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TV listings to return in Saturday’s edition

It’s probably safe to say at this point that our decision to stop including our weekly TV section, “WOW,” in our print edition was unpopular with our readers.

The calls to The Globe from folks expressing their displeasure were numerous, and they didn’t necessarily stop after a mere few days. Sure, people could still access the TV listings in our electronic edition, but many believed that to be insufficient. Even after months had gone by, it was still, on occasion, made known to us that The Globe needed to bring this section back.

Well, come this Saturday, we’ll show you that we’ve paid attention to what our readers have told us. Our weekly TV section is returning, and it will be bigger and better than ever.

Our new “TVWeek” supplement will appear in each Saturday’s print edition, and fans of “WOW” have no reason to worry. All the TV grids indicating what’s airing throughout the week on a variety of channels -- and where to find those channels on multiple cable providers and satellite services -- will be there, but we’ve added more. Much more.

We’ll have a page dedicated to sports, featuring a day-by-day guide to what games and other sporting events are being broadcast. We’ll have even more “Best Bets,” brief previews of select TV programs. We’ve also added a weekly “TasteTV” feature, highlighting food-related programming.

There will be TV-related news, as well as TV-themed word searches and crosswords, too, not to mention a Sudoku puzzle. Plus, there will be no shortage of advertising from local businesses to whom we are thankful for their support of our upgraded section.

Months ago, we made the decision to stop printing our “WOW.” It seemed as if the need for a printed TV section might be outdated, given the internet and listing guides that appear on cable systems and satellite providers. But past and present subscribers, not to mention other regular readers, kept asking for this supplement to be brought back -- and we’ve listened. Our advertisers’ strong positive response tells us they’re happy to have this section, back, too, and it’s now our mission to do this weekly feature better than ever.

All of us at The Globe thank you for your continued support of our newspaper. We also urge you to give us your feedback. Given what readers have told us with the section, we’d be foolish not to take note.   

Ryan McGaughey

I first joined the Daily Globe in April 2001 as sports editor. I later became the news editor in November 2002, and the managing editor in August 2006. I'm originally from New York State, and am married with two children.

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