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Gallivan, Demler are a Ch.2 team again; Dedes back on Bills Sunday

By Alan Pergament

This is what I'm thinking:

Together again for the first time could be the slogan of Channel 2 co-anchors Pete Gallivan and Maryalice Demler now that Gallivan is subbing for Scott Levin on the primary newscasts while Levin  recovers from back/spine surgery.

Years ago, Gallivan and Demler were co-anchors of Channel 2's morning program "Daybreak."

By the way, Levin has been off for more than two weeks, and he told me Monday that he hasn't taken this much time off since the birth of a daughter who is now 12.

As reported here weeks ago, Time Warner Cable has changed the title of its 24-hour news service from YNN to Time Warner Cable News as it is called in just about all markets now. The funny thing is the channel guide still refers to it as YNN. TWCN also now has new graphics and gives weather on the 1s instead of the 9s, which is probably a good idea considering the local network affiliates often lead with the weather.

 I wish Showtime would say that it faked us all out when it announced earlier that "Homeland" would have a fourth season, and end the series now after Sunday's disappointing third season finale.

 I won't reveal exactly what happened because so many people watch it later On Demand or on their DVRs, but it was a slow-moving episode that lacked emotional punch despite having a major surprise that will change the series significantly going forward.

I only watched the second half of the Buffalo Bills' 27-20 victory over Jacksonville Sunday but I was impressed by the play-by-play job done by newcomer Andrew Catalon. Or at least I was impressed by how little criticism he got from my Twitter followers.

After watching quarterback Matt Flynn guide Green Bay to four touchdowns in a 37-36 win over Dallas Sunday carried on WUTV, does anybody else wish Flynn had been given the start over Jeff Tuel when the Bills lost to Kansas City earlier this season?

I know that Bills back C.J. Spiller isn't having the year that was expected of him, but when the weekly statistics come out he'll still be No. 1 or No. 2 among conference leaders in yards per carry.

I don't know what was funnier – Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly's claim last week that Santa Claus was white or her later defense that she made that comment about a fictional character in jest. If you watch the replay of her Santa Claus claim, she hardly seemed to be making a joke. But I sympathize with Kelly if she is telling the truth. Some of my jokes often are taken seriously.

Spero Dedes and Catalon, who did the play-by-play on the last two Bills games, aren't exactly household names. Dedes, who got a pretty good local Twitter hammering when he did the Bills game in Tampa, will be back for Sunday's game with Miami alongside analyst Steve Beuerlein. The game is very likely to be the first of the season blacked out unless Ralph Wilson gives fans a huge Christmas present. 



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Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament has continued to blog about television topics since retiring in 2010 as The News' television writer after 28 years on the beat. From local on-air personalities to ratings to the latest on network and cable programming, he keeps you informed.

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