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atlnewsfan03

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  1. I agree with both AMC and OLTL coming back as half hour soaps, instead of full hour soaps. Less is more. Soaps having such rich histories and legacies associated with them. I could see CBS mulling over reviving 1 or 2 of its canceled soaps, shortened to half hour broadcasts, if Let's Make A Deal or The Talk was to get axed. As the World Turns, much like OLTL, was getting better near the end of its run. Guiding Light may have been in trouble in its last years. Or I could see Capitol being revived, even though it's been gone since 1987.
  2. Kind of wonder whether ABC is regretting last year's cancellation of The Chew... Or regretting the cancellations of beloved soaps All My Children and One Life to Live. I personally miss seeing the soaps, and OLTL especially was getting better when it ended its run on ABC in 2012.
  3. Only a select few syndicated talk shows have staying power. Days of Phil Donahue, Oprah Winfrey, Sally Jessy Raphael, and Montel Williams are long gone. Maury Povich and Jerry Springer's talk shows could be on their last legs if they haven't already been officially canceled. So far, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Ellen DeGeneres, and Rachael Ray are still around. Plus plenty of the courtroom shows, game shows, and newsmagazine shows (including daytime spin-offs). If Fox decides to commit to Jerry O'Connell for the 2020-21 season, it's possible we could see either The Real or Wendy Williams or possibly both getting axed after the 2019-20 season. If Tamron Hall lasts 1 or 2 seasons, hopefully ABC would be smart to keep her for their news division, if they'd like to have her for prime-time specials, or certain news events, and so on.
  4. I'm kind of thinking that too. My thinking is Kelly Clarkson lasts for only 1 season. Other new syndicated shows, I'd give Judge Jerry 1 or 2 seasons. Not sure about Mel Robbins. I could see 25 Words Or Less having staying power, along with Tamron Hall. Local stations also have the option of expanding local programming, whether it be adding a new newscast or 2, or adding a advertorial (pay-to-play) type show, or station parent companies experiment with groupwide programming. We'll see what 2019-20 season will look like as it rolls along.
  5. New WGHP set looks nice. It'll be interesting to see whether new WJW set will be by the same designers that did WGN, KDVR, and WGHP sets.
  6. It looks like CBS has worked on rolling out local CBSN in NYC and LA. SF Bay Area looks to be next. Not sure if Philly has it yet. I'd imagine remaining CBS O&O markets to get it soon. It'll be interesting to see whether non-O&O markets (like Atlanta, Houston, DC, Seattle, etc.) get local CBSN service. Edited: Not about whether Chicago will get it. I probably wouldn't anticipate Detroit getting it anytime soon.
  7. I'd agree with the KSTU graphics not looking too great. It'll be interesting to see what the new Scripps group graphics package will look like when it debuts around late 2019/early 2020, and if a new Scripps group music package could be in the works as well. We'll see.
  8. That could be a strong possibility. FCC could order Nexstar to divest WTTV or WXIN. Unwinding the WTTV and WXIN news department into separate operations wouldn't be an easy task.
  9. It'll be interesting to see whether Nexstar could and might have plans to blow up the News With A Twist format/concept, and go the route of ABC 26 News or WGNO (26) News. Or of they wanted to experiment with Local 26 News. If Nexstar wants to keep WPIX, KTLA, and WGN together. Selling KCPQ-KZJO, WJW, and KDVR-KWGN to Fox would be a smart move for Nexstar. Maybe Fox being able to pick WDAF or WITI, if they desire adding 4 markets instead of 3. Scripps is getting WSFL.
  10. It'll also be interesting to see whether KFSM switches to "Moving Forward" theme music, if "CBS Local" music is going away. After the Nexstar-Tribune merger is completed and TEGNA takes control of the stations it's acquired, it'd likely be at least 6 months till the TEGNA graphics and "C Clarity" music is implemented.
  11. KTVB did really good with this set. I notice the anchor desk looks kind of small and round, but can't tell if it's anything like KHOU. Like the interview area concept being interchangeable. I'm hoping TEGNA has plans to invest in new sets at WKYC and WGRZ, and maybe WCNC next.
  12. I'd agree with WBTV rollout. Plus I'd be interested in seeing how Gray will do WVUE and WBRC as well. Also if Gray plans for those 2 Fox stations to switch to "Beyond" music package with graphics makeover.
  13. Last I checked, they still have their current 7 logo. It wouldn't surprise me if KOAM were to get a new circle 7 logo containing a play button icon, similar to the new WISC and KXLY logos containing play button icon, with graphics overhaul.
  14. I'd imagine CBS may be requiring stations to air CTM in its entirety, and live 7-9AM, as part of any and all affiliation renewals. We've seen it with WWL moving the 7-9AM edition of its long-running Eyewitness Morning News to WUPL for CTM to air on WWL. I'd imagine we could see WFMY and a few other CBS affiliates having to air CTM in its intended 7-9AM slot.
  15. It'll be interesting to see whether Morgan Murphy Media has plans for KOAM (Joplin, MO) and KAVU (Victoria, TX) to get resigned logos with play button icon and graphics package, and music package, and set makeovers like KXLY and WISC.
  16. I'd agree. If Fox and Nexstar were/are smart, they would be better off keeping KDVR and KWGN together.
  17. TEGNA acquiring WTHR and WBNS. Those stations, IMHO, would've been more suited for the likes of Graham, Hearst, or Terrier. The soon-to-be former Dispatch stations wouldn't see changes to their graphics and music packages for at least another 6 months to a year. It wouldn't surprise me if TEGNA could have their sights set on WRAL, KSL, and/or the Griffin stations in Oklahoma. Nowadays, local media owners have adopted the "go big or go home" mentality.
  18. WIAT look would be good too, if WTVW/WEHT pass on WISH look.
  19. Glor wasn't given a chance to prove himself during his very short time as anchor of CBS Evening News. In a way, he pretty much got a raw deal in the midst of CBS' on-air personnel changes. Unless he's got a couple more years left on his current contract, and isn't where he can leave CBS to find work at a competing network.
  20. I'd prefer WDJT use CBS Local (Arnold) or CBS Enforcer (Gari) for graphics update if you ask me. Aerial doesn't seem to fit the CBS O&O look.
  21. I like WISH style set better than the dalek set. Hopefully Nexstar goes with the WISH look at WTVW/WEHT, and has plans for set makeovers at additional stations.
  22. I believe WSB will be picking up Tamron Hall for 3PM. Kelly Clarkson could go to WAGA or be picked up by WPCH, WATL, or WUPA, if WAGA passes on Clarkson. WSB may keep RTM at 10AM, much like WXIA keeps DBL at 2PM.
  23. I'd anticipate ABC O&O's shifting RTM to late night slot when Tamron Hall debuts. I figured it was a matter of time that Millionaire would be canceled. I too would agree that it hasn't been the same since Vieira left the syndicated version. Vieira did Millionaire while she was doing The View and Today. Regis Philbin did prime-time version that lasted a few seasons, and his version was good too. I'd guess the reason Philbin didn't do daytime version would be his commitment to his morning talk show. I'd imagine reruns of Millionaire to air on GSN.
  24. Better 11Alive logo idea... Times New Roman 11 in a circle, ALIVE (NBC peacock) to the right of the circle 11. The current 11Alive logo is a bit of a disappointment. Or bring back the late 80s/early 90s 11Alive logo, back when 11Alive was doing good.
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