STAY TUNED: Just in the nick of time – TV finds some more heroes
Published 03/09/2014 at 6 p.m.
With all the unrest in international politics; one weather phenomenon after another and all the just plain crazy in the world, it’s easy to understand why superheroes are at the peak of popularity.
STAY TUNED: TV's ripple effect on the national lexicon - QUIZ
Published 03/03/2014 at 5:40 a.m.
Test your popular culture phrase knowledge. The movies have given us a lot of memorable quotes. “Gone With The Wind”: “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” “The Godfather”: “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.” ...
STAY TUNED: Olympic ratings gold for NBC-2
Published 02/20/2014 at 11:45 a.m.
The games started Feb. 6. NBC-2 was the sixth most-watched NBC station in the entire country.
STAY TUNED: Is Jay Leno really done with TV?
Updated 02/14/2014 at 4:59 p.m.
Is Jay Leno really over TV? We have a hunch ...
STAY TUNED: Comcast and NBC put more Olympics in your hands
Published 01/31/2014 at 1:32 p.m.
Read the headline, didn’t you? Thinking they must have paid me off? Actually, for fans of the Olympic Games, this is some impressive news. For Olympic widows and widowers like me, it’s really bad news. You won’t be seeing your ...
STAY TUNED: The new economy of local television
Published 01/27/2014 at 2:25 p.m.
“Dr. Phil,” “Wheel of Fortune,” “Entertainment Tonight” — Syndicated shows cost stations lots of money. The more successful the show is, the higher the cost to the station.
STAY TUNED: CBS has their eye on the prize; reader questions
Published 01/20/2014 at 1:40 p.m.
Most of the top shows on TV are on CBS this year. Why?
STAY TUNED: Binge viewing – Missed shows become obsessive opportunities
Published 01/13/2014 at 4 a.m.
Those full-season sets have me downing series in one long gulp, and I can't seem to get enough of ones like "American Horror Story."
STAY TUNED: Sherlock goes public; landscape to change for 'Homeland'; other reader questions
Published 01/06/2014 at 6 a.m.
If you haven’t seen the season finale of “Homeland,” warning — there are spoilers ahead.
STAY TUNED: Resolutions, Trey Radel and Phil Robertson
Published 12/30/2013 at 3:16 p.m.
Tuesday is New Year's Eve. Just a few years into this century, and we've already survived Black Fridays, the Great Mayan Apocalypse of 2012, government shutdowns and zombies, both televised and the face-eating real-life variety. There's a lot more to ...
STAY TUNED: Here are my 2013 TV disappointments; what about yours?
Published 12/16/2013 at 4 a.m.
Variety has its disappointments over the 2013. I have mine. They don't always match up. Variety recently named its “TV’s 10 biggest disappointments of 2013.” Some of their picks included Fox’s “The Following,” CBS’ “Under The Dome,” BBC One’s “Luther” ...
STAY TUNED: TV book stays, but at a cost
Published 12/09/2013 at 6 a.m.
Jan writes: “I am not too happy that I now pay $28.79 a month for Naples Daily News delivery and now I am asked to pay (if I agree to the ‘opportunity’) an additional $.75 weekly for the TV guide.
STAY TUNED: Fox Business Network's Liz Claman to broadcast from financial leadership conference in Naples
Published 11/11/2013 at 7 a.m.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group will host the sixth annual Global Financial Leadership Conference Nov. 18-20 at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort in Naples.
STAY TUNED: Thursday ripe for shark sightings in Naples
Published 11/04/2013 at 5:35 a.m.
Southwest Florida is no stranger to sharks; ruthless, hungry, aggressive hunters of the deep that are both feared and admired. This week, a different kind of shark invades Naples shores, and while this one may not be deadly, she’s aggressive ...
STAY TUNED: Fall 2013 TV scorecard
Published 10/21/2013 at 7:30 a.m.
Only a month into the new fall season and we already have some big winners and even bigger losers.
STAY TUNED: Comcast has something to Tweet about
Published 10/14/2013 at 9 a.m.
Comcast seems to be making it harder and harder for you to not like them. I’m hearing nothing but positives about X1, the new platform that features four tuners and lots more storage space for your TV programs. If you ...
STAY TUNED: Discovery debuts 'Skunk Ape' series; speed-walking with WINK
Published 10/07/2013 at 8 a.m.
After Tuesday, Southwest Florida may be forever changed in the eyes of the world. Why? The first two episodes of “Skunk Ape” debut on Discovery Channel
STAY TUNED: 'Agents' of change: Did Marvel live up to the hype
Published 09/30/2013 at 6 a.m.
It’s fair to say that “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” was one of the mostly highly anticipated shows of the fall season. It delivered impressive numbers nationwide, 11.9 million total viewers.
OWN to air 'All My Children,' 'One Life to Live'
Published 06/26/2013 at 4:22 p.m.
"All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are returning to TV in July
STAY TUNED: Our national obsessive compulsive disorder
Published 05/06/2013 at 6 a.m.
Whenever I’m fortunate enough to enjoy dinner at home, at a reasonable hour, I like to watch a national news broadcast. NBC, ABC or CBS, at 6:30 p.m.
STAY TUNED: WINK and NBC-2 tweak news sets
Published 04/29/2013 at 5:35 a.m.
Casual viewers of NBC-2 might not have noticed much of a difference this week; a little less clutter on the set; a little brighter, more cheerful.
STAY TUNED: Jennifer Trammell leaves NBC-2; soccer season gets air time
Published 04/22/2013 at 6 a.m.
It’s NBC-2’s loss, but not Southwest Florida’s. Jennifer Trammell has already spent her last weekend behind the anchor desk. But she’s not going anywhere. She’s committed to Naples.
STAY TUNED: The cost of local news
Published 04/08/2013 at 6 a.m.
Lynn writes, “Hi Bill, your column about syndicated shows included a line that I believe could use more exploration. ‘And given the amount of local news produced in this market, we need a lot less syndicated programming.’ I would change ...
STAY TUNED: Will 'The Mentalist' leave us hanging?
Published 04/01/2013 at 6 a.m.
Has "The Mentalist" totally lost its buzz? And other questions on TV this week.
STAY TUNED: Fred Thompson on guns, politics, his new movie and upcoming Naples appearance
Published 03/25/2013 at 6 a.m.
I don’t interview a lot of celebrities. And I get a lot of offers. I consider this column a weekly conversation among Southwest Florida TV lovers. But sometimes an interview comes along that is, for lack of a better word, ...
STAY TUNED: '57 channels and nothin' on'
Published 03/18/2013 at 6 a.m.
The headline may be from a 1992 Bruce Springsteen song, but more than 80 percent of U.S. households have cable or satellite TV, offering hundreds of channels for your viewing pleasure; and for many, there’s still nothin’ on.
STAY TUNED: The remarkable staying power of Andy Griffith
Published 03/11/2013 at 6:02 a.m.
Andy Griffith might have passed on to that great fishing hole in the sky last year, but when it comes to syndication, a couple of his shows have a staying power rarely seen.
STAY TUNED: Clinton Kelly comes to Coastland Center mall March 16
Published 03/04/2013 at 6 a.m.
Are you a fan of TLC’s “What Not To Wear?” Then mark your calendars for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16.
STAY TUNED: New PBS doc examines a miserable fate for African's elephants
Published 02/25/2013 at 6 a.m.
Wednesday night brings a must-see to PBS in the form of a new National Geographic special titled “Battle for the Elephants.”
STAY TUNED: 'Old-time radio' broadcaster writes the book from Estero
Published 02/18/2013 at 5:10 a.m.
You and I spend a lot of time talking about ratings. It can make or break a broadcaster. It's the reason we enjoy the radio and television programs available to us; and it's often the reason for the absence of ...
STAY TUNED: How do the two services rate? Ever-expanding TMZ
Published 02/11/2013 at 6 a.m.
So why can't we get a thorough accounting of TV ratings to find out who is No. 1? And other mysteries of the universe, answered by TV columnist Bill Green
STAY TUNED: Fox-4 gets a new VP; block programming annoys reader
Published 01/21/2013 at 6 a.m.
There’s a new guy in charge at Fox-4 Charles Henrich, Jr. has been named vice president and general manager for WFTX, according to an announcement from Chris Protzman, Journal Broadcast Group senior vice president. “Charlie brings a deep background of ...
STAY TUNED: Reader questions on 'Fringe,' 'Major Crimes,' and more
Published 01/14/2013 at 6 a.m.
A couple of columns back I shared a news release from Waterman Broadcasting (which operates NBC 2 and ABC 7) concerning its ratings victories and improvements, based on Nielsen Media Research numbers (if you missed it, you can read that ...
STAY TUNED: A new year brings new TV shows; and reader questions
Published 01/07/2013 at 6 a.m.
I love my readers. I love their questions and insights, so this week we're dedicating the majority of the column to reader questions.
STAY TUNED: Fox 4 goes HD; NBC 2 wins gold again
Published 12/31/2012 at 5 a.m.
Big news over at Fox 4: The station's newscasts are now being broadcast in HD. While this is a much needed improvement for the station, I must admit that the new HD signal brings out a lot of flaws in ...
STAY TUNED: Stations reinvest in infrastructure
Published 12/22/2012 at 6 a.m.
"It's the cost of doing business," say Waterman Broadcasting executives. But the public will appreciate the time and money spent.
STAY TUNED: Reader comments, soap news and CNN rumors
Published 12/17/2012 at 6 a.m.
We start things off with reader comments. In last week's column, we discussed Fox 4's new show, "Paradise TV," which airs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. M. Boyd of Marco Island writes: "I never write like this but TV people who ...
STAY TUNED: New Fox 4 show highlights our slice of Paradise
Published 12/10/2012 at 6 a.m.
It’s 7:30 p.m., Wednesday night. You tune in to Fox 4 expecting to see “The Simpsons;” same as every other weeknight. But wait. That’s not Homer. It’s “The Morning Blend’s” Bill Wood. “Paradise TV” is the brainchild of Brent Struense, ...
STAY TUNED: 'Leverage,' TV Land comedies return this week
Published 11/26/2012 at 4 a.m.
Many of your favorite networks shows — "Revenge," "Revolution," and the like — bowing out for their winter break for the next few weeks, it's time to take a look at what will keep us entertained over this holiday season.
STAY TUNED: Marco Soapfest cleans up with impressive array of stars
Published 11/05/2012 at 4 a.m.
Soapfest is bubbling over with talent on Marco this weekend. With only four daytime soaps on the air today — "The Young and the Restless," "The Bold and the Beautiful," "General Hospital" and "Days of Our Lives" — one might ...
STAY TUNED: Good news for the living and the 'Dead'
Published 10/29/2012 at 5 a.m.
"Walking Dead" is walking tall this week. After months of being blacked out, AMC and hit shows like "Breaking Bad," "The Walking Dead" and "Mad Med" are coming back on DISH Network. The new deal is a win for viewers, ...
STAY TUNED: Sports FM radio comes here; more on improving your sound
Published 10/22/2012 at 5 a.m.
Beasley Broadcast Group of Southwest Florida hopes to add to its audience with some recent moves related to the local ESPN sports programming.
STAY TUNED: You update your cell phone and computer, why not the TV?
Published 10/13/2012 at midnight
Mary, on Marco Island, writes: "I just finished reading your column — thanks for the insights. My question is: On some of the shows we watch, the sound goes up and down and the voices seem to be muffled. Our ...
STAY TUNED: My fall TV report card
Published 10/06/2012 at midnight
In the immortal words of Jerry Reed, we have a long way to go and a short time to get there. And this TV bandit is eastbound and down. Spoiler alert: If you've recorded recent episodes of "Revenge," or "Once ...
STAY TUNED: Southwest Florida holiday visitor Elvis Duran is enduring radio legend; Amy Wegmann returns
Published 09/29/2012 at midnight
When Elvis Duran takes time to talk with you, it's sincere and thorough, as Stay Turned columnist Bill Green finds out.
STAY TUNED: 'New Normal' not normal, say some viewers
Published 09/22/2012 at midnight
This month has seen a wake of protest and tragedy over a movie trailer posted on YouTube that some in the Muslim community find offensive. Many of the comments I've read support the filmmaker's freedom of speech in posting the ...
STAY TUNED: Is this show the 'New Normal,' or will it trigger a 'Revolution'?
Published 09/15/2012 at 4 a.m.
The new fall shows are starting to trickle in and I'm like a kid in a candy shop. I recently sampled my first new series and I must say we're off to a good start. My curiosity was piqued after ...
STAY TUNED: Kirk Cameron: On faith, those gay comments, childhood stardom and a visit to Naples
Published 09/07/2012 at 3 p.m.
The actor best known as Mike Seaver "Growing Pain" is visiting Naples on Sept. 16.
STAY TUNED: Fox News' Bret Baier Part time Naples resident, full time news hound
Published 08/25/2012 at midnight
Fox News' Bret Baier sees the politicl conventions as the real beginning of the presidential race. The "Special Report" anchor will be front and center for both conventions, and he's spent his whole life getting ready for it. The part-time ...
STAY TUNED: The syndication shuffle, Fox 4's Amy Wegmann and reader comments
Published 08/18/2012 at midnight
Fall is like Christmas for TV lovers. After the parched desert earth that is summer network television — I'm talking to you "Bachelor Pad" and "Wipeout" — it's nice to see something new on television. Not that summer's all bad. ...