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Sharknado 2: The Second One still throwing an after-party

The national Nielsen and social media numbers are in for Wednesday night’s Sharknado 2: The Second One on Syfy channel. And yeah, it was pretty much a monster. Details are on the Network News & Reviews page.
Ed Bark

FX bangs the drums softly for sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence

It’s been a week since the annual Television Critics Association summer “press tour” in Los Angeles. And near its end, the FX network’s 12 onstage interview sessions came and went without any attention paid to Partners. Starring a couple guys named Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence, its premiere is now just around the corner -- on Monday, Aug. 4th. And seriously, it’s nowhere near the equivalent of leprosy, even if FX is kind of treating it as such. Our review is here.

Plus, the latest TV Bulletin Board collection highlights NBC’s announcement of a new Peter Pan for its holiday season successor to last December’s The Sound of Music.
Ed Bark

There's no summertime escape with Sundance TV's The Honorable Woman

After launching early this month on the BBC, The Honorable Woman gets its American TV premiere Thursday, July 31st on Sundance TV. The eight-part, Middle East-set drama series features a bravura lead performance from Maggie Gyllenhaal and superb support from stalwarts such as Stephen Rea and Janet McTeer. Expect to be challenged, though. This is no walk in the park. Our review is here.

Also, Tuesday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” is posted.
Ed Bark

CW pulls fast one with Penn & Teller: Fool Us

Penn & Teller promise a performance with them in Vegas (at the Rio hotel and casino) for magicians who can confound them with their illusions. But the trick in large part is on viewers of The CW’s “new” Penn & Teller: Fool Us, which launches on Wednesday, July 30th. You can see why on our Network News & Reviews page.

Also, ABC’s all-night season finale of The Bachelorette mostly won out against fairly formidable counter-programming Monday night. The local ratings are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page, along with a note on CBS11 reporter Teresa Frosini’s departure from the station during the time your friendly content provider was on “press tour” in California.
Ed Bark

It's nearly upon us: Sharknado 2: The Second One

SyFy’s Sharknado 2: The Second One premieres on Wednesday, July 30th after last summer’s original became a Tyrannosaurus Rex on Twitter. Stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid return amid a big gaggle of cameos, with New York City on the receiving end this time. Recommendation: go ahead and give in to it. Our review is here.
Ed Bark