T Dog’s Grab Bag: CW showing signs of life, while Fox ebbs

Also: MST3K, Wild Chicago holding fan events in Chicago this weekend¬† The latest items in the Grab Bag: – Once left for dead, it looks like there is signs of life at The CW: Three of their freshman dramas – Vampire Diaries‘ spinoff The Originals, The Tomorrow People, and Reign have all been picked up for the full season. The […]

Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup – and the TV ratings battle

The Chicago Blackhawks are back on top in the hockey world – and in the ratings. This was quite a year for the Blackhawks, who saw some ups (the 23-game unbeaten streak) and some downs (the late start due to the lockout and Susannah Collins’ controversial firing.) But it was Dave Bolland’s game-winning goal against the Boston Bruins – one […]

Richard Matheson dies

Acclaimed science-fiction writer Richard Matheson died last week, according to a statement his family released via a protected Facebook account. Matheson was known for many short stories, including I Am Legend, which was adapted into several screenplays over the years (the latest version starred Will Smith.) In TV circles, Matheson wrote several episodes of the first Twilight Zone. Among the […]

TCA: CBS has a “Job” for you

The Church of Tisch opened its portion of TCA press tour with three of their properties including CBS, who claimed they are “the most watched network”. Network chief Nina Tassler addressed the critics in her CBS executive session: – On the issue of TV violence, Tassler remarked it was important not to pit one show against the other, stating the […]

Remembering Ray Bradbury

Last week, noted science-fiction/fantasy author Ray Bradbury passed away at the age of 91. The Waukegan native is best known for his many literary works, including novels Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and The Martian Chronicles. But Bradbury also made numerous contributions to television, particularly in the early days of the medium. Bradbury’s works were adapted for many […]