019 “Catch the action on WLS”… That’s right, you heard me… ABC-owned WLS-TV (that’s TV, not AM) [..]

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“Hot Bench” renewed for second season; shifts to WBBM-TV

    In an unusual move, at least in this day and age, freshman first-run strip Hot Bench is changing stations locally in the middle of the season. [..]

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