Thursday, July 2, 2009

Ending the Week

We're gonna wrap this short week up (which was actually shorter than we had wanted), and go do some stuff to prepare for the Fourth.

And speaking of the 4th of July...From all of us here at the TSMW/TSDTW HQ, to our American readers, a happy patriotic 4th wish to you all!

FOX19 Evening News at...6:00?: That's what we're hearing, and indeed, according to the Kiese Blog, that's what we're going to get!

The 6:30 news that WXIX-TV 19/Newport, Kentucky has run for nearly 1 year will be expanded into a 1 hour newscast beginning 9/21, says Kiese. FOX19 informed its staffers of the move late yesterday.

We'll be reaching out to ND Steve Ackermann for more on this. remains to be seen if this is going to work for FOX19. However, the station has continually beaten "Today" and "Good Morning America" between 7-9 AM, and has run second to WKRC-TV 12/Cincinnati at 6 AM.

Sitcoms, "AFV" Part of FOX19 Afternoons: And FOX19 has announced their 3-8 PM lineup, as well.

In the same blog, Kiese notes the released portions of the FOX19 schedule for fall, leading into the new 6 PM news.

"America's Funniest Home Videos" will air in reruns from 3-4 PM. Then there will be a block of sitcoms following that until 5:30 PM. A syndicated version of "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" will lead into the 6 PM news. After the news, the syndicated "Family Guy" (7 PM) and "Simpsons" (7:30) will lead into the FOX Primetime lineup.

Again: We'll reserve judgement on how well the new schedule will work. We need to see it in action, first. Time will tell how viewers will warm to the new plan.

FSO Begins Bearcat Football, 2 Months Before Kickoff: After the July 4th weekend, most of us will not yet be thinking football. Fox Sports Ohio hopes to change that as they begin coverage of the University of Cincinnati Bearcats' Athletics Season 2009-10.

A press release from the university says Fox Sports Net will air 8 football games from last season, mostly on Mondays. beginning next week. (The exceptions are 7/14 [Tuesday] and 7/31 [Friday].) This will continue up to August 24th.

Other highlights of the FSO Bearcat Athletics Coverage include:

--Nine midnight replays of '09 football games.
--A preseason special the week of Aug. 31 for football, and on October 21 for basketball.
--Weekly Brian Kelly show starting 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 (repeating at 10 p.m.).
--A bowl special Dec. 23.
--11 mens basketball games and 2 womens basketball game.
--Weekly Mick Cronin show at 6 p.m. Thursdays starting Dec. 3. (repeating at 10 p.m.).
--8 Bearcats Classics basketball games Monday, Sept. 7 at midnight, through Oct. 26.

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