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Cubs 2016 Regular Season TV Broadcast Schedule

Here's your complete guide to where to find the Cubs on TV this year.

You'll see the Cubs' regular-season opener, against the Angels on Monday, April 4 on ABC7 Chicago this year -- a first. That is, unless you live outside the Cubs' broadcast territory, in which case it'll be available on ESPN2.

The home opener a week later, April 11 vs. the Reds, will be on WGN-TV. Remember again, this is WGN over-the-air in Chicago, not WGN America, and that's the same for all "WGN" listings below.

As of the posting date of this TV schedule, all of the games have a TV channel assigned, but five still have TBD times, which could also change the channel carrying the game.

As of now, two games this year will be on ESPN and five on Fox. That leaves, for now, 155 games for the Cubs broadcast channels, of which 85 will be on CSN Chicago (including CSN Plus), 40 on WGN-TV, 25 on ABC-7 Chicago, and five on WPWR (games produced by WGN, but airing on WPWR). The two games (so far) listed for coverage on FS1 will also be available via the Cubs broadcast team.

Here's the complete schedule as of February 5. As yet, I do not have a schedule for the 70 over-the-air games as to which channels and which games will be carried in the territorial markets in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa. When I get that schedule I'll post it.

All times Central. All times p.m. except the two listed as 11:35; that's a.m.

April
Mon, 4/4	at Angels	9:05	ABC7, ESPN2 	 	
Tue, 4/5	at Angels	9:05    CSN Chicago Plus
Thu, 4/7	at D-backs	8:40    CSN Chicago Plus
Fri, 4/8	at D-backs	8:40    WGN
Sat, 4/9	at D-backs	7:10    CSN Chicago
Sun, 4/10	at D-backs	3:10    WGN
Mon, 4/11	Reds	        7:05    WGN
Wed, 4/13	Reds	        7:05    CSN Chicago Plus
Thu, 4/14	Reds	        7:05    CSN Chicago
Fri, 4/15	Rockies	        1:20    CSN Chicago
Sat, 4/16	Rockies	        1:20    CSN Chicago
Sun, 4/17	Rockies	        1:20    WGN
Mon, 4/18	at Cardinals	7:15    WPWR
Tue, 4/19	at Cardinals	7:15    CSN Chicago
Wed, 4/20	at Cardinals   12:45    CSN Chicago
Thu, 4/21	at Reds	        6:10    CSN Chicago
Fri, 4/22	at Reds	        6:10    WGN
Sat, 4/23	at Reds	        6:10    CSN Chicago
Sun, 4/24	at Reds	       12:10    WGN
Tue, 4/26	Brewers	        7:05    CSN Chicago
Wed, 4/27	Brewers	        7:05    WGN
Thu, 4/28	Brewers	        1:20    CSN Chicago
Fri, 4/29	Braves	        1:20    CSN Chicago
Sat, 4/30	Braves	        1:20    ABC7
May
Sun, 5/1	Braves	        1:20    WGN
Mon, 5/2	at Pirates	6:05    CSN Chicago
Tue, 5/3	at Pirates	6:05    WGN
Wed, 5/4	at Pirates     11:35    CSN Chicago
Thu, 5/5	Nationals	7:05    CSN Chicago Plus
Fri, 5/6        Nationals       1:20    CSN Chicago
Sat, 5/7        Nationals       3:05    CSN, FS1  	 	
Sun, 5/8	Nationals	1:20 	WGN
Mon, 5/9	Padres	        7:05    CSN Chicago
Tue, 5/10	Padres	        7:05    WPWR
Wed, 5/11	Padres	        7:05    CSN
Fri, 5/13	Pirates	        1:20    WGN
Sat, 5/14	Pirates	        1:20    ABC7
Sun, 5/15	Pirates	        1:20    CSN Chicago
Tue, 5/17	at Brewers	7:10    CSN Chicago
Wed, 5/18	at Brewers	7:10    WGN
Thu, 5/19	at Brewers     12:40    CSN Chicago
Fri, 5/20	at Giants	9:15    WGN
Sat, 5/21	at Giants	6:15	FOX	
Sun, 5/22	at Giants	7:05	ESPN 	
Mon, 5/23	at Cardinals	7:15    CSN Chicago
Tue, 5/24	at Cardinals	6:10    CSN Chicago
Wed, 5/25	at Cardinals   12:45    ABC7
Fri, 5/27	Phillies	1:20    CSN Chicago
Sat, 5/28	Phillies	1:20    ABC7
Sun, 5/29	Phillies	1:20    WGN
Mon, 5/30	Dodgers	        4:05    WGN, ESPN
Tue, 5/31	Dodgers	        7:05    ABC7
June
Wed, 6/1	Dodgers	        7:05    CSN Chicago
Thu, 6/2	Dodgers	        1:20    CSN Chicago
Fri, 6/3	D-backs	        1:20    CSN Chicago
Sat, 6/4	D-backs	        1:20    WGN
Sun, 6/5	D-backs	        1:20    CSN Chicago
Mon, 6/6	at Phillies	6:05    CSN Chicago
Tue, 6/7	at Phillies	6:05    WGN
Wed, 6/8	at Phillies    12:05    CSN Chicago
Fri, 6/10	at Braves	6:35    CSN Chicago
Sat, 6/11	at Braves	3:10    CSN Chicago
Sun, 6/12	at Braves      12:35    WGN
Mon, 6/13	at Nationals	6:05    CSN Chicago
Tue, 6/14	at Nationals	6:05    ABC7
Wed, 6/15	at Nationals	3:05    WGN
Fri, 6/17	Pirates	        1:20    ABC7
Sat, 6/18	Pirates	        7:15	FOX
Sun, 6/19	Pirates	        7:05    ESPN
Mon, 6/20	Cardinals	7:05    CSN Chicago
Tue, 6/21	Cardinals	7:05    ABC7
Wed, 6/22	Cardinals	1:20    ABC7
Thu, 6/23	at Marlins	6:10    CSN Chicago
Fri, 6/24	at Marlins	6:10    CSN Chicago
Sat, 6/25	at Marlins	3:10    WGN
Sun, 6/26	at Marlins     12:10    ABC7
Mon, 6/27	at Reds	        6:10    WGN
Tue, 6/28	at Reds	        6:10    CSN Chicago
Wed, 6/29	at Reds	       11:35    WGN
Thu, 6/30	at Mets	        6:10    CSN Chicago
July
Fri, 7/1	at Mets	        6:10    WGN
Sat, 7/2	at Mets	        6:15	FOX
Sun, 7/3	at Mets	       12:10    CSN Chicago
Mon, 7/4	Reds	        1:20    WGN
Tue, 7/5	Reds	        1:20    CSN Chicago
Wed, 7/6	Reds	        1:20    CSN Chicago
Fri, 7/8	at Pirates	6:05    CSN Chicago
Sat, 7/9	at Pirates	6:15	FOX 	
Sun, 7/10	at Pirates     12:35    WGN
Fri, 7/15	Rangers	        1:20    CSN Chicago
Sat, 7/16	Rangers	        1:20    ABC7
Sun, 7/17	Rangers	        1:20    ABC7
Mon, 7/18	Mets	        7:05    WPWR
Tue, 7/19	Mets	        7:05    CSN Chicago
Wed, 7/20	Mets	        1:20    ABC7
Fri, 7/22	at Brewers	7:10    CSN Chicago Plus
Sat, 7/23	at Brewers	6:10    WGN
Sun, 7/24	at Brewers	1:10    ABC7
Mon, 7/25	at White Sox	7:10    ABC7
Tue, 7/26	at White Sox	7:10    CSN Chicago
Wed, 7/27	White Sox	7:05    WGN
Thu, 7/28       White Sox       7:05    CSN Chicago
Fri, 7/29	Mariners	1:20    CSN Chicago
Sat, 7/30	Mariners	1:20    CSN Chicago
Sun, 7/31	Mariners	1:20    WGN
August
Mon, 8/1	Marlins	        7:05    WGN
Tue, 8/2	Marlins	        7:05    CSN Chicago Plus
Wed, 8/3	Marlins	        1:20    CSN Chicago
Fri, 8/5	at Athletics	9:05    CSN Chicago Plus
Sat, 8/6	at Athletics	3:05    CSN Chicago
Sun, 8/7	at Athletics	3:05    WGN
Tue, 8/9	Angels	        7:05    WGN
Wed, 8/10	Angels	        7:05    CSN Chicago Plus
Thu, 8/11	Cardinals	7:05    CSN Chicago
Fri, 8/12	Cardinals	1:20    ABC7
Sat, 8/13	Cardinals	1:20    ABC7
Sun, 8/14	Cardinals	TBD     CSN Chicago
Tue, 8/16	Brewers	        7:05    WPWR
Wed, 8/17	Brewers	        7:05    CSN Chicago
Thu, 8/18	Brewers	        1:20    CSN Chicago
Fri, 8/19	at Rockies	7:40    CSN Chicago
Sat, 8/20	at Rockies	7:10    CSN Chicago
Sun, 8/21	at Rockies	3:10    WGN
Mon, 8/22	at Padres	9:10    CSN Chicago
Tue, 8/23	at Padres	9:10    CSN Chicago
Wed, 8/24	at Padres	2:40    WGN
Fri, 8/26	at Dodgers	9:10    ABC7
Sat, 8/27	at Dodgers	3:05	ABC7, FS1
Sun, 8/28	at Dodgers	3:10    CSN Chicago
Mon, 8/29	Pirates	        7:05    CSN Chicago
Tue, 8/30       Pirates         7:05    WGN
Wed, 8/31	Pirates	        7:05    CSN Chicago
September
Thu, 9/1	Giants	        7:05    CSN Chicago Plus
Fri, 9/2	Giants	        1:20    WGN
Sat, 9/3	Giants	        1:20    CSN Chicago
Sun, 9/4	Giants	        1:20    ABC7
Mon, 9/5	at Brewers     12:10    WGN
Tue, 9/6	at Brewers	7:10    CSN Chicago Plus
Wed, 9/7	at Brewers	7:10    CSN Chicago
Fri, 9/9	at Astros	7:10    WPWR
Sat, 9/10	at Astros      12:05    FOX
Sun, 9/11	at Astros	1:10    CSN Chicago
Mon, 9/12	at Cardinals	7:15    CSN Chicago
Tue, 9/13	at Cardinals	7:15    ABC7
Wed, 9/14	at Cardinals   12:45    ABC7
Thu, 9/15	Brewers	        7:05    CSN Chicago
Fri, 9/16	Brewers	        1:20    WGN
Sat, 9/17	Brewers	        3:05    WGN
Sun, 9/18	Brewers	        1:20    ABC7
Mon, 9/19	Reds	        7:05    CSN Chicago
Tue, 9/20	Reds	        7:05    CSN Chicago
Wed, 9/21	Reds	        7:05    WGN
Fri, 9/23	Cardinals	1:20    ABC7
Sat, 9/24	Cardinals	TBD     CSN Chicago
Sun, 9/25	Cardinals	TBD     CSN Chicago
Mon, 9/26	at Pirates	6:05    CSN Chicago
Tue, 9/27	at Pirates	6:05    CSN Chicago
Wed, 9/28	at Pirates	6:05    CSN Chicago
Thu, 9/29	at Pirates	6:05    WGN
Fri, 9/30	at Reds	        6:10    CSN Chicago
October
Sat, 10/1	at Reds	        3:10    CSN Chicago
Sun, 10/2	at Reds	        2:10    WGN
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