T Dog’s Think Tank: Four thoughts – one column

(Editor’s Note: The original version of this post stated that the Chicago White Sox had a nine-game LOSING streak when in fact, they had a nine-game WINNING streak. T Dog Media regrets the error and apologizes. This also makes yours truly qualified to work in the Los Angeles news media, where I can botch up names of Los Angeles Kings’ […]

T Dog’s Four pack – The Santa edition

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Everyone! Terry Claus is here to deliver some goodies to the good little children… and coal to those who are not-so-good! Who won and who lost… Gifts under the tree – The Doctors. Christmas came early for the one hour medical talk show strip with seasons three and four cleared in 85 percent of the country.  […]

CBS makes post-Super Bowl slot decision

The Church of Tisch has done it again. CBS announced it will slot Undercover Boss in the coveted post-Super Bowl time slot on February 7. Undercover Boss is a new reality show which features a supervisor who goes undercover to see if can do a real job at his company. This marks the first time in over a decade a […]

T Dog’s Think Tank: The joke’s on us

In a recent column in the Chicago Tribune, Steve Dahl wondered what the country – and the world – thought of Illinois thanks to Patti Blagoveich (former Governor Rod’s wife) appearing on I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! He said it gave Illinois a Hollywood feel, but a Third World one at the same time. Of course, we […]

T Dog’s Four Pack

The list of winners and losers are back! Yes, they can! Conan. As Conan O’ Brien is settling down in his new Tonight Show role, he has more than proven himself as a successor to Jay Leno (or… maybe not.) Futurama returns. Six years later after Fox canceled this underrated show, Comedy Central comes to the rescue with 26 new […]

Patti Blago to appear on "Celebrity?"

Patti Blagoveich is in discussions to appear on NBC’s upcoming revival of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here. If you recall, her husband Rod – the former governor of Illinois – tried to get on the show, but a judge denied the request – since he would travel outside the country. Now, just in case The Tribune – […]

T Dog’s Four Pack

I’ll tumble for the 4 pack – the week’s winners and losers: Winners of the week: The Chicago Blackhawks. Great job by the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday Night taking a 3-2 lead over the Vancouver Canucks. The Cinderella run continues. Go Hawks! (UPDATE: The Hawks defeated the Canucks tonight 7-5 to go to the Western Conference Finals for the first […]

T Dog’s Think Tank: Zucker and Silverman have got to go

When you think for losing disasters, you think of the Detroit Lions, Washington Nationals, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Islanders, etc. And then there’s NBC, who has been taking losing to a whole new level as of late. Consider this: Recently, the network announced it was airing a “new” reality show this summer, titled I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out […]

See ya! Don’t want to be ya!

In the “don’t hit your behind out the door” department… ABC inane I Survived A Japanese Game Show didn’t survive the ratings Tuesday night as the two-hour season finale notched a 1.8 rating and 5 share in adults 18-49, down 22 percent from last week. The program only drew 4.5 million viewers and did not register any significant rating increases […]

"Survivor’s" back, baby!

WARNING: Contains spoilers. If you haven’t seen the episode, don’t scroll down… Although ratings are down slightly from a year ago, there’s no denying Survivor is back from the dead. If you can recall (here’s hoping you don’t), yours truly ripped the program for being too bland and predictable last fall (most of the profanity from that post is gone, […]

Trump’s got bump

Last night’s debut of The Apprentice: Celebrity Edition on NBC notched a 4.5 adults 18-49 rating, up 9 percent from last January’s edition. The good opening numbers for the reality program marks a continued trend of such shows with increased ratings for The Bachelor and Survivor, two once-struggling reality shows that are hot again. With the absence of scripted programs […]

"Survivor" still packs a punch

All right, Survivor may not be a popular show in the Windy City – but it’s popular everywhere else it seems, as last night’s Survivor: China finale got a big boost last night with the ratings up 15 percent from last May’s Survivor: Fiji finale. However, compared to December 2006’s Survivor finale, the numbers were off. In a stunning upset, […]

Coasting to the finish line. Not!

Observing the last two weeks of America’s Next Top Model and last night’s Survivor, all I can say is this: I hope Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were watching. See what getting all smug gets you? Isn’t that right, Heather, Lisa, and James? Hopefully, Brady and the rest of the Patriots will join you guys on the couch […]