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MSG and TWC Chats Need an Interpreter

Terry Pegula It is time for The Interpreter again. I can’t get spokespersons for MSG and TWC to chat with readers as the Buffalo News did Friday. But the spin from TWC’s Joli-Plucknette-Farmen and MSG’s Daniel Ronayne and some of the comments from questioners cried out for some interpretation ...
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“The Finder” Is Amusing; “Revenge” Has Good Twist

Geoff Stults   Walter Sherman (Geoff Stults) is a former military hero with brain damage and incredible instincts who collects damaged people, finds prized guitars and military heroes and has an amusing view of those who live with him in Florida. His spirit in Fox’s “The Finder,” the ...
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Rebates, Apologies and Explanations

This is what I’m thinking: Image via Wikipedia If Time Warner Cable and MSG aren’t going to make a deal to get the channel that carries Buffalo Sabres games back, then cable subscribers should get the money TWC is saving by dropping the channel. A rebate certainly is preferable to substituting ...
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Without Question, NBC’s “Chelsea” Is Lame

Image via Wikipedia   I have an answer to the question in the new NBC sitcom “Are You There, Chelsea?” Let’s hope that it won’t be there for long. It is one thing to read and enjoy the raunchy attitude of comedian Chelsea Handler in her best-selling books and late-night cable talk show. But ...
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Channel 4 News Needs To Recruit More Women

Image via Wikipedia   Channel 4 News needs A Few Good Women. The hiring of veteran Traverse City, Mich. anchor Diana Fairbanks for the 5:30 p.m. on Channel 4 and the 10 p.m. newscast on WNLO-TV (CW 23) in a few weeks is a start but more quality women are needed. It should be noted that Fairbanks ...
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NBC’s “The Firm” Is On Shaky Ground

Josh Lucas via Wikipedia   By the law of averages, you might think that NBC would get a new legal drama right. Think again when it comes to “The Firm,” a laughable update of the John Grisham best seller and subsequent movie that premieres at 9 p.m. Sunday on Channel 2. I wanted to love it. But ...
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Here’s a Switch: Some Answers on Local Media News

It’s time to catch up on the news that quickly hit after being out of town for a week. Melissa Holmes The big local media news includes the Buffalo Bills switching radio stations, 103.3 talkers Ted Shredd and Tom Ragan switching time slots, anchor-reporter Melissa Holmes switching TV stations and MSG ...
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Melissa Holmes Switching Buffalo Stations

Melissa Holmes It is Melissa for Marissa at Channel 2. Anchor Melissa Holmes is leaving Channel 4 to become the 10 p.m. weekday anchor and a reporter at Channel 2, industry sources confirmed today. Holmes (see left) will be replacing Marissa Bailey, who stilltalkintv reported last month is leaving ...
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Shows to Look Forward To In The New Year

Katharine McPhee of NBC's "Smash"   I’m back. I’ve always found Jan.2 to be the toughest work day of the year. That’s partly because during my days as the Buffalo News TV critic, I found mid-to-late December the best time of the year and didn’t want to go back to real work.. With ...
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Sabre Fans Should Root for Knicks

Carmelo Anthony (7) Many local Time Warner Cable subscribers may not care whether New York Knicks games are carried here on MSG, but Carmelo Anthony’s team may be the key to how long the verbal battle between TWC and the sports network that carries Buffalo Sabres games continues as a Jan. 1 contract ...
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