Category Archives: Television

San Diego Comic-Con gears up

SyFy to broadcast from Comic-Con; new SVOD platform with Lionsgate ramps up The last few years, television coverage from San Diego’s Comic-Con has been hard to come by. But [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: Rodents in the Mouse House

  Disney’s “Live” blunder the latest in management woes To understand the brouhaha over Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan, and ABC executives’ handling of this Live crisis, you have [..]

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Kelly Ripa returns to “Live”

But Michael Strahan’s exit moved up to May 13th Upon her return to Live Tuesday morning, Kelly Ripa joked “Our long national nightmare is over.” She might have [..]

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The “Live” mess

Michael Strahan’s unexpected departure from Live stuns industry insiders – and Kelly Ripa The announcement of Michael Strahan’s departure from Disney-ABC Domestic Television’s Live With Kelly and Michael stunned [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: Cubs outslug singers and dancers

Cubs ratings; Carsey-Werner comedies head to LAFF; Media Life radio survey and more The Chicago Cubs have started off the 2016 season in style and viewers are watching: [..]

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Chicago stations to expand afternoon newscasts

    Early fringe newscasts at WMAQ, WFLD on tap Like it or not Chicagoans, get ready for more newscasts in the afternoon. As first reported by Robert [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: WGN Radio adds Wood, Dempster to lineup

WGN adds Wood and Dempster, plus Manley’s idiotic comment Media Life magazine article on iHeart causing a stir Empire roars back BET to add “Soul Train” WGN-AM has [..]

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Closer to the exits: “American Idol” preparing to say goodbye

In an indication of how quick Fox wants to get rid of the show, American Idol is ending its fifteen-season run on Thursday, April 7, rather than dragging [..]

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Garry Shandling dies

                      Comedian known for “It’s Garry Shandling Show”; “Larry Sanders” left legacy The comedy world is mourning the [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: Back in the saddle again

Hello, and welcome back to T Dog Media! Here are some notable news and notes from the last two weeks: Tom Doerr has resigned as news director of [..]

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“Lakeshore Report” drowns

Northwest Indiana’s local news show shutters after 25 years While local stations are adding more news than there is hours of the day, here’s an oddity: a station [..]

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Don’t pass GO: “Monopoly” canceled

Also: CBS cancels Angel In Hell As first reported by Broadcasting & Cable, Scientific Games announced Tuesday it is ceasing production of Monopoly Millionaires Club. The syndicated game [..]

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Super Bowl 50 falls short of viewership record

But 111.9 million viewers is pretty darn good The Golden Anniversary of the Super Bowl from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. drew incredible numbers – though the [..]

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“Grease Live” destroys the competition

NHL All-Star Game and Pro Bowl do decently well in Chicago despite competition Fox’s entry into the musical competition was a smash: Grease: Live, an adaptation of the [..]

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Media Notepad: Blackhawks renew pact with WGN Radio

Also: WGN Radio renews Chicago Blackhawks pact through 2024; Paternity Court renewed two more years -WGN Radio has extended its pact with the Chicago Blackhawks through the 2023-24 [..]

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