Cubs Announce Regular-Season TV Schedule

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It's TV schedule day at BCB!

Earlier Thursday, we learned of MLB Network's additional Cubs games during spring training.

Now, we have a complete regular-season television schedule. Since the Cubs' contract with WGN-TV is up at the end of this season and we don't yet know if the two parties will re-up, this could be the last year you see "WGN" on a Cubs' TV schedule.

This year, WGN will carry 71 games -- that's up a few from the last couple of years, probably because the Cubs have just two games this year on Fox regional telecasts (June 21 and June 28). Note that this year, if you have MLB.TV, you can watch out-of-market Fox Saturday games on your computer or mobile device. I have counted the "TBD" July 27 game as a WGN game; it would be deducted from the total of 71 if ESPN picks that game up later in the year. ESPN is scheduled for just one exclusive Cubs game, May 4 against the Cardinals. The March 31 opener will be on both WGN and ESPN, and ESPN will likely pick up a few other weeknight Cubs games during the year. Those weeknight dates, if carried by ESPN, will also be on the Cubs' local channel.

WCIU is carrying its usual load of eight games, and the other 80 will be on CSN Chicago, either the main or the plus channel (and it's possible some games now listed on the main CSN channel might get bumped by Blackhawks playoff games).

Now, on to the full schedule. All times Central (and p.m. unless indicated by "a")

Mon, 3/31: at Pirates	12:05   WGN, ESPN
Wed, 4/2: at Pirates	6:05    CSN Chicago Plus
Thu, 4/3: at Pirates	11:35a  CSN Chicago
Fri, 4/4: Phillies	1:20    WGN
Sat, 4/5: Phillies	1:20    CSN Chicago
Sun, 4/6: Phillies	1:20    WGN
Tue, 4/8: Pirates	7:05    CSN Chicago
Wed, 4/9: Pirates	7:05	WGN	 	
Thu, 4/10: Pirates	1:20	WGN	 	 	
Fri, 4/11: at Cardinals	7:15	CSN Chicago Plus
Sat, 4/12: at Cardinals	1:15	CSN Chicago
Sun, 4/13: at Cardinals	1:15	WGN
Tue, 4/15: at Yankees	6:05	CSN Chicago	 	 	
Wed, 4/16: at Yankees	6:05	WGN	 	
Fri, 4/18: Reds 	1:20	WGN
Sat, 4/19: Reds 	1:20	CSN Chicago
Sun, 4/20: Reds	        1:20	WCIU
Mon, 4/21: Diamondbacks	7:05	CSN Chicago	 	 	
Tue, 4/22: Diamondbacks 7:05	CSN Chicago	
Wed, 4/23: Diamondbacks	1:20	WGN	 	 	
Thu, 4/24: Diamondbacks	1:20	WGN	 	
Fri, 4/25: at Brewers	7:10	CSN Chicago 	 	
Sat, 4/26: at Brewers	6:10	WGN	 	
Sun, 4/27: at Brewers	1:10	WGN	 	 	
Mon, 4/28: at Reds	6:10	WCIU
Tue, 4/29: at Reds	6:10	CSN Chicago
Wed, 4/30: at Reds	6:10	CSN Chicago
Fri, 5/2: Cardinals	1:20	CSN Chicago 	 	
Sat, 5/3: Cardinals	12:05	CSN Chicago	 	
Sun, 5/4: Cardinals     7:05    ESPN	 	 	
Mon, 5/5: White Sox	7:05	CSN Chicago	 	 	
Tue, 5/6: White Sox	7:05	WGN	 	
Wed, 5/7: at White Sox	7:10	CSN Chicago	 	 	
Thu, 5/8: at White Sox	7:10	WGN	 	
Fri, 5/9: at Braves	6:35	CSN Chicago
Sat, 5/10: at Braves	6:10	WGN
Sun, 5/11: at Braves	12:35	WGN	
Mon, 5/12: at Cardinals	7:10p	CSN Chicago	
Tue, 5/13: at Cardinals	7:15	WCIU
Wed, 5/14: at Cardinals	7:15	CSN Chicago
Thu, 5/15: at Cardinals	12:45	CSN Chicago
Fri, 5/16: Brewers	1:20	WGN	 	 
Sat, 5/17: Brewers	1:20	CSN Chicago	 	 	
Sun, 5/18: Brewers	1:20	WGN	 	
Tue, 5/20: Yankees	7:05	WGN	 	 	
Wed, 5/21: Yankees	1:20	CSN Chicago	 	 	
Thu, 5/22: at Padres	9:10    CSN Chicago
Fri, 5/23: at Padres	9:10    WGN
Sat, 5/24: at Padres	9:10    WGN
Sun, 5/25: at Padres 	3:10    WGN
Mon, 5/26: at Giants	3:05    WGN
Tue, 5/27: at Giants 	9:15    CSN Chicago
Wed, 5/28: at Giants	2:45    CSN Chicago
Fri, 5/30: at Brewers	7:10    WGN
Sat, 5/31: at Brewers	3:10	CSN Chicago	 	 	
Sun, 6/1: at Brewers	1:10	WGN 	 
Tue, 6/3: Mets  	7:05	CSN Chicago
Wed, 6/4: Mets  	7:05	WGN
Thu, 6/5: Mets	        6:05	CSN Chicago 	
Fri, 6/6: Marlins	3:05	CSN Chicago	 	 	
Sat, 6/7: Marlins 	3:05	WGN	 	
Sun, 6/8: Marlins	1:20	CSN Chicago	 	 	
Mon, 6/9: at Pirates	6:05    WCIU
Tue, 6/10: at Pirates	6:05    CSN Chicago
Wed, 6/11: at Pirates	6:05    CSN Chicago
Thu, 6/12: at Pirates	6:05    WGN
Fri, 6/13: at Phillies 	6:05    WGN
Sat, 6/14: at Phillies 	2:05    CSN Chicago
Sun, 6/15: at Phillies 	12:35   WGN
Mon, 6/16: at Marlins	6:10    CSN Chicago
Tue, 6/17: at Marlins 	6:10    WGN
Wed, 6/18: at Marlins	11:40a  CSN Chicago
Fri, 6/20: Pirates	3:05    WGN
Sat, 6/21: Pirates	6:15	FOX	 	 	
Sun, 6/22: Pirates	1:20	WGN	 	 	
Mon, 6/23: Reds	        7:05	WCIU 	 	
Tue, 6/24: Reds	        7:05	CSN Chicago	 	 	
Wed, 6/25: Reds	        6:05	WGN	 	
Thu, 6/26: Nationals	7:05	CSN Chicago	 	 	
Fri, 6/27: Nationals	3:05	WGN	 	 	
Sat, 6/28: Nationals	12:05	WGN	 	 	
Sat, 6/28: Nationals	6:15	FOX	 	 	
Mon, 6/30: at Red Sox	6:10	CSN Chicago
Tue, 7/1: at Red Sox	6:10	CSN Chicago
Wed, 7/2: at Red Sox	6:10	WCIU
Fri, 7/4: at Nationals	10:05a	WGN	 	 	
Sat, 7/5: at Nationals	3:05	CSN Chicago	 	 	
Sun, 7/6: at Nationals	12:35	WGN	 	
Mon, 7/7: at Reds	6:10	CSN Chicago	 	 	
Tue, 7/8: at Reds	6:10	CSN Chicago	 	
Wed, 7/9: at Reds	6:10	WGN	 	
Thu, 7/10: at Reds	11:35a	WGN	 	 	
Fri, 7/11: Braves	3:05	CSN Chicago	 	 	
Sat, 7/12: Braves	3:05	WGN	 	
Sun, 7/13: Braves	1:20	CSN Chicago	 	 	
Fri, 7/18: at D'backs	8:40	CSN Chicago	 	 	
Sat, 7/19: at D'backs   7:10	WGN	 	
Sun, 7/20: at D'backs	3:10	WGN	 	 	
Tue, 7/22: Padres	7:05	CSN Chicago Plus 	 	
Wed, 7/23: Padres	7:05	CSN Chicago 	
Thu, 7/24: Padres	7:05	WGN	 	
Fri, 7/25: Cardinals	3:05	WGN	 	 	
Sat, 7/26: Cardinals	3:05	CSN Chicago	 	 	
Sun, 7/27: Cardinals	TBD	WGN or ESPN	 	
Mon, 7/28: Rockies	7:05	CSN Chicago	 	 	
Tue, 7/29: Rockies	7:05	WGN	 	
Wed, 7/30: Rockies	7:05	CSN Chicago Plus 	
Thu, 7/31: Rockies	1:20	CSN Chicago	 	 	
Fri, 8/1: at Dodgers	9:10	WGN
Sat, 8/2: at Dodgers	8:10	CSN Chicago
Sun, 8/3: at Dodgers	TBD	WGN
Tue, 8/5: at Rockies	7:40	CSN Chicago Plus	
Wed, 8/6: at Rockies	7:40	CSN Chicago
Thu, 8/7: at Rockies	2:10	WGN
Fri, 8/8: Rays	        3:05	WGN	 	 	
Sat, 8/9: Rays	        3:05	WGN	 	
Sun, 8/10: Rays	        1:20	CSN Chicago	 	
Mon, 8/11: Brewers	7:05	CSN Chicago	 	 	
Tue, 8/12: Brewers	7:05	CSN Chicago	 	
Wed, 8/13: Brewers	7:05	CSN Chicago	 	
Thu, 8/14: Brewers	1:20	WGN	 	
Fri, 8/15: at Mets	6:10	WGN	
Sat, 8/16: at Mets	6:10	WGN
Sun, 8/17: at Mets	12:10	CSN Chicago
Mon, 8/18: at Mets	11:10a	CSN Chicago
Tue, 8/19: Giants	7:05	CSN Chicago
Wed, 8/20: Giants	7:05	WCIU
Thu, 8/21: Giants	7:05	CSN Chicago
Fri, 8/22: Orioles	1:20	WGN	 
Sat, 8/23: Orioles	1:20	CSN Chicago	 	 	
Sun, 8/24: Orioles	1:20	WGN
Tue, 8/26: at Reds	6:10	CSN Chicago
Wed, 8/27: at Reds	6:10	CSN Chicago
Thu, 8/28: at Reds	11:35a	WGN
Fri, 8/29: at Cardinals	7:15    WGN
Sat, 8/30: at Cardinals 6:15    CSN Chicago
Sun, 8/31: at Cardinals	1:15    WGN
Mon, 9/1: Brewers	1:20    WGN
Tue, 9/2: Brewers 	7:05    CSN Chicago Plus
Wed, 9/3: Brewers	7:05	CSN Chicago
Fri, 9/5: Pirates 	1:20 	WGN
Sat, 9/6: Pirates	3:05	CSN Chicago
Sun, 9/7: Pirates	1:20 	WGN
Mon, 9/8: at Blue Jays	6:07    WGN
Tue, 9/9: at Blue Jays	6:07    CSN Chicago
Wed, 9/10: at Blue Jays	6:07    CSN Chicago
Fri, 9/12: at Pirates	6:05    CSN Chicago
Sat, 9/13: at Pirates	6:05    CSN Chicago
Sun, 9/14: at Pirates	12:35   WGN
Mon, 9/15: Reds	        7:05    CSN Chicago Plus
Tue, 9/16: Reds	        7:05    WGN
Wed, 9/17: Reds	        7:05    CSN Chicago
Thu, 9/18: Dodgers	7:05    CSN Chicago
Fri, 9/19: Dodgers	1:20    WGN
Sat, 9/20: Dodgers 	3:05    WGN
Sun, 9/21: Dodgers	1:20    CSN Chicago
Mon, 9/22: Cardinals	7:05    WGN
Tue, 9/23: Cardinals	7:05    WCIU
Wed, 9/24: Cardinals	7:05    CSN Chicago
Fri, 9/26: at Brewers  	7:10    CSN Chicago
Sat, 9/27: at Brewers	6:10    WGN
Sun, 9/28: at Brewers	1:10    WGN
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