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Talk Shows
Queen Latifah Show Award-winning singer-songwriter Queen Lafita hosts a multi-topic show featuring celebrities, human interest stories musical performances and Queen Latifa's take on pop culture. Queen Latifa will sometimes venture out of the studio and into communities across the country to share compelling stories, celebrate exceptional individuals and deliver life-changing surprises.
Dr. Phil: Dr. Phil uses the power of television to tell compelling stories about real people with a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems, stripping away the shame and embarrassment that often keeps people from seeking help. Many viewers, for the first time in their lives, develop an understanding of problems experienced by their families and themselves and, in the comfort of their homes, experience the hope and possibility of change. With a strong commitment to research and the assistance of leading scholars and behavioral scientists, Dr. Phil educates viewers about state-of-the-art and evidence-based treatment options for many of the most challenging problems faced by individuals, couples and families. His unique dedication to families and children is legend to the millions of people around the world who watch his show and read his books.
The Doctors This groundbreaking show, launched in 2008, does for health care what Dr. Phil has done for psychology – provides frank discussions in a fascinating, off-the-cuff manner. Expect these experts to weigh in on compelling guest issues and dispense valuable information about health topics du jour. Debating everything from the benefits of plastic surgery to the controversy surrounding autism and vaccines, this medical dream team is the go-to source for information on the latest scientific breakthroughs. The show highlights on-set medical procedures – either in front of the studio audience or backstage in the exam room. The Doctors airs five days a week and is brought to you by the same team behind Dr. Phil.
Court Shows
Judge Mathis: Judge Mathis has a full docket of cases that will engage and excite viewers from coast to coast. Inspired by Judge Greg Mathis' own gang-to-gavel story, Judge Mathis is a reality-based court show presided over by former Detroit-area District Court Judge Greg Mathis whose decisions are legal and binding. The hallmark of Judge Mathis is the judge himself as he combines a refreshing mix of social commentary, humor, and humanity. His use of the bench to provide resolution and counseling to litigants before him during each hour-long episode has catapulted Judge Mathis to the forefront of a national dialogue about real issues facing contemporary society.
People’s Court: Former Florida prosecutor and judge Marilyn Milian decides actual small-claims court cases every day on the People's Court. Participants and onlookers are interviewed, and viewers are polled on the cases via a Web site. Judge Marilyn Milian has presided over the People's Court since 2001.
Supreme Justice with Judge Karen: Judge Karen Mills-Francis, former Miami-Dade Country Court judge and a criminal defense attorney in Miami, presides over real small claims court cases. An advocate for the rights of families and children, Judge Karen is no stranger to TV having presided over two previous court shows, Judge Karen and Judge Karen's Court.
Comedy Shows
Rules of Engagement: Rules of Engagement is a comedy about the different phases of male/female relationships, as seen through the eyes of an engaged couple, Adam and Jennifer; a long-time married pair, Jeff and Audrey; a single guy on the prowl, Russell; and his office assistant, Timmy. As they find out, the often confusing stages of a relationship can seem like being on a roller coaster: people can describe them to you, but to really know what it's like, you have to take a ride for yourself.
Modern Family: Jay Pritchett is head of a large and unconventional family. In his second marriage, Jay tries to adapt to life with the same passion as his gorgeous young wife Gloria, which is matched by her precocious 12-year-old son, Manny. Jay's grown daughter, Claire, and her husband, Phil, are the proud parents of three kids with whom they want that open, healthy, honest relationship. Their teenage daughter, Haley, is growing up a little fast; middle daughter, Alex, is too-smart-for-her-own-good; and their son, Luke, is a scatterbrained boy. Phil is just a big kid himself with good intentions. Claire is the anchor, trying her best to run a tight ship and determined not to let her kids have the rebellious childhood she had. Claire's brother and Jay's grown son, Mitchell, is busy raising an adopted daughter, Lily, with his long term partner, Cameron. Cameron has a wonderfully big personality and flare for the dramatic, while Mitchell is more buttoned-down.
The Middle: The Middle features the Hecks, a middle income family of five, living in the fictional town Midwest of Orson, Indiana. Together they experience many of the triumphs and tribulations of most working class families. Wife and mother, Frankie Heck, is an expressive under-performing salesperson at a used-car dealership and later a dental student. Her stoic husband Mike is the stabilizing influence in the family who manages a local quarry. They have three children: oldest son Axl, an under-motivated and cynical teenager, who does well in sports but not in academics; daughter Sue, an enthusiastic young teen, but chronically unsuccessful and socially awkward; and their youngest son Brick, an intelligent but introverted compulsive reader with behavioral problems and ongoing quirks.
Roseanne: Starring Roseanne Barr, Roseanne, centers around the Conners, an American working-class family in Illinois struggling to get by on a limited household income. Leading the family is the outspoken matriarch Roseanne, married to husband Dan. Together they have three children Becky, Darlene and D.J. Amidst the humor, Roseanne does tackle some provocative issues like alcoholism, drug abuse, obesity, and domestic violence.
Big Bang Theory: Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists, the kind of "beautiful minds" that understand how the universe works. But none of that genius helps them interact with people. Sheldon, Leonard's roommate, is quite content spending his nights playing Klingon Boggle with their socially dysfunctional friends, fellow CalTech scientists Wolowitz and Koothrappali. However, Leonard sees in Penny, their free-spirited next door neighbor, a whole new universe of possibilities...including love.
Mr. Box Office: Created and written by Byron Allen and Scott Satin, Mr. Box Office centers on actor Marcus Jackson (Bill Belamy), one of the biggest movie stars in the world who, after pushing a paparazzi, finds himself having to put his film career on hold, while relegated to a long-term community service stint teaching underprivileged high school kids in South Central. The show also stars Saturday Night Live alums Tim Meadows and Jon Lovitz, Vivica A. Fox, former NBA star/actor Rick Fox, Keshia Knight Pulliam of The Cosby Show and Gary Busey.
House of Payne: House of Payne is a hit comedy series about a multi-generational, working class family who experiences all of life's struggles with faith, love and most importantly humor. Pops, the uncle and head of the household, has his life and home turned upside down when an unexpected event forces his nephew, CJ, and CJ's kids to move into the house, putting three generations under one roof. This chaotic living situation takes its toll on cranky Pops, who is reluctant to have his routine disturbed. Tyler Perry's House of Payne tackles real life issues with very funny humor.
Meet the Browns: Meet the Browns is another successful sitcom created and produced by playwright, director, and producer Tyler Perry. The show revolves around a senior family living under one roof in Decatur, Georgia led by patriarch Mr. Brown and his daughter Cora Simmons. The show is based on Perry's play and film of the same name and stars David and Tamela Mann, who starred in the earlier stage play and motion picture.
Til Death Til Death is a hilarious sitcom which originally aired from 2006 to 2010. Created by husband-and-wife team Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, Til Death focuses on Eddie and Joy Stark (Brad Garrett and Joely Fisher), a couple married for 23 years who live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
First Family: The hit comedy First Family showcases a literal who's who of television royalty. Christopher B. Duncan (Jamie Foxx Show) plays the President of the United States, with Kellita Smith (Bernie Mac Show) as the First Lady. The series follows the day-to-day on-goings of the President's frenetic life inside the White House managing kids, bickering relatives and yes, the entire country. First Family also stars the hysterical John Witherspoon ("The Wayan's Brothers") and music icon Gladys Knight as the President's parents.
Reality Shows
Cops Reloaded: Cops Reloaded showcases re-edited episodes of television's popular reality program, Cops, featuring fast-paced, action-packed scenes of the original series' most memorable criminals, car chases and moments.
Dog the Bounty Hunter: Dog the Bounty Hunter follows the adventures of the greatest bounty hunter in the world, Duane "Dog" Chapman. Dog has made more than 6,000 captures in his career. This highly intense, charismatic ex-con and born-again Christian is the king of the comebacks. This modern-day hero once served time in a Texas prison. "I am what rehabilitation stands for," Dog says. Now on the right side of the law, Dog is tireless in his efforts to bring in the bad guys and encourage them to turn their lives around. Over the years, the list of fugitives Dog claims to have either helped catch or single-handedly brought to justice reads like a who's who of America's most wanted, including high-profile rapist and Max Factor heir, Andrew Luster.
CBS 58 News at 9 on WMLW: he CBS 58 News at 9 on WMLW gives viewers the top news stories of the day including breaking news and First Alert Weather.
Racine and Me: Hosted by CBS 58 News anchor Jessica Tighe, Racine & Me is a half-hour program devoted to various topics of interest to Racine-area residents
Badger Sports Report: Badger Sports Report is a weekly recap of the Wisconsin Badgers Football and Men's Basketball teams with head coaches Gary Anderson and Bo Ryan and hosted by the "Voice of the Badgers" Matt Lepay. In 2005, Badgers Sports Report won the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Best Sports Reporting Award.
Omg! Insider: omg! Insider is a tabloid television news program that covers entertainment events, celebrities and anything that generates social media buzz. A spinoff of Entertainment Tonight, omg! Insider started as a popular segment that took viewers behind closed doors and gave them inside information. Since becoming a separate program, it's gone through several versions including its current format of covering the day's entertainment headlines.
Inside Edition: CBS Television Distribution's Inside Edition is one of television's longest-running, top-rated and most-honored syndicated newsmagazine shows. Anchored by veteran newswoman Deborah Norville since 1995, and backed by a dedicated staff of correspondents and producers, the daily news magazine has built its enduring success by presenting a compelling mix of hard-hitting investigations, exclusive newsmaker interviews and incisive human-interest stories, as well as celebrity and pop culture features.
First Business: First Business is a nationally syndicated financial news and analysis show, produced by First Business Network LLC, a subsidiary of Weigel Broadcasting. Anchor Angela Miles, Reporters Chuck Coppola, Bill Moller, and Executive Producer Harvey Moshman bring viewers commentary from the floors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and the Chicago Board Options Exchange, as well as from their studios in Chicago's West Loop. The program covers the financial and economic markets including equities, futures, options, commodities, foreign exchange and geo-political news
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: This hard-hitting and emotional series from NBC's Law & Order brand chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes. Dedicated Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), a seasoned veteran of the unit who has seen it all, heads up the department with empathy and professionalism, all the while dealing with her difficult past - as a product of rape and a witness to her mother's grief, she can personally relate to each victim she tries to help. Captain Donald Cragen, (Dann Florek), oversees the unit with a tough but supportive approach. Sergeant John Munch, (Richard Belzer), lends his acerbic wit, conspiracy theories and street-honed investigative skills to the team. Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola (Ice-T) adds a unique sense of humor and undercover investigative experience, making him a formidable match for any partner. Detectives Nick Amaro (Danny Pino) and Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish), bring their own talents and style of investigation to the team while learning the ropes from senior detectives.
CSI Miami: Inspired by the top-rated CBS series, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI Miami is a drama that follows a South Florida team of forensic investigators who use both cutting-edge scientific methods and old-fashioned police work to solve crimes. Horatio Caine, a former homicide detective, heads a group of investigators who work crimes amid the steamy tropical surroundings and cultural crossroads of Miami. His team includes Calleigh Duquesne, a bilingual Southern beauty with a specialty in ballistics; Eric Delko, an underwater recovery expert who knows all the twists and turns of the Florida waterways; and Ryan Wolfe, a former patrol officer who specializes in blood and trace evidence. Together, these investigators collect and analyze the evidence to solve the crimes and to avenge those who cannot speak for themselves - the victims.
Republic of Doyle: A Canadian comedy-drama set in St. John's, Newfoundland, Republic of Doyle is about Malachy and Jake Doyle, a father and son who partner as private investigators. Their cases involve them in all sorts of dealings that are not always on the right side of the law.
Cold Case Files: As indicated by its title, Cold Case Files is devoted to unsolved mysteries and murders, reopened and reinvestigated by real-life forensics detectives. The "files" run the coast-to-coast gamut from a rash of murders in Florida's swampland to the "Zodiac" killings in California.
Leverage: The Leverage crew is led by former insurance investigator turned thief, Nate Ford (Timothy Hutton). His cohorts include Sophie Devereaux (Gina Bellman), a brilliant grifter; Eliot Spencer (Christian Kane), a retrieval specialist; Alec Hardison (Aldis Hodge), a gadget and technology wizard; and Parker (Beth Riesgraf), a slightly off-center thief adept at rappelling off buildings. These former crooks ban together to solve the toughest of crimes.
Criminal Minds: Criminal Minds revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU who returns to help the team solve new cases. The team is lead by Special Agent Aaron Hotchner, a strong profiler who is able to gain people's trust and unlock their secrets. Other members include Emily Prentiss, a former Interpol agent and daughter of high-powered diplomats whose past life has caught up with her, Special Agent Derek Morgan, an expert on obsessional crimes; Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid, a classically misunderstood genius, Jennifer "J.J." Jareau, the team's confident unit liaison and Penelope Garcia, a computer wizard who helps research the cases. Each member of the team brings his or her own area of expertise to the table as they pinpoint predators' motivations and identify their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them.
Game Shows
Cash Cab: See unassuming people enter the Cash Cab as simple passengers taking a normal taxi ride, only to be shocked when they discover that they're instant contestants on an innovative game show! Ben Bailey, the host and driver of Cash Cab, then offers them the following proposition: the Cash Cab will drive you all the way to your destination and ask you general knowledge questions along the way. A correct answer can earn the player cash and an incorrect answer could land riders out on the street!
Millionaire: Hosted by comedian and actor, Cedric the Entertainer, Millionaire continues to challenge both players in the hot seat and viewers alike. Contestants do their best to answer a series of trivia questions with escalating cash prizes. Do you have what it takes to be in the hot seat?
Jeopardy!: Since its 1984 syndication debut, Jeopardy! has been honored with 30 Daytime Emmy Awards, more than any other syndicated game show. Thirteen Emmys have been awarded for Outstanding Game Show/Audience Participation and Alex Trebek has won five Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host and was most recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Prominent personalities who have presented special clues for Jeopardy! have included vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Morgan Freeman, Adam Sandler, Edward Albee, Glenn Close, Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour, Anderson Cooper, Dr. Oz, Charles Barkley, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Al Franken, Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Jerry Seinfeld, Joe Torre, Andrew Lloyd Webber and a host of Nobel laureates.
Green Screen Adventures:reen Screen Adventures is the award-winning show where kid writers can see their stories come alive! Young writers send their stories to the gang at Green Screen Adventures and the best stories are acted out for the viewers at home.
Sports Stars of Tomorrow: Sports Stars of Tomorrow is a United States nationally-syndicated, sports show about high school and college athletics. Hosted by legendary broadcaster Pat Summerall, the show takes its viewers across the country in search of the brightest young stars in sports. The show provides in-depth feature stories about the top prep athletes in the country, getting an "off the field" look at the athletes. Sports Stars of Tomorrow is the only high-school sports program in national syndication and you can see it here on WMLW!
Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures: Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures takes viewers on exciting journeys to learn about animals and the places they live.
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild: Jack Hanna's Into the Wild takes viewers on excursions around the world through the eyes of America's most beloved animal adventurer and his family. More than just a collection of animal escapades, Jack Hanna's Into the Wild provides insight into the protection and conservation of some of our planet's most precious and endangered species. Jack Hanna's Into the Wild is unscripted and action packed! It takes you on a raucous ride, leaving you with a renewed appreciation for all creatures, great and small.
Animal Atlas: This educational and informative television series travels the globe to meet every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding. Viewers learn about their lives, their history, and the adaptations that have allowed them to survive and thrive. But best of all, we meet them face to face, whether ape or giant lizard, shark or tiger, or any other amazing animal from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Antarctica, the oceans, and everywhere in between. Young viewers will love to learn about animals in this heartwarming, invigorating, and wildly entertaining show. Just spin the globe! Anywhere and everywhere animals live, you'll find Animal Atlas!



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