With two months and change remaining in WGN America's current calendar year, management at the Tribune Media-owned basic cable network has its 2019 agenda locked down. When it comes to original programming, new crime and procedural-oriented drama remains king. That's not preventing production companies and independent series creators from approaching WGN America with pitches for non-crime originals, both scripted and unscripted, says Lenny Bart, the network's Vice President of Program Planning and Scheduling. WGN America's 2020 schedule of originals will maintain a foundation of crime series, but it may make room for first-run reality and comedy programs, as well.
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