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WCIU unveils new look, logo

With Weigel Broadcasting’s WCIU set to become Chicago’s only locally-owned broadcaster once Sinclair’s purchase of Tribune Media is done, the company’s two local stations are putting a fresh [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: No “Doubt” – CBS cancels drama after two episodes

In what technically is the first prime-time cancellation of the season (in February no less), CBS has pulled the plug on Doubt after just two episodes. The court [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: “Harry” shifts to 2 p.m.

Also:  WLS-TV is late news winner; Quantico moves to Mondays; Tribune Media moves out of Tribune Tower Harry, the NBCUniversal-distributed talk show hosted by Harry Connick Jr., has [..]

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The Grab Bag: No more outside media appearances for Bears

Wheel, Jeopardy hosts stay another two years; LAFF increases reach with Cox deal – Don’t look for any members of the Chicago Bears current roster to make any [..]

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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. As [..]

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Could CBS remove “Judge Joe Brown” from the bench?

Another long-time face in first-run syndication could disappear – or not. Former Memphis judge Joe Brown, whose syndicated courtroom show is currently in its fifteenth season, could be [..]

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“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 [..]

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"Judy" tops the syndication charts

Nearly two weeks ago, Judge Judy join an elite club of programs that did the impossible: knock off perennial ratings champ Wheel of Fortune. According to Nielsen Media [..]

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Local Feburary "sweeps" good as Gold for WMAQ and WCIU

NBC-owned WMAQ-TV won the Gold when it came to Olympic ratings, but it was WLS-TV that grabbed the medal where it really counts: late news. And WCIU-TV came [..]

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NBC Universal’s talk shows renewed through 2012

No decision on the future of Oprah’s show A report surfaced on Deadline Hollywood Thursday regarding the future of The Oprah Winfrey Show, which may or may not [..]

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T Dog’s Groovy Grab Bag

Syndication switcheroo; Universal Sports add more clearances; Young files Chapter 11. – With another ratings period ahead, two Chicago stations have made some major changes to their syndicated [..]

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T Dog’s Groovy Grab Bag

– WLIT has added a new afternoon guy: His name is Kevin Gossett, and he takes over the 2-7 p.m. time slot beginning yesterday at the Clear Channel-owned [..]

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Local stations’ sweeps numbers hit by writers’ strike

Affiliates – who depend on their network’s prime-time programs to draw viewers to their late newscasts – suffered ratings declines during the just-concluded February sweeps as the writer’s [..]

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