Buzzr spins into life on KTXH 20.4

Fremantle’s new digital channel Buzzr has launched on Fox-owned stations nationwide, including KTXH 20.4 in Houston.

Here’s a look at the channel’s schedule:

WEEKDAYS (All times Eastern)
6A/6:30A Family Feud
7A/7:30A Tattletales
8A Child’s Play
8:30A Body Language
9A Blockbusters
9:30 Card Sharks
10A/10:30A Match Game
11A/11:30A Family Feud
12P/12:30P Super Password
1P/1:30P Press Your Luck
2P Child’s Play
2:30P Body Language
3P Blockbusters
3:30P Card Sharks
4P/4:30P Match Game
5P/5:30P Family Feud
6P/6:30P Super Password
7P/7:30P Press Your Luck
8P/8:30P Let’s Make a Deal
9P/9:30P Match Game
10P/10:30P Tattletales
11P/11:30P Let’s Make a Deal
12A/12:30A Match Game
1A/1:30A Tattletales
2A-4A “Buzz Til Dawn” (To Tell the Truth/What’s My Line/I’ve Got a Secret)
4A-6A “Buzz Til Dawn” (To Tell the Truth/What’s My Line/I’ve Got a Secret)

Saturday (All times Eastern)
6A/6:30 Family Feud
7A/7:30 Tattletales
8A Child’s Play
8:30 Body Language
9A Blockbusters
9:30 Card Sharks
10A/10:30: Stanley on the Go (E/I)
11A-1P: To Tell the Truth/What’s My Line/I’ve Got a Secret
1P-3P: To Tell the Truth/What’s My Line/I’ve Got a Secret
3P: Child’s Play
3:30: Body Language
4P: Blockbusters
4:30: Card Sharks
5P/5:30: Family Feud
6P Child’s Play
6:30 Body Language
7P: Blockbusters
7:30: Card Sharks
8P-11P: Buzzr Time Machine (5 to 6 shows in a 3 hour span from the same decade)
11P-2A: Buzzr Time Machine (5 to 6 shows in a 3 hour span from the same decade)
2A/2:30A: Family Feud
3A/3:30A: Family Feud
4A/4:30A: Super Password
5A/5:30A: Super Password

Sunday: (all times Eastern)
6A/6:30A: Match Game
7A/7:30A: Match Game
8A/8:30A: Let’s Make a Deal
9A/9:30A: Let’s Make a Deal
10A/10:30A: Dog Tales (E/I)
11A/11:30A: Animal Rescue (E/I)
12P/12:30P: Super Password
1P/1:30P: Super Password
2P/2:30P: Match Game
3P/3:30P: Match Game
4P/4:30P: Family Feud
5P/5:30P: Family Feud
6P/6:30P: Press Your Luck
7P/7:30P: Press Your Luck
8P-11P: Monster Buzz (Monster Garage/Monster Garage/Monster House)
11P-2A: Monster Buzz (Monster Garage/Monster Garage/Monster House)
2A/2:30A: Press Your Luck
3A/3:30A: Press Your Luck
4A/4:30A: Match Game
5A/5:30A: Match Game

TBN’s recipe for Hispanics: merge Smile of a Child into Juce, add Salsa

TBN has shuffled its subchannel lineup, merging Smile of a Child (formerly KETH 14.5) into Juce TV (14.3) to make room for the introduction of its new Hispanic-themed channel Salsa on 14.5.

The new Salsa channel targets English-speaking Hispanics.

Smile of a Child is now seen as a 9-hour block on 14.3, from 5 a.m. until 2 p.m. It continues to broadcast 24/7 on www.smileofachildtv.com.

Waco/Bryan Fox station to split for MyNet

Bryan-College Station’s Fox affiliate, KYLE 28.1, is going to be joining the MyNetworkTV lineup as of July 1 and start targeting the Waco-Temple market in addition to Aggieland.

This would leave the B-CS portion of the extended Waco-Temple-Bryan market without a primary over-the-air Fox affiliate. Sister station KWKT 44.1 airs Fox in the Waco-Temple area.

Post-July 1 plans haven’t been announced, but it’s possible that KYLE will air KWKT’s Fox programming on a subchannel for Aggieland viewers, and KWKT would put KYLE on a subchannel for Waco-area viewers.

Laff sets lineup for Wednesday premiere

Hopefully you’ve gotten your taxes prepared already. In case you’re one of those people who sit down at the last minute to prepare them, the new digital channel Laff (KTRK channel 13.3) will have something to take your mind off your taxes.

The channel launches at 7 a.m. Wednesday with the movie “My Mom’s New Boyfriend”, followed by double runs of Empty Nest and Ellen. Two movies follow, with VIce Versa at 11 a.m. and My Father, The Hero at 1 p.m.

Double runs of Spin City, Ellen (different episodes from the 10 a.m. slot), Grace Under Fire and The Drew Carey Show follow.

Then at 7 p.m., another set of double runs of Spin City and The Drew Carey Show (again, different episodes from earlier). At 9 p.m. is So I Married an Axe Murderer.

A third Drew Carey double run follows at 11 p.m. That will be followed by double runs of Grace Under Fire and Empty Nest, then a movie at 2 a.m., more Empty Nest at 4 a.m., and movies at 5 a.m. and 7 a.m.

Mi Casa Broadcasting links up with Mako

Mi Casa Broadcasting has announced a distribution deal with Mako Communications to put the MCBN signal into 19 markets, including a return to the Houston airwaves.

Mako owns KUVM-LD channel 10 and KUVM-CD channel 34 in the Houston market. No word yet on which channel MCBN will land on.

Fox O&Os to launch classic game show network, Buzzr TV

The Fox owned and operated stations, including KRIV channel 26, will be partnering with Fremantle Media to launch a classic game show network, Buzzr TV, this summer, according to a report at TV NewsCheck.

The network will feature Fremantle’s library of game show content, including Let’s Make a Deal, The Price is Right, Family Feud from the Dawson through O’Hurley years, and many other classic titles.

KTRK makes tax day a LAFF-ing matter

Katz Broadcasting, parent company of diginets Grit and Escape, will be launching a new all-comedy digital subchannel, LAFF, on April 15 on ABC and Scripps-owned stations around the country. Locally, KTRK, ABC13, will carry LAFF on channel 13.3.

The not-dead-yet LiveWell channel will remain in place airing reruns in high definition on ABC-owned stations, including KTRK channel 13.2.

More coverage from Broadcasting & Cable.

(h/t Mike McGuff)

Justice (Network) to be served starting Tuesday

KHOU has started running promos for the new Justice Network, which Gannett stations are picking up across the country.

Fans of Bounce, on 11.2, need not worry about their channel getting bounced. Justice Network will air on a new subchannel, 11.3. The new subchannel hasn’t been provisioned yet, so a rescan will be needed next Tuesday in order for you to be able to receive the new network.

Gannett to serve Justice to subchannel viewers

Gannett is teaming up with veteran TV executives to launch Justice Network, which will air on subchannels of most of its stations nationwide.

Justice Network programming will include series such as, Body of Evidence, Masterminds, The Investigators, Psychic Detectives, I, Detective, LA Forensics, Missing Persons Unit, Murder by the Book, Parco P.I., Locked Up Abroad, Alaska State Troopers, Extreme Evidence, North Mission Road, Haunting Evidence, Over the Limit and Dominick Dunne’s Power Privilege and Justice.

CBS, Weigel to partner for new “Decades” channel

Weigel Broadcasting, the owner of classic TV channel Me-TV, is partnering with CBS to create a new digital channel called “Decades” that will pull from CBS’ library of programming.
The channel will initially find homes on CBS-owned stations including KTVT in Dallas. Weigel will be looking for affiliates in other markets.

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