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November 14, 2011 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
NBC released its midseason schedule for 2012, and missing from it are "Community" and "Prime Suspect. " Both ratings-starved but critically praised series have been pulled from the schedule. A spokesman from NBC has told me that "Prime Suspect" "is still under consideration but nothing definitive has been decided. " It's doubtful the show will be picked up for the rest of the season, despite the fact it's getting better each week. NBC will likely air the initial 13 episodes and then say good-bye.
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October 2, 2013 | By Courtney Jacquin @courtneyjacquin and RedEye
Chicago has two losers to route for this fall, and no they're not baseball teams. "The Biggest Loser" is returning to Tuesday nights starting Oct. 8, and two Chicagoans are looking to get their second chance on the show. Tanya Winfield, 41, of Plainfield and Bobby Saleem, 28, of Chicago are both on the show this season, looking to make a permanent change. Season 15's theme is second chances, with each contestant using the show as an opportunity to start over more than ever before.
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June 12, 2012 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
NBC's "The Biggest Loser" has launched a 13-city search to find new contestants for the reality series' 14th season, and casting directors are coming to Chicago June 23. They're looking for people who need to lose at least 85 pounds, are charismatic and "have the desire to change their lives forever. " Just in case you haven't seen the show, contestants work hard with trainers Dolvett Quince (left above) and Bob Harper (right) to lose weight while competing for a grand prize of $250,000.
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April 20, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Wheeling resident Danni Allen lost 121 pounds to win Season 14 of NBC's weight-loss competition reality show "The Biggest Loser. " On May 4, the series' nationwide search for potential new contestants hits Chicago. Casting director Randy Bernstein will conduct auditions from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Planet Fitness, 3120 N. Pulaski Road. Allen won't be at the auditions, but past contestants such as Wheaton residents Jerry and Estella Hayes will be there to cheer on hopefuls. Season 14 runner-up Jeff Nichols and his girlfriend/"Loser" teammate Francelino Morillo also will join Bernstein in...
NEWS
October 2, 2013 | By Courtney Jacquin @courtneyjacquin and RedEye
Chicago has two losers to route for this fall, and no they're not baseball teams. "The Biggest Loser" is returning to Tuesday nights starting Oct. 8, and two Chicagoans are looking to get their second chance on the show. Tanya Winfield, 41, of Plainfield and Bobby Saleem, 28, of Chicago are both on the show this season, looking to make a permanent change. Season 15's theme is second chances, with each contestant using the show as an opportunity to start over more than ever before.
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May 31, 2012 | By Samantha Nelson and For RedEye
EAT GET CRACKING Chicago Cut Steakhouse 300 N. LaSalle St. 312-329-1800 Chow down for charity at the Kickoff Lobster Boil. The benefit forChildren's Memorial Hospitalincludes clams, mussels, chorizo sausage, corn, wine and champagne served on the patio with a view of the Chicago River. $50. 2-5 p.m. Sunday. RSVP recommended. DRINK FUN WITH FACIAL HAIR Casey Moran's 3660 N. Clark St. 773-755-4444 Show off your 'stache - real or fake - along with 2,000 other people at The Mustache Crawl.
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October 30, 2012 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
It looks like "Community" will be back Feb. 7, but nothing is a certainty when it comes to NBC and this show. The network seems to be treating it like a bastard stepchild. On Tuesday, the network announced its midseason premiere dates for three new series and new days/times for some returning shows. Here's the rundown: The Bill Pullman presidential sitcom "1600 Penn" premieres at 8:30 p.m. CT Jan. 7. The mystery "Deception," which was formerly titled "Infamous" and stars Meagan Good and Victor Garber, will debut at 9 p.m. Jan. 7. The new Eva...
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June 21, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
NBC announced its fall 2013 premiere dates for new and returning series Friday, including an hourlong Season 6 premiere of "Parks and Recreation" filmed in London followed by back-to-back episodes of the new sitcom "Michael J. Fox Show. " Both shows will debut on Sept. 26. In his new series, Fox stars as a father and husband returning to work as a news reporter in New York after a brief leave of absence to get his Parkinson's under control. Fox lives with the disease. The two-hour premiere of "The Voice" on Sept.
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October 7, 2012 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson needs a hero. Actually, he needs a roster of people who think they can be heroes for his upcoming TNT reality competition series "The Hero. " Casting producers for Electus and 5x5 Media are coming to Chicago Oct. 20 to interview possible competitors for the series, which will put 10 "ordinary people" in a house in an exotic location and assign them "missions that will test their brains, their brawn and even their morality. " I'm not quite clear on what this means--will they be asked to save each others' lives?
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2011 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
NBC released its midseason schedule for 2012, and missing from it are "Community" and "Prime Suspect. " Both ratings-starved but critically praised series have been pulled from the schedule. A spokesman from NBC has told me that "Prime Suspect" "is still under consideration but nothing definitive has been decided. " It's doubtful the show will be picked up for the rest of the season, despite the fact it's getting better each week. NBC will likely air the initial 13 episodes and then say good-bye.
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