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Fox's late-arriving I Hate My Teenage Daughter closes out the fall season

A half-dozen or so new fall series already have been canceled before the arrival of Fox's I Hate My Teenage Daughter. Was it in any way worth waiting for? Our review is here.
Ed Bark

TV Land keeps up with its jones for sitcom basics with The Exes

The network of Hot In Cleveland isn't about to change its ways. Its latest broadly drawn sitcom, The Exes, keeps the faith with that format and, well, it's not half bad. Our review is here.

Plus, the latest D-FW Nielsen ratings say that a lot of you enjoyed watching the Saints march all over the Giants on Monday Night Football.
Ed Bark

NBC5's Davies, Barrie co-headlining on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

The Tuesday, Nov. 29th edition of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire will find NBC5 newsters Samantha Davies and Matt Barrie playing for charity. More details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, WFAA8 and The Dallas Morning News have decidedly different coverage of Sunday's arrest of the newspaper's veteran Metro columnist, James Ragland. But at least they didn't ignore it. And the D-FW holiday weekend ratings include Thanksgiving Day numbers for the Cowboys game, a Lady Gaga special, etc.
Ed Bark

November "sweeps" local news ratings give Fox4 the biggest plusses

The four-week November "sweeps," which ended on Thanksgiving eve, gave Fox4 the most wins and the best overall showings in the key 25-to-54-year-old demographic. WFAA8 remained the 10 p.m. champ but had severe losses at 5 p.m. in its first sweeps without Oprah as a place-setter. The complete results are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Happy Thanksgiving to all


Many thanks to all of this site's partakers on the eve of the big Packers-Lions game and -- Thanksgiving.

We'll be taking a four-day respite, and hope that you will, too. Have a fine, fun holiday, everybody!!!
Ed Bark

ABC releases its fourth Albom with Have a Little Faith

Mitch Albom keeps churning out bestsellers and ABC keeps turning them into movies. The fourth, Have a Little Faith, premieres on Sunday, Nov. 27th. Our review is here.

Plus, ABC's latest Dancing with the Stars finale again gives WFAA8's 10 p.m. newscast a big-footed lead-in on the penultimate night of the November "sweeps" ratings period. Get the details on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

ABC's big-money You Deserve It cries all the way to the bank

Ubiquitous Chris Harrison has another prime-time job as host of ABC's You Deserve It. The pot at the end of its rainbow is full of tear-soaked cash. Our review is here.

Also, the weekend D-FW Nielsen ratings show the Cowboys slowly climbing upward again, in both the NFC East standings and viewer interest.
Ed Bark

ABC officially marks a spot for Dallas-set GCB (Good Christian Belles/Bitches)

ABC's midseason programming plans are in place -- most of them anyway. See where the network's prime-time schedule is heading -- and where the Dallas-set soap GCB will fall. Details are on our Network News & Reviews page.
Ed Bark

New American Masters doc offers double dose of Woody Allen

Woody Allen plays a big part, by actually talking about himself, in PBS' three-and-a-half hour American Masters documentary, which premieres Sunday. Our review is here.
Ed Bark

Down the stretch with D-FW's November "sweeps"

Some races have been decided while others remain tight with just five weekdays remaining in D-FW's November "sweeps" battles among the four major TV news providers. Details are here.

Plus, Wednesday's D-FW Nielsens are boffo for Fox's The X Factor. And a new TV Bulletin Board has lots of goodies.
Ed Bark

Corning caught in shower with naked older man -- in latest comedy promo for Daybreak co-anchor

WFAA8's comedy spots on behalf of Daybreak's Ron Corning so far have been well-produced and generally amusing. But now they have to go and do this one. In light of the ongoing Penn State scandal, it should have been flagged. See what we mean on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, meet the guy who played Shooter McGavin and is now a featured player in NBC's Harry's Law. Our interview with Christopher McDonald is on the Network News & Reviews page.
Ed Bark

Anchor/reporter Denmon loses discrimination suit against WFAA8

An arbitrator has ruled against anchor/reporter Debbie Denmon in her weight and race discrimination suit against Dallas-based WFAA8. Exclusive details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Up close and objective: Nov. 15th's late night D-FW newscasts

WFAA8 clearly outclassed the field in this latest compendium while NBC5 led its 10 p.m. news with a snow job in the form of a Southlake rain shower. It's all on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, Tuesday's D-FW Nielsen ratings are in and we also comment on the latest revamp of the CBS network's ratings-famished morning show.
Ed Bark

Up close and objective: Nov. 14th's late night D-FW newscasts

Presenting Emmitt Smith as you've never seen him before. Or at least that was CBS11's unholy faith-based initiative in pursuit of "sweeps" ratings gold Monday night. Our latest roundup of late night activities on D-FW's four major TV news providers is ready and able if you are.

Plus, that chillingly creepy Jerry Sandusky interview really bombed Monday night in the D-FW Nielsen ratings. Get the numbers on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

A still sinking NBC makes sweeping midseason changes (prosperous CBS makes just a couple)

NBC will enter 2012 with programming changes on every night of the week. If only it could keep football. Get all the details, plus a couple of CBS course corrections, on our Network News & Reviews page.
Ed Bark

Up close and objective: Nov. 11th's late night D-FW newscasts

Fridays tend to be slow on the late night local news front. But Veterans Day still brought a few things to write about, with ever-dogged WFAA8 gumshoe Byron Harris leading the parade.

Plus, the Cowboys ratings are spotlighted in the weekend D-FW "snapshot."
Ed Bark

Up close and objective: Nov. 10th's late night D-FW newscasts

Without further ado -- boy, are my eyes tired -- we present Thursday's close looks at what Fox4, NBC5, WFAA8 and CBS11 have been up to.
Ed Bark

Up close and objective: Nov. 9th's late night D-FW newscasts

The Rick Perry follies got ample attention on Wednesday's late-nighters. But we've got lots else to talk about, too. The latest looks are on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, WFAA8's latest installment in the Ron Corning comedy campaign dares to show him crowing about his new "More Ron!" t shirts. And Wednesday's D-FW Nielsen ratings show who won the big music battle between Fox's The X Factor and ABC's Country Music Association awards. Not to give anything away, but yee-hah!
Ed Bark

Rick doing Dave on the night after doing his best to do himself in

Presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, already a laugh a minute, will double down on the Thursday, Nov. 10th edition of Late Show with David Letterman. A "Stupid Human Tricks" segment also is scheduled, but that won't be Perry's assignment. Details are on the Network News & Reviews page.
Ed Bark

Here comes another curveball: Murphy quits as Oscar host

Eddie Murphy won't be hosting February's Oscars after all. He bowed out Wednesday. Details are on the Network News & Reviews page.
Ed Bark

Up close and objective: Nov. 8th's late night D-FW newscasts

Collectively they just have to be capable of doing better than this. Our latest content analysis is on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Up close and objective: Nov. 7th's late night D-FW newscasts

Why would WFAA8 travel to L.A. to do a lengthy story on the Dancing with the Stars diet in light of anchor/reporter Debbie Denmon's ongoing charge that the station is holding her weight against her? Why was NBC5 anchor Meredith Land driving live in the station's parking lot during Monday's 10 p.m. newscast? And is your friendly content provider certifiable for immersing himself anew in D-FW's late night newscasts? See our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, Monday's D-FW Nielsen ratings are a big plus for ESPN's Monday Night Football.
Ed Bark

No need to be wordy: A look at single malt TV titles

There have been quite number of new series with one-word titles this fall, with more coming in mid-season. Inspired by a reader comment, we offer a defense for the brief.

Plus, former CBS11/TXA21 entertainment reporter Christina McLarty is workin' it in L.A., both as a correspondent and otherwise. And the weekend D-FW Nielsen ratings include numbers for all those high profile pro and college football games.
Ed Bark

Vietnam In HD adds new clarity to "The Living Room War"

History's 3-night, 6-hour Vietnam In HD premieres Tuesday. It's a worthy sequel to the network's WWII In HD. Our review is here.

Plus, the D-FW Nielsen ratings for Wednesday and Thursday share the stage in our latest "Snapshot."
Ed Bark

Presidential race as carnival; Gaga for Thanksgiving

After seeing the Rick Perry and Herman Cain graphics used on Wednesday's editions of Late Show with David Letterman and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, I re-ask myself why anyone in their right (or left) mind would run for president. For more musings and a look at what we mean, go to the Network News & Reviews page.

Plus, the TV Bulletin Board page has more tasty tidbits, topped by Lady Gaga doing a Thanksgiving special with Katie Couric. Wonder how she'll be dressing -- or whether she might dress as dressing.
Ed Bark

AMC's Hell On Wheels a vivid Western that sometimes chugs along

Hell On Wheels steams into view on AMC Sunday night as the network's first weekly Western. Our review is here.
Ed Bark

It's the Grant Stinchfield show as he continues his run for Congress

Former NBC5 reporter Grant Stinchfield, now running for Congress as a Republican, has a new campaign video tied to the "Occupy Dallas" contingent. He waded into their midst, told them what he thought and then was "chased" off. Get the details and witness the political theater on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

News over easy with CW33's Eye Opener; big news for NBC5 via Comcast's re-investment in reportage

Newly originating from CW33's Dallas studios, the Tribune company's early morning Eye Opener bounced into view on Halloween. It's not your grandfather's waker-upper. Hell, it's not even your older brother's dawn patrol. Our review is on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, Comcast's re-dedication to the news produced by its owned-and-operated stations has put a bounce back into Fort Worth-based NBC5 among others. Station management outlines what it means in an interview with unclebarky.com that can be found here.

Also, final national ratings for the World Series and Monday's D-FW Nielsens are in, too.

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Ed Bark