The T Dog Media TV Hall of Shame

No one expected CNN’s Chicagoland to be a love letter to the city – but no one expected it to be a Rahm infomercial either. A critical and ratings flop, Chicagoland is the one of TV’s lowlights in 2014. Recently, the prime-time portion of The Simpsons marathon on FXX attracted more viewers than Chicagoland did. (As of May 2018, the […]

Don Cornelius dies

  The television and music industries are mourning the death of Soul Train host and creator Don Cornelius. He was found dead in his home in Los Angeles Wednesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Cornelius’ health had been declining for the last few years and was reportedly showing signs of dementia. Cornelius also had brushes with the law; he was […]

CW reshuffles the deck

The CW is finally out with its midseason schedule, which you can access here. Among the changes: – Gossip Girl moves to Monday at 7 (CT) with the Pussycat Dolls’ reality show at 8. – The CW comedies move to Sunday (good luck, they’ll need it) – Supernatural is being replaced by Reaper on Thursdays at 8, beginning February 28

More from the CW at TCA

(One more item before we’re out of here for the weekend) More from the CW: – The winner of that Pussycat Dolls contest show last spring (Asia Nitollano) has turned down the offer to join the group and has decided to launch a solo career. As Nelson Muntz would say, “Ha, Ha!” – TV critics lambasted the Gossip Girl pilot, […]

The TV Week Summer TV critics poll

Sopranos No. 1; 24 winds up number 2 on the worst list! There’s another TV critics poll out there this week, this time it’s coming from the people who invented it: TV Week. The trade magazine put out its 46th TV critics poll the same time Broadcasting & Cable released theirs. The Sopranos ranked Number one in the poll, despite […]

Analysis on the new Fox and CW schedules

I decided to put the analysis of the Fox and CW schedules on this post instead of “burying” them after the announced fall schedules on separate posts. So here goes…. Fox: Because of post-season baseball and the return of American Idol and 24 in January, Fox’s schedule next season is separated into two parts, with an emphasis on midseason. The […]