‘Conversations with Cast’ of Chicago Med, Fire and PD

2+ We can never get enough of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD. Just in time to fill the void until next season resumes, you can have a one-on-one with the cast from all your favorite Dick Wolf TV series. Wolf Entertainment, who brings us the shows we love to love, has introduced Conversations … Continue reading “‘Conversations with Cast’ of Chicago Med, Fire and PD”

‘Chicago Med’ & ‘Fire’ #1 and 2 scripted series

3+ NBC has tied for #2 in the key adult 18-49 demographic for the primetime ratings week of April 6-12, averaging a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.6 million viewers overall, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research. In total viewers, Monday’s The Voice was the #1 alternative series of … Continue reading “‘Chicago Med’ & ‘Fire’ #1 and 2 scripted series”

New episodes of ‘Chicago P.D.’, ‘Med’ and ‘Fire’ tonight

3+ After a short hiatus, Chicago PD, Chicago Med and Chicago Fire all return with new episodes. Together, the three shows of One Chicago have made NBC the home of the first, second, and third most-watched dramas during on Wednesday nights. Chicago Med at 7 p.m. CST, Chicago Fire at 8 p.m. CST, and Chicago P.D. at 10 p.m. CST give … Continue reading “New episodes of ‘Chicago P.D.’, ‘Med’ and ‘Fire’ tonight”

UPDATED: ‘Chicago Med, PD & Fire’ halt production

2+ All three Chicago Dick Wolf shows Chicago Med, PD and Fire have halted production and will not be returning until next season. In addition to the Chicago shows, the list includes other Wolf series Law & Order: SVU for NBC and FBI for CBS, as well as NBC’s New Amsterdam — all from Universal Television — upcoming limited series for … Continue reading “UPDATED: ‘Chicago Med, PD & Fire’ halt production”

Radio host McNeil fired after ‘Degrading’ tweet

1+ Chicago-area radio host Dan McNeil was fired by the station’s owner, Entercom, after a “degrading and humiliating” tweet about ESPN reporter Maria Taylor. On Monday, Taylor was working as the sideline reporter for ESPN’s Monday Night Football game between the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers, when McNeil compared Taylor’s outfit to a porn … Continue reading “Radio host McNeil fired after ‘Degrading’ tweet”

Chicago Latino Film Fest announces lineup of films

1+ Chicago Latino Film Festival announces their lineup for their 36th anniversary. The festival will shift to a virtual format and will take place from September 18-27. Since the beginning, the Chicago Latino Film Festival has consistently presented a significant number of features and short films that throw a spotlight on the continent’s diverse indigenous cultures. Until recently, most … Continue reading “Chicago Latino Film Fest announces lineup of films”

NBC sets premiere dates for One Chicago series and more

3+ NBC is celebrating a November to remember as America’s most-loved dramas make their highly anticipated season debuts the week of Nov. 9-13, including a two-hour premiere of This Is Us (Nov. 10) and all three Chicago series (Nov. 11). In addition, Law & Order: SVU (Nov. 12) will return for its record-extending 22nd season that … Continue reading “NBC sets premiere dates for One Chicago series and more”

Emmy nominee Meagan Fitzgerald joins NBC News’ Chicago Bureau

1+ David Verdi,  NBC News SVP of Worldwide News Gathering announced that three-time Emmy nominee, correspondent Meagan Fitzgerald will now be based in Chicago, reporting across all NBC News and MSNBC platforms. Meagan comes from NBC4 in Washington D.C. where she co-anchored the weekend editions of News4 TODAY. While at NBC4, Meagan was the first reporter … Continue reading “Emmy nominee Meagan Fitzgerald joins NBC News’ Chicago Bureau”

Chicago P.D.’s Lisseth Chavez receives Imagen nomination

2+ Every year the Imagen Foundation celebrates positive portrayals of Latinos in the media. This year Lisseth Chavez, Chicago P.D. received the nomination for Best Supporting Actress: Television, and the Dick Wolf franchises have received four nominations. Often referred to as “The Latino Golden Globes,” the Imagen Awards, which was founded by legendary television producer … Continue reading “Chicago P.D.’s Lisseth Chavez receives Imagen nomination”

West Side HS invites Chicago Police to join rowing team

1+ A Most Beautiful Thing, a documentary film that chronicles the first African American high school rowing team in the nation made up of young men from the West Side of Chicago, is set to launch exclusively on Peacock on Friday, Sept. 4. Based on Arshay Cooper’s memoir of the same name, the powerful documentary … Continue reading “West Side HS invites Chicago Police to join rowing team”

Chicagoan Stefan Holt returns to anchor NBC 5 News

2+ Stefan Holt, son of NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, will be relocating to the Chicago area with his family to anchor NBC 5 News at 4pm and 10pm on weekdays. NBC 5 Chicago / WMAQ today announced a series of changes to its weekday midday, afternoon and evening anchor lineup. Anchor Stefan Holt will … Continue reading “Chicagoan Stefan Holt returns to anchor NBC 5 News”

Chicago’s Vairrun Strickland joins cast of ‘Lost Resort’

1+ Chicago native Vairrun Strickland hopes to have a life-changing mental and physical breakthrough as he joins the Lost Resort cast on the latest season of the TBS television reality series. The program follows nine strangers at their breaking points to an exotic wellness retreat where they embark on a voyage of self-discovery against a … Continue reading “Chicago’s Vairrun Strickland joins cast of ‘Lost Resort’”

Chicago ’66 wins Tirota/Finish Line Contest

2+ Professor and Screenwriter Stephane Dunn’s Grand Prize winner in the first Tirota/Finish Line Social Impact Script Competition was inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.’s activism in the Summer of 1966. Morehouse College Professor Stephane Dunn took inspiration from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s impactful but largely forgotten crusade in Chicago in writing her screenplay, Chicago ’66, … Continue reading “Chicago ’66 wins Tirota/Finish Line Contest”

WTTW News launches new shows on CHICAGO TONIGHT

2+ WTTW News today announced it will launch CHICAGO TONIGHT: LATINO VOICES and CHICAGO TONIGHT: BLACK VOICES, two additions to its influential and independent news and public affairs content and an extension of one of Chicago’s flagship news shows. These half-hour programs premiere on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm and Sunday, September 13 at 6:00 pm on … Continue reading “WTTW News launches new shows on CHICAGO TONIGHT”

Chicago-Made doc screens at Gene Siskel Film Center

4+ The Gene Siskel Film Center will host virtual screenings of the new locally-produced documentary “Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm” beginning Friday, August 14. Set on an idyllic family farm in Central Illinois, “Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm” (USA, 83 minutes) follows organic farmer Henry Brockman as he grapples with the future of … Continue reading “Chicago-Made doc screens at Gene Siskel Film Center”

Reeling: Chicago LGBTQ+ Int’l Film Festival goes virtual

1+ The 38th edition of Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival will be held as an online virtual event. Festival Dates: September 24 – October 4, 2020 Chicago Filmmakers, the presenting organization of Reeling, made the decision to go virtual amid the uncertainty surrounding the reopening of cinemas and an increase in cases of … Continue reading “Reeling: Chicago LGBTQ+ Int’l Film Festival goes virtual”

Chicago teams launch “We Are All One Home Team”

1+ Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot in partnership with Chicago’s sports teams launched the “We Are All One Home Team” campaign to encourage the city’s youth to wear masks, practice social distancing and follow the latest public health guidelines to keep themselves and their families safe and healthy. Building on the City’s recent “We Are Not … Continue reading “Chicago teams launch “We Are All One Home Team””

‘Chicago’ Encores win 7 straight weeks in total viewers

2+ NBC’s encore “Chicago” lineup won the night among the Big 4 networks in total viewers and has now finished #1 among those nets on seven of seven Wednesday nights so far this summer. An encore telecast of “Chicago Med” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) retained 100% versus … Continue reading “‘Chicago’ Encores win 7 straight weeks in total viewers”