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Festival Feature: The Films of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

CHICAGO – The 16th Tribeca Film Festival wrapped last Sunday (April 30, 2017) and the award-winning films of the festival have been named. Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com was there for the first week of Tribeca and files his personal best of the films he experienced.

Blu-ray Review: Fifth, Final Season of Beloved ‘Chuck’

Chuck S5

CHICAGO – If television shows were deemed a success or failure based on the number of emails, comments, and call-ins to radio shows that were sent on their behalf, NBC’s “Chuck” would be one of the biggest programs of the last two decades. Every time we wrote about it or discussed it on the radio show, people got excited. The show didn’t have many fans, but they were LOYAL and that’s why it stayed on the air much longer than it should have based on pure ratings numbers and that’s why WB has treated fans right through five Blu-ray releases.

TV Review: Fan-Favorite ‘Chuck’ Returns For Final Season

Chuck

CHICAGO – There have been a number of casualties of the debacle of “The Jay Leno Show” but one has to believe that were NBC not in such dire straits when it comes to ratings (an increasingly depressing situation for the network with new lows nearly every week) that “Chuck” would have been canceled years ago. The program has been on “bubble watch” since its first season, when it dipped below 60th place in the weekly ratings. And yet here we are, reviewing the fifth-season premiere of the show that simply wouldn’t die.

TV News: NBC Makes Fall Schedule Official, Announces New Programs

CHICAGO – The slow trickle of news regarding NBC cancellations and renewals has finally burst the dam and we have the entire Fall schedule to present along with descriptions of the new programs and time/day changes for several of your favorites.

On WGN Radio: HollywoodChicago.com’s Brian Tallerico on TV News Including Cancellations, Renewals, Ashton Kutcher

WGN Radio

CHICAGO – Brian Tallerico guests on Bill Moller’s show on WGN-Radio in Chicago on May 14, 2011 to discuss TV news including the cancellation of “The Chicago Code,” “The Event,” and more; the renewals of “Happy Endings,” “Harry’s Law,” and more; the fate of “The Office”; the hiring of Ashton Kutcher to star on “Two and a Half Men.”

On XLC Radio: HollywoodChicago.com’s Brian Tallerico to Talk TV News, Fall Schedule Predictions

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CHICAGO – Brian Tallerico guests on Jimmy & Jen on 102.3 XLC in Chicago on May 11, 2011 for an interview about current television news including the cancellation of “The Chicago Code,” the predicted renewal of “Chuck,” the quality of “30 Rock,” and much more.

TV News: NBC Cancels Low-Rated Comedy ‘Outsourced’

Outsourced

CHICAGO – We all saw this one coming. NBC has officially canceled “Outsourced,” as we predicted they would, following the cancellations this week of “The Event” and “Law & Order: Los Angeles.”

TV News: NBC Makes ‘Chuck’ Renewal Official, Cancels ‘The Event’

The Event

CHICAGOTV By the Numbers is reporting that the rumor that NBC had renewed “Chuck” is definitely true and they have ordered a 13-episode new season while showing low-rated “The Event” the door.

TV Rumor: NBC Renewing ‘Parenthood,’ Passing on ‘Wonder Woman’

Parenthood

CHICAGO – One of the weirdest pre-upfronts weeks in a long time continues as sources are reporting that NBC will renew “Parenthood,” as HollywoodChicago.com predicted, but will not include the already-buzzed “Wonder Woman” when their schedule is announced on Monday.

TV Rumor: NBC Has Reportedly Renewed ‘Chuck’

CHICAGO – We won’t know for sure until Sunday at the earliest (when NBC holds a press conference call about their official Monday fall schedule announcement), but several outlets are reporting that, drum roll please, “Chuck” is coming back. The annual bubble show that this critic predicted would get the death-sentence reprieve has been saved yet again.

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  • Cornerstone, Nothing Without a Company

    CHICAGO – We all need some help. The stage play group Nothing Without a Company realizes that, and has collaborated with the organization “Cornerstone” to provide that assistance. Cornerstone is a seminar and a happening in downtown Chicago, facilitated by “experts” to generate your potential. The presentation has a Thursday-Sunday run at Michigan Avenue’s Artspace 8 through April 29th, 2018. Click here for more details, including ticket information.

  • Cold War

    CHICAGO – Local filmmaking is thriving, thanks to the many creators who choose to make independent movies in Chicago. Co-directors Stirling McLaughlin and J. Wilder Konschak (also writer) brought their cast and crew to the Windy City to make their comedy, “Cold War.” The film made its digital debut on April 6th, 2018, and will be available on iTunes, Google Play, FandangoNow, Amazon, Vudu and more.

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