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2019 in American television

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The following is a list of events affecting American television in 2019. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, and cancellations; channel launches, closures, and re-brandings; stations changing or adding their network affiliations; and information about controversies and carriage disputes.

Notable events


Date Event Source
2 Tribune Media removes their broadcast stations, subchannels, and cable network WGN America from Spectrum systems in a number of markets due to the lack of a new retransmission consent agreement with the nation's second largest cable provider. A short one-day extension had been made to 5 p.m. ET is allow Spectrum viewers to watch New Year's Day event content on Tribune stations, averting a midnight deadline on December 31, but the stations are pulled at that point among an impasse between Tribune and Spectrum parent Charter Communications. The dispute is settled on January 11 in the early morning hours, on undisclosed terms. [1][2]
Four months after Julie Chen departs The Talk (in the wake of husband Les Moonves losing his chairmanship at the network), frequent fill-in and Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba officially joins the host panel of CBS' daytime talk show. [3]
NBC Sports Chicago announces it has reached agreements with Wirtz Corporation and Jerry Reinsdorf to become the exclusive broadcaster for Blackhawks, Bulls and White Sox games beginning this year. The deal marks the departure of all three teams from WGN-TV, with the Cubs expected to follow, albeit through the creation of their own network. [4]
3 National Geographic Channel puts the current season of StarTalk on hiatus while the network investigates sexual harassment claims against host Neil deGrasse Tyson. On February 15, it was announced that Cosmos: Possible Worlds would be delayed from its original March premiere due to the ongoing investigation. [5][6]
6 NBC televises a late Sunday afternoon NFL Wild Card playoff for the first time (Fox instead broadcast the Seahawks/Cowboys game the previous evening), where the Philadelphia Eagles escape Soldier Field in Chicago with a 16–15 victory after a game-ending field goal miss by Bears kicker Cody Parkey. The game serves as a sizable lead-in to the Golden Globes, which starts on time. Parkey appeared on the network's Today five days later to talk about his miss, a move that rankled the Bears front office as well as local sportswriters and fans. [7][8]
The 76th Golden Globe Awards airs on NBC, hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg. It is the first telecast in an eight-year deal to keep the ceremony on the network. In addition, Oh became the first Asian performer to make history as a host and a winner for her role in Killing Eve. Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody won as Musical or Comedy and drama respectively. The Kominsky Method and The Americans win top honors as best television comedy and drama. Afterwards, E! issued an apology to The Good Place star Jameela Jamil during their live red carpet telecast of the Golden Globes, in which they accidentally typed in Kamilah Al-Jamil instead of the actress' real name. Kamilah (played by Rebecca Hazlewood) is the sister of Jameela's character Tahani Al-Jamil, who that character is famously envious of for being one-upped, and Jamil later tweets that it 'is legit the funniest thing I have ever seen' and that it was 'a joyous mistake'. [10][11]
7 NBC affiliate WHEC-TV/Rochester, New York announces the firing of chief meteorologist Jeremy Kappell, three days after a weathercam network check-in of area cameras during a weather segment saw him appear to refer to the city's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park with the racial epithet "coon" during a glance at the park's weathercam. Kappell asserts that he was speaking too fast and stumbled over his words, which he cited occurred with other media personalities in the past including ESPN's Mike Greenberg. However, Rochester mayor Lovely Warren, an African-American, called for Kappell's firing because it was "wrong, hurtful and infuriating." The station apologized for not stepping in to address the matter immediately. [12]
8 After nearly two years in office, President Donald Trump gave his first prime time address, to talk about the partial federal government shutdown, specifically its key issue, proposed funding for the Mexico–United States barrier. The networks also aired a response from Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer following the address, in which they explained their opposition to Trump's proposal to fund the border wall and to reopen the departments affected by the shutdown. The shutdown ended on January 25 with a short-term deal to re-open to the government that does not include funding for the border wall. [13][14]
10 Tribune Media's Fox affiliate KCPQ Tacoma-Seattle fires a news editor after reviewing a video footage of President Donald Trump's presidential address on immigration that the station aired on its 10 p.m. newscast that appears to be altered, which showed a more orange-toned Trump with his tongue protruding after making a statement, making him more saturated and the tongue doctored. In a statement from news director Erica Hill (unrelated to the CNN anchor): "This does not meet our editorial standards, and we regret if it is seen as portraying the president in a negative light." [15]
Netflix announced that its upcoming series OBX would begin production in South Carolina instead of shooting in North Carolina due to the latter state's House Bill 2, otherwise known as "the bathroom bill," which requires transgender people use the public restrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificate. Although North Carolina repealed a section of the law in 2017, it didn't completely overturn it due to a clause that forbids municipalities from enacting nondiscrimination ordinances for any group not included in North Carolina state law until 2020. [16]
In an emotion-filled final broadcast, Mark Rosen bids farewell to WCCO-TV/Minneapolis, retiring after a nearly 50-year tenure as sports reporter/anchor for the CBS O&O. [17]
11 Fox announces they do not intend to bid on the Fox Sports Networks that federal regulators have said The Walt Disney Company must divest after Disney completes its acquisition of many of the 21st Century Fox assets. The move paves the way for other companies to go after some or all of the 22 regional services. [18]
Megyn Kelly officially exits NBC News, receiving the full amount due her in her $69 million contract and being free to join any other employer. The announcement comes four days after Al Roker, Dylan Dreyer, Craig Melvin and Sheinelle Jones were named permanent co-hosts of Today Third Hour, which replaced Kelly's Megyn Kelly Today following its October 2018 cancellation in the wake of Kelly's controversial blackface comments. [19][20]
13 The 24th Critics' Choice Awards are broadcast on The CW. Taye Diggs serves as emcee of the ceremonies, which combines accolades in both film and television, and is highlighted by ties in two categories, best film actress (Glenn Close for The Wife and Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born) and best actress in a TV film or limited series (Amy Adams for Sharp Objects and Patricia Arquette for Escape at Dannemora). [21]
14 Executive producers Alec Sulkin and Rich Appel, along with creator Seth MacFarlane, confirm Family Guy would no longer write jokes against the LGBT community due to societal changes which have seen the jokes become frowned upon over time. The decision was confirmed in a fourth wall break in the January 13 episode entitled "Trump Guy" in which Peter Griffin (voiced by MacFarlane) tells President Trump that Family Guy would be trying to "phase out" gay jokes. [22]
16 Brittany Noble, a former news anchor at CBS affiliate WJTV/Jackson, Mississippi, files a complaint against the station and its owner Nexstar Media Group with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over workplace discrimination. Noble, who is African-American and a recent mother, cites racial harassment and issues involving management refusing to allow her to wear her hair naturally and her attire, along with improper accommodations which did not allow her to properly pump breast milk. She was dismissed without explanation from the station in May 2018 during time off she took after her grandfather's death, and not told she was terminated until months later. [23][24]
Sinclair Broadcast Group launches Stirr, a free over-the-top content platform. The platform mostly carries Sinclair's owned-and-operated digital subchannel networks and customized feeds from their local broadcast stations. [25]
17 Bob Costas officially exits NBC Sports, ending a tenure with the company that spanned over 38 years. Costas noted that his interest in the sports properties NBC held at the time had waned (he had retired from NFL coverage after the 2016 season), and that his favorite sport, baseball, was not among them, as it hadn't since 2000. He has indicated that he would like to continue on television, suggesting a talk show in the vein of his previous shows On the Record and Later. Costas continues his work for MLB Network. [26]
Former CBS Corporation CEO Leslie Moonves states he will challenge his firing and denial of his $120 million golden parachute payout from the network in arbitration, and continues to deny the sexual harassment allegations which resulted in his firing the previous fall. [27]
Netflix offers an apology to Julie Morin, the mayor of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada, over the use of footage that was featured in the 2018 horror film Bird Box, which had used news footage of the community's 2013 rail disaster, which resulted in the destruction of the town's centre and the death of 47 people. Netflix licensed the footage of the disaster from the stock image vendor Pond 5, who then issued a statement that the footage "was taken out of context," and wanted to "sincerely apologize." Pond 5 footage of the crash was also used in Netflix's Travelers (which was removed). Netflix then stated that they had no plans to remove the footage from Bird Box despite further complaint by Quebec Culture Minister Nathalie Roy on the subject, but changed their minds on March 14 and agreed to remove the scene from future airings on the streaming service. [28][29]
General Motors pulls their Chevrolet "Real People, Not Actors" ad campaign for the time being after Toyota, Honda, and Ford each challenged the series' claims as misleading. The complaints were brought to light by the consumer advocacy organization Consumer World, which claimed GM's data is made up from late model vehicles (2014-2015) rather than new vehicle stock, some of which are models now out of production. The Ipsos survey was regarded by the other three manufacturers and Consumer World as outdated. [33]
18 Wendy Williams extends her hiatus from her eponymous daytime talk show dating back to the holidays due to medical complications from Graves' disease and a shoulder injury, her second such break within a year. The show would feature guest hosts from January 28 on, until Williams is declared medically fit to return; she would return March 4. [34]
Singer R. Kelly's longtime record label, RCA Records, officially drops him from their label, in the aftermath and fallout of Lifetime's docu-series Surviving R. Kelly which had already resulted in music retailers, artists, and radio stations pulling his music, refusing to put further promotional effort into its sale or addition to playlists, and stopping the sale of catalog collaborations and duets with Kelly. [35]
21 After a five-year battle court battle over copyrighted material and fair use pertaining to news gathering and sharing, Fox News Channel and TVEyes, a media monitoring service which mainly archives the video of television news services for the purposes of permanent text transcription of closed captioning text, reached a settlement, in which TVEyes agreed to a permanent injunction and will no longer be permitted to carry copyrighted content from Fox News Channel and the broadcast Fox network's Fox News Sunday. [36]
Fox News Channel immediately issues an apology and blames a "technical error" for a graphic that ran during Fox & Friends earlier in the morning that reported the death of Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was very much alive at the time of the incident and recently had surgery to treat cancerous nodules, of which she had since recovered. Steve Doocy told viewers "At the beginning of (Ainsley Earhardt's) interview with the process, a technical error in the control room triggered a graphic of Ruth Bader Ginsberg with a date on it.... That was a mistake. That was an accident." Earhardt also apologized, calling it a "big mistake". [37]
22 With Tom Hanks as the sole guest and a surprise cameo by Milo Ventimiglia, TBS' Conan returns from a three-month hiatus with a retooled format that's a departure from host Conan O'Brien's previous late-night work: a shorter program length (from 60 to 30 minutes), which is more comedy-intensive, and without a house band or host's desk, and a more casual-style wardrobe. Longtime sidekick Andy Richter also returns. [38]
23 Viacom announces its intent to buy free Internet television provider Pluto TV for $340 million. [39]
27 Rent: Live airs on Fox to a mixed-to-negative critical reception, with the caveat that portions of the adaptation of the Tony-winning musical used pre-taped dress rehearsal footage mixed with live presentation due to Brennin Hunt, who plays Roger, injuring his foot during the last-minute rehearsals. The prerecorded dress rehearsal was carried for the majority of the show, with only the final fifteen minutes of the program, which consisted of the end of the show and an encore performance of "Seasons of Love" featuring the original Broadway cast, broadcast live. The special posted a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.42 million viewers, ranking the lowest among NBC and Fox's musical specials throughout the 2010s, though the adult content of Rent meant it could not meet ratings parity with the higher rated family-friendly productions. The lack of understudies was also criticized by reviewers and social media, citing Hunt's accident. [40][41]
28 CNN's live Town Hall broadcast, which featured Democratic California Senator Kamala Harris, who on January 21, announced her campaign to run for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2020 United States presidential election and moderated by host Jake Tapper, drew 1.95 million viewers in the 10 o'clock hour, making it the largest for a single-candidate town hall in CNN history. [43]
29 Empire actor Jussie Smollett is said to be the victim of an attack by two unknown individuals in the Streeterville section of Chicago during the early morning hours. Chicago police say the suspects yelled racial and homophobic slurs at Smollett, who is African-American and gay, then punched him and poured a chemical substance on him. One of the attackers also put a rope around Smollett's neck. The incident was initially investigated as a hate crime. However, law enforcement suspected that Smollett paid the pair, later identified as brothers, to carry out the attack on him. While Smollett has denied any wrongdoing, he was charged on February 20 with filing a false report, which in Illinois is a Class 4 felony. Police claim Smollett staged the attack because he was "dissatisfied with his salary." Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct on March 8. Smollett was later cleared of all charges on March 26. [44][45]
31 Nexstar Media Group announces that three stations owned by Dreamcatcher Broadcasting (ABC affiliate WNEP-TV/ScrantonWilkes-Barre and the combined duopoly of CBS affiliate WTKR and CW affiliate WGNT/Norfolk), which are operated by Tribune Media (which Nexstar is acquiring) under a shared services agreement, would be divested in order to comply with FCC regulations. Nexstar already owns NBC affiliate WAVY-TV and Fox affiliate WVBT in the Norfolk market and maintains a grandfathered SSA between Nexstar-owned NBC affiliate WBRE-TV and CBS affiliate WYOU (owned by Mission Broadcasting) in the Scranton–Wilkes-Barre market. [48][49]


Date Event Source
3 The New England Patriots defeat the Los Angeles Rams by a score of 13–3 in Super Bowl LIII from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, in a game generally criticized for slow and dull gameplay. The game aired on CBS in English, and ESPN Deportes in Spanish (with said ESPN Deportes audio simulcast on CBS's SAP channel). The halftime show featured Maroon 5 with guests Travis Scott and Big Boi. The performance included a brief animated sequence featuring the cast of SpongeBob SquarePants, including Rodger Bumpass in his role as Squidward Tentacles, based on and including footage from the 2001 episode "Band Geeks". This was an intended tribute to the show's creator Stephen Hillenburg, who passed away in November from ALS. The sequence was a result of a petition that garnered over 1.1 million signatures. The ratings, however, were the lowest since Super Bowl XLIII in 2009, with a 44.9 rating, down 5 percent from the Super Bowl LII telecast in 2018. [50][51]
4 Just a year after it was announced as its next Broadway adaptation, NBC announced that it is canceling the scheduled May 27 performance of Hair Live! to fully focus on general audience broad-audience live musicals. This is the third time in recent years that NBC has postponed or scrapped a live production, as scheduling conflicts have resulted in Jennifer Lopez putting plans to bring Bye Bye Birdie Live! to television on hold, likewise with a planned adaptation of A Few Good Men Live. [55][56]
5 The Daily Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Late Night with Seth Meyers all broadcast live episodes following President Donald Trump's State of the Union address. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon shot his opening monologue and first guest segment, with Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie live as well. [58]
6 The Simpsons was renewed for its thirty-first and thirty-second seasons, bringing the series to 713 episodes, making it the first American primetime scripted series to surpass 700 episodes. [59]
8 United Communications announces that the company will sell its three television stations – primary CBS/subchannel-only Fox affiliate KEYC-TV in Mankato, Minnesota, and the Watertown, New York duopoly of CBS affiliate WWNY-TV and Fox affiliate WNYF-CD (as well as the latter's repeater, WWNY-CD) – to Gray Television for $45 million. In advance of the purchase, Gray will assume control of the stations under a local marketing agreement to take effect March 1. The sale marks the end of United Communications, Howard Brown's holding company for his print and television assets; Brown had died in 2011, and his heirs sold off the print assets beginning in 2016. [60][61]
9 Extra co-host AJ Calloway is suspended by the show's production company Warner Bros. Television amid allegations of sexual misconduct, triggering a broader investigation. [62]
10 The 61st Grammy Awards, hosted by Alicia Keys, air on CBS, once again from the Staples Center in Los Angeles after originating from New York City the previous year. Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves (who won four Grammys) wins Album of the Year while "This is America" by Childish Gambino wins Song and Record of the Year. [63][64]
In an interview with ESPN's Outside the Lines, longtime NBC Sports anchor Bob Costas said he was dropped from the network's coverage of Super Bowl LII after remarks he made a few months earlier at a University of Maryland symposium that the sport of football "destroys people's brains." Costas was told by executives at NBC that the comments "crossed the line." Additionally, NBC forbade Costas from sharing an essay he had written regarding the 2015 film Concussion because it was in the process of bidding for the rights to the NFL's Thursday Night Football package at the time. Costas officially departed NBC after 40 years in January. [65]
11 Following an investigation into a growing amount of sexual harassment allegations which had already seen him removed from Rooster Teeth's online series RWBY and a number of upcoming anime convention appearances, dubbing company Funimation severs ties with voice actor Vic Mignogna, removing him from all current roles. [66][67]
Corday Productions files a breach of contract and fraud lawsuit against Sony Pictures Television – in the Los Angeles County Superior Court involving Days of Our Lives, for which Sony co-produces the series with Corday and NBC, along with handling international distribution. The suit seeks more than $20 million in restitution on allegations by Corday that include, among other claims, that SPT forced it to absorb budget deficits for producing the NBC soap opera, had declined to offer Days to certain foreign territories including Great Britain and France (even as Corday's share of distribution revenues decreased by over 50% in recent years) and failed to pay millions of dollars in profits, in an effort to "eliminate competition" with CBS's The Young and the Restless, a series Corday holds a 1% stake in, but is majority-owned by SPT and has maintained the #1 ratings position among American soaps for years. Representatives for Sony described the claims made in the suit – which was filed over a month after NBC renewed Days for a fifty-fifth season – as "meritless." [68][69]
During a rally for Donald Trump in El Paso, Texas, a supporter of the President's entered the section reserved for news media and attacked Ron Skeans, a photojournalist for the BBC. According to the broadcaster, "Skeans was violently pushed and shoved by a member of the crowd." However, he was not hurt and security removed the man. After calls from journalism advocates to condemn the incident, the White House asked for civility among future attendees of a Trump event. [70]
15 Apollo Global Management officially acquires Cox Media Group's 14 television stations, along with its entire Dayton cluster that consists of CBS affiliate WHIO-TV, radio sisters WHIO-AM& FM, WHKO, and WZLR/W266BG, and newspapers Springfield News-Sun and Dayton Daily News, the latter cluster retaining its legacy in the market due to Cox's origins that began in 1889 with the purchase of the Daily News by founder James M. Cox. The deal, estimated to be around $3 billion, will also include some joint venture agreements with Cox's radio, newspaper, and other media properties owned by the Atlanta-based company. This will be Apollo's second television group acquisition, as it has purchased Okemos, Michigan-based Northwest Broadcasting, which owns 21 stations in ten markets and plans to combine them with the Cox assets once the deal is approved by the FCC. The Cox family will continue to have a minority stake in the television properties. [71][72]
Federal authorities arrested United States Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson in Silver Springs, Maryland on gun and drug charges, as well as planning to use the weapons he was stockpiling to assassinate individuals associated with the Democratic Party, activists, and broadcast journalists that he felt had a bias or liberal agenda in order to support his white supremacy beliefs. Prosecutors noted that prior to his arrest Hasson kept a hit list that featured reporters and hosts from CNN and MSNBC on his computer and using research on his targets through way of search engines over the course of two years, believing that killing them would inspire a race war and by advocating "biological attacks followed by attack on food supply" in his manifestos. Among the intended targets Hasson planned to kill on his list that he labeled as "Traitors" included Joe Scarborough, Chris Hayes, Don Lemon and Ari Melber. [73][74]
17 For the first time ever, the Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour enters reruns as Buzzr, whose parent company Fremantle co-owns the show's archive with MGM Television, adds the show to its schedule. The series had never been seen on television since its first run was canceled in 1984 due to a number of reasons, including cross-ownership complications, the fact that the series archive has not yet been digitized or restored to 21st-century broadcast standards, and the alleged displeasure of co-host Gene Rayburn, who died in 1999, with the series. [75]
21 Actress, director, and producer Mindy Kaling signed a massive six-year, mid-eight-figure overall deal with Warner Bros. Television, ending a relationship she had with Universal Television since her tenure as a regular and writer on The Office in 2005. The news comes days after Universal signed Nahnatchka Khan to a rich four-year overall deal that saw the Fresh Off the Boat creator leave her longtime home at 20th Century Fox TV. [76]
24 The 91st Academy Awards aired on ABC with no host for the first time since the 1989 ceremony. Kevin Hart, who was scheduled to host this event, backed out due to his previous comments regarding the LGBTQ community who found them homophobic, of which he apologized amid the backlash against him. The event saw Netflix with 15 nominations, the most ever for a studio owned by a streaming service. Ten of those nominations were for Roma, resulting in three awards, including Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón. Green Book won three awards, including Best Picture, and Bohemian Rhapsody won four awards, the most for the ceremony, including Rami Malek for Academy Award for Best Actor. Black Panther also received three awards. All categories were broadcast, following the Academy reversing a decision to move the presentation of four categories, Best Cinematography, Best Live Action Short Film, Best Film Editing, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling, to commercial breaks. A similar attempt to shorten the show, by cutting down the number of Best Original Song nominee performances, was reversed on January 31. The event, which clocked in at 3 hours and 19 minutes, 35 minutes shorter than the 2018 telecast, did not feature any montages or comedic bits, posted a 21.6 rating/36 share in metered-market households, up about 14 percent over the 2018 broadcast, with 30 million viewers, even though it would be the second-smallest audience on record since the 2008 telecast, which had 32 million viewers tuning in. [77][78]
A news crew from San Francisco's KPIX-TV is robbed of their equipment, and their security guard is shot in the leg at the Oakland Public Library while covering a teachers' strike against the Oakland Unified School District in Oakland, California. Two suspects were arrested soon after. [83]
25 To celebrate its fifth anniversary, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon pays homage to the format of The Larry Sanders Show, airing dramatic behind the scenes moments with guests Tina Fey, Robert Irwin, and the band Florida Georgia Line, and during cameos by Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro, who all secretly express animosity at Fallon (and vice versa) during the show's taping. The episode ended with a cameo from the show's executive producer, Lorne Michaels. [84]
Tribune Media's CW affiliate KDAF-TV/DallasFt. Worth forms a partnership with Urban One's Rhythmic Top 40 KBFB to launch a pop/lifestyle culture-centric morning show simulcast called The Beat on 33, hosted by the DJs from KBFB's Veda Loca in The Morning program (Veda Loca and co-hosts J-Cruz, Jazzi Black and DJ Kayotik). [85]
26 The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals is allowing the approved 2018 merger between AT&T and Time Warner (now WarnerMedia) to stand after the court ruled that the Trump Administration's Justice Department had failed to prove that the transaction valued between $85 and $105 billion that would give the nation's largest telecom control over CNN, TBS and TNT amounted to enhanced leverage that would harm the marketplace, a decision that resulted in the merger to go forward. The administration, and notably President Donald Trump, had been against the merger since November 2017, noted by Trump's vocal distaste of CNN and his pledges on the campaign trail to not allow this type of media power consolidation, of which the media industry in general have pointed out that the move was immediately seen through a political perspective, with many suspecting undue interference. Circuit Judge Judith Rogers cited "The government's objections that the district court misunderstood and misapplied economic principles and clearly erred in rejecting the quantitative model are unpersuasive" as a reason for her ruling. [86]
27 In a 66-page ruling that was kept private until now, a $179 million award was handed down by arbitrator Peter Lichtman against 21st Century Fox over a 2015 dispute involving the 2005–2017 crime drama series Bones, in which executive producer Barry Josephson, stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, and Kathy Reichs (a forensic anthropologist who authored the Temperance Brennan novels that formed the basis for the series), filed lawsuits in California state court claiming they had been defrauded by Fox of their rightful profit participation. Lichtman concluded that president Peter Rice, Fox TV CEO Dana Walden, and Fox TV chairman Gary Newman "appear to have given false testimony in an attempt to conceal their wrongful acts." According to the ruling, Fox has taken a "cavalier attitude toward its wrongdoing" and exhibited a "company-wide culture and an accepted climate that enveloped an aversion for the truth" by lying, cheating and committing fraud at the expense of the show's stars and Josephson, who was told by Fox it was their most profitable series, taking in nearly half a billion dollars in its first seven seasons, while it hid the fact that Bones was calculated to be a money loser, which meant there would be no profit sharing (a practice known as Hollywood accounting). Officials at Fox say they will appeal the ruling. [87]
Musician T-Pain, in costume as "Monster", beat fellow singers Gladys Knight (as "Bee") and Donny Osmond (as "Peacock") to win the first season of The Masked Singer. [88]
28 HBO CEO Richard Plepler, a 28-year veteran of the company, resigns. Turner Broadcasting System President David Levy, a 33-year veteran, did the same the next day. Both came after AT&T's buyout of Time Warner was approved by a federal court two days earlier. [89][90]


Date Event Source
4 Gray Television announced that it is will acquire NBC affiliate WVIR-TV/Charlottesville, Virginia from Waterman Broadcasting. Concurrently, Gray will also sell its Charlottesville triopoly of CBS affiliate WCAV, ABC affiliate WVAW-LD and Fox affiliate WAHU-CD to the Lockwood Broadcast Group. Following the closure of the sale, Gray will not maintain any continuing relationship with WCAV/WVAW under any form of outsourcing agreements, joint retransmission negotiations or news production arrangements, nor will Gray and Lockwood will maintain any options or financial guarantees involving the duopoly or other television stations owned by the two groups. The sale will leave NBC affiliate WBBH-TV and ABC-affiliated LMA partner WZVN-TV (owned by Montclair Communications) as Waterman's only remaining television properties. [91][92]
The Turner Broadcasting System begins dissolution as WarnerMedia reorganizes its assets. HBO, TBS, TNT and truTV will come under the jurisdiction of WarnerMedia Entertainment, led by former NBC and Showtime executive Robert Greenblatt. WarnerMedia News & Sports will oversee CNN, HLN, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report and AT&T SportsNet and be headed by CNN president Jeff Zucker. Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang and Turner Classic Movies will be moved to the jurisdiction of Warner Bros.'s "Global Kids & Young Adults" business unit. Long-term plans are for the company to end the use of founder Ted Turner's name in the upcoming months. [93][94]
5 In the wake of HBO's airing of the controversial documentary Leaving Neverland, a fallout involving the criticism of the special occurs, concerning the credibility of the victims featured in the documentary, of whom were later interviewed by Oprah Winfrey in a follow up special After Neverland that aired March 4 and simulcast with OWN, and a $100 million lawsuit filed by Jackson's estate on February 21, claiming that the four-hour program violates a contractual non-disparagement clause to carry a 1992 concert from Bucharest as part of Jackson's HIStory World Tour. The documentary pulled in an average of about 1.11 million viewers overall for the two nights it aired, making it the third most-watched documentary in HBO's history. Two days later, 20th Century Fox Television, following a decision of the show's producers due to their concerns about the claims made in Leaving Neverland, pulls The Simpsons episode "Stark Raving Dad" – which featured Jackson (who was credited under the pseudonym John Jay Smith) as mental patient Leon Kompowski – from circulation in television reruns and most streaming platforms carrying the program's episode library. [95][96]
6 In a fiery interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning, singer R. Kelly vehemently denies that he sexually abused women, allegations for which he faces criminal charges. King was commended on social media for remaining stoic while Kelly at one point got up out of his chair and began to scream and pound his chest. "It wouldn't have done any good if we both got hysterical," King told co-host Norah O'Donnell. Most of the 80-minute-long interview would subsequently be aired in full in a prime time special on March 8. [100][101]
The Democratic National Committee announces it will not allow Fox News to host any of its 2020 presidential primary debates, saying the "network is not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates". The move comes on the heels of a New Yorker article (featured in the magazine's March 11 issue) that detailed the close ties between Fox News and the Trump administration, which illustrated Fox News's scuttling of a story by now-former columnist/on-air contributor Diana Falzone about Trump's alleged affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels in order to protect Trump during his candidacy and the dual influence of Fox News pundits and Trump on their respective rhetoric and the administration's policies. The decision sparks a debate, with many liberals and progressives supporting the move citing concerns about potential bias creeping into Fox News' debate coverage due to the network's conservative slant and Republicans and some moderate Democrats contending the move would be counterproductive to the Democratic Party's efforts to defeat Trump in the 2020 election. [102][103]
Just one day after Jeopardy! completed airing its first All-Star Games event (won by the team of Brad Rutter, Larissa Kelly and Dave Madden) to commemorate its 35th anniversary, host Alex Trebek announces across the show's social media platforms that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in order to announce the news on his own terms. Acknowledging that his long-term prognosis is extremely poor, Trebek says he intends on honoring his recently signed contract to host the series until the end of the 2021-22 season for as long as he is able. [105][106]
8 Showtime has announced that it is cancelling SMILF after its final airing March 31 and its distributor ABC Signature Studios suspended a two-year deal with series creator and star Frankie Shaw after lawmakers in Massachusetts — where the Boston-set series at least partially shoots — wrote a letter urging the show's tax incentives to be suspended pending the outcome of ABC Studios' investigation into the series. In addition, local legislators and activists called on the state's Attorney General Office to launch a separate and independent investigation into the matter. The fallout came to light after The Hollywood Reporter did a story in December 2018 involving allegations of abusive behavior and violations of industry rules that resulted in one performer leaving the series amid claims her contract was breached due to two mishandled sex scenes, and numerous employees contacting Disney's anonymous tip line about an array of issues and complaints that attracted the attention of major talent guilds, including allegations of separating writers by race. Shaw, who is being accused of these claims, is vehemently denying any wrongdoing made on the set of SMILF. [107][108]
The New York Yankees buy back a majority stake in their regional sports network, YES Network, from Fox Sports Regional Networks. The buyback is part of Fox Sports Regional Networks' divestiture in the wake of the proposed acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney; along with the Yankees, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Amazon and The Blackstone Group will be among the Yankees' minority partners in YES when the purchase closes in July. [109]
11 Fox News Channel issues an apology to its viewers, this time for comments made against U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (DMN-5) by host Jeanine Pirro during her March 10 broadcast, in which Pirro attacked the Somali-American politician by saying that she is "Sharia-compliant" and has practiced "Sharia-adherence behavior" by wearing a hijab, and went further to add "Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which is antithetical to the U.S. Constitution?" The remarks was also condemned by Hufsa Kamal, who also happens to serve as associate producer for Bret Baier's news show, reminding Pirro that "You have Muslims working at the same network you do, including myself. K thx." Fox issued a statement saying "We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro's comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar... They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly." Omar also accepted Fox News' apology through a tweet: "Thank you... No one's commitment to our constitution should be questioned because of their faith or country of birth." Pirro, who has yet to make an apology, later stated that she would offer an invitation to have Omar on the show. On March 12, three advertisers, NerdWallet, Letgo, and Novo Nordisk, announced that they'll no longer air spots on Justice with Judge Jeanine due to her rhetoric opinions, which comes at the same time her colleague Tucker Carlson is also facing backlash over anti-Semitic, racial, and homophobic comments he made over the last decade on the Bubba the Love Sponge Show (which variously aired over broadcast radio and Sirius XM Satellite Radio) that were unearthed and placed online by Media Matters, which Carlson has defended and doubled down upon and the watchdog organization says they plan to keep monitoring their actions. Fox News cancelled the March 16 broadcast and five days later (on March 21) announced that a March 23 episode of Pirro's show will not air because of the controversy. Pirro's social accounts also goes silent as reports confirmed that the host was placed on suspension until March 30. President Donald Trump posted a series of Twitter feeds supporting Pirro during her suspension. [110][111]
12 CBS Corporation announces its has acquired Lionsgate's 50% interest in Pop. CBS – which will operate the network as part of its CBS Cable Networks unit – acquired a 50% stake in the network (then known as the TV Guide Network, and in the process of phasing out the scrolling grid that it had been using since it launched as a program listings service in 1981) from Lionsgate for an investment of $100 million. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed by either company. [115][116]
13 CBS Sports announces it will trade the rights for Super Bowl LVI in 2022 to NBC in exchange for Super Bowl LV. The move is made to prevent a conflict between the National Football League championship and the 2022 Winter Olympics, which NBC holds the rights to and is scheduled to begin broadcasting two days prior. Furthermore, it allows CBS to position the game alongside its coverage of the NCAA Men's Final Four in 2021. [117][118]
14 The 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards aired on Fox. This is the first ceremony to be broadcast by the network, having most recently been broadcast by WarnerMedia-owned networks TNT, TBS, and truTV. [119]
Matt Shepard, Kirk Gibson, and Jack Morris become Fox Sports Detroit's new full-time Detroit Tigers announcers. They are succeeding long-time announcers Mario Impemba and Rod Allen, whose contracts weren't renewed due to an alleged physical altercation after a game last season, which caused then-backup announcers Shepard and Gibson to take their places for its final weeks. [120]
Crown Media cuts ties with actress Lori Loughlin, who starred in the Hallmark Channel drama series When Calls the Heart and the Garage Sale Mystery film series for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, following her indictment and arrest stemming from her involvement in a bribery scandal centering on college admissions that also snared fellow actress Felicity Huffman (whose husband, actor William H. Macy, was also named as an unindicted co-conspirator). Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli are accused of paying "bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters [Olivia Jade and Bella Giannulli] designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC," according to the 200-page indictment. Hallmark also decided to pull all episodes (including those that were scheduled to air) of When Calls the Heart, with the show's producers confirming on March 18 that her character, Abigail Stanton, would be written out, likewise with the Garage Sale Mystery films, including one that was about to begin production before her arrest. Netflix also fired Loughlin from her recurring role as her former Full House character Rebecca "Becky" Donaldson in Fuller House, on which she appeared in 13 episodes over four seasons. [121][122]
15 The Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules that was approved by the United States Congress in 2018, called the Reimbursement Expansion Act, which will go towards reimbursing FM stations as well as low-power and translator television stations that were "forced to incur costs to permanently relocate, temporarily or permanently modify their facilities, or purchase or modify auxiliary facilities" due to the ongoing television repack. The rules apply to all FM signals that were licensed and operating on April 13, 2017 that shared a tower with a repacked television station, of which will be eligible for reimbursement, estimated at $150 million, including costs for relocating, modifications of facilities or to build auxiliary facilities while a television station was rebuilding their facilities. A statutory deadline have been put in place to implement the rules, ending March 23. [123]
18 The 2019 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament bracket, intended to be announced during a special program on ESPN at 7 p.m. EDT, is inadvertently revealed in full within side-screen on-screen graphics four hours earlier by sister network ESPNU, during a rerun of the Bracketology analysis program from ESPN the evening before. As a result, some schools cancelled public celebrations for teams expecting to be placed in the tourney and their fans, or had to change those celebrations, along with some schools trying to keep the early news from their athletes in order to not ruin their celebrations. ESPN issued an apology for the error. [124]
19–20 The Walt Disney Company's purchase of 21st Century Fox consummates. This is the second spin-off of assets from the former News Corporation in five years; the company spun off its print assets in 2014. What is now Fox Corporation now only holds the Fox Broadcasting Company, its owned-and-operated station group, MyNetworkTV, and its news and national sports bureaus. [125]
20 Nexstar Media Group and Tribune Media announce that the former will sell 19 television stations to Tegna Inc. and the E. W. Scripps Company in separate deals worth $1.32 billion, in a move to reduce Nexstar's national ownership reach under the federally-imposed 39% cap and alleviate ownership conflicts with existing Nexstar properties. Tegna will acquire eleven stations (Tribune-operated WTICWCCT/Hartford, WPMT/Harrisburg, WNEP-TV/ScrantonWilkes-Barre, WQAD-TV/Quad Cities and KFSM-TV/Fort SmithFayetteville and Nexstar-operated WATNWLMT/Memphis, WOIKCWI/Des Moines and WZDX/Huntsville) for $740 million and Scripps will purchase eight stations (Tribune-operated WPIX/New York City, WSFL-TV/Miami-Fort Lauderdale, KSTU/Salt Lake City, WTKRWGNT/Norfolk, WXMI/Grand Rapids and WTVR-TV/Richmond, and Nexstar-owned KASW/Phoenix) for $580 million. Scripps gave Nexstar an option to buy back WPIX (which was likely divested as the station operates its digital signal on VHF, which, as the New York market accounts for 6.44% of U.S. television households, would put Nexstar over the national cap as it does not cannot be counted for 50% of its total reach under the "UHF discount") between March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2021. Due to the sale of WPIX, following closure of the Nexstar–Tribune merger, KTLA/Los Angeles will become Nexstar's largest station by market size. [126][127]
26 Univision Communications and Dish Network settle a major carriage dispute that began in June 2018, as well as all pending litigation between the two companies, immediately restoring Univision, UniMas, Univision Deportes Network, Galavisión, Tlnovelas and FOROtv to the Dish, DishLatino, and Sling lineup. [128]


Date Event Source
2 Publisher Little, Brown and Company released The Legends of Greemulax, the teen fantasy novel written by Ellie Kemper's titular character in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The book was actually written by Sarah Mlynowski. The release coincided with April being Child Abuse Prevention month, as NBCUniversal is making a donation from the proceeds in support of Prevent Child Abuse America. [129]
Vin Di Bona Productions, the producers of America's Funniest Home Videos, placed Vice President of business development and strategy Philip Shafran on administrative leave in the wake of a March 19 lawsuit filed against the company by three unidentified women, who claimed that they were being racially and sexually harassed during their tenure in 2018, as well as their dismissal in October of that year, and, according to one of the women, discovered the following November that the company had moved her from a salaried employee status to that of an hourly employee in July, all of which pointed to actions directed by Shafran. The women are hoping to seek a jury trial, which is pending in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. [130]
3 Marshall Broadcasting files a lawsuit against Nexstar Media Group in the New York Supreme Court, accusing it of sabotaging the value of Fox affiliates KPEJ/OdessaMidland, KMSS-TV/Shreveport and KLJB/Davenport for future direct acquisition under a waiver of duopoly rules (which allow groups to seek approval for duopolies involving two of a given market's four highest-rated stations), being undermined in favor of Nexstar under the terms of Marshall's financing deal with that group (which Nexstar is alleged to have threatened to withdraw), being given an $16-million overevaluation of the collective worth of the stations, and withholding retransmission fees. (Prior to the 2014 deal with Nexstar, which was designed to appeal to FCC efforts to encourage broadcast ownership by minorities and address conflict-related divestitures through Nexstar's acquisitions of Communications Corporation of America and Grant Broadcasting, Marshall owner Pluria Marshall Jr. [who is African American] had struggled to obtain financing for station purchases – including a rebuffed 2008 offer to buy stations from eventual Nexstar acquiree Media General – dating to the late 1980s.) Nexstar issued a statement calling the allegations "spurious and without merit.” [131][132]
4 News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG) announces its intent to acquire ABC affiliate KQTV/St. Joseph, Missouri from Heartland Media for $13.65 million. The deal would result in News-Press & Gazette maintaining a monopoly on broadcasting and print media in St. Joseph (where the company is headquartered) as it already owns the namesake St. Joseph News-Press newspaper, the NPG-founded trio of KCJO-LD (CBS), KNPG-LD (NBC) and KNPN-LD (Fox), and local news rebroadcast channel News-Press NOW. While it would be a quadropoly in structure, the purchase may not violate FCC broadcast ownership rules as KQTV is a full-power station while NPG's three existing stations are all low-powered. (FCC local ownership rules restrict a single broadcasting company from owning more than two of the four highest-rated television stations in the same market, but applies the rule exclusively to full-power stations due to their broader signal reach.) However, it could be subject to antitrust issues under DOJ review, due to the concentration of St. Joseph's print and broadcast media outlets under one entity in exceedance of its measure of market concentration constituting a tight oligopoly under the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index. [133]
5 Kathie Lee Gifford left Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda after 11 years to focus on other projects. Jenna Bush Hager will assume the co-host role of the hour thereafter. [134][135]
8 Nexstar Media Group announces its intent to sell the Indianapolis duopoly of WISH-TV (The CW) and WNDY-TV (MyNetworkTV) to Circle City Broadcasting I Inc. (owned by DuJuan McCoy, who already owns CBS/Fox affiliate WEVV-TV/Evansville through his existing company Bayou City Broadcasting) for $42.5 million. The sale of the two stations – which Nexstar acquired as part of its 2016 acquisition of Media General – hinges on obtaining a waiver from FCC rules that prohibit common ownership of two of the four highest-rated stations within a media market to acquire the duopoly of WXIN (Fox) and WTTV and satellite WTTK (CBS) as part of its merger with Tribune Media. [137][138]
By this date, ATSC 3.0 test broadcasts had begun in Phoenix, Arizona; Dallas, Texas; and Lansing, Michigan. There had been plans to use Phoenix as the "test pad" for all-ATSC 3.0 broadcasting in 2018; since no consumer ATSC 3.0 receivers have yet been publicly released, these plans have been postponed indefinitely. [139][140]
9 Sara Gilbert announces she will step down as co-host and moderator of The Talk at the end of its ninth season. Gilbert – who has been part of the CBS talk show's panel since she created it in 2010 – cited difficulty balancing her day-to-day role on the show with her acting opportunities (including her role as Darlene Conner on the Roseanne spin-off The Conners, which ABC renewed for a second season two weeks prior) and her desire to produce other projects for her decision to leave the show, in order to lighten her workload so she can spend additional time with wife Linda Perry and their three children. Gilbert did not disclose whether she will retain her role as executive producer of the show. [141][142]
Professional gambler James Holzhauer establishes one of the most dominant runs in the history of the game show Jeopardy! with the game show's first-ever six-figure single-day winnings totals. Holzhauer won $110,914 during the April 9 episode, then surpassed that with a $131,127 win on April 17; combined with three other single-day totals over $80,000, Holzhauer now holds the top five single-day totals in Jeopardy! history, pushing the previous record of $77,000 (set by Roger Craig in 2010) to sixth place. By April 23, Holzhauer had become only the third millionaire in the show's history, following Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Holzhauer achieved his totals largely through aggressive but successful wagers on Daily Doubles and Final Jeopardy! clues. [143][144]
11 PBS member station WGBY-TV SpringfieldHolyoke, Massachusetts (a semi-satellite of Boston's WGBH-TV and licensed to parent organization, the WGBH Educational Foundation) and the six-station local network of New England Public Radio announce a merger between the two organizations, rebranding as New England Public Media. The newly-formed organization will take advantage of the two entities' strength to provide better news and arts coverage of Western Massachusetts, with WGBHEF investing $6 million over six years in the new venture. All owners of the various stations involved (including the WGBHEF for WGBY, and Amherst College, American International College, UMass and the New England Public Radio Foundation for NEPR's stations) will retain control of their individual licenses and facilities. [145][146]
14 After nearly four decades of legal issues that prevented it from being offered in syndication with the exception of DVD releases, MeTV began airing the first five seasons (1967–72) of The Carol Burnett Show in its original format, marking the first time since its CBS broadcasts that it has aired on any television broadcast entity. MeTV currently airs Carol Burnett & Friends, which has aired in syndication and cable since 1977, featuring packaged sketches from seasons six through eleven (1972 to 1978). [148]
18 The Weather Channel became the victim of an apparent malicious software attack on the network's infrastructure that temporarily suspended regular forecast programming that morning. The network's morning show, AMHQ (which was scheduled to start at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time) was substituted with episodes of the Canadian reality-documentary program Heavy Rescue: 401, before the former program was able to start an abbreviated edition 99 minutes later at 7:39 a.m. ET. In a statement apologizing to viewers for the disruption, the network issued a statement disclosing that federal law enforcement was investigating the issue. [149]
Late Night with Seth Meyers aired a special 90-minute episode to allow extended coverage of the release of the Mueller Report. [150]
19 Journalist Natalie Morales announced that she will be retiring from Access and Access Live after three years. [151]
22 CBS Sports acquires rights to the Women's National Basketball Association beginning in the 2019 season. Under the multi-year agreement, whose terms were not disclosed, 40 games will air live on the CBS Sports Network in primetime and on weekends during the league's regular season. ESPN will continue to carry select regular-season games and the playoffs. [152]
25–27 ABC (via its ESPN on ABC division) joins sister networks ESPN, ESPN2, and NFL Network in airing the 2019 NFL Draft for the first time live and in its entirety, as a secondary broadcast hosted by ESPN's College GameDay personnel over the course of three days focused on the stories and players of the draft rather than ESPN's traditional data and team-focused broadcast. Singer Taylor Swift uses ABC's coverage to promote the midnight launch of "Me!", the first single off her upcoming untitled seventh album. [153][154]


Date Event Source
1 Pluto TV introduces free versions of new parent company Viacom's cable networks Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., BET, Comedy Central and MTV, at the same time reviving the Spike brand as a Pluto TV exclusive. [155]
The 2019 Billboard Music Awards aired on NBC for the second straight year with Kelly Clarkson returning as host. Drake was the night's biggest winner with 12 awards, while Cardi B, who led with a record-setting 21 nominations (a first for this event) took home 5 BBMAs. Mariah Carey received this year's Icon award. [156]
3 Sinclair Broadcast Group and Entertainment Studios (through their joint venture, Diamond Holdings) buys Fox Sports Networks from The Walt Disney Company for $10.6 billion. Disney was ordered by the U.S. Justice Department to sell FSN as part of its purchase of 21st Century Fox last year due to antitrust concerns over its ownership of ESPN Inc. The RSN group will join Sinclair's existing portfolio of sports properties, which include pending joint ventures for YES Network (in conjunction with the New York Yankees and Amazon) and upcoming Marquee Sports Network (in partnership with the Chicago Cubs) as well as interests in Stadium and Ring of Honor. It will also mark Entertainment Studios's second major cable network acquisition, following the company's 2017 purchase of The Weather Channel. [157][158]
5 CBS News announces anchor changes to its two flagship newscasts. Norah O'Donnell is named anchor of the CBS Evening News (succeeding Jeff Glor), and John Dickerson will become a correspondent for 60 Minutes (on which O'Donnell also serves as and will remain a correspondent). Succeeding them as co-anchors of CBS This Morning alongside original co-anchor Gayle King, effective May 20, will be existing co-anchor of its Saturday edition, Anthony Mason, and correspondent Tony Dokoupil. The news division also announces that the Evening News will move from its longtime home at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City to the network's Washington, D.C. bureau in the fall, which would make it the second nightly network newscast to originate from the Washington metropolitan area, after PBS NewsHour. [160]
6 Tegna Inc. announces it will purchase the digital multicast assets of Cooper Media – Justice Network and Quest – for $77 million. The acquisition covers the 85% interest in the two networks that Tegna does not already own. As part of the transaction agreement, Brian Weiss, president and general manager of Cooper Media, will become a Tegna executive upon closure of the deal (expected to occur by the end of the second quarter of 2019) and continue to handle the operations of Justice and Quest. [161]
Allen Media Broadcasting (owned by Byron Allen, founder/president/CEO of Entertainment Studios) announces its intent to purchase the Bayou City Broadcasting's four television stations – the Evansville, Indiana duopoly of CBS primary WEVV-TV and Fox affiliate WEEV-LD (which is simulcast on WEVV-DT2) and the Lafayette, Louisiana duopoly of KADN (Fox) and KLAF-LD (NBC) – from the latter group's owner, DuJuan McCoy, for $165 million. The purchase would mark Allen's entry into broadcast television ownership, and would likely provide financing for McCoy's pending purchase of WISH-TV and WNDY in Indianapoils (though his new company, Circle City Broadcasting) from Nexstar Media Group. [162][163]
WJZ-TV/Baltimore announces the termination of Mary Bubala after the anchor seemed to suggest during an interview with a Loyola University Maryland professor that African-American women were not fit to be the city's mayor. "Is this a signal that a different kind of leadership is needed to move Baltimore City forward," Bubala asked, referring to the resignation of two mayors, both black women. The CBS owned-and-operated station apologized via statement for the remarks made by Bubala, who had been employed by WJZ-TV for 25 years. [164]
7 During NBC Sports Chicago's live broadcast of the Cubs game with the Miami Marlins at Wrigley Field, a fan can be seen flashing an OK symbol behind Doug Glanville as the former player was delivering analysis. Believing that the gesture was intended to be racist (the Anti-Defamation League has noted it is used to declare white power), the Cubs said in a statement that the fan would not be allowed at Wrigley Field "indefinitely." [165]
8 Billy Bush is named the new host of the syndicated infotainment newsmagazine Extra, which will relaunch as Extra Extra on September 9 with its new base of Fox Television Stations carrying the program in major markets after moving from NBC's owned stations. The series will expand its focus from entertainment news to pop culture, sports and politics, airing from a new broadcast center and newsroom at The Burbank Studios (by coincidence, where Billy Bush's former program for NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Access Hollywood, originated until 2015), while continuing to report from bureaus in L.A. and New York and establishing new outposts in Nashville and Las Vegas. The program will continue in syndication via Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. Bush, who is expected to succeed Mario Lopez, is an Extra alumni, starting out as their correspondent before joining Access. It is his first hosting gig since Access fired him in 2016 over the controversial tape in which Donald Trump made misogynistic remarks toward women in 2005. [166]
The Trump administration for the first time will require pharmaceutical companies to include the price of prescription drugs in television advertisements if the cost exceeds $35 per month beginning this Summer. The new rules, put in place by the Department of Health and Human Services, and for which has been controversial despite bipartisan support, will affect all direct-to-consumer television advertisements for drugs covered by Medicare or Medicaid, and must include the list price, also known as the wholesale acquisition price (updated every quarter), along with disclaimers that provide a list of potential side effects and a added message, “if you have insurance that covers drugs, your cost may be different.” While the companies have agreed to the new rules, it could be challenged by the drug industry, which argues that revealing the list price will confuse consumers and could violate the companies’ First Amendment rights, while the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, concerned that D-T-C television advertising featuring the costs could be confusing for patients, have already set up a website that would link patients to financial assistance for drugs as well as to company websites that provide data on list prices, typical out-of-pocket costs and sources of financial assistance. [167]
At 35 years, 198 days, Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak breaks former The Price Is Right host Bob Barker's record for hosting a single game show. Two days later on the 10th, the series celebrates the airing of its 7,000th primetime episode in syndication. [168][169]
9 Conan O'Brien settles a lawsuit filed by San Diego man Robert Alexander Kaseberg who claimed the late night host and his writers on Conan stole five jokes from his Twitter account in 2015. O'Brien also penned an essay in Variety explaining why the case was settled instead of going to trial. [170]
13 The 22nd season premiere of Arthur shows schoolteacher Mr. Ratburn marrying another man. While not specifically referred to as gay, it marks the first time the children's animated series has addressed the character's sexuality, with its network PBS Kids indicating the importance of having a diverse representation in their programming. However, the episode was not shown in two southern states due to conservative reasons. In Alabama, Alabama Public Television opted to pre-empt it in favor of a rerun, of which marked the second time since 2005 when the state-owned network replaced a Postcards from Buster episode "Sugartime!" involving Buster visiting a friend who has two mothers with another, while a spokesman for Arkansas Educational Television Network said it had screened the episode before deciding not to air it. [171][172]
14 The Walt Disney Company and Comcast strike a deal, under which Disney will oversee operational control of the streaming video site Hulu effective immediately; a concurring "put/call" agreement would also allow either Comcast to require Disney to buy or, at fair market value, Disney to require Comcast to sell it the latter's 33% interest by January 2024. The deal establishes a minimum total valuation of Hulu at that time of $27.5 billion, which means Comcast could come away with more than $9 billion for its stake as long as it continues to invest in the service. The arrangement is expected to solve a series of minor conflicts between the two companies that saw them battling for a purchase of 20th Century Fox and related television assets (which Disney successfully won), as well as Comcast having agreed to help Disney buy out AT&T’s stake in the service after the latter acquired WarnerMedia. Disney plans to incorporate Hulu into its expanding digital/streaming portfolio with Disney+ that is scheduled to begin in November. [173]
16 Standard Media announces its intent to acquire ABC affiliates WLNE/Providence and KLKN/Lincoln, Nebraska from Citadel Communications for $83 million. Standard Media is indirectly related to the company (founded by investor and former Media General principal shareholder Soohyung Kim through his hedge fund Standard General) that attempted to acquire eleven stations that Sinclair Broadcast Group planned to spin off through its aborted acquisition of Tribune Media, although the company will be founded by Deb McDermott, who was tapped to run the original company. The sale will leave news-based independent WSNN-LD/Sarasota, Florida as Citadel's only remaining television property. [174]
19 With 13.6 million viewers, the series finale of Game of Thrones becomes the most watched episode of any HBO show. [175]
Laine Hardy is declared the winner of the 17th season of American Idol, becoming the third returning contestant to win after having been cut from the Top 50 in season 16, joining Candice Glover in season 12 and Caleb Johnson in season 13, as well as the first Asian-American to win the competition. [176]
Steve Kroft retires from 60 Minutes after 30 seasons. [177]
21 The Coca-Cola Company announces New Coke will be reintroduced for a limited time, in a campaign tied to the third season of Stranger Things, which takes place in 1985 when the controversial soda was released, but quickly discontinued. [178]
22 After months of speculation as to whether she'll end her show after 2020, Ellen DeGeneres confirms that she has signed a new deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution to continue hosting her talk show until 2022. DeGeneres made the news official on her program, telling her audience “I’m excited to announce that I’ll be doing my show for three more years,” then joked that “Mostly because I love doing it so much every day, but also because that takes me to the end of my car lease.” [179]

Future events


Date Event Source
16 The 2019 Radio Disney Music Awards, renamed ARDYs: A Radio Disney Music Celebration, will be broadcast live on Disney Channel and DisneyNow with Sofia Carson as the host. [180]


Date Event Source
26 The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast on MTV and its sister networks. [181]


Date Event Source
22 The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast on Fox. [182]


Date Event Source
10 The 45th People's Choice Awards will be broadcast on E!. [183]

Television shows

Shows debuting in 2019

These shows are scheduled to premiere in 2019. The premieres date may be changed depending on a variety of factors.

First aired Title Channel Source
January 1 Pinky Malinky Netflix [184]
Windy City Rehab HGTV [185]
January 2 The Masked Singer Fox [186]
Mythbusters Jr. Science Channel [187]
January 3 The Titan Games NBC [188]
January 5 Tails of Valor CBS [189]
January 7 America's Got Talent: The Champions NBC [190]
January 8 Good Trouble Freeform [191]
Project Blue Book History [192]
Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club MTV [193]
January 9 Schooled ABC [194]
January 10 Fam CBS [195]
January 11 Sex Education Netflix [196]
January 13 Tigtone Adult Swim [197]
January 14 The Passage Fox [198]
January 15 Roswell, New Mexico The CW [199]
January 16 Deadly Class Syfy [200]
Wayne YouTube Premium [201]
January 17 Backyard Envy Bravo [202]
January 18 Carmen Sandiego Netflix [203]
Gigantosaurus Disney Channel/Disney Junior [204]
January 20 Black Monday Showtime [205]
January 21 Dating: No Filter E! [206]
January 24 The Other Two Comedy Central [207]
January 25 Sydney to the Max Disney Channel [208]
January 27 Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty Nickelodeon/Nicktoons [209]
January 28 Care Bears: Unlock the Magic Boomerang [210][211]
January 29 Now or Never ESPN2 [212]
Ahora o Nunca ESPN Deportes
February 1 Russian Doll Netflix [213]
February 3 The World's Best CBS [214]
Hanna Amazon Video [215]
February 5 American Soul BET [216]
February 6 Betty en NY Telemundo [217]
February 8 PEN15 Hulu [218]
February 12 Boomerang BET [219]
Miracle Workers TBS [220]
February 13 Weird City YouTube Premium [221]
February 14 Dating Around Netflix [222]
February 15 The Umbrella Academy [223]
Proven Innocent Fox [224]
Doom Patrol DC Universe [225]
February 24 Whiskey Cavalier ABC [226]
February 25 The Enemy Within NBC [227]
Vice Live Viceland [228]
February 26 Mexican Dynasties Bravo [229]
February 27 Alien News Desk Syfy [230][231]
Will Smith's Bucket List Facebook Watch [232]
March 7 The Order Netflix [233]
March 8 DC Super Hero Girls Cartoon Network [234]
Costume Quest Amazon Video [235]
March 10 Now Apocalypse Starz [236]
Buddy vs. Duff Food Network [237]
March 12 Videos After Dark ABC [238]
March 15 Shrill Hulu [239]
Turn Up Charlie Netflix [240]
Love, Death & Robots [241]
March 18 The Fix ABC [242]
The D.L. Hughley Show TV One [243]
Show Offs BYUtv [244]
Dwight In Shining Armor
March 19 The Village NBC [245]
Mental Samurai Fox [246]
March 20 The Act Hulu [247]
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists Freeform [248]
Battle of the Ages BYUtv [244]
Dinner Takes All
March 27 Million Dollar Mile CBS [249]
What We Do in the Shadows FX [250]
March 28 Abby's NBC [251]
Tacoma FD TruTV [252]
March 30 Victor and Valentino Cartoon Network [253]
April 1 Ultraman Netflix [254]
The Substitute Nickelodeon [255]
Hostile Planet National Geographic [256]
April 2 Growing Up Chrisley USA Network [257][258]
April 4 In the Dark The CW [259]
April 5 Warrior Cinemax [260]
April 7 Collector's Call MeTV [261]
April 9 The Code CBS [262]
April 11 Black Summer Netflix [263]
April 12 Huge in France [264]
Special [265]
April 13 Chasing Life With Dr. Sanjay Gupta CNN [266]
April 14 Bake You Rich Food Network [267]
April 15 Duff Takes the Cake
No Good Nick Netflix [268]
April 16 Bless This Mess ABC [269]
April 19 Ramy Hulu [270]
Ryan's Mystery Playdate Nickelodeon [271]
Rilakkuma and Kaoru Netflix [272]
The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle Comedy Central [273]
April 21 Jeremy Wade's Dark Waters Animal Planet [267][274]
Fish or Die [267][275]
April 22 Live Rescue A&E [276]
April 23 Games People Play BET [277]
1969 ABC [278]
I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson Netflix [279]
April 24 Bonding [264]
Skyscrapers: Engineering the Future Science Channel [280]
April 26 Chambers Netflix [281]
Street Food [282]
Portals to Hell Travel Channel [283]
April 28 The Red Line CBS [262]
The Redemption Project with Van Jones CNN [284]
April 30 On Tour with Asperger's Are Us HBO [285]
Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole A&E [286]
May City vs. Burbs HGTV [267]
May 3 Tuca & Bertie Netflix [287]
Dead to Me [288]
Masters of Disaster Discovery Channel [289]
May 6 Kevin Hart's Laugh Out Loud Bounce TV [290]
State of the Union Sundance TV [291]
May 7 Texicanas Bravo [292]
May 8 The Employables A&E [293]
May 9 Klepper Comedy Central [294][295]
May 10 The Society Netflix [296]
Jailbirds [297]
Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men Showtime [298]
May 13 L.A.'s Finest Spectrum Originals [299]
Say Yes to the Nest HGTV [267]
May 17 Nature's Strangest Mysteries: Solved Animal Planet [300]
May 19 The Aquarium [267][301]
May 20 Private Lives of the Monarchs Smithsonian Channel [302]
May 21 Blood & Treasure CBS [303]
May 22 The Wrestlers Viceland [304]
May 23 Christina on the Coast HGTV [305][306]
May 24 What/If Netflix [307]
May 27 Dirty Mudder Truckers Discovery Channel [308]
May 28 Guardians of the Glades [309]
Songland NBC [310]
May 29 The InBetween [311][312]
Property Brothers: Forever Home HGTV [267]
May 31 Good Omens Amazon Video [313]
Swamp Thing DC Universe [314]
June Married Life Oprah Winfrey Network [267]
7 Seeds Netflix [315]
Trinkets [316]
Savage Builds Science Channel [317]
June 1 Death at the Mansion: Rebecca Zahau Oxygen [318]
My House is Your House HGTV [319]
June 2 Perpetual Grace, LTD Epix [320]
American Princess Lifetime [321]
NOS4A2 AMC [322][323]
The Weekly FX [324]
Relatively Nat & Liv E! [325]
Marriage Rescue Paramount Network [326]
Raising Wild Discovery Channel [327]
Truth Behind the Moon Landing Science Channel [328]
June 3 Malibu Rescue Netflix [329]
90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way TLC [267][330]
June 5 Lone Star Justice Investigation Discovery [331]
Russia's Wild Sea Smithsonian Channel [332]
June 6 Unspouse My House HGTV [267]
Hero Ink A&E [333]
Ms. T's Music Factory Lifetime [334]
June 7 The Big Stage The CW [335]
The Chef Show Netflix [336]
June 9 Legends of the Deep Science Channel [337]
sMothered TLC [338]
June 10 Kate Plus Date [339]
RuPaul Fox [340]
June 11 Cheerleader Generation Lifetime [334]
June 12 First Responders Live Fox [341]
June 13 Jinn Netflix [342][343][344]
June 14 Too Old to Die Young Amazon Video [345]
Just Roll with It Disney Channel [346][347][348]
T.O.T.S. Disney Junior [349][350]
Jett Cinemax [351][352]
Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup WE tv [353]
Los Espookys HBO [354][355]
June 16 Euphoria [356]
City on a Hill Showtime [357]
Apollo's Moon Shot Smithsonian Channel [358]
Atomic Age Declassified [359]
June 17 Grand Hotel ABC [194]
Amphibia Disney Channel [360][361]
June 18 Alternatino with Arturo Castro Comedy Central [362]
Ambitions Oprah Winfrey Network [267][363]
Hurricane Man Science Channel [364]
June 20 Family Food Fight ABC [365]
Holey Moley
Reef Break [366][365]
Spin the Wheel Fox [367]
June 21 Mr. Iglesias Netflix [368]
Ghosts of Morgan City Travel Channel [369]
June 22 Lego City Adventures Nickelodeon [370]
June 23 License to Kill Oxygen [371]
June 30 What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage Fox [372]
Third Quarter BBQ Brawl: Flay v. Symon Food Network [267]
Code of the Wild Travel Channel
The Zoo: San Diego Animal Planet [373][267]
Summer Growing Up Hip Hop: New York WE tv [374]
Hypnotize Me The CW [335]
Mysteries Decoded
Red Bull Peaking
Flip It Like Disick E! [375]
July The Family Chantel TLC [376]
Peyton's Places ESPN+ [377]
Where's Waldo? Universal Kids [378]
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted National Geographic [379]
July 1 Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart Cartoon Network [380]
July 6 Supersize My Pool HGTV [267]
Pools Off the Deep End
Pool Hunters
Pool Kings
July 9 Bring the Funny NBC [310]
Love Island CBS [381]
July 10 Florida Girls Pop [382]
July 15 Molly of Denali PBS Kids [383]
July 17 Pearson USA Network [384][385]
July 19 Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya Netflix [254][386]
July 24 South Side Comedy Central [387][388]
July 25 Cash Pad CNBC [389]
Listing Impossible
Chasing The Cure TNT [390]
July 26 The Boys Amazon Video [391][392]
July 28 Pennyworth Epix [393][394]
July 31 Kengan Ashura Netflix [254][395]
Sherman's Showcase IFC [396][397]
No One Saw a Thing Sundance TV [397]
August When Hope Calls Hallmark Movies Now [398]
David Makes Man Oprah Winfrey Network [399]
The Righteous Gemstones HBO [400][401]
August 30 The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Netflix [402]
September Untitled Chelsea Handler white privilege docu-series [403]
A Little Late with Lilly Singh NBC [404]
Explorer Sundays National Geographic [379]
September 3 Valley of the Damned Investigation Discovery [267]
September 9 Tamron Hall First-run syndication [405]
The Kelly Clarkson Show [406]
September 11 NFL: The Grind Epix [407]
September 16 The Mel Robbins Show First-run syndication [408]
September 19 Five Day Biz Fix CNBC [389]
September 27 The Politician Netflix [409]
Fall Green Eggs and Ham [410]
Judge Jerry First-run syndication [411]
Ink Master: Grudge Match Paramount Network [412]
Watchmen HBO [413][414]
The Morning Show Apple TV+ [415]
Truth Be Told [416][417][418]
Bluff City Law NBC [419]
Perfect Harmony
Bless the Harts Fox [420]
Not Just Me
Prodigal Son
Emergence ABC [421]
All Rise CBS [422]
Bob ❤ Abishola
Carol's Second Act
The Unicorn
Batwoman The CW [423]
Nancy Drew
Primal Adult Swim [424]
The L Word: Generation Q Showtime [425]
Fourth Quarter Uncharted Science Channel [267]
The Whole Truth with Sunny Hostin Investigation Discovery [426]
The Interrogator [267]
Relic Hunter Travel Channel
Witches of Salem
Ghost Nation
Shadows of History [427][267]
The Witcher Netflix [428]
Pony Nickelodeon [429]
October The Casagrandes [430][431]
Harley Quinn DC Universe [432]
Lost Cities With Albert Lin National Geographic [379]
October 1 Untitled AEW weekly program TNT [433]
November 12 The Mandalorian Disney+ [434][435]
The World According to Jeff Goldblum [436][435]
Encore! [437][435]
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series [435]
The Imagineering Story
Marvel’s Hero Project
November 15 Xavier and the Secret Museum PBS Kids [383]
December Retro Tech YouTube Premium [438]
Levius Netflix [439]
Late Untitled Goop docu-series [440]
Star Trek: Picard CBS All Access [441]
Wrap Battle Freeform [442]
TBA Sadie Sparks Disney Channel [443]
Gabby Duran & the Unsittables [444]
First Wives Club BET [445]
Wonder Park Nickelodeon [446]
Glitch Techs [447]
Fashion Ally [448]
Infinity Train Cartoon Network [449]
ThunderCats Roar [450]
Godfather of Harlem Epix [451]
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? Boomerang [452]
Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs!
The Rocketeer Disney Junior [453]
Messiah Netflix [454]
The Last Kids on Earth [455]
Wizards [456]
Historical Roasts [457]
Heartstrings [458]
Space Force [459]
Love Alarm [460]
Creepshow Shudder [461]
Mrs. Fletcher HBO [462]
The Gilded Age [463]
High Guardian Spice Crunchyroll [464]
That's My Jam NBC [465]
Carnival Row Amazon Video [466]
Undone [467]
Close Enough TBS [468]
On Becoming a God in Central Florida YouTube Premium [469]
Untitled Coyote Peterson Project Animal Planet [267]
Spy Games Bravo [470]
Deep Planet Discovery Channel [471]
Looney Tunes Cartoons TBA [472]

Television films and specials

These television films and specials are scheduled to premiere in 2019. The premiere dates may be changed depending on a variety of factors.

First aired Title Channel Source
January 19 Brexit: The Uncivil War HBO [473]
January 21 Bixler High, Private Eye Nickelodeon [474]
January 27 Rent: Live Fox [475]
February 2 Death of a Cheerleader Lifetime [476]
February 15 Kim Possible Disney Channel [477]
February 17 Elvis All-Star Tribute NBC [478]
March 3 Leaving Neverland HBO [98]
March 8 Lucky Nickelodeon [479]
March 16 Flip that Romance Hallmark Channel [480]
March 18 The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley HBO [481]
March 23 Love to the Rescue Hallmark Channel [480]
March 30 A Brush with Love
April 6 True Love Blooms
Native Son HBO [482]
April 12 Black Hole Hunters Smithsonian Channel [483]
April 13 The Resurgence: Demarcus Cousins Showtime [484]
Bottled With Love Hallmark Channel [480]
Secrets in a Small Town Lifetime [485]
April 14 Morning Show Mysteries: A Murder in Mind Hallmark Movies & Mysteries [486]
April 19 VICE: Special Report – The Future of Work HBO [487]
April 20 I Am Somebody's Child: The Regina Louise Story Lifetime [488]
My Mom's Letter From Heaven [489]
How High 2 MTV [490]
Easter Under Wraps Hallmark Channel [480]
April 21 Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration CBS [491]
Morning Show Mysteries: Countdown to Murder Hallmark Movies & Mysteries [486]
April 27 Love Takes Flight Hallmark Channel [492]
Smart Justice: The Jayme Closs Case Lifetime [493]
April 28 Morning Show Mysteries: Death by Design Hallmark Movies & Mysteries [486]
April 29 The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story ABC [494]
May 1 Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses Discovery Channel [495]
May 3 At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal HBO [496]
ScreenTime: Diane Sawyer Reporting ABC [497]
May 4 Paris, Wine & Romance Hallmark Channel [498][499]
Surviving R. Kelly: The Impact Lifetime [500]
Pregnant and Deadly [501]
May 5 Cher: Do You Believe? Reelz [502]
Hailey Dean Mysteries: Death on Duty Hallmark Movies & Mysteries [503]
May 6 Bachelorette Reunion: The Biggest Bachelorette Reunion in Bachelor History Ever! ABC [365]
May 7 Foster HBO [504]
May 11 My Dad Wrote a Porno [505]
A Feeling of Home Hallmark Channel [498]
Homekilling Queen Lifetime [506]
May 12 Hailey Dean Mysteries: Prescription for Murder Hallmark Movies & Mysteries [503]
May 14 What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali HBO [507]
May 16 Unraveling the Mystery: A Big Bang Farewell CBS [508]
May 17 Meghan and Harry Plus One [509]
No Exit [510]
Brendan Schaub You'd Be Surprised Showtime [511]
May 18 Sailing into Love Hallmark Channel [498]
Psycho Granny Lifetime [512]
May 19 Meghan's New Life: The Real Princess Diaries [513]
JBFA: Stories from the 2019 James Beard Awards ABC [514]
Hailey Dean Mysteries: Killer Sentence Hallmark Movies & Mysteries [503]
May 19–May 20 Jeffrey Dahmer: Killer Cannibal Reelz [502]
May 22 Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons ABC [515]
May 23 This is Farrah Fawcett [516]
May 25 From Friend To Fiance Hallmark Channel [517]
May 27 Love in the Sun
Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal Lifetime [513]
Meghan & Harry: Baby Fever
Rebecca Zahau: An ID Murder Mystery Investigation Discovery [518]
Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State CNN [519]
Diesel Brothers: Monster Jump Live Discovery Channel [520]
May 31 Deadwood: The Movie HBO [521]
June 1 Wedding at Graceland Hallmark Channel [522]
June 5 Fatal Addiction: Hollywood's Secret Epidemic Reelz [523]
June 6 The Cold Blue HBO [524]
June 8 Wedding March 5: My Boyfriend's Back Hallmark Channel [522]
June 9 Elton John: Ten Days That Rocked Reelz [523]
June 11 Ice on Fire HBO [525]
June 14 16 Shots Showtime [526]
June 15 Tempting Fate Lifetime [527]
Love, Take Two Hallmark Channel [522]
June 18 The Profit: An Inside Look CNBC [389]
June 19 When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time PBS/Smithsonian Channel [528]
June 22 To Have and To Hold Lifetime [527]
The Last Bridesmaid Hallmark Channel [522]
June 23 The Michael Jackson Story Reelz [523]
Adolf Island Smithsonian Channel [529]
June 24 Smithsonian Time Capsule: Beyond Stonewall [530]
June 26 True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality HBO [531]
June 29 Family Pictures Lifetime [527]
The Bobby DeBarge Story TV One [532]
In the Key of Love Hallmark Channel [522]
July 7 The Day We Walked on the Moon Smithsonian Channel [358]
July 27 Heaven Lifetime [533]
August Descendants 3 Disney Channel [534][535]
August 3 Dark Angel Lifetime [533]
August 10 Fallen Hearts
August 17 Gates of Paradise
August 24 Web of Dreams
Summer Apollo: The Forgotten Films Science Channel [536]
My Favorite Shapes by Julio Torres HBO [537]
Fall Liberty: Mother of Exiles [538]
Explore: Finding Amelia National Geographic [379]
October Halloween Extravaganza Bash Freeform [539]
December Christmas Town Hallmark Channel [540][541][542]
Late Psych: The Movie 2 USA Network [543]
TBA Bye Bye Birdie Live! NBC [544]
A Few Good Men Live! [545]
ABBA: Thank You for the Music, An All-Star Tribute [546]
The Banana Splits Syfy [547]


First aired Title Channel Source
January 3 Surviving R. Kelly Lifetime [548]
January 13 Valley of the Boom National Geographic [549]
January 27 I Am the Night TNT [550]
February 15 Fast Layne Disney Channel [551]
April 1 Gēmusetto Machu Picchu Adult Swim [552]
April 9 Fosse/Verdon FX [553]
April 22 Gentleman Jack HBO [554]
May 5 The Spanish Princess Starz [555]
May 6 Chernobyl HBO [556][557]
May 17 Catch-22 Hulu [558]
May 27 The Hot Zone National Geographic [559]
May 31 When They See Us Netflix [560]
June 7 Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City [561]
June 30 The Loudest Voice Showtime [562]
The Rook Starz [563]
July 31 Four Weddings and a Funeral Hulu [564]
December A Christmas Carol FX [565]
TBA Devs [566]
Catherine the Great HBO [567][568]

Programs changing networks

Show Moved from Moved to Source
Milo Murphy's Law Disney XD Disney Channel/Disney XD [569]
Star vs. the Forces of Evil [570]
Indianapolis 500 ABC NBC [571]
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Fox [572]
Lucifer Netflix [573]
Designated Survivor ABC [574]
Impact! Pop Pursuit Channel/Twitch [575]
Drop the Mic TBS TNT [576]
The Joker's Wild
iHeartRadio Music Awards TBS/TNT/TruTV Fox [119]
WWE SmackDown USA Network [577]
Project Runway Lifetime Bravo [578]
You Netflix [579]
Stellar Awards TV One BET [580]
The Expanse Syfy Amazon Video [581]
Inside the Actors Studio Bravo Ovation [582]
Running Wild with Bear Grylls NBC National Geographic [583]
Killing Eve BBC America BBC America/AMC [584]
Final Space TBS Adult Swim [585]
The Weekly FX FX/Hulu [324]
Cake Boss TLC Discovery Family [586]
Savage Builds Science Channel Discovery Channel [317]
Jeremy Wade's Dark Waters Animal Planet [587]

Milestone episodes and anniversaries

Show Network Episode # Episode title Episode airdate Source
The Bold and the Beautiful CBS 8,000th "#8000" January 4 [588]
The Simpsons Fox 650th “Mad About the Toy” January 6 [citation needed]
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 1,000th "Molly Shannon/Zachary Quinto/Robert Irwin" January 23 [589]
Arrow The CW 150th "Emerald Archer" February 4 [590]
Supernatural 300th "Lebanon" February 7 [591]
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit NBC 450th "Facing Demons" February 21 [592]
American Dad! TBS 250th "Persona Assistant" February 25 [593]
Henry Danger Nickelodeon 100th "Secret Room" March 2 [594]
Fresh Off the Boat ABC "Under the Taipei Sun" April 5 [595]
Last Man Standing Fox 150th "Yass Queen" April 19 [596]
Live PD A&E 200th "04.19.19" [597]
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Discovery Family "Sparkle's Seven" April 20 [598]
Gotham Fox 100th "The Beginning" (series finale) April 25 [599]
Busy Tonight E! 100th "Josh Hopkins & Kevin Morby" May 5 [600]
Wheel of Fortune Syndication 7,000th "Wheel 7000" May 10 [601]
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 3,000th TBA May 17 [citation needed]
Real Time with Bill Maher HBO 500th "Real Time with Bill Maher 500" June 21 [602]
SpongeBob SquarePants Nickelodeon 20th anniversary "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout" July 12 [603]
Sesame Street PBS 50th anniversary TBA November 10 [604]
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 2,000th TBA (series finale) TBA [605]

Programs returning in 2019

The following shows will return with new episodes after being canceled or ended their run previously:

Show Last aired Type of Return Previous channel New/returning/same channel Return date Source
Young Justice
(as Young Justice: Outsiders)
2013 New season Cartoon Network DC Universe January 4 [606][607]
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2018 Fox NBC January 10 [572]
True Detective 2015 HBO same January 13 [608]
Temptation Island 2003 Revival Fox USA Network January 15 [609]
Desus & Mero
(as Desus & Mero)
2018 Viceland Showtime February 21 [610]
The Twilight Zone 2003 UPN CBS All Access April 1 [611]
30 Minute Meals 2012 Food Network same [612]
Wife Swap 2015 ABC Paramount Network April 4 [613]
A Double Shot at Love
(as Double Shot at Love With DJ Pauly D and Vinny)
2009 MTV same April 11 [614]
Lucifer 2018 New season Fox Netflix May 8 [615]
Paradise Hotel 2008 Revival MyNetworkTV Fox May 9 [616][617]
Executed with Deborah Norville 2017 Reelz same May 21 [502]
America Unearthed 2015 H2 Travel Channel May 28 [618][619]
Designated Survivor 2018 New season ABC Netflix June 7 [574][620]
Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2003 Revival TBS Travel Channel June 9 [621][622]
Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? 2015 Fox Nickelodeon June 10 [431][623][624]
Card Sharks 2002 First-run syndication ABC June 12 [625][365]
Press Your Luck 2003 Game Show Network [626][365]
The Real World
(as The Real World: Atlanta)
2017 MTV Facebook Watch June 13 [627]
All That 2005 Nickelodeon same June 15 [431][628]
The Hills
(as The Hills: New Beginnings)
2010 MTV June 24 [629][630]
Sunday Best 2015 BET June 30 [631]
Veronica Mars 2007 The CW Hulu July 26 [632][633]
Beverly Hills, 90210
(as BH90210)
2000 Fox same August 7 [634][635][636]
Kids Say the Darndest Things CBS ABC Fall [637]
Top Gear America 2017 Reboot BBC America Motor Trend [638]
Inside the Actors Studio 2018 New season Bravo Ovation October 13 [639]
Are You Afraid of the Dark? 2000 Revival Nickelodeon same October 20 [431]
Blue's Clues
(as Blue's Clues & You!)
2004 Nickelodeon/Nick Jr. November
Running Wild with Bear Grylls 2018 New Season NBC National Geographic November 5 [640][641]
Brain Games 2016 Revival National Geographic same December 1 [642]
Clifford the Big Red Dog 2003 Reboot PBS Kids PBS Kids/Amazon Video Late [643]
The Expanse 2018 New season Syfy Amazon Video [644]
Mad About You 1999 Revival NBC Spectrum Originals [645]
The Daily Line 2010 Versus NBC Sports Regional Networks TBA [646]
(as Eco-Challenge 2019)
2002 USA Network Amazon Video [647]
E! True Hollywood Story 2012 E! same [648]
Crank Yankers 2007 Comedy Central [649]
Celebrity Deathmatch MTV [650]
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
(as Cosmos: Possible Worlds)
2014 New season Fox/National Geographic [651]

Programs ending in 2019

End date Show Channel First aired Status Source
January 1 A Series of Unfortunate Events Netflix 2017 Ended [652]
January 11 Friends from College Canceled [653]
January 13 Rel Fox 2018 [654]
January 14 Happy Together CBS [655]
January 18 The Punisher Netflix 2017 [656]
January 25 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2015 Ended [657]
February 8 One Day at a Time 2017 Canceled [658]
February 17 Counterpart Starz [659]
Berlin Station Epix 2016 [660]
February 24 Avengers Assemble Disney XD 2013 Ended [661]
February 26 Lethal Weapon Fox 2016 Canceled [662]
The Gifted 2017 [663]
March 10 Crashing HBO Ended [664]
March 11 The Passage Fox 2019 Canceled [665]
March 19 Teachers TV Land 2016 Ended [666]
March 28 Broad City Comedy Central 2014 [667]
March 29 Santa Clarita Diet Netflix 2017 Canceled [668]
March 31 SMILF Showtime [669]
April 3 You're the Worst FXX 2014 Ended [670]
April 5 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend The CW 2015 [671][672]
April 8 Those Who Can't truTV 2016 Canceled [673]
April 9 The Tick Amazon Video [674]
Splitting Up Together ABC 2018 [675]
April 11 Fam CBS 2019 [676]
April 12 Speechless ABC 2016 [677]
April 13 Bizaardvark Disney Channel Ended [678]
April 20 Knight Squad Nickelodeon 2018 [679]
April 23 Being Mary Jane BET 2013 [680][681][277]
April 25 Gotham Fox 2014 [682]
May 6 Into the Badlands AMC 2015 [683]
Shadowhunters Freeform 2016 [684]
May 7 Pick'em NFL Network Canceled [685]
21st & Prime 2012
Mic'd Up 2015
Playbook 2017
Power Rankings
May 8 Star Fox 2016 [686]
May 10 Proven Innocent 2019 [687]
The Cool Kids 2018 [688]
Easy Netflix 2016 Ended [689][690]
May 12 Veep HBO 2012 [691]
May 16 The Big Bang Theory CBS 2007 [692]
Busy Tonight E! 2018 Canceled [693]
For the People ABC [694]
May 17 Mighty Magiswords Cartoon Network 2016 Ended [695][696]
State of the Union Sundance TV 2019 [697]
May 19 The Red Line CBS [698]
Game of Thrones HBO 2011 [699]
Star vs. the Forces of Evil Disney Channel/Disney XD 2015 [700]
May 20 The Fix ABC 2019 Canceled [701]
May 21 The Kids Are Alright 2018 [702]
May 22 Whiskey Cavalier 2019 [703]
May 31 Welcome to the Wayne Nicktoons 2017 Ending [citation needed]
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire First run syndication 1999 Canceled [704]
June Steve 2017 [705]
June 8 Game Shakers Nickelodeon 2015 Ending [706]
June 29 The Son AMC 2017 [707]
July 11 Life in Pieces CBS 2015 Canceled [708]
July 25 iZombie The CW Ending [671]
July 26 Andi Mack Disney Channel 2017 [709]
Orange Is the New Black Netflix 2013 [710]
July 31 Jane the Virgin The CW 2014 [671]
Summer Wahlburgers A&E [711]
Elementary CBS 2012 [303]
Legion FX 2017 [712]
Big Little Lies HBO [713]
Suits USA Network 2011 [714]
Fall Mr. Robot 2015 [715]
The Man in the High Castle Amazon Video [716]
Transparent 2014 [717]
Homeland Showtime 2011 [718]
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Discovery Family 2010 [719]
Preacher AMC 2016 [720]
Fuller House Netflix [721]
December Arrow The CW 2012 [722]
TBA Doc McStuffins Disney Junior [723][724]
New Looney Tunes Boomerang 2015 [725]
Killjoys Syfy [726]
Jessica Jones Netflix [656]
The Amazing World of Gumball Cartoon Network 2011 [727][728]
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 2002 [605]
The Affair Showtime 2014 [729]
Power Starz [730]
The Deuce HBO 2017 [731]
Page Six TV First run syndication Canceled [732]

Entering syndication in 2019

A list of programs (current or cancelled) that have accumulated enough episodes (between 65 and 100) or seasons (three or more) to be eligible for off-network syndication and/or basic cable runs.

Networks and services

Network launches

Network Type Launch date Notes Source
NewsNet Over-the-air multicast/
OTT streaming
January 1 Owned by NewsNet LLC and based on the all-news formats of Cadillac, Michigan low-power station WMNN-LD and Norfolk, Nebraska-based News Channel Nebraska, of which the network's founders were involved in their development, NewsNet will maintain a traditional news wheel format (similar in structure to the 1982–2005 format of HLN, and the formats of defunct all-news networks such as All News Channel and Satellite News Channel), with updates throughout the broadcast day during breaking news events, while excluding political- and panel-based shows that fill the afternoon and nighttime lineups of most cable news channels. In addition to offering local advertising slots, NewsNet – which originated through an unsuccessful 2017 Kickstarter campaign under the working title, the Local News Network (LNN), before its founders opted to obtain investor backing to fund the venture – will offer prospective affiliates airtime for local news inserts, with a turnkey local news production service option available to stations without their own local news departments. [733]
Cleo TV Cable/satellite January 19 Owned by Urban One and launching initially on Spectrum and Xfinity systems (for the latter, it is part of meeting the commitments made by Comcast to obtain approval of its 2011 merger with NBCUniversal to begin carrying ten independently-owned and operated networks, including eight owned and/or operated by minorities, by 2019), Cleo TV – derived from Egyptian ruler Cleopatra – will focus on lifestyle and entertainment programming aimed at women of color in the millennial and Gen X demographic. The network's content will focus on programming that "defies negative and cultural stereotypes of today's modern women," with a broad mix of short- and long-form programming (including travel, home design, relationship and financial advice and cooking programs, as well as talk shows, docu-series, sitcoms and movies). It will also serve as a de facto replacement for Fuse, which was removed on Xfinity systems at the start of the year due to channel drift concerns involving its schedule of low-interest sitcoms and films. [734]
PBS Living OTT streaming March 14 Overseen by PBS Distribution and launching on Amazon's Prime Video Channels subscription service (which already carries two PBS-branded streaming channels, PBS Kids and PBS Masterpiece), PBS Living will feature a mix of lifestyle and how-to content distributed for public television by American Public Television and individual PBS member stations. The $2.99-per-month service, which will also offer an introductory seven-day free trial, will feature a mix of classic and recent programs from the cooking, home, culture and travel genres seen on PBS and the similarly formatted OTA multicast network Create (such as The French Chef, This Old House, Antiques Roadshow, No Passport Required and Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Television), with new content being added each month. [735][736]
Court TV Over-the-air multicast/
OTT streaming
May 8 Announced on December 10, 2018, the E. W. Scripps Company's Katz Networks unit will "reboot" Court TV – utilizing, through Katz/Scripps's acquisition of intellectual property rights to the name, format and other assets from the Turner Broadcasting System, the format originally used by cable network TruTV from its July 1991 launch until December 2007 – as a digital multicast network focusing on live coverage and in-depth analysis of high-profile courtroom proceedings as well as true crime-focused shows from (the cable) Court TV's program library (including some to which soon-to-be sister network Escape has held syndication rights). The network will initially be available on stations owned by Scripps, Tribune Broadcasting (which will likely have its Court TV affiliation agreements inherited by Nexstar Media Group upon closure of its acquisition of Tribune), Entravision Communications, Citadel Communications and Univision Communications, with an initial reach of more than 50% of U.S. television households and concurrent cable carriage of 25% of U.S. cable homes. [737][738]
ACC Network Cable/satellite August 22 The linear ACC Network was initially announced in 2016 by ESPN and the NCAA Division I's Atlantic Coast Conference. ESPN has purchased the rights to ACC football and basketball from the conference's long-time syndication partner Raycom Sports, which has broadcast ACC sporting events from December 1982 until after the 2019 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament. The network will feature live game broadcasts and related coverage of the ACC and its member schools. This also makes the ACC the fourth Division I conference to have a dedicated television network after the Big Ten, Pac-12, and Southeastern Conference. [739]
Disney+ Over-the-top streaming November 12 Similar to sister service ESPN+, Disney+ will be a streaming subscription service featuring original films and series based on new and existing properties, including Marvel and Star Wars content, with Disney CEO Robert Iger also making claims the vast majority of Disney's film library will be available through the service, including previously discontinued titles that were placed into the Disney Vault. [740][741][742]
Apple TV+ Over-the-top streaming Fall Apple Inc. will launch a streaming subscription service with original content available via its Apple TV digital media players. The service will be alternately available through the "Apple TV App" on the Roku and Amazon Fire TV platforms, along with apps allowing the use of Apple's AirPlay technology through several Smart TV's. [743]

Network conversions and rebrandings

Network closures

Network Type End date Notes Source
KidsClick OTT streaming service/broadcast programming block March 31 KidsClick, a multi-platform children's programming effort developed by Sinclair Broadcast Group, was abruptly discontinued as a syndicated programming block on March 31, less than two years after its July 2017 launch; its companion over-the-top streaming service subsequently wound down operations over the following week. The hybrid service was the first major effort since Vortexx ended in 2014 to provide a children's television lineup on American broadcast television that was not bound to FCC educational programming requirements, providing a daily three-hour block of mostly imported and off-network animated series from the past ten years to its affiliates (largely, those owned and/or operated by Sinclair) and a digital multicast network for national availability (This TV from the block's launch until July 2018, and Sinclair-owned TBD from May 2018 onward). Because of the abrupt closure, stations that carried the daily KidsClick program block began substituting it with paid programming and other syndicated programming, while TBD replaced it with paid programming and an expanded one-hour Wednesday-Friday block of E/I-compliant programs in its former timeslot. [744]

Television stations

Station launches

Date Market Station Channel Affiliation Source
January 1 Vero Beach, Florida (West Palm Beach/Boca Raton/Fort Piece) WWCI-CD 10.1 NewsNet [733]
Santa Cruz, California (San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose) KAAP-LD 24.7
Louisville, Kentucky W50CI-D 8.6
Detroit, Michigan WHNE-LD 14.9
Manteo, North Carolina (Norfolk/Portsmouth/Newport News/Virginia Beach) W17CT-D 17.4
Houston, Texas KBPX-LD 46.12
State College, Pennsylvania (Johnston-Altoona) WHVL-LP 29.3
Buffalo, New York WBXZ-LP 56.11
January 2 Odessa/Midland, Texas KOSA-TV 7.4 Ion Television [745]
KTLE-LD 7.5 Telemundo
7.6 MyNetworkTV
7.7 Heroes & Icons
February 1 Green Bay, Wisconsin WBAY-TV 2.4 Heroes & Icons [746]
2.5 Start TV
May 1 Fort Wayne, Indiana WISE-TV 33.3 Grit [747]
33.5 Start TV
33.6 MeTV
May 8 33.4 Court TV
Panama City, Florida WPGX-TV 28.4
TBA Los Angeles KWHY-TV 22.8 Spanish News [748]

Stations changing network affiliation

Major affiliation changes

This section outlines affiliation changes involving English and Spanish language networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, PBS, The CW, Univision, etc.), and format conversions involving independent stations. Digital subchannels will only be mentioned if the prior or new affiliation involves a major English and Spanish broadcast network or a locally programmed independent entertainment format.
Date Market Station Channel Prior affiliation New affiliation Notes Source
January 2 Waco/Temple/
Killeen, Texas
KWTX-DT2 10.2 The CW
(via The CW Plus)
Telemundo As a byproduct of its August 28, 2018, purchase of the license from the Central Texas College Board of Trustees (which was possible as KNCT broadcasts on a channel originally reserved for commercial broadcasting prior to channel 46's establishment as a PBS member station in November 1970), Gray Television – which has held the local affiliation rights for The CW Plus since September 2006 – relocates KWTX-DT2's CW programming to the main channel of the KNCT spectrum. KNCT, which will become part of a duopoly with CBS affiliate KWTX-TV, will also carry programming from MeTV on its DT2 subchannel (with a simulcast on newly established KWTX-DT3) and Start TV on its DT3 subchannel. [749][750]
Temple/Waco, Texas
KNCT 46.1 Silent transition
from PBS
The CW
(via The CW Plus; relocated from KWTX-DT2)
46.2 MeTV
46.3 Start TV
Odessa/Midland, Texas KOSA-TV 7.2 MyNetworkTV The CW As a result of Gray Television acquiring the Midland/Odessa-area affiliation rights for the two networks from NBC affiliate KWES-TV through the company's acquisition of Raycom Media, Gray relocates CW Plus and Telemundo programming to KCWO-TV (which had been serving as a KWES satellite, as KWAB-TV, since 1962) and simulcast feeds on the DT2 and DT3 subchannels of KOSA-TV. KOSA-DT2's former main schedule (including content from the MyNetworkTV programming service) moves to KTLE-LD6 (whose parent station's Telemundo affiliation will also be added as a simulcast on KOSA-DT3), with KOSA-DT3's former Heroes & Icons affiliation concurrently moving to KCWO-DT3 and KTLE-DT7 and Ion Television programming being added to KOSA-DT4. [745]
7.3 Heroes & Icons Telemundo
Big Spring, Texas
(as satellite of KWES-TV)
The CW
(via The CW Plus; relocated from the former KWAB-DT2)
4.2 The CW
(via The CW Plus)
4.3 Telemundo Heroes & Icons
January 28 Honolulu, Hawaii KHII-TV 9.1
(ID as channel 5 on-air)
(as KFVE)
(as KHII)
With Nexstar taking ownership of KFVE from Gray Television in order for the latter to comply with FCC rules pertaining to its acquisition of CBS affiliate KGMB and NBC affiliate KHNL from Raycom Media, Nexstar changed the station's call letters to KHII (which retains its MyNetworkTV affiliation) and adopted a separate programming inventory featuring additional newscasts produced by Fox-affiliated sister KHON-TV (bringing that station's news output to 43 hours across both stations, the most among Hawaii's television stations) and syndicated shows moved over to the station from KHON and its CW-affiliated DT2 subchannel. Concurrently, KFVE's intellectual unit (including Hawaii News Now newscasts and Hawaii-centric specials as well as syndicated programs) moved to the second digital subchannel of KHNL (downgraded to 4:3 SD due to bandwidth limitations, relegating the HD feed of the former KFVE [which retains its existing "K5" brand as a subchannel-only service] exclusively to statewide pay television providers). Charter Spectrum also moved "K5"'s cable channel position from 5 (SD)/1005 (HD) to 22 (SD)/1022 (HD); Gray later announced that K5 will be replaced with Decades, with its local content moving to KGMB and KHNL. Antenna TV was also relocated to KHNL-DT3, while Grit moved to KHNL-DT4. [751][752]
KHNL 13.2 Antenna TV "K5" (independent)/Hawaii News Now (to become Decades)
13.3 Grit Antenna TV
13.4 New subchannel Grit
February 1 Janesville, Wisconsin (Madison) WIFS 57.1 Independent Ion Life Since losing The CW affiliation to WMTV-DT2 in September 2016, the Byrne Acquisition Group-owned WIFS had been a locally focused independent station. The abrupt move to Ion Life and the addition of Ion Television to a new 9th subchannel is part of Ion Media's new strategy to acquire cable/satellite carriage for Ion Life via primary channel must-carry rules (Ion Television's main channel utilizes the national cable feed for Madison area cable carriage). With the move, some of WIFS' local and syndicated content move to TVW, the MyNetworkTV-affiliated second subchannel of WISC-TV (which had carried Ion Television on its third subchannel). [753]
57.9 New subchannel Ion Television
Spring/Summer (TBD)[specify] Los Angeles, California KCET 28.1 Educational independent PBS On April 25, KCETLink Media Group and the KOCE-TV Foundation announced a planned consolidation of the operations of their respective educational stations in Southern California, KCET and Huntington Beach-based PBS station KOCE-TV, by the end of the first half of 2018. KCET – which dismembered from the service in 2011, due to increasing membership costs – will rejoin PBS as a secondary outlet; however, KOCE will remain the primary PBS member station for the Los Angeles market.

Once the merger is completed, both stations will continue to provide their respective existing programming and multicast services; KOCE will also move its operation from the station's existing facility in Costa Mesa (which would be retained as a secondary facility) to KCET's studios in Burbank.

Fall (TBD)[specify] Chicago, Illinois WCIU-TV 26.1 Independent The CW On April 18, 2019, Weigel Broadcasting signed an agreement with CBS Corporation through which WCIU-TV would take over as The CW's Chicago-area affiliate; WPWR-TV – which had been carrying the network's programming since September 1, 2016, when WGN-TV disaffiliated from The CW to allow additional prime time telecasts of Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Bulls and Blackhawks games rather than diverting select games during that daypart to other local stations (among them, WPWR) as it had been doing since 1999 to adhere with preemption restrictions imposed by The CW and predecessor The WB – will continue to serve as an owned-and-operated station of Fox-run MyNetworkTV (although the station's schedule post-CW disaffiliation may be formatted similar to Fox's other non-Fox-O&O stations, prioritizing syndicated programming during the programming service's designated 7:00–9:00 p.m. time slot, while airing the MyNetworkTV schedule in late prime time or late access). WCIU will move its prime time lineup of syndicated programs (including the freshman Tamron Hall Show) and a WLS-TV-produced 7:00 p.m. newscast to low-power sister station WMEU-CD (channel 48, which is simulcast on WCIU-DT2). [755][756]
Gary, Indiana
Chicago, Illinois
WPWR-TV 50.1 The CW (primary)
MyNetworkTV (secondary)

Subchannel affiliation

Date Market Station Channel Prior affiliation New affiliation Source
January 1 Florence, Alabama (Huntsville-Decatur) WXFL-LD 10.1 Youtoo America NewsNet [733]
Cathedral City, California (Palm Springs) KAKZ-LD 4.4 QVC
Kansas City, Kansas KCKS-LD 25.2 Justice Network
Sublette, Kansas KDGL-LD 23.5 Retro Television Network
Topeka, Kansas WROB-LD 25.2 Justice Network
Wichita, Kansas KCTU-LD 5.4 Opportunity Knocks TV
Baton Rouge, Louisiana WLFT-CD 30.3 HSN
Nashville, Tennessee WJDE-LD 31.4 HSN
Dalton, Georgia (Chattanooga, Tennessee) WDNN-CD 49.3 Retro Television Network
Arlington Heights, Illinois (Chicago) WRJK-LP 22.6 Charge!
January 7 Fresno/Visalia, California KVBC-LP 13.9 My Life TV
January 28 Shaker Heights, Ohio (Cleveland) WOIO 19.2 MeTV MyNetworkTV
(additional secondary affiliation in overnight hours with MeTV remaining primary; shifted from secondary overnight affiliation on WUAB)
[citation needed]
May 1 Fort Wayne, Indiana WISE-TV 33.2 Local Weather Justice Network [747]
May 8 Buffalo, New York WIVB-TV 4.2 Laff Court TV [757]

Station spectrum transitions

Station closures

Station Channel Affiliation Market Date Notes Source
WVTA 41.# PBS Windsor, Vermont TBD[specify] Vermont PBS announced on February 17, 2017 that it will sell the broadcast license for WVTA, which transmits from Mount Ascutney, for $56 million in the FCC spectrum auction. In a statement, the member network said that its other signals will be upgraded to cover the viewing area (southeastern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire) served by WVTA. [758]



Date Name Age Notability Source
January 2 Bob Einstein 76 Actor best known as Super Dave Osborne on Super Dave, Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire, and several other shows; also played Marty Funkhouser on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Larry Middleman on Arrested Development. Also comedy writer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour. Brother of Albert Brooks. [759]
Gene Okerlund 76 Professional wrestling announcer and interviewer for AWA, WWF/WWE and WCW and member of the WWE Hall of Fame. Made a guest appearance on The A-Team and a Mountain Dew commercial. Also appeared in live-action segments of Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling. [760]
Daryl Dragon 76 Musician (Captain & Tennille, The Beach Boys), co-host of The Captain and Tennille Show. [761]
January 3 John Falsey 67 Writer/producer, most noted for work on St. Elsewhere, Northern Exposure, and I'll Fly Away [762]
January 4 Louisa Moritz 72 Cuban-American actress (The Joe Namath Show, Love, American Style, Ironside, One Day at a Time, Chico and the Man, The Rockford Files and The Incredible Hulk) [763]
January 6 W. Morgan Sheppard 86 Actor (Max Headroom, Star Trek, seaQuest DSV) and voice actor (Biker Mice from Mars, Gargoyles, Prep & Landing) [764]
January 9 Verna Bloom 80 Actress (Where Have All the People Gone?, Sarah T. – Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic, Playing for Time) [765]
Stefanos Miltsakakis 60 Greek-American MMA-fighter and actor (Matlock, Eerie, Indiana, Baywatch, Martial Law, Nash Bridges and Cold Case) [766]
January 15 Bill Anagnos 60 American stuntman (TV work includes recurring spots on Banshee, The Sopranos, and Kennedy) [767]
Bradley Bolke 93 American voice actor, known for his role of Chumley Walrusin on Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales [768]
Carol Channing 97 Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, dancer and comedienne (TV work includes several guest spots on What's My Line?, a recurring role on The Love Boat, and the voice of Grandmama on The Addams Family) [769]
January 16 Sam Christensen 70 American casting director [770]
January 17 Barbara Claman 89 American casting director [771]
Anthony Potter 84 American producer and writer [772]
Daniel C. Striepeke 88 American makeup artist (TV work includes several episodes of Planet of the Apes and Mission: Impossible) [773]
January 20 William Swan 90 American actor [774]
January 21 Russell Baker 93 Writer, columnist, and host of Masterpiece Theater [775]
Kaye Ballard 93 American actress, comedienne, and singer, best known as Kaye Buell in The Mothers-in-Law, Angie Pallucci in The Doris Day Show, a regular on both Kraft Music Hall and The Perry Como Show, and a record-setting 50 guest appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. [776]
Steve Bean 58 American comedian and actor [777]
Merwin Goldsmith 81 American actor (Goodtime Girls, Ryan's Hope, Kennedy, Law & Order and The Good Wife) [778]
January 22 Kevin Barnett 32 Comedian, actor and writer (The Carmichael Show, Broad City). Co-creator of Rel. [779]
James Frawley 82 American director and producer (The Monkees, That Girl, Paper Moon, Magnum, P.I., Vengeance Unlimited, Thieves, Judging Amy, Three Moons Over Milford, Ghost Whisperer, Side Order of Life and Grey's Anatomy) [780]
January 25 Fatima Ali 29 Pakistani-born American chef and reality show contestant (Chopped, Top Chef) [781]
Steve Bell 83 News anchor (Good Morning America, World News This Morning, USA Updates, KYW-TV/Philadelphia) and correspondent for ABC News [782]
January 26 Ken Welch 92 American composer, composed music for The Carol Burnett Show [783]
January 27 Erica Yohn 90 Character actress (guest spots on Rhoda, ER, Night Court, Murphy Brown, and Picket Fences) [784]
January 29 James Ingram 66 Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter (appeared as himself in Suburgatory and a participant on Celebrity Duets; his 1983 number-one Billboard Hot 100 single "Baby Come to Me" with Patti Austin was featured in General Hospital) [785]
Fernando Gaitán 58 Colombian screenwriter, producer, television executive, and journalist, whose telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea was adapted into the American dramedy Ugly Betty and the Telemundo remake Betty en NY, of which he served as a consultant on both programs [786]
January 30 Dick Miller 90 Actor (recurring roles on Fame and The Flash) [787]
January 31 Candice Earley 68 American actress best known for her role of Donna Beck in All My Children [788]


Date Name Age Notability Source
February 1 Harold Bergman 99 American actor [789]
Neal James 55 American reality television actor (Call of the Wildman) [790]
Lisa Seagram 82 American actress, acting teacher, and realtor (TV credits include Batman, The Beverly Hillbillies, Bewitched, My Three Sons, My Favorite Martian, The Double Life of Henry Phyfe, Perry Mason, McHale's Navy, Honey West, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. and Burke's Law) [791]
February 3 Kristoff St. John 52 American actor; best known for playing Neil Winters on The Young and the Restless. Also played Adam Marshall on Generations. [792]
Julie Adams 92 Actress (recurring roles on Murder, She Wrote, Capitol, Code Red, and The Jimmy Stewart Show) [793]
February 4 Gary LaPierre 76 News anchor (WBZ-TV/Boston) [794]
February 5 George Klein 83 Host of Talent Party on WHBQ-TV/Memphis [795]
February 7 Albert Finney 82 English actor, producer, and director, who won an Emmy and Golden Globe for his performance as Winston Churchill in The Gathering Storm. Also portrayed Sidney Kentridge in The Biko Inquest, which he co-produced. [796]
February 9 Salvatore Bellomo 67 Belgian professional wrestler; best known for wrestling preliminary matches in the WWF during the 1980s [797]
February 10 Linda Sawyer 57 Television producer, writer and director at ABC, MTV and HBO, freelance production work for programs on VH1 and PBS, and podcaster [798]
Jan-Michael Vincent 74 American film/TV actor, best known for his television roles as Lincoln 'Link' Simmons in the Danger Island segments of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour, Jeffrey Hastings in The Survivors, Byron Henry in The Winds of War, and Stringfellow Hawke in Airwolf [799]
Carmen Argenziano 75 Actor (recurring roles on Stargate SG-1, Booker, L.A. Law, Melrose Place, and The Young and the Restless) [800]
February 12 Pedro Morales 76 Puerto Rican WWE Hall of Fame professional wrestler [801]
February 14 David Horowitz 81 Consumer advocate and television show host, alumnus of KNBC Los Angeles and host of Fight Back! with David Horowitz. [802]
February 16 Jerry Blum 86 American radio executive (most notably GM/president of Atlanta's WQXI and WQXI-FM, 1960-1989) and the inspiration for Gordon Jump's Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson character on WKRP in Cincinnati [803]
Patrick Caddell 68 Pollster and Fox News contributor [804]
Ken Nordine 98 Voice-over artist and poet (TV work includes Sesame Street) [805]
February 17 Perry Wolff 97 News documentary producer for CBS News (several projects, most notably A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy) [806]
February 21 Beverley Owen 81 Actress best known for playing Marilyn Munster in the first thirteen episodes of The Munsters [807]
Peter Tork 77 Bassist/keyboardist/singer for The Monkees and actor on the TV show of the same name [808]
February 22 Clark James Gable 30 Host of Cheaters. Grandson of Clark Gable. [809]
Brody Stevens 48 Actor and comedian (star of Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!, guest spots on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Friday, Premium Blend, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Fox NFL Sunday, Conan, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Burn with Jeff Ross, Kroll Show, The Ben Show, @midnight, and Chelsea Lately) [810]
Morgan Woodward 93 Actor best known as Marvin "Punk" Anderson on Dallas. Also guest spots on several other shows including a record amount of roles as several different characters on Gunsmoke. [811]
February 23 Katherine Helmond 89 American actress best known as Jessica Tate on Soap, Mona Robinson on Who's the Boss?, Doris Sherman on Coach and Lois Whelan on Everybody Loves Raymond. [812]
February 26 Mitzi Hoag 86 American actress (notable for her regular role as Liz Platt in We'll Get By, and recurring roles in Here Come the Brides and The Facts of Life) [813]
Jeraldine Saunders 95 American writer, lecturer, model, and astrologer. Best known as the creator of The Love Boat, (based on her 1974 memoir Love Boats) and whose career as a cruise director was fictionalized in the series as Julie McCoy (played by Lauren Tewes), and the author of "Omarr's Astrological Forecast" (with then-husband Sydney Omarr) [814]
February 27 Nathaniel Taylor 80 Actor best known for playing Rollo Lawson on Sanford and Son [815]
February 28 André Previn 89 German-born American conductor, composer, and musician (conductor/host of Previn & The Pittsburgh, Music director for The Donald O'Connor Show) [816]


Date Name Age Notability Source
March 2 Janice Freeman 33 Singer (contestant on season 13 of The Voice) [817]
March 4 Keith Flint 49 British singer/dancer and member of the Alternative Dance group The Prodigy (TV appearances include MTV Music Video Awards and guest hosting 120 Minutes; his vocals and videos from "Breathe" (a 1997 VMA winner for Viewer's Choice) and "Firestarter" have been used in numerous television programs and commercials) [818]
Luke Perry 52 American actor best known as Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210, a recurring role as Fred Andrews on Riverdale and guest spots on Family Guy, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Will & Grace. [819][820][821]
Ted Lindsay 93 Canadian Hall of Fame ice hockey player (U.S. TV work included color commentary for the NHL on NBC during the 1970s) [822]
Chris Pallies 63 American professional wrestler (better known as King Kong Bundy) and occasional actor (recurring role on Married... with Children, whose lead characters were surnamed Bundy in homage to the wrestler) [823][824]
March 5 Susan Harrison 80 American actress, best known for playing the "Ballerina" in The Twilight Zone episode "Five Characters in Search of an Exit" and the mother of Darva Conger, the winner of Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? [825]
March 7 Dick Beyer 88 Legendary professional wrestler [826]
Marshall Brodien 84 Magician (Wizzo the Wizard on The Bozo Show) [827]
March 9 Jed Allan 84 Actor best known as C.C. Capwell on Santa Barbara, Don Craig on Days of Our Lives, Rush Sanders on Beverly Hills, 90210, Scott Turner on Lassie, Harold Johnson on The Bay, and the host of Celebrity Bowling [828]
March 10 Rex Sorensen 73 American broadcaster, television/radio executive, and real estate developer (owner of the Sorensen Media Group, the parent company of ABC affiliate KTGM and Fox affiliate KEQI-LP Tamuning, Guam) [829]
March 16 Larry DiTillio 79 American TV writer (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Beast Wars: Transformers, Babylon 5) [830]
Richard Erdman 93 American actor (recurring roles on Community, Where's Raymond, The Tab Hunter Show, and Saints and Sinners) [831]
Tom Hatten 92 Host of The Popeye Show and Family Film Festival on KTLA/Los Angeles [832]
March 17 Dick Dale 81 American musician, whose pioneering surf music sound was used in numerous television programs, most notably his signature songs "Pipeline" and "Misirlou"; TV credits include The Ed Sullivan Show [833]
Norman Hollyn 66 TV/film editor (TV work includes episodes of The Equalizer and Wild Palms) [834]
March 20 Jacqueline Rossetti 65 Radio/television personality, broadcaster, and programmer in the Honolulu market (known on air as "Honolulu Skylark"), notably as co-host/emcee for The Merrie Monarch Festival broadcasts and co-founder/host of the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, both during its broadcast tenure on KITV. [835]
Eunetta T. Boone 63 American television writer and producer (One on One, Raven's Home, The Hughleys, Cuts, The Parent 'Hood, My Wife and Kids, Lush Life, Living Single) [836]
March 21 Chris Corley 55 American voice-over artist on MLB Network and numerous TV stations [837]
March 23 Denise DuBarry 63 American actress and producer. Founder and president of Palm Springs Women in Film and Television, and creator of The Broken Glass Awards (Credits include Baa Baa Black Sheep, Days of Our Lives, CHiPs and The Love Boat) [838]
Larry Cohen 77 American director, producer, and writer (creator of Branded, Blue Light, Coronet Blue, Griff, and The Invaders) [839]
March 24 Joseph Pilato 70 Actor (recurring roles on Big Bad Beetleborgs and Digimon) [840]
Nancy Gates 93 American film/television actress (Studio 57, The Millionaire, 77 Sunset Strip, Hawaiian Eye, Tales of Wells Fargo, Wagon Train, Perry Mason, Burke's Law, and The Mod Squad) [841]
March 26 Yoji Harada 46 Japanese tattoo artist and reality show personality (Miami Ink) [842]
March 31 Ermias Asghedom 33 Eritrean American rapper, remixer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor, known by his stage name Nipsey Hussle (appeared in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) [843]


Date Name Age Notability Source
April 9 Charles Van Doren 93 Author whose fraudulent winning streak on the scripted game show Twenty One was a defining moment in the 1950s quiz show scandals and the subject of the film Quiz Show in which he was portrayed by Ralph Fiennes; also appeared on and wrote for Wide Wide World and The Today Show [844]
April 12 Georgia Engel 70 Character actress best-known as Georgette Franklin (Baxter) on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Also starred in Jennifer Slept Here and Goodtime Girls and was the voice of the Snuggle Bear in the Snuggle commercials. [845]
April 17 Chet Coppock 70 Sports anchor/sports director at Chicago stations WSNS-TV, WMAQ-TV, WISH-TV, and WFLD [846]
April 20 Jacqueline Saburido 40 Venezuelan activist and burn survivor who campaigned against drunk driving, after a car crash (while visiting Texas in 1999) that left her with burns on 60% of her body and became the face of an anti-drunk driving campaign (appeared twice on The Oprah Winfrey Show and featured in a Discovery Health documentary on face transplants) [847]
April 21 Steve Golin 64 Oscar and Golden Globe-winning producer, founder of Propaganda Films and Anonymous Content (Executive producer and co-creator of True Detective, Mr. Robot, Catch-22, 13 Reasons Why and The Alienist) [848]
Ken Kercheval 83 American actor, best known for his role as Cliff Barnes on Dallas and its 2012 revival, as well as daytime roles on Search for Tomorrow (as Dr. Nick Hunter #1), The Secret Storm and How to Survive a Marriage [849]
April 23 Jim Dunbar 89 Host of AM San Francisco on KGO-TV, who received several calls from a man claiming to be the Zodiac Killer during an episode in 1969. [850]
April 29 Tom Ellis 86 News anchor at Boston stations WBZ-TV, WHDH, WCVB-TV, and New England Cable News [851]
John Singleton 51 Director, screenwriter and producer (TV work includes Rebel and Snowfall) [852]
Doug Adair 89 News anchor at Cleveland, Ohio stations WJW and WKYC; and Columbus, Ohio station WCMH-TV [853]
April 30 Peter Mayhew 74 English-born American actor, stuntman, author, and businessman, who portrayed Chewbacca in the Star Wars film and television series, as well as appearing as the character on Donny & Marie, Star Wars Holiday Special, The Muppet Show, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Glee [854]


Date Name Age Notability Source
May 2 Chris Reccardi 54 Animator (The Ren & Stimpy Show, Samurai Jack, The Powerpuff Girls) [855]
May 5 Barbara Perry 97 Actress (The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Hathaways, The Donna Reed Show, My Three Sons) [856]
May 6 Kip Niven 73 Actor (Alice, The Waltons, Blind Ambition, Once an Eagle, Emergency!) [857]
May 8 Jim Fowler 87 Zoologist and host of Wild Kingdom [858]
May 9 Allene Roberts 90 Character actress (Adventures of Superman, Dragnet, The Public Defender) [859]
May 11 Pua Magasiva 38 New Zealander actor (Power Rangers Ninja Storm, Power Rangers Dino Thunder) [860]
Peggy Lipton 72 American actress/singer, best known for playing Julie Barnes in The Mod Squad, Norma Jenkins in Twin Peaks, Hadley Larson in Angel Falls, Kelly Foster in Popular, Olivia Reed in Alias, and Susie in Crash. [861]
Harold Lederman 79 Boxing judge and analyst on HBO World Championship Boxing [862]
May 12 Elsa Patton 84 Reality television personality (The Real Housewives of Miami, Havana Elsa) [863]
May 13 Doris Day 97 American actress, singer, and activist, who played Doris Martin in the self-titled The Doris Day Show; other appearances include Doris Day's Best Friends as well as numerous specials and occasional promos for MeTV. [864][865][866]
May 14 Tim Conway 85 Actor best known as Ensign Charles Parker on McHale's Navy and several guest spots (and later a regular) on The Carol Burnett Show. Also recurring roles on SpongeBob SquarePants, Dragons: Riders of Berk, Yes, Dear, Rango, and several versions of The Tim Conway Show. [867]
Tardar Sauce 7 Cat best known as the basis for the Internet meme "Grumpy Cat" (portrayed itself in the TV film Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever in addition to several guest appearances) [868]
May 16 Steve Duemig 64 American golfer and host on The Golf Channel [869]
Ashley Massaro 39 Wrestler (WWE). Also appeared on Survivor: China, guest spots on Smallville and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and the music videos "Throw It on Me" by Timbaland and "Hell Yeah" by Rev Theory. [870]
May 20 Ronnie Virgets 77 Reporter on New Orleans stations WDSU and WWL-TV [871]
May 22 Dick Ellis 69 Journalist at Austin, Texas stations KVUE and KTBC [872]


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