Category Archives: Television

“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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“X-Files” return does it for Fox

    Strong football numbers power X-Files return (Editor’s Note: Contains spoilers.) The Truth is still out there. The X-Files‘ return Sunday night was as good as gold [..]

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“Right This Minute” returns to local TV

Change in syndicators for long-running clips show; FABLife canceled. After a year off the local airwaves, video-clip show Right This Minute is back in Chicago thanks to a new [..]

Syndication, Television

Syndication 2016: Yawn.

Outside of Harry Connick Jr., there’s practically nothing on the market Looking for something new for the fall of 2016 in syndication? Good luck. That’s the consensus as [..]

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“One Day At A Time” to return – with a Hispanic cast

Get ready for another reboot…with a big change. Former CBS sitcom One Day At A Time is being revived for Netflix, but with a major overhaul: the series is [..]

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More affiliation musicial chairs: WNCN snatches CBS affiliation from WRAL in Raleigh-Durham

Another long-term affiliation relationship has bit the dust. This time, it’s Raleigh-Durham, N.C., known as “The Triangle” as the relationship between WRAL (Channel 5) and CBS is ending after 30 [..]

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Tribune, CW relationship in fragile condition

          Network, station group may split; CW considering OTT option Can this marriage be saved? In a possible blow to The CW, Tribune Broadcasting has [..]

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The “Pyramid of Fun” returns

ABC’s acquisition of $100,000 Pyramid for primetime  brings game show back to network and New York for the first time in 36 years  Plus, other TCA news of note [..]

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Boston’s WHDH loses NBC affiliation

In market’s fourth affiliation change, NBCUniversal to move affiliation to WNEU-TV WHDH owner Ed Ansin promises fight Politicians question move In a bold move, Comcast Corp. announced Thursday [..]

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2016: A look ahead

  With 2015 in the rearview mirror, here are the stories to look for in 2016: 1. The spectrum auction. The upcoming – and complicated – spectrum auction [..]

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WFLD embroiled in “Hatgate”

A memo from a Fox 32 news producer about women wearing hats in live shots in winter lands him in hot water  For once, it wasn’t WGN’s Morning [..]

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