Category Archives: Television

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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T Dog’s Think Tank: The media fails us on Ferguson

  What can you say about the coverage of the Ferguson, Mo. disturbances from the broadcast networks and cable news networks? They dropped the ball, of course, with [..]

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Indianapolis to get new CBS affiliate

In a surprise move, CBS announces its moving its affiliation to WTTV, ending a 58-year relationship with WISH-TV The current battle over retransmission money has claimed another victim [..]

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Robin Williams dies

The world is reacting to the stunning news of actor and comedian Robin Williams’ death. The Chicago native was found dead at 12:02 p.m.. Pacific Time Monday, at [..]

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Cubs, White Sox viewers continue to flee for exits

White Sox now dead last in TV ratings, with Cubs right behind them It’s been a tough summer for local Chicago television. First, Chicago viewers are turning off [..]

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More news on weekends is good news for CBS 2

Also: CBS 2 adds “Good Wife”, “Blue Bloods” to weekend late fringe On the surface, CBS 2’s decision to expand their weekend newscasts would be greeted with as much [..]

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