Category Archives: Television

WMAQ pulls off 10 p.m. news upset

Beat WLS-TV in key news demo for the first time in nearly 20 years Dispute in 10 p.m. news race in Milwaukee The last time WMAQ won the [..]

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Letterman’s send-off packs them in

Letterman’s finale episode draws more than 13 million viewers, largest since 1994 The final Late Show With David Letterman on CBS Wednesday night sent tons of viewers through the entrances [..]

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End of an era: David Letterman exits late-night TV

Wednesday not only marks the end of another sweeps period, but also the end of an era. 68 year-old David Letterman hangs up his mic tonight, after 33 [..]

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The Upfronts Post-Game Show

What we learned: – The sitcom is almost dead – Too much drama – Greg Berlanti is now the most powerful person on TV Now that the parties have [..]

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CW stays the course for fall

Only three new shows for next season – just one for fall The CW unveiled its 2015-16 schedule on Thursday at the upfronts and there’s not much change – [..]

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CBS unveils new 2015-16 season schedule

CBS announces seven new series – five for fall CBS announced its new 2015-16 season lineup for next season, with the network renewing 22 programs and bringing on [..]

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ABC releases its 2015-16 schedule

Muppetmania reigns supreme as the revival is already being talked about to death ABC unveiled its 2015-16 season schedule on Tuesday, and much of it looked like last [..]

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Fox announces 2015-16 schedule

Announces end to American Idol in May 2016. Break out the Belvedere! Fox announced its 2015-16 schedule Monday during its upfront presentation and as you would have guessed, the [..]

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NBC unveils 2015-16 season schedule

Emphasizes drama; only one hour of comedy on the fall sked for the first time in 37 years NBC released its 2015-16 schedule Sunday, with six new comedies, [..]

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Bubble Bustin’ Friday: More shows get the ax

The Friday before the upfronts have become a tradition like no other: the day decisions are made on “bubble” shows. ABC already made some decisions on cancellations and [..]

Broadcast Networks, Television

“Simpsons” renewed for two more years

Renewed through 2017; seasons 27 and 28 on tap In a move certain to stir debate, Fox has given a huge vote of confidence to long-running animated comedy [..]

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Think Tank Express: Random thoughts

Oh, when are the upfronts? It’s been slow here at the T Dog Media newsdesk. So here are some random thoughts: – Dr. Oz said, for some reason [..]

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Oh, Darling

Led by rookie goalie, Blackhawks score huge ratings Sunday and Tuesday  Other Chicago teams see ratings increases It’s playoff season and Chicago viewers are showing up in droves. [..]

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Chris Harrison named new “Millionaire” host

Is there now a Millionaire hosting curse? Disney-ABC Domestic Television on Monday named Dallas native Chris Harrison as the new host of its syndicated Who Wants To Be [..]

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ABC 7 off to decent start with Cubs (in the ratings)

Wednesday’s game scores in the ratings – despite some production bumps in the road History was made on Wednesday when ABC-owned WLS-TV broadcast its first Chicago Cubs game [..]

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