WCBS-TV downs ‘Browne,’ replaces it with ‘Squares’

Eye net awaits new K-W skein 'Curtis'

WCBS-TV New York has canceled the anemically rated “Dr. Joy Browne” daily hour at 3 p.m. and replaced it with a second run of “Hollywood Squares.”

King World, a sister company of WCBS, distributes “Browne” and “Squares,” and also the long-running “Inside Edition,” which the station will shift from the graveyard timeslot of 2:30 a.m. to the much higher visibility 3:30 p.m. In exchange for the desirable upgrade, a WCBS spokeswoman said King World has promised to produce more New York-oriented stories for placement on “Inside.”

‘Court’ coming

Sources said “Squares” and “Inside” will serve as time-period place holders until another King World series, the hourlong “Curtis Court,” makes its debut this September on WCBS.

The CBS-owned TV station in Chicago, WBBM, has also canceled “Browne” as of March 27. Although King World has made no formal announcement about the fate of “Browne,” sources say the show will not be back for a sophomore season because it has underachieved in the Nielsens ever since it premiered in September 1999.

More TV

  • 'Saturday Night Live' Parodies Amazon's Search

    'Saturday Night Live' Parodies Amazon's Search for a Headquarters Home (Watch)

    WCBS-TV New York has canceled the anemically rated “Dr. Joy Browne” daily hour at 3 p.m. and replaced it with a second run of “Hollywood Squares.” King World, a sister company of WCBS, distributes “Browne” and “Squares,” and also the long-running “Inside Edition,” which the station will shift from the graveyard timeslot of 2:30 a.m. […]

  • Jessica Chastain Hosts 'SNL' With Important

    Jessica Chastain Hosts 'Saturday Night Live' With Important Message for Women on the Eve of the 2nd Annual Women's March (Watch)

    WCBS-TV New York has canceled the anemically rated “Dr. Joy Browne” daily hour at 3 p.m. and replaced it with a second run of “Hollywood Squares.” King World, a sister company of WCBS, distributes “Browne” and “Squares,” and also the long-running “Inside Edition,” which the station will shift from the graveyard timeslot of 2:30 a.m. […]

  • Fisher Stevens, Ross Kauffman Team for

    Fisher Stevens, Ross Kauffman Team for Discovery Documentary 'Taken By the Tiger'

    WCBS-TV New York has canceled the anemically rated “Dr. Joy Browne” daily hour at 3 p.m. and replaced it with a second run of “Hollywood Squares.” King World, a sister company of WCBS, distributes “Browne” and “Squares,” and also the long-running “Inside Edition,” which the station will shift from the graveyard timeslot of 2:30 a.m. […]

  • Peter Dinklage Thinks It's 'the Perfect

    Peter Dinklage on Why It's 'the Perfect Time' to End 'Game of Thrones'

    WCBS-TV New York has canceled the anemically rated “Dr. Joy Browne” daily hour at 3 p.m. and replaced it with a second run of “Hollywood Squares.” King World, a sister company of WCBS, distributes “Browne” and “Squares,” and also the long-running “Inside Edition,” which the station will shift from the graveyard timeslot of 2:30 a.m. […]

  • NBCUniversal Content Studio Plucks Peacock TV

    NBCUniversal Content Studio Plucks Peacock TV Talent for Branded Video

    WCBS-TV New York has canceled the anemically rated “Dr. Joy Browne” daily hour at 3 p.m. and replaced it with a second run of “Hollywood Squares.” King World, a sister company of WCBS, distributes “Browne” and “Squares,” and also the long-running “Inside Edition,” which the station will shift from the graveyard timeslot of 2:30 a.m. […]

  • Paul Bettany2017 Lincoln Center Corporate Fund

    'The Crown': Paul Bettany in Talks to Play Prince Philip

    WCBS-TV New York has canceled the anemically rated “Dr. Joy Browne” daily hour at 3 p.m. and replaced it with a second run of “Hollywood Squares.” King World, a sister company of WCBS, distributes “Browne” and “Squares,” and also the long-running “Inside Edition,” which the station will shift from the graveyard timeslot of 2:30 a.m. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content