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Topic: WGN

Creative Ways Local TV Stations Are Showing the Olympics Despite Rigid Rules

One station used an R. Kelly song instead of the anthem

With broadcasters confined by restrictions on anything Olympics-related, some local newscasters are coming up with creative ways to show viewers what's happening in Rio without running afoul of NBCUniversal, the…

Why Christopher Meloni's Twitter Feed Is Full of Beard Selfies

Underground star talks media, books and social

Specs Age 55 Claim to fame Stars as August Pullman on WGN America's Underground (Wednesdays, 10 p.m.) Base Los Angeles Twitter @Chris_Meloni Adweek: What's the first information you consume in the morning?  Christopher Meloni: Newspapers via my…

How Commercial-Free Series Premieres Are Paying Off for Cable Networks

TBS, Syfy and WGN America give new shows a boost

This winter, something big has been missing from the new series premieres on TBS, Syfy and WGN America: advertisements. Syfy aired a commercial-free sneak peek of The Magicians in December,…

The 10 Strangest TV Promo Items We've Ever Received

Press kit swag from masks to flasks

Television series fight an uphill battle to get noticed. There's not just too much content on television for even the best team of TV writers to watch it all, there's…

Oops! WGN Anchor Refers to Chicago's Christkindlmarket as 'Kristallnacht'

Viewers stunned by mention of Nazi riot

It's good to know that people still say really dumb things out loud and not just on Twitter. On Sunday night, WGN-TV anchor Robert Jordan apparently made a spectacular flub…

WGN Becomes Bargaining Chip in Tribune-Cablevision Dispute

Fox's WTIC enters the fray as well

Looks like the stakes are getting higher as the carriage dispute between Cablevision and Tribune enters its second week. Tribune's Hartford, Conn.-based Fox affiliate, WTIC, and its flagship station WGN…

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