The Grab Bag: “Extra” renewed through ’17

But several others get the ax, including “America’s Most Wanted” and “Scooby Doo, Mystery Incorporated” – Warner Bros. has renewed syndicated entertainment news magazine Extra through 2017, covering 85 percent of the country, including WMAQ-Ch.5 here, who airs the series weekdays at 4 p.m. The deal includes WMAQ and seven other NBC-owned stations, in addition to outlets in the CBS, […]

WGN-TV launches "Chicago’s Best"

Tribune-owned WGN-TV is expanding its weekend local programming offerings by adding a new lifestyle-oriented magazine show. Titled Chicago’s Best, the program examines the best restaurants and lifestyle choices in the Chicago area and is hosted by Chicago TV veteran Ted Brunson, Second City alum Sarah Spain, and Brittany Payton, who is the co-founder of the “Youth for Life” foundation (to […]

WLS celebrates 10 years with "190"

At a time when stations across the country are slashing local non-news related programming, one station’s local magazine show is still going strong. Tonight, ABC-owned WLS-TV is celebrating 10 years of 190 North tonight with a 30-minute retrospective of the show’s run. Hosted by Janet Davies (who is also the show’s executive producer), the special takes a look back at […]