Paige Wiser out at the Sun-Times

In a move which leaves neither big-time Chicago newspaper without a television critic, The Chicago Sun-Times fired Paige Wiser after a little over two years on the job after submitting several inaccuracies in a Glee Live! concert review, an offshoot of the popular Fox series. Wiser had been with the paper for the last seventeen years, mostly as an entertainment […]

T Dog’s Grab Bag: Exit, stage left…

..and other media news of note: – Kevin Manno is exiting his afternoon gig at alt-rock WKQX-FM (Q101) to take a job hosting a yet-to-be named weekday show on MTV according to CRM. The new show debuts on September 20 and is scheduled to air weekdays at 5 p.m. Manno’s old shift is being filled temporarily by James VanOdsol. This […]

Comic-Con is here!

It’s Comic-Con time again! For four days every July, about 100,000 people descend on San Diego for the annual geek fest and pop culture festival, started in 1970 as just a simple comic book convention. Hollywood has invaded the gathering over the last several years, bringing tens of thousands of people – and a lot of revenue – to San […]

Sun-Times names Paige Wiser new TV Critic

Longime features columnist Paige Wiser was named the Chicago Sun-Times’ new TV Critic today, and she’ll begin writing on Sunday. The gig was previously held by Doug Elfman, who was dropped amid a flurry of budget cuts last year. The move marks the first time TV scribes at two of Chicago’s biggest newspapers are female – Maureen Ryan was named […]

T Dog’s Four on the Floors – Edition 9

One more on the floor! I’ve decided to add an extra item to both the Fab Floor and the Flop Floor this week, so instead of Four on the Floor – it’s Five. And when was the last time you saw both Family Guy and South Park on the same floor? T Dog’s Fab Four (make that Five) Lindsey Lohan […]

Tribune TV Critic hooks up with Tivo

Tivo announced on Wednesday a new partnership with the Chicago Tribune to offer Maureen Ryan’s TV picks to users who sign up for the service in the Chicago area. Ryan is also hosting bi-monthly videos summarizing her picks. If the move is successful, Tivo could develop more partnerships with other newspapers’ TV critics, whose jobs are being eliminated as the […]

Time to get "Lost"

Anticipation is building as ABC begins a new, shortened season of Lost tonight on a new night and in a new time slot (8:00 CT), and with a 3.3 ratings in the money demo (adults 18-49) for a repeat of last night’s season finale from May, expect a big number for the season premiere tonight. Click here to read a […]

The TV Viewers’ Bill of Rights

Maureen Ryan writes a smart article in today’s Trib telling us that we viewers’ have rights – the right to have shows last more than two episodes (patience is the key…), the right to tell us when a show is being moved or pre-empted, the right to watch a show online and not freeze up (I’m talking to you ABC […]