CNBC closes “Jay Leno’s Garage”, adjourns “Money Court”

Network adds new prime access business show  With more and more viewers abandoning linear TV, it’s no surprise CNBC is getting out of the primetime originals business with the announced cancellations of Jay Leno’s Garage after seven seasons and Money Court after two.  Jay Leno’s Garage’s cancellation came after Leno was involved in two recent accidents – a mishap involving […]

CNBC cancels “The News With Shepard Smith”

Shepard Smith also exits the business channel [Editor’s Note: This post was updated November 9.]  Back in September 2020, we looked at whether or not news marketed as unbiased and straight down the middle – the near simultaneous launches of CNBC’s The News With Shepard Smith and NewsNation, would be viable in a sea of opinionated cable news networks.  After […]

Free streamers continue growth with new channels

New offerings include devoted channels to Wheel Of Fortune, Jeopardy!, and Judge Judy; National Geographic, and Canada’s CBC as business continues to grow The growth of free, ad-supported streaming television channels – or FAST for short, isn’t just blooming – it’s exploding. On Monday, Paramount Global’s Pluto TV announced the addition of channels dedicated to classic Jeopardy! and Wheel of […]

“The Profit” and host Marcus Lemonis slapped with lawsuit

  The perils of reality TV resurface as show faces legal trouble amid backlash from angry businesses  If you own a struggling business, it’s probably best you don’t take the reality TV show route to improve your fortunes. In a story published in the Los Angeles Times this week, an Allentown, Pa.-based designed firm is suing The Profit, for $30 […]

“The News With Shepard Smith” stumbles in first year

Hard news show flops with viewers but will stick around – for now  NewsNation isn’t the only new news venture seeking to struggle when it comes to attracting viewers looking for non-partisan newscasts. An unflattering profile in The Daily Beast last week showed CNBC’s The News With Shepard Smith struggling with declining ratings – not to mention behind the scenes […]

Buffalo radio station fires person for “toast” comment

  Co-host fired, show suspended after comment go viral  On Wednesday, a Buffalo radio personality compared two Black female celebrities skin to “toast”. Now he’s “toast”. Classic Rock WGRF-FM (97 Rock) Morning Bull co-host Rob Lederman was fired Wednesday for those comments, for comparing how he likes toast to black women’s skin including tennis star Serena Williams and actress Halle […]