Category Archives: Television

ESPN to hold town hall meeting on athletes and violence in Chicago (updated)

ESPN comes to Chicago about the city’s violence epidemic while local stations once again drop the ball [Editor’s Note: Chance The Rapper stated in a tweet Tuesday he is [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: Paul Rennie to run WGN-TV, CLTV

Tribune has found a new vice president and general manager for WGN-TV and his name is Paul Rennie, who comes from sister stations WTTV and WXIN in Indianapolis. [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notebook: WGN-AM extends deals for Cochran, Manley

WFLD finally launches 5 p.m. newscast ABC’s game show block off to good start Sorry, Cochran haters: As first reported by Robert Feder Monday, WGN-AM morning personality Steve [..]

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Cleveland! Cavs’ title win also one for ESPN, ABC

Highest-rated NBA contest since 1998 In terms of Cleveland media, the last time the city won a championship, WJW-TV was still a CBS affiliate, and the KYW call [..]

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“Goldbergs “sold to WGN-TV, Tribune for 2017

Off-network deals include WGN-TV, WQAD In good news for off-network sitcom-starved stations, Sony Pictures Television announced it has sold ABC Wednesday night sitcom The Goldbergs in syndication starting [..]

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Stanley Cup Final bombs in the ratings

Pittsburgh-San Jose matchup draws few viewers, fans It hasn’t been a great overall season for the NHL, as its sporting peers (NFL, MLB,and NBA) are taking advantage of [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: Ron Magers exits in style

WLS-TV (ABC 7) sent Ron Magers off in style Wednesday night as viewers tuned in en masse to see him anchor his final newscast, earning a time-period winning 10.0 [..]

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The Upfronts Post-Game Show

What we learned from television’s most rockin’ week Now that the parties have been held, the red carpet has been rolled up, and the song and dance routines [..]

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The CW exchanges WGN-TV for WPWR

WGN-TV to drop CW affiliation in September; moves to Fox-owned WPWR Tribune Broadcasting renews agreement to carry CW programming in twelve markets Tribune Broadcasting finally renewed its CW [..]

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Fox announces 2016-17 lineup (Updated)

Four new series in fall; the rest in midseason. Editor’s Note: Fox made an important schedule change after the Upfronts took place, involving Pitch, Bones, and Prison Break. [..]

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CW picks up “Supergirl” for 2016-17

The CW announces fifteen original shows; affiliation deal with Tribune Broadcasting is close As you know by now, Supergirl is flying to a new network this fall – [..]

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CBS trots out 2016-17 schedule

It’s back to basics as CBS restores Monday comedy block Last season, CBS did the unthinkable: the network axed its Monday night comedy block for three action-adventure series. [..]

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NBC unveils 2016-17 schedule

Only three new shows on fall schedule; Thursday Night Football to give another big boost NBC released its new 2016-17 schedule to the public Sunday morning and to [..]

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Bubble Bustin’ Thursday – nets cancel shows

Networks pull plug on underperforming shows. Ten shows axed; Supergirl changes networks For the last several years, the major networks have made decisions on “bubble shows” on the Thursday [..]

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