Jennifer Lyons named president and GM of CBS 2 and CBSN Chicago

Former WGN News and NewsNation exec succeeds Derek Dalton Also at CBS 2: Drew Barrymore, Let’s Make A Deal swap time slots In hopes to turn around its moribund ratings, CBS-owned WBBM-TV hired WGN-TV and NewsNation veteran Jennifer Lyons as president and general manager, effective Monday. She will also oversee local news streaming channel CBSN Chicago. “We feel extremely fortunate […]

"All My Children", "One Life To Live" get the ax

Erica Kane is being shown the door. In a move rumored for weeks, ABC pulled the plug today on two of its longest-running soap operas: All My Children and One Life to Live. Both series have been longtime staples of ABC’s daytime lineup, each of them being on the air for over four decades. Children is scheduled to end this […]

CBS stops the globe on "As The World Turns"

After 54 years on CBS’ daytime schedule, the globe will stop spinning on As The World Turns come September 17 of next year. The cancellation was made official today by CBS, and as a result, Procter & Gamble Productions is likely no more. As The World Turns began on April 2, 1956 as a thirty-minute serial – the same day […]

Let’s Make a Deal, CBS

It looks like Howie Mandel isn’t the only person making a “Deal” in daytime. CBS is slotting a revival of Let’s Make A Deal in the time slot vacated by Guiding Light beginning Sept. 21, with new host Wayne Brady. Even though Light is slotted at 3 p.m. (ET) in most areas, Let’s Make A Deal is expected to be […]

"Guiding Light" extinguished

The light has gone out for Guiding Light. CBS has pulled the plug on the serial after 72 years on television and radio. The soap began on radio in 1937, went to television in 1952 (its radio run ended in 1956), and is the longest-running soap currently on the air. It marks the first CBS has canceled a soap in […]

CBS may end "Guiding Light"

The Guiding Light may soon be extinguished. CBS and Procter & Gamble Productions are expected to decide soon on the fate of television and radio’s longest-running program (combined) currently clocked in at 70 years. Light, which began on radio in 1937 and moved to television in 1952, has fared poorly in the ratings over the last two decades. It is […]

Bruno the Great

More on Joe Ahern’s sudden departure from CBS-owned WBBM-TV in Chicago: – The Sun-Times Robert Feder looks back at the The Life and Times of Joe Ahern – his rise at WLS-TV and his fall at WBBM. It’s a rather critical look at what he accomplished – or actually didn’t accomplish – at the station. – Phil Rosenthal has a […]