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2018 Cubs regular season TV schedule announced

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Here you will find all the channels for all 162 regular-season games.

Courtesy WGN-TV

Tuesday, the Cubs released their TV schedule for the 2018 regular season.

As was the case last year, most games (other than national broadcasts on ESPN or Fox) will be on NBC Sports Chicago (the re-branded CSN Chicago), WGN or ABC7. NBCSCH (that’s how I’ll list it below) will have “up to” 84 games, 45 will be on WGN and 25 on ABC7. The “up to” is because there are still two games up in the air (August 6 vs. Washington and September 29 vs. St. Louis, both of which will be on NBCSCH if they’re not picked up by ESPN or Fox, respectively).

You’ll notice that total comes to 152 games. The other 10 will be on national network broadcasts of some type. The Opening Day game at Miami is a non-exclusive ESPN game and will also be seen in Chicago on WGN.

This is WGN-TV’s 71st season doing Cubs games, and thus, this year will mark the 70th anniversary of their first broadcast April 23, 1948 — naturally, this year that’s an off day. NBC Sports Chicago and their predecessor CSN Chicago are now in their 14th year of carrying Cubs games and for ABC7, it’s their fourth season.

Len Kasper returns for his 14th season in the booth and for analyst Jim Deshaies, it’s his sixth season broadcasting Cubs games.

Every regular season Cubs telecast on NBC Sports Chicago, including surrounding Cubs Pre/Postgame Live coverage, will be accessible live via nbcsportschicago.com and the NBC Sports Chicago app to authenticated NBC Sports Chicago subscribers.

All times Central. Home games in boldface.

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