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Broad, loud, funny: NBC's The Carmichael Show manages to be all three

Little was expected of The Carmichael Show, which NBC is kissing off with back-to-back episodes on three successive Wednesdays in the nowhere land between summer’s end and the start of the new fall season. But surprise, surprise. Or at least I was. The review is right here.

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

TNT makes some sharp impressions with Public Morals

Premiering on Tuesday, Aug. 25th, Public Morals adds an edge to TNT as part of the network’s goal of re-positioning itself. Actor Edward Burns created and stars in this crisp 1960s police series. And our review is here.

Also, Super Bowl Monday (back to school day) sent TEGNA8 to the head of the class in the 6 to 7 a.m. D-FW newscast ratings. Our report card is here.
Ed Bark

Byron Harris, dean of D-FW's TV investigators, talks about why it's time for him to go

WFAA-TV on Friday announced the impending retirement of investigative reporter Byron Harris, who joined the Dallas-based station in 1974 and has won all of the industry’s most prestigious national awards at least twice. On Monday morning, he talked to unclebarky.com about exiting on Oct. 9th, the day of his 69th birthday. Our story is on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, the Dallas Cowboys were super-boring in Sunday night’s pre-season loss to San Francisco while the Texas Rangers continued their rather amazing drive for a post-season spot. The ratings breakdowns also are on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page. Alas, the only real suspense is: How badly did the Cowboys’ pretend game clobber the Rangers’ very meaningful one?

Also, Fort Worth-based NBC5 has named Mark Ginther as its new vice president of news. He succeeds Susan Tully. More details are right here.
Ed Bark

AMC doubles down with Fear the Walking Dead

AMC has done exceedingly well with the zombie apocalypse. Its The Walking Dead is TV’s runaway biggest draw among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds. So here comes another one, AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead prequel. It starts on Sunday, August 23rd and our review is here.
Ed Bark

These are the new voyages of Patrick Stewart in Starz comedy Blunt Talk

Not generally known for comedy, Patrick Stewart throws himself into Starz’s Blunt Talk after barking out commands for all those years on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The half-hour series premieres on Saturday, August 22nd, and our review is here.
Ed Bark