Category Archives: Television

Leonard Nimoy dies

The entertainment world is mourning the loss of Leonard Nimoy, who passed away Friday morning at the age of 83 from complications due from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, [..]

Geek, SciFi, Television

Jon Stewart exits “The Daily Show”

In news considered a shocker, Daily Show host Jon Stewart announced Tuesday evening he was exiting Comedy Central’s late-night satire news program after sixteen seasons. Five years after [..]

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Introducing MeTV: The Radio Station

Weigel Broadcasting enters the radio business with an Oldies format Get ready for MeTV – the radio station. Weigel Broadcasting unveiled plans on what they have in store [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: Bulls score in ratings despite slump

Also: Rentrak signs Tribune stations; Grudge Match eyes return; Shout! launches online TV channel – Despite a lackluster January where the Chicago Bulls went 8-9, the team scored [..]

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Super Bowl XLIX: One for the record books

The last-minute nail biter between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots becomes the most-watched program of all time and the tenth-highest rated Chicago pulls in higher number [..]

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Best and Worst Super Bowl Commercials of 2015

Super Bowl XLIX featured a bizarro batch of ads: love, death, a film on how beer is made, and human running around in a big video game. $4.5 [..]

Advertising, Sports, Television

T Dog’s Grab Bag: Mike Caplan, Lesile Keiling ousted

- Life’s tough in the business: ABC-owned WLS-TV meteorologist Mike Caplan was let go from the station last week after 21 years on the air. There was speculation [..]

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Jay Leno, Russell Simmons take center stage at NATPE

The NATPE gathering continued into Wednesday as buyers came out to see panels featuring former Tonight Show host Jay Leno and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons: – Leno appeared [..]

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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