Category Archives: Television

How to get away with a hit show

Viola Davis and her students murder the competition The good news continued to roll on for the broadcast networks (except Fox) in the young television season thus far [..]

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“Black-ish” off to strong start

South Park beats Fox’s entire Wednesday night lineup  One of the season’s most anticipated – and most controversial sitcoms premiered last night to strong numbers. ABC’s new Black-ish [..]

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Tuesday’s ratings wrap: “Forever” stuns “Person Of Interest”

The second night  of the 2014-15 television season is in the books and it looks like we have our first upset. ABC’s new drama Forever – in its [..]

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Tribune, Fox headed for a Showdown In Seattle

Could have implications for Chicago’s WPWR  A brewing affiliation fight in Seattle could have implications for a local Chicago TV station. According to a story in Tuesday’s edition [..]

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Rihanna rips into The Church Of Tisch

It looks like Rihanna has run afoul of The Church Of Tisch. The award-winning singer wasn’t happy about CBS pulling her cover of Jay-Z’s Run This Town from the intro [..]

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WGN-TV, Tribune adds “Crime” to daytime

Tribune Broadcasting wants to make Crime pay in daytime. In what looks like a first step in making over its daytime schedule, Tribune has purchased a new first-run [..]

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The Grab Bag: Football scores in Chicago despite Bears, NFL troubles

- Meredith Vieira off to so-so ratings start – Utopia falls out of the gate – Bulls release 2014-15 TV schedule – Despite the troubles of the Chicago Bears [..]

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Meredith Vieira kicks off 2014-15 syndie season

After a season which saw several syndicated talk shows (The Test, Bethenny, Arsenio Hall, Katie, and Trisha) get canceled, this season boasts only two new shows – one [..]

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Remembering Joan Rivers

If there was a first lady of stand-up comedy, no one would argue about Joan Rivers’ claim to the title. The legendary comedienne died Thursday after she went [..]

Television

“Full House” mulling revival

In the “you’ve got to be kidding me” department, Warner Bros. is considering a revival of the sitcom Full House, which ran on ABC for eight seasons between [..]

Television

Win or lose, Jackie Robinson West scores big weekend numbers

The Emmys may have been Monday night (Breaking Bad and Modern Family – again – were the big winners), but the biggest winner this past weekend was a [..]

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Growing opposition to dropping sports blackout rule

  Illinois’ Black Caucus latest to voice objection With the NFL now selling out stadiums coast-to-coast with the increased popularity of the league, the logic would be the [..]

FCC/Politics/Government, Sports, Television

Craig Ferguson in talks to land new talk show – in prime access

According to Variety, Craig Ferguson is in “advanced talks” to host a new talk show produced by Tribune Media. But instead of the show being targeted for daytime, [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: Back to the future for ABC 7’s daytime lineup

- Inside Edition/Jeopardy return to old time slot – WMAQ adds 11 a.m. newscast – Chicago Little Leaguers success on and off the field – Dan McNeil, Cheryl [..]

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