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TV has jumped the shark! Networks and cable are out, Hulu and Netflix are in. That's changing the way television is produced, and how people are watching. Each week on WBEZ's Changing Channels, pop culture critics Leah Pickett, Britt Julious and Alison Cuddy watch TV and talk about its future.

TV has jumped the shark! Networks and cable are out, Hulu and Netflix are in. That's changing the way television is produced, and how people are watching. Each week on WBEZ's Changing Channels, pop culture critics Leah Pickett, Britt Julious and Alison Cuddy watch TV and talk about its future.
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Chicago, IL

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TV has jumped the shark! Networks and cable are out, Hulu and Netflix are in. That's changing the way television is produced, and how people are watching. Each week on WBEZ's Changing Channels, pop culture critics Leah Pickett, Britt Julious and Alison Cuddy watch TV and talk about its future.

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Episodes

Emmy predictions, QI and Food TV

9/19/2013
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Don't miss the Season 1 finale of Changing Channels! Leah, Britt and Alison reveal their favorites to win at the Primetime Emmy Awards this Sunday, and chat with Changing Channels executive producer Andrew Gill (also the co-host of WBEZ's craft beer podcast, Strange Brews) about the evolution of food TV in the age of Anthony Bourdain. Plus, Alison talks to John Mitchinson, original member of the popular British comedy panel series "QI," about what makes the show fun—and which American...

Duration: 00:44:12


Small shows, Lena Waithe and Reality TV on Mars

9/13/2013
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In this episode, Leah, Britt and Alison say never mind the premier series, small is beautiful when it comes to television shows. But are the networks or streaming services making space for shows that carve out the middle ground? Plus Lena Waithe tells us why her show “Twenties” is more than just a black version of “Girls”. And YOUR predictions about the end of “Breaking Bad.” Call in to share your theory at 1-888-915-9922.

Duration: 00:45:40


Easy Abby, Margaret Lyons and the Fall "Season"

9/5/2013
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How do you think Breaking Bad will end? Call our hotline (888) 915-9922 TV climate change! As the Fall TV season approaches, we wonder if the TV season even matters in the age of binge-viewing a full series over the weekend. We ask Vulture's TV Critic Margaret Lyons, will industry forces keep things the same, or is the season model a remnant of the past? And, we chat with Wendy Jo Carlton, writer/director of the hit Chicago-based web series "Easy Abby" about making TV for the web and...

Duration: 00:57:32


Al Jazeera America, Breaking Bad, and TV fansanity

8/21/2013
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Leave Changing Channels a voice mail by calling us on our brand new hotline (888) 915-9922! This week, Al Jazeera America aired its first cable news broadcast to over 45 million homes in the U.S.—which, according to the New York Times, marks the most ambitious American television news venture since the launch of Fox News in 1996. This got us wondering: will Al Jazeera's bold "new TV" format be the way of the future, forever changing traditional news coverage as we know it? Plus, we dive...

Duration: 00:42:52


Sudden death, tweeting TV & female anti-heroes

7/18/2013
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Should the show always go on? Following the death of Glee star Cory Monteith, Leah, Britt, and Allison ask whether a show can and should continue after an unexpected passing of a cast member. Plus, we dive into how Twitter changes the ways in which we interact with shows and reveal our favorite female anti-heroes on TV. Got a favorite female anti-hero of your own to share? Hit us up on Twitter @WBEZ #ChangingChannels.

Duration: 00:32:33