Tag Archives: Tribune Entertainment (Syndicator)

Debmar-Mercury, Fremantle to launch “Buzzr TV”

Both companies strike deal with Fox Television Stations to carry new classic game show channel In news that would no doubt please classic game shows fans, a new [..]

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Roger Ebert dies

Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert unexpectedly passed away Thursday at the age of 70, two days after announcing his cancer had returned and was cutting back on [..]

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A look back at The Great Talk Show Rush Of 1995

                    The few, the proud: the fallen heroes of The Great Talk Show Rush Of 1995. The video above [..]

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Judge approves Tribune bankruptcy plan

After three years, the Tribune bankruptcy saga is finally coming to end – but at a price. A federal judge approved the bankruptcy plan created by banks and [..]

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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 [..]

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Roger Ebert’s “At The Movies” on the ropes

Could the balcony close again? Sure looks like it. Roger Ebert’s revival of At The Movies could bite the dust after only one season due to problems finding [..]

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CW adds "Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers"

The CW announced Monday it was launching a new half-hour strip this fall with Dr. Drew Pinsky from Telepictures productions called Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers, a spin-off of a [..]

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Roger Ebert revives "At The Movies"

The title card of the new Roger Ebert Presents At The Movies. Get your popcorn ready – because the balcony is re-opening and there’s going to be a [..]

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Tribune to go ahead with "Big Willie"

CBS to launch The Talk to replace As The World Turns Despite anemic ratings, poor reviews, and Twitters unanimously dissing it, Tribune Broadcasting is apparently going ahead with [..]

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The balcony closes on "At The Movies"

The balcony is closed. Forever. (have I said this before?) And yes, it’s for good this time. After 24 years, Disney-ABC Television Distribution has pulled the plug on [..]

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Inside "Soul Train"

As Soul Train rides into the into the rail yard for good (for now, anyway), an article in the Chicago Reader Thursday features a new book that takes [..]

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"Soul Train" may ride again

Is Soul Train about to make a comeback? The venerable program, which ended its long run in 2006 after 35 seasons with little fanfare (the program simply went [..]

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"Soul Train" derails

Music awards show is also gone -for now. But a Soul Train Movie is in development In the post below, I mentioned the fate of U.S. Farm Report, [..]

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"U.S. Farm Report" ends run

If you’re looking for U.S. Farm Report at 5 a.m. Saturday morning, you’re out of luck… forever. Unable to find a syndicator to replace now-defunct Tribune Entertainment, the [..]

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Debmar-Mercury switches ad sales for "South Park"

Cartman. A Twentieth Television Production. Debmar-Mercury has replaced Tribune Entertainment with Twentieth Television as national advertising representative for syndicated reruns of South Park, meaning Twentieth will now sell [..]

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