Tag Archives: Rules of Engagement

The future for WGN-TV, The CW, and My Network TV

After Monday’s announcement of The CW shifting to WPWR, where does these channels stand? Back in 2008, WGN-TV aired a retrospective of its 60th year in broadcasting. Hosted [..]

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Bubble Bustin’ Friday

Over the last few years, the Friday before upfronts became quite crazy, with the announcement of pilot pickups – and a huge batch of cancellations. 2013 was no [..]

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Cancellation Friday: “Partners”, “Last Resort”, “666” each get pink slip

And this after the T Dog Media Cancellation Bus gets crushed into a cube… Usually, these type of “Bloody Friday” cancellations take place the week before the upfronts [..]

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Bears rule Monday night – in the ratings and on the field

The Bears ruled Monday night. Rinse. Lather. Repeat. The Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys were featured on ESPN’s Monday Night Football and drew the largest audience of the [..]

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Chicago syndie schedules get dramatic makeover

Local stations, syndicators shuffle the deck As we enter year two in the post-Oprah era, things are finally changing in the syndication marketplace, as five new syndicated talk [..]

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“Mike & Molly”, “2 Broke Girls” head to WCIU for off-net syndication

In a sale that could alter the power structure among which station groups purchase off-net sitcoms – and other programming in the future, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: “Live With Kelly” shifts to WLS-TV in 2013

The Jeff Probst Show finally clears Chicago, landing at WBBM-TV Due to a busy schedule covering and analyzing Upfront Week, there were a lot of notable media stories [..]

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CBS new 2012-13 primetime schedule

CBS unveiled its 2012-13 primetime schedule Wednesday morning in advance of its upfront presentation later in the afternoon. The Tiffany network introduced four new shows – three drams [..]

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WGN-TV, Tribune renew "Friends" through 2017

WCIU clears Rules of Engagement; show now in 75% of country  You can always count on your Friends – especially in syndication. Tribune Broadcasting announced a third-cycle syndication [..]

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CBS unveils 2011-12 schedule

CBS – America’s Most Watched Network – except in the key 18-49 demo – unveiled its 2011-12 schedule Wednesday in an upfront presentation to advertisers in New York. [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag… News and Notes

As of this writing, the “Groovy” is being dropped from “Grab Bag” title – but it is still newsworthy nonetheless:  …The Winter Television Critics Association press tour is [..]

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CBS’ new schedule for 2008-09

CBS is introducing a total of six new series: four new comedies and two dramas, and is moving existing shows to new nights. To see the complete schedule, [..]

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‘Jericho’, ‘Class’ dismissed

Late news: CBS has reportedly axed Jericho, Close to Home, and The Class. They did renew How I Met Your Mother and Rules of Engagement, but no word [..]

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