Sam Champion makes his Weather Channel debut on air today (Jan. 21) at 4 p.m. He was hired last month by the Weather Channel from “Good Morning America’ to be the managing editor and morning host for the Atlanta-based network.
Champion won’t start hosting his morning show on the network until March, the network said.
The Weather Channel has been off the air for 20 million DirecTV subscribers for a week since the two sides are in a retransmission fee dispute.
A survey commissioned by the Weather Channel found 8 percent of DirecTV subscribers (or up to 1.6 million subscribers) plan to switch providers if the two sides don’t resolve their differences soon.
TBS’s “Conan” will get most of the primary cast of “The Walking Dead” all together Feb. 6 on the show in advance of the return of the series Feb. 9 for the second half of season 4. Among the cast members scheduled to be there: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, Danai Gurira and Melissa McBride. The fact McBride is there tells us all that she will likely return in some way, shape or form after having been banished by Lincoln’s character Rick Grimes earlier in the season. “Conan” airs at 11 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
***Josh Holloway, a former North Georgia denizen and “Lost” star, is in trouble with “Intelligence,” which is suffering from poor ratings in its early going on Monday nights. CREDIT: CBS