Chicago Defender ends print edition; shifts to digital only

Second publication this week to call to quits on print In a timed day-after-a-holiday Friday news dump, the owners of the Chicago Defender announced the publication is ending its print edition on July 11 and shifting entirely to digital. The move is not unexpected; numerous smaller newspapers are doing likewise amid a tremendous slump in print as digital has siphoned […]

“This Is Us”, ‘Bull” rams through competition

New dramas get strong sampling; The Voice continues to dominate; S.H.I.E.L.D. skids off radar The first Tuesday of the new season bought more ratings riches for both CBS and ABC while ABC and Fox struggled to remain competitive. Obviously, the story of the night is the successful debuts of CBS’ Bull and NBC’s This is Us. The latter show benefited […]

Fox at 25: The hits and misses

Fox celebrated their 25th Anniversary in prime-time this past Sunday with a two-hour retrospective, featuring clips of past shows and a few cast reunions. While the network officially launched its primetime lineup on April 5, 1987 with three airings each of Married… With Children and The Tracey Ullman Show, the network actually launched on October 9, 1986 with The Late […]

TCA: Fox unveils new animation projects

  The Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour continued to roll along on Sunday with Fox’s turn at the mic. The network has a lot of new shows to roll out in midseason – not to mention the eleventh season of American Idol: – To start off, there was an executive session with¬†entertainment¬†president Kevin Reilly and addressed the crowd. He […]

The madness ends here, Part 2

MAD TV got the ax today (see post below); now NBC cancels Lipstick Jungle and My Own Worst Enemy. Ratings troubles are to blame for the demise of both dramas, with Jungle recently being relocated to the Friday Night Death Slot.

The madness ends here

In the “Wait.. this show was still on the air?” department, Fox’s long-running Saturday night late-fringe comedy Mad TV was canceled today after fourteen seasons. Oddly enough, of all the late-night shows Fox launched (The Late Show with Joan Rivers, The Wilton-North Report, and The Chevy Chase Show), this program ran the longest. The sketch comedy show debuted in 1995 […]