CLEVELAND - As many of you know, the Republican National Convention is coming to Cleveland July 18 - 21. In order to provide the most complete coverage of this event and its impact on Northeast Ohio, we are expanding many Channel 3 newscasts. This of course means we will have to find temporary homes for some of our popular syndicated programming like Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight and Ellen. Here is how our programming schedule will be affected and when you'll be able to watch, or record, your favorite shows.

First off, here are the newscast changes. Our coverage will actually begin the week of July 11th with Russ Mitchell and Sara Shookman anchoring a new 5 p.m. hour-long newscast followed by Channel 3 News at 6. Then, after NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt at 6:30 p.m., it's an hour-long edition of Channel 3 News at 7 p.m. with Jim Donovan.

All that extra news means a shuffling of the decks for shows like Dr. Phil and Entertainment Tonight, so here's when you'll be able to see your favorite shows:

  • Wendy Williams moves from 3 p.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Dr. Phil moves from 5 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Ellen stays at 4 p.m.
  • Channel 3 News RNC Special coverage from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt stays at 6:30 p.m.
  • Channel 3 News at 7 airs from 7 p.m. to 8p.m.
  • Entertainment Tonight moves from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Remember these changes are only temporary and all shows will move back to their original times slots on Monday July 25th.

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