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The conservative TV race heats up

Erick Erickson
Erick Erickson on Meet the Press. Photo: William B. Plowman/NBC Newswire via Getty Images

CRTV will announce today a new pilot series starring conservative pundit Erick Erickson — called "The Resurgent Family" — that will focus on faith and family values.

Why it matters: This is all part of the escalating race to become the premier conservative TV/video network outside of Fox News.

CRTV adds Erickson to a list of other popular conservative names with shows, like Eric Bolling, Mark Levin and Allie Stuckey.

  • "CRTV is the only place where parents with traditional values can go to have the crucial conversations we need to have about getting our kids through the insanity in our culture — without bowing to the demands of liberal advertisers," Erickson says.
  • Newsmax, owned by Trump ally Chris Ruddy, is reportedly in talks with Bill O’Reilly about taking back his old 8 p.m. slot for the network.
  • WGN, a cable network owned by Tribune Company, is set to fall into the hands of Sinclair Broadcasting Group, an outwardly conservative company that's also the largest local broadcasting holding group. WGN has reportedly been in talks with conservative pundits in the past about joining the network.
  • Sinclair Broadcasting Group is awaiting approval from the Justice Department to vastly extend its reach. It's already hired pro-Trump pundits, like former communications aide Boris Epshteyn.