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C'mon, get sappy with Hallmark Channel's Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Hallmark Channel makes no apologies for being gooey. Its latest new series, Signed, Sealed, Delivered, is from producer Martha Williamson, who’s pretty much wandered in the TV wilderness since her Touched By An Angel left CBS in April, 2003. Our review of Signed, Sealed, which premieres on Easter Sunday, is right here.

Also, Thursday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” highlights the big numbers for ABC’s season finale of Scandal.
Ed Bark

WGN America gets bewitched with its first original scripted series, Salem

WGN America, primarily known as the longtime home of the downtrodden Chicago Cubs, hopes to diversify with Salem. It’s the network’s first original scripted drama, and our review is here.
Ed Bark

Orphan Black back

Season 2 of BBC America’s Orphan Black launches on Saturday, April 19th. And Tatiana Maslany’s multi-character performances remain brilliant amid the sometimes preposterous goings-on. Our review is here.

Also, Wednesday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” highlights the Dallas Mavericks’ bullish numbers down the stretch of a tough overtime loss at Memphis.
Ed Bark

Gettysburg here and now: The Address is PBS

Far, far less than four score and seven years ago, your friendly content provider wrote a review of Ken Burns’ The Address. It premieres Tuesday, April 15th (on KERA13 in Dallas). And the review is here.

Plus, Monday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” includes numbers for TNT’s midseason finale of Dallas.

Also, a look at WFAA8’s new, heavily inclusive “We Share” image campaign, including some commentary from your cuddly provider.
Ed Bark

Ten takeaways from Mad Men's Episode 1 of Season 7

AMC’s Mad Men has returned to the Sunday night TV conversation. Rather than voluminous recaps, unclebarky.com is launching a weekly series of 10 talking points. The first batch is on our Network News & Reviews page.

Also, the weekend D-FW Nielsen ratings spotlight Sunday’s Justin Spieth-sparked final round of The Masters.
Ed Bark