"Ellen" coming to town

The hokey daytime talk show will be in Chi-Town for one day during May sweeps, taping an episode on May 3. No word on any guests (forget Oprah and Jerry), but I’m certain a Chicago Cub or two may show up. The show is likely to tape at NBC Tower, given Ellen’s affiliate here (WMAQ-TV) airs the program at 3 p.m. each weekday.

Ellen has been gaining on Oprah in the ratings the last few months, and was recently upgraded to 4 p.m. in New York at WNBC (until the fall).

Suggestion: Here’s a guest for Ellen’s Chicago visit… How about Steve Dahl? He’ll put a stop to any disco dancing nonsense she may try…