Tag Archives: Ellen DeGeneres

Replace “Ellen”? Questions abound for Warner Bros., NBC-owned stations

Internet’s having fun on who would replace her after several high-profile miscues, but with a contract running through 2022, it may be impossible [This post has been updated.] [..]

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Kelly Clarkson, Tamron Hall start off strong

Judge Jerry, Later With Leon also debuted Monday Two of the most talked about names in the last few months finally debuted Monday with NBCUniversal Television Distribution’s Kelly [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: WGN-TV succeeds with annual toy drive

Also: The Wall off to a decent start; WCIU to showcase local comedians; Drew Barrymore talker on hold; Fox duopoly picks up another show. WGN-TV held its fourteenth [..]

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“Steve Harvey” exits Chicago for L.A.

New deal means new title, new locale, new everything In the latest blow to Chicago’s production community, Steve Harvey’s daytime talk show strip is leaving Chicago’s NBC Tower for [..]

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“Ellen” renewed, “Meredith” canceled

Ellen signs new deal; enables NBC-owned stations to add news at 4 p.m. ‘Meredith’ axed after two seasons Ellen DeGeneres will be dancing up a storm in daytime [..]

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Oscar telecast shows some rust

The 2015 Oscars telecast declines from last season Mirroring the film industry, The 87th Academy Awards saw some major ratings declines from a year ago. According to Nielsen, the [..]

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Ratings Box: Ellen gives boost to Oscars

* The Academy awards telecast on ABC Sunday night with Ellen DeGeneres as host scored the biggest ratings in fourteen years: the gala drew 43.74 million viewers and [..]

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“Katie” to close up shop

In a long overdue move,  Disney-ABC Television Distribution canceled second-year daytime talk show Katie, with Katie Couric. The series is wrapping up production in June 2014. The handwriting [..]

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Chicago syndication schedule update: “Modern Family” gets key prime access slot

Simpsons to run on My50; Modern Family penciled in for 6:30 p.m. and 10 Arsenio, Bethenny score on the first day; The Test flunks  The 2013-14 syndication season [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: Sun-Times fires entire photography staff

– In a stunning move, the Chicago Sun-Times fired almost all of its photography staff on Thursday, which left 28 people out of work. The Wrapports -owned paper [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: “Ellen” renewed through 2017

– Good news for fans of Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime talk show: Warner Bros. has renewed the strip through 2017 on more than twenty station groups, including all ten [..]

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Analysis: ABC 7 dominates February sweeps… well, almost

Say with me everybody… ABC-owned WLS-TV (ABC 7) dominated the local news competition during the sweeps – this time is the February “book”, as it has done since [..]

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Go Ricki…Go Ricki… She’s gone

A week after the NATPE conference had taken place, Twentieth Television notified stations carrying The Ricki Lake Show it will not return for a second season. The series [..]

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“American Idol” shakes things up. Again.

They might as well have renamed American Idol “Bozo’s Circus”. Become a clown is joining the judging panel. And I don’t mean Keith Urban. In news that leaked [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: “Ellen”, “Dr. Oz” return strong

Hey Katie, the old school’s got a message for you: we can draw an audience, too. That was the vibe sent Monday while Katie Couric posted strong numbers [..]

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