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Cubs 2017 regular season TV schedule

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Here’s where you can find the Cubs on TV, all season long.

Courtesy WGN-TV

The good news for you is that the Cubs are down from four main channels to three, making it somewhat easier to keep track of which channel the game is on. There won’t be any games “farmed out” to WPWR or WCIU as in previous years. CSN Chicago, WGN and ABC7 will be the three channels carrying Cubs games in the Chicago area in 2017.

If you live in the blackout territories, many of the 70 games carried on WGN (45) and ABC7 (25) will be carried on local channels in the 14 markets affected. I don’t have blackout market info on those games — yet. When I get it, I’ll post it. I would imagine that with the Cubs being defending World Series champions, interest in them would be high and the channels in those markets would be carrying many more games than they did last year.

CSN Chicago will carry “up to” 81 games. You’ll see below the three “TBD” games that might wind up as ESPN Sunday night games; if they’re not, they’ll be on CSN.

As of now the Cubs are scheduled for six exclusive telecasts on ESPN, including both the season opener and home opener, and five on Fox-TV (remember, if you have MLB.tv or Extra Innings and those games are not on the Fox station in your market, you can now watch without blackout). Also, this year begins in-market streaming for the CSN Chicago games (the WGN and ABC7 games are not included in that deal).

I’ve listed both the Cubs and White Sox broadcasts for the four games the two teams play. CSN will be carrying all four, two with Len & JD, two with the Sox broadcast team (and for those games, it will be Hawk Harrelson).

When the regular season starts I’ll make sure this post is on the front page for easy reference.

All times Central. Home games in boldface.

April 2: at Cardinals, 7:30, ESPN
April 4: at Cardinals, 7:15, CSN Chicago Plus
April 6: at Cardinals, 12:45, CSN Chicago
April 7: at Brewers, 7:10, CSN Chicago
April 8: at Brewers, 6:10, CSN Chicago Plus
April 9: at Brewers, 1:10, WGN
April 10: Dodgers, 7:05, ESPN
April 12: Dodgers, 7:05, ABC7
April 13: Dodgers, 1:20, CSN Chicago
April 14: Pirates, 1:20, WGN
April 15: Pirates, 1:20, CSN Chicago
April 16: Pirates, 1:20, WGN
April 17: Brewers, 7:05, CSN Chicago
April 18: Brewers, 7:05, WGN
April 19: Brewers, 1:20, WGN
April 21: at Reds, 6:10, WGN
April 22: at Reds, 12:10, ABC7
April 23: at Reds, 12:10, CSN Chicago
April 24: at Pirates, 6:05, WGN
April 25: at Pirates, 6:05, WGN
April 26: at Pirates, 6:05, CSN Chicago
April 28: at Red Sox, 6:10, CSN Chicago
April 29: at Red Sox, 3:05, ABC7
April 30: at Red Sox, 7:05, ESPN
May 1: Phillies, 7:05, CSN Chicago Plus
May 2: Phillies, 7:05, CSN Chicago
May 3: Phillies, 7:05, CSN Chicago
May 4: Phillies, 1:20, WGN
May 5: Yankees, 1:20, CSN Chicago
May 6: Yankees, 6:15, Fox-TV
May 7: Yankees, 7:05, ESPN
May 8: at Rockies, 7:40, CSN Chicago
May 9: at Rockies, 7:40, WGN
May 10: at Rockies, 2:10, CSN Chicago
May 12: at Cardinals, 7:15, CSN Chicago
May 13: at Cardinals, 3:05, ABC7
May 14: at Cardinals, 1:15, WGN
May 16: Reds, 7:05, CSN Chicago
May 17: Reds, 7:05, WGN
May 18: Reds, 1:20, CSN Chicago
May 19: Brewers, 1:20, CSN Chicago
May 20: Brewers, 1:20, CSN Chicago
May 21: Brewers, 1:20, WGN
May 22: Giants, 7:05, WGN
May 23: Giants, 7:05, CSN Chicago
May 24: Giants, 7:05, CSN Chicago
May 25: Giants, 1:20, ABC7
May 26: at Dodgers, 9:10, ABC7
May 27: at Dodgers, 6:15, Fox-TV
May 28: at Dodgers, 3:10, CSN Chicago
May 29: at Padres, 3:40, ABC7
May 30: at Padres, 9:10, CSN Chicago Plus
May 31: at Padres, 2:40, WGN
June 2: Cardinals, 1:20, CSN Chicago
June 3: Cardinals, 1:20, WGN
June 4: Cardinals, 7:05, ESPN
June 5: Marlins, 7:05, CSN Chicago
June 6: Marlins, 7:05, CSN Chicago
June 7: Marlins, 7:05, WGN
June 8: Rockies, 7:05, CSN Chicago Plus
June 9: Rockies, 1:20, CSN Chicago
June 10: Rockies, 1:20, ABC7
June 11: Rockies, 1:20, WGN
June 12: at Mets, 6:10, CSN Chicago
June 13: at Mets, 6:10, ABC7
June 14: at Mets, 6:10, CSN Chicago
June 16: at Pirates, 6:05, WGN
June 17: at Pirates, 7:15, Fox-TV
June 18: at Pirates, 12:35, CSN Chicago
June 19: Padres, 7:05, CSN Chicago
June 20: Padres, 7:05, CSN Chicago
June 21: Padres, 1:20, WGN
June 22: at Marlins, 6:10, CSN Chicago
June 23: at Marlins, 6:10, WGN
June 24: at Marlins, 6:10, ABC7
June 25: at Marlins, 12:10, CSN Chicago
June 26: at Nationals, 6:05, CSN Chicago
June 27: at Nationals, 6:05, ABC7
June 28: at Nationals, 6:05, CSN Chicago
June 29: at Nationals, 3:05, CSN Chicago
June 30: at Reds, 6:10, WGN
July 1: at Reds, 3:10, CSN Chicago
July 2: at Reds, 12:10, WGN
July 4: Rays, 1:20, WGN
July 5: Rays, 1:20, CSN Chicago
July 7: Pirates, 1:20, CSN Chicago
July 8: Pirates, 6:15, Fox-TV
July 9: Pirates, 12:10, WGN
July 10-11-12-13: All-Star break
July 14: at Orioles, 6:05, CSN Chicago
July 15: at Orioles, 6:05, ABC7
July 16: at Orioles, 12:35, ABC7
July 17: at Braves, 6:35, WGN
July 18: at Braves, 6:35, CSN Chicago
July 19: at Braves, 11:10 a.m., CSN Chicago
July 21: Cardinals, 1:20, ABC7
July 22: Cardinals, 3:05, CSN Chicago
July 23: Cardinals, 7:05, ESPN
July 24: White Sox, 1:20, ABC7, CSN Chicago (Sox announcers)
July 25: White Sox, 1:20, CSN Chicago, WGN (Sox announcers)
July 26: at White Sox, 7:10, ABC7, CSN Chicago (Sox announcers), ESPN
July 27: at White Sox, 7:10, CSN Chicago, WGN (Sox announcers)
July 28: at Brewers, 7:10, CSN Chicago Plus
July 29: at Brewers, 6:10, WGN
July 30: at Brewers, 1:10, CSN Chicago
August 1: Diamondbacks, 7:05, CSN Chicago
August 2: Diamondbacks, 7:05, WGN
August 3: Diamondbacks, 1:20, CSN Chicago
August 4: Nationals, 1:20, WGN
August 5: Nationals, 1:20, ABC7
August 6: Nationals, 1:20, CSN Chicago
August 7: at Giants, 9:15, WGN
August 8: at Giants, 9:15, CSN Chicago
August 9: at Giants, 2:45, CSN Chicago
August 11: at Diamondbacks, 8:40, CSN Chicago
August 12: at Diamondbacks, 7:10, WGN
August 13: at Diamondbacks, 3:10, ABC7
August 14: Reds, 7:05, WGN
August 15: Reds, 7:05, CSN Chicago
August 16: Reds, 7:05, WGN
August 17: Reds, 1:20, CSN Chicago
August 18: Blue Jays, 1:20, CSN Chicago
August 19: Blue Jays, 1:20, ABC7
August 20 Blue Jays, 1:20, WGN
August 22: at Reds, 6:10, WGN
August 23: at Reds, 6:10, CSN Chicago
August 24: at Reds, 6:10, CSN Chicago
August 25: at Phillies, 6:05, WGN
August 26: at Phillies, 6:05, ABC7
August 27: at Phillies, 12:35, CSN Chicago
August 28: Pirates, 7:05, WGN
August 29: Pirates, 7:05, CSN Chicago Plus
August 30: Pirates, 7:05, CSN Chicago
August 31: Braves, 7:05, CSN Chicago
September 1: Braves, 1:20, WGN
September 2: Braves, 1:20, CSN Chicago
September 3: Braves, 1:20, CSN Chicago
September 4: at Pirates, 3:05, ABC7
September 5: at Pirates, 6:05, CSN Chicago
September 6: at Pirates, 6:05, WGN
September 7: at Pirates, 6:05, CSN Chicago
September 8: Brewers, 1:20, WGN
September 9: Brewers, 3:05, CSN Chicago
September 10: Brewers, 1:20, ABC7
September 12: Mets, 7:05, CSN Chicago
September 13: Mets 7:05 WGN
September 14: Mets, 7:05, ABC7
September 15: Cardinals, 1:20, ABC7
September 16: Cardinals, 12:05, Fox-TV
September 17: Cardinals, 1:20, CSN Chicago
September 19: at Rays, 6:10, CSN Chicago
September 20: at Rays, 6:10, WGN
September 21: at Brewers, 7:10, CSN Chicago Plus
September 22: at Brewers, 7:10, WGN
September 23: at Brewers, 6:10, CSN Chicago
September 24: at Brewers, 1:10, ABC7
September 25: at Cardinals, 7:15, CSN Chicago Plus
September 26: at Cardinals, 7:15, CSN Chicago
September 27: at Cardinals, 7:15, CSN Chicago
September 28: at Cardinals, 6:15, WGN
September 29: Reds, 1:20, CSN Chicago
September 30: Reds, 3:05, CSN Chicago
October 1: Reds, 2:20, WGN