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The Dashboard Widget is back
September 20th, 2008

The TV Forecast Dashboard Widget has just been updated to support the recent TV.com redesign. You’ll also notice that it now loads TV shows much faster.

This issue could not be addressed remotely so please be sure to download the update.

  • It seems that a show airing today doesn’t appear even though I have added it to the list. something wrong? I tried the web version, it does show up… the show in question is Stargate Atlantis

  • Just wanted to thank you for the amazing work that you’ve put into making those widgets. Simple, accurate & lightweight. I love them.

    Thank you.

  • I want to personally thank you for this upgrade, I hadn’t realized how much I use it and rely on it until it was gone!

    Awesome Job!

  • Sweet ! Thanks for the awesome work !

  • Keep up the Great work! Thank you!

  • It doesn’t work for me. When I double click on search results, nothing happens; TV Shows list still empty.

  • Matt Comi — 3:29 pm on 20.9.2008

    @Merrin please make sure you’ve downloaded the update. Addressing this problem required an update of the widget itself.

  • Me too. When i search a tv show and click the selection, my tv shows window remains empty.
    Leopard 10.5.5 and the last tv widget version

  • chrissli — 5:24 pm on 20.9.2008

    Great the new version works, and its even faster.

    Would be great if you could include optional display of the shows covers like in the iphone app.

  • Problem solved, after rebooting.

  • Maarten — 1:19 am on 21.9.2008

    Thanks so much for the update! Works perfectly again. Like TRGB, only realized how much I use the widget when it was gone!

    Keep up the good work, mate.

  • Hey Great work on the update! I was lost with out this great little widget! Only one problem though, 2 shows so far don’t show up anymore (Burn Notice & Stargate Atlantis) Leopard 10.5.5 / Widget 2.3.3 Any ideas?

    Keep up the great work!!

  • I was julst about to give you a hard time about the recent unknown stat in the widget..but to my delight i see you have updated it πŸ˜€ but…as i do im my widgets…why dont do some kind of dynamic check/tell if there is a newer widgetrelease? please πŸ™‚

  • I also can’t add tv shows to the list, I can search get a menu of results to choose from but it never adds my selection to the list of tv shows. Leopard 10.5.5 and Widget version 2.3.3 – I had the same issue with other previous versions of this widget – the last time it worked properly was before the new daylight savings check boxes etc. features were added in (sorry don’t have the version number of which one used to work properly)

  • oops sorry meant time zone check boxes not daylight savings – anyway after 2 restarts seems to have decided to start working properly…..other than this little glitch I like the new updates πŸ™‚

  • it doesnt show todays shows for me, only from tomorrow till the rest.

  • Brilliant Widget. Thank you so much.

  • 110rdr33f4 — 1:56 am on 22.9.2008

    Thanks. Didn’t know what had happened. The new version works fine with Tiger, no reboot required. Remains a must-have widget.

  • Hi, I’ve got 2 versions of TV Forecast, one in widget and one in my ipodtouch and when I compare them I can see there are differences for certains shows…
    for example Battlestar Galactica is already announced in the widget version but still TBA on the itouch…
    Did I miss something in the configurations ?

  • got todays shows now, but now too many shows are tba now, although the site says date and title of the next show. its no fun to use it right now.

  • I have also had problems but then realized I didn’t reboot in awhile and never since updating.
    A reboot solved the problem, for now.
    Great widget, worth the hassle.

  • Someone else wrote, “I also can’t add tv shows to the list, I can search get a menu of results to choose from but it never adds my selection to the list of tv shows.”

    I’m having this same problem: reinstalling the app hasn’t helped yet. Is there something else I should try?

  • I’m having an unusual problem with Tv Forecast. It’s saying TBA on todays shows while the day before the same show stated the episode title. Anyone else having this problem?

  • My widget is stuck at “Retrieving Forecast” with the spinning icon. I’ve re-installed and restarted and still the same thing.

    Any ideas?

  • tv forecast doesn’t work for me at all. good thing i have the one on the iphone πŸ™‚ please fix the widget as it doesn’t refresh/update at all. Thanks.

  • i just started having a problem yesterday, suddenly all of my tv shows say “null” where the timeslot should be. ive since re-downloaded the newest version and installed in 3 times, to no avail. help?

  • Thanks for updating the widget!

    By the way, are there any plans for us to be able to manually add a show? For example, Cavuto on Business comes on Saturdays at 10:30AM, but I can only find his weekday program. I’d like to be able to add the show name and time myself (or suggest the show to TV.com?)

  • Ultrawoman — 7:32 am on 27.9.2008

    The Dashboard widget has been listing all my shows as “null” where the broadcast day/time should be. It is listing “TBA” as the name of the next episode for all my shows as well.

    It has been doing this for about two days now.

  • 110rdr33f4 — 8:40 am on 28.9.2008

    Rebooted my computer today, and found out that an update was available. Now it’s working again. A bit slower to load, but faster than before.

    There’s no other way to check for an update, a reboot is required. I can’t find any version number either.

  • Matt Comi — 4:22 pm on 28.9.2008

    Since this post, I have released 2.3.4 of the Dashboard Widget. The widget only checks for updates on startup which is why @110rdr33f4 is technically correct about needing to reboot. Alternatively, you can close and reopen the widget.

    @NoName I think you can probably contact TV.com about that sort of thing.

  • Thanks Matt. I took your advice and requested that TV.COM add the show via this form:

    http://www.tv.com/form.php&stype=3

  • I had to update twice to get it working again, but it works πŸ™‚

    Would it be possible to have the widget display the current season and episode number?