WMAQ drops midday newscast

A little late with this, but it does bear mentioning: Robert Feder in the Chicago Sun-Times reported Thursday that WMAQ-TV’s 11a.m. newscast and its checkerboard rotation of 11:30am syndicated shows are being axed for iVillage Live, a new interactive program that will air live from 11a.m. to noon (CT) on Channel 5 and nine other NBC O&O’s, and simultaneously on […]

NBC vs. Fox

Photo credit: Chicago Tribune Interesting article in the Trib today from Ed Sherman about the new flexible scheduling policy that came into place this year with the league new television contracts. This involves the Chicago Bears, and their successful undefeated season thus far. Fox isn’t pleased that the game between the Bears (media market #3) and the 5-2 New York […]

More Changes

Change No. 1: NBC resurrects Thursday Must see lineup From 7 to 9 (Central) Thursdays beginning next month, all the network’s comedies will be on one night. Except “Twenty Good Years”. This shitcom, which hasn’t had one good episode, is on indefinite hiatus:http://nbcumv.com/release_detail.nbc/entertainment-20061025000000-nbcre45makestwo.htmlChange No. 2: New Syndicated talk shows shift slots The Greg Behrendt Show and Dr. Keith Albow have […]