Tag Archives: Jeff Probst

The state of syndication in 2017

Few first-run series being offered this year as veteran shows – even low-rated ones – continue to roll along As the National Association Of Programming Executives gathering began [..]

Syndication, Television , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

“Harry” heads to Fox-owned stations for 2016

In a stunning surprise – and perhaps a thumb to the nose of vertical integration – NBC Universal Television Distribution has sold Harry, a new talk hour featuring [..]

Syndication, Television , , , , , , , , , , , ,

T Dog’s Think Tank: When radio personalities attack

The recent confrontation between WLS-AM host Bruce Wolf and African-American traffic reporter Kelli Walker just goes to show you what a complete embarrassment Chicago radio is, and the media industry [..]

Chicago Media, Diversity, Radio, T Dog's Think Tank, 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, [..]

Syndication, Television , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

WMAQ hires former “Survivor” contestant as an investigative reporter

If Tammy Leitner thought politics on a reality show was something, she hasn’t seen anything yet in regards to Chicago’s. As first reported by Robert Feder last week, [..]

Broadcast Networks, Chicago Media, Local TV (Chicago), Local TV (Outside Chicago), Television , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

NATPE: Day 3

It’s the third and final day of the 2014 NATPE gathering from the Fountainbleu Hotel in Miami, which took place on January 29. – Fresh off receiving the [..]

Syndication, Tech/New Media, Television , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Meredith Vieira’s new talk show declared a “go” for 2014

As long speculated, NBCUniversal Television Distribution announced Tuesday it has officially signed Meredith Vieira to host a syndicated talk show for the fall of 2014. And while not [..]

Local TV (Chicago), Syndication, Television , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Chicago radio sinks to a new low – again – WIND to hire Walsh

I guess in Chicago media, you don’t need a degree to get a job. Just look pretty. Or be dumb. Or be an unfunny, talentless hack. Or just [..]

FCC/Politics/Government, Radio, Television , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

T Dog’s Think Tank: Seth MacFarlane, The Oscars, and you

MacFarlane panned at Oscars, but he wasn’t the problem with the show A few months ago on Twitter, yours truly said Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane wasn’t a [..]

Broadcast Networks, T Dog's Think Tank, Television , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

T Dog’s Six Pack: “Hey, these things just snap right off.”

Okay, yours truly hasn’t done a winners and losers listing lately. Because finding winners in this industry is too hard to find? T Dog’s Six Pack is back [..]

Cable, Chicago Media, Sports, Television , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

“The Jeff Probst Show” canceled

I’ll bet you’ve heard a lot of this in the last 48 hours: Jeff Probst …the tribe has spoken. CBS Television Distribution voted The Jeff Probst Show off [..]

Syndication, Television , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Go Ricki…Go Ricki… She’s gone

A week after the NATPE conference had taken place, Twentieth Television notified stations carrying The Ricki Lake Show it will not return for a second season. The series [..]

Syndication, Television , , , , , , , , , ,

T Dog’s Grab Bag: Happy trainwreck TV, everybody!

Happy New Year! The first Grab Bag of 2013 is here: – Countdown Chicago, ABC 7’s annual New Year’s Eve countdown special which aired from 11:08 p.m. to [..]

Chicago Media, Local TV (Chicago), Syndication, Television , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The best and worst TV in 2012

Instead of the usual pictures of trophies and toilets, this year yours truly is combining the two lists of the Best and Worst TV shows for 2012 into [..]

Broadcast Networks, Cable, Syndication, Television , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

“Jeremy Kyle” canceled

And other syndication news of note With NATPE looming around the corner, activity in the first-run syndication business for 2013 has certainly picked up. Here’s the latest: -As [..]

Local TV (Chicago), Syndication, Television , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,