KTLA Picks Up ‘Rivers’ After KCBS Pulls It

KTLA has scheduled Tribune’s “The Joan Rivers Show” for the noon to 1 p.m. slot beginning March 11. The Tribune-owned station acquired the talkshow last week after KCBS-TV, citing low ratings, pulled it from the 3 to 4 p.m. time period.

At KCBS, Rivers faced stiff competition from KABC-TV’s “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and KNBC-TV’s “Donahue.”

KTLA g.m. Steve Bell said he expects the show to perform stronger at noon against soaps and local news. Rivers has performed best where she has gone directly against soaps.

“The show has never had a fair chance in L.A.,” said Bell, who’ll promote the series. “To put it opposite Oprah and Phil is to ask it to fail. If KCBS thought it would do well there, it was foolish.”

More TV

  • Nicki Minaj Stars in Awesome Unaired

    Nicki Minaj Drops Fiery Verse in Awesome Unaired ‘Saturday Night Live’ Parody of Haim

    KTLA has scheduled Tribune’s “The Joan Rivers Show” for the noon to 1 p.m. slot beginning March 11. The Tribune-owned station acquired the talkshow last week after KCBS-TV, citing low ratings, pulled it from the 3 to 4 p.m. time period. At KCBS, Rivers faced stiff competition from KABC-TV’s “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and KNBC-TV’s […]

  • Rachael Taylor, Krysten Ritter, Janet McTeer

    'Jessica Jones' Team on Genre Show's Timeliness, Being Ahead of the Curve on #MeToo

    KTLA has scheduled Tribune’s “The Joan Rivers Show” for the noon to 1 p.m. slot beginning March 11. The Tribune-owned station acquired the talkshow last week after KCBS-TV, citing low ratings, pulled it from the 3 to 4 p.m. time period. At KCBS, Rivers faced stiff competition from KABC-TV’s “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and KNBC-TV’s […]

  • Daniel Palladino, Rachel Brosnahan, Marin Hinkle,

    'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Renewed for Season Three by Amazon (EXCLUSIVE)

    KTLA has scheduled Tribune’s “The Joan Rivers Show” for the noon to 1 p.m. slot beginning March 11. The Tribune-owned station acquired the talkshow last week after KCBS-TV, citing low ratings, pulled it from the 3 to 4 p.m. time period. At KCBS, Rivers faced stiff competition from KABC-TV’s “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and KNBC-TV’s […]

  • 'SNL' Finale: Tina Fey Reprises Sarah

    'Saturday Night Live' Finale: Tina Fey Reprises Sarah Palin Role (Watch)

    KTLA has scheduled Tribune’s “The Joan Rivers Show” for the noon to 1 p.m. slot beginning March 11. The Tribune-owned station acquired the talkshow last week after KCBS-TV, citing low ratings, pulled it from the 3 to 4 p.m. time period. At KCBS, Rivers faced stiff competition from KABC-TV’s “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and KNBC-TV’s […]

  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Tina Fey"

    'Saturday Night Live' Parodies the Royal Wedding Reception (Watch)

    KTLA has scheduled Tribune’s “The Joan Rivers Show” for the noon to 1 p.m. slot beginning March 11. The Tribune-owned station acquired the talkshow last week after KCBS-TV, citing low ratings, pulled it from the 3 to 4 p.m. time period. At KCBS, Rivers faced stiff competition from KABC-TV’s “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and KNBC-TV’s […]

  • SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Tina Fey"

    'Saturday Night Live': Alec Baldwin Returns For Season Finale 'Sopranos' Parody (Watch)

    KTLA has scheduled Tribune’s “The Joan Rivers Show” for the noon to 1 p.m. slot beginning March 11. The Tribune-owned station acquired the talkshow last week after KCBS-TV, citing low ratings, pulled it from the 3 to 4 p.m. time period. At KCBS, Rivers faced stiff competition from KABC-TV’s “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and KNBC-TV’s […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content