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Sunday Repeats

  Cover of Dana Delany It’s another lazy Sunday, time to borrow a page from my alma mater’s editorial page and remind blog readers what I wrote about all last week in case they want to catch up. Monday: I wrote about Channel 4 reporter Rich Newberg’s testimony in the Riccardo M. McCray murder ...
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“Chaos” is a Laughless Mess

Image via Wikipedia   “Chaos” on CBS? No, “Chaos” belongs on NBC. After all, NBC has been in chaos for years. Actually, I think tonight’s new buddy spy comedy, “Chaos,” was on NBC decades ago. It was called “The A-Team” and became a surprise 8 p.m. hit. I can’t see that happening ...
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Sports on the Air: Yanks Games Fly to WNGS

Image via Wikipedia Can the New York Yankees turn independent station WNGS-TV into a winner? Or can the Yanks at least drive awareness about the channel, which now has a pretty prominent position on Channel 5 on local cable? According to an informed source, WNGS has snagged the local rights to 21 Yankee ...
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Watching “Grey’s” Is a No-Brainer Tonight

Image via Wikipedia   If you’re looking for something really different on network television, the choice at 9 tonight is a no-brainer. ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” which has always used music as an extra character, airs an episode dealing with the brain that features songs performed by cast ...
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Acting Saves “The Kennedys”

Image via Wikipedia   In Sunday’s opening episode of the eight-part miniseries, “The Kennedys,” Joe Kennedy Sr. is talking to his oldest son Joe Jr. about trying to stay out of the World War II fight with Adolph Hitler. “If I could write Hitler a check to call the whole thing off, I’d ...
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Delany Proves “Body” Is Worth Watching

Cover of Dana Delany Dana Delany (see right) of “China Beach” and “Desperate Housewives” fame in a new series: What’s not to like? Her character, Megan Hunt, in tonight’s ABC series “Body of Proof” for one thing. The 10 p.m. time slot opposite “The Good Wife” on CBS and “Parenthood” ...
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TV News Put on Trial?

Image via Wikipedia   One of the more amusing moments of the local television season came Friday when Channel 4 reporter Rich Newberg was interviewed by Channel 4 reporter Luke Moretti. You don’t see something like that happen too often. The subject was Newberg’s testimony that day in the City ...
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Hoops, Dreams and Billboards

Image via Wikipedia This is what I’m thinking: * Before you start complaining about the cold weather here today, consider these words from NBC’s “Today” host Matt Lauer (see right) while he stood outside 30 Rock this morning: “Spring time in New York – 29 degrees.” It other words, it ...
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Unwanted at Home, Smith Lands in NYC

  Remember Emily Smith? At times, I feel like the biographer of the Western New Yorker who left CBS News several months ago in hopes of landing a job in her hometown. Yes, Mayor Michael Bloomberg some people would rather live in WNY than NYC. A news veteran with a network resume, the 32-year-old ...
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Ch.4, Ch.49 to Air New Morning Shows

Image via Wikipedia This is what I’m thinking: * So those “new programming opportunities” that Channel 4 General Manager Chris Musial was talking about is a morning show called “Wingin’ It, Buffalo Style.” The station has begun running promos for the new show, which will air at 8 a.m. weekdays ...
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