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23.5 Degrees with Sam Champion
« on: January 13, 2016, 03:49:35 PM »
Sam Champion's new evening show now has a name: 23.5 Degrees. It's a reference to the angle of the tilt of the Earth. The show will debut in Feburary, but a timeslot is not yet known. It will be shot in both NYC and Atlanta, featuring multiple interviews that are each 10-15 minutes long. Also mentioned in the article: more on his week back at GMA, and some more about AMHQ.

http://nypost.com/2016/01/13/sam-champions-exclusive-peek-at-new-weather-channel-show/

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Re: 23.5 Degrees with Sam Champion
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2016, 12:37:56 PM »
I got two bulletin announcements today about a schedule change..

@TWCProgramming: RT @TWCenter1: Starting Monday 2/29 #WUTV is going to be on from 6-8p as well as our new block 10p-Midnight!

@TWCProgramming: PROGRAMMING NOTE: Starting Monday 2/29, #WUTV will be 6-8pm and 10pm-12amET because of our brand new show, @23pt5, debuting the same day!

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Re: 23.5 Degrees with Sam Champion
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2016, 02:40:30 PM »
I got two bulletin announcements today about a schedule change..

@TWCProgramming: RT @TWCenter1: Starting Monday 2/29 #WUTV is going to be on from 6-8p as well as our new block 10p-Midnight!

@TWCProgramming: PROGRAMMING NOTE: Starting Monday 2/29, #WUTV will be 6-8pm and 10pm-12amET because of our brand new show, @23pt5, debuting the same day!
That's great news! Let the restoration of live weather hours begin!

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Re: 23.5 Degrees with Sam Champion
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2016, 05:01:06 PM »
I got two bulletin announcements today about a schedule change..

@TWCProgramming: RT @TWCenter1: Starting Monday 2/29 #WUTV is going to be on from 6-8p as well as our new block 10p-Midnight!

@TWCProgramming: PROGRAMMING NOTE: Starting Monday 2/29, #WUTV will be 6-8pm and 10pm-12amET because of our brand new show, @23pt5, debuting the same day!
That's great news! Let the restoration of live weather hours begin!

My concern is them re-playing WUTV at 10pm-12am. I am not sure how that would work as the program does include live radar segments. One thought is they would pull a WUWA, and chop the 6-8pm weather update segments (normally with Alexandra) for a late update by someone (like Nick Walker).

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Re: 23.5 Degrees with Sam Champion
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2016, 07:55:49 PM »
This is good news. WUTV is really the best thing they've got going for them right now, and while I'd rather see it be a 3 hour show, a replay of it is better than longform.

But, there will be two hours to fill in between (8-10 ET). 23.5 is once a week, and I'm pretty sure it's just one hour. So, I'm thinking there will be still be some longform, unless they do a live hour of WCL or something.

My concern is them re-playing WUTV at 10pm-12am. I am not sure how that would work as the program does include live radar segments. One thought is they would pull a WUWA, and chop the 6-8pm weather update segments (normally with Alexandra) for a late update by someone (like Nick Walker).

That's exactly what I was thinking. Wilson won't stay around until midnight, so they'll probably have Keith or Nick do some live updates. I'm not crazy about that idea, though... I feel like it might screw up the banter/pacing on the show and make it kind of awkward and disjointed.

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Re: 23.5 Degrees with Sam Champion
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2016, 10:09:29 PM »
I just watched Mike's post show live chat on Facebook from earlier, and he said the late rerun is a "limited engagement" for one week only. Apparently it's a trial run. He also said he has no idea when 23.5 with Sam is starting.

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Re: 23.5 Degrees with Sam Champion
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2016, 02:11:59 PM »
My TV Guide has Weather Underground scheduled for 7-9PM PT (10PM-12AM ET) on Leap Day, however it says So You Think You'd Survive? from 5-7PM PT. I imagine that time slot is going to be updated later for Champion's new show.
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Re: 23.5 Degrees with Sam Champion
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2016, 07:30:59 PM »
Sam is filling in on GMA again this week....  :thinking:

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Re: 23.5 Degrees with Sam Champion
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2016, 08:43:08 AM »
They showed a sneak peek of this show on GMA this morning. Sam said it should start the third week in March on TWC.


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Re: 23.5 Degrees with Sam Champion
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2016, 04:27:49 PM »
Looks like the first part of the scheduling change is happening today.. WUTV will air an encore version of the show at 10p-Midnight ET.

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Re: 23.5 Degrees with Sam Champion
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2016, 08:23:52 PM »
Just in: 23.5 is scheduled to premiere Monday March 14. Time TBA.

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Re: 23.5 Degrees with Sam Champion
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2016, 09:27:46 PM »
23.5 Degrees doesn't look like it's even gonna be on tonight, however my TV guide says the program will air at 8PM PDT (11PM EDT) on March 22nd for an hour, then at 9:30AM PDT on March 27th for a half hour.
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Re: 23.5 Degrees with Sam Champion
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2016, 10:32:31 PM »
Just received official word that 23.5 will launch Tuesday March 22.

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Re: 23.5 Degrees with Sam Champion
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2016, 11:54:22 AM »
The show will launch next Tuesday at 11PMET. I'm not sure why the show will be airing this late in the evening and it's timeslot has a potential to have low ratings.

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Re: 23.5 Degrees with Sam Champion
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2016, 12:43:16 AM »
The show will launch next Tuesday at 11PMET. I'm not sure why the show will be airing this late in the evening and it's timeslot has a potential to have low ratings.

looks like The Weather Channel is forced to move it to late night to "Burn off" the remainder of Sam Champion's contract. if this thing does get canceled, then TWC should just release Sam from his contract and send him back to ABC News where he belongs. the guy's done two fill in stints with Good Morning America since he left AMHQ and was replaced by Stephanie Abrams.

i bet you money he's in his last year on his contract or they recently agree not to renew it when it expires.