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Fall TV preview 2018: Many changes in daytime, local and syndication programs

September 9, 2018

Fall TV preview 2018: Many changes in daytime, local and syndication programs

CLEVELAND, Ohio – WOIO Channel 19 is adding a local daily talk show at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10. Called “Sunnyside Up,” it will feature hosts Julian Glover and Neeha Curtis, along with Jeff Tanchak.

This is just one of many changes this fall with local, daytime and syndication programming at Northeast Ohio stations.

Channel 19 also is adding a new 9:30 a.m. weekday show, “Me Time With Frangela,” produced by Raycom Media, the parent company that owns both CBS affiliate Channel 19 and its sister station, CW affiliate WUAB Channel 43. (CW programming, seen on WBNX Channel 55, moved to Channel 43 on July 16.)

Starring best friends Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton, “Me Time” is described by Raycom as a blend of humor, socially relevant topics and “relatable girlfriend stories and observations.”

Channel 43 has its share of changes, including the addition of “Steve,” the daily talk show starring Steve Harvey, the class of 1974 Glenville High School graduate who grew up in Cleveland. “Steve,” which had been airing on WEWS Channel 5, now airs 4 p.m. Monday-Friday on Channel 43, which also has picked up the new syndicated series “Face the Truth,” a conflict-resolution talk show with host Vivica A. Fox. It airs at 7 and 7:30 a.m. starting Monday, Sept. 10.

Meanwhile, over at ABC affiliate Channel 5, the new seasons of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” (moving from WKYC Channel 3) and “Right This Minute” replace “Steve” in the 3-4 p.m. time slot. Other changes to Channel 5′s daytime lineup starting Monday, Sept. 10: the new season of “Live! With Kelly & Ryan” at 9 a.m., “GMA Day” replacing ABC’s “The Chew” at 1 p.m. And starting Monday, Sept. 17, the second season of “Pickler & Ben” at 10 a.m.

“Pickler and Ben,” a daily lifestyle and entertainment show starring singer and “Dancing With the Stars” champ Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron, is produced by the E.W. Scripps Co., which also owns WEWS.

“The Daily Mail TV,” which was airing on Channel 43, is moving to Fox affiliate WJW Channel 8, which will air it at 2 p.m. The syndicated mix of breaking stories, politics, entertainment news, sports, celebrity headlines and human-interest stories replaces “Crime Watch Daily,” which ceased production.

At NBC affiliate WKYC Channel 3, the daytime changes starting Monday, Sept. 10, are: “Live on Lakeside” expanding to 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (airing noon to 12:30 on Friday with the preceding hour filled by “We The People” and “The Ana Show”); “Wendy Williams” moving from noon to 2 p.m.; and the daily talk show “Sister Circle” replacing “The Doctors” at 2:35 a.m.

New local programming at Cleveland PBS station WVIZ Channel 25 will include: “Blossom Music Center – 50 Years and Counting” (8 and 10:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24), a documentary commemorating the venue’s history; and “Ohio’s Addiction: Roads to Recovery” (9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27), a two-hour collection of documentaries about the state’s opioid epidemic. Segments include contributions from Cincinnati, Columbus, Bowling Green and Cleveland.

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