Good news for daytime TV watchers of CBS (WTSP in Tampa Bay). The network has renewed its entire daytime lineup through the 2013-14 season. Two of the few remaining soap operas, “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless”, will be back as will game shows “The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make a Deal”. “The Talk”, CBS’s answer to ABC’s “The View” will also return for another year of daytime gab and gossip.
WSRQ radio GM Susan Nilon will be the moderator for a debate among candidates for the Sarasota City Commission on Thursday February 7 at the Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon to be held at Michaels On East in Sarasota. Ms. Nilon hosts a daily politically themed talk show at 5:00 p.m. on WSRQ 106.9 FM/1220 AM.
Me-TV, which airs locally as a side channel to WFLA on most cable systems in the Tampa Bay area, has signed with Nielsen to begin audience measurement. Nielsen, also based in Tampa Bay, will begin rating Me-TV (Memorable Entertainment Television Network) later this spring. Me-TV features classic television shows such as “MASH”, “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, “Hawaii 5-0”, “The Brady Bunch”, “Perry Mason”, “I Dream of Jeannie” and “Bewitched” in its lineup. According to www.rbr.com, the network is now on 141 affiliates nationwide.
Me-TV has picked up what TV Land used to do, by showing vintage classic TV shows. TV Land has shifted to airing some new shows like “Hot in Cleveland” and “Happily Divorced” among more recent off-network reruns like “Roseanne” and “The Bill Cosby Show”.