Tag Archives: Syndication

T Dog’s Grab Bag: Bill Kurtis joins Decades

- Emmy and Peabody winner Bill Kurtis has a new gig: he’ll host a show on the new Decades network called Though the Decades, a weekday strip recalling [..]

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2015: A look ahead

With 2014 now behind us, here’s what to expect in 2015: 1. The Cubs’ new media homes. This year, the Cubs enter a new era: a new over-the-air [..]

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“Hot Bench” renewed for second season; shifts to WBBM-TV

    In an unusual move, at least in this day and age, freshman first-run strip Hot Bench is changing stations locally in the middle of the season. [..]

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“Jerry Springer”, “Maury”, “Steve” to stick around

  It looks like there’s going to be more dysfunctional family fun for years to come. After reports saying Tribune was considering removing NBC Universal Domestic Television’s trio [..]

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WGN-TV, Tribune adds “Crime” to daytime

Tribune Broadcasting wants to make Crime pay in daytime. In what looks like a first step in making over its daytime schedule, Tribune has purchased a new first-run [..]

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Meredith Vieira kicks off 2014-15 syndie season

After a season which saw several syndicated talk shows (The Test, Bethenny, Arsenio Hall, Katie, and Trisha) get canceled, this season boasts only two new shows – one [..]

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Craig Ferguson in talks to land new talk show – in prime access

According to Variety, Craig Ferguson is in “advanced talks” to host a new talk show produced by Tribune Media. But instead of the show being targeted for daytime, [..]

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Cubs, White Sox viewers continue to flee for exits

White Sox now dead last in TV ratings, with Cubs right behind them It’s been a tough summer for local Chicago television. First, Chicago viewers are turning off [..]

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Conflict losing its bite at Tribune

Attention viewers: baby mama drama time may soon be over. As reported by TVNewscheck on Friday, Tribune Broadcasting may not renew its contracts for its three conflict talk [..]

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WGN-TV slots “Celebrity Name Game” at 10 p.m.

Also: Hollywood Daily Live, Daily Helpline debut to microscopic audiences In a rather unusual move, Tribune-owned WGN-TV has slotted Craig Ferguson’s new game show, Celebrity Name Game from [..]

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“South Park” creators strike deal with Hulu

Three year deal gives Hulu exclusive streaming rights. Good news for fans who can’t get enough of South Park. Hulu and Hulu Plus have acquired exclusive streaming rights [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: WCIU expands “You and Me” to three hours

Also: Tyra Banks plans returns to daytime TV – Good news for fans of WCIU’s  You and Me in The Morning (and for local television overall): the two-hour morning [..]

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“Arsenio Hall” canceled

Once again, Arsenio’s “bark” has lost its “bite”. To the surprise of some since it was renewed for a second season (but not others), CBS Television Distribution canceled [..]

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More Grab Bag: Jim Richards exits WLUP, WKQX

Cedric also leaves Millionaire, but new host already lined up Fox cancels Almost Human – On Wednesday, Gallup released a poll showing half of Illinois’ residents would move [..]

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Grab Bag: “The Game” loses in its first PPM matchup

        Plus: Divorce Court to stick around; and a new first-run syndicated drama on tap – Nielsen Radio’s March PPM ratings period just concluded and [..]

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