Category Archives: Television

“Queen Latifah” canceled

      At least Jimmy DeCastro didn’t screw this up. But it wouldn’t have mattered: Sony Pictures Television has canceled The Queen Latifah Show after two seasons, [..]

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CBS cancels “The Millers”

The sophomore season’s surprise cancellation leaves the sitcom genre in a tailspin In a surprise move, CBS on Friday canceled The Millers just five episodes into its second [..]

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He’s back: Ramonski Luv returns to Chicago radio

Also: Tom Joyner’s Dallas station changes formats Per Robert Feder, Ramonski Luv (a.k.a. Ramon Wade) is back with a new radio gig in Chicago – this time at [..]

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Bears get sacked by Pack and ratings take hit

Also: Walking Dead, Simpsons, Real Housewives are night’s ratings winners This is likely the last Bears TV ratings report you will see this season (hold your applause) because [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: Idiocracy strikes local news again

Twin Cities’ KSTP makes gaffe, but has nothing on CBS 2’s history of making them If there’s any doubt local news is sometimes a joke, this item should [..]

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WLS-TV, WGN-TV dominate ratings on election night

Election results means a tougher road ahead for FCC Just like what the Republicans did to the Democrats Tuesday night, both ABC-owned WLS-TV and Tribune Broadcasting’s WGN-TV steamrolled [..]

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Nik Wallenda draws a crowd – inside and outside

Wallenda’s stunt over Chicago skyline draws viewers Biggest draw for Discovery since 2010 – or is it? As far as we know, there was no trickery involved in [..]

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Can Steve Dahl do it again?

We’ll find out for sure soon enough as one of Chicago’s radio legends returns to the airwaves Monday for the first time in five years. The last time [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: Bears fall again, hit another season ratings low (what else is new?)

Let’s get this over with: the Bears hit another season-low on Sunday with yet another blowout loss –  a 22.6 Nielsen household rating according to Chicago Business Journal, [..]

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CBS (finally) gets into the digital subchannel business

Chicago’s last digital subchannel holdout is about to convert. WBBM-TV owner CBS – who operates Chicago’s only TV station not operating a digital subchannel – is entering a [..]

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Tyra’s back in new daytime show

New panel talk show called The Fab clears ABC-owned stations, including WLS-TV Guess who’s back in daytime? After a five-year hiatus, Tyra Banks is back as host of a [..]

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Bears bumble, stumble, and fumble in the ratings

Loss to Miami Dolphins cements team as a punchline; ratings plunge  If you were to compare sitcoms to NFL teams, the Dallas Cowboys would be like The Big Bang Theory (accurate [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: Seattle’s KCPQ to stay with Fox after all

- Sun-Times reverses decision on endorsements – Premiere week shows cool off, but Jane The Virgin and Criestla debut to respectable numbers with cancellations coming from other places – Florida [..]

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Let’s go over the top

HBO, CBS bypass middlemen to provide content to you, the customer If there was a turning point in the cord-cutting movement, remember this week. HBO announced it was [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: Sunday belonged to Cutler, “Walking Dead”

- Also: other Sunday, weekend rating results – The Game to stick around, while another The Game ends – Goodbye, Everybody Loves Mancow Jay Cutler and the Chicago [..]

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