Oh yeah, I forgot. Happy belated birthday, My Network TV.

So did everybody else, it appears. But what you’d expect when not one show on this network – created by News Corp. after the WB and UPN merged – has been memorable? This story from B&C is about several My Network TV affiliates deciding to take matters into their own hands, as Meredith’s KSMO in Kansas City decided to do. […]

WPWR gets more movies for weekends

Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution announced a deal with ten Fox-owned My Network TV affiliates, including WPWR-TV in Chicago, for their new 35-title movie package. It was also sold to 123 other markets, bringing the clearance rate to 90 percent of the U.S. Titles include Batman Begins, March of the Penguins, Million Dollar Baby, Ocean’s Twelve, and two Harry Potter […]

WPWR’s fall schedule

We’re gonna turn it on… we’re gonna turn on the power… at Fox-owned WPWR this fall. But the power’s been off for a few years now at the station. Like other big-market MNT affiliates (WWOR and KCOP in N.Y. and L.A., respectively), WPWR has performed poorly, often placing last in total-day ratings among Chicago’s English and Spanish commercial TV stations. […]

Syndication’s banking on three shows for fall

The syndication business hopes that three new shows can break the losing streak the platform has had for the last few years. The most controversial of the three is Warner’s TMZ, the anti-celebrity website that has grown in popularity in the last few months. The trash-celeb show, reminiscent of Hard Copy, premieres Sept. 10 locally on Fox-owned WPWR-TV and WFLD-TV. […]

WCIU upgrades "Insider", "King of Queens"

WCIU-TV has upgraded CBS’ entertainment magazine (and ET/Hard Copy clone) The Insider and Sony’s off-network King of Queens into access. The moves are being made so WCIU can become more competitive with other stations in town, as WGN-TV is ready to roll out Family Guy and Two And A Half Men this fall, and Everybody Loves Raymond shifts to WFLD-TV […]

"The Office" sold to TBS and Fox

My Name Is Earl also goes to TBS NBC Universal sold its (somewhat) popular sitcom The Office to TBS and to several Fox-owned television outlets today. Fox stations will clear the show in ten markets, including WFLD/WPWR in Chicago. TBS will air repurposed episodes this fall and will strip the program in 2009. TBS adds the show to its stable […]