I would get the error:
Service description 'http://docs.tms.tribune.com/tech/tmsdatadirect/schedulesdirect/tvDataDelivery.wsdl' can't be loaded: 500 Can't connect to docs.tms.tribune.com:80 (Connection timed out)
when running the fetch script.
Digging around, I found out the reason is that the Gracenote service is being discontinued and thus some URLs have changed.
I use a script called tv_grab_na_dd from the Debian (wheezy) xmltv-utils package. Version 0.5.63-2 doesn’t appear to use the new URLs. The link above suggests adding:
188.8.131.52 docs.tms.tribune.com webservices.schedulesdirect.tmsdatadirect.com
to /etc/hosts and that worked well for me. Of course, if the IP address for Schedules Direct ever changes it will need to be updated.
It looks like this is fixed in xmltv-utils version 0.5.66.